, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:27:23 GMT HARTOPP:PARAMEDIC BOASTED ABOUT NOT PRACTICING SAFE SEX LEICESTER A paramedic boasted about not practising safe sex and joked 'I'm not touching your tits' instead of rushing a frail dementia patient to hospital, a tribunal heard. Jeffrey Hartopp put the elderly woman at 'significant risk' when making quips instead of calling for an ambulance to take her for treatment, it is said. The paramedic, from the Leicester Partnership NHS Trust, allegedly told the woman, known as Patient B, in front of a shocked care home worker: 'Don't worry, I'm not touching your tits.' He is said to have joked later: 'Oh well I don't practice safe sex anyway.' Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:18:00 GMT TELLA:LET OFF FOR 'MULE' WHO HELPED GANG RIP OFF PENSIONERS LEWISHAM, EAST DULWICH, SOUTH LONDON; WOOD GREEN, NORT LONDON; MARLOW, BUCKS A teenager who helped a gang of fraudsters raid the life savings of pensioners after being promised 'easy money' on WhatsApp and BlackBerry messenger was spared jail today (Mon). Christiana Tella, 19, was one of seven paid around £300 for the use of their bank accounts, so con artists could fleece elderly savers of thousands of pounds. The scheme was allegedly organised by Olawabiyi Ayanwale, 25, with the help of a Nationwide bank clerk who cannot be named for legal reasons. The bank worker used the bank accounts of the others to set up standing orders of £2500 designed to clean out the savings of the victims. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:04:00 GMT DOYLE: LORRY DRIVER IN COURT OVER CYCLIST DEATH CENTRAL LONDON, WILLESDEN A lorry driver accused of causing the death of a cyclist at one of London's deadliest junctions appeared at the Old Bailey today (Mon). Vincent Doyle, 44, allegedly killed German postgraduate student Janina Gehlau at Ludgate Circus last year. The skip loader driven by Doyle collided with the 26-year-old as he turned left at the junction with Farringdon Street on 17 October. She died three days later with her family by her bedside in the Royal London hospital. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:00 GMT SNELLING:BANK WORKER ACCUSED OF £17,000 CHEQUE SCAM ROMFORD A Barclays bank worker accused of making £17,000 worth of cheques payable to herself appeared at the Old Bailey today (Mon). Lorna Snelling, 38, allegedly swiped five cheques while working in the bank's accounts department. Prosecutors say she then made them payable to herself before cashing the cheques to make £16,926 between July and September last year. Snelling is also accused of defrauding around £4,000 while working in the accounts department of insurance agency Beazley. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:58:00 GMT HAYES: JURY SENT OUT TO CONSIDER FATE OF ALLEGED LIBOR RATE FIXER FLEET, HANTS The jury trying a City trader accused of rigging Libor rates was sent out today (mon) to begin its deliberations. Tom Hayes, 35, a former employee of UBS and Citigroup, allegedly pestered broker pals to swing the London Interbank Offered Rate in his favour. In return he bribed them with brokerage fees, promising to 'share the lump' while they jokingly demanded bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, Southwark Crown Court has heard. He suggested they offer presents to their 'cash boys', who controlled the rates, including curry dinners and trips to a strip club, jurors were told. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:24:00 GMT SHAFIQ:WOULD BE JIHADI BRIDE OFFERED SYRIA TRAVEL ADVICE HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON A would-be Jihadi bride used Skype to advise a terrorist on how to get to Syria to fight in the country's brutal civil war after trawling Facebook to find Muslim friends, a court heard today (Mon). Angela Shafiq, 22, began chatting with former postal worker Mohammed Nahin Ahmed, 23, who she has never met, after adding him on the social networking site, jurors heard. The pair discussed marriage and travelling to war-torn Syria, where Ahmed hoped to join an Islamist terrorist group called 'kataib al muhajireen', it is claimed. Shafiq allegedly told the Jihadi to get a first aid certificate so he could pretend to be an aid worker and helped him to renew his passport before he left the UK with pal Yusuf Zubair Sarwar, 23, in May 2013. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:54:00 GMT