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GLAM ROCKER GARY GLITTER INSISTS HE DID NOT ABUSE YOUNG GIRLS


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Former Glam rock icon Gary Glitter today (tues) insisted he had not abused three young girls - because he checked the details in his autobiography.

The bewigged rocker, real name Paul Gadd, is facing trial at Southwark Crown Court for a string of alleged sex crimes in the 1970s and 1980s.

Glitter told jurors he found it hard to remember his whereabouts at the time of the charges but had checked his self-penned book 'Leader'.

The 70-year-old entered the witness box sporting a double-breasted navy jacket with gold buttons, cream patterned scarf and a gold ring on his little finger.

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Three teenage robbers carried out a series of knifepoint raids on amusement arcades. Ashley Samuel, 18, Yahya Ahmed, 19, and Mohamed Sayid, 19, were jailed for a total of 25 years. Here they are, robbing one Quicksilve arcade in Bethnal Green, followed by another a raid in Ilford, east London.

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January 27, 2015

CAMERON: 'I WAS ONLY TRYING TO HELP' SAYS CHOPPER FLASHER


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A police helicopter was put in peril when a man shone a torch directly at the pilot, a court heard today (tues).

Bradley Cameron, 51, insisted he was trying to help police catch a suspect when he whipped out his flashlight and shone it at the circling chopper.

The pilot, who was helping officers on the ground in a car pursuit, had to shine his light back at Cameron to make him stop.

Cameron sheepishly apologised at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court this morning (Tues) saying he did not realise the possible impact of his actions.


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  January 27, 2015

RUSSIAN ASSASSINS INVITED TO GIVE EVIDENCE AT LITVINENKO ENQUIRY


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Two Russians accused of engineering a 'a miniature nuclear attack on the streets of London' and murdering dissident spy Alexander Litvinenko were invited to give evidence at the public inquiry.

Mr Litvinenko, 43, was poisoned with deadly polonium-210 while drinking tea at a London hotel in 2006, while meeting with former KGB bodyguard Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun in central London.

On his deathbed, the former FSB spy accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of involvement in his death.

The Russian government have refused to extradite the two suspected killers, despite 'sustained diplomatic efforts'.


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January 27, 2015

SMITH:PERSONAL TRAINER KNOCKED MAN'S TOOTH OUT IN BREAD ROW


HACKNEY

A drunken personal trainer who knocked a deliveryman's tooth out in a row over a loaf of bread was spared jail today (TUES).

Brendan Smith, 28, was walking down Stoke Newington Road with two friends last 19 September when he grabbed a loaf of bread from a delivery to Robert Leon's corner shop.

When Mr Leon asked him to return it, Smith punched him in the face twice and threw a bottle at him.

He then turned and punched delivery man Halshad Patel so hard he fell to the ground, knocking out one of his back teeth.


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  January 27, 2015

VOLEMBINI: COKED UP WAITER 'LIKED TO PARTY HARD'


FULHAM

A waiter at an exclusive French restaurant was fined £300 today (tues) after he was caught with cocaine and MDMA.

Luca Volembini, 32, who worked at Aubaine in Selfridges, central London, told magistrates today (tues) he 'loved to party hard' and was planning a big session.

'I loved to party and when I party, I party hard', he told Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.

'It was Christmas time so I was planning to party hard.'


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