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April 29, 2016

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BRIZZI: ACCUSED GAY COP SLAYER SPEAKS

BOROUGH An Italian web developer accused of murdering and dismembering a policeman entered the witness box at the Old Bailey today (FRI) to ask for new lawyers. Stefano Brizzi, 49, allegedly murdered PC Gordon Semple at his south London flat after arranging a meeting on a gay dating website. The officer's remains were found dissolving in a bath of acid after police were alerted to a 'smell of death' coming from the Peabody Trust Estate in Borough on 7 April. Brizzi, wearing dark glasses and a grey tracksuit, appeared in court for a an application to change his legal representation. He was invited into the box by the judge to confirm he wanted to switch from MK Law to Murrays Partnership.
  April 29, 2016

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ARTHUR SIMPSON- KENT: 'I KILLED SIAN BLAKE AND THE KIDS TOO'

ERITH The partner of former Eastenders actress Sian Blake admits killing her and their two young sons, the Old Bailey heard today (FRI). Hairdresser Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, fled to Ghana after allegedly murdering Sian, 43, Zachary, eight, and Amon, four, and burying them in shallow graves in their back garden. The bodies of Ms Blake, who suffered from motor neurone disease, and her children were only discovered three weeks later on 5 January this year. Simpson-Kent was brought back to the UK in February and appeared in court today (FRI) by videolink from Belmarsh prison wearing a red T-shirts and dark tracksuit bottoms. He is yet to enter pleas to three counts of murder but his barrister Jim Sturman QC said: 'He admits the killings. There is no objection to that being reported.'
 
April 20, 2016

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BRIZZI: 'I NEED SOME TIME TO SEE WHICH LAWYER I WOULD LIKE' SAYS ACCUSED GAY COP KILLER

SOUTHWARK An Italian web developer accused of murdering and dismembering a gay policeman has been given extra court time to chose the lawyer he prefers. Neighbours alerted police to a 'smell of death' coming from the Peabody Trust Estate in Borough on last Thursday after police launched an appeal for missing cop Gordon Semple. Bearded Stefano Brizzi, 49, is charged with murdering the 59-year-old sometime between 1 and 7 April. His remains were found dissolving in a bath of acid at the flat. One of PC Semples severed feet was found by a member of the public on the south side of the river and attempts were also made to boil his flesh away in pans.
  March 22, 2016

HENRY: GUNMAN DENIES COP MURDER ATTEMPT

HACKNEY A gunman accused of trying to shoot dead a police officer during an undercover operation denied attempted murder today (thurs). Tyrone Henry, 31, admitted being unlawfully in possession of a 9mm pistol when he appeared at the Old Bailey via a video link from Belmarsh jail. He denies possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life or trying to kill Nick Chambers with it. The officer was shot in the shoulder on Scriven Street, Hackney, east London, on October 15 last year.
 
March 21, 2016

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HATTON GARDEN RINGLEADER JAILED FOR LESS THAN SEVEN YEARS

DARTFORD, KENT; ISLINGTON, ENFIELD, NORTH LONDON; CHESHUNT, HERTS Ailing Hatton Garden ringleader Brian Reader was today (Mon) jailed for less than seven years for his role in the £14m burglary amid fears he may not have long to live. Dubbed 'The Master', he once stood trial alongside crime boss Kenny Noye for the murder of undercover policeman John Fordham when he came looking for £26m in gold from the 1983 Brink's-Mat robbery. Reader, 77, used a stolen pensioner's freedom pass to get to London's diamond district, but withdrew from the biggest burglary in British history after the first unsuccessful night. But prosecutor Philip Evans QC said he was still due a share of the profits for his role in its planning despite other gang members repeatedly calling him 'f***ed'.
  March 21, 2016

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OKUBOTE: DRUG DEALER CAUGHT WITH TWO MOBILE PHONES UP HIS BOTTOM

CATFORD A gangster nicknamed 'Sylar' who tried to smuggle two mobile phones and a USB lead into prison up his bottom was jailed for 22 months today (MON). Drug dealer Emmanuel Okubote, 24, was caught out when a special X-ray chair at high-security HMP Belmarsh detected the CZ Long J8 handsets in his back passage. The CZ phones, which measure only 7cm by 2cm, are among the smallest and thinnest in the world. Okubote first hit the headlines when millionaire's daughter Laura Johnson named him as her 'bad boy' lover and blamed him for her involvement in the 2011 London Riots.
 
March 21, 2016

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PIZZEY:CORRUPT PRISON GUARD AND WIFE TO PAY BACK JUST £1500

ELTHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON A corrupt prison guard and his wife who made nearly £20,000 selling stories on Britain's most notorious inmates to the Daily Mirror will pay back just £1,500. Grant Pizzey, 50, leaked information from inside maximum security Belmarsh prison, enlisting his wife Desra Reilly, 48, to call the newspaper with tips. Pizzey was jailed for two years in November last year for his crimes, while his wife was handed 12 months. Judge Richard Marks QC ordered Pizzey to hand over just £500 or serve an extra 14 days on his sentence, while his wife must pay £1,000 or serve another 28 days.
  March 10, 2016

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JUDGE PASSES LOWEST MURDER SENTENCE IN OLD BAILEY HISTORY: FOUR YEARS FOR KNICKER-SOILING CARER WHO SUFFOCATED FATHER

DAGENHAM, ESSEX A transgender woman who suffocated her terminally ill dad with a plastic bag in an 'act of mercy' was jailed for just four years - one of the lowest ever sentences passed for murder. Claire Darbyshire, 36, killed 67-year-old multiple sclerosis sufferer Brian, at the home they shared in Dagenham, Essex after he begged her to end his life. She was found wandering on the White Cliffs of Dover, where Darbyshire told a National Trust officer: 'I want to break my body, but I'm too scared to go through with it.' But her bed-bound father's decomposing body not discovered until a week later when concerned neighbours prompted police to force entry to his home. Darbyshire has a previous conviction for breaking into her boss's home to put on her knickers and deliberately soil them.
 
March 09, 2016

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PERKINS:HATTON GARDEN GANG JAILED FOR JUST 34 YEARS

ISLINGTON, ENFIELD, NORTH LONDON; CHESHUNT, HERTS Five aging members the £14m Hatton Garden heist that 'stands in a class of its own' in 'ambition, planning, organisation and value' were jailed for a total of just 34 years (today) Ringleaders Terry Perkins, 67, John 'Kenny' Collins, 75, and Dan Jones, 61, were each jailed for seven years for the crime dubbed the 'biggest burglary in British history'. Carl Wood, 59, was sentenced to six years imprisonment and William Lincoln, 60, was handed a seven-year prison term for their roles in last year's Easter bank holiday jewellery raid. Gas engineer Hugh Doyle, 49, whose yard was used for a handover of the loot, was handed a 21-month prison term, suspended for two years, after serving the equivalent of a 16-month sentence.
  March 08, 2016

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COLLINS:HATTON GARDEN RAIDERS WILL BE LOCKED UP 23 HOURS A DAY

CHESHUNT, HERTS; ISLINGTON, ENFIELD, NORTH LONDON The aging Hatton Garden burglars will be locked up alone for 23 hours a day classed as Britain's most dangerous prisoners in the country's toughest jail, a court heard. Six members of the team involved in the £14m heist have been kept in high-security Belmarsh prison since they were arrested and charged with the raid last year. Ringleaders John 'Kenny' Collins, 75, Daniel Jones, 61, and Terry Perkins, 67, along with 'dogsbody' Carl Wood, 59, and William 'Bill' Lincoln, face years behind bars when they are sentenced tomorrow (Weds), while Brian 'the Guv'nor' Reader, 77, is too ill to attend court after suffering a stroke. The greying, balding gang, many with glasses and a list of health complaints including cancer, diabetes, Crohn's disease and sleep apnoea, looked far from the violent, career criminals they are known as to police.
 
March 07, 2016

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READER:HATTON GARDEN MASTERMIND COULD BE DEAD IN MONTHS

ENFIELD, ISLINGTON, NORTH LONDON; CHESHUNT, HERTS Hatton Garden mastermind Brian Reader suffered a stroke at high-security Belmarsh prison and could have just months to live, a court heard today (Mon). The 76-year-old, classed as a double category A prisoner, is back in the prison hospital after being released from hospital on Friday. He is too ill to attend court to be sentenced for his role in the £14m heist and his barrister, James Scobie QC, asked for his case to be adjourned for a full prognosis to be obtained. 'He had a second fall at Belmarsh prison, which resulted in him being left for two days without proper care and ending up in the critical care unit at Woolwich hospital having had a stroke,' he said.
  February 26, 2016

DARBYSHIRE: CARER CONVICTED OF MURDERING TERMINALLY ILL FATHER

DAGENHAM A transgender woman who claimed she suffocated her terminally ill father with a plastic bag in a 'suicide pact' is facing years behind bars today. Claire Darbyshire, 36, killed 67-year-old multiple sclerosis sufferer, Brian, at their home in Dagenham, Essex, where she had been his sole carer. She was later found wandering on the White Cliffs of Dover, where Darbyshire told a National Trust officer: 'I want to break my body, but I'm too scared to go through with it.' It can now be revealed that Darbyshire previously broke into the home of a former boss, Lisa Forde, to soil a pair of her knickers.

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