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Man murders ex-wife after he discovered she was using dating sites

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A Gorleston man has been found guilty of murdering his former wife after he discovered she had been using dating websites.

Lorna McCarthy, aged 50, was stabbed to death by 51-year-old Barry McCarthy in the home they still shared on Sussex Road on Sunday 28 September 2014.

The couple had separated in May 2014 after Lorna ended their relationship; however, they continued to live together and slept in separate bedrooms.

Following their separation, McCarthy discovered that Lorna had been using dating websites. He confronted her about it and Lorna agreed that she would close them down.

On the night of Saturday 27 September, Lorna was spending the evening with friends when McCarthy contacted her and they had an argument. Lorna returned home at around 3.00am on Sunday 28 September and sent a number of text messages to friends and family stating that McCarthy had smashed up her laptop computer. She also sent a text to her daughter at 4.15am stating: “I’m out in Norwich tomorrow from midday but if I have not messaged you by then please call the police. I’m quite serious as I really don’t know what he is capable of these days.” Lorna’s daughter never received that text.

At around 1.30pm on Sunday 28 September,McCarthy attended Gorleston police station where he used the public telephone outside the station to call a police operator and stated that he had killed his wife.

McCarthy then confirmed to officers at the station that he had killed his wife at 5am because she had been on internet dating sites.

McCarthy was arrested on suspicion of murder and police officers attended the address in Sussex Road where they found the body of Lorna McCarthy in the back bedroom. She had been stabbed a number of times and a post mortem examination later revealed she had died from a stab wound to the heart.

McCarthy pleaded not guilty to murder at a previous hearing and subsequently put forward a defence of ‘loss of control’. However, a jury at Norwich Crown Court today found him guilty of murder following a eight day trial.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham said: “This was a horrific and brutal attack on a woman in her own home by a man she had spent 25 years of her life with. My thoughts go out to Lorna’s family and friends and I hope today’s verdict will help bring them some comfort as they still try to come to terms with her tragic death.”

McCarthy has been given a provisional date to be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on  Friday 1 May 2015.

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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Girl aged 5 sadly dies after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door in Dorest

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Officers investigating an incident where a girl tragically died after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 18 April 2018, HM Coastguard received reports of a child and a woman in distress in the water at Durdle Door in Dorset.

The woman was rescued from the water by a member of the public. A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, which was in the area and responded to a Mayday broadcast, recovered the girl from the water.

The five-year-old girl, from Salisbury, was taken by the RNLI Weymouth Lifeboat to Weymouth and transferred by the ambulance service to Dorset County Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.

“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:127. 

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Police name Steven John Willis following targeted murder

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Cleveland Police have this morning named Steven John Willis aged 27 following what is believed to have been a targeted murder.

Steven’s body was found in the road outside of his home in Meadowcroft Road, Normanby.

Locally Steven was also known as Steven Pickering or Picko. There have been floods of tributes on social media.

It is believed Steven was subjected to a violent and targeted attack.

Cleveland Police are currently holding five men in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Police received a 999 reporting a disturbance near Skippers Lane Normanby.

Crime scene investigators are combing the area following the death. Officers responded to the incident just after 10.30pm on April 16th.

It is believed all five men are being held at separate police stations

Local residents have told Police Hour that police have not yet conducted house to house enquires but police remain at the house on the corner of Meadowcroft Road.

The crime scene within the area bas been reduced and now centres around the front garden of Meadowcroft Road and the house in which Steven lived within.

The area in which the incident happened is a very quiet area.

Cleveland Police progressed the investigation very quickly initially announcing three arrests had been made all men aged 20, 22 and 31 all being held on suspicion or murder.

Later it was announced a fourth arrest had been made of a man aged 21.

A fifth arrest of another 21-year-old man was then made late on Tuesday evening.

All five men currently remain in police custody for questioning.

Cleveland Police have not released details surrounding the incident that unfolded however two people aged 17 and 44 are being treated at James Cook Hospital they are in a non-life threatening stable condition.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cleveland Police on 101.

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