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January 26, 2015
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MUGHAL:NATWEST BANK MANAGER HANDED FRAUDSTER £830,000

BRENTWOOD, ESSEX; WALTHAMSTOW, EAST LONDON A NatWest bank manager handed a fraudster posing as a wealthy 91-year-old customer £830,000 after telling him 'you look good for your age', a court heard today (mon). Umar Mughal, 27, paid the conman a compliment before approving the bogus transfer of funds at the Brentwood branch in Essex where he worked. He allegedly failed to carry out any checks to confirm the identity of the unknown man who came into the branch on 9 May 2012 claiming to be Alexander Gamble. When asked the next day if he noticed whether the customer was 91, he said: 'I made a compliment to him - you look good for your age.'

 
January 26, 2015
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WEST:TRIO CLEARED OF AXE SLAYING

CROYDON, SUTTON, SOUTH LONDON; SLOUGH, BERKS Three men accused of hacking a father-to-be to death in front of his pregnant fiance walked free from court today (MON) after being cleared of murder. Danny Gough, 24, was cut down with an axe and a machete by masked intruders at his home in Croydon, south London, in December 2010. Prosecutors claimed the killing was a carefully-planned revenge attack by Sam Monteith, 32, Stephen Dougherty, 35, and Paul West, 29. But they denied any involvement and jurors acquitted all three of the charge after deliberating for more than a week.

 



 
January 26, 2015

RUSSELL:PREMIERSHIP FOOT SPECIALIST COULD FACE END OF CAREER

LYTHAM ST ANNES, LANCS; KIRKALDY, FIFE A Premier League foot specialist passed himself off as a registered podiatrist after quitting the official regulator in a dispute over safety, a court heard. Mark Russell, 53, asked to be taken off the Health and Care Profession Council's (HCPC) register of podiatrists in 2008 in disgust at alleged loopholes in the law. But he carried on using the protected title to patients in defiance at the HCPC's refusal to change its rules, it is said. Russell, who treated Premier League footballers at his clinic in Lytham St Annes, admitted he had 'welcomed' being taken to court to try to provoke the HCPC into backing down.

 
January 26, 2015

LENYATSA:NURSE THREATENED TO SLIT ELDERLY RESIDENT'S THROAT

WASHINGTON, TYNE AND WEAR A nurse threatened to break elderly residents' arms and slit their throats, a tribunal heard today (mon). Joshua Lenyatsa allegedly mocked residents, labelling one 'wacko-jacko' and another 'finger licking good' at Donwell House, Washington, Tyne and Wear. His response to agitated and confused patients was to threaten them with physical harm or even death, it is said. Lenyatsa even told one distressed resident 'your wife loves me,' the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard.

 
January 26, 2015
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STEELE:BUILDER MURDERED IN NEEDLESS ROW OUTSIDE OFF LICENCE

LEE, WOOLWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A builder was stabbed to death by two 17 year-old boys after a needless row outside an off licence, a court heard today (MON). Alex Scott, a 26 year-old labourer for Balfour Beatty, was enjoying a drink with friends when he was confronted by Kai Steele and Dillon Beckford, it is claimed. 'Words were needlessly exchanged,' prosecutor Simon Denison QC told the Old Bailey. 'It turned into an argument. The argument turned into a fight.'

 
January 26, 2015

CASH:MUM ACCUSED OF BABY IN BATH KILLING REMANDED IN CUSTODY

EDGWARE, HARROW NORTHWEST LONDON A mother accused of killing her baby son by leaving him alone in the bath was remanded in custody today (mon). Eleven-month-old Ricky Cash was found unconscious at his home in Edgware, North London. Police were called to the Madonna Halley Hotel in Whitchurch Lane, on 23 August last year. Ricky was taken to a north London hospital before being transferred to Great Ormond Street.

 
January 26, 2015
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MUM TOOK SCHOOLGIRL DAUGHTER TO SEE GLITTER BACKSTAGE

MARYLEBONE, WEST LONDON; WATFORD, HERTS A mum broke down and wept today (mon) as she recalled taking her 13-year-old daughter for a 'surprise' backstage visit to see chart-topper Gary Glitter. Glitter was wearing a silver sequinned jumpsuit unzipped to reveal his chest and silver platforms when he allegedly molested the schoolgirl after a show at Baileys nightclub in Watford. Her 'idol' invited her onto his lap, before forcefully kissing her and sliding his hand up her skirt, Southwark Crown Court has heard. It took the alleged victim more than 30 years to break her silence, only confiding in her family in 2012 and reporting the allegations to the police in January 2013.

 
January 26, 2015
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HENRY: THREE MEN ACCUSED OF KNIFING 25-YEAR-OLD TO DEATH DENY MURDER

BEXLEY, KENT Three men accused of knifing a 25-year-old to death denied murder at the Old Bailey today (mon). Louis Henry, 21, Alvin Ansah-Baathy, 22 and Bliss Duodo, 22, are all charged with murdering Olamide Fasina in October last year. All three men, along with 22-year-old Steven Ngolo, are also charged with conspiracy to commit GBH. The four defendants, appearing in court by videolink, speaking only to confirm their names and enter not guilty pleas.

 
January 26, 2015

KENNY: NURSE ATTACKED VULNERABLE PATIENT IN HOSPITAL TOILET

REDHILL, EAST SURREY A nurse assaulted a 'vulnerable' psychiatric patient in a hospital ward toilet, a tribunal heard today. Mary Kenny shouted 'abusively' at the woman, threatened to hit her and 'grabbed' her arms and tried to force her to sit on the loo at around 1.50am on 3 January 2013, a panel was told. Later on during the same night shift at East Surrey Hospital's Acute Medical Unit, Kenny 'tipped' the woman off a commode from behind to get her to stand up, it is claimed. Clare Paget, for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, told the meeting of a Conduct and Competence Committee the woman felt 'scared' and 'disturbed' by the incidents.

 
January 26, 2015

SOCIAL WORKER BILLED CLIENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED AFTER AFFAIR

NORTHANTS A social worker who had an eight-year affair with a vulnerable woman and handed her cash for 'services rendered' has been struck off. Phillip Crooke started a relationship with the patient while working for Northamptonshire County Council. He began making lewd comments to the woman while he was acting as her care co-coordinator and regularly gave her cash during his visits. The woman eventually revealed the fling to her psychologist, who reported Crooke's behaviour to his bosses, the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) was told.

 
January 26, 2015

OGUANGBADARO:ACCOUNTS MANAGER FLEECED TV STAR

KILBURN, NORTHWEST LONDON An accounts manager who stole £19,000 from a TV star's home improvements shop is facing jail. Abeyomi Oguangbadaro, 43, started fleecing Alison Cork less than six weeks after he was hired to work at her shop 'Alison at Home' in Regent Street, central London. Ms Cork has been in a series of home and garden shows and is best know for her ITV series 'Don't Move Improve.' Oguangbadaro, who started work for the company on March 4 last year, admitted one count of fraud.


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