CourtNewsUK.co.uk, CourtNewsUK.co.uk http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:21:35 GMT PLEBGATE MP MITCHELL FACES MASSIVE LEGAL BILL AS HE LOSES 'SUN' LIBEL CASE http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ CENTRAL LONDON Andrew Mitchell did use the 'politically toxic word' pleb in his rant at a Downing Street police officer as High Court judge ruled today (thurs). The disgraced Tory MP sensationally lost his Plebgate libel action after Mr Justice Mitting found in favour of The Sun newspaper. The 58-year-old, who had vigorously denied using the word as he attempted to cycle through the main gates at Number 10, appeared shocked as the decision was announced. His two daughters, wife and close friend David Davis MP gathered around the MP to comfort him. After suing The Sun for breaking the 'Plebgate' story, the MP for Sutton Coldfield was himself sued for calling an officer on duty at the time, PC Toby Rowland, a 'serial liar'. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:45:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ANKERS: LABOUR MP 'THREATENED TO KILL HERSELF' IF MILLBAND BECAME LABOUR LEADER http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ MORDEN/SITTINGBOURNE A man accused of stealing an MP's phone and trying to sell it to The Sun for £10,000 said he read a 'bitchy' text about Ed Miliband after finding it on a Tube train. Michael Ankers, 30, denies swiping Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh's mobile from her car in October 2010. The Sun's chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker, 53, is said to have looked at texts and emails on the phone after Ankers got in touch. Ms McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden in south London, was a whip in Gordon Brown's government. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:36:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ DR DAVID MANSFIELD: KIDS LEFT ALONE WITH RADIOACTIVE KIT BY AFFAIR TEACHER http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ HULL A science teacher who left a class unattended with radioactive isotopes in the room and told pupils of his affair has been told he can carry on working. Dr David Mansfield, 48, also failed to report that a radioactive isotope went missing from his classroom at Kelvin Hall School, in Kingston-upon-Hull. The former head of science was suspended following the 15 October 2012 incident amid allegations he had asked witnesses to change their statements. During the investigation, allegations emerged that he had inappropriately told pupils he had left his wife for another woman who he planned to marry. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:08:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ONI: NURSE WHO FAILED TO CALL AMBULANCE FOR FASTING HEART ATTACK PROPHET SUSPENDED FOR 12 MONTHS http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ LEYTON, EAST LONDON A nurse who drove a prophet to hospital rather than calling for an ambulance when she had a heart attack after fasting for nine days has been banned for 12 months. Mary Oni was asked to check on the woman at a Fountain of Peace church in Leyton, east London, but by the time she got her to Whipps Cross hospital rigor mortis had already set in. Oni, a nurse at the hospital, had just finished her third consecutive night shift on 31 May 2013. On her way home she received a call from her church pastor who told her the prophet was ill. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:07:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ GIDDINGS: NURSE STRUCK OFF AFTER CALLING BOSS A BITCH http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ BRISTOL A nurse who called his boss a bitch and shoved her in front of police has been struck off. Mathew Giddings shoved the care home manager in the chest she accused him of being drunk on duty at St George Care Home, Bristol. A half-empty bottle of vodka was later found in Giddings' rucksack, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Concerns were first raised about Giddings when he turned up for a night shift at St George's, 'disheveled' and 'unsteady' on his feet. Giddings denied he had been drinking, but was sent home by the manager regardless. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:20:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ MCGEE: SOLDIER WITH PICKLE JAR NAIL BOMB FACES JAIL http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ECCLES A serving British soldier with extreme right-wing views is facing jail today (Fri) after he was caught with a copy of The Anarchist's Cookbook and a nailbomb made from a pickle jar. Ryan McGee, 20, who was serving with 5th Batallion the Rifles in Paderborn, Germany, had extremist materials, explosives and a cache of weapons. Police recovered the material from bedroom of McGee's Manchester home which was adorned with an EDL flag. The bomb could have been lethal if connected to a simple battery and detonated with a mobile phone. Officers found an array of firearms, axes and knives hidden under a chest of drawers as well as several explosive devices he was experimenting with in his family home in Eccles. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:15:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/