Crime

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Fact check: has Sadiq Khan really overseen a crime surge in London?
Capital’s mayor is often accused of allowing crime to soar, but Guardian analysis shows reality is more nuanced

Michael Goodier and Kevin Rawlinson

26, Feb, 2024 @5:16 PM

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Cat killer sentenced to life for Oxford murder as part of sexual fantasy
Scarlet Blake to serve minimum of 24 years for murdering Spanish engineer Jorge Martin Carreno

Jamie Grierson

26, Feb, 2024 @4:41 PM

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Russia-based LockBit ransomware hackers attempt comeback
Gang sets up new site on dark web and releases rambling statement explaining how it was infiltrated by law enforcement agencies

Dan Milmo Global business editor

26, Feb, 2024 @4:34 PM

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More women may be psychopaths than previously thought, says expert
Dr Clive Boddy says assessment skews towards obvious male traits but female psychopathy is more subtle

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

26, Feb, 2024 @3:14 PM

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Concern as more councils in England and Wales plan to turn off street lights
Groups worried about personal safety, and particularly women out alone, question moves by cash-strapped local authorities

Robyn Vinter

26, Feb, 2024 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on stalking: police and prosecutors are failing women | Editorial
Editorial: This insidious form of harassment is not taken seriously enough. Too many victims are being left exposed

Editorial

25, Feb, 2024 @6:25 PM

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How a pioneering Scottish violence reduction unit achieved radical change
Units using Glasgow approach prevented 3,220 hospital admissions, survey estimates, but long-term funding needed

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

25, Feb, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Revealed: car industry was warned keyless vehicles vulnerable to theft a decade ago
Experts ​alerted motor trade to security risks of ‘smart key’ systems which have now fuelled highest level of car thefts for a decade

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

24, Feb, 2024 @5:08 PM

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Gone in 20 seconds: how ‘smart keys’ have fuelled a new wave of car crime
One London resident watched on CCTV as a thief walked up to his £40,000 car and drove away. Now manufacturers say they are being drawn in to a hi-tech ‘arms race’ with criminals

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

24, Feb, 2024 @5:08 PM

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‘It’s on our doorstep’: Bristol’s fearful parents seek answers after three knife deaths in three weeks
As teenage victims are mourned across the English city, some believe the return of youth centres would keep children safer

Tom Wall

24, Feb, 2024 @12:02 PM

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‘Mrs Sherlock Holmes’ and the other real female sleuths who were written out of history
An opera diva, a queen of surveillance and Selfridges’ ‘secret service’ head were among the women who rivalled male private eyes and whose stories are told in a new book

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

24, Feb, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Man who steered small Channel boat sentenced to detention after four died
Ibrahima Bah, who was also being smuggled to UK, convicted of gross negligence manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry

Kevin Rawlinson

23, Feb, 2024 @4:43 PM

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