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 Thu, 28 May 2015 04:43:15 GMT CALLENDER:BROTHERS MURDERED TEEN IN DELIBERATE HIT AND RUN http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ NEW CROSS, LEWISHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON Two brothers murdered a teenager by crushing him against railings in a deliberate hit-and-run attack, the Old Bailey heard today (weds). Dwight Callender, 27, and his brother Derrell, 25, killed 17-year-old Johnson Ndjoli by ramming him with their white van, it is said. The teenager was left in a coma with devastating brain injuries and died seven-and-a-half months later. The Callender brothers were convicted and jailed in 2009 for the attempted murder of Mr Ndjoli and his friend, Mohammed Turay. Wed, 27 May 2015 13:07:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ASHIQ:SIX YEARS FOR MUSLIM FANATIC WHO TRIED TO HITCHHIKE TO SYRIA http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ COVENTRY A young British Muslim fanatic who tried to hitchhike to Syria to fight with the Islamic State was jailed for six years today (Weds). Factory worker Zakariya Ashiq, 20, spent two weeks travelling from his home in Coventry but repeatedly failed to cross the border into the war-torn country. He begged for ISIS fighters to come and help and was even prepared to become a martyr. But he ended up flying back to the UK from Jordan - and into the arms of the police. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:32:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ CLARKE:MUGGER RETURNED HANDBAG TO VICTIM http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ HACKNEY, EAST LONDON A mugger returned a stolen handbag to his victim days after snatching it in a violent robbery, a court heard. George Clarke, 22, allegedly targeted shop worker Natalia Mensah as she left work on 2 September last year. The alleged victim was pushed to the ground and dragged along the floor by Clarke during the attack, the Old Bailey heard. Clarke, who Ms Mensah recognised as a friend from the Ghanaian community, made off with her black Ted Baker handbag containing around £10 in cash, it is claimed. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:39:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ POWELL:SISTERS IMPORTED COCAINE INSIDE SOUVENIRS FROM ST LUCIA http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ LEYTON, HACKNEY, EAST LONDON; SOUTHEND, ESSEX Two sisters tried to import almost three kilos of cocaine from St Lucia hidden among souvenirs from the Caribbean island, a court heard. American customs officers intercepted a package containing the drug on route to 37-year-old Jacqulyn Powell's flat in Leyton, east London, jurors were told. Six heat-sealed packages were found sewed into the lining of a handbag posted along with holiday souvenirs, it is alleged. After marking the items with a special marker pen police officers allowed the box to continue on its journey. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:12:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ NAWAZ:BUSINESSMAN FACING JAIL FOR BRITISH GAS CON http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ILFORD A businessman who conned British Gas out of £325,000 is facing jail. Shah Nawaz, 38, arranged for up to 250 customers to switch to rival energy firms without paying their existing bills. The company director falsely claimed that the customers' businesses had ceased trading and that another business had taken over trading. Nawaz, boss of Icon Marketing Ltd, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud between 30 June 2010 and 30 August 2013. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:49:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ HAYES:LIBOR SCAM TRADER TRIED TO LURE BROTHER INTO PLOT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ FLEET, HANTS A 'greedy' City trader accused of involvement in a huge scam to rig Libor interest rates tried to lure his 'young grad' brother into his plot, a court heard today (weds). Tom Hayes, 35, a former employee of UBS and Citigroup, pestered pals to instruct their 'cash boys' to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate in his favour. The 'highly successful' Tokyo-based trader was able to score enormous profits for his employers while pocketing pay packets worth millions between 2006 and 2010. This is the first trial concerning manipulation of Libor - the benchmark used to determine the interest charged on loans worth billions between banks. Wed, 27 May 2015 13:49:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/