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A conman who impersonated the Duke of Marlborough and accrued bills of over £10,000 has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Alexander Wood managed to blag his way into top hotels in London by assuming different personae such as a senior member of British Airways staff and, in one instance, the

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It has emerged that South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, who was recently convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, is studying for a law degree by correspondence at the University of London. Mr Pistorus has avoided returning to jail as he awaits to appeal his conviction

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A suspected burglar in Florida who is believed to have hidden from officers in a pond after committing a number of thefts was killed by an 11ft alligator. Matthew Riggins, 22, told his girlfriend he would be stealing things from people with another suspect in Barefoot Bay in Brevard County on 13 Nov

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A prosecutor in Oklahoma has filed charges against an alleged prostitute and her client after a drone operated by an anti-prostitution zealot caught the pair carnally incapacitated in the man's truck. Amanda Zolicoffer, 27, and Douglas Blansett, 75, face charges of public lewdness after Brian Bates,

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A man caught with 51 turtles down his trousers has pleaded guilty to smuggling wildlife at a court in Michigan. Canadian, Kai Xu, 27, smuggled or attempted to smuggle over 1,000 turtles within the state. However, it is illegal to export wildlife without a government-issued license in the US.

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A Turkish man who compared the country's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the character Gollum from the Lord of the Rings has had his trial adjourned because the judge has not seen the films. A group of "experts" will now study JRR Tolkien's character to determine whether or not the comparison was

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Police in Dundee are investigating a theft at an Indian takeaway which saw a man make off with the till only to return minutes later – for food. When opening his takeaway the following day, Rimzi Mohammad, manager of Embassy Tandoori found the till and card reader missing.

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Two sisters at a law firm in England stole over £1 million from clients' accounts – with one spending the money on designer clothes and shoes. Kimberley Bridge, 44, former managing partner at SFN Solicitors in Lancashire, misused over £960,000 as she tried to support the failing business.

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A software pirate was handed an unusual punishment by a Czech court after he was told he could avoid paying significant damages if a film he was told to make denouncing piracy garnered 200,000 views. Jakub F, 30, who was given a three-year suspended sentence reached his target within day and now has

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A Sydney man was left embarrassed after neighbours called the police on him believing there was a domestic incident when he was simply trying to kill a spider. At 2am on Sunday police cars rushed to an apartment in Wollstonecraft, a suburb of the city, after they received reports of a woman screamin

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A burglary suspect has told the High Court in Belfast that his electronic ankle tag was chewed off by his pet dog. However, he failed to convince the court, which heard that there were "no signs" of teeth marks on the tracking device -- and his own lawyer admitted he faced "an uphill battle" to secu

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A judge in Wisconsin who handed a lawyer a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court decided to add a creative punishment he called a “moving jail” Judge Philip Kirk in Waupaca County told lawyer Michael Petersen, 33, that over the course of his probation he will have to tell every client he

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A woman accused of calling 911 to lure police away from her location so she could drive home drunk is said to have posted a message to social media stating: “lmao.. 2 mins later the cop peals out.. silly piggies tricks r for u.” Police in New Jersey said they responded to Hayley Oates' report of

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The Rio Paralympics is to crackdown on athletes who gain an adrenaline boost – by squeezing their scrotums. The practice of “boosting” is common amongst wheelchair-bound athletes trying to gain an advantage but is, in fact, deadly.

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