September 3, 1987
A former nuclear technician accused of treason for allegedly spilling Israeli nuclear secrets testified about how he was transported from England to Israel, his lawyer said. The Jerusalem proceeding was closed, and no details were made public. Defense attorney Avigdor Feldman has demanded that Mordechai Vanunu, 33, be released immediately on grounds that he was brought to Israel illegally and the court therefore has no jurisdiction.
February 20, 1993 |
Two 10-year-old boys were under arrest Friday in the abduction and beating death of a 2-year-old. A police statement said detectives were questioning the pair about the death of James Bulger, who became separated from his mother at a shopping mall in Liverpool a week ago. Security video cameras in the mall recorded the scene as two boys led the toddler away. His body was found with horrific injuries on a railway line two days later.
February 19, 1993 |
Police said Thursday that two boys who kidnaped a toddler were looking for a police station shortly before the boy was killed. Detective Superintendent Albert Kirby, lead investigator in a case that has shocked Britain, said police believe 2-year-old James Bulger was killed last Friday evening, a few hours after he was led away from a shopping center.
March 2, 1993 |
The dirty yellow moving van lumbered down Walton Village Road and nosed out into the flow of traffic on the main street, on its way to another street and town, its destination kept secret from those who stood here by this 50-yard bank of flowers, piled up for the little dead boy, Jamie Bulger. But they saw it going. "Look! They're moving 'em out! You see! Right there! He's one of the ones that did it!"
July 17, 1994 |
Television viewers rejoiced, nurses cried and the police drew sighs of relief Saturday when an infant girl--abducted four hours after her birth in a Nottingham hospital--was returned safely to her parents. The agony for the couple, Roger and Karen Humphries, ended after police raided a house in Nottingham less than a mile from the Queen's Medical Center where the infant, Abbie, was snatched 15 days ago.
February 22, 1993 |
Britain's two most senior government officials, speaking Sunday about the case of two 10-year-old boys charged with the wanton killing of a 2-year-old child near Liverpool, promised a new crackdown on juvenile criminals. Prime Minister John Major, in a newspaper interview, called for a "public crusade" against lawlessness and argued that British society must take a less conciliatory attitude toward offenders.