Jeremy Forrest faces abduction charge over schoolgirl

Teacher Jeremy Forrest is on trial for abduction. Photo: AFP

The trial of a married British teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl heard that he fled to France with the pupil, 15, after they started a sexual relationship, sparking a manhunt.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 8:56pm

Guangdong manhunt ends with arrest of man suspected of chopping schoolchildren

Victims with head-wounds receive treatment at a Maoming hospital on Tuesday. Photo: Screenshot via Sina Weibo

Police in a Guangdong city said early on Wednesday that they had arrested a man accused of injuring six children and one woman with a butcher knife, ending a manhunt that gripped the province the evening before.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beware the overzealous response to acts of terrorism

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.

To follow the drama of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers online through Twitter, Reddit, television news, police scanners and newspaper updates was to be inundated with an abundance of almost real-time information. Anyone with a computer and internet access could get a virtual view of events, blow by blow, and connect the dots, rightly or wrongly, along the way. To follow the tweets of Watertown eyewitnesses, in particular, was to be thrust into a front-row seat of a real-life movie of guns popping in the dark and bodies falling, police cars racing and bystanders mistakenly apprehended.

25 Apr 2013 - 3:03am

Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed

Boston Police said on Friday they have taken custody of the second suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and are sweeping the suburban Boston neighborhood where he was captured after a massive manhunt. Photo: Reuters

A college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding out in a boat parked in a backyard on Friday and his older brother lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the US and paralysed the Boston area with fear.

20 Apr 2013 - 8:59pm

US suspends hunt for Lord's Resistance Army, offers rewards for leader instead

Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony

The United States has been forced to suspend its two-year hunt for Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony and instead has offered a US$5 million reward for the capture of one of the world's most wanted men. Rewards were also posted on Wednesday for three other rebel leaders wanted for war crimes.

5 Apr 2013 - 4:42am

Thousands join vigil to mourn Jilin baby killed in car theft

Local residents gather to mourn a baby who was strangled to death by a car thief in Changchun on March 5, 2013. Photo: Xinhua

Thousands of Jilin residents braved the freezing cold to attend a candlelight vigil in China’s northeastern city of Changchun on Tuesday evening to mourn the death of a two-month-old baby who had been stolen along with an SUV and was killed by the thief.

28 May 2013 - 8:59am 2 comments

City-wide Changchun manhunt for missing baby ends in tragedy

The baby's aunt weeps and pleads for its safe return in Changchun on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP pictures

A two-day city-wide manhunt in snow-covered northeastern China ended in heartbreak and disbelief after a baby stolen along with a SUV was found murdered – and the suspected thief and murderer turned himself in.

6 Mar 2013 - 9:44am

Manhunt in Changchun after car stolen with baby inside

Photo of a vehicle that is similar to the stolen one. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The Toyota RAV4 SUV was reported stolen near the intersection of West Ring Road and Longhua Road in Changchun, Jilin province, China National Radio reported. The vehicle was carrying a two-month-old baby when it was reported stolen at around 7.20am on Monday.

5 Mar 2013 - 12:24am

Manhunt for ex-cop set to resume in California mountain range

Recent image released by Irvine Police Deaprtment shows suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, in the double-murder that occurred in Irvine earlier this month. Photo: AFP

A mountaintop search was to resume on Saturday for an ex-policeman wanted in three California slayings, after authorities interrupted the manhunt during the night as snowfall kept their helicopters grounded.

9 Feb 2013 - 8:26pm

Suspected killer declares war on LAPD

Police investigators inspect the bullet-riddled LAPD squad car in which a police officer was shot on Thursday in Corona, California. Photo: AFP

A massive manhunt was under way in Southern California for a sacked policeman accused of three murders, who declared war on law-enforcement officers and their families in a rambling internet manifesto.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:52am

Mountain manhunt launched for ex-cop accused of killing three

Christopher Dorner. Photo: Reuters

A fired police officer who threatened to bring “warfare” to the Los Angeles Police Department went on a shooting rampage that left a policeman and two others dead and set off an extraordinary manhunt that had three states and Mexico on alert.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:08pm