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January 24, 2013

HORROR ACCIDENT AT THE WHEEL CLEANING MACHINE

BARNET/POOLE A lorry driver lost three fingers when his hand was ripped apart by a rope attached to a device for cleaning lorry wheels, a court heard. Steven Hurford suffered horrific injuries as he tried to apply the brake on a 'wheel-spinner'- metal wheels imbedded in the ground used thrash the mud off trucks. Construction firm Woodland Environmental Ltd were made to pay more than £13,000 after pleading guilty to contravening health and safety regulations at Westminster Magistrates' Court today. They allowed the brake to become so stiff and difficult to use that drivers attached to a rope to the machine to make it easier to apply.

 
January 23, 2013

LEWANDOWSKI: JAIL FOR RACIST POLE

CENTRAL LONDON A Polish man who needed an interpreter in court was jailed for a day for telling a ticket inspector to 'go back to Africa' today (weds). Arkadiusz Lewandowski, 40, abused the London Underground employee at Baker Street station after handing him his passport when he asked for a ticket. Prosecutor Rav Chodha said: 'The defendant was seen to slip behind another passenger to get through the ticket barrier. 'He was stopped by a member of station staff and asked 'do you have a ticket', and he muttered something, rummaged through his pockets and produced his passport.

 



 
January 23, 2013
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HOW MANY PRISON OFFICERS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB?

CENTRAL LONDON Magistrates were forced to postpone a trial today (weds) after a blown light bulb prevented prison staff from bringing the defendant into court. Iain Quarrier, 71, was due to appear at City of London Magistrates' Court charged with breaching a sexual offences prevention order by approaching a child. But prison staff said they could not bring Quarrier into court because the lack of light in a narrow staircase leading from the cells to the courtroom posed a 'health and safety risk'. The court clerk confirmed the trial had been adjourned due to 'lighting issues'.

 
January 23, 2013
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AMPONSAH:PASTOR CLEARED OF PLOTTING TO INVOLVEMENT IN TAX BREAK CON

CAMDEN TOWN, NORTH LONDON; ENFIELD, MIDDSX A Ghanaian pastor accused of plotting to cheat the public purse out of nearly £145,000 by exploiting charity tax breaks has been cleared by a jury. But the couple Samuel Amponsah, 49, was said to have hired to help him carry out the swindle were convicted and could face jail.

 
January 23, 2013
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DANINO:TFL BOSS HANGED HERSELF WEEKS AFTER COT DEATH OF BABY SON

WIMBLEDON, MERTON, SOUTHWEST LONDON A Transport for London manager hanged herself after becoming convinced she was responsible for the cot death of her baby son, an inquest heard today (weds). Belinda Danino, 37, was found hanging from the loft just ten weeks after finding her six-week-old son Mark dead in his cot. Her partner Graham White said just three weeks earlier she had tried to jump on to the tracks at Wimbledon Station after claiming to have 'murdered' her son by smothering him.

 
January 23, 2013
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WHARTON:NURSE WHO LEFT PATIENT YELPING IN PAIN STRUCK OFF

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE A nurse who yanked a blanket from an elderly patient and left her 'yelping' in pain as he changed her has been kicked out of the profession. John Wharton lifted the woman's legs in air and bent them back towards her chest at St Nicholas Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
January 23, 2013
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MCCLUSKIE: BROTHER 'HAUNTED' BY KILLING EASTENDERS ACTRESS

SHOREDITCH, EAST LONDON The brother of EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie told jurors today (Weds) he misses her every day since he killed her and butchered her body. Window cleaner Tony McCluskie, 35, claims he cannot recall attacking the 29 year-old barmaid, cutting up her body into six pieces and dumping them in a canal. He claims he can recall grabbing her by the wrists after she threatened to attack a former girlfriend and have his son taken into care - but everything after that is a blank.

 
January 23, 2013
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RODGERS:SEX ASSAULT TEENM ADMITS TELLING 'PACK OF LIES'

BRIGHTON, ST LEONARDS ON SEA, EAST SUSSEX; BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET; LIVERPOOL A woman who claims she was molested by the son of Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers and three other footballers admitted telling a 'pack of lies' today (Weds). The alleged victim, 19, said she had given false information to police but expected them to piece the case together 'like CSI'. Anton Rodgers, 19, and his Brighton teammates Lewis Dunk, George Barker, 21, and Steve Cook, all 21, photographed themselves humiliating her while she was unconscious, it is claimed.

 
January 23, 2013
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SADUSHI:ALBANIAN MOBSTER WANTED FOR THREE MURDERS CLAIMING LEGAL AID

SOUTHGATE, NORTH LONDON An Albanian mobster wanted for a series of killings in his homeland has been claiming legal aid in a lengthy extradition battle which has seen him brought to court 19 times. Ndrieim Sadushi, 41, has been on the run for 15 years after being found guilty of three killings and an attempted murder in his homeland in 1997.

 
January 23, 2013

FAULKNER: NURSES BIBLICAL PATIENT THREATS

DUDLEY A nurse threatened 'an eye for an eye' against a colleague following a series of blunders with patients, a hearing was told. Seema Faulkner allegedly posted a series of inflammatory comments on Facebook about her hospital mentor following a deterioration of their relationship. The post read: 'You tried to f**k up my career and my life but things will change. 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a HAND for a HAND. Do you get it?'

 
January 23, 2013

WEBSTER: NURSE ALMOST KILLED PATIENT WITH INSULIN

ROTHERHAM A dyslexic nurse who almost killed a patient with a deadly dose of insulin has been kicked out of the profession. Irene Webster pressed the button to inject a patient with ten times the recommended dose of insulin using a machine she was untrained on. She was only stopped because an alarm sounded on the machine she was using, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Webster was today (tues) struck off for a string of failures including the insulin overdose attempt.


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