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March 24, 2014
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GARBETT:SEX TOY NURSE STRUCK OFF

SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE A nurse who moonlighted as an Ann Summers representative and discussed sex toys on a neonatal ward has been barred from the profession. Susan Garbett flaunted details of an intimate cream from the adult store with her colleague at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shopshire. The nurse was also caught feeding a premature baby chocolate buttercream icing from her bare finger behind his mother's back, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. And Garbett was found to have inappropriately given her mobile number to a new mother so that she could be sent a gift of a digital code allowing her tickets to the cinema. A

 
March 24, 2014
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SAMWAYS:COUSIN OF SPURS CUP LEGEND CLAIMS HE HAS LIVER CANCER

BOW, EAST LONDON A conman cousin of Tottenham FA Cup legend Vinny Samways has been warned he faces jail if a liver cancer scare turns out to be a lie. Lee Samways, 50, pulled off a car insurance scam where he lied about being in a crash and said his vehicle has been stolen to rake in £6,334. The fraudster, who has a string of criminal convictions, was given a last-minute reprieve by an Old Bailey judge after claiming he is awaiting a biopsy for suspected liver cancer. But Samways was warned he will be thrown in jail if he fails to turn his life around in the next four months, or his health scare turns out to be another bogus claim.

 



 
March 24, 2014

BRUSCH:NURSE WHO SLAPPED DEMENTIA SUFFERER CAN RETURN TO WORK

ISLEWORTH, WEST LONDON; BARNET, NORTH LONDON A nurse who slapped an elderly dementia sufferer so hard it was heard by two visiting physiotherapists can return to work, a tribunal has ruled. Pamella Brusch struck the woman while changing her catheter at the West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth, west London. She initially denied hitting the pensioner but later admitted assault by battery in court, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Panel chair Dr Richard Khoo said that Brusch's misconduct had not been 'at the lower end of the scale'.

 
March 24, 2014

BROWNE:FEMALE PCSO TO STAND TRIAL FOR SPANKING MAN'S BOTTOM

KENTISH TOWN, NORTH LONDON A female Police Community Support Officer accused of spanking a male colleague's bottom will stand trial in June. PCSO Josephine Browne, 50, allegedly smacked the fellow officer's backside six times while they worked together at Kentish Town Police Station in north London. The pair were both employed as PCSOs for the Kentish Town Safer Neighbourhoods team when the alleged attack took place on August 18 last year. Browne appeared spoke in a loud booming voice when she denied a single count of sexual assault and a further charge of common assault at Southwark Crown Court.

 
March 21, 2014
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AMES: GREEN FINANCE BOSS JAILED FOR 40 MONTHS

RAYLEIGH, ESSEX A 'green finance' firm boss who hired the brother of the Duchess of Cambridge to promote a bogus rainforest protection scheme was jailed today (FRI). Matthew Ames, 38, cheated ethical investors out of £1.6m through fake green projects to fund his Lamborghini lifestyle, Isleworth Crown Court heard. His business Forestry For Life, which netted over £400,000 by claiming to protect the Amazon rainforest, was represented by Kate Middleton's brother James at a trade fair in London in 2010. Ames also hired England World Cup winner Jack Charlton and sport supremo Sir Rodney Walker to promote Forestry for Life and his other firm, the Investor Club, at events.

 
March 21, 2014
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TERRY: FOOTBALLER'S DAD CLEARED OF RACE ATTACK

GRAYS, ROMFORD The father of Chelsea captain John Terry was today (FRI) cleared of headbutting an Asian man in a racist attack. Ted Terry, 59, was accused of calling Amarjit Talafair a 'f***ing Paki' after the railway worker refused to give him a cigarette outside a pub. Terry, who was wearing West Ham FC jacket and had been drinking for several hours, was said to have butted Mr Talafair in the mouth. The painter and decorator was also accused of racially abusing a black station cleaner during the confrontation outside Fenchurch Street Station in central London.

 
March 21, 2014
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KONYE: ACID ATTACKER JAILED FOR 12 YEARS

CANNING TOWN, DAGENHAM A university student who disguised herself in a niqab to throw acid over her friend's face because she was jealous of her looks was jailed for 12 years today (fri). Mary Konye, 22, stalked pretty Naomi Oni from the lingerie store where she worked after her friend had likened her to monster from a horror film. Miss Oni, also 22, was scarred for life after Konye doused her with concentrated sulphuric acid near her home in Dagenham, Essex. The pair fell out when Miss Oni found out Konye had been texting her boyfriend and described Konye as looking like a hideous cannibal character from the film 'Wrong Turn.'

 
March 21, 2014

JACOBS: WITNESS ADMITTED TAKING PC BLAKELOCK'S HELMET

TOTTENHAM A key witness to the murder of PC Keith Blakelock was covertly recorded confessing he took off the officer's helmet, the Old Bailey heard. The convicted rioter, who is using the pseudonym Rhodes Levin, admitted he carried the 'trophy' away from the scene before stashing it in a secret location, jurors were told. Mr Levin is one of three protected witnesses giving evidence against Nicky Jacobs at his trial for the murder of PC Blakelock during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham, north London. He claims that Jacobs, who was then 16 and is now 40, was armed with a lockknife and boasted he had stabbed the officer twice during the attack.

 
March 21, 2014

CATTON: HGV DRIVER DENIES KILLING BOY

SOUTHWARK A HGV driver has denied killing a five-year-old boy by driving his skip lorry dangerously. Lee Victor Catton, 47, hit Hichame Bouadimi on St Georges Road near Elephant and Castle on 3 October 2012. Catton spoke only to enter a not guilty plea at the brief hearing at Woolwich Crown Court. Catton, of (Flat 3) Lavender House, Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, southeast London, faces a single charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

 
March 21, 2014

PACQUETTE: ACCUSED GUNMAN ADMITS HIDING BULLETS FROM POLICE

PECKHAM A drug dealer accused of gunning down a family friend of England defender Rio Ferdinand admitted he hid bullets from police when he was arrested. Leon Pacquette, 25, allegedly fired the shot that killed 18-year-old Rio McFarlane, 18, during a feud between the Peckham Young Guns and Lettsom Boys. The gunman was behind a sub-machine gun while he was trying to shoot his intended victim Omar Surgeon on September 6, 2010, it is claimed. Pacquette, who is on trial at the Old Bailey for murder, claims he was elsewhere dealing drugs at the time of the killing.

 
March 21, 2014

MCMENEMY: ATTENTION-SEEKING BOMB HOAXER JAILED FOR 12 MONTHS

HORNSEY An 'attention-seeking' bomb hoaxer who has been plaguing the emergency services with a series of terror threats for 25 years was jailed today after begging a judge to put her behind bars. Claire McMenemy, 44, has amassed more than 40 convictions for triggering a string of scares across the capital. McMenemy's latest hoax saw police and medics race to Victoria Coach Station after she claimed explosives had been planted there. She made numerous 999 calls on January 6 this year, also pretending to have seen a man brandishing a gun and twice claiming there was a body in the lake in St James Park.


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