, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Mon, 02 May 2016 09:13:37 GMT HENRY: THROAT SLASHER GETS 20 YEARS DAGENHAM A knifeman who came within a millimetre of killing a man after attempting to slash his throat has been jailed for 20 years. Tony Henry, 39, lunged at 36-year old Perrie Gould with a Stanley knife after accusing the man of stealing from him. The two men were known to each other and CCTV showed them both at William Hill on the Heathway, Dagenham, a short while before the stabbing. The pair were then captured on CCTV arguing in the nearby Dean’s Peri Peri takeaway. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:00:00 GMT PATEL: BANK MANAGER SPARED JAIL OVER £265,000 FRAUD ILFORD, LEYTONSTONE A Barclays bank manager who stole £265,000 from customers was spared jail today (FRI) because he suffers from bipolar disorder. Abubaker Patel, 36, transferred the cash out of seven business and personal accounts over eight days while working at the Leytonstone branch in east London. Patel later admitted he had been approached by a criminal gang to carry out the scam. The bank managed to recover £177,000 of the money but fraudsters got away with the remaining £88,000. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:26:00 GMT GAYLE: BANK OF TERROR FRAUDSTERS FACE JAIL HOLLOWAY, FINSBURY PARK; MITCHAM A gang of fraudsters who stole almost £1 million from pensioners to support ISIS terrorists in Syria are facing years behind bars today.(Fri) The nine 'Bank of Terror' swindlers preyed on victims by posing as police officers to persuade them to transfer cash into accounts controlled by their associates. The gang targeted at least 18 victims from across the UK, some of whom were in their nineties, netting more than £600,000. X-Factor reject Nathan Fagan-Gayle, 29, who appeared on the ninth series of the ITV show, received a £20,000 chunk of £130,000 stolen from 73-year-old Elizabeth Curtis. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:24:00 GMT DUVENAGE: LET OFF FOR ROD NICKER CENTRAL LONDON An assistant manager at a high-end fishing store who stole tackle to help fund care for his disabled four-year-old son wept as he was spared jail. Charl Duvenage, 39, spent years at Farlows of Pall Mall stealing quality fishing rods to sell on eBay and help support his young child. He began by buying items with his staff discount card and selling them at a higher price online before thieving from stock rooms. Duvenage wiped away tears as Judge Michael Gledhill QC said he felt it would be unfair on his son if he were to jail him. Judge Gledhill said: 'It is no fault of his that his father has committed these offences and by sending you to prison the people that would suffer most would be your family and I hope that that disgusts you. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:08:00 GMT ABDI:SERIAL SEX ATTACKER WAS OBSESSED WITH ORIENTAL WOMEN POPLAR, CANARY WHARF, EAST LONDON A serial sex attacker obsessed with Oriental women who claimed his last victim on police bail is facing years behind bars today (thurs). Liban Abdi, 28, carried out three separate attacks in one day including one on a woman in her seventies. The Somalian later dragged a fourth woman into an old pub car park and raped her twice, before telling her: 'I love Chinese and Japanese.' Abdi was arrested at home on 7 December 2014 and clothing, including a distinctive New York Yankees red and green striped hat, along with a mobile phone were seized for forensic testing. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:56:00 GMT JAMES FAIRWEATHER: 'I DON'T GIVE A SHIT' SAYS SCHOOLBOY SADIST AS HE IS JAILED FOR 27 YEARS COLCHESTER A sadistic schoolboy gave the thumbs up to his parents from the dock today (Fri) as the court heard how his obsession with serial killers drove him to murder two complete strangers. James Fairweather, 17, was just 15 when he butchered father-of-five James Attfield and student Nahid Almanea in Colchester in 2014 and will be given two life sentences. The teenager, was not stopped until May last year when dog walker Michelle Sadler, 41, alerted police as Fairweather hunted for his third victim. He was spotted lurking in the bushes near the spot where he had slain Saudi Arabian Ms Almanea, 31, with a 10in bayonet as she walked along a footpath to Essex University. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:33:00 GMT