, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:35:37 GMT TAMALE: TWIN BROTHERS CONVICTED OF PEACEMAKER MURDER EDMONTON; NUNEATON Two twin brothers who tried to nobble key witnesses after stabbing to death a peacemaker outside an 18th birthday party are facing life in prison today (Fri). Deo and Charles Tamale, both 19, knifed Khiry Ford repeatedly when he caught them stealing phones from guests at his cousin's celebrations. Mr Ford was ferociously attacked when he told the twins to hand back the property they had taken, the Old Bailey heard. While behind bars awaiting trial, the twins were secretly taped ordering their pals to find a 'snitch' who they believed had been talking to the police. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:42:00 GMT BRIGHTMAN: DISGRACED COP JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS HITCHIN A disgraced PC who arranged to have sex with a vulnerable 15-year-old girl after being told to investigate her disappearance was jailed for four days today (Fri). Leigh Brightman, 36, was charged with finding the vulnerable girl after she was reported missing by her mother. But when he found her working as a prostitute, Brightman invited her to his home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, for sex. Brightman, a PC with Hertforshire Constabulary, also had affairs with two women he met through his work as a police officer, the Old Bailey heard. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:35:00 GMT BERRY: SATANIC ABUSE ACTIVIST FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT CLAYHALL An activist at the centre of claims of satanic abuse at a Hampstead church failed to attend court today where it was proposed that she face three new charges of witness intimidation. Neelu Berry, 56, is said to have published witness statements relating to satanic child abuse claims levelled at a paedophile cult allegedly operating out of the Christ Church. The claims were originally made by two young children, who are now in foster care, in a campaign that was derided by a High Court Judge earlier this year as ‘evil’ and ‘baseless’. Ella Draper, mother to the two children, and her partner Abraham Christie tortured the pair into making the false allegations which resulted in innocent people being named in online videos seen by millions. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:48:00 GMT MAKONYOLA: NURSE STRUCK OFF OVER NHS DIRECT BLUNDERS GAINSBOROUGH A nurse whose errors contributed to the death of a father has been thrown out of the profession for putting a further nine patients at risk when she was working for NHS Direct. Beatrice Makonyola failed to provide appropriate advice to patients when she was handling calls during 2011 and 2012. The nurse did not adequately assess children's conditions during five separate calls, including one situation where there was a potential risk to a baby from its mother. She also wrongly diagnosed patients' symptoms and made errors when assessing the seriousness of their conditions. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:46:00 GMT DALTON: CIVIL SERVANT FACES JAIL FOR PUNCHING PENSIONER BELVEDERE A civil servant is facing an anxious wait over Christmas as he faces jail for punching a pensioner so hard during a train row that he left the man covered in blood nursing a fractured eye socket. Jonathan Dalton, 27, threw the single vicious blow at pensioner Charles Bonello, 69, on a train from London Bridge on 3 July this year. His victim needed 12 stitches following the attack which was sparked by disparaging comments Mr Bonello is said to have made when comparing the respective salaries of male and female tennis players at Wimbledon. Dalton’s girlfriend overheard the man and moved to sit opposite him on the carriage and nodded to her lover after hearing more. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:45:00 GMT KIBISU: 'RAPIST' MECHANIC ADMITS LAWYER MURDER HARROW A mechanic today (Fri) admitted the murder of a 'beautiful and talented' City lawyer who was strangled to death in her family home where he was allowed to stay as a close family friend. Peter Kibisu, 23, is also accused of raping Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, before strangling her to death at the £600,000 house she shared with her parents and two sisters in Harrow, northwest London. Kibisu was arrested the day after Elizabeth, who attended Cheltenham Ladies' College, was killed in her bedroom on 14 August. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:06:00 GMT