, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:03:05 GMT MOHAMMED HOSSAIN: 'MY HAND ACCIDENTALLY WENT UP HER SKIRT,' SAYS RICKSHAW RIDER PLAISTOW A rickshaw driver accused of sexually assaulting a young woman said his hand went up her skirt accidentally when he lost his balance as he looked for cigarettes on the back seat, a court heard. Mohammed Hossain, 35, spotted up the 21-year-old at 1am on 7 March as she left a West End nightclub in tears after an argument with a friend, the court was told. Jurors were told he lured the alleged victim, who cannot be named, into his rickshaw with the offer of a free ride home. The court heard that Hossain stopped twice during the journey and bought a small bottle of vodka, some Red Bull, and a polystyrene cup before parking in a secluded area on Streatham Street near the British Museum. It is alleged he then got into the back seat and offered the woman alcohol as he made sexual advances towards her, touching her knee and leaning in for a kiss. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:33:00 GMT ANWER: PERVERTED GYM BUNNY FACES JAIL TOOTING A perverted gym goer who used his mobile phone to film a woman getting undressed in the cubicles of his local leisure centre is today (Thurs) facing jail. Waseem Anwer, 37, who regularly lifted weights after joining the gym to 'grow some muscles', was seen poking the device under the dividing wall by a horrified woman as she was getting changed. The victim, who cannot be named, screamed as she looked down to be confronted by a smart phone showing a moving image of her partially clothed. She rushed to the neighbouring cubicle to find a shifty-looking Anwer clutching his HTC mobile phone. Anwer admitted he was in the changing room behind the complainant, but denied taking photographs or footage of her. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:06:00 GMT PLUMMER: 'THE CLAIMS ARE NONSENSE' CLAIMS ACCUSED RAPIST ISLINGTON A man accused of raping a 13-year-old in 1970 today (thurs) slammed her story as 'ridiculous'. John Plummer, 62, was 17 when he attacked the girl after begging her to play truant and go to his house to listen to music in the spring of 1970, it is claimed. Plummer had struck up an intimate relationship with the teen at her home on one of the 'grandest streets' in north London after becoming friends with a family member, jurors heard. When one of the complainant's relatives became pregnant she believed Plummer could be the father, Southwark Crown Court heard. She later plucked up the courage to report the allegations after the child contacted Plummer years later to discover who her father was. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:59:00 GMT HUNG: GARMENT NICKER FACES JAIL KENSINGTON A sales assistant at Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Street is facing jail today (thurs) for stealing more than £50,000 of clothes. Stephen Hung, 35, pinched 'in excess of 700' garments by targeting items that had not been tagged and hiding them as he walked out of the shop. He then flogged the fashionable gear for cash on online auction site eBay during the scam that ran between February and December last year. Hung admitted a charge of theft in July and was due to be sentenced today (thurs) for the offence but has since insisted he stole no more than £17,395 of goods. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:58:00 GMT KUDZINSKAS: 'I HAD TO DRINK DRIVE - MY GIRLFRIEND WAS TEARY.' TWICKENHAM The web designer with clients including Channel 4, and the Museum Of London claimed he had to drive his Porche to The Ritz when he was over the drink limit because his girlfriend was upset. Giedries Kudzinskas, 32, the director of Rubik Digital was stopped by police after they watched him go through a red light in Brook Green, Hammersmith, at 2am on August 8. When they questioned him about the smell of alcohol on his breath he told them he had had his last drink two hours ago and gone to bed. But then he had been woken by a call from his girlfriend who sounded ‘distressed.' He told the officers he had gone to pick her up from The Ritz and taken her home but had then realised he had locked himself out of his own flat so was on his way back to hers to collect a spare set of keys. When he was breathalysed the Southampton Solent University graduate had 60mg of alcohol per 100ml of his breath, almost twice the legal limit. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:54:00 GMT PAXMAN: PETROLHEAD DIED IN BALL OF FLAMES A ‘petrolhead’ electrician died in a ball of flames after ploughing his high-powered sportscar into a tree at 80mph, an inquest heard today (FRI). Michael Paxman, 32, lost control of his Audi RS4 as he swerved to avoid an oncoming car while speeding through the streets of south London. Rumours spread after the crash at 2.27am on 11 January this year that Paxman was fleeing a gun-wielding gang on mopeds - but police found no evidence of any attack. A post mortem revealed Mr Paxman was slightly above the drink drive limit – 96 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood compared to the limit of 80 milligrams. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:37:00 GMT