Slaughtered By Her StepBrother: The Becky Watts Murder

Nathan Matthews claimed the death of his stepsister Becky Watts was a tragic accident. In reality both he and his accomplice, Shauna Hoare, were driven by far darker motives.

On the evening of 9 November 2017, viewers watched as Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid stepped inside the untouched bedroom of teenage murder victim Becky Watts, who was senselessly killed by her step-brother Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna …

The Face Of Evil: book review

The Face Of Evil: The True Story Of Serial Killer Robert Black by Chris Clark and Robert Giles is available to buy now from John Blake Publishing It has been almost 30 years since the violent paedophile and child killer …

The Righteous Rage Of Aileen Wuornos

How can a dreamer be dead at 14? You could ask Aileen Wuornos, although she actually died many years later. Aileen’s life was effectively over when she was a smiling slip of a kid sucking on men’s private parts for …

The Highs And Lows Of The Cocaine Cops

East New York during the late 1980s was one of the deadliest places in the country. Plagued by drugs and violence, homicides averaged 3,500 per year. At the age of 20, Ken Eurell became a police officer assigned to the …

Bad Santa’s Christmas Massacre

When nine charred bodies were pulled from the wreckage of a family home in Covina, California on Christmas morning 2008, the only thing more shocking to the town’s residents than the massacre itself was the man responsible for it: Bruce …

Killer Bus Driver Finally Busted

On 23 February 1957, Moira Anderson was sent by her grandmother on an errand to the local supermarket, near to where she lived in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Back in the Fifties everyone knew everyone in this small Scottish town, which lies …

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Ian Brady’s Dead: Where Is Keith Bennett’s Body?

On 15 May 2017, news broke that one of Britain’s most notorious murderers- Ian Brady, had died at the age of 79 of lung cancer. Brady, who was sentenced to three life sentences in 1966, tortured and killed five children …

Where Is Maddie McCann? 10 years today

Today marks a sombre milestone in the Madeleine McCann case. It has been a full decade since the three-year-old was reported missing from the holiday appartment where she, her twin siblings and her parents Kate and Gerry were staying, in Paria De Luz, Portugal. …

Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery Premieres In The UK

In the summer of 2008, Cindy Anthony called 911. Her daughter Casey had just informed her that their two-year-old granddaughter Caylee was missing and had been for a month-taken by a mysterious nanny they had never met. In December the …


FBI Crime Desk

19 March 2018

Drug Ring Dismantled

Members of a violent drug trafficking organization will be spending decades behind bars thanks to the efforts of an FBI-led Safe Streets Task Force in North Carolina’s Triangle region.

16 March 2018

Phantom Secure Takedown

Phantom Secure, an encrypted communication service that facilitated organized criminal activity and drug traffickers, has been shut down thanks to an international law enforcement effort.

12 March 2018

Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced

A Detroit-area doctor, eventually stripped of his medical license, received prison time for his role in an illegal drug distribution operation and multi-million-dollar health care fraud scheme.

8 March 2018

Terror Plot Dismantled

An Ohio man who traveled to Syria for terrorist training—and planned to use that training to conduct attacks in the United States—was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.


20 March 2018

Farnham woman charged with online child abuse offences

A former day nursery manager was charged yesterday with two offences as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into a video conferencing facility used to share indecent images of children.

Alison Whateley, aged 43, from Farnham, Surrey, who was arrested on 26 September 2017, was a senior manager at Bushy Tails Nursery in Teddington.

During the time of the alleged offending, she also worked for the same company at Hampton Wick Nursery and two other nurseries which are now closed – Teddington and Twickenham West.

Following her arrest Whateley was granted conditional police bail. She was also suspended by her employer and later dismissed. She appeared at Staines Magistrates Court today and was bailed with conditions to return to Guildford Crown Court on the 23 April.

The charges relate to online child sexual abuse imagery. Officers have found no evidence to suggest that any of the images were made at the nurseries or that Whateley has been in sexual contact with any children. The investigation is ongoing.

Whateley’s employers, the local authorities and the NCA have worked together to address safeguarding concerns. Parents with children at the nurseries have been informed.

NCA officers and child protection advisers, along with nursery representatives, are meeting parents to talk about any concerns they may have.

The NCA also has a dedicated team who will be able to respond to any questions or concerns parents may have in relation to this investigation. The team can be contacted on 01925 663 355 quoting Operation Waiwode or by emailing

Alternatively, the NSPCC helpline, staffed by professional practitioners and independent of the investigation, are contactable 24/7 on 0808 800 5000. Contact can be anonymous and they can advise you where to seek further support should you need it.