, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:52:11 GMT HALLIBURTON: THUGS WHO SPAT ON WOMAN BEFORE HACKING HER ENRAGED BOYFRIEND TO DEATH JAILED FOR 30 YEARS HAYES, WEST LONDON Three teenagers who spat at a woman before hacking her enraged boyfriend to death with an axe were jailed for a total of nearly 30 years today (fri). 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. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:37:00 GMT ROCK: FORMER DAVID CAMERON AIDE WHO ADVISED ON PORN FILTERS DENIES HAVING IMAGES OF CHILD SEX ABUSE FULHAM, SOUTHWEST LONDON A former aide to David Cameron who advised on internet porn filters today (fri) denied possessing sexual images showing children. Patrick Rock, 63, allegedly downloaded 62 indecent images depicting females who appear to be between 10 and 14 posing erotically. He is charged with six offences of making an indecent photographs of a child of and one offence of possession of 56 indecent images of children. Rock appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court wearing a smart black suit, pale blue shirt and red patterned tie and spoke in a clear voice to deny the charges. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:34:00 GMT CHOUDHURY:TEEN PLANNED TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE IS FANATICS CARDIFF A teenager who allegedly planned to fight in Syria alongside IS fanatics was remanded in custody today (FRI). Syed Choudhury, 19, is said to have discussed his wish to travel to the war-torn nation online, researching how to get there and who to go with. The Cardiff teen is also alleged to have invited others to support the savage Islamic State in its earlier itineration, ISIS. Choudhury appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link, charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorists acts and inviting support of a proscribed organisation. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:13:00 GMT BREKKE:JUNE TRIAL FOR TERRORISM TEEN CARDIFF A teenage Muslim accused of helping a 17 year-old boy leave the UK to join terrorists in Syria has been ordered to stand trial at the Old Bailey next June. Nineteen-year-old Kristen Arne Brekke, who also known as Kaleem, allegedly assisted Aseel Muthana to get a replacement passport and bus tickets from Cardiff to the airport. Muthana left the UK in February 2014. Brekke's case is linked with that of 20-year-old student Forhad Rahman, but is currently being dealt with separately by prosecutors. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:10:00 GMT PHARO:BROOKS' ROLE AS EDITOR DISGUISED FROM CORRUPTION TRIAL WAPPING, EAST LONDON; BRENTWOOD, SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX Rebekah Brooks' role as editor of The Sun in paying sources was 'disguised' from the corruption trial of six of the paper's journalists, a court heard today (fri). Hundreds of payment request forms signed by Mrs Brooks and her successor, Dominic Mohan, have failed to materialise at the trial at Kingston Crown Court, it is said. Oliver Blunt QC told jurors they were 'misled' about the editor's involvement, only for some evidence to be 'flushed out' of News International by defence solicitors. 'You were completely misled at the outset in regard to the authorisation process for cash payments', he said. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:07:00 GMT KITCHING:CANNABIS LOVER WALKS FREE WEST DRAYTON, MIDDSX A cannabis lover caught with bags of weed walked free from court after telling magistrates: 'Yeah, I smoke'. Stephen Kitching, 23, addressed the bench at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court and said: 'Basically, I use it to smoke. That is my defence - I smoke it. That is it, I plead guilty, I accept it. 'I smoked it, I am a smoker, I am sorry man but what can I say.' When he called chairman of the bench Bob Fishwick, 'mate' the JP replied: 'I am not your mate.' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:47:00 GMT