South Korea stalker jailed 40 years for killing woman in subway

A man in South Korea has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for killing a female colleague who had reported him for stalking and harassment. The case sparked an outcry and calls for legal reform in South Korea, after police failed to act adequately on the victim’s repeated complaints. Jeon Joo-hwan, 31, was convicted of stabbing the woman to death in a subway restroom in central Seoul last year. A Seoul court on Tuesday said it had been a “revenge killing”. Jeon, a subway worker, had become obsessed with his 28-year-old female co-worker, stalking and threatening her over two … Continue reading South Korea stalker jailed 40 years for killing woman in subway

Indian police arrest two in railway jobs scam

Indian police have arrested two men for allegedly duping dozens of applicants seeking jobs with Indian Railways out of thousands of rupees. The suspects are accused of falsely offering jobs to 28 people who were tricked into counting trains for weeks. Police began investigating the scam last November. The victims paid between 200,000 rupees ($2,400) and 2.4m rupees each to secure jobs as ticket examiners, traffic assistants or clerks. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest employers. Scams for government jobs are often reported in India, where millions of young people are desperate for stable, secure employment. The two … Continue reading Indian police arrest two in railway jobs scam

Italian fugitive Edgardo Greco tracked down as pizza maker after 16 years

A convicted Italian mafia killer on the run since 2006 has been caught in France, having hidden in plain sight as a pizza chef for at least three years. Edgardo Greco’s capture in Saint-Étienne is the second high-profile mafia arrest by Italian authorities in a matter of weeks. Matteo Messina Denaro had been on the run for 30 years,  when he was detained on a visit to a clinic in Sicily. Both men were wanted for carrying out grisly murders in the 1990s. While Messina Denaro was the “boss of bosses” for Sicily’s notorious Cosa Nostra, Greco was part of the … Continue reading Italian fugitive Edgardo Greco tracked down as pizza maker after 16 years

Dances With Wolves actor Nathan Chasing Horse arrested in sex abuse case

Las Vegas police have arrested a former actor who is accused of sexually assaulting young indigenous girls, according to police records. Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, who goes by the name of Nathan Chasing Horse, is suspected of being the leader of a cult known as The Circle. Police have identified at least six alleged victims dating to the early 2000s. No lawyer has so far been allocated to him who could comment on his behalf. The Associated Press reports that his home, which he is said to share with five wives, was raided on Tuesday following a months-long police … Continue reading Dances With Wolves actor Nathan Chasing Horse arrested in sex abuse case

Australian police charge over 600 people in four-day police operation over domestic violence

Almost 650 people have been charged in a four-day police blitz targeting “dangerous” domestic violence offenders in Australia, police say. Some 1,153 charges – for domestic violence, drugs and weapons – were laid during the operation in New South Wales last week. Police also seized an array of illegal items, such as guns, a sword and drugs. Australia has a huge domestic violence problem and police spend more time responding to the crime than any other. Of the 648 people charged during “Operation Amarok” last week, 164 were among the state’s most wanted domestic violence offenders, police say. Some had … Continue reading Australian police charge over 600 people in four-day police operation over domestic violence

#BrutalityAgainstPolice: Haiti police riot after crime gangs kill 14 officers

Rebel police officers rioted in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on Thursday in protest at the killing of more than a dozen colleagues by criminal gangs. The rioting officers blame the government for not taking action. More than 100 demonstrators blocked streets, burned tyres, broke security cameras and damaged vehicles. Local media said several officers broke through the gates of the prime minister’s residence and attempted to enter Haiti’s international airport. The National Union of Haitian Police Officers says 14 men have been killed since the start of the year in various gang attacks on police stations. Seven officers were killed in … Continue reading #BrutalityAgainstPolice: Haiti police riot after crime gangs kill 14 officers

Update: The bunker of mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro found by Italian police

A second hideout used by Italy’s most wanted mobster Matteo Messina Denaro has been discovered at the back of a wardrobe with a sliding base, Italian police have said. The newly-discovered armoured bunker is in a house about 300m from the Mafia boss’s first hideout in the Sicilian town of Campobello di Mazara. He was arrested on Tuesday at a private clinic in Sicily’s capital, Palermo. Police had been hunting Messina Denaro for three decades. Messina Denaro was undergoing treatment for cancer at the clinic, and had made the appointment under a false name. The alias, Andrea Bonafede, aroused the … Continue reading Update: The bunker of mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro found by Italian police

Update: Baby among six killed in possible cartel attack in California

Four generations of one family were killed in what is described as a “cartel-like execution” at a California residence known to police for drug-related activity. A 16-year-old mother, her 10-month old son and the baby’s grandmother and great-grandmother were among the victims, police and family say. The home in Goshen, population 3,000, had been raided by police last week. Police say they are seeking two known suspects in the “targeted massacre”. In a news conference on Tuesday, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux did not provide the names of the suspects, saying that it was due to the possibility that the … Continue reading Update: Baby among six killed in possible cartel attack in California

Budapest police officer dies after alleged Hungary stabbing

A police officer in Budapest has died after a man allegedly stabbed him while trying to escape arrest on Thursday. Police were called to a flat in District XI of Hungary’s capital at about 22:10 local time to reports a man was attempting to enter it. The man injured three policemen before he escaped onto the street where he was shot by a fourth officer and arrested. A police statement described the alleged perpetrator as a “crazed man with a knife”. All injured police officers, along with the alleged attacker were taken to hospital – where one of the officers, … Continue reading Budapest police officer dies after alleged Hungary stabbing

Several injured by knifeman in attack at French train station

Police have shot and arrested a man who injured five people including a police officer during a knife attack in Paris local reports have said. A police source told journalists an officer had used their weapon towards the knife-wielding man at the Paris train station Gare du Nord. The attack took place at 6.45am in the station. The reason for the attack is currently unknown. Police reportedly subdued the man by shooting him in the arm and chest, a source told the publication Europe1. According to the publication, a policeman is among those injured. French rail company SNCF reported: “The … Continue reading Several injured by knifeman in attack at French train station

Jewels stolen at Dresden Green vault recovered after robbery

German police say they have recovered a number of 18th-Century treasures stolen from a Dresden museum during a €113m (£98m; $119m) heist in 2019. Authorities returned 31 objects to the Green Vault museum after securing them overnight in Berlin. The items were reportedly found after talks with the lawyers of six men currently on trial for the theft. Among the items are a diamond-encrusted breast star and a richly-jewelled Heron Tail hat decoration. The thieves stole the treasures from part of a collection created in 1723 by Saxony’s ruler, Augustus the Strong. They were housed in the vault, known in … Continue reading Jewels stolen at Dresden Green vault recovered after robbery