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July 03, 2014

RAVIRAJ: SHRINK 'USED NHS FUNDS FOR PRIVATE WORK'

MANCHESTER A forensic psychiatrist used NHS resources to pay a Polish interpreter to help him assess a defendant as part of his private work, a tribunal heard. Dr Prakash Raviraj is alleged to have 'double charged' solicitors to produce psychiatric reports, tried to conceal his private work from bosses and used his NHS secretary to assist him with private work on NHS time. The consultant tried to build a private practice to the detriment of the NHS while working for the Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust in 2011. The NHS accepted that psychiatric reports, for the purposes of sentencing in the criminal courts, would be carried out on a private basis as part of the consultant's role.

 
July 03, 2014
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RAWSON: HI-HOP STAR ON DRIVING RAP

HAMPSTEAD Former NDubz rapper Fazer has appeared in court accused of driving his Audi Q7 while disqualified. Fazer, real name Richard Rawson, 27, denied the allegations at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court. Dressed in a green chequered shirt and black jeans, Rawson spoke only to confirmed his name and date of birth to the court and deny the offences. Last year the rapper was fined £750 after being found guilty of driving over the speed limit. His solicitor David Allan, asked District Judge Julia Cooper that his client's address at Lambolle Road, Hampstead, should not be read out in court.

 



 
July 03, 2014
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SPENCE: HAMMER RAIDER DENIES THREE MURDER BIDS

ISLINGTON/ENFIELD An accused hammer attacker today (thurs) denied trying to murder three wealthy sisters in a horrific raid at a top London hotel. Philip Spence, 32, allegedly attacked the women with a claw hammer in their rooms in an armed raid at the upmarket Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch, central London. Khuloud Al Najjar, 36, and her sisters Ohoud, 34, and Fatima, 31, were attacked in their room on the seventh floor of the hotel in April. Ohoud suffered life-threatening head and facial injuries and lost a significant amount of blood.

 
July 03, 2014

ROCK: CAMERON PORN ADVISOR TO STAND TRIAL FOR INDECENT CHILD PICS

PARSONS GREEN A former aide to David Cameron who advised on internet porn filters appeared in court today (thurs) accused of making indecent images of children. Patrick Rock, 63, is charged with three offences of making the pictures and one offence of possession of 59 indecent images of children. He appeared in the dock wearing a black suit, blue shirt and patterned blue tie and spoke only to confirm his name. District Judge John Zani committed the trial to Southwark Crown Court and fixed a prelminary hearing for 17 July.

 
July 03, 2014

WARD:NURSE HELPED HERSELF TO POWERFUL DRUGS

NORWICH A nurse who helped herself to powerful antihistamines while on duty is facing a possible practice ban. Claire Ward, a staff nurse on the Guist Ward at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, took the vials of cyclizine between 1 January 2012 until approximately 28 September 2012. She was suspended following an internal investigation on 2 October 2012. The ward is a specialist gastroenterology unit and the drug is often used to combat nausea following a general anaesthetic.

 
July 03, 2014
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WATKISS: ROAD RAGE MOTORIST ATTACKED CYCLIST

CLAPTON A cyclist was pulled to the ground and choked because he refused to hand over £50 for a damaged wing mirror, a court has heard today. James Falle had been cycling along Green Lanes near Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, when he was involved in a near miss with a passing BMW X5. After falling from his bike, Mr Falle was confronted by the driver and passenger of the car and an angry exchange over damage to BMW's wing mirror began. The driver of the car, Daniel Watkiss, 30, had demanded money from Mr Falle to pay for damage allegedly caused when Mr Falle had struck the mirror with his hand while being passed by the car.

 
July 03, 2014

HOLLINSHEAD: BOGUS EMAILS IN RUGBY CLUB FRAUD

OXFORD A businessman accused of the fraudulently takeover of the London Welsh Rugby Club sent emails from a fictitious bank employee to say he had £1.3m in his account, a court heard. Neil Hollinshead, 36, allegedly set up a series of crooked investments schemes to take over the famous Oxford based side in July 2009. He tricked an investor out of £300,000 through a Saudi oil mining scam which he then used to build up funds to buy the Aviva Premiership club, Southwark Crown Court heard. Dubai based Hollinshead, his partner Yasmin Ibrahim, 44, and solicitor Miles Cox, 35, allegedly swindled London Welsh out of £350,000 in upfront payments for backing that failed to materialise.

 
July 02, 2014
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CHAUDHURY:12 YEARS FOR SEX SLAVE BOSS

BARNET, HENDON, NORTH LONDON; ILFORD, ESSEX, MANCHESTER A former rent boy who became a multi-millionaire by forcing more than 100 women to work as 'sex slaves' was jailed for 12 years today (Weds). Vishal Chaudhary, 35, lured women as young as 18 from Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic into the country with online adverts for babysitters, cleaners and administrators. After they were picked up at Stansted airport the victims were beaten, raped and forced into a life of prostitution, Croydon Crown Court heard. Once established within the extensive network of brothels, the victims were forced to have sex with up to 20 men each day.

 
July 02, 2014
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TEEN ACCUSED OF MURDERING MARKET TRADER TOLD JURY HE STABBED HIM BECAUSE HE WAS SCARED AND 'JUST WANTED TO RUN AWAY'

EAST HAM, EAST LONDON A teenager accused of murdering a market trader told a court he stabbed him because he was scared and 'just wanted to run away.' Rashid Naeem, 29, suffered a knife wound to the chest after confronting three boys who stole a ladies' watch from his stall in east London. He was stabbed by one of the group when he asked them to return it, the Old Bailey was told. The father-of-two died two days later in hospital.

 
July 02, 2014

NURSE PERFORMED RECTAL EXAMINATION WITHOUT RESIDENT'S CONSENT

SHIPLEY, WEST YORKS A nurse performed an intimate examination on an elderly resident without his consent, a tribunal heard today (weds). Angeline Hungwane allegedly performed the procedure the patient at Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home, Shipley, West Yorkshire, while two colleagues held him. Hungwane had discussed her intentions with her co-workers but not in the presence of Patient A on 5 June 2012, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. When she was rebuked by one of her colleagues after the examination Hungwane allegedly stared blankly and walked away.

 
July 02, 2014

JARMAN:BUSINESSMAN PUNCHED DRIVER AFTER TRYING TO TAKE VAN

ROMFORD, ESSEX; BIGGIN HILL, KENT A businessman drunkenly tried to hijack a market trader's van after a night clubbing, a court heard. James Jarman, 28, had been out in the Romford Market area when he confronted the stall holder in the early hours. He told driver Benson Malia he wanted the van - then punched him in the face when he was told to go way. Jarman ran off but was traced because he had been caught on the club's CCTV, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.


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