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September 27, 2013

SAPPIN: BANKER FACES RETRIAL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

HAMPSTEAD An American banker accused of sexually assaulting a fellow wedding guest as she slept is facing a retrial today (Fri). Ed Sappin, 39, allegedly targeted the woman, 42, at a party at the bride’s flat after the ceremony. When she woke up to find him kissing her, she screamed so loudly that neighbours alerted police, Blackfriars Crown Court heard. Sappin, a married father-of-two, made his name as a finance expert after working for several leading US companies.

 
September 27, 2013

CAMPBELL: DENTAL TYCOON CASE ADJOURNED

GLASGOW A dental tycoon accused of giving patients unnecessary treatment at seven clinics across Scotland faces an anxious wait over his future. George Campbell had admitted that he did not check the qualifications of his staff who carried out orthodontic work to patients. He also failed to spot treatment problems before dangerously exposing patients to harmful radiation during unnecessary x-rays, it is claimed.

 



 
September 27, 2013

TEBBS: MAN IN COURT OVER MURDER OF TOWN HALL CHIEF

ISLINGTON; FINSBURY PARK; STREATHAM A man accused of brutally stabbing to death a popular town hall equalities chief will stand trial in February. Jonathan Tebbs, 46, allegedly murdered Kate Dixon, joint head of strategy, equality and performance at Islington Council, who is believed to have been his girlfriend. Ms Dixon, 40, was discovered dead at her home in (Flat 2, Chestnut Court, 16) Ullathorne Road, Streatham, southwest London, south London, on July 1 this year. A post mortem ruled she had died from multiple stab wounds.

 
September 27, 2013
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SIMMONS: GEMS DEALERS JAILED FOR £1M DIAMOND FRAUD

LIVERPOOL; PEVENSEY, EASTBOURNE, BEXHILL-ON-SEA, EAST SUSSEX; Four crooked gems dealers who made £1 million duping investors into buying diamonds at up to thirty times their real value were jailed for a total of 15 years and ten months today (FRI). The boiler room fraudsters used a 'sucker list' to cold-call scores of victims and promise them sky-high returns. They conned a blind 80 year-old retired teacher into paying £71,000 for a single black diamond which they claimed would be put up for auction at Christies. Another victim, a retired police officer, used up the last of his savings buying gems for £140,000 - but the stones were worth little more than £10,000.

 
September 27, 2013

FF:TERROR SUSPECT BROKE MOVEMENTS BAN

BIRMINGHAM A Somalian-born terrorist suspect accused of breaking a court order by visiting a house in Birmingham will stand trial next year, the Old Bailey heard. The man, known only as FF because of a High Court order granting him lifetime anonymity, is accused of breaking the terms of a terrorism prevention measures order (TPIM). The TPIM was imposed to restrict his movement as he is believed to be a risk to the public but cannot be tried or deported. FF is said to have spent almost an hour at a house in Birmingham on September 15 without seeking prior permission from the Home Office.

 
September 27, 2013

KHAN: PRISON GUARD ATTACK

EAST YORKS Three inmates accused of attacking a prison guard and taking him hostage while behind bars appeared at the Old Bailey this morning (Fri). Maximum security prisoners Feroz Khan, 26, Fuad Awale, 25, and David Watson, 26, allegedly captured the guard at HMP Full Sutton in East Yorkshire. Khan and Awale are said to have threatened to kill the officer, while Khan is charged with grievous bodily harm on the guard and attacking a second officer during the siege. The trio appeared at court via videolink for a preliminary court hearing.

 
September 27, 2013

MCDAID:WHISTLEBLOWER'S WAIT

NEWHAM A NHS whistleblower accused of duping a High Court judge with a forged document faces an anxious wait over the future of her career today (Fri). Bernadette McDaid, 52, was struck off in 2012 after giving media interviews which revealed that foster parents in Newham, east London had not been told their baby was HIV-positive. The carers had also been ordered to give the infant antiretroviral drugs from blank tubs, which McDaid thought confusing and potentially dangerous. McDaid was later banned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for breaching 'patient confidentiality', as well as a host of other allegations including aggressive behaviour towards colleagues.

 
September 27, 2013

KHAN: PRISONERS IN COURT OVER HMP SIEGE

FULL SUTTON, YORKS Three inmates accused of attacking a prison guard and taking him hostage while behind bars appeared at the Old Bailey this morning (Fri). Maximum security prisoners Feroz Khan, 26, Fuad Awale, 25, and David Watson, 26, allegedly captured the guard at HMP Full Sutton in East Yorkshire. Khan and Awale are said to have threatened to kill the officer, while Khan is charged with grievous bodily harm on the guard and attacking a second officer during the siege. The trio appeared at court via videolink for a preliminary court hearing.

 
September 27, 2013

FORMAN: TERROR SUSPECT PLOTTED TO BOMB MOSQUES

LIVERPOOL; BIRKENHEAD A terrorist planned explode homemade bombs packed with nails and ball-bearings in Liverpool mosques, a court heard today. Ian Forman, 41, downloaded pictures of two mosques near his home and labelled them 'targets' before making a string of YouTube posts threatening to 'blow them up', it is said. He is accused of stock-piling potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal, and drawing up a shopping list of bomb components. Forman is also accused of creating spreadsheets for the prices of chemicals needed for homemade bombs, and where they would be stocked.

 
September 27, 2013
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MUWONGE: TWO YEARS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT BIGAMIST BENEFIT CHEAT

TULSE HILL; GRIMSBY; ENFIELD; NEWHAM An illegal immigrant married by the Archbishop of York has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after fraudulently claiming £147,000 worth of benefits. Bigamist Rebecca Muwonge, 47, entered the country from Uganda in 1996 using the name of her 18-year-old niece Proscovia Kasozi and immediately claimed for short-term housing benefit. The London Borough of Newham granted her short-term accommodation twice under that name while she used her real identity to pocket benefits from the London Borough of Enfield. Mother of five Muwonge was married to Samuel Bisaso, 47, at the Holy Trinity Church in Tulse Hill, south London by John Sentamu in 1996.

 
September 27, 2013

OUTRAM: SANTANDER CYBER-SCAM SUSPECTS IN COURT

HOUNSLOW; SOUTH KENSINGTON; PUTNEY; KENSAL RISE A 'cyber-gang' accused of trying to hi-jack a computer at a branch of Santander bank to steal millions of pounds have today (Fri) appeared in court. Lanre Mullins-Abudu, 25, Dean Outram, 34, Akash Vaghela, 27, and Asad Ali Qureshi, 35, allegedly attempted to use a ‘keyboard video mouse’ planted by a bogus engineer to spy on sensitive information remotely. The hackers were hoping to use the gadget to gain access to accounts and drain cash from them. Had they been successful, the hackers could have gained access to millions of pounds of customer accounts, Scotland Yard said.


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