John Roberts: Did revenge mob murder man accused of snatching a girl of 14? Probe launched after 32-year-old is found dead days after appearing at…

Did revenge mob murder man accused of snatching a girl of 14 Probe launched after 32-year-old is found dead days after appearing at courtJohn Roberts was accused of abducting a 14-year-old girlHis body was found by police at his Gateshead home on Sunday He did not enter a plea during Thursday's hearing in NewcastleHis lawyer said he would be entering a guilty plea | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 'Murdered': John Roberts, 32, was found dead at his home three days after appearing court A loner was battered to death in his home after he appeared in court accused of abducting a young girl, police have said. John Roberts, 32, suffered fatal head injuries during the attack in his home on a run-down estate. Detectives are investigating the possibility that his murder was connected to the allegation against him

Winter vomiting bug hits 700,000 people as early onset of virus catches NHS "unawares"

Winter vomiting bug hits 700,000 people as early onset of virus catches NHS 'unawares' | UPDATED: 09:35 GMT, 5 December 2012 Increase: Almost 700,000 people have been struck down by norovirus Hundreds of thousands have been struck down with the winter vomiting bug, according to figures. The number of confirmed cases of norovirus is already up two-thirds compared to this time last year and experts warn they will only rise further over the next few weeks