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July 06, 2012

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DENNIS: NURSE WHO CALLED A COLLEAGUE A 'TITLESS WONDER' FACES SANCTION

WORKSOP A care unit manager who called a patient with learning difficulties 'pervy' faces being struck off. Faye Dennis told staff to be on 'pervo watch' while caring for the 49-year-old man, a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing was told. The nurse waged a campaign of ill-treatment against her patient and branded his relatives the 'family from hell'. She also made inappropriate comments about a care assistant at a meeting when she said: 'We call her TW you know - that stands for 'Titless Wonder'.'

  July 06, 2012

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LOUGHRAN: NURSE'S HERBAL HEALTH BLUNDER

HARLESDEN A psychiatric nurse put a schizophrenic woman at risk by trying to persuade her to drink herbal tea instead of conventional medicine, a tribunal heard. Grace Loughran, 53, allegedly arranged to meet the patient outside of work and take her to a Chinese medicine shop - promising that alternative remedies would be more effective than her existing medication. The woman, who was accompanied by her Polish mother, became suspicious when Loughran tried to take bank account details from her, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. In a witness statement, the woman, referred to only as Patient A, said: 'Grace claimed the visit would be fun and would help with my illness.'

 



 
July 06, 2012

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PARAMEDIC PLEASURED HIMSELF IN THE STREET

LEYTON, BOW, EAST LONDON A drunken paramedic who was caught publicly pleasuring himself in broad daylight while children were close by has today (Thurs) walked free from court. Adam Campling, 25, was still inebriated after downing litre of vodka and 25 cans of beer the previous evening,after falling out with his lover. Horrified passers-by called the police after seeing Campling, from Leyton, wandering about with his tracksuit bottoms around his ankles while aroused. The incident took place in Bow, east London, at 12noon last July 28, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

  July 05, 2012

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ASHLEY: INDIAN 'CHILD ABUSE' CASE TO BE DECIDED IN OCTOBER

HALIFAX, WEST YORKSHIRE An alleged paedophile accused of abusing orphans in India will learn in October whether he is to be extradited. Martin Ashley is charged with being part of a sex ring which molested young boys in Goa between 1986 and 1992, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard. The 64-year-old appeared in court under the name Raymond Varley, having changed his name by deed poll following a conviction for similar crimes in 1985. A lawyer representing the Indian government previously told the court others had already been given life sentences for their roles in the child abuse ring. Emma Collins, defending, said she will argue that extraditing Ashley could breach his human rights.

  July 05, 2012

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DAVIES: 'SUPERHEAD' TO PLEAD TO FRAUD CHARGES IN OCTOBER

WEMBLEY, NORTHWEST LONDON; STANMORE, GREENFORD, RUISLIP, MIDDLESEX; HALSTEAD, ESSEX A knighted 'superhead' and five of his ex-colleagues appeared in court today (THUR) in connection with a £2.7million fraud. Sir Alan Davies, 65, is accused of conspiring with former deputy head Dr Richard Evans, 55, then chairman of governors Indravadan Patel, 72, and with Columbus Udokoro, 61, Michele McKenzie, 52, and Martin Day, 57, to defraud Brent Council. It is alleged that while all six were based at the Copeland School in Wembley, northwest London, money was paid out in improper bonuses between April 2003 and June 2009.

 
July 05, 2012

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HARWOOD: G20 COP 'USED REASONABLE FORCE', SAYS FELLOW OFFICER

CARSHALTON, SURREY; CITY OF LONDON The policeman accused of killing Ian Tomlinson did not use 'excessive' force when he shoved the newspaper vendor, a court heard today (Thurs). Mr Tomlinson, 49, was walking away from a police line with his hands in his pockets when Pc Simon Harwood, 45, struck his thigh with his baton and pushed him to the floor near to the Royal Exchange Buildings, in the City of London. He was helped to his feet but collapsed on the pavement 70 metres away and died just minutes later in Cornhill on April 1, 2009.

  July 05, 2012

MUTEZO: NURSE'S LIFT LEFT CENTENARIAN WITH BROKEN ANKLE

PETERBOROUGH A care home patient fractured her ankle days before her 100th birthday when a nurse tried to lift her out of bed on his own, a hearing was told today (Thurs). The arthritic pensioner was eagerly awaiting her telegram from the Queen when Fradreck Mutezo dropped her on the floor as he tried to move her onto a commode, it was said. He did not call for help from colleagues when attempting the manoeuvre or use a hoist designed for moving patients who cannot walk, it is claimed.

  July 05, 2012

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HASSAN: TOP DECK BANDITS CAGED

EAST HAM, PLAISTOW, CLAPTON, EAST LONDON Six members of a teenage gang which stalked the top decks of buses snatching smart phones from unsuspecting commuters were locked up for a total of 10 years and eight months today (Thurs). The Somali youths preyed on passengers using high-value iPhones or Samsung Galaxy handsets, which they pocketed before making their escape. In a method repeated throughout their month-long spree, one member would snatch the phone while another blocked the victim on the top deck.

 
July 05, 2012

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BROWN: INDEFINITE JAIL TERM FOR YOB WHO STABBED HAVE-A-GO HERO

DALSTON, BOW, HACKNEY, EAST LONDON; PORTSMOUTH A teenager who stabbed a have-a-go hero when he tried to stand up for a pregnant woman and a group of pensioners being abused on a bus was jailed indefinitely today (Thurs). Sanchez Brown, 19, knifed 33-year-old Tim Smits in the stomach and leg when he tried to stop the women from being insulted, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. Mr Smits was punched by Brown's friend, Blake Mehmet, 19, before Brown stabbed him. Horrified passengers wept as they witnessed the 'vicious' attack 488 bus travelling between Dalston and Bromley-by-Bow in east London on September 14 last year.

  July 05, 2012

LEGAL CHALLENGE IN OLYMPICS TOUT CASE

CENTRAL LONDON A Norwegian ticket agency accused over the illegal sale of Olympic tickets online is to mount a legal challenge under EU law against rules limiting the sale of passes. Euroteam AS will argue the strict regime breaches common market rules against barriers to trade between European countries, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard. Andrew Hadik, prosecuting, said the company argues the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 'is incompatible with European legislation on the free movement of goods.'

  July 05, 2012

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UNDERWOOD: JUDGE BRANDS DEFENDANT A 'CANTANKEROUS OLD BUFFER'

ROMFORD A judge today (Thurs) advised a 'cantankerous old buffer' to take better care of his train pass after a row about the damaged travelcard landed him in an Old Bailey dock. Michael Underwood, 63, was said to have lost his temper when he found himself unable to catch a train because he had worn out his pass. He was alleged to have called station worker Lee Thomas a 'Welsh maggot' when he found himself unable to travel from Liverpool Street station in central London last March 22. Underwood returned to the station the next day and repeated his outburst when he was once again refused permission to board a train, prosecutors claimed.


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