, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:22:26 GMT HALLIBURTON:TEENAGE KILLERS FACE JAIL FOR AXE SLAYING HAYES, WEST LONDON Three teenagers who spat at a woman before hacking her enraged boyfriend to death with an axe are facing years behind bars today (mon). Paul Thrower, 46, threatened to skin the gang 'like rabbits' after they taunted his partner, Geraldine Roberts, in Hayes, west London. Mr Thrower became 'absolutely enraged', chasing two of them into a rubbish chute area. But the thugs set upon him with an axe and a knife on the evening of 20 February this year. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:44:00 GMT EL-BARGHOUTY:BUNGLING SURGEON WANTS TO RETURN TO NHS BRIDLINGTON, SCARBOROUGH, YORKS A surgeon who moved to Saudi Arabia after he was suspended following a series of botched operations wants to return to the NHS, a tribunal heard. Nayef El-Barghouty was banned from practising for a year in July 2011 after he was found guilty of misconduct and dishonesty. One man died after undergoing three operations in one day to remove an aneurysm in his leg, which were necessary because of the surgeon's mistakes. The Fitness to Practise hearing also found El-Barghouty had lied under oath about the size of the aneurysm during the inquest into 84-year-old Wilfred Taylor's death. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:59:00 GMT PYATT: PAYING PUBLIC OFFICIALS WAS 'OPEN SECRET' AT THE SUN WAPPING, EAST LONDON; WINDSOR, BERKS; BRENTWOOD, SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX Paying public officials for stories was an 'open secret' throughout the newsroom at The Sun, a court heard today (Mon). Jamie Pyatt, 51, said payments to police officers and other public officials were common knowledge among journalists and senior editors at the daily tabloid. He has admitted making 24 cash payments to a Surrey PC and a Broadmoor Hospital healthcare assistant in exchange for leaks over the course of a decade. And Pyatt, the newspaper's Thames Valley district reporter, said he made no effort to hide these sources from the news desk. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:21:00 GMT HEGGLIN: WEALTHY BUSINESSMAN PLAGUED BY ANONYMOUS TROLLS REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH GOOGLE CENTRAL LONDON A wealthy international businessman who is being plagued by an anonymous online trolling campaign reached a settlement with Google today (MON). Former London Morgan Stanley banker Daniel Hegglin, 53, had applied for an injunction at the High Court to stop false allegations that he is a murderer, paedophile and Ku Kux Klan member featuring prominently in internet search results. The abuse, which first surfaced in 2011, has appeared on more than 4,000 websites, half of which are understood to be hosted by Google. It is believed that the material continues to be posted on a daily basis. Today Mr Hegglin's barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC said Google had agreed to make 'significant efforts' to remove the abusive material. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:18:00 GMT PARKER:SUN REPORTER HIGHLIGHTED UNFAIR POLICE TREATMENT CLAYGATE, SURREY; SITTINGBOURNE, KENT; TWICKENHAM, SW LONDON A senior Sun reporter accused of paying a policeman for details about John Terry's mother shoplifting insisted today (mon) he was highlighting unfair treatment by the police. Chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker, 53, allegedly paid Surrey police officer Alan Tierney, 42, for information about celebrities who had been arrested, the Old Bailey heard. The journalist is said to have handed over cash to the constable in return for details on former the England captain mother going on a shoplifting spree and Ronnie Wood assaulting his girlfriend in the street in Claygate. Parker allegedly routed the payment through Tierney's brother-in-law James Hewitt. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:01:00 GMT RODLEY:LORD OF FRAUD MUST PAY £1.2M TO INVESTMENT CON VICTIMS TEWKSBURY, GLOUCS; BILLERICAY, ESSEX; ASHFORD, KENT; CAMBERLEY, SURREY A self-styled peer dubbed the 'Lord of Fraud' who once planned the world's biggest bank raid has been ordered to pay back £1.2m to the victims of his investment scam. Lord Hugh Rodley, 67, was jailed for seven years in 2012 for fleecing up to 600 pensioners with the promised of 'rich rewards'. He was already serving an eight-year sentence for plotting to steal £229m from a Japanese bank in one of the biggest ever cyber crimes of its kind. Following a confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act the fraudster was ordered to repay £1,236,736 to the victims of his investment con. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:14:00 GMT