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August 28, 2015

PATSALOS: PASSENGER FACES JAIL FOR BREAKING DRIVER'S JAW

CLAPHAM A drunk black cab passenger who broke the driver's jaw after refusing to pay a £31 fare wept today (FRI) as he was warned he faces jail. Antony Patsalos, 25, punched experienced cabbie Ayanie Nageye in the face when he asked for payment for a late-night taxi ride. Mr Nageye, who has held a Hackney Carriage licence for eight years, had picked up Patsalos and his pals from a boozy night out in Clapham, southwest London. Patsalos ran up £31 on the meter, but before being dropped off said: 'You taxi drivers are d***heads.'

 
August 28, 2015

DAS: CURRY HOUSE BOSSES IN COURT ACCUSED OF VAT CHEAT

EAST HAM; BOW; RAINHAM A gang accused of scamming more than £1m from the public purse through two curry houses appeared in court today (fri). Mridul Das, 47, Mohammed Hoque, 43, Sheikh Hussain, 51, Kenneth Jones, 52, allegedly cheated HMRC by failing to stump up thousands in VAT payments. They allegedly failed to pay enough tax on takings at the Moza Indian Restaurant in Basildon, Essex and Memsaheb on Thames in east London. Das and Hoque ran the eateries while Jones and Hussain stepped in to act as directors to enable the fraud that ran for three and a half years, it is claimed.

 



 
August 28, 2015

UDDIN: ALLEGED WANNABE JIHADI FACES TRIAL NEXT YEAR

ILFORD An alleged wannabe Jihadi accused of preparing for terrorist acts in Syria faces trial in February. Mohammad Uddin, 29, is charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts. Uddin was charged under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and is accused of planning terrorist activity relating to the conflict in Syria. He spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared by video link at the Old Bailey today (Fri) wearing a white T-shirt with a black design.

 
August 28, 2015

MOHAMED: CASE DROPPED AGAINST BURQA-WEARING TERROR SUSPECT

ACTON An Old Bailey judge has withdrawn an arrest warrant for a terror suspect who fled the country disguised in a burka. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 29, escaped anti-terrorism officers by fleeing from a London mosque hidden under the women's veil in November 2013. He was the subject of control orders over claims he received training and fought overseas for al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based cell of Al-Qaeda behind the attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed at least 67 shoppers. At the time of his disappearance he was due to stand trial for 14 breaches of a control order and six breaches of a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (Tpim).

 
August 28, 2015

DOZE: REDUCED SENTENCE FOR PLUMBER WHO LURED GIRL INTO HIS VAN

ILFORD A plumber who blamed stress for luring a 12 year-old girl into his van has walked free after having his sentence almost halved. Lee Doze 33,of grinned as his sentence for coaxing the girl into his van and offering her a lift to school outside a Costcutter in Ilford last year was reduced by 14 months. Doze repeatedly drove her around the same roads in the area for nearly an hour and asked her if she had ever kissed a boy or had a boyfriend. The victim told how Doze parked up in an alleyway and asked her to get something from the back of his van and then tried to force her into the back with him.

 
August 28, 2015

COMPANY BOSS IN COURT FOR HITTING POLICE OFFICER

LOUGHTON A company boss who hit a plain clothes police officer in the head after a boozy staff party was ordered to pay £75 compensation today (FRI). Matthew Hopkinson, 33, lashed out at Daniel Cornish after the victim intervened in a scuffle between his group at Liverpool Street Station. He claimed he did not realise Cornish was a police officer when he jumped on his back and hit him on 13 December last year. Hopkinson, managing director of construction firm Cornhill Electrical, pleaded guilty to assault by beating and was given a conditional discharge by Judge Gerald Gordon at the Old Bailey.

 
August 28, 2015
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ANJEM CHOUDARY FACES TRIAL FOR INVITING SUPPORT OF ISLAMIC STATE

ILFORD; STEPNEY Radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary faces trial in January for inviting followers to support the barbaric Islamic State on social media. The controversial cleric, 48, and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 32, are said to have invited support for the banned terror group, also known as ISIL or ISIS, in material posted online. Prosecutors say they sought to validate the legitimacy of the 'Caliphate', urged others to support or obey Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi', the self-styled leader of ISIL, and travel, or 'Hijra', to Islamic State. The online postings allegedly appeared on the defendants' social media accounts.

 
August 28, 2015
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PAXMAN: PETROLHEAD DIED IN BALL OF FLAMES

A ‘petrolhead’ electrician died in a ball of flames after ploughing his high-powered sportscar into a tree at 80mph, an inquest heard today (FRI). Michael Paxman, 32, lost control of his Audi RS4 as he swerved to avoid an oncoming car while speeding through the streets of south London. Rumours spread after the crash at 2.27am on 11 January this year that Paxman was fleeing a gun-wielding gang on mopeds - but police found no evidence of any attack. A post mortem revealed Mr Paxman was slightly above the drink drive limit – 96 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood compared to the limit of 80 milligrams.

 
August 28, 2015

PLUMMER: 'THE CLAIMS ARE NONSENSE' CLAIMS ACCUSED RAPIST

ISLINGTON A man accused of raping a 13-year-old in 1970 today (thurs) slammed her story as 'ridiculous'. John Plummer, 62, was 17 when he attacked the girl after begging her to play truant and go to his house to listen to music in the spring of 1970, it is claimed. Plummer had struck up an intimate relationship with the teen at her home on one of the 'grandest streets' in north London after becoming friends with a family member, jurors heard. When one of the complainant's relatives became pregnant she believed Plummer could be the father, Southwark Crown Court heard. She later plucked up the courage to report the allegations after the child contacted Plummer years later to discover who her father was.

 
August 28, 2015

HUNG: GARMENT NICKER FACES JAIL

KENSINGTON A sales assistant at Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Street is facing jail today (thurs) for stealing more than £50,000 of clothes. Stephen Hung, 35, pinched 'in excess of 700' garments by targeting items that had not been tagged and hiding them as he walked out of the shop. He then flogged the fashionable gear for cash on online auction site eBay during the scam that ran between February and December last year. Hung admitted a charge of theft in July and was due to be sentenced today (thurs) for the offence but has since insisted he stole no more than £17,395 of goods.

 
August 28, 2015

KUDZINSKAS: 'I HAD TO DRINK DRIVE - MY GIRLFRIEND WAS TEARY.'

TWICKENHAM The web designer with clients including Channel 4, and the Museum Of London claimed he had to drive his Porche to The Ritz when he was over the drink limit because his girlfriend was upset. Giedries Kudzinskas, 32, the director of Rubik Digital was stopped by police after they watched him go through a red light in Brook Green, Hammersmith, at 2am on August 8. When they questioned him about the smell of alcohol on his breath he told them he had had his last drink two hours ago and gone to bed. But then he had been woken by a call from his girlfriend who sounded ‘distressed.' He told the officers he had gone to pick her up from The Ritz and taken her home but had then realised he had locked himself out of his own flat so was on his way back to hers to collect a spare set of keys. When he was breathalysed the Southampton Solent University graduate had 60mg of alcohol per 100ml of his breath, almost twice the legal limit.


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