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Alfie Lamb death: Mother told crushed boy ‘to be quiet’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alfie Lamb was previously described in court as a “smiley” boy A mum repeatedly told her three-year-old son to be quiet while he was being crushed to death by her boyfriend’s car seat, a court has heard. Alfie Lamb cried so much “it sounded like he was choking” as he was squashed by Stephen Waterson, who was sitting in front of him, the Old Bailey heard. A woman who was in the back of the car with Alfie and his mother Adrian Hoare said…

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Alfie Lamb death: Boy ‘killed for being noisy’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alfie Lamb was described in court as a “smiley” boy A three-year-old boy was fatally crushed by a car passenger seat pushed back by his mother’s boyfriend who felt he was being too noisy, a court heard. Alfie Lamb went “ominously quiet” after he was deliberately “squashed” in the vehicle, the court heard. His mother, Adrian Hoare, 23, allegedly lied to police, telling them Alfie was in a taxi when he became unresponsive after falling asleep, in February 2018. She and her boyfriend Stephen…

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Man held after boy, 11, dies in Manchester hit-and-run

Image copyright PA Police are questioning a 31-year-old man after a boy was killed in a hit-and-run collision. The 11-year-old died in hospital after he was treated at the scene of the crash in Beswick, Manchester. A grey Volkswagen Golf was believed to have been involved in the collision on Albert Street shortly after 18:10 on Saturday evening. Greater Manchester Police said the car was found abandoned near the scene. Officers are appealing for witnesses. The force said the man later attended a police station and was arrested on suspicion…

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Boy chases puppy-thief in CCTV footage

CCTV shows the moment a 7-year-old boy’s puppy was snatched as he played with it in the street. Oliwier Pater was playing with his Jack Russell Mela when he was approached by an older boy, his father Adrian said. The boy told Oliwier he was going to take the puppy to a playground, but ran away from him instead. He has since been reunited with his 13-week-old puppy after an anonymous tip-off but the identity of the culprit remains unknown. Source link

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Stabbed boy Jayden Moodie ‘had no affiliation with gangs’

Jayden Moodie, who was knocked off a moped and stabbed in east London, had a huge heart, his family says. Giving a statement to the media on Thursday, Jayden’s cousin, Leon Green, said the 14-year-old loved bikes and was due to start at a boxing academy this month. Police have said the attack on the boy was targeted and “intent on lethal force”. The teenager was knocked down by a black Mercedes B Class at around 6.30pm on Tuesday in Bickley Road, Leyton. He was then stabbed to death by…

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Boy, 14, stabbed to death in Waltham Forest street

Image copyright Google Image caption The boy was found after police received false reports of a road crash A 14-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in an east London street. Police were initially called to reports of a road crash in Bickley Road, Waltham Forest, at about 18:30 GMT. Once there, they found the stabbed boy, who was declared dead at the scene despite attempts to revive him. His next of kin have been informed, a Met Police spokesman said. No-one has been arrested and the homicide and major…

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Boy, 14, and woman die in M58 crash

Image copyright PA Image caption The crashes happened 90 minutes apart on the same carriageway A 14-year-old boy and a woman have died in a motorway crash. The collision, involving an HGV, a minibus and a number of other vehicles happened between junctions 3 and 4 on the M58 in Lancashire. A man in his 60s suffered serious injuries and a second teenager is also being treated in hospital. The HGV’s driver, a 31-year-old man from Chorley, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A woman…

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Kevin Spacey in court to face charges of groping teenage bus boy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The courthouse was packed as Spacey arrived from his private plane Actor Kevin Spacey has appeared in court to face a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from an allegation of groping in 2016. The two-time Oscar winner is expected to plead not guilty during the court hearing on the Massachusetts resort island community of Nantucket. Assault claims against him have also been investigated by police in London and Los Angeles. On Christmas Eve, Spacey, 59, posted a video contesting the allegations. In…

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Magnitogorsk disaster: ‘My little boy was dangling over the edge’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blast ripped open a whole section of the block of flats It was New Year’s Eve and families were fast asleep when an explosion tore through their apartment block, bringing down 10 storeys in a matter of seconds. Forty-eight flats were destroyed in this no-frills 1970s building typical of communist Soviet-era housing. “The roar woke me up and my husband shouted,” said Yelena Kruglyakova, asleep with her husband and three-year-old son in a flat on the fourth floor. “I rushed to the sofa-bed. It…

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Abdullah Hassan, two-year-old boy in travel-ban row, dies in US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ali Hassan at his son’s bedside A terminally ill boy in the US whose Yemeni mother fought a high-profile battle to see him has died, the Council on American Islamic Relations says. Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan was born with a brain disease. His mother, Shaima Swileh, who currently lives in Egypt, was barred from visiting her son under the Trump administration’s travel ban on people from mainly majority-Muslim countries. She was eventually granted permission to enter the US days before his death. What is the Trump…

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