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UK Cops: Here's Why We Didn't Investigate Epstein Allegations

Probe 'would be largely focused on activities and relationships outside the UK'

(Newser) - Police in London have confirmed that they received an allegation of sex trafficking against Prince Andrew in 2015—but they decided they weren't the ones who should deal with it. Scotland Yard spokesman Alex Murray said Thursday that the force decided not to launch a full investigation because it...

Scotland Yard Questions Kevin Spacey

Actor has a hearing in US case Monday

(Newser) - Scotland Yard has questioned actor Kevin Spacey about sexual assault allegations lodged against him in the UK. Spacey submitted voluntarily to the interview, Variety reports, which took place in the US in May. "Inquiries are ongoing," Scotland Yard said in a statement. Allegations of sexual assault of six...

Sex Assault Complaints Against Spacey Double in UK
More Trouble for
Spacey in UK 

More Trouble for Spacey in UK

Scotland Yard is investigating 3 new claims against the actor

(Newser) - British police investigating abuse allegations against actor Kevin Spacey have doubled their case load . Already looking into two complaints of sexual assault and one of assault in London between 2005 and 2008, Scotland Yard is probing three new complaints of sexual assault by the Oscar-winning actor, who was artistic director...

Trump's Call After London Attack: Get 'Proactive & Nasty!'

Attacks shows need for tough travel ban, he says

(Newser) - Rarely reticent after overseas incidents, President Trump spoke up early Friday after news streamed across the pond of a rush-hour explosion in the London Underground that injured at least 18 people. He railed on Twitter against the "loser terrorists," calling those responsible "sick and demented people who...

Trouble With Key Witness in 'VIP Pedophile Ring'?

Report casts doubts on claims of top-level sex abuse

(Newser) - A British investigation into an alleged pedophile ring at the highest levels of government may be based on fantasy, according to a BBC report. The report found that a key witness, who says he was abused by a ring that included top politicians, generals, and intelligence chiefs in the 1970s...

Elderly Suspects Arrested for Daring London Heist

Oldest of 9 Hatton Garden suspects is 76

(Newser) - When a huge amount of cash and gems was stolen from a secure vault in London over Easter weekend, the daring theft was described as an "old-school heist"—and just how old school is now apparent. A 76-year-old man and his 50-year-old son were among nine people arrested...

Cops Digging Up Resort Where McCann Girl Vanished
Cops Digging Up Resort Where McCann Girl Vanished
sources say

Cops Digging Up Resort Where McCann Girl Vanished

Sources say 3 sites will be excavated

(Newser) - Almost exactly seven years since Madeleine McCann disappeared, Scotland Yard detectives are headed to the Portugal resort where she vanished on vacation with her family—to dig it up. Excavations are planned at three sites near the Praia da Luz resort, sources tell the Daily Mirror , and forensics experts will...

Secret Dossier Handed Over in Madeleine McCann Case

Details burglaries, child abuse in area where she went missing

(Newser) - The long-running investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann appears to be heating up again. In October, Portuguese police officially reopened their investigation into the British 3-year-old's 2007 disappearance. Now, they've handed over to British police secret files covering burglaries near the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz,...

Diana Wasn't Killed By Military: Report

Police won't reopen investigation, info 'not credible'

(Newser) - Christmas won't be coming early for conspiracy theorists: Investigators at Scotland Yard have concluded that there is "no credible evidence" that British special forces were involved in Princess Diana's death and there is consequently no need to open a criminal investigation, the BBC reports. The London police...

Buckingham Cops Bust ... Prince Andrew?

Oops. Unsurprisingly, apologies have been made

(Newser) - The crack security guards at Britain's Buckingham Palace are sporting a bit of fresh egg on their faces today amid reports that they detained a man on palace grounds on Wednesday, may or may not have pointed weapons at him, and forced him to verify his identity. No big...

Diana's Death: Scotland Yard Reviewing New Info

Says it's being 'assessed,' emphasizes that case is not reopened

(Newser) - Wha? Scotland Yard is sure to set the conspiracy theories in motion with an unusual statement today that it is taking a look at new information about the death of Princess Diana. It wouldn't divulge details, except to say that it was "assessing its relevance and credibility,"...

Madeleine McCann May Still Be Alive: Scotland Yard

Police want to talk to 38 persons of interest

(Newser) - British police say they have launched a full investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, and want to trace 38 "persons of interest" in the case. Detectives say it's possible that Madeleine, who vanished from a Portuguese holiday resort six years ago, is still alive. Scotland Yard said...

3 More Arrested in UK Soldier Slaying

Detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

(Newser) - British police today arrested three more suspects in connection with the savage killing of an off-duty soldier that has raised fresh concerns about terrorism. Scotland Yard said counter-terrorism officers arrested two men, aged 24 and 28, at a residential address in southeast London. A third man, 21, was arrested separately...

New Suspects Found in McCann Case

Police probe reveals new names, but will Portugal investigate?

(Newser) - And the search for Madeleine McCann is on again: Police have produced a new list of suspects in the case of the toddler who went missing in Portugal in 2007, following a lengthy and expensive new review, the Telegraph reports. "There is more than a handful of people of...

Dead Spy Locked Himself in Sports Bag: Police

Scotland Yard investigation concludes what inquest rejected

(Newser) - Scotland Yard has concluded that MI6 Codebreaker Gareth Williams probably locked himself inside the duffel bag he was found dead in, sources close to the inquiry tell the Telegraph . Police re-opened the case after the coroner ruled that a third party had likely been involved —possibly even one of...

UK Cops Look for Aussie Investigation Into Royal Hoax

DJs could face charges for using 'listening device'

(Newser) - Scotland Yard is hoping to take the investigation into the tragic royal prank call Down Under: As the BBC reports, UK police have reached out to their Australian counterparts about investigating the radio DJs who prank-called the hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated for morning sickness. "They haven'...

Wembley Stadium Security Keys Go Missing
Wembley Stadium
Security Keys Go Missing

Wembley Stadium Security Keys Go Missing

Not to worry, insists Scotland Yard: We've changed locks

(Newser) - So police may have misplaced a set of keys for massive Olympic venue Wembley Stadium—but that doesn't mean there's anything to worry about, says Scotland Yard. Authorities are pretty sure the keys were simply misplaced, and not stolen—and are reasonably certain they haven't fallen into...

Madeleine McCann Could Still Be Alive: Scotland Yard

Detectives urge Portugal to reopen investigation

(Newser) - Scotland Yard uncovered evidence while reviewing the Madeleine McCann case that has let it to "genuinely believe there is a possibility that she is alive," a detective announced today. Do read on, but stop holding your breath: Detectives wouldn't elaborate on the new leads. But they did...

Rebekah Brooks Got a Horse From Scotland Yard
Rebekah Brooks Got a
Horse From Scotland Yard
for 2 years....

Rebekah Brooks Got a Horse From Scotland Yard

Rebekah Brooks kept horse for two years

(Newser) - A weird detail from coverage of the News of the World phone hacking scandal : The year after NotW royal editor Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed, Scotland Yard loaned out a retired police horse to Rebekah Brooks, who was at that time the editor of the Sun...

Anonymous Taps FBI Call
 Anonymous Taps FBI Call 

Anonymous Taps FBI Call

Hack indicates that hackers have access to bureau's email

(Newser) - Anonymous thumbed its nose at the FBI today, posting a 16-minute recording of a recent conference call between its cybercrime investigators and their counterparts at Scotland Yard. The conversation isn't heavy on revelations or details, but the fact that Anonymous released it indicates that the hackers have access to...

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