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August 27, 2014

AFZAL: ACCUSED PLUMBER STABBERS IN COURT

SOUTHALL Two men accused of stabbing a plumber to death in the street appeared in court today (weds). Mohamed Afzal, 38, was knifed in the chest during the fatal attack in Southall, west London, on 20 August. Police were called to Trinity Road at around 7.50pm after he collapsed near an MOT centre. Mr Afzal, a plumber, was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 11.45pm. Post-mortem tests gave the cause of death as a number of stab wounds to the chest.

 
August 27, 2014

PACE: FUEL NICKER RIPPED OFF BOSSES

ROMFORD A disgruntled contractor got his own back on his employers by using his fuel card to top up his and his friends' petrol tanks, a court heard. Adam Pace, 30, was given a company card by British Car Auctions to pay for fuel while driving vehicles to their new owners. Pace was hired as a contractor by the firm on January 7 this year but three weeks later he filled up his private car using the card. He started offering to pay for his mates' petrol at a discounted rate and ended up costing the company £900.31 during a two month period.

 



 
August 27, 2014

VALERIE RYALLS: DRIP FORGERY PUT PATIENT AT RISK

ROTHERHAM A nurse put a patient at serious risk of harm when she forged a doctor's prescription so she could administer intravenous fluids, a tribunal heard. Valerie Ryalls gave the patient an 'overload' of Hartmann's solution, which in some cases could be fatal, at Rotherham Hospital in south Yorks. It was only when Dr Jeremy Thornley observed the patient and noted a fluid overload that further harm to the patient was prevented. The doctor then checked the prescription for Hartmann's and noticed his signature had been forged, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told. Dr Thornley told the panel in central London that he could not have prescribed the medication to the patient because he was off duty.

 
August 27, 2014

OSAIGBOVO: FRAUDSTERS POSED AS LOVESTRUCK SINGLETONS IN WORLDWIDE DATING SCAM

DARTFORD, KENT Fraudsters posed as lovestruck singletons to fleece gullible lonely hearts out of hundreds of thousands of pounds in a worldwide internet dating scam, a court heard. Osaro Osaigbovo, 39, allegedly helped launder nearly £194,000 through his bank account after vulnerable victims were conned across the United States and Europe. Gang members targeted subscribers to Match and Adult Friend Finder and requested wire transfers after courting them for several months and building a bogus online relationship. The fraudsters would pose as doctors and solicitors and ask for large sums of cash to help with travel expenses or family affairs, Southwark Crown Court heard.

 
August 27, 2014

MOORE: MUSLIM COUPLE RACIALLY ABUSED BY NEIGHBOURS BECAUSE COOKING SMELT LIKE SEWER

DAGENHAM A Muslim couple were racially abused by their neighbours who thought their cooking smelt like 'an open sewer,' a court heard today. Paul Moore, 64, and Wendy Perrin, 63, called Sakib Ahmed and his partner Farheen Abdullah, 'f**king Pakis' and 'f**king dirty b******s', and would bang on the wall. Mr Ahmed said: 'We wouldn't have felt comfortable having friends in our garden, or ever doing something like a barbeque. 'There were all these words thrown at us – verbal abuse – and we didn't feel comfortable getting friends involved in it.'

 
August 27, 2014
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WATKINS: DOCTOR WHO FELL ASLEEP ON THE JOB CLEARED OF MISCONDUCT

GLASGOW A doctor who fell asleep at work has been cleared of misconduct after a tribunal found the medication he was taking made him drowsy. Dr Douglas Watkins admitted nodding off during a morning meeting on the Kershaw Unit at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde on 18 September 2012. The Glasgow University graduate told the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service he woke up after dropping his pen. The medic was cleared of napping for several hours the same afternoon after saying he joked he had just woken up out of embarrassment for his earlier conduct.

 
August 27, 2014
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LEWIS: PHYSIOTHERAPIST 'GROWLED LIKE A LION' AND BIT PATIENT FOR SEXUAL THRILLS

ST ALBANS, HERTS A physiotherapist 'growled like a baby lion' and bit a patient for a sexual thrill, tribunal heard today (WEDS). Christopher Lewis allegedly reached across the woman and squashed her breasts during the treatment session. He then sank his teeth into her shoulder while looking her in the eye and making animal sounds, the Health and Care Professions Council heard. It was the patient's second appointment at the Verulam clinic in St Albans, Herts, where she was seeking help recovering from a shoulder injury.

 
August 27, 2014
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REED: CURRENCY DEALER 'TRIED TO RAPE EX-CLASSMATE' AFTER SHE LET HIM STAY IN HER ROOM

CENTRAL LONDON A former private schoolboy tried to rape an ex-classmate after she let him stay the night at her university halls, the Old Bailey heard. Archie Reed, 20, pulled off the woman's pyjama bottoms and knickers and pounced on her while she was asleep next to him, it is said. When she woke up, she allegedly felt Reed groping her and screamed for him to get out of her bedroom. She had met Reed after a drinks reception hosted by top law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, and they spent the rest of the evening drinking wine at a pub in Warren Street.

 
August 27, 2014
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SOPHIA TORRES: LET-OFF FOR NURSE WHO LOANED PETTY CASH

KNEBWORTH A care home manager who used a company credit card to buy herself a new mobile phone and gave petty cash loans to her family has escaped punishment because she is 'of good character.' Sophia Torres asked her employers for a loan to buy her husband a new car and pay off her mortgage repayments while working at Monread Lodge Care Home, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, it was said. She then bought herself a new mobile phone using company funds, despite being told it was not allowed. Torres would also remove petty cash from the company to give to her relatives and leave and 'IOU' in the tin, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.

 
August 27, 2014
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LET-OFF FOR RETIRED LORRY DRIVER BRIAN GUTTERIDGE AFTER HE SMUGGLED 24,000 LITRES OF BEER INTO BRITAIN

ROMFORD, ESSEX A retired lorry driver who smuggled 24,000 litres of beer into the UK has been spared jail today (weds). Brian Gutteridge, 66, drove a trailer filled with illegal booze from Calais, France, into the country. The 25 pallets of alcohol were snuck past customs officers to cheat the government out of around £35,000 worth of excise duty and VAT. Gutteridge, who has now retired, was caught red-handed as he was unloading the lorry at a warehouse in Tilbury, Essex.

 
August 27, 2014

ROBERTS:TRIO DENY MURDERING MUSICIAN IN THE STREET

ISLINGTON, HACKNEY Three men denied stabbing a musician to death in the street when they appeared at the Old Bailey today (weds). Ryan Gray, 24, was run down and knifed by a group of men in broad daylight less than a mile from his home in Islington, north London, the court was told. He was found fatally injured in Horsell Road at 2.34pm on 4 June and died in hospital four days later. Delton Campbell-Brown, 19, Stephen Roberts, 21, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named, are all charged with murder.


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