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July 03, 2012

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LEWIS:WOMAN LAUNDERS VAN JOB PROCEEDS BY PURCHASING RAIL TICKETS

STRATFORD, EAST LONDON A woman who laundered the proceeds of a £25,000 security van robbery by buying hundreds of cheap rail tickets is facing jail today. Geraldine Lewis, 23, used £20 notes stolen in the raid to buy low value tickets and pocket the change. The money was taken in security van raid from guard Charlie Patten during a raid outside a Tesco store in east London.

  July 03, 2012

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TAMALT: JOURNALIST PRETENDED TO BE MENTALLY ILL AFTER BOTTOM GROPE

HACKNEY A political journalist accused of groping a woman's bottom in a supermarket claims he is the victim of a government conspiracy, a court heard today (Tues). Mohammed Tamalt, 36, is said to have lunged forward and rubbed her backside in circular motions, after she bent down to look at a packet of rice. He initially pretended to be mentally ill, jurors were told. Tamalt has accused the US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, of being a CIA agent in an article published on website The Arab Digest. The Algerian-born author now claims that the British government recruited the woman take revenge for his work, which has caused 'embarrassment'.

 



 
July 03, 2012

LELLEK: NURSE MADE CALLS TO PATIENT WHO BECAME HER BOYFRIEND

SHROPSHIRE A senior nurse made almost 700 calls to a depressed patient she later moved in with, a hearing was told today (Tues). Wendy Lellek started dating the man almost immediately after he was discharged from a unit run by the South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust in Oswestry in July 2007. Lellek bombarded him with 690 calls in eight months using her work mobile phone, the Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing was told. She is accused of making a string of late-night calls to the man while he was still a patient.

  July 03, 2012

MORRIS: BOGUS LETTERS ARE KEY TO 'HOLLYWOOD FILM FRAUD'

FULHAM,BRIDGEWATER A series of bogus letters of advice lie 'at the head' of a £52m pension scheme fraud, a court heard today (Tues). Tony Morris, 49, allegedly ploughed millions of pounds into 'risky global financial plans' including Thai luxury resorts, online bookmakers, and Hollywood film financing projects. He is also said to have syphoned more than £11m into his own personal accounts from the money he is accused of 'disinvesting' with the help of GP Nobe Trustees boss Graham Pitcher.

  July 03, 2012

HORVATH: PAIR FACE JAIL FOR GANG-RAPING CLUBBERS

FOREST GATE, EAST LONDON; CENTRAL LONDON A Romanian man and a homeless Algerian immigrant are facing jail today after they admitted raping two female clubbers they targeted leaving the same bar in the space of six days. Sergiu-Marinel Horvath, 23, and Fethi Hammadi, 29, attacked both women after they had been at Zoo Bar, Leicester Square, in the West End. The first attack took place in the early hours of April 8, 2010, when Horvath lured a woman he met outside the club back to an address in Ilford, Essex, where he raped her with another unknown male.

 
July 03, 2012

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WARD: 'WHITER THAN WHITE' RIOTER WALKS FREE

PECKHAM, SOUTH LONDON A woman who was handed a box of washing powder during last summer's riots walked free after telling a judge: 'It was only one box of Persil.' Ester Ward, 48, was lingering behind Tesco Express on Rye Lane, Peckham, southeast London as the store was ransacked by looters on August 8. Ward was snapped by a member of the public receiving the washing detergent outside the supermarket.

  July 03, 2012

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RHYS:TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE YEAR OLD BOY DENIES MURDER

ERITH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A teenager accused of killing a three-year-old boy denied murder when he appeared at the Old Bailey today (Tues). The 17-year-old is said to have repeatedly assaulted Rhys Lawrie between December 2010 and January 2011. Rhys, aged three years and ten months, died on January 21 last year. All the attacks are said to have taken place at the child's home in Erith, southeast London.

  July 03, 2012

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SCHIPKA:CYCLIST ACCUSED OF RUNNING DOWN LAWYER CLAIMS SIGNAL WAS GREEN

SOUTH HAMPSTEAD, NORTHWEST LONDON An investment banker accused of knocking down a lawyer with his bicycle after jumping a red traffic light told a court today (TUES) he was sure the signal was green. Andrej Schipka, who works for Commerzbank, is said to have collided with Clive Hyer at 26mph at a pedestrian crossing in central London. Mr Hyer, who was on his way to work at leading law firm Rosenblatt's, suffered a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage and has no memory of the crash.

 
July 03, 2012

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DAVIES:HOSPITAL NURSE SUBMITTED 34 BOGUS PAY CLAIMS

LEICESTER A hospital nurse who submitted 34 bogus claims for shifts he had not worked told investigators he earnt the cash by working from home, a tribunal heard today (Tues). Richard Davies, a band 6 deputy charge nurse at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, lied on official forms to pocket extra wages for overtime, it is said. The former deputy charge nurse was sacked after his boss noticed he had submitted forms for weekend shifts she knew he had not been on, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

  July 03, 2012

UDDIN: MUSLIM WOMAN PLEADED WITH RAPIST TO MARRY HER

BARKING A teenage Muslim begged a rapist to marry her to avoid the stigma of losing her virginity out of wedlock, a court heard. Azim Uddin, 53, repeatedly forced the 16-year-old girl to have sex 13 years ago, jurors were told. Uddin first raped the alleged victim on a pile of flattened boxes at his clothing factory in Commercial Road, Aldgate, east London, it is claimed.

  July 03, 2012

HOWARD: NURSE'S SCREAMING FIT AT PATIENT

WALTON, LANCS A prison nurse went red in the face as she launched a volley of foul-mouthed abuse at a patient, a hearing was told. Kirsty Howard is accused of screaming at the prisoner after he had demanded to be allowed back into the main prison. The nurse allegedly stormed into the waiting room of the clinic, at HMP Wymott, in Ulnes Walton, Lancs, and yelled at the man while standing over him gesticulating wildly.


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