The day's top news and pictures from London's courts

CourtNewsUK.co.uk RSS
 
Latest Video
         

YOUNG: FATHER CLEARED OF SON'S DEATH MORE THAN A DECADE LATER


cnl_a_young_web_copy1.jpgLANARKSHIRE

A father who violently shook his five-week-old baby broke down and wept as he was cleared of the boy's death 12 years later.

Allen Young, 36, grabbed his infant son Michael Wynn in the middle of the night and shook him because he would not stop crying.

The tot, who had been fit and healthy to that point, was left blind, unable to speak, chew or swallow, and suffering devastating brain injuries.

For the rest of his young life, Michael had spastic cerebral palsy and a curved spine, and was unable even to hold his own head upright.

He was incontinent and fed through a tube, and had the mental age of a new born baby.

Read the full story here

Browse all stories
 
You need to have the Flash Player installed and a browser with JavaScript support.
Sex worker Mariana Popa was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by Farooq Shah in Ilford, east London, on 28 October 2013. Prosecutors suggested he had warned her not to work near a mosque.

Video Vault ›

         
August 01, 2014

HAZLE: GEOGRAPHY TEACHER IS NOT A TOILET VOYEUR


cnl_s_hazle_web_copy2.jpgHARLOW, ESSEX

A dyslexic geography teacher accused of taking pictures of a woman on the toilet has been cleared of voyeurism after he explained he was only in the ladies’ because he was having a panic attack.

Stephen Hazle, 43, was accused of trying to take a picture of his colleague ‘doing a private act.’

The teacher claimed she was horrified to see the his phone appearing from under the cubicle.

But Hazle insisted he had been desperate to get to the bathroom because he had vomiting and diarrhoea caused be his anti-depressants.


Read the full story here

Browse all stories
  August 01, 2014

PITRORA: JAIL FOR DEATH DEALER


x14pitora.jpgCROYDON/HAYES

A teenage dealer who sold the Ecstasy which killed a 16-year-old at an illegal rave has been was jailed for five years today (Fri).

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs fell unconscious after taking a lethal dose of the Class A party drug with his friends at a warehouse party in Hayes.

He and his friends had clubbed to buy £80 worth of the drug, and were supplied by Nicqueel Pitrora, 18.

Known as 'Shampz' to the schoolboys, Pitrora was a regular dealer to children and used their pocket money to supplement his benefits, Isleworth Crown Court heard.


Browse all stories
 
Register Today

Get the full stories from London’s courts
View and download the full copy
Download raw video footage




CRIMINAL INJURIES
Has a crime left you with criminal injuries? Make sure they end back in court. Irwin Mitchell can help you claim the compensation you deserve to help get your life back on track.
         
August 01, 2014

SUSPECTS CAN BE NAMED BEFORE CHARGE


The names of suspects arrested by the police should be publicised even before they are charged, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Lawyers argued that the public did not understand that suspects are 'innocent until proven guilty’ and to name them breached their privacy.

They claimed that a man arrested over child sex allegations should never have been identified and there was no public interest in knowing his name.

He was never charged with any crime but continues to seek to protect his identity, due to 'the serious risk of being stigmatised as a suspected paedophile'.


Browse all stories
  August 01, 2014

NOWAK: ANAESTHETIST SUSPENDED FOR ABANDONING JUNIOR DOCTOR


ANTRIM

An anaesthetist who grabbed a junior doctor by the arm and shouted at him after leaving the young medic to look after an emergency caesarean section patient has been suspended for another year.

Dr Adam Nowak let trainee registrar Dr Muhammad Latif give a spinal anaesthetic to the obese patient under his supervision at Antrim Hospital, Northern Ireland.

He then left the room without telling his colleague and when complications arose it was left to another consultant to take charge.

When concerns were raised about over the incident, a furious Dr Nowak took hold of Dr Latif and demanded: ‘What have you said to the Sister?’


Browse all stories
 


Website and contents copyright ©Central News 2010
Website by NCS - UK custom web site design, optimisation and promotion consultant
Design by Pedalo Limited