An obese woman claims she was given just days to live after she developed deadly sepsis from a gastric sleeve operation.
Laura Battrum, 35, from Birmingham, was severely overweight at 22 stone (308lbs) when she decided weight-loss surgery was her only option.
Due to her suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the NHS agreed to pay for the operation, which took place last January.
Thrilled, Miss Battrum thought she was one step closer to her dream of starting a family with her partner of eight years Steve, 37.
Instead, she claims she developed sepsis and was given three days to live before being put in an induced coma for a month.
After spending a total of four months in hospital, Miss Battrum is finally back at home. But the health and social assessor is now forced to use a colostomy bag, and battles mobility problems and fatigue every day.
A Florida woman escaped her threatening, jealous boyfriend after convincing him their dog was ill and needed to be taken to the vet, where she then passed a note pleading for help, she told police.
“Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know,” Carolyn Reichle’s note said, according to the Volusia County Sherriff’s office, which released a photograph of the note and an account of the woman’s ordeal Friday.
After getting the note, staff at the Deland animal hospital acted quickly and called police, who rescued Reichle. Cops arrested her boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd, and seized his fully-loaded 9mm handgun, the sheriff’s office said.
Reichle was “visibly upset and crying” when police arrived, with a swollen left eye, and “covered in bruises and lacerations,” according to a police report obtained by Oxygen.com.
“Thank God for the courage of this woman, the quick action of
Police in Wildwood, New Jersey are investigating officers seen apparently punching a woman on a beach Saturday in a video that went viral.
The involved officers have been re-assigned to administrative duty while the investigation is conducted, Wildwood Police said Sunday.
“Chief [Robert] Regalbuto stated that while he finds this video to be alarming, he does not want to rush to any judgment until having the final results of the investigation,” police said.
That video appears to show two officers wrestling a young woman to the ground and punching her in the head on a beach in Wildwood. People can be heard shouting at the woman to stop resisting. A woman who was sleeping on the beach woke up to the disturbance, recorded it on her phone and posted it on Twitter:
The arrested woman was identified as Emily Weinman, 20, of Philadelphia. She has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a
The woman on the other end of the line was hysterical.
Through screams and sobs, Eileen Leone spoke of men forcing their way in to her boyfriend’s Egg Harbor Township home June 29, 2006.
“Please hurry up,” she yells.
“Darius,” she calls to her boyfriend, 32-year-old Darius Smith.
But Smith, a beloved local youth sports coach, was already mortally wounded.
It would take eight years for his killer to be charged.
Leone, who is now serving a 30-year sentence for murder, is the subject of this week’s “Snapped” episode on the Oxygen network.
It tells the story of a woman whose drug addiction kept her family away and led to violent outbursts and possibly prostitution to pay for her habit.
After a day of fighting with Smith, Leone struck him in the back
The NYPD is investigating celebrity chef Mario Batali after accusations emerged that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in a private room at a posh Manhattan restaurant.
The woman told 60 Minutes Sunday that, while she worked at Batali’s Babbo restaurant in 2005, he invited her to a party at the Spotted Pig, a restaurant with celebrity investors including Jay-Z and Michael Stipe.
The Spotted Pig featured an exclusive third-floor playroom where celebrities can party in private, according to the New York Times. But it earned a notorious nickname: the “Rape Room.”
The woman said Batali brought her there and started kissing her before she blacked out. She said she woke up near dawn on the floor, surrounded by broken bottles, with deep scratches in one of her legs.
“The first thing I think is ‘I’ve been drugged.’ That was the first thing I thought, that I’ve been assaulted,” the woman told 60 Minutes.
Ruth Correa stands accused of one of the most terrifying crimes in recent history — a Connecticut home invasion and arson that turned deadly for an entire family. But who is the young woman?
Correa, a 23-year-old mom of two, has been living in the same Hartford, Connecticut home for the past two years and has no prior arrests, WFSB in Hartford reported. Her father is a state Department of Correction officer.
She appeared in Superior Court in New London on Monday after being arrested for the killings of Kenneth and Janet Lindquist and their son Matthew, and was charged with three counts of felony murder and a single count of murder of two or more persons at the same time.
She’s also charged with home invasion, first-degree arson and first-degree robbery. Correa has not yet entered a plea for any of the charges and she is being held on a
A transgender woman has been found dead in Dallas for the second time in just one week.
A kayaker spotted the body of a black transgender woman floating in White Rock Creek Saturday night. The body was “in a severe state of decomposition,” police said. She was wearing a black shirt and black scrub pants, with no tattoos or distinct markings.
It’s unclear how the woman died, and she has not been identified. Investigators have ruled the death unexplained pending further tests from the medical examiner’s office.
Police are asking for information in identifying her and said anonymous tips can be sent through the iWatch Dallas app: http://dallas.iwatch911.us/
The gruesome discovery came just days after another transgender woman was found murdered in the area.
Police said Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, 26 (below), was found unconscious in her apartment last Wednesday, and she was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said she was strangled to death.Witnesses told police they
A grisly triple murder, home invasion and fire that shocked a sleepy Connecticut neighborhood have led to one suspect’s arrest, and more busts may be on the way, police said.
Ruth Correa, 23, appeared in court Monday on charges for the deaths of Kenneth and Janet Lindquist, as well as their son Matthew. Correa is charged with murder, home invasion, robbery and torching the Lindquist’s house after the killings last December. She did not enter a plea.
Police had initially considered Matthew Lindquist a person of interest in the murder of his parents, whose burned bodies were discovered inside the home. But several months later, on May 5, police found Matthew’s body near the site of the fire, according to WFSB-TV in Hartford.
New details about the crime emerged Monday, which indicate Kenneth and Janet Lindquist suffered severe blunt trauma to the head, according to the Hartford Courant. Kenneth Lindquist reportedly died
A woman whose niece died in Los Angeles Police Department custody threw her ashes at the police chief during a commission hearing Tuesday.
Sheila Hines-Brim was caught on camera hurling the ashes of Wakiesha Wilson at LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and, shouting, “That’s Wakiesha! She’s going to stay with you.”
Wilson died in LAPD custody in 2016, after she was arrested for allegedly attacking another person in a hospital emergency room, according to police records. She was found in her Metropolitan Detention Center jail cell hanging by a piece of cloth tied to a telephone cord, and a coroner’s office ruled her death a suicide. But her family and activists argue otherwise. They blame the LAPDfor the death and say police failed to notify them about it.
The city paid Wilson’s family nearly $300,000 in a settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit, according to NBC4 in Los Angeles. Detention