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November 10, 2015
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FOX: WOMAN WAS ASKED TO LEAVE DJ'S COMPANY AFTER SEX COMPLAINT

FULHAM An ex-Magic Radio worker told a court today (tues) she was asked to quit after accusing star DJ Neil Fox of sexual assaulting her and using a racist slur. The 54-year-old radio presenter, also known as 'Foxy' or 'Dr Fox', is accused of tickling the woman so vigorously that her top fell down, before thrusting and simulating sex with her on a sofa. The woman, who worked at the radio station, said Fox 'does not know his boundaries' and was once heard using a racist slur. She claims she was forced into redundancy shortly after complaining about Fox's behaviour in 2007. She said managing director of the radio station took her aside and suggested she should leave.

 
November 10, 2015

RAHMAN:VOTE BANNING MUSLIM GANG DENY VANDALISM

NEWHAM, BEDFORD A gang accused of plastering 200 lampposts with stickers encouraging Muslims not to vote in the general election denied criminal damage today (tues). Ziaur Rahman, 37, Ibrahim Anderson, 38, Anees Farooq, 27, and Mohammed Alamgir, 36, are accused of coating the street furniture of Newham with the Islamic propaganda on 24 April. Farooq is also accused of carrying out a separate campaign in Bedford on 26 April. Stickers that read 'Warning voting for manmade law is shirk [idol worship] associating with Allah-Islam the right to campaign' were found in the area in the run-up to the election. Today (tues) Anderson, Farooq and Rahman entered not guilty pleas to one count of criminal damage at Southwark Crown Court.

 



 
November 10, 2015
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CAUTION FOR SOCIAL WORKER WHO ASKED FOR 'N****R BROWN' COFFEE

STOKE, STAFFS A social worker who asked for her coffee to be made 'ni**er brown' escaped with a caution after a panel accepted she was only referring to the strength of her hot drink. Nichola Taylor was working for Stoke Council when she made the racist remark in a communal kitchen. A colleague was so concerned she made a note of it and raised the matter with bosses who launched an investigation, prompting Taylor's dismissal last year. Taylor had worked for Stoke Council since September 2007 and was appointed to the position of operational lead within the authority's Learning Disabilities Team in May 2011.

 
November 10, 2015
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COMEDY STAR ROWAN ATKINSON GRANTED QUICKY DIVORCE

CENTRAL LONDON Comedy star Rowan Atkinson and his wife of 24 years were granted a quickie divorce on the grounds of 'unreasonable behaviour' today (TUES) after he left her for a woman half his age. The 60 year-old Mr Bean actor separated from Sunetra, 54, in February 2014 to date 32 year-old actress Louise Ford. Rowan and Sunetra were granted a decree nisi by District Judge Stephen Alderson at London's Central Family Court in a short hearing lasting less than a minute. The judge said only: 'I make decrees on the above-mentioned files.'

 
November 10, 2015

GALLARDO:WICKED PICKPOCKETS TO BE KICKED OUT OF UK

CENTRAL LONDON A gang of 'wicked' south American pickpockets who came to the UK to steal from the elderly are behind bars and facing deportation. Argentinian sisters Maria, 43, and Lucrecia Gallardo, 46, along with Chileans Luis Salazar Bravo, 29, and Alfredo Lopez Rojas, 27, committed crime as a 'way of life' in this country. They preyed on three elderly women in Westminster during August this year on buses and at the London Eye using distraction techniques, including posing as tourists filming holiday videos. The two sisters sat either side of a 62 year old woman at the London Eye on August 27.

 
November 10, 2015

BATLEY: MIDWIFE HAULED BEFORE TRIBUNAL FOR COMPLAINING ABOUT IMMIGRANTS

LEEDS A midwife who ranted at a woman giving birth about immigrants coming to the UK for free healthcare has been let off with a caution. Margaret Batley grilled the woman about how long she had been in the UK after she went into labour in the maternity suite St James's University Hospital, Leeds. Batley became aggressive and raised her voice at Patient A and her husband about their inability to speak English after they asked for an interpreter. After a colleague left the room Batley took the woman's notes to the nurses' station where she continued her tirade in front of shocked workers.

 
November 10, 2015

ALI: KNICKER NICKING WAS AN INSIDE JOB AT M&S

NEASDEN, WANDSWORTH Two M&S night-workers who repositioned a CCTV camera to smuggle £20,000 of goods out of the shop have each been jailed for nine months. Ilyas Ali, 21, and Ishmael Ali, 22, crammed lingerie, menswear, and shoes into bin liners as soon as they were out of sight during two night-shifts at the store on Kensington High Street. Warehouse supervisor Anton Lewis, 26, helped to pick out merchandise they could later sell for profit - but he has been spared jail so he can support his partner's mentally disabled son. His cousin, Uber driver Rene Mills, 23, joined the trio on the two Sunday shifts after telling them of his 'dire financial situation' and has been jailed for seven and a half months.

 
November 10, 2015

LIGMAN: CANAL MURDER VICTIM MAY HAVE BEEN ALIVE IN THE WATER

HARLESDEN A woman whose battered body was found stuffed into a suitcase floating in a canal could have been struck by a boat while she was still alive, a court heard. Marta Ligman, 23, was savagely attacked by boyfriend Tomasz Kocik, 38, at the flat they shared in Harlesden, northwest London, it is claimed. The 5ft 2inch deli worker was then zipped inside a large, black case by the part-time labourer and dragged through the streets in the early hours of 1 May, the Old Bailey has heard. Jurors were told Ms Ligman may have still been alive when the bag was thrown into the Grand Union Canal, where she was found, near Little Venice, in west London ten days later. Pathologist Dr Nathaniel Cary said he could not rule out that bruising on her body could have been caused by a vessel while Ms Ligman was still alive.

 
November 09, 2015
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HENDERSON: SHELTERBOX TRIAL JUDGE SUMMING UP

HELSTON, HAYLE, CORNWALL, DORSET The judge in the trial of ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson for defrauding the international aid charity began summing up today (MON). Henderson, 64, is accused of conspiring to make sure lucrative contracts for survival equipment went to his engineer son John, 35. It is claimed the pair used salesman Darren Gervis, 42, as a 'middleman' to cover up the plot when questions were raised by the Charity Commission and ShelterBox management. The trial began more than five weeks ago in September but is now drawing to a close - with the jury expected to begin deliberations on Wednesday.

 
November 09, 2015

ALI:SERIAL TUBE STATION GROPER JAILED

HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS; BANBURY, OXFORDSHIRE; EARL'S COURT A serial groper who sexually assaulted two women at a busy tube station on consecutive evenings was jailed for 28 weeks today (mon). Saif Ali, 19, prowled around Earl's Court Station, west London, looking for female passengers to attack. One of the victims said Ali 'mirrored my movements' and blocked her path as she tried to get past him on July 18 last year. She said in a statement read to jurors at Blackfriars Crown Court: 'All of a sudden I felt a hand grab my breast.

 
November 09, 2015
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HOPE:KING POPPER STROLLS INTO COURT FOR CONFISCATION HEARING

CANARY WHARF, EAST LONDON; SUSSEX A notorious Ponzi fraudster dubbed 'King Popper' was let out of jail today (mon) so he could attend a confiscation hearing. Alex Hope, 26, was jailed for seven years in January for swindling £5 million from investors to fund a playboy lifestyle of gambling and exclusive nightclubs. He once splashed £32,000 in one evening at a Champagne Spray event earning him the title 'King Popper' The Crown Prosecution Service are now seeking to confiscate everything right down to his designer shoe collection to try and compensate Hope's victims.


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