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July 24, 2014

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LIYANAGE: PAEDOPHILE WHO STREAMED LIVE CHILD PORN FROM THE PHILIPPINES WALKS FREE

BARNET, NORTH LONDON A paedophile who streamed and directed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet has walked free from court. Thishan Liyanage, 36, paid as little as $15 to watch adults rape and abuse local Filipino children live on his webcam. The married father-of-one would then begin online negotiations and direct how he would like the child abused, typing requests that the adult would perform. Southwark Crown Court heard that victims were sometimes even abused by their own parents, who would take online fees over PayPal.

  July 24, 2014

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EVANS: NOTW REPORTER WHO HACKED MORE THAN 1,000 VOICEMAILS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS IS SPARED JAIL

KILBURN, NORTHWEST LONDON A crooked News of the World reporter who hacked more than 1,000 voicemails of the rich and famous has been spared jail after testifying against his former editor Andy Coulson. Dan Evans, 38, was poached from the Sunday Mirror by Coulson after becoming infamous throughout Fleet Street for phone hacking. Coulson, who is now serving 18 months in prison, recruited Evans over a scrambled eggs and smoked salmon breakfast at the exclusive One Aldwych Hotel. Evans was a prized asset for the ambitious editor, helping to increase the hacking operation at the News of the World to industrial scale with daily attacks on celebrities, politicians, and sports stars.

 



 
July 24, 2014

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PANTON: NEWS OF THE WORLD CRIME EDITOR IN COURT

CENTRAL LONDON A tabloid journalist and a healthcare worker have appeared in court today (thurs) accused of making corrupt payments. Former News of the World crime editor Lucy Panton, 39, and care worker Alan Hagan, 47, and both face a charge of misconduct in public office. The pair appeared at the Old Bailey for a preliminary hearing. They spoke only to confirm their names and have not yet entered pleas to the allegations. Prosecutor Stuart Biggs said the prosecution is considering whether to join the case to a related trial involving Panton.

  July 24, 2014

NOBEL MARARA: LIBEL DAMAGES FOR INNOCENT NURSE

CENTRAL LONDON An innocent Rwandan accused being 'wanted for genocide' has accepted substantial libel damages from The Times after an editing mistake left him afraid to leave his home. Noble Marara, the former chauffeur and bodyguard of Rwandan president Paul Kagame, was defamed in the headline: ‘Driver wanted for genocide says he fears for his life’. The Times accepted the headline was ‘published entirely in error and is false’ and apologised to Mr Marara, who now works as a psychiatric nurse in Kent Athalie Matthews, Mr Marara’s solicitor, said: ‘The matters which led to the publication of the article in question, and the erroneous headline, are as follows. ‘On Tuesday 11 March 2014, the Claimant gave evidence as a witness in an extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London in support of the defence case of Vincent Brown, one of the men whose extradition is sought by Rwanda.

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  July 24, 2014

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REBEKAH BROOKS: NOW HER DRIVER IS CLEARED TOO

CENTRAL LONDON Rebekah Brooks' chauffeur and three innocent security guards who were accused of helping the former News International chief executive to destroy phone hacking evidence have been cleared. Lee Sandell, 28, Daryl Jorsling, 41, David Johnson, 48, and driver Paul Edwards, 49, were dragged into the hacking scandal after being accused of involvement in an elaborate cover-up. Detectives found a text quoting classic war film Where Eagles Dare saying: 'Broadsword calling Danny Boy, pizza delivered and the chicken is in the pot', and believed it was code for a plot to hide evidence being successfully completed. The four men were accused of helping Mrs Brooks, 46, and her husband Charlie, 51, pervert the course of justice when hacking detectives were waiting to search their homes.

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July 24, 2014

GORBUNTSOV: MAGNATE FACES EXTRADITION

CENTRAL LONDON A Russian tycoon who was gunned down in front of his luxury London flat two years ago will face an extradition hearing in September over an alleged plot to assassinate a rich banker. German Gorbuntsov, 48, who was shot six times in a murder attempt in March 2012, is wanted in Moldova to stand trial over the claims. He was discharged from hospital today after having surgery treatment for his injuries. Gorbuntsov is accused of ordering the contract killing of businessman Renat Usatiy, in a fight for control of a bank worth more than £5?million.

  July 24, 2014

DOCHERTY:CARE HOME MANAGER CLEARED

GLASGOW A care home manager accused of failing to maintain basic hygiene standards at the facility she was running has been cleared of all charges. Teresa Docherty did not have regular cleaning schedule at the Whitefield Lodge Care Home, Lennoxtown, Glasgow, where mattresses and bed linen were stained with faeces, it was claimed. Ms Docherty had also been accused of failing to report the possible theft of a resident's bracelet to police or social services. Concerns over standards at the home were first raised following an anonymous phone complaint to Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland in 2011. Following a number of inspection visits to the home East Dunbartonshire Council suspended the admission of patients on 23 December 2011. But all the claims were found to be unproved at a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing.

  July 24, 2014

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IVAN LAWRENCE: TOP BARRISTER CAUGHT WITHOUT INSURANCE

CENTRAL LONDON One of Britain's most well known barristers has earned himself an embarrassing criminal conviction after failing to notice a change in the law on car insurance. Sir Ivan Lawrence QC, 77, was illegally at the wheel of a Ford Focus when he was stopped by police in central London in May this year. The legendary criminal defence barrister thought he was insured on the car, which had been loaned to his wife while her usual vehicle was being repaired. However, he was forced plead guilty to driving without insurance when it transpired the laws had been changed. He issued a groveling apology to magistrates as he was hit with fines and costs totaling £525 and six points on his licence. Sir Ivan, who was an MP for 23 years and advised a string of Home Secretaries on legal matters, confessed he was 'embarrassed' by the conviction. But he blamed it on changes to the law that meant he was not automatically insured on the new car.

 
July 23, 2014

GILBERT FORBES; BAN FOR THE KISSING NURSE

ISLE OF WIGHT A nurse who invited a suicidal patient for lunch before forcing a kiss om her has been banned from the profession for a year. Gilbert Forbes asked the patient out over text message and Twitter after treating her at the Sevenacres Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight. Forbes took her for a meal in Ryde, where he greeted the patient with a kiss and attempted to put his arm around her, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. She went to the police after Forbes drove her to a bus station and tried to kiss her again.

  July 23, 2014

KHIDIR ABDULRAHIM: PSYCHIATRIST TOLD PATIENT TO 'GET RID OF FAT'

POWYS/REDDICH A psychiatrist humiliated a woman with an eating disorder by laughing at her self-harm injury and telling her she should have seen a plastic surgeon to ‘get rid of this fat’, a tribunal heard. The woman said she felt ‘fat, ugly and terrified’ when Dr Khidir Abdulrahim made the insensitive comment during an examination at Bronllys Hospital, in Powys, Wales. The vulnerable patient had been admitted to the hospital after she needed 19 stitches to treat a wound on her abdomen. She is one of three patients the former staff grade psychiatrist is alleged to have acted inappropriately towards between June and August 2011. He is also accused of trying to kiss and grope a colleague at Hill Crest Mental Health Unit, at Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Worcestershire, where he worked as a locum two months earlier.

  July 23, 2014

JANE ANNETTS: SLEEPING TABS DOES COULD HAVE BEEN 'A MISTAKE

LINCOLN A nurse accused of administering an elderly woman sleeping tablets to 'shut her up' said she might have given them to the patient by mistake. Jane Annetts allegedly dispensed three Zoplicone tablets which could have knocked the patient out for 18 hours on the Navenby Ward at Lincoln County Hospital. After feeding her the medicine Annetts said in front of other members of staff 'that will shut her up,' the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told. She then gave the duty of administering the patient's medicine to an untrained colleague, it is claimed.


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