Shrinking 'collection boxes ain't what they used to be': Complaint of thief who cycled around Britain stealing from over 600 church charity tinsChristopher Coulthard jailed for four years at Hull Crown Court yesterdayTargeted collection boxes and antique safes in churches around countryBelieved to be responsible for more than 600 church burglaries in Britain By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 13:15 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 25 April 2013 Prolific: Christopher Coulthard, 50, was jailed for four years at Hull Crown Court for stealing from church collection boxes During his lifetime of sin Christopher Coulthard has crossed the country on his bicycle stealing from more than 630 churches. And after his latest arrest this unrepentant thief complained to probation workers that ‘collection boxes are not what they used to be’, a court heard
Revealed: RSPCA destroys HALF of the animals that it rescues – yet thousands are completely healthy Shock figures reveal 3,400 animals put down for 'non-medical reasons'Whistleblower claims she shot healthy dogs 'because there was no room' Statistics show 10,000 fewer animals were rehomed in 2011But charity's prosecutions of rogue pet owners leap 20 per centCountryside Alliance says charity should lose right to call itself Royal | UPDATED: 22:08 GMT, 29 December 2012 The RSPCA destroys nearly half the animals it ‘rescues’ each year, with thousands being put down for non-medical reasons, shocking figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday reveal. The animal-welfare charity destroyed 53,000 animals last year – 44 per cent of those it took in – leading critics to claim that the organisation spends too much time on prosecuting cases of neglect and cruelty and not enough on finding new homes for animals
Schoolboy lover, 16, jailed for 'dreadful violent killing' of girlfriend’s disabled toddler as she desperately tried to 'hush up their affair'Cameron Rose was jailed for five years after being found guilty of manslaughter but cleared of the murder of Rhys Lawrie last month Rhys’s mother Sadie Henry, 28, lied to police about relationship with Rose | UPDATED: 00:56 GMT, 30 November 2012 A secret schoolboy lover who abused and killed his girlfriend’s disabled son was jailed for five years yesterday. Cameron Rose was 16 when he swung three-year-old Rhys Lawrie into a wall, breaking his leg and causing fatal injuries. Just four days earlier the little boy, who could barely speak and was prone to seizures, had been discharged from hospital despite being hit so hard in the face that he suffered brain damage
Pair jailed for robbing Malaysian student by posing as Good Samaritans during London Riots are freed as convictions are quashedMillions of people watched in horror the CCTV footage of 21-year-old Ashraf Rossli being robbed John Kassongs Kafunda, 23, and Reece Donovan, 25 were jailed for robbing him, but saw their convictions overturned todayMr Rossli had only moments earlier had his jaw shattered by another rioter as he cycled in Barking, east London, in August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 29 November 2012 Two men who were locked up after they were found guilty of involvement in one of the defining moments of the London riots today had their convictions quashed. Millions of people around the world watched in horror CCTV footage of 21-year-old Ashraf Rossli being robbed by men purporting to be Good Samaritans. Mr Rossli, a Malaysian accountancy student, had only moments earlier had his jaw shattered by another rioter as he cycled in Barking, east London, in August 2011.
Convicted murderer who stabbed love rival to death with kitchen knife given job in a hospital Robert Bage was jailed for life but released on licenceHe was employed in a 'non-patient facing role' in the Unversity Hospital of North DurhamHis employers had no idea about his violent pastPublic service trade union Unison is concerned with how it happened during the recruitment process | UPDATED: 20:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 A convicted killer, who stabbed a man 40 times in a jealous rage, has been given a job at a hospital. Unions have raised concerns over the employment of Robert Bage at the University Hospital of North Durham after it was revealed his employers had no idea about his violent past. Bage, originally from the Durham area, stabbed Andrew Stanyer in 1991 after becoming jealous of the man’s relationship with his former partner and was jailed for life