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August 10, 2015
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DEACON:ACTOR DENIES WAVING MACHETE OUTSIDE HOME

BETHNAL GREEN, EAST LONDON Bafta award-winning star Adam Deacon has denied brandishing a machete at passers-by outside his home. The actor, 32, was allegedly spotted waving the weapon close to his home in Hollybush Gardens, Bethnal Green, east London. He is said to have threatened members of the public and shouted at various passing cars before he was arrested. Wearing a blue suit and blue shirt, Deacon denied affray and possessing an offensive weapon when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

 
August 10, 2015

WENTWORTH:TAXI DRIVER FACING CYCLIST ATTACK TRIAL

COULSDON, SURREY A London taxi driver accused of beating up a cyclist in an alleged road rage attack will stand trial in September, the Old Bailey heard. Daniel Wentworth, 52, attacked cyclist James Williams after a dispute over his driving in central London, it is said. He is accused of dangerous driving and assaulting Mr Williams during the incident, which happened in Queens Street Place, just north of Southwark Bridge, on January 9. Wentworth, dressed in a smart grey suit with a bright yellow tie, appeared in the dock this morning to deny the charges against him.

 



 
August 10, 2015
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GHOSH:BENEFIT CHEAT HAD £84,000 IN THE BANK

SOUTHWARK, SOUTHEAST LONDON A woman who conned the taxpayer out of £72,000 in benefits while sitting on £84,000 in the bank was spared jail. Minty Ghosh, 51, claimed jobseekers, employment, housing and council tax allowances over nine years before being caught out. Ghosh told investigators the money in her savings account belonged to her mother Nila Ghosh, who works for the NHS, but pleaded guilty to 15 counts of fraud. Judge Nicholas Cooke QC said it appeared the £84,000 lump sum payment was made by Ghosh's mother to avoid tax, adding: 'It is the hypocrisy that is distasteful.'

 
August 10, 2015

TAYLOR:MIDWIFE WAS TOO BUSY WITH PAPERWORK TO HELP

ASHFORD, KENT A midwife who told a student nurse she could not help with a distressed unborn baby because she was too busy with paperwork has been struck off. Paulette Taylor failed to respond to a student midwife's calls for help in handling a suspected foetal compromise. Patient A was high risk after previous abdominal surgery and the decision was taken for her baby to be induced on the night of February 6 last year. Taylor, who worked for Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust in Gillingham, instructed a student midwife to attach the cardiotocograph (CTG).

 
August 10, 2015
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MBAERI:BANK CLERK LOCKED UP FOR £500,000 PLOT

FAREHAM, PORTSMOUTH, HANTS; LEWISHAM, SOUTH LONDON; HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON; MARLOW, BUCKS A crooked Nationwide bank clerk who plotted to raid £500,000 from elderly pensioners' life savings is behind bars. Hugo Mbaeri, 26, handed over customers details and signatures to a gang of fraudsters while working at the building society's Fareham branch in Hampshire. A team of 'mules' were then recruited through WhatsApp and Blackberry messenger and promised 'easy money' if they impersonated the victims. Mbaeri set up a string of standing orders designed to clean out the accounts gradually, with payments of £2,500 each month.

 
August 07, 2015
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ASHFORD:BROTHERS ATTACKED ASIAN MAN AFTER NECKING 22 PINTS

BIRMINGHAM; CAMDEN, NORTH LONDON Two brothers launched a racist attack on an Asian man in a nightclub after necking 22 pints of lager each, a court heard today (fri). George Ashford, 24, and Oliver Ashford, 32, shoved Inyat Shakir while calling him a 'Paki' at the bar in Camden, north London. The younger brother then threw a bottle at Mr Shakir's head, slicing open the back of his scalp, Blackfriars Crown Court heard. But George sobbed as he was jailed for five months for the vicious attack, while brother Oliver, a tap dance teacher, was ordered to perform 200 hours community service.

 
August 07, 2015

ANDERSON:PRIVATE DETECTIVE DENIES FLOGGING MEDICAL DATA

MANCHESTER; HACKNEY, EAST LONDON; PEACEHAVEN, EAST SUSSEX A private detective today (fri) denied illegally obtaining confidential data and flogging it for cash. Stephen Anderson, 53, allegedly scoured the medical records of two individuals without the consent of their GP practices while director of private investigators Crown Intelligence. He procured information at the Robert Darbishire Practice in Rusholme, Manchester and the London Fields Medical Centre in Hackney between 6 June and 14 October 2011, it is said. He also allegedly infiltrated data held by HSBC.

 
August 07, 2015

USMEN:SERVING PRISONER ACCUSED OF JAIL ATTACK ON GUARD

ACTON, WEST LONDON A serving prisoner accused of assaulting a guard at HMP Wormwood Scrubs is due to stand trial later this month. Yahaya Ibrahim Usmen, 24, allegedly attacked James Addyman in his cell on 30 October last year.

 
August 07, 2015
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JANNER:PEER FIT TO FACE HISTROIC SEX ABUSE CLAIMS IN COURT

LEICESTER; HAMPSTEAD, NORTH LONDON Lord Janner is fit to appear in court to face allegations of abusing nine boys during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, a judge ruled today (fri). The prosecution comes after an independent review overturned a CPS decision not to charge the peer. The former Labour MP, 87, was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Fri) charged with 22 sexual offences against boys and men, between 1963 and 1988. Greville Janner, who was MP for Leicester West for 27 years from 1970, denies any wrongdoing and his family say he 'is entirely innocent'.

 
August 07, 2015

BUTTERWORTH:NURSING ASSISTANT CALLED A 'BIG NOSED JEW'

PRESTWICH, CHESHIRE A nursing assistant told a hearing he was called a 'big nosed Jew' by two colleagues accused of making racist remarks on a ward. Iain Butterworth and Gemma Billington allegedly used a series of offensive terms while employed at the Edenfield Centre in Prestwich, Cheshire. The pair are said to have made the comments to three student nurses during the summer of 2012 after reading about a nurse who was struck off for making racist remarks on the NMC website. The case is thought to be that of Susan Horton who pinned a golliwog doll to her uniform, branded a junior nurse a 'gorilla' and made monkey noises while discussing a black doctor.

 
August 07, 2015
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RAMADHAN:SHOPPER PUNCHED WOMAN IN GROIN IN WEST END STORE

KENNINGTON, SOUTHEAST LONDON A woman struck another shopper in the groin in a fracas at Claire's Accessories' flagship store, a court heard. Asha Ramadhan, 24, allegedly punched Lavinia Abusham in the face at the busy fashion shop, causing her to stumble backwards. The pair then wrestled on the floor before Ramadhan delivered a strike to Ms Abusham's groin, it was said. According to Ramadhan's LinkedIn page she works as an in-house recruiter for Quandoo GmbH, an online restaurant reservation service.


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