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September 16, 2014
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SHEREKA:SCHOOLGIRL SHOT DEAD AS SHE TURNED UP WITH BIRTHDAY GIFTS

HACKNEY, EAST LONDON A 15-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead by a friend minutes after she turned up at his home with his birthday presents, a court heard today (Tues). Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh bled to death from a single bullet wound to the neck at the house in Hackney, East London. The boy, who turned 15 that day, claimed the 7.65mm pistol fired 'unexpectedly' as he showed it to Shereka, jurors heard. He first told police he had found the weapon on Hackney Marsh but later admitted he was holding it for someone he refused to name.

 
September 16, 2014

KERRY: SEX ATTACKER WANTED 'LOVE'

BETHNAL GREEM A sex attacker who assaulted a woman in her own home after telling her he was dying and wanted 'some love' has been was spared jail. Melvyn Kerry, 64, went to the woman's house twice on 28 December 2013, trying to persuade her to let him in. She kept telling him she was busy, but she eventually agreed to have a drink and a chat. David Baird, prosecuting, said: 'The conversation turned to whether she was attracted to him, and she said no.

 



 
September 16, 2014
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JOSEPH:FINANCIER MUST REPAY £2M FROM INSIDER DEALING SCAM

HACKNEY, EAST LONDON; ROCHESTER, KENT; HARROW, COLINDALE, NORTHWEST LONDON; POTTERS BAR, HERTS; PLUMSTEAD, SOUTHEAST LONDON A crooked financier who used secrets stolen from two major investment banks to cash in on takeover bids has been ordered to repay £2million or face an extra six years jail. Richard Joseph's group of insider dealers learnt about takeover bids and mergers involving major companies from their sources in the print rooms of UBS and JP Morgan Cazenove. Armed with the price sensitive details the gang made hundreds of thousands of pounds trading in six stocks, including Reuters Group and Biffa PLC. Other firms targeted were Premier Oil Plc, Vega Group Plc, Enodis Plc, and Thus Group Plc.

 
September 15, 2014

MASTIN:HOSPITAL WORKER THREATENED BOSS FOR ASKING ABOUT CAUTION

MANCHESTER A hospital worker who threatened his manager after being confronted over a police caution for harassment has been suspended. Jason Mastin became aggressive after a 'whistleblower' informed is boss about his caution from Greater Manchester Police for harassing his ex-partner. Mastin had received the caution and a restraining order on 16 October 2011. But the Trafford General Hospital operating department practitioner became angry when asked why he hadn't disclosed the information to his employers.

 
September 15, 2014

BROOMFIELD: VOLUNTARY ERASURE FOR DISHONEST SOCIAL WORKER

NORTH YORKS A social worker who falsely claimed overtime and travel expenses while working for North Yorkshire County Council has been removed from the register. Susan Broomfield pocketed nearly £280 after billing for extra hours on 12 separate days during 2010. She also received £180 by double-billing for one shift and £56 with a series of fraudulent mileage claims. Following an investigation into allegations Broomfield, who had worked for the council for two years, resigned on 20 September 2012.

 
September 15, 2014
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TRAVIS: HORSEPLAY WENT ON AT DLT PANTOMIME THEATRE

AYLESBURY, BUCKS; CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX The pantomime director of the show where Dave Lee Travis allegedly groped a stage hand said 'horseplay' went on because it was a 'theatre not a monastery.' The 69-year-old former Tops of the Pops presenter was cast as Aladdin's evil uncle Abanazar when he allegedly groped the young woman during the run of the early 90s production. The 'Hairy Cornflake' pinned her against the door and forced his hand down the her tracksuit bottoms, Southwark Crown Court has heard. As she frantically pushed the lever handle to slip out Travis was interrupted by the Chuckle Brothers who were playing the Chinese Policemen, jurors heard.

 
September 15, 2014

BELLINGER-BROWN:FORMER CADET CLEARED OF MOLESTING WOMAN

BIGGIN HILL, BROMLEY, KENT A former Cadet Flight Serjeant accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a social event at RAF Biggin Hill walked free today (MON) after being cleared of all charges. James Bellinger-Brown, 21, was said to have attacked the 42 year-old mother-of-two when they returned to her family home in Bromley, Kent. The alleged victim only went to police a year later after she noticed he matched an efit issued during a Crimewatch appeal relating to another attack, the Old Bailey heard. Bellinger-Brown claimed he went to a friend's home after the sit-down dinner at the RAF base on 10 March 2012 and denied any sexual interest in the alleged victim.

 
September 15, 2014
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RIAZ:LAW STUDENT WEEPS AS SHE DENIES MURDERING CAB CONTROLLER

STRATFORD, FOREST GATE, BARKING, EAST LONDON A law student broke down and wept as she denied murdering a minicab controller at the Old Bailey today (mon). Nargis Riaz's voice cracked and she wiped away tears while pleading not guilty to murdering Mohammed Yasser Afzal in Stratford Broadway, east London. The victim was stabbed in the neck while working at the E20 Cars control office on March 24. The 22-year-old, from Forest Gate, had been fatally stabbed and died in hospital later that evening.

 
September 15, 2014

SYME:GP INAPPROPRIATELY PRESCRIBED SEDATIVES TO PATIENTS

STIRLING, SCOTLAND A GP admitted 'inappropriately prescribing' drugs, including the sedative Diazepam, when he appeared in front of health watchdogs today (Mon) Dr David McBride Syme is facing allegations of misconduct relating to his treatment of 15 patients at the Killin Medical Practice, in Stirling, Scotland. The doctor is accused of failing to provide good care to the patients between 2009 and 2013, with many of the charges relating to providing repeat prescriptions of strong drugs including Diazepam, Zopiclone and Dihydrocodeine. Dr Syme today (Mon) made a number of admissions at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, in Manchester, where he could face a ban from the profession if found guilty of misconduct.

 
September 15, 2014

PETERS:NURSE SWIPED LAGER FROM ELDERLY RESIDENT TO MAKE SHANDY

WARRINGTON A nurse who took lager from an elderly dementia sufferer's room to make Christmas shandies has been struck off. Clare Peters helped herself to beer from the resident's room because she didn't have enough to make a large jug of the drink at Abbey Court, Warrington, Cheshire. After Peters removed the drink she finished her concoction and handed out beverages to residents and herself while on duty on 23 December 2012. Peters failed to respect Resident A's dignity because she failed to gain his permission for the alcohol, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.

 
September 15, 2014

MASON:BANKERS ACCUSED OF PLUNDERING £320,000 FROM CUSTOMERS

WESTERHAM, BIGGIN HILL, ORPINGTON, KENT; PLUMSTEAD, SOUTHEAST LONDON Three NatWest bankers accused of plundering more than £320,000 from customers' accounts appeared at the Old Bailey today (Mon). Bank manager Glenn Mason, 56, and two of his staff Julie Jeffrey, 50, and James Cato, 35, are accused of raiding the accounts at the Biggin Hill branch in Westerham, Kent. All three face charges of aiding and abetting fraud by abuse of position between July 2011 and July 2012. It is said they took £329,340 through the scam, the court heard.


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