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October 12, 2012

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BERNARD: RAPIST GETS EIGHT YEARS FOR ATTACK ON SCHOOLGIRL

SWANLEY, KENT; STREATHAM A rapist who attacked a 14 year-old schoolgirl at knifepoint in 1996 was jailed for eight years today (FRI) after his DNA was linked to the crime. Oliver Bernard, 47, grabbed the teenager off the street as she walked back home alone late at night in Streatham, south London. The victim, who is now 31 and a serving prisoner, described the assault as 'life changing'. 'Up until this incident she was doing well at school and was top of the class,' said prosecutor Karen Holt.

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AHMAD: 'LITTLE KEBAB SHOP OF HORRORS' BOSS SPARED JAIL

HENDON, EDGWARE, NORTH LONDON The owner of a death trap kebab shop where a chef was electrocuted by faulty kitchen equipment was spared jail today (Fri). Nisar Ahmad, 39, presided over a catalogue of health and safety failings while in charge of the Pronto Grill House in Hendon, north London. The breaches led to his nephew Wais Tanha, 18, receiving a fatal electric shock while cleaning the restaurant's dough-making machine on September 6, 2010. An inspection found poorly installed and badly maintained kitchen equipment that put staff and customers at risk.

 



 
October 12, 2012

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PARRISH: JURY REJECT SELF DEFENCE FROM VOMIT CLAIM

DAGENHAM A father-of-three claimed he threw a knock-out blow in self-defence because a drinker and been sick on him. Disgusted Vincent Parrish, 31, flew into a rage when John Quinn vomited on his clothes outside the Verge Bar in Brick Lane, Shoreditch. He punched Mr Quinn in the face, causing him to fall and smash his head on the pavement. Mr Quinn suffered three broken teeth and was left with a gash to the side of his scalp.

  October 11, 2012

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KALLAKIS: FRAUDSTERS 'USED FORGED PAPERS' FOR £740M LOAN

FULHAM, CHELSEA, SOUTHWEST LONDON Two alleged conmen tricked an Irish bank into lending £740m on the back of forged documents and a worthless company, a court heard today (THUR). Achilleas Kallakis and Alexander Williams, both 44, allegedly duped banks into parting with massive loans to buy 16 properties across the UK and to transform an old passenger ferry into a luxury yacht. Duncan Aldred, of legal firm CMS Cameron McKenna, said Allied Irish Bank discovered guarantees from Hong Kong based Sun Hung Kai Properties were fakes after travelling to the Far East.

  October 11, 2012

NELSON: CHEAT WALKS FREE AFTER YEAR-LONG DOLE CON

BATTERSEA, SOUTH LONDON A benefits cheat who kept claiming jobseekers' allowance even after finding work walked free from court today (thurs). William Nelson legitimately signed on for the benefit in July 2009 but kept quiet when he was offered a job just eight months later. The 35-year-old then spent a full year working for market research firm Kadence as a telephone interviewer, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard.

 
October 11, 2012

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DEAN:ESTRANGED DAD FOUND HANGING FROM TREE IN WOODS AFTER ROW WITH PAL

SYDENHAM, NEW CROSS, PECKHAM An estranged father was last seen arguing with his best friend at Christmas less than a month before he was found dead, an inquest has heard. Raymond Dean's decomposing body was discovered by a dog walker hanging from a tree in Sydenham Hill Wood in southeast London on January 16. He was last seen alive in December last year when he had a bust up with a pal, Southwark Coroner's Court heard.

  October 11, 2012

VALENTE: SUICIDE RISK TURNED AWAY FROM APPOINTMENT WITH TWO LEAFLETS

BROMLEY, KENT; LEWISHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON A boxing enthusiast hanged himself after he was sent home from a psychiatric appointment with just two leaflets, an inquest heard today (Thurs). Nicolas Valente, 30, was referred for medical help after an unsuccessful attempt at overdosing on anti-depressants. But he returned with just two flyers outlining drug and debt counselling services he could refer himself to, Southwark Coroner's Court was told.

  October 11, 2012

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KOSTOVA: ANXIOUS WAIT FOR 'ANIMAL' SLUR ACCUSED

STAFFORD A healthcare assistant accused of branding an elderly patient an 'animal' faces an anxious wait before she learns her fate. Bonka Kostova (BOTH CORR) is said to have forced the 73-year-old from the toilet with his trousers down during a night shift at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital. When nurses intervened, she allegedly launched a torrent of verbal abuse at the Parkinson's and Alzheimer's sufferer, telling him 'you are no longer a human being but an animal.'

 
October 11, 2012

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COLLINS: MUGGER WHO TERRORISED WOMEN FOR FUN FACES JAIL

BETHNAL GREEN, SHOREDITCH, EAST LONDON A mugger who terrorised two women 'for fun' as they walked home in the space of 10 minutes is today (Thurs) facing a lengthy jail sentence. Jakkie Collins, 24, attacked restaurant manager Silvia Ramos as she travelled along Cleveland Grove, Bethnal Green, east London, on her scooter. Collins tried to rob her bike and helmet but fled empty handed after Ms Ramos ran off screaming for help.

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AYDEMIR: 'HONOUR BOMBER' GETS FOUR YEARS

TOTTENHAM A Turk who tried to stop his sister marrying her jobless fiance by sending a fake bomb as a wedding present was jailed for four years today (Thurs). Hasan Aydemir, 28, was unhappy when student Hatice decided to tie the knot with Menderes Atici without her family's blessing. Three days before the ceremony in Istanbul he mocked up his bomb with a clock, electrical wiring and putty made to look like plastic explosives. He carefully wrapped the device in a presentation box and even neatly tied it with a red ribbon.

  October 11, 2012

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LELLEK: NURSE WHO MOVED IN WITH PATIENT FACES SANCTION

OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE A nurse who moved in with a depressed patient she had been treating for nearly three years faces being struck off. Wendy Lellek began dating the Greek man soon after he was discharged from a unit run by the South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust in Oswestry in July 2007. The senior nurse called the patient nearly 700 times on her work mobile phone as their relationship blossomed.


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