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January 30, 2015

DHARMASENA: FGM VICTIM TELLS OF ORDEAL

HIGHBURY The female genital mutilation victim stitched up at the hands of a British doctor today described in agonising detail being re-sewn just hours after giving birth to her first baby. The young mother, who was 24 when she gave birth in a UK hospital, told a court she 'did not remember' being offered pain relief during the illegal procedure. Scarring from the horrific ordeal still brings her pain to this day, she said, and vowed 'never' to let any daughter of hers be circumcised. Giving evidence today, the victim condemned FGM - a highly dangerous procedure which risks the health of tens of millions of women worldwide - as 'difficult' and riddled with 'problems'.

 
January 30, 2015
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TAPPENDEN: PENSIONER SPARED JAIL FOR KILLING CYCLIST WITH PEDAL BLUNDER

WOODFORD GREEN A pensioner who mowed down a cyclist in east London when she accidentally hit the accelerator rather than the brake at a junction avoided jail today (FRI). Marjorie Tappenden, 73, hit and killed 52-year-old Kevin Lane on 9 February last year as she was turning right into Woodford Green High Road from Forrest Approach. Cycling enthusiast Mr Lane, a semi-professional cyclist in his youth, had been on a 70-mile training ride when he was hit by Tappenden’s Nissan Pixo. Tappenden, who had been out with her husband, could not regain control of the botched manoeuvre and hit Mr Lane from behind before sliding into a U-turn with the victim caught beneath the car.

 



 
January 30, 2015

NARINKEVICIUS: WOMAN 'GANG RAPED BY THREE MEN' AT HOTEL

NORTH WOOLWICH A Lithuanian woman was gang raped by three of her countrymen who acted like 'animals' after taking her to a hotel, the Old Bailey heard. Edgaras Narinkevicius, 32, is standing trial for raping the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in January 2006. The alleged attack happened at the McCreadie Hotel, in Romford, east London after she agreed to get into their car. The case was closed in 2008, but reopened last year after DNA evidence linked Narinkevicius to the crime, the court heard.

 
January 30, 2015
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MITCHELL: PLEBGATE MP FAILS IN BID TO CUT HUGE LEGAL BILL

SUTTON COLDFIELD Disgraced Tory MP Andrew Mitchell was hit with a huge legal bill today after a judge ruled he should pay the legal fees for a police officer and The Sun in the aftermath of the ‘Plebgate’ trial. Mitchell, who was found to have used the insult ‘pleb’ as he tried to cycle out of the Downing Street gates, was not present at the bruising costs hearing today (FRI) at the High Court. The 58-year-old, who had denied using the word ‘pleb', is facing a massive bill following proceedings that cost an estimated £3m. After suing The Sun for breaking the 'Plebgate' story, the MP for Sutton Coldfield was himself sued for calling an officer on duty at the time, PC Toby Rowland, a 'serial liar'.

 
January 30, 2015

ALI: STUDENT JAILED FOR BURGLING BEST FRIEND'S FLAT

BARKING A student who burgled his best friend’s flat and made off with more than £600-worth of gadgets was jailed for nine months today (FRI). Ahad Ali, 18, broke into Jayden Stone’s flat at The Foyer on Wakering Road, Barking, and helped himself to an X-box, games, an iPad and two iPhones on 16 November last year. He also pinched various other electrical goods, along with Mr Stone’s passport, wallet and a bank card, before returning to his own flat in a different part of the building. Before entering at about 1.30pm, Ali had tried to deactivate the CCTV camera immediately outside by setting it alight, but only managed to singe and blacken the glass. The camera continued filming, and caught Ali aiming several kicks at his friend's door and pausing a couple of times to play on his phone or pretend he was knocking when other residents passed.

 
January 30, 2015
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HOPE: KING POPPER GETS 7 YEARS FOR £5.5M SCAM

CANARY WHARF; BOURNE END, BUCKS; A foreign currency trader dubbed 'King Popper' after he spent £32,000 spraying himself with champagne was jailed for seven years today for a £5.5m Ponzi scam. Alex Hope, 26, boasted he was a financial wizard while swindling unsuspecting investors to fund a playboy lifestyle of gambling and exclusive nightclubs. He blew vast sums in casinos, hotels and clubs around the world in an 'hedonistic' £2m binge. Hope was promoted as a 'successful and talented' trader by 'mentor' Raj Von Badlo, 57, who lured investors into parting with £4,292,820 with PR stunts and smooth sales patter.

 
January 30, 2015

NOBRE: BANK TRADER TO STAND TRIAL FOR 100M EURO FRAUD

SHEPHERDS BUSH; WEMBLEY A bank trader is accused of pulling off a 100 million euro fraud on an off-shore oil firm will stand trial later this year. Luis Nobre, 48, duped the Allseas Group Ltd into handing over the vast sum to his company Larn Ltd in November 2011, it is said. He is accused of pulling off the alleged con using bogus bank guarantees worth more than five billion US dollars, and laundering some of the proceeds through a bank account in Singapore. Nobre, the sole director of Larn Ltd whose firms are registered to exclusive addresses in Harley Street and Marylebone, central London, appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court this morning.

 
January 30, 2015
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KOHLER: RAIDERS JAILED FOR 64 YEARS FOR SADISTIC BEATING OF UNIVERSITY LECTURER

WIMBLEDON; MITCHAM; STREATHAM Four sadistic raiders who 'seemed to enjoy' beating a university lecturer beyond recognition were jailed for a total of 64 years today (fri). Paul Kohler, 55, was savagely attacked when the Poles broke into his £2 million south London home demanding cash. Prof Kohler was pinned to the floor and his wife tied to a chair with duct tape, as the gang repeatedly screamed: 'Where's the money?' The Cambridge-educated academic, a university friend of Prince Edward, suffered a fractured eye socket and needed facial reconstruction surgery after his ordeal.

 
January 30, 2015

KHAN: FRAUDSTER'S WIFE JAILED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING

BIRMINGHAM A fraudster's wife who fled the country was jailed for more than two and a half years for helping launder cash from a £6.7m mortgage fraud. Lithuanian Agne Khan, 29, was 'under the influence' of spouse Khawar Khan when she helped him launder a million pounds of illegal cash. Khawar Khan and brothers Imran and Nadeem Mirza set up 33 bogus mortgage accounts for property they did not own with two building societies. The money was dispersed into 68 different bank accounts set up with false identities and then transferred again before being withdrawn in cash.

 
January 30, 2015

MOODY: THREE COPS FACE ASSAULT RETRIAL

HOUNSLOW Three police officers accused of assaulting a man walking home after a night out face a retrial after an Old Bailey jury failed to reach verdicts today (Fri). Sgt Jason Moody, 40, PC Ed Griffiths, 39, and PC Carl Hollman, 31, allegedly attacked Joseph Kamano on Hounslow High Street, in west London. Mr Kamano said he was left in 'excruciating pain' and still has a bandage around the middle finger of his left hand. Moody and Hollman allegedly perverted the course of justice over entries in their notebooks about the incident on 23 November 2013.

 
January 30, 2015

OUTIREN: MUSLIM EXTREMIST JAILED FOR SENDING BOMB INSTRUCTIONS TO AL-QAEDA

A Muslim extremist who sent bomb-making instructions to Al Qaeda was jailed for two years and eight months today. French Algerian Lyes Outiren, 44, confessed earlier this month to having an explosives manual and sending information to the terrorist group's publication Inspire. But Outiren, who described felled British Fusilier Lee Rigby 'filthy' in an online post, will soon walk free as he has already been on remand since 14 November 2013. Outiren was first arrested in connection with soliciting murder, which led to police discovering his stash of terrorist material, Kingston Crown Court heard.


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