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July 22, 2014

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TULISA CLAIMS MAZHER MAHMOOD 'HINTED AT SEX FOR PAYMENT'

NEW SOUTHGATE Journalist Mazher Mahmood hinted at ‘sex for payment’ during his botched sting on singer Tulisa Contostavlos, court documents have revealed. The former X-Factor judge suspected her personal psychic was recruited by The Sun to ‘influence events’ and trust the ‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood as he set her up for drug dealing. She also believes her drink was spiked as Mahmood plied her with tequilas during a binge at a central London hotel. Tulisa was cleared of helping to supply Mahmood half an ounce of cocaine worth £800 to secure a Hollywood role.

  July 22, 2014

SPOONER: 'I'LL CUT YOUR BALLS OFF', KIDNAP VICTIM TOLD

LEIGH-ON-SEA; HORNCHURCH A cannabis farmer kidnapped his drinking buddy and threatened to chop off his testicles over £10,000 worth of missing drugs, the Old Bailey heard. Darren Spooner, 32, bundled his friend and landlord Lee Runeckles into a car and drove him into the woods before demanding to know where the stash had gone, it is said. One of the men with Spooner then told Mr Runeckles: ‘I’m going to cut your balls off unless you tell us.’ The terrified Mr Runeckles was also punched repeatedly in the face and told he would be stabbed if he did not pay £10,000 within 24 hours, jurors were told.

 



 
July 22, 2014

MURAT: ACCUSED HITMAN CLAIMS HE IS IN FEAR OF HIS LIFE

HACKNEY; TOTTENHAM; TURNPIKE LANE A suspected hitman accused of shooting dead a rival gang boss claims he left England after receiving threats on his life, a court heard today (TUES). Omer Murat, 27, allegedly gunned down 32 year-old Ali Armagan outside Turnpike Lane tube station in north London in February 2012. Mr Armagan, the leader of the Hackney Turks, or Bombacilar, was the latest victim of a deadly feud with the rival Tottenham Turks. Murat, who is said to have taken part in the hit with Tottenham Turk leader Kemal Eren, left the UK shortly after the killing.

  July 22, 2014

OBUKOFE: SEX ASSAULT DOCTOR ALLOWED TO RETURN TO WORK

LEICESTER A Nigerian doctor who will remain on the Sex Offenders Register until 2018 for three attacks against hospital staff has been allowed to return to work. Dr Benjamin Obukofe, 46, was given a six month suspended sentence for the assaults he carried out at the private Spire hospital in Oadby, Leicester between 2006 and 2007. One of his victims, a ward trolley hostess, was just 17 years old when he brushed up against her and touched her bottom. An administration worker was subjected to two sexual assaults when Obukofe wrapped his arms around her placing his head on her neck and kissed her cheek on another occasion.

  July 22, 2014

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MENSAH: PRISON NURSE ATTACKED WARDEN OVER TRANSGENDER PHOTO

FELTHAM A prison nurse attacked a colleague and challenged him to 'meet me outside' in front of baying mob of prisoners, a tribunal heard. Shine Mensah lunged at warder Mark Curtis and body-checked him onto his chair at HMP Feltham Young Offenders Institute, it is claimed The dispute arose after Mr Curtis reported Mensah for showing an inappropriate picture of a transgender patient to one of the prisoners, it is said. Mensah muttered the word 'backstabber' in the staff office before attacking Mr Curtis, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.

 
July 22, 2014

ABDULRAHIM: PSYCHIATRIST ADMITTED BETRAYING HIS PATIENTS

POWYS, WALES; REDDITCH, WORCESTERSHIRE A psychiatrist said: ‘I have betrayed my patients, the team and my reputation’ after admitting to acting inappropriately towards a vulnerable patient, a tribunal heard today (Tue). Dr Khidir Abdulrahim told bosses: ‘I have shot myself in the foot’ after a woman with severe psychiatric problems claimed he tried to hug and kiss her after he told her she was 'beautiful an intelligent', it was said. A consultant at Bronllys Hospital, in Powys, Wales was ‘stunned’ at the candid confession, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard. But the former staff grade locum psychiatrist sought to withdraw his confession when Dr Anders Skarsten told him the hospital was terminating his contract on 12 March 2011.

  July 22, 2014

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DIXON: COCAINE HIDDEN IN TINS OF VEGETABLES WERE

SOUTH NORWOOD A cocaine smuggler has been jailed for nine years after brought £400,000 worth of the drug into Gatwick airport disguised as tins of vegetables. Sharon Dixon, 52, of Whitehorse Lane, south Norwood was given a ten year sentence in 1996 after she was caught with three kilos of the drug at Stanstead Airport. Last year she was at it again and attempted to hide the drugs in tins Jamaican Pride Callaloo which were collected by an accomplice at Gatwick Airport after she flew in from Jamaica. Dixon and her associates were jailed for a total of 44 years, after attempting to import over a million pounds worth of Class A drugs into the United Kingdom disguised the Caribbean delicacy.

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  July 22, 2014

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AWIGHT! MICHAEL BARRYMORE POCKETS HACKING DAMAGES

CENTRAL LONDON TV presenter Michael Barrymore and film star Rhys Ifans have accepted substantial phone hacking damages at the High Court today. (Tues) Barrymore, the award-winning star of Strike it Lucky, was repeatedly targeted by disgraced Sunday tabloid the News of the World from 2001 onwards. He said he sacked his long-term agent and distanced himself from close friends as a result of paranoia that they were leaking stories and trying to ‘destroy’ him. The entertainer, whose career was derailed after the death of Stuart Lubbock in his swimming pool, was in court to hear his settlement being announced. Mr Ifans, the star of The 'Amazing Spider-Man' and 'Notting Hill,' was another victim of the paper's illegal operation.

 
July 22, 2014

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CHAUHAN:JELLY CHOKE GIRL WAS NOT BEING LOOKED AFTER

WIMBLEDON Nursery staff failed to properly supervise a toddler who choked to death on a jelly cube, an inquest heard. Tiya Chauhan, aged 22 months, fell unconscious during a 'free flow' play session at the Dicky Birds nursery in Wimbledon, south London. Staff did not spot Tiya had collapsed until it was 'too late', Westminster Coroner's Court was told. Matthew Hill, a senior officer at Ofsted, told the inquest the failure of staff to properly supervise play was largely responsible for Tiya's death. 'A child is likely to want to put it [a jelly cube] in its mouth', he said.

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  July 22, 2014

MULCHAN: NURSE CLAIMS PATIENT PUSH WAS 'SELF DEFENCE'

THORRINGTON, ESSEX A nurse caught on CCTV lunging at a patient and pushing him backwards claims he was acting in self-defence, a hearing was told. Maniram Mulchan allegedly grabbed the man's t-shirt and shoved him at Thors Park Hospital in Thorrington, Essex, on 21 June last year. Mulchan is also accused of falsely recording in the patient's notes that he had been punched by the patient in the side of the head. Thors Park Hospital is a 15 bed independent hospital providing care for men with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

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  July 22, 2014

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KANU: SEX ASSAULT CLAIM IS A 'CULTURAL MISUNDERSTANDING#

DARLINGTON/MELROSE A Nigerian trainee GP accused of sexually assaulting a patient during a home claims the incident was down to 'cultural differences.' Dr Emmanuel Kanu, 35, is said to have groped the breast of the 42-year-old woman and tried to kiss her at the house in Darlington, County Durham. The Nigerian father-of-one denied the allegations and told the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel that his arrest by police was the 'most degrading experience of my life'. Kanu, of Melrose, in the Scottish Borders, was acquitted of indecently touching the mother-of-two following a trial at Durham Crown Court in November 2012.

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