The men - named Jan Dudi, 25, (pictured far left), Jabar Paktia, 41 (middle left), Norbert Pulko, 22 (middle right) and Adam Cech, 27, (far right) appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court today charged over the alleged acid attack on a three-year-old boy. A 39-year-old man, who is the boy's father and cannot be named for legal reasons, was also in the dock. All five men were charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. The toddler suffered serious burns to his face and arm when he was doused in a corrosive substance as he sat in his pushchair outside a Home Bargains store in Worcester while on a shopping trip with his mother on Saturday afternoon. She screamed 'What have you done to my baby?' after he was covered in a pink liquid in the alleged assault which was captured on CCTV.
Labour MP Fiona Onasanya is charged with perverting the course of justice after 'trying to avoid points for speeding' with her brother
Labour MP Fiona Onasanya (pictured with Jeremy Corbyn) has been charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice. The Peterborough MP, who won the key marginal seat in 2017, was charged over allegedly lying about who was behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle in two separate incidents in Cambridgeshire last year. Prosecutors say Ms Onasanya conspired with her younger brother Festus to avoid penalty points, once when she was driving and once when he was behind the wheel, and passed them to a third party. She is alleged to have been behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle on July 24 last year but together with her brother Festus Onasanya told the authorities someone else was driving. The second similar count relates to an incident on August 23 when her brother was alleged to have been driving but she told authorities that a third party had been driving. Festus, 33, a singer from Cambridge, also faces a third charge of perverting the course of justice.
Furious scaffolder saves dog from car then confronts 'arrogant driver' who left her two pets inside during sweltering 90F heatwave
Scaffolder Danny Cruttwell from Crawley, Sussex posted a video of two dogs stuck in a car parked in a car park of a supermarket. Mr Cruttwell filmed what he was doing as evidence that the dogs were in distress. He gave a running commentary, and said the temperature according to his own car was 33c or 91f. Mr Cruttwell opened the door of the car, although he said if it was locked, he would have smashed a window to rescue the two dogs inside. The car's owner returned to her vehicle almost three minutes into the coverage and claimed she had only been away for 'two seconds'. Mr Cruttwell criticised the woman for leaving her dogs inside the car on such a hot day. He got some water from a passer-by which was quickly lapped up by one of the thirsty dogs.
Ex Coronation Street and Cold Feet actress died from liver disease in her bed after she began drinking a bottle of vodka a day as she battled post natal depression
A former Coronation Street and Cold Feet actress died at home after battling post-natal depression, an inquest heard. Former Miss Wales Melanie Hughes (pictured with her husband, Rick), 39, suffered depression after the birth of her son Kaden. An inquest heard she started drinking a bottle of vodka a day after being left in a 'terrible state' after a traumatic year. She suffered a miscarriage, was distressed over the death of her grandmother and her mother was taken ill.
Unfaithful wife, 68, who wants to divorce her millionaire husband of 40 years is forced to STAY 'unhappily' married to him after losing Supreme Court fight (but at least they're living in separate houses)
Tini Owens, 68, wants to end her 40-year marriage to 80-year-old Hugh Owens, insisting their relationship has broken down. But Mr Owens refuses to agree to the split. Despite his wife having had an affair and the couple now living in separate houses, he says she is just 'bored' and insists they still have a 'few years' to enjoy life together. The couple have been living in neighbouring properties (pictured) in Broadway, Worcestershire since February 2015. Five Supreme Court judges today waved away Mrs Owens' pleas to let her end the union and ruled she must stay married.
Demi Lovato 'had been using METH days before she overdosed on heroin after all-night party at her $8M home with friends who revived her then fled'
TMZ reports that Lovato had been partying through the night at her $8 million Hollywood Hills home prior to her overdose, which occurred just before noon on Tuesday. The singer's friends revived her with Narcan according to a law enforcement source and notified members of Lovato's team about the situation, but then fled before emergency workers arrived on the scene. Multiple sources close to Demi are animate however that the singer did not overdose from heroin, thought they do admit that the singer seemed to have relapsed in the past few weeks. One source said that Lovato began using again after firing her sober coach earlier this month, while The Blast reports that a nurse at the hospital told police the singer been using methamphetamine prior to her alleged overdose.
Savannah Britain: Stunning aerial images reveal the impact of UK's scorching sun with hardly a blade of green grass to be seen across parched countryside
It's been Britain's driest start to summer in modern records, leaving farmers with parched crops and water companies enforcing hosepipe bans. And these alarming photographs show how Britain's green land is turning yellow as the country endures its longest heatwave since 1976, which has seen several places have 55 consecutive dry days since the start of June. Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset (pictured) are known for the beautiful contrast between the white chalk cliffs and the green grass above, but new photographs show how the landscape is now bone dry. Local photographer Andy Lyons took the latest pictures, standing in the same spot with his camera drone as he had done a year ago when the clifftop and rolling hills beyond were bright green. But experts say despite its current state, grass is incredibly resilient and will bounce back.
Britain's wild weather: UK soars towards hottest day EVER as Met Office says 101.3F all-time record could be broken on Friday (but thunder, hail and torrential rain will crash in hours later)
Parts of the Lake District could be drained to provide millions of litres of water for drought-hit parts of Britain, as the country braces for its hottest July day on record this week. The UK's longest heatwave since 1976 is forecast to intensify as the week goes on, with 91F (33C) temperatures expected today and 93F (34C) tomorrow before the South East of England faces a sizzling 99F (37C) on Friday. But torrential downpours are forecast to hit northern and eastern England on Friday afternoon and evening, bringing up to 2.4in (60mm) of rain in just three hours along with thunderstorms, large hail and gusty winds. Temperatures will then drop a little to 77F (25C) by the weekend which will provide some relief for a country that is today entering its 31st consecutive heatwave day. Pictured: A forecast map for Friday (top left) and people enjoying the weather today in Woolacombe, Devon (left and right).
A touching scene! Trump reaches out to Juncker and says 'we want to have a fair trade deal' - as the EU chief says US and Europe are 'allies, not enemies'
President Donald Trump hosts European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday for what is set to be a tense face-to-face meeting, with efforts to resolve a festering trade dispute between the two key economies seemingly deadlocked. Speaking ahead of the White House talks, Juncker admitted he was "not very optimistic," while Trump kicked off the day with a combative series of tweets vowing "no weakness" in the multiple fights he has launched with America's trade partners. "I know Mr. Trump pretty well," Juncker told German public broadcaster ZDF. "I have met him frequently and know how to deal with him."
Doctor 'used truth drug to rape and abuse of THOUSANDS of children he placed in STRAITJACKETS' at psychiatric hospital - but NO ONE will face justice as suspects have died
Child patients sent to Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire (right) between the 1950s and 1970s have claimed they were taken to a secluded room, drugged and sexually abused by Kenneth Milner (left). The psychiatrist and hospital chief superintendent is alleged to have injected children with the truth serum sodium amytal (inset) before sexually abusing them, after after putting them in straitjackets. Today Derbyshire Police said in a report: 'There would have been sufficient evidence to justify interviewing Dr Milner under caution in relation to a number of potential offences, namely rape, indecent assault, child cruelty and assault.' So far 115 people have come forward to speak to the investigation team and police have recorded 65 crimes including physical and sexual abuse. However, the number of victims could be much higher after Milner spent 28 years at the helm of the 100-capacity hospital. Lawyers for 47 patients sent to the hospital in the 1960s and 1970s said the 'horrific treatment' had 'undoubtedly caused permanent, damaging effects'.
Water found on Mars: Scientists discover liquid 12-mile lake beneath ice - meaning there could be ALIEN life on the red planet
A hidden lake of liquid water (circled bottom right) has been found on Mars (left) for the first time in a landmark discovery that bolsters the possibility of life on the red planet. The reservoir, which spans 12 miles (20km) and is buried a mile (1.6km) underground near a patch of ice on the planet's pole (top right), was uncovered by scientists using radar to probe the planet's icy south pole. The discovery is the first evidence of a lake of liquid water on Mars that still exists today - an environment scientists believe is ideal for the growth of microbial life. Experts said the 'stunning' find could provide us with the first evidence of life outside of Earth, and will serve as a key target for future missions to the red planet. Warwick Holmes, an aerospace engineer at the University of Sydney, said future spacecraft missions to Mars will be working 'very hard' to design methods to sample the newly discovered lake. Researchers used the probe's Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (Marsis) instrument to explore the planet's polar ice caps.
Furious paramedic confronts 'idiot' parking warden after he slaps a ticket on her AMBULANCE when she stops at Tesco to buy a drink during busy shift (but social media is divided over who is in the right)
A parking warden, pictured, has sparked outrage after slapping an ambulance with a parking ticket outside a Tesco in Cheshire before rowing with the paramedic. The warden refused to listen to complaints from witnesses that the paramedic was 'on call' and said she could not leave the vehicle on double yellow lines whatever the circumstances. He was also unmoved when she told him she had been working since early in the morning and had stopped to get a drink of water and was unable to fit her vehicle in a bay. The footage has caused outrage on social media, with DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles voicing his anger and demanding Tesco take action, although they are not responsible for the car park or its management.
Original EastEnders cast member Leonard Fenton, 92, who played Dr Legg will RETURN to Albert Square - 21 years after he left
He appeared in the first scene of the BBC soap as Walford's original GP over three decades ago.
And EastEnders legend Leonard Fenton is set to return to Albert Square as Dr. Harold Legg in autumn this year.
The 92-year-old actor - whose character remained close to Dot Cotton (played by June Brown) - portrayed the medical doctor in regular and recurring roles up until 1997, before appearing in short cameos in the early 2000s.
Mother-of-nine, 36, is forced to walk SEVEN miles a day to get two of her children to school after bus service is cut
Gemma Headley, 36, from East Yorkshire spends 90 minutes a day walking her of three of her nine children to school. She has been walking the 1.8 mile stretch back and forth since they started school. Five-year-old Phoebe, Matilda, four and two-year-old Percy all go for the daily walk along the busy B road.
Revealed: Bryan Ferry's socialite ex-wife Lucy Birley, 58, 'died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in her brother's B&B; in Ireland after a long battle with depression'
EXCLUSIVE: Former model Mrs Birley died 'surrounded by her beloved dogs, Daisy, Peg and Daphne' while on holiday in Ireland this week. Her brother Ed Helmore, a British New York based journalist, told MailOnline: 'Lucy fought a long battle with depression, a battle that she lost on Monday'. She was found dead at her brother Mark's B&B; at Mount Vernon, County Clare (main picture), and police sources said officers were investigating her death as 'personal tragedy and suicide.' Lucy's second husband Robin Birley (top right in 2013), son of Annabel's night club owner Mark Birley, announced her death yesterday. Lucy and Bryan Ferry (left in 1997) had four sons during their 21-year relationship before they divorced in 2003 having 'drifted apart' after her long battle with addiction to drink and drugs and his workaholism.
The biggest ever indoor theme park opens its doors: Stunning $1billion Warner Bros World in the Abu Dhabi desert welcomes its first visitors
Warner Bros World encompasses 1.65 million square feet on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and honours famous cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The desert-like climate of Abu Dhabi means the park is located inside a huge air-conditioned building with the interior designed to make it permanently resemble midday. The park is separated into six areas including Bedrock of 'The Flintstones' fame, Superman's Metropolis, Batman's Gotham City, Cartoon Junction and Yosemite Sam's Dynamite Gulch.
Desperate Greek father searches for his missing nine-year-old twin daughters after he spots them alive on TV on rescue boat - as police probe 'Armageddon' fires which left 80 dead
Dozens are still missing as emergency crews started the grim job of sifting through the charred remains of hundreds of homes and cars in fire-hit areas around Athens. Many have taken to social media to post pictures of their loved-ones - but ambulance officials have said there is little hope of finding anyone alive in burnt out buildings. Greek father Yiannis Philipopoulos has appealed for help locating his missing twin daughters, who he says he spotted alive in TV news footage (left) showing people getting off a fishing boat that had rescued them as they fled. Mr Philipopoulos said the girls, who were on holiday in Rafina with their grandparents, went missing amid the wildfires that engulfed the area. His parents, Philip, 74, and Sofia, 61 (bottom right), are unaccounted for. In a dramatic twist today, another man has come forward to say the youngsters in the video were in fact his daughters.
Prince of hearts! Harry's HIV charity releases adorable images of the royal meeting children during a private visit to Lesotho just weeks after his wedding
The Duke of Sussex, who has this week been talking at the AIDS conference in Amsterdam, travelled to the southern African kingdom last month to open a community hall on behalf of the organisation he co-founded. He met children at the Phelisanong Children's Centre in Pitseng, Leribe during what Kensington Palace described as a 'private visit' without his new wife Meghan. The snaps show the newly-married royal dancing (left) and playing balloons with local children, while one cheeky youngster tries on his sunglasses (right).
Dogs do the DAFTEST things! Doting owners share sweet snaps of their pets' silliest moments in hilarious online gallery
Owners from around the world have shared photos of their desperately dopey dogs in a hilarious online gallery. The pooches were snapped looking utterly baffled and rather silly as they failed to demonstrate any common sense. Pictured clockwise from top left: failing to fetch a ball; trying to get back inside; struggling to get the ball back; losing sight of the cat; a new look after playing in flowers; trying to play hide and seek in the bathroom.
Shocked Essex family return from camping holiday in France to find a Sudanese stowaway had clung to their motorhome for 300 miles (then give him Orangina and Mini Cheddars before calling police)
The refugee hitched a lift onboard Lisa Patterson's camper van when she returned from a two-week family holiday on the continent with her husband and her son. The family believe the man snuck aboard near Caen in Normandy, then clung for the 200 miles to Calais, then during the cross-channel trip, then extra 100 miles back to the home near Colchester, Essex. When they returned to their rural home, they spotted the man looking lost on the street, and gave him a packed of Mini Cheddars and a bottle of Orangina while he waited for immigration authorities.
Man suffering from narcolepsy bought £79 of toiletries while SLEEP SHOPPING in his local store - then had another attack while trying to return them and spent £80 more
Mark Doyle, 46, from Neilston in East Renfrewshire, Scotland (pictured with his purchases main) looked wide awake when he left his home and set off for the nearby town of Barrhead two weeks ago. But he wasn't actually conscious and ended up sleep walking to the town centre where he spent £79 on deodorant, shower gel and razors at a Saver's store (pictured inset). The father-of-four, who has had the unusual condition nearly all his life, said: 'When I woke up I noticed that I spent more than £100 on so many things like deodorant, bath sponges, shower gel, hair wax, you name it. On July 13, I went and purchased £78.49 worth of toiletries which I didn't need. The following day I went back in to return the products but I took a turn again, fell asleep and I tried to buy more stuff - about £80 worth. But luckily I couldn't find my card so the staff had to take all the other items back.'
Alight here for walkies! Gleeful Poodle loving every minute of his rail journey is dubbed 'best Virgin Trains passenger ever' -but faces Twitter fury at taking 'a human seat'
The dog was sitting upright on a carriage on a Virgin Trains service when it was photographed by a fellow passenger. A Twitter user posted the photograph of the dog claiming it was the 'best passenger ever'. However, fellow social media users were far less charitable. Tom McCormack tweeted: 'Thinking of the person next to sit in that seat, would you want to pay the price of travelling on a Virgin Train and then get dog hairs on your clothes.
Bobbies on the sheet! Police officers will throw paper AEROPLANES through open windows and doors to highlight dangers of burglary
NEW Police officers are to spend their time on duty throwing paper aeroplanes through homeowner's open windows as part of a bizarre crime prevention campaign. The move is hoped to highlight the dangers of leaving windows and doors open during the summer, following a spate of burglaries. But the unorthodox campaign, headed up by Dorset Police chief constable James Vaughan (pictured) has prompted calls for officers to spend more time catching the criminals.
Taken by surprise? Karlie Kloss shares hilarious images of Princess Beatrice's and Serena Williams' STUNNED faces as she FaceTimed her friends to reveal engagment
The model, 25, took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday to post photos of her loved ones looking shocked and delighted after she told them via FaceTime that she and Joshua, 33, are set to tie the knot. She included snaps of Serena Williams, 36, looking absolutely thrilled for the model (right), as well as a shot of a stunned Princess Beatrice of York (left), 29. Karlie, who is currently in Beijing, couldn't wait to let her pals and relatives know about her big news, and reached out to them in a string of video calls instead. She also shared a new photo of her engagement ring, this time taking to the Chinese micro-blogging platform (inset).
Hollywood's secrets revealed by the man who arranged its most titillating trysts: Scotty Bowers spent decades setting up and sleeping with the world's most famous people - from British Royalty to threesomes with Cary Grant
Starting in the 1940s, Scotty Bowers (pictured main and inset right with friends in his youth) was right at the center of 'the Gomorrah of Hollywood'. He says he either slept with or set up - or both - everyone from Lana Turner and Ava Gardner to Cary Grant... even Wallis Simpson and the abdicated King of England, Edward VIII (pictured clockwise from top right). He says he secured about 150 women over 50 years for Katharine Hepburn, labeling her a closet lesbian whose relationship with Spencer Tracy was for show - with Scotty insisting the heartthrob married actor was also actually gay (and he had sleepovers with him, too). Scotty's exploits are laid bare in a new documentary, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, which premieres this month. The film follows him around LA as he, now 95, recounts memories from his heyday as a 'trick' and facilitator for decades in Hollywood, showing off old pictures as well as reminiscing with some of the men he recruited or socialized with. He waited until all of the most famous players had passed away, however, before sharing their stories and publishing a tell-all book in 2012, Full Service. 'A lot of people at the time knew who these people were and what they were so, so it's not a secret really,' he tells one fan at a book signing. Pictured inset left is Scotty and his wife of nearly 35 years, Lois - who knew little of her husband's former life until he published the book, and even now says: 'I don't know him as that person and not sure I want to - and I'm not interested in Hollywood shenanigans. I'm just not'
A Dickens of a view! Property in shadow of seaside house where great novelist wrote many of his best-loved novels is up for sale for £2.25million
Charles Dickens holidayed at Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent (pictured main, right) every summer for almost two decades, and penned David Copperfield there. Harbour Rise (pictured centre) sits directly in front of it, with only one room that offers a view of the Dickensian home, where you can see the study where he used to write. But despite its prominent position in the popular seaside town, it is described by estate agents as a 'hidden gem', concealed behind walls and tall hedges. The historic property with stunning sea views was once a row of tiny fishermen's cottages and a stable block where they kept horses that used to pull boats up onto the shore in the 17th century. During the Napoleonic Wars it became a garrison for soldiers, while Bleak House was home to the commander, who once used it to stop smugglers infiltrating some nearby sea caves. The property is a 30-second walk from the beach and boasts nine bedrooms and four bathrooms (interior pictured inset)
Mother spots X-rated silhouette hiding amongst the Hawaiian flowers on her summer dress - but can YOU see it?
A woman who regularly donned a favourite summer dress when the weather was warm got the shock of her life when she realised the frock had an X-rated print hidden on it. The dress, adorned with green, blue and brown Hawaiian-style flowers, appears entirely innocent at first glance...but a closer look reveals the outline of a curvaceous woman's body in a racy pose. Shared on social media site Imgur, the image ran with the caption: 'My mom has been wearing this summer dress for years and no one noticed the pattern until now...'
Tour de France rider breaks his knee cap in horror crash when he flew head first over a wall... but he still rides on for another 40 miles to finish stage
Quick-Step Floors rider Philippe Gilbert has revealed the horrific injury he suffered during Stage 16 of the Tour de France. Belgian Gilbert lost control of his bike on a fast descent and crashed into a wall before disappearing head first into a ravine on Tuesday. He remounted and finished the stage but his Tour has come to an end after breaking his knee cap.
Oops-a-daisy! Camilla shows off a bandaged finger at Sandringham Flower Show on last engagement before her and Charles set off on their summer holidays
The Prince of Wales, 69, and Duchess of Cornwall, 71, made a stylish entrance, arriving by horse and carriage at the annual horticultural spectacular in Sandringham on Wednesday. Camilla was sporting a bandaged hand (left and inset) after cutting her finger on Tuesday, she told crowds. The annual flower show, held on the Queen's estate in Norfolk, will be the couple's final engagement before embarking on their summer break.
Not such stupid boys! Brilliant unseen photos show Dad's Army stars larking about as they film episodes of the classic sitcom which began 50 years ago
The Radio Times is releasing a special tribute edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Britain's best-loved sitcoms Dad's Army with a range of behind-the-scenes photographs (pictured left, right and inset). The comedy, which featured the misadventures of a Home Guard platoon in the fictional Walmington-on-Sea on the south coast of England, ran from 1968 to 1977 with 80 episodes produced. They frequently caused chaos around the town in their efforts to protect Britain but their lovable antics were embraced by the British public, with audiences of up to 18million tuning in.
Are these the most Instagram-friendly student halls EVER? Plush accommodation boasts roof terraces, games rooms and SLIDES (and there's not a cold shower or draughty cafeteria in sight)
The plush accommodation appears on the top 10 list of the 'most Instagram-worthy' halls by British student accommodation search website My Student Halls. Ernest Place, in Durham (top right), tops the list with its glass-walled Sky Bar, cinema, sauna and roof terrace, while Vita Student in Edinburgh (bottom left) comes in second place. The slide in the 'Festival Zone' of true Student, Glasgow (top left), earns it the third spot, while Hox Park, Surrey, near Royal Holloway, offers plenty of space to relax (bottom right).
Do these fascinating pictures reveal what it means to be British? The images shortlisted for the prestigious 'Portrait of Britain' exhibition
These are the fascinating images among those that have been shortlisted for the annual Portrait of Britain exhibition, where portrait photos are displayed on screens in shopping centres and on high streets all over the UK. The exhibition is run by the British Journal of Photography and aims to shed light on what it means to be British. Judges have whittled down the entries to 200 shortlisted images , which will all be printed in a book simply called Portrait of Britain . This batch will be reduced further to 100 winning images, which will be announced at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on September 1. These 100 pictures will each be displayed across JCDecaux's network of digital screens.
Thai cave boys become novice monks: Rescued football team and their coach pose in orange robes with shaved heads after ceremony to ordain them in thanks for their safe return
Eleven boys from the Wild Boars football team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand were ordained as Buddhist novices on Wednesday in memory of a volunteer diver who died during their rescue. The group and their coach posed in orange robes with shaved heads and will now spend nine days living in a temple and adhering to the strict rules of Buddhism.
Photographer sparks 'poverty porn' backlash after he asked poor Indian children to cover their eyes next to fake meals for hunger photo series
A series of photographs on hunger in India by Italian photographer Alessio Mamo have sparked a backlash online and been branded as exploitative 'poverty porn' by critics. The pictures, showing children covering their eyes next to tables full of fake food, are part of the 'Dreaming Food' series from 2011.
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