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Dilemma of granting child killers anonymity

Image caption Angela Wrightson suffered terribly at the hands of her young killers. The High Court is to decide whether a ban on identifying the killers of Angela Wrightson should remain in place now that they have reached the age of 18. The two women were aged 13 and 14 when they tortured and murdered Angela Wrightson, 39, in her Hartlepool home in December 2014. She suffered more than 70 separate slash injuries and 54 blunt-force injuries in ... Full story

Police Clarify Choi Jong Hoon’s Drunk Driving Case Was Not Intentionally Covered Up

On April 18, the Intellectual Crime Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency stated that they found no evidence of Choi Jong Hoon ’s drunk driving incident from 2016 being intentionally blocked from being covered by the press. Choi Jong Hoon previously admitted to offering a bribe to a police officer by telling him, “I’ll give you 2 million won (approximately $1,762), so let this slide,” when he was caught drunk driving. However, the ... Full story

Update: Prosecution Appeals Sentence For Son Seung Won’s Drunk Driving Case

Updated April 18 KST:. The prosecution has also appealed to the court’s ruling of Son Seung Won ’s drunk driving case. On April 17, the prosecution reportedly sent a petition of appeal to the Seoul Central District Court. In his first trial, Son Seung Won was sentenced to one year and six months in prison despite the prosecution’s demand of a four-year sentence. Son Seung Won appealed the sentence on April 12. With both sides appealing, the ... Full story

New York City congestion charge London

New York City is poised to be the first US city to charge a fee to drivers in an effort to reduce traffic and raise funds for public transport. How might it work and what can it learn from London? The proposal, passed by state lawmakers in March, is set to begin in 2021 and aims to raise $1bn (£765m) annually. How the policy will be enforced remains to be seen, but experts forecast the fee to be around $11 (£8.50) per car. London, Singapore and ... Full story

Darwen police ammonia attack suspect charged News

Image caption The officers had forced entry to a home in Darwen before they were attacked. A man has been charged after seven police officers were sprayed with ammonia during an emergency call. A sergeant was seriously injured during the incident in Ash Grove in Darwen, Lancashire, on Tuesday morning. Paul Elliot, 46, of no fixed address, is accused of six counts of "throwing corrosive fluid on a person" with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or ... Full story

Transgender military ban takes effect

The Pentagon’s policy barring most transgender people from serving in the military unless they serve under their biological sex took effect Friday as advocacy groups blasted the Trump administration for moving forward wit Full story

Goo Hara’s Ex-Boyfriend Choi Jong Bum Denies Most Charges At First Trial

Choi Jong Bum denied most of the charges made against him by Goo Hara at his first trial. On April 18, Chief Judge Oh Duk Shik of the Seoul Central District Court held the first trial for Choi Jong Bum, who was charged for violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment of Sexual Crimes (filming body parts without consent), assault causing bodily harm, intimidation (blackmail), coercion, and destruction and damage of property. ... Full story

Yoochun found to have shaved body before drug test

JYJ 's Yoochun was reportedly found to have shaved his body before his drug test. On April 17, Yoochun voluntarily attended police questioning at the Southern Gyeonggi Province Police Station, and according to reports by Yonhap News , he raised suspicion when police found he had shaved most of his body, causing difficulty for drug testing. Police obtained a search and seizure warrant for Yoochun's home as well as his hair samples on April 16, ... Full story

UK’s porn age verification law to go into effect on July 15th

Tatyana Larina via Getty Images. Following numerous delays, the UK's age verification law for pornography sites will finally go into effect on July 15, according to the government. Under the law , people in the UK will have to go the extra mile to prove that they are over 18 years old in order to access online pornographic material. Checking a box or typing in your birthday will no longer suffice; users will have to enter their credit card, ... Full story

Yoochun currently undergoing second police questioning

According to the Southern Kyeonggi Province Police Office on April 18, Yoochun has been summoned for a second, private police questioning on this day. The singer/actor showed up at the Kyeonggi Province Police Office at around 10 AM KST, and is currently undergoing his police questioning, which is expected to continue until late this evening. Back on April 17, Yoochun also participated in his first police questioning for approximately 9 hours, ... Full story