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April 15, 2014

TCHENGUIZ: HITCH FOR BROTHERS IN SFO BATTLE

CENTRAL LONDON Two property tycoons claiming have been hit with a setback in their battle to win £300m from the Serious Fraud Office for a failed fraud investigation. Iranian-British businessmen Robert Tchenguiz, 53, and brother Vincent, 57, were arrested in a dawn raid, ordered by the SFO, as part of a botched probe into the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupthing. The brothers were released without charge the same day in March 2011, as the investigation slowly collapsed. The high-profile arrests prompted complaints of trespass and false imprisonment from the pair, and Vincent vowed to 'butcher' the SFO in the courts.

 
April 15, 2014
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DHARMASENA: FGM DOC IN COURT

ARCHWAY The first person to be charged in Britain under female genital mutilation (FGM) laws appeared in court today (tues) Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, 31, is to stand trial for allegedly carrying out the procedure on a woman after she gave birth at Whittington Hospital in Archway, north London. The alleged victim's husband, Hasan Mohamed, 40, will also face trial for allegedly encouraging her FGM to be 'restored.' Appearing in the dock for the first ever FGM case in this country, Dharmasena and Mohamed spoke only to confirm their identities during a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

 



 
April 15, 2014
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HYDE:ARMS DEALER SAVES 14,231 BOSNIAN GUNS FROM SCRAP HEAP

NEWTON-ON-DERWENT, YORKS One of Britain's biggest arms dealers who was jailed for shipping a huge arsenal to Nigeria has saved 14,231 Bosnian guns from the scrap heap. Former special constable Gary Hyde, 44, was locked up for seven years last year after sending an £800,000 consignment of AK47 rifles, 9mm pistols, rifles and bullets from China to Africa. The businessman, based in York, 'put two fingers up' to strict laws set up to control the trade and transportation of weapons - despite being regarded as an 'authority' on the legislation. Hyde was in high demand for his expertise and attended exclusive briefings at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

 
April 15, 2014

CARE HOME MANAGER WHO HID STAFF ABUSE REPORTS KEEPS JOB

NEWPORT, SHROPSHIRE A care home manager who hid reports of staff abusing vulnerable pensioners has been allowed to continue working without restrictions. Beverley Howson was the registered nurse manager when concerned relatives planted a tape recorder in a resident's wheelchair at the Cottage Christian nursing home in Newport, Shropshire. The device 'captured staff shouting and verbal abuse', the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. While there was no suggestion Howson took part in the abuse, she failed to report the incidents to the CQC or Telford & Wrekin County Council Adult Social Care.

 
April 15, 2014

PACCHIERI:C-SECTION ROW MUM'S BABY FINALLY ADOPTED

STANSTED, ESSEX The baby daughter of an Italian woman who was forced to undergo a C-section has finally been adopted, the High Court heard today (TUE). Alessandra Pacchieri, 35, saw her child taken by Essex County Council's social services, after she visited the UK for a training course. The bi-polar sufferer was said to be suffering from 'paranoid delusions' and found to be unable to care for her child. The baby, known only as P, was born on 24 August 2012, while Ms Pacchieri's last contact with her child was in May of last year.

 
April 15, 2014
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COULSON: PHONE HACKING WAS LAZY JOURNALISM

CHARING, KENT; CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson denied knowing phone hacking was a crime when murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler was targeted by his reporters. The 46-year-old, who went on to be David Cameron's spin doctor, denied any involvement in the hacking of Miss Dowler's phone by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire after her disappearance in April 2002. He admitted knowing the practice was 'in the ether' among journalists, but denied being personally involved. Coulson told the phone hacking trial today (tues) he considered hacking as 'lazy journalism' and would have wanted nothing to do with it.

 
April 15, 2014

MCKOY: MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS PARTNER AND CHILD

HACKNEY A father accused of stabbing his long-term partner and his baby daughter to death was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey today (TUES). Roland McKoy, 53, allegedly murdered 45 year-old Valerie Forde and 23 month-old Real-Jahzarah McKoy at the family home in Hackney, east London. Police broke down the front door of the address in Oswald's Mead at 9.11am after calls from neighbours and relatives. Ms Forde, an office manager for the Hackney Marsh Partnership, had suffered multiple injuries and her daughter had suffered incised wounds to the neck. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

 
April 15, 2014

CLARKE: SUSPECT IN COURT OVER ALLEY MURDER

BRIXTON A murder suspect accused of stabbing a young man to death in an alleyway was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey today (TUES). Rio Clarke, 21, allegedly knifed 20 year-old Dwayne Simpson in the chest in Rossiter Grove, Brixton, south London. Mr Simpson, from Stockwell, left a trail of blood before collapsing in St John's Crescent at around 5pm on 25 February 2014. He was given CPR by passers-by before being taken to hospital but died two days later.

 
April 15, 2014
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BRISCOE:JUDGE PLOTTED TO BRING DOWN CHRIS HUHNE

CLAPHAM, SOUTHWEST LONDON A part-time judge plotted to bring down disgraced minister Chris Huhne in the speeding points scandal by manipulating the investigation, a court heard today (Tues). Constance Briscoe, 56, lied repeatedly to police investigating the affair and hid her close friendship with the Lib Dem MP's ex-wife Vicki Pryce, jurors heard. She allegedly gave inaccurate statements to Essex Police, claiming she had no dealings with the press and pretending she was neutral. In reality the barrister 'was quite intent' on seeing the 59-year-old former Energy Secretary publicly shamed, the Old Bailey heard.

 
April 15, 2014

SORHAINDO: JAIL BECKONS FOR BARBER WHO SCALPED BOOKIES AND SUPERMARKETS

VICTORIA DOCKS, PLAISTOW, EAST LONDON; ROMFORD, ESSEX A barber who masterminded raids on a betting shop and two supermarkets which netted over £30,000 is facing jail. Christopher Sorhaindo, 46, owner of Sterling Barbers, Victoria Dock, east London, organised the heists with the help of employees Fareed Rasheed, 36, and Curtis Espirit, 29. The first robbery was at a Coral betting shop in Plaistow where £16,594 was taken. The next two were on the same day in December 2011 on a Cash & Carry in Kingsway and Links in Tottenham where bandits grabbed just over £14,500.

 
April 15, 2014

KAPADIA: HOME VISIT BLOW JOB DOCTOR FACES BAN

MORCAMBE A dirty doctor who had sex with a patient on a home visit faces a ban from the profession today (Tue). Shamed Dr Mustak Kapadia begged the woman for sex after seducing her with classical music and a sensual massage when he paid her a house call. Kapadia dropped his trousers after giving her a back rub and the woman performed what she described as a 'BJ,' the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. The doctor admitted sending a string of saucy texts to the patient after treating her at Strawberry Gardens Medical Practice, in Morecambe, Lancs.


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