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October 21, 2014

PYATT:SPREE KILLER DETAILS LEAKED BY COPS AND BROADMOOR STAFF

BRENTWOOD, ESSEX; WINDSOR, BERKS; WAPPING, EAST LONDON Detectives and staff at Broadmoor Hospital leaked details of spree killer Daniel Gonzalez and Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe to the tabloid press, a court heard today (tues). Sun senior reporter Jamie Pyatt, 51, is accused of buying details from Surrey Police PC Simon Quinn for years, cultivating him as an important source of confidential information. The journalist made a number of expense claims for a 'Surrey police contact' who gave exclusive photographs of Gonzalez, it is said. In one claim form Pyatt allegedly wrote: 'meeting with Surrey police contact and obtain exclusive photograph of spree killer Gonzalez, lunch to say thank you'.

 
October 21, 2014
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SPENCE:HAMMER MANIAC FACING WHOLE LIFE TERM

ALPERTON, NORTHWEST LONDON; ISLINGTON, STROUD GREEN, NORTH LONDON A maniac who left three wealthy sisters for dead in a horrific claw hammer attack at a luxury hotel is facing the rest of his life in jail today (tues). Philip Spence, 33, bludgeoned his victims repeatedly in front of their terrified children in their suite at the plush Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch, central London. Khulood Al-Najjar, 36, and her sisters Ohoud, 34, and Fatima, 31, suffered smashed skulls and life-threatening injuries after the bloodbath in the early hours of 6 April this year. Spence had been smoking crack for two days when he spotted a stash of designer bags through a partially open door as he prowled the corridors on the seventh floor of the hotel.

 



 
October 21, 2014

JOHNSON:CHRISTIAN PSYCHIATRIST APOLOGISES FOR DISTRESSING PATIENT

CAMBRIDGE; EALING, WEST LONDON A Christian psychiatrist apologised today (tues) for distressing a vulnerable patient who tried to kill herself after she was directed to a religious website. Dr Antonia Johnson, 58, denies imposing her religious beliefs upon patients while working as a staff grade psychiatrist at the Fulbourn Hospital, in Cambridge. One woman attempted suicide after becoming convinced that God wanted her to die after visiting Christian website www.fathersloveletter.com, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. Dr Johnson, a born-again Christian, who worships at the Pentecostal Ealing Christian Centre, in west London said she was sorry for what happened, but had only ever tried to help her patients.

 
October 21, 2014

CHAPMAN:VENABLES LEAK JAILER TELLS JURY HE 'LOVES PRISON SERVICE'

CORBY, NORTHANTS; EAST DULWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A jailer accused of selling details about Jamie Bulger's killer Jon Venables to newspapers wept as he told the Old Bailey the prison service cannot play favourites with inmates. Scott Chapman, 42, allegedly sold confidential material from inside the high security men's jail, funnelling the money through his ex-partner Lynn Gaffney, 40. A News of the World journalist, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and Thomas Savage, 37, the deputy news editor at the Daily Star Sunday, are accused of paying the couple thousands of pounds for the articles. Chapman more than doubled his annual wage of £29,000 selling stories to the News of the World, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Sunday Mirror, The People, The Daily Star and The Star on Sunday between March 2010 and June 2011, it is said.

 
October 21, 2014

MITEVA:NURSE TRIED TO FORCE FEED MEDICATION TO ELDERLY COUPLE

BURNHAM-ON-SEA, ESSEX An 'uncaring' nurse tried to shove medication into the mouths of a couple with advanced dementia, a hearing was told. Venetsiya Miteva was seen holding the elderly woman, referred to as Resident A, as she tried to force her to take her medicine, at Burnham Lodge Nursing Home in Burnham-on-Sea, Essex. Miteva was seen attempting to do the same with her husband, Resident D, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Janet Lindsay, who was responsible for breakfast and laundry services at the home, told the panel:

 
October 21, 2014

COULSON:FOUL MOUTHED CARE HOME MANAGER CALLED BOSS A BABOON

SOUTHSEA, HANTS A foul-mouthed care home manager called her boss a 'black b***ard' and 'baboon,' a tribunal heard today (tues). Jeanette Coulson allegedly used racist terms to victimise staff, and was abusive about the owner of Queen Anne Lodge, Southsea, Hampshire. A care assistant was called a Polish bitch and Coulson said she hoped she would 'never stand on two legs again,' the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. When Justyna Aniol said she had too much work, Coulson told to be quiet and do her job as there went plenty of people willing to take her place.

 
October 21, 2014
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BUBI:STUDENT SPARED JAIL OVER IPHONE CON

HACKNEY, EAST LONDON; DURHAM A student who conned a man out of £250 by offering two iPhones for sale on Gumtree was spared jail today (TUES). Munzenze Bubi, 18, posted two 'mint condition' iPhone 5s on the classified ads site at £135 each and claimed he was based in Leicester. Patrick Nketia called the number given on 12 January last year, believing he was speaking to someone called Franklin, and negotiated a price of £250 for the two phones. He transferred the cash into Bubi's account the same day, but the phones never arrived.

 
October 21, 2014

POLLARD:SEX ABUSE IMAGE DOCTOR TOLD COPS 'I LIKE THIS SORT OF THING'

CLEADON, SOUTH TYNESIDE; MARSHALL, MERSEYSIDE A doctor told police 'I like this sort of thing' when he was caught with sickening images of child sexual abuse, a tribunal heard. Dr Ken Pollard, 61, was found in possession of more than 1000 pictures and films, including some in the worst category. He was handed a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years after admitting possessing the material at Newcastle Crown Court earlier this year. Dr Pollard, who retired from his histopathologist post at South Tyneside District Hospital in 2011, is now facing a Fitness to Practise hearing in Manchester.

 
October 21, 2014

MOORHOUSE:BOOZY NURSE SUSPENDED

WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE A nurse who necked booze at work to get herself through a five-hour shift has been suspended for six months. Patricia Moorhouse mixed orange juice with alcohol in a recovery room at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, Merseyside. Colleagues raised the alarm when Moorhouse started repeating herself and using 'unusual' speech on 31 August 2012. Her breath also smelt of booze and her line manager was alerted, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
October 21, 2014

HULL:CAUTION FOR 'BABY OUT THE WINDOW' JOKE NURSE

SOUTHEND, ESSEX A nurse who joked about throwing a severely ill baby suffering from cerebral palsy out the window has been let off with a caution. Louise Hull lost her temper with the tot when it repeatedly pulled its blood saturation monitor and feeding tube off at Southend University Hospital, Essex in May 2010. Hull said: If you don't stop pulling your tubes out and if these bloody alarms keep going off I'm going to have to throw you out the window.' Moments later when talking about premature babies, she commented: 'It would be alright if these babies had some quality of life but they don't.'

 
October 21, 2014
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SUKARIA:DENTIST SAID HE COULD CURE NURSE WITH MAGIC TONGUE

BARNSLEY, YORKS A dentist joked he could cure a nurse's intimate medical condition with his 'magic tongue', a tribunal was told. Fadi Sukaria allegedly asked his colleague if she had any 'rude' pictures or videos on her phone. He repeatedly groped his colleague and made sexually explicit comments while they were working for Primecare Oral Health Services in Barnsley, the General Dental Council heard. When he heard she was suffering from cystitis, Sukaria allegedly said: 'I have a magic tongue to make it better.'


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