Survivor of triple shotgun killing breaks down as firearms expert shows inquest how easily weapon could be reloadedMichael Atherton texted partner offering to stay away to avoid confrontationLaura McGoldrick fled to safety by climbing through bathroom windowShe was comforted by family as gun used was shown during hearing . Firearms expert PC Mark Outhwaite opened a cardboard evidence box and produced the camouflaged shotgun – one of six weapons legally owned by Atherton – which was used to such devastating effect. As he showed the coroner Andrew Tweddle how it could be reloaded within moments, and with loud clicks ringing out in the hearing, Laura McGoldrick, who fled to safety by climbing through the bathroom window that night, wept and was comforted by her family.
Male student, 14, shot in the head in Atlanta middle school shooting By Leslie Larson PUBLISHED: 20:01 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head, near the back of the neck, in a violent outbreak at an Atlanta public school on Thursday around 1:50pm. The shooting occurred at the Price Middle School, in southwest Atlanta. A teacher also suffered minor injuries in the violence but was not shot
Mother of gang rape victim taken to hospital after collapsing at cremation as it emerges daughter was set to marry man she was with when attackedSix men charged with murder in the December 16 attack on a busGovernment promises to publish photos, names and addresses of rapistsWest Bengal unveils plans for 65 all-female police stations | UPDATED: 19:36 GMT, 30 December 2012 The mother of the young Indian woman who died after being raped by a gang of men was taken to hospital today after collapsing while her daughter was being cremated.
Wife of paralysed motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd charged with repeatedly beating him Estranged wife Samantha Kidd charged with six counts of assault by beatingEddie, 53, recently split from his wife after five years' marriageMrs Kidd was arrested by police following reports of domestic violence | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 The estranged wife of tragic motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been charged with beating the severely disabled star.
Syrian government forces fire Scud missiles at insurgents in north of the country in escalation of two-year conflictPresident Bashar Assad's forces fire six missiles at rebel forcesFirst time missiles have been used in bloody conflict New Syrian coalition opposition approved by more than 100 nations | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 13 December 2012 The Syrian government has escalated hostilities with rebel forces after firing more than six scud missiles. The attacks are thought to have been the first time President Bashar Assad's military has used missiles to attack insurgents during the two-year conflict
Police left man to kill his partner during domestic row after spelling mistake on his records meant they did not realise he was a danger Sarah Gosling, 41, stabbed to death by partner Ian Hope, 53, in Newcastle Police knew of Hope's domestic violence history before February murderBut misspelling of his address on decade-old police log proved disastrousOfficers had attended couple's home in February after reports of shoutingThey left without action because they had no details of domestic violenceBut three hours later Hope contacted police to say he had killed Gosling | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 12 December 2012 A spelling mistake by a police force had ‘profound consequences’ and was a 'missed opportunity' in trying to prevent the murder of a woman suffering domestic abuse, an investigation found today. The IPCC released a report into mistakes by Northumbria Police after the murder of Sarah Gosling, 41, who was stabbed to death by her partner Ian Hope, 53, at their home in Newcastle in February. The force was aware of Hope’s history of domestic violence but a misspelling of his address 13 years earlier on a police log proved disastrous when they were called to the house, the report said
The town too dangerous for NatWest! Century-old bank leaves London suburb after SEVENTH armed raid in 11 years West Norwood branch, established in 1896, has left to preserve 'health and safety' of customers and staff The branch is five minutes away from where singer Adele once livedIn days of the branch closing, a gang robbed the nearby Tesco Express and assaulted a member of staff in a nearby Tesco | UPDATED: 12:27 GMT, 2 December 2012 A High Street bank has left a London suburb after more than a century because bosses say it is now 'too dangerous to stay'. NatWest has closed its West Norwood branch, which opened in 1896, after armed raiders threatened staff for the seventh time in 11 years.
Away in a manger, two crooks stole the bed: How one school decided to change the story of ChristmasEssex school criticised by parents for dumping traditional nativity playCanvey Junior School is staging a 'cops and robbers' themed playOne parent has withdrawn their child and parents have said the play is inappropriate following a number of armed robberies in the town | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 A primary school has been criticised after they ditched the traditional Christmas nativity, opting to stage a 'cops and robbers' themed play. Parents have been left fuming by the school's decision to choose the modernised play, in which their children sing Away in a Manger with a completely different set of lyrics. The play, which will be performed by 11-year-olds at Canvey Junior School in Essex, gets rid of traditional characters Mary and Joseph, instead focusing on the tale of two violent robbers.
Protestors clash with police in Mexico City as new president is sworn into office on a pledge to cut drug-related violenceDemonstrators opposed to Enrique Pena Nieto fought violent battles with police this morning as the new President took the oath of office Hundreds banged on tall steel security barriers around Congress and threw rocks, bottle rockets and firecrackers at police | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 2 December 2012 Violent clashes which saw riot police fire tear gas at protestors marred the first day in office of Mexico's new president. Demonstrators opposed to Enrique Pena Nieto fought violent battles with police this morning as the new President took the oath of office in Mexico City.
Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 1 December 2012 'Cruelty has become normal': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted some disturbing cases of abuse by NHS staff Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures reveal. Some 36,600 offences were reported last year, mainly involving neglect, physical violence or bullying