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November 15, 2013

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DICKINSON: HUBAND LEFT TO CARRY THE CAN FOR CHINESE WIFE'S FRAUD

RINGWOOD, HANTS A hen-pecked husband who kept quiet while his domineering Chinese wife swindled almost £150,000 from a top business school is facing jail unless he helps to repay the cash. James Dickinson, 33, a tutor at the exclusive London School of Business and Finance, was paid an extra £43,000 on top of his £33,000 salary by his wife, Hannah Han, who processed employee payments. Computer specialist Dickinson had been 'unlucky in love' and turned a blind eye when his 'overbearing' wife siphoned off the cash, Southwark Crown Court heard. Han paid her 'brow-beaten' husband £43,739.46 and pocketed an additional £100,077 for herself. The pair fled to China last May, where she remains at large, but Dickinson returned on July 4 and was arrested days later.

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  November 15, 2013

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DUTHIE: MIDWIFE FREE TO PRACTICE AGAIN

EXETER An independent midwife who was struck off after taking on a complex delivery in which a baby died has been cleared to practice again without restriction. Julie Duthie, 54, tried to deliver the child at the mother's home just two miles from Exeter Hospital in Devon. During the birth on September 3, 2007, Duthie failed to inform the ambulance service that Mrs A was in labour and may need to go to hospital. But as the child emerged, it gradually became clear that its arms were stuck above its head.

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November 14, 2013

OUTIREN: FRENCH ALGERIAN DENIES TERROR OFFENCES

NEWQUAY A French-Algerian man charged with three terrorist offences protested his innocence from the dock today (thurs). Lyes Outiren, 43, is accused of owning and transmitting terrorist propaganda from his home in the surf resort of Newquay, Cornwall. After his arrest police recovered computer files and discs containing extremist material, it is claimed. Following the reading of the allegations at Westminster Magistrates' Court, he simply said: 'That is a lie, ma'am'.

  November 14, 2013

CASTLEDINE: NMC CAN'T MAKE A DECISION OVER A NURSE WHO HAD AFFAIR WITH 83-YEAR-OLD

BIRMINGHAM A knighted nurse accused of having an affair with an 83-year-old widow he was counselling after the death of her husband faces an anxious wait over his future. Sir George Castledine, 67, denies declaring his love for the grieving woman and calling her 'my little tinkerbell' during regular visits to her home. Sir George is said to have showered the pensioner with gifts and bouquets as well as taking her on holiday. He also allegedly told the pensioner he would need to get fitter in the gym or they 'wouldn't be able to make love'.

  November 14, 2013

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ELLIS: JAIL FOR NIGERIAN HARRODS FRAUDSTERS

THAMESMEAD, BROCKLEY, CAMBERWELL Five fraudsters known as the 'Gumtree Gang' who posted fake Harrods adverts in a £1million scam to trick desperate job hunters were jailed for a total of 27 and a half years today (thurs). Computer whizzkid Tyrone Ellis, 27, was recruited to write 'Trojan' virus malware hidden in job application pack downloads posted on the free website. Once embedded on computers, the software copied bank log on and security details of those seeking work and forwarding them on to the gang, the Old Bailey heard. The fraudsters then emptied the accounts of 108 victims, taking thousands of pounds a time. Members of the Nigerian fraud gang then blew their ill-gotten gains on online shopping sprees.

 
November 14, 2013

EKAIREB: PROPERTY DEVELOPER CLAIMED VANISHED WIFE MISSED HER FAMILY

HENDON A wealthy property developer accused of killing his pregnant lap-dancer wife said 'I can't do this anymore' to a missing persons officer, the Old Bailey heard today (thurs). Robert Ekaireb, 38, allegedly murdered former lapdancer Li Hua Cao, 27, in 2006 after their relationship crumbled because of his jealousy and obsessive-compulsive personality. He then spent the night at a nightclub in London's West End before arranging for their luxury flat to be redecorated, professionally cleaned and recarpeted, it is claimed. She had 'run away' from him a number of times before, the court was told. In August 2007 Ekaireb had a meeting with missing persons officer PC Vina Barrett, now a sergeant.

  November 14, 2013

YOUNG:TYCOON SPAN SPIDER'S WEB TO FOIL DIVORCE CLAIM

CENTRAL LONDON A business tycoon embroiled in Britain's most high profile divorce case built 'a spider's web' of shell companies to deny his wife a fair share of their fortune, the High Court heard today (Thurs). Scot Young, 51, is accused by his estranged wife Michelle, 49, of hiding the proceeds of his property empire in a bid to deny her a huge cash settlement. Mr Young was said to be worth £400m in 2006 but now claims to be penniless and heavily indebted. His wife has demanded £300m, maintaining her husband is worth 'a few billion at least'.

  November 14, 2013

WIKTOR: DENTIST WANTED SEX WITH BOY

PRESTON A disgraced dentist who attempted to meet a 13-year-old for sex faces being struck off today (Thurs). Artur Wiktor, 51, was convicted of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming at Preston Crown Court last March. Judge Andrew Woolman handed him a 12 month sentence suspended for two years and made him the subject of a 10 year sexual offences prevention order restricting his internet use and contact with children. Wiktor, who previously worked at the Smile Clinic, Deepdale, Preston, Lancs, now faces being banned from practicing dentistry indefinitely.

 
November 14, 2013

CYRUS: DOG WALKER TERRORISTED BY FLASHER IN BEANIE HAT

HAMPSTEAD A dog walker told of her shock today (Thurs) after being flashed by a fugitive wearing just a beanie hat and boots. Lee Cyrus allegedly exposed himself to the woman in West Heath Road, Hampstead Heath, north London, after going on the run from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston, Lincolnshire. Families with young children were just metres away when Cyrus openly touched himself, jurors heard. He was naked but for a beanie hat and pair of boots during the incident on October 28 last year, Southwark Crown Court heard.

  November 14, 2013

KULKARNI: NUTTY DOC PLASTERED PREMIER INN WITH NEWSPAPERS CLIPPINGS

NORTHANTS A doctor who wallpapered his hotel room with newspapers has been banned from the profession for a year. Dr Kishor Kulkarni was hauled in front of his governing body after his bizarre behaviour at the Harpole Premier Inn near Northampton. He claimed someone had sneaked into his room and scratched an 'anarchist' sign on the bathroom door. When staff came to investigate they found Kulkarni had covered the room with newspaper cuttings including 'disturbing' photographs of two women with their eyes poked out 'as if by a pencil'.

  November 14, 2013

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BROOKS: CHARLES CLARKE TELLS OF HACKING AFFAIR CLAIM

CHIPPING NORTON Home Secretary Charles Clarke was confronted with a false claim he was having an affair with his special advisor by a senior reporter from The Sun, the Old Bailey heard. The 63-year-old former MP for Norwich South flatly denied sleeping with his blonde assistant Hannah Pawlby when accused by political editor Trevor Kavanagh. He said there was 'no basis' for the allegation, and refused to discuss it further with The Sun's political editor. Mr Clarke, who served as Home Secretary between 2004 and 2006, said the affair rumour was also put to Ms Pawlby by a gossip columnist at The Sun at around the same time.


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