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Museum raids gang guilty over art thefts

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image caption Thieves tried to tear the horn from a rhino’s head at Norwich Castle Museum Fourteen members of an organised crime gang have been convicted over their roles in stealing artefacts worth up to £57m from museums and an auction house. Items including Chinese jade and rhino horn were stolen in Cambridge, Durham, Norwich [...]

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Gang ‘smuggled 31 guns into UK on boat’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Julia Quenzler Image caption Defendants (left to right) Harry Shilling, Michael Defraine, Jennifer Arthy and John Smale Three men and a woman have gone on trial accused of illegally importing 31 automatic weapons into the UK. The Old Bailey heard the gang used a boat to smuggle the weapons, worth more than £100,000, [...]

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Migrants break down Macedonia fence

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionMigrants tore down the fence using a ‘battering ram’ Macedonian police have fired tear gas at a crowd of migrants who destroyed a barbed-wire fence on the Greek border using a makeshift battering ram. TV footage showed migrants pushing against the fence at Idomeni in Greece, ripping away barbed wire. A section of fence [...]

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