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April 09, 2014

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SONDHI:GP TOLD COLLEAGUES FOREIGN DOCTORS SHOULD BE SENT BACK

CROYDON, SOUTH LONDON; FAKENHAM, NORFOLK An out-of-hours GP who joked to colleagues that all the foreign doctors should be sent back 'like Enoch Powell said' is facing an anxious wait. Dr Ravi Sondhi also quipped to staff that he was joining the BNP while running the Croydon Doctors on Call (Croydoc) service in south London. In one message to a white, English colleague, who was married to a Jamaican, the Indian-born medic said: 'I'm pleased you can use this technology. You have moved away from bongo bongo drums for communication.' He told a black African colleague, who had asked about his family: 'Thanks, it's a big bongo bongo family like yours,' the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard.
  April 09, 2014

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SUMSKAS:ROBBERS PUSHED SHOP-KEEPER TO DEATH UNDER LORRY

BARKING, ESSEX; VICTORIA DOCKS, EAST HAM, EAST LONDON A gang of Lithuanian robbers pushed a shop-keeper to his death under the wheels of a lorry after he bravely tried to protect his wife, a court heard today (weds). The gang raided the Glen & Co store in River Road, Barking, Essex, wielding iron bars and sledgehammers and assaulted Shammi Atwal's partner Damanjeet Kaur. 'Mr Atwal gave chase and confronted one of the robbers outside the premises on the pavement,' said prosecutor David Howker, QC. 'He paid with his life, because that robber, in order to avoid being caught, pushed Mr Atwal away and pushed him into the path of a lorry.
 
April 09, 2014

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CLIFFORD JURORS WARNED NOT TO BE FOOLED BY HIS PERSONAS

HERSHAM. SURREY Jurors in the Max Clifford sex trial were today (Weds) warned 'not to be fooled by his numerous personas' while considering their verdicts. The celebrity publicist was branded as 'a master in the art of intimidation and manipulation' by prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC in her closing speech. Ms Cottage told jurors: 'We submit to you he is a man who told many lies about his past and has tried to portray himself in a certain light. 'He has packaged himself, as he did for many years of his life, as a loving father, the loving husband, in the office with his mistresses, the ringmaster of sex parties, the PR man, the master of his trade.
  April 09, 2014

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MORRIS:KILLER SHOT HIMSELF WITH HARPOON AFTER MURDERING TOP CHEF

BATTERSEA, SOUTHWEST LONDON A killer shot himself with a harpoon gun after murdering a top chef in revenge for the victim's sister leaving him, a court heard today (weds). Andrew Morris, 30, knifed Henry Stangroom, 21, in the heart at their flat in Battersea, south London. Police found Morris with slit wrists and the harpoon sticking out from underneath his chin in the bedroom of the flat. The chef who worked at the Criterion in Piccadilly Circus, had suffered stab wounds to the heart, lungs and head.
 
April 09, 2014

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ESSABRI:JAIL FOR THIEF WHO STRANGLED FRIEND FOR HIS IPAD

KENNINGTON, CHARLTON, SOUTHEAST LONDON A thief who strangled his deaf friend to death after trying to steal his iPad was branded 'devious and dishonest' as he was jailed for a minimum of 18 years today (weds). Frenchman Soufiane Essabri, 23, stabbed vulnerable 30 year-old Latvian Andrejs Ivanovs after the victim noticed his computer was missing. Police were called as Essabi throttled him with the electrical flex of an iron. But he escaped out of a first floor window with Mr Ivanovs' computer while officers tried to kick down the door.
  April 09, 2014

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FORMER NOTW MANAGING EDITOR DENIES PLAN TO HIDE PHONE HACKING

WOODFORD GREEN, ESSEX; CHARING, KENT; CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE The ex-News of the World managing editor attacked 'utterly baseless' claims that he was the architect of a plan to hide phone hacking from Rupert Murdoch, the Old Bailey heard today (Weds). Stuart Kuttner, 74, flatly denied 'cooking the books' to conceal a £100,000 a year contract with phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire. And he angrily denied breaking the payments to Mulcaire into small weekly sums to dodge 'awkward questions' from News International chiefs. He said: 'The idea that I would conceal payments from management of the company, Mr Rupert Murdoch or the managing directors and the chief financial officer, is utterly baseless.
 
April 02, 2014

ARORA:POUNDLAND THIEF DOCTOR LET OFF WITH CAUTION

MIDDLESBROUGH, STOCKTON, CLEVELAND A hospital doctor who stole sweets, children's toys and Halloween masks from Poundland was let off with an official warning today (Weds). Dr Manav Arora stuffed £10 worth of goods into his 'bag for life' before leaving the Castlegate Shopping Centre store, in Stockton-on-Tees without paying. He was arrested and taken to Middlesbrough Police Station on October 11, 2011, where officers discovered his haul. The A&E medic had snaffled Mars Bars, a magnetic timetable, two Halloween masks, a Santa pen and a toy gun, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard.
  April 02, 2014

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CLIFFORD: PR GURU HAS 'INTEGRITY', SAYS TALENT SHOW WINNER

HERSHAM, SURREY A talent show winner managed by accused sex attacker Max Clifford told the court today (weds): 'I never saw a dicky-bird.' Tom Waite insisted Max Clifford as a man of 'integrity' who never behaved in an 'untoward' way to women. The former pop star was managed by the publicist after claiming victory in New Faces - the 1973 equivalent of the XFactor. Mr Waite - who was later crowned champion of the New Faces All Winners final, beating rival rockers Showaddywaddy into second place - appeared at Southwark Crown Court today.
 
April 02, 2014

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GORDON: TWO CARJACKERS STABBED BUSINESSMAN TO DEATH IN QUIET RESIDENTIAL STREET AFTER HE REFUSED TO HAND OVER THE KEYS TO HIS MECEDES

ILFORD, ESSEX Two carjackers stabbed a businessman to death in a quiet residential street after he refused to hand over the keys to his Mercedes, a court heard today (weds). Rory Gordon, 23, and Jae-don Fearon, 21, allegedly stabbed Harjinder Singh Bhurji, 32, in a struggle over the keys for his black Mercedes SLK. The successful garage owner was fatally attacked in front of a terrified female passenger on September 13, 2011, the Old Bailey heard. Mr Bhurji, from Highbury Gardens, Ilford, Essex, bled to death at the scene in Stoneleigh Road, Ilford.
  April 02, 2014

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HANDCUFFS HYSTERECTOMY 'DOOMED TO FAIL'

WEST COUNTRY A woman who was set to have a 'handcuff hysterectomy' was granted a reprieve today (weds) after a specialist said the operation 'could be doomed to failure'. The operation has been scheduled in the West Country for tomorrow, after the woman, who is mentally unwell, began suffering from a serious medical condition. She was to be restrained and escorted by four guards from a mental health unit to the hospital. But a specialist told the High Court that the proposed procedure might not work.
 
April 02, 2014

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MCGEE:RIFLEMAN CAUGHT WITH HOMEMADE NAIL BOMB IN BEDROOM

ECCLES, MANCHESTER A teenage rifleman caught with The Anarchist Cookbook and a homemade nail bomb in his bedroom appeared in court today (weds). Ryan McGee, 19, was serving with 5th Batallion the Rifles in Paderborn, Germany, when police executed a search warrant at his Manchester address. They discovered a copy of The Anarchist Cookbook, a homemade nail bomb and some right-wing literature, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard. McGee was taken into military custody and flown back to the UK where he was arrested on arrival at Heathrow Airport on December 2.
  April 02, 2014

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MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PC BLAKELOCK REFUSES TO TAKE STAND

TOTTENHAM; HACKNEY; SUNDERLAND The man accused of murdering PC Keith Blakelock refused to take the stand at the Old Bailey today (weds). Nicky Jacobs, who was 16 at the time of the killing in 1985, allegedly used a knife during the attack on the father-of-three and his colleague PC Richard Coombes. Jacobs, who is now 45, is said to have boasted in a rap poem about using a 'chopper' on the 40-year-old officer after the killing. After the prosecution closed its case today (tues) defence barrister Courtenay Griffiths, QC, said: 'The defendant chooses to exercise his right not to give evidence.'

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