, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Sun, 03 May 2015 17:51:02 GMT GIBBON: TV ENGINEER ADMITS STABBING NEIGHBOUR TO DEATH HARROW A satellite TV engineer admitted stabbing a charity executive to death in the street today (Fri) but denied murder. Trevor Gibbon, 48, attacked his next-door neighbour Alison Morrison, 45, as she walked to work in Harrow, northwest London. Ms Morrison, a senior manager for consumer charity Which? and vice-Chair of the Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board, suffered at least 35 knife wounds in the attack. Gibbon appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from Wormwood Scrubs prison for a plea and case management hearing. Fri, 03 May 2340 14:30:49 GMT ABDULBAGY: JAIL FOR CHAUFFER WHO BLACKMAILED QATARI ROYALS CENTRAL LONDON, WHITE CITY, ACTON, A 'trusted' chauffeur who blackmailed the Qatari royal family for £600,000 after he obtained 'private' family photographs was jailed for four and a half years today (fri). Cameras and USB sticks containing the snaps were found by Awad Abdulbagy, 49, when he was driving the family's personal photographer during a visit to London in May 2013. Together with wife Nasren Mohammed, 34, the couple boasted they could sell the photos to TV stations and enemies of the country and demanded a 'reward' through the gulf nation's embassy in Mayfair. The victim of the scam cannot be named, but diplomat Ali Al-Hajri told jurors the 'big' blackmail plot was a 'very, very sensitive' situation. Wed, 03 May 8980 14:30:48 GMT KAMAL: MET POLICE OFFICER DENIES MOLESTING PROSTITUTE WANDSWORTH A Met police officer today (fri) denied molesting and harassing a prostitute. PC Irshad Kamal, 47, allegedly assaulted the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, between 31 October 2013 and 1 January 2014. Kamal also caused her to become fearful he would be violent after a campaign of harassment between 31 October 2013 and 20 November 2014, it is said. The cop appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court wearing a smart dark suit and purple tie to deny two charges. Wed, 03 May 5820 14:30:49 GMT DUGGAN: TEACHER BANNED OVER CHILD ABUSE STASH NEWCASTLE A teacher who filled his girlfriend's laptop with sickening child porn after telling her he was going to fix the computer has been banned from Britain's classrooms for life. Gary Duggan, 53, borrowed his ex-partner's laptop in summer 2012 because of a broken keypad, and offered to pass it on to a third party for repair. Technology teacher Duggan returned the computer weeks later, but to his partner's horror the browsing history was full of images of child sexual abuse. She checked the dates on which the images were downloaded and discovered they must have been accessed by Duggan, the National College for Teaching and Leadership heard. Thu, 03 May 2040 14:30:49 GMT MBAERI: BRANCH MANAGER FACES RETRIAL OVER £1M SCAM PORTSMOUTH A Nationwide branch manager accused of conning elderly customers out of nearly £1m by setting up bogus standing orders faces a retrial. Hugo Mbaeri, 25, allegedly handed over customer names, account details and signatures to a gang of fraudsters while he was working at Nationwide Building Society. Ringleader Olawabiyi Ayanwale then impersonated the victims to set up regular payments of £2,500 to drain their life savings, it is claimed Mbaeri was accused of fraud by abuse of position and conspiracy to commit fraud at the Old Bailey, but a jury failed to reach verdicts on both counts. Thu, 03 May 1860 14:30:49 GMT ERIC JOYCE: MP SHOUTS 'ARE YOU TALKING TO ME' IN 'TAXI DRIVER' MOMENT AT THE CORNER SHOP CHALK FARM An ex-Labour MP who beat up two teenagers in an unprovoked assault in a north London corner shop was warned he faces jail. Eric Joyce, 54, scuffled with the boys, aged 14 and 15, after they pushed past him while he browsed the drinks cabinet of a Camden off-license, it is alleged. The former soldier claimed on his online blog that he had 'detained' a youth at the News & Food Express on Chalk Farm Parade on 17 October last year. He told police he had been head-butted, but CCTV shows an unprovoked attack, in which Joyce pinned the younger boy on the ground with his knee before winding his friend with an elbow strike, prosecutors say. Neither of the boys can be named for legal reasons. Joyce was previously fined £4,400 for fighting in the House of Commons bar on 22 February 2012, in which a Conservative MP was headbutted and punched. Sat, 03 May 4200 14:30:49 GMT