, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:50:18 GMT JUAN ALARCON: COP CLEARED OF TEENAGER ATTACK KINGSTON A police officer who kicked a teenager to the ground, fracturing his skull and leaving him permanently deaf in one ear was cleared of causing grievous bodily harm today (fri). PC Juan Alarcon, 33, became involved in the violent scuffle when arresting Conor Reddings, then 16, in Barnes, southwest London, on suspicion of stealing a bike. The officer pulled the teenager out onto the pavement by his top after the handcuffed boy started to headbutt the Perspex lining of the cage inside the police van. He then performed a 'leg sweep', bringing the teen crashing down onto the pavement and splitting his skull. The force of the impact was so severe that blood and brain fluid leaked from the boy's ear. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:04:00 GMT MCGEE: SOLDIER WITH PICKLE JAR NAIL BOMB GETS TWO YEARS ECCLES A serving British soldier with extreme right-wing views is facing jail today (Fri) after he was caught with a copy of The Anarchist's Cookbook and a nailbomb made from a pickle jar. Ryan McGee, 20, who was serving with 5th Batallion the Rifles in Paderborn, Germany, had extremist materials, explosives and a cache of weapons. Police recovered the material from bedroom of McGee's Manchester home which was adorned with an EDL flag. The bomb could have been lethal if connected to a simple battery and detonated with a mobile phone. Officers found an array of firearms, axes and knives hidden under a chest of drawers as well as several explosive devices he was experimenting with in his family home in Eccles. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:15:00 GMT STOKES: AIR RIFLE SHOOTING SPREE DAGENHAM/ROMFORD A gang of youths went on a Christmas shooting spree around Dagenham taking pot shots at people’s front doors, a court has heard. Scott Stokes, 20, and his brother Jason, 18, Anne-Marie Madden, 25, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons fired from the window of an orange Ford Fiesta, it is said. They allegedly drove through Lillechurch Road, Armstead Walk and Limbourne Avenue armed with a carbon dioxide-powered pistol and a BB airgun at about 10pm on 22 December last year. The police received three 999 calls from terrified residents between 10.12pm and 10.36pm after having their windows smashed or chipped by the pellets. Mark Paltenghi, prosecuting, said: ‘It’s the Crown’s case that four defendants in the dock had made an agreement to drive around together and damage the three houses with a view to frightening the people living there or nearby.’ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:42:00 GMT HARPER: PALACES MANAGER DENIES KICK-BACK SCAM SUBURY, NOTTINGHAM, WHITHAM A deputy property manager at the Royal palaces today (FRI) denied involvement in a £100,000 bribery scandal. Ronald Harper, 62, will face trial next year for allegedly accepting thousands of pounds for granting major contracts for work in London's iconic Royal residences. The lucrative scam saw multiple directors of heating, building and energy firms win the desirable work with the Royal Household after bribing Harper, it is said. The maintenance work was funded by the Civil List, now called the Sovereign Grant, and came straight out of taxpayer's pockets. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:39:00 GMT SAJAD ALI: 13 IN COURT ACCUSED OF RUNNING THE 'AYLESBURY SEX RING' AYLESBURY/MILTON KEYNES A gang accused of repeatedly drugging and raping two young girls for six years have denied a string of sex offences today (fri) at the Old Bailey. The 13 men are accused of subjecting the girls, who were aged between 12 and 15 at the time, to horrific sexual from 2006 to 2012 in Aylesbury, Bucks. Sajad Ali, 34, Asif Hussain, 33, Arshad Jani, 33, Jerome Joe, 35, Akbari Khan, 35, Taimoor Khan, 28, Sohail Qamar, 40, Vikram Singh, 45, Harmohan Nangpal, 40, Faisal Iqbal, 32, Mohammed Imran, 38, and Farrukh Bashir, 39, face a total of 37 offences all in relation to the two alleged victims. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:33:00 GMT NERGUI: CAREER COMES BACK FROM THE GRAVE FOR SHRINK WHO CLAIMED HE WAS DEAD KILMARNOCK A pot-puffing psychiatrist who asked his secretary to tell his patients he was dead had his career resurrected today.(Fri) Dr Anatta Nergui, changed his name by deed poll in 2009 and called his colleague to say ‘Tell everyone that Shehzad Javed died in peace. 'It's not a suicide of the body, but a death of the mind.' He was hauled before his professional regulator in 2011 and admitted to growing and smoking cannabis as well as making the disturbing phone call. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:45:00 GMT