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December 06, 2012
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BEGUM: TERROR SISTER GETS 12 MONTHS

CARDIFF A sister of two convicted terrorists who was caught with a guide on how to blow up bombs by remote control has today (Thurs) been jailed for 12 months. Trainee accountant Ruksana Begum, 22, downloaded the illegal Al Qaeda magazines after two of her brothers were jailed for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange and other famous landmarks. The digital guides included detailed instructions on how to make a bomb detonator from a motorbike alarm, as well as tips for using pistols and starting fires to cause widespread panic. Anti-terror police found the PDF files hidden on a memory card in her Nokia mobile phone after raiding Begum's east London home earlier this year, the Old Bailey heard.

 
December 06, 2012
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TITUS: EDL BOSS CANNOT GO WITHIN A MILE OF ARSENAL GROUND

HIGHBURY/PINNER A top member of the English Defence League was banned from going within a mile of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium today (Thurs) after he was spotted among groups of hooligans heading for matches. Joel Titus, 21, was already barred from every football ground in the UK after he led a mass brawl outside Liverpool Street station at the close of the 2009/10 season. Titus, who claims to work as a City broker in diamonds and wine, got around the prohibition by joining fellow yobs in pubs, stations and on supporters coaches in a bid to whip up trouble. On one occasion he was arrested while waiting by the away supporters' turnstiles with a hard-knuckle Kevlar glove - the same weapon he used during the earlier Liverpool Street fight.

 



 
December 06, 2012

BARKER: JAIL FOR CRASH COP WHO PRETENDED HE WAS IN A CHASE

WANDSWORTH A former police officer who crashed into a moped rider then lied that he was rushing to an emergency at the time has been jailed for eight months. Paul Baker, 30, tore through the streets of Wandsworth, south London, at 50mph in a Vauxhall Astra with his sirens on and blue lights flashing before losing control on a bend. Baker, then based at Kingston Police Station, told bosses he had been in a high-speed pursuit for three miles prior to the crash, but CCTV showed he had not been chasing anyone and uncovered his lie. He admitted dangerous driving and misconduct in a public office.

 
December 06, 2012
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KUBIK: KILLER POLE WAS ASHAMED BY HIS COUNTRYMAN'S DRUNKENESS

HENDON A Polish man who killed a countryman after he became ashamed by the victim's public drunkness was jailed for four and half years today. Robert Kubik, 38, was angered with the antics of Zbyszek Ksiazek, 56, and his friends in a north London park. They had been drinking brandy and swearing loudly and dropped a bottle which smashed on the ground. A scuffle broke out when Kubik argued with them and he threw a single punch, sending Mr Ksiazek crashing to the ground.

 
December 06, 2012

LEBAGA: ESTELLE'S COUSIN TO STAND TRIAL NEXT YEAR

BARKING, LEYTON A cousin of R&B singer Estelle is to stand trial next year accused of plotting to kidnap and blackmail a businessman. Jude Lebaga, 33, together with Nathan James, 30, and Joe Grant, 33, are accused of pouncing on the 60-year-old man in Barking, Essex, on September 25. The pensioner is said to have been bundled into the back of a Land Rover Freelander but managed to escape when the car stopped 30 miles away in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

 
December 06, 2012
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WEATHERHEAD:ANONYMOUS LEADER GUILTY OF CYBER-ATTACK CAMPAIGN

NORTHAMPTON; CAMBERWELL, SOUTH LONDON; CHESTER; HARTLEPOOL A leading member of the Anonymous hacking gang is facing jail today (thurs) for waging a series of devastating cyber-attacks on some of the world's biggest companies. Christopher Weatherhead, 22, helped coordinate crippling attacks on companies including Visa, Mastercard and the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) and PayPal. Weatherhead, who used the internet name Nerdo, also discussed the idea of attacking Lily Allen's website in retaliation for her public anti-piracy stance.

 
December 06, 2012
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JAJI: PARK RAPE ACCUSED IN COURT

ENFIELD, EDMONTON, NORTH LONDON A teenager accused of raping an 11-year-old girl on her way home from school appeared in court today (Thurs). Opemipo Jaji, 18, allegedly carried out the attack in Enfield, north London, during the afternoon rush hour on November 23 this year. The girl, who had been wearing her school uniform, had got off a bus close to her home when she was allegedly dragged into Jubilee Park and attacked.

 
December 06, 2012
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BROOKS: NEWS CHIEF IN COURT ON BUNGS CHARGE

CHIPPING NORTON, OXON; PRESTON, KENT; GOLDERS GREEN, NORTH LONDON; ADDLESTON, SURREY; SHRIVENHAM, WILTS Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks appeared at the Old Bailey today (Thurs) accused of paying bungs to corrupt public officials. Brooks, 44, and chief reporter John Kay, 69, are said to have paid Ministry of Defence official Bettina Jordan-Barber, 39, £100,000 for information while working at The Sun. Former Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson, 44, is also accused of plotting with Royal correspondent Clive Goodman, 55, to buy a Royal Family contacts book.

 
December 06, 2012
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HOFFER: 'ROADS ARE NOT A PLAYGROUND' SAYS SCOOTER COLLISION DRIVER

EARLSFIELD A biker who ran over a five-year-old boy after he rolled out in front of him on his scooter warned that 'roads are not a playground' after he walked free from court. Karol (corr) Hoffer, 33, was cleared of driving without due care and attention after insisting he did all he could to avoid colliding with Tim Livan in Chelsea, west London. City of London Magistrates' heard Tim was on his way home from school with his mother Julia Badmain (corr), as she pushed his baby sister in a pram on March 16. Ms Badmain, claimed that as they tried to cross Royal Hospital Road for a play-date, Hoffer's Yamaha motorcycle 'appeared out of nowhere' and hit her son, sending him flying into the air.

 
December 06, 2012
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SMITH:EVIL PAEDOPHILE CREATED WEBSITE BRANDING COPS SEX ABUSERS

DAGENHAM, EAST LONDON An 'evil' paedophile who created a website falsely branding police officers as sex abusers is facing years behind bars. Terence Smith, 58, used pictures of people he thought resembled public protection officers on his website, Cops on Cops.com, in a twisted bid for revenge after he was snared with thousands of sickening child porn images. Smith also listed imaginary convictions on the site, including 'vile' crimes against children, arson and conspiracy to murder, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

 
December 06, 2012
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MAYAT:NIGHT BUS DRIVER CLEARED OF TOUCHING PASSENGER'S BREASTS

ILFORD A night bus driver has been cleared of fondling a tipsy passenger's breasts at the end of his route. Gulam Mayat, 54, was accused of groping the blonde while asking her out after she stayed on board after his N25 bus had reached its final destination in London's West End. It was claimed Mayat waited for all the other passengers to get off before driving 50 feet down the road, switching off the lights, and sexually assaulting the woman outside John Lewis in Oxford Street. But he told Southwark Crown Court he had been helping the 33-year-old woman to stay on her feet because she was clearly intoxicated.


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