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YOUNG: FATHER CLEARED OF SON'S DEATH


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.

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August 01, 2014

PITRORA: JAIL FOR DEATH DEALER


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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.


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  August 01, 2014

TREE: FAEK BOMB DETECTOR COUPLE CONVICTED


cnl_joan_tree.jpgDUNSTABLE; HAMPSTEAD; GOSPORT; LANGPORT; CHATHAM

Five con artists raked in more than £100m selling bogus bomb detector around the world that put the lives of British soldiers at risk.

Jim McCormick, Gary Bolton, both 58, Anthony Williamson, 59, and married couple Samuel and Joan Tree duped governments, armies, and even the United Nations into buying their useless devices.

The fraudsters made wild claims that their products could hunt out explosives, drugs, and even ivory at distances up to three miles, bamboozling potential customers with made-up science.

Samuel Tree, 67, and his wife Joan, 62, made the outlandish claim that they had tracked missing Madeleine McCann to the M48 motorway in a bid to push the phoney detectors.

The devices that had sold for several thousand pounds a time were exposed as modified golf ball finders or modern-day divining rods, built in garden sheds for just a couple of pounds.


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August 01, 2014

RYAN: DETECTIVE IN COURT OVER RAPE CASE FAILURES


HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

A detective accused of signing witness statements himself while investigating rape cases has appeared in court today. (FRI)

Det Con Carl Ryan, 34, allegedly failed to fully investigate serious sexual assaults while working on Scotland Yard's Sapphire unit.

The officer also told a suspect he would face prosecution when no such decision had been made, it is claimed.

Ryan then allegedly entered bogus details on the unit’s crime report system in relation to the submission of exhibits and advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.


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  August 01, 2014

DEAN: NURSE SUSPENDED FOR SWEARING AT PATIENT


WIGAN

A rude nurse who swore at a patient during a night shift at a care home has been suspended for a year.

Ronald Dean erupted in anger when the resident grabbed his arm to avoid falling off the bed.

Dean yelled: 'I'm going home with a f*****g bruise on my arm because of you'.

The nurse was also consistently rude and abrupt throughout his treatment of the resident 'C' at St George's Care Home, Wigan, in September 2012.


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