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August 29, 2014
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OKUBOTE: MAN CLEARED OF KIDNAPPING PREGNANT WOMAN AND PUNCHING HER IN STOMACH

CATFORD, SOUTHEAST LONDON A man accused of kidnapping a pregnant woman, throttling her and punching her in the stomach has today (fri) been cleared of all charges against him. Emmanuel Okubote, known by the street name 'Sylar', was said to have taken Colette Brown and her boyfriend Tabare Garcia hostage after his cannabis factory was burgled. He allegedly grabbed Miss Brown round the neck and choked her until she passed out after telling her she was going to die. Okubote, 22, was also accused of holding a gun to the neck of Mr Garcia and burning him with a lighter while demanding he hand over £40,000.

 
August 29, 2014

RYALLS:NURSE WHO PUT PATIENT AT RISK OF HARM CAN CARRY ON

ROTHERHAM A nurse who put a patient at risk of harm by forging a doctor's prescription so she could administer intravenous fluids can carry on working without restrictions. Valerie Ryalls gave the patient an 'overload' of Hartmann's solution, which in some cases can be fatal, at Rotherham Hospital in south Yorks. It was only when Dr Jeremy Thornley observed the patient and noted a fluid overload that further harm to the patient was prevented. The doctor then checked the prescription for Hartmann's and noticed his signature had been forged, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.

 



 
August 29, 2014

OLLIEROU:NURSE WHO SANK TEETH INTO COP'S HAND SUSPENDED

JERSEY A nurse who sank her teeth into a police officer's hand after attacking a drinker was barred from work for a year today (FRI). Lesley Ollierou was drinking with her partner and friends in the Star pub, Jersey, when she overheard an insulting comment about her. The care home nurse erupted with anger and launched into a nearby man late on 18 August 2012. After poolice were called to the pub, Ollierou bit the arresting officer's hand, drawing blood, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
August 29, 2014

JENNISON: NURSE ASKED PATIENT FOR SEX ON FACEBOOK

LEICESTER A nurse who propositioned a 'vulnerable' patient for gay sex on Facebook faces being struck off today (fri). Leigh Jennison bombarded the man with sexually explicit messages six months after assessing him at Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Jennison started up a 'one-sided' conversation with the man which involved a series of lewd sexual invitations on 30 August last year, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told. The nurse had admitted his fitness to practice was impaired and now faces being booted out of the profession.

 
August 29, 2014

SMITH: OFFICE WORKER STOLE £15,000 FROM HOSPITAL FUND

TULSE HILL An office worker who stole more than £15,000 from a hospital social fund to feed his gambling habit is facing jail. Richard Smith, 35, plundered the Charing Cross Hospital Residents Club and frittered away cash on betting. The account is paid for by doctors at the hospital for social events throughout the year. Smith admitted theft by an employee at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court and will now face sentence on September 3.

 
August 29, 2014

ASIRIFI: SEX ATTACK DOCTOR BLOCKED FROM RETURNING TO WORK

AYRSHIRE; CLAPHAM A shamed doctor who was struck off for behaving indecently towards six female patients 21 years ago has been told he cannot apply to be restored to the medical register. Dr Edward Asirifi, 66, was thrown out of the profession in 1993 for his 'disgraceful abuse of trust'. In 2007, after three unsuccessful attempts to get back on the General Medical Council's register, he was barred indefinitely from applying to restore his name. But the shamed medic, from Surrey, hoped to overturn the order during a hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, in Manchester, this week.

 
August 29, 2014

REED: 'I COMPLETELY MISREAD IT' SAYS ACCUSED SEX ATTACKER

HAMMERSMITH A former public schoolboy accused of trying to rape an ex-classmate told police he 'picked up the wrong vibe', a court heard today (FRI). Currency trader Archie Reed, 20, said he completely misread the situation after the young student invited him back to her halls of residence. He claimed he decided to 'go for it' after they spooned together in bed. But Reed insisted that she kissed him back just seconds before she suddenly asked: 'What's going on, what were you doing? I thought we were friends.'

 
August 29, 2014
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HAROLD:CLERK STOLE £3M TO PAY OFF THAI BRIDE

ILFORD, DAGENHAM, ESSEX A crooked payroll clerk who plundered £3m from his City employers to fund his messy divorce from a Thai bride was jailed for four years today (fri). Dennis Harold, 60, also blew more than £100,000 at casinos and £97,000 on chauffeur driven cars during a six-year swindle on recruitment firm Devonshire Appointments Ltd. He created 20 imaginary workers and dozens of bogus invoices to raid the firm's accounts between 2007 and 2013, the Old Bailey heard. But he fritted away vast sums, including on an expensive divorce from his Thai wife and now has 'nothing to show for it'.

 
August 29, 2014
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LEWIS:PHYSIO CLEARED OF BITING PATIENT AND GROWLING LIKE BABY LION

ST ALBANS, HERTS A physiotherapist has been cleared of biting a patient and growling 'like a baby lion' after a tribunal found the woman 'elaborated' her version of events. Christopher Lewis reached across the patient and squashed her breasts with his body as she lay on the table during the treatment session, the Health and Care Professions Council heard. It was the woman's second appointment at the Verulam clinic in St Albans, Herts, where she was seeking help recovering from a shoulder injury. She had suffered sustained a hair line fracture to her arm and shoulder after she tripped and fell, leaving her 'knocked for six.'

 
August 29, 2014

MAKKI:WOMAN RECALLS PASSIONATE ENCOUNTER WITH GP

GRIMSBY, SOUTH HUMBERSIDE A woman told of her passionate encounter with a married doctor after he turned up at her home and unclasped her bra. Dr Omar Makki allegedly began an affair with the woman days after treating her at The Roxton Practice, near Grimsby, South Humberside. They exchanged emails and phone calls before the trainee GP invited himself round to her home, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. The woman, who cannot be named, said they kissed and took off each other's upper clothing as she straddled him in the living room on 17 July 2012.

 
August 29, 2014
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PERRIN:CURRY ROW NEIGHBOUR CLAIMS SMELLS MADE CAT SNEEZE

DAGENHAM, ESSEX A former nurse accused of racially harassing her Asian neighbours after complaining about the smell of their curries claimed the cooking odours even made their cat sneeze. Wendy Perrin, 63, and her Paul Moore, 64, allegedly called their neighbours 'Muslim scumbags' and repeatedly yelled at them over the garden fence. Farheen Abdullah and Sakib Ahmed claim the persistent abuse left them afraid to use their back garden. Perrin and Moore had complained three times to the council about the cooking smells coming from the house next door on Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.


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