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January 30, 2013

MADAR: 'YES I GROPED HER BREAST. IT WASN'T SEXUAL OF COURSE!'

COVENTRY A hospital worker who groped a midwife's breast outside an operating theatre escaped with a caution after a panel decided his conduct was not sexually motivated. Shangara Madar left the woman feeling vulnerable and 'intimidated' after the incident at the Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospital. Madar, an operating department practitioner, had told the midwife she would have 'saggy boobs' if she continued to lose weight on August 15, 2011. Just over a fortnight later on August 31 he apologised insisting his comment was made in 'friendly banter'. But he then grabbed her breast and told her it was 'still firm', the Health Care Professionals Council heard.

 
January 30, 2013

NIGERIAN BENEFITS CHEAT SPARED JAIL SHOCK

HACKNEY A benefit cheat who fleeced taxpayers out of more than £7,000 was spared jail today (weds). Chidi Ukwueze, 38, who arrived in Britain from Nigeria in 2002, lied about his immigration status while making bogus claims for jobseekers' allowance and income support. He was given permission to stay in the UK on the condition that he did not claim state funds, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. Ukwueze forged five claim forms between December 17, 2009 and November 18, 2010, when the con was discovered.

 



 
January 30, 2013
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RODGERS:BRIGHTON PLAYER CLAIMS PLAYERS' SEX ANTICS WERE 'FOR A LAUGH'

BRIGHTON, ST LEONARDS, EAST SUSSEX; BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET A teammate of four Brighton footballers accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in a hotel room claimed today (Weds) their antics were 'just for a laugh'. Leon Redwood, 21, claimed he had been 'surprised' to find the sleeping 19-year-old lying on a double bed in Anton Rodgers' room.

 
January 30, 2013
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RODDIS: MUSLIM TERRORIST WAS RELEASED EARLY TO PLOT BOMBINGS

ROTHERHAM A Muslim extremist started researching explosives again after he was released early from prison for preparing a terror campaign, a court heard. Nicholas Roddis, 27, was given seven years in 2008 after he gathered ingredients for a home made bomb and caused a huge security alert by leaving a hoax device on a bus. He was released in January 2011 and within months he was scouring public libraries for details of the explosives that were used in the 2005 London bombings. Roddis even posed as a railwayman to steal detonators from a driver's cab, the Old Bailey heard. The terrorist wore a false beard and moustache when he planted the hoax bomb on the bus in Rotherham, south Yorks, in 2007.

 
January 30, 2013
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MARCHANT:CYCLIST RODE INTO BLIND PENSIONER AND THEN SNAPPED HIS WHITE STICK

DALSTON, EAST LONDON A cyclist snapped a blind pensioner's white stick after ignoring a red light and riding into him, a court heard. David Marchant, 29, was travelling along Oxford Street when he pedalled into the path of 74-year-old Brian Marsh. The courier then grabbed the pensioner by his lapels before falling on top of him and landing on the road at the junction with Rathbone Place.

 
January 30, 2013
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PERRY:CASHPOINT 'CRACKER' STRUCK AGAIN WEEKS AFTER RELEASE FROM JAIL

FOREST GATE, CHADWELL HEATH, LEYTONSTON, EAST LONDON A cashpoint machine 'cracker' who netted more than £150,000 weeks after he was released from jail for an almost identical raid has been jailed for seven years. Jason Perry, 40, attacked ATMs inside Forest Gate station, east London and Chadwell Heath station, Essex with the help of at least one accomplice. He used a van specially equipped with a winch to wrench the machines from the wall before slicing then open with specialist cutting machinery.

 
January 30, 2013
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HARRIS:FLEET STREET PROTESTOR BROUGHT CITY TO STANDSTILL

HEBDEN BRIDGE, WEST YORKS; MANCHESTER; CITY OF LONDON A protestor who brought one of London's busiest roads to a standstill when he scaled a building to unfurl a banner has been banned from entering the city. Charlton Harris, 45, caused traffic and trading to come a halt when he climbed onto the roof of premises next to Landmark Chambers on Fleet Street on Monday morning. Harris believes he is a victim of a miscarriage of justice and was protesting against his conviction for wounding in 1998, claiming that the judge was 'bent', City of London Magistrates' Court heard.

 
January 30, 2013
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DANBY: SICK BOASTS OF THE 'MARSHMALLOW KILLER'

ROMFORD A killer laughed as he pointed out the murder scene and boasted: 'That's where I stamped on his head.' James Danby, 27, is said to have led a gang who punched, kicked and stamped Luke Harwood to death after he had been falsely accused of rape. The body of the 18 year-old was taken from a council bungalow in Crow Lane, Romford, Essex, to Broadmead Road, near the Orchard Estate in Woodford Green. Emma Hall, 21, is said to have helped murder Mr Harwood with Danby, Tony O'Toole, 29 and Jovan Roberts, 28.

 
January 30, 2013

SOULEIMAN: 'I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT' SAYS SHAM MARRIAGES BRIEF

HATFIELD, ENFIELD, WEMBLEY A legal boss accused of helping arrange thousands of sham marriages claimed he would never allow his firm to become involved in the practice. Solicitor Tevfick Souleiman, 39, was allegedly masterminded an eight-year plot to deceive immigration authorities from his north London-based Souleiman GA practice. The firm is said to have paid for brides to be flown in from Eastern Europe before inventing 'touching love stories' to make bogus relationships appear genuine. The racket lasted from January 2004 until February last year, helping scores of illegal immigrants stay in the UK, the Old Bailey has heard.

 
January 30, 2013
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QUARRIER: PERVERT ASKED GIRL TO STROKE HIS PARROT

HAMMERSMITH A convicted paedophile banned from approaching children is back in custody after he asked a four-year-old girl to play with his parrot. Iain Quarrier, 71, was the subject of a sexual offences prevention order after he tried to abduct a girl in a supermarket. But when he saw a mother and her young daughter outside his home he approached them and offered to let them stroke his bird. The mother was unaware of his past and struck up a conversation with the former actor until a neighbour arrived and raised the alarm.

 
January 29, 2013
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FILM FRAUDSTERS ROPED IN STARS FOR £1M SCAM

MAIDA VALE, WEST LONDON; LOUGHTON, ESSEX; SALE, CHESHIRE; MANCHESTER A former EastEnders star was roped in to help bogus filmmakers cheat taxpayers out of more than £1 million, a court heard today (Tues). The crooks dreamed up fictitious gangster flick 'A Landscape of Lives' so they could claim VAT repayments and film tax credits, it is alleged. When the scam was rambled, they cobbled together a low-budget thriller called 'Landscape of Lies' to try and convince the taxman they were genuine, Southwark Crown Court was told.


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