Swimmer paralysed after being shot in Rome

Tragic consequences for promising swimmer shot in case of mistaken identity. Manuel Bortuzzo, a 19-year-old who was shot outside a Rome pub in a case of mistaken identity, has lost the use of his leg...

Man gunned down outside Rome playschool

Victim died after being shot execution-style outside nursery in Rome suburb. A man shot outside a nursery school in Rome's Magliana district at around 08.50 on 10 January died from his injuries later...

Rome police demolish villas of Casamonica clan

Rome mayor says demolition sends "strong message" to Casamonica clan. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has described as "historic" the seizure and demolition of villas built illegally by the Roman Casamon...

British woman raped in Rome's S. Lorenzo area

Assault comes to light following high-profile teenage homicide in S. Lorenzo. A 30-year-old British woman was raped outside the walls of Rome's Campo Verano cemetery, in the S. Lorenzo district, acco...

Alcohol restrictions in Rome's S. Lorenzo after rape and murder of teenager

Rome police detain two men in relation to rape and murder of Desirée. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has introduced legislation prohibiting the consumption of alcohol on the streets of the S. Lorenzo dist...

Rome tv crew attacked by Casamonica family

Police arrest two Casamonica suspects in Romanina bar attack. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has expressed her solidarity with RAI television reporters who were attacked while filming the arrest of two me...

Online public apology for insulting Rome police

Rome mayor requests report into police practice of video apologies. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has called for a report into the practice of individuals who insult members of the capital's vigili urb...

Rome rally against crime and violence

Rome mayor organises non-political rally in solidarity with attacked journalist. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi will lead a rally against organised crime and violence at the city's coastal district of Ost...

Rome mayor calls for special laws on sexual violence

Lazio governor requests schools to raise awareness of violence against women.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has called on the Italian government to introduce new laws to crack down on sexual violence, foll...

German woman raped in central Rome park

Victim found tied up naked in Villa Borghese.A police investigation is underway after a 57-year-old German woman was raped in Rome's central Villa Borghese park in the early hours of 18 September.The...

Finnish woman raped in central Rome

Mayor says Rome does not accept any kind of violence. A 23-year-old man from Bangladesh has been arrested for the alleged rape, assault and robbery of a 20-year-old Finnish woman near Rome's central...

Tourist arrested for breaking into Colosseum

Polish tourist scaled Colosseum security gates after closing time. A 23-year-old Polish tourist was arrested after Rome's urban police officers witnessed him breaking into the Colosseum at 18.30 on 7...

Mafia Capitale ringleaders sentenced in Rome

The ringleaders of the so-called Mafia Capitale case, involving a crime syndicate infiltrating Rome's city hall, were sentenced by a court in the Italian capital on 20 July. Massimo Carminati, a noto...

Baggage handlers caught stealing luggage in Fiumicino airport

Five airport employees face five years in prison. Five baggage handlers at Rome's Fiumicino airport face jail terms of five years after being caught stealing luggage, according to Italian daily new...

French policewoman vandalises Colosseum

Rome monument vandalised yet again. A traffic warden from the south of France has become the latest tourist arrested for defacing Rome's recently-restored Colosseum. The 46-year-old French touri...

Body found in Rome may be missing Chinese student

Body discovered in Rome area near where Chinese student disappeared. A forensic investigation is underway after the body of a young woman with Asian features was discovered in bushes on Via Sansoni...

Rome opposes violence against women

Non Una di Meno demonstration to be held in Rome on 26 November. Numerous initiatives are being held in Rome to mark the UN-backed International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on...

Rome's Colle Oppio to close at night

City orders closure of Rome park at night following rape of Australian woman. The Colle Oppio park near Rome's Colosseum is to be closed at night following the recent rape and robbery of an Austral...

Australian woman raped, robbed in Rome

Sexual assault and robbery took place in Colle Oppio area of Rome. A police investigation is underway after a 49-year-old Australian woman was raped, beaten and robbed late on 2 October in the Coll...

Rome autopsy reveals that American student died by drowning

Autopsy rules out possibility that student was already dead when pushed into Tiber. The results of an official autopsy cite drowning as the cause of death of Beau Solomon, the 19-year-old American...

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