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Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey is cleared of groping junior banker

Multi-millionaire hedge fund manager Crispin Odey was today cleared of indecently assaulting a young female banker he had invited to his home 23 years ago. The 62-year-old, who is worth an estimated £823million, was accused of assaulting the woman after inviting her back to his home in Chelsea in 1998, while his pregnant wife was away. But today he walked free after a District Judge ruled in his favour - and said Mr Odey's accuser had a 'vivid imagination' and gave evidence that was 'riddled w

Runaway monkey fell from balcony after owner 'kept it in shocking conditions'

A runaway monkey fell from a balcony after a pet shop owner kept the animal in ‘shocking’ conditions, a court heard. Marmoset Nicky allegedly slept in a cage designed for guinea pigs, lived on a diet of dog food and did not have proper toilet facilities. Owner Joseph Ghessen, 39, denies failing to ensure animal welfare and insists he ‘did everything that was reasonable in the circumstances’. The businessman, who runs Cally Pets in Islington, is said to have housed Nicky in a cage at night tha

Man avoids jail after punching dog in head before trying to drown it

A man who punched a French bulldog in the face three times before attempting to drown the dog in a hot tub has been spared jail. Willesden Magistrates' Court heard how Glenn Calderwood, 57, punched three-legged Toffee the dog before forcing the animal into the hot tub in the garden he shares with the dog's owner Tara Riddex. During the attack on January 20, 2020, Calderwood, from Brent, left the French bulldog 'yelping and crying'. Calderwood was handed a 20-week prison sentence, suspended fo

Millionairess 'terrorised dermatologist after eyebrow treatment'

A millionairess accused of terrorising the celebrity dermatologist who treated her eyebrows in a campaign of harassment allegedly asked him: 'Did you sleep well without me?'. Property developer Patricia Bailey, 71, allegedly harassed cosmetic expert Dr Phillippe Hamada-Pisal between October 2019 and February last year. Dr Hamada-Pisal today claimed Bailey followed him home and turned up at his Harley Street clinic unannounced following her CryoLED therapy. The doctor, who founded PHP Aestheti

Ex who faked Covid sent naked pictures of his former girlfriend to her mum

A spurned lover sent pictures of his ex-girlfriend naked to her mother after she refused to pay him for them, a court was told. Khalid Mohamed, 25, told his ex girlfriend he was checking into hospital for coronavirus and was going to be put on a machine just weeks after the pair split. Mohamed, of Tottenham, north London, had told her that he wanted to be friends and gave her his mum's number so they could stay in touch. He then sent her fake photos of a hospital ward and asked her to pay him

Arrest warrant is issued for George Michael's ex lover Fadi Fawaz

An arrest warrant has been issued for George Michael's ex-boyfriend Fadi Fawaz after he failed to attend court to face an allegation he smashed a shop window. The 44-year-old hairdresser failed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today for the fourth time. Fawaz previously failed to attend the same magistrates' court last month and district judge Alexander Jacobs has now issued a warrant for his arrest. Fawaz, who lives in Islington, north London, is accused of one count of criminal d

Man accused of email threats to MPs will face crown court trial

A man accused of sending threatening emails to a number of current and former politicians has had his case sent to the crown court. Paul Ritchie, 34, from Dolphinton in Lanarkshire, is accused of 28 counts of sending a letter, communication or article conveying a threatening message against a number of prominent political figures including the former home secretary Amber Rudd and the Jeremy Corbyn. Court documents show Ritchie is accused of sending the former Labour leader an email in March 20

Child hurt when hunting dog set off deer stampede in Bushy Park

A wealthy businessman has been fined after his hunting dog caused a deer stampede in a royal park that left a young boy with a broken rib and a head injury. Finn Schioldan’s Rhodesian ridgeback got off the lead and started to chase deer in Bushy Park, west London, last month, causing one of the animals to run towards a father and three children who were on bicycles. One deer attempted to leap over the family as the dog advanced but struck the youngest child, leaving him with a rib fracture and

Banker, 26, 'sobbed down phone' after alleged assault by Crispin Odey

A multimillionaire hedge fund manager told police Brexit could be behind his prosecution over indecent assault allegations, a court heard today. Crispin Odey is accused of assaulting an investment banker in 1998 after inviting the then-26-year-old to his £7.75million house after a work meeting. He has admitted in a police interview to propositioning the young banker but denied carrying out an assault and has said she is exaggerating what took place. During the second day of his trial at Hendo

West End photographer accused of sexually assaulting aspiring actress

A West End theatre photographer has today denied he groped and sexually assaulted an aspiring actress during a £400 photoshoot in a warehouse 10 years ago. Pascal Molliere, 54, from Havant in Hampshire, faces three charges of sexual assault against the same woman which took place in July 2010. The snapper, who has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, appeared via video link at Westminster Magistrates' Court wearing a blue shirt and yellow patterned tie. He only spoke to confi

Un policier rencontré a frappé un homme à la tête avec une matraque après avoir refusé de l’aider à éviter la bagarre de Romford, selon le tribunal | Marseille News .net

Deux agents de la police du Met sont accusés d’avoir agressé deux publicistes après avoir refusé de les aider à se protéger des agressions, a déclaré un tribunal. PC Jack Wood et PC Archie Payne, tous deux âgés de 26 ans, ont déclaré qu’ils n’aideraient pas Jake Smith et Scott Rooney lorsqu’ils craignaient d’être «sauté» dans la rue à Romford, dit-on. Lorsque M. Rooney a ensuite été attaqué par un grand groupe de personnes et que M. Smith est allé à son aide, PC Wood aurait frappé M. Smith à l

Millionaire houseboat tycoon 'chased tenant with roofer's tool'

A millionaire houseboat tycoon was captured chasing a tenant with a roofer's tool, shouting 'I'll break your f***ing head' and slapping him with gardening gloves in row over £5,500 charges at west London boatyard, a court heard. Myck Djurberg, 60, has been convicted of assault after he lunged at his tenant Klaus Beversluis, 52, with the tool during a dispute over the rental at the Hampton Riviera Boat Yard in Richmond. Mr Beversluis told Wimbledon Magistrates' Court he had rented mooring space

Instagramer, 27, spent 4 DAYS in cell over lockdown breach

A French Instagram prankster who films himself harassing London Underground passengers without a face mask claims he spent four days in a cell for live streaming a trip to the shops during lockdown. Bule Mbelu Boris Becker - who goes by Mr Boris Becker online - was arrested for being out of the house 'without a reasonable excuse' on Saturday and was locked up for four days. Prosecutors have now dropped the charge for breaching lockdown - but the 27-year-old claims 'there is no justice'

Labourer must tell police and prospective partner 24 hours before he has sex

A labourer must alert authorities and his prospective romantic partners with 24 hours notice if he plans on having sex. The only females Dean Dyer, 39, can speak to are those not 'necessarily avoidable in the course of daily life' like bus conductors and policewomen. Dyer has been accused of a series of rapes, attempting to have sex with a 14-year-old and telling a policewoman he would rape her daughter. He has never been convicted of a sexual crime. District Judge Michael Snow granted a sexu

Judge questions coronavirus case against 'homeless' London man

A judge has questioned the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to charge a man who said he was homeless with allegedly breaching coronavirus regulations by leaving “the place where he was living”. The dispute over the legality of emergency powers at Westminster magistrates court on Monday comes amid a CPS review of all charges brought under coronavirus health regulations because of recent errors. Sultan Monsour, 45, was arrested at London’s Liverpool Street station on 5 May and charged with b

Upskirting civil servant who said 'I was a perv' spared jail - but may lose job

A civil servant caught taking an upskirt shot at Oxford Circus tube station with his mobile phone was spared jail after insisting he is a 'good citizen'. Home Office case worker Richard Thomas, 35, said "I was being a perv" when he was caught secretly snapping a woman's underwear on October 26 last year. The victim was on an escalator at Oxford Circus station in the early hours of the morning when she felt something on her leg and heard the sound of a camera shutter going off. Westminster Mag

Judge issues arrest warrant for James Stunt

An arrest warrant was issued today for the ex-husband of Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone after he failed to attend court on charges of verbally abusing a police officer. Gold bullion dealer James Stunt, 38, is accused of threatening PC Richard Harper at his multi-million pound mews home in Knightsbridge, southwest London, last summer. He failed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning and, if found, will be taken into custody.

Sister privately prosecutes her brother, 61, for swindling mother out of £1m

A woman is privately prosecuting her brother for swindling their mother out of more than £1million, a court heard. Hannah Feld claims Jonathan Feld, 61, took the money when their mother was suffering from dementia. Mr Feld, of Kilburn, London, faces criminal charges for taking £155,853. But his sister claims this sum is ten times that - and plans on taking civil action against him. Mr Feld appeared in Westminster Magistrates' Court today charged with theft, acquiring or using criminal propert

Arrogant predator groped women because was used to getting 'positive response'

An ‘entitled’ man who groped a woman while she was on the phone to her husband told a court he was used to getting a ‘positive response’. Nicholas Arai-Tetsola, 23, admitted assaulting his victim at Bank station, in London, on September 16. He had approached her on the escalators and squeezed her bottom with his ‘full hand’, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard. Prosecutor Suleman Hussain told how the incident had caused the victim to jump, and Arai-Tetsola then walked away from her as if noth
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Crown Court

Masseur, 33, jailed for five years for raping client in her own home

A masseur who raped a client during a 90-minute ordeal at her home has been jailed for five years. Cosmin Tudorache, 33, assaulted the woman after she answered to his advert on His victim thought she would treat herself to a massage after her roommate went out with friends for the evening on October 6, 2017. However Tudorache subjected her to a string of sex attacks which left her feeling suicidal and petrified to speak. A jury at Inner London Crown Court convicted him of r

'Nightingale Court' gets off to shaky start with delays and missing documents

One of the first Nightingale Courts, opened to help tackle the mammoth backlog of criminal cases, got off to a shaky start, when legal files went missing, hearings had to be adjourned and the judge was forced to explain the lack of a dock to confused jurors. Ten new emergency Crown Courts have been designated by the Ministry of Justice, in a bid to clear some of the hundreds of trials that were halted at the start of lockdown. Dubbed ‘Nightingale Courts’ - after the emergency coronavirus hospi

Ex-bodyguard to James Stunt charged with stealing £515,000 diamond from his home

A bodyguard once employed by James Stunt has appeared in court accused of stealing a diamond worth £515,000 from the former gold trader's home in Belgravia. Justinas Ivaskevicius, 34, was charged with theft and possession of criminal property in relation to a burglary at Mr Stunt's London home in December 2017. He denies any wrongdoing. The 34-year-old is alleged to have taken the 16.18 carat yellow rectangular cut diamond from a safe inside Mr Stunt's home. The gem, valued at £515,000, was t

Petra’s ex Stunt ‘paid woman in gold for visit to gem raid home’

TYCOON James Stunt met up to five women a week and ordered his head of security to pay one of them with a gold bar, a court heard. Mr Stunt’s former bodyguard Justinas Ivaskevicius, 34, is accused of stealing a £515,000 diamond ring along with £50,000 in cash from the safe at his £10million home in London’s Belgravia. His ex security chief Gabriel Lekwarat told Southwark crown court: ‘I was told to meet a lady at St John’s Wood near a pub and give the gold bar to her.’ He said he ‘didn’t know

Stalker, 43. jailed 26 weeks for harassing BBC DJ Gilles Peterson

A stalker who bombarded BBC DJ Gilles Peterson with death threats and racially abused his Japanese wife before scaling scaffolding at his house was jailed for 26 weeks. Sarah Jayne Rook, 44, repeatedly called Mr Peterson's wife Atsuko Moehrle a 'Hiroshima b***h' when she refused to open the door to her at the couple's north London home on 18 February. Rook screamed 'You will die' at Mr Peterson, 55, as he left BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, central London on 21 March. Two days late

Dominic Chappell evaded tax £2.2million buying BHS Sir Philip Green

Businessman Dominic Chappell evaded tax on the £2.2 million income he received from buying the failed BHS high street chain from retail tycoon Sir Philip Green, a court has heard. The entrepreneur ended up in this position because 'he was simply too busy' to sort out his business dealings properly and he was 'let down by others', a jury at London's Southwark Crown Court was told. Prosecutor Mark Bryant-Heron QC said Chappell claims he was 'misled' by Sir Philip. Chappell, 53, denies three cha

‘Naughty Tory Charlie Elphicke turned into nasty bully’

A FORMER MP who chased a woman around his home chanting ‘I’m a naughty Tory’ turned into a ‘nasty bully’ when a second sexual assault victim told him she was not ‘up for anything’, a court heard. Charlie Elphicke, 49, became ‘really scary’ and searched the parliamentary worker’s bag after she rejected his advances during a lunch break, Southwark crown court was told. The alleged victim, who was in her 20s, said the former Conservative MP for Dover later promised it would not happen again — and

Married ex Tory MP Charlie Elphicke was a 'nasty bully', court hears

The woman who accused Charlie Elphicke of sexual assault was warned to 'dress like Dawn French' and 'wear garlic' to ward off the ex Tory MP's 'Jekyll and Hyde Personality', a court heard today. Forty-nine-year-old Elphicke is alleged to have groped the woman, who is in her 20s, after they shared a bottle of champagne on the parliamentary estate in 2016. Father-of-two Elphicke later contacted the woman, in her early 20s at the time, to see if she was OK and ask if they could meet up, Southwark

Elphicke accuser weeps as she tells court how she screamed 'get off'

A former Conservative MP accused of sexually assaulting a woman while singing 'I'm a naughty Tory' texted her days later to say that he had 'enjoyed the other night' and wanted to meet again, a court has heard. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke down as she claimed Charlie Elphicke had chased her around his home after he had groped her while his children slept upstairs. She told Southwark crown court that a day later, he texted her to say 'something like, "I enjoyed the ot

Woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by ex-MP Charlie Elphicke was offered £30k for her story, court hears

A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former Conservative MP was offered £30,000 for her story ten years later by a tabloid newspaper, it emerged yesterday. The alleged victim wept in court as she described how Charlie Elphicke, 49, “jumped” on her, revealing she was so “disgusted” by him that she would later turn off the radio whenever he came on. She said Mr Elphicke, a married father-of-two, groped her after an “excruciating” conversation about bondage before chasing her down t

Upskirting finance student spared jail and not put on sex register

A finance student who filmed up women's skirts on the Tube has been spared jail and will not be put on the sex offenders register. Kalvin Patel Martin, 22, preyed on three victims as they stood in front of him on the escalators at Victoria, Bond Street and Oxford Circus stations on August 10, 2018. He was only caught when a passenger spotted his phone veering towards the skirt of one of the victims. Upskirting did not become a criminal offence until 2019 so Martin was charged at the time with

Cute pooch in her handbag is fraudster’s best friend

A SHOPPING addict who fleeced TK Maxx out of more than £1,200 while using her pet Chihuahua as a distraction is facing jail. Angelica Zabrodina (pictured) chatted with checkout staff about the dog in her handbag while passing off cheap goods as designer brands at branches of the chain across London. The 48-year-old, of Marylebone in the capital, was convicted of seven counts of fraud by false representation after getting refunds in 2018 for items including clothes with designer labels she sewed

Tory election agent 'tricked voters into signing nomination forms'

Diana Danescu, 28, allegedly obtained voters' signatures 'under false pretences' by posing as a representative from the Labour Party and The Green Party. Danescu is said to have carried out the offences during her role as an election agent for 29 Conservative candidates in the Hackney Council elections on May 3, 2018. One resident then found her own name - and that of her husband - listed as an assentor for three Conservative candidates, and they 'would certainly not have supported the Tory ca

Woman accused of shaking 4-week-old baby to death 'said "I'm a bad mum" to cops'

A city worker accused of murdering her four-week old daughter told police she was "a bad mother", a court heard. Financial consultant Clare Sanders, 43, and her partner Tomas Vaitkevicius, 45, allegedly shook her baby Eva on three separate occasions during her tragically short life, the Old Bailey has heard. The infant died on September 2, 2017, with a post-mortem exam later finding the cause of death to be 'traumatic brain and spinal cord injury'. The court was told how on August 27, six day

Gang member hunted down talented teenage footballer and stabbed him to death

A gang member who hunted down a talented footballer and stabbed him to death has been jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 21 years behind bars. Alex Smith, 16, was murdered in an ongoing tit-for-tat feud between Camden gangs from the Regent's Park and Agar Grove estates. Killer Arif Biomy, 19, was one of six members of the Agar Grove gang who drove around in two stolen cars looking for rivals from the 'Cumbo' gang, from the Regent's Park estate. Biomy was at the wheel of a Seat Leon o


Diamond tycoon will be extradited to India to face trial over frauds

A billionaire diamond tycoon can be extradited from Britain to India to face trial over an alleged £1.3billion fraud, a judge ruled yesterday. Nirav Modi, 49, whose jewels have been worn on the Oscars red carpet by Kate Winslet, has been in Wandsworth prison, south-west London, since his arrest in March 2019. His long battle against extradition was all but lost yesterday as District Judge Samuel Goozee said there was enough evidence for him to answer fraud allegations by the Punjab National Ba

US decision to file new charges against Julian Assange ‘astonishing and potentially abusive’

A decision by the US government to lodge new charges against Julian Assange was slammed as “astonishing and potentially abusive” by the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer today. Assange, 48, is wanted in the US for allegedly conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to expose military secrets between January and May 2010. A US grand jury has indicted him on 18 charges – 17 of which fall under the Espionage Act – including conspiracy to receive, obtain and disclose classified diplomatic

Nirav Modi faces another setback as UK judge rules in India's favour

Fugitive diamond merchant, Nirav Modi, faced another setback as a UK judge on ruled in the government of India's favour by allowing the admissibility of its evidence against Modi. The development improves chances of Modi`s extradition to India. Tuesday's hearing was an additional hearing scheduled to rule on the admissibility of evidence presented before the Westminster Magistrates Court. Modi was remanded in custody till December 1. Both sides will make their closing submissions on January 7 a

Security scam hacker ogled 772 women via webcams

A COMPUTER hacker who used webcams to watch women undressing and having sex faces extradition to the US. Christopher Taylor spied on 772 victims in 39 countries — including 52 in the UK — from his Wigan home between August 2012 and July 2015. The labourer, 57, tricked the women into downloading software that allowed him to take control of their webcams, Westminster magistrates’ court heard. He packaged it as a security tool that would allow them to monitor activity in all the rooms in their h

Diamond thief, 33, is fighting extradition to Germany

A diamond thief who was jailed for his involvement in a £7million scam which saw jewellers tricked with Monopoly money is fighting extradition to Germany. Bruno Nikolic, 33, from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, was sent to jail for his part in the fraud which saw a group of con artists use toy money hidden among real euro notes during high-value deals. Nikolic admitted conspiracy to commit fraud in the scam and was jailed for 22 months in 2016. He was then jailed for a further two years at Lincol

Julian Assange 'faces fate worse than death' in US, court hears

Julian Assange 'faces a fate worse than death' in a lifetime of isolation at the 'Supermax' prison currently home to America's most violent terrorists and drug lords if he is extradited, a court has heard. The Wikileaks founder, 49, could live out his years alone at maximum security ADX Colorado jail where he would spend 23 hours in a cell if he is convicted of espionage offences in the US. Assange is wanted in the US for allegedly conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to e

Julian Assange ‘binge-watched’ suicide of ex-Bosnian Croat general

Julian Assange relayed how he “binge-watched” the suicide of the former Bosnian Croat general in a U.N. courtroom three years ago, a doctor who visited the WikiLeaks founder on several occasions while he was in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London told an extradition hearing Thursday. Dr. Sondra Crosby, associate professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, said she noted a visible deterioration in both his mental and physical state over her four visits from Oct. 2017 to the e

Julian Assange 'preparing to kill himself' after hearing voices

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is preparing to kill himself in prison after hearing voices in his head saying 'we're coming to get you', a psychiatrist told his extradition hearing. Assange, 49, had a history of depression and frequently called the Samaritans after suffering from auditory hallucinations, the psychiatrist said, branding him at 'high risk' of suicide. Professor Michael Kopelman said the Australian had even begun making preparations to end his own life including confessing to a

Julian Assange withheld 15,000 Afghan documents to 'protect innocents'

WikiLeaks withheld 15,000 documents about the Afghanistan war to 'protect innocents' from harm, the Old Bailey heard today Former Der Spiegel reporter John Goetz told Julian Assange's extradition hearing that WikiLeaks was 'removing bad stuff' to ensure no one was put at risk. Assange, 49, is wanted in the US for allegedly conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to expose military secrets between January and May 2010. The US claim the WikiLeaks founder published the un-redac

Julian Assange's extradition hearing is halted over coronavirus fears

Julian Assange's extradition hearing has been halted over fears a prosecuting lawyer may have been exposed to coronavirus. The Wikileaks founder, 49, is wanted in the US for allegedly conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to expose military secrets between January and May 2010. The husband of a junior prosecuting lawyer started suffering 'Covid-like symptoms' and is currently awaiting the results of a test, a judge heard at a case management hearing at the Old Bailey. Wash

Julian Assange's prosecution is a 'political trial', court hears

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being persecuted by Donald Trump because of the President's 'considerable personal antipathy' to Barack Obama, a professor of peace studies told his extradition hearing in London today. Professor Paul Rogers called Assange's prosecution politically motivated, and said his political opinions put him in the 'crosshairs' of the Trump administration. Assange, 49, is wanted in the US for allegedly conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to expos

Julian Assange's father arrives for son's extradition hearing

Julian Assange recruited a teenager to hack into the computer of a former WikiLeaks associate and delete messages relating to him, allegations filed against him by the US have claimed. The activist today lost a last-ditch legal bid to have his extradition case at the Old Bailey delayed because of the fresh '11th hour' allegations as his lawyers complained they were 'abnormal and unfair'. Prosecutors claim Assange, 49, who appeared in court for his hearing, met the then 17-year-old in 2010 in I

Man to be extradited to Ireland charged with murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas

A suspected hitman will be extradited to Ireland for shooting a zookeeper dead in front of his young daughter, a judge has ruled. David 'Daithi' Douglas, 54, was blasted seven times in the doorway of a children's shoe shop in Bridgefood Street, Dublin on July 1, 2016. It is claimed that, Lee Canavan, 31, shot the man in front of his wife and daughter before escaping in a stolen Mercedes. Canavan consented to extradition after appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court via videolink from HMP


'Nightingale Court' gets off to shaky start with delays and missing documents

One of the first Nightingale Courts, opened to help tackle the mammoth backlog of criminal cases, got off to a shaky start, when legal files went missing, hearings had to be adjourned and the judge was forced to explain the lack of a dock to confused jurors. Ten new emergency Crown Courts have been designated by the Ministry of Justice, in a bid to clear some of the hundreds of trials that were halted at the start of lockdown. Dubbed ‘Nightingale Courts’ - after the emergency coronavirus hospi

Court reporting in crisis

COURT REPORTING is an essential part of our social fabric - one that has been whacked by local newspaper owners' cuts, and now by measures against covid-19 infection. So what can be done to ensure that court reporting in the public interest continues? One of our speakers at the September virtual Branch meeting was our Welfare Officer Tim Dawson, also a member of the NUJ's National Executive Council and a former NUJ President. He was joined by James Doleman (@jamesdoleman), who he describes as "

Instagram Prankster Jailed For Four Days For Breaking Coronavirus Restrictions

Mr Boris Becker, who is known for performing viral stunts on social media, was said to be just moments away from his home when he and a friend were stopped by police. Becker says his friend was handed a £200 fine, but he was taken to a cell, where he was kept in custody for four days, before appearing in Westminster Magistrates yesterday, January 26. Jones went on to say the arrest was simply for Becker being outside his address, rather than for a more severe breach such as hosting a party. ‘

Youth Court

Chelsea U19s ace robbed of £8k watch by thugs who threatened to stab him

A TEENAGE Chelsea starlet was robbed of an £8,000 “James Bond” watch by muggers who threatened to stab him in front of his sobbing girlfriend, a court heard. Two thugs held up George Nunn, 18, while he was walking with Libby Thompson. They demanded the Under-19 forward hand over his Omega Seamaster watch, worn by 007 in every Bond film. He offered them £1,000 for it back and, while at a cashpoint, Libby called cops to Mayfair, central London, within minutes. A student of 17, of Battersea, So

Teenage boys, 15, stabbed policewoman during London raid, court hears

Two teenagers, 15, stabbed a police woman in the stomach as she tried to stop a corner shop robbery, a court heard today. Allegedly armed with knives, the boys were accused of hiding their faces before attempting a raid on Pimlico Grocery in Chapter Street, Westminster. Two plain clothed police officers - one male and one female - were attacked when they tried to detain two alleged thieves on Sunday. The shopkeeper at Pimlico Grocery had managed to push the suspects out of the store shortly a

Boy, 14, appears in court charged with plotting terror attack with homemade bombs

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has appeared in court today charged with plotting a terror attack with homemade bombs. The teenager, who converted to Islam this year, is alleged to have developed an extremist jihadist mindset in the past month. He is accused of making devices by combining explosive substances such as bleach with tinfoil and screws, as well as recording a video setting out his wish to become a martyr. The boy, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, who cannot be named because of his age, is one of the