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PAXMAN: PETROLHEAD DIED IN BALL OF FLAMES


cnl_m_paxman.jpgA ‘petrolhead’ electrician died in a ball of flames after ploughing his high-powered sportscar into a tree at 80mph, an inquest heard today (FRI).

Michael Paxman, 32, lost control of his Audi RS4 as he swerved to avoid an oncoming car while speeding through the streets of south London.

Rumours spread after the crash at 2.27am on 11 January this year that Paxman was fleeing a gun-wielding gang on mopeds - but police found no evidence of any attack.

A post mortem revealed Mr Paxman was slightly above the drink drive limit – 96 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood compared to the limit of 80 milligrams.

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Andrew Jefferson, 52, repeatedly stabbed this shopkeeper shouting: "You f*****g foreigners, coming to the UK to poison the British people".' The victim was lucky to survive the attack. Jefferson was jailed for ten years.

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August 28, 2015

MOHAMMED HOSSAIN: 'MY HAND ACCIDENTALLY WENT UP HER SKIRT,' SAYS RICKSHAW RIDER


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A rickshaw driver accused of sexually assaulting a young woman said his hand went up her skirt accidentally when he lost his balance as he looked for cigarettes on the back seat, a court heard.

Mohammed Hossain, 35, spotted up the 21-year-old at 1am on 7 March as she left a West End nightclub in tears after an argument with a friend, the court was told.

Jurors were told he lured the alleged victim, who cannot be named, into his rickshaw with the offer of a free ride home.

The court heard that Hossain stopped twice during the journey and bought a small bottle of vodka, some Red Bull, and a polystyrene cup before parking in a secluded area on Streatham Street near the British Museum.

It is alleged he then got into the back seat and offered the woman alcohol as he made sexual advances towards her, touching her knee and leaning in for a kiss.


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  August 27, 2015

ANWER: PERVERTED GYM BUNNY FACES JAIL


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A perverted gym goer who used his mobile phone to film a woman getting undressed in the cubicles of his local leisure centre is today (Thurs) facing jail.

Waseem Anwer, 37, who regularly lifted weights after joining the gym to 'grow some muscles', was seen poking the device under the dividing wall by a horrified woman as she was getting changed.

The victim, who cannot be named, screamed as she looked down to be confronted by a smart phone showing a moving image of her partially clothed.

She rushed to the neighbouring cubicle to find a shifty-looking Anwer clutching his HTC mobile phone.

Anwer admitted he was in the changing room behind the complainant, but denied taking photographs or footage of her.


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August 28, 2015

PLUMMER: 'THE CLAIMS ARE NONSENSE' CLAIMS ACCUSED RAPIST


ISLINGTON

A man accused of raping a 13-year-old in 1970 today (thurs) slammed her story as 'ridiculous'.

John Plummer, 62, was 17 when he attacked the girl after begging her to play truant and go to his house to listen to music in the spring of 1970, it is claimed.

Plummer had struck up an intimate relationship with the teen at her home on one of the 'grandest streets' in north London after becoming friends with a family member, jurors heard.

When one of the complainant's relatives became pregnant she believed Plummer could be the father, Southwark Crown Court heard.

She later plucked up the courage to report the allegations after the child contacted Plummer years later to discover who her father was.


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  August 28, 2015

HUNG: GARMENT NICKER FACES JAIL


KENSINGTON

A sales assistant at Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Street is facing jail today (thurs) for stealing more than £50,000 of clothes.

Stephen Hung, 35, pinched 'in excess of 700' garments by targeting items that had not been tagged and hiding them as he walked out of the shop.

He then flogged the fashionable gear for cash on online auction site eBay during the scam that ran between February and December last year.

Hung admitted a charge of theft in July and was due to be sentenced today (thurs) for the offence but has since insisted he stole no more than £17,395 of goods.


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