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April 23, 2014

CLIFFORD: MAJORITY DIRECTION FOR DEADLOCKED CLIFFORD JURY

HERSHAM, SURREY The jury in the sex assault trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford was today (weds) told they can reach a majority verdict. The PR guru, 71, is accused of preying on seven teenage girls between 1966 and 1984. His alleged victims - the youngest aged 14 - included schoolgirls, models, a secretary and even a former Bond girl. Today (weds), the female foreman of the jury told Judge Anthony Leonard QC that they could not reach unanimous verdicts.

  April 23, 2014

AL-ABED: HORROR BLUNDER DOCTOR SHOULD NOT HAVE CARRIED OUT PROCEDURE

ROMFORD A junior doctor was 'out of his depth' when he operated on a pregnant woman who died after her ovary was removed by mistake, a tribunal heard today (Weds). Yahya Al-Abed said he felt 'confident' and 'capable' to perform the complicated procedure on Maria De Jesus, 32, at Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, after she was admitted with appendicitis. The fifth-year trainee surgeon, who had worked at the hospital for less than three weeks, has admitted making a series of errors and now acknowledges he did not have enough experience when he performed surgery on October 23, 2011.

 



 
April 23, 2014

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AHMED: DCOTOR WHO TOOK SECRET PICS FACES END OF HIS CAREER

TORBAY A doctor who secretly photographed dozens of A&E patients during intimate examinations faces being struck off. Dr Suheil Ahmed, 28, turned a ward at Torbay Hospital, Devon, into his own pornography studio when he took more than 100 covert snaps of unsuspecting women. The trainee surgeon would section off his victim's beds from the rest of the ward so he could be alone with them. He then touched his victims as he removed their clothing to get a better view of their bodies for his camera. During the intimate checks he told his victims, who were in their 20s, he was using his mobile phone to time their breathing or heart rate.

  April 23, 2014

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MCDONAGH:TRAVELLERS BRAWLED AT WAKE FOR STILLBORN BABY

UPTON PARK, SHOREDITCH, EAST LONDON; TOTTENHAM, NORTH LONDON Two families of travellers brawled at a wake for a stillborn baby, a court heard. Patrick McDonagh, 32, slashed victim Charlie Ward with a knife as he tried to escape from the fight in his car. A police officer called to the The Queens pub in Upton Park, east London, last October 20 described the scene as 'carnage.' McDonagh, a father-of-five and his brother Michael, 33, a father-of-seven, had scores to settle with the Ward family and chose to do it at the memorial service.

  April 23, 2014

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HORNER: MUSLIM BUSINESSMAN ATTACKED BY PROTESTORS BELONGING TO RIVAL ISLAMIC SECT ON MARCH LED BY HATE PREACHER ANJEM CHOUDARY

MARBLE ARCH, WEST LONDON A Muslim businessman told a jury how he was attacked by protestors belonging to a rival Islamic sect on a march led by hate preacher Anjem Choudary. The demonstration, which was organised using Twitter and called for jihad in Syria, ended in two men being punched, kicked and beaten with poles, the Old Bailey heard. Choudary was being interviewed on TV when several of his fellow Sunni marchers attacked local men belonging to the rival Shia sect of Islam, it is claimed. One of the marchers, 20 year-old Jordan Horner, called one of the Shia men a 'kaffir' - meaning unbeliever - and added: 'Shia's are kaffirs, they are the enemy within, they are evil.'

 
April 23, 2014

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HOPE: FOREIGN CURRENCY TRADER USED INVESTORS' CASH AS PERSONAL PIGGY BANK AND BLEW £500K ON EXCLUSIVE NIGHTCLUBS

CANARY WHARF, EAST LONDON; BOURNE END, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE A foreign currency trader used investors' cash as his 'personal piggy-bank' and blew more than £500,000 in exclusive nightclubs, a court heard today (weds). Financial wizard Alex Hope, 25, allegedly masterminded a £5.6m Ponzi fraud to fund his hedonistic lifestyle and love of gambling. A former Wembley stadium catering manager, he reinvented himself as a currency markets expert and was reputed to have spent £125,000 on Nebuchadnezzar bottles of champagne as part of an astonishing binge. After suspicions around his Forex fund grew, City of London police officers raided Hope's flat in east London's Docklands and arrested him, Southwark Crown Court heard.

  April 23, 2014

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EHSAN: DOCTOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED YOUNG WOMAN AFTER FOLLOWING HER OFF A BUS AFTER ARRIVING IN UK FROM PAKISTAN

BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET A doctor sexually assaulted a young woman after following her off a bus - less than three weeks after arriving in the UK from Pakistan. Dr Ali Ehsan had been drinking heavily because he felt 'lonely and isolated' during the Muslim holy festival, Eid. The former Royal Bournemouth Hospital doctor took a seat next to the 21-year-old and began stroking her shoulder, making her feel so uncomfortable she left the bus before her stop. The 32-year-old then followed her through the streets before offering her a cigarette, grabbing her, then forcing his hands down her top and underwear, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard.

  April 23, 2014

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HULBERT-THOMAS: FRAUDSTER ADMITS PLANTING HIGH-TECH BUG IN BANK AS PART OF £2M LLOYDS SCAM

OXFORD, MAIDENHEAD, HATFIELD A fraudster has admitted planting a high-tech computer bug in a bank as part of a £2 million Lloyds TSB scam, the Old Bailey heard today (weds). Joe Mariathas, 22, entered a Halifax branch in Camden, north London, and installed the rogue device on a computer in an interview room. A total of £804,000 was fraudulently transferred into 25 accounts from the same computer on 21 August 2012. Bank clerk Mawli Thurairajah, 30, was caught on CCTV escorting Mariathas into the room and leaving him alone several times, it is said.

 
April 23, 2014

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MORRIS:ACTUARY KILLED LOVER'S BROTHER IN BLUR OF WINE, COKE AND GAS

BATTERSEA, SOUTHWEST LONDON; ODIHAM, HANTS An actuary killed his girlfriend's brother after days spent in a 'blur' of wine, cocaine and laughing gas, the Old Bailey heard today (weds). Finance wizard Andrew Morris, 30, killed chef Henry Stangroom, 21, 'in revenge' when his sister dumped him - and then shot himself with a harpoon gun. Morris was making a large salary as a risk assessor - but was suffering from depression and had turned to drugs. He repeatedly stabbed Mr Stangroom in the flat they had once shared with Mr Stangroom's sister Michelle.

  April 23, 2014

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COULSON DENIES 'COVER UP' AFTER 2006 HACKING ARREST

CHARING, KENT; CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson today (weds) denied orchestrating a 'cover up' when his Royal editor was arrested in 2006 for phone hacking. The 46-year-old met secretly with Clive Goodman, 56, after his arrest for intercepting the messages of Royal aides to Prince William and Harry. Coulson was fed information about the prosecution of Goodman by News International lawyers, and admitted not actively helping the police investigation. But he denied ever trying to hide evidence of phone hacking from the police, and said he never suggested Goodman should pleaded guilty.

  April 23, 2014

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MESNARD:AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT MOUNTED DOG STATUE AFTER PUB CRAWL

NOTTING HILL GATE, WEST LONDON; MILDENHAMM, SUFFOLK A US Air Force lieutenant who damaged a precious statue belonging to a celebrity dog trainer during a marathon booze binge escaped with a fine today (Weds). First Lieutenant Christopher Mesnard, 26, kicked off the pub crawl at a champagne bar in Paddington Station and had planned to drink half a pint in 26 pubs along the Circle Line. But he lost his friends and was found in the early hours of the morning astride a fake topiary dog owned by renowned dog trainer Lucy Kennedy, Hammersmith Magistrates' Court heard. Mesnard, a Deputy Chief of Public Affairs in the USAF based at RAF based at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, broke the £995 ornament but claims to have no recollection of the incident.


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