, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:45:43 GMT CHUDLEY: 'PERV' NURSE WHO RAPED AND ABUSED YOUNG GIRLS AT YOUTH CLUBS IS STRUCK OFF TORBAY, DEVON A nurse who became known as 'Perv' was struck off today (thurs) for raping and abusing girls at two youth clubs. Mark Chudley was jailed for 20 years in December 2013 for preying on seven victims, including one girl who was aged between three and six when she was raped in Torbay, Devon. Chudley, 40, attacked her repeatedly and ensured her silence by threatening to kidnap her, saying she would never see her family again. He was found guilty of series of sex offences and false imprisonment when he was working as a volunteer at two Torbay clubs, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:10:00 GMT SQUIER: LEADING MEDICAL EXPERT INVESTIGATED OVER BABY SHAKE CASES LONDON A leading medical expert was investigated by the General Medical Council after she was criticised by top judges in cases involving alleged baby shaking, a tribunal heard. Renowned neurologist Dr Waney Squier, 66, is accused of 'dishonesty' and 'deliberately misleading' the court while acting as an expert witness in six cases between 2007 and 2010. Dr Squier who has given evidence in dozens of cases where parents were accused of killing their babies, is alleged to have acted outside her area of expertise and misrepresented research to support her opinion. The General Medical Council allege that she was 'dishonest', 'deliberately misleading', 'irresponsible' and that her conduct has 'brought the profession into disrepute'. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:23:00 GMT SINGHAL:GP TOLD SUICIDE THREAT PATIENT TO 'JOLLY WELL DO IT' HUYTON, LIVERPOOL A GP who told a troubled patient to 'jolly well do it then' after she threatened to kill herself faces being struck off today (Thurs). Dr Arun Singhal, 65, told the woman 'it's on the internet if you don't know how' during the consultation at The Surgery in Huyton, Liverpool. Dr Singhal's comments were recorded on the patient's mobile phone after she went to his surgery to ask for a sick note excusing her from attending court. The woman, referred to as Patient A, told the medic he was a 'disgrace for a doctor' before he replied: 'You know, you are a disgrace to be a patient.' Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:35:00 GMT CHRISTINE KAVANAGH: END OF CAREER FOR NURSE WHO FAILED TO ACT OVER RAPE CLAIM LINCOLN A nurse who failed to take 'safeguarding measures' after a colleague claimed she had been raped by a hospital visitor has been struck off. Christine Kavanagh claimed she told her superior about the allegation but she merely replied it was 'just another bloody thing I've got to deal with' at Lincoln County Hospital. Kavanagh also failed to arrange cover when she left a ward to deal with a woman wielding a knife outside the premises. The Charlesworth ward, for acute admissions, should be staffed by two nurses at all times, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:11:00 GMT MICHAEL WOODWARD: BOGUS INVOICE SCAM GRAYS/ONGAR, ESSEX Two businessmen ran a £5.8m tax scam by submitting scores of bogus invoices for the supply of labour to the rail industry, a court heard. Company director Michael Woodward, 29, allegedly teamed up with Richard Ponsford, 36, in a corrupt scheme to avoid paying a fortune in corporation tax over a seven year period. Woodward paid 'untaxed' cash into the back pockets of close relatives while Ponsford was paid a modest 'fee' for his help, jurors heard. The pair both deny cheating the public revenue between April 1, 2004, and March 31, 2011. Prosecutor Timothy Godfrey said Woodward's firms include Westview Rail Limited Westview Rail LUL Limited, Westview Rail Protection Services Limited and Westview Resources Limited. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:08:00 GMT RANDALL: PART TIME COP ESCAPES JAIL FOR LEAKING CAMPBELL SECRETS CENTRAL LONDON A former Met PCSO who leaked news of supermodel Naomi Campbell's arrest for assaulting her therapist to The Sun newspaper was spared jail today (Thurs). Paul Randall, 49, rang the tabloid while the model was at Charing Cross police station in October 2006 to tell them about her arrest. The Sun sent a photographer down to take photos of Ms Campbell when she emerged from the station in the early hours of the following morning. Randall, who was a PCSO based at Belgravia Station in Westminster, had The Sun's phone number stored in his phone already, the court heard. He was paid £150 for the tip-off two weeks later, after two stories about the arrest had appeared in the paper. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:45:00 GMT