Image copyright Family photo Image caption Emma Day was murdered by her former partner, who had waited outside the school gates for her The family of a woman killed by her ex have criticised the “blasé” attitude of the child maintenance service after she had told it of his violent threats. Emma Day, 33, was…

Image copyright PA A man who accused multiple public figures of child sexual abuse is a “committed and manipulative paedophile”, a court has heard. Carl Beech has convictions for voyeurism and making and possessing indecent images of children. Police discovered the offences after seizing devices from his home while investigating him for alleging abuse by…

Image copyright Helen Tipper Image caption Carl Beech, a divorced father of one, claimed he was first sexually abused as a child A man told police a false “extraordinary tale” about a group of powerful figures who sexually abused and murdered boys, a court has heard. Carl Beech, 51, is accused of lying about “three…

Image copyright Extinction Rebellion Image caption Screenshot of Extinction Rebellion’s prison guide before it was deleted from its website Environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion has said it is sorry for the wording of its online prison guide, after a backlash from civil rights activists. More than 1,100 protesters were arrested in April, when the group…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jurors left the Old Bailey in tears, the court heard An Old Bailey jury who convicted a woman of stabbing a bus driver eight times were told by a man in court they should “die in their sleep”. During a trial, it was heard that Armani Afia attacked Jade…