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June 09, 2014
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DAUGHTER TOLD ROLF HARRIS LIKENED HIS FORTUNE TO WINNING LOTTERY

MAIDENHEAD, BERKS The full contents of an email sent to Rolf Harris by his daughter asking about his multi-million pound estate were released by police today (mon). Bindi Nicholls, 50, said being heir to her famous father's fortune, believed to be in the region of £11million, was 'like being told you will be winning the lottery at some point'. The Aussie entertainer's only child added in the message: 'You get excited and dream about the things that you could do, which is quite normal, everyone would dream about that.' But she also described her fears about potential clashes over the money between her and Harris' elder brother, Bruce, 90.

 
June 09, 2014

CASSIDY:NURSE STRUCK OFF FOR NEGLECTING PATIENTS

KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE A nurse who neglected residents and failed to ensure basic standards were maintained at a care home has been struck off. Jacqueline Cassidy oversaw a 'culture of fear and intimidation' at the Rangemore Nursing Home in Knutsford, East Cheshire, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. She failed to ensure an elderly resident was bathed, causing her to contract a fungal infection and did nothing when another resident lost a quarter of his body weight. Cassidy allowed the disease Clostridium Difficile, which causes diarrhoea and fever, to spread throughout the home by failing to isolate sufferers and ensure proper infection control.

 



 
June 09, 2014

PREGNANT GIRL AVOIDS ENFORCED ABORTION AFTER CHANGE OF HEART

CENTRAL LONDON A pregnant girl with the mental capacity of a 7-year-old has avoided an enforced abortion after a dramatic change of heart by the top family judge. The girl, 13, was determined to give birth despite having 'only a very limited understanding of what having a child means', the High Court heard. Known only as 'X', she was described by a psychiatrist as 'a very damaged and impaired young girl' and 'largely out of control a good part of the time'. Her level of comprehension was at the stage expected of normal a 7-year-old, while she speaks with the vocabulary of an even younger child.

 
June 09, 2014

MUNJAL:NURSE WHO LEFT PATIENT IN SOILED BED KEEPS JOB

STOCKPORT A nurse who deliberately left an incapacitated patient in a soiled bed has been allowed to continue working without restrictions. Pratima Munjal told day staff 'Resident A' was cleaned up after he suffered an episode of incontinence overnight at the Newlands Care Centre, Heaton Moor, Stockport. The man had complex care needs, was unable to communicate properly and would shout when uncomfortable, the Nursing and Midwifery Council. When day staff entered his room on 11 November 2012, they were overwhelmed by the stench and spent nearly an hour cleaning the distressed resident.

 
June 09, 2014
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BIRTLES:PERVERT TEACHER FINALLY BEHIND BARS

MANOR PARK, EAST LONDON; CHIPPENHAM, WILTS A primary school teacher who escaped prosecution for abusing his pupils for more than 30 years is finally behind bars today (MON). Joseph Birtles, who is now 80 and suffering from Alzheimer's, was first accused of molesting a ten year-old boy in class in the 1970s. He was questioned but not charged and in 1984 he was accused of groping a second pupil at Kensington Primary School in Manor Park, east London. The headmaster at that time carried out his own investigation and took statements from another five boys.

 
June 09, 2014

IJELU:YOUTH WORKER STORED SHOTGUN UNDER HIS BED

HACKNEY A youth worker who secretly stored deadly weapons, ammunition and drugs for a local gang was jailed for six years today (Mon). Emanuel Ijelu, 22, kept a 12-Bore Beretta 682 Gold E shotgun under his bed and a 'cap and ball' revolver on top of his cupboard. He also stored ammo cartridges in his shoes and in bags at the back of his garden at his family's home on Oswald Mead, Hackney, as well as 12 grams of heroin. When police raided his home on 8 May last year and found the weapons, Ijelu claimed he did not know how they got there.

 
June 09, 2014
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O'REILLY:SOCIALITE PLASTIC SURGEON REFUSED TO GIVE BLOOD SAMPLE

ST JOHN'S WOOD, NORTHWEST LONDON; DUBLIN A socialite plastic surgeon who has already been banned from driving twice will stand trial in September for allegedly refusing to give a blood sample to the police. Dr Robin O'Reilly, the glamorous ex-wife of millionaire Irish businessman Tony O'Reilly Jnr, runs an exclusive cosmetic surgery in affluent St John's Wood, north-west London. The American-born doctor and mother of three refused to give a blood sample at Charing Cross police station after officers pulled her over on 2 February, City of London Magistrates Court heard. O'Reilly, 49, claims she suffers from anxiety problems and was having a panic attack.

 
June 09, 2014

VERMA:GP WHO GROPED MEDICAL CHIEF FACES BEING STRUCK OFF

LIVERPOOL A GP who groped a medical chief during meetings at his surgery could be struck off after he was found guilty of 'sexually motivated' behaviour. Dr Sudershan Kumar Verma, in his late 60s, put his hands on the woman's knees then slid his hand up her thighs on three occasions at Liverpool's Cornerways Medical Centre. The 'disgusted' health boss donned a heavy winter coat at their next meeting to dissuade him from touching her up again, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. But the married doctor touched her again at a third meeting despite her making it clear she found his attention inappropriate.

 
June 09, 2014
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PICKETT: RENOWNED MUSICIAN DENIES SEX ABUSE CHARGES

CHIPPING NORTON A former teacher at the renowned Guildhall School of Music today (MON) denied sexually abusing eight women in the 1970s and 1980s. Philip Pickett, who is a prominent figure in the early classical music scene, appeared at the Old Bailey to plead not guilty to 12 charges including rape and indecent assault. One of the victims was under 14 years old at the time of the attack in 1974, it is claimed. The 63-year-old worked as a freelance classical music teacher at Guildhall between 1972 and 1997.

 
June 09, 2014

DOCHERTY: FILTHY CARE HOME BOSS CASE DELAYED

LENNOXTOWN A care home boss accused of allowing elderly residents to live in filthy conditions faces an anxious wait after her hearing was adjourned. Teresa Docherty allegedly failed to put a regular cleaning schedule in place while managing the Whitefield Lodge Care Home in Lennoxtown, Dunbartonshire. There was no system in place to ensure the proper supervision of staff or monitor their competency, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. The home was so dirty that furniture, sheets and equipment were stained with faeces, and the upper floors of the building stank of urine, it is said.

 
June 09, 2014

SESAY:WORSHIPPERS ENCOURAGED TO DONATE BY STANDING ORDER

WANDSWORTH, SOUTHWEST LONDON A social worker encouraged a destitute client to attend a church where cash was demanded from the congregation by standing order, a tribunal heard today (mon). Rebecca Sesay met the woman while she was working as her care co-ordinator within the Central Wandsworth and West Battersea Community Mental Health Team, southwest London. The client, referred to as Service User X, suffered from mental health issues, had been homeless and was 'in and out of hospital' with physical health problems, the Health and Care Professions Council heard. Sesay bought her a microwave and encouraged her to attend her church leaving the woman afraid the social worker had the 'power to take things away from her', it was said.


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