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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:18:44 GMT 275 TOURISTS GAVE POLICE STATEMENTS IN WAKE OF TUNISIAN BEACH KILLINGS http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ CENTRAL LONDON Detectives have interviewed 275 witnesses who saw 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia being gunned down on their sunbeds, an inquest into the beach massacre heard today. More than 1,000 witnesses were on the beach when Seifeddine Rezgui, 28, went on the rampage with an AK47 assault rifle. Stephen Mellor, 59, died of gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, West London Coroners Court was told at a brief hearing. The Cornish engineer, who worked in Bodmin, died protecting his wife Cheryl from the murderous IS-linked gunman. His body was identified from fingerprints and dental records, and will be now be released to his family. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:27:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ ATUQIYA: LIFE SENTENCES FOR THE HALLOWEEN KILLERS http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ DAGENHAM/BOROUGH Two killers who stabbed a student to death after stalking him through the streets on Halloween have been jailed for 36 years today (Fri). Ronnie Atuqiya, 21, and Chudi Ajufo, 18, knifed David Maxwell twice in the back after a confrontation outside a convenience store in Borough, south London. The pair had been caught on CCTV tailing the 18-year-old through the streets as he went to meet a friend. One of them then pulled out a knife and stabbed Mr Maxwell twice in the back, causing a fatal injury to the heart. Judge Nicholas Cooke QC said he could not rule who the knifeman was, but said both Atuqiya and Ajufo were equally responsible for the killing. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:59:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ SMALL:BOXING CHAMP GAVE IT UP FOR ISLAM. NOW HE'S ACCUSED OF TERROR OFFENCES http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ SHADWELL, EAST HAM, BECKENHAM A former British and Commonwealth boxing champion quit the sport at the height of his career because the 'gambling, alcohol and scantily-clad women' at the venues were against his Islamic faith, a court heard today (Fri). Anthony Small, 34, later sold his gloves and other memorabilia to fund his travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, it is claimed. He planned to go to the war-torn country with two other suspected terrorists but broke his hand two days before the trip, the Old Bailey has heard. His friends, Michael Coe, 34, and Simon Keeler, 44, were arrested on 30 November last year after being discovered in the back of a lorry at Dover. Both had false identity documents to enable them to leave the UK, jurors have heard. Giving evidence today (Fri) an emotional Small told how he rose to boxing fame with his crowd-pleasing 'antics' inside and outside the ring. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:43:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ RANA:HONOUR KILLING WITNESS SOBS AS SHE TELLS OF REVENGE KILLING http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ WOLVERHAMPTON/BIRMINGHAM A young student broke down in tears as she described the moment her mother was gunned down at the family's front gate. Gulam Asia, 49, was murdered by her vengeful son-in-law Tariq Rana, 31, after her eldest daughter fled their abusive marriage, it is said. He is accused of travelling to Pakistan to exact revenge on her family when his bride, 28-year-old Ayesha Riaz, refused to come back to him. Mrs Asia's youngest daughter Noor Riaz had been trying to sleep when she heard the doorbell followed by shots ringing out on the afternoon of 27 July 2013. Her sister Insha claims she saw Rana fleeing the scene dressed in shorts and a t-shirt and holding a gun, along with a second man who has never been identified. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:12:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ SHAKIL: MUM DENIES JOINING ISLAMIC STATE http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ BURTON-ON-TRENT, STOKE, HEATHROW, CENTRAL LONDON A young mother who allegedly joined IS fanatics in Syria with her one-year-old son denied inciting terrorism and being a member of a banned organisation today (thurs). Tareena Shakil, 26, is said to have joined IS last year after being radicalised by extremist online propaganda. But Shakil, reputed to be a fan of ITV's The Only Way Is Essex, claims she pulled off a dramatic escape from the war-torn region to avoid becoming a 'jihadi bride'. She was arrested by counter-terrorism police in February upon her return to UK, after successfully crossing the border into Turkey. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:40:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ 'THE ELIMINATOR' IS CLEARED OF MURDERING ROBBERY SUSPECT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ MILL HILL A police marksman known as 'The Eliminator' who was today (Fri) acquitted of murder after shooting dead an armed robbery suspect has gunned down another four criminals - killing two of them. Anthony Long, 58, fired eight bullets at close range into the VW Golf carrying Azelle Rodney, 24, when armed police boxed in the car during a 'hard stop'. The jury were unaware Long had previously shot dead two robbers, seriously wounded a third and also left a wife killer fighting for his life in intensive care. The specialist firearms officer, who had been in the force for 30 years, squeezed the trigger just 0.06 seconds after pulling up alongside Rodney's car. Long, then known only as 'E7', pumped eight rounds into the vehicle in 2.1 seconds. Six of the bullets hit back seat passenger Mr Rodney, two of which were fired into the top of his head, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Old Bailey heard. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:24:00 GMT http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/