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October 01, 2014

BENNETT:NURSE SENT PATIENT TEXT ON VALENTINE'S DAY

MILTON KEYNES A triage nurse who accessed a patient's records and sent her a text on Valentine's Day admitted she must have been 'mortified' by his behaviour. Mark Bennett contacted the woman after he treated her at Milton Keynes Hospital on 11 February 2013. Bennett obtained her mobile phone number from her records and sent her an inappropriate text message three days later. The woman was so concerned she contacted police, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
October 01, 2014

MAHFOUR:SURGEON TRIED TO GRAB CHAIR TO HIT PATIENT'S HUSBAND

HARLOW. ESSEX; ROTHERHAM, SOUTH YORKS An angry surgeon tried to grab a chair to hit a patient's husband during an 'unseemly confrontation' on a hospital ward, a tribunal heard. Dr Moudar Maximilian Mahfoud, 49, allegedly lost his rag when he bumped into the man on the surgical ward of the Princess Alexandra Hospital, in Harlow, Essex. The registrar shouted, swore and moved as if to punch the man, referred to as 'PG', before security were called, the hearing was told. The pair had argued earlier that afternoon when the doctor was 'affronted' by the suggestion that he had been 'abrupt' with his wife, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard.

 



 
October 01, 2014
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ISTRATE: BUNGLING RADIOLOGIST STRUCK OFF AFTER HE FAILED TO SPOT LUNG CANCER

HOMERTON, EAST LONDON A bungling radiologist who failed to spot signs of lung cancer and tuberculosis has been struck off the medical register. Dr Flavius Istrate was found to have produced 37 reports over a six-week period that contained 'grievous' errors and presented a 'risk to patient safety'. The doctor made the blunders between 29 August 2011 and 6 October while working as a locum consultant at the Homerton University Hospital in east London. His errors included twice failing to note signs of lung cancer and once failing to mention a diagnosis of tuberculosis, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard.

 
October 01, 2014

RAHMAN:13 YEARS FOR RAPIST WHO ATTACKED DEVOUT MUSLIM

LIMEHOUSE, EAST LONDON A sex beast who repeatedly raped a devout Muslim, believing her religion would prevent her from making a complaint has been jailed for 13 years. Sadiqur Rahman, 26, lured the woman to a flat in Limehouse, east London, where he bound her hands and sexually assaulted her in July 2011. Rahman attacked the beautician again four months later at an empty cafe where he filmed himself raping her using the victim's mobile phone. High on drugs and booze the pervert held her captive for 12 hours before releasing her the next morning.

 
October 01, 2014

ORTON: NURSE WASN'T BLOWING VOMIT - SHE WAS SIGHING

COVENTRY A nurse accused of blowing on a sick baby's face when she had a throat infection was 'sighing' at the sadness of its condition, a tribunal heard today (weds). Claire Orton allegedly walked off giggling after exhaling onto the 'extremely poorly' infant's face at University Hospital, Coventry, Warwickshire. Orton, who described herself as 'big and bubbly,' denied the claim and said she 'always knew' where to draw the line. She also denied an allegation that she said the baby was 'better off dead,' claiming it was a mistranslation. The Nursing and Midwifery Council heard colleague Daniel Top wasn't sure if Orton had said the baby was 'better off dead' or that it 'shouldn't be here.'

 
October 01, 2014

BEVERIDGE: DOCTOR ASKED PATIENT FOR DRUGS

BOLTON A GP who turned up at a patient's home and asked him to give her some of his prescribed opiate drugs has been banned from working for a year. Dr Catherine Beveridge took 14 10mg tablets of the drug Oxycontin – the brand name of the narcotic pain reliever Oxycodone – after visiting the patient on 28 October 2011. She was arrested the following day after a concerned member of the public contacted Crime Stoppers, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. Dr Beveridge accepted a caution for possession of a Class A controlled drug after admitting to police she knew it was illegal to have the medication without a prescription.

 
October 01, 2014
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PATEL:RACIST MUM DID NOT DESERVE TO BE EXECUTED

STRATFORD, EAST LONDON A racist and abusive magistrate 'did not deserve to be executed' by her daughter in a Breaking Bad-inspired poison plot, a court heard today (weds). Kuntal Patel, 37, is said to have laced mum Meena's Diet Coke with deadly Abrin after she banned her daughter from marrying the man she loved, Niraj Kakad. Patel - who was working on a contract for Barclays - used the Dark Web to buy the toxin from a dealer in the USA, it is alleged. Meena, 60, was 'controlling and selfish' and kept tabs on her daughter's movements 'every minute, every day'.

 
October 01, 2014
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SOODIN:JURY TOLD TO PUT SYMPATHY TO REPORTER TO ONE SIDE

GREENWICH Jurors were told to put sympathy to one side in the trial of a Sun reporter accused of paying a police officer for inside information. Vince Soodin, 39, allegedly paid Sgt James Bowes £500 for confidential information lifted straight from the police computer records. The reporter landed a scoop on a child being attacked by a fox, and was offered tips on the search for serial killer Peter Tobin's victims by Bowes in June and July 2010, the Old Bailey was told. Summing up the case today (weds) Judge Gerald Gordon QC said the jury must not let any sympathy for Soodin affect their judgement in the case.

 
October 01, 2014

MCNICOL:BULLIES GUILTY OF BATTERING JOBLESS ENGINEER TO DEATH

STOCKWELL, MITCHAM, THORNTON HEATH, SOUTH LONDON A gang of bullies who battered an jobless engineer to death because he wanted to use a community centre computer to look for work are facing jail. Donald McNicol, 54, was murdered after he was told to stop using the terminal at the Stockwell Park community centre in southwest London. Monsur Rahman, 18, brother Mamunoor, also 18, Daniel Okello, 20, and Ibrahim Ford, 17, punched the 'quiet and unassuming man' repeatedly in the face, the Old Bailey heard. Mamunoor Rahman then slammed a chair onto the victim's head before the gang ran off leaving Mr McNicol dying on the floor.

 
October 01, 2014
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REBEKAH BROOKS DROPS MULTI MILLION POUND BID TO RECOVER COSTS

CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has dropped a multi-million pound bid to recover her costs from the phone hacking trial. The 46-year-old was cleared in June of phone hacking, corruption, and perverting the course of justice at the end of mammoth Old Bailey trial. She immediately launched a bid to recover her defence costs, estimated at more than £5m, which had been paid by News International. However, the media firm owned by Rupert Murdoch yesterday pulled the plug on the bid, avoiding a damaging court battle over its role in the hacking scandal.

 
October 01, 2014

LAWRENCE:TEACHER STRUCK OFF FOR SEXY GAME OF 'TRUTH OR DARE'

CAMDEN, NORTH LONDON A sociology teacher who encouraged a teenage pupil to play 'truth or dare' with her and bombarded him with sexually explicit Twitter messages has been struck off. Emma Lawrence, 28, encouraged the 18-year-old to send her inappropriate photographs and to 'try harder' when he sent her a picture of himself playing the FIFA football game. Lawrence, who taught at the Regent High School, in Camden, north London, told him: 'The way you speak to me is so hot.' The National College for Teaching and Leadership heard the student confided in a learning mentor at the school about a teacher who 'wanted to sleep with him.'


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