Asteroid as big as football pitch narrowly avoided Earth in closest near miss ever recorded

A huge asteroid zoomed past Earth in terrifying near miss during the early hours of Sunday, just hours after it first spotted by astronemers. The 110m-long asteroid flew by 192,500km away – half the distance the Moon is away from us. According to NASA the encounter with the asteroid, labelled…

Frail pensioner, 78, raped by 21-year-old who then forced her to shower off his DNA

A 21-year-old man barged his way into the home of a frail, elderly woman and raped her before forcing her to take a shower to “wash off the DNA”. Shyhiem Frances-Myers was today jailed for 13 years and six months for the terrifying attack on January 13. The 21-year-old committed…

‘Get the f*** off me!’: Begging schoolgirl, 13, attacked by two girls in ‘unprovoked’ assault as men watch

A 13-year-old schoolgirl was savagely attacked by two other girls in distressing footage posted online. The victim is grabbed by her hair, thrown to the floor and repeatedly kicked and punched. She then hits the path before rolling onto a grassy verge. The victim tries in vain to get up…

British man who killed wife with hammer in Dubai is to appeal his 10-year prison sentence

A British man is to appeal his 10-year jail sentence in Dubai for killing his wife with a hammer. Jane Matthew’s heartbroken family announced the shocking revelation in a statement, saying they were “very upset” and that women should be “deeply worried” by the case. British newspaper editor Francis Matthew…

Mum-of-three killed just weeks before daughter’s wedding while ‘trying to stop car rolling onto road’

A mother-of-three has died weeks before her daughter’s wedding as she apparently tried to stop her car from rolling onto a road. Anne McCann died at the scene of the accident near Sixmilecross, Co Tyrone. A nurse was on the scene of the incident on Altamuskin Road within minutes, assisting…

“I’m not ashamed to call you my daddy”: Grieving daughter’s tributes to dead burglar dad left outside pensioner’s home

The grieving daughter of a burglar who died after being stabbed in a raid on a pensioner’s home has said she is “not ashamed to call him her daddy”. Her father Henry Vincent died after breaking into the home of 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks and his wife Maureen in Hither Green.…

Car spins out of control and slams into barrier as fellow driver’s dashcam captures the scary crash

A car was filmed spinning dangerously across two lanes before slamming into a barrier as icy conditions hit parts of the country. The Renault Megane appears to be attempting to overtake despite the snowy landscape and quickly starts to lose control. The dashcam recording spots the other car gliding across…

Is this America’s own Loch Ness monster? Video shows bizarre creature with long neck washed up on beach

A bizarre long-necked creature thought to resemble Scotland’s Loch Ness monster has washed up on a beach in America. Jeff Warren was out with his son when they thought they came across a heron feasting on a dead seal. But as they got closer they saw that the animal was…