Sextortion: Webcam blackmail cases have doubled, police say Play

Sextortion: Webcam blackmail cases have doubled, police say

The National Crime Agency have released a video showing how easy it is to be caught by blackmailers using ‘sextortion’; where criminals using fake identities befriend their victims, make them perform sexual acts on a webcam, then blackmail them for money. Sextortion has been linked to the suicides of four men last year. Nov 30, 2016
CCTV shows woman left paralysed after car drives onto pavement Play

CCTV shows woman left paralysed after car drives onto pavement

CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a woman was left paralysed after a car drove onto the pavement. The video, released by the Metropolitan Police, captures the incident which happened on the 29 May in Norwood, London.The woman who was paralysed was 30-year-old Chanelle Higgins. According to to the police appeal, Higgins was paralysed from the waist down and is confined to a wheelchair.The police said that on 16 June a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was released on bail to return on a date in December pending further enquiries. Nov 29, 2016
Football sex abuse scandal: ‘Hundreds, if not thousands’ more cases likely Play

Football sex abuse scandal: ‘Hundreds, if not thousands’ more cases likely

A footballer once on Manchester City’s books has said that the child sex abuse scandal in British soccer could widen to reveal “hundreds, if not thousands” of victims. Jason Dunford, a former youth team player with Manchester City, is one of four people to waive their right to anonymity and appear on a BBC television programme about the abuse. The players came forward in the wake of former Crew Alexandra player Andy Woodward revealing he was molested as a boy by convicted paedophile Barry Bennell. Dunford said Bennell had also tried to abuse him. Nov 28, 2016