Court Update UK, August 15

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. Dental student from Sheffield awaits terror trial at Old Bailey
  2. Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston, 20, to stand trial over death of Kim Briggs, 44, in Hoxton
Snaresbrook Crown Court:
  1. Trial starts of Harold Hill man, 66, accused of historical sex offences against young boy in Hornchurch
  2. Irishman in Mayo GAA top jailed for 32 months for knifepoint robbery of pensioner
  3. Walthamstow paedophile: Glen Friend, 28, encouraged girl, 9, into sex acts on live streaming app
Stafford Crown Court:
  1. Hull man arrested after death of woman hit by van denies breaching restraining order
Norwich Crown Court:
  1. Man charged with murder of Peter Wrighton appears in court via video link
  2. Man to appear at Crown Court following murder
Lincoln Crown Court:
  1. Speeding Lincoln driver tried to dodge penalty by giving address of man in Mexico
  2. Woman, 74, kills motorcyclist who was about to retire with his wife to live in Lincolnshire cottage
  3. Businessman caught speeding said Mexican was driving not him
Isleworth Crown Court:
  1. BMW salesman weeps as he’s jailed for plot to steal £200k of cars
  2. Vodka heiress denies hiring fake bailiff to raid ex’s Chelsea home
  3. STUNNING beauty queen heiress denies hiring a fake bailiff to steal from ex husband
Warwick Crown Court:
  1. Drug dealer jailed after becoming stranded and arousing suspicion of Claverdon residents
  2. Five stories you must read before bed
  3. Jailed: Man sexually abused teenage nightclubber after she fell asleep at friend’s house
Canterbury Crown Court:
  1. Birmingham gang smuggled people in car boots
  2. Woman who carried £240k cocaine through customs for boyfriend jailed
Leeds Crown Court:
  1. Alcoholic forced his hand down grieving woman’s underwear
  2. Ebay seller’s £200,000 tax fraud discovered when he bought a house in cash
York Crown Court:
  1. Ex-army man caught out in sex chat sting
  2. Police quizzed widow after speeding driver caught twice in one day near Thirsk gave name of terminally-ill Middlesbrough friend
Glasgow Sheriff’s Court:
  1. Glasgow primary school worker ‘stripped six-year-old girl in store cupboard and took naked photograph of her’
  2. ‘Barlinnie lag escaped during hospital visit by handcuffing security officer to door handle before going on the run’
Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court:
  1. Coked-up bodybuilder strangled transgender pal then set timer for her to escape
  2. Former Norwich City player spared jail after sexually assaulting sleeping woman
Southwark Crown Court:
  1. Tory MP, 50, who beat Nigel Farage in the 2015 general election is to stand trial in May after he was accused of fiddling campaign expenses
Birmingham Crown Court:
  1. Bungling armed robber who held up Paddy Power had applied for a JOB there – and left behind his CV
  2. Paedophile Pc Allan Richards STILL yet to be stripped of lucrative pension
Liverpool Crown Court:
  1. Wig wearing robber admits raiding Mersey jewellers
  2. Man whose home was used as £200k ecstasy factory thanks judge for “wisdom” as he walks free
  3. Shopkeeper in near-£70k fraud spared jail after customers beg judge for leniency
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Benefits cheat couple claimed £47k and spent it on holidays
  2. Man told his mum she would have drug dealers ‘kicking her doors in’ if she didn’t hand money over
  3. Model, 32, slams ‘unremorseful’ love rival who was spared jail despite glassing her in the face on a night out leaving her needing 48 stitches
Mold Crown Court:
  1. As it happened: Man accused of attempted murder of Denbigh mum in court
  2. ‘We are devastated’ Mum-of-two who worked with vulnerable adults named as victim of stabbing attack
Winchester Crown Court:
  1. Landlord jailed over capital gains tax bill
Bristol Crown Court:
  1. Victim horrified after paedophile spotted back in Bristol
  2. Man who filmed naked women in Clifton tanning salon was ‘trying to catch his wife’, court told
Wood Green Crown Court:
  1. Croydon boy accused of acid attacks appears at Wood Green Crown Court
  2. Boy, 16, in court charged over moped acid attacks
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. Man arrested for painting anti-Muslim graffiti on his chest and standing in Newcastle city centre just days after grooming gang is jailed
  2. Sunderland man was found badly injured in shallow grave: South Shields murder accused appear in court
Ipswich Crown Court:
  1. Man denies rape after party at football clubhouse in Ipswich
  2. Bar manager of Turks Head in Hasketon escapes prison after stealing more than £20,000



Court Update UK, August 14

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. Top justice says courts need more new judges
Leeds Crown Court:
  1. Thug repeatedly punched Birkby property developer in the face after failing to land contract
  2. Money launderer who used Ferrari in operation told by judge to stop complaining about his jail sentence
  3. Leeds prisoner made £5,000 in ‘spice’ jail racket
York Crown Court:
  1. Motorist gave terminally-ill friend’s name to escape speeding charge
Glasgow Sheriff Court:
  1. Helensburgh school burglars warned to expect jail term
Edinburgh Sheriff Court:
  1. Jealous thug repeatedly smashed glass tumbler into clubber’s face after wrongly accusing her of kissing her ex-boyfriend
  2. Jim Clark Rally crash road stretch ‘infamous’
  3. Future lawyer daughter of top QC in acid attack shame
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. New band of paedophile hunters catch pervert trying to meet girl, 13, for sex at Central Station
Birmingham Crown Court:
  1. Man jailed after claw hammer bus attack
  2. Man charged with death of mother
  3. Hundreds turn out in Stourbridge to remember Ryan Passey
Mold Crown Court:
  1. Accused paedophile extradited from Malta was former children’s home manager
  2. Jail for 94mph police chase driver who had cannabis in car
  3. Man attacked bailiff who came to pick up fine … then went and paid it
Winchester Crown Court:
  1. Landlord jailed for dodging capital gains tax
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Couple used some of £47,000 benefit fraud to pay for family holidays
Liverpool Crown Court:
  1. Care home boss’s son stole more than £100,000 to fund cocaine addiction
  2. Prison bosses investigate after thug who killed four-year-old girl celebrates his birthday from behind bars on Instagram using illicit mobile
Southwark Crown Court:
  1. Paedophile Rolf Harris is branded a ‘dirty b******’ by a builder as he buys cable ties and other DIY supplies in a Screwfix store
  2. Woman forged documents in bid to become an architect
Wood Green Crown Court:
  1. Boy, 16, to face court over moped acid attacks
  2. Driver jailed after being caught on CCTV waving a gun in road rage incident
  3. Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger released from prison early due to ‘excellent behaviour’
Sheffield Crown Court:
  1. Publishing salacious material as public interest besmirches press freedom
Ipswich Crown Court:
  1. Friends and family remember ‘great dad’ Colin Fisk, from Kesgrave, who died in A140 crash
Cambridge Crown Court:
  1. Prolific thief jailed for 22 months

Court Update UK, August 11

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. Three jailed over fatal stabbing at university in row over ‘dirty look’
  2. Trial of Liverpool IS suspect abandoned
  3. Stratford man, 19, charged with murder of fatally stabbed Joshua Bwalya
  4. ‘All white women are good for one thing’: Chilling outburst of member of 18-strong Asian sex gang – including a white woman – who groomed vulnerable girls as young as 13 with M-Cat before raping them
Royal Courts of Justice:
  1. Three big stories beyond Brexit: Macron’s latest headache
  2. Daily Mail pays out £5k to Oxford grad for publishing naked calendar photos without permission
  3. Dali’s exhumation marks new chapter in ongoing inheritance dispute
Leeds Crown Court:
  1. Victim’s hand left ‘hanging off’ after machete attack by drug dealer, Leeds Crown Court told
  2. Drugs accused in court charged over threats made to woman
  3. Thug bit ex partner and attacked her with a butter knife and hammer
Brighton Crown Court:
  1. Rogue car dealers have thousands confiscated to be returned to victims
Liverpool Crown Court:
  1. Wirral family denies making bogus holiday sickness claims
  2. Paedophile who raped and sexually abused three boys is jailed for 18 years
  3. Merseyside rowing coach accused of sexual offences against teenage girl
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. Police boss ‘would have wished’ police supergrass XY had not been needed in abuse scandal
  2. How 17-year-old white girl nicknamed ‘Chucky’ became key recruit of one of Britain’s biggest ever Asian sex gangs who lured innocent schoolgirls from the streets to become their victims
  3. 25 taxi drivers lose licences as part of Operation Sanctuary sex exploitation investigation
Bristol Crown Court:
  1. Whitchurch man could be banned from talking to women
  2. Bath man Toby Symonds acquitted of rape and unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl
  3. JAILED: Shamed crown prosecutor stole £5,500 from CPS to pay off son’s debts
Birmingham Crown Court:
  1. Ryan Passey murder: Teenager accused of Chicago’s killing could face trial in January
  2. Arsonist started £500k ‘revenge’ blaze at Birmingham wholesale market – where he had worked for 45 years
  3. Pictured: The car which killer driver dismantled in cover-up bid after mowing down a grandma
Glasgow Crown Court:
  1. Man beat up his ex-wife outside sheriff court
  2. Man who bombarded 999 with calls demanding an ambulance found lying drunk in bed
Lewes Crown Court:
  1. Police search for key witness after tyre fitter charged with kidnapping woman
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Nurse described as ‘serial groper’ found guilty of sexually assaulting women
  2. “Sip tests” to stop acid attacks at Welsh courts
  3. People entering courts asked to sip water to prove it isn’t acid following Government order
Southwark Crown Court:
  1. Fraudster caught with an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of credit card skimming devices that could have netted him £4.5m a year is jailed for more than four years
  2. Bam Ferrovial Kier fined over £1 million for construction mishaps
  3. Gambling addict accountant who stole £350,000 walks free after judge says she’s not made of the ‘stuff’ for prison
Lincoln Crown Court:
  1. Man in court over driving charge
Cambridge Crown Court:
  1. Norfolk man dies five days after ‘malicious and brutal attack’ with a club hammer, court hears as murder trial opens at Cambridge Crown Court
  2. Man who photographed young girl and also had more than 4,000 indecent images of children walks free from court
Ipswich Crown Court:
  1. Blaxhall farm worker denies involvement in Rope Walk attempted rape, court hears
  2. Suffolk nightmare neighbour to be assessed by psychiatrist before sentencing
Norwich Crown Court:
  1. Lucy Barham denies causing death of “bright and fun loving” 21-year-old Christopher Fuller by dangerous driving
Mold Crown Court:
  1. Denbigh chip shop worker jailed for underage sex plot
York Crown Court:
  1. Man pleads guilty to making threatening social media posts
  2. “She was funny, happy, very outdoorsy” – Harrogate Police pay tribute to ‘dear friend’ Carol
Aylesbury Crown Court:
  1. Man sentenced for burglary theft and fraud at Aylesbury Crown Court
  2. HMP Aylesbury officer jailed over sex texts to inmate

Court Update UK, August 10

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. Fantasist found guilty of murdering man during sex session
  2. Wembley murder: Three guilty over ‘dirty look’ killing
  3. Calls for Marine jailed for terror offences to receive longer sentence
  4. Dangerous terrorist bomb-maker Ciaran Maxwell who infiltrated Taunton marines ‘may be out in 6 years’ according to former Armed Forces minister
Royal Courts of Justice:
  1. Book review: Sir James Munby on Mr Justice McCardie (1869-1933): Rebel, Reformer and Rogue Judge
  2. Salvador Dali Estate Dispute ‘Shows Lengths Some Go To In Relation to Inheritance Claims’
  3. Mohamed Al-Fayed net worth and how he ‘personally encouraged’ Princess Diana and Dodi romance
Leeds Crown Court:
  1. Knifeman threatened to slit kids’ throats after they jumped in front of him in a queue
  2. Irfan Wahid stabbing: Accused ‘did not mean to kill’
  3. Lockdown at HMP Leeds in Armley caused disruption at Bradford Crown Court
Birmingham Crown Court:
  1. Police swoop on Birmingham hotel and find 800 child porn images on Solihull businessman’s laptop
  2. Man, 19, appears in court charged with Ryan Passey murder
  3. Killer driver’s car found in Birmingham ‘chop shop’
Mold Crown Court:
  1. Flint man groomed teenage girl in online messages
  2. Man who groomed 14-year-old on Facebook thought others ‘overreacted’ to it, says judge
  3. Pair deny Colwyn Bay attempted murder
Inner London Crown Court:
  1. Woman ‘caught trying to pawn £200,000 stolen violin for £50’
  2. Man who set fire to a Stonegate LGBT bar receives life imprisonment
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Acid attack security crackdown at court buildings
  2. Judges order courts to make visitors prove drinks are not ACID after crime wave
  3. Nurse on trial accused of sexual assault ‘growled like a dog’ at alleged victims, court told
Edinburgh Sheriff Court:
  1. Tranent man Graham McGowan tried to rob Co-op store in Ormiston with gun after ’15-hour bender’
  2. Jail term for schoolgirl who attacked love rival with acid
Lewes Crown Court:
  1. Former practice manager at Southwick GP surgery accused of £30,000 fraud
  2. Saif Khan jailed for six months for dangerous driving on M23 at Crawley
  3. Former teachers in court charged with sex offences
Southwark Crown Court:
  1. St John’s Wood businessman jailed for forging bank statements to procure three Ferrari cars
  2. Drug dealers from Chadwell Heath and Seven Kings jailed for 12 months for selling Spice in Westminster
  3. Spice dealers Miguel Chaves, of Seven Kings, and Ramzi Barkat, of Chadwell Heath, among gang jailed
Winchester Crown Court:
  1. Family pays tribute to Ryan Merna as Paul Taylor is found guilty of manslaughter
  2. Guy Hedger shooting: Gun not found during river search
Warwick Crown Court:
  1. Rugby man jailed for downloading child abuse images
  2. Stratford man pulled knife on group of friends he thought were laughing at him
Ipswich Crown Court:
  1. Man jailed after leaving 70-year-old with catastrophic brain injury following attack in Ipswich
  2. Rope Walk attack accused denied following woman in police interview
  3. Drug addict’s theft from mother was a ‘mean and nasty’ crime
Manchester Crown Court:

  1. A Fatal Fight Broke Out In Manchester Hours After Police Officers Called For An End To Knife Violence
  2. Ryanair passenger found guilty after taking pipe bomb onto plane in hand luggage
  3. Man sentenced to five years in prison for drugs offence
York Crown Court:
  1. Man accused of drug driving cleared after national forensic scandal
  2. Brian Ridyard, of Duna Way, Kirkbymoorside, on fraud charges
 Snaresbrook Crown Court:
  1. Trial set for Ilford teenager charged with carrying three knives in Newham
  2. Judge and counsel cross swords in ‘astonishing’ 15-week trial
  3. Journalist brutally attacked in street is reunited with medics who saved his life
Bristol Crown Court:
  1. Pub drinkers terrified after ghostly Grim Reaper holding axe walks in
  2. Bath man Toby Symonds accused of raping underage girl tells court they didn’t have sex at all
  3. Pervert rigged up spy camera inside Lynx shower gel bottle to film 13-year-old girl naked

Court Update UK, August 9

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. Remeha boilers keep the heat on at the Old Baile
  2. Former Kent Uni criminology student robs robing room after posing as pupil barrister to get past Old Bailey security
  3. Joseph Olopo stabbing: Knife thug facing jail after killing young man in row over driving licence
  4. ‘My pregnant wife snitched on me’: Messages of ‘would-be ISIS jihadi’ who ‘slicked hair back to look more Syrian’
Leeds Crown Court:
  1. Burglar caught with stolen goods in car after Leeds crime spree
  3. Woman accused of attempted murder after friend stabbed 17 times appears in court
Birmingham Crown Court:
  1. Birmingham Live: ‘Substance attack’ at supermarket; Driver jailed over fatal crash; Latest news and travel updates
  2. Birmingham knife crime: Teenager reveals how he escaped death by millimetres after Stratford Road stabbing
  3. Goods seized from £730,000 fraudsters are donated to women’s refuge
Canterbury Crown Court:
  1. Former police officer Colin Wraight, from Canterbury, jailed for sexually abusing child
  2. Kent mother tried to smuggle 12 Vietnamese nationals into UK
Liverpool Crown Court:
  1. Crown court trial for Wirral shopkeeper accused of selling fake vodka
  2. ‘Money mule’ handed unpaid work and community order for part in national fraud
  3. Landlord says his struggle with “paralytic drunk” was like wrestling Bengal tiger
Manchester Crown Court:
  1. Moment married would-be bomber calmly wheels his hand luggage containing an explosive hidden in a PIPE into Manchester airport
  2. Abdul Hafidah murder: Gang ‘chased and hunted’ victim
Lincoln Crown Court:
  1. Pensioner to stand trial at crown court for attempted murder
  2. Spalding man sexually assaulted woman as she slept – and filmed it
  3. Driving instructor denies sexually assaulting pupils
Warwick Crown Court:
  1. Convicted child abuser was taking photos of children outside schools and parks in Warwick
  2. Crooked car salesman cheated customers out of £100k – and even asked one victim for a date
  3. Man charged over One Stop robbery
Ipswich Crown Court:
  1. Charges dropped against man accused of imitation firearm offences in Chantry, Ipswich
  2. Man jailed after woman hurt in Waterlily pub in Ipswich on New Year’s Day
  3. Suffolk brothers in court after altercation in Bandbox nightclub in Felixstowe
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Wenvoe nurse on trial over sexual assaults
  2. Nurse who ‘cannot resist groping women’ accused of 10 sexual assaults
  3. Justin Bieber fan threatened taxi driver with ‘fearsome’ machete in racist attack
Southwark Crown Court:
  1. Redbridge police officer who lied after car crash to protect brother is struck off
  2. Stalker who once waged a ‘guerrilla war’ against Robbie Williams claiming he inspired popstar’s Millennium video admits breaching a restraining order
Aylesbury Crown Court:
  1. Two sentenced in connection with drug offences in Milton Keynes
  2. George Rayment of Eaton Place, High Wycombe, to serve nine years in detention centre after attacking woman in Eaton Avenue
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. Jewellery thieves Martin Ward, Martin McDonagh, and William O’Donaghue jailed after trial
  2. Two in court after man attacked in South Shields church grounds
Snaresbrook Crown Court:
  1. Trial for man accused of torching Ferrari in Emerson Park delayed
  2. Beckton acid attack: Canning Town suspect John Tomlin set to face trial
  3. Man to face trial over acid attack on aspiring model and cousin
Mold Crown Court:
  1. ‘I cut him good’ said Mold knifeman after slicing man’s throat

Court Update UK , August 8

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. I did not shop Royal Marine Maxwell, says man jailed over cache of arms
  2. Ciaran Maxwell likely to lose his taxpayer-funded pension
  3. Three Musketeers terror gang had dozens of hate videos on YouTube urging each other to launch pipe bomb suicide attack but web giant failed to remove them for a YEAR
  4. Maze escape movie hits delay in filming until next year
Royal Courts of Justice:
  1. Daily Mail publisher pays out £5k for using Oxford students’ naked calendar pictures without permission
Leeds Crown Court:
  1. Dundee man jailed in Leeds for child sex offences
  2. MP seeks to close drink-drive loophole after child tractor death

Birmingham Crown Court:

  1. Recap: Albion Street stab murder victim sprayed accused with fire extinguisher before fatal blow, court told
Southwark Crown Court:
  1. Dutch architect accused of creating fake documents and references caught when she spelled referee’s name wrongly, court hears
  2. Paedophile PC given two suspended sentences and dismissed from force for making and distributing indecent photos of children
  3. Jailed cop caught by CCTV lying after Limehouse road crash is dismissed from Met Police
Glasgow Crown Court:
  1. Glasgow bank employee spared jail after embezzling nearly £20,000
  2. Man covered in blood had knife and scissors while standing at Silverburn bus stop
  3. Buckie thug attacked club bouncer with bottle after being refused entry
Wood Green Crown Court:
  1. Moment ‘acid victim’ desperately tries to save his face after suspected attack
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. Man not guilty of South Shields nightclub attack
  2. Pervert sent sexual pictures of himself to man he thought was a 13-year-old girl
  3. Man jailed for wine bottle murder in Whitley Bay
Bristol Crown Court:
  1. The Bristol surgeon who bit his secretary is back in court trying to get his shotgun certificate back
  2. Bristol Live: Breaking news, traffic and travel on Monday, August 7
  3. Police found homemade ‘bomb’ in flat near ss Great Britain which caused hundreds to evacuate
Cambridge Crown Court:
  1. Cambridge man sentenced for attempting to import gun from USA
  2. Ely man who caused death of front seat passenger and fled scene is jailed
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Drunk driver led two police cars on a chase through Cardiff ‘with reckless abandon’
Manchester Crown Court:
  1. Three drug dealers jailed in crackdown on gun crime across Manchester
  2. Police raided a cannabis farm and found a deadly haul of bullets and a gun with a homemade silencer
Ipswich Crown Court:
  1. Former scout leader Gerald Kirby escapes jail after admitting sexually assaulting two boys on trip to Norfolk Broads
  2. Men accused of Rope Walk sex attack allegedly looked at two women ‘like pieces of meat’ in nightclub


Court Update UK, August 7

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. David Harris to appeal against conviction for hiring hitman
  2. Shame of YouTube over Three Musketeers terror gang’s hate videos: Web giant failed to remove some of the material circulated by the trio for more than a year
  3. Blundering police left Milly Dowler’s killer free to murder French student when they ordered CCTV from the wrong night when probing previous attack
Royal Courts of Justice:
  1. Reader Letter: Small children are dying everyday and they need our help
Birmingham Crown Court:
  1. Neighbour who pulled gun in row over noise at flat jailed
Mold Crown Court:
  1. ‘Blood flowed like a river’ when thug slit man’s throat over drug debts as small as £20
Wood Green Crown Court:
  1. Dragons’ Den stars Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis are scammed out of £33,000 in a scam by a ‘dodgy accountant’
Bristol Crown Court:
  1. Dad-of-four from Knowle found with drugs, cash and stun gun is jailed
  2. Burglar took car and used it in failed smash and grab at shop
  3. Nearly £50k spent on murderer Halliwell’s legal aid
Edinburgh Sheriff Court:
  1. Drug dealer Malik Grant threatened to cut off man’s toes after turning Musselburgh home into drug den
Manchester Crown Court:
  1. These 24 men wreaked havoc by drug dealing across North Manchester
  2. This is the moment a police officer posed as an Amazon delivery man… to snare a drug dealer
  3. Moment undercover cop poses as an Amazon delivery driver to snare a drug dealer
Glasgow Sherriff Court:
  1. Court round-up: Cambuslang woman admits to benefit fraud totalling over £10,000
Snaresbrook Crown Court:
  1. Newbury Park man in court over Ferrari arson in Emerson Park
York Crown Court:
  1. Violent rapist facing ‘long prison sentence’
  2. Man killed serving member of North Yorkshire Police while driving over the limit for drink and drugs
Warwick Crown Court:
  1. Police investigation in to fresh abuse allegations at city children’s home continues
Liverpool Crown Court:
  1. Parents warned over app used by paedophiles to target children
  2. Serial robber had chaotic childhood and was ‘forced to steal to survive’
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. Jail for man who doused couple with petrol and trashed ex-partner’s home