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May 22, 2015
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MORAN: COMMANDO DIED 'DUCK DIVING' ON A SNORKELLING TRIP

KINGSTON A Royal Marine commando died during adventure training after ignoring warnings not to do strenuous exercise following a day of diving, an inquest heard today (Fri). Lieutenant Damien Moran, 23, died on a recreational snorkelling trip following a day’s intensive diving in Egypt on 3 August 2013. The super fit soldier suffered an embolism and lost consciousness, sinking to almost 200ft to the seabed as his comrades desperately tried to save him. Moments before he was death he was seen ‘duck diving’ to considerable depths, despite being told to take it easy.

 
May 22, 2015

ORROS: SERGEANT CLEARED OF GROPING COLLEAGUE

LONDON A police sergeant walked free from court after being cleared of groping and sexually harassing a junior colleague. Demetrios Orros, 50, was accused of a campaign of sexual harassment against the colleague, including lewd comments about her 'nice breasts' and unsuccessful attempts to kiss her. The Sergeant, part of the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command, was accused of groping the woman in the police station kitchen in 2011. It was said Orros ran his hand along her thigh in January 2013, and said he would 'love to bite' her bottom which they were out on patrol in Tottenham High Road.

 



 
May 22, 2015
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FRANCE: SUN CRIME HACK FACES JAIL FOR PAYING POLICE OFFICER

WATFORD, HERTS A crime reporter at The Sun faces jail today (Fri) for paying more than £20,000 for stories from a corrupt counter terrorism police officer. Anthony France, 41, funnelled money to PC Timothy Edwards for more than two and half years in exchange for dozens of stories. Edwards, part of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, trawled the police computer for good tips, and handed over the names of suspect and crime victims as part of the ‘grubby’ deal. France, a Sun reporter since 2004, wrote stories about security scares at Heathrow, drunk pilots being arrested, and drugs being smuggled into the UK.

 
May 22, 2015
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SOLDER: INSURANCE MAN'S INSURANCE CON

ILFORD A high-flying City insurance broker who funded a jet-set lifestyle with £43,000-worth of bogus claims for lost and stolen designer goods has been spared jail today (Fri). Jay Solder, 28, claimed burglars had raided his luxury pad in Highbury, north London, twice in the space of four months, taking Rolex and Omega watches, a MacBook Pro, and a Mulberry bag. However, City of London investigators found the value of the stolen goods had been vastly inflated by Solder using bogus credit card statements. They later found a Rolex stashed in his wardrobe with £6,000 in cash and camera he repeatedly claimed had been lost. Solder, described as a 'highly successful' insurance broker, also pretended four times that he had lost his coat with the pockets loaded with valuables on flights around the world.

 
May 22, 2015

MULINDWA: TERROR SUSPECT ACCUSED OF PLANNING TO JOIN AL-SHABAAB

HEATHROW, MITCHAM A man has appeared in court today (Fri) accused of planning to join Islamic military group Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Trevor Mulindwa, 20, was arrested at Heathrow yesterday trying to board a flight to the ali capital of Mogadishu via Bahrain and Dubai. Karen Jones, prosecuting, said: ‘Mr Mulindwa was arrested and charged under section five of the terrorism protocol. ‘This is an indictable only offence and I would invite the court to send him to the Central Criminal Court.’

 
May 22, 2015
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GREEN: LORRY DRIVER FACES TRIAL OVER CYCLIST DEATH

CENTRAL LONDON, CHIGWELL A lorry driver will stand trial in November over the death of a Spanish cyclist at a notorious junction in the City of London. Victor Manuel Ben Rodriguez, 32, was crushed under the wheels of a lorry at Ludgate Circus while on his way to a job interview last April. John Green, 54, today (Fri) denied a single charge of causing death by careless driving when he appeared at the Old Bailey. He is alleged to have caused Mr Rodriguez's death on 3 April 2014 whilst driving his DAF 'skiploader' at the junction between Fleet Street and Ludgate Circus.

 
May 22, 2015
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FRANCE: JURY OUT IN SUN REPORTER TRIAL

CENTRAL LONDON, WATFORD The jury trying Sun crime reporter Anthony France for paying more than £20,000 to a Heathrow Airport police officer for stories has retired to consider its verdict. France, 41, is accused of corruptly buying a string of tips from PC Timothy Edwards between 2008 and 2011 to fuel exclusive Sun stories. He said he was unaware that the relationship could be illegal, and has defended the stories as ‘public interest journalism’. However, prosecutor Zoe Johnson QC accused France of a ‘grubby commercially-driven’ deal with Edwards for illicit leaks.

 
May 22, 2015
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ABU: ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND CAGED FOR KILLING PARTNER

ILFORD A 'controlling and abusive' boyfriend who beat his partner to death in a drunken rage the day after she took him back and promised to forgive him was jailed for just seven years today (Fri) Hussain Abu, 37, killed girlfriend Sannah Javed with a punch to the stomach during a savage attack at her home in Ilford, Essex. Ms Javed, 26, slowly bled to death from internal wounds, and was found to have suffered 51 different injuries including a fracture eye socket and cracked ribs. Abu pleaded guilty to manslaughter during a murder trial and Judge Richard Hone, QC, discharged the jury from reaching a verdict on the more serious charge.

 
May 22, 2015

SHARMA: JEALOUS WAITER GETS LIFE FOR REVENGE MURDER

SOUTHALL, UXBRIDGE A jealous and obsessive waiter who stabbed an innocent plumber to death after his girlfriend dumped him was jailed for at least 26 years today (FRI). Gurav Sharma, 34, vowed to take revenge on 38-year-old Mohammed Afzal because he believed the victim had interfered with the relationship. Sharma could not cope with being rejected by 21 year-old Kiranjeet Suman and blamed Mr Afzal for telling her he had a secret ex-wife and child. He set up a confrontation in the street in Southall, west London, before stabbing Mr Afzal twice in the chest.

 
May 22, 2015
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SARDAR: TAXI DRIVER JAILED FOR IRAQ ROADSIDE BOMB MURDER

WEMBLEY A London taxi driver who murdered an American soldier with a roadside IED during a terrorist campaign in Iraq has been jailed for at least 38 years. Expert bomb maker Anis Sardar, 38, planned to slaughter coalition forces with a series of improvised explosive devices planted near Baghdad in 2007. Sardar, the first man involved in the Iraqi insurgency to be convicted in the British courts, was today (FRI) handed two life sentence after being found guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder. One of Sardar's bombs exploded directly under a US military vehicle killing Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson, 34, who was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

 
May 22, 2015
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CAHILES: NURSE PUNISHED INCONTINENT PATIENTS

HORSHAM A Filipino care home nurse who attacked four elderly dementia patients for soiling themselves wept as she was jailed for 16 weeks. Mary Cahiles, 46, assaulted the vulnerable residents at the Ashcourt Care Centre in Camden, north London, between May and June last year. Cahiles – assistant manager at the Forest Healthcare run home – denied striking her patients, but was convicted after at Highbury Magistrates' Court last month. Her conviction comes only two years after the same home was investigated for elder abuse when staff were secretly filmed slapping, manhandling and jeering at residents. Cahiles wrestled with and slapped Michael McHugh when he became agitated as she tried to change his pyjamas and bedding in full view of another carer.


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