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RUSSIAN ASSASSINS INVITED TO GIVE EVIDENCE AT LITVINENKO ENQUIRY


cnl_m_litvinenko_web.jpgCENTRAL LONDON

Two Russians accused of engineering a 'a miniature nuclear attack on the streets of London' and murdering dissident spy Alexander Litvinenko were invited to give evidence at the public inquiry.

Mr Litvinenko, 43, was poisoned with deadly polonium-210 while drinking tea at a London hotel in 2006, while meeting with former KGB bodyguard Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun in central London.

On his deathbed, the former FSB spy accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of involvement in his death.

The Russian government have refused to extradite the two suspected killers, despite 'sustained diplomatic efforts'.

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Three teenage robbers carried out a series of knifepoint raids on amusement arcades. Ashley Samuel, 18, Yahya Ahmed, 19, and Mohamed Sayid, 19, were jailed for a total of 25 years. Here they are, robbing one Quicksilve arcade in Bethnal Green, followed by another a raid in Ilford, east London.

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January 26, 2015

MUGHAL:NATWEST BANK MANAGER HANDED FRAUDSTER £830,000


cnl_umar_mughal_web.jpg BRENTWOOD, ESSEX; WALTHAMSTOW, EAST LONDON

A NatWest bank manager handed a fraudster posing as a wealthy 91-year-old customer £830,000 after telling him 'you look good for your age', a court heard today (mon).

Umar Mughal, 27, paid the conman a compliment before approving the bogus transfer of funds at the Brentwood branch in Essex where he worked.

He allegedly failed to carry out any checks to confirm the identity of the unknown man who came into the branch on 9 May 2012 claiming to be Alexander Gamble.

When asked the next day if he noticed whether the customer was 91, he said: 'I made a compliment to him - you look good for your age.'


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  January 26, 2015

WEST:TRIO CLEARED OF AXE SLAYING


cnl_danny_gough_1a_copy3.jpgCROYDON, SUTTON, SOUTH LONDON; SLOUGH, BERKS

Three men accused of hacking a father-to-be to death in front of his pregnant fiance walked free from court today (MON) after being cleared of murder.

Danny Gough, 24, was cut down with an axe and a machete by masked intruders at his home in Croydon, south London, in December 2010.

Prosecutors claimed the killing was a carefully-planned revenge attack by Sam Monteith, 32, Stephen Dougherty, 35, and Paul West, 29.

But they denied any involvement and jurors acquitted all three of the charge after deliberating for more than a week.


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January 27, 2015

PALADI: ROMANIAN WAS CASHPOINT FRAUDSTER SHOCK


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A Romanian fraudster has admitted using computer malware to steal £1.6m from cash machines across the UK.

Grigore Paladi, 37, was part of a gang that infected 52 ATMs during the Spring bank holiday weekend in 2014.

Paladi was seen hovering around a cash machine in Broscoe Street, Liverpool, at 3am on 31 May.

Suspicions were raised because Paladi and several other men was paying attention to the ATM but not withdrawing cash.


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  January 27, 2015

HEISS: ACCUSED STRANGLER IN COURT


KINGSTON

A 30-year-old man appeared at the Old Bailey today (Tues) accused of strangling his mother to death.

Sean Heiss is charged with the murder of Margaret Sheehy, who was found dead in her ground floor flat in Springfield Road, Kingston, Surrey, on 12 June 2012.

Police were called when the victim failed to turn up for work at Intelliflo, a financial software company behind Kingston police station.

The 58-year-old's lifeless body was found lying on her couch when police forced their way into the property.


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