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June 16, 2014
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SONDHI:NO WARNING FOR ENOCH POWELL JOKER

CROYDON, SOUTH LONDON; FAKENHAM, NORFOLK A millionaire GP who joked that all foreign doctors should be 'sent back like Enoch Powell said' will not be given an official warning by health watchdogs. Dr Ravi Sondhi, 54, who also quipped he was going to join the BNP, was told he was free to work unrestricted following a year-long fitness to practise hearing. Defence barrister Mary O'Rourke QC described the General Medical Council's handling of the case as a 'spectacular failure' after Sondhi was cleared of the bulk of the charges he faced. He was been cleared of taking £100k in unauthorised advances while running the NHS-funded Croydon Doctors on Call (Croydoc) service in south London.

 
June 16, 2014
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MCCULLOCH:10 AND A HALF YEARS FOR PERVERT PREP SCHOOL TEACHER

WANSTEAD, EAST LONDON; HULL A perverted prep school teacher who sexually abused two children and went on the run has been jailed for ten and a half years. Stuart McCulloch, 56, targeted a boy from when he was 11 until he was 14 before moving on to target a seven year old girl. McCulloch forced the boy to engage in a series of sickening sex acts while they were alone together in the victim's house. The ex-police officer then went on to abuse the seven-year-old girl in an appalling abuse of trust, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

 



 
June 16, 2014
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ALI:OYSTER CARD FRAUDSTERS LOCKED UP

LIMEHOUSE, POPLAR, EAST LONDON Three fraudsters who topped up Oyster cards with cloned credit cards have been jailed for a total of four years and three months. Nazmul Islam, 28, his brother Imanul Hussain, 21, and Mohammed Ali, 27, used account details stolen from Citibank customers to pay for up to £19,000 worth of travel. They were arrested after being caught on CCTV using the cloned cards at Limehouse railway station in east London. When police raided their homes a computer was found in Islam's bedroom with credit card details of numerous customers as well as magnetic strip readers and a card trapping device.

 
June 16, 2014
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LEIVERS:MUSIC BOSS FACES JAIL FOR MOLESTING SCHOOLGIRL

SKEGNESS, LINCS A wealthy music venue boss who molested a schoolgirl after letting her watch pop stars for free in the 1970s is facing jail. Philip Leivers, 75, abused the youngster after giving her sweets, money and tickets while managing the Hammersmith Odeon in west London. The victim came forward to police in 2012 after watching a BBC News bulletin featuring Leivers as a Lincolnshire councillor talking about wind-turbines being built in his district. She also claimed he repeatedly raped her between 1975 and 1981 but Leivers was cleared of those charges following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

 
June 13, 2014
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COP WHO ACCESSED INFORMATION ABOUT FIREBRAND CLERIC DISMISSED

KEIGHLEY, WEST YORKS A detective who accessed confidential information about the arrest of firebrand cleric Anjem Choudary was dismissed from the force today (fri). Detective Inspector Mohammed Afiz Khan, 46, awaits sentence after admitting misconduct in a public office after viewing details relating to the hate preacher on May 22, 2012. Khan - known as Alfie - has also admitted a second count of misconduct in a public office by obtaining CCTV from South Yorkshire Police without a valid reason between March 16 and April 30, 2012. He was in charge of the Muslim contact unit, part of the Met's Counter Terroism Unit, at the time.

 
June 13, 2014

DIXON:CARE HOME BOSS FAKED TRAINING CERTIFICATE

GLOSSOP, DERBYSHIRE A care home manager who faked a training certificate in her name and stashed it in her drawer has been suspended for 12 months. Claire Dixon, manager of Oakford Manor Nursing Home in Glossop, Derbyshire, also failed to carry out proper checks on staff and hired one employee with a fraud conviction. Concerns were raised about Dixon by a senior manager at Rushcliffe Care Group, the company that owns the home, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. In addition two Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council reports from 30 September 2010 and 10 January 2011 identified a number of performance targets which had not been met.

 
June 13, 2014
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SONDHI:LET OFF FOR ENOCH POWELL JOKE GP

CROYDON, SOUTH LONDON; FAKENHAM, NORFOLK A millionaire GP who joked that all foreign doctors should be sent back 'like Enoch Powell said' is free to return to work today (FRI). Indian-born Dr Ravi Sondhi also quipped that he was going to join the BNP while running Croydon Doctors on Call (Croydoc) service in south London. In one message to a white, English colleague, who was married to a Jamaican, he said: 'I'm pleased you can use this technology. You have moved away from bongo bongo drums for communication.' Sondhi dismissed the comments as 'friendly banter' between ethnically diverse colleagues but a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) found they were 'inappropriate and racist'

 
June 13, 2014

COJAN: MECHANIC MOWED DOWN TWO BIKERS AND LEFT ONE DEAD IN THE ROAD BEFORE DESTROYING HIS CAR TO COVER HIS TRACKS

ROMFORD, ESSEX A mechanic mowed down two bikers and left one dead in the road before destroying his car to cover his tracks, a court heard today (FRI). Liviu Cojan, 33, is accused of causing the death of father-of-two Martin Pullin in the crash in Romford, Essex. He allegedly hit the 42-year-old motorcyclist and another biker in a silver Renault Laguna before fleeing the scene. Mr Pullin was on his way to work at Henry's nightclub in Aveley, Essex, when the fatal collision took place.

 
June 13, 2014
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CHRISTODOULOU: PAEDOPHILE WHO RAPED THREE YOUNG GIRLS CAUSING MISERY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM WILL DIE IN JAIL

DAGENHAM, ESSEX A paedophile who raped three young girls causing them 'misery and psychological harm' is set to die in jail after he was jailed for 18 years today (fri). Christakis Christodoulou, 72, attacked the victims at his home in Dagenham, Essex, while his partner was out. The abuse took place between 1986 and 1999 while the girls were aged between seven and 15, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. Christodoulou, who has two previous convictions for indecent assault and indecency with a child dating back to the 1980s, was arrested in 2012 after one of the victims came forward.

 
June 13, 2014

PHILLIPS: MUM OF THREE WHO HID HUSBAND'S EXISTENCE FOR TEN YEARS IN £150K BENEFITS SCAM IS SPARED JAIL

NEWHAM, EAST LONDON A mother-of-three who hid her husband's existence for more than ten years in a £150,000 benefits scam has been spared jail to care for her disabled son. Margaret Phillips, 56, claimed she was the sole carer for her three children, including a teenage son with severely with learning difficulties, to falsely claim a string of benefits. She failed to declare that she was happily married and living with her husband Abiodan Raji. Phillips began claiming income support from the Department of Work and Pensions in November 2002.

 
June 13, 2014

KHAWAJA:JIHADIST PREVIOUSLY REPORTED DEAD APPEARS IN COURT

WATFORD, HERTS A suspected jihadist who has been reported as dead appeared in court today (FRI) accused of attending a Syrian terrorist training camp with militant group Rayat Al Taweed. Imran Khawaja allegedly received firearms training at the base run by associates of ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The 26-year-old and his alleged accomplice, cousin Tahir Bhatti, 44, were arrested earlier this month by specialist counter-terrorism officers, Westminster Magistrates Court heard. Khawaja is also accused of buying return tickets to Kurdistan on a compromised credit card, and is believed to have used this route to enter the war-zone.


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