Teatime screening of Most Haunted breached TV rules by showing 'psychic' Derek Acorah being possessed by dead child Possession scenes were deemed too spooky for children Psychic Derek Acorah 'channeled the spirit' of a dead 9-year-old boy Sky argued Most Haunted does not have a following with young viewers Regulator Ofcom said the tone was 'consistently dark and menacing' By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 18:21 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 19 March 2013 A particularly spooky episode of paranormal TV show Most Haunted breached the broadcasting code, regulator Ofcom has ruled. The disturbing show featured psychic Derek Acorah, 62, being 'possessed' during a seance by a number of people, including a child who had been whipped and a woman who was said to have murdered children. Broadcast at 6pm by Pick TV, which is owned by Sky, Acorah reported ghostly presences at Chatham Dockyard in Kent and appeared to channel the spirit of a 9-year-old boy called Barney Little.
Just a quarter of criminals caught with a knife are jailed despite plans for stronger sentencingKnife thugs less likely to be locked up on the spot than a year agoBefore election, Tories pledged to jail anyone caught with a knife in publicBut 25 per cent of 3,376 adult offenders jailed on the spot in last 12 months a total of 3,376 adult offenders were sentenced for possession of a knife or other offensive weapon. Of those 23 per cent – some 865 offenders – were handed community service by the courts – leaving them free to walk the streets.
Man who 'tried to murder his girlfriend' while on the run is arrested after evading police for two weeks Michael Bennison, 28, was arrested in York last night North Yorkshire Police officers had issued an urgent public appeal He is being questioned on suspicion of attempting to murder his girlfriendA 27-year-old woman is in a stable condition in hospital with stab wounds | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Wanted: Michael Bennison, 28, who is suspected of stabbing his 27-year-old girlfriend with a bladed item in York on Friday afternoon A man has been arrested after it is believed he tried to kill his girlfriend while on the run from police. Michael Bennison, 28, was arrested in York yesterday evening following a nationwide manhunt
SAS hero wins fight to be at home with family but now he wants return to frontline Sergeant Danny Nightingale was jailed for 18 months for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunitionAppeal Court reduced sentence to 12 months suspended – allowing him to return homeSoldier could be deployed to Helmand if he rejoins Duke of Lancashire's Regiment | UPDATED: 08:53 GMT, 3 December 2012 SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale could be back on the Afghan frontline within months. He is determined to return to the Special Forces regiment after winning a legal battle last week.