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May 21, 2015

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SARDAR:TAXI DRIVER GUILTY OF MURDERING US SOLDIER WITH IED

WEMBLEY, NORTHWEST LONDON A London taxi driver who murdered an American soldier with a roadside IED during a terrorist campaign in Iraq is facing life behind bars. Expert bomb maker Anis Sardar, 38, planned to slaughter coalition forces with a series of improvised explosive devices planted near Baghdad in 2007. Sardar was today (Thurs) found guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder at Woolwich Crown Court. He is due to be sentenced tomorrow (fri) morning.
  May 19, 2015

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SARDAR:JURY SENT OUT IN BOMB MAKER TRIAL

WEMBLEY The jury trying a London taxi driver accused of murdering an American soldier with a roadside bomb in Iraq retired to consider its verdicts today (tues). Anis Abid Sardar, 38, allegedly planned to slaughter coalition forces with a series of improvised explosive devices planted near Baghdad in 2007. One detonated fully under a US military vehicle killing Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson, 34, who was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the court heard. Sardar, described by prosecutors as a specialist in the 'deadly trade' of explosives, is facing a landmark trial accused of murder, conspiracy to murder, and conspiracy to cause an explosion.
 
May 18, 2015

ASHIQ:TEEN DECLARD ADMIRATION FOR ISIS ON CHATROULETTE

COVENTRY A teenager who tried to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State declared his admiration for the terror group on Chatroulette, a court heard today (MON). Zakariya Ashiq, then 19, used the random webcam meeting site to encourage another Muslim to join ISIS because they will pay a 'good wage' and find him a wife, it is claimed. Ashiq himself tried to travel from his home in Coventry to Syria but was unable to find a way through from Turkey and Jordan, jurors heard. He used the internet messaging service Whatsapp to beg his friends to help get him across the border to join Islamic State, saying: 'If Allah accepts me I am doing Ishtishadi [martyrdom] against any... all of these people.'
  May 18, 2015

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BHARIJ:DISGRUNTLED ASDA BAKER HELPED RAIDERS

STAMFORD HILL, NORTH LONDON; GREENWICH, SYDENHAM, LADYWELL, SOUTHEAST LONDON Three robbers who carried out an £80,000 raid at Asda with the help of a baker recently demoted by the store were jailed for a total of 36 years today (Mon). Parminder Bharij, 30, harboured a grievance with his employers after losing his job as a cashier at the supermarket in Stamford Hill, north London. Bharij tipped off Fabian Campbell, 26, and Hassan Hussyein, 25, that only four staff would be on duty late on the evening of February 4 this year, the Old Bailey heard. Campbell, Hussain and an unknown accomplice parked in the shop's loading bay and went in through the rear staff entrance on 4 February just before 11.30pm.
 
May 08, 2015

RANA: JUNE TRIAL FOR MOTHER-IN-LAW MURDERER

BIRMINGHAM; WOLVERHAMPTON A British national accused of gunning down his mother-in-law in Pakistan will stand trial in June. Tariq Rana, 31, is accused murdering 49-year-old Gulam Asia, the mother of his estranged Pakistani wife. She was fatally injured after she was shot several times outside her home in Lahore on 27 July 2013. Rana's sister, Nargus Ahmed, 33, and her husband, Muhammad Adeel, 35, both from Birmingham, are charged with assisting an offender.
  May 01, 2015

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OKAFOR: LIFE SENTENCE FOR CBBC MURDERER

VAUXHALL, CENTRAL LONDON, DULWICH A teenager who knifed a CBBC star to death outside a nightclub and confessed to his girlfriend before fleeing to Nigeria was jailed for life today (Fri). Jeffrey Okafor was just 18 when he murdered 19-year-old Carl Beatson-Asiedu after he finished a set at Club Life in Goding Street, Vauxhall in 2009. Okafor, now 24, was the knifeman who stabbed Mr Beatson-Asiedu as two groups of clubbers battled outside venue. Within an hour of the attack Okafor phoned girlfriend Merissa Anderson to say he had been involved in a 'madness'.
 
April 30, 2015

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OKAFOR:TEENAGER WHO MURDERED CBBC STAR FACING LIFE IN JAIL

VAUXHALL, EAST DULWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A teenager who knifed a CBBC star to death outside a nightclub and confessed to his girlfriend before fleeing to Nigeria is facing a life sentence. Jeffrey Okafor was just 18 when he murdered 19-year-old Carl Beatson-Asiedu after he finished a set at Club Life in Goding Street, Vauxhall in 2009. Okafor, now 24, was the knifeman who stabbed Mr Beatson-Asiedu as two gangs of clubbers battled outside venue. Within an hour of the attack Okafor phoned girlfriend Merissa Anderson to say he had been involved in a 'madness', jurors heard.
  April 29, 2015

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JIHADIST GUILTY OF GROOMING PAL TO CARRY OUT RIGBY-STYLE MURDER

MANOR PARK, EAST LONDON A teenage Jihadi who tried to groom his mentally disabled friend into carrying out a Lee Rigby copycat killing is facing years behind bars. Kazi Islam, 18, fed pal Harry Thomas reams of extremist propaganda to manipulate him into murdering a British soldier. He hatched the plan after the gruesome murder of Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich in 2013, and began scouring the internet for tips on the 'best jihad'. Islam preyed on Asperger's sufferer Mr Thomas, 21, demanding he buy ingredients for a pipe bomb and go to the pharmacy for bottles of hydrogen peroxide.
 
April 29, 2015

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DANIEL ATKINS: MISTAKE LED TO KILLER'S RELEASE FROM HOSPITAL AND DEATH RAMPAGE

BROMLEY A schizophrenic patient 'went wild' and killed his 71-year-old neighbour two days after a 'fatally flawed' decision was made to release him from a mental hospital. Daniel Atkins, 31, attacked 'peace-loving' Ronald Parsons at his home in Bromley, Kent, after he was released back into the community by scandal-hit Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Atkins has had long-standing mental health issues since 2004 and had previously been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, the Old Bailey heard. Judge Paul Worsley said: 'This case concerns the violent death of Ronald Parsons who died when attacked by the defendant Daniel Atkins, now 31 years of age. 'Mr Atkins was the neighbour of Mr Parsons. 'Mr Atkins had been discharged from hospital where he was undergoing psychiatric treatment on 28 February 2014. 'Tragically that decision has proved to be fatally flawed because within two days he had gone on to kill Mr Parsons.
  April 28, 2015

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SARDARl:BRITON MASTERMINDED MURDEROUS BOMBING CAMPAIGN IN IRAQ

WEMBLEY, NORTHWEST LONDON A British student masterminded a terrorist campaign in Iraq which killed an American soldier with a roadside bomb, a court heard today (tues). Anis Abid Sardar, 38, allegedly planned to slaughter coalition forces with a series of improvised explosive devices in Baghdad in 2007. One of the four bombs detonated fully under a US military vehicle and killed Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson, 34, who was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, a jury heard. The IED bore the fingerprint of Sardar's accomplice Sajjad Adnan, who was arrested and handed over to the Iraqi authorities, it is claimed.
 
April 27, 2015

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IBRAHIM: DRUG BARON 'GOLDIE' AND HENCHMAN 'SCARECROW' SHOT STUDENT IN REVENGE ATTACK

GREENWICH, SOUTH-EAST LONDON A drug baron nicknamed 'Goldie' and his henchman 'Scarecrow' shot a teenage carpentry student in the head in a revenge attack for moving in on their turf, the Old Bailey heard. Charlie Wright, 17, was shot at close range when he opened the door to a regular customer he thought wanted to buy drugs. Instead, the slim teenager was ambushed by three men and shot during the ensuing 'scuffle', the court heard. Mohammed Ibrahim, 26, Hassan Hassan, 33, and Colin Anderson, 48, are accused of carrying out the murder in the early hours of April 23 2010, at the flat in Calvert Road, Greenwich, southeast London.
  April 23, 2015

TEEN WAS 'CURIOUS' WHEN HE DOWNLOADED BOMB MAKING MANUALS

MANOR PARK, EAST LONDON A teenager accused of plotting a Lee Rigby style murder of a British soldier told the Old Bailey he downloaded bomb making manuals and extremist rants because he was 'curious'. Kazi Islam, 18, is accused of grooming a vulnerable friend to help acquire the parts for a pipe bomb and plotting the murder of a soldier on UK streets. He admitted attending meetings of a banned terrorist group led by preacher Anjem Choudary in the wake of the murder of Fusilier Rigby. Islam told the court today (Thurs) he went to a handful of meetings of Choudary's proscribed group Al-Muhajiroun to find out more about Muslim extremism.

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