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February 27, 2015

BLAKE: SUN REPORTERS 'HUNG OUT TO DRY'

MORTLAKE, SLOUGH, WEST NORWOOD Sun journalists allegedly paying public officials were 'hung out to dry' by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp to save the media giant, the Old Bailey heard. Serco guard Mark Blake, 42, was caught selling stories to The Sun when evidence of his contact with reporter Tom Wells was handed to police. Blake said the disclosures to police were to 'save News Corps' a***', according to Wells, but was reassured he would not face jail as the leaks were in the public interest. The officer has admitted taking nearly £8,000 from The Sun for a string of leaks from inside Colnbrook immigration centre.

 
February 27, 2015
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MCSWEENEY JAIL LOOMS FOR THE PERVERTED 'FAT VICAR'

NORWICH A Catholic priest known as 'The Fat Vicar' was today (fri) convicted of abusing a vulnerable boy at a care home run by his paedophile friend. Father Tony McSweeney, 68, attacked the teen at Grafton Close Children's Home in Hounslow, west London, between 1979 and 1981 when his friend John Stingemore was manager. The clergyman, once part-time chaplain at Norwich City FC, also collected vile child porn over 'decades' and was caught with a drawer crammed with sex toys by his cleaner. McSweeney, who weighs in excess of 30 stone, was leading the congregation at St George's Church in north Norwich when the claims against him emerged in 2013.

 



 
February 27, 2015
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LAMA: REBEL TORTURED WITH PARROT PECKS

EAST SUSSEX A Nepalese army officer tortured suspected Maoist rebels using a parrot to peck one victim until he bled, the Old Bailey heard. Prisoners were held upside down while water was poured up their nose, savagely beaten with sticks and electrocuted under the watch of Lt Col Kumar Lama, 47, jurors were told. Other torture techniques included extinguishing cigarettes on the victims and threats to bury them alive, it is claimed. Januk Raut and Karam Hussain were allegedly subject to 'mistreatment' at the Gorusinghe Army Barracks, in Kapilvastu, after they were arrested for assisting the non-government side during the country's civil war. Prosecutor Bobbie Cheema, QC, said: 'One soldier had a parrot in a cage and he would let it peck Janak Raut so that he bled.'

 
February 27, 2015

HARDY: SANDHURST INSTRUCTOR ACCUSED OF FABRICATING COVER STORY

ACCRINGTON, LANCS A Sandhurst instructor who sold details about Prince William and Prince Harry to The Sun has been accused of fabricating a cover story with his wife. Ex-Sandhurst colour sergeant John Hardy, 44, sold details about the army base where the princes trained to the paper, the Old Bailey was told. He allegedly funnelled some of the 34 payments totalling £23,000 through his 41-year-old wife Claire. The Sun's royal editor Duncan Larcombe , 39, is accused of paying the couple for stories between February 2006 and October 2008.

 
February 27, 2015

HILLMAN: SOCIAL WORKER STRUCK OFF AFTER HIRING CARS ON EXPENSES

HOUNSLOW A social worker who drove to visit client visits despite not having passed his test and secretly hired cars on expenses has been banned from the profession today. Martin Hillman has been struck off for dishonesty and misconduct after hiring and driving vehicles without a valid UK license for more than a year at the London Borough of Hounslow. The fraudster sneakily charged cars hired for his own ends to his bosses' accounts and even made false and inflated expenses for money spent from November 2011 to April 2013. Hillman hired 25 cars in total from 3 November 2011 to 3 April 2013 through the council's fleet system - and was only caught after a traffic warden slapped him with a ticket.

 
February 27, 2015
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GLITTER: FULL SENTENCING REMARKS OF JUDGE ALISTAIR MCCREATH

CENTRAL LONDON The offences for which I must pass sentence today took place many years ago at a time when, in particular in respect of one of them, the maximum sentence was considerably lower than that which is now available and at a time when the sentencing climate was less severe There is clear guidance as to how I should approach this task, set out in Annex B to the Sexual Offences Definitive Guideline. I set them out, to the extent that they are relevant to your case. I must sentence you in accordance with the sentencing regime applicable today, not at the date of the offence. But I am limited to the maximum sentence available at the time of the offence.

 
February 27, 2015
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GLITTER: GLAM ROCK KING GETS 16 YEARS

CENTRAL LONDON Pop paedophile Gary Glitter could die behind bars after he was jailed for 16 years today (fri) for sexually abusing three schoolgirls almost four decades ago. The 'King of the Glam Rockers' tried to rape an eight-year-old girl while at the height of his fame and popularity in 1975. Two years later the 70-year-old lured a 'besotted' fan to the Holiday Inn in Leicester where he subjected her to a night of champagne-fuelled sexual abuse. Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, attacked a second young fan, aged 13, after meeting her at a Watford nightclub. The bewigged pervert's spectacular downfall began in 1997 when he was caught with 4,000 sickening images of children being sexually abused on his laptop.

 
February 27, 2015

HUNT: 'I HAVE NO IDEA HOW JACKASS PRANKSTER DIED'

DAGENHAM The friend of a Jackass prankster whose mutilated body was found dumped in a nature reserve today told jurors he 'hadn't got a clue' who murdered him. Neill Buchel, 39, was brutally beaten and ultimately kicked to death in his friend's flat after performing a series of bizarre stunts imitating the hit TV show. The victim, known as 'Southy', was filmed by Chas Quye, 36, and Scott Hunt, 41, setting fire to his pubic hair, being shot at with a BB gun and rubbing chili into his privates. He was then pinned down and attacked with an array of weapons, including a hammer and a blade, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.

 
February 27, 2015
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TOGOZ: FOUR YEARS FOR THE SECRETLY RECORDED SEX ATTACKER

ROMFORD A sex attacker who was secretly recorded as he assaulted a clubber been jailed for four years. Yasin Tokgoz, 22, was out on licence for his part in the London riots when he offered the girl a lift home. He met her at Fiction nightclub in Romford, Essex, on 29 November last year and the bumped into her again a few hours later as she was waiting for a bus. She had been harassed by two men at the bus stop and she remembered Tokgoz as being polite and friendly, so accepted his offer of a lift.

 
February 27, 2015
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SAAD MIRZA-ALI: HOW TO WRITE OFF A RANGE ROVER

MARYLEBONE A boy racer who obliterated a hired Range Rover after losing control while driving at more than 100mph has walked free free from court. Saad Mirza-Ali, 23, ploughed the luxury motor through the central reservation of the A40 near the Marylebone flyover in the 30mph zone on 31 July last year. The car had been hired for his friends birthday when he decided to show off the 'nice' and 'powerful' car by stamping on the accelerator. He careered through the crash barriers and took out a lamp post and 20 metres of metal fencing with it.

 
February 26, 2015
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JIHADI JOHN WAS ACCUSED OF BICYCLE THIEF

QUEENS PARK Jihadi John was cleared of possessing stolen bicycles nearly four years ago. The terrorist, whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi 26, of Lancefield Street, Queen's Park, west London, stood trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in June 2011. After a two day trial a jury cleared Emwazi of five charges of possessing criminal property in respect of top of the range bikes, including a Trek Alpha and a Cannondale Bad Boy.


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