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A postman who stole dozens of letters and parcels as part of a £500,000 credit-card fraud cannot be deported to the Ivory Coast because he has children in Britain.
Despite committing what both a judge and the Home Office described as “a serious breach of trust”, Harnault Hospice Kassi convinced an immigration tribunal that his removal would breach his right to family life.
The ruling is the latest in a growing number of cases of foreign-born criminals using human rights laws to prevent their removal from Britain.
It means Kassi, 39, cannot be returned to his home country, even though he was jailed for almost three years.
Kassi first arrived in the UK in 2002, settling in south-east London and finding a number of temporary jobs.
Two years later, he married a Belgian woman, and was granted residency on the basis that she was an EU national.
But Kassi was having an affair with a Frenchwoman, Monique Mandeng, and barely five months into his marriage, she gave birth to Kassi’s first child, in France.
His marriage broke down, and in 2010 he married Ms Mandeng. Two months later, the pair had their second child, this time in the UK.
Kassi had found work with the Royal Mail from 2008, in south-east London, as a van driver responsible for delivering “high-value” items.
But in 2011, he was arrested as part of a major investigation by the Royal Mail into the theft of mail and fraud of up to £500,000.
Kassi was charged, along with six others, including at least three other postal workers, with offences including theft and conspiracy to steal.
In raids on various addresses, police found credit cards, cash, mail believed to be stolen, mobile phones, passports, electronic equipment and computers. Credit card accounts had been set up using stolen identities.
In 2012, Kassi admitted conspiracy to steal and three counts relating to possession of identity documents.
He was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison, and was released after 18 months.
Three other people also received jail terms.
As a result of the conviction, Theresa May ordered his deportation, arguing he had not qualified for permanent right of residence and that, even if he had done so, his removal was “proportionate”.
Kassi challenged her move, and an immigration tribunal sided with him, ruling that if he was deported, his right to family life, under the European Convention on Human Rights, would be breached.
The Home Secretary appealed against the ruling, arguing that the tribunal “had failed to engage with the severity of his offending”.
However, in April this year, the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber dismissed Mrs May’s appeal.
The judge ruled that the fact that he presented a low risk of reoffending was “significant”, as it meant he presented no “sufficiently serious threat” to the public.
The judge added that “he would be unlikely to fall under the bad influence of others in the future” and concluded that Kassi was “socially and culturally integrated”.
The ruling was greeted by surprise in the Catford street where Ms Mandeng and her children live.
The couple’s marriage has since ended.
One neighbour, who is Nigerian, said: “What this man did was serious.
“It’s a terrible thing to betray people’s trust as he did. I can understand why the Home Office wanted to deport him.”
But Kassi, now a delivery driver, defended his right to stay, telling The Sunday Telegraph: “I have lived here since 2002, and I have always worked.
“I regret what I did because I lost time with my children that I’ll never get back. I committed a crime, yes, but I served my time in jail for it.
“Now I want to be here for my children and move on.”
A Home Office spokesman said: “Our recently passed Immigration Act will cut the number of appeal rights from 17 to four to make it harder for people to prolong their stay with spurious appeals.”
A 36-year-old man charged with three sex offences will appear at Oxford Crown Court tomorrow.
Tilal Mahdi, of Friars Street, Hereford, is accused of buggery, conspiracy to rape a female under 16 years and conspiracy to indecently assault a girl under 16 years.
Thames Valley Police said the charges relate to offences committed against one victim in Oxfordshire and the Midlands between June 1996 and June 1998.
Wiltshire Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating Richey Afonso. Afonso, 19, from Swindon, is wanted in connection with allegations of sex offences committed in the town in February 2014.
Afonso was released on police bail pending further enquiries but has failed to answer his bail on May 15th 2014 at Gablecross Police Station, Swindon. Although he has not been seen by his employers for some months, it is believed that he is still in the UK.
A ‘PREDATORY’ man has been jailed for abducting two teenage girls and sexually assaulting one of them.There were dramatic scenes in court as the father of one of the victims stood up during the hearing and shouted: “He has destroyed my family.”A judge heard how Zhaid Mohmmed planned to force himself on the 14-year-old after he and Imran Khan spotted the two youngsters walking late at night in Blackburn.After picking them up in his silver Honda, the girls were taken back to Mohmmed’s house in Chester Street, where Khan raped the other girl who was 15.While she was being attacked upstairs, Mohmmed, 44, ‘took advantage’ of the other youngster in the kitchen by attempting to kiss her and putting his hand down her pants.Judge Heather Lloyd, who sentenced Mohmmed at Preston Crown Court, said: “She was understandably fearful. Understandable when one considers what was already happening upstairs.”The court heard how the girls got into the car after being asked if they wanted a lift because it was cold.
Once inside, the men spoke in their ‘own language’ and the girls were told to keep their heads down so they could not be seen by police.
The pair asked how old the girls were and if they were virgins.
The teenagers were then taken to Mohmmed’s house, where Khan asked if he could use one of the bedrooms.
Father-of-three Mohmmed showed him to one and the older of the two girls was taken inside.
During the trial, the court heard how the youngsters were offered drink and drugs.
They left after the 14-year-old asked Mohmmed to help her get her friend.
Ken Hind, defending, admitted it was not the first time Mohmmed had been involved in an abduction.
He told the court that when the defendant was 15, he was part of a gang that took a girl from a house she was staying in to Blackburn before she was eventually taken on to Birmingham by others.
But the barrister said: “He was involved at a very young age. There are no sexual connotations in this particular case and most importantly of all, it was in 1987.”
He added his client intended to remarry and that his future wife and sisters were in court to support him.
Mr Hind said: “This was an event that was isolated, something that, looking at his life, was totally out of character.
“Whatever happened on that night, he deeply regrets.”
Mohmmed was found guilty of two counts of detaining a child and a further two of sexual activity with a female child under 16.
Imran Khan, 36, of Tenby Close, Blackburn, was also found guilty of two charges of detaining a child and one of rape. He will be sentenced on June 20 to allow for the preparation of a medical report.
The Engage team at Greenbank Police Station, which supports child sexual exploitation victims, was instrumental in the prosecution of the two men.
Sentencing Mohmmed to three-and-a-half years in prison, Judge Lloyd told him: “The circumstances of the victims’ abduction and sexual assault represent sexual exploitation by older men. Sadly, this type of offence is not uncommon.
“You had been out in your car with Khan for hours when you came across these two girls at 3am. You were both seeking other women or girls for sexual activity.
“Even if you did not target these girls specifically, it did not take long for you to start speaking to them.
“Girls such as these walking in town at that time of night are clearly vulnerable. They do not have the coping skills to deal with predatory men like you and Khan.
“Clearly, your intention towards these girls was not innocent. I am quite certain of you intending sexual activity from the outset.
“You did not know what Khan was going to do, but I ask rhetorically, what did you think he was going to do when at his request you showed him into the bedroom?
“I believe your intention was to commit more sexual activity with the girl, but she was able to resist.
“There is no remorse for what you have done.”
Mohmmed, whose most recent address was given as Boardman Close, Bolton, will also be on the sexual offences register for life and has been made subject to a sexual offences prevention order.
He is now barred from working with vulnerable adults or children.
A top Harley Street cosmetic surgeon has denied that an operation to give a woman a 1,600cc bust made her breasts too large.Mohammad Aslam gave the patient a chest which was 'too big and heavy,' said boob expert James Bristol.Andrea Scott, who first had her breasts enlarged five years earlier, wanted new implants after they were left uneven following a tummy tuck and gastric bypass procedure.But she suffered an 18-month nightmare and forked out thousands of pounds after Aslam performed her breast augmentation at the Aesthetic Beauty Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Aslam said he 'very felt sorry' for his patient, but denied performing 'inappropriate surgery' and providing poor aftercare.The cosmetic surgeon, who has carried out thousands of breast ops, is facing charges relating to alleged misconduct in his treatment of four women between 2004 and 2010 at a fitness to practise hearing in Manchester.The panel has heard that Ms Scott, was referred to Aslam by Dr Ashish Dutta in 2009 because of his experience with large implants.Mr Bristol has the 800cc implants were likely to cause problems because 'gravity only works one way.' After the procedure in early 2010, Ms Scott said that the stitches on her left breast burst open and her implant started to sag from the wound. She told the panel she had first noticed wetness around the stitching area underneath her left breast at the end of February 2010.'Within two weeks it had gone from a tiny whole to the size of a 20 pence whole to the size of a 50 pence whole, to then having a blister,' she added.She was forced to travel from Sunderland to Aslam's private Harley Street clinic carrying a new set of implants with her on the train.By the time she consulted Aslam at the Linea Cosmetic Surgery on March 21 the whole implant had become completely visible and the doctor decided to replace the implants in what the GMC call another 'inappropriate' operation.Just two weeks later the same problem recurred and the woman was eventually forced to have the implants removed by another surgeon. Aslam claims he suggested she should have them removed, but that she was adamant she wanted to keep them so attempted a 'salvage' operation instead.Giving evidence about the first procedure, Aslam said: 'It was not inappropriate at all. 'She already had an 800cc implant in her right side, which for five years had been satisfactory.' Aslam apologised for the problems in the care she received, but denied he had personally done anything wrong.'As soon as I knew the patient had any problems I arranged for her to be seen properly and acted upon properly,' he said, explaining that he saw her twice after the second procedure for check-ups.'Although she didn't stay under my care after that, and Dr Dutta started taking care of her I did speak to her and stayed in touch for a couple of months afterwards as well,' Aslam continued.'I feel very, very sorry for the patient. I would not have let her go to Dr Dutta and taken care of her myself.'This is why when she had problems with the care of Dr Dutta I told her she could come down to London and I would pay for her care and pay for her stay.'He added: 'I'm very sorry indeed.' Dr Dutta was allowed back to work under a string of conditions in January after serving a 12-month suspension for his role in the incident.The medic arranged the op and advised Ms Scott despite being subject to a temporary six-month suspension at the time.A fitness to practise panel branded Dutta a 'risk to patient safety' and found him guilty of 'serious professional misconduct' at a hearing in September 2012.Dutta appealed the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service decision, but it was upheld 'in its entirety' after a hearing at the High Court in Manchester in February last year.Dutta told a review hearing he learned a 'bitter lesson' from the experience and promised not to repeat his behaviour.The review panel, chaired by Dr Linda Buchanan, ruled it was safe to allow him back to work, but only under a string of ten conditions, which will keep him closely monitored by the GMC until at least 2016.Aslam is currently facing a string of charges relating to four of his patients.He denies any of the procedures were inappropriate or any of the care inadequate, but has admitted two allegations relating to poor record keeping. Two of the patients were referred to the GMC by Deloitte administrators who became concerned by correspondence discovered in relation to patients while winding up the company Cromwell Healthcare Limited, out of which Mr Aslam operated. Another was referred by her GP, although none of the charges directly relate to the original complaint. It is alleged Mr Aslam carried out an unsuitable procedure on 'Patient A' on June 8 2004 and on September 13 the following year, the GMC say he 'inappropriately' transferred fat from Patient A's hips to her left breast along with another unsuitable procedure. He is also accused of inappropriately telling her that her left implant had been punctured by the radiologist at Kettering General Hospital in 2008. On December 30 2008 Dr Aslam is alleged to have performed an inappropriate procedure on Patient B as well as on July 30 the following year when he changed her breast implants. It is alleged he performed two inappropriate breast operations on Patient S on January 30 and March 21 2010 along with deficiencies in his aftercare and communication. He is further accused of failures in record keeping for patient Y who underwent a replacement of her left breast implant on March 5, 2010. The hearing continues.
A doctor who turned part of a hospital ward into his own secret pornography studio has been thrown out of the profession.
Dr Suheil Ahmed, 28, took over 100 snaps of women while he carried out intimate examinations at Torbay Hospital, Devon.
The trainee surgeon sectioned off their beds from the rest of the ward and touched his victims as he removed their clothing to get a better view of their bodies for his camera.
During the intimate checks he told his victims, who were in their 20s, he was using his mobile phone to time their breathing or heart rate.
He also installed a secret camera in a house owned by his family to film students using the toilet.
Ahmed was suspended by Torbay Hospital after two women complained about their examinations, sparking a probe into his conduct.
A police investigation found 110 images of patients uploaded to his home personal computer along with footage from a secret camera installed in a property belonging to his family.
He initially denied any wrongdoing, claiming he had taken the pictures for his medical portfolio.
But Ahmed, of Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, admitted 11 counts of voyeurism and two counts of sexual assault by touching when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.
He was jailed for 18 months last October - later increased to 30 months after the Court of Appeal found the sentence was 'unduly lenient'.
The doctor was facing fitness to practise proceedings at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester this week where he was branded an 'on-going risk to patients.'
Neil Usher, for the General Medical Council, told the panel that Dr Ahmed's crimes constituted a 'gross breach of trust' and said the medic remained a 'danger to the public'.
The MPTS panel, chaired by Mr Jetinder Shergill, found his actions were so serious that the only appropriate sanction was to impose a lifetime ban from the profession.
'The panel has concluded that Dr Ahmed's actions are fundamentally incompatible with him continuing to be a registered medical practitioner,' Mr Shergill said.
'The panel was satisfied Dr Ahmed's actions caused deliberate harm to patients including serious harm to the emotional health of the victims.
'He abused his position of trust from early on in his career. This abuse occurred when patients were particularly vulnerable due to being in acute pain or in a post-operative recovery state.
'The sexual nature of the offending in a hospital setting was very serious.
'The panel has therefore determined that erasure is the most appropriate sanction.'
Dr Ahmed, who is still serving his prison sentence, will be struck off in 28 days, subject to appeal, although the panel imposed an immediate order of suspension.
A ‘PREDATORY’ attacker who raped a frightened schoolgirl and later sexually assaulted the victim, has been jailed for 34 months.
Burnley Crown Court heard how Abdul Basit, now 22, and who carried out the rape on the teenager when he was about 17, left his victim shocked, distraught and sobbing. She was to tell the police she had been attacked in the early hours and described the defendant as ‘stinking of booze’.
The hearing was told Basit, said to have a drink problem, has been served with ‘more than one abduction notice’ relating to girls under 16.
Prosecutor Lisa Worsley said: “He has even been watched by one of the teams in the area which look after young girls likely to get targeted by predatory adult males.”
Basit, from Burnley, but of no fixed address, had admitted rape and sexual assault.
He was ordered to sign the sexual offenders register and was given a 10-year sexual offences prevention order.
Miss Worsley told the court the defendant was interviewed about the rape on January 30. He denied he had done it and claimed the victim was making up the allegation simply to seek attention.
When questioned over the second offence, in which he made the victim touch him, Basit denied sexual assault.
He was charged in March. The defendant had 11 previous convictions for 15 offences, including a record for violence.
Andrew Nuttall, defending Basit, said: “He finds it difficult, for understandable reasons, to talk about it. He’s ashamed of it, of that there is no doubt.
“Fundamentally, he is fully aware of what he has done and fundamentally, he is fully aware that effectively, it has ruined his life. He realised the best thing is to hold his hand up and say he has done this and say, in a sense, he needs some help.”
The barrister continued: “He presents as a rather sad individual. He is somewhat cowed by the circumstances he finds himself in.”
Mr Nuttall said Basit was fully aware of the impact on the victim and that she would have been frightened.
Sentencing, Judge Andrew Woolman told Basit his pre-sentence report showed some disturbing attitudes that he seemed to have.
He said: “The police are concerned about what you might do next and, to some extent, this court shares those concerns.”
The judge added: “Had you been older when you committed the offence of rape, the sentence would have been much longer.”
On Saturday 23 November 2013 at approximately 13:15hrs, a baby boy was brought into the A&E department of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich by his parents who were concerned about the amount of blood he was losing following a circumcision.
Doctors examined the child and deemed his condition to be life threatening. He was immediately transferred to Guy’s and Thomas’ for emergency surgery, where a team of plastic surgeons attempted to rectify the damage caused to his penis.
Due to the seriousness of the child’s condition, specialist detectives from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command launched an investigation.
The parents of the child told officers that they had arranged for Taiwo Shittu, 55 of Atwood House, Kingswood Estate, London, SE21 – whom they named as ‘Ms Alhaja’ – to perform the procedure at their Plumstead home and had paid her £100.
Efforts to trace Taiwo Shittu began immediately and she was arrested at an address in Dulwich on Monday 2 December 2013, having ignored all requests to make contact with officers.
Her home address was searched and officers found medical paraphernalia including hospital grade antibiotics and surgical scissors.
Shittu was interviewed and stated that she was a nurse and midwife in her native Nigeria. She stated that she had performed many circumcisions there and some in the UK since her arrival here in 2004.
Detective Sergeant Kam Sodhi of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said:
“Shittu claimed to be an experienced nurse but she has no medical qualifications either as a nurse or midwife in the UK.
“The care she provided in the course of the procedure was so bad that it not only put a very young baby in a life threatening condition but it amounted to a serious crime.
“This was a medical procedure which, like any other, carries a risk. She failed to properly manage it and because of this caused the baby a serious and permanent injury.”
Shittu was sentenced last Friday 11/04/2014 at Woolwich Crown Court to 30 weeks imprisonment.
A corrupt town hall official gave sought-after council homes to family members and illegal immigrants in return for tens of thousands of pounds in backhanders.
Ibrahim Bundu, who worked in a council’s homelessness unit, pocketed up to £4,000 a time for helping people jump the queue by faking documents and medical records.
He arranged for homes for members of his extended family, including his mother, wife and ex-wife, in a scam which cost taxpayers at least £3.7million. Bundu himself netted at least £50,000.
Investigators found he was behind 28 bogus applications in Southwark, South London, where more than 20,000 people are on the local authority’s waiting list.
Many of those helped by Bundu, 50, were from the war-torn country of Sierra Leone, from where he had travelled to Britain in 1988.
Yesterday the former car mechanic was jailed for four years for the ‘audacious’ scam, believed to be one of the biggest of its kind.
Sentencing him at Woolwich Crown Court, Judge Douglas Marks Moore said his actions ‘undermined the trust’ necessary for ‘the functioning of our society.’
He said: ‘It was a hugely organised, premeditated system that was in place and you were instrumental in its development.
‘Due to your position of responsibility and insider knowledge, you knew the requirements for applications to succeed. It is hard to over-estimate the scale of your criminality.
‘You did not do this for purely altruistic reasons as you received significant financial benefit, a minimum of £53,000.
‘The message must go out that those in a position of trust who commit crimes will be dealt with by the courts.’
Bundu, who worked for Southwark Council, created false identities to ensure his applicants jumped the two-year waiting list.
He forged reams of hospital records, birth certificates, employment papers and tax records to create realistic case files.
In return he pocketed cash bungs from relatives and others, including a large number of people who were in the country illegally.
The racket continued for three years and came to light in 2011 when data from the Audit Commission revealed one of his tenants was entirely bogus.
An internal fraud inquiry uncovered a paper trail of false documents which led to dozens of other fraudulent cases co-ordinated by Bundu.
Checks by the UK Border Agency and HMRC revealed a number of applications had resulted in homes being given to people not legally allowed to be in the UK.
House prices in Southwark average £460,000, putting the total value of homes handed out at more than £10million.
Michael Goodwin, prosecuting, said: ‘He was paid £1,000 to £4,000 a go. This he put into a saving account and kept it there earning interest.
‘For every day one of the bogus applicants was in the house, the council was losing money as they would have to home people in private accommodation.’
Bundu, of Peckham, South-East London, admitted misconduct in public office and money laundering.
His mother Marie Bundu, 63, and his ex-wife Ada Kamara, 43, as well as two other unrelated women, appeared alongside him in the dock.
The judge told them: ‘You were all complicit in this deceit, however I consider your criminality to be equal.
‘You dishonestly obtained accommodation that you knew you were not entitled to and remained in there until discovered.’
They received suspended prison sentences of up to eight months after admitting theft and obtaining property by deception. His wife Farmata Koroma, 35, will be sentenced later.
A spokesman for Southwark Council said: ‘Public sector fraud is not a victimless crime. It can take homes away from people who need a roof over their heads.’
Four men from Whitechapel have been jailed after seizing £340,000 in the violent mugging of money transfer shop staff members.
Flying Squad detectives were able to track down the gang after CCTV footage revealed a money transfer shop employee being punched and kicked, on his way to a bank in Whitechapel Road, carrying £30,000 in a money bag.
The gang’s first heist was carried out 10 months earlier on the same money transfer shop in 2011, when they stole bags of money from the boot of a manager’s car. The gang had followed the manager for over six miles to his home in Manor Park.
Det. Sgt. Holly Simon from the Met’s Flying Squad said after Friday’s sentences at the Old Bailey: “This was a terrifying act by a very calculated group of men who used violence to steal from a small business.”
The gang received a jail sentence of more than 30 years in total. Akhbar Hussain, 40, from Stileman House on Ackroid Drive, was jailed for six years, while Shetu Meah, 31, from Colmar Close off Alderney Road, got 12 years.
Abdion Hassan, 23, from Walthamstow, was sentenced to nine years and Vinton Meade, 29, from Clapton, got five years.
An armed robber who was dramatically foiled by a host of have a go heroes including an ice cream man and a pair of roofers has been jailed for nine and a half years.
Al-Fodday Fofanah, 30, held up a Barclays Bank in central London with a deactivated assault rifle while on day release.
He had joined the queue at the Borough High Street branch, carrying a large bag and concealing his face with a sheet of paper, before pulling a stocking over his face and drawing the firearm.
Terrified customers fled while cashiers were forced to dive behind counters for cover in fear of their lives, Woolwich Crown Court heard.
A WOMAN was locked in a bedroom and raped after accepting an invitation to visit a man’s house.
Afghan refugee Najeeb Ahmedzai was jailed for four and a half years after pleading guilty to raping the 19-year-old woman on February 26 last year.
Philip Dobson, prosecuting, told Bolton Crown Court how the teenager had received a text message from a man she had met at New Year, inviting her to his home.
Against the judgement of a friend, she accepted the invitation and, when she got to the house in Lawson Street, Astley Bridge she found Ahmedzai there as well.
The two men plied her with vodka and when she told them she was tired they went upstairs to a bedroom with her.
Mr Dobson said the bedroom door was locked and she was left alone with Ahmedzai, who raped her.
“She did not know what was happening. She was protesting,” said Mr Dobson. Ahmedzai would not allow her to use her mobile phone, but she managed to dial 999 to call for help after telling him she needed to go to the bathroom.
Ahmedzai had left the house when police arrived and was arrested at an immigration office five months later.
Denise Breen-Lawton, defending, said Ahmedzai, who is believed to be aged 24, was illiterate and uneducated and feared being killed by the Taliban if, as is likely, he is deported at the end of his sentence.
Andrew Young, 40, rowed with cyclist who was riding on pavement, then his pal hit him without provocation.
Andrew Young, 40, became embroiled in an argument with Victor Ibitoye after he had told him that cycling on the pavement was dangerous.
The cyclist rode off but moments later his friend, Lewis Gill, approached Mr Young and punched him in the face without provocation.
Horrific CCTV footage shows Mr Young falling backwards by the sudden blow and striking his head on the road surface.
Callous thug Gill, 20, is then seen to walk away but not before looking back to see his victim lying motionless on the ground.
The attack happened in a busy shopping area of Bournemouth, Dorset, in broad daylight and several passersby rushed to Mr Young's aid.
Mr Young, who suffered from Asperger's Syndrome, was rushed to hospital where he died the following day from head injuries with his mother at his bedside.
Gill pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter and was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Afterwards, Mr Young's grieving mother Pamela described the sentence as a 'joke'.
She said: "I saw the CCTV footage in court and you can see that Andrew didn't cause Lewis Gill any harm.
"I sat with him when he died. I wish that awful man who took my son away had pleaded not guilty so he would have got a longer sentence.
"The sentence is an absolute joke. I'm a committed Christian but I think that if someone takes a life they should be prepared to forfeit their own.
"There have been many people who have committed manslaughter or murder in this country and they never even serve a full sentence."
The incident happened at 4.25pm on November 6 last year outside a Tesco Express in Charminster, Bournemouth.
Mr Young was said to be able to speak several languages but had the social skills of a 14-year-old due to his condition.
The court heard Mr Young told Mr Ibitoye during the argument that riding his bike on the pavement was a 'dangerous activity'.
Mrs Young said: "He was very particular because of his Asperger's and he wouldn't have liked seeing someone riding a bicycle on the pavement because it was dangerous."
After the brief argument Mr Ibitoye cycled away from Mr Young and apparently had no idea what Gill was about to do.
Kerry Maylin, prosecuting, said: "The defendant claims he was worried about Andrew Young because he thought he was being menacing.
"He said Andrew Young put his hand to his pocket and he thought he was going to pull out a knife or a gun."
A post mortem examination found Mr Young had no injuries to indicate that the had tried to defend himself.
The court heard Gill punched Mr Young after the victim allegedly made a racist remark.
Steven Perian, defending, added: "He wishes he could turn back the clock and not react in the way he did."
In jailing Gill, from Sutton, Surrey, judge Keith Cutler said Mr Young did not represent a threat to him.
He said: "You are a powerfully built young man.
"You must have known that it was going to cause a significant injury and, very sadly, it did."
Gill was also sentenced to two three-month prison terms to run consecutively after committing the crime while on a suspended sentence for robbery and for handling stolen goods.
He was jailed at Salisbury Crown Court last Friday.
Man sentenced after pleading guilty to 94 criminal offences committed in the City of Westminster.Andrew Patterson, 31 of no fixed abode, was sentenced on Thursday, 29 May at Southwark Crown Court, to a S37 Hospital Order within a secure psychiatric ward at a West London hospital for committing a total of 94 offences for criminal damage and going equipped for theft and criminal damage which all occurred between May 2013 to June 2013.In a space of just two months Andrew Patterson had committed over 90 criminal offences including criminal damage of the RAF Bomber Command memorial and the Animals at War memorial both on 27 May 2013 and the theft and criminal damage on the Australian war memorial ‘Rising Sun’ between the 17 – 20 May 2013.Officers in Westminster mounted an investigation which gathered overwhelming evidence of his crimes from witnesses, victims, CCTV and partner agencies including Westminster City Council, British Transport Police, Australian High Commission, Mental Health professionals and specialist units within the MPS.
You can almost be certain that at least once a month up will pop a repulsive Muslim taxi driver who has been involved in some kind of rape jihad with a female passenger(or male on occasions). Musl...
A Cambridge University graduate has defended her sex predator husband as a “gentle, kind and sensitive” man as he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for rape.
Adriana Ford-Thompson, a York University research and teaching fellow, vowed to stand by her 37-year-old husband Mark Thompson - branded a danger to women by the judge.
The environmentalist said the jury had “taken my husband away from me” by finding him guilty, before he was given life in jail for the kidnap and rape of a student and sex attacks on three other women.
Mrs Ford-Thompson sat through every day of his trial and vowed to stand by him despite hearing harrowing details of the ordeal suffered by a 21-year-old student at the university she works at.
The woman was walking home from her job in a club at 3.50am when he snatched her from the street and bundled her into his white van before raping her three times as he drove around the city.
Teesside Crown Court heard that at one point, martial arts expert Thompson - who is the son of a church pastor - told the undergraduate: ‘I don't get sex from my wife, so I go to get it elsewhere.’
But despite the shocking details of self-confessed drug taker and adulterer Thompson's crimes, Mrs Ford-Thompson mouthed “I love you” and “stay strong” to him throughout the nine-day trial.
After a jury convicted him of nine sex offences including kidnap, rape and attempted rape, she said: “He is a sensitive, kind, soft, gentle man.
“I have known him for ten years, he is my best friend. I will stand by him through all of this. They have taken my husband away from me. He is not the man they are making him out to be.”
The jury which convicted Thompson heard he put the student in a headlock and dragged her to his van which he had parked around the corner.
He told the terrified young woman: “You have two options - you can give me what I want and you tell nobody what has happened, or tonight is the night you die.”
She eventually escaped his clutches by leaping from his van as he stopped at a red light and running through the streets until she fell into the arms of a retired policeman and told him: “I've been raped.”
An investigation into Thompson's background upon his arrest revealed an earlier sex attack that had been reported against him in 2009.
Following publicity surrounding his arrest two other women came forward to say he had attacked them in their beds. One of the women was only spared from being raped because Thompson was unable to undo the zip on the ‘onesie’ she wore to bed.
After Judge Michael Taylor jailed Thompson for life and ordered he must serve a minimum of 11 years, the rapist clenched his hands in front of his head and bowed to both judge and jury.
Judge Taylor told Thompson: “You sexually abused four young women, you fought your trial to the bitter end and you have shown not on ounce of mercy or remorse for these offences which amount to any woman's worst nightmare.
“You are only 37 years of age and I treat you as a man of previous good character but this catalogue of offences is truly horrific.”
He went on: “You are one of the most dangerous offenders I have ever had to deal with in my entire judicial career.
“You will not take no for an answer, you will pursue women even into their own homes. In my view you pose a significant risk to women for many, many years into the future.”
He said the victim who was snatched and raped by Thompson had been profoundly affected, with the incident ruining her academic life and leaving her afraid to go out at night.
Judge Taylor said: ‘You dragged her into a vehicle where you subjected her to the most awful sexual contact over a period of five hours.
‘You raped her and you made it plain that if she did not go along with what you were doing it would be her last day on earth.’
The court had heard that on October 29 last year the student was at her part-time job in a city centre club and was working on a Halloween-themed evening so wore a fancy dress outfit.
When Thompson was arrested and interviewed on October 30 and in interview, he gave no reply at first, but later claimed the student had stopped to show him her outfit before voluntarily getting into his van and having sex with him.
Giving evidence, he said: ‘It is not in my nature. I have got no reason to rape her. It is impossible.’
Thompson also admitted being an adulterer and taking drugs, such as cocaine, when he was younger - but denied rape and kidnap. He said: ‘I have committed a sin. I think that is between me and my wife.’
Following the rape of the student, police started making inquiries into Thompson and discovered the earlier case from 2009 which never reached court.
On February 29 of that year a young woman left work at a city centre bar and was grabbed from behind by Thompson.
She was forced into the shop entrance where he began thrusting his groin forcibly at hers. She screamed and doormen and members of the public came running to save her.
She was shouting: ‘He tried to rape me,’ but Thompson responded to the men who had come to her rescue: ‘Don't worry about it brother, she is my girl, seriously blood you can go home - I would not go with another girl when I have a picture of my wife in my wallet.’
Thompson was arrested and interviewed but he said that she initiated the sexual contact and the investigation never reached court. But he has now been convicted of sexually assaulting the woman.
Two other women also came forward and one of them revealed she had been sexually assaulted by Thompson just hours before he kidnapped and raped the student.
The woman had been at home on October 29 when a house-mate and friend of Thompson invited him to the house for a meal and drinks.
Thompson left but was later allowed back to sleep on the sofa because he said he had fallen out with his wife.
However he got off the sofa and went into the woman's bedroom where he attempted to sexually assault her, failing only because her terrified screams brought their friend running carrying a baseball bat.
The remaining victim, a 32-year-old woman from York, was attacked by Thompson on July 13th last year when he was invited to stay at her house, again by a mutual friend.
Police have released an image of a man after another man was raped at a bar in Manchester.
Shortly after 6am on Saturday 19 April 2014, a man in his 20s went to the toilet at a bar on Canal Street. He was followed by the offender who forced himself upon him and raped him.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
Detective Constable Ruth Holland from the Serious Sexual Offences Unit said: “We are keen to speak to the man in the image and would ask if anyone recognises him that they get in contact with police.
“I would like to reassure the community that this is an isolated incident but would ask anyone with information or concerns to call us.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 2124 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A corrupt lawyer boasted of using ‘b*******’ European human rights laws to keep immigrants in the UK illegally.
Nazakat Ali, 38, said he would use the controversial legislation to stop clients being deported while they waited for a sham marriage.
The father-of-four helped broker deals in which desperate Pakistani and Indian men paid up to £10,000 to marry Eastern Europeans.
But he was secretly recorded gloating that he also used human rights laws to help his ‘clients’ evade the authorities.
Asked what he put on official paperwork claiming removal from the UK would breach their right to a family life, he replied: ‘Just b*******.’
Yesterday, Ali was branded a disgrace to his profession and jailed for six years for his role in the sophisticated and lucrative scam.
Judge Mark Bishop said he was an arrogant man who traded on his reputation as someone who could ‘get around’ immigration controls.
He said: ‘As an officer of the court you have a duty to maintain the rule of law and uphold the integrity of the legal system – by your actions you were doing the exact opposite.
‘You were demonstrating a deep cynicism for the principles you plainly saw as expendable to get the result for your client that you wanted.’ Ali posed as a wealthy and successful self-made lawyer, running his own firm from offices in East London’s Upton Park.
He was a well-known as a generous member of the congregation at his local mosque and was urged to stand for election as a local councillor as a ‘role model’ for others.
But Inner London Crown Court heard he was secretly profiting from the misery of women smuggled into the UK and desperate immigrants on short-term visas.
The scam revolved around ‘certificates of approval’, in which non-European nationals had to ask border officials for permission to marry before applying for residency.
Ali charged up to £600 to complete the paperwork and ‘set the ball rolling’ for people who had exhausted every other route into the country.
The documentation was designed to convince officials at the UK Border Agency that the couple had met and fallen in love with the women.
Police in West Yorkshire are hunting a vile sexual deviant who tried to drag a 12 year old girl into his car in Mirfield. No prizes for guessing the abductors description……yes you guessed it….described as ‘Asian’. Reading the rest of the description of the attacker = short hair cropped on the sides with a short black beard and side burns. Using the description ‘Asian’ is disrespectful to all the non Muslim Asian people as the nonce is certainly a Muslim like 99 % of the other sex offenders described as ‘Asian’ committing rape jihad across the UK. - Kafir Crusader
Now police have launched a major investigation in Mirfield into the attempted abduction.
And they have stepped up patrols in the town at the start of the school Easter holidays.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which happened on Saturday evening.
Kirklees CID would like speak to anyone who has information about the incident in which a young girl was approached by a man in Greenside Road.
It took place at about 8.20pm after a silver car pulled up alongside the 12-year-old girl.
The driver asked the girl for directions but is then reported to have asked her to get in the car and grabbed at her arm. She pushed him away and ran off.
The vehicle was described as a grey or dark silver 5-door hatchback and its driver was described as an Asian male in his 30’s or 40’s. He had short hair cropped on the sides with a short black beard and side burns.
Det Sgt Neil King, of Kirklees CID, said: “We have been conducting extensive enquiries into this incident including an information seek in the local area, and are appealing for information.
“This remains an isolated report and I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this incident or have any information which may assist us.
“I want to reassure residents that Neighbourhood Policing Team patrols have been stepped up in this part of Mirfield and we are doing all we can to investigate to determine the full circumstances of what took place.
“Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Dewsbury CID on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
OLICE are hunting a gang who tried to drag a woman into their car in Jarrow.A 20-year-old woman was making her way along Hill Street, at 2.05pm yesterday, when a car with three men inside, one driving and two in the back seat, pulled up alongside her.One of the passengers began asking the woman for directions through the open window before getting out of the vehicle claiming he couldn’t hear her.Once outside the vehicle, he grabbed the woman’s shoulders from behind and attempted to cover her mouth. At the same time, the second passenger attempted to pull the woman towards the vehicle while inside the car.The woman bit the first man’s hand who then got back into the car which made off in the direction of Grange Road.A man in the street then came to the woman’s assistance.The first man is described as aged between 25 and 30, approximately 6ft tall, of slim build, with short black hair and thick black stubble on his chin and of Asian appearance. The second man is described as aged between 25 and 30, with short black hair, a moustache and heavy black stubble. He was of Asian appearance.The car was a red or burgundy vehicle similar to a Ford Fiesta. It was travelling from the direction of Victoria Road East, in Hebburn, when it pulled up alongside the victim.Police investigating the incident are appealing for the man who assisted the woman to come forward as he may be able to help with ongoing inquiries. Any other witnesses should also contact police.Detective Inspector Paul Woods, from Northumbria Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “This was obviously a very frightening experience for the woman involved. Thankfully she hasn’t been injured but was left clearly shaken.“Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident today to trace the car and the men inside it to establish the exact circumstances surrounding it.“We are particularly keen to speak to the man who came to the woman’s assistance as he could have vital information to help with our inquiries.“Anyone else who may have seen the incident or the car in the area at the time should also contact us.“Officers are patrolling the area to offer reassurance to residents. Anyone with concerns should speak to them or contact their Neighbourhood Policing Team.”People can contact police on 101, extension 69191. Anyone with information on this incident should quote log number 640 26/03/14.
A Hackney couple has been sentenced to jail for glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in videos posted online that were “offensive in the extreme”.
Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, recorded and uploaded three videos on the site shortly after the soldier’s murder in Woolwich last May.
At the Old Bailey on Friday, Barnes pleaded guilty to three counts of disseminating a terrorist publication and one of inciting murder and was sentenced for five years and four months. His wife was sentenced to 20 months in prison after admitting charges of disseminating a terrorist publication.
Judge Brian Barker QC told the court that the couple showed a “total and continuing disregard” for how the images might affect the family of trooper Rigby, the witnesses and the British public.
In a seven-minute video posted on the day after Lee Rigby’s murder, Barnes hailed the killing as a “brilliant” day. The clip was also edited with graphic images of a man holding a decapitated head, a scene of the Woolwich murder and a picture of the World Trade Center in New York.
The second video contained the same edited images and featured Dawson in a face veil behind a title: “British troops kill Muslims so they will die on London streets”.
A third video posted under Barnes’ account Musa Real Talks showed him laughing uncontrollably as he drove past floral tributes in Woolwich, mocking the outpouring of public grief.
Barnes, who knew one of the murderers, Michael Adebowale, also posted on Facebook the offer of a reward for avenging the rape of an Iraqi woman.
The post on June 12 2013 stated: “Any1 who kills an invading soldier in Muslim land I will give them a Vauxhall Astra 3door and money (French British American any kaffir soldier take ur pick).”
Naeem Mian, mitigating for Barnes, said that the defendant came from a deeply dysfunctional background as he was “preyed upon” by Muslim extremists. Mian told the court: “There are no ifs, no buts, no maybes. Mr Barnes makes it absolutely clear that these are idiotic acts borne out of breathtaking stupidity.”
Dawson’s lawyer Susan Meek said her client, who had been studying at university, also came under the influence of others and her dreams of becoming a teacher were now in tatters.
A Polish rough sleeper who battered another homeless man to death in a bin shed for no reason is facing a life sentence.
Damin Walczyk, 29, repeatedly kicked and stamped on 55 year-old Alfred Stemporowski in a drunken and unprovoked attack.
When asked why he was hitting the victim, Walczyk replied that it was 'for the love of my country' - a Polish phrase meaning 'for no particular reason'.
Mr Stemporowski was found dead the next day when a neighbour called police to complain about anti-social behaviour by the homeless group who had taken over the bin shed in Enfield, north London.
Two men have been jailed for orchestrating a series of "crash-for-cash scams", including one involving a bus with up to 40 passengers on board.
Mohammed Gulzar and Shoaib Nawaz, from Sheffield, attempted to net £500,000 from a series of fraudulent insurance claims via their firm City Claims 4 U.
One staged accident involved a 12-tonne bus hitting a car in Burngreave, Sheffield.
Gulzar, 31, and Nawaz, 25, were jailed at Sheffield Crown Court.
Gulzar and Nawaz, who were found guilty of fraud after a trial last year, were jailed for four-and-a-half years and three-and-a-half years respectively.
Nine other people were also sentenced for their part in the fraud.
Bus driver Adam Herbert, 25, from Sheffield, was jailed for 20 months, after admitting his involvement.
The court heard how the bus crash, in June 2011, was just "the most extreme example" of a series of fake collisions masterminded by Gulzar and Nawaz.
The collision was only slight and caused £800 of damage to the vehicle but innocent passengers among those on board said they were amazed to see some people overreact to the small bump.
One man even threw himself into the windscreen.
Detectives found that some passengers had picked up claim forms from Gulzar's company, City Claims 4 U, even before the crash had happened.
Inquiries into the bus crash led to a wider investigation into the Sheffield-based firm.
Judge Graham Robinson heard how Gulzar set up more than 30 collisions in order to make false claims which could have cost insurance companies almost £500,000, although only around £40,000 was ever paid out.
Charges were eventually brought in relation to nine fake incidents in Halifax, Sheffield and Rotherham.
Det Con Mark Wootton, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "The sentences handed out today send a strong message to those who think they can get away with making false claims and defrauding insurance companies to pocket the cash for themselves.
"It is also vital to point out that this is not a victimless crime. Not only do false claims raise insurance premiums for all drivers, but staging crashes such as these could have resulted in injury or even death.
"It is by sheer luck alone that nobody was seriously hurt in these reckless collisions."
Ipswich is home to the latest round of imported enrichment as illegal immigrants Blerim Mema and Graci Fekolan are found guilty of cultivating over £1million worth of cannabis.
These two enriching imports, who had no right to even be in our country, were caught in a house on Henley Road where an astonishing 13 rooms had been converted into cannabis grouwing facilities.
When police raided the address, Blerim and Graci were found to be attempting to hide among the 1,500 cannabis plants on the premises.
So many drugs and drug related equipment were on the premises that it took police officers an entire weekend to log evidence.
Appearing at Ipswich Crown Court, both admitted to producing cannabis, and sentencing was adjourned until next month.
Foreign criminals – making the drugs trade in Britain their own. How enriching.
Perhaps we’ll even deport them after they serve their sentences – who knows, they’ve probably some human rights that will let them stay. Maybe one has a pet cat ?
Inspector Sarsfield Donohue of Suffolk Constabulary said:
"This was a very significant cannabis factory. Early estimates suggest the amount of drugs that have been found would have a street value of at least half a million pounds. It is certainly one of the largest factories discovered in the county and we’re pleased that it has now been shut down.
"If anyone suspects that a property near them is being used to cultivate cannabis then please contact police immediately on 101.”