Gym owner fined after girl, 15, suffered agonising burns all over her body following two illegal ten-minute sunbed sessions Two days after sunbed visit she was rushed to hospital after her skin broke out in blistersShe was left bed-ridden for days and it took three weeks for her skin to heal By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:53 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 A 15-year-old girl suffered severe burns all over her body after she was illegally allowed to use a sunbed at a gym. The student spent 24 hours attached to a drip in hospital and missed three weeks of school with agonising blisters to her chest, back, legs and face
Met police chief branded 'extremely foolish' over handling of Plebgate to be knighted a year after taking up roleAlso been called a bully who has left staff exhausted and demoralisedOne critic questioned the value of 'archaic custom' which means honour is automatically handed out to every commissioner | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 29 December 2012 Britain's most senior police officer will receive a knighthood in the midst of the most turbulent period of his command. Bernard Hogan-Howe is being honoured little more than a year after taking up the role of Metropolitan Police commissioner
Thug who blinded student gets off with a reprimand: So what DOES it take to be jailed for assault Matthew Noblett, 20, from Chorley, Lancashire, was hit outside a pubHe needed 170 stitches in his right eyeball to stop it collapsingHe will never regain vision in the eye and is now registered disabledNoblett said his 16-year-old attacker should have gone to court | UPDATED: 23:29 GMT, 25 December 2012 The father of a student blinded in one eye in an unprovoked attack by a teenager yesterday condemned police for letting him go with just a telling-off.
Plebgate crisis engulfs Met Chief: Hogan-Howe 'compromised by police stitch-up of ex-chief whip'Scotland Yard is investigating claims of a conspiracy against Mr MitchellMet Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan Howe returns from holiday early as he is drawn into scandal Mail on Sunday reveals officer at centre of the storm as Toby Rowland | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 24 December 2012 Scotland Yard boss Bernard Hogan-Howe was fighting for his credibility last night as senior Tories said he was ‘completely compromised’ by the police ‘stitch-up’ of Andrew Mitchell. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner flew home from holiday amid claims that he blindly accepted the word of officers in Downing Street who said the former Tory chief whip called them ‘plebs’.
'We don't need a law against insults': Keir Starmer backs free speech as he says it's OK to offend people Keir Starmer QC said it was safe to reform the controversial law that says it is a criminal offence to use 'insulting words or behaviour'The clause of the Public Order Act has spurred a campaign which has united activists and celebrities in favour of right for people to insult each other | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 11 December 2012 Free speech: Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said there is no need for a law that makes it a crime to insult someone There is no need for a law that makes it a crime to insult someone, the Director of Public Prosecutions has said. In a boost to free-speech campaigners, Keir Starmer QC said it was safe to reform the controversial law that says it is a criminal offence to use ‘insulting words or behaviour’
Thousands of robbers and rapists let off with cautions, despite guidelines that they should only be given for minor offences | UPDATED: 04:26 GMT, 2 December 2012 More than half a million criminals have been let off with warnings for serious offences including rape, burglary and arson. Official figures revealing the full scale of the problem show more than 400 sex offenders who admitted rape or attempted rape over the past 15 years walked free after being given a caution by police.
Prosecutors missed THREE opportunities to bring Cyril Smith to justice over child abuse claims as police concede MP should have been charged Sir Cyril allegedly sexually and physically abused teenage boys under the guise of medical examinations or punishment for misbehaviourPolice missed three opportunities to charge former Liberal MP, and say he would be prosecuted if accused todayDirector of Public Prosecutions at the time said those who accused Smith were of 'suspect character' Smith was secretary of boys' hostel where he was accused of abusing vulnerable youngsters by spanking and touching them from the 1970s | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 28 November 2012 Former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith sexually and physically abused young boys in the 1960s, police admitted today Three opportunities to charge Sir Cyril Smith over allegations of physical and sexual abuse of boys were missed by prosecutors, it emerged today. The Director of Public Prosecutions at the time, Sir Norman Skelhorn, dismissed those who accused the former Liberal MP as being of 'suspect character' when he looked at the allegations in 1970.
Police admit Cyril Smith DID abuse boys: Days after Mail expose (and 40 years late) they concede MP should have been charged Sir Cyril allegedly sexually and physically abused teenage boys under the guise of medical examinations or punishment for misbehaviour Police say former Liberal MP would be prosecuted if accused todaySmith was secretary of boys' hostel where he was accused of abusing vulnerable youngsters by spanking and touching them from the 1970s | UPDATED: 07:21 GMT, 28 November 2012 Former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith sexually and physically abused young boys in the 1960s, police admitted today After 40 years, police and lawyers have agreed that Sir Cyril Smith physically and sexually abused teenage boys and should have been prosecuted. The revelation comes just days after a Daily Mail investigation into claims the politician inflicted humiliating punishments on teenage boys at a hostel in the 1960s