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Sunday 24 September 2017

Woman had 82 dogs in house

US police who removed 82 dogs from a rural home say the owner could face animal cruelty charges.

Officials used four trucks to take 55 dogs from the house in north-west Indiana and then returned to rescue 27 more.

The dogs are being checked by vets.

Police said neighbours alerted authorities because they feared dog waste around the home could seep into their drinking water.

Homeowner Donna Montoya says she takes care of her dogs and feeds them every day.



Police catch escaped convict

A manhunt that riveted Japan ended when police captured a Chinese convict who bolted from a Hiroshima penitentiary clad only in his underwear in the country's first prison break in more than two decades.

Police found Li Guolin, who was serving a 23-year sentence for attempted murder, near an elementary school in the southern Japan city yesterday.

Li is suspected of breaking into an apartment to steal clothes after he jumped the prison walls on Wednesday.



TV man admits sexual assaults

A former BBC and ITV presenter has admitted a string of sexual assaults on teenage girls, a court heard.

Peter Rowell (53) also confessed to making indecent photographs of children and the possession of more than 400 images.

He has been remanded into custody and is due to be sentenced on March 2.

The father-of-one, from Gloucestershire, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of indecent assault following complaints from five women. The assaults occurred between 1989 and the early 1990s when the women were all under 16 years old.



Man sold Hirst fakes for $84k

A New York City man has pleaded guilty to forging appraisal documents before selling prints by British artist Damien Hirst that were actually fakes.

According to reports, Richard Silver bought the prints on eBay in 2006, believing they were authentic. It said they came with purported certificates of authenticity. He resold them on eBay for $84,000.

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