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

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

Student, 21, was so drunk "he was on the point of madness" when he fried hamster in pan

Student, 21, was so drunk he told police his name was '1, 2, 3, 4' when they found him frying his friend's hamsterJames White admitted causing unnecessary suffering to flatmate's pet Dead hamster found in frying pan at student accommodation in YorkStudents complained when they smelt a 'pungent aroma' White was found collapsed on the floor when police arrived at the sceneTold police officers: 'I f****** fried it' when they discovered the animal By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 13:44 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:24 GMT, 8 March 2013 A student who fried his flatmate's hamster has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid of work in the community. James White, 21, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the female Syrian hamster after a court accepted it could not be established whether the animal was alive when it went into the pan. District Judge Roy Anderson told White he was sentencing him on the basis the rodent died minutes before, when the defendant was handling it

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.

Primary school teaching assistant tricked her friends and colleagues into believing she had terminal brain cancer in a 20,000 scam

Primary school teaching assistant tricked her friends and colleagues into believing she had terminal brain cancer in a 20,000 scam Ursula Rose, 42, from South Norwood, claimed she had cancer, and had 'tumours in her head', a court heard today Friends 'plunged themselves into debt by taking out loans or withdrawing money from their own childrens' accounts to help'Her doctor later confirmed she had never had brain tumours, but suffered from 'tension-like headaches', a jury was told By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 19 February 2013 A primary school teaching assistant scammed 20,000 out of concerned colleagues after she tricked them into believing she had terminal brain cancer, a jury were told today.

Mick Philpott and Mairead Philpott: Couple accused of killing their six children in a house fire "started the blaze in a plan that went horribly…

'She won't get away with it – watch this space': Father 'started house blaze which killed his six children in bid to frame ex-girlfriend during custody battle'Mick and Mairead Philpott allegedly started fire in May last yearThe couple, and third defendant, deny six separate counts of manslaughterTrial started at Nottingham Crown Court today /11/06/article-2228528-15E03182000005DC-28_634x442.jpg” width=”634″ height=”442″ alt=”The children, five boys and a girl, aged between five and 13, died in the fire at their house in Derby, pictured. Flowers were left at the scene” class=”blkBorder” /> The children, five boys and a girl, aged between five and 13, died in the fire at their house in Derby, pictured.

BREAKING NEWS: Man in his 20s stabbed by gang of masked youths in court entrance in front of security guards

Man in his 20s stabbed in court by masked gang when he got stuck in revolving door as he tried to flee armed youths He is thought to be the friend of a defendant who was leaving courtStabbing believed to be a revenge attack by a Brixton gang By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14:17 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 1 February 2013 A man in his 20s was stabbed at court today by a gang of masked youths in a suspected revenge attack. The victim saw the gang jump out of a car as he was leaving Inner London Crown Court and tried to run back inside but got stuck in the revolving door. They knifed him in the stomach in front of security and then fled, while police and the London Ambulance Service treated the boy on the floor of the security hall

April Jones: Former lifeguard Mark Bridger "probably responsible for death of missing five-year-old"

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger 'probably responsible for death of missing five-year-old April Jones'April went missing after she was seen getting into a car on October 1Mark Bridger will stand trial later this yearApril's parents Coral and Paul Jones attended court today /10/06/article-2213802-155CF6ED000005DC-113_306x397.jpg” width=”306″ height=”397″ alt=”Mark Bridger, 46, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of April Jones” class=”blkBorder” /> Mark Bridger, 46, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of April Jones Former lifeguard Mark Bridger is 'probably responsible' for the death of five-year-old April Jones, who went missing in mid Wales last year, a court heard today.

The text message which put dim-witted would-be burglar Stuart Gibbs behind bars

'Don't ring me when I'm out robbing': The text message which put dim-witted would-be burglar behind bars Stuart Gibbs, of Leicester, jailed for 18 months for the attempted burglary The 24-year-old admitted the offence after police caught him with messageAdmitted a string of later offences including dangerous driving | UPDATED: 14:44 GMT, 26 December 2012 Gibbs admitted attempted burglary and was jailed for 18 months at Leicester Crown Court A would-be burglar has been locked up after police found a text message he sent before trying to break into a house which read: 'I've told you 20 times – don't ring me when I'm out robbing'. Dozy Stuart Gibbs was caught hiding in a shed behind the house in Leicester after a vigilant resident contacted police when she two men acting suspiciously in a neighbour's garden

Kieren Smith facing life in prison for murdering his mother by stabbing her 94 times and severing her spine

Named for the first time: Teenager facing life in prison for murdering his mother by stabbing her 94 times and severing her spineKieren Smith turned on Leah Whittle, stabbing her with at least one knifeThe 42-year-old had 'little chance' to defend herself Police called it a 'particularly horrific and sustained attack' | UPDATED: 21:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 Violent death: Leah Whittle, 42, was stabbed to death at her house by her teenage son Kieren Smith. He will be sentenced tomorrow A 17-year-old youth has been found guilty of the murder of his mother who he stabbed to death after losing his temper. Kieren Smith killed 42-year-old Leah Whittle at her home in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, on July 21.