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Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

World
By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter An investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange is to be reopened as prosecutors say there is "probable cause" of an offence.Swedish prosecutors will begin looking again at the case against Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, and will seek his extradition from the UK. Assange was accused of rape and sexual assault against two women in 2010.However, the statute of limitations expired on one of those allegations in 2015, while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, and the Swedish prosecutor dropped the rape investigation in 2017. Image: Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson announced the reopening of the c...
Joey Barton: EFL promise to help with investigation into Fleetwood manager’s alleged assault of Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel

Joey Barton: EFL promise to help with investigation into Fleetwood manager’s alleged assault of Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel

Sports
latest South Yorkshire Police are looking into the incident which is rumoured to have taken place in the tunnel after Saturday's match at Oakwell The EFL will help investigate an alleged incident involving Fleetwood manager Joey Barton at Barnsley, chief executive Shaun Harvey has confirmed. Barton is said to have confronted Reds boss Daniel Stendel in the tunnel following Saturday’s game, which ended in a 4-2 victory for the home side at Oakwell, and South Yorkshire Police are investigating. Barton is alleged to have assaulted Barnsley boss Stendel Harvey told BBC Radio 5 Live: “As an off-the-field matter the tunnel is still in the domain of the referee but we will work closely with everybody to ensure it’s not a case of who deals with the m
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill involved in investigation of alleged battery

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill involved in investigation of alleged battery

Sports
March 15 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill is linked to an investigation of an alleged incident that involves his son. The Chiefs acknowledged to the Kansas City Star that an investigation involving Hill is underway. "The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill," the Chiefs said in a statement. "We're in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We'll have no further comment at this time." The 25-year-old Hill hasn't been charged, according to the Star. Police in Overland Park, Kan., were called to Hill's home to investigate an alleged battery in which a juvenile is listed as a victim, according to a police report obtained by KCTV-5. Hill's name isn't listed on the report, but his addres...
Energy firms under investigation are handed new customers

Energy firms under investigation are handed new customers

Business
Two energy suppliers which have been handed the domestic customers of collapsed firms are themselves under investigation by the regulator Ofgem.Economy Energy and Our Power recently ceased trading and their customers have been automatically switched to Ovo and Utilita respectively.Both Ovo and Utilita are themselves the subject of continuing inquiries over the treatment of customers.They say the issues are historic and Ofgem has been rigorous.What happens when a firm goes bust?In the past year, a number of suppliers have ceased trading, with Economy Energy and Our Power both collapsing in January.When this happens, customers are automatically transferred to a new supplier. These customers' supply is protected but their tariff is not.Winter likely to finis...
'Secret' £75m Brexit contracts facing investigation

'Secret' £75m Brexit contracts facing investigation

Business
The government has quietly awarded £75m of Brexit-related contracts to some of the world’s biggest consultancy firms, Sky News can reveal. The deals, uncovered today for the first time, were never publicly announced.They were given to nine high-profile international companies, including familiar names such as Deloitte, Accenture and PwC.Each company received a contract worth between £5m and £10m.Three of the contracts - together worth £25m - went to the American firms Bain, McKinsey and Boston Consulting.All nine agreements are described as contracts for "the supply of Cabinet Office consultancy support for EU Exit". Image: Deloitte is among the big firms awarded multi-million-pound contracts ...