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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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BREAKING British and French scrambled to North Sea

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British and French jets have scrambled to the North Sea amid reports that Russian planes have entered the UK airspace.

The RAF Typhoon fighter jet is supporting Airbus Voyager plane deployed from Newcastle after 3pm today.

The French have also supported in the deployment supporting with a fighter jet.

In total four jets were seen over the North Sea on mapping.

The RAF has declined to comment on the situation describing it as an ongoing military operation.

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Fancy being locked in a haunted police cell?

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Forget Halloween Fancy a spooky night of fun, locked in a haunted cell for 24 hours to raise money for charity. Then we have an event that is right up your street.

Following on from the success of the PC Edward Walker Tour, Jules Berry a DDO with the Met Police is back with her spooky haunted cell idea to raise money for COPS UK and WMP History Museum, That is exactly what you can do this Feb.

Met Police Detention Officer Jules Berry is arranging the whole event in partnership with the WMP History Museum and is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The event will take place on the 8th and 9th of February 2019, but be quick as places are limited.

Unfortunately, Police Hour will no longer be live streaming this event to our 2.5 Million Followers, But we hope our readers can still attend and support this event.

Need we say any more, Simply watch this video then sign up

Hats off to Kerry Blakeman for his fantastic advertorial.

The event is being held to support the restoration of the West Midlands Police Museum and COPS UK.

About COPS

COPS is the UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in relation to their duty, to rebuild their lives.

Since being founded in 2003, they have helped hundreds of families shattered by the loss of their police officer.

They aim to ensure that surviving family members have all the help they need

to cope with such a tragedy and they remain part of the police family.

What COPS do?

COPS is a peer support charity, enabling Survivors from around the UK to support other Survivors in practical ways. They arrange local and national events that enable Survivors to build friendships and bonds that support them through the good times and bad.

Families are rightly proud of their officer and COPS to help ensure that they remain part of the police family.

What about the WMP History?

The West Midlands Police Museum at Coventry was opened in 1959 and celebrates the history of Coventry City Police which existed between 1839 & 1969, before becoming part of Warwickshire and Coventry Constabulary and in 1974, West Midlands Police.

The site at Sparkhill has been operating since 1995 when it moved there from the force’s training facility at Tally Ho! where it been operating as a CID training facility since the mid 1970s. Several of the exhibits had originated from the old Forensic Science Service laboratory when it moved from Newton Street to Gooch Street.

The Sparkhill museum contains items of policing memorabilia and old records from the West Midlands Police predecessor forces of Birmingham City Police, Walsall Borough Police, Dudley Borough Police, Wolverhampton Borough Police and West Midlands Constabulary. Some records are also held of Staffordshire County Police and Worcestershire officers as parts of those forces now fall within the West Midlands Police area.

You can also drop an email [email protected] to sign up, you must raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship.

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What on earth is happening in Salisbury? Two people fall seriously ill

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Emergency Services have launched a major incident after two people have fallen ill in Salisbury.

Officers have placed a cordon around Prezzo Restaurant after a man and woman were taken ill.

Police have declared a major incident. Police do not believe this is linked to Novichok.

Police received a call from the ambulance service to Prezzo restaurant, in High Street, at approximately 6.45pm. Two people, a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 30s, had become unwell.

Due to recent events in the city and concerns that the pair had been exposed to an unknown substance, a highly precautionary approach was taken by all emergency services.

Both were taken to Salisbury District Hospital and were clinically assessed. We can now confirm that there is nothing to suggest that Novichok is the substance. Both people remain in hospital under observation.

The major incident status has now been stood down.

At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed and enquiries remain ongoing.

Salisbury District Hospital remains open as usual.

A cordon will remain in place around Prezzo at this time as part of ongoing routine enquiries. All other areas that were cordoned off will now be reopened.

We’d like to thank the public for their patience as a result of the impact of this incident.

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