As Brighton-based crime writer Peter James says, internet dating has become very much part of our social norms these days. “And there are some very, very successful and happy outcomes.”But there are also some deeply tragic outcomes – as Peter highlights in his latest, and 15th, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel, a novel which Peter hopes might come as an eye-opener to many. Dead at First Sight (published on May 16) exposes the dark side of the internet – the cruelty of internet romance fraud, a crime which it is estimated has cost its victims something like £30 million in Sussex alone over the past five years.“When I wrote Dead Tomorrow, I had a lot of help from King’s Hospital liver transplant unit, and about a year later, I learnt that people signing up for liver transplants had significantly increased as a result of the book. I hope that Dead at First Sight will have even more impact,” says Peter who will be speaking about it … [Read more...] about Exploring the massive cost of Sussex internet romance fraud
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He lurked behind the anonymity of the internet with a perverted purpose on his mind. Robert Smith, 34, could hardly believe his luck when a schoolgirl from Hull posted on the Omegle website that she was "bored" and invited people to contact her. She can barely have imagined that within two weeks she would be having sex on a blanket in a derelict building with a married supermarket manager from Halifax. But that was what Smith was able to arrange after isolating and carefully grooming the girl, and building up her trust with trips to the cinema and McDonalds. Police believe she has yet to comprehend the full extent of what she has been through, the seriousness of the crimes he committed against her, or the risk she was exposed to. There was nothing to alert police to the danger Smith posed. He had no criminal record and was outwardly a respectable family man, having just become a father and having a responsible job. But instead of showing concern for his wife, who became ill after the … [Read more...] about The dangerous paedophile who hid behind a mask of respectability
England 18 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47981679 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A man who raped and sexually assaulted a woman in a "horrific ordeal" has been jailed for life.Samuel Fortes, 27, followed the victim … [Read more...] about ‘Dangerous rapist’ caught on video call
KELLY Macdonald has seen her career soar over two decades after appearing in the hit 90s film Trainspotting. She is back on your screens in BBC's The Victim - here's the lowdown on the actress. Who is Kelly Macdonald? Kelly was born February 23, 1976, and is a Scottish actress. She shot to fame when she starred in Trainspotting in 1996, when she was 20, playing Diane. The role catapulted her to fame, and she reprised the part in 2016 for the sequel to the hit film. Kelly returned to the small screen in This Child in Time and was in the cinema with Christopher Robin. And now she'll be back on your telly in new show The Victim. What are Kelly Macdonald's biggest films and TV shows? Apart from the two Trainspotting films, Kelly has appeared in many big films. These include: Gosford Park (2001) Intermission (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005) The Girl in the Cafe (2005) No Country for Old Men (2007) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) Brave (2012) Goodbye Christopher Robin … [Read more...] about Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean in The Victim, but what else has she been in, when did she split from Dougie Payne and who is she dating now?
Prince Harry has warned how social media is "more addictive than alcohol and drugs" - 24 hours after launching his own record breaking Instagram page. The Duke of Sussex voiced his concerns of how "we are in a mind altering time" as he slammed the ills of online gaming and singled out video game Fortnite for the addictive pull it has on kids. In a ground breaking statement, Harry said youngsters will "probably end up getting bullied" if they don’t disconnect from their phones and devices. The royal added: "Growing up in today’s world, social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol. "Yet it’s more dangerous because it’s normalised and there are no restrictions to it. "We are in a mind-altering time." Harry, 34, together with wife Meghan, 37, launched their new ‘SussexRoyal’ Instagram page on Tuesday, breaking the world record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on the platform. The royal couple, who have controversially split … [Read more...] about Prince Harry’s warning about the dangers of social media