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Mother jailed for killing daughter pleads guilty to murder of son 13 years ago

A mother from East Sussex jailed for killing her three-year-old daughter has pleaded guilty to the earlier murder of her baby son 13 years ago.

Lesley Dunford, 37, was charged in October last year with the murder of seven-month-old Harley Dunford on August 27 2003. He was found dead in his cot at the family's former seaside home in Pelwood Road, Camber, near Hastings.

Dunford's three-year-old daughter Lucy died six months later, on February 2 2004. In June 2012, Dunford was jailed for seven years for Lucy's manslaughter after Lewes Crown Court heard the child died from asphyxia caused by forced blockage of her airways.

On Friday, Dunford, appeared at the same court to plead guilty to Harley's murder.

Man charged with murder of missing man

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lancing man Mark Manning have charged a man with murder.

Colin Gale, 39, of Offington Road, Worthing, was charged with the murder of Mark Manning on Thursday, 28th January.

Mark Manning murder investigation Credit: Sussex Police

Mark, 54, of Brighton Road, was last seen on 19th April 2014 before his family reported him missing on 22nd April.

They said it was completely out of character for him to disappear.

Officers launched a murder investigation in June 2014.

Despite extensive proof of life enquiries and searches, no one has reported hearing from or seeing Mark.

His body has not been found.

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CCTV shows moment man with learning difficulties was lured to his death

Chilling CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a man with learning difficulties was lured to his death in Bournemouth.

Isabella Gossling and Richard Moors were caught on CCTV taking 22-year-old Phillip Nicholson to a flat in a Bournemouth where they then stabbed him.

Isabella Gossling was caught on CCTV taking 22-year-old Phillip Nicholson to a flat in a Bournemouth Credit: Dorset Police

They were then filmed strolling away holding hands.

The pair were arrested in Weymouth hours after mr Nicholson's body was found.

Richard Moors was caught on CCTV taking 22-year-old Phillip Nicholson to a flat in a Bournemouth Credit: Dorset Police

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Kerry Reeves murder investigation: more arrests

Kerry Reeves was shot outside flats in Abingdon earlier this month Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police investigating the murder of a woman in Abingdon, who was shot in the head have made two more arrests.

Kerry Reeves was shot at close range, outside flats in Thornhill Walk on the 3rd of November. The 26-year-old died in hospital two days later.

A 45-year-old man from London and a man from Oxford - who's 33, have been released on bail.

Two other men, aged 20, have been charged with murder and are in due in court in February.

Woman found dead in house named by police

A woman who was found dead at a house in Reading over the weekend has been named.

83-year-old Josephine Williamson from Lower Earley was declared dead at the property in Elm Lane on Saturday.

A man also in his eighties was found at the scene with injuries to the stomach and was airlifted to the JR hospital in Oxford.

A man, aged 88 and from the Reading area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Police were called to the house in Elm Lane in Lower Earley on Saturday Credit: ITV Meridian

“We are in the process of determining the circumstances leading up to Josephine’s death and the man’s injuries. However at this stage it appears to be an isolated incident with no other party involvement.

“Next of kin have been informed. Forensic examinations are taking place at the property and officers are likely to be there for some time. We would like to thank the local residents for their patience and tolerance while we carry out our investigation.”

– Det Ch Insp Mark Glover, leading the investigation

Death of elderly woman being treated as murder

Police were called to a house in Elm Lane in Lower Earley Credit: ITV Meridian

A murder investigation has been launched following the unexplained death of an elderly woman in Reading.

The woman who's in her eighties was found dead at a property in Elm Lane in Lower Earley - a man also in his eighties found at the scene with stomach injuries has been airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

A man, aged 88 from Reading, was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

“This is a very early stage in the investigation and we are in the process of determining the circumstances leading up to this woman’s death and the man’s injuries. However at this stage it appears to be an isolated incident with no other party involvement.

“Next of kin have been informed. Forensic examinations are taking place at the property and officers are likely to be there for some time.

"We would like to thank the local residents for their patience and tolerance while we carry out our investigation.”

– Det Ch Insp Mark Glover, leading the investigation

Man appears in court charged with murder

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering an 85-year-old woman in Kent.

Stuart Lay, 44, is accused of killing Jean Robertson in Sittingbourne. He was held after officers were called to a property in Rectory Road in the town on Thursday. Post-mortem examination results have not yet been revealed.

Lay, of Homewood Avenue in Sittingbourne, was charged with murder.

A police spokesman said he appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court this morning and was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday.

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