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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.
 
April 21, 2015

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JEFFREY OKAFOR:KILLER FLED TO NIGERIA AFTER NIGHTCLUB KILLING

VAUXHALL/EAST DULWICH A teenager confessed to stabbing a DJ and children's television presenter to death outside a nightclub before he fled to Nigeria, a court heard. 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, it is claimed. Okafor, now 24, was allegedly 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', Woolwich Crown Court heard. A few days later he confessed to stabbing Mr Beatson, who was known as 'Charmz' and had had appeared in CBBC's 'MI High.'
  April 21, 2015

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KHOORBAN:SOLDIER RAPED GIRL CELEBRATING END OF GCSEs

GREENWICH, WOOLWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON; EAST HAM, EAST LONDON A 'violent sexual predator' raped one of his two victims in the VIP area of West End nightclub as she celebrated the end of her GSCEs, a court heard. Former soldier Solomon Khoorban, 33, attacked the 16-year-old girl at the Equinox nightclub in Leicester Square edging up to her on the dance floor. He asked her to go upstairs to talk and the girl agreed because her feet were hurting after dancing in high heels. Khoorban got into the empty VIP area and punched the teenager in the face so hard she lost consciousness before he raped her.
 
April 20, 2015

BENSAFI: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FORGED PAPERS FOR CONCIERGE JOBS

STRATFORD, WOOLWICH Two illegal overstayers who used forged documents to get jobs as concierges with a leading property management firm were spared jail today (MON). Algerian Hamid Bensafi, 45, and Ugandan Kivumbi Kimbowa, 39, were caught out after the human resources manager at Rendall & Rittner went on a training course with City of London police. Checks on all the staff revealed Bensafi supplied a false French identity card while Kimbowa had a forged visa stamp on his genuine passport. The Old Bailey heard Bensafi came to the UK in 2002 on a six month visa but remained in the country illegally.
  April 20, 2015

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ISLAM:JIHADIST GROOMED PAL TO CARRY OUT RIGBY STYLE ATTACK

MANOR PARK, EAST LONDON A teenage jihadist tried to manipulate his mentally disabled friend into carrying out a Lee Rigby-style murder of a British soldier, the Old Bailey heard today (Mon). Kazi Islam, 18, allegedly praised the killers of Fusilier Rigby and urged his impressionable pal to prepare for another attack, telling him: 'When I give the order I want you to kill a soldier'. Islam groomed the 19-year-old, who has learning difficulties, with a combination of threats, bullying, and propaganda about British soldiers 'murdering innocent children', the court heard. Prosecutor Annabel Darlow QC said Islam also used his friend to assemble parts for a pipe bomb, including fireworks, hydrogen peroxide, pipes, metal end caps and glue.
 
April 13, 2015

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HASSAN:TEEN SHOT DEAD IN TURF WAR BETWEEN DRUG BARONS

GREENWICH, BROCKLEY, ELTHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON A carpentry student was shot in the head in the latest part of a murderous turf war between drug barons, the Old Bailey heard today (mon). Charlie Wright, 17, was shot in the face at close range in a flat in Greenwich, southeast London. Mohammed Ibrahim, 26, Hassan Hassan, 33, Colin Anderson, 48, are accused of murdering the teenager in the early hours of 23 April 2010 in Calvert Road, Greenwich. Jurors heard Charlie had been recruited into the 'dark world' of drug dealing by a Somalian man Ibrahim Aden, known as 'Double D'.
  March 27, 2015

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HANA KHAN: WANNABE JIHADI BRIDE SPARED JAIL FOR FUNDING TERROR

WILLESDEN, WOOLWICH A would-be Jihadi bride who sent £1,000 to fund her cheating boyfriend's bloody terrorist crusade in Syria was spared jail today (Fri) after he dumped her for another woman. Naive Hana Khan, 23, was infatuated with bad boy lover Jafar Turay, 28, who fled the country in July 2012. She transferred funds to him after he sent her sickening pictures of Syrian children holding AK47 machine guns, which she told him were 'beautiful'. Khan, who is from a 'sheltered background' believed she would marry the runaway Jihadi, previously known as Joel Kelvin Daley.

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