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November 20, 2013

HARRIS: ELEVEN YEARS FOR MARRIED MAN RAPIST

CHINGFORD A husband who raped a vulnerable woman at his home while his wife and son were out was jailed for 11 years today (Weds). Richard Harris, 39, dragged the victim into his bedroom and sexually assaulted her after engineering a situation in which to take advantage of her. The woman later told police how Harris had removed a pair of red silk boxer shorts and detectives found underwear matching the description she had given, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. Judge Neil Sanders, sentencing, said: 'Your victim was 34 but a psychologist said she did not have the capacity to consent.
  November 20, 2013

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MUSONDA-MALATA: CUPBOARD BABY NURSE ESCAPES WITH CAUTION

ROMFORD A midwife who abandoned a newborn baby in a stationery cupboard was allowed to keep her job after she escaped with just a caution today (weds). Yvonne Musonda-Malata, 35, took the 'unsettled' four day-old girl away from her mother to allow her to get a night's sleep at the Queen's Hospital in Romford, Essex. The baby was found in the stuffy, unventilated cupboard in the early morning lying on her stomach, when a horrified colleague went to get an envelope. The Nursing and Midwifery Council panel found Musonda-Malata guilty of misconduct for leaving the infant, identified only as Baby A, unattended in its cot in the cupboard.
 
November 20, 2013

TEEN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING 'NEW COLUMBINE' FACES RETRIAL

LOUGHBOROUGH An accused teenage terrorist is facing a retrial today (weds) over claims he was plotting a 'new Columbine.' The bespectacled 16 year-old planned to arm himself with guns, bombs, and knives in a deadly assault inspired by the Monster of Oslo Anders Breivik, it is claimed. He built pipe bombs, smoke grenades, and improvised explosives in his bedroom and tested Molotov cocktails behind the local leisure centre. The boy denied he was plotting a massacre and his lawyers claimed he was 'retreating into fantasy.'
  November 20, 2013

SIMMS:CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE ACCUSED OF ARRANGING MEETING WITH GIRL

BRIXTON, SOUTH LONDON A convicted paedophile accused of arranging to meet an underage girl for sex after grooming her over the internet appeared in court today (Weds). Martin Simms, 34, allegedly ignored a court order to contact the 15-year-old girl online in March and April this year. Simms also attempted to contact a 14-year-old girl over the internet during the same period despite being handed a sexual offences prevention order in October 2007, it is claimed. Wearing a red jumper in the dock, Simms spoke only to confirm his identity during a brief hearing at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court.
 
November 20, 2013

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EARL: SEAMAN WHO KICKED FELLOW SAILOR IN THE HEAD OVER HIS 'AWFUL' JOKES IS SPARED JAIL

ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL A drunken merchant seaman who repeatedly kicked a fellow sailor in the head after he complained about his 'awful' jokes sobbed as he was spared jail today (Weds). Don Earl, 48, fell out with Kenneth Cook while working aboard British Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Rosalie in Bermuda. Tensions brewed after Mr Cook, also 48, declared that he and other shipmates found that Earl was 'annoying' and got on their nerves. Their relationship worsened due to the 'pressure cooker' environment and living in close quarters on board the vessel, Southwark Crown Court heard.
  November 20, 2013

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BURINSKAS:LITHUANIAN RAPIST FACES SENTENCE INCREASE

NORTHAMPTON A Lithuanian rapist who dodged a life sentence after attacking a woman months after moving to Britain is facing a dramatic increase to his prison term today (Weds). Gintas Burinskas, 37, was allowed to move to the UK just three months after completing a 10-year jail term in his home country for a serious sex attack. Within weeks, he had battered and raped a 31-year-old after spotting her walking through Northampton town centre. Northampton Crown Court heard how Burinskas choked his victim until she passed out, before dragging her to a wooded area.
 
November 20, 2013

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PARCHMENT:GRAPHIC DESIGNER DENIES KILLING MAN ON TRAIN

NORBITON, MITCHAM, SOUTH LONDON A graphic designer accused of killing a man with two punches in a fight on a train denied manslaughter when he appeared at the Old Bailey today (Weds). Rhys Stacey Parchment, 24, claims he acted in self-defence when Norbiton resident Warsame Warsame approached him on the train between Raynes Park and Wimbledon, sw London, on March 2. Mr Warsame, 24, had been receiving treatment for kidney problems and had recently discharged himself from hospital. He was found unconscious hours later on a different train travelling from Wimbledon to Raynes Park.
  November 20, 2013

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KILLERS SHOUTED 'POLICE' BEFORE SLAUGHTERING DAD TO BE IN HIS HOME

CROYDON, SUTTON, SOUTH LONDON; SLOUGH, BERKS Three killers shouted 'police' before storming a father-to-be's home and slaughtering him in front of his pregnant fiancée, the Old Bailey heard today (weds). Danny Gough, also known as Danny McGinty, was pulled from the bed he was sharing with Kareena Modashia and hacked to death with an axe, machete and possibly a sword. Ammonia was squirted into the faces of Mr Gough, Ms Modashia and her mother to stop them identifying the attackers. Jurors heard Mr Gough, 24, was murdered at his home in Stockbury Road, Woodside, Croydon, south London, in December 2010, as part of an 'increasingly violent' and escalating feud.
 
November 13, 2013

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ONOADE:CHARGE DROPPED AGAINST MIDWIFE IN 'BABY IN CUPBOARD' CASE

ROMFORD, ESSEX A charge against one of the midwives accused of leaving a four-day-old baby in a stationery cupboard was thrown out today (Weds). Yvonne Musonda-Malata, 35, and Christine Onoade, 46, allegedly left the tiny girl lying face own in a cot in the closet in the postnatal ward at Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex. Nursery nurse Alex Curtis discovered 'baby A' covered in vomit and suffocating at around 6.30am on April 18, 2011, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. The father had asked for the baby, who was unsettled and crying, to be removed from the room and kept at the midwives station so the mother could rest.
  November 13, 2013

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BABY LEFT WITH FRACTURED SKULL WHILE MUM WENT CURTAIN SHOPPING

HACKNEY, EAST LONDON; POTTERS BAR, HERTS A six-month-old baby with a fractured skull was left in agony for an entire weekend while her mother went curtain shopping, a court heard (Weds). Nicky Thompson, 21, and her partner Beau Degeorge, 30, noticed swelling on the right side of the tot's head, but did not take her for treatment for two days, it is said. Degeorge allegedly could not be bothered to take the baby to the hospital when the injuries were first discovered, on 30 September 2011, because he would have had to take two buses to get there. He told police he lied to Thompson about taking the girl to a walk-in centre to 'avoid an argument', Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.
 
November 13, 2013

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HORNER: GANG OF MUSLIM PROTESTERS ATTACK RIVAL ISLAMIC SECT

CENTRAL LONDON; LUTON A gang of Muslim protesters accused of attacking members of a rival Islamic sect during a protest about the Syrian conflict deny any wrongdoing today (Weds). Mohammed Ishtiaq Alamgir, 34, Mirza Ali, 38, Mohan Uddin, 35, Kamran Khan, 28, and Jordan Horner, 19, are accused of being at the centre of a mass brawl in central London's Edgware Road on May 10. Violent clashes broke out during an anti-Shia protest led by hate preacher Anjem Choudary, with at least one man being left in need of hospital treatment. The five men pleaded not guilty to charges of violent disorder and affray when they appeared at the Old Bailey.
  November 13, 2013

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CASTLEDINE:KNIGHTED NURSE BRANDED LIAR OVER HIS AFFAIR WITH WIDOW

DUDLEY, BIRMINGHAM; WREXHAM A knighted nurse accused of having an affair with an 83-year-old widow he was counselling after the death of her husband was branded an 'outright liar' at his misconduct hearing today (Wed). Sir George Castledine, 67, denies declaring his love for the grieving woman and calling her 'my little tinkerbell' during regular visits to her home. Sir George is said to have showered the pensioner with gifts and bouquets as well as taking her on holiday. He also allegedly told the pensioner he would need to get fitter in the gym or they 'wouldn't be able to make love'.

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