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September 04, 2015
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JOKUBAUSKAS: 'I CUT HER UP' SAYS BODY IN A SUITCASE KILLER

PETERBOROUGH A Lithuanian factory worker has admitted killing his girlfriend and hiding her dismembered torso in a locked suitcase. Vitautas Jokubauskas, 57, butchered Ramute Butkiene, 42, at his home in Mayor's Walk in Peterborough. It is believed Ms Butkiene, who has a 16-year-old daughter, died between May 28 and June 6 this year. However, her torso, which was missing the head, arms and legs, was not discovered until June 5 when neighbours complained of a smell coming from Jokubauskas' room. He appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from HMP Belmarsh this morning to plead guilty to manslaughter and preventing a decent burial. Jokubauskas, wearing a brown prison issue jumper, denied murder and will stand trial at Southwark Crown Court to start on November 11.

 
September 04, 2015

HURLEY: CARBON MONOXIDE DEATH RISK FROM EXTENSION COMPANY

WHITE CITY A building company who left a young family at risk of death by carbon monoxide poisoning was hit with a £9,000 fine. Edward Catchpole agreed a £100,000 contract with Wedgewood Design and Build Limited for a kitchen extension at his west London home. Wedgewood's website boasts they are 'firmly established as one of London's premier building renovation companies' and that they have provided 'unwavering dedication to quality' since 1972. The company run is run by 'naive' director Liam Hurley who bought the company name in February 2013 from his uncle.

 



 
September 04, 2015

PAUL SCAMMERTON: WHITE VAN MAN BEAT UP THE BUS DRIVER

BROMLEY A white van man beat up a bus driver who he thought had scraped his vehicle as he cut him up in central London, a court heard. Paul Scammerton, 31, leapt from his van to attack the driver as he sat helpless in his cabin in Piccadilly. The victim was punched three or four times by the HSS Hire driver and was left with bruising around his chest and shoulder. The incident was captured on CCTV and Scammerton was later questioned at Charing Cross Police Station where he admitted the assault and said he was not acting in self-

 
September 04, 2015
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WOODHOUSE: COMPANY DIRECTOR WAS IN THE CASH CLEANING BUSINESS

GUERNSEY A businessman is facing years behind bars after admitting helping to launder £2.6million of criminal cash stolen from the States of Guernsey. The Guernsey Treasury Department had received a bogus letter purporting to be from Lagan Construction who won an £80million contract to refurbish the runway at Guernsey Airport. The letter requested they change the bank details they held for the major government contractor. As a result, £2,613,032.16 was diverted to a Royal Bank of Scotland account in the name of Sports Currency Management Limited on July 6, 2012. John Woodhatch, 58, admitted entering into a money laundering arrangement and transferring criminal property between 5 July 2012 and 1 August 2012. Additional charges of conspiracy to defraud and acquiring criminal property, that Woodhatch denies, are to be left to lie on file. Granting Woodhatch bail ahead of his sentence Judge Michael Gledhill QC said: 'I don't want you for a moment to think you will not be receiving an immediate custodial sentence. 'I don't want you to go away thinking I'm making any sort of promises as to what your sentence will be.' Woodhatch, of (23) Stonards Hill, Loughton, Essex, was released on bail to be sentence on a date to be fixed. ends

 
September 04, 2015
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SCARNERA: THEY DIDN'T WANT TO PRESS CHARGES - POLICE WENT AHEAD ANWAY

CENTRAL LONDON A man accused of assaulting an Uber driver in the West End has appeared in court after film of the incident went viral on the internet. Bruno Scarnera, 25, is said to have attacked Shola Orejupe, on Shaftesbury Avenue at the junction Dean Street on March 11 this year. An altercation took place between the two men and Scarnera is said to have gone around to the driver's side of the taxi and kicked Mr Orejupe twice. The driver got out of the car and Mr Orejupe was left bruised after the pair wrestled with eachother.

 
September 03, 2015

KELLMAN:MAN FOUND HANGING FROM FIRE ALARM

LEWISHAM A man was found hanging from a fire alarm by his father after he told his family he was being followed by a 'dark shadow.' Effiong Victor-Kellman, 30, throttled himself with an electrical cord at his home in Lewisham High Street and was discovered by Edwin Kellman who had gone to check on him. Mr Kellman had not heard from his son for a number of days and had become concerned for his welfare after he did not respond to text messages from other members of the family. After gaining entry to his son's flat on February 4 this year, he found him hanging fully clothed with his medication in his pocket.

 
September 03, 2015
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CONROY:24 AND A HALF YEARS FOR SHOTGUN KILLER

HOLLOWAY, NORTH LONDON; CORK, IRELAND A jealous killer who murdered his lover with a sawn-off shotgun then tried to claim it was a botched suicide attempt was jailed for at least 24 and-a-half years today (Thurs). Richard Conroy, 39, blasted 32-year-old accountant Leanne Foley to the head and chest because she had spent a night with another man. He fled the flat on Loraine Road, Holloway, north London, with the murder weapon stashed in a holdall along with a set of knuckle dusters. Conroy turned himself into the police an hour later sobbing: 'Take me away, I've killed her, I shot her twice in the face.'

 
September 03, 2015
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JULIEN: 'FACEBOOK RAPIST' CLAIMS GIRL PUT HIS HAND DOWN HER KNICKERS

HACKNEY An alleged Facebook rapist accused of attacking a teenager after she sent him 'sexy selfies' told a court they never had sex. Gavin Julien, 27, was sent a 'friend request' by the 19-year-old who started flirting with him because he had an 'attractive profile picture', the Old Bailey has heard. But when she finally met him near her home in Hertfordshire, she was not sure he was the same person, it is claimed. Julien allegedly took her back to his flat in Hackney, east London, and forced himself on her in his bedroom, the court heard.

 
September 03, 2015
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WEST:SON OF BUSINESS TYCOON ADMITS STABBING DAD TO DEATH

CENTRAL LONDON The son of booze cruise magnate David West today (thurs) admitted stabbing his overbearing father to death and said: 'I don't remember it but he pushed everyone too far.' David West junior, 45, knifed his father in the neck and chest after a blazing row about their crumbling business empire. The 70-year-old self-made millionaire, who styled himself as the Lord of the Manor of Hollesley, built a multimillion pound business empire in the 80s and 90s through his Calais-based alcohol and tobacco warehouse EastEnders, cashing in on the booze cruise culture. But by the time of his death last December, he had gained a reputation as a 'drunken bully' who screamed at his staff for no reason, the Old Bailey has heard.

 
September 03, 2015
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CURRIE:'MARY POPPINS' NANNY NICKED MOBILE FROM WOMAN IN CHURCH

BELGRAVIA A light-fingered nanny stole an iPhone from an 82-year-old woman in church months after fleecing a millionaire mum who believed her to be like 'Mary Poppins,' a court heard today (thurs). Emma Currie, 45, was locked up for nine months in June following a trial at the Old Bailey for stealing from investment banker Zoe Appleyard-Ley while minding her children. Currie drove off with a car load of Ms Appleyard-Ley's valuables in the victim's Mercedes and used her credit card to withdraw £900 cash. Today (thurs) Currie appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court sporting rosary beads and a vibrant pink cardigan to admit stealing the iPhone 4 from St Mark's Church in Wimbledon, southwest London. 'Although I'm pleading guilty I would like to make it quite clear that I found the phone,' she insisted from the dock.

 
September 03, 2015
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SHAYEB:TERROR SUSPECT HAD BOMB MAKING MANUAL

MAIDA VALE, WEST LONDON A terror suspect accused of possessing a bomb-making manual has been ordered to stand trial in November. Abdul Raoof Al Shayeb, 51, was allegedly caught with an SD card containing Arabic articles, extremist documents and a PowerPoint presentation. The card is also said to have contained a bomb-making manual. 'This is a case where the defendant faces an allegation contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000,' said Mr Christopher Hehir, prosecuting.


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