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August 08, 2014
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PADDISON: M&S WORKER SPENT £11K OF COMPANY CASH PLAYING CREDIT CARD ROULETTE FACES JAIL

CLAPHAM, SOUTHWEST LONDON A Marks and Spencer's office worker who spent more than £11,000 of company cash playing 'credit card roulette' with her friends is facing jail. Admin assistant Bethan Paddison, 26, used her company card for nights out, family treats and trips to the hair stylist at the exclusive department store Selfridges. She also blew nearly £6,500 on personal taxi trips and more than £7,000 on stock transfers before her fraud was discovered. Paddison told bosses that credit card roulette involved her and her friends putting their cards into a pot before picking one out to pay for their night out.

 
August 08, 2014
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WATKISS: JAZZ SINGER'S SON JAILED FOR ROAD RAGE ATTACK

CLAPTON, STOKE NEWINGTON The son of an award-winning jazz musician was jailed for 18 months for attacking a cyclist who accidentally clipped the wing mirror of his luxury BMW X5. Daniel Watkiss, 30, the child of Cleveland Watkiss, was driving through Stoke Newington, east London, when he tried to overtake cyclist James Falle. Mr Falle had been riding in the middle of the road for his own safety, because the traffic islands on Green Lanes make it dangerous for cars to pass cyclists at certain points. He told Snaresbrook Crown Court he heard Watkiss’ revving and accelerating to get round him on 28 July last year, while Watkiss and his two passengers yelled abuse at him. Mr Falle claimed he instinctively raised his hand up to signal to the driver and struck the car’s wing mirror as it drove past, causing it to pop out of its hinge, but not actually damaging it.

 



 
August 08, 2014

EDWARDS-JONES: TEACHER STRUCK OFF OVER CHILD ABUSE IMAGES STASH

POTTERS BAR A schoolteacher who told police he thought it was legal to view child abuse images in private has been thrown out of the profession. Mark Edwards-Jones, 59, was found with more than 200 images of child pornography after his internet service provider altered officers to his downloading of indecent images. The National College for Teaching and Leadership heard that Edwards-Jones tried to delete some of the pictures during the police search. He later told officers that he believed it was fine for a teacher to view child abuse images from their own home.

 
August 08, 2014
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LOWE: PUPPY FARMER DENIES MURDER OF PARTNER AND STEP-DAUGHTER

FARNHAM An elderly puppy farmer accused of shooting dead his partner and her daughter in a gun rampage claimed he was 'definitely not guilty' of murder today (fri). John Lowe, 82, allegedly gunned down Christine Lee, 66, and Lucy Lee, 40, in a killing spree at his dog breeding farm in Farnham, Surrey. The pensioner is also said to have shot dead four dogs – three German shepherds and a Labrador – during the incident. He denied two counts of murder and another of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life at the Old Bailey today.

 
August 08, 2014

AYYOUB: DOCTOR STRUCK OFF OVER BREAST MASSAGE FOR WHIPLASH PATIENT

LEEDS A doctor who massaged a patient's breasts with oil when she went to see him with a whiplash injury was struck off. Dr Shahid Ayyoub told the 22-year-old she had a muscular problem before lifting up her top and unclasping her bra. The 57-year-old repeatedly stroked her breasts during the prolonged attack in a locked consultation room at the West Point Practice, in the centre of Leeds. He also roughly grabbed the scared woman's hair and pushed her head into his groin during the private 50-minute appointment on 12 June 2012.

 
August 07, 2014
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PILBEAM: 'WELCOME TO HACKNEY' SGT WHO STAMPED ON PRISONER SPARED JAIL

HACKNEY, SHOREDITCH, STOKE NEWINGTON, STEVENAGE A police sergeant who stamped on a mentally ill prisoner's foot, dragged him to the floor and said 'Welcome to Hackney' walked free from court today (thurs). Sgt Charles Pilbeam, 30, forced Somalian Abdi Ali-Ahmed to pick up scraps of paper in an interview room after twisting his ear, St Albans Magistrates Court heard. The officer then tried to initiate a cover-up of his brutal treatment, telling trainee constable Cordelle Sailsman not to report the incident at Shoreditch Police Station. Two fully-qualified PCs, Brian Sharkey and Rob Baker, were also in the room but gave statements which were 'silent or very vague…on what actually happened'.

 
August 07, 2014

EWEKA: MARRIED COUPLE TRAFFICKED AFRICAN WOMAN INTO THE UK AS SEX SLAVE

ILFORD, EAST LONDON A married couple accused of trafficking of African women to the UK to work as sex workers appeared in court today (thurs). Billy and Priscilla Eweka allegedly arranged the travel of two women from Nigeria to work in the UK as prostitutes. Southwark Crown Court heard the two alleged victims were forced to work at a brothel in Ilford, east London, which Priscilla Eweka ran between January 2010 and March last year. Charged with controlling prostitution for gain and two counts of trafficking a person into the UK for sexual exploitation, Priscilla

 
August 07, 2014

ALI: BARRISTER BLASTS JURORS FOR WEARING FLIP FLOPS IN COURT

BETHNAL GREEN, EAST LONDON A defence lawyer in a terror trial told jurors to put their prejudices to one side - then criticised them for wearing flip flops in court. Afsor Ali, 27, allegedly kept a stash of Al Qaeda documents, bomb making plans and extremist lectures on his computer with extra copies on his MP3 player. The extremist claimed the 9/11 attacks in America were a 'blessing' when he was the spokesman of a banned group Muslims Against Crusades, it is said. Ali warned of a terrorist attack on the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and called for a Burn American Flag Day in inflammatory YouTube videos, the Old Bailey heard.

 
August 07, 2014

HUDSON: NURSE SUSPENDED AFTER SHE TOLD MENTALLY ILL PATIENT PLAYING CHRISTMAS SONGS TO SHUT UP

DURHAM A nurse who told a mental health patient to shut up after he woke her up with Christmas songs was suspended for a year today (thurs). Susan Hudson also refused to accept an apology from a patient and said 'no, you’ve said it now – you need to go to your room and have some time out.' Hudson then threatened to put the resident on stricter observations at Whorlton Hall, Barnard Castle, Durham on 8 December 2012. She had shouted 'will you just shut up' to another resident who was happily singing Christmas songs, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
August 07, 2014

ASHFORD: SUN REPORTER SCOURED A STOLEN MOBILE PHONE FOR FLIRTY TEXTS AND SAUCY PHOTOS SENT BETWEEN A PR AGENT AND WELL-KNOWN TV STAR

COULSDON, SURREY A reporter at The Sun scoured a stolen mobile phone for flirty texts and saucy photos sent between a PR agent and well-known TV star, the Old Bailey heard. Ben Ashford, 35, spent hours searching the iPhone for intimate messages between the well-known celebrity and the woman in October 2009, jurors were told. The phone had been stolen from the PR agent days earlier, and was handed to Ashford when the intimate messages were discovered. The Manchester-based reporter told police he had 'just checked' the phone to find the owner, before being ordered to hand it back by his bosses at the newspaper because they knew it was stolen.

 
August 07, 2014

DICKER:NURSE LEFT ELDERLY RESIDENT FREEZING IN DARKENED ROOM

RINGSTEAD, NORTHANTS A care home nurse left an elderly resident freezing in a darkened lounge after she refused to go to bed, a tribunal heard today (thurs). Ann Dicker acted after the frail resident, in her late nineties, insisted on watching TV at Five Gables Nursing Home, Ringstead, Northamptonshire, it is alleged. Following an argument, the healthcare worker opened all the windows and doors and switched off the lights, leaving the lady to freeze in October 2012, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. When Dicker returned to find colleagues decided to shut the windows, she flew into a fit of rage, it was claimed.


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