Was she naughty or nice Little girl strikes unintentionally hilarious pose as she shows Father Christmas (and the camera) a cut on her middle finger | UPDATED: 19:14 GMT, 26 December 2012 Could this be the naughtiest little girl ever to meet Santa Claus or is it just a case of a child with a cut finger Regardless, the picture has become an internet sensation with some dubbing the young girl flipping the finger as the 'best Santa photo ever'. The cringing reaction of her similarly dressed sister suggests that the stern-faced girl may be indeed be reacting badly to a suggestion from the photographer or Santa – adding to the picture's humor.
Nearly 50,000 criminals spared jail offend again within a year: MPs claim 'shocking' figures show failure by probation officersConvicts including violent thugs spared jail committed another offenceTory MPs have said figures show a problem with the probation serviceJustice Secretary announced plans to tackle entrenched reoffending | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 19 December 2012 Around 50,000 criminals who were spared jail went on to commit another crime within a year, figures revealed yesterday. The convicts – including violent thugs, burglars and drug dealers – were handed community service or a suspended jail term, leaving them free to commit new crimes.
Moors murderer DID write letter about location of Keith Bennett’s body, police believeJackie Powell claimed a letter existed in Channel 4 documentary this yearDetectives initially dismissed idea a 'cruel ruse' but now think it existed Envelope found with words 'to be opened in the event of my death' | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 17 December 2012 Ian Brady is now believed to have written a letter about the location of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, pictured, though police doubt it contained an 'X marks the spot' Police now believe child killer Ian Brady did write a letter about the location of the body of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett. Jackie Powell, Brady's former mental health advocate, made the claim in a controversial Channel 4 documentary earlier this year. Detectives initially dismissed the idea as a ‘cruel ruse’ – but now they say they have found evidence that could back up her statement after a raid on her home in south Wales.
Man who helped woman hide dead man's body in a wheelie bin after she tied him to bed with her tights and suffocated him is jailed for four years Bernie Beddoe: cleared of murder but convicted of assisting an offender He helped Karen Otmani hide the body of Shaun CoreyOtmani was jailed for life for murder in November By Alex Ward PUBLISHED: 19:07 GMT, 10 December 2012 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 11 December 2012 Jailed for assisting: Bernie Beddoe was jailed for four years after helping a woman wrap her boyfriend's body in tarpaulin and hide it in a wheelie bin The man who helped a woman hide her boyfriend’s body in a wheelie bin after she killed him has been jailed for four years. Bernie Beddoe, 60, helped Karen Otmani, 42, wrap the body of Shaun Corey in layers of tarpaulin, put it into a plastic packing case before depositing it in a wheelie bin which she kept in her bedroom of her Forest Hill house for 11 days
Vigilante gunman who shot 'Mr Big' is executed just weeks after being released from jail by hitman who cut him down in a hail of bulletsJamie Starkey was only 16 when he shot and wounded Daniel GeeHe served three and a half years behind bars before being releasedOn Sunday night Starkey, now 21, was walking in Fazakerley, Liverpool, when an assassin struck | UPDATED: 08:29 GMT, 4 December 2012 Jamie Starkey gunned down a drugs Mr Big to stop him terrorising his family and who has since been shot dead by a hitman A vigilante who gunned down a drugs Mr Big to stop him terrorising his family has been shot dead by a hitman just weeks after he was freed from jail. Jamie Starkey was only 16 when he shot and wounded Daniel Gee at point blank range during a 5am New Year's Day stand off outside a pub. He served three and a half years of a seven year term before being released earlier this year