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Woman arrested in Carole Waugh murder investigation

Carole Waugh
Murder victim Carole Waugh Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police investigating the murder of Durham businesswoman Carole Waugh have arrested a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

It is the eleventh arrest in the inquiry, which began when the oil executive disappeared earlier this year.

Ms Waugh's body was found a week ago, in a car in a lock-up garage in South London.

The investigation has also covered a number of suspicious transactions, involving her bank account and London flat.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and are facing fraud charges.

Armed Police arrest a man in Seaham following the deaths of two people in Manchester

A 45 year old man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after armed police raided a house in Seaham.

The operation was carried out by Durham police on behalf of Greater Manchester Police who are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman in their sixties, who were found dead in a house on Friday afternoon.

A post-mortem revealed both died from gunshot wounds.


Prisoner admits murder of fellow inmate

A prisoner has admitted killing an inmate at a top security jail in the North East.

Michael Parr, 32, pleaded guilty to the murder of Mitchell Harrison, 23, at Newcastle Crown Court today.

Harrison was serving an indefinite sentence at Frankland jail, in Durham, for the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

He was reportedly attacked in his cell at the high security prison in October last year.

Parr, who is currently serving a sentence at HMP Woodhill, will be sentenced on July 12.

Nathan Mann, 23, has also been charged with Harrison’s murder and will be back in court next month.


Garbutt loses wife murder appeal

A shopkeeper found guilty of bludgeoning his postmistress wife to death lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his murder conviction today.

Robin Garbutt, 46, was jailed for life in April last year and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years behind bars before he can apply for parole.

A jury at Teesside Crown Court heard that he battered his 40-year-old wife Diana to death in their bedroom before opening their post office and shop in the village of Melsonby, North Yorkshire as normal.

His case was that a raider with a gun told him "don't do anything stupid, we've got your wife" before robbing him as he worked, and that moments later he discovered his wife's body in bed in their living quarters.

Three judges in London said that his conviction was safe.

Two teenagers charged with murder

Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with murder, after a man was attacked on Christmas Eve.

Rikki Todd, aged 19, was left with serious head injuries after he was assaulted outside the Halfway House pub in Station Road in Camperdown. He later died in hospital.

Two boys have been charged with murder and are due to appear before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. Three other teenagers who were arrested in connection with the death have been told they will face no further police action.

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