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January 27, 2015

VOLEMBINI: COKED UP WAITER 'LIKED TO PARTY HARD'

FULHAM A waiter at an exclusive French restaurant was fined £300 today (tues) after he was caught with cocaine and MDMA. Luca Volembini, 32, who worked at Aubaine in Selfridges, central London, told magistrates today (tues) he 'loved to party hard' and was planning a big session. 'I loved to party and when I party, I party hard', he told Highbury Corner Magistrates Court. 'It was Christmas time so I was planning to party hard.'

 
January 27, 2015

PALADI: ROMANIAN WAS CASHPOINT FRAUDSTER SHOCK

LIVERPOOL/PORTSMOUTH A Romanian fraudster has admitted using computer malware to steal £1.6m from cash machines across the UK. Grigore Paladi, 37, was part of a gang that infected 52 ATMs during the Spring bank holiday weekend in 2014. Paladi was seen hovering around a cash machine in Broscoe Street, Liverpool, at 3am on 31 May. Suspicions were raised because Paladi and several other men was paying attention to the ATM but not withdrawing cash.

 



 
January 27, 2015

HEISS: ACCUSED STRANGLER IN COURT

KINGSTON A 30-year-old man appeared at the Old Bailey today (Tues) accused of strangling his mother to death. Sean Heiss is charged with the murder of Margaret Sheehy, who was found dead in her ground floor flat in Springfield Road, Kingston, Surrey, on 12 June 2012. Police were called when the victim failed to turn up for work at Intelliflo, a financial software company behind Kingston police station. The 58-year-old's lifeless body was found lying on her couch when police forced their way into the property.

 
January 27, 2015
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RUSSIAN ASSASSINS INVITED TO GIVE EVIDENCE AT LITVINENKO ENQUIRY

CENTRAL LONDON Two Russians accused of engineering a 'a miniature nuclear attack on the streets of London' and murdering dissident spy Alexander Litvinenko were invited to give evidence at the public inquiry. Mr Litvinenko, 43, was poisoned with deadly polonium-210 while drinking tea at a London hotel in 2006, while meeting with former KGB bodyguard Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun in central London. On his deathbed, the former FSB spy accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of involvement in his death. The Russian government have refused to extradite the two suspected killers, despite 'sustained diplomatic efforts'.

 
January 27, 2015

MEADOWS: THIS WAS NO BROTHEL - IT WAS 'SERIOUS BUSINESS'

ROMFORD An investment banker accused of running an upmarket brothel disguised as a beauty parlour in the heart of London told jurors it was a 'serious business'. Ian Meadows, 42, said that adverts for the Red Lotus Spa on Gumtree made clear it did not offer sexual services. Meadows, who works for UBS, is accused of managing the Spa in Middlesex Street along with his partner Min Zhang, 38. It was allegedly exposed as a brothel when undercover officers were offered hand relief, oral sex and 'body-to-body massage with happy ending' for between £20 and £80.

 
January 27, 2015

WILLOUGHBY:MASERATI CLAIMS OF GUNS MUM

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD A young mum caught with guns and ammunition in the boot of her car claimed she she was holding the cache in return for the loan of a Maserati, a court heard. Bianca Willoughby, 27, was found sat next to her four-year-old son in her Honda Civic when armed officers swooped on the parked car in Hemel Hempstead, in Herts. Babs Arogundade, 28, was about to select from the stash, which included four shotguns, a loaded Smith and Wesson handgun and a Winchester rifle, the Old Bailey heard. When arrested Willoughby claimed she had no idea they were firearms, but said Arogundade had earlier lent her his Maserati for a wedding.

 
January 27, 2015

FITZGERALD: SOCIAL WORKER'S VACUUM CON

LEEDS A senior social worker siphoned hundreds of pounds from vulnerable clients' accounts and claims she used the money to buy a vacuum cleaner, a tribunal heard. Marion Fitzgerald allegedly withdrew £1,000 cash from two of her former clients' bank accounts between May and August 2012. She insists the money was used to buy household appliances but the men never received the items, it is claimed. Fitzgerald stayed in touch with both men after a re-shuffle at Leeds City Council.

 
January 27, 2015

MAY: PERVERTED CARE HOME WORKER STRUCK IN THE DARK ROOM

MILTON KEYNES A care home worker molested two teenage girls during cycling trips and in a photography dark room, a court heard. David May, 66, allegedly groomed the girls with cigarettes, computer games and cannabis joints during the early Eighties. May was first arrested in 1985 but police took no action against the key worker at the time, Snaresbrook Crown Court was told. But he now faces a six charges including three of rape after he was re-arrested in 2013.

 
January 26, 2015

KITCHEN:TEACHER SENT VILE CHILD ABUSE IMAGE OUT TO FIND PAEDO PALS

OXFORD; WANDSWORTH, SOUTHWEST LONDON A former prep school teacher posed as nursery rhyme character Jack Sprat before sending a vile image of a boy being abused to find 'paedo pals', a court heard today (Mon). Nigel Kitchen, 53, was allegedly caught sending the sickening snap to undercover cops in an online Skype sting on 10 September 2012. The former science teacher at Summerfields School, a boys boarding prep school in north Oxford, boasted he was 'busted' for child porn offences, jurors heard. Kitchen denies possessing and distributing an indecent image at level 4 - the second most serious categorisation which depicts penetrative sex with children.

 
January 26, 2015

TIETHIA:BOX PACKED WITH WET MUD SPARKED BOMB SCARE

CAMBERWELL, SOUTHEAST LONDON A government security guard caused a bomb scare at Heathrow airport after trying to take a box packed with wet mud through Customs, a court heard today (mon). Ernest Tcheugouie-Tiethia, 42, was caught with a heavy box, dangling with wires and containing an 'inert solenoid', a type of electrical switch. Explosive experts quickly established the item was harmless and found it packed with mud, Southwark Crown Court heard. Police searched of Tcheugouie-Tiethia's south London home, where they found documents showing he was familiar with security screening systems.

 
January 26, 2015

CHAUDEMANCHE:BUBBLY THIEF GIVEN CHANCE TO BEAT BOTTLE

BROMLEY, KENT A hard drinking thief who swiped bubbly worth £20,000 from Harrods has been given a chance to beat the bottle. Boris Chaudemanche, 34, stuck the limited edition bottle of Romanée-Conti inside a roll of tin foil and made a break for the doors of the world famous department store. But when collared by security, on December 6, he was astonished to learn the bottle was worth £19,995. Dubbed 'more of a connoisseur than a criminal mastermind', Chaudemanche insisted he was only after a drink when he raided the Harrods shelves.


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