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February 27, 2015

BRENNAN: MOTHER JAILED FOR TRYING TO GET RELATIVES OFF MURDER RAP

PLUMSTEAD A mother of three who hatched a plot to get her three brothers and a childhood friend cleared of murder has been jailed for 27 months. Kerry Brennan, 31, coached killer Daniel Burgess on his bogus defence story while he waited trial for killing Marcus Innocent. She told her pal from childhood: ‘Say you don’t know who else was there’ and instructed him to ‘put the blame’ on one of the co-defendants. Brennan offered to buy Burgess a new set of trainers while ‘forcefully’ asserting the bogus story to tell in court.

 
February 27, 2015
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CHELLAH: DISGRACEFUL PENSIONER WHO SCAMMED £1,000S HOUSING BENEFIT TOO OLD FOR JAIL

REDBRIDGE, NORTHEAST LONDON A 'disgraceful' pensioner who raked in thousands of pounds in housing benefit while staying in her daughters' homes has been spared jail because she is too old. Sisters Maralyn Jeevabalaramani, 45, and Jacqueline Keneston, 47, took turns housing 70-year-old Mercy Chellah, who was claiming to live in privately rented accomodation. The 11-year scam, committed across the London Borough of Redbridge, netted the family almost £70,000 between 1999 and 2010, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. But the greedy trio were today (Fri) spared jail after the judge said Chellah was too old to go to prison.

 



 
February 27, 2015
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OPPONG: PARTY-GOER STABBED AND BEATEN BY GANG IN 'VENOMOUS, HATE-FUELLED' KILLING

LEYTON, EAST LONDON A party-goer was fatally stabbed after he was brutally beaten by a gang who attacked him with 'venomous, hate-fuelled force', a court heard. Ashley Latty, 25, was kicked, punched and battered in the head with a bottle outside a private party in Dagenham on 18 May 2014. The reveler, from Leyton, was then stabbed five times in the back and chest before slumping to the floor. Nana Oppong, 34, Kestrel Dyer, 25, Daniel Agyeman, 24, Nicholas Terrelonge, 28, Jerome Joseph, 28, Damien Carnegie and Tyler Burton, both 29, are standing trial for his murder.

 
February 27, 2015

MARSH: DRUNK RADIOGRAPHER STRUCK OFF

MAIDSTONE, KENT A radiographer has been struck off today after showing up to work drunk three times. Jane Marsh worked scanning pregnant women for problems at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound Department in Maidstone Hospital, Kent, from April 2006. But in December 2011, colleagues became suspicious she was turning up for work under the influence of alcohol. Failings on her scans saw them falling below national standards and Marsh was later found to have gone to work drunk on 13 April 2012, 10 October 2012 and 21 May 2013.

 
February 27, 2015
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LINDO: MURDER SUSPECT: 'LET ME GO HOME, I PROMISE I WON'T KILL AGAIN'

SLIGO, IRELAND; ENFIELD A supermarket worker asked to go home after he battered a man to death and said: 'I promise I won't kill again,' a court heard today (FRI). Malachi Lindo, 27, left 51 year-old Phillip Steels unrecognisable after hitting his head and face repeatedly with the 2.5kg block in the street. When police arrived at the scene in Enfield, north London, they found Lindo rolling about on the road shouting: 'Take me to heaven. Kill me now. I want to die.' He told officers he was a psychopath and a psychic and asked them to let him go home, adding: 'I promise I won't kill again.'

 
February 27, 2015

MEE: SERGEANT IN COURT ACCUSED OF RAPING RECRUITS

CROYDON A serving British army sergeant due to stand trial for raping and molesting young female recruits appeared in court today (fri). Edwin Mee, 45, allegedly targeted 11 victims, aged between 15 and 25, on military bases in Cheam, Surrey and Croydon, south London. The soldier, now living in Scotland, has already denied 20 sex charges from dates between November 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. He appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court today to enter a plea to a fresh charge of rape made against him.

 
February 27, 2015

BLAKE: SUN REPORTERS 'HUNG OUT TO DRY'

MORTLAKE, SLOUGH, WEST NORWOOD Sun journalists allegedly paying public officials were 'hung out to dry' by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp to save the media giant, the Old Bailey heard. Serco guard Mark Blake, 42, was caught selling stories to The Sun when evidence of his contact with reporter Tom Wells was handed to police. Blake said the disclosures to police were to 'save News Corps' a***', according to Wells, but was reassured he would not face jail as the leaks were in the public interest. The officer has admitted taking nearly £8,000 from The Sun for a string of leaks from inside Colnbrook immigration centre.

 
February 27, 2015
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MCSWEENEY JAIL LOOMS FOR THE PERVERTED 'FAT VICAR'

NORWICH A Catholic priest known as 'The Fat Vicar' was today (fri) convicted of abusing a vulnerable boy at a care home run by his paedophile friend. Father Tony McSweeney, 68, attacked the teen at Grafton Close Children's Home in Hounslow, west London, between 1979 and 1981 when his friend John Stingemore was manager. The clergyman, once part-time chaplain at Norwich City FC, also collected vile child porn over 'decades' and was caught with a drawer crammed with sex toys by his cleaner. McSweeney, who weighs in excess of 30 stone, was leading the congregation at St George's Church in north Norwich when the claims against him emerged in 2013.

 
February 27, 2015
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LAMA: REBEL TORTURED WITH PARROT PECKS

EAST SUSSEX A Nepalese army officer tortured suspected Maoist rebels using a parrot to peck one victim until he bled, the Old Bailey heard. Prisoners were held upside down while water was poured up their nose, savagely beaten with sticks and electrocuted under the watch of Lt Col Kumar Lama, 47, jurors were told. Other torture techniques included extinguishing cigarettes on the victims and threats to bury them alive, it is claimed. Januk Raut and Karam Hussain were allegedly subject to 'mistreatment' at the Gorusinghe Army Barracks, in Kapilvastu, after they were arrested for assisting the non-government side during the country's civil war. Prosecutor Bobbie Cheema, QC, said: 'One soldier had a parrot in a cage and he would let it peck Janak Raut so that he bled.'

 
February 27, 2015

HARDY: SANDHURST INSTRUCTOR ACCUSED OF FABRICATING COVER STORY

ACCRINGTON, LANCS A Sandhurst instructor who sold details about Prince William and Prince Harry to The Sun has been accused of fabricating a cover story with his wife. Ex-Sandhurst colour sergeant John Hardy, 44, sold details about the army base where the princes trained to the paper, the Old Bailey was told. He allegedly funnelled some of the 34 payments totalling £23,000 through his 41-year-old wife Claire. The Sun's royal editor Duncan Larcombe , 39, is accused of paying the couple for stories between February 2006 and October 2008.

 
February 27, 2015

HILLMAN: SOCIAL WORKER STRUCK OFF AFTER HIRING CARS ON EXPENSES

HOUNSLOW A social worker who drove to visit client visits despite not having passed his test and secretly hired cars on expenses has been banned from the profession today. Martin Hillman has been struck off for dishonesty and misconduct after hiring and driving vehicles without a valid UK license for more than a year at the London Borough of Hounslow. The fraudster sneakily charged cars hired for his own ends to his bosses' accounts and even made false and inflated expenses for money spent from November 2011 to April 2013. Hillman hired 25 cars in total from 3 November 2011 to 3 April 2013 through the council's fleet system - and was only caught after a traffic warden slapped him with a ticket.


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