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July 03, 2015

ADEDEJI: ABORTION DOC FACES MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL

DUBLIN, EALING, STOKE-ON-TRENT, CAMBERLEY, HORNCHURCH A doctor accused of killing a woman who died of blood loss after she travelled to the UK from Ireland for an abortion will face trial in March, a court heard today (Fri). Dr Adedayo Adedeji, 62, is accused of the gross negligence manslaughter of Aisha Chithira, 32, from Ireland, who was 22-weeks pregnant when she underwent the procedure on 21 June 2012. She died hours after the operation at the Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing. Adedeji faces trial alongside nurses Gemma Pullen, 31, and Margaret Miller, 54, who are also accused of gross negligence manslaughter.

 
July 03, 2015

GOWANS: PAIR ACCUSED OF PIZZA MURDER

WANDSWORTH Two men accused of battering to death a pizza delivery worker to rob him of £120 nearly 15 years ago denied murder at the Old Bailey today (Fri). Paul Gowans, 44, and Barry Hillman, 35, allegedly ambushed pizza man Vytautas Jelinskas after he had made an early evening delivery to a flat in Wentworth Court, Wandsworth, south London. The 44-year-old victim spent more than eight months in hospital before he died. It is said Gowans and Hillman stamped on his head before stealing his cash float and fleeing the scene of the robbery, on January 29, 2000.

 



 
July 03, 2015

ALI: SCOUSER DENIES RICIN PLOT

LIVERPOOL A Liverpool man has denied trying to buy the deadly poison ricin over the internet, the Old Bailey heard today (Fri). Mohammed Ali, 31, allegedly went online to buy 500g of the lethal substance, which is 6,000 times more deadly than cyanide. He has been charged with trying to buy a chemical weapon between January 10 and February 12 this year, contrary to the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and the Chemical Weapons Act 1996. Ali appeared via videolink from HMP Wandsworth at the Old Bailey to enter a formal not guilty plea to the charge.

 
July 03, 2015

HARPER: CHILD PORN PAEDO FACES JAIL

HARPENDEN A paedophile who kept a collection of thousands of child pornography images and videos is facing jail today (Fri). Adam Harper, 28, admitted to making 10,762 images of children on or around May 29 last year. Wearing a dark suit and white shirt, Harper spoke only to confirm his name and enter his guilty plea to the charge at Southwark Crown Court. His collection ranges from category A, which covers the most serious images, to category C which contains indecent images not concerning sexual activity.

 
July 03, 2015
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HENRY: MUSLIM CONVERT FACES JAIL FOR SYRIA TRIP

LUTON, STREATHAM, WALTHAMSTOW A devout Muslim convert is facing jail today after being caught flying back to the UK from Syria using her twin sister's passport. Jamila Henry, 22, was detained by anti-terror police at Luton Airport when she got off a plane from the Turkish capital of Istanbul. The passport belonged to her twin Jalila, a self-proclaimed party girl, who later complained that the incident had ruined her plans to go on holiday in Amsterdam. Henry, who was originally suspected of joining Islamic State forces in war-torn Syria, today (Fri) pleaded guilty to possession of false identity documents with intent.

 
July 03, 2015
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'THE ELIMINATOR' IS CLEARED OF MURDERING ROBBERY SUSPECT

MILL HILL A police marksman known as 'The Eliminator' who was today (Fri) acquitted of murder after shooting dead an armed robbery suspect has gunned down another four criminals - killing two of them. Anthony Long, 58, fired eight bullets at close range into the VW Golf carrying Azelle Rodney, 24, when armed police boxed in the car during a 'hard stop'. The jury were unaware Long had previously shot dead two robbers, seriously wounded a third and also left a wife killer fighting for his life in intensive care. The specialist firearms officer, who had been in the force for 30 years, squeezed the trigger just 0.06 seconds after pulling up alongside Rodney's car. Long, then known only as 'E7', pumped eight rounds into the vehicle in 2.1 seconds. Six of the bullets hit back seat passenger Mr Rodney, two of which were fired into the top of his head, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Old Bailey heard.

 
July 03, 2015

SMALL:BOXING CHAMP GAVE IT UP FOR ISLAM. NOW HE'S ACCUSED OF TERROR OFFENCES

SHADWELL, EAST HAM, BECKENHAM A former British and Commonwealth boxing champion quit the sport at the height of his career because the 'gambling, alcohol and scantily-clad women' at the venues were against his Islamic faith, a court heard today (Fri). Anthony Small, 34, later sold his gloves and other memorabilia to fund his travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, it is claimed. He planned to go to the war-torn country with two other suspected terrorists but broke his hand two days before the trip, the Old Bailey has heard. His friends, Michael Coe, 34, and Simon Keeler, 44, were arrested on 30 November last year after being discovered in the back of a lorry at Dover. Both had false identity documents to enable them to leave the UK, jurors have heard. Giving evidence today (Fri) an emotional Small told how he rose to boxing fame with his crowd-pleasing 'antics' inside and outside the ring.

 
July 03, 2015
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275 TOURISTS GAVE POLICE STATEMENTS IN WAKE OF TUNISIAN BEACH KILLINGS

CENTRAL LONDON Detectives have interviewed 275 witnesses who saw 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia being gunned down on their sunbeds, an inquest into the beach massacre heard today. More than 1,000 witnesses were on the beach when Seifeddine Rezgui, 28, went on the rampage with an AK47 assault rifle. Stephen Mellor, 59, died of gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, West London Coroners Court was told at a brief hearing. The Cornish engineer, who worked in Bodmin, died protecting his wife Cheryl from the murderous IS-linked gunman. His body was identified from fingerprints and dental records, and will be now be released to his family.

 
July 03, 2015
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ATUQIYA: LIFE SENTENCES FOR THE HALLOWEEN KILLERS

DAGENHAM/BOROUGH Two killers who stabbed a student to death after stalking him through the streets on Halloween have been jailed for 36 years today (Fri). Ronnie Atuqiya, 21, and Chudi Ajufo, 18, knifed David Maxwell twice in the back after a confrontation outside a convenience store in Borough, south London. The pair had been caught on CCTV tailing the 18-year-old through the streets as he went to meet a friend. One of them then pulled out a knife and stabbed Mr Maxwell twice in the back, causing a fatal injury to the heart. Judge Nicholas Cooke QC said he could not rule who the knifeman was, but said both Atuqiya and Ajufo were equally responsible for the killing.

 
July 03, 2015

RANA:HONOUR KILLING WITNESS SOBS AS SHE TELLS OF REVENGE KILLING

WOLVERHAMPTON/BIRMINGHAM A young student broke down in tears as she described the moment her mother was gunned down at the family's front gate. Gulam Asia, 49, was murdered by her vengeful son-in-law Tariq Rana, 31, after her eldest daughter fled their abusive marriage, it is said. He is accused of travelling to Pakistan to exact revenge on her family when his bride, 28-year-old Ayesha Riaz, refused to come back to him. Mrs Asia's youngest daughter Noor Riaz had been trying to sleep when she heard the doorbell followed by shots ringing out on the afternoon of 27 July 2013. Her sister Insha claims she saw Rana fleeing the scene dressed in shorts and a t-shirt and holding a gun, along with a second man who has never been identified.

 
July 02, 2015

SHAKIL: MUM DENIES JOINING ISLAMIC STATE

BURTON-ON-TRENT, STOKE, HEATHROW, CENTRAL LONDON A young mother who allegedly joined IS fanatics in Syria with her one-year-old son denied inciting terrorism and being a member of a banned organisation today (thurs). Tareena Shakil, 26, is said to have joined IS last year after being radicalised by extremist online propaganda. But Shakil, reputed to be a fan of ITV's The Only Way Is Essex, claims she pulled off a dramatic escape from the war-torn region to avoid becoming a 'jihadi bride'. She was arrested by counter-terrorism police in February upon her return to UK, after successfully crossing the border into Turkey.


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