(HONG KONG) JUST IN: Court Report: H.K. Man has been sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday ‘under new security law’ after he rode a motorbike into police officers while flying a flag with a protest slogan #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.30: Hong Kong activist Tong Ying-kit has been jailed for nine years, after he became the first person to be convicted under the national security law Beijing imposed on the city.

#AceDailyNews says …Hong Kong Press reports that Activist Tong Ying-kit was jailed for 9 years in H.K’s first national security case after Tong drove a motorcycle with a flag reading “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” into three police officers during a 2020 demo and with trials now being held in secret and without a jury: The law also allows for judges to be handpicked by Hong Kong’s chief executive, who is directly answerable to Beijing.

H.K. Press: Photo: Screenshot.

ZUMA Press Inc / AlamyTong Ying-kit was found guilty of inciting secession and terrorism….

by Kelly Ho: 30 July 2021Tong drove a motorcycle with a flag reading “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” into three police officers during a 2020 demo.

On Friday, in a landmark sentencing for the city four days after he was found guilty of inciting secession and terrorist activities, 24-year-old Tong was handed the custodial jail term by the the High Court. His sentencing marks the end of Hong Kong’s first-ever trial under the sweeping security legislation which was enacted on June 30 last year.

Tong Ying-kit, whose flag bore the phrase “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times”, was earlier found guilty of inciting secession and terrorism.

He was the first person to be charged under Hong Kong’s controversial national security law.

Friday’s verdict has set the tone for how future cases might be interpreted.

More than 100 people have been arrested since the law came into force in 2020.

Critics say it reduces Hong Kong’s autonomy and makes it easier to punish activists. But Beijing insists that the law is needed to bring stability to the city.

“We consider that this overall term should sufficiently reflect the defendant’s culpability in the two offences and the abhorrence of society, at the same time, achieving the deterrent effect required,” the judges who presided over the case said in a written judgement, according to Reuters.

Tong’s conviction for secession was because of the slogan on his flag, with police adding that he was guilty of terrorist activities as his actions were a “deliberate challenge against the police”.

Why is the protest slogan so sensitive?

Part of Tong’s 15-day trial focused on the meaning of the “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” slogan, which was popular during pro-democracy protests.

The prosecution argued that the phrase literally called for Hong Kong’s independence from the mainland, while the defence said its meaning was more ambiguous.

In the end the judge ruled that the phrase was capable of inciting others to commit “secession” and found Tong guilty.

Hong Kong human rights lawyer Mark Daly told the BBC that he felt the sentence was “unreasonably long”, as dangerous driving offences usually result in jail sentences of only a few years in Hong Kong.

The “massive mark-up” to nine years was because of the political slogan, he said. “The casualty here is freedom of expression.”

But Andrew Powner, managing partner of Hong Kong law firm, Haldanes, felt the sentence was within guidelines for the national security law, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for grave offences.

The fact that Tong got nine years showed the judges felt his offence was on a “lesser scale” since it did not result in serious injuries but was still “an affront to law and order in Hong Kong”, he told the BBC.

‘Hang in there!’

Grace Tsoi, BBC News, from the court: The people were present in court to hear the sentencing. Tong, dressed in a navy suit, made a heart shape with his fingers to his family from the dock. The judge said that although Tong – who was the main breadwinner of his family – was “previously of good character”, it was not enough to mitigate the “serious offences”.

When the sentencing was read out, Tong remained expressionless, but his family was in tears,While being led out of the dock, he shouted: “You should hang in there!” to his family. At least a dozen police officers were stationed at a nearby shopping centre, where a crowd was waiting for Tong’s prison van to emerge.Why is the national security law controversial?

A former British colony, Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997 but under the “one country, two systems” principle.This was supposed to guarantee certain freedoms for the territory – including freedom of assembly and speech, an independent judiciary and some democratic rights – which mainland China does not have.These freedoms are enshrined in Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, which was meant to last until 2047.

But in June last year, Beijing passed the national security law – which lawyers and legal experts said would fundamentally change the territory’s legal system.

Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific regional director Yamini Mishra said Tong’s sentencing showed the law was “not merely a tool to instil terror into government critics… it is a weapon that will be used to incarcerate them”.

Additional reporting by Tessa Wong.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.30: 2021:

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(LONDON) Southwark Crown Court Report: A woman whose sleight of hand played an integral role in a £4.2million diamond heist has been found guilty #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.30: Lakatos was part of international organised gang who targeted the Boodles store in New Bond Street, central London, and stole seven gems, replacing them with pebbles, during the theft on 10 March 2016…….

#AceDailyNews reports that a woman has been found guilty of role in £4.2million diamond heist Lulu Lakatos – 60 (26.06.61) from the Saint Brieuc region of France, was found guilty of conspiracy to steal on Wednesday, 28 July following the conclusion of her trial: She was sentenced on the same day to five years and six months’ imprisonment.

[GUILTY: Lulu Lakatos]

Lakatos was part of a gang who had been intrinsically planning the raid for some time, engaging with Boodles and posing as a wealthy Russian investor who was looking to purchase gems. In the weeks leading up to the raid, meetings had been held with Boodles and people purporting to work for the ‘investor’, culminating in an arrangement where a gemmologist named ‘Anna’ working on behalf of the investor would travel to London to inspect the gems – this role was to be played by Lakatos:

The court were told how Lakatos entered the country on the day before the raid and checked into a hotel in Cricklewood in the company of another woman: At around 20:15hrs on 9 March 2016, Lakatos met with two men at a café near to her hotel. All three drove into central London where they scoped out the Boodles store from the street, before Lakatos was dropped back in Cricklewood: The following day Lakatos, now dressed to impersonate the gemmologist ‘Anna’, arrived for the pre-arranged meeting at Boodles. Outside the Boodles store, four other members of the gang were present, observing events. These were the two men Lakatos had met the previous evening, and two women who have yet to be identified: Using the guise that she did not speak English very well, Lakatos and staff at Boodles communicated in French – Lakatos would subsequently use this language barrier as part of the execution of the theft: After being shown into a secure area in the presence of Boodles own gemmologist, the seven diamonds were produced for Lakatos to examine; each were then individually placed in a locked bag and were to be stored with Boodles until confirmation of the payment had been received: Following Lakatos’s inspection, she placed the bag containing the diamonds in her own handbag. The Boodle’s gemmologist immediately challenged her, but Lakatos used the apparent language barrier to cause a delay, before appearing to produce the same locked bag containing the diamonds from her handbag: However, in the seconds that Lakatos had engineered, she had switched the padlocked bag with a duplicate one already stored within her handbag containing seven pebbles of the same weight: The gemmologist raised concerns, and a visual check of the bag was carried out but the padlocked bag was not discovered: Lakatos left the shop with the staff unaware of what had taken place in front of their own eyes…..As she walked down the street she was followed by the two women; they caught up with her and CCTV footage showed Lakatos transferring the bag to one of the women as they continued to walk: Further back, the two men followed at a distance: All the gang members then went their separate ways. Lakatos took a taxi to a pub near Victoria Station where she changed her clothing in a pub toilet before catching a Eurostar train meaning she had been in and out of the country, having committed the theft, within 24 hours and within just three hours of committing the offence.

The following day, Boodles – who still held concerns over the way ‘Anna’ the gemmologist had acted – had the locked bag in their possession x-rayed. While the items inside appeared to be the same size as the diamonds, they did not appear quite right. The bag was opened and the pebbles were discovered: An investigation was launched, led by the Met’s Flying Squad. They painstakingly began to piece together the evidence, analysing hours of CCTV footage and interrogating the forensic trail left behind by the gang through their contact with Boodles.

Lakatos was identified and arrested in France and extradited back to the UK on 3 December 2020….

Acting Detective Sergeant William Man of the Flying Squad said: This was an audacious theft, carried out in plain view of experienced and professional staff at a renowned jewellers. The meticulous planning and execution of this theft reveals to me that those involved were highly skilled criminals: “ However, due to the tenacious police work of the Flying Squad, involving painstaking analysis of a vast amount of evidence, we have managed to identify Lakatos and bring her to justice: “ While she played a key role in this theft, it is clear she did not work alone and enquiries remain ongoing to identify all those involved.”

= The two men involved in this theft were identified convicted of conspiracy to steal. An investigation is ongoing for the other two women seen to be involved in the exchange with Lakatos following the theft: …….A third woman – who accompanied Lakatos into the UK – was found not guilty of conspiracy to steal following a trial.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.30: 2021:

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(BEIJING) Court Report: A prominent Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, the latest in a string of punishments against outspoken corporate bosses #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.29: He was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” – a charge often used against activists….

#AceNewsDesk says that outspoken billionaire Sun Dawu 67 jailed for 18 years in China and runs one of the country’s largest private agricultural businesses in the northern province of Hebei but has in the past spoken out about human rights and politically sensitive topics.

Sun Dawu
Sun Dawu runs one of the country’s largest private agricultural businesses in the northern province of Hebei.

Other charges against him include illegally occupying farmland, assembling a crowd to attack state agencies and obstructing government workers from performing their duties. He was also fined 3.11 million yuan ($478,697; £343,227).

Sun’s company is among China’s biggest, with businesses ranging from meat processing and pet food to schools and hospitals.

He was reportedly detained last year, along with 20 relatives and business associates, over a land dispute with a government-run farm. 

At the time, he said dozens of his employees were injured in an incident with police related to the dispute, according to an AFP report. 

Sun is said to be close to some prominent Chinese political dissidents and has in the past criticised the government’s rural policies. 

He was one of the few people to openly accuse the government of covering up an African swine flu outbreak, which affected his farms in 2019, and later devastated much of the country’s industry.

He also was sentenced to prison in 2003, for “illegal fundraising” but the case was overturned after an outpouring of support from activists and the public.

Sun reportedly denied many of the accusations against him in a pre-trial hearing, describing himself as an “outstanding Communist party member”.

He did however reportedly admit to making mistakes, including posting messages online.

“The way they’re investigating me now is making those close to us suffer and those who hate us rejoice. I wish to take the charges upon myself, even if they’re severe, in exchange for the release of others. We are people who have made contributions to society,” he said.

China has been cracking down on businesses and entrepreneurs in the country. Major technology companies including Alibaba, Didi and Tencent are being investigated for a range of regulatory issues.

You may also be interested in:How a little Ant became a financial giant

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: July.29: 2021:

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(LEAMINGTON SPA, U.K.) Justice Centre Crown Court Report: A thug who knocked a man and woman unconscious in a street attack has been jailed – after brave passers-by stepped in to help detain him #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.29: The 32-year-old tried to start a conversation and following a verbal altercation he first lashed out and punched the man to the floor. He then repeatedly kicked the man, aged 20, who was on the ground….

#AceDailyNews reports that a thug has been jailed over savage street attack after Sebastiojonas Busauskas approached the pair, who were not known to him, in Trinity Street, Coventry, during the early hours of 7 September 2019.

Sebastijonas
Sebastiojonas Busauskas

Busauskas, of Coundon Road, Coventry, pleaded guilty to inflicting grevious bodily harm and assault and was sentenced to four years in prison at Leamington Justice Centre Crown Court on Monday (19 July).

The 19-year-old woman tried to stop the attack but he then assaulted her, causing her to also lose consciousness: Two members of the public rushed over to intervene and managed to detain Busauskas ahead of officers arriving.

PC Mark Jervis, from force CID at Coventry, said: “This was a savage and senseless attack on two people he’d never even met before. There can be no justification for such violence: Thankfully, the victims were not seriously injured despite both losing consciousness for a while. It could have been a lot worse if the brave members of the public hadn’t stepped in and detained him.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.29: 2021:

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(LONDON) Isleworth Crown Court Report: A man who was arrested carrying two Skorpion machine guns in his backpack close to Chiswick Park Underground station has been sentenced to nine years and nine months’ imprisonment #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.28: David Longhor, 20 (04.07.01) of Villiers Road, Southall, was sentenced on Wednesday, 21 July for the following offences:

#AceDailyNews reports that a man transporting two Skorpion machine guns has been sentenced to nearly 8yrs in prison at Isleworth Crown Court. He entered a guilty plea at the same court on Thursday, 22 April after being charged with …..

– Two counts of possession of a firearm with intent;
– Two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon;
– Possession of ammunition without a certificate.

[JAILED: David Longhor]

Detective Inspector Jim Casey, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “To find one weapon like this is rare. To find two at the same time is almost unheard of! …………Luckily, weapons of this type do not rear their ugly heads often, and most of the time it’s thanks to the proactive work Met officers are undertaking to keep lethal weapons out of the hands of criminals.”…………On Monday, 1 March, Longhor was being watched by surveillance officers. Just before 18:00hrs he was seen to leave his home; he left alone and was carrying a rucksack and wearing blue latex gloves: He took the train to Ealing Station before boarding a district line train to Chiswick Park tube. He was still under surveillance………At Chiswick Park Station, Longhor exited and walked along Bollo Lane, W4. At approximately 18:25hrs, armed officers stopped Longhor on Bollo Lane: He was detained and arrested: Inside his rucksack, officers found two Skorpion machine guns and two magazines, both containing 20 bullets: Longhor instantly claimed the firearms were not his when officers found them: He was taken to a west London police station for questioning. He was charged the following day.

DI Casey added: “Tackling violence, including gun crime, remains our top priority and we will continue to pursue criminals involved in shootings and transporting guns and ammunition around the Capital. The public can help us in our efforts by reporting any knowledge or information they have about criminals involved in high harm offending by calling the police or Crimestoppers.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.28: 2021:

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(READING) Crown Court Report: Two teenagers have been found guilty of killing 13-year-old Olly Stephens after he was lured to a park and fatally stabbed earlier this year: A 14-year-old girl pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to her part in the killing #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.27: When hostilities escalated between Olly and two teenage boys, the latter, along with the 14-year-old-girl, hatched a plan to set him up and attack him. The girl arranged to meet Olly in Bugs Bottom fields in Reading in January, giving the impression she would be there on her own. However, when the unsuspecting teenager arrived, he was ambushed by the two boys, the youngest of whom stabbed him with a knife. All three then fled the scene, leaving Olly to die: In the hours that followed, the three teenagers tried to cover their tracks, deleting incriminating messages and images from their phones. The boys also disposed of clothing they had worn during the attack, throwing it into undergrowth by a railway line….

#AceDailyNews report CPS Report: Two teenagers found guilty of killing 13yr-old Olly Stephens and today after a five-week trial, a jury has convicted both boys, aged 14, of murder and ahead of the trial a 14-year-old girl admitted responsibility for her part in the teenager’s death and pleaded guilty to manslaughter….

26 July 2021

CPS CASE NOTES: Charles White for the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Olly was the victim of a violent and senseless attack, which tragically left him with fatal injuries: Our case was that the three teenagers had planned the attack together and the two boys, armed with a knife, set out to the park intending to cause Olly serious harm: All three disposed of evidence linking them to Olly’s death including shared videos and messages, but their digital footprint proved to be their undoing: The evidence retrieved from their phones and social media accounts played a vital part in the case we presented to the jury, which has today found both boys guilty of Olly’s murder.”

Trial Notes of Compelling evidence

In building the case for trial, the Crown Prosecution Service reviewed material containing thousands of messages from conversations the teenagers had on their phones and social media accounts.

Charles explained: “Whilst CCTV footage and statements from over 160 witnesses placed the defendants at the scene, it was the conversations and admissions in the messages that firmly linked the three teenagers with the attack.”

Many of the messages referenced knives, with one video showing the younger boy brandishing a knife at the older boy a week before the attack. In a voice message to Olly’s ex-girlfriend in the days leading up to the attack, the older boy said: “… I actually hate the kid with a passion, like if I was to see him right now I’ll probably end up killing him or something…” He then added: “I’ll just give him bangs or stab him or something.”

Deleted messages were also retrieved in which the defendants admitted their involvement in Olly’s death. After Olly had been killed, the older boy recorded a voice message saying: “Boy it was me and my boy innit. I started slapping him up and then my boy backed out and then **** shanked him.” And later, when a friend asked: “Did you kill olly”, the younger defendant messaged: “It was the biggest mistake of my life.” When asked why he did it, he stated: “Out of pure anger.”

The prosecution’s case was further strengthened by the forensic evidence obtained from the clothing the boys had thrown away which had the DNA of the younger defendant on it as well as blood from the victim.

In addition to being convicted of murder, the older boy was found guilty of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death and had already pleaded guilty to a further count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the deleting of apps from his mobile phone. The younger boy had previously pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death.

Additional Notes:

  • A 14-year-old boy (DOB 25 February 2007) was convicted of murder. He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death. 
  • A 14-year-old boy (DOB 3 October 2006) was convicted of murder. He was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death. He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the deleting of apps from his mobile phone.
  • A 14-year-old girl (DOB 29 January 2007) pleaded guilty to manslaughter and one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the deletion of data from her mobile phone at an earlier hearing.
  • The three teenagers will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court in September.
  • Charles White is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the Complex Casework Unit, CPS Thames and Chiltern.
  • Our Complex Casework Unit deals with the most complex cases in our area. The team of experienced specialist lawyers, paralegal officers and operational delivery staff work in collaboration with our three police forces to tackle serious, organised and cross-border crime across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.27: 2021:

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(LONDON) Woolwich Crown Court Report: A woman from Kent who headed up a crime group that supplied over half a tonne of cocaine and laundered millions of pounds in illicit cash has been jailed for 15 years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.27: Investigators from the OCP – a joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Unit – had been watching the group as they conducted multiple drugs and cash handovers in Gravesend, Kent, in the week prior to their arrests.

#AceDailyNews reports on the Venetic Investigation: Kent woman headed up family-run multi-million cocaine dealership: Nicola Stevens’ illegal business was brought down in April last year when she, along with the five other members of the criminal network, were arrested by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) via takedown of EncroChat

Drugs in packages on floor

The group conducted their business via the encrypted messaging service EncroChat, which was taken down in July 2020 as part of Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of encrypted messaging service, EncroChat: Messages downloaded from their phones showed them arranging meetings to pick up or exchange drugs and money on a daily basis: Upon receiving a message that he was about to be delivered some cash, Coribel AKA ‘Dreamwalker’ replies, “And you want me to take to mum?”, referring to Stevens.

Stevens, 51, coordinated the group’s activity with her son-in-law and second in command, Luke Coribel, 32.

They were supported by three couriers – David Adeniji, 29, Kyle Hills, 32, and Quang Viet Pham, 29.

Her partner, Philip Spence, 52, helped launder the dirty cash.

On 14 April 2020, OCP officers watched Adeniji and Hills meet briefly on Hillingdon Road in Gravesend, before both driving separately the short distance to Coribel’s house on Gatwick Road.

Coribel came out of his house and opened the door to his van for Hills, who then transferred a large box from his own van to Coribel’s.

Officers then moved in and detained Hills but Coribel fled the scene on foot. The box was seized from his van and found to cocaine 20 kilos of cocaine. A further four kilos were found under the floorboards in his house.

Adeniji also attempted to drive away but was stopped and arrested a short time after.

At the same time, Stevens and Spence were arrested at their house on Rochester Road, where officers seized over £200,000 in cash, encrypted phones, a money counting machine and drug dealing paraphernalia.

Coribel handed himself in to a local police station two days later.

Officers arrested Pham a week prior to this, after he was seen picking up a bag of cash from Stevens. He had attempted to hide the bag in a specially constructed concealment in his van disguised as a Honda-branded generator.

A matching concealment was found in Adeniji’s car on the day of his arrest.

In another exchange sent during lockdown, Stevens AKA ‘Avocadovermouth’  tells Adeniji AKA ‘Powerroyal’, “Im going to look on line and buy you all hi viz jackets make you look like workers”.

Following Adeniji’s arrest, Stevens received a message telling her “Stay inside… They got royal (Adeniji).” She replied, “Who, the police?” and is then told, “Yes stay in hide money”.

Investigators were able to evidence that in total, the crime group were involved in the movement of over around 786 kilos of cocaine and £5 million in cash.

The total profit of the drugs sold by the group is believed to be at least £27.5 million.

Yesterday (23/07/2021) at Woolwich Crown Court, a jury found Stevens guilty of Conspiracy to supply cocaine and money laundering. Spence was convicted of money laundering.

They were also both sentenced today to 15 years and nine months respectively.

The other four members of the group had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering on various dates.

They were each sentenced to between seven and eight years in jail but on 30 April 2021, a judge deemed their sentences too lenient and increased them as follows:

  • Coribel – 8 years 3 months – now sentenced to 13 years
  • Pham – 7 years 2 months – now sentenced to 12 years
  • Adeniji – 8 years 3 months – now sentenced to 13 years
  • Hills – 7 years 6 months – now sentenced to 11 years

John Coles, Head of Specialist Operations at the NCA said: This targeted investigation conducted jointly by the NCA and the Met Police has taken out an entire organised crime group who were responsible for distributing huge amounts of class A drugs throughout London and the home counties: Today’s convictions mean the last remaining members of the group, Stevens and Spence, will join the rest of their criminal family behind bars: Disrupting the organised crime groups responsible for bringing class A drugs into the UK is a priority for the NCA. Cocaine supply causes significant harm to the public through its links to violence and the exploitation of young and vulnerable people: Through our partnership with the Met, we’re able to ensure we’re targeting those higher up the drug supply chain and having a significant impact at a local level.”

Detective Superintendent Simon Moring from the Metropolitan Police Service said: “Tackling violence on the streets of London remains our absolute top priority: This operation has significantly disrupted the activities of an organised crime group intent on importing and distributing Class A drugs across not just London, but the entire of the United Kingdom: There is an undeniable link between drugs and violence on the streets. Many people may believe this level of organised crime has no impact on the day to day lives of the general public, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The drugs distributed by this group would have gone down the chain and ended up being sold on the streets of cities across the country: We will continue to develop and carry out operations of this scale and will continue to identify those involved in serious and organised crime and bring them to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.27: 2021:

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(LONDON) Wood Green Court Report:A familiar name on bin collection rounds across the country has been found guilty of exporting household waste for the second time in 2 years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.26: An investigation by the Environment Agency prevented 16 25-tonne containers from onward export between Southampton and India and Indonesia in 2018 and 2019. Biffa was also convicted of exporting a further 26 containers that sailed before they could be stopped.

#AceNewsDesk reports that Biffa Waste Services Ltd have been caught exporting 1,000-tonnes of banned waste collected from private homes, labelled as paper, to Asia but including soiled-nappies, wigs and clothing in an illegal shipment despite earlier conviction: The court was told Biffa, with a £1 billion turnover last year, continued to export waste despite being fined £350,000 for shipping similar prohibited material to China in 2015: They will be sentenced on 30 July at Wood Green crown court according to the

Wood Green crown court heard Biffa logged various items as paper at its depot in north London. The tightly-packed waste included soiled nappies, tins, hairpieces, plastics, as well as clothing and food packaging. Investigators said the bundles gave off a putrid odour.

All of it was destined for 1 paper mill in India and 2 more in Indonesia.

Malcolm Lythgo, head of waste regulation at the Environment Agency, said:

We are pleased with the court’s decision. We want all producers and waste companies to be responsible and make sure they only export material that can be legally and safely sent abroad for recycling.

Illegal waste exports blight the lives and environment of those overseas. The Environment Agency will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those found to break the rules.

We prevented the illegal export of almost 23,000 tonnes of unsuitable waste in 2019/20, and are working with the Government on a number of measures that would tighten controls. These include increased monitoring of international waste shipments, and charging higher fees to improve compliance.

Stephen Young, lead enforcement officer on the recent case for the Environment Agency, said:

This was a significant and successful investigation into Biffa’s exports to Asia. The Environment Agency will continue to pursue operators who flout the law by sending household waste to developing countries.

Exports of unsorted household recycling waste from the UK to India and Indonesia have been banned since 1994.

All UK waste exports should meet regulations on waste shipments, and the Environment Agency has a system of inspections in place to verify compliance.

The jury did not accept Biffa’s version of events that consignments leaving its premises complied with the law because they contained waste paper.

Biffa Waste Services Ltd, of Coronation Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was convicted of 4 breaches of regulation 23 of the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.26: 2021:

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(LONDON) Crown Court Report: A small Organised Criminal Network who arranged the importation of guns, ammunition and heroin have been sentenced to a total of 42 years’ imprisonment #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.26: A small Organised Criminal Network who arranged the importation of guns, ammunition and heroin have been sentenced to a total of 42 years’ imprisonment.

#AceDailyNews reports that an Organised Criminal Network has been sentenced for importation of six handguns and ammunition together with conspiracy to supply Class A drug (Heroin) following a joint operation with other forces ….

[A] Rocky Thompson, 35 (09.09.85) of no fixed address was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to sell/transfer firearms, conspiracy to possess ammunition and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (heroin). 

[B] Shakeel Khaliq, 34 (07.03.87) of Ardenham Street, Aylesbury was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty following a trial at Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy to sell/transfer firearms. 

[C] Yetgin Eken, 47 (01.09.73) of no fixed address, was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty following a trial at Woolwich Crown Court of conspiracy to sell/transfer firearms and conspiracy to possess ammunition. 

[D] Mohammed Raqib Tariq, 24 (04.07.97) of Manor Road, Aylesbury was found guilty following trial at Southwark Crown Court of participating in the activities of an Organised Criminal Group. He was sentenced to a 21 month suspended sentence. 

All four were sentenced together on Friday, 16 July.

A trial for Khaliq and Tariq started in March 2021. They were convicted on Friday, 9 April at Southwark Crown Court.

A trial for Eken started on Wednesday, 24 May. He was convicted on Wednesday, 26 May at Woolwich Crown Court.

Thompson pleaded guilty to his offences on 17 February 2020 at Southwark Crown Court.

During the trial, the Court heard that on 4 September 2019, Rocky Thompson made a trip from the UK to Istanbul in Turkey. 

Over the following weeks, Thompson (the leader of the Organised Crime Network (OCN)), was in regular contact with Khaliq, his second in command, and a contact in Turkey. Over this time, they regularly discussed the purchase of firearms. 

Within weeks of Thompson’s visit to Turkey, Yetgin Ekin was tasked with transporting the firearms into the UK via Dover. He did this by hiding the weapons and ammunition in the back of his lorry before driving up to Thetford in Norfolk on 20 September 2019. 

Once the guns were in Thetford, a flurry of calls were made between Thompson, Khaliq and their contact in Turkey. Khaliq then arranged for Tariq to meet him (Khaliq) and Thompson in Aylesbury in order to collect the first shipment of guns from Eken. 

Tariq was entrusted to make a down-payment of cash for the firearms, ammunition and a quantity of heroin. The OCN then left Thetford to travel back to Aylesbury. 

On 23 September 2019, Eken left the UK in his lorry.

On 14 October 2019, he returned to the UK via Dover; he was driving the same lorry as last time he entered the country. 

Calls were made within the OCN – and to their contact in Turkey – shortly after Eken arrived in the UK. Officers now know these were calls to arrange the collection of guns, ammunition and heroin. 

Just after 15:00hrs, Tariq once again arrived at Thetford to meet with Eken. 

Eken was then seen to place a black holdall in the boot of Tariq’s vehicle. Once he placed the bag in the boot he removed a red/orange bag. It transpired that this red/orange bag contained £9,000. 

Once this handover was made, officers from the Met, Thames Valley and Norfolk moved into position, before executing three armed police arrests almost simultaneously. 

Armed officers from Thames Valley executed a warrant to arrest Thompson and his right-hand man, Khaliq at an address on Witham Way in Aylesbury. The address was being used as a safe house by the two men whilst the firearms were being collected. 

Norfolk and Suffolk armed officers arrested Tariq at a petrol station near Newmarket in Suffolk. In the boot of a car they found a black holdall which was zipped shut. Upon opening it, they found six pistols and 126 rounds of ammunition. They also found just over 1kg of heroin with a street value of approximately £100,000. 

Eken was arrested in his lorry. 

All of the suspects were taken into custody for interview. During his interview, Eken said he knew nothing about the firearms and believed he was dropping off food. However, his mobile phone contained images of the handguns dispelling his claims of not knowing what was being transported. 

Detective Chief Inspector Driss Hayoukane, the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO), said: “This was a complex and fast moving investigation relating to firearms being trafficked into the UK. I am proud of the professionalism, dedication and hard work of my team who we were able to build such a compelling case to dismantle this OCN, which was evidently acknowledged by Rocky Thompson who entered a guilty plea at the earliest opportunity: The sentencing of this OCN underlines the commitment of the Metropolitan Police and our law enforcement partners to tackle those involved in trafficking firearms. We are steadfast in our determination keep them off our streets. We were able to seize six lethal guns, ammunition and heroin, just after they were brought into the country. I am satisfied that this operation has kept the lethal weapons from the hands of criminals and this has prevented serious if not fatal shootings within London or further afield: This is a good example of collaborative work between different police jurisdictions. This operation would have not been successful but for the help of officers from Thames Valley Police and Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.26: 2021:

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(MONTSERRAT) High Court Report: A former First Minister of the British overseas territory has been jailed for 15 years, after he was convicted of sexually exploiting five girls including two 13 year olds #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.26: A joint investigation by the Royal Montserrat Police and National Crime Agency uncovered evidence that he sent his victims thousands of Eastern Caribbean Dollars to have sex with him and send him indecent images of themselves.

#AceDailyNews reports that former British overseas territory First Minister jailed for grooming and sexually abusing five girls between 2013 – 2018 David Brandt, aged 78, groomed the girls by giving them money, phone credit and used one girl, aged 15, to recruit others to abuse following a joint NCA & Monserrat Police Dept …

The jury failed to reach a verdict in respect of a seventh count of dealing in people under 18 for sexual exploitation: Today (19 July 2021) he was sentenced at Montserrat High Court to 15 years in prison.

Brandt, who led the Montserrat government between 1997 and 2001, was convicted of six counts of dealing in people under 18 for sexual exploitation and one charge of perverting the course of justice, on 30 June 2021:

Brandt’s offences were carried out between September 2013 and June 2018: He met one girl, aged 15, through his work as a lawyer. He groomed her and used her as a channel to other vulnerable young girls including two 13-year-olds: He told the 15-year-old he wanted to abuse her and one of the 13-year-olds together and sent her 500 Eastern Caribbean dollars to arrange for him to abuse the younger girl: Speaking of the 13-year-old, he told the older girl: “If she treat me good, I will treat she very good.”The disgraced lawyer obtained indecent images of both 13-year-olds, one of whom he first saw when she was 12 and said he wanted “to be with her”.

Brandt was first arrested in September 2015. Officers searched his office and discovered sex toys, sexual enhancement medication, condoms and an unused mobile phone: After he was charged with sex offences, he made five payments to one 16-year-old girl totalling over 2,000 Eastern Caribbean Dollars so she would not talk to investigators.

The case took so long to come to court because Brandt sought to delay the trial by appealing the decisions made by the numerous Judges that have been appointed to deal with the case: He also attempted to have the data which was downloaded from his mobile phone excluded as evidence, which led to a significant number of Appeal Court Hearings and Privy Council Appeals on the matter.

NCA investigators built a case against Brandt from extensive phone records and text messages: He promised to give a mobile phone and money in exchange for sex with a 17-year-old, whom records showed he paid a total of 3,000 Eastern Caribbean Dollars: Phone evidence also suggested he had groomed this girl and the 15-year-old to have sex together while he watched: He obtained two indecent images from another 16-year-old who introduced him to a girl who Brandt sexually abused between the ages of 15 and 17: He paid both of these girls 1,900 Eastern Caribbean Dollars so he could abuse them together in his office.

NCA senior investigating officer Anne Farrelly, said: “David Brandt clearly posed a huge risk to children over many years: Evidence shows he did everything he could to groom and sexually abuse girls as young as 13 on several occasions: He plotted, paid money and relentlessly pursued these vulnerable young girls for his own sick gratification: He abused his position as an eminent lawyer and is also guilty of a huge betrayal of trust.”

Tony Cook, Head of Child Sexual Abuse Operations at the NCA said: Our investigation into Brandt’s offending has been both tenacious and painstaking in order to ensure he stood trial for some horrible crimes against local children: When he was arrested he made it quite clear to us he thought he would escape prosecution. He did everything in his power to delay and disrupt the criminal justice process, including appealing many of the judicial rulings and attempting to get key evidence excluded: He also made the victims give evidence and relive their abuse in court: His attempts were thwarted through a determination to seek justice for the victims and he will now serve a long sentence in prison where he no longer poses a risk to children: I sincerely hope this case sends a clear message to any other victims of child sexual abuse that they can have complete trust and confidence in the criminal justice process and law enforcement: Victims will always be fully supported, and we are determined to arrest and see prosecuted anyone who commits these atrocious offences, no matter who they are.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.26: 2021:

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(LONDON) Kingston Crown Court Report: A man has been jailed after he attempted to stab a woman in Battersea and then threatened further victims with a knife in a chaotic rampage #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: This comes after he was found guilty of one count of attempted grievous bodily harm on Thursday, 20 May at Kingston Crown Court. He pleaded guilty to six counts of making threats with a bladed article in a public place, criminal damage, burglary and theft at the same court on Wednesday, 21 April.,,,,

#AceDailyNews reports that Ibrahim Ajbeer, 30 (16.01.91) of Moor Lane, Preston, Lancashire was sentenced to six years and ten months in prison at Kingston Crown court on Monday, 19 July.

[JAILED: Ibrahim Ajbeer]

On 11 October, 2020 at 21:47hrs, Ajbeer entered a shop on Battersea Park Road, SW11 and went behind the counter, picking up a knife which he used to threaten store workers before being chased away.

He didn’t stop there, going into a supermarket on Battersea Park Road to steal a bottle of vodka with the knife in his hand.

Once outside, he approached a woman and ran after her. He grabbed hold of her, pulled clothing from her and held a knife over her as she lay on the ground before he was chased away by members of the public.

His rampage continued on to Falcon Road, SW11 where he stabbed at the window of a car, causing it to shatter, before threatening two women outside a pub on Falcon Road, pinning one to the floor.

The events culminated when he attempted to stab a woman and threatened another before several members of the public bravely intervened and detained him. Officers arrived on scene and arrested Ajbeer. 

DC Emily Dawson, investigating officer, said: “This was a string of violent, unprovoked attacks in which Ajbeer inflicted fear and intimidation on those in the local community. He went out on the streets looking to cause harm to the public and I thank the members of the public who intervened and restrained Ajbeer. The consequences of his actions could have been far worse and it took extreme bravery to confront him: Ajbeer will now spend a considerable amount of time in prison. I am certain this has made our streets a safer place and hope it will bring some closure and justice to the victims who suffered terrifying ordeals. The Met remains committed and dedicated to tackling violent crime and putting offenders behind bars.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.22: 2021:

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(NEVADA) Court Report: Hollywood Ripper Case: Judge calls crimes as ‘frightening & vicious’ as he was sentenced on Friday to death for mutilating two women #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.18: For crimes he called “vicious and frightening,” a judge on Friday gave a death sentence to a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer” for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.

#AceDailyNews says ‘Hollywood Ripper’ Sentenced to Death for Killing and Mutilating Two Women According to The Associated Press

Michael Thomas Gargiulo listens during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)

Victims’ family members wept as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler handed down the sentence to 45-year-old Michael Thomas Gargiulo.

“Everywhere that Mr. Gargiulo went, death and destruction followed him,” Fidler said at the all-day hearing.

Gargiulo’s case received added attention because one of his victims was about to go on a date with actor Ashton Kutcher, who testified at the trial.

The sentencing, delayed by procedural issues and the pandemic, came nearly two years after a jury convicted Gargiulo and recommended his execution.

Gargiulo was found guilty of the 2001 murder of Ashley Ellerin, a 22-year-old fashion design student, in her Hollywood home as she prepared to go out with Kutcher. At the trial, Kutcher said that he was late to pick up Ellerin, who did not answer her door.

He looked inside to see blood stains that he thought were spilled wine. Prosecutors used him in their closing arguments, suggesting Ellerin was killed by another man who was jealous of Kutcher.

Ellerin was found with 47 stab wounds.

Her father, Michael Ellerin, who had been visiting his daughter from Northern California hours before she was killed, was one of several victims’ relatives who spoke at the hearing of their suffering as they waited years for justice.

He said he was tempted to imitate his wife Cynthia’s “mournful scream and primal wailing after finding out that Ashley had been murdered.”

“It marked the beginning of an altered, diminished, heartbreaking life,” he said.

Gargiulo was also convicted of the murder of 32-year-old Maria Bruno, a mother of four, in her home in El Monte, east of Los Angeles, in 2005. Bruno’s breasts were cut off and her implants were removed.

And he was found guilty of the attempted murder in 2008 of Michelle Murphy, who fought him off in her Santa Monica apartment, forcing him to flee and leave a trail of blood that also led to his eventual arrests for the other two killings. Murphy was the key witness at the trial.

“To this day, spending the night alone creates a world of fear in me,” Murphy said in court before the sentencing.

She cried as she talked about meeting the families of the two women who didn’t survive their attacks.

“How is it fair that one person’s actions can destroy the lives of so many?” she said.

Gargiulo is a former air conditioner and heater repairman, bouncer and aspiring actor whose nicknames from media outlets included “The Chiller Killer” and “The Hollywood Ripper” but was called “The Boy Next Door Killer” by prosecutors because he lived near the victims he stalked then attacked in their homes.

He spoke before his sentencing, angrily complaining that his lawyers prevented him from taking the stand in his defense.

“I’m going to death row wrongfully and unjustfully,” said Gargiulo, who sat in court in orange jail attire and face mask and showed no visible reaction to his sentencing. “I did want to testify and my fundamental choice was blocked.”

He is unlikely to be put to death anytime soon. California has not executed anyone since 2006 and Gov. Gavin Newsom has halted executions for as long as he is in office. But courts have been proceeding on the assumption that executions may one day resume.

Gargiulo is now expected to be extradited to Illinois for the 1993 killing of Tricia Pacaccio in his Illinois hometown. Prosecutors in his California trial were allowed to present extensive evidence from that case as they sought to establish a pattern and present Gargiulo as a serial killer.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.18: 2021:

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(LONDON) Croydon Crown Court Report: A teenager has been sentenced in connection with a series of assaults on teenage girls that took place in Croydon #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.18: He had previously pleaded guilty on Monday, 12 April to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm, four counts of sexual assault, one count of assault by penetration, and one count of common assault: A charge of robbery was left to lie on file.

#AceDailyNews reports that a teenager who stabbed teenage girls in Croydon sentenced and the 16-year-old boy was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Friday, 16 July to a total of four-and-a-half years in custody and three years on license.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Barrett, who led the investigation, said: “These attacks were random, and completely unprovoked. The actions of this teenager left not only his victims, but the wider community, scared and concerned for their daughters: It remains unclear why he carried out these attacks: I would again like to take this opportunity to praise the girls who came forward and helped us with our investigation.”

At 08:50hrs on 4 November 2020, police were called to reports of an injured girl on Moffat Road in Croydon. The 15-year-old girl had been approached by a stranger and stabbed in the leg; she was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged: Two days later, at 08:23hrs on 6 November 2020, police were called to St Paul’s Road in Croydon to reports of an injured girl. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Another 15-year-old girl had been approached by a stranger and stabbed in the arm. She was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital and discharged: The victims went to separate schools and it is not thought they were known to each other.

Officers from the South Area Command Unit launched an investigation: The offences were linked to four other incidents from November 2019 to October 2020 where teenage girls were approached as they were walking to school and sexually assaulted or assaulted: The boy was arrested at his residential address in Thornton Heath in the early hours of 8 November 2020.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.18: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Lowry Nightingale Crown Court Report: A man from Oldham who sexually abused four boys in the 1980s has been jailed for a decade.

#AceNewsReport – July.18: After a two-week trial at The Lowry Nightingale Court in Salford, Riley was convicted of indecent assaults and gross indecency: The court heard how Riley, from the Ewood area, abused the boys separately, on all but one occasion, at his garage on Burlington Avenue where he lived at the time.

#AceDailyNews reports #HistoricSexAbuse case of Oldham man Damien Riley (26/04/1966) was jailed on Friday 16 July at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court and ordered to serve 10 years after being found guilty of 14 offences he committed as a teenager against victims aged as young as five over a period of six years.

Police were not aware of Riley’s offending until one of the victims made a report in August 2018 and an investigation commenced by detectives in Oldham CID.

On interview, Riley denied any wrongdoing and continued to deny the offences after being charged a year later, accusing his victims of conspiring to construct a series of lies to have him convicted.

The jury came back with 13 guilty indecent assault verdicts and one count of gross indecency on Friday 18 June, and Riley was sent to prison for 10 years and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

The victims – aged five, seven, eight and nine when the offending started – have been supported throughout operation by specialist officers and partner agencies.

Detective Constable Vicki Tait, of GMP Oldham’s CID, said: “The experiences these men went through as children were harrowing and have left lifelong mental and emotional scars for each of them, but to have the courage and bravery to relive that abuse again in court nearly four decades later is of real testament to each of them: Riley’s crimes were committed many years ago, but that does not mitigate or diminish the severity of the offences or the impact that it had on his victims: It is satisfying that regardless of the time passed, we are able to ensure we have a compelling enough case to bring Riley to court and make him accountable for the manipulative and predatory actions he inflicted on these men when they were so young and vulnerable: I urge anyone who is a survivor of non-recent sexual abuse to report it to police so that we can ensure those reports are fully investigated with a view to continue to bring offenders to justice.”

Anyone affected by this case can contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk or call 101. Details can also to be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available. 

  • Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester.  We offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages.  Services are available on a 24-hour basis and  can  be accessed by telephoning 0161 276 6515.
  • Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives.  Call us on 0161 273 4500 or email us at help@manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk
  • Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.18: 2021:

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(LONDON) Old Bailey Court Report: Four men have been jailed after being found guilty of conspiracy to murder following the shooting of a 30-year-old man in Northolt #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.17: Leon De’Silva – 23 (05.07.98) of Upper Whistler Walk, Worlds End Estate SW10; Rached Itani – 21 (18.07.99) of Whistler Walk, SW10 and Yasser Ibrahim – 25 (10.04.96) of Penywern Road, SW5 were all jailed for 27 years at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 15 July.

#AceDailyNews reports that four men have been jailed for conspiracy to murder in Northolt the incident happened on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, at around 23:00hrs, when it is believed two of the suspects knocked on a door at an address in Academy Gardens, Northolt after arriving at the venue in a stole Range Rover Evoque.

[Four men jailed for conspiracy to murder]

Lielay Areguy – 30 (10.09.90) of Thessaly Road, SW8 was jailed for a total of 18 years at the same hearing: All four were found guilty at the Old Bailey on 18 May.

[Four men jailed for conspiracy to murder]

A woman opened the door into the hall of their flat and saw a face of a man who then said: ‘Hello darling’. This worried her due to the fact they were not expecting anyone and it was quite late so she walked back to the lounge.

Her boyfriend, a 30-year-old man, could also see two males standing in front of their door and as he walked towards it, the letter box went dark as if someone was covering it.

There was then a muzzle flash and the man was shot in the chest with a shotgun.

The victim’s girlfriend immediately called for an ambulance and the suspects fled.

Upon arrival, it was reported to officers that a Range Rover had driven off at a high speed from the address.

The victim was taken to hospital where his injuries were found to be non-life threatening.

That same night, officers who were conducting patrols as part of an operation to tackle moped crime came across the Range Rover which was driving erratically.

The officers started a pursuit in which the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and continued to drive dangerously, reaching speeds in excess of the speed limit. The pursuit eventually came to an end and the driver, De’Silva and the passenger Itani were arrested for driving offences and taken to separate police stations.

De’Silva was wearing a balaclava and Itani was wearing body armour under his top and found to be carrying a large knife sheath.

During searches of the car, officers found two large knives in the footwell of the passenger seat.

Searches were carried out at both their respective home addresses and several items were seized at each address including mobile phones, knives and a machete.

Enquiries into the movements of the Range Rover showed the car driving towards the scene of the shooting, only a few hundred meters from the address at 22:51hrs and then driving away from the scene after the shooting at 23:08hrs.

During his interview, Itani stated he was not present when the shooting happened and that he was picked up in the car at Elsham Road by De’Silva. He said he realised it was stolen and so put some gloves on to avoid any forensic evidence being left behind.

De’Silva stated in his interview that whilst he was walking alone in West Kensington, he witnessed two people suddenly stop and get out of a Range Rover. He decided to get in and picked up Itani from the same road mentioned in Itani’s statement.

Analysis of a phone recovered from the stolen car linked Areguy to the conspiracy. He helped the group carry out a recce of the address shortly before the shooting on the same evening.

Following a forensic analysis of the stolen car, Ibrahim’s fingerprints were discovered inside the vehicle. He was then linked to the offence through telephone data analysis showing he was in contact with those involved.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.17: 2021:

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(LONDON) Crown Court Report: The sentencing of four men concluded on Thursday, 15 July 2021: following a trial into a violent daylight attack that happened in north London in January 2020 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.17: The victim, a 26-year-old man, was driving down the road when a stolen black Mercedes rammed into his vehicle: The victim left his vehicle and ran from the crash scene. He was chased and repeatedly stabbed by the defendants who had been in the Mercedes.

#AceDailyNews reports that four men have been jailed for violent attack in Haringey during the trial, which started on Monday, 15 February, the Judge and jury heard the facts of the violent attack that happened at about 15:30hrs on 6 January, 2020, on Lansdowne Road, N17.

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[A] Romario Johnston-Dalson, 20 (17.07.00), of Vincent Road, Haringey, was sentenced to 27 years’ imprisonment on Friday, 9 July after being found guilty of attempted murder. He was found guilty on Monday, 15 March.

[B] Khari Oram, 24 (03.07.97) of Caldy Walk, Islington, was sentenced to 27 years’ imprisonment on  Thursday, 15 July after being found guilty of attempted murder and having an article with a blade or point in a public place. He was found guilty on Monday, 15 March.

[C] Sherome Williams, 19 (05.10.01) of no fixed address was sentenced to 27 years imprisonment on Friday, 9 July 2021 after being found guilty of attempted murder. He was found guilty on Monday, 15 March.

[D] A 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age, was sentenced on Thursday, 16 July to four years after being found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was found guilty on Monday, 15 March.

A fifth person, who cannot be named due to his age; was found not guilty of attempted murder.

After landing a number of violent knife injuries in the victim’s back, abdomen and thighs, the defendants ran back to the stolen black Mercedes and attempted to flee the scene. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was discharged from hospital the following day.

The suspects tried to flee in the stolen Mercedes and force their way through traffic, but collided with a number of vehicles. The occupants of the Mercedes then ran off.

Making off on foot, the defendants discarded a large knife and bandana over a garden fence when they were being pursued by the police. These were recovered by police and subject to forensic testing.

The bandana was forensically linked to Williams via a DNA match.

The knife that was discarded over the garden fence was also forensically linked, along with items of clothing from within the stolen Mercedes, to Khari Oram.

The Mercedes was taken by police for forensic testing and inside officers found two more knives and items of clothing. A Gucci wallet was also found with Johnston-Dalson’s bank card inside. He had used the card earlier in the day and CCTV of him withdrawing cash and of the attack on the victim showed him wearing the same clothing.

Williams was arrested on the 6 February. When arrested, he was found in possession of a large ‘Rambo’ knife. He was arrested for attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Oram was arrested two days after Williams for the attempted murder.

Johnston-Dalson was arrested two days after Oram’s arrest at an address in E6 just before midnight. [D] was arrested at his home address on 10 March. Both were also arrested for attempted murder.

DC Karl Latham, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said:“This was a violent gang attack that resulted from a ‘ride out’ into rival gang territory. It took place in broad daylight in front of school children and commuters. My team worked tirelessly to gather numerous pieces of evidence and piece together the jigsaw of exactly what had occurred that day. This assisted us in presenting a compelling case that demonstrated some of the males involved in the incident are also involved in gang crime in the local area: Acts of violence such as this will not be tolerated and will be investigated robustly. The defendants will have a lot of time to reflect on the purported benefits of being a gang member, from their prison cells. I would like to thank all the members of the public that provided small pieces of evidence that ultimately led to the imprisonment of four extremely violent males for a substantial period of time and breaking the ‘wall of silence’.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, the police lead for Haringey and Enfield, added: “I have to echo DC Latham’s comments about officers often facing a ‘wall of silence’ and how it does not help us tackle violent crime in London: Silence does not save lives. Silence does not help us to protect our young from knife crime. Silence does not help us make London any safer. Only by sharing information about who may be carrying a knife and informing the police of where weapons are being hidden can we make London even safer and drastically reduce violent crime. Information does not have to be shared just with the police, it can be shared 100% anonymously with Crimestoppers or Fearless: I would like to pay tribute to our colleagues from Specialist Crime for their determination and commitment to solving this awful crime and for doing their bit to help our local residents and communities feel safe on the streets of Enfield and Haringey (North Area BCU). Here on North Area we are very proud of the excellent working relationship we have with Specialist Crime, who do some amazing work locally and do not always receive the full credit they rightly deserve: This successful investigation is just one example of the many they undertake that targets extreme violence, where no stone is left unturned until they have secured the conviction of those involved. I hope the lengthy sentences are a warning and deterrent to others who wish to carry a knife and engage in violence here on North Area.”

Anyone with information about knife crime in London should call the police on 999, tweet @MetCC or report it via our website. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.17: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Bolton Crown Court Report: The following were sentenced Wednesday (14 July 2021) after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply drugs #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.16: Today’s sentencing is the result of a large scale investigation by GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group (SOCG) as part of Operation Billabong, targeting drug supply in Greater Manchester.

#AceDailyNews reports that seven men from Greater Manchester have been sentenced to over 51 years in jail for their roles in a class A and B drugs conspiracy, uncovered by a dedicated GMP operation

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Scott Round (03/09/1987), of Leader St, Wigan, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A and class B drugs.

Craig Walsh (30/10/1985), of Southern St, Wigan, was sentenced to a total of seven years and eight months for conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs.

Joshua Hill (15/04/1989), of Leader St, Wigan, was sentenced to nine years and six months imprisonment for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Cameron Jones (10/05/1999), of Ormskirk Rd, Wigan, was sentenced to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs and wounding with intent.

Adam Tempest (18/09/1986), of Dicconson St, Standish, was sentenced to three years for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Arran Parkin (08/12/1974), currently of HMP Manchester, who is currently serving a 14 year sentence for Conspiracy to commit GBH was also sentenced at an earlier date to nine years, to run consecutively to his current sentence. Parkin was found guilty after a five week trial at Bolton Crown Court.

Thomas Kavanagh (29/03/1985), was sentenced to four years at an earlier date while the investigation was still live and has already served his sentence in prison.

This brings the total prison sentence for all involved to 51 years and 8 months.

From September-November 2019, officers conducted a surveillance investigation culminating in a number of warrants being executed at numerous addresses across Greater Manchester, specifically in the Wigan area. The Police seized a significant amount of drugs, (namely cocaine, ketamine and cannabis), as well as cash, mobile phones and paraphernalia commonly used in the preparation and distribution of drugs.

It was during these warrants that the convicted were arrested and later charged.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Norman, of GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group said: Today’s result is a success for the investigation team, CPS and Prosecution Counsel, who have all worked tirelessly to make sure that these men have been taken off the streets of Greater Manchester and are no longer able to contribute to the devastating drugs trade that sees communities living in fear and people’s lives destroyed: This was a well-funded group of criminals who used encrypted mobile devices which utilise increasingly sophisticated technology to attempt to hide messages from police: These devices are almost exclusively used for criminal activity but our specialist officers were able to infiltrate the devices to recover crucial evidence which helped convict these people: I hope todays sentence sends a strong message to anyone involved in this type of crime that we will catch up with you and do all we can to see that you are brought to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.16: 2021:

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(LONDON) Old Bailey Court Report: A man has been convicted of a series of random brutal attacks and stabbings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.11: The court heard that shortly after 06:00hrs on 21 April 2020, the victim arrived outside her work address in Islington ready to start her shift: As she walked through the parking area, she heard someone running behind her and felt a bang to the head. She was then stabbed repeatedly, in a sudden and brutal attack: The attacker ran off, taking the weapon with him: The victim was taken to a hospital in central London with four stab wounds to her head, neck and left shoulder. Fortunately she survived.

#AceDailyNews reports a man has been convicted of attempted murder and two other stabbings: Evans Innocent 45 (19.02.1976) of no fixed abode, was found guilty of one count of attempted murder, two counts of wounding with intent and seven counts of possession of an offensive weapon on Tuesday, 6 July. This follows a four-week trial at the Old Bailey and he will appear at the same court for sentencing on Friday, 10 September.

Convicted: Innocent Evans

POLICE CASE NOTES: The following day when police returned to the area to continue examining the scene of the attack for reassurance and safety patrols, they saw the defendant on the street who was armed with four weapons. Officers arrested him at the scene on 22 April 2020: One of the weapons in the defendant’s possession was a black-handled knife with a large blade: The knife was examined by a forensic scientist and the victim’s DNA was recovered from the tip end of the blade: In addition to the knife, police seized an iPhone XS with a SIM card, four oyster cards and clothing including a black jacket and a black balaclava: Officers used a range of tactics at their disposal to link him to two other occasions where a member of the public had been randomly stabbed; on 3 April 2020 and 7 April 2020. This was despite his extensive attempts to disguise his identity with masks and gloves: In each case, data from the mobile phone and oyster cards found in Innocent’s possession at the time of his arrest, and CCTV taken from the surrounding areas, showed him to be in the vicinity at the time of the attacks: Innocent denied all allegations in interview and was charged on 24 April 2020.

Detective Constable Russell Harvey said: “This was a series of premeditated, unprovoked attacks without any warning or motive. Innocent deliberately went out on the streets looking to cause harm to people in the community and his actions were nothing short of horrific: Thanks to a dedicated investigation by Central North CID officers, the suspect was quickly identified and linked to further offences by CCTV, Oyster card and phone data. I am overwhelmingly glad that we could bring some closure and justice to the victims who suffered through such awful ordeals. These random attacks left them with serious injuries and it is incredibly fortunate that they all survived: The result today reflects the violence of Innocent’s actions. It is undeniable that a very dangerous man has been taken off the streets. The Met remains committed and dedicated to tackling violent crime and removing dangerous weapons from our communities and putting and violent offenders behind bars.”

#AceNewsDesk report …..Published: July.11: 2021:

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(LONDON) Old Bailey Court Report: A serving police constable has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard on Friday and will be sentenced in September #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.10: Wayne Couzens, 48 (20.12.72) appeared at the Old Bailey today (Friday, 9 July) where he admitted murder, he was arrested on Tuesday, 9 March, over the disappearance of Sarah on Wednesday, 3 March, in Clapham, south west London.

#AceDailyNews reports that Serving MET officer pleads guilty to murder of Sarah Everard after he had already pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah, 33, at a hearing last month its reported they were not known to each other

Sarah Everard, who was aged 33

Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “My thoughts and those of everyone in the Met Police are with Sarah’s loved ones. It is not possible for any of us to begin to imagine what they have been going through. I am so sorry: I was able to speak to them earlier today and said to them how very sorry I am for their loss and their pain and their suffering: All of us in the Met are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s truly dreadful crimes. Everyone in policing feels betrayed: Sarah was a fantastic, talented young woman with her whole life ahead of her and that has been snatched away. She was hugely loved and she will be sorely missed by so many people: Ever since Sarah went missing, the sole priority of my investigation team, the search team and hundreds of others in the Met was to find Sarah and bring the person who has committed this terrible crime to justice as swiftly as possible: We are hugely indebted to Sarah’s family, friends and so many members of the public who helped the investigation in every single way they could, not least by making appeals and giving us information: No words can adequately express the profound sadness, anger and regret everyone in the Met feels about what happened to Sarah: Today as every day our thoughts are with Sarah with her family, with her loved ones and they always will be.”

Wayne Couzens transferred into the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), in September 2018: His first posting was to South Area, serving initially in a Safer Neighbourhood Team, before joining a response team covering the Bromley area in February 2019: He then moved to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command in February 2020 where his primary role was to patrol diplomatic premises, mainly embassies.

Following his arrest, a review confirmed he passed vetting processes. The checks confirmed there was no information available to the MPS at the time that would have changed the vetting decision: Couzens was not subject to any misconduct proceedings during his time at the MPS: Couzens stopped being paid as a police officer immediately following his earlier guilty pleas. This was as soon as legally possible. Internal misconduct procedures are now being progressed.

Couzens was remanded into custody. He will next appear at the Old Bailey to be sentenced on Wednesday, 29 September…….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.10: 2021:

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(CANADA) Court Report: Imposes total information ban on Umar Zameer, charged with first-degree murder of policeman #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.08: There was no shortage of information about 19-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, who murdered four Muslims in London, Ontario by running them over with his vehicle.

Canada: But Veltman’s actions, unlike those of Umar Zameer, became the occasion for a frenzied media circus. Without releasing any evidence to substantiate his claim, Justin Trudeau said: “This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities.” London, Ontario mayor Ed Holder concluded: “This was an act of mass murder, perpetrated against Muslims.” Canada was smeared as an “Islamophobic” country, “Islamophobic” enough to warrant an “emergency” Islamophobia summit. In a loaded demand, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), formerly CAIR-CAN, is pushing for “timetables for action” to be implemented at the summit.

Man, 31, charged with first-degree murder in Toronto cop’s slaying,” by Bryan Passifiume and Scott Laurie, Toronto Sun, July 2, 2021:

Some of that information is questionable, including the designation of the attack as “terrorism” before due process. Should evidence turn up in court to substantiate a terrorism conviction, Veltman should face the full extent of the law.

No one knows what happened in the case of Umar Zameer, 31, “accused of intentionally running down and killing Const. Jeffrey Northrup.” That’s because he is being protected from any public scrutiny — any at all. Nathaniel Veltman, on the other hand, was thrown to the wolves.

Once again, a two-tier justice system is in effect: one in favor of Muslims, and one for everyone else. One thing we do know about Nathaniel Veltman: the teen did not have any affiliation to any known terror groups. Veltman “was described as a ‘nice guy’ by co-workers — and had no known ties to hate groups.” The courts will decide his motives, except that he is already guilty in the court of public opinion, driven on by politicians. That stands in glaring contrast to Umar Zameer, who is being protected to the hilt by a country deemed to be “Islamophobic.”

A 31-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge in Friday’s line-of-duty death of a veteran Toronto cop.Late Friday afternoon, Toronto Police said Umar Zameer was charged with murder in the death of Const.

Jeffrey Northrup, who was run down by a vehicle early Friday in a parking garage at Toronto City Hall in what Chief James Ramer described as deliberate.“It’s very early in the investigation, but based on the evidence we have at this time … it was a deliberate and intentional act,” Ramer said during a Friday morning press conference.

A plainclothes officer with 52 Division, Northrup and his partner responded to a radio call concerning a priority robbery call in the parking garage sometime after midnight, Ramer said.

That was subsequently upgraded to a stabbing.Both officers were attached to the ongoing response to Canada Day events at City Hall, and were wearing their badges and identified themselves as police offices, Ramer said.While details of what happened next are still scarce, the suspect allegedly entered a vehicle when confronted by the officers and drove at them……Northrup’s partner was also transported to hospital where she was treated and released for minor injuries.

The scene outside the City Hall parking garage where Toronto Police officer Const. Jeffrey Northrup was killed early Friday morning.

“It’s an extremely difficult day for her and she’s been interviewed as part of the investigation,” Ramer said. “She has gone home, and we are making sure she is being looked after.”

Zameer was ordered held ahead of his next court appearance on July 23 at Old City Hall court.

A court-imposed publication ban prohibits police from revealing further information on Zameer, but cops did say no further suspects are outstanding.

POLICING CAREER A LIFELONG DREAM

Toronto’s top cop says it was Northrup’s lifelong dream to be a police officer.

“When I talked to his mother this morning she said, ‘You know, he died doing something that he loved,’” Ramer said Friday. “He loved his job and went in to do that job every day, despite the dangers that we occasionally face, he continued to do that job the best of his ability.”

Northrup began his career with court services, becoming a sworn officer in 1999 assigned to 11 Division.

He’d been with 52 Division since 2008, and is a member of the chief’s ceremonial unit.

Ramer and 52 Division Unit Commander Supt. Greg Cole attended Northrup’s family home Friday morning to deliver the devastating news to his wife, three children and mother…..

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.08: 2021:

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