John Massey who spent 35 years in jail escaped from Pentonville prison on Wednesday last by scaling the wall with the help of a rope and a hook, the old school way of escaping. He made it look so simple that doubts are being raised that in his long stay in the prison he might have made good criminal connections which could have helped him to evade capture
Illegal Romanian gamblers operating on the Westminster Bridge just a short distance from the Parliament believing their network would give them enough time by warning of any impending raids were surprised and shocked when a double-decker bus loaded with police officers in uniform and plain clothes jumped out and ambushed the con artists.
America’s most wanted paedophile Shawn Sullivan who could spend rest of his life behind bars in the US was holed up in the UK fighting against his deportation but fallacy of law, he has been given a reprieve by the High Court when it ordered that he could not be deported from Britain as it would breach his human rights.
Neville Sprague, 59, who joined in the Home Office in 2001, was a uniformed officer and detective with the Metropolitan Police. He worked as the chief immigration officer for the erstwhile Border Control Crime Team (BCCT) now known as National Tactical Operation for a £26,000 a year salary.
A child actor who had a promising future and had won applause for his portrayal of an emotionally disturbed boy tormenting his family with his behaviour is today beginning a jail sentence for burglary and theft akin to his portrayed character played on television. But Eric Byrne appeared alongside stars including Ross Kemp, Lee Evans and Kathy Burke but fell into debt trap after becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol.
The PhD student who was found dead at the Regency property in Bath Somerset has been said to be strangled to death a postmortem report has revealed.The body of Carmen Miron-Buchacra, 28, was discovered at the Regency property in Bath, Somerset, which she shared with her partner, investment administrator Paul Keene, 31, who has been charged with her murder.
The Polly Peck tycoon Asil Nadir who had fled Britain was a broken man who had lost hope of a fair trial over the allegations that he had taken nearly £150m from the collapsed firm, the Old Bailey heard.Nadir told the jury that he had left Britain on 4 May 1993 to Northern Cyprus after a mental breakdown and at that point of time his health was in tatters and his hope on fair trial was all but at its lowest ebb and he had no hope of receiving a fair trial.
Randolph Morthey, 39, who was arrested for shoplifting in the St Peter’s Way store on last September 24 was found to be an illegal immigrant living and working under two false identities.He was caught when he was stealing an £80 jacket from TK Maxx in Northampton and when the police began investigation they discovered number of false documents on him.
According to a Paul Arthur Director UK migration specialist the new rules by the Australian government which relaxes the entry of skilled labour into Australia would see one of the biggest recruitment drives for skilled migrants for 30 years.The Australian government has relaxed its points system for skilled migrants, in the face of a labour shortage and a booming economy.
Gordon Ramsay the chef who has taken cookery to the prison for his TV series ‘Gordon behind bars’ has said that the prison was a very intimidating place, every two or three meters there were bars he said.His attempt part of rehabilitation would teach the prisoners how to cook at the HMP Brixton which he agrees a task difficult and volatile as anyone probably would expect.
Westcountry researchers have discovered that offenders with mental health problems were not being provided with the care they required.The study conducted by the Devon based Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has emphasised the different levels of care being provided to the offenders and that there was a disparity on the care being given to those with addictions, who receive more help, than those with common mental health problems.
An elderly and disabled asylum seeker from Eritrea who was ordered to be deported has been delayed after a march and demonstration in Sheffield last week.The Home Office had agreed to halt action against Lemlem Hussein Abdu, 62, who was detained last Tuesday after she visited the UK Border Agency at Vulcan House in Sheffield to renew her asylum claim.
Two brothers who were moved a total of 173 foster parents and families, between them in the span of 13 years under the care system have won the right to compensation yesterday when a High Court judge ruled that the failure of social workers had caused havoc in the lives of the two boys causing irreparable harm.
The computer science student Richard O’ Dwyer, 23 who is facing deportation to the US for alleged copyright infringements has got support from Jimmy Wales the founder of Wikipedia who has launched a global campaign to try and stop the extradition of Mr Dwyer.The student at Sheffield Hallam University has been accused of alleged copyright infringements by running a website that provided links to pirated films and television shows.
Josie Ottoway, 21, who was raped on gun point, at short distance from her student dormitory has waived her right to anonymity to help break down the stigma associated with rape and encourage more women to report attacks. She believes that talking openly about the subject would make it less of a taboo.
Shahrokh Mireskandari, 51, a prominent race lawyer has been banned from professing law after it was exposed that he had faked his legal qualifications and hid his criminal convictions while representing celebrity clients. He was also ordered to pay £1.4million in costs.The conman was found guilty of an extraordinary 104 breaches of the rules governing solicitors’ conduct by a central London disciplinary tribunal.
A British Airways steward who ate in flight mushroom dish and fell sick was banned from flying by the airlines.Frank Duckworth, 51, was taken ill and had to spend several days in the hospital when he landed in the US on a flight from Heathrow.
The main ring leader of the Rochdale sex ring has been revealed and has been jailed after he was found guilty of 30 child rape charges.Shabir Ahmed, 59, of Oldham, was one of nine men convicted of sex offences against children at Liverpool Crown Court in May.
Darren Legget, 32, a supermarket worker who raped children as young as five years before making money on the videos of the horrifying abuse online, was also the leader of an international paedophile ring a court was told.He had raped three of his victims all aged under 13 and then made 36 harrowing films of the sickening abuse for other sex maniacs to see.
Kirsty Lane, 30, of Lewis Close, Adlington, Lancashire, a part time accounts assistant who embezzled her employer’s money by transferring funds from Pure AV’s bank account into that of her and her future husband has been jailed. She stole £200,000 from her employers to pay for a lavish wedding. The fraud was discovered shortly after the pair's wedding at the Great Hall at Mains, near Blackpool in January 2011. She was sentenced to 20 months in prison at Preston Crown Court.
A farmer who left out his son from his will could not stop his son from claiming back a major part of the £4million estate in a court of law.John Suggit as a teenager had worked hard to work at the family farm even on weekends and holidays, preparing himself for the day when it would all be his.
A chief executive of an equality charity who made personal comment to a development officer for the charity had been taken to an employment tribunal by his colleague claiming sexual harassment and discrimination.The tribunal heard how the boss Mr Naz Malik had told his female staff member that she was ‘dead sexy tonight’ in a dress, in an evening event to mark International Women’s Day.
A research done to find the shortcomings of the Border Agency staff, by Government’s chief inspector of immigration Mr John Vine, had found that too many women were being singled out for strip searches at the Gatwick airport.His report, also found that there were more numbers of Afro-Caribbean women who were being searched in this manner.
Three VAT fraudsters the leader Sandeep Singh Dosanjh, 30, and his two friends Ranjot Singh Chahal, 35, and Navdeep Singh Gill, 31, who cheated the taxpayer out of £39million in just 69 days in the first case of its kind have been jailed for a total of 35 years.The trio of friends, made millions in a series of bogus companies importing high-value carbon credits evading VAT into the UK.
A study made for Guardian has found that almost seven million working adults were facing such a financial strain every month that even a single unforeseen bill could spell disaster for them.Almost 3.6 million households were even struggling to find enough money to make their ends meet having just enough for buying food for themselves and their children the research has revealed.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who was denied an appeal against his extradition to Sweden by the Supreme Court has sought political asylum at Ecuador’s London embassy the country’s foreign minister said.The country is studying and analyzing the request, foreign minister Ricardo Patino told reporters in Quito.
A convicted fraudster Victor Bassey who was jailed for two years has been refusing to disclose his background and where he actually belongs to. Previously he claimed to be from Nigeria but has been silent all along about his background.Bassey who had started fake airlines has amassed a mountain of debt and after his jail sentence is being held by the UK Border Agency waiting to be expelled.
The Property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz owner of the Mayfair properties is believed to be launching legal action for damages to the tune of £100 after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has abandoned its inquiry following inadvertently miscast warrant.
A private hospital manager who had just given birth by caesarean has been awarded £18,000 compensation for being bombarded with work emails just after two days of her operation while she was still taking painkillers on the hospital bed.
A survey of social care workers in more than 100 areas of England, Wales and Scotland for the union, conducted by the University of Birmingham's health services management centre revealed that 57% have seen day centre’s close down. Services for elderly people were hardest hit, followed by those for people with learning and physical disabilities.
A research has warned that those first time buyers who are locked out of owning their own homes could end up paying in rents far more than they would have spent on a house over a life time. Barclay has conducted a research which has said that under a conservative estimate which does not factor in high inflation or resale value, young people who were not able to take their first step towards owning their own homes would have spend nearly £200,000 extra in their lifetime of renting rather than buying a house.
Daniel Kiunsi, a Tanzanian immigrant is going to launch legal action against the UK Government seeking a £11 million compensation for making him unhappy. He claims that the officials had violated his human rights by confiscating his passport three years ago.Mr Kiunsi says that the confiscation had caused him and his family 'great unhappiness' and insisted that the authorities should have provided for their 'basic needs' such as food, rent, council tax bills and other costs.
The Cornwall Council has offered its private landlords support from a housing officer who would help solve problems faced by the landlords by any tenant who is referred by the council.It is part of a new scheme, Stepping Stones to Homes. This move is to ease Cornwall’s growing demand for council houses by people. The list of people waiting for a social housing in Cornwall is standing at 24,000 with 450 people living in temporary accommodation and 95 in bed and breakfast.
Richard Wright, 51, who was part of an attempted smuggling ring of a gang which tried to smuggle £2m worth of cocaine into the UK in a tarmac truck was sent to jail after being on run for eight years.He was caught in November last year and was jailed for nine years at the Manchester crown court for his involvement in the attempt to smuggle the drugs a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) spokesman said.
Around six hundred homeowners in Knutsford and Mobberley who claimed their properties were devalued due to the noise from the planes since the second runway was opened in 2001 are to be paid £1,500 each.Six local schools will also receive £1,300 each from the airport's owner The Manchester Airports Group.
Officers from more than 40 police forces made more than 141 searches on warrants and arrested 76 people in raids as part of an operation targeting suspected internet paedophiles.Those who were arrested included a Scout leader, a retired teacher and members of the Armed Services.The officers who conducted searches were led by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop). Some 80 children were "safeguarded" following the raids. One in four were found at the properties searched by police.
The claim of the Welsh government that Wales had a proud history of welcoming migrants has been questioned by a new study.Social scientists in Bangor have been crunching numbers, admittedly small numbers, gathered by a series of surveys over a four year span.
The Allerdale Council has taken a forty year old divorcee Alison Mary Turner to the court after it was found that she was still claiming housing benefits after having received a £45,000 divorce settlement.Mrs Turner of West Street, Fletchertown, was prosecuted for claiming more than £4,000.
In a short notice all the 200,000 British expats who are residing in France will have to inform the Paris tax office of any inheritance trusts that they are named in or they have set up for relatives in the UK including basic life insurance policies put into trust to avoid paying inheritance tax.If they are unable to furnish the required details by coming Friday they are in line for a €10,000 fine.
Contempt of court action against Daily Mail and Daily Mirror over the coverage of the conviction of Levi Bellfield for the murder of Milly Dowler has been allowed to be re opened after the Attorney General brought proceedings against the papers.
Human rights group The Equality and Human Rights Commission (ECHRC), investigated the section 60 stops where officers detain people as a routine check without any specific suspicion of any crime.It discovered that while overall use of the power had fallen ethnic minorities were still being harassed by the force.
Destitution for the purpose of the study has been defined as being without any financial support and unable to work.Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in its survey have suggested that nearly 100 asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland’s biggest city were in a state of destitution.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has imposed a penalty of £90,000 on Telford and Wrekin Council following its breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA) where the council had disclosed confidential and sensitive personal data relating to four vulnerable children.
The NSPCC a children’s charity has reported figures which show its helpline being inundated with complaints of neglect placing additional pressure on already burdened children’s services. In the last two years the reports of neglect has doubled reaching new levels.
The property sector is seeing a three times rise in costs in trading from first-time buyer property to a second home in the last decade according to a survey.It has also been found that one in six of those trying of promotion to a second property had to turn to their parents for help asking for nearly £13,000 on average.
With the increasing number of migrants fleeing economic downturn in their home countries and arriving in Britain cases of squatting in London’s most affluent areas has doubled in a year a study suggests. Wealthy areas such as Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill are the most affected as the applications for court orders to evict the intruders has doubled in a year from these places.The squatting has been blamed as the main feature of poor European migrants but experts have said that more foreign billionaires seeking homes in London was also responsible.
A law student who fell short of 20p of the £5 fare while travelling home in the last bus was turned away by the driver even after she pleaded with him for over eight minutes. None of the passengers who boarded the bus offered to make up the fare. It was 3 am in the morning.And the 20p would have left a lifelong scar on the girls mind if not body.
Ethem Ethemsoy, 26, of Elmer Close, Enfield, an immigration officer was sentenced to a six month suspended jail sentence when the City of Westminster Magistrates Court found him guilty of conning two clients of £1,300, he charged for providing faulty immigration advice and services.
A girl who was worried to go through a court case and decided not to go to the police because she was discouraged to see a victim of a EastEnder storyline not getting any support, eventually lodged a complaint years later it was claimed.She claimed that Junior Hall 41, raped her after she called him gay, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
Kelly Fannin a jobless woman on benefits and a habitual shop lifter who escaped prison thrice in five years for her previous thefts has been eventually jailed for 16 weeks for her persistent shoplifting.She had admitted to a series of shoplifting in Truro and Falmouth in Cornwall where she netted almost £3,000 of goods.
There has been a rise in incidents of burglary and violent crime in some parts of the country due to sweeping cuts in police numbers.Acting Chief Constable Chris Weigh of the Lancashire force has said that the loss of front line officers had resulted in increase in the number of offences being committed.
The uncertainty at the top end of the property market was to continue for some more months as the controversial budget proposals on annual wealth tax on homes was still in consultation stage.With so many U-turns on other reform plans it would be worth while to wait and watch what George Osborne would eventually announce in regard to the proposed plans to raise taxes on £2m-plus properties.
The children’s charity Barnardo’s has warned that lack of trained foster carers was further endangering children of being sexually exploited and trafficked.The most susceptible children were being left in residential care or secure units where they were more at risk from groomers and traffickers the charity said.
The West Mercia police force who had wrongfully arrested Anthony Finnegan for photographing a Shrewsbury bank branch including pushing him face down into a puddle by the officers as they marched him to a police station, have apologised and paid £10,000 compensation for their action.The force had admitted its liability for the incident and its chief constable, David Shaw, will write a letter of apology to Anthony Finnegan. The force has agreed to pay £10,000 plus his legal costs and delete all records of his arrest. Till the news came in no officers who were involved has been disciplined.
The President of Sri Lanka has been forced to cancel a keynote speech in the city of London after threat of a large demonstration by Tamil rights groups.A spokesman for Scotland Yard said it had agreed to guarantee the president's security but the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) had said it was not in their interest to stage the event because of the extent of the policing required and the likely disruption to the City of London
The Nottingham Crown Court sentenced twelve men and two youngsters up to 14 years in jail for their involvement in police station firebombing during the last summer riots.The 14 were sentenced at Nottingham crown court for the roles they played in the disturbances in Nottingham city centre during which Canning Circus police station was firebombed last August.
Governments ‘Work programme’ scheme, which makes long-term unemployed jobless benefit seekers to work without pay, has seen bus loads of them taken to London to work as unpaid stewards during the diamond jubilee celebrations who were told to sleep under the London Bridge before working on the river pageant.