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Strongman called ‘The Machine’ tried to kill sister’s boyfriend in street attack

A finalist in Britain's Strongest Man has been jailed for six years after attempting to murder his sister's boyfriend when a domestic abuse trial collapsed. Strongman powerlifter John Pollock, 45, caused life-threatening injuries to Michael Barbour following a "ferocious" street attack. Barbour, who was accused of terrorising Pollock's sister Margaret, had had a string of […]

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Woman, 28, arrested after boy, 10, ‘mauled to death’ by ‘out of control’ dog

Calling all dog lovers! Sign up to TeamDogs for your weekly dose of dog news, pictures and stories. A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after a boy, 10, was killed in a dog attack in Caerphilly, South Wales. Police were called to the address in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel, at around 3.55pm on Monday afternoon. He had […]

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Hunt for creepy man who hanged dead white rabbit outside home in middle of night

CCTV shows the moment a man hangs a dead rabbit's body on a person's gate in the middle of the night. In the clip, filmed in Stonnall, Staffordshire, a man with short hair wearing a t-shirt is skulking around in the dark next to the fence. The man hoists a dead rabbit over the gate […]

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Newborn baby snatched from hospital as his kidnappers swap him with stuffed doll

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! A newborn baby was snatched from a hospital in Pakistan after his alleged abductors replaced him with a stuffed doll. It has been reported that the abductors swapped the infant at Holy Family Hospital in the city of Rawalpindi by […]

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Pervert plumber secretly installed cameras in customer’s toilets to spy on them

A pervert plumber fitted a spy camera in up to six customers' toilets for his own sexual gratification. When investigated by police, the tradesman was also found to have a vile stash of child abuse images downloaded on his home computers. James Hulme, 57, was reported by a victim who found a covert camera attached […]

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Govt scours Brits’ bank accounts and social media in benefit fraud checks

The government combs Universal Credit claimants' social media and bank accounts to check for fraud, the Department for Work and Pensions has admitted. Benefit fraud occurs when state welfare receivers get benefits they aren't entitled to, or fail to report a "change in personal circumstances" which would mean they no longer qualify. The costly fraud […]

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Horror as man dressed as Joker attacks Halloween revellers with knife and acid

Tokyo police have arrested a knifeman who stabbed several people on a busy express train and sprayed what appeared to be oil on the seats before setting fire to it. According to local reports, the perpetrator also threw hydrochloric acid before making his escape. The smoke and flames caused panic among passengers on the 10-car […]

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Nude Instagram model ‘helped break mum out of prison by distracting guard’

A Colombian Instagram influencer is facing jail time, after allegedly busting her mother out of prison by distracting the guard. Aída Victoria Merlano, a 21-year-old model, is accused of playing a crucial role in helping her mum, a former politician, to climb out of a building using a rope, which Aída supposedly helped smuggle. The […]

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Paedo teacher who had sex with teen and sent nudes ‘working as tutor in jail’

A paedo teacher who was jailed for having sex with a 13-year-old student is reportedly working as a tutor while behind bars. Brittany Zamora, 30, was jailed for 20 years for her crime and is also believed to have been grooming a second victim, promising to send him nudes and asking about his genitals. Despite […]

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‘I watched dad shoot dead paedo for abusing me – but I won’t condone killing’

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! A man who was kidnapped and abused by a paedophile as an 11-year-old has spoken of the moment he watched his dad shoot his attacker dead on live TV. Gary Plauche, the father of Jody Plauche, shot Jeff Doucet dead […]