Tag: crime

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Woman cleared of the murder of North London barber Turgay Özcan

A 31-year-old woman has been found not guilty of fatally stabbing Turgay Özcan (pictured below) last year. Katarzyna Poniatowska was cleared of murder on 17 December 2021 following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court. The pair were known to each other. Police found Turgay with fatal stab injuries when they attended an incident at […]

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Stabbing victim Noura, 7, hugs PC Ahmet Mavitunali who helped save her life

Police Constable Ahmet Mavitunali and his colleague PC Ryan Legge were reunited with the young girl whose life they saved last year. Noura, seven, met the two officers as part of a special event to mark Emergency Services Day on Thursday, 9 September, where she was pictured hugging PC Mavitunali. In May 2020 the young […]

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Over half of all prisoners in North Cyprus are foreigners

Foreigners are increasingly behind crimes being committed in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), according to a report by Turkish Cypriot daily Yenidüzen (584 mahkumun 315’i, 40 farklı ülkeden!, 21 Aug. 2021). According to the paper, there are a total of 584 offenders currently jailed for crimes committed or are suspects being held on remand […]

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Main suspect in murder of seven family members from Konya is captured

Police have arrested the main suspect in the killing of seven members of the Dedeoğulları family, four women and three men aged between 30 and 65. Mehmet Altun had gone on the run and was eventually caught in Bozkır district, some 120 km from where the horrific mass shooting had taken place. Emergency services were […]

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Lawyer Timur Rustem says no action against knee-on-neck arrest PC “undermines public confidence”

A lawyer has criticised the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for refusing disciplinary proceedings against a police officer who knelt on a black man’s neck during an arrest in scenes reminiscent of the George Floyd case. Criminal law specialist Timur Rustem spoke out after the police watchdog decided a misconduct hearing was unnecessary and […]

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Arrest after Deniz Poyraz is gunned down in HDP’s Izmir branch office

A man who shot dead a woman working at the Izmir office of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has been arrested by police. Deniz Poyraz was killed when the suspect, Onur Gencer, entered the building and opened fire just after 11am on Thursday, 17 June. The 38-year-old woman was filling in for her mum […]