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maximus otter

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I guess that means it's a question of attempted murder or GBH.
Lots of luck with that, as Attempted Murder is one of the most difficult charges to prove.

Two officers in my force were attacked by a knife-wielding criminal inside a house. Both suffered multiple serious wounds. The prosecution went to the length of taking into court the carpet onto which one of the officers had fallen, showing - IIRC - fourteen knife cuts which were from just the thrusts that had missed the officer’s body.

Result? Not guilty of Attempted Murder; guilty of GBH.

I won’t provide a link as the results will be too distressing for some, but any illusions that knife wounds are antiseptic little punctures, easily covered with an Elastoplast, will be rapidly dispelled by a Google Image search under knife wounds.

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Lots of luck with that, as Attempted Murder is one of the most difficult charges to prove.

Two officers in my force were attacked by a knife-wielding criminal inside a house. Both suffered multiple serious wounds. The prosecution went to the length of taking into court the carpet onto which one of the officers had fallen, showing - IIRC - fourteen knife cuts which were from just the thrusts that had missed the officer’s body.

Result? Not guilty of Attempted Murder; guilty of GBH.

I won’t provide a link as the results will be too distressing for some, but any illusions that knife wounds are antiseptic little punctures, easily covered with an Elastoplast, will be rapidly dispelled by a Google Image search under knife wounds.

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How did all of the evidence get ignored? Was it the judge or the jury who relegated that to GBH?
 

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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
Isn't this quite similar to the way a couple of female PCs were lured and murdered a few years ago?
 

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Japanese police are questioning the president of a company that manufactured anatomical skeletons after the discovery of the bones of an estimated 500 people in the garden of a suburban home in Tokyo.

The man, who has not been named as he has not yet been charged, is the head of a company called the Habara Skeletal Specimen Research Institute, the Mainichi newspaper reported, and has admitted disposing of the human remains in the garden of one of his employees.

The bones were discovered in November, after the death of the owner of the house in the Adachi district of Tokyo. Authorities launched an investigation when a police officer sent to the house discovered what appeared to be human bones in the garden.

That suspicion was quickly confirmed and forensic officers eventually recovered the partial remains of around 500 individuals.

Police sources told the newspaper that a person questioned in connection with the inquiry said the company president had imported the bones from India “a few decades ago to use for skeleton models”.

In papers sent to public prosecutors by the Metropolitan Police Department, the company president is accused of violating the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...uestion-maker-anatomical-skeletons-bones-500/

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'Demon with fangs' arrested after woman found dead with 'bite marks' on neck:

A man with "fangs in his mouth and eyes like a demon" has been arrested over the alleged murder of a popular tattoo artist found with 'bite marks' on her neck.

Tatyana Podvashetskaya, 27, was found dead in her blood-soaked apartment in Ternopil, Ukraine, with stab wounds and 'bites' on her neck, reports said.



Police have detained 26-year-old Andrey Gorbatyuk in the murder probe and say he is suspected of visiting the victim on the night she died.
Detectives had earlier issued an appeal for Gorbatyuk, one of Tatyana's customers, and asked the public to report any sightings of the suspect.
He was described as having "fangs in his mouth and eyes like a demon," and "small horns" on his forehead, according to media reports citing the police appeal.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/demon-fangs-arrested-after-woman-14397965

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'Demon with fangs' arrested after woman found dead with 'bite marks' on neck:

A man with "fangs in his mouth and eyes like a demon" has been arrested over the alleged murder of a popular tattoo artist found with 'bite marks' on her neck.

Tatyana Podvashetskaya, 27, was found dead in her blood-soaked apartment in Ternopil, Ukraine, with stab wounds and 'bites' on her neck, reports said.



Police have detained 26-year-old Andrey Gorbatyuk in the murder probe and say he is suspected of visiting the victim on the night she died.
Detectives had earlier issued an appeal for Gorbatyuk, one of Tatyana's customers, and asked the public to report any sightings of the suspect.
He was described as having "fangs in his mouth and eyes like a demon," and "small horns" on his forehead, according to media reports citing the police appeal.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/demon-fangs-arrested-after-woman-14397965

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Could he only afford one fang?
 

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