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December 18, 2014

REID:POSTIE ACCUSED OF THIEVING SMART PHONES ON ROUND

HACKNEY, EAST LONDON A postman accused of stealing thousands of pounds worth of mobile phones appeared in court today (thurs). Paul Reid, 27, allegedly stole smart phones worth £4060 that he was meant to be delivering on his round. Reid was arrested along with other employees at Royal Mail and Parcelforce after 51 iPhone and Samsung Galaxy orders went missing. The postie is charged with 11 counts of theft from a central London depot between May and June this year.

 
December 18, 2014

LLOYD:WINDSOR CASTLE GUARD ADMITS FRACTURING MAN'S NOSE

WINDSOR, BERKS; VICTORIA A teenage soldier who guards Windsor Castle today (thurs) admitted fracturing a man's nose and eye socket in a bar brawl. Guardsman Alex Lloyd, 19, launched the attack on Camil Rombezyk at the Zoo Bar in London's West End on 2 September this year. Mr Rombezyk, who has since left the country to live in Poland with his girlfriend, required corrective surgery following the savage assault. Lloyd, who appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court in a grey suit and red and blue, admitted one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

 



 
December 18, 2014

MORRIS:AIRLINE DRUNK FACES JAIL FOR HEADBUTTING CABIN CREW MEMBER

WENTWORTH, SURREY A drunken airline passenger who had to be calmed down by Boris Johnson today (thurs) admitted headbutting a member of cabin crew. David Morris, 43, downed five double whiskies in first class on a plane from Kuala Lumpur before launching into a booze-fuelled tirade when he was refused any more drinks. Uxbridge Magistrates Court heard Morris 'endangered the safety' of the Airbus A380-800 during the incident onboard the 13-hour Malaysia Air Flight MH002 to Heathrow on December 3. The mid-air drama hit the headlines after London Mayor Johnson, who was on his way home from a tour of Asia, intervened and one of his entourage tweeted a photo of crew tackling Morris.

 
December 18, 2014
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JOHNSON: REPORTER WALKS FREE AFTER ADMITTING HACKING

GREENWICH A Sunday Mirror journalist who admitted hacking the phone of a top actress has walked free after he promised to help out the police in future investigations. Graham Johnson, 46, who was investigations editor at the tabloid, intercepted as many as 30 voicemails a day before walking out of the job when the paper started monitoring the actress and her suspected boyfriend at a hotel. Twelve years later he turned himself in for the operation he carried out, telling police he had been told to hack the phone by bosses at the paper.

 
December 18, 2014

BASSETT:BATON ASSAULT OFFICER APPEARS IN COURT

ORPINGTON, KENT; GREENWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A police officer accused of repeatedly beating a man with his baton at the 02 Arena appeared in court today (Thurs). Sergeant Matthew Bassett, 35, allegedly used his police-issue baton, hands and feet to hit Omar Mushtaq at the world-famous concert venue on 24 February last year, it is said. Mr Mushtaq, 23, suffered bruising and grazes during the alleged attack that took place while Bassett was on duty at the 02 Arena, in North Greenwich. Bassett, a Greenwich borough officer, allegedly struck Mr Mushtaq with the batons three times.

 
December 18, 2014

DEEBLE:WOMAN SUBLET FLAT WHILE STUDYING FULL TIME

FOREST GATE, GOODMAYES, EAST LONDON A woman sublet her flat while she studied full time at the University of Bedford, a court heard. Simone Deeble, 25, is accused of illegally renting out her flat at Sarwan House on Katherine Road, Forest Gate, to Ann Marie Ryan while claiming housing benefit for the property. She pocketed handouts between 2007 and 2009 while receiving both a student loan and grants for her education, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. Deeble denied one count of failing to notify the London Borough of Newham of a change in her circumstances and one charge of fraud by failing to disclose information.

 
December 18, 2014

EGUNLETI:HAMMER BANGING TEACHER CAN KEEP WORKING

BARKING, ESSEX A science teacher who banged on a table with a hammer to get her pupils' attention because she was losing her voice can carry on teaching. Anne Egunleti, 46, left her Year 10 class feeling 'frightened and intimidated' after using the tool to keep discipline at Barking Abbey School, east London, a disciplinary panel found. She had first used a chair to hit the table in an attempt to control the boisterous 14 and 15-year-olds, the National College for Teaching and Leadership heard. She later returned from the laboratory technician's room carrying a hammer, which she used with such force it damaged the bench, it was said.

 
December 18, 2014
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MAXWELL:BURGLARY? I JUST WANTED TO PLAY WITH THE HORSES

ROMFORD, ESSEX A burglar caught breaking into a riding stables late at night claimed he was only there to pet the horses, a court heard. Frederick Maxwell, 53, climbed the fence of Eastminster School of Riding in Romford, Essex, on March 3 his year and was caught in the hallway of a house on the land. When the resident grabbed him by the shoulders and demanded why he was there he claimed a TV programme about horses had made him sad so he had come to feed the ponies. Joshua Normanton, prosecuting, said: 'The defendant he had entered the house because the dogs were barking and he wanted to try and calm them down.

 
December 18, 2014
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HOPE:TRADER BLAMES OLDER MENTOR FOR DRAWING HIM INTO PONZI FRAUD

CANARY WHARF, EAST LONDON; BOURNE END, BUCKS A foreign currency trader dubbed 'King Popper' for his lavish spending on champagne blamed a 'mesmerising' older mentor for drawing him into a Ponzi scheme. Alex Hope, 25, boasted he was a financial wizard while allegedly masterminding the £5.5m investment scam to fund his love of gambling and exclusive nightclubs. The former Wembley stadium catering manager reinvented himself as a currency markets expert and blew £2m in an astonishing binge, Southwark Crown Court heard. He was promoted as a 'successful and talented' trader by partner in crime, Raj Von Badlo, 56, who has admitted enticing people into the fraud and making misleading statements.

 
December 18, 2014

READ:VOICES IN HEAD KNIFEMAN JAILED

CLAPTON, EAST LONDON A knifeman who claimed voices in his head told him to slash the throat of a man he befriended at a train station was jailed for five years. Richard Read, 33, met victim John O'Coughlin, 42 on a bench outside Clapton train station on Upper Clapton Road in the early hours of the morning on 23 June this year. The pair got chatting and then returned to Mr Couglin's flat nearby where they drank and took cocaine. At around 8am, Read went to the kitchen to grab a knife and slashed his victim across the throat before cutting him several times across the face.

 
December 17, 2014
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MCKOY:35 YEARS FOR LAYABOUT WHO KILLED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER BECAUSE OF HIS 'MONSTROUS EGO.'

HACKNEY A jobless father who hacked his ex-partner and his 22 month-old daughter to death with a machete after being told to move out of the family home has been jailed for 35 years today (weds). Roland McKoy, 54, killed Valerie Forde, 45, and 22-month-old Real-Jahzarah McKoy with a machete, a hammer and a screwdriver. Ms Forde, a charity office manager, had ended their relationship after McKoy failed to pay anything towards the rent or the upkeep of the children. She also reported McKoy to police after he threatened to kill his family by setting the house on fire but no action was taken.


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