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Appointment in Samara, delayed..

A babysitter has been jailed for nine years after claiming she tried to kill her neighbour’s five-year-old daughter because she thought the child was Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.

Galina Kobzeva, 69, attacked Nadya Shustova with a knife and hammer before throwing her off a third floor balcony. The badly injured child was close to death in hospital and survived by a “miracle". Pensioner Kobzeva, convicted of attempted murder, told a judge during her trial that she checked on Nadya as the girl watched TV and “suddenly saw Gollum from The Lord of the Rings” and the fictional hobbit “stared” at her “loudly laughing”.

A woman who witnessed part of the incident saw Kobzeva throwing the child from the balcony at a block of flats in the Samara region of Russia - then rescued the girl from the pavement and called an ambulance. ...

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/woman-tried-kill-neighbours-daughter-14171427
 
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An old Irish curse went: May Ye Be Showered With Shite!

This guy is a rotten type.

A Belfast man threw his partner down a flight of stairs before emptying the contents of his colostomy bag over her, a court has heard.

Samuel Victor Hislop (62), was given two years probation for an attack described by the judge as “nasty”. Hislop, a school car park attendant from Daphne Street in the city, pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault. Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the victim had gone to bed while he continued drinking at their home on January 19th this year.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...3835157?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
 

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"ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Defense attorneys say a man accused of brutally stabbing a man to death in Alexandria last July did so because he thought the victim was a werewolf.

On July 13, 2018, police were called to an Old Town window replacement business in the 1200 block of King Street after receiving reports for a suspicious death. "

I really don't see that holding up in court. July 13 was a new moon, not a full moon.
 

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Wanted man tries to flee Australia on a jetski

A wanted British man has attempted to flee Australia on a jetski, travelling almost 150km (93 miles) across the Torres Strait while armed with a crossbow.
The 57-year-old man is subject to an outstanding warrant for drug-related charges in Western Australia.
The man almost made it to Saibai Island, in the Torres Strait Islandsarchipelago, which is part of Australia, though just 4km south of Papua New Guinea. He was arrested on the mudflats on the eastern side of the island.
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“He gave it a red-hot go,” said Jock O’Keeffe of Queensland police.

https://www.theguardian.com/austral...ing-australia-on-a-jetski-armed-with-crossbow
 

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Defense attorneys say a man accused of brutally stabbing a man to death in Alexandria last July did so because he thought the victim was a werewolf.

On July 13, 2018, police were called to an Old Town window replacement business in the 1200 block of King Street after receiving reports for a suspicious death.

Once officers arrived at the scene, they found Pankaj Bhasin locked inside a Mercedes Benz with no pants on covered in blood.

Inside the business, officers found the owner, Brad Jackson, 65, suffering from 53 stab wounds, among other injuries.

On Tuesday in court, the defense pleaded to strike the murder trial from the court stating a more appropriate charge of voluntary manslaughter should be applied.

The defense claimed Bhasin suffered from mental health issues and that he thought Jackson was a werewolf at the time of the incident.

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-ne...a-thought-victim-was-a-werewolf-attorneys-say

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It has been declared a mistrial as nobody can agree whether he was undergoing a psychotic episode at the time of the murder.
 

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I wonder if it was for scrap, or as a souvenir, or as an attempt to win a bet?

Says they've released the man pending further enquiries. Is he likely to stay in the country?
 

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I wonder if it was for scrap, or as a souvenir, or as an attempt to win a bet?

Says they've released the man pending further enquiries. Is he likely to stay in the country?
Probably a neo Nazi again Frides, it doesn't even say when this happened let alone his name. I know the work will set you free sign was also stolen a few years back and cut into pieces before the police got it back. The sign that's up nowadays is a replica apparently, the original is being stored somewhere.

The tour guides are extremely vigilant I've read, you'll get told off even if you pick up something loose off the floor. I read something about a school tour at Auschwitz when a student found an old button on the floor and tried to pocket it but got in loads of trouble instead.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13444744

edit: if you type Nazi and try and use a small letter n instead of a capital letter n, your computer won't let you here .. or it's just my computer?
 
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Why would you want anything from there?, it is too horrid to contemplate stealing something from a place riddled with so much human suffering and depraved indifference, it's very essence ingrained in everything there
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Here you go ..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-37322599

Me and the Mrs visited my parents in France a few years back, my Dad's a history freak who'd brought me up the same way so he took us to the ruined (by the n-azis) town of Orodour Sur Glanne, everyone was slaughtered there one day by the n-azis and the town was left as it was. We were walking along a deserted street when she said she could hear the rumble of diesel trucks going past, I couldn't hear anything weird but not long after she let out an "OW!" then I spotted a small bit of rubble roll along the floor to a standstill .. we'd walked past the doctors house as it was sign posted so I picked up the stone which she said had hit her and pocketed it (anything hits my woman belongs to me mate) and brought it back home to England. I'm a bit superstitious though so I gave it away to a local friend who's a WW2 collector as well as a CD ROM of all the photo's we'd taken.
 

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The tour guides are extremely vigilant I've read, you'll get told off even if you pick up something loose off the floor. I read something about a school tour at Auschwitz when a student found an old button on the floor and tried to pocket it but got in loads of trouble instead.
It was very unlikely to have been a genuine WW2 button, surely? Everything like that is behind glass.
 

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The famous (or rather infamous) sign was stolen from over the gateway a few years ago.
Dunno where they (the two English students in the link above) found those bits and pieces but I agree it was unlikely to have all just been lying around .. and yup, the sign was nicked in 2009, they've got it back now though (see my above link) ..
 

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Why would you want anything from there?
When I visited we began discussing how it'd be run by the National Trust. Didn't get much further than the potential horrors of the gift shop - as you say, what on EARTH would anyone want to take away from there with them? - and the swastika-patterned lace curtains in the coffee shop.
 

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Woman robbed at a cashpoint in China, the thief notices her bank balance and gives her the cash back. Talk about insult to injury. ..

https://www.indy100.com/article/robber-cash-machine-theft-knife-crime-8851336
I had my pockets picked a few years ago and the miscreant, as well as buying himself some gifts for Christmas with my credit card, bought some traveller's cheques - cashed them in and paid the money into my bank account.
When I told the bank/police what had happened they said there was nothing they could do as paying cash into my account was a legitimate transaction and untraceable.
I got all the unauthorised payments on my credit card refunded and £500 in my current account.
 

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I had my pockets picked a few years ago and the miscreant, as well as buying himself some gifts for Christmas with my credit card, bought some traveller's cheques - cashed them in and paid the money into my bank account.
When I told the bank/police what had happened they said there was nothing they could do as paying cash into my account was a legitimate transaction and untraceable.
I got all the unauthorised payments on my credit card refunded and £500 in my current account.
Maybe he thought, 'it's Christmas' and he knew what would happen?
 

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I'm not sure where else to post this so sorry if it's in the wrong thread, apparently if you dial 999 when you're in imminent danger of being discovered by an intruder so you can't risk making any noise, you also have to also dial 55 .. spooky stuff

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47847735
That's been around for a while - the name is the creepiest thing.

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Really appalling. If Mods think it should go elsewhere then please move it.

Four police officers were "savagely attacked" by a knifeman who lured them to a property with a false 999 call, a court heard.

Alex Traykov, 20, allegedly used the alias Solomon to report a fight in Islington, north London, on 6 October.

When officers arrived at Liverpool Road, Mr Traykov was holding a knife behind his back, the Old Bailey heard.

Mr Traykov, of Redhill, Surrey, denies four charges of attempted murder and three charges of wounding with intent.

"Nothing could have prepared [the officers] for what awaited them or the fact that rather than seeking to break up violence against others they were about to be subjected to extreme violence themselves," prosecutor Duncan Atkinson QC said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-47854979
 
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