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May 27, 2014

CHAPMAN:NURSE WORE 'NICE KNICKERS' FOR PRISONER

ROTHERHAM, SOUTH YORKS A nurse sent love letters to a prisoner and boasted in sexy phone calls how she always wore 'nice knickers' for him, a tribunal heard today (TUES). Amanda Chapman became besotted with the inmate of HMP Doncaster after she was sent for an assessment at Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham, south Yorkshire. When he was cleared for return to prison she sent him intimate letters and had over 25 phone calls with him between June and November 2012. In one letter Chapman wrote: 'I want to tell you that I really do love you, I think about you all the time.'

 
May 27, 2014

D'SOUZA:WITCH DOCTOR WAS A VERY NICE PERSON

HAMPSTEAD, NORTHWEST LONDON; BATTERSEA, SOUTHWEST LONDON A 'witch-doctor' accused of conning £1m from people desperate for medical help was described as a 'very nice person' at her fraud trial today (Tues). Juliette D'Souza, 59, allegedly swindled 11 vulnerable clients into handing her their life savings to cure cancer, terminal illnesses and disabilities. She told victims their cash 'sacrifices' would be hung from a magical tree deep in the Surinamese rainforest by shamans 'Pa' and 'Oma', Blackfriars Crown Court heard. But she blew their life savings on flights, antique furniture and Louis Vuitton handbags, it is said.

 



 
May 27, 2014
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STRATFORD, EAST LONDON; DOVER, KENT Two Pakistani brothers who slipped out of the UK to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria are facing jail today (tues). Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 30, and Hamza Nawaz, 23, travelled across Europe to reach rebel-held areas of the war-torn country. When they were stopped by police returning through Dover ferry port in Kent in the early hours of September 16 they were found to be carrying a stash of AK47 rifle ammunition. The brothers both pleaded guilty to conspiring to attend a place of terrorist training when they appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from HMP Belmarsh.

 
May 27, 2014
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MERCHANT: THREE FORMER BARCLAYS TRADERS ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO FIX LIBOR RATES

CENTRAL LONDON Three former Barclays traders accused of plotting to fix Libor rates appeared in court today (tues). Jay Vijay Merchant, 43, Alex Julian Pabon, 35, and Ryan Michael Reich, 32, travelled from the US to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London. All three sat quietly in the dock throughout the short hearing except to identify themselves. James Hines, prosecuting, said: 'These three defendants are all ex-Barclays employees working in New York during the indictment.

 
May 27, 2014
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HARRIS: VETERAN TV STAR ADMITS BEING 'TOUCHY FEELY' BUT DENIES HE WAS SEXUAL WITH DAUGHTER'S BEST FRIEND

BRAY, MAIDENHEAD Rolf Harris admitted being a 'touchy feely' person who would hug anyone but denied acting in a 'sexual way' towards his daughter Bindi's best friend. The veteran TV star began giving evidence as his defence team opened their case in his child sex trial at Southwark Crown Court this morning. Harris, 84, appeared calm in the witness box, wearing a black pinstriped suit, white shirt and vivid purple and blue flowery tie. He denies 12 counts of indecent assault on four alleged victims between 1968 and 1986.

 
May 27, 2014

CABALONA: NURSE SUSPENDED FOR SLAPPING INCONTINENT PATIENT AND PUSHING HIM ONTO HIS BED

MARGATE, KENT A nurse who slapped an incontinent patient after pushing him onto his bed has been suspended for three months. Anesia Cabalona pushed the man backwards onto his bed to clean him after discovering he had soiled himself, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. When he reached up and grabbed her arm, she slapped him away in a 'knee-jerk' reaction at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent. Cabalona and a healthcare assistant, identified only as Ms 2, were attempting to lay the patient down so they could roll him from side to side to clean his sheets.

 
May 27, 2014
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GOODMAN: SALE OF ROYAL PHONE BOOKS TO NOTW IS 'STORM IN A TEA CUP'

CENTRAL LONDON The sale of Royal phone books to the News of the World is a 'storm in a tea cup' which did no damage to the Royal Family, the Old Bailey heard. David Spens, QC, defending Clive Goodman, said police did not prosecute former Royal editor when they found 15 phone books at his home in 2006 because the information was not secret. He said none of the people whose mobile numbers were in the book had been victims of phone hacking by the Sunday tabloid, and copies of the directories were known to be routinely leaked to the press. Mr Spens urged the jury to clear Goodman of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office because the leak of the Royal Green Book and Internal Telephone Directory had not been that serious.

 
May 27, 2014
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GORDON: RUTHLESS CARJACKER WHO STABBED BUSINESSMAN TO DEATH FOR PRIZED MERCEDES JAILED FOR 30 YEARS

CHINGFORD, EAST LONDON; ILFORD, NORTHEAST LONDON A ruthless carjacker who stabbed a businessman to death for his prized Mercedes was jailed for at least 30 years today (FRI). Rory Gordon, 23, knifed 32-year-old Harjinder Singh Bhurji when he refused to hand over the keys to the black SLK. Mr Bhurji bled to death at the side of the road in front of his friend, Kajal Bhardwa, just moments after confessing he 'liked' her. Gordon, a cannabis dealer with a previous conviction for robbery, stole the Mercedes to order after being promised just £1,000.

 
May 27, 2014

LAVIS:MIDWIFE SUSPENDED FOR CATALOGUE OF BLUNDERS

CHELMSFORD, ESSEX A former deputy director of nursing has been suspended for four months for providing poor care during a delivery which ended in the tragic death of a newborn baby. Midwife Penny Lavis failed to perform adequate checks on both the mother and child during the birth at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. A panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council found Lavis performed an artificial rupture of the foetal membranes to break the waters when it was not clinically necessary. Lavis, deputy director of nursing at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT) from 2000-2001, claimed it was at the mother's request and she had written this in her notes. The panel found Lavis had only told the mother, who was having her first child, that the procedure would speed up labour while not properly explaining the risks.

 
May 27, 2014
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WIFE STRANGLER THREATENED TO PUT BODY PARTS IN BIN BAGS

FOREST GATE, EAST LONDON A devout Muslim was jailed for 17 years today (tues) for strangling his pregnant wife days after telling her: 'They will find parts of your body in bits in different bin bags'. Moni Badiuzzaman, 34, forced mother-of-three Sabeen Thandi, 37, to wear a hijab head scarf to and subjected her to years of 'mental torture' after pressuring her into an Islamic marriage. The day before he strangled her the security guard had bragged to colleagues that British prisons are 'easy peasy' and ranted about high profile domestic murder cases including that of Oscar Pistorius. Badiuzzaman forbid Ms Thandi from going out on her own even when she had to travel to work as a doctor's receptionist, the Old Bailey heard.

 
May 27, 2014
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GREEN:OXFAM ANTI FRAUD CHIEF JAILED FOR PLUNDERING CHARITY

OXFORD; CHIPPING NORTON; GLASGOW The former head of counter-fraud at Oxfam was jailed today (TUES) for stealing more than £64,000 from the charity while investigating misconduct by aid workers in earthquake-hit Haiti. Edward McKenzie-Green, 34, was already facing an internal inquiry because of his erratic and unprofessional behaviour when he led a team of six to the disaster zone in 2011. He continued to steal from Oxfam on his return to the UK before finally resigning with a £29,000 'golden handshake' in November 2011. Investigators then discovered he had filed 17 bogus invoices from two companies over the previous nine months totalling £64,612.58.


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