Man charged with murder after woman's body found in bin
A man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a wheelie bin in East Sussex. Richard Canlin, 41, of no fixed address, has been charged with murder after the body of 39-year-old Nicola Stevenson was found by a dog walker.Her body was found in a wheelie bin that had been "dumped in the undergrowth" at the edge of a recreation ground in Lewes at 12.30pm last Wednesday, according to police.Detectives say Ms Stevenson suffered a significant head injury and a post-mortem shows she died as a result of blunt force trauma to her head.Her next-of-kin have been informed.
An Australian mother has been charged with murder after her young daughters were found dead in a hot car.
The bodies of Darcey-Helen, two, and Chloe-Ann, one, were discovered in a car outside their home near Brisbane in 31C (87.8F) heat.
Their mother, Kerri-Ann Conley, 27, was arrested on Saturday night.
She is the first person to be charged under Queensland state's expanded definition of murder, which includes reckless indifference to human life.
9 News reports Ms Conley rushed the girls inside and attempted to cool them down after finding them inside the car.
Man charged with trafficking over Essex lorry deaths
A man has been charged with human trafficking following the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people in a lorry in Essex. Christopher Kennedy, 23, who was arrested on Friday 22 November in connection with the police investigation, is accused of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of people with a view to exploitation and conspiracy to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law.Kennedy, of Corkley Road in Darkley, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Monday 25 November.
Paramedics and police were called but they declared the children dead at the scene.
Witnesses told local media they had seen officers carrying the girls, who appeared to be soaking wet.
One woman told The Sunday Mail: "The police were carrying the girls out… their shirts were ripped open like they'd tried to save them."
Neighbour Willow Dawes told the Courier Mail she was there when the ambulance arrived and the children were brought out.
"It's pretty upsetting and it was quite confronting," she said.
Police have charged a woman with murder following the investigation into the deaths of two children at Waterford West today. Detectives are urging members of the public who may have any information regarding this matter to contact police.
Married couple accused of cruelty to daughter (9) charged with assaulting her
A MARRIED couple accused of cruelty to their nine year old daughter, who was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, have now been further charged with assaulting her. The new charges were today brought today against the girl’s mother (35) and father (37), who were already charged with neglecting her after she suffered a head wound as well as "burns, bites, swelling, bruising.” They are facing trial on all charges and Judge Bryan Smyth remanded them in continuing custody to next week, for the preparation of a book of evidence. The girl was brought to Temple Street Children's Hospital from her Dublin home on July 2 last and is still receiving treatment there.— Queensland Police (@QldPolice)
Queensland Police Detective Inspector Mark White said the children appeared to have been "exposed to extreme heat".
"We are speaking the parents of those children. It's a very tragic incident which has occurred," he said.
Tributes to the girls, including teddies and flowers, have been left outside their home.
The family were known to the Department of Child Safety and an investigation is under way, according to Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Ms Conley was also charged with possession of drugs.
The Australian reports that police are investigating whether drugs had played a role in the incident.
Ms Conley will appear at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on 11 December.
Suspected 'hit team' arrested on way to carry out shooting .
A suspected hit team is in custody after being enlisted to carry out a shooting for a midlands Traveller gang. Two men from the Swords area were travelling in a vehicle along the N4 when they were intercepted by members of the heavily armed Emergency Response Unit (ERU).