, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:18:26 GMT END OF CAREER FOR BENT PHARMACIST TIMOTHY RICHARDS CAMBRIDGE/PETERBOROUGH A crooked chemist who lived a life of luxury by stealing and selling more than £400,000 worth of medicine and equipment has been thrown out of the profession. Timothy Richards, 42, abused his position as manager of a Lloyds pharmacy in Eton Socon, St Neots in Cambridgeshire, to secretly sell machinery and drugs including Cialis sex pills. Between 2007 and 2013 Richards raked in £422,568 selling goods stolen from Lloyds Pharmacy on Ebay. He also ordered and then sold on medicines to other pharmacists who were unaware that he was doing so illegally. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:00 GMT HAYES: BOTTOM FONDLER GRABBED OFF-DUTY COP WALLINGTON, SURREY A drunken man who grabbed a woman's bottom 'as a joke' got more than he bargained for when she turned out to be an off-duty police officer. Michael Hayes, 20, molested the woman as she was walking along Bridge Street in Westminster, central London. The Met officer turned around and confronted her attacker, asking: 'What the hell do you think you're doing?' She explained she was an off-duty policewoman and chased him down the road when he tried to run away. After he was arrested Hayes claimed he grabbed the officer's bottom 'as a joke' because one of his pals had dared him to. 'I'm sorry, I'm drunk,' he told police. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:52:00 GMT GILBERT FORBES; BAN FOR THE KISSING NURSE ISLE OF WIGHT A nurse who invited a suicidal patient for lunch before forcing a kiss om her has been banned from the profession for a year. Gilbert Forbes asked the patient out over text message and Twitter after treating her at the Sevenacres Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight. Forbes took her for a meal in Ryde, where he greeted the patient with a kiss and attempted to put his arm around her, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. She went to the police after Forbes drove her to a bus station and tried to kiss her again. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:03:00 GMT KHIDIR ABDULRAHIM: PSYCHIATRIST TOLD PATIENT TO 'GET RID OF FAT' POWYS/REDDICH A psychiatrist humiliated a woman with an eating disorder by laughing at her self-harm injury and telling her she should have seen a plastic surgeon to ‘get rid of this fat’, a tribunal heard. The woman said she felt ‘fat, ugly and terrified’ when Dr Khidir Abdulrahim made the insensitive comment during an examination at Bronllys Hospital, in Powys, Wales. The vulnerable patient had been admitted to the hospital after she needed 19 stitches to treat a wound on her abdomen. She is one of three patients the former staff grade psychiatrist is alleged to have acted inappropriately towards between June and August 2011. He is also accused of trying to kiss and grope a colleague at Hill Crest Mental Health Unit, at Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Worcestershire, where he worked as a locum two months earlier. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:59:00 GMT JANE ANNETTS: SLEEPING TABS DOES COULD HAVE BEEN 'A MISTAKE LINCOLN A nurse accused of administering an elderly woman sleeping tablets to 'shut her up' said she might have given them to the patient by mistake. Jane Annetts allegedly dispensed three Zoplicone tablets which could have knocked the patient out for 18 hours on the Navenby Ward at Lincoln County Hospital. After feeding her the medicine Annetts said in front of other members of staff 'that will shut her up,' the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told. She then gave the duty of administering the patient's medicine to an untrained colleague, it is claimed. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:00 GMT QURESHI: ARTISAN BAKERY WAS 'COVERED IN MOUSE DROPPINGS.' CROYDON/PIMLICO An artisan bakery in trendy Pimlico was infested with maggots and had dead mice strewn around the kitchen, a court heard. Horrified health inspectors discovered hundreds of mouse droppings at Quartiers Bakery in Pimlico, south-west London, it is claimed. The family-run eatery in Warwick Way boasts of French-style handmade bread, local ingredients and 'fresh and authentic' food on its website. But the kitchen was squalid, covered in filth and several dead mice were found inside cupboards and the walk-in chiller, it is said. Owner Abdul Qureshi, 70, denied seven breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today (weds). Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:05:00 GMT