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Wolverhampton taxi drivers accused of serious sex crimes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Private hire drivers have been accused of sex crimes over 150 miles away from where they are licensed Taxi drivers licensed by a council accused of “threatening public safety” are suspected of serious sexual offences. Reports of child sexual exploitation and serious sexual allegations have been made against private hire drivers licensed in Wolverhampton, but who also operate around England. Fears have been raised drivers are “shopping around” to find the easiest way to obtain a licence, with a chaotic picture emerging of authorities…

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‘Dr Evil’: Wolverhampton modification artist admits GBH

Image caption Brendan McCarthy ran Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium A body modification artist has admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm, by carrying out tongue splitting and ear and nipple removal procedures. Brendan McCarthy, 50, of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, ran a modification emporium before he was charged with six counts of wounding in 2017. McCarthy, also known as Dr Evil, carried out the consensual procedures without using anaesthetic. He will be sentenced on 21 March at Wolverhampton Crown Court. Image copyright Google Image caption McCarthy no longer runs Dr Evil’s…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United: Willy Boly header denies Newcastle

Boly jumped with Dubravka to bundle the ball home in the 95th minute Willy Boly scored a dramatic late equaliser for Wolves to deny Newcastle a precious victory in their battle against relegation from the Premier League. Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle had appeared on course to move three points clear of the relegation zone courtesy of Isaac Hayden’s goal earlier in the second half. But as the game drifted beyond the minimum four minutes allocated for added time, Boly climbed above Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to head in Adama Traore’s cross.…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Liverpool: Ruben Neves strike earns fourth-round spot

Neves ‘smashes’ Wolves back in front Ruben Neves’ superb second-half strike sent Wolves through to the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of a Liverpool side that featured three teenagers making their full debuts. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his starting XI, which included 17-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones and 18-year-old Rafael Camacho. They were joined by Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever – at 16, the club’s third youngest debutant – in the sixth minute following an injury to Dejan Lovren. Wolves found it difficult to trouble the…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Huddersfield Town: Mooy double lifts Terriers off the bottom

Aaron Mooy’s first goals of the season lifted Huddersfield off the bottom of the Premier League and up to 14th in the table Aaron Mooy’s double helped Huddersfield claim a deserved victory at Wolves to lift them off the bottom of the Premier League. The Terriers had arrived at Molineux with the worst goal-scoring record in the division – having mustered just six goals from their opening 12 games – but Mooy swept them into an early lead with a placed effort from Erik Durm’s cut-back. The Australia midfielder then…

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Arsenal 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Mkhitaryan rescues Gunners

Ivan Cavaleiro has scored two of Wolves’ 12 Premier League goals this season Substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a late equaliser to stretch Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 16 matches and deny Wolverhampton Wanderers a famous win at the Emirates. Ivan Cavaleiro’s close-range finish looked like securing the Black Country club their most eye-catching victory since returning to the Premier League this season. The visitors pounced on an error by Granit Xhaka, Cavaleiro and Raul Jiminez exchanging passes before the former tapped home. Lucas Torreira and Hector Bellerin both went close to…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Lucas Moura has scored four goals from just seven attempts on target in the Premier League this season Tottenham Hotspur survived a stirring Wolverhampton Wanderers fightback to go level on points with third-placed Chelsea in the Premier League following a five-goal thriller at Molineux. Having lost their last top-flight game against Manchester City at Wembley, Spurs established a 3-0 lead in the Black Country before Wolves hit back. Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela fired through the legs of keeper Rui Patricio to give Mauricio Pochettino’s side the lead before Brazilian Lucas…

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Ex-JLS member Oritse Williams charged with Wolverhampton rape

Image copyright PA Image caption Oritse Williams was a member of boy band JLS who split in 2013 Former JLS member Oritse Williams has been charged with rape over an alleged attack on a fan in a hotel room after a concert. The 31-year-old singer from Croydon, London, was arrested on 2 December 2016, the morning after performing at the Gorgeous club in Wolverhampton. A second man, Jamien Nagadhana, 31, of Hounslow, London, has also been charged in connection with the incident. Both men are due to appear before magistrates…

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