Tuesday, 31 July 2018

McDonald's Customers Flee In Terror As Teen Knifeman Stalks Victim

A teenager armed with a fearsome hunting-knife caused children and families to flee in terror from a McDonald's as he pursued another male.
Arkeem Cabey, 18, of Meadow Close, Barking was sentenced to 18 months custody when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
He had pleaded guilty at the same court to threatening a person with a blade in a public place.
The incident happened on the evening of Sunday, April 29 in The Brewery, Romford.
Police received numerous calls that a youth was armed with a knife and attempting to attack another man.
He approached the victim on an upper floor of the shopping centre and chased him into the McDonald's, where customers fled in terror.
Local officers responded within minutes and Cabey ran off from police.
However, he was detained nearby and a large hunting knife that he had discarded was recovered nearby.
On his arrest, Cabey admitted to officers that he had been in possession of the knife for his own safety but when interviewed in police custody he refused to say anything further.
Officers analysed CCTV of the incident which clearly showed Cabey speaking to another man on the first floor of the shopping centre.
Cabey then produced the knife and began to pursue the man into the nearby McDonald’s restaurant.
On realising what was happening, families began to flee in terror as Cabey continued to stalk his victim.
After making unsuccessful attempts to get at the man, Cabey ran off before being arrested by police.
The man Cabey was trying to attack has not been identified.
Acting Detective Inspector Dean Grafton of the East Area Command Unit said: “Cabey’s actions, which took place in a public place where numerous families with children were enjoying an evening out, were utterly abhorrent.
Armed with a large knife, he pursued his victim for a sustained period of time showing absolutely no regard for the safety and wellbeing of those around him.
Knife crime will not be tolerated and thanks to the swift actions of officers from Romford Town Centre, an off duty officer and members of the public, Cabey was arrested.
“Good work during the subsequent investigation by the CID ensured Cabey was made to face the consequences of his actions.”

Monday, 30 July 2018

Knifeman Jailed For Triple Stabbing Of Target

A knifeman, who stabbed his target in the back three times after following him into a shop, has been locked-up for five years.

Jeffery Kachila, 21, of Sheen Park, Richmond-upon-Thames was convicted of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm, with intent and possessing an offensive weapon.

He was found guilty of both offences after a trial at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court.

Kachila carried out the planned attack at a shop in Kingston Road, Teddington on January 22.

At around 5.40pm the male victim walked into the shop, followed a short time later by Kachila.

He walked up behind the victim, produced a knife and stabbed him three times in the back before walking out.

The victim also left the shop, but was later traced by police and taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries before being discharged.

Officers spoke to the victim, but he made it clear he did not wish to support the investigation.

However, CCTV footage from the shop showed the incident and officers were able to identify Kachila as the assailant.

He was arrested the following day and a serrated knife, similar to the one used in the attack, was found concealed under his mattress.


Despite staying silent during his interview, the weight of evidence meant Kachila was charged.

Detective Constable Dave Tucker said: "Despite the victim not wishing to support our investigation, we managed to compile irrefutable evidence that Kachila was the person responsible for this attack.

"Whatever the motive was for this attack has never been established, but it is clear that Kachila set out that evening with the intent of attacking his victim.

"It is only by sheer luck that the injuries inflicted were not more serious.
"I hope this sentencing sends out a strong message that carrying a knife is not acceptable and those that do so will be arrested and put before the courts to face the consequences of their actions."

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Fire Alarm Knifeman Caged For Neighbour Threat

A knifeman who threatened a neighbour he suspected of calling 999 when his fire alarm activated has been locked-up for two years.
Omar Jaiteh, 34, of Norbiton Road, Poplar became enraged when the fire brigade arrived at the block of flats he and the victim, a man in his twenties, share on July 23, last year.
He was found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court of threatening a person in a public place with a knife and threatening behaviour.
A smoke alarm in Jaiteh's flat had been going off and the emergency services were called.
After they left he became agitated and, armed with a knife, he confronted the victim, blaming him for raising the alarm.
Jaiteh threatened to stab the victim and began moving towards him.
The victim fled into his flat and called the police.
Jaiteh was arrested in his flat and the knife was recovered.
Detective Sergeant Tomasz Patzer of Tower Hamlets CID said: "What started out as a fairly trivial incident ended with Omar Jaiteh arming himself with a knife and threatening his neighbour.
"Why he chose that course of action is unclear.
“However, what is clear is that carrying a knife and threatening harm to others are not acceptable and Jaiteh has rightly been jailed for this."

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Pedal-Powered Pervert Wanted: E-Fit Released

Police hunting a pushbike pervert, who twice molested an early-morning commuter in west London, have released this e-fit of their suspect.
On Wednesday, March 14 at approximately 5:40am to 5:50am, the woman, aged in her mid-twenties was walking through an alleyway, which runs between Barnes Bridge and Chiswick Station.
A man on a pedal cycle spoke to her as he passed and then returned.
He approached the victim and sexually molested her.
The victim pushed the suspect away and ran off.
However the suspect pursued and caught her, carrying out another sexual assault.
The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 6ft and aged between 25 and 35 years-old.
At the time of committing the offence the male is believed to have been wearing a dark beanie hat and a dark, thick sports jacket.
Police would like to speak to the male in connection with this incident and are appealing to the public to help identify him.
Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command investigate.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 1047/14Mar.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Man Wanted For Punching Gay Internet Date

Police are hunting this “violent” man after a gay internet date ended with the victim being punched in the face and head.
Officers from Tower Hamlets Community Safety Unit in east London are leading the investigation.
They suspect Anton Ward, 28, from Hammersmith in west London travelled across the capital to the address in Bow, east London on May 9 for the online rendezvous.
However the date turned sour at the victim's home, where Ward is alleged to have struck the blows before leaving.
Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured.
Detective Constable Sajid Asghar said: "Anton Ward is a violent man who may represents a danger to those he meets through social media.
“I would urge anyone who recognises Ward or who knows of his whereabouts to come forward and speak to police."
Anyone with information is asked to call Tower Hamlets CSU on 0207 275 4507 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Heathrow Employee Cleaned-Up On Nicked Scratchcards

A late-night cleaner at Heathrow Airport secretly swiped £2,643 worth of Camelot scratch cards while sweeping WH Smiths - cashing them in for £675.

Single mum Tracey Flitton, 40, of Birchdene Drive, Thamesmead was caught on CCTV clumsily trying to hide her face with a blue scarf, which quickly slipped off on camera.

She pleaded guilty to stealing the lottery scratch cards in Terminal 4 between January 12 and February 4 and acquiring criminal property, namely the winnings.

Flitton was sentenced to a three-month community order, which includes a weekend-only electronically-tagged night time curfew.

No compensation order was made at the Isleworth Crown Court hearing. 

Prosecutor Miss Fiona Willis told Uxbridge Magistrates Court, where Flitton originally admitted the offence: “This matter regards theft by an employee. She was a cleaner sub-contracted via a company called Turquoise.

“She took scratch cards from the display unit of the landside store on five occasions.”

WH Smiths realised scratch cards were missing on February 8 and began an internal investigation.

“The CCTV showed a cleaner removing large quantities of scratch cards from the display in the early hours of the morning and the company she worked for identified her.”

Jamaican-born Flitton, who claims she is stressed by her wayward 15 year-old daughter, snubbed a meeting on February 9 and never returned to the airport again.

“On the first CCTV clip she is seen sweeping the floor at 2.37am and going behind the counter while still holding her broom and taking scratch cards from the display and putting them into a small bag.”

Another clip showed Flitton in the deserted store at 2.16am removing cards and not paying for them.

“In the third CCTV clip she is seen wearing a blue scarf and after taking more scratch cards at 1.52am she removes the scarf, revealing her face,” explained Miss Willis.

The next day she repeated the theft. “She pulls a wad of scratch cards from the display.”

On April 6 Flitton agreed to be interviewed by Heathrow police. “She made full admissions and said she made about six hundred pounds by cashing in the winning tickets.

“They were cashed-out at retailers in rapid succession.

“This is an abuse of trust. She had access to the shop in the middle of the night when no one else was around.”

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Greenwich Observatory's Public Astronomer Viewed Child Porn

Greenwich Observatory’s Public Astronomer, who wrote a book on the science behind tv’s Dr. Who, has received a suspended prison sentence for downloading 407 sick sexual images of boys.

Boffin Dr. Marek Kukula, 49, who has also worked for NASA and has a PhD in radio astronomy, blamed pressure on completing ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’ on turning to internet child porn.

Police raided his £780,000 flat in Millennium Square, Tower Bridge, seizing 18 devices and finding the disgusting movie clips and still images on an old laptop and two USB sticks.

Dr. Kukula is the observatory’s official spokesman on astronomy and space science, having held senior research positions at UK universities and at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.

He pleaded guilty to making 34 Category A indecent images of a child; 107 Category B and 266 Category C indecent images on or before October 5, last year.

“You are a man of exceptional intelligence and academic and professional success,” Inner London Crown Court Judge Freya Newbery told him today.

“You have excelled in your own field and you must be more disappointed than anybody to find yourself in this situation, but you have taken steps to put this all behind you to tackle your demons.”

At the Royal Observatory Greenwich he oversees science content and exhibitions and public programmes and is a spokesperson for the landmark institution.

He is also the author of ‘The Intimate Universe’ and while a project manager and researcher in residence at the University of Edinburgh he managed a national scheme to train young researchers and match them with secondary schools.

Prosecutor Rebecca Folks said officers armed with a search warrant told Kukula they suspected indecent images had been downloaded at the address.

“He said: ‘I’m gay and I have been chatting to people online.”

They found Kukula, who has a degree in Physics with Astrophysics, had downloaded and deleted the images between 2006 and 2009.

The worst material showed boys aged between ten and fourteen years-old having sex with each other and with adult men.

Kukula admits he clicked on search terms including: ‘man boy sex’ ‘pre-teen boy’ and young boy sex.’

“He has been open and honest he used the internet as a stress-reliever from work at the time. He was changing career, he was under financial pressure and was writing two books,” said Mr. Michael McAlinden, defending.

“To escape he started to binge on the net. He became addicted to surfing the internet and became addicted to pornography and unfortunately that addiction was the type of pornography you see.

“He is homosexual and looks at gay pornography. As he found to his cost searches revealed images that were not appropriate.

“He was not purposefully searching for Category A images and when he saw images of this type they were deleted.”

Kukula was sentenced to twenty-one weeks imprisonment, suspended for twelve months, must complete a sixty-day rehabilitation activity requirement and pay £535 costs.

He must obey a seven-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which limits his internet use and sign the sex offenders register for the same period.

“You used porn to deal with stress in the past during a difficult time for you,” the judge told him. “You were looking at a lot of adult pornography, you got bored and got drawn into the underage pornography sites.”

Monday, 23 July 2018

Pub Bottling: CCTV Image Released

Police hunting a pub thug, who bottled another customer, have released this CCTV image of the suspect.

It was 2.10am when the 27 year-old was repeatedly struck to the head with a beer bottle at the unnamed pub in Clapham High Street on November 23, last year.

Metropolitan Police detectives on Lambeth borough are now appealing for witnesses.

An ambulance also rushed to the scene.

The suspect approached the victim and accused him of harassing his girlfriend.

He pushed the victim and then carried out the assault with the improvised weapon.

Staff at the bar intervened and ejected the suspect from the venue.
The victim suffered head injuries that required medical treatment and caused scarring to his forehead.
The suspect is described as a white male, of a stocky or muscular build and balding blond hair.
He was wearing a white shirt with a green waistcoat, blue jeans and black shoes.
Detective Constable Christel Tchakounte, from Brixton's Crime Support Unit, said: "Due to the violent nature of this unprovoked attack it is important that we identify and locate the suspect as soon as possible."

Anyone who has information that can assist the investigation is asked to call Lambeth CID on 020 8649 2151, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Missing Manchester Woman Cleared Of Hospital Race Charge

University College Hospital
A missing Manchester woman, accused of racially abusing muslims when police took her to hospital, has had the case against her dropped.

Katie Fanning, 30, of Bourton Drive, Belle Vue never appeared at north London’s Highbury Corner Magistrates Court due to mental health issues.

After several adjournments the Crown Prosecution Service eventually offered no evidence against the absent defendant.

Fanning had been charged with racially and religiously aggravated harassment at University College Hospital, Euston Road on May 18, last year.

Prosecutor Mr. Gaspard Davies-Jones told the court: “This is a serious allegation involving police officers and hospital staff.

“The defendant threatened to kill two witnesses and the police officers and shouted racial slurs.”

Fanning was reported missing on May 18, last year and was visited by police officers the same day.

“The police were made aware and attended a location in central London, where they identified the defendant and she was compliant and co-operative with the police.

“As she is taken to the ambulance she threatens to harm herself and is detained for her own protection.

“At some point she asks for a cigarette and exited the ambulance and asks for a lighter.

“As one of the officer’s reached into a bag the defendant lunged at her and she is restrained with handcuffs.

“She is struggling and swearing and attempted to bang her head on the floor and attempted to bite officers.”

Fanning was taken to University College Hospital in Fitzrovia.

“Throughout the journey she is struggling and swearing and proceeds to assault one officer by trying to bite him,” explained Mr. Davies-Jones.

“She then shouts: “Do you know how high my IQ is? I’m going to memorise your numbers.

“Do you have kids? I’m going to kill all of them. Are you a paedophile? you f***ing islamic bitch.

“I’m going to get the guys of Manchester to firebomb all the police stations in Manchester.

“You evil islamic paedophile. I’m going to send the worst paedo for your kids.”

Mr. Davies-Jones added: “Once inside the hospital Fanning took offence to the staff nurse, who is muslim and was wearing a headscarf.

“She shouted: ‘Get the f*** out. Muslim indoctrination is evil.’

“She then threatens violence throughout.”

When later quizzed by police Fanning replied ‘no comment’ to all questions.

She has been diagnosed with bi-polar and post-traumatic stress.

Her defence lawyer said she was suffering from multiple mental health issues and a consultant psychiatrist concluded it was not appropriate for her to attend court.

The court heard an account that Fanning had placed a ligature around her neck and attempted to commit suicide.

That prompted a Home Intervention Treatment Team who supervise Fanning daily at her home.

They also concluded it would be a risk to take her to court.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Footie Star's Car Crash: Private Prosecution Dropped

A private prosecution against Crystal Palace footballer Pape Souare for the car crash that nearly ended his career has been dropped.

The 28 year-old left-back appeared at Isleworth Crown Court last year accused of dangerous driving by another motorist involved in the motorway smash.

The Senegal international suffered a broken right thigh and jaw and had to be cut from the wreckage of his £135,000 black Mercedes G63 SUV and airlifted to hospital. 

The court has now revealed the summons brought against the star of driving dangerously on the M4 on September 11, 2016 was dismissed earlier this year.

Souare always intended to fight the case and was prepared for a jury trial at the court.

The prosecution was brought by Darshan Dube, 35, of Cranbourne Road, Slough, who was charged by the police with driving his 2.5 litre BMW without due care and attention.

Souare, who recently returned to first-team action after 373 days out, was a prosecution witness in that case.

He lives in a Thameside apartment in Lambeth Embankment and was a £3.5m signing by the Eagles from French club Reims in January, 2015.

After dropping off a friend at Heathrow Airport he crashed the vehicle into the central reservation and firefighters had to slice off the roof to rescue him from the wreckage.

He was taken by helicopter to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Eddie Catz Kid's Soft Playcentre Boss Spied On Girls And Women Changing Clothes



Camera Lover: Johnson
The wealthy boss of a well-known children’s soft play centre chain is facing jail after filming women staff undressing and female toilet users through peepholes at his family-friendly business. 

Darren Johnson, 51, resigned in disgrace from Eddie Catz after his double life was exposed when caught filming two 14 year-old girls changing in a swimming pool cubicle.

He founded the nationwide play centre, which has a tie-in with Mothercare, with his wife Maria over a decade ago and the couple share a £1.3m home.

Police raided the house and seized nearly 700 clips, mostly made up of twelve years of recording his Earlsfield centre’s female staff changing room and toilets.

At Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court Johnson, of Rodway Road, Putney Village pleaded guilty to five counts of voyeurism for sexual gratification between January 1, 2005 and June 12, 2017.

His double-life was exposed when the teenage girls spotted Johnson filming them with his iPhone under the cubicle divider at Putney Leisure Centre on June 5, last year.

Court Date: Johnson
A previous court heard was told the girls were “very distressed” and police raided Johnson’s home on June 12.

Officers seized his computers, where they found images of women undressing during years of secret filming at Eddie Catz centre in Earlsfield.

Prosecutor Miss Lauren Sales told the court: “Two fourteen year-old girls had attended a school swimming class and reported seeing an iPhone 6 pointing at them under their cubicle while they were in a state of undress.”

They did not see Johnson, but spotted his distinctive rucksack in the cubicle, which was later picked up on the leisure centre’s CCTV.

“He was observed on CCTV walking around the leisure centre with no particular purpose,” added Miss Sales.

“He is the director of Eddie Catz, a soft play centre for children and more images were found that he had taken in public lavatories open to both adults and children at the centre via peepholes. 

“There are also images from the adult female changing room at the centre.

“They were found on computers, but from the way they were taken some would have been taken from a phone.”

There were also recordings of other unidentified women Johnson had filmed in the leisure centre’s cubicles over the previous six months.

Johnson’s lawyer Mr. Simon Ray said his client was married with children and of good character and receiving counselling from a psychosexual therapist.

“He resigned immediately as a director, gave up his shares and has not set foot in any Eddie Catz centre since.”

Judge Timothy Lamb QC bailed Johnson until August 28 for sentencing.

“I have not done a voyeurism case this extensive for a while, but the guidelines point towards custody,” he announced. “The likely penalties include an immediate custodial sentence.”

Until his sentencing Johnson is banned from all Eddie Catz centres; mixed use and womens’ changing-rooms; contacting victims, staff and witnesses and using a camera, phone or video recorder to take images.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

NOT GUILTY: Rolls Royce Union Rep Cleared Of Hotel Room Sex Charge

A Rolls-Royce union rep, who climbed into bed with a drunken married woman at a hotel conference and fondled her between her legs, was cleared of sexually assaulting her.

Toolmaker Jon Brough, 46, who consumed ten pints during the evening, told police the woman had been flirting with him and sitting on his lap before they retired to her room at midnight.

The complainant, 46, had no recollection of the evening and the prosecution brought the case on the basis she was too drunk to consent.

Brough, of Winterley Drive, Accrington, Lancashire, who works at the company’s Barnoldswick site was found not guilty by an Inner London Crown Court jury of assault by penetration at Surrey’s Esher Place Hotel on October 4, 2016.

Much of the prosecution’s case was based on Brough’s own police interview in which he gave a full account of retiring to the woman’s room, where he admitted consensual sexual activity took place.

He gave the same account to the jury and a witness also saw them with their arms around each other in the hotel’s reception area earlier in the evening.

Brough had been at the hotel event as a representative of the Unite union.

The jury took less than three hours to find Brough not guilty, indicating even earlier they had a majority verdict.

The defendant was visibly relieved and his brother, who has been staying in a caravan with him on the outskirts of London during the trial, expressed his relief from the public gallery.

Prosecutor Catherine Patterson told the trial: “She consumed a considerable quantity of alcohol. She was so intoxicated she did not have the ability to consent to any sexual activity.

“Mr. Brough could see she was in a state of intoxication and decided to take advantage.”

After returning home the complainant reported him to the police two weeks later and Brough was questioned in Manchester on December 20, 2016.

“He admitted putting his finger into her vagina, but said she had consented to doing that.

“He said she was very drunk, siting on people’s laps, including his. He had seen her fall off a chair and saw her laughing and giggling and thought they would go back to her room for sex.”

Brough told the officers: “There was sexual activity. Mutual kissing and passionate touching.”

Ms Patterson added: “He also told police he had tried to pull her knickers and trousers down, but she would not allow it and in the morning seemed angry with herself.”

Another witness described the complainant as having “slurred speech,” “staggering about” and “looking very drunk.”

Another saw her chatting with Brough in a corridor. “He says she appeared to be leaning on him and another witness says they were in reception with their arms around each other.”

In a police video interview played to the jury the woman said she recalled drinking three pints of cider, a glass of wine and a vodka and coke that night.

“I got very drunk, very quickly,” she told the trial, recalling at one point she spilled alcohol over herself.

“I remember waking up and I was still in clothes. My jeans were unzipped and my bra unclipped.

“I don’t know how he got there. I was shocked to see him there and said: ‘F*** off.’

“I don’t know what happened, I panicked, I was stressed and felt really ashamed of myself. I’m married.”

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Olympic Equestrian Daubed Ex-Lover Lord Prior's House With Pigs Blood Insults

The ex-Olympic showjumping lover of Tory Lord David Prior daubed “Whore,” ‘Slut” and other explicit insults in pigs blood at their former love-nest when she caught him cheating with another peer’s wife.

Using five litres of blood from a butcher’s and garden sprayer Lizzie Purbrick, 63, also wrote: “Big Dick Lord” and apparently referring to his new lover: “Mags Wet Between The Legs.”

Purbrick, of Northgate Hall Farm, The Street, Warham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to beddings, walls and floors to the Kennington pied a terre.

At Camberwell Green Magistrates Court a charge of burgling the Cardigan Street, Lambeth, house with intent to do unlawful damage on May 9 was dropped.

Purbrick, a member of Great Britain’s 1980 equestrian team, also drew a large penis in blood on the floor of the property, which she had the key to.

She was placed on a 12-month community order, which includes 120 hours community service work and must pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

She was also served with a two-year restraining order prohibiting contact with Lord Prior or visiting the address, plus his properties in Beccles, Suffolk and Norfolk.  

A neighbour called the police when they saw blood oozing from under the front door onto the pavement outside and officers, fearing a major crime, forced entry.

As well as the daubing they found blood emptied over the beds of both bedrooms and over Lord Prior’s clothing.

“The whole thing looks like it has been lifted out of a Jilly Cooper novel. An Olympic show jumper, a Lord and member of the Cabinet,” said her lawyer Simon Nicholls. 

“Putting it as delicately as I can she found him in the arms of another woman, who is married to a member of the House of Lords.”

Purbrick caught Lord Prior with the married woman when she let herself into another of the peer’s properties in East Anglia to collect belongings.

Prosecutor Mr. Alex Du Sautoy told the court: “Mrs Purbrick is a former partner of the complainant, David Prior. 

“At 5.30pm she entered Mr. Prior’s apartment using a key she still had from the relationship.”

The court heard she daubed the insults and also bloodied one of Lord Prior’s suitcases, leaving him a £1,000 cheque.

“She tipped the remaining blood onto the floor.”

The police were called at around 10.30pm by a concerned neighbour. “They saw what they thought was a male entering the property and heard loud music.

“They saw a red liquid appear to come under the door and onto the pavement.”

Purbrick confessed the next day after giving herself up at King’s Lynn Police Station.

“At sixty-three years of age she acts in a way that is completely out of character,” added Mr. Nicholls. “She has gone to King’s Lynn Police Station at the first opportunity and admitted the damage she’s done, no excuses.

“This was a unique one-off incident by this woman. She has now identified the relationship is over.

“The damage to the flat she describes as cathartic and now is the time to move on.

“This is a woman who was emotionally vulnerable who believed the relationship had longer than the day it was terminated.

“She caused that damage, there’s no argument she did it. She took the blood there and daubed the words on the walls and on the floor.”

He told the court Purbrick now plans to spend more time in South Africa, where he two businessmen sons and “estranged” husband, a retired British Army officer, live.

Purbrick won the Amanda Dish at 1984’s Badmington Horse Trials and in 1978 competed at the World Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.

In 1981 she was a member of the gold medal-winning British team at the European Championships.

Lord Prior’s official title is Baron Prior of Brampton and the Charterhouse School and Cambridge-educated peer married Caroline Holmes on St. Valentine’s Day, 1987 and they have a son and daughter.

He was a Conservative MP for North Norfolk between 1997 and 2001 is currently Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the House of Lords.

The former investment banker, 63, is the chairman of University College Hospital and was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in David Cameron’s government.

Probation Officer Paul Leach told the court: “She told me she travelled from Norfolk to another of the victim’s properties to collect belongings and found Mr. Prior with another woman.

“As describes herself as being ‘beyond upset’ and cried all the next day.”

She obtained 8 litres of pigs blood from a butcher friend. “She says the victim in this case likes pigs, has something to do with pigs and that’s why she used it.

“She says the balance of her mind was disturbed and she was contemplating self-harm and describes her actions as a temporary madness.”

Purbrick’s cancer-suffering brother shot himself three days ago and she is currently living in a caravan.

The court heard she recalls her actions like a “surreal dream” and regrets them.

District Judge Susan Green told Purbrick: “I don’t accept this was spontaneous. It was planned and pre-meditated.”

She described the use of pigs bloods as “calculated and extensive.”

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

'Black Magic' Fraud Suspect Wanted For £400K Swindle

An alleged 'Black Magic' fraudster is on the run after a middle-aged woman was conned out of over £400,000 she paid in remedy fees.
Muhammed Ashraf, 37, of no fixed abode, is wanted for questioning by officers from Hounslow, west London for his part in defrauding the 57-year-old woman over a two-year period between April, 2013 and November, 2015.
The victim reported to officers on November 25, 2015 that in March, 2013 she received a leaflet through her letterbox claiming to provide services to people suffering from 'dangerous black magic.'
In June, 2013 the victim contacted the mobile number on the leaflet and spoke to a man to enquire about using his service.
She agreed to meet an unknown man at a property on Delamere Road, Southall, where she paid him £350 in return for his help.
She was led to believe this was a one-off payment and was not told that the fees would increase in the future.
A week later the suspect contacted the victim and told her that her problems were too complicated and he required more money to help her.
He stated he needed an extra £90,000. The victim questioned this, but agreed to pay £60,000 cash instead.
From then until November, 2015 the suspect and the victim met approximately once every two weeks, and on each occasion he demanded more money.
Sometimes when the man was not able to meet, Ashraf would attend instead and collect the money.
Later in the month, Ashraf told the victim that the man had passed away.
He then made her delete any contact number or messages from him from her phone.
She then reported the matter to police.
Three weeks after speaking to the police, the victim saw Ashraf driving a blue Hyundai with the registration number AD14 NAZ in Southall.
This was the last known sighting of Ashraf.
Detective Constable Ben Lawrence-Smith, from Hounslow CID, said: "Although this offence happened a number of years ago, we still appeal to the public for their help in locating Ashraf.
"Ashraf is an Asian male who at the time of his involvement in defrauding the victim had a beard and moustache. He is known to sometimes use the surname Ali, and may be residing in the Midlands."
Anyone with any information can contact police at Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or tweet @MetCC.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.