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CASES OF INTEREST AT THE OLD BAILEY ON FRIDAY

Court 1 at 10.30am trial of Stephen Whiteley and Ziad Akle, former territory managers for Iraq at energy consultancy Unaoil, along with their co-defendant Paul Bond, former Middle East sales manager at Dutch energy firm SBM. They are accused of bribing officials in Iraq for contracts worth US$800 million to rebuild the country’s oil industry after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Court 5 at 10am Sentence of Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, who was arrested in December last year after he urke, 32, spent around eight months fighting against ISIS with the Kurdish YPG between late 2017 and June 2018 before returning to the UK.

Court 5 at 12 noon Mention in the case of Daniel Burke, a former soldier in the British Army charged with terrorism offences for allegedly plotting to join Kurdish militia forces fighting in Syria and Iraq. Burke, 32, spent around eight months fighting against ISIS with the Kurdish YPG between late 2017 and June 2018 before returning to the UK.

Court 5 at 2pm Preliminary hearing in the case of Daniel Lister accused of terrorist related offences

Court 5 at 2pm Sentence in the case of Safiyya Amira Shaikh, who is accused of  terrorist offences, which included a plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral.

Court 5 at 3.30pm Plea and trial preparation in the case of Romanian national Alexandru-Ovidiu Hanga, 27, accused of a charge of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration. It relates to the deaths of 39 people, who were found in the back of a refrigerated lorry in Essex.

Court 5 at 10am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Jonty Bravery alleged to have thrown to have thrown a six year old boy off a 10th floor balcony at the Tate Modern.

Court 8 at 10.30am Retrial of Henry Long,18, and two 17 year old youths accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper, who was killed after responding to a suspected burglary.  The 28-year-old newlywed died of multiple injuries when he was dragged for over a mile with his ankles trapped in a strap on a car fleeing from a crime scene.

Court 9 at 10am Mention in the case of Zahid Younis , charged with the murders of Henriett Szucs, 34, and Mihrican Mustafa, 38. The women’s frozen bodies where found in a chest freezer in East London.

Court 9 at 10.30am Pre-trial review in the case of Diana Cristea, 18, and boyf­riend Joel Osei, 25, accused of murdering dancer Adrian Murphy,43, with a poison called “Devil’s breath”.

Court 12 at 10am case of six teenagers over the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old student Josiph Beker, who was stabbed outside a KFC in Edgeware Road, central London.

Court 13 at 10am Sentence in the case of Jonty Bravery for throwing a six year old boy off a 10th floor balcony at the Tate Modern.

Court 13 at 2pm Mention in the case of Gareth Standing accused of the murder of 41-year-old Wayne Hoskyns in Catford, London SE

Court 13 at 2.30pm Plea and trial preparation in the case of Dorjan Cera accused of causing death by dangerous driving and injuring seven bus passengers. The bus driver 60-year-old bus driver, Kenneth Matcham died in the accident.

Court 14 at 10.30am Sentence in the case of teenager Carlos Velez, who denied murder. David Martinez-Valencia,26, was repeatedly stabbed in a flat in Leyton, East London.

Court 16 at 10.30am  New trial in the case of Mark Brazant, who is accused of stabbing a 36 year old mother from behind as she was pushing her child in a pram in South London. He denies attempted murder.

 

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