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WILLIAMS:HAMMER ATTACKER WAS TRYING TO KNOCK OUT NEIGHBOUR


cnl_l_williams_1.jpgCHINGFORD, EAST LONDON

A woman who fractured her next-door neighbour's skull with a claw hammer told jurors she was just trying to knock him out.

Lisa Williams, 49, allegedly attacked 54-year-old black cab driver David Coleman after a long-running dispute between their two families.

Prosecutor James Benson has described the Williams' and Colemans, who lived next to each other on St Katherines Road, Chingford, as 'neighbours at war'.

Mr Coleman and his wife Mary claim the Williams family would bang on the walls, slam doors and let their dog out barking at all hours of the day and night to stop them sleeping.

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Leonie Granger allegedly lured a murder victim Mehmet Hassan into a honey trap - and then took footage of killers laughing as they stuff the cash they stole from the gambler into their underpants.

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February 27, 2015

CHELLAH: DISGRACEFUL PENSIONER WHO SCAMMED £1,000S HOUSING BENEFIT TOO OLD FOR JAIL


pensioner_copy17.jpg REDBRIDGE, EAST LONDON

A 'disgraceful' pensioner who raked in thousands of pounds in housing benefit while staying in her daughters' homes has been spared jail because she is too old.

Sisters Maralyn Jeevabalaramani, 45, and Jacqueline Keneston, 47, took turns housing 70-year-old Mercy Chellah, who was claiming to live in privately rented accomodation.

The 11-year scam, committed across the London Borough of Redbridge, netted the family almost £70,000 between 1999 and 2010, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

But the greedy trio were today (Fri) spared jail after the judge said Chellah was too old to go to prison.


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  February 27, 2015

OPPONG: PARTY-GOER STABBED AND BEATEN BY GANG IN 'VENOMOUS, HATE-FUELLED' KILLING


cnl_a_tatty.jpgLEYTON, EAST LONDON

A party-goer was fatally stabbed after he was brutally beaten by a gang who attacked him with 'venomous, hate-fuelled force', a court heard.

Ashley Latty, 25, was kicked, punched and battered in the head with a bottle outside a private party in Dagenham on 18 May 2014.

The reveler, from Leyton, was then stabbed five times in the back and chest before slumping to the floor.

Nana Oppong, 34, Kestrel Dyer, 25, Daniel Agyeman, 24, Nicholas Terrelonge, 28, Jerome Joseph, 28, Damien Carnegie and Tyler Burton, both 29, are standing trial for his murder.


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February 27, 2015

BRENNAN: MOTHER JAILED FOR TRYING TO GET RELATIVES OFF MURDER RAP


PLUMSTEAD

A mother of three who hatched a plot to get her three brothers and a childhood friend cleared of murder has been jailed for 27 months.

Kerry Brennan, 31, coached killer Daniel Burgess on his bogus defence story while he waited trial for killing Marcus Innocent.

She told her pal from childhood: ‘Say you don’t know who else was there’ and instructed him to ‘put the blame’ on one of the co-defendants.

Brennan offered to buy Burgess a new set of trainers while ‘forcefully’ asserting the bogus story to tell in court.


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  February 27, 2015

MARSH: DRUNK RADIOGRAPHER STRUCK OFF


MAIDSTONE, KENT

A radiographer has been struck off today after showing up to work drunk three times.

Jane Marsh worked scanning pregnant women for problems at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound Department in Maidstone Hospital, Kent, from April 2006.

But in December 2011, colleagues became suspicious she was turning up for work under the influence of alcohol.

Failings on her scans saw them falling below national standards and Marsh was later found to have gone to work drunk on 13 April 2012, 10 October 2012 and 21 May 2013.


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