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October 22, 2014
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BARNES:NURSE STRUCK PATIENT AND SAID: 'SHE'S THE EXORCIST'

HUNTINGDON, CAMBS A nurse who struck an elderly dementia patient and told a colleague 'get a priest in here, she's the exorcist' faces being struck off. Sylvia Barnes also bared her teeth and pretended to bite the patient on her third day working in the Dementia Unit at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon, Cambs. Barnes had decided to cut the fingernails of the woman in her seventies, on August 31 last year, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. When the patient became aggressive and bit the nurse, Barnes slapped her at least once and left a red mark on the patient's hand.

 
October 22, 2014

CHAPMAN:JAILER 'NOT PROUD' OF SELLING BULGER KILLER STORIES

CORBY, NORTHANTS A jailer told a jury he is 'not proud' of making £40,000 selling 'tittle tattle' about Jamie Bulger's killer Jon Venables to the tabloids, a court heard today (weds). Scott Chapman, 42, allegedly sold confidential material from inside the high security men's jail, funnelling the money through his ex-partner Lynn Gaffney, 40. A News of the World journalist, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and Thomas Savage, 37, the deputy news editor at the Daily Star Sunday, 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 22, 2014
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DAHAN:BUSINESSMAN POSED AS TYCOON TO GAMBLE HUGE SUMS

MAYFAIR A businessman masqueraded as a real estate tycoon with the 'Midas touch' to gamble huge sums of cash in a Mayfair casino, a court heard today (weds). Shy Dahan, 33, allegedly used bogus Credit Suisse paperwork to mislead club staff about his wealth. Dahan produced documents from the Gibraltar arm of the bank showing he had £1m in his current account in a bid to gain credit with the Playboy Club, Southwark Crown Court heard. The global bank then produced a letter for Dahan stating he had liquid assets of £1m after he duped them into believing he was the owner of the successful S Capital Group.

 
October 22, 2014
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SUKARIA:DENTIST SUCKED ON NURSE'S ARM

BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKS A dentist sucked on a nurse's arm while she made a telephone call to a patient, a tribunal heard today (weds). Fadi Sukaria also stroked the nurse's breasts and bottom at Primecare Oral Health Services, The Gateway Dental Centre in Barnsley, south Yorks, it is claimed. The nurse had shown Sukaria a picture of herself before losing weight and said she needed to start going back to the gym before he began touching her bottom. When she told him to stop, he allegedly said 'Shssh, someone might hear us,' the General Dental Council heard.

 
October 22, 2014

PYATT:JOURNALIST ASKED BOSSES TO BUNG COP AND SOLDIER

WINDOR, BERKS; BRENTWOOD, ESSEX; SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX A senior Sun journalist asked bosses to 'bung' a police officer and a serving soldier hundreds of pounds in exchange for exclusives, a court heard today (weds). Reporter Jamie Pyatt, 51, is also accused of buying details from Surrey Police PC Simon Quinn for years, making him into an important source of confidential information. The journalist made a number of expense claims for a 'Surrey police contact' who handed over photographs and scoops, it is said. Prosecutor Peter Wright QC has said there was extensive phone contact between the reporter and Quinn.

 
October 22, 2014
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ABALIMBA:JAIL FOR FOOTBALLER WHO POSED AS CHELSEA STAR

KING'S CROSS, NORTH LONDON; MANCHESTER; DERBY; HALIFAX, WEST YORKS; NEWCASTLE A failed footballer who posed as a Chelsea star to maintain his champagne lifestyle when his career fell apart was jailed for four years today (weds). Medi Abalimba, 25, masqueraded as 23-year-old winger and French youth international Gael Kakuta to live the lifestyle of a Premier League millionaire after his own career flopped. He used his lookalike's identity to run up tabs at five-star hotels, fancy nightclubs and luxury shops around the country and would make excuses or produce stolen credit cards when asked to settle the bill. The former Derby County midfielder began a sexual relationship with Kimberley O'Connor, who was convinced he was a top-tier footballer.

 
October 22, 2014
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HUGGINS:ACTOR DENIES HE WAS LOOK-OUT FOR MURDER GANG

BOROUGH, BERMONDSEY, SOUTH LONDON; BASILDON, ESSEX An actor accused of acting as a look-out for a murder gang today (weds) insisted he was not involved in a botched revenge attack that claimed the life of an innocent drinker. Ricky Huggins, 30, has had various bit parts in films and was due to appear as an extra in Our Kind of Traitor, a spy thriller staring Ewan McGregor. He was with several men involved in the murder of Chris Foster, 34, who was knifed to death as he smoked a cigarette with a friend outside a pub in Borough High Street, southeast London. Mr Foster had been mistaken for another man, Harry Saunders, who was drinking in the same bar and had allegedly slashed one of the gang in the face months earlier, the Old Bailey heard.

 
October 22, 2014

HARRIS:LET OFF FOR NURSE WHO CLAIMED SICK PAY WHILE EARNING CASH

HERTFORDSHIRE A nurse who earned nearly £2000 in wages while collecting sick pay has been let off with a caution. Konima Azeez-Harris worked shifts for the emergency duty team at Hertfordshire County Council while signed off sick by her employers at the Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust. Azeez-Harris went on sick leave on 9 February 2012 but continued to work shifts until May, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Matters came to light when a colleague, who knew Azeez-Harris was on leave, saw her name printed on a work rota.

 
October 22, 2014
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BROWN:COP ADMITS FORGING COLLEAGUE'S STATEMENT

NEWHAM, EAST LONDON; ST NEOTS, CAMBRIDGESHIRE A police officer today (weds) admitted forging a colleague's statement during a cannabis farm investigation. PC Gavin Brown, 34, logged on to the case file system and rewrote a female colleague's account of the drug factory probe by the Newham Crime Squad in east London. He accessed the file to view her statement and refresh her memory in December 2013. To her surprise the statement under her name was not in her own words and she realised it had been written by someone else.

 
October 22, 2014
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MALINOVSKIJ:25 YEARS FOR LAUGHING KILLER

ROMFORD, ESSEX; CANNING TOWN, EAST LONDON A callous carpenter who bludgeoned his former boss over the head and left him to drown in a shallow stream burst out laughing as he was jailed for at least 25 years today (WEDS). Andrej Malinovskij, 43, murdered builder Evaldas Svolkinas, 34, after launching a £1,360 lawsuit against his victim for unpaid wages. He studied Mr Svolkinas movements before grabbing him off the street and forcing him into the back of his Renault Espace as he made his way to work from his home in Romford, Essex. Mr Svolkinas was boung and gagged, then held in an unknown location for 12 hours before being beaten over the head at least eight times with a blunt weapon, fracturing his skull.

 
October 22, 2014
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LOWE:TEACHER ACCUSED OF MOLESTING NINE BOYS

YORK; BRISTOL A Catholic public school teacher is to stand trial in January accused of molesting nine boys at two of the country's most prestigious boarding schools, a court heard today (weds). David Lowe, 60, allegedly carried out the offences at Ampleworth College and Westminster Cathedral Choir School in the 1970s and 1980s. Westminster Cathedral Choir School is based in Victoria, southwest London, and Ampleforth College is near York and is run by Benedictine monks. The complainants, boys at both schools, ranged in age between 10 and 14 when the alleged abuse took place, between 1978 and 1984.


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