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Police: Man convicted in the US for 1998 US embassy bombings

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Man convicted in the US for 1998 US embassy bombings

The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) welcomes the conviction of Khalid Al-Fawwaz in the United States in connection with the US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Since 1998 the MPS has assisted the United States Department of Justice and the New York FBI in bringing Adel Abdel Bary (24.04.1960) and Khalid Al-Fawwaz (25.08.1962) to justice.

Over 1,500 exhibits and thousands of documents seized and produced during the 1998 UK investigation were assessed and disclosed for use in the US trial, providing material fundamental to the prosecution case.

On 23 September 1998, SO13 Anti Terrorist Branch arrested seven UK based subjects under the Prevention of Terrorism Act for their suspected involvement in the US Embassy attacks.

Following exhaustive enquiries it was assessed that there was insufficient evidence to charge the subjects with any offences under previous UK legislation.

On 27 September...

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Police: On-line justice?

Written by RSS Poster Shijuro (nearer Go-juro though...) is not georgedixon's relatively honest Blog

You can do anything on-line now… buy your groceries… book a holiday… plead guilty at court… study for a degree…

…eh? Enter a plea at court?

March will see the successful* pilot system go live and you can enter a plea at court… mmm… I wonder how they will ensure it’s you pleading…

What next: report your own crime? Investigate your own crime?

Yeah… that’s coming too… A little bird tells me that a couple of BIG forces are going to introduce a ‘get your own crime-number’ on-line systems within the next 12-months.

On a related note, that well known and loved ‘pundit’ Robbie Fowler has predictably, got away with speeding…because if he traveled on public transport he would be in danger because people hate him…

Ignoring the fact the court are right…people do hate him…this is another clear example of the simple fact your access to justice depends greatly on how much money you have…


*I’ve never seen a pilot system that failed…it’s someone’s promotion see…

Police: Millions of TalkTalk customers vulnerable to fraud after data breach

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog

TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers, names and personal information from the company's computers.

Broadband and phone operator TalkTalk emailed customers yesterday to tell them that it suffered a major data breach in which account numbers, addresses and phone numbers have fallen into the hands of fraudsters who have used the data to steal thousands of pounds.

The fraudsters used this personal information to cold call customers, in order to gain access to their computers and bank accounts. 

The data breach was uncovered when TalkTalk investigated a sudden rise in complaints from customers about scam calls between October and December 2014 on its forums.

The email stated “Following a detailed investigation, we understand that some customer information, including account numbers, could have been illegally accessed in violation of our security procedures. No financial data was at risk as this is encrypted on our systems”.

“We have...

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Police: Man who secretly filmed children jailed

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A former school worker has been jailed after admitting a plethora of child sex offences.

Adam Curnock (21/11/1983) of Harley Avenue, Harwood admitted sexually assaulting a child, taking, possessing and making indecent images of a child, possessing prohibited images of children, voyeurism and possessing an extreme pornographic image.

At Bolton Crown Court on Friday 27 February 2015, he was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life and made the subject of an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

Curnock previously worked as a cleaner and was also employed at a school in Harwood, Bolton.

Following intelligence received by the Force, on Friday 14 November 2014, police executed a warrant at his house and seized numerous electrical devices and computers, which were forensically examined.

Detectives recovered dozens of videos that Curnock had made after secreting recording devices in a toilet, including one of him sexually...

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Fire: Essex firefighters and 999 control staff set to strike again

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

Firefighters and 999 control staff in Essex are set to strike for a second time over a radically changed shift system, working conditions and cuts.

The strike, beginning 18:00 on 1 March until 9:00 on 2 March, comes a month after firefighters and control staff in Essex last took strike action as part of the local dispute.

An increasing number of members have felt the effects of the imposed, unworkable shift system with even more being forced out of full time employment and having to reduce their hours to be able to care for children and families.

All of this despite the fact that FBU negotiators found compromise solutions that would achieve the savings the local fire service wants to make, whilst at the same time providing more efficient workloads.

Alan Chinn-Shaw, secretary of the FBU in Essex, said: “This situation isn’t going away, it’s only getting worse. We have seen members of our emergency control staff forced out of full time employment and even more are having to seriously...

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Police: Man damages numerous postboxes – Manchester city centre

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are hunting a man who forced open several post boxes inside the communal area of a block of flats.

Officers have now released a close-up CCTV still of the offender and are appealing to anyone who recognises him to come forward.

It happened at the Beaumont Building on Mirabel Street in Manchester city centre at about 00.20am on New Year’s Day, 1 January 2015.

The offender forced open a number of the post boxes, and although he did not steal any post or items he left the damaged boxes exposed.

He is described as being white, in his 20s, with light coloured hair and wearing a blue jacket with a hood and a white drawcord. He was also wearing blue jeans, white and blue trainers and black gloves.

A CCTV released by Greater Manchester Police shows the suspected offender close up.

Police Constable David Stebbings said: “Quite what possessed the offender to force open these post boxes but not steal anything I do not know.

“Maybe he is was inebriated or simply being...

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Police: Sentencing remarks R v Gadd (Gary Glitter) #glitter

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

1.1              The offences for which I must pass sentence today took place many years ago at a time when, in particular in respect of one of them, the maximum sentence was considerably lower than that which is now available and at a time when the sentencing climate was less severe than it now is.

1.2              There is clear guidance as to how I should approach this task, set out in Annex B to the Sexual Offences Definitive Guideline.

1.3              I set them out, to the extent that they are relevant to your case.

1.4              I must sentence you in accordance with the sentencing regime applicable today, not at the date of the offence. But I am limited to the maximum sentence available at the time of the offence.

1.5              I must assess the seriousness of the offence and must be guided as to that by the current guideline which offers assistance to me in the assessment of harm and culpability,...

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Police: Trial to begin for pair accused of murder of Glynis Bensley

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Zoheb Majid, 20 of Cheshire Road, Smethwick, and a 13-year-old boy from West Bromwich who cannot be named at for legal reason  will both stand trial on Monday 2 March accused of murder.

The pair were charged for the murder of Smethwick woman Glynis Bensley in September.

Ms Bensley, 47, was found in Cheshire Road just before 11.50pm on Wednesday 3 September. A post mortem confirmed she died of head injuries.

The trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court – is estimated to last up to two weeks.

Police: OAP in her 70s injured after shots fired at house

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police were called at 21:15hrs on Thursday, 26 February, to a report of shots fired through a window at a house in the Market Street area of East Ham, E6.

A woman aged in her 70s sustained injuries to her arm. She was taken to hospital by ambulance and has since been discharged.

Officers from Trident are investigating.

There has been no arrest at this early stage. Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist the inquiry should call police on 101 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police: Mantius Zieavicius named as Newham murder victim

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Newham on Tuesday, 24 February, have identified him as Mantius Zieavicius, 29.

Police were called at around 01:30hrs that day to reports of a man suffering serious injuries on the Greenway footpath and cycle path near Lonsdale Avenue, E6.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended, where Mr Zieavicius was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination was carried out at East Ham Mortuary on Thursday, 26 February. The cause of death was determined as a stab wound.

The investigation is being carried out by the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC), led by Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hughes.

Next of kin are aware.

Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hughes, said: “At this stage I am appealing for the public’s help – if you saw or heard anything that night then please get in touch with us. Your information could prove vital in helping us with this investigation.”
Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances. There have been no arrests.

Mantius Zieavicius was a Lithuanian national, who was working as an agency worker and living in the Newham area.

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