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April 29, 2013
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ROGHOO:BAWDY NURSE ASKED COLLEAGE TO SAY 'WATERMELONS' IN POLISH

MEXBOROUGH, SOUTH YORKS A bawdy nurse joked he was thinking of 'women with big breasts' after asking a colleague to say 'watermelons' in Polish, a hearing was told today (Mon). Mahadeo Roghoo made a string of explicit quips and convinced a patient with learning difficulties she was pregnant, it was said.

 
April 29, 2013
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ZERIA:GANGSTER HIT DRIVER REMANDED IN CUSTODY

SOUTHGATE, NORTH LONDON An alleged getaway driver accused of taking part in the murder of a suspected gangster was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey today (MON). Samuel Zeria, 20, is said to have driven the gunman to and from the shooting of 34 year-old Zafer Eren in Southgate, north London. Mr Eren, from Tottenham, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and died at the scene at Fontaine Court, High Street, on the evening of 18 April this year. It has been reported he was a leading figure in the Tottenham Boys gang.

 



 
April 29, 2013
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CONMAN WHO TEAMED UP WITH DEWANI COUSIN IN LAUNDERING PLOT JAILED

POTTERSBURY, NORTHANTS; NEWCASTLE UNDER LYNE, STAFFS A serial fraudster who teamed up with the business tycoon cousin of accused honeymoon killer Shrien Dewani in a £600,000 money laundering plot has been jailed for 10 years. Paul Ward, 46, and Sonit Shringi, 32, a co-owner of bestselling magazine Asian Woman, helped fellow fraudsters conceal the cash, stolen from the Museum of London in the City. The swindlers got their hands on the money by posing as contractors carrying out renovation work at central London sites. Ward and Shringi funnelled cash through various firms by buying and selling Nokia mobile handsets, before sending the money out of the country.

 
April 29, 2013
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ROWE: REVENGE KILLING ACCUSED 'CONFESSED TO SHANKING'

CUSTOM HOUSE, EAST LONDON; HARROW, PINNER, MIDDLESEX; POPLAR, EAST LONDON An accused killer confessed to 'shanking' a teenager following a botched revenge attack, a court heard. Danny O'Shea, 18, was knifed to death in an attack allegedly organised by media mogul Christopher Nathaniel after his business partner Paul Boadi was robbed of his BlackBerry. It is claimed 29-year-old Nugent Rowe told the other gang members recruited for the attack that he had stabbed Mr O'Shea in Butchers Road, Custom House, east London.

 
April 29, 2013

PARMAR: DISHONEST DOC SUSPENDED

MAIDSTONE, KENT A locum doctor who billed the NHS for shifts he did not work has been banned for nine months. Dr Sunil Parmar was earning £2,500 a week working at Maidstone Hospital, Kent, in 2011 when he falsely invoiced the NHS trust for more than £6,500. The doctor pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud at Maidstone Crown Court on July 23, 2012 and was sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

 
April 29, 2013
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BASSETT: NO BAN FOR SYRINGE BLUNDER NURSE

LINCOLNSHIRE A nurse who injected a schoolgirl with a syringe she had accidentally pricked her own finger with has been given a one-year conditions to practise order. Alison Bassett, 49, knew the needle was contaminated but continued to vaccinate the patient and failed to report the incident until she was confronted about the lapse a week later. The nurse was giving injections of the HPV vaccine, used to prevent infections causing cervical cancer, to girls aged 12 and 13 at a school in Lincolnshire on September 20, 2011.

 
April 26, 2013
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BLACKMAN: TENT CITY RAPE ACCUSED 'KEPT TALLY OF CONQUESTS'

CITY OF LONDON; WESTON-SUPER-MARE An anarchist leader kept a tally of his 'conquests' on the side of his protest camp tent outside St Paul's Cathedral, the Old Bailey heard today (Fri). Malcolm Blackman, 45, used his position as the self-styled leader of Anonymous UK to seduce fellow activists, it was said. Blackman is alleged to have raped one of the female protestors, aged in her 40s, twice over the course of a week, including once when she had passed out drunk. He boozed on two bottles of whiskey before forcing himself on her and on another occasion tied her hands behind her back with cable ties, jurors have been told.

 
April 26, 2013

PARMAR: LOCUM FACES BAN OVER BOGUS SHIFT CLAIMS

WATFORD, MAIDSTONE A locum doctor who billed the NHS for shifts he didn’t work is facing a ban today after a medical tribunal found his fitness to practise is impaired. Dr Sunil Parmar was earning £2,500 a week working at Maidstone Hospital, Kent, in 2011 when he fraudulently invoiced the NHS trust for more than £6,500 he was not entitled to. He submitted six false invoices over a period of nearly three months claiming to have worked 12 weekends he knew he did not.

 
April 26, 2013
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CRONJE: SPORTS VENUE DENIES BLAME FOR BANANA BOAT DEATH

BEDFONT CHOBHAM A leading sports venue has today (Fri) denied responsibility for the death of an 11-year-old girl who was flung from a banana boat. Mari-Simon Cronje was killed after being hit by a speed boat at the Prince's Sporting Club during a friend's birthday party. The driver of the speed boat towing the 20ft inflatable is said to have failed to spot the school girl as she bobbed helplessly in the water. Jonathan Laidlaw, representing the directors of the sports venue, one of Europe's largest for water sports, today entered not guilty pleas on their behalf against charges of corporate manslaughter and failing to discharge a duty.

 
April 26, 2013
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WITHAM: LET OFF FOR GRANNY WHO POSED AS MURDERED MILLIONAIRESS

MAIDA VALE A grandmother who posed as a murdered millionairess as part of a plot to plunder her assets was spared jail today (FRI). Julie Witham, 47, used the passport and driving licence of missing former oil executive Carole Waugh, 50, to hire out a car. The bill, which was charged to an American Express card fraudulently taken out in the businesswoman's name, eventually came to £1,197. A few weeks later Ms Waugh's body was found in the boot of a Volkswagen Golf at a lock-up garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south London.

 
April 26, 2013

TULLOW OIL: WITNESS DESCRIBED AS A LIAR

DUBLIN An oil executive was today branded a liar for evidence he gave in a multi-million pound tax case. Chief financial officer of Heritage Oil, Paul Atherton, was described as a 'patently dishonest witness' as Tullow Oil closed their legal battle over a £209.5m tax bill. He was said to have lied under cross examination, as the court was urged not to accept anything he said unless it was corroborated by another witness. Tullow's lawyer David Wolfson QC said: 'He was a patently dishonest witness, and that is not a submission I enjoy making.


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