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October 24, 2014

MITCHELL: FORMER CHIEF WHIP ADMITS HE IS 'IMPATIENT AND SHORT-TEMPERED' AND USES SWEAR WORDS

CENTRAL LONDON Former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell accepts he is occasionally 'impatient and short-tempered’ and uses swear words, the High Court was told today (FRI). The 58-year-old Tory MP has made the admissions ahead of two libel trials over the infamous 'plebgate' confrontation with police at Downing Street. Mitchell has sued The Sun for breaking the ‘Plebgate’ story but is also being sued for defamation after calling one of the officers, PC Toby Rowland, a ‘serial liar’. He admits swearing after police blocked him from cycling out of the main gate at Downing Street in December 2012 but denies calling officers ‘plebs’.

 
October 24, 2014

SAVAGE: DAILY STAR REPORTER ACCUSED OF PAYING A JAILER FOR DETAILS ABOUT BULGER KILLER 'STILL DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE DID WRONG'

NORTHANTS; EAST DULWICH, LONDON A Daily Star reporter accused of paying a jailer for details about Jamie Bulger's killer told a jury he 'still doesn't know what he did wrong'. Scott Chapman, 42, sold confidential material about Jon Venables from inside the high security jail, funnelling the money through his ex Lynn Gaffney, 40, the Old Bailey heard. Thomas Savage, 37, the deputy news editor at the Daily Star Sunday, and a News of the World journalist, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, are accused of paying the couple thousands of pounds for the articles. Chapman more than doubled his annual wage of £29,000 selling stories to the News of the World, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Sunday Mirror, The People, The Daily Star and The Star on Sunday between March 2010 and June 2011, it is said.

 



 
October 24, 2014

GOLDWATER: NURSE WHO USED POSITION TO GET PRESCRIPTIONS FOR HERSELF AND FAMILY ALLOWED TO CONTINUE CAREER

WORKINGTON A nurse who used her position to obtain prescriptions for herself and her family has been allowed to continue her career. Maureen Goldwater abused her position as matron at Workington Hospital to get drugs for her herself, her husband and her grandmother. Concerns were raised on 4 October 2012 by pharmacists in an independent pharmacy within the hospital, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Staff were supposed to use an official procedure to get drugs but Goldwater received prescriptions 'informally,' between January and September 2012.

 
October 24, 2014

DAHAN: BUSINESSMAN CLEARED OF DEFRAUDING CASINO

MAYFAIR A businessman walked free today (fri) after being cleared of falsely trumpeting his wealth to gamble huge sums of cash in a Mayfair casino. Shy Dahan, 33, was accused of using bogus Credit Suisse paperwork to mislead staff at the Playboy Club about his wealth in a bid to gain credit. Dahan produced documents from the Gibraltar arm of the bank showing he had £1m in his current account, jurors at Southwark Crown Court were told. Today (fri) a jury cleared Dahan of a single count of fraud by false representation after deliberating for four hours and 22 minutes.

 
October 24, 2014

BENNETT: 'CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO DELETE CHILD PORN PICS FROM MY IPHONE?'

DAGENHAM A woman caught with child porn on her phone claimed they were sent to her by her paedophile husband and she had no idea how to delete them. The home of Ronald Bennett, 42, and his wife Jacqueline, 35, was raided on 8 August last year and their computers and mobile phones seized. Bennett was caught with over 1,650 indecent photographs of children on his computer and mobile – hundreds of which fell into the most serious category.

 
October 24, 2014
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CARBERRY: BOGUS ACCOUNTANT FACES JAIL FOR £300K THEFT

EPSOM A finance director who stole more than £300,000 from recruitment giant Reed to fund her 'love of shopping' was warned she faces jail today (FRI). Karen Carberry, 45, spent the cash on shoes, holidays and a hot tub as well as gifts for her husband, son and disabled daughter. She later told police: 'I knew this was going to happen. I'm so sorry. I did this for Charlotte [her daughter]. My husband is going to kill me.' The mother-of-two had climbed up the ranks at Reed after being taken on as a senior accountant in 2001. It was only when the thefts were discovered in 2012 that her bosses realised she had lied about her qualifications to get the job.

 
October 24, 2014
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JOHNSON: BORN-AGAIN PSYCHIATRIST FACES BEING STRUCK OFF

CAMBRIDGE A born-again Christian psychiatrist is facing a ban from the profession after a disciplinary panel today (Fri) found she wrongly imposed her religious beliefs on vulnerable patients. Dr Antonia Johnson, 58, distressed three patients with severe personality disorders when she provided them with unsolicited religious material, a Fitness to Practise panel ruled. One woman, who had been abused by her stepfather as a child, tried to kill herself after being directed to Christian website www.fathersloveletter.com, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. Another described Dr Johnson’s approach as ‘a highly inappropriate way of forcing her opinion on me’ after she was told she was only in hospital because she wanted to be.

 
October 24, 2014

RANA: STUDENT OPTICIAN LET OFF WITH WARNING AFTER NIGHTCLUB SCRAP

BIRMINGHAM A scrapping student optician convicted of grievous bodily harm outside a nightclub can continue working in the profession. Suraj Rana brawled with two men outside Bar Risa, Birmingham, West Midlands, after a dancefloor altercation on 18 August 2012. Rana threw two punches at the men, one which connected, after initially pushing one of them in view of a doorman. The optometrist took a fist to the face too, which almost caused him to fall into a bouncer, the General Optical Council heard.

 
October 24, 2014

KNIGHT: BENEFITS CHEAT NURSE GIVEN 26 YEARS TO PAY £5K BACK

GOLDERS GREEN An agency nurse who swindled almost £5,000 in benefits will have until 2040 to pay the money back. Jacqui Knight made false claims for Jobseekers allowance for three years from 2010 when she was working at the Sage Nursing Home for Jewish people in Golders Green, north London. She admitted benefit fraud last year and was ordered to serve an 80 hour community order and pay the money back at £15 per month. Knight is not likely to settle the £4,828 bill for 26 years.

 
October 24, 2014

ABDIRIZAK: SOMALIAN JAILED FOR ROLE IN POSSE MISSION

BLACKHEATH A Somalian cannabis addict who joined a gang on a bungled revenge mission that ended with the murder of an innocent salesman was jailed for 14 months today (FRI). Abdi Abdirizak, 26, sat in a car as Marcus Innocent, 35, was blasted in the stomach after being confronted by a 20-strong posse hunting for a member of the notorious Woolwich Boys of south London. Former soldier Daniel Burgess, 33, has been jailed for life imprisonment with a minimum of 28 years for murdering Mr Innocent. Abdirizak, who has mental health problems because of his drug use, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit violent disorder on the basis he travelled to the scene knowing other members of gang had non-lethal weapons.

 
October 24, 2014

WOOLLISCROFT: NURSE STRUCK OFF AFTER 'DISGUSTING LADY' JIBE

STOKE-ON-TRENT A care home nurse who called an elderly resident a 'disgusting lady' and swiped jewellery from patients has been struck off. Joanne Woolliscroft insulted the woman after she soiled herself in the lounge at the Stadium Court Residential and Nursing Home in Stoke-on-Trent. During the incident on 7 December 2011, she told a colleague: 'Amy, can you get this disgusting lady out of the lounge now.’ Janice Burgess, for the NMC, said: 'After carrying out the drugs rounds the registrant encountered the resident, calling her a disgusting lady in front of other residents and staff.’


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