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September 04, 2015
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GEOLOGIST SPARED JAIL OVER INDECENT PHOTOS OF FOUNTAIN GIRL

READING A geologist who took 'wholly inappropriate' photos of a young girl splashing in the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park avoided jail today (fri). Kent Adamson, 45, used a long-lens camera to take pictures of children, zooming in on one girl's torso, as they played in the water on 19 August 2013. But a concerned member of the public spotted the American in the Royal Park and alerted the police. A search of his memory card revealed nine photos of a pre-pubescent girl in a red polka-dot swimming costume including several showing a close-up of her body with no head or feet.

 
September 04, 2015
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ANJEM CHOUDARY RELEASED ON BAIL BEFORE TRIAL

ILFORD; WHITECHAPEL Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been freed on bail while he awaits trial in January next year for inviting his followers to support Islamic State. The controversial cleric, 48, and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 32, are said to have invited support for the banned terror group, also known as ISIL or ISIS, on social media. Prosecutors say, in online postings, they sought to validate the legitimacy of the 'Caliphate', urged others to support or obey Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-styled leader of ISIL, and travel to territory controlled by the barbaric regime. The pair were arrested by anti-terror police on 25 September last year on suspicion of being members of ISIS, but were bailed throughout the 11-month investigation.

 



 
September 04, 2015

PEOPLE SMUGGLING GANG JAILED FOR 81 YEARS

ENFIELD; WALSALL; HILLINGDON; TOTTENHAM A gang of people traffickers who smuggled desperate Indian migrants into Britain in the back of lorries were jailed for a total of 81 years today (FRI). The group exploited their victims by holding them hostage at a flat in London until another £10,000 was paid on top of the original fee for getting them into the country. When police smashed the operation last year they recovered more than £100,000 in cash. Burhan Sheikhany, 29, Bijar Sheikha, 27, Liaqat Jabbarkhel, 33, and Sorun Rasul, 29, were all found guilty of people smuggling following two trials at Southwark Crown Court earlier this year.

 
September 04, 2015

KELLY: CASH IN TRANSIT ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN COURT

HIGHBURY; HOLLOWAY; RAINHAM A suspected gang of robbers appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of 13 cash-in-transit raids across London. The group of seven men aged between 21 and 31 are said to have targeted a series of security vans over a four month period. Alan Kelly, 21, David Kelly, 31, Michael Lewis, 29, Daryl Salisbury, 25, Lee Smith, 24, Sonney Colligan, 23, and Charles Durkin, 25, are all charged with conspiracy to commit robbery between 1 February and 27 June 2014. They were all remanded in custody until a plea and case management hearing at the Old Bailey on 20 November.

 
September 04, 2015
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FOUR PLEAD TO THE HATTON GARDEN RAID

ENFIELD, DARTFORD, CHESHUNT Four of the nine members of the 'Dad's Army' gang accused of the £10m Hatton Garden jewellery heist today admitted their roles in the raid. The alleged raiders, with a combined age of 532, are charged with conspiracy to burgle dating between 1 and 7 April this year and conspiring to launder the spoils. Four of the gang’s oldest members – John Collins, 74, Daniel Jones, 58, Terry Perkins, 67 and Brian Reader, 76 – admitted one charge of burglary. Amateur pilot Hugh Doyle, 48, taxi driver John Harbinson, 42 and former mechanic William Lincoln, 59, denied a similar charge. Two other defendants, Brian Reader’s son, Paul, 50, and Carl Wood, 58, were not arraigned, and are applying to have the charges against them dropped.

 
September 04, 2015

JOHNSON: MAN 'ASSAULTED PARTNER AT YACHT CLUB'

SHEFFIELD A man assaulted his partner in bed at a yacht club when she refused to give him a cuddle in the morning, a court heard. Tom Johnson, 40, was staying with Rebecca Milton at the £210 a night Royal Ocean Racing Club in St James Place, Knightsbridge, when the confrontation took place. Johnson allegedly become agitated and aggressive and mounted Ms Milton as he attacked her, grabbing her by the hands and scratching her. She was left nursing nail marks and heavy bruising on her body.

 
September 04, 2015
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DEANE: SKY CAMERMAN SHOT AFTER FLAK JACKET CONFISCATED

A veteran British cameraman was shot dead by a sniper in Egypt after the flak jacket that could have saved him was confiscated. Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, 61, was hit during a raid on activists camped in the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, in August 2013. Thousands of supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsi had staged a six-week sit-in which was being dispersed by government forces when Mr Deane was killed. His colleague Craig Summers, 56, who was stood next to him when he was shot told Southwark Coroners Court that he believes Mr Deane was singled out deliberately.

 
September 04, 2015
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ALLEN: SCIENTIST TO FACE MURDER TRIAL FOR BEHEADING HIS WIFE

CAMBRIDGE A scientist accused of beheading his wife at their home will stand trial in February next year, the Old Bailey heard this morning (Fri). Timothy Allen, 40, allegedly murdered Samantha Ho, 39, before turning the knife on himself at the house in St Neots, in Cambridgeshire. Ms Ho was a respected scientist at Asterand, a bio-science firm that researched human tissue for the pharmaceutical industry. Paramedics were initially called to the incident at their home in Curlew Place on Saturday, August 29.

 
September 04, 2015

FULILOVE: PENSIONER KILLED HIMSELF WITH PLASTIC BAG

GREENWICH An elderly man suffocated himself with a plastic bag despite being assessed as 'low risk' just a day earlier by health care staff, an inquest heard. Albert John Fullilove, 94, was found dead at his home by a friend in Enderby Street, Greenwich, on January 14 this year. He had been visited by health care staff the day before to assess his needs following a suicide attempt in December and was assessed as being 'low risk.' The court heard that the former mechanic's wife had died 11 years previously and he had gradually become more withdrawn, lonely and struggled to cope.

 
September 04, 2015
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ASTON MARTIN VANDAL FACES JAIL FOR KEY SCRAPING

HACKNEY A 'silly' vandal who was filmed scraping his keys along the bodywork of a £100,000 Aston Martin is today (Fri) facing jail after admitting criminal damage. Gary Brissett, 48, was with his baby when he caused nearly £8,000 damage by brazenly attacking the supercar while driver Oliver Hall popped into the shops. Horrified Mr Hall returned moments later to discover a long scratch mark down the full length of the passenger side of his flash motor. But the whole incident was captured in high-quality footage by the luxury vehicle's dash cam, which was viewed by millions after it went viral online.

 
September 04, 2015
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JOKUBAUSKAS: 'I CUT HER UP' SAYS BODY IN A SUITCASE KILLER

PETERBOROUGH A Lithuanian factory worker has admitted killing his girlfriend and hiding her dismembered torso in a locked suitcase. Vitautas Jokubauskas, 57, butchered Ramute Butkiene, 42, at his home in Mayor's Walk in Peterborough. It is believed Ms Butkiene, who has a 16-year-old daughter, died between May 28 and June 6 this year. However, her torso, which was missing the head, arms and legs, was not discovered until June 5 when neighbours complained of a smell coming from Jokubauskas' room. He appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from HMP Belmarsh this morning to plead guilty to manslaughter and preventing a decent burial. Jokubauskas, wearing a brown prison issue jumper, denied murder and will stand trial at Southwark Crown Court to start on November 11.


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