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August 27, 2014
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SOPHIA TORRES: LET-OFF FOR NURSE WHO LOANED PETTY CASH

KNEBWORTH A care home manager who used a company credit card to buy herself a new mobile phone and gave petty cash loans to her family has escaped punishment because she is 'of good character.' Sophia Torres asked her employers for a loan to buy her husband a new car and pay off her mortgage repayments while working at Monread Lodge Care Home, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, it was said. She then bought herself a new mobile phone using company funds, despite being told it was not allowed. Torres would also remove petty cash from the company to give to her relatives and leave and 'IOU' in the tin, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.

 
August 27, 2014
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LET-OFF FOR RETIRED LORRY DRIVER BRIAN GUTTERIDGE AFTER HE SMUGGLED 24,000 LITRES OF BEER INTO BRITAIN

ROMFORD, ESSEX A retired lorry driver who smuggled 24,000 litres of beer into the UK has been spared jail today (weds). Brian Gutteridge, 66, drove a trailer filled with illegal booze from Calais, France, into the country. The 25 pallets of alcohol were snuck past customs officers to cheat the government out of around £35,000 worth of excise duty and VAT. Gutteridge, who has now retired, was caught red-handed as he was unloading the lorry at a warehouse in Tilbury, Essex.

 



 
August 27, 2014

ROBERTS:TRIO DENY MURDERING MUSICIAN IN THE STREET

ISLINGTON, HACKNEY Three men denied stabbing a musician to death in the street when they appeared at the Old Bailey today (weds). Ryan Gray, 24, was run down and knifed by a group of men in broad daylight less than a mile from his home in Islington, north London, the court was told. He was found fatally injured in Horsell Road at 2.34pm on 4 June and died in hospital four days later. Delton Campbell-Brown, 19, Stephen Roberts, 21, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named, are all charged with murder.

 
August 27, 2014

EMERY: CONMAN HAS TO PAY BACK £154,412

ASHFORD, KENT, BRENTWOOD, ROMFORD, DUNMOW, ESSEX A fraudster involved in a £60 million 'Wolf of Wall Street' share scam has been ordered to pay back £154,412 within six months or face a further two and a half years in prison. Jon Emery, 36, was one of a team of six conmen who set up an elaborate scheme in Madrid to sell worthless shares to British investors. The scheme was the brainchild of Australian Jeffery Revell-Reade, 49, and Anthony May, 48, who spent the cash on a champagne lifestyle including private jets and yachts. They recruited Emery, Daniel Gooding, 39, and Gooding's sister Emma Farmer, 40, to reel in clients through a hard-sell, cold-calling techniques. Gooding, Farmer, and Emery, along with Ian Hughes, 33, Philip Morris, 38, and Shaun Rumsey, 33, telephoned potential buyers in the UK to trick them into investing into worthless companies.

 
August 27, 2014
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ANDREAS ANDREOU: DENTIST PUT HIS PENIS IN PATIENT'S MOUTH

WINCHMORE HILL A dentist sexually assaulted a patient when she opened her mouth as she sat in his treatment chair, a tribunal heard today. Andreas Andreou told the patient to arrive early for her scheduled appointment early on 17 March 2012. She found the Broadway Dental Care surgery in Winchmore Hill north London, was deserted, the General Dental Council heard. Claire Harden, prosecuting said: 'When she arrived she found the premises empty, except for Andreou,' Ms Harden said.

 
August 27, 2014
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JUNIOR COOPER: MUGGERS SINGLED OUT CAREER WOMEN LEAVING VICTIMS TOO TERRIFIED TO GO OUT

QUEENS PARK The leader of a gang of muggers who singled out professional women walking home alone at night has been jailed for nine years. Junior Cooper, 35, and his accomplices who choked their victims in three violent attacks in central London last year. The women were all grabbed from behind as their handbags were wrenched from their grasp and have been left traumatised by the attacks. Pianist Susanne Suhonen suffered a broken finger as she was mugged by Cooper's gang, and may never be able to play properly again.

 
August 27, 2014
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ALTMAN: NURSE GAVE POCKET MONEY TO PATIENT'S KIDS

RUNCORN, CHESHIRE. A nurse gave a patient pocket money for children to spend at Blackpool and drove her son to school in his company car, a tribunal heard today (TUES). Ben Altman worked for Fresenius Kabi Ltd & Calea UK Ltd in Runcorn, Cheshire, when he crossed professional boundaries during the home visits. Case presenter Claire Parry said: 'He admits giving money to the mother of Patient A as they were going on a trip to Blackpool and he intended £5 each to be given to her two children. 'On the 22 and 23 April, the registrant took one of Patient A's children to school in his own company care - this was admitted in the investigatory interview. 'He said: ''I admit this was an error of judgement on my part and I should not have done this.''

 
August 27, 2014

MOHAMMAD TARIQUEZZAMAN: 'I'M BEING CRUCIFIED' SAYS SEX EXAM DOC

PUTNEY A smirking doctor who invited a university student out for a curry after carrying out a sexually motivated examination claims he fears being 'crucified for a sin he didn't commit', a tribunal heard. Dr Mohammad Tariquezzaman - known as Dr Zaman – faces being struck off this week after a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel found him guilty of carrying out the inappropriate examination. The tribunal heard how the married doctor leered at the young woman as she undressed, told her she had a 'nice body' and pulled her knickers down to her thighs. The locum doctor then smirked and stared at the patient's face as he performed an unnecessary vaginal examination at the University College Hospital, in south London. When she opened her eyes and told him she felt uncomfortable, Zaman, 51, laughed and said: 'This isn't the first time this has been done to you.'

 
August 26, 2014
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CHAPMAN: EX-KPMG DIRECTOR ON TRIAL FOR £45,000 FRAUD

GLASGOW A KPMG director who falsely claimed nearly £45,000 in expenses blamed his own 'incompetence', a court heard today (TUES). Management consultant Brian Chapman, 55, was sacked from his £104,000 a year job after bosses discovered the five-year fraud in 2012. He allegedly double-claimed or even triple-claimed for international flights, luxury hotels and mobile phone bills. Chapman, who lived with his wife in Scotland but worked in London, admitted he had made false claims during his police interview in December 2012.

 
August 26, 2014

MCMILLAN: MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBING £20K WATCH FROM PROPERT AGENT

WESTMINSTER A man accused of robbing a £20,000 designer watch from a property agent has appeared in court today (tues). Terry McMillan, 47, allegedly snatched the Frank Muller watch from Adebayo Olantunji in Westminster. He appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with robbery. McMillan, who wore a grey suit and white shirt, spoke only to confirm his name and has not get entered a plea to the allegation.

 
August 26, 2014

RAHMAN: DOCTOR REINSTATED AFTER BAN FOR STALKING FORMER GLAMOUR MODEL

CENTRAL LONDON A doctor who was struck off eight years ago for ‘stalking’ former glamour model Abi Titmuss can practise medicine again, a tribunal ruled today (Tue). Shibley Rahman was thrown out of the medical profession in 2006 after a disciplinary panel found his behaviour towards the TV personality amounted to 'serious psychological violence'. The former nurse was left 'terrified' when the drunken doctor sneaked into a communal bathroom at her University College London staff accommodation while she showered in July 2004. The Cambridge graduate was twice warned then finally handed a restraining order in September 2007 after shouting at Ms Titmuss: 'You and your media team have ruined my life.'


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