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Exeter triple murder suspect remanded in custody

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of three men in their 80’s. Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, 27, of no fixed abode, appeared at Exeter Magistrates Court and did not enter a plea. He has been remanded in custody. It follows the discovery of three bodies in two separate houses in the city on Monday and Tuesday. Two of the men were twins, Dick and Roger Carter, 84. The other man was Anthony Payne aged 80. Mr Lewis-Ranwell is also accused of two offences of causing grievous bodily harm…

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School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption LA’s airport was one target for the Apophis hacker group An American man accused of deluging schools and Los Angeles’s airport with hoax bomb threats has been arrested. Timothy Dalton Vaughn is suspected of being part of the Apophis Squad hacker group that was allegedly behind the pranking spree. One member of Apophis, Briton George Duke-Cohan, is serving a three-year jail sentence for aiding the attacks. Clues to Mr Vaughn’s identity emerged when a gaming firm was hacked and user data leaked. Stolen database In…

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Tamworth hospital: Suspect, 43, held over George Bryan Centre fire

Image copyright Bradley Stokes Image caption All patients and staff have been transferred to other centres, police say A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a “severe” blaze broke at a mental health centre in Staffordshire. The 43-year-old, from Tamworth, was detained over the fire in the George Bryan Centre at the Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in the town. There were no reports of casualties in the fire, which broke out at about 21:15 GMT on Monday. “All occupants and staff have been evacuated from the…

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India’s Ambati Rayudu banned from bowling by ICC over suspect action

Rayudu failed to submit to a test of his bowling action India’s Ambati Rayudu has been banned from bowling in international cricket because of a suspect action. Part-time bowler Rayudu was reported after India’s one-day international defeat by Australia on 12 January. He failed to submit to a test of his action within the stipulated 14 days. “The suspension will remain in place until he is tested and can demonstrate he is able to bowl with a legal action,” said a statement from the International Cricket Council (ICC). Primarily a…

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Louisiana shootings: Five killed and suspect at large

Image copyright Livingston Parish Sheriff Image caption Police are searching for the suspect, identified as Dakota Theriot At least five people have been killed in separate shootings in two parishes in the US state of Louisiana, officials say. Police are searching for the suspect, 21-year-old Dakota Theriot, who fled in a gray and silver Dodge pick-up truck. He is said to be armed and believed to be heading to the neighbouring state of Mississippi. Authorities believe the two shootings are connected. Two of the victims were the suspect’s parents. America’s…

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Jayme Closs: Suspect named in kidnapping and murder case

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been arrested over the kidnapping of Jayme Closs Police have named a suspect in the case of a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped in October after her parents were murdered. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is being held on two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping, police said on Friday. Jayme Closs was located on Thursday evening and is to be reunited with her family, said police. Police believe the 13-year-old was the suspect’s “only target”. Barron…

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German data theft: Suspect confesses in Hesse

Image copyright EPA Image caption User @_0rbit tweeted new information every day in December A 20-year-old man has made a “comprehensive” confession that he was behind a data breach affecting hundreds of high-profile Germans, police say. Styling himself “G0d”, he published private information about politicians, journalists, and celebrities on Twitter, under the username @_0rbit. Investigators said the man was still in education and living with his parents. The suspect said he acted alone and out of annoyance at statements made by the public figures he attacked. Some 1,000 people were…

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Surrey train stabbing: More time to question suspect

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Lee Pomeroy, 51, was killed in front of his 14-year-old son Police have been given more time to question a man and woman arrested over the killing of Lee Pomeroy on a train. A 35-year-old suspect was held after a manhunt led police to a flat in Farnham, Surrey, in the early hours of Saturday morning. British Transport Police said they had been given another 12 hours to question the man and woman, 27, who is accused of assisting an offender. Mr Pomery was…

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Suspect arrested over Surrey train stabbing

The suspect being sought for stabbing of a man on train in Surrey has been arrested, British Transport Police say. A 51-year-old man died after suffering multiple knife wounds during a “vicious fight” on board a Guildford to London train on Friday afternoon. Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan told BBC Breakfast: “I can confirm this morning that in the last hour we have arrested who we believe to be the suspect in relation to this violent offence and also another person involved as well. “Those arrests have taken place in…

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Surrey train stabbing: Murder suspect still at large

Image copyright PA The hunt for a murder suspect in Surrey is continuing after a train passenger was killed in front of his son. The 51-year-old victim died after suffering multiple knife wounds during a “vicious fight” on board the Guilford to London train on Friday afternoon. Police said the assailant, who fled the train, is black, in his 20s or 30s, about 6ft tall, slim, with a beard and dressed all in black with white shoes. The public has been warned not to approach him but to call 999…

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