Tag Archives: crime

And I broke a bloody fingernail!

Those of you who are my facebook friends will know that last night, I was the victim of a serious assault. That piece of legalese doesn’t, however, quite do justice to the experience of having a bottle smashed over one’s head. If it’s a ned, then it must be Buckfast. In short, two persons — […]

You wouldn’t read about it

A Muslim protester accused of calling soldiers murderers at a parade claims he did not intend to upset anyone. Munim Abdul told Luton magistrates he did not expect to cause offence because his group had spoken “the truth”. Seven men deny using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm and […]

Have a go hair-o

London mayor Boris Johnson has rescued a woman who was being attacked by an armed group of young girls, chasing them down the road on his bicycle. Franny Armstrong called for help as she was surrounded and pushed by the girls, one of whom had an iron bar, in Camden, north London, on Monday night. […]

South Park On Thames

Sir Ian Blair says he was forced out of the job of Metropolitan Police commissioner by Boris Johnson “to show the power of the London mayoralty”. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that it had “dangerous implications” for the future of British policing. He also said the UK did not have the safeguards in […]

Off-Beat

More than 1,000 police officers and staff who misused corporate credit cards will not be punished, a police watchdog has decided. The Metropolitan Police Authority found 1,183 Met employees used the American Express cards for personal spending. They were given “training and guidance” instead of punishment. But Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) member Jenny Jones said […]

What crime? They were just breaking the Ramadan fast with a BBQ! (or Things to do in Ramadan when you’re dense…)

A radical Muslim who dressed his baby daughter in a hat with “I love al-Qaeda” on it tried to firebomb the home of the publisher of a controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed. Ali Beheshti, 40, along with Abrar Mirza, 22, have admitted conspiracy to recklessly damage property and endanger life after they poured diesel […]

Monday Funnies

A couple claiming benefits who sailed part way around the world on a £100,000 yacht have been warned they face jail. Shashi Bacheta, 52, had claimed she was so ill she had trouble getting out of bed, but investigators said she would go scuba diving. Bacheta, of Swansea, admitted 16 counts relating to benefit fraud […]