Prison for 2 who sold news to paper

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- A former police officer was sentenced to 10 months in prison Wednesday and a former prison officer 16 months for selling information to a British tabloid.

Girl testifies she had abortion at 12

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A witness testified Wednesday at the London trial of an alleged sex trafficking ring she was recruited at 11 and endured an abortion when she was 12.

Released mental patient guilty of killing

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A woman who killed her mother was convicted Thursday of killing a London grandmother two years after her release from a psychiatric hospital.

Dolours Price, IRA terrorist, found dead

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Dolours Price, a convicted IRA terrorist and ex-wife of British actor Stephen Rea, has been found dead in her home north of Dublin, authorities said Thursday.

Man on trial in London for killing sister

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A London man joined the search for his sister after killing her during a fight about drugs, cutting up her body and dumping it, a prosecutor said Monday.

McGuinness: N.I. needs more attention

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- A day after his handshake with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness criticized the British government in a London speech.

Paraplegic gets 30 years for 2 killings

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- A man paralyzed in a suicide attempt after his arrest was sentenced to at least 30 years in an English prison Friday for killing his ex-wife and mother-in-law.

Teen's killing recorded on his phone

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old boy went on trial Tuesday charged with killing another schoolboy in a fight in a London playground.

Wife, daughter guilty of killing bookie

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- A missing English bookmaker's wife was convicted Tuesday of killing him more than a decade ago with help from the couple's daughter.

Alleged witch killer accused one other

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Congolese man on trial for the torture killing of a teen he claimed to be a sorcerer previously had accused a woman of witchcraft, an English court heard.

Couple on trial in witchcraft killing

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A teenager was tortured for days before his death because his sister and her partner thought he was a sorcerer, a British prosecutor said Thursday.

Jurors deliberate in racially charged case

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A London jury began deliberating Thursday in the trial of two white men charged with killing a black high school student in the British capital 18 years ago.

Medical student on trial for murder

LONDON, India, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A medical student is on trial in London, charged with arranging to have a TV executive who allegedly tried to rape her burned alive.

Witness describes friend's 1993 killing

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A man broke down during testimony Thursday in London's Old Bailey as he described seeing his best friend killed by white teenagers in 1993.

Wife guilty of husband's manslaughter

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A 50-year-old British dental nurse faces a prison term after being convicted Tuesday of manslaughter for stabbing her 73-year-old husband during an argument.
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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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