, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:03:34 GMT RIDHA: DOCTOR HANDED OUT MISCARRIAGE DRUGS WOKING, SURREY A doctor charged with illegally selling drugs to induce miscarriages appeared in court today (Thurs). Dr Majeed Ridha, 64, was arrested following an undercover operation by the Sunday Times in September 2012. He is accused of encouraging or assisting the commission of one or more of a number of offences namely using poison or a noxious thing to procure a miscarriage. Appearing in the dock in a smart grey-blue suit, Ridha spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth and did not indicate a plea during the brief hearing at Southwark Crown Court. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:07:00 GMT RODGERS: BAN FOR DOCTOR WHO SNOOPED ON HIS EX'S EMAILS CARLISLE A doctor who snooped on his former partner's emails after they separated is facing a ban from the profession today (thurs). Dr Barry Rodgers was given the woman's passwords and permission to log into her accounts during their 12-year relationship. But when the relationship soured in March 2011 he continued to access her personal correspondence and stored some of the information on his computer. An investigation was launched when the woman, referred to only as Ms V, complained to Carlisle police and the medic was charged with offences under the Computer Misuse Act. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:06:00 GMT DE'FLIPPIS: NURSE'S SHOCK AS HE IS CAUGHT OUT OVER AFFAIR NOTTINGHAM A nurse gasped: 'Oh f***ing hell' when a patient at a rehab clinic revealed their affair, tribunal heard. Paul De'Filippis met the woman after she was admitted to The Woodlands clinic in Nottingham, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Shortly after her discharge in 2011 the nurse became intimately involved with the woman, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. But when she relapsed she refused to return to the unit and said she had been in a relationship with a male nurse who she described as having two kids and enjoying camping. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:44:00 GMT CLIFFORD: MAJORITY DIRECTION FOR DEADLOCKED CLIFFORD JURY HERSHAM, SURREY The jury in the sex assault trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford was today (weds) told they can reach a majority verdict. The PR guru, 71, is accused of preying on seven teenage girls between 1966 and 1984. His alleged victims - the youngest aged 14 - included schoolgirls, models, a secretary and even a former Bond girl. Today (weds), the female foreman of the jury told Judge Anthony Leonard QC that they could not reach unanimous verdicts. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:00 GMT AL-ABED: HORROR BLUNDER DOCTOR SHOULD NOT HAVE CARRIED OUT PROCEDURE ROMFORD A junior doctor was 'out of his depth' when he operated on a pregnant woman who died after her ovary was removed by mistake, a tribunal heard today (Weds). Yahya Al-Abed said he felt 'confident' and 'capable' to perform the complicated procedure on Maria De Jesus, 32, at Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, after she was admitted with appendicitis. The fifth-year trainee surgeon, who had worked at the hospital for less than three weeks, has admitted making a series of errors and now acknowledges he did not have enough experience when he performed surgery on October 23, 2011. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:41:00 GMT BLAZQUEZ:CPS CLERK BEAT WIDOW TO DEATH ON MORNING OF CRUISE HORNCHURCH, SOUTH WOODFORD, EAST LONDON A CPS clerk gagged an elderly widow and beat her to death on the morning she was due to go on a luxury cruise, a court heard today (thurs). Old Bailey case worker Thomas Blazquez, 51, killed 77-year-old Rosemary Shearman as she waited for a taxi to take her to Dover for a ten-day voyage around the Norwegian fjords. Blazquez, who has worked on hundreds of infamous murder cases, met Mrs Shearman through his mother's bridge club. He angrily attacked the pensioner after she had just returned home from the hairdressers. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:12:00 GMT