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July 01, 2015

CADETTE:ALLEGED GUNMAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY

BRIXTON, SOUTH LONDON An alleged gunman accused of shooting dead a rival was remanded in custody today (Weds). Shaden Cadette, 23, gunned down Ogarra Dixon at the block of flats where he lives in Brixton, south London, the Old Bailey heard. Mr Dixon, 24, was seen stumbling away from his car at around 12.25am on June 17 in Marcella Road, before collapsing at the junction with Serenaders Road. He was taken to Kings College Hospital, in Denmark Hill, around 20 minutes later by three men, but died from his injuries.

 
July 01, 2015

GEABURY:BILLIONAIRE GAMBLER 'HELD CLUBS TO RANSOM'

CENTRAL LONDON A billionaire who refuses to pay a £2m gambling debt to London's Ritz casino 'held clubs to ransom' to get his way, a court heard today (weds). Safa Abdulla Al Geabury, 52, lost the staggering sum in just one hour forty minutes on the roulette table but failed to honour his cheque. The property tycoon claims the Ritz Club in Picadilly knew he was a gambling addict and should not have let him play. He has told the High Court he signed a five year self exclusion form with the casino in 2009 but was lured back by management.

 



 
July 01, 2015

WYNTER:FRUSTRATED PUNTER STABBED SEX WORKER WITH SCISSORS

FINSBURY PARK, STOKE NEWINGTON, NORTH LONDON A frustrated punter stabbed a sex worker repeatedly with scissors and tried to set fire to her hair when he failed to perform in the bedroom, the Old Bailey heard. Kirk Wynter, 32, screamed 'you're dying in here' as he stabbed Samantha Jamison and hit her with a broken tile and an umbrella, it is said. He had paid Ms Jamison £55 for sex but became angry when he failed to maintain his erection, the court heard. When she refused to repay him, Wynter is accused of leaving her with two punctured lungs, numerous stab wounds and bruising.

 
July 01, 2015

BENSON:FRAUDSTER DUBBED 'SIR KING CASH' MADE £1M FROM MUSIC SCAM

CROYDON; WEMBLEY An alleged fraudster who dubbed himself 'Sir King Cash' pocketed more than £1m by pretending to sell music tracks for £1,000 a pop, a court heard today (weds). Sean Benson, 26, bought personal bank details from Russian computer hackers and then funnelled cash out of the victims' accounts by purchasing his own songs on his own website, it is claimed. The online shop was for Benson's company Identity Music Limited which had dissolved six months before the fraud began, jurors heard. Just months before, in 2011, Benson bagged £25,000 in a 'cheeky little fraud' that was never investigated, jurors heard.

 
July 01, 2015

WOODLAND:PARAMEDIC DROPPED PANTS FOR SNAPCHAT SHOT

ISLEWORTH, WEST LONDON A paramedic asked a colleague to take a picture of him for Snapchat - and dropped his underwear for the shot, a tribunal heard. Paul Woodland, a Clinical Team Leader with the London Ambulance Service, told the woman she was pretty when he was supervising her at Isleworth ambulance station. During the shift on October 25, 2013 he added: 'If you were in a bar and I came in and said would you go out with me, would you?' After the shift Woodland asked her to come to the locker room take a picture of him to send to another co-worker, Georgia King, through Snapchat.

 
July 01, 2015

BURKE: LAUGHING LAW STUDENT 'KICKED CUSTODY OFFICER'

CENTRAL LONDON, OXFORD A law student accused of kicking a female custody officer in the head repeatedly in a 'possibly fatal' attack chuckled when he appeared in court today (weds). Humphrey Burke, 22, allegedly assaulted Serco worker Lorraine Barwell as she escorted him to a prison van at Blackfriars Crown Court in south London. Mrs Barwell remains in a critical condition in hospital and is unlikely to survive her head injuries following the incident on Monday. The 54-year-old grandmother is said to have been forced to the floor and kicked in the chest and head by Burke, all while handcuffed to her assailant.

 
July 01, 2015
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LONG: JURY OUT IN GUN COP MURDER TRIAL

EDGEWARE, LEATHERHEAD, CENTRAL LONDON The jury trying a police marksman accused of murdering an armed robbery suspect who was shot six times in just two seconds has retired to consider its verdict. 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 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, the Old Bailey heard.

 
July 01, 2015

WRIGHT: BEAUTIICIAN FACES TOOTH WHITENEING TRIAL

CENTRAL LONDON, WILLESDEN GREEN A beautician is to face trial for offering dental whitening treatment to clients of an upmarket Harley Street Salon without any qualifications. Cassandra Wright is being prosecuted by the General Dental Council for allegedly offered the £79 treatment at the Harley Street Allure Clinic. Wright denied two charges of being an unregistered person practicing as a dental care professional at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 8 April this year. Her case was sent to City of London Magistrates’ Court for summary trial on 30 July at a case management hearing today (Weds).

 
July 01, 2015

CHAUDHRY:ECONOMICS LECTURER DROVE AT COP IN BOTCHED GETAWAY BID

LEYTON, SOUTH WOODFORD, EAST LONDON A former economics lecturer who drove his car at a policeman during a botched getaway attempt has been jailed for 16 months. Hassan Chaudhry, 48, ploughed into PC James Shopland, who rolled off the car bonnet and onto the road after police stopped his car in east London. Luckily the officer was not seriously injured, suffering only minor damage to his left elbow. Chaudhry, who worked as a security guard after coming to the country from Pakistan, then sped off and was chased down Lea Bridge Road, Leyton.

 
July 01, 2015
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NEIL 'WOLFMAN' WALLIS CLEARED OF PHONE HACKING

CHISWICK, SOUTHWEST LONDON Former News of the World deputy editor Neil 'Wolfman' Wallis burst into tears today (weds) as he was cleared of masterminding a campaign of phone hacking at the disgraced Sunday tabloid. Wallis, 64, was accused of overseeing routine hacking of celebrities, politicians, and sports stars by the paper's senior journalists and editors. But the veteran newsman told the Old Bailey he was oblivious to the illegal practice, which was hidden from him because he was a 'stickler' for the rules. Wallis was handpicked for the deputy editor role by Andy Coulson when he took charge of the News of the World in January 2003.

 
July 01, 2015
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NOTARKI:GASTROPUB LANDLORD GUILTY OF IRONING BOARD KILLING

TWICKENHAM, EAST MOLESEY, SURREY An award-winning pub landlord who pushed an eccentric millionaire to his death under the wheels of a van with an ironing board is facing jail today (weds). Rostam 'Ross' Notarki, 53, rammed Charles Chatterton Hickox Jr into the road with the makeshift weapon after chasing him out of the Cardinal Wolsey gastropub. The publican had written the grey-bearded American off as a drunken pest after catching him drinking expensive wine from the bottle while talking to two ornamental mice. But despite his dishevelled appearance, Mr Hickox, 53, was secretly wealthy.


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