Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann is due to appear next at the Old Bailey on 26 July A man accused of 21 offences including eight rapes across England has refused to attend a plea hearing at the Old Bailey. Joseph McCann, 34, was due to appear via video-link from Belmarsh Prison. But…

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann has refused to attend court A man accused of 12 offences including five rapes is being visited by a judge in prison after refusing to appear in court. Joseph McCann, 34, of Aylesbury, is charged with the kidnap and rape of multiple people aged between 11 and…

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court A man has been charged with kidnapping and raping a woman. Joseph McCann is accused of the attack on a 21-year-old woman who was abducted at knifepoint in Watford in the early hours of 21 April. The 34-year-old, of…

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann was wanted over attacks across the country A man arrested over the abduction and rape of three women in and around London is being investigated for other attacks involving nine further victims. Joseph McCann, 34, was arrested in Congleton, Cheshire, after two girls, aged 14, were abducted…

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann is wanted over attacks in London and Watford A fugitive being hunted over the abduction and “horrific” rapes of three women in and around London is believed to be connected to the abduction of two other women in Cheshire. The two women were forced into a black…

Image copyright PA Image caption Joseph Merrick surprised doctors with his intelligence and sensitive nature The unmarked grave of Joseph Merrick – who is better known as the Elephant Man – has been traced after nearly 130 years, it has been claimed. Merrick had a skeletal and soft tissue deformity which saw him as a…

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann is wanted over attacks in London and Watford A man suspected of abducting and raping three women is being hidden by a friend or family member, police believe. Joseph McCann, 34, is alleged to have attacked three women in north London and Watford last week. Det Ch…

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann, 33, is said to have links to Watford, Aylesbury and Ipswich A suspected triple rapist being hunted by police may have been mistakenly released from prison, it has emerged. Joseph McCann, 33, is alleged to have abducted and raped three women in north London and Watford last…