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November 15, 2012

OVCARENKO: JAIL FOR CHARITY DRIVER

WALTHAMSTOW A children's charity delivery driver who drunkenly mowed down two schoolgirls as they walked home was jailed for just a year. Andrejus Ovcarenko, 39, sent one girl, 14, flying across the bonnet, while her 13-year-old pal fell under the wheels of his car. Russian-born Ovcarenko then tried to drive away despite each of the teenagers suffering a broken leg and being unable to move. The terrified 13-year-old heard the uninsured driver, who was more than twice the drink-drive limit, revving the engine of his Renault Laguna as he sped off. Ovcarenko, who was travelling well over the 30mph speed limit, was only forced to stop when horrified onlookers jumped into his path.

 
November 14, 2012
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SWAIN:BAN FOR HOSPITAL WORKER WHO ASKED PATIENT IF SHE HAD A CAMEL

LEWES, EAST SUSSEX A hospital worker who asked a Moroccan patient if she had a camel was suspended for a year today (Weds). Martin Swain told shocked colleagues 'all Moroccans have camels' when they confronted him over his racist quip. Swain also told female workmates to 'stick to childcare and knitting' and asked a volatile prisoner brought in under guard where he had hidden the money.

 



 
November 14, 2012
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COBBINA:BUNGLING NURSE TOOK BLOOD SAMPLE FROM WRONG CHILD

BLOOMSBURY, CENTRAL LONDON A two-year-old boy was left vomiting and in need of emergency treatment after a Great Ormond Street Hospital nurse took blood samples from the wrong child, a hearing was told. Freda Cobbina's blunder led to the toddler, refered to as child A, becoming hypoglycaemic and he required intravenous fluids to stabilise his condition.

 
November 14, 2012
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MANNING: FOUR MONTHS FOR WHITE VAN MAN WHO LIED ABOUT ROAD SMASH

FRIERN BARNET, WHETSTONE, NORTH LONDON A callous white van driver who lied to police after running down a pensioner and driving off was jailed for just four months today (Weds). Scott Manning, 31, sped off after colliding with Dinesh Dattani, 70, at 50mph as he crossed the road outside a north London Tube station. Manning, who had been drinking, left the pedestrian badly injured before ditching his van in a nearby side street and telling cops it had been stolen.

 
November 14, 2012
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ABERCROMBIE: FIVE-STAR CONCIERGE 'TRIED TO RAPE TOURIST'

MAYFAIR, CENTRAL LONDON; TIPTON, WEST MIDLANDS A concierge at a five star hotel tried to rape an American tourist after letting himself into her room, a court heard today (Weds). Paul Abercrombie, 23, allegedly assaulted the woman at the Westbury Hotel in Conduit Street, central London last night (nov 13). It is claimed that after a night out with friends and a few drinks at the hotel bar, the tourist returned to her room to find Abercrombie standing in the dark with his trousers off.

 
November 14, 2012

GRANT: MAN FOUND DEAD UNDER MATTRESS HAD BEEN BEATEN UP

NOTTING HILL, WEST LONDON A man found dead under a child's mattress was beaten up four days before his body was discovered, an inquest heard. Police treated Patrick Grant's home as a murder scene when they found the 41-year-old's body slumped on the floor of his bedroom. Police found pools of blood on the landing, a broken window in the flat and neighbours told how they had heard Mr Grant arguing with a man and a woman in the early hours of the morning he died.

 
November 14, 2012
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JEFFREY: DESTITUTE THIEF 'STOLE TO BE JAILED'

PORTSMOUTH; CENTRAL LONDON A destitute thief who swiped cosmetics to get himself locked up was told prisons are not hostels for the homeless. Nicholas Jeffrey, 25, walked into Boots on The Strand in central London and helped himself of £124-worth of goods before walking out. Moments later he approached police officers on the street and confessed to having stolen the items.

 
November 14, 2012
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HEATH: STOCKBROKER HANGED HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM

CHELSEA, SOUTHWEST LONDON; SHEPTON MALLET, SOMERSET A millionaire stockbroker hanged himself from a bathroom radiator while his family attended the Paralympic Games, an inquest heard. Andrew Lenton Heath, head of sales at finance firm Oriel Securities, was suffering stress at work and undergoing marital problems prior to his death. The 53-year-old father of four had also been treated for mild depression in 2005, Westminster Coroner's Court heard.

 
November 14, 2012
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DALEY: PAIR DENY MISTAKEN IDENTITY SHOOTING

SOUTH NORWOOD, SOUTH LONDON Two teenagers accused of shooting dead an innocent rapper in a botched revenge attack denied murder when they appeared at the Old Bailey today (Weds). Kyrone Daley and Sanchez Thomas, both 19, are said to have blasted Umar Tufail, 25, in the head outside his south London home. Police believe Mr Tufail was killed in a tragic case of mistaken identity during a feud between rival groups in the area.

 
November 14, 2012
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ROLLINS: NURSE HAD 'CLEAR-OFF ATTITUDE'

MILTON KEYNES A nurse shouted angrily at mentally ill elderly patients and treated their relatives with a 'clear off attitude,' a hearing was told. Dawn Rollins also changed entries to hide administering eye drops hours after they were due when she was working at the Waterhall Court Care Home, in Fern Grove, Milton Keynes, it is claimed. The nurse repeatedly failed to attend interviews for an internal investigation or a disciplinary hearing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
November 14, 2012

ZACHARIAS: SOLICITOR CLEANED CASH FROM £100K MORTGAGE FRAUD

NESTON, CHESHIRE; WEDNESBURY, WEST MIDLANDS; STANMORE, MIDDLESEX A top solicitor created a bogus property sale to help pull off a £100,000 mortgage scam, a court heard today (Weds). Richard Zacharias, 36, created a 'guise of legitimate conveyance' so the cash could be transferred to fellow fraudster Howard Daly, 57, it is alleged. His actions helped launder the dodgy loan, which had been paid out by Santander on the back of a sham application and forged bank statement, Southwark Crown Court heard.


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