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May 26, 2015

MCDONALD:M&S CASHIER HELPED FRAUDSTERS STEAL £17,000

ROMFORD, ESSEX A Marks and Spencer cashier helped fraudsters steal at least £17,000 using stolen credit cards, a court heard today (tues). Alex McDonald, 29, approved 13 cash withdrawals from the bureau de change at the branch in Fenchurch Street in the City of London. The fraud was uncovered after the real credit card customers complained about the large sums of money charged to their accounts. Their banks then forwarded the bill to Marks and Spencer because McDonald had failed to carry out the proper checks.

 
May 26, 2015

NORMAN:BELMARSH GUARD WAS HIGHLIGHTING ATROCIOUS CONDITIONS

WOOLWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON; SWANSCOMBE, KENT A prison guard who was paid £10,000 for stories about one of the country's most secure jails insisted today (tues) he was highlighting 'atrocious' conditions. Robert Norman, 54, was a 'mole' inside south London's HMP Belmarsh and allegedly sold details of prison riots and guards having affairs with inmates. He was also given cash for information which led to a story about Jon Venables being moved from one prison to another to protect him from other inmates. Venables was not being held at Belmarsh, but then Daily Mirror reporter Stephen Moyes paid Norman for the article, it is claimed.

 



 
May 26, 2015
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HALL:EX BROADMOOR NURSE FACING JAIL FOR LEAKING RIPPER RECORDS

BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET A former psychiatric nurse at Broadmoor Hospital who leaked patient records of notorious killers including the Yorkshire Ripper to tabloid newspapers is facing jail. Kenneth Hall, 49, made at least £9,000 by selling stories from the maximum security hospital to the News of the World and the Daily Mirror. He passed on patient records that he managed to smuggle out of the hospital, and when he could not access the real records the nurse forged paperwork to sell to the papers. Hall used the bank account of his wife, Karen, 45, who was also a nurse at Broadmoor, to receive some of the money.

 
May 26, 2015
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HAN: COP DENIES CHILD PORN STASH

KINGSTON, TELFORD A police officer today (Tues) denied stashing nearly 4,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse on laptops and USB sticks. PC Peter Ba Han, 54, was suspended by the Met Police after the material was allegedly found on three devices at his home. The Kingston-based office today (tues) denied 11 charges of making 3,851 indecent images of children when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court. Ba Han claims he has no idea how the images ended up on his electronic equipment.

 
May 26, 2015
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SARAO:HOUND OF HOUNSLOW TO MAKE FRESH HIGH COURT CHALLENGE

HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON The trader accused of triggering a $500billion Wall Street 'flash crash' is set to make a fresh High Court challenge against his bail conditions, it emerged today (Tues). Navinder Singh Sarao, dubbed the 'Hound of Hounslow', is said to be worth £27million after working as a lone trader from his parents' semi-detached home in the West London suburbs. The 36-year-old allegedly masterminded a stock market spoofs scam which triggered the 2010 Wall Street 'flash crash,' it is claimed, and is now facing extradition to the US. He is fighting extradition to the US over allegations of wire fraud, commodities fraud and market manipulation.

 
May 26, 2015
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HAYES:BOASTS OF GREEDY CITY TRADER

CATERHAM, SURREY A 'greedy' City trader accused of involvement in a huge scam to rig Libor interest rates boasted: 'You want every little bit of money you can possibly get,' a court heard. Tom Hayes, 35, a former employee of UBS and Citigroup, allegedly plotted to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate to score enormous profits between 2006 and 2010. The 'highly successful' Tokyo-based trader, who has been diagnosed with mild Aspergers syndrome, admitted being a 'serial offender' in police interviews, Southwark Crown Court heard. Hayes was described today (tues) as the 'ring master' at the very centre of the fraud, telling others around him what to do.

 
May 26, 2015
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CHAPMAN:PRISON GUARD FACING TRIAL OVER JON VENABLES STORIES

NORTHAMPTON A former prison guard accused of selling stories to tabloid newspapers about notorious child killer Jon Venables will stand trial in November. Scott Chapman, 43, received £29,000 for leaking information from inside high-security HMP Woodhill between March 2010 and June 2011, it is said. The main subject of the leaks was Venables, the murderer of toddler Jamie Bulger, who had been recalled to the prison in 2010 over child porn offences. Chapman was a source for stories in the News of the World, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Sunday Mirror, The People, The Daily Star and The Star on Sunday, it is said.

 
May 22, 2015
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MORAN: COMMANDO DIED 'DUCK DIVING' ON A SNORKELLING TRIP

KINGSTON A Royal Marine commando died during adventure training after ignoring warnings not to do strenuous exercise following a day of diving, an inquest heard today (Fri). Lieutenant Damien Moran, 23, died on a recreational snorkelling trip following a day’s intensive diving in Egypt on 3 August 2013. The super fit soldier suffered an embolism and lost consciousness, sinking to almost 200ft to the seabed as his comrades desperately tried to save him. Moments before he was death he was seen ‘duck diving’ to considerable depths, despite being told to take it easy.

 
May 22, 2015
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FRANCE: SUN CRIME HACK FACES JAIL FOR PAYING POLICE OFFICER

WATFORD, HERTS A crime reporter at The Sun faces jail today (Fri) for paying more than £20,000 for stories from a corrupt counter terrorism police officer. Anthony France, 41, funnelled money to PC Timothy Edwards for more than two and half years in exchange for dozens of stories. Edwards, part of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, trawled the police computer for good tips, and handed over the names of suspect and crime victims as part of the ‘grubby’ deal. France, a Sun reporter since 2004, wrote stories about security scares at Heathrow, drunk pilots being arrested, and drugs being smuggled into the UK.

 
May 22, 2015
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SOLDER: INSURANCE MAN'S INSURANCE CON

ILFORD A high-flying City insurance broker who funded a jet-set lifestyle with £43,000-worth of bogus claims for lost and stolen designer goods has been spared jail today (Fri). Jay Solder, 28, claimed burglars had raided his luxury pad in Highbury, north London, twice in the space of four months, taking Rolex and Omega watches, a MacBook Pro, and a Mulberry bag. However, City of London investigators found the value of the stolen goods had been vastly inflated by Solder using bogus credit card statements. They later found a Rolex stashed in his wardrobe with £6,000 in cash and camera he repeatedly claimed had been lost. Solder, described as a 'highly successful' insurance broker, also pretended four times that he had lost his coat with the pockets loaded with valuables on flights around the world.

 
May 22, 2015

MULINDWA: TERROR SUSPECT ACCUSED OF PLANNING TO JOIN AL-SHABAAB

HEATHROW, MITCHAM A man has appeared in court today (Fri) accused of planning to join Islamic military group Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Trevor Mulindwa, 20, was arrested at Heathrow yesterday trying to board a flight to the ali capital of Mogadishu via Bahrain and Dubai. Karen Jones, prosecuting, said: ‘Mr Mulindwa was arrested and charged under section five of the terrorism protocol. ‘This is an indictable only offence and I would invite the court to send him to the Central Criminal Court.’


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