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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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Girl aged 8 who was stabbed to death named as Mylee Billingham

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A little girl who was tragically stabbed to death has been named as 8-year-old Mylee Billingham.

Police responded to a domestic related incident near Walsall and sadly discovery Mylee seriously injured.

Despite frantic efforts by police, paramedics and doctors nothing could be done to save Mylee.

Cops immediately arrested a man aged 54 in connection with her murder.

Sadly Mylee was found with life threatening injuries at a property in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night, and died a short time later in hospital.

West Midlands Police said the man was also taken to hospital with a stab wound to the stomach.

The 54-year-old man who was arrested remains in a “critical” condition and will Be question “in due course” in relation to the murder of 8 year old Mylee.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mylee’s death.

Our thoughts are with Mylee’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Girl 8 stabbed to dead in Walsall, West Midlands

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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 8 year old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested following the attack overnight in Brownhills.

Cops responded to a 999 call at 9.15pm to reports of a disturbance at the address on arrival they found a girl with serious injuries.

She was rushed to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save her this girls injuries were too serious and she died a short time later.”

The 54-year-old man was also taken to hospital and treated for a stab wound to his stomach.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, said: “We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child’s death.

“Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with them.”

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Parents warned after hooded man follows and grabs second child in 24 hours

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Chilling CCTV footage has been released of what is believed to be an attempted abduction of a schoolgirl aged 11 just 24 hours after another school girl reported that she was approached and grabbed by a man as she walked to school in north Manchester.

Police are linking both incidents are warning parents to remain vigilant after a second child was grabbed walking to school.

CCTV footage shows a young girl being approached by a stranger in the street, police have now launched an investigation after the girl was followed and grabbed.

The girl managed to fight off the man and break free before she raised the alarm on Acre Top Road. She escaped unharmed.

The incident happened at 8.30am on Wednesday, January 10th as the girl walked to school. Police are also investigating another incident in which another schoolgirl was grabbed near Sainsbury’s on Middleton Road by the Heaton Park roundabout, was also reported the day before, the school said.

Crab Lane Primary School, in Higher Blackley, released a letter to parents warning that a stranger had attempted to grab a school girl on her way into school ‘The matter was reported to police immediately and the child was able to give a good description,’ the letter from headteacher Pat Adams said.

‘The police have informed us that a similar incident occurred near the Sainsbury’s, by the Heaton Park roundabout, the day before. ‘The police suspect that the two incidents are connected, given the short distance between them and the fact that both girls gave a similar description of the man in question.

‘As of yet, the police have not located this man. Therefore, please take extra precautions to remind your children of ‘stranger danger’ and the importance of being vigilant when on the streets without an adult.’

Police have said the suspect is described as a white man of slim build aged in his 30s he has blond hair and a blue jacket.

Thankfully both children managed to break free, Police are now warning parents to be on their guard and request that children walk in groups of two on their way to and from school.

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