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February 27, 2013

TICKET FIRM WARNED OVER COURT CASH CLAIM

BURY ST EDMUNDS A ticket agency was warned that it is on its 'last chance saloon' if it is to make a claim for losses against Greater Anglia. Ticket Generator (TG), had contracts to sell Stansted Express tickets at 15 airports in the UK, Ireland and Germany, but was stopped from selling them at Dublin Airport when Greater Anglia (GA) made a deal with third party ticket suppliers, Groundline. TG, represented at Central London County Court by its directors John Costello and Fred Gross, said it had previously been supplied with discounted Stansted Express tickets.

 
February 27, 2013
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DOGAR:GIRL CLAIMS HUNDREDS OF YOUNG GIRLS WERE ABUSED BY SEX RING

OXFORD; SLOUGH, MAIDENHEAD, BERKS Hundreds of vulnerable young girls were abused by a child sex ring, a friend of one of the victims told a court today (Weds). The girl also claims she was attacked by members of the gang of two occasions but did not want to report the sex assaults. Giving evidence at the Old Bailey, she said: 'What they did to those girls, and hundreds of other girls, was more important than what they did to me.'

 



 
February 27, 2013
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LI:BROTHEL MADAM HOSTED PUNTERS AT SEX DEN OWNED BY TFL

NORTHWOOD, WEST LONDON; TOTTENHAM, NORTH LONDON; WEST HAM, EAST LONDON A brothel madam hosted a steady stream of punters from an apartment owned by Transport for London, a court heard today (weds). Min Li, 43, allegedly raked in £130,000 controlling prostitutes to customers at two bordellos. Up to ten men a day were covertly filmed visiting one of the alleged vice dens at an upstairs flat owned by TfL in Northwood, northwest London

 
February 27, 2013

OYUYIDE: JAIL FOR SEX ATTACKER WHO RAPED A VIRGIN

ISLE OF DOGS A recruitment consultant who raped a virgin after a drunken night out was caged for four-and-a-half years today (weds). Oluwole Oluyide, 44, took advantage of the woman after they partied together with a friend at the Cargo nightclub in Shoreditch, east London. The trio downed cocktails, vodka and tequila shots before returning to the friend's nearby flat in the early hours of May 28, 2011. The 23 year-old victim was three times over the drink driving limit and passed out.

 
February 27, 2013

REHMAN: PALACE MENACE FACES MORE TESTS

HARROW A knifeman who was Tasered by police outside Buckingham Palace is facing further psychiatric assessment after his latest court appearance. Talhat Rehman, 54, sparked terror among tourists and sightseers when he held an eight-inch blade to his throat during the Changing of the Guard on February 3. Onlookers watched as he held the blade to his throat before pressing a second weapon to his chest. He was blasted by an officer armed with a 50,000-volt stun gun during the incident.

 
February 27, 2013
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LEIGHTON: DRUGS SWIPE BAN FOR NURSE CLEARED OF POISONING PLOT

STOCKPORT A nurse cleared of poisoning patients wept today (Weds) as she was told she could return to work in three months after admitting swiping drugs from her workplace. Rebecca Leighton, 29, helped herself to seven drugs from hospital medicine cabinets, including prescription-only painkillers, antibiotics, and over-the-counter ibuprofen tablets. Drug packaging stamped with the name of Stepping Hill Hospital were found in her bedroom by police while she was being held in connection with the deaths.

 
February 27, 2013
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LITVINENKO:CORONER RULES CRUCIAL EVIDENCE WILL BE HELD IN PRIVATE

CENTRAL LONDON The widow of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko said she has 'no choice' but to trust the coroner investigating her husband's death after he granted a private hearing on crucial evidence in the case. The Foreign Office are seeking to keep sensitive information relating to the Russian's death secret out of the public domain to protect national security. But lawyers acting for Litvinenko's widow Marina have demanded more information about the withheld information - claiming they did not know enough to challenge its secrecy.

 
February 27, 2013
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SHELLEY:BROKER ACCUSED OF INSIDER DEALING WITH LEGAL AND GENERAL TRADER

GREENWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON; AMERSHAM, BUCKS A City broker accused of insider dealing by accepting sensitive information from a Legal and General trader appeared in court today (weds). Graeme Shelley allegedly accepted restricted information from Paul Milsom, a sales trader at Legal and General's investment arm.

 
February 27, 2013
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O'TOOLE: EX SQUADDIE BLAMES FLATMATE FOR 'MARSHMALLOW MURDER'

ROMFORD A former soldier accused of battering a teenager to death blamed his flatmate for the murder and for 'ruining everyone else's lives'. Tony O'Toole, 29, claimed James Danby was a 'monster' who killed 18 year-old Luke Harwood after a night of 'non-stop violence.' He told jurors he watched as Danby first tried to strangle the victim and then stamped on his head in a field in Woodford Green, east London. O'Toole added: 'I did ask him to stop but he wasn't listening. He was just carrying on what he was doing. I walked off.

 
February 27, 2013

OSUJIUCHE WOMAN' STOLE HER FILE' FROM THE COURT

MANOR PARK A woman accused of swiping her bankruptcy file from the High Court has been ordered to stand trial in April. Florence Osujiuche, 54, who suffers from chronic arthritis and is on disability benefits, is said to have sneaked out with the papers when a clerk had her back turned. Osujiuche allegedly stole the file from an office in the court's Thomas Moore Building on January 15, 2010. Prosecutor Darren Watts told the court: 'What is said to have occurred is this defendant has gone into the building and requested to see her file on bankruptcy matters.

 
February 27, 2013
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PREDESCU:BABY WAS STARVED UNTIL SHE ALMOST DIED

BARKING, ESSEX A couple who left a baby girl looking like a corpse after subjecting her to appalling neglect are facing jail. The tot was suffering from such severe malnutrition she had to be airlifted to hospital after police and medics were called to her home. Her eyes were so badly swollen she was unable to open them and had multiple bruising to her head and a 'cauliflower ear.' During an eight-month campaign of abuse she had been struck with a 'blunt' object, crushing her lips against her teeth and leaving her with a cleft palate. Teodora Predescu, 34, and Raphael Belinga, 45, were found guilty of committing grievous bodily harm with intent at Snaresbrook Crown Court.


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