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A body has been found by police in the search for a woman who went missing after telling her family she was going jogging during lockdown.

Zobaidah Salangy, 28, disappeared from home in Bromsgrove, Worcs., after telling relatives she was going for a run on March 29.

West Mercia Police revealed officers had discovered the body of a woman believed to Zobaidah near Copyholt Lane, in Bromsgrove, at around 11.30am today.

Zobaidah Salangy went missing from her home in Charford in March this year after telling her family she was going for a jog during lockdown. Her body has now been recovered by police

Zobaidah Salangy went missing from her home in Charford in March this year after telling her family she was going for a jog during lockdown. Her body has now been recovered by police

Whilst formal identification hasn’t yet taken place Zobaidah’s next of kin have been informed of the development.

Zobaidah’s husband and his two brothers are due to stand trial in connection with her death after previously denying any involvement in her disappearance. 

In April, police began searching rural areas of Stoke Pound in an attempt to locate her body.

West Mercia Police widened that search in May to include portions of the long canal between Tardebigge and Stoke Prior, approximately two miles from Mrs Salangy’s home but were unsuccessful.

Nezam Salangy, 42, denies murder while his siblings Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 32, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 29, are accused of assisting an offender.

The brothers deny helping Zobaidah’s partner to dispose of Zobaidah’s body.

Nezam Salangy, 42, denies the murder of his wife Zobaidah Salangy while his siblings Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 32, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 29, are accused of assisting an offender. All three will stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court in March next year

Nezam Salangy, 42, denies the murder of his wife Zobaidah Salangy while his siblings Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 32, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 29, are accused of assisting an offender. All three will stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court in March next year

The trio will go on trial at Birmingham Crown Court on March 16 next year.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Peters said: ‘This is a tragic development in our investigation and our thoughts are with Zobaidah’s family and friends.

‘Copyholt Lane will be closed for the next few days whilst our work continues and I’d like to thank the local community for their patience and support..’

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Phil Collins and ex-wife reach ‘partial settlement’ in battle to remove her from his Miami mansion

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Phil Collins and his ex-wife have reached a ‘partial settlement’ in the bitter battle to remove her and her new husband from the singer’s Miami mansion, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Collins, 69, insists former flame Orianne Cevey-Collins has no right to live in his palatial waterfront property with her new husband Thomas Bates, 31, and sued to have her kicked out.

But after the trio came face to face for the first time on Friday in mediation talks held via Zoom, they reached a tentative agreement that could see her leave the $40m home in exchange for a financial settlement.

A well-placed source told DailyMail.com that an official statement will be issued from both camps later today, confirming the breakthrough.

A court case scheduled for Monday through Tuesday at Miami Dade Circuit Court has also been cancelled though our source did not rule out future legal moves should the agreement collapse.

Phil Collins and his ex-wife have reached a 'partial settlement' in the bitter battle to remove her and her new husband from the singer's Miami mansion, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal

Phil Collins and his ex-wife have reached a ‘partial settlement’ in the bitter battle to remove her and her new husband from the singer’s Miami mansion, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal

The musician sought an injunction this month to have Cevey and her husband kicked out of his palatial waterfront home in Miami Beach, Florida. Pictured in 2016

The musician sought an injunction this month to have Cevey and her husband kicked out of his palatial waterfront home in Miami Beach, Florida. Pictured in 2016 

But after the trio came face to face for the first time on Friday in mediation talks held via Zoom, they reached a tentative agreement that could see her leave the $40m home in exchange for a financial settlement. Pictured: Cevey and Bates

But after the trio came face to face for the first time on Friday in mediation talks held via Zoom, they reached a tentative agreement that could see her leave the $40m home in exchange for a financial settlement. Pictured: Cevey and Bates

Despite splitting from Collins and remarrying, jewelry designer Orianne, 46, claimed the mansion is just as much her home as his under a 'verbal cohabitation agreement' and wanted $20m to leave

Despite splitting from Collins and remarrying, jewelry designer Orianne, 46, claimed the mansion is just as much her home as his under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’ and wanted $20m to leave 

Despite splitting from Collins and remarrying, jewelry designer Orianne, 46, claimed the mansion is just as much her home as his under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’ and wanted $20m to leave.

Collins, currently in London rehearsing for an upcoming Genesis reunion, sought an injunction that would have allowed him to send in cops to physically remove the couple.

However he softened his stance earlier this week and agreed instead to go into formal mediation.

Collins launched his drastic legal action earlier this month ago after calling it quits with Orianne for the second time. The pair married in 1999 and had two sons, Nicholas, 19, and Matthew, 15, before splitting seven years later. 

Despite agreeing to a record $47m divorce settlement they surprised the world in 2016 when they announced they were back together and living in the Miami home, which Collins purchased through an LLC. 

However the relationship ended, seemingly for good, when he discovered Orianne had ‘secretly’ married Bates in Las Vegas on August 2. 

According to court filings, the Against All Odds crooner left in a hurry for Switzerland and gave the couple until October 12 to pack their bags and move so he could put the plush property up for sale. 

When they failed to leave, Collins sued Orianne for unlawful detainer and forcible entry, accusing the pair of hiring armed guards, covering over security cameras and changing alarm codes to seize the house ‘by a show of force.’ 

Orianne Collins takes a smoke break during a court hearing on Wednesday

Bates is pictured outside the court

Orianne (left) takes a smoke break during a court hearing on Wednesday. Orianne’s new beau Bates is pictured outside the court, right

Collins bought the home after he and Cevey rekindled their romance in 2015, following their 2008 split. Orianne made a counterclaim for $20 million who claims the house is just as much hers through an 'oral agreement'

Collins bought the home after he and Cevey rekindled their romance in 2015, following their 2008 split. Orianne made a counterclaim for $20 million who claims the house is just as much hers through an ‘oral agreement’

The newlyweds hit back with their own filing, dismissing the allegations as ‘nothing more than a retaliation’ to the new marriage and a ‘shameful story’ that Collins had ‘fabricated’.

Orianne argues that she surrendered a $20m stake in her previous Miami home by getting a ‘quickie divorce’ from her previous husband, Charles Mejjati.

She picked out and jointly furnished the waterfront mansion, paid her share of the bills for five years and had an ‘oral co-habitation agreement’ with Collins that entitled her and their two sons to be there, according to her filing.

Orianne also claims to have informed Collins about her marriage to Bates after making multiple attempts to talk about their ‘deteriorating relationship’ which she maintains he was unwilling to address.

The mother-of-three admits covering over security cameras but alleges that this was because Collins had 20 secret devices installed around the $12,000 sq ft residence to spy on her, including in her bathroom and changing room. 

Collins and Cevey in 2003

Collins and Cevey in 2017

Collins (left with Cevey in 2003, right in 2017) has vowed not to give his ex-wife another dime, as she tried to renegotiate her record-breaking divorce settlement  

The mother-of-three admits covering over security cameras but alleges that this was because Collins had 20 secret devices installed around the $12,000 sq ft residence to spy on her, including in her bathroom and changing room. Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry

The mother-of-three admits covering over security cameras but alleges that this was because Collins had 20 secret devices installed around the $12,000 sq ft residence to spy on her, including in her bathroom and changing room. Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry 

Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry

Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry 

‘These cameras were installed without my knowledge or consent. I covered these cameras with Band-Aids in order to preserve my privacy and the privacy of my children in the Family Home,’ Orianne said in her filing. 

‘I was greatly disturbed and outraged that Mr Collins apparently requested that hidden cameras be installed in these rooms.’ 

Orianne insists that having to leave the house would be especially unfair on her youngest son – a nine-year-old referred to in court documents only as A.A. – with whom she shares custody with Miami-based Mejjati.

Because her counterclaim for an ‘equitable interest’ in the home would likely exceed the maximum of $30,000 that can be awarded in the county courts, a judge decided last week to move it- to circuit court. 

The development put Collins’ filling at the back of a long line of pending cases with court closures and pandemic restrictions expected to delay jury trials by a year or longer.

That left the British rock star – worth an estimated $300m – having to choose between paying his ex-wife off for the second time or facing off with her in a bitter, drawn-out court battle.

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Lord Janner enjoyed ‘the halo effect’ over child abuse claims, inquiry hears

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The late Lord Janner enjoyed ‘the halo effect’ as a prominent politician which meant he was effectively protected from being prosecuted for years amid allegations he abused vulnerable children, an inquiry heard.

Lawyers for the Labour peer’s alleged victims told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) that there was a ‘culture of deference’ towards Lord Janner.

The former Leicestershire MP died in 2015 having been charged with 22 counts of historic child sexual abuse dating back decades.

He denied the allegations.

The late Lord Janner enjoyed 'the halo effect' as a prominent politician which meant he was effectively protected from being prosecuted for years amid allegations he abused vulnerable children, an inquiry heard

The late Lord Janner enjoyed ‘the halo effect’ as a prominent politician which meant he was effectively protected from being prosecuted for years amid allegations he abused vulnerable children, an inquiry heard

Summing up the latest strand of the inquiry, which is focusing not on whether Lord Janner was guilty, but on the institutional responses to the allegations against him, lawyers for the alleged abuse victims accused police and prosecutors of not robustly investigate the claims.

Nick Stanage, representing several complainants, said Lord Janner was offered ‘the luxury of a series of timid and incomplete investigations’.

He added: ‘Over a period of several decades, serious allegations against Lord Janner received nothing like serious institutional responses from Leicestershire Police and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service).

‘The allegations demanded, but never received, thorough and objective analysis.

‘Investigations were oddly incurious, culpably feeble, and prematurely terminated with important inquiries still obviously left undone.’

Lawyer Christopher Jacobs said there was ‘a perfect storm of failure by police, CPS and social services’ which blighted the lives of his clients.

Lawyers for the Labour peer's alleged victims told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) that there was a 'culture of deference' towards Lord Janner (pictured with the then new Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1997)

Lawyers for the Labour peer’s alleged victims told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) that there was a ‘culture of deference’ towards Lord Janner (pictured with the then new Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1997)

He said: ‘There was a culture of deference towards Lord Janner, a prominent individual who was given the benefit of the doubt at every turn.’

David Enright, on behalf of his client, added: ‘It appears Lord Janner enjoyed the halo effect of high office, and children the default of disbelief.’

William Chapman, also representing multiple complainants, invited inquiry chairwoman Professor Alexis Jay to ‘call this what it is – a cover-up’, and said there was ‘a distinct lack of enthusiasm for pursuing Janner’.

He added: ‘This investigation has provided striking evidence of how wealth and social status insulated perpetrators of child sexual abuse from being brought to justice, to the detriment of the victims of their alleged abuse.’

The former Leicestershire MP died in 2015 having been charged with 22 counts of historic child sexual abuse dating back decades

The former Leicestershire MP died in 2015 having been charged with 22 counts of historic child sexual abuse dating back decades

Danny Friedman QC, on behalf of the Janner family, said there was a risk that the allegations were made by people who ‘transposed their pain and need for recompense onto Lord Janner’.

He said: ‘Certain individuals of profile can also become the subject of societal myths and stereotyping.

‘In the operations you have looked at, there were concrete grounds for concern that Lord Janner’s very prominence could attract wrongful accusation.’

Edward Brown QC, for the CPS, said staff involved in the Janner allegations ‘made judgment calls to the best of their ability’.

He said: ‘There is, we believe, simply no evidence (of deferential treatment) anywhere in the evidence before you.’

Lawyers for Leicestershire County Council and Leicestershire Police said child protection services had vastly improved since the time of the allegations.

No alleged victims of Lord Janner were called to give live evidence during the three-week inquiry strand, which was held largely behind closed doors to protect their identities, although summaries of their witness statements were heard and referred to throughout.

Fantasist Carl Beech claimed to have been abused by Lord Janner

Fantasist Carl Beech claimed to have been abused by Lord Janner 

Prof Jay’s report into this strand of the inquiry is due to be delivered at a later date.

Lord Janner’s last public appearance, a 59-second hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in August 2015, was characterised by his apparent inability to register what was happening.

He denied the allegations, while his family said he ‘became a target’ for a number of reasons, including ‘his particular public profile and being financially comfortable in his later years’.

Mr Hewson said a man known as ‘Nick’ came forward to the Metropolitan Police in late 2014, claiming to have been abused by Lord Janner.

However, his evidence was deemed by Mr Hewson to be of little use.

Mr Hewson told the inquiry of Nick’s evidence, presented to Leicestershire Police in the form of a transcript: ‘The allegations were so minimal, although it mentioned Lord Janner’s name it didn’t go into any detail whatsoever.

‘There was minimal detail about the alleged conduct of Lord Janner, there was no timing, no place – anything else, really.

‘Literally it was two or three lines within that document (interview transcript), there were no immediate lines of inquiry.

‘You could almost say it was struggling to establish that it was a complaint in any event.’

Nick, later revealed to be fantasist Carl Beech, was not considered useful as a potential prosecution witness against Lord Janner and his claims were dismissed by the force, Mr Hewson said.

Beech was jailed for 18 years in 2019 for what a judge called his ‘cruel and callous’ lies against politicians he claimed abused him.

TIMELINE: Sexual abuse allegations against Lord Janner

1991: During his own trial for the sexual abuse of over 100 children, paedophile Frank Beck, director of a Leicestershire children’s home, accused Lord Janner of abusing a child. A witness also claimed to have been abused by Lord Janner. The CPS decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

2002: In an investigation named Operation Magnolia, Lord Janner was the subject of allegations as part of a probe into abuse children’s home. The CPS says documents containing specific allegations relating to him were not referred to them by police and claim the police chose not to pursue him.

2006: As part of a new sex abuse investigation, Operation Dauntless, an alleged victim made allegations of serious sexual offending around 1981 by three individuals including Lord Janner. The CPS decision in 2007 was again that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

Lord Greville Janner and Myra Sheink's engagement announcement. The pair married in 1955. Allegations made against Lord Janner go back to the mid-1950s

Lord Greville Janner and Myra Sheink’s engagement announcement. The pair married in 1955. Allegations made against Lord Janner go back to the mid-1950s

2013: Leicestershire Police raid Janner’s north London home and offices as part of an inquiry linked to children’s homes in the county. He was not interviewed and maintained his innocence. Evidence was sent to the CPS.  

April 2015: CPS said it would not be pursing charges against Janner, then 86, as his dementia made him unable to stand trial.

Twenty men came forward with allegations that Janner had abused them during police investigations.

If a prosecution had gone ahead CPS said that it would have included 22 counts of indecent assault and buggery of nine victims, between 1969 and 1988.

Sir Barnett Janner, 60 year old Labour MP for North-West Leicester, with his wife and son, Greville Janner,  after receiving a knighthood, 1961

Sir Barnett Janner, 60 year old Labour MP for North-West Leicester, with his wife and son, Greville Janner,  after receiving a knighthood, 1961

Janner was probed during an investigation into an alleged Westminster paedophile ring.

May 2015: MPs demanded rethink of Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to prosecute Janner.

June 2015: The decision is overturned.

August 2015: Janner attends Westminster Magistrates’ Court, appearing for only a minute to identify himself.

December 7 2015: It is ruled that Janner is unfit to stand trial.

December 19 2015: Lord Janner dies, with a trial of facts dropped.  

2019: Fantasist Carl Beech jailed for 18 years for perverting the course of justice. Beech – known as ‘Nick’ – made up preposterous tales and ruined the lives and reputations of some of Britain’s most distinguished public servants.

October 12 2020: An inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse against Lord Janner begins, focusing on the police and prosecution response to allegations made against Janner.

2022: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will deliver a final report of overarching findings from all 15 sections of the investigation before Parliament.

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A twisted son who stabbed his elderly mum to death in the home they shared has been jailed for at least 20 years.

Mark Jozunas attacked Valerie Jozunas, 78, in the affluent village of Wimbish, Essex, on March 1st this year.

Paramedics and police rushed to the semi-detached property after the alarm was raised but Valerie died at the scene.

Mark Jozunas stabbed and killed his mother Valerie Jozunas, 78, in their shared home in the affluent village of Wimbish, Essex, on March 1st this year. Today, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 20 years

Mark Jozunas stabbed and killed his mother Valerie Jozunas, 78, in their shared home in the affluent village of Wimbish, Essex, on March 1st this year. Today, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 20 years

A post-mortem examination gave her cause of death as severe blood loss from multiple stab wounds.

Neighbours spoke of their shock in the wake of the killing, describing Valerie as ‘a really lovely person’ who ‘would do anything to help’.

Jozunas, 49, was charged with her murder and convicted by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court last month.

Jozunas was suffering from mental health issues, according to his family who spoke after he was convicted last month by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court

Jozunas was suffering from mental health issues, according to his family who spoke after he was convicted last month by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court

At the same court today, he was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Jennings, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: ‘This was a tragic event in which Jozunas brutally took his mother’s life and then attempted to lie about it.

‘I am pleased that justice has been served for Valerie, and hope this sentence will provide some solace for the family.’  

Speaking after last month’s guilty verdict, Valerie’s family paid tribute to their mother who was ‘taken away from us by an act of violence.’

‘We have not only lost our mother, but our brother too. Life will never be the same, but we hope our brother will received the help he needs for his ongoing mental health issues.

‘There are no winners in this situation but as a family we respectfully remember our dear mum and hope we can all find peace in the future.’

The family are yet to comment following today’s sentencing. 

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