Taxi driver headbutted and punched by drunk passenger as they travelled at 70mph along dual carriageway Taxi picked Anthony Coyle, 25, up from Horden Labour Club this monthAgreed a 20 fare to take him to MiddlesboroughTaxi stopped at shop so Coyle could buy bottle of wine to drinkCoyle then started banging dashboard and attacked driver when he was asked to stop By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:25 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2013 Thug: Anthony Coyle, 25, head-butted and punched a taxi driver in the face as he drove to Middlesborough A thug head-butted a taxi driver at 70 miles an hour in a violent attack on a dual carriage way. Anthony Coyle then punched the cabbie, knocking his glasses from his face, as they travelled down the A19, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, Cleveland. Hartlepool magistrates heard the 25-year-old had booked the taxi from Peterlee firm, Red Line Taxis, to travel from the Horden Labour Club to Middlesbrough.
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.
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.
Bungling armed police involved in triple murder inquest couldn't be named – to protect their human rightsPolice lawyers said their clients feared 'media pointing the finger'Ban overturned following an appeal by the Daily MailOne of the officers involved in case had been selling confiscated firearms By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 00:17 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 5 March 2013 A coroner banned the naming of bungling firearms officers in a triple murder inquest to protect their human rights. In the latest secret justice farce, officers who wrongly allowed Michael Atherton to own guns were given anonymity to respect their ‘right to privacy’. Police lawyers said their clients were worried about ‘the way in which they were talked about’ and feared ‘media pointing the finger’
Snow to return across Britain this weekend with temperatures falling as low as -6CSnow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today and tomorrowTemperatures plunge as low as -6C (21F) as freezing weather returns By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 Britain may have only just recovered from last month's Big Freeze, but more cold weather and snow are on the way today.
'We are waiting for old people to die', says Rowan Williams in his last speech as Archbishop of Canterbury | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 15 December 2012 In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of elder abuse The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed for an end to damaging stereotypes of older people, which he says have created a climate in which they suffer abuse. In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of abuse, from patronising and impatient behaviour to physical mistreatment
Drunk woman driver, 22, wanted McDonald's meal so badly she went wrong way through drive-thru and damaged other cars Two cars were damaged as they tried to reverse as she entered via the exitKatie Howe pleaded guilty at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court to drink driving and was banned for 20 months | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 7 December 2012 Katie Howe, 22, from County Durham, entered a McDonald's drive-thru via the exit while twice over the limit A woman has been banned from getting behind the wheel after causing chaos at a McDonald's drive-thru by drunkenly driving the wrong way around it. Katie Howe, 22, was twice the legal alcohol limit when she tried to enter through the exit, Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court heard.
MS sufferer, 55, gunned down by drug-fuelled son, 34, because he was 'sick' of her illness 'never complained' about condition Ian Blakey took cocaine and lured his mother Jean out on a shopping tripInstead he drove her to woodland, shot her, his dog and then himselfHe had called 999 and told them 'I'm sick of the f****** sight of it' (her MS)Coroner records unlawful killing on Jean and that Ian took his own life | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 28 November 2012 Inquest: Jean Blakey, 55, who was shot dead by her son Ian had 'never complained about her illness' and was always smiling, an inquest had heard A mother shot dead by her son who believed she could not cope with Multiple Sclerosis had ‘never complained about her illness’ and was desperate to live, an inquest heard. Ian Blakey told his mother Jean, 55, he wanted to take her shopping but instead drove to a secluded woodland to kill her and then himself because he 'didn't fancy doing life' in prison for her murder. The 34-year-old, who had taken cocaine and an ecstasy-type drug, rang 999 and told the operator: 'I have killed my mother