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

Sam Holmes and David Leadbeater: Luxury car thiefs left trail of evidence to own arrest

Vain thieves who took 35 cars worth 500,000 in 40-day crime spree caught after posing for pictures in stolen vehicles Sam Holmes, 22, and David Leadbeater, 23, from Eltham, South London pleaded guilty to burglaries Police said they 'slipped up in every way possible' by leaving breadcrumb trail of evidence Stole a range of high-end cars including BMWs Audis and Mercedes' from driveways in Kent and Surrey By Sara Smyth PUBLISHED: 12:08 GMT, 21 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 21 April 2013 Two thieves unwittingly left a trail of evidence for their own arrest by posing for pictures in cars they had stolen. Sam Holmes, 22, and David Leadbeater, 23, stole 35 cars worth more than 500,000 from driveways in Kent and Surrey

Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler

Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler River Webster, 3, had cracked skull and ankle fractures after pole fell on herMother said River's pupils became 'tiny pinpricks' when pole hit her headGardener had told the council it was rotten 18 months beforehand By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 17:50 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:41 GMT, 15 April 2013 Crushed: River Webster suffered a cracked skull and bleeding on the brain when the flagpole fell on her last year A council ignored repeated warnings about a rotten flagpole before it collapsed and crushed a toddler, a court heard. River Webster, who was two years old at the time, suffered a cracked skull, bleeding on the brain and a double ankle fracture when the 18ft pole fell on her on March 31 last year.

Rapist who humiliated his victim by filming sex attack has his "unduly lenient" sentence nearly doubled

Rapist who humiliated his victim by filming sex attack has his 'unduly lenient' sentence nearly doubledHesam Khosravi kicked and beat victim and threatened to tape her mouthImmigrant, 24, pulled her around by hair and forced her to perform sex actLaughed about assault during harrowing half-hour video filmed on iPad Appeal court describe watching footage as 'excruciating'Khosravi has his sentence increased from six to 11 years By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 16:12 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:01 GMT, 12 April 2013 Rapist: Hesam Khosravi, 24, today had his 'unduly lenient' sentence increased from six to 11 years An Iranian immigrant who filmed himself raping a woman at knife-point on his Apple iPad today had his 'unduly lenient' sentence nearly doubled. Hesam Khosravi, 24, kicked and beat his victim and threatened to tape her mouth up during the attack in Trafford, Greater Manchester. He was originally jailed for six years but the Court of Appeal increased his term to 11 years.

You"ve lived too long. You"re a nuisance: What drunken daughter, 67, told her elderly mother before trying to smother her after row over…

'You've lived too long. You're a nuisance': What drunken daughter, 67, told her elderly mother, 97, before trying to smother her after row over Christmas dinner Connie Goodman, 97, fought off daughter and pressed emergency alarmJulie Faulkner jailed for five years after admitting attempted murderTold police: 'I promised her when it got too bad I'd put a pillow on her face'Mother has changed her locks and doesn't want to see her daughter again By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 5 April 2013 Jailed: Julie Faulkner, 67, tried to smother her mother with a cushion in a row over Christmas dinner in her sheltered accommodation in Blaby, Leicstershire The daughter of a frail 97-year-old woman smothered her with a pillow for asking to be cooked Christmas dinner, shouting: 'You've lived too long and you're a nuisance.' Julie Faulkner, 67, has now been jailed for five years for the assault, which almost cost the life of her mother, Connie Goodman.

Son found guilty of sawn-off shotgun "execution" of his parents for 230,000 inheritance after they survived car crash he staged to kill them

Son found guilty of sawn-off shotgun 'execution' of his parents for 230,000 inheritance after they survived car crash he staged to kill themStephen Seddon shot Robert, 68, and Patricia, 65, with a sawn-off shotgun Four months earlier he tried to kill the couple by staging a fake road crash He drove into a canal with them strapped in the back seats of a carFound guilty of two counts of attempted murder and two counts of murder By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 27 March 2013 A man with an 'insatiable thirst' for money is facing life in jail today after being found guilty of the cold-blooded 'execution' of his parents for a 230,000 inheritance. Convicted fraudster Stephen Seddon, 46, shot his parents Robert Seddon, 68, and Patricia, 65, with a sawn-off shotgun at their suburban home in Sale, Greater Manchester.

Convicted cannabis dealer sentenced to write 5,000-word ESSAY

Convicted cannabis dealer told to write 5,000-word ESSAY on dangers of drugs because he couldn't do community service due to injury Terry Bennett, 32, of Cold Ashton, Glos, admitted intent to supply cannabis Probation said his dislocated shoulder was health and safety issueJudge Julian Lambert wants his essay on dangers of drugs in by April 4 By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 It is a penalty more commonly associated with classroom than court room. But convicted drug dealer Terry Bennett has been told to pay for his crime by writing a 5,000-word essay. The 32-year-old had been given a suspended prison sentence as well as 240 hours of community service for possessing a kilogram of cannabis with intent to supply.

Convicted cannabis dealer told to write 5,000-word ESSAY on dangers of drugs because he couldn"t do community service due to injury

Convicted cannabis dealer told to write 5,000-word ESSAY on dangers of drugs because he couldn't do community service due to injury Terry Bennett, 32, of Cold Ashton, Glos, admitted intent to supply cannabis Probation said his dislocated shoulder was health and safety issueJudge Julian Lambert wants his essay on dangers of drugs in by April 4 By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 It is a penalty more commonly associated with classroom than court room. But convicted drug dealer Terry Bennett has been told to pay for his crime by writing a 5,000-word essay.

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