This seemingly innocuous photograph of a woman cleaning her windows has been shared with a shocking warning (Avon and Somerset Police) British police have shared this seemingly innocent image of a woman cleaning a window - but can you spot what's wrong with it? Across the U.K., members of the public are being warned to be vigilant if they spot someone carrying out household jobs - because the real reason could be much more sinister. In the image, a woman can be seen in a large bay window wiping the glass. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM THE SUN But in a shock warning, Avon and Somerset Police said: "Do you see someone who is always inside the home cleaning? They are also never out of the home on their own? "This could be an indicator of domestic servitude. Many victims won’t know they’re being exploited and need you to be a voice for them." BRITISH MAN TRAPPED IN SHED AS 'SLAVE' FOR 40 YEARS, OFFICIALS SAY Domestic servitude is a form of modern slavery, the other … [Read more...] about Photo of a woman cleaning windows is shared by UK police with a sinister warning
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World homelessness U.K. Dead A homeless man in the U.K. lay dead for up to a year in a tent before his corpse was discovered, according to police. The body was found by a member of the public off a highway in August last year near Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in the southwest of the country. It was so badly decomposed that authorities have been unable to definitively confirm the man’s identity, The Independent reports. “This is a really sad case of a man who appears to have been sleeping rough and whose death seems to have gone unreported,” said PC Andy Henderson of Avon and Somerset Police. “It would appear he had been dead for up to a year before he was found and due to the condition of the remains it has been extremely difficult to establish who he is.” Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That … [Read more...] about Dead Homeless Man’s Body Lay in Tent for up to a Year Before Being Found
Berlinah Wallace was sentenced to life in prison after dousing ex with acid. (Avon and Somerset Police) A jilted woman’s decision to destroy her ex-boyfriend by pouring acid over him – leaving him in such pain and disfigurement that he chose to die through euthanasia -- has been handed a life sentence in jail. A judge in England sentenced Berlinah Wallace to life in prison with eligibility for parole after a minimum of 12 years, according to published reports. She was found guilty by a Bristol court of throwing a corrosive substance with intent to harm her ex-boyfriend, Mark van Dongen, in 2015. She was cleared of murder charges. Van Dongen had gone to Wallace’s apartment, at her insistence, to put an end to their on-again-off-again relationship of five years, and to tell her that he was moving in with a new girlfriend. But Wallace was bent on revenge, deciding that if she couldn’t be with him, no one would, according to Sky News. She threw 98 … [Read more...] about Woman whose ex killed himself after she attacked him with acid gets life sentence
A woman was sentenced to life in prison in the U.K. for attacking her ex-boyfriend with acid, which left him with injuries so severe that he traveled to Belgium to die by assisted suicide. A judge handed down 48-year-old Berlinah Wallace's sentence Wednesday in the 2015 attack on Mark van Dongen, British police said. Wallace was found guilty of throwing a corrosive substance with intent last week, but a jury didn't find her guilty of murder and manslaughter. Van Dongen died by assisted suicide in January 2017. He had been hospitalized for more than a year, including four months in a coma. Avon and Somerset Police said Wallace threw a glass of 98 percent proof sulfuric acid at van Dongen in September 2015, saying "If I can't have you, no one else can." Van Dongen told police that Wallace laughed as she threw the acid. The attack left van Dongen paralyzed from the neck down, blind in one eye and with partial vision in the other eye. Part of his left leg had to be amputated after it … [Read more...] about Woman gets life for acid attack that led to ex-boyfriend’s assisted suicide
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. May 23 at 1:22 PM Email the author They met on a dating website for people with HIV and spent five not-entirely-blissful years together. Co-workers sometimes saw scratches on Mark van Dongen, courtesy of Berlinah Wallace’s jealous outbursts. Enraged during one fight, Wallace had poured boiling water on him. By August 2015, van Dongen had had enough, the BBC reported. He wanted out of the relationship, he told Wallace. A little later, he told his ex that he was seeing someone else. That’s when, prosecutors say, Wallace began researching sulfuric acid. In all, she … [Read more...] about He told his ex he had a new girlfriend. She poured acid on his face as he lay in bed.