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October 23, 2014

GAFFNEY: EX-PARTNER OF JAILER ACCUSED OF SELLING DETAILS ABOUT BULGER KILLER THOUGHT THE £40K WAS FROM SECURITY WORK

NORTHANTS, EAST DULWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON The ex-partner of a jailer accused of selling details about Jamie Bulger's killer told a jury today (thurs) she thought the £40,000 he was paid was from security work. Scott Chapman, 42, sold confidential material about Jon Venables from inside the high security jail, funnelling the money through his ex Lynn Gaffney, 40, the Old Bailey heard. 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 23, 2014
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ADENOWO: AGENCY NURSE IS SUSPENDED AFTER LEAVING VULNERABLE PATIENT WHO TRIED TO STRANGLE HERSELF WITH HER OWN HAIR

BIRMINGHAM An agency nurse who went to the toilet while a vulnerable patient tried to strangle herself with her own hair was suspended for six months today (thurs). Olajumoke Adenowo failed to ensure the woman had one-to-one supervision at Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham. Colleague Louise Brown found the patient unconscious with her hair around her neck on 17 October 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Ms Brown told the hearing: 'When I saw the patient, I didn't see anyone there.

 



 
October 23, 2014

BANERJEE:COP DENIES ILLEGALLY ACCESSING POLICE COMPUTER

OLD WINDSOR, BERKS A detective accused of illegally accessing police computer archives over a five year period denied the charges when he appeared in court today (thurs). Det Con Sundar Banerjee, 32, faces 11 counts of computer misuse between 2008 and 2013. Banerjee accessed sensitive information relating to cases he was not even working on, it is said. Wearing a dark suit and red tie, Banerjee today denied 11 counts of computer misuse at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

 
October 23, 2014

ROYSTON SUCH: VICAR WINS LIBEL CASE...AGAIN

ROPELY, HANTS A vicar falsely accused of abandoning the mother of his five children for a married curate won an apology from The Times today (thurs) - for the third time. The newspaper admitted republishing the libellous claim that Rev Royston Such's colourful personal life had 'scandalised his parishioners and caused them to abandon him'. Under the headline 'Love-split scandal vicar see church burn to the ground', The Times reported the news that Rev Such's church, St Peter's, in Ropley, Hampshire, had been razed to the ground. The Grade II listed church, dating back to Norman times, was gutted by the blaze.

 
October 23, 2014

VIRGIL: NURSE WHO MIXED UP PATIENTS IS THROWN OUT OF THE PROFESSION

SHEPPERTON A bungling nurse who mixed up two care home residents and incorrectly told paramedics one should not be resuscitated has been struck off. Ionut Virgil was told several times one of the patients at the Upper Halliard Nursing Home in Shepperton, Middsex, was unwell during 18 December 2012. Later, when the man, referred to as resident A, was no longer breathing, Virgil obtained the wrong care file, containing a 'Do Not Resuscitate' notice for a different patient. He called an ambulance and, when they arrived, told the crew they should not attempt resuscitation and gave them the name of the second patient, resident B.

 
October 23, 2014

DANIEL WILLIAMS: COP KEPT VICE RING CASH IN HIS SOCKS

TOOTING A detective ran a vice ring and hid the profits in socks stuffed into his chimney breast, a court heard today (thurs). DC Daniel Williams, 36, allegedly incited the girls to become prostitutes between July and October this year. He is also said to have stashed large amounts of cash in his southwest London home. Williams, who was working at Tooting police station at the time of the alleged offences, is further charged with using the police computer to run checks on his clients.

 
October 23, 2014

WANG: CHINESE SHOPKEEPER SELLING BOGUS 2012 OLYMPIC SOUVENIRS MUST REPAY £135K

WESTMINSTER, CENTRAL LONDON A Chinese shopkeeper convicted of selling bogus 2012 Olympics souvenirs was ordered to repay £135,000 or go to jail for two years. Yi Wang, 24, sold the illegally trademarked items from her shop Hi Panda in Kingly Court, just metres from London's fashionable Carnaby Street. When Westminster City Council Trading Standards raided the shop they found the rip-off clothes and a selection of other clothes and toys that were unsafe. They seized a total of £5,180 worth of products.

 
October 23, 2014
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PAUL: MUSIC TEACHER AT TOP CONSERVATOIRE CAUGHT WITH CHILD PORN ON HIS PC

BIRMINGHAM A music teacher who was caught with indecent images of children when he took his computer in to be repaired has been banned from the profession. Richard Paul, 60, was working at the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School when he contacted a paedophile in a chatroom, the National College for Teaching and Leadership heard. Paul claimed he was 'curious' to see how accessible indecent images of children were and apparently assumed they would be hidden behind pay walls. The images were found on his computer when he took it in for repair and he was cautioned by Staffordshire police on 27 November.

 
October 23, 2014

SHOFOLAHAN: DRIVER WHO RAN OVER AND KILLED YOUNG MUM AS SHE RUSHED HOME TO MEET HER DAUGHTER DENIES DANGEROUS DRIVING

HACKNEY, EAST LONDON A driver who ran over and killed a young mum as she rushed home to meet her daughter denies he was driving dangerously when the accident happened. Olugbenga Shofolahan, 44, hit Tamika Malo as she returned home from a morning out with her partner in a taxi. She was crushed by his Honda Civic at about 2.30pm on Saturday 12 October last year outside the family home on Lordship Road, Hackney. A witness described seeing Shofolahan’s car hit a brick wall, trapping Ms Malo, 30, underneath just after she stepped out of the car.

 
October 23, 2014
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OWENS: MIDWIFE THREATENED TO DELIVER BABY WITH KNIFE AND FORK FACES TRIBUNAL

LIVERPOOL A midwife who threatened to deliver a baby with kitchen cutlery is facing a fresh hearing - after a panel ruled the case was at the lower end of the scale. Marion Owens told the woman in an astonishing outburst: 'I'm going to get your baby out with a knife and fork.' The midwife at Liverpool Women's Hospital then said: 'I've been a midwife for 20 f***ing years and no f***er is telling me how to f***ing care for a f***ing woman in labour.' Owens' foul-mouthed outburst on June 14, 2012, followed a prolonged absence from work because of bullying at the hospital, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
October 23, 2014
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MATTHEW HARRIES: COP JAILED FOR DRIVER ATTACK

AYLESBURY A police officer who punched an innocent motorist in a 'totally unwarranted attack' was jailed for six months. Matthew Harries, 36, was in uniform when he attacked Justin Small outside Nandos restaurant in Acton, West London. After threatening to search him, he tackled the victim to the floor without warning and dealt two swift blows to his face, Southwark Crown Court heard. Mr Small was left with bleeding with swollen and bruised eyelids and swelling to the spine after the rough treatment on 5 April last year. Harries later claimed Mr Small was holding his car keys in a clenched fist and he believed they could have been used as a weapon against him.


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