Thief Christopher Coulthard who cycled around Britain stealing from over 600 church charity tins

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

Abu Qatada wins final court battle meaning he can stay in the UK for as long as he wants

Will Qatada ever be kicked out Court of Appeal blocks Home Office from taking fight to the highest court in the land to remove hate Government cannot take deportation campaign to the Supreme CourtDecision means it is very likely Qatada can stay in UK indefinitelyHome Office to appeal again to kick out 'dangerous man' By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 13:29 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:08 GMT, 23 April 2013 Hate preacher Abu Qatada appears to have won his battle to stay in Britain for good after the Government was blocked from taking its fight to deport him to the Supreme Court. Home Secretary Theresa May had launched a final attempt to get the radical cleric kicked out of the UK.

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce could be released from prison within weeks after serving just two months of speeding points sentence

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce could be released from prison within weeks after serving just two months of speeding points sentenceThe pair are expected to be released on electronic tag in May Former energy secretary is serving an eight-month jail sentenceHe and his ex-wife were both jailed last month after it emerged she had taken speeding points on his behalf a decade earlierProsecution say legal bill has been inflated by the 'enormous amount of work' put in by the CPS and police Huhne's legal team offers 25,000, which they say is 'arguably generous' By Chris Greenwood PUBLISHED: 13:15 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 22 April 2013 Carina Trimingham leaving Southwark Crown Court today, as it emerges Chris Huhnewalk would walk free from prison next month Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce are due to walk free from jail within weeks after serving only two months of their eight-month sentences.

Deranged arsonist who came to UK after being released from Latvian mental hospital dragged student, 23, under a bridge and tried to rape her

Deranged arsonist who came to UK after being released from Latvian mental hospital dragged student, 23, under a bridge and tried to rape her Rolands Brize, 25, came to UK after burning down his family homeLast month he stalked victim and attacked her after she left nightclub His victim managed to call 999 and operator heard her screamsPolice in Hull responded to the frantic call and found him on herBrize was arrested and has pleaded guilty to attempted rape By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:47 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 17 April 2013 A dangerous arsonist left a mental institution in Latvia and travelled to Britain where he carried out a sex attack on a student.

Sean Iceton, 19, who confessed to breaking into 250 homes back in jail 12 WEEKS after his release

One-man crimewave, 19, who confessed to breaking into 250 homes is back in jail 12 WEEKS after his release Sean Iceton, 19, was jailed in 2011 for committing more than 250 burglaries But just 12 weeks after release, he has been convicted for the same crimeTeenager told court he was forced to burgle as he couldn't get a job Iceton was jailed for two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:22 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:43 GMT, 29 March 2013 Sean Iceton, who committed 250 burglaries before he was 17, has been jailed weeks after being released from a young offenders institution A teenager who was jailed for breaking into more than 250 homes before he was even 17 has been convicted again for the same crime just weeks after being released from prison. Sean Iceton, 19, was jailed in 2011 after pleading guilty to a vast number of break-ins and stealing goods worth 740,000 while working as part of a 'feral' gang of young criminals. Repentant Iceton even took police officers on a tour of Leeds in West Yorkshire to point out all the properties he had targeted and what he had stolen from them.

Killer Gary George "growled like the devil as he twisted knife into victim Andrew Nall"

Killer 'growled like the devil as he twisted knife into victim' found with 49 stab wounds and carvings on his face Andrew Nall found with 49 stab wounds and carvings on his face and bodyGary George, 42, allegedly sat on victim's body like he was 'riding a horse' Co-defendant Christine Holleran claims George was like 'the devil' Holleran and George deny murder of supermarket worker in Chester home By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:08 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:59 GMT, 18 March 2013 A horror film fan twisted a knife into a man's chest while growling like the devil, a court heard. Gary George is accused of murdering supermarket worker Andrew Nall, who was found in his home with 49 stab, slash and cut wounds and carvings on his face and body. George, 42, allegedly twisted a knife into the 53-year-old's body and said: 'It's too late, I have killed him', his co-defendant Christine Holleran said

Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl has a secret wife after marrying abroad

Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl has a secret wife after marrying abroad By Richard Hartley-parkinson PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 A Roman Catholic priest has revealed that he is actually married at a trial in which he is accused of sexually abusing a teenager. Bradford Crown Court heard from lawyers acting for Father William Finnegan, 59, that he had confessed that he is married to a woman called Beverley Dawson. His lawyer said that he fled to Cyprus in 1999 and married Miss Dawson, keeping the marriage secret from all but their closest friends and family

Compulsive liar jailed for making her ELEVENTH false rape claim against an innocent man "who she decided she didn"t like anymore"

Compulsive liar is jailed for making her ELEVENTH false rape claim, against an innocent man 'who she decided she didn't like anymore'Elizabeth Jones, 22, invented her first sex attack in 2004, when aged 13Her latest victim was targeted because she didn't like himAfter he was held for nine hours CCTV disproved her malicious claim By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 11:26 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 Jailed: Elizabeth Jones, 22, faces 16 months in prison after making 11 false rape claims since 2004 A compulsive liar has been jailed for 16 months after falsely claiming she had been raped 11 times in nine years.

Sadistic thug, 24, jailed after young mother finds DVD showing him subjecting her 15-month-old baby to "appalling" torture

Sadistic thug, 24, jailed after young mother finds DVD of him subjecting her 15-month-old son to 'appalling' tortureLabourer Mark Weatherall, 24, was sentenced to 12 months for child crueltyHe slapped, poked and throw a ball at the defenceless babyEvil Weatherall, from Guildford, Surrey, filmed the abuse By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:16 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 GMT, 25 February 2013 A young mum put on a DVD at home and to her horror found herself watching movie footage of her own baby boy being tortured in his cot. The traumatized woman in her 20’s, saw her 15-month-old child slapped, poked in the face and bombarded repeatedly with a ball, a Crown Court heard.

Drunken "joker" left dangling over road for 90 minutes after bet with friends went wrong

Drunken 'joker' left dangling over road for 90 minutes after bet with friends went wrongLee Bassett clambered over bridge above passing cars for 'bit of a dare'He lowered himself down before asking a fellow drinker to pull him upBut his friend was too weak to haul 29-year-old back onto the bridgeAll three emergency services called out to rescue him at cost of 5,000 By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 03:21 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 13 February 2013 A drunk prankster who dangled from a footbridge in a harness bringing traffic to a standstill had to be rescued at a cost to the taxpayer of nearly 5,000, a court heard. Lee Bassett, 29, clambered over the edge of the bridge above passing cars 'after a few jars' for 'a bit of a dare'