#AceNewsReport – Oct.27: Ordaz told investigators that he was on a methamphetamine binge and hadn’t slept in three days, coming to believe he must exorcize “the devil” inside his two youngest children with “holy water” from church.,,,,
#AceDailyNews says according to Press Democrat News Report: A father has been sentenced to 11-yrs in prison for drowning his daughter in a church baptismal pool ….
He admitted to drowning his youngest, Maria Jose Ordaz Chavarria, in the 1- to 2-foot deep, cross-shaped pool on Nov. 20, 2016, inside St. John’s Catholic Church in Healdsburg.
The 11-year sentence was predetermined, part of a negotiated plea to manslaughter that Ordaz agreed to as he was facing trial on murder charges, which could have put him in prison for 25 years to life.
The plea deal avoided what likely would have been an extremely emotional public trial for him and his family, reliving the night he killed his daughter in a fog of drug-fueled delusions.
Ordaz’s nephew, Alex Castellanos Ordaz, said the family is doing well. Two of Ordaz’s sisters were among those who attended the hearing Wednesday. Castellanos said the family was hopeful that Ordaz can work on his mental health issues in prison and perhaps emerge in a better place.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: Presiding judge Reinhold Baier of the superior regional court in the southern German city handed down the verdict to Jennifer Wenisch, 30, in one of the first convictions anywhere in the world related to the Islamic State group’s persecution of the Yazidi community….
Wenisch was found guilty of “two crimes against humanity in the form of enslavement”, as well as aiding and abetting the girl’s killing by failing to offer help and membership of a terrorist organization.
Wenisch and her IS husband “purchased” a Yazidi woman and child as household “slaves”, whom they held captive while living in then IS-occupied Mosul, Iraq, in 2015, the court found.
“After the girl fell ill and wet her mattress, the husband of the accused chained her up outside as punishment and let the child die an agonizing death of thirst in the scorching heat,” prosecutors said during the trial.
“The accused allowed her husband to do so and did nothing to save the girl.”
Wenisch’s husband, Taha al-Jumailly, is also facing trial in separate proceedings in Frankfurt, where the verdict is due in late November.
Identified only by her first name Nora, the Yazidi girl’s mother has repeatedly testified in both Munich and Frankfurt about the torment allegedly visited on her child.
Morality police –
The defense had claimed the mother’s testimony is untrustworthy and said there was no proof that the girl, who was taken to hospital after the incident, actually died.
Wenisch’s lawyers had called for her to receive just a two-year suspended sentence for supporting a terrorist organization.
When asked during the trial about her failure to save the girl, Wenisch said she was “afraid” that her husband would “push her or lock her up”.
At the close of the trial, according to the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, she claimed she was being “made an example of for everything that has happened under IS”.
According to other media reports, Wenisch converted to Islam in 2013 and travelled the following year via Turkey and Syria to Iraq where she joined IS.
Recruited in mid-2015 to the group’s self-styled hisbah morality police, she patrolled city parks in IS-occupied Fallujah and Mosul.
Armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol and an explosives vest, her task was to ensure strict IS rules on dress code, public behavior and bans on alcohol and tobacco.
In January 2016, she visited the German embassy in Ankara to apply for new identity papers. When she left the mission, she was arrested and extradited days later to Germany.
Wenisch’s trial, which began in April 2019, is one of the first examples of court proceedings over the Islamic State group’s brutal treatment of Yazidis.
Universal jurisdiction –
A Kurdish-speaking group hailing from northern Iraq, the Yazidis were specifically targeted and oppressed by the jihadists beginning in 2015.
Prominent London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who has been involved in a campaign for IS crimes against the Yazidi to be recognized as a “genocide”, was part of the team representing the Yazidi girl’s mother.
Germany has charged several German and foreign nationals with war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out abroad, using the legal principle of universal jurisdiction which allows crimes to be prosecuted even if they were committed in a foreign country.
A handful of female suspects are among those who have appeared in the dock.
In November 2020, a German woman named as Nurten J. was charged with crimes against humanity allegedly committed while she was living in Syria as a member of Islamic State.
In October 2020, another German court sentenced the German-Tunisian wife of a rapper-turned-jihadist to three-and-a-half years in prison for having taken part in the enslavement of a Yazidi girl in Syria.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: Abdul Gaffer, 25 (09.05.96), of Grangefield, Marquis Road, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday, 23 September.
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Three men have been convicted following the ‘fatal stabbing’ in Haringey in 2020: Tyrese Annan, 20 (23.02.01), of Sterling Road, Tottenham and Mizuki Brown, 25 (23.04.96), of Margery Street, WC1, were found guilty of the manslaughter of Jemal Ebrahim after a three-week trial at the Old Bailey on Friday, 22 October: They will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 26 October.
CASE NOTES: The court heard police were called to Russell Road, N15, on 13 May 2020 to reports of a stabbing: Jemal was found seriously injured and was treated at the scene by LAS medics. He was then taken to a north London hospital where he later died from his injuries: A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the leg after his femoral artery was severed: It was the prosecution case that Brown and Annan arrived at the scene in a silver Nissan Qashqai driven by Gaffer on a ‘ride-out’ intent on attacking any member, or perceived member, of a rival gang: CCTV footage showed that Jemal was chased into an alleyway between Braemar Road and Southey Road. He was chased out of the alleyway by three youths, at least two of whom were armed with large knives: At least two of the youths caught up with him and then ran off. CCTV captured three men running back towards the silver Nissan Qashqai and then getting in, before it rapidly left the area. It was the prosecution case Annan and Brown were involved in the chase and stabbing and Gaffer was the driver of the car: CCTV analysis tracked the movement of the Nissan, which stopped in Effingham Road, N16. Brown, Annan and Gaffer were all then identified walking along streets in this area a short time later: All three were arrested and charged in connection with Jemal’s death on 15 June 2020: Five days after Jemal’s killing, in an apparent ‘tit for tat’ act of violence, Chad Gordon was shot dead on the Wiltshire Gardens Estate, just off Green Lanes. At least one of the gunmen involved in the shooting was a friend of Jemal Ebrahim. Chad was the victim of mistaken identity and had no gang links whatsoever.
Detective Inspector Andy McDonald, said: “Jemal Ebrahim was a young man who was endeavouring to make the best of his life. Having gone to China to study business and learn their language. He had a bright future ahead of him. He had returned to the UK and his return to China was hampered by Covid restrictions. Sadly, he was befriended and exploited by other young men in the locality who were embroiled in an all too common problem within our great city – postcode ‘gang’ wars. Where sadly, Jemal paid with his life as a result of the unprovoked, violent and indiscriminate actions of those that have been found / pleaded guilty: Young men who were prepared to drive to a neighbouring part of London in a vehicle armed with large knives. This stupid, pointless and cowardly attack resulted in several revenge ‘tit for tat’ incidents, where shots were fired before the tragic murder of Chad Gordon: This has been an extensive and diligent investigation by my team. However, we have been unable to positively identify and bring to justice two other men who were in the vehicle used by the attackers, and are equally as guilty. Whilst I am pleased that these verdicts can bring some closure to Jemal’s family, this investigation is not over.
“If anyone has any information that can lead to the identity and conviction of these individuals can I urge you to contact 020 8358 0200quoting Operation SCHOLES or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where your information will be treated in the strictest confidence.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: On Wednesday, 13 October, Susan Turner, 56 (02.11.64), of Pevensey Gardens, Hockley, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court where she was handed a two-year suspended sentence after previously being convicted of four counts of sexual assault: She was also ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work, was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and barred from working with vulnerable people indefinitely….
#AceDailyNews Court Report: A woman has been sentenced for four counts of sexual assault and sentenced to 2yr-suspended-sentence and 150-hours of unpaid work and placed on the ‘Sex Offenders Register’ together with banned from working with vulnerable people ….
Detective Constable Chris Maxim, who led the investigation, said: “Turner completely abused the trust that had been placed in her and her actions have had a huge impact on both the victim and her family: The victim in this case came forward because she didn’t want anyone else to suffer in a similar way. She encourages anyone else who may have been subject to similar abuse to report it: We know that many victims of abuse are too afraid to speak to us and fear they will not be believed. Others are physically unable to speak out about this abuse themselves: We hope that this conviction shows we are here to listen, we will take any reports seriously and we will provide the necessary specialist support to those that need it.”……..Turner’s offences, which took place in Hornchurch in September 2019, came to light when the victim, aged in her 40s, disclosed them to her parents via an iPad she uses to communicate: An investigation was launched by the Met’s East Area Public Protection Unit and Turner was later charged: Specialist officers supported the victim and worked with the court to ensure that the victim was cross examined on video away from the court room – the first time this had been done at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
DC Maxim, added: “The victim in this case was extremely brave to come forward and tell us what happened. We recognise that can be an extremely difficult thing to do but she wanted to share her story so that others in a similar position know they too will be taken seriously.
“Anyone who wants to speak to us should call 101 or can report online via our website.”
#AceNewsReports – Oct.24: Detective Chief Inspector Ray Phelan said: “My thoughts today are with Alice’s family and friends: Alice, who was a mother of three and a grandmother of three, was subjected to a horrific assault at the hands of her boyfriend, Stephen Hutchinson, which ultimately led to her death: Hutchinson has taken away the love and comfort of a devoted mother and grandmother. He has denied Alice’s three grandchildren the joy of precious memories with their grandmother. He has denied Alice the right to see her grandchildren grow into adulthood: Today’s sentencing won’t bring Alice back to her family, but I hope it will bring comfort to them knowing that Stephen Hutchinson is now in prison.”
#AceDailyNews Court Report: On Friday 22 October at Belfast Crown Court 45 year old Stephen Hutchinson was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for the murder of 53 year old Alice Morrow” If you are concerned that you or another person may be at risk from domestic abuse – You have the ‘Right to Ask’.
Detective Chief Inspector Phelan continued: “Domestic abuse is a disturbing, and often hidden crime that can affect anyone. I would encourage anyone who has suffered domestic abuse to come forward to police – please do not suffer in silence, speak out. We have specially trained officers who will treat you with sensitivity and respect and they will support you throughout the court process:
” The Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme (DVADS) gives members of the public a ‘Right to Ask’, this is a formal mechanism to make enquiries about an individual who you are in a relationship with, or who is in a relationship with someone you know, where there is a concern that the individual may be violent or abusive towards their partner. The aim of this scheme is to increase public safety and afford victims of domestic abuse with better protection by enabling potential victims to make an informed choice on whether to continue the relationship – it also provides them with help and support.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewReport – Oct.23: He received 27 years for murder, eight years for grievous bodily harm with intent and 12 months for possession of an offensive weapon, to be served concurrently: A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm with intent after a teenager was stabbed to death in broad daylight at Crossharbour DLR station last summer.
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Mohammed Hoque, 22, and of Manchester Road, London, has today (21 October) been sentenced to 27 years imprisonment by a judge at Southwark Crown Court: He’ll be sentenced on Friday 8 October…
CASE NOTES: Mohammed Hoque, 22, and of Manchester Road, London, has today (20 September) been found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm with intent following a 10-week trial at Southwark Crown Court: Hoque and a friend encountered Samir and four of his friends while on their way into Crossharbour DLR station just before 6pm on the summer’s evening: CCTV footage played in court showed Hoque walking up the station stairs towards platform two when he turned to his right and began communicating with the other group: Samir and two of his friends then moved to the bottom of the stairwell and a short conversation ensued between the two groups: The court heard how the conversation escalated into a physical altercation before CCTV footage showed Hoque pull a black kitchen knife out of his fur hood: A short while later Hoque ran down the stairs after Samir and a second victim and recklessly swung his knife at them, stabbing them both in the process: Samir collapsed on the stairs, was picked up by his friend and both began running away. They only made it a short distance out of the station before Samir collapsed again as Hoque fled the scene: Despite the best efforts of nearby members of the public and paramedics, Samir sadly died of his injuries at the scene after being stabbed multiple times: His friend was conveyed to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for a single stab wound on his back: Hoque admitted in court that he had never spoken to Samir prior to the day of the incident: Two days after the incident, on 12 July, he handed himself in at a local police station.
Senior Investigating Officer in the case, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley, said: “This was a shocking act of violence which resulted in the loss of a young man with his whole life ahead of him: While we’re pleased to see that justice has been served to the man responsible, Samir Uddin’s untimely and tragic death has left an unfillable hole in the lives of his parents, four younger siblings and friends: I would like to take this opportunity to offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, and I hope they can take some small comfort that justice has been served today.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.22: Relatives of the victims who sat in the courtroom and watched the hearing via Zoom shook their heads or broke down in tears as Cruz entered his pleas and later apologised for his crimes…..
#AceDailyNews says according to AP the Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 17 counts of murder and now awaits the juries decision on his sentence to be executed or jailed?
Cruz has plead guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder
A penalty trial with 12 jurors will now decide whether he will get the death penalty or life in prison
Cruz killed 14 students and three staff in a seven-minute rampage on Valentine’s Day, 2018
“Today we saw a cold and calculating killer confess to the murder of my daughter Gina and 16 other innocent victims at their school,” Tony Montalto said.
“His guilty pleas are the first step in the judicial process but there is no change for my family. Our bright, beautiful, and beloved daughter Gina is gone while her killer still enjoys the blessing of life in prison.”
The guilty pleas will set the stage for a penalty trial in which 12 jurors will determine whether Cruz, 23, should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.
As several parents shook their heads, Cruz apologized to them, saying, “I’m very sorry for what I did. … I can’t live with myself sometimes.”
He also added that he wished it was up to the survivors to determine whether he lived or died.
Anthony Borges, a former Stoneman Douglas student who was shot five times and severely wounded, told reporters after the hearing that he accepted Cruz’s apology, but noted that it was not up to him to decide the confessed murderer’s fate.
“He made a decision to shoot the school. I am not God to make the decision to kill him or not. That’s not my decision,” Mr Borges said.
“My decision is to be a better person and to change the world for every kid. I don’t want this to happen to anybody again. It hurts. It hurts. It really hurts. So, I am just going to keep going. That’s it,” he added.
Cruz’s lawyers announced his intention to plead guilty during a hearing last week.
Following the pleas on Wednesday, former Broward State Attorney Mike Satz recounted the details of the murders.
Cruz killed 14 students and three staff members on Valentine’s Day 2018 during a seven-minute rampage through a three-story building at Stoneman Douglas, investigators said.
They said he shot victims in the hallways and in classrooms with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
The shootings caused some Stoneman Douglas students to launch the March for Our Lives movement, which pushes for stronger gun restrictions nationally.
Since days after the shooting, Cruz’s lawyers had offered to have him plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, saying that would spare the community the emotional turmoil of reliving the attack at trial.
But Mr Satz rejected the offer, saying Cruz deserved a death sentence, and appointed himself lead prosecutor.
Mr Satz, 79, stepped down as state attorney in January after 44 years, but remains Cruz’s chief prosecutor.
His successor, Harold Pryor, is opposed to the death penalty but has said he will follow the law.
By having Cruz plead guilty, his attorneys will be able to argue during the penalty hearing that he took responsibility for his actions.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: The incidents took place in locations including: Wood End, Atherstone, Hurley and Birmingham when the girls were aged between five and 12 years old….
#AceDailyNews reports that a man jailed for more than two decades after being found guilty of multiple non-recent sexual offences: Philip Wood, formerly of Glenville Avenue, Atherstone, sexually assaulted three girls on numerous occasions over a ten year period between 1990 and 2000…..
CASE NOTES: In 2018 one of the victims came forward, which led to the 75-year-old being arrested by Warwickshire Police and after a complex three year investigation, he was subsequently charged with 34 offences in connection with the three victims.
Following an 11 day trial back in August, Wood was found guilty by a jury of:
• 28 counts of indecent assault of a girl under 14 years • five counts of gross indecency with a child/girl under 14 years
The jury found him not guilty of one count of indecent assaulting a girl under the age of 14 in relation to an incident that took place in Birmingham in the early 1990s.
And at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (15 October), he was jailed for a total of 23 years (20 years imprisonment with a three year extended sentence). He was also given a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).
Speaking after the trial, Investigating Officer Detective Constable Kevin Usher said: “No sentence will ever be able to take away the pain and suffering Wood has caused, but I hope this will provide some sense of comfort and bring closure to his victims.
“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this case, which has been a particularly lengthy and complex one, for their hard work and commitment, but above all, I would like to pay tribute to the victims for coming forward.
“They have demonstrated immense bravery in disclosing what happened to them and thankfully Wood is now behind bars paying the price for his reprehensible crimes committed against young girls.
“I hope this case reassures anyone who may have been a victim of sexual abuse, either non-recent or current, that Warwickshire Police is committed to providing help and support to victims and bringing offenders to justice.
“We will always thoroughly investigate no matter when the abuse took place – there is help and support out there so please don’t suffer in silence.”
Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence is encouraged to report the incident to police by calling 101, where specially trained officers will help victims with care and sensitivity, and will work to get the right result for them with their wishes in mind. Always call 999 in an emergency.
There are a number of services available to people affected by sexual offences in Warwickshire. Click here for more information.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: Leicester Crown Court heard Kashish Aggarwal stabbed Geetika Goyal 19 times before driving her to a nearby street to be found: Aggarwal was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years and six months in prison.
#AceDailyNews says according to a BBC News report: Husband who stabbed wife to death has been jailed for life with a minimum of 20yrs after he initially told her family she had gone missing, the court was told, but later admitted murder.
Judge Timothy Spencer, sentencing, described the stabbing as a “wicked killing”.
He told the court Aggarwal, 28, killed his wife on the evening of 3 March in their home in Wintersdale Road by stabbing her multiple times in her neck and upper chest.
He said: “She must have been in immense pain.
“I strongly suspect you watched as her life evaporated.”
He said after murdering her, Aggarwal wrapped her body up in plastic sheeting, put her in the boot of her car and drove to the nearby cul-de-sac of Uppingham Close.
There, he cut her from the coverings and left her on the pavement at about 20:15 BST, the court heard.
“Immediately after you returned home, you contacted her family to tell them she was not home and to ask them whether they knew where she was,” the judge added.
“That was a cruel deception.”
Leicestershire PoliceAggarwal originally denied murder
The family came round to help search for her and contacted the police to report her missing.
The 29-year-old was found dead on the street by passers-by at about 02:00 BST the next morning.
The judge said Aggarwal had attempted to cover his tracks by cleaning the crime scene, but the defendant was arrested seven hours after the body was found.
Aggarwal had also bought a ticket to fly to India on 5 March, the court was told.
Prosecutors said they could not provide a motive for the killing.
The court heard the pair had an arranged marriage in India in 2016, but had no children.
In a statement, Ms Goyal’s brother told the court she was “innocent, kind and gentle”.
He added: “I still can’t believe after cold-bloodedly murdering my sister, he called me as if nothing had happened.
“I wish I could have done more to help her when she needed me the most.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.18: He was found guilty of ten counts of indecent assault on three boys aged 8 to 13, two counts of sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 15 and two counts of causing the same boy aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity: The first ten offences took place between 1988 and 1995, when Hughes was employed as a youth worker at youth clubs in New Addington and worked as a voluntary football coach. Further offences were committed in 2017 and 2018 independently of his employment….
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Former football coach found guilty of non-recent sexual offences against boys: David Hughes, 66 (26.07.55) of King Henry’s Drive, New Addington, was convicted at Croydon Crown Court of 14 offences against four boys aged between eight and 15.
CASE NOTES: On three occasions he had bought the boys football tops or football boots before indecently assaulting them. He groomed one boy by treating him to a trip to the cinema to see Jurassic Park in 1993 as well as giving him attention and other gifts. He indecently assaulted another boy while on an organised camping trip: Hughes was arrested on 21 December 2018. He had with him a black holdall with children’s underwear inside. More items of new underwear were found during a search of his address: He was charged on 28 February 2020: Hughes was remanded in custody to be sentenced, provisionally on Thursday, 25 November.
Detective Constable Pete Brewster, from Central Specialist Crime, said: “In committing these offences Hughes demonstrated premeditated, predatory behaviour spanning almost 30 years: Hughes worked as a youth worker and children’s football coach in New Addington throughout the 1980s and 1990s, seeking employment and other opportunities that granted him access to children. He should have been someone the children, and their families, could trust. Hughes betrayed this trust, abusing vulnerable children who described feeling unable, ashamed and embarrassed to tell anyone what he had done to them: Those who suffered at the hands of Hughes in the 1990s describe how his offending continues to affect them today and say their reports to police in 2018 and 2019 were an important step in ‘moving on’ with their lives: It is only through the bravery of all of the victims in this case to report the abuse they suffered and support the police investigation that Hughes has been convicted of these offences: If you have been the victim of abuse, no matter how long ago, please report it to police so we can help you.“
#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: Each member of the group pleaded guilty to charges of three counts of Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, four counts of Conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and Conspiracy to possess or acquire proceeds of criminal property:
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Courier gang who ran drugs delivery operation jailed following investigation by specialist detectives: They were all sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, 14 October having pleaded guilty at the same court on 7 May
CASE NOTES: Tiago, the gang leader, used the highly encrypted chat service Encrochat to facilitate wholesale purchases involving multiple kilos of Class A drugs including cocaine, MDMA and crystal meth. De-Lima had been telling other users that he can “sell anything I touch” and shared price lists for drugs and pictures of the goods on offer: The group had a clear operating structure, with De-Lima acting as supplier by buying the drugs in bulk via Encrochat, and Santos, Robeiro, Ananias, and Fernandez-Silva acting as distributors. Nascimento acted partly as a bookkeeper, documenting transactions and providing breakdowns of earnings for two of the ‘Teams’…………The drivers were required to wear a courier uniform to blend in and wore distinctive pink backpacks, each with a ‘team’ number written on (1, 2, 3 and 4), and a different coloured wallet inside with the driver’s name on: When all six suspects were arrested on 22 February at an address in Cromwell Road, SW7, officers found tables inside the address covered in multiple packages of a wide variety of controlled drugs on display. The street-deal amounts of drugs were lined up and clearly marked for distribution: Police seized 133 drug exhibits from the address on Cromwell Road, which was being used by the gang as a distribution centre. Forensic enquiries conducted on the substances seized confirmed them as MDMA, Ketamine, Cocaine and Chloromethcathinone (known as 4-CMC) as well as other controlled and prescription substances………………..The group had recently moved the massive stash from another property in Pembridge Road, W11: Police also raided De-Lima’s home in Kensington and Chelsea as well as a storage unit in Alperton and seized a commercial pill press, a cash counter, and large boxes of packaging including ziplock bags…………………Across the three locations police seized a total of 4kg of cocaine, 8kg of MDMA, 7kg of Methamphetamine, 3kg of Amphetamine, 1kg of Chloromethcathione, 18kg of Cannabis. Also seized was 2,493 doses of LSD, multiple bags of Magic Mushrooms, sacks of cannabis sweets, prescriptions drugs, and £54,000 cash. Evidence of their commercial operation came in the form of a cash counter, commercial pill press, and documented supply lists. Using their pricing lists their stock was valued at nearly £2million…………..Police also seized a number of phones, many of which was using messaging app Signal which was set to auto-delete messages every 6 hours……………….Police who examined the phone immediately after seizing it found that it showed a number of messages about Class A drugs which were due for delivery.
Gang Details Below:
Tiago Thomaz De-Lima, 31, (30.04.90), of Liberty Court, W10 received 18 years
Vanessa Ananias, 29, (25.11.91), St Marys Road, NW10 received six years
Andressa Santos, 25, (01.03.96), Marcia Road SE1, received four and a half years,
Nayara Robeiro, 33, (20.10.87), Boileau Road W5 received four and a half years
Nayene Fernandez-Silva, 25, (08.10.96), of St Marys Road received four and a half years yesterday, 14 October.
Larissy Nascimento, another member of the gang, is due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, 19 November.
DC James Hughes from the Specialist Crime Unit said: “We know that violence we see in London’s streets is inextricably linked to drugs such as the ones that De-Lima and his colleagues were distributing across London. The meticulous investigative work carried out by my team which unravelled this case of highly organised criminals demonstrates the detective capabilities of the Met and shows our commitment to taking these controlled substances off London’s streets: We hope that today’s result sends a clear message to those involved in illicit activities that the Met does not welcome this kind of enterprise in London, and our Specialist Crime Units will work determinedly to dismantle organised crime groups such as this.”
#AceDailyNews reports that Richard Michael Hand 43 (31.01.78), of Falmouth Way, Waltham Forest, has been found guilty of E17 murder of Yassar Moussa after a two-week trial at the Old Bailey.
He was also convicted of the attempted murder of another man, who he attacked with an axe, in January last year, and was also convicted of being in possession of an offensive weapon in relation to that offence. He will be sentenced on Tuesday, 19 October.
CASE NOTES: The court heard Hand was arrested on 29 August 2020 after 37-year-old Yassar’s body was discovered in undergrowth near a brook in St James Park, E17 five days earlier: A post-mortem examination held on 25 August found the official cause of death to be a stab wound to the neck: An investigation was launched by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and it was established that Yassar last communicated with his friends on 22 August: CCTV enquiries revealed he had travelled to Falmouth Way, the location of Hand’s home address that day. Yassar’s phone records also showed he spoke to Hand that day: After he was arrested, a search of Hand’s home address revealed Yassar’s bloodstained clothing in some communal bins outside, as well as a bent knife and a substantial amount of cleaning material, including a number of bottles of bleach: Inside the address, there was also a strong smell of bleach and DNA swabs from a leather sofa were matched to Yassar: Hand was charged with murder on 30 August 2020: The murder took place when Hand was on bail for the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man who he hit on the head with an axe at an address in Fortrose Gardens, SW2, on 29 January 2020; The court heard Hand, who was friends with the victim, had hit him over the back of the head in a completely unprovoked attack: The victim suffered a fractured skull, two deep cuts on the back of his head and a deep cut to his hand: Hand was arrested and charged with this offence on 30 January 2020 and he appeared in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court the next day: He was remanded in custody until he was released on bail after a hearing at the Old Bailey on 22 July 2020.
Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, the lead investigator, said: “Richard Hand is a dangerous man who has launched two unprovoked attacks on men who thought they were his friends: I am glad he has now been brought to justice and is likely to be sentenced to serve a significant portion of the rest of his life in jail.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.16: A man has been jailed after confessing to a murder that took place nearly 40 years ago: He had pleaded guilty to Christopher’s murder at an earlier hearing on Friday, 24 September.
#AceDailyNews Cold Case Murder Report: Anthony Kemp, 59 (13.05.62) of no fixed address was sentenced to 15-and-a-half years’ imprisonment at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 14 October for murdering 50-year-old Christopher Ainscough in 1983.
CASE NOTES: Christopher’s body was found inside his flat in Shoot-Up Hill, NW2 after police forced entry on 5 December 1983 – he had suffered a significant head injury: An investigation was launched but no suspect could be identified: However, in February 2021, Kemp attended Chiswick Police Station and confessed to the murder: He later told officers that he had met Christopher by chance in the early hours of the morning at a date earlier in December 1983. Kemp had been out at a nightclub and was walking home when he met Christopher – they decided to go for a drink in Christopher’s flat: After being there for around an hour, Kemp stated that Christopher said something that made him angry, although he couldn’t recall what it was. He then picked up a stone ashtray and hit Christopher over the head several times: After the attack, Kemp left the flat and went home. He washed his clothes – which had some blood on them – and then kept his dark secret for nearly 40 years: Following his confession, forensic examination was carried out on items that had been retained as part of the original investigation. On one of them, a cigarette butt found at the flat, was a conclusive DNA match for Kemp: Despite initially trying to retract his confession, the weight of evidence left Kemp with little choice but to plead guilty.
Detective Inspector Maria Green, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “No unsolved murder investigation is ever closed and this case demonstrates that despite the passing of nearly four decades, justice can be attained for the family and friends of those who have been killed: Anthony Kemp kept his secret for nearly 40 years, despite knowing that Christopher’s friends and family would have been distraught that the person who had violently attacked him remained at large. He has finally done the right thing and confessed to his crime and now will face the consequences of his actions.”
A close friend of Christopher’s who knew him for around 17 years, said: “Losing Chris in the way that we did was something that I have struggled to come to terms with over the years. He did not die of natural causes, nor from an accident, but at the hands of someone to whom he meant nothing. They took a very special person from us and then went on living their life like it mattered not at all: Our lives were all brighter for having Chris in them, and his loss has left a hole in our lives that can never be filled. I think of my friend often and miss him as much now as I did the day he was taken.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.15: Claudia Webbe, 56, a former Labour MP for Leicester East, who is now independent, was found guilty of one charge of harassment: Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard she made several calls over two years and threatened the woman with acid.
#AceDailyNews says according BBC News Claudia Webbe a former Labour MP has been found guilty of threatening and harassing woman over jealousy of her relationship with her partner……Paul Hynes QC representing Webbe read out character references from former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott.
After the verdict, Webbe said she was “deeply shocked” and would appeal.
The prosecution said Webbe, of Islington, north London, made 16 calls to 59-year-old Michelle Merritt, a friend of her partner Lester Thomas, between September 2018 and April last year.
The court heard on one occasion she made an “angry” call, used a derogatory term and added: “You should be acid.”
In another she threatened to send naked photos and videos of Ms Merritt to her family and made silent calls from a withheld number, the hearing was told.
‘I’m the victim’
During cross-examination on Wednesday, Webbe, who was suspended by the Labour party, said she had never met Ms Merritt and “there was no reason for any falling out”.
She claimed a recorded phone call on 25 April in which Webbe was heard saying “get out of my relationship” 11 times was taken out of context.
Webbe said it had been during a heated argument with Mr Thomas over breaching the Covid-19 lockdown with Ms Merritt.
“I simply called her and asked her not to break lockdown with Lester,” she said.
“She was breaking the rules and I was just pointing it out. I’m the victim.”
Webbe claimed she was a victim of “domestic abuse and coercive control” and was being “goaded and gaslighted” during the row, which resulted in police being called after a neighbour reported her screams.
She confirmed she was still in a relationship with Mr Thomas and they were engaged.
PA Media: Webb told the court she was still with her partner Lester Thomas
Webbe previously said: “I have spent my lifetime campaigning for the rights of women, for challenging this type of behaviour and this is not something that is in my character and not something I would ever do.”
Ms Abbott said the defendant was “very committed to working to support women”, describing her “warm, empathetic manner” and added: “I regard her as a very honest woman.”
While Mr Corbyn said she was “very committed to ensuring the administration of justice is done” and prepared to “state uncomfortable truths when it matters”.
However, District Judge Paul Goldspring said he had found Webbe “untruthful” in her evidence.
“Some of the things she said I believe were made up on the spur of the moment,” he said.
“Some things she said in the witness box just don’t bear scrutiny.
“In short, I find Ms Webbe to be vague, incoherent and at times illogical.”
He released Webbe on unconditional bail but warned her that she could face prison when she is sentenced on 4 November.
“Threatening to throw acid at somebody and to send intimate photographs to family members crosses the custody threshold,” he added.
After the verdict, Webbe said: “I am innocent and will appeal this verdict. As I said in court and repeat now, I have never threatened violence nor have I ever harassed anyone.”
Her lawyer, Raj Chada, added: “The recording of the call Ms Webbe made has been taken out of context. We are sure that Ms Webbe will be vindicated at an appeal.”……..
Lisa Rose from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Webbe’s “persistent nuisance behaviour caused considerable distress and alarm to her victim who became genuinely concerned for her safety”.
“No-one should have to endure this sort of harassment,” she added.
The Labour Party called on Webbe to step down after the verdict.
A spokesperson added: “The Labour Party strongly condemns Claudia Webbe’s actions and she should now resign.”
CASE NOTES: He was arrested four years ago and leaks from tapes seized at his home have caused a sensation in Spain: If found guilty he faces a maximum sentence of 109 years in prison: However the wider allegations against Mr Villarejo involve Spain’s biggest tycoons, politicians and even members of the royal family: Mr Villarejo set up his own consulting firm Cenyt while still working for Spain’s National Police force. He is said to have abused his position to access police data in return for payments of millions of euros….
The three allegations making up the case have separate codenames:
Iron – a law firm is alleged to have hired Mr Villarejo to spy on a successful rival firm that had been set up by its ex-employees. It is said he was to gather sensitive information from police files to be used in a criminal allegation to cause the new firm reputational damage
Land – amid a bitter feud within the family behind a luxury Madrid property development, it is alleged Mr Villarejo was hired to find information that could help reallocate inheritance money and control of assets and to plant damaging information in the media
Pintor (“painter”) – two brothers are alleged to have asked Mr Villarejo in 2017 to blackmail another businessman into revoking his bankruptcy and agreeing to pay a debt of €1.5m ($1.75m; £1.25m). The allegation is based on recordings seized from Mr Villarejo
There are 27 other defendants in the case, including Mr Villarejo’s wife, police officials and company bosses.
Getty ImagesMr Villarejo’s taped conversations with King Juan Carlos I’s ex-lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein sent shockwaves across Spain
In total, police seized more than 40 terabytes of recordings and other information from Mr Villarejo upon his arrest in 2017.
He spent three years in custody before a court ordered his release in March. Upon his release he said he no longer wanted to defend himself and would co-operate with the investigation and “of course unmask everyone”.
Although not part of the current criminal case, some of Spain’s biggest businesspeople have been accused of using Mr Villarejo’s services. They include the former head of BBVA bank Francisco Gonzalez – whose lawyers have argued that the case against him is without foundation – and Ignacio Galan, the boss of Spain’s top energy firm Iberdrola.
Mr Galan has been under investigation for bribery and fraud since June for allegedly asking Mr Villarejo to find compromising personal information on Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez, who also runs construction giant ACS.
The suspected aim was to stop ACS from trying to take over Iberdrola. Iberdrola has said Mr Galan did nothing wrong.
In the political sphere, former Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz is suspected of trying to smear political opponents. He has said the allegations are not credible and do not constitute illegal behaviour.
And Spain’s former King Juan Carlos I, who is now living in exile in Dubai and denies wrongdoing, was alleged by his ex-mistress in a taped conversation to have pocketed money from a high-speed train contract with Saudi Arabia.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: Following a trial at Manchester Crown Court and after previously pleading guilty to murder and section 18 assault, a jury today (11 October) found Liam Bailey (25/10/2002), of Diamond Street, Leigh, not guilty of robbery and attempted robbery but guilty of one further count of robbery……
#AceDailyNews reports that a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found not guilty of section 18 assault, robbery and murder but guilty of inflicting bodily harm and manslaughter and a 16-year-old boy, who also cannot be named, was found guilty of murder and not guilty of robbery and attempted robbery after father found stabbed to death in canal in March of this year….
CASE NOTES: The court heard how in the early hours of Thursday 25 March 2021, all three males had lured 33-year-old Scott Anderton from Leigh town centre to a stretch of canal nearby: It was here that Mr Anderton was subjected to a violent assault, resulting in him sustaining 37 stab wounds to his body and blunt trauma injuries to his head before being pushed into the canal and left to die: He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after police were after a woman discovered a body floating in the canal at around 7am.
All three males are expected to be sentenced on Friday 12 November.
Following today’s verdict, Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “I am pleased that a jury have been able to reach a verdict following these horrendous crimes and I commend Scott’s family for their courage and strength throughout what has been a lengthy and painful trial: This was a horrific and violent assault and we have been committed throughout this investigation to ensuring those responsible were held accountable for their heinous actions: These males now await what I suspect to be a lengthy custodial sentence and although sadly we are unable to reunite Scott with his loved ones, I hope today they feel a sense of justice being served.”
Speaking at the time of his death, Scott’s family described him “as the most caring, loving, kindest person you could meet” He made time for anyone he met and would always be there if anyone needed help. Even on the darkest of days Scott was always positive and had the cheekiest smile which was infectious…….Scott was our kid!……..Our family have been robbed of a son, dad, grandson, brother, nephew and uncle. There is an emptiness which can never be filled and our family will never come to terms with their loss………..The only comfort we can find in all this madness is knowing he will finally be at peace with his precious baby girl back in his arms…………….You are truly loved Scott”. We promise you will never be forgotten and your memory will live on so it’s not goodbye forever our kid but just goodbye for now………You will forever be our diamond in the mud.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: Investigations were launched by the police after a pig was found to have been killed by a dog – the second such attack in the area. Police investigating the scene found a clean black designer wallet which had been recently dropped in a muddy field. Saleem was identified through items in the wallet by police and bailed pending investigation…..
#AceDailyNews reports that a man has been sentenced for string of animal cruelty offences: Humza Saleem, aged 23, was sentenced at St Albans Magistrates Court to 23 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years……
11 October 2021
During the subsequent investigation Saleem’s mobile was examined which revealed thousands of disturbing images and videos, depicting animal fights, foxes and pigs being killed by dogs and dogs of a banned breed being trained on a treadmill.
Hertfordshire Police reported the case to the CPS who then authorised Saleem to be charged with a number of animal cruelty offences. Saleem originally pleaded not guilty but changed his plea at an appearance at St. Albans Magistrates’ Court on Friday 3 September.
Ashley Petchey of the CPS said: “This case demonstrates the lengths to which offenders will go to regardless of the risks to themselves, their animals and others in the wider community.
“The CPS worked closely with the police to build a strong case against Humza Saleem and we would like to thank Hertfordshire Police for their diligence and hard work during the investigation.
“Animals can be much loved members of our homes and communities, and we will continue to collaborate with the police to bring offenders of these disturbing crimes to justice.”
Ashley Petchey is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS East of England.
Humza Saleem (D.O.B: (10/12, 1997) committed the crimes in Hertfordshire and Hounslow, London.
Saleem was sentenced to 23 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 24 months for two counts of causing an animal fight to take place, two counts of cause unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, criminal damage, four counts of keeping/training an animal for use in connection with an animal fight and possessing or having custody of a prohibited Pitbull type dog
Saleem was sentenced to a ban on owning animals for life and a destruction order was issued for the dog owned by Saleem
Saleem was also ordered to pay £1584 in kenneling costs to Hertfordshire Police and £128 to the owner of the pig killed by Saleem’s dog. He was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs
The CPS has a network of specialist wildlife prosecutors including a national wildlife crime lead prosecutor.
The review of the evidence was carried out in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: At Belfast Crown Court today, Thursday 7th October 2021, Sarunas Nauburaitis was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment after having pleaded guilty to murder and connected fraud offences.
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Sarunas Nauburaitis sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment: Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have welcomed the sentence handed down to 35 year old Sarunas Nauburaitis for the murder of 44 year old Maris Ludborzs. On Saturday 23rd May 2020 police discovered the body of Maris in the kitchen of Nauburaitis’s home address in Belfast.
Detective Inspector Darren McCracken said: “Today my thoughts are very much with Maris’s family, especially his elderly mother and his daughter. Maris was subjected to an brutal and sustained attack by Sarunas in Sarunas’s home, resulting in his death.”
Detective Inspector Darren McCracken concluded: “Whilst I know that nothing will ease the heartache that Maris’s family are feeling I hope this sentencing will bring some sort of closure to them, knowing that Nauburaitis is now serving 18 years in prison.”[07/10/21] Chief Constable’s Accountability Report to NI Policing Board
#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: Today [06/10/2021] at Maidstone Crown Court he was handed a 12 month jail term suspended for two years, a five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years…..
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Ex-police officer accessed child abuse material online: Thomas Blant, 38, was arrested in January 2020 after NCA investigators identified that a website hosting child sexual abuse material had been accessed via TOR (The Onion Router) from his house in Wye, Ashford. Following a search of his address officers seized a number of digital devices, including his phone and laptop, which were forensically analysed……
TOR, the tool which offers anonymous online browsing and access to the dark web, had been downloaded on the laptop, as well as a computer cleaning app, which can be used to remove traces of illegal activity.
CASE NOTES: 17 indecent images of children (IIOC), made up of categories A and C, were recovered from Blant’s laptop, despite his attempts to delete them: A further four indecent images of children were also recovered from one of Blant’s old mobile phones: He was released on bail and further arrested in February 2020 following analysis of his devices: Blant was working as a constable for Kent Police at the time of his offending. He was suspended from duty upon his initial arrest and has since been dismissed from the force: On 22 July 2021 he pleaded guilty to two counts of making IIOC at Folkestone Magistrates Court.
Martin Ludlow from the National Crime Agency said: “Blant’s offending is an outrageous misuse of trust: His role as a police officer was to protect the public. Instead, he sought out images of child abuse for his own sexual gratification. Offenders who view such material online only encourage those willing to sexually abuse children in the real world: Combatting this threat remains one of the highest priorities for the NCA. We are committed to targeting the most dangerous offenders and those who, like Blant, go to great lengths to hide their activity, believing they can operate with impunity online: As this investigation shows, there is nowhere to hide. We will use all of the tools at our disposal to identify those who pose a sexual threat to children and ensure they are brought to justice.”
Detective Chief Superintendent Jon Armory, Kent Police’s Head of Professional Standards, said: “It is abhorrent that Blant has committed these offences, particularly while working as a police officer: His actions helped fuel the demand for children to be exploited which is a complete betrayal of his duty to protect the vulnerable: Blant was suspended from our force as soon as the allegations were first received and we fully supported our colleagues in the National Crime Agency with their criminal investigation. As soon as he admitted the offences in court, we progressed with special case proceedings which led to his dismissal on 17 August: The vast majority of our officers and staff do an outstanding job serving the public in line with the highest standards of professionalism and conduct, and we expect no less from them. Those who fall short will face scrutiny.”