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Harry Maguire removed from England squad after assault conviction in Greece

Harry Maguire removed from England squad after assault conviction in Greece

World
Harry Maguire has been removed from the England squad after he was given a suspended prison sentence in Greece.The 27-year-old defender was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and attempted bribery by a court on the island of Syros on Tuesday. He was handed a jail term of 21 months and 10 days, but it will be suspended because it was a first offence and the charges were classed as misdemeanours. ...
Man jailed for cyber attacks against police in revenge for bomb hoax conviction

Man jailed for cyber attacks against police in revenge for bomb hoax conviction

Technology
By Emily Mee, news reporter A 20-year-old man has been jailed for 16 months after launching cyber attacks against police websites.Liam Reece Watts used specialist software to overload the Greater Manchester Police and Cheshire Police websites in separate attacks which temporarily brought down the sites. He said the attack on Cheshire Police was in retaliation for a previous conviction over a bomb hoax which he made days after the Manchester Arena bombing.The systems were targeted in distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks, in which websites are targeted by a network of computers, or botnet.The attack on the Cheshire Police website also targeted the Cheshire police and crime commissioner's site. ...
Niall Mason: Doncaster Rovers defender sacked after sexual assault conviction

Niall Mason: Doncaster Rovers defender sacked after sexual assault conviction

Sports
contract cancelled The 22-year-old had his contract cancelled by the club after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal Doncaster Rovers have sacked defender Niall Mason following his conviction for sexual assault. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge in January following an incident last year. Niall Mason was sacked by Doncaster He was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years. A statement released by the League One club on Monday said: “Rovers have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal by the club. consistent ...
ICC overturns war crimes conviction for ex-Congolese leader Bemba

ICC overturns war crimes conviction for ex-Congolese leader Bemba

World
June 8 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court on Friday overturned the conviction of former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, who had been sentenced to 18 years in prison for war crimes in the Central African Republic. Presiding Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert said Bemba cannot be held accountable for the actions of his rebels, who raped, pillaged and murdered in 2002 and 2003. He sent fighters from the Movement for the Liberation of Congo to CAR to suppress an attempted government coup. The ICC, headquartered in the Netherlands, in 2016 convicted Bemba for the war crimes after a six-year trial, saying he knew about the war crimes. But Van den Wyngaert said the 2016 panel "made serious errors" in considering whether Bemba took reasonable measures to prevent his subordinates from co...