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July 23, 2013
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LAWSON: MASSAGE BOSS GETS TWO YEARS

ST ALBANS, FLEET A businessman who raked in more than a £1m a year through a brothel disguised as a five-star licensed massage parlour was jailed for two years today (Tues). Ross Lawson, 32, raked in £75,000 every Friday night offering X-rated services to a stream of wealthy clients at the upmarket bordello. Dozens of prostitutes earned up to £100,000 a year at the sex den, run under the noses of council chiefs in Camden, north London, as a legitimate health club. Lawson got alcohol and massage licences from Camden Council for the Steam and Sun Health Club, and kept up to date with his taxes and national insurance contributions.

 
July 23, 2013
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LAPSHYN: MOSQUE MURDER ACCUSED ON NEW TERROR CHARGES

SMALL HEATH, BIRMINGHAM A Ukrainian man accused of the murder of a frail Muslim grandfather who was on his way home from evening prayers appeared in court today (Tues) facing three new terror charges. Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, a post-graduate who is here on a sponsored work placement, stabbed 75-year-old Mohammed Saleem in the back as he returned from his Mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham, it is alleged. The student, from Dnipropetrovsk, was arrested in the Small Heath area last Thursday as part of an investigation into two explosions outside mosques in Walsall and Tipton. After his arrest signs of a third blast were found near a mosque in Wolverhampton.

 



 
July 23, 2013

BLACKBURN: NURSE HAD LOVE DRUG

BURSLEDON A nurse was caught with viagra and three knives in his bag after his manager found him sleeping on duty, a misconduct hearing was told today. Stuart Blackburn also had the party drug amyl nitrate - known as 'poppers' - as well as dozens of sleeping tablets and painkillers. When questioned, Blackburn said that some of the medication belonged to his partner and that the other items were 'not unusual for a homosexual man to have on him.' Karen Richards, the manager at Bonhomie House in Bursleson, Hampshire, said she discovered the items on 22 May 2011.

 
July 22, 2013
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GORDON: THREE IN COURT OVER CARJACK KILLING

ILFORD, ESSEX; BOW, CHINGFORD, EAST LONDON Two alleged killers accused of knifing a man to death during a carjacking appeared at the Old Bailey today (Mon). Rory Gordon, 22, and Jae-don Fearon, 20, are alleged to have stabbed Harjinder Singh Bhurji, 32, in a struggle over the keys for his black Mercedes SLK. The successful garage owner was fatally attacked in front of a terrified female passenger on September 13, 2011. Mr Bhurji, from Highbury Gardens, Ilford, Essex, bled to death at the scene in Stoneleigh Road, Ilford.

 
July 22, 2013
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CURTIN: BURKA BANDITS GET 21 YEARS FOR SELFRIDGES SMASH AND GRAB

BARNSBURY, NORTH LONDON; CENTRAL LONDON Two members of a gang who wore burkas for an audacious £1.5m smash-and-grab raid in Oxford Street were jailed for a total of 21 years today (Mon). Sam Curtin, 24, was part of a six-strong crew who posed as wealthy Muslim women in a bid to steal watches from the flagship Selfridges store in central London. They donned the traditional Muslim wear for women, completely with expensive designer handbags, and marched 'military-style' in single file into the department store. Scores of customers fled the store fearing a terrorist attack when the gang entered the 'wonder room' and produced sledgehammers and axes.

 
July 22, 2013
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ROBINSON: LET-OFF FOR 'SUGAR TITS' NURSE

MIDDLESBOROUGH A nurse who called a doctor 'sugar tits' and described a depraved act he wanted to perform on her was let off with a caution - after a tribunal ruled his behaviour was not sexually motivated. John Robinson said there had been a culture of crude language at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough but insisted he was not a 'sexual predator'. He also joked with another hospital medic: 'Why are you looking so miserable? Are you on your period?' A Nursing and Midwifery Council panel found a string of charges against the nurse, who denied making the lewd remarks, proved.

 
July 22, 2013

WALKER: CARE HOME MANAGER IGNORED SEX ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

BEVERLEY, EAST YORKS A deputy care home manager ignored allegations that a member of staff sexually assaulted a resident, a hearing was told today (Mon). Katie Walker, 40, chose to take no action because of the male complainant's mental health problems, it is claimed. Walker also allegedly failed to investigate a claim that another carer struck the same resident in the face at the Lindum House Care Home in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

 
July 22, 2013
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SEDANI: BUSINESSMAN JAILED FOR CHEWING TOBACCO SCAM

SOUTHALL; ICKENHAM A wealthy businessman who conned the taxman out of £300,000 by describing imported tobacco as 'spices' was jailed for two years and four months today (MON). Pius Sedani, 52, did not pay the duty on thousands of kilograms of Indian shisha found at his Quality Foods supermarket in Southall, west London. Sedani, who took £200,000 a year from the store, had been warned twice over avoiding the import tax before his arrest in November last year. In total he avoided paying £278,796 in duty relating to more than 3,000kg of Indian shisha chewing tobacco.

 
July 22, 2013
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MIAH: PAYROLL WORKER'S £520K FRAUD ON UNI

BLOOMSBURY, CENTRAL LONDON; BARKING, ESSEX An finance officer at one of London's top universities is facing jail today (Mon) for scamming bosses out of £520,000. Jahanara Miah, 29, helped herself to the cash while working as a payroll assistant at University College London's School of Pharmacy. The mum-of-one transferred £72,030 to her husband Mohammed, 30, and also used it to pay off the mortgage on the couple's home in Barking, Essex. Miah carried out the fraud while working on UCL's Bloomsbury campus in central London between July 2008 and January last year.

 
July 22, 2013
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HARRY: HORROR HOSPITAL NURSING DIRECTOR DENIES RESPONSIBILITY

STAFFORD The director of nursing at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital today (Mon) denied endangering patients by running wards on a skeleton staff during her eight year tenure Jan Harry, 60, is accused of a catalogue or errors and oversights while working as a senior manager between 1998 and 2006. But Harry claimed regulators investigating the horror hospital had failed to understand the 'basic elements' of her involvement. She told a Nursing and Midwifery Council misconduct hearing the word 'nurse' in her job title was 'misleading'.

 
July 22, 2013
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WHISTON: ISOFT DIRECTOS CLEARED OF HEALTHCARE IT FRAUD

KNUTSFORD, LYMME, CHEADLE HULME, CHESHIRE; GLOSSOP, DERBYSHIRE Three former directors of an IT firm were cleared of 'cooking the books' to hoodwink investors today (Mon) after two trials costing the taxpayer millions of pounds failed to yield a single conviction. Timothy Whiston, 45, with fellow executives Stephen Graham, 49, and John Whelan, 46, were accused of spinning a web of lies in the published accounts of healthcare software provider, ISoft. The trio, with Barnsley FC owner Patrick Cryne, 62, were said to have deliberately included revenue from a multi-million pound NHS contract before the deal had been signed, transforming a 'thumping loss' into a 'highly respectable' profit.


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