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March 19, 2013
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NATHANIEL: 'I'VE WORKED WITH JAY-Z' CLAIMS ACCUSED KILLER

HARROW, MAIDA VALE, BLOOMSBURY A sports agent accused of murdering an innocent teenager told the Old Bailey today (tues) he has done deals with Jay-Z and Ashley Cole. Christopher Nathaniel, 41, said he also launched an anti-knife campaign with former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. Nathaniel is said to have organised a revenge attack which left 18 year-old Danny O'Shea stabbed to death on the street in east London. He allegedly took the law into his own hands after his business partner Paul Boadi, 35, was robbed of his BlackBerry mobile phone.

 
March 19, 2013
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BATMAZ: PSCO WAS DEALING COCAINE AND PASSING ON POLICE SECRETS

ELTHAM, SIDCUP, BRIXTON A corrupt PCSO was at the centre of an operation to supply cocaine to bankers and City workers, a court heard today (Tues). Oguz Batmaz, 27, was bugged as he bragged how he doubled his £500-a-week police wages as a dealer but blew the money gambling. Batmaz admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine before the trial of his lodger, plumber Felipe De Freitas, 26, and cabbie David Hazell, 25. He also abused his position on the Safer Neighbourhoods Team in Bromley, Kent, by passing details about police operations to his criminal colleagues.

 



 
March 19, 2013
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BHANDAL: CASHIER JAILED FOR £45K CUSTOMER ID SCAM

LEICESTER A bank cashier who stole customers' identities to get his hands on £45,000-worth of credit and blew the cash on gems was jailed for 18 months today (Tues). Suraj Bhandal, 27, opened 12 bogus accounts with overdrafts and credit cards while working at a branch of Santander in Leicester. He had stolen personal details during an earlier job at another bank and backed up his deception using false passports.

 
March 19, 2013
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DALEY: PAIR 'EXECUTED' RAPPER IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

SOUTH NORWOOD, WEST NORWOOD, SOUTH LONDON An aspiring rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his home in a 'deliberate execution', a court heard today (Tues). Umar Tufail, 25, was blasted in the head at close range as he sat in the driver's seat of his red Vauxhall Corsa. Kyrone Daley and Sanchez Thomas, both 19, are said to have carried out the hit after trailing the victim during a trip to a local Tesco store.

 
March 19, 2013

VAN DER KNAPP: STAFFORD HOSPITAL NURSE FAILED TO RESUSCITATE PATIENT

STAFFORD A Stafford Hospital nurse who failed to resuscitate a pensioner told a colleague: ‘In my country, if they have died, then they have died,’ a hearing was told today. Theresia Van Der Knaap allegedly neglected to provide ‘basic life support’ to the 81-year-old woman at the 'horror hospital' when the she became unresponsive. She then told a healthcare assistant she had not called for the resuscitation team because the patient was dead, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Van Der Knaap is accused with colleague Evelyn Agbeko of not providing an adequate standard of nursing care to the woman, known only as Patient A.

 
March 19, 2013
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STAGE SCHOOL PUPIL WAS TOO SCARED TO SPEAK OUT AFTER ACTOR MOLESTED HIM

WIMBLEDON, SOUTHWEST LONDON A stage school pupil was too terrified to speak out after being sexually assaulted in a stairwell by a teenage soap star, a court heard today (tues). The boy, then 14, said he had a chance to report the attack at Wimbledon Theatre, southwest London, but was too scared and embarrassed to reveal what had happened. The soap star, now 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of rape and three sexual assaults against the fellow performing arts student.

 
March 19, 2013

AHMED:DAD ACCUSED OF MURDERING THREE YEAR OLD SON REMANDED IN CUSTODY

STREATHAM, SOUTHWEST LONDON A father accused of the murder of his three year-old son at their south London home appeared at the Old Bailey today (TUES). Mahad Ahmed, 42, allegedly killed Mohammed Ahmed after the boy was left in his care in Donnybrook Road in Streatham on 11 March.

 
March 19, 2013

HIGGINBOTTOM: BABY DANGLING NURSE STRUCK OFF

WAKEFIELD A reckless nurse who dangled a baby upside down to measure him and caused 'extreme anguish' by photographing a dead child has been kicked out of the profession. Anne Higginbottom also fed a 'nil-by-mouth' child with a bottle after he had been crying for around 90 minutes, the Nursing and Midwifery Council found. She further challenged a doctor about the medication prescribed to a patient and made a string of drug administration errors. Finding that her errors amounted to misconduct, a conduct and competence committee ordered that Higginbottom be struck off the nursing register.

 
March 19, 2013
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BEST: GINGERBREAD MAN THIEF DIED AFTER GYM WORKOUTS

WANDSWORTH; HASTINGS, EAST SUSSEX A rioter jailed for stealing a gingerbread man died after prison bosses let him use the gym despite a catalogue of ailments, an inquest heard. James Best, 37, notified authorities of his conditions in a standard form filled out before inmates are allowed to exercise. But the form was signed off by prison orderlies and filed away and Best not required to see a doctor before using equipment, Westminster Coroner's Court was told. He collapsed on August 8, 2011, at Wandsworth prison in south London.

 
March 18, 2013

MILLER: GP ADMITS DRUG BLUNDERS

DUNDEE A GP who prescribed methadone to a patient already receiving the drug from a specialist agency faces being struck off today (MON). Dr Dennis Charles Miller made a series of blunders in his treatment of 'A' while working at the Ardler Practice in Dundee. The doctor also failed a series of assessments of his professional performance, including providing good clinical care, relationships with colleagues, and providing or arranging treatment.

 
March 18, 2013
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PREDDIE: DAD OF THE YEAR ADMITS ASSAULTING HIS WIFE

SOUTH NORWOOD Britain's first Michael Jackson impersonator and a former 'Dad of the Year' is facing jail after admitting assaulting his wife in a row over Christmas presents. Keith Preddie, crowned Britain's Best Dad by GMTV in 2010, threw a washing frame and a plastic step at Emma Preddie during the attack. The 44-year-old, who became a minor celebrity after appearing on Channel 4's Come Dine With Me in 2011, pinned her to the floor at the family home in Clifton Road, Croydon, on December 18 last year.


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