Thursday, 30 June 2016

Polo-Playing "Rich Man" Thumped Cabbie During Route Row

"Rich Man": Lo Gatto 
A polo-playing businessman returning home from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix gave a mini-cab driver a black eye while boasting about his riches.

Simon Rubel Lo Gatto, 44, the owner of a leading Italian luxury office furniture company based in St. James' had a dispute with the driver over the route he was taking.

Yesterday he was sentenced to a twelve-month community order, which includes 80 hours community service work, after being convicted of assaulting Nakalingam Koneswaran. 

Lo Gatto must also pay the cabbie £100 compensation, a £60 victim surcharge and £620 costs.

He had just been collected from Heathrow Airport on November 30, last year and was on his way to his £1.15m apartment in Arthur Road, Wimbledon Village.

However, during the journey he changed his mind and demanded to be taken to Brinkley's Garden, a restaurant in Hollywood Road, Little Chelsea to meet his girlfriend.

"He was sitting behind me and slapped my left arm," Sri Lankan cabbie Mr. Koneswaran told Ealing Magistrates Court.

"He said: 'I'm a rich man, do you know my family? We're a valuable family.'

Black Eye: Nakalingham Koneswaran
"As I turned around he punched my face, the left eye and I told him to get out, but he said: 'If you stop I'll punch you again.'

"I was scared that he would punch me again and when I dropped him off I said: 'Thank-you' and he said: 'F*** off.'

"This was very painful for me and swollen the next day, a black eye. This incident traumatised me and I am scared if someone shouts at me from behind."

Lo Gatto is the European MD of Interoffice, a sponsor of his polo team, and the company counts Rolls Royce, Microsoft, The FA, Mishcon De Reya and L'Oreal amongst its clients.

He is a member of Ham polo club, a partner and international ambassador for Dubai Fashion TV and Dubai's five-star Royal Ghantoot Marina and Resort.

Prosecutor Mr. Bhavin Patel told the court Lo Gatto disappeared into an airport bar and started drinking while Mr. Koneswaran looked after his suitcase.

The defendant claimed he had two lager shandies to settle his nerves despite flying out from Heathrow at least twenty times a year.

Guilty: Simon Lo Gatto 
"There was a disagreement as they neared Chiswick, with the defendant shouting they were in the wrong lane for the A4.

"Mr. Koneswaran told the defendant he was in the correct lane and Mr. Lo Gatto replied: 'You f***ing talking to me?'

"He then punched him in the left eye and said: 'I'm a mafia man. I can do whatever I want'."

The mini-cab driver told the magistrates: "He was treating me like a servant. I've never had anyone treating me like that.

"He walked like a proud man and he was ignoring me and demanding me to do things."

Mr. Koneswaran took two photographs of his black eye, which were shown to the court, and Lo Gatto was arrested at home on December 4.

There was a stand-off between the defendant and the officers, who arrived at 11pm, but Lo Gatto eventually answered the front-door and spent the night in cells

Lo Gatto denied drinking on the flight or being drunk and told the court: "He starts being a little rude and we began to argue loudly.

"I knew he was in the wrong lane and the word 'f***' was used by both sides."

He denied punching the driver or having a dismissive attitude: "If I am confident in myself and someone sees that as arrogance that's their interpretation."

Probation Officer Laura Braithwaite told the court: "He says he does not consume alcohol regularly and has no issues with it."

Lo Gatto's lawyer Mr. Mark Haslam said: "There was a dispute about the lane the taxi should be in.

"The defendant said the taxi driver was in the wrong lane and there followed a teated argument, a blazing row on this minor point that escalated.

"He's a hard-working, self-employed man. He does not accept the findings of the court and has lodged a notice of appeal."

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Pensioner, 90, Victim Of Distraction Thief

Police are hunting a callous thief, who targeted a 90 year-old pensioner, stealing property after getting into his home.

On the morning of September 18, last year police were called to reports of a distraction burglary at a residential address in Theydon Gardens, Rainham, east London.
A woman, aged in her mid-thirties, knocked on a number of doors in the road.
One of the doors was opened by a man in his nineties.
The woman, entered his home and after a short while left taking with her some of his personal property.
CCTV at a nearby care home has captured the woman in the area.
She is described as a thin white woman, with long black hair and a thin face. She wore a pink/purple coat and blue jeans.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting image 201664 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

£30K Diamond Cartier Watch Snatched: E-Fit Released

Police are hunting a robber, who snatched a £30,000 diamond-encrusted Cartier watch from a pensioner in west London.

This e-fit of the suspect has been released in the hope of tracking him down.

Officers were called to Ledbury Gardens, Notting Hill on July 31, last year after the 69-year-old man was set upon at approximately 7.55pm. 

An unknown man approached him and began to make references about football.

He began shouting "Barcelona, Barcelona" at him, then grabbed his wrist and tried to remove the watch. 

A struggle between the pair ensued and the suspect pushed the victim and stole his watch.

The victim was not injured.

He is described as 6ft tall, aged approximately 25 years-old, with a Middle Eastern accent, short, dark brown or black hair and clean shaven.

He was wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a white swirl on it.

Anyone with information or witnesses to the incident are asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Drunken Fighting: "It's A Polish Tradition"

A drunken Polish troublemaker banned from a west London neighbourhood told police fighting and drinking was a "tradition" amongst his fellow-countrymen.

Plumber Zbigniew Andrzaj Bukowski, 52, of Beaumaris Tower, Park Road North, Acton had been served with a Community Protection Notice (CPN) excluding him from from an area of Shepherd's Bush.

This was following multiple incidents of heavy-drinking and brawling outside a Polish convenience store and the next-door bookies on the busy Uxbridge Road.

Today Bukowski pleaded guilty at Hammersmith Magistrates Court to failing to comply with the CPN on June 11 when loitering outside Tote Bookmakers.

Prosecutor Malachi Packenham told the court: "The defendant told police officers it's a Polish tradition to fight, shake hands and drink alcohol."

Bukowski said the bookies was a convenient location for him to collect wages from his employer, which he then spent on alcohol in the Polish store.

He was fined £115, with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge.

Bukowski was told any further breaches of the order would result in a sentence of imprisonment.

"I don't want to go to prison. It's no place for me," he told the court.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Gyno Consultant Guilty Of Fondling Female Patients

Guilty: Patwardhan
 A "highly manipulative" consultant gynaecologist has been convicted of groping four female patients during private and NHS consultations.

Typically Mahesh Patwardhan, 53, would bend them over an examination couch and fondle their breasts from behind, even asking one woman to reveal her tattooed bum.

Woolwich Crown Court heard Patwardhan, of Alderton Hill, Loughton, Essex was turned on by rubbing himself against the women as he groped them.

He saw NHS patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlton and private patients at The Blackheath Hospital and The Holly, Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

He was convicted of four counts of sexual assault between July 31, 2008 and September 24, 2012.

Patwardhan, who is married to anaesthetist, was also convicted of two counts of fraud relating to falsely billing private medical insurers for work he did not perform.

"Patwardhan is a highly manipulative individual, having used his position of trust and authority to prey on the victims under his medical care, believing that they would be too embarrassed to report such offences to police," said Detective Constable Mark Azariah after the verdicts.

"Thankfully he was mistaken and I commend the victims for their courage in speaking out despite the sensitivity surrounding their personal medical concerns.

Dirty Doc: Mugshot
"I hope that today's result and the fact he is no longer a practising doctor brings them some comfort and peace of mind in what has been a traumatic ordeal."

The already-disgraced doctor had been struck-off by the General Medical Council in October, 2014 and publicity from that case prompted more victims to come forward.

An investigation was launched by the Metropolitan Police's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command and Patwardhan was arrested on November 20, 2014 as he stepped-off a flight from India at Heathrow Airport.

Prosecutor Miss Kate Bex told the jury a 32 year-old mum-of-three was seen at the Queen Elizabeth in 2008. 

"He came behind her and put his arms around her and onto her breasts.

"He groped her breasts and squeezed them with his hands and she was in total shock," added Miss Bex, explaining the woman made an excuse to avoid removing the rest of her clothing.

In digitally-recorded interview with police the woman explained: "He came behind us and that's when he put his hands on us. He wasn't talking, he was just groping my breasts.

"It was horrible, I was in total shock. I didn't know what to do, I felt sick and disgusted.

"When he said: 'Take your knickers off' I knew something was wrong. If I had lied on that couch and took my knickers off what would he have done?"

Another woman, a 37 year-old mum-of-two, says Patwardhan became more intimate after sizing her up.

"The cuddling started after her second or third visit," explained Miss Bex. "He'd hug her goodbye and push his body into her, grab her bottom and kiss her on the cheek.

"He examined her breasts after asking her to bend over the couch and asked her to show him the tattoo on her bum."

A 30 year-old woman was a private Blackheath Hospital patient, who had an ovarian cyst.

"The defendant put his arms around her, his hand on her knee and told her she was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.

"He asked her to bend over the couch and she could feel his body pressing against hers from behind while cupping her breasts.

"She thought he became aroused and she was embarrassed so put her clothes on and left the room as fast as she could."

Patwardhan offered to investigate the back pain of a woman aged 26. "He felt her spine and then cupped her breasts."

A 35 year-old private patient gave Patwardhan the opportunity to make some extra money out of her insurers.

He performed intimate cosmetic surgery on the woman, but billed her insurers - AXA PPP - for cyst removal because they would not cover the true operation, the jury were told.

"Afterwards he told her she would soon be having: 'Lots of sexy sex and orgasms' in a way that gave her the creeps,"  said Miss Bex.

Patwardhan was cleared of sexually assaulting this patient and a 37 year-old referred by her GP after a smear test.

A private BUPA patient, aged 21, came forward to report Patwardhan for making her sign a claim form for a £195 non-existent pre-surgery consultation.

She was seen at The Holly, where the defendant's wife was the anaesthetist, and said she did not make a fuss because she was in the couple's hands.

When questioned by police Patwardhan mainly answered "no comment" to questions, but did deny making dishonest claims and conducting sexually-motivated examinations.

He will be sentenced on July 26.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Ex-Footballer Marcus Bent's Cocaine Blow

Blowing 'em Away: Marcus Bent
Troubled former football star Marcus Bent was fined this week for having cocaine on him at Chessington World of Adventures.

The ex-Crystal Palace, Everton and Blackburn Rovers striker committed the offence while subject to a suspended prison sentence.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court confirmed the 38 year-old of  Wolsey Court, Bridge Road, East Molesey appeared as an overnight custody case on tuesday.

He pleaded guilty to one count of possessing cocaine -  a class A drug - at the children's theme park on June 20.

The former England Under 21 international, who scored 113 goals in 574 professional games for 14 different clubs, was fined £385, with £85 costs.

Earlier this year at Guildford Crown Court Bent was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, suspended for two years, for affray and possession of cocaine.

He had called 999, but when police officers attended his address he confronted them with a meat cleaver and kitchen knife while under the influence of the drug.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Suspended Sentence For Colour-Coded Cocaine-Dealing Teen

Inner London Crown Court
A teenage first-time offender caught drug-dealing has avoided being locked-up after receiving a suspended sentence.

Harry Edward Collett, 19, of William Foster Lane, Welling, south-east London had colour-coded wraps of the drug to indicate quantity and price.

His first court appearance was an emotionally-charged ordeal for the teen and his family, with relatives in tears as the gravity of the offence hit home.

Collett initially appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty to possessing a quantity of cocaine, with intent to supply, on January 6.

The court decided its maximum sentencing powers – six months custody – were insufficient and he was committed to Inner London Crown Court.

There, Collett received two years custody, suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to complete 180 hours community service and 36 hours with the probation service and pay a £100 victim surcharge.

The court heard police on patrol in Bexley stopped a vehicle Collett was travelling in.

He appeared nervous to the officers when questioned and was searched.

Police found a bag stuffed down his trousers, which contained fifty to seventy wraps of the class A drug.

The paper wraps were in two different colours, white indicated £20 and pink £40.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Everton FC Flare Fan Banned For Three Years

An Everton FC fan has been banned from football for three years after his illegal flare singed a ten year-old girl's hair and burned through two layers of clothing during the club's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.

Thomas McGill, 26, lit the flare moments after an own goal by Manchester United's Chris Smalling brought Everton level at 1-1 just fifteen minutes before full-time.

They eventually lost the match 2-1.

McGill, of Mallory Road, Whitby, Ellesmere pleaded guilty at Hendon Magistrates Court to assaulting the young fan on April 23.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing the flare at a designated sporting event and possessing a small amount of cocaine.

After he was bailed for a pre-sentence report McGill returned and was ordered to complete 150 hours community service work and fined £470.

The court also imposed a three-year football banning order, which prohibits him attending organised football matches for the next three season.

Prosecutor Miss Indira Gohlar told the court: "The victim was with her sister and father and when Everton scored the defendant lit a flare and started waving it.

"Sparks from the flare singed the ten year-old's hair and clothing, two layers of clothing were burnt through, and luckily there was no contact with the skin."

The girl's father complained to McGill, who said he was unaware of what had happened.

"On seeing security guards coming towards him he tried to discard the flare and was ejected and arrested," explained Miss Gohlar.

"When McGill was searched class A drugs were found in a tissue, which were tested and confirmed as cocaine.

"He admitted to the police he had lit the flare, saying he had got it from someone inside the stadium who had offered it to him.

"He also said he got the cocaine from someone inside the stadium, but did not pay for it, agreeing he would give them forty or fifty pounds on the next occasion.

"He said he did two lines of cocaine and throughout the day had consumed seven to eight pints of lager.

"He said he was not paralytic, but was a little bit drunk and said he lit the flare when he got carried away by Everton scoring.

"He admitted it was a stupid thing to do and he was sorry about the assault and said he only realised what had happened when the child's father told him.

"He said he was sorry and did not intend to hurt anybody.

"The incident could have escalated, but for the actions of the girl's father and the stewards," added Miss Gohlar, who also applied for a football banning order."

McGill confirmed to the court he was a long-term Everton FC fan and a banning order would punish him.

He also told police his actions were "idiotic".

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Muslim Motorist Denies 'Women Stoning' Comment During Road Rage Row

A muslim motorist, accused of shouting: “Women in my country would be stoned for this,” during a road-rage incident has appeared in court.

Javed Ahmad, 45, of Calder Road, Morden is also said to have called the female driver “white trash” and spitting at her.

He appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court yesterday, where he pleaded not guilty and was bailed to return for a trial on September 6.

Ahmad is charged with the racially-aggravated assault of Harley Armiger in Bristol Road, Morden on May 17.

He also faces an alternative lesser charge of simply assaulting the woman and obstructing two police officers.

Prosecutor Miss Kerry Lingard told the court the complainant was driving her car with her children inside when Ahmad pulled alongside and claimed they were throwing stones at her vehicle.

He allegedly was heard getting on his mobile phone and saying to the person at the other end: “Us muslims need to stick together.”

He drove after her and pushed his car into hers although there was no damage. He spat at her and she has no idea why he was so aggressive.”

Ahmad denies using the racist words, spitting at the complainant and says the police officers were “heavy handed” during their arrest of him.

He told the court: “This group of people are out to get me.”  

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Death Crash: Alleged Car Racers In Court

Hina Shamim & Crash Scene
Two drivers accused of racing each other at over twice the speed limit and causing the death of a 21 year-old student, who was struck by a car near her campus, have appeared in court.

Farid Reza, 36, of Surbiton Road, Kingston-upon-Thames and William Spicer, 28, of Somervell Road, Harrow had been on bail for over a year while specialist police accident investigators collected evidence.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard it was Reza's powerful BMW M3, which inflicted fatal injuries to Hina Shamim in Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames.

He attempted to have his address kept a secret, even citing European Human Rights legislation, but after objections from Square Mile News the application was dismissed.
L to R: Reza & Spicer

The court heard Miss Shamim had just left her flat and was walking to the library when struck by Reza's BMW, which the prosecution say was travelling at 67mph while racing Spicer from traffic lights.

Both men are charged with causing the death of Miss Shamim, by dangerous driving, on March 31, last year.

Reza is additionally charged with causing serious injury to Fawad Reza by dangerous driving.

The magistrates declined jurisdiction and no pleas were indicated by the defendants.

They were both bailed to appear at the Old Bailey on July 11.

Death Crash: Alleged Car Racers In Court

Hina Shamim & Crash Scene
Two drivers accused of racing each other at over twice the speed limit and causing the death of a 21 year-old student, who was struck by a car near her campus, have appeared in court.

Farid Reza, 36, of Surbiton Road, Kingston-upon-Thames and William Spicer, 28, of Somervell Road, Harrow had been on bail for over a year while specialist police accident investigators collected evidence.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard it was Reza's powerful BMW M3, which inflicted fatal injuries to Hina Shamim in Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames.

He attempted to have his address kept a secret, even citing European Human Rights legislation, but after objections from Square Mile News the application was dismissed.
L to R: Reza & Spicer

The court heard Miss Shamim had just left her flat and was walking to the library when struck by Reza's BMW, which the prosecution say was travelling at 67mph while racing Spicer from traffic lights.

Both men are charged with causing the death of Miss Shamim, by dangerous driving, on March 31, last year.

Reza is additionally charged with causing serious injury to Fawad Reza by dangerous driving.

The magistrates declined jurisdiction and no pleas were indicated by the defendants.

They were both bailed to appear at the Old Bailey on July 11.

Monday, 20 June 2016

German Woman Mugged Near Railway Station: E-Fit Released

Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man who violently robbed a German woman near Greenwich Railway Station.
At around 10.40pm on Tuesday, February 2 the man approached a 35-year-old woman from behind in Tarves Way.
The woman was pushed to the floor, where she was kicked a number of times before her bag was stolen.
The bag was a black shoulder bag which contained an iPhone, a Blackberry phone, German ID cards and a quantity of cash in both pounds and Euros.
Thankfully the victim was not seriously hurt.
The victim has helped produce an e-fit of the man who attacked and robbed her.
He is described as aged between 20 and 25 years, black - with a light skin tone - and approximately 5ft 6ins tall.
He also had a moustache and beard that was short and well kept.
He wore a black scarf on his face and had a hood covering his head.
Anyone who may be able to identify the suspect or has information that may assist the investigation is asked to call Detective Constable Andrew Payne, from the Serious and Acquisitive Crime Unit on 020 8284 9449.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Knifeman Hunted For Chemist Shop Robbery

Detectives investigating a knife-point robbery in Wimbledon have released CCTV footage to help identify a man who snatched cash from a chemist's.
On Tuesday, October 13, last year at about 3.15pm the suspect walked into the store in Durnsford Road and pulled out a large kitchen knife before demanding money.

The suspect forced the shop assistant to open the till and a petty cash box and stole a quantity of cash before making off towards Haydens Road. 

The suspect is described as a black man aged in his late twenties to early thirties.
He wore a blue hooded tracksuit, white trainers and was carrying a black holdall.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise this man.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 203621.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Duo Hunted After Fast-Food Attack

Police are appealing for information following an assault at a takeaway restaurant in Islington.

Officers were called to the venue in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, at approximately 3.30am on January 23, after a 48-year-old man was attacked by two men.

The man was set upon after what is believed to have been a verbal exchange within the restaurant.

London Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to hospital for treatment to a serious eye injury.
He has been discharged but is still receiving treatment.

Officers have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

They are described as one white male and one black male, both aged between 18 and 20 years.

Anyone with information is asked to call Islington CID on either 020 7421 0195 or 101 - alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Post Office Robbery: Suspect On CCTV

Police are hunting this robbery suspect, who attacked a security guard delivering cash to a Post Office.
On Tuesday, February 16 at 1.30pm the security guard, a 50-year-old man, was delivering cash in Hampstead High Street, Hampstead.

The suspect attacked the guard from behind, pushing him and punching him in the face.
Detectives do not believe that the suspect was armed.

The victim suffered head and shoulder injuries and was taken by London Ambulance Service to a north London hospital.
He was released later that day. 

The suspect is described as a tall, white man, wearing a black padded, hooded coat. 

Anyone with any information should contact the Flying Squad on 020 8785 8655 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Manager Accused Of Swindling £26K From IPCC

A senior manager at the Independent Police Complaints Commission has appeared in court charged with swindling £26,000 from the body to fund his gambling addiction. 

Ian Every, 50, of High Trees, New town, Uckfield, East Susex did not indicate a plea at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.

He faces one count of fraud by abuse of position, namely while Procurement Manager for the IPCC dishonestly abused that position between March 1, 2009 and January 12, this year to make a gain, namely in excess of £26,000.

Every was employed at the organisation's HQ at 90 High Holborn, Central London.

Prosecutor Mr. Zahid Hussein said: "The Crown invites the court to decline jurisdiction. There was a breach of trust here when he was employed by the IPCC as their Procurement Manager.

"He's defrauded a public body out of a sum of twenty-six thousand pounds over a period of time.

"He gave an explanation that he had outstanding debts, significant amounts he owed others, depression and a gambling addiction."

The magistrates declined jurisdiction and Every was bailed to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on July 12 for a preliminary hearing.

Bench Chairman Mr. Melvin Marks announced: "It wad not the most sophisticated, but there was an element of planning.

"Bearing in mind the sophistication, the amount of money and length of time we decline jurisdiction."

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Brighton Students' Ecstasy Supply Ends With McDonald's Car Park Arrest

Wimbledon Magistrates Court
A young student, who buys party-drug 'ecstasy' in bulk for friends, was caught weighing out a consignment in a Mcdonald's car park.

Oscar Wendt, 20, an undergraduate media studies student at the University of Brighton was seen weighing the drugs and reported to the police.

Wendt, of Upper Lewes Road, Brighton pleaded guilty yesterday to possessing 13.924 grammes of the Class A drug, with intent to supply, in McDonald's, Twickenham Road, Twickenham on January 9.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard the alarm was raised when a member of the public spotted him behaving suspiciously with weighing scales and a white substance.

Police arrived and arrested Wendt, who had evidence of 'ecstasy' supply in his mobile phone communications.

When quizzed by officers he said: “I'm taking MDMA myself. I bought them for my own use.”

The court heard Wendt and his fellow-students pool their money to buy in bulk, with the defendant making the trip to south-west London.

It was described as “social supply” and not a commercial enterprise.

The magistrates decided their sentencing powers – a maximum of six months imprisonment – were insufficient and committed Wendt to Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

"Despicable" Duo Robbed Blind 80 Year-old Woman

Police hunting two "despicable" robbers, who targeted a blind 80 year-old woman paying her council tax, have released this CCTV images of their suspects.
They followed the pensioner from her bank, where she had just withdrawn £250, to local council offices and pounced when they isolated her in a lift.
The offence took place on Tuesday, December 1, last year at 12.00pm at the council office in Wellington Street, Woolwich.

The two suspects followed her and the man physically prevented the victim from exiting the lift.
The woman then stole the woman's purse from her handbag.
The victim was left highly distressed by the incident.

Detective Constable Danny Banks of Greenwich CID, said: "This was a despicable crime carried out against an extremely vulnerable elderly woman.
As the victim is blind the description given was limited but through CCTV enquiries we have identified these two suspects and we require the public's help to find them as quickly as possible.
Anyone with information should not hesitate in contacting us."

Anyone with any information should contact Greenwich CID on 07789 574 885 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Baby Buried In Garden: Woman In Court

Wimbledon Magistrates Court
A woman charged in relation to the mysterious death of an unidentified baby over a decade ago appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today.

Victoria Gayle, 31, of Fryent Crescent, West Hendon was transferred in custody to the court this morning.

She is charged with one count of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body between July 1, 2004 and June 1, this year.

She is also charged with commit and act, with intent to pervert the course of justice, namely between the same dates concealed the death of a child.

The investigation concerns a baby born in Barnet in 2004 and officers attended an address in West Hendon at 7am on May 30.

Human remains were discovered on May 31 and a post mortem examination took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital on june 2.

She was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court on July 8.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Hoverboard Knife Thugs Hunted

Police hunting two knife-wielding thugs, who stabbed a teenage 'hoverboard' rider in north London, have released these CCTV images.
The 19 year-old victim was in Rookwood Road, Stamford Hill at 3.45pm on December 5, last year when he was chased by two men.
They followed him down an alleyway close to the junction with Ravensdale Road, where he was stabbed in the face and neck.
He was taken to hospital where doctors stated that it can only have been good luck that prevented critical injury to the jugular vein.
He has since been discharged.
The two suspects are described as young men, aged in their teens or early twenties, and of broadly average height and build.
One of the two is believed to be black and the other Asian.
Detectives from Hackney CID are investigating, and they retain an open mind as to any motive. 
There has been no arrest at this stage.
Anyone who recognises the two men shown in the footage, or who witnessed the incident should call Hackney CID via 101.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Pensioner, 79, Caught Having Sex In Public With Boyfriend

A 79 year-old grannie and her lover were arrested after shocked passers-by spotted the pair having sex in parkland next to a busy road.

Pensioner Alicia Brown will now be on the sex offenders register for thirty months after the amorous public display, which she blames on alcohol and receiving bad news.

Brown, of Gloucester Terrace, Paddington pleaded guilty to committing an act outraging public decency, namely engaging in sexual activity, while various members of the public observed.

Camberwell Green Magistrates Court heard police were called to Rush Common, Brixton Hill at 10.20 am on May 7.

"Brown and a male companion were seen having sex," prosecutor Mr. Johnson Shittu told the court.

Members of the public reported the male, aged in his fifties - who was not identified in court - as being naked below the waist and engaging in sexual intercourse with the defendant.

He was prosecuted separately for the same offence and other crimes and was jailed for two months.

The court heard Brown - who arrived at court with her daughter and granddaughter and wheeling a shopping trolley - was being visited by her boyfriend.

He travelled down from Manchester and Brown admits they drank too many cans of strong lager and she had just received bad news about a young family member.

She told the court: "I shouldn't have been there. I'm sorry."

Brown received a thirty-month conditional discharge, was ordered to sign the sex offenders register and pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Graduate Crashes Car After Night Of Drink And Drugs

An aspiring chartered surveyor crashed his Mercedes while driving home after a night of booze, ecstacy and cocaine.

Evan Waters, 24, buried the car into trees while driving along the A3 with illegal levels of the two drugs still in his system.

He pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates Court to driving in Esher Common on March 27 with excess levels of ecstacy and cocaine in his blood.

There was also evidence of alcohol, but it was under the prescribed limit so he was not charged with drink-driving.

The court heard Waters, of Barn Green Close, Denmead, Waterlooville, Hampshire was driving a red Mercedes A180, which sufffered “considerable damage” when it left the road.

Police were called to the scene and Waters admitted he had been drinking the night before.

The court heard the first-time offender had been out with friends in London until 3am and slept in a hotel before driving home.

Waters claims fatigue caused him to fall asleep at the wheel and when the car's tyres touched the muddy verge the vehicle slipped off the road.

He says he does not recall taking any drugs the night before.

The graduate is currently employed as a quantity surveyor and is tested for alcohol and drugs at work, which is a two hour daily commute via car.

The magistrates told Waters, who has a first-class honours degree: “You left the road. A dangerous situation to be in.”

He was disqualified from driving for twelve months, fined £550, with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £50 victim surcharge.