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May 28, 2013
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NGOBELE:NURSE ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH PATIENT TO SEEK LEGAL AID

ROMFORD, BASILDON, ESSEX A nurse accused of having sex with a patient after taking her to a Tapas restaurant was granted an adjournment today (Tues) so he can obtain legal aid. Kenneth Ngobele allegedly asked the woman about her sexual history, what kind of men she liked and 'whether she had been out with a Nigerian guy'. Ngobele allegedly later took the woman to a La Tasca restaurant and told her: 'You know I want to f**k you.' He was working as a deputy charge nurse on the mental health assessment unit in Basildon for the South Essex Partnership Trust at the time of the allegations in 2010.

 
May 28, 2013
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KILLER FLED SCENE WEARING FASHION DESIGNER'S DISTINCTIVE JACKET

KILBURN, NORTHWEST LONDON; CAMBERWELL, SOUTHEAST LONDON A killer stabbed a talented fashion designer to death and fled the scene wearing the victim's distinctive line of clothing, the Old Bailey heard today (TUES). Achraf Jandara, 20, allegedly murdered 26 year-old Shaun Akanbi and ransacked his flat of everything he could carry. The Moroccan was captured on CCTV walking off with a rucksack and trolley bag and dressed in a jacket bearing the logo of Mr Akanbi's Billy Boyce fashion label. Fans of the brand, named after Mr Akanbi's father, include Brit award winner Miss Dynamite and Fazer from grime trio N-Dubz.

 



 
May 28, 2013

HAWKINS: PAINTING THEFT ACCUSED IN COURT

ENFIELD, NORTH LONDON A woman accused of trying to sell a stolen painting worth £125,000 appeared in court today (Tues). Christine Hawkins, 49, allegedly attempted to sell the artwork by Victorian artist John Grimshaw at Bonham's auction house and lied in a statement to the police about it. Hawkins, of Baker Street, Enfield, north London, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court accused of perverting the course of justice and transferring criminal property.

 
May 28, 2013

JAMES: DOCTOR FACES BEING STRUCK OFF OVER EYE TEST SCAM

HASTINGS, EAST SUSSEX A crooked doctor who signed off eye tests carried out by an unqualified optician faces being struck off today (Tues). Dr Helen James, 56, filled out forms claiming she had conducted exams which had been performed by Iqbal Nabi, 39. Their New Global Visions practice in Hastings, East Sussex, received thousands in NHS fees for tests that were invalid or had never been carried out. Patients were also handed glasses and contact lenses with incorrect prescriptions.

 
May 28, 2013

SCARLETT: COP IN COURT OVER ASSAULT CLAIM

LEWISHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON; ISLINGTON, NORTH LONDON A policeman accused of attacking a civilian in the rear yard of a police station appeared in court today (Tues). PC Rohan Scarlett, 46, allegedly assaulted Andrew Uba at Islington police station in Tolpuddle Street on February 20 this year. PC Scarlett, from Lewisham, southeast London, denies one charge of assault by beating claiming he acted in self-defence.

 
May 28, 2013
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DEAN: BUS TOUR BOSS CAUGHT WITH CHILD PORN

WITHAM, ESSEX The former boss of a bus tour company is facing jail after he was snared with almost 1,500 sickening child porn images. Murray Dean, 52, distributed almost 140 of the pictures over the internet, including photographs of children as young as seven. Dean was caught with a total of 1475 indecent images, some of which were level five, the most extreme kind of depravity, as well as a further 19 films at levels one, two and four. The images were downloaded and 137 were distributed between July 15 and September 7 last year, Southwark Crown Court heard.

 
May 28, 2013

FORD: RAPIST JAILED FOR 5 YEARS FOR PARK ATTACK

ILFORD, BATTERSEA A rapist who attacked a 16-year-old girl in broad daylight in a popular park was jailed for five years today (tues). Antroy Ford, 22, was introduced to the victim by a friend after he said he wanted to meet an 'innocent church going girl'. After texting and emailing the 'naive' teenager, he persuaded her to meet him at Romford Bus Station to go to a music festival with some of his friends. But after repeatedly trying to kiss her on the bus to Valentines Park, Ilford, he led her to a secluded part of the park and forced her to have sex with him.

 
May 28, 2013
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KILLERS JAILED FOR TOTAL OF 65 YEARS FOR 'POSTCODE WAR' MURDER

ENFIELD, EDMONTON Four teenagers who hunted down and stabbed a 15 year-old schoolboy to death in the street during a 'postcode war' were jailed for a total of 65 years today (tues). The killers, then aged between 14 and 16, attacked Negus McLean as part of a long-running feud between two neighbouring gangs in north London. Negus, a member of the Dem Africans from Edmonton, was targeted in revenge for the stabbing of a senior figure in the Get Money Gang from Enfield a week earlier. The aspiring rapper and his younger brother were out riding their bikes when they were spotted by a 'hunting posse' of seven hooded youths on bicycles.

 
May 28, 2013
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SOMMER: TEENAGE DOUBLE KILLER LOCKED UP INDEFINITELY

WEST HAMPSTEAD A teenager who beat a partially-sighted academic to death after carrying out an almost identical killing in Germany was locked up in a mental hospital today (Tues). Tim Sommer, 18, trailed Dr Douglas Hutchison, 60, from a gallery in central London before launching a ferocious attack in the street outside his home. He suffered serious head injuries and died in hospital two weeks later. Just weeks earlier, Sommer is alleged to have murdered Fatma Bezohra, 46, in his hometown in Germany by battering her with a table leg and lamp.

 
May 28, 2013
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SHORT: 'KING OF BETFAIR' FRAUDSTER GETS FIVE YEARS

CHESTER A greedy gambler who boasted of being the 'King of Betfair' after convincing family friends to sink £400,000 into his bogus betting system was jailed for five years today (tues). Elliott Short, 26, lived a fabulous lifestyle splashing out on a chauffeur-driven Mercedes, staying in plush hotels and becoming a regular at exclusive London nightclubs, including Eclipse in Chelsea. Short jetted off on holidays around the globe and spent thousands of pounds on designer clothing from Ralph Lauren and Christian Louboutin in Harrods. He even managed to dupe the News of the World into running a story about his apparent success, convincing reporters at the now-defunct tabloid that he was a former City trader who netted more than £21m from his betting system.

 
May 28, 2013
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BAN FOR UNPLEASANT VET WHO FAILED TO REFER DYING DOG FOR TREATMENT

HESWALL, WIRRAL An 'unpleasant' vet who failed to refer a dying dog for potentially life-saving treatment and blamed a distraught customer for her cat's death has been struck off. Ian Beveridge left bull terrier Holly at his surgery when he knew he did not have the right equipment to treat her, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons found. Beveridge maintained Holly was suffering from wind when she in fact had fatal anaemia. Owner April Flanagan was concerned by the lack of treatment to her clearly sick dog and asked the vet for a referral to another practice that had the equipment to treat her.


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