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July 28, 2014

BOLAND: SEX PEST NURSE REFUSED TO LET COLLEAGUE OUT OF THE ROOM

SOUTHEND A paediatric nurse demanded sex from a colleague and dubbed her a 'whore' during a three-month campaign of sexual harassment, a tribunal heard today. Michael Boland allegedly blocked the doorway and refused to let the frightened woman leave while he asked her for sex on a bench. The frightened woman then pushed her way out of the room, but was too scared to leave the building for the rest of the day, it is said. She claims the nurse pestered her for oral sex on other occasions.

 
July 28, 2014

OGBONNA: SURGEON NEEDLESSLY REMOVED OVARY

SALFORD A gynaecologist unnecessarily removed a woman’s ovary during an operation that was not clinically justified, a tribunal heard today (Mon). Dr Benjamin Ogbonna admits removing the organ during a procedure at the Salford Royal Hospital, in Greater Manchester on 9 March 2012. Concerns were raised over his work during two 12-week locum stints at the hospital between February and December 2012, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. The medic is facing a series of charges relating to 13 patients, at a fitness to practise hearing in Manchester, where he denies misconduct and deficient professional performance.

 



 
July 28, 2014

DEPREZ: SWEATY NURSE JIGGLED PATIENT'S BREAST, HEARING TOLD

NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES; CORNWALL A nurse became red-faced and sweaty when he 'jiggled' a woman's breast during an appointment, a tribunal heard today (MON). Chris Deprez allegedly groped the patient over her bra for no reason and then told her 'You're done'. The woman, referred to only as Mrs A, was left feeling 'shocked' and 'gob-smacked', it is claimed. Mrs A told the Nursing and Midwifery Council she drove from Cornwall for the appointment at the St Woolos Chiropractic Clinic, Newport, South Wales, on 27 February 2009.

 
July 28, 2014

VARGHESE: HUGGING DOCTOR LET OFF WITH WARNING

BINGLEY, SKIPTON, ILKLEY, YORKS A family doctor who hugged a patient and asked her to kiss him faces no action from health watchdogs after they found there was no ‘sexual connotation’. Dr Aju Varghese, 34, became emotional during the appointment at Oakglen surgery, in Bingley, Yorks, when the young mother asked him if he had any children, a tribunal heard. The now married father-of-one, who was going through ‘personal issues’ at the time, hid behind his examination room curtain to conceal his distress, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. But when the woman in her twenties loosely put her arm around the GP to comfort him he said ‘I just really need a hug’ and pulled her closer before asking: ‘Can I kiss you?’

 
July 28, 2014

JOANNOU: NURSE STRUCK OFF OVER 'RENT BOY' COMMENT

HARROW A nurse who told a 'handsome' asylum seeker that he could make a lot of money working as a rent boy has been struck off. Dominic Joannou pressured the refugee to admit he was bisexual and told him he could work as a male model because he was so good looking, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. During a meeting in December 2012, Joannou confessed that he had been propositioned by the man and admitted he found him attractive and beautiful. The young man, who was known during the hearing as 'Client A' claimed he had suffered a history of sexual abuse.

 
July 28, 2014

BOLAND: NURSE 'DEMANDED SEX FROM 'WHORE' COLLEAGUE'

SOUTHEND A paediatric nurse demanded sex from a colleague and dubbed her a 'whore' during a three-month campaign of sexual harassment, a tribunal heard today. Michael Boland allegedly blocked the doorway and refused to let the frightened woman leave while he asked her for sex on a bench. The frightened woman then pushed her way out of the room, but was too scared to leave the building for the rest of the day, it is said. She claims the nurse pestered her for oral sex on other occasions.

 
July 28, 2014
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TIPLER: NHS WORKER FACES JAIL FOR CANCER HOSPITAL SCAM

CARSHALTON, BANSTEAD, SUTTON, WALLINGTON, SURREY An NHS worker who scammed £650,000 from a cancer hospital and blew the cash on her wedding was told by a judge her fraud was 'brilliant - but dishonest.' Stacey Tipler, 32, plundered public funds earmarked for lifesaving drugs while working in the accounts department of the Royal Marsden Hospital Trust. She siphoned off cash intended for hospital suppliers into accounts controlled by a gang of crooks recruited by her window-fitter fiancé Scott Chaplin, 33. The funds were then quickly withdrawn and split, with Tipler frittering her share away on Gucci handbags and paying for her nuptials planned for May 2013.

 
July 28, 2014
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TREE: MADELEINE MCCANN TRACED TO A48 MOTORWAY

NORFOLK, DUNSTABLE, BEDS Two fraudsters claimed their fake bomb detector had tracked missing Madeleine McCann to the M48 motorway, the Old Bailey heard today (MON). Samuel Tree, 67, and his wife Joan, 62, boasted that the 'Alpha 6' device could locate drugs, explosives and even people. In reality the machine was just an empty plastic box assembled in the couple's garden shed at a cost of just £5.10 each, it is alleged. Samuel Tree told investigators that he had personally used one of them to look for missing Madeleine McCann as well as two other children who disappeared in Norfolk.

 
July 28, 2014
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RAHMAN: 'LOLLY FOR VOTES' CLAIM ROCKS MAYOR CAMPAIGN

TOWLER HAMLETS Agents of the controversial Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman doled out lollipops to voters’ children in a bid to fix his election, it has been claimed. The allegation emerged as four East Londoners brought a petition alleging electoral fraud ‘in a variety of forms’ to the High Court. Alleged wrongdoing include ‘casting votes…in the names of people not entitled to be on the electoral register’ and falsely accusing Labour candidate John Biggs of racism. The petition goes on to claim ‘the corrupt practise of undue influence…including, in particular through the activities of groups of persons both in and around polling stations on the day of the election’.

 
July 28, 2014
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WIGGANS: NURSE 'CHOKED PATIENT AND LAUGHED'

REDRUTH A nurse smothered a patient's face with a towel until he went blue to force him to swallow water and laughed as he choked, a tribunal heard today. Paul Wiggans was caught forcefully syringing water into the patient's mouth on several occasions after he had begun refusing fluids, it is claimed. The vulnerable man, who had limited capacity to consent to treatment, had been sectioned and detained under the Mental Health Act at Longreach House in Redruth, Cornwall. Wiggans also mocked the patient, asking him 'Are we over sedating you?' and saying: 'That's a lot of piss.'

 
July 28, 2014
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BENEDICT DOREE: MANAGER WHO SIMULATED ORAL SEX STAYS IN THE PROFESSION

EGHAM, SURREY A medic who lay next to a colleague using the gym treadmill and thrust his hips at her saying: 'Get on this and ride it baby' has been allowed to stay in the profession. Bullying manager Benedict Doree humiliated two colleagues for months and even mowed one down while driving to work at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, Teesside. Doree persistently subjected his female colleague to sexual remarks and would shout 'suck that,' the Health Professions Council heard. If she yawned he would ask: 'Do you want something to fill that mouth.' On three occasions he pushed the woman's head into her crotch and thrust his pelvis towards her simulating oral sex. He would often point at his crotch and say 'sit on that' or 'ride that.'


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