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May 07, 2014

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BUCHEL:LEG IN LAKE MURDER SUSPECTS REMANDED IN CUSTODY

DAGENHAM, ESSEX; ROYSTON, HERTS; ELTHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON Three men accused of killing a father-of-two whose leg was found in a lake have appeared in court today (weds). Neill Buchel, 39, was reported missing by his family on March 18 after he disappeared from his home in Braintree Road, Dagenham, east London. The South African's dismembered body was discovered after a leg was spotted floating in the water at White Hart Lakes, within the Chase Nature Reserve, Dagenham, on April 1. His housemate Scott Hunt, 41, appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murder.
  April 30, 2014

MENTALLY ILL WOMAN SPARED HYSTERECTOMY

CENTRAL LONDON A mentally ill woman facing a forced hysterectomy was today (weds) spared the life-changing procedure. The woman, in her thirties, narrowly avoided the operation after a specialist revealed it 'could be doomed to failure', the Court of Protection heard. Known only as 'Miss I', she is currently held under the Mental Health Act and suffering from a severe prolapse of the uterus. The NHS Trusts involved, who cannot be identified, failed to consult relevant specialists, before advocating a procedure that would render the woman unable to have children, the court heard.
 
April 30, 2014

JONES: TEEN WILL DEFEND HER RUNAWAY MUM FROM ALLEGATIONS OF 'PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE' IN BITTER TUG-OF-LOVE STRUGGLE

LONDON A teenage girl is set to defend her runaway mum from allegations of 'psychological abuse' in a bitter tug-of-love struggle. Jennifer Jones, 47, made headlines in 2012 when she went on the run with four of her children in south Wales, the Family Court was told. The English language teacher married Lieutenant Colonel Tomas Palacin Cambra, 54, in 1996 and the pair lived in Spain until their relationship hit the rocks in 2008. Following their divorce, the Spanish courts granted the soldier custody of the children.
  April 30, 2014

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JUDGE BLASTS TYCOON FOR FAILING TO TURN UP AT DIVORCE HEARING

CENTRAL LONDON A Laura Ashley stakeholder said to be worth £440m was blasted by a furious High Court judge for failing to turn up at his divorce hearing today (weds). Pauline Chai, 66, claims Khoo Kay Peng, one of Malaysia's richest men, owes her half his huge fortune. The former beauty queen and the business tycoon, 74, began the bitter divorce proceedings after their 43-year marriage hit the rocks last year. Ms Chai has even claimed her husband made her feel 'like a prisoner' on their 1,000-acre country estate and only permitted her a measly £50 per week for food.
 
April 30, 2014

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GORDON:CARJACKER GUILTY OF MURDERING BUSINESSMAN FOR HIS BMW

ILFORD, BOW, CHINGFORD, EAST LONDON A ruthless carjacker who stabbed a businessman to death after he refused to hand over the keys to his prized Mercedes is facing life behind bars today (weds). Rory Gordon, 23, knifed 32-year-old Harjinder Singh Bhurji in a struggle over the keys for his black Mercedes SLK. He bled to death at the side of the road in front of his friend, Kajal Bhardwa, just moments after confessing he 'liked' her. Mr Bhurji, from Highbury Gardens, Ilford, Essex, was pronounced dead at the scene in Stoneleigh Road, Ilford, on September 13, 2011.
  April 30, 2014

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CHIRE: MODEL TOOK FREE TAXI RIDES IN EXPENSES CON

HOXTON, SHOREDITCH, STOKE NEWINGTON, BETHNAL GREEN, PINNER A part-time model who took £2,300 worth of free taxi trips and fraudulently claimed them on business expenses walked free from court today (weds). Diana Chire, 27, invoiced property firm Segro PLC for 65 rides across the capital from while employed in a temporary admin role between December 12, 2013 and January 17 this year. In one instance, she called Addison Lee and ordered a cab from a Christmas party to her mother's house in Pinner, northwest London, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard. Segro, a property investment and development company, had recruited the part-time model on a temporary basis for a basic administration job.
 
April 30, 2014

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JORDAN:BRIDEGROOM RAPED GIRL ON HIS WEDDING NIGHT

HAMMERSMITH, WEST LONDON A bridegroom who raped a teenage girl on his wedding night while his pregnant wife slept in the next room was jailed for 18 years today (weds). William Jordan, 59, carried out the sickening attack after tying the knot at Hammersmith town hall in west London on 20 April 1973. The newlywed couple had spent the night celebrating at a friend's home with other friends and family before turning in. Jordan, who was then 18,, snuck out of the bed he was sharing with his wife and raped a 14-year-old girl.
  April 30, 2014

PATTERSON:VANDAL DAUBED WAR MEMORIALS AFTER LEE RIGBY MURDER

MAIDA VALE, WEST LONDON A vandal daubed the word 'Islam' on the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial just hours before an EDL protest over the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, a court heard today (weds). Andrew Patterson, 31, allegedly sprayed graffiti over two war memorials in central London's Green Park and Hyde Park. Patterson, who has since been detained under the Mental Health Act, also stole a memorial plaque dedicated to the Australian Armed Forces who fought in the Second World War, it is said. Westminster Magistrates' Court heard Patterson was also responsible for nearly a hundred incidents of criminal damage across the capital between May 12 and June 13 last year.
 
April 30, 2014

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COULSON DENIES BEING TOLD SPOOKS WERE SPYING ON ROYALS

CHARING, KENT; CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson today (weds) denied being told that 'spooks' were spying on the Royal Family and passing information to one of his reporters. The 46-year-old said he would have been 'shocked' if told of Royal Editor Clive Goodman's claim that Prince William and other young Royals were being monitored by the security services. Goodman is alleged to have made the suggestion after his arrest in August 2006, but Coulson said this was never passed on to him. He told the Old Bailey he would have consider it as a scoop for the paper if Goodman had told him the tale.
  April 23, 2014

CLIFFORD: MAJORITY DIRECTION FOR DEADLOCKED CLIFFORD JURY

HERSHAM, SURREY The jury in the sex assault trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford was today (weds) told they can reach a majority verdict. The PR guru, 71, is accused of preying on seven teenage girls between 1966 and 1984. His alleged victims - the youngest aged 14 - included schoolgirls, models, a secretary and even a former Bond girl. Today (weds), the female foreman of the jury told Judge Anthony Leonard QC that they could not reach unanimous verdicts.
 
April 23, 2014

AL-ABED: HORROR BLUNDER DOCTOR SHOULD NOT HAVE CARRIED OUT PROCEDURE

ROMFORD A junior doctor was 'out of his depth' when he operated on a pregnant woman who died after her ovary was removed by mistake, a tribunal heard today (Weds). Yahya Al-Abed said he felt 'confident' and 'capable' to perform the complicated procedure on Maria De Jesus, 32, at Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, after she was admitted with appendicitis. The fifth-year trainee surgeon, who had worked at the hospital for less than three weeks, has admitted making a series of errors and now acknowledges he did not have enough experience when he performed surgery on October 23, 2011.
  April 23, 2014

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HOPE: FOREIGN CURRENCY TRADER USED INVESTORS' CASH AS PERSONAL PIGGY BANK AND BLEW £500K ON EXCLUSIVE NIGHTCLUBS

CANARY WHARF, EAST LONDON; BOURNE END, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE A foreign currency trader used investors' cash as his 'personal piggy-bank' and blew more than £500,000 in exclusive nightclubs, a court heard today (weds). Financial wizard Alex Hope, 25, allegedly masterminded a £5.6m Ponzi fraud to fund his hedonistic lifestyle and love of gambling. A former Wembley stadium catering manager, he reinvented himself as a currency markets expert and was reputed to have spent £125,000 on Nebuchadnezzar bottles of champagne as part of an astonishing binge. After suspicions around his Forex fund grew, City of London police officers raided Hope's flat in east London's Docklands and arrested him, Southwark Crown Court heard.

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