Two convicted in Lee Rigby's death get life, 45-year minimum sentences

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Michael Adebolajo, convicted in the machete killing of a British soldier on a London street in 2013, received a life imprisonment sentence Wednesday in London.

Woman spared prison for aiding Real IRA group

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A woman who did time 40 years ago for bombing London's famed Old Bailey was spared prison Tuesday for aiding the Northern Ireland killers of British soldiers.

Barristers stage job action to protest planned cuts in legal aid

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Barristers wearing wigs and gowns protested outside the courts Monday across England and Wales instead of appearing inside.
Two found guilty of murdering UK soldier

Two found guilty of murdering UK soldier

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Two men on trial for the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby were found guilty on Thursday at the Old Bailey Court in London.
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Trial begins for men accused of decapitating UK soldier

Trial begins for men accused of decapitating UK soldier

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, the two accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby in May, have denied the charges of murder, conspiracy to murder a police officer and attempted murder of a police officer as their trial began Friday in London's Old Bailey court.
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Trial begins for two accused of killing British soldier Lee Rigby

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The trial of two men accused of killing British soldier Lee Rigby in May began in London Friday with a prosecutor's explanation of the brutal crime.

Jury in British phone-hacking trial sees 'target evaluation' list

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A private detective working for the London tabloid News of the World had a "target evaluation" list that included Kate Middleton, a jury heard Tuesday.

Defendants in British phonehacking case had affair, prosecutor says

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, on trial in London in a government phone-hacking scandal, had a six-year affair, prosecutors told the jury Thursday.

Jury selection begins in Britain's phone-hacking trial

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jury selection in the phone-hacking case against eight members of Britain's reporting community began Monday with the judge warning against preconceptions.

Ukrainian student gets 40 years for anti-Muslim killing, bombings

LONDON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A student from Ukraine was sentenced to at least 40 years in a British prison Friday for killing an elderly Muslim and planting bombs at mosques.

One of two soldier-killing suspects makes first court appearance

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- One man accused of killing British soldier Lee Rigby made his first court appearance Thursday amid tight security.

Suspect in deadly 1982 Hyde Park bombing appears in court

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Irishman John Downey was charged with four counts of murder Wednesday in the 1982 bombing in London's Hyde Park that killed four soldiers.

7 guilty in England of trafficking girls as young as 11 for sex

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) -- Seven men were convicted of running an English sex trafficking ring with victims as young as 11 and holding pedophile parties at a guest house in Oxford.
Iraq: The deadly bomb detector fraud

Iraq: The deadly bomb detector fraud

BAGHDAD, May 6 (UPI) -- Bombs are exploding all over Iraq these days and one of the reasons is that a British businessman sold the Baghdad government phony bomb detectors.

British businessman guilty of selling fake bomb detectors

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- A British businessman was convicted Tuesday of selling gussied-up golf ball detectors as devices that could detect bombs, drugs and even diamonds.
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Old Bailey

The Central Criminal Court in England, commonly known as the Old Bailey from the street in which it stands, is a court building in central London, one of a number of buildings housing the Crown Court. The Crown Court sitting at the Central Criminal Court deals with major criminal cases from Greater London and, in exceptional cases, from other parts of England and Wales. Part of the present building stands on the site of the medieval Newgate Gaol, on Old Bailey, a road which follows the line of the City of London's fortified wall (or bailey). It lies between Holborn Circus and St Paul's Cathedral.

As there is a requirement for justice to be seen to be done, trials at the Old Bailey, as at other courts, are open to the public, subject to stringent security procedures.

The court originated as the sessions house of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the City of London and of Middlesex. The original medieval court was first mentioned in 1585; it was next to the older Newgate prison, and seems to have grown out of the endowment to improve Newgate prison and rooms for the Sheriffs, made possible by a gift from Sir Richard Whittington. It was destroyed in the 1666 Fire of London and rebuilt in 1674, with the court open to the weather to prevent the spread of disease. In 1734 it was refronted, enclosing the court and reducing the influence of spectators: this led to outbreaks of typhus, notably in 1750 when sixty people died, including the Lord Mayor and two judges. It was rebuilt again in 1774 and a second courtroom was added in 1824. Over 100,000 criminal trials were carried out in the Old Bailey from 1674 to 1834, including all death penalty cases. In 1834 it was renamed as the Central Criminal Court and its jurisdiction extended beyond that of London and Middlesex to the whole of the English jurisdiction for trial of major cases. Her Majesty's Courts Service manages the courts and administers the trials but the building is owned and run by the City of London Corporation, who finance the building, the running of it, the staff and the maintenance out of their own resources.

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