#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: Mr Busma was discovered dead with a stab wound to the chest, burn marks and injuries consistent with being stamped on at Wilkin’s flat:
Man jailed over brutal Wolverhampton murder: ‘Simon Wilkins tortured 39-year-old Arturas Busma and left him with multiple injuries before handing himself into police’
19th March 2021:
WM POLICE CASE NOTES: He had been lured to the address in Tettenhall Road on 20 April last year after they had met outside a nearby convenience store and had purchased alcohol. There is nothing to suggest they had ever met before and Mr Busma had been in the wrong place at the wrong time: The next day Wilkins attended Wolverhampton police station and stated he had punched a man who now wasn’t breathing. The 28-year-old claimed Mr Busma had pulled a knife on him and he retaliated: The only evidence we found after descending on the address was Mr Busma’s badly beaten body after what we believe was a sustained attack: Wilkins pleaded guilty to the murder but his version of Mr Busma being the aggressor was not accepted by the court and he was jailed for a minimum of 17 and a half years at Wolverhampton Crown Court: The case against a 33-year-old woman who was also initially charged with murder was dropped:
Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, from our homicide unit, said: “Sadly the family of Mr Busma will never really know why their loved one was taken away in such a brutal way: “ It appeared he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and happened to come across Wilkins. He was persuaded to go the flat and it was there he was killed: “ We can only hope the lengthy prison sentence will offer some comfort to Mr Busma’s family and friends.”
Man charged following Hamstead murder: ‘Despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene: Today, 13 March, Cameron Cheshire has been charged with murder Cheshire, aged 18, from West Road, Great Barr has been remanded to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday (15 March)
13th March 2021
Detective Inspector Hannah Whitehouse, from our homicide team, said: “Our investigation continues at pace and our thoughts remain with Jack’s family who have been informed of this development: “ We’re grateful for the support we’ve received so far as we seek to establish the full circumstances of what happened on Sunday evening: “ But we still believe there are people out there who have information which can assist our investigation and I’d urge them to contact us.”
You can do this via Live Chat, or by calling 101, and quote log 3871 of 7 March. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.13: These offences included counts of indecency with a child, indecent assault, sexual assault of a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child, attempted rape and possessing indecent images:
#Historic Sex Abuse Case: Man pleads guilty to 77 counts of child sexual abuse: ‘Paul Farrell, 55 (01.10.65) of Castle Road, Camden, pleaded guilty to a total of 77 sexual offences when he appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, 12 March’
‘The offences relate to eight victims, committed between 1985 and 2020’
GUILTY: Paul Farrell
Farrell was also charged with three counts of possessing an indecent photograph / pseudo-photo of a child, one count of making indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph of a child and one count of possessing extreme pornographic images, which were heard at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 3 July 2020. He pleaded guilty to these charges at the same court on the same date.
Some 25 counts have been left to lie on file and one count was vacated.
The court heard that in November 2019, an allegation of non-recent child abuse committed against two boys at an address in north London in the mid-1980s was reported to police.
Officers from the Central North safeguarding team visited Farrell at his work address and arrested him on suspicion of historic child abuse.
A number of devices were seized from his home, and Farrell was released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.
The devices were analysed, and indecent images of children were found. These were graded A – depicting the most serious child abuse – to C.
Upon returning from bail in May 2020, Farrell was charged with three counts of possession of indecent images. More indecent images and extreme pornography would later be found, and further charges brought.
Meanwhile, text messages were retrieved from his mobile phone which led to enquiries being made about other young victims who may have been abused.
Six further victims were identified, and they disclosed that they were sexually abused by Farrell at different periods in the 1980s, 1990s and 2010s with the most recent offences in June 2020 while he was on bail.
In each case, Farrell was a lodger, or babysat, at the homes of his victim’s families, and befriended the parents before abusing the children. The victims were aged between five and 15 when they were abused, at different addresses in London.
Two victims told police that Farrell had taken them to his place of work – a hospital in central London where he was employed as a porter – for a visit and abused them there. None of the victims reported being abused as patients at the hospital.
Farrell is next due to appear in court for sentencing on Monday, 24 May.
Detective Sergeant Jules Manock, from the Central North safeguarding team who led the investigation, said: “The survivors who have come forward have shown incredible bravery and I hope now that Farrell’s guilty pleas can offer them some closure after years of suffering in silence: “ The accounts they gave to police of the abuse they suffered at the hand of Paul Farrell, and how their childhoods were stolen from them, were nothing short of harrowing, and today’s result means a predatory paedophile is now in custody where he can’t harm any more children.”
Detective Superintendent Dave Courcha, from the Central North area, said: “Farrell was extremely calculating and devious in his targeting of children – he lodged at the homes of accommodating families and won their trust, only to abuse their children under their noses over a prolonged period: “ Most of the victims lived with the trauma of what they were subjected to for decades, with two victims waiting more than 30 years before feeling ready to come forward to police: “ I would like to acknowledge the courage of each of the survivors in giving statements and reliving the horrors they went through to ensure that Farrell could be brought to justice: “ I would also like to praise the efforts of the investigation team who worked extremely hard to identify further victims and obtain statements. This is a good example of the Met’s commitment to safeguard the vulnerable and support survivors of sexual abuse: “ Farrell admitting to what he did has spared these survivors the prospect of having to describe the abuse in a court, and he now faces a significant jail sentence: “ Given the predatory nature of his offending over an extremely long period of time, there is a very real possibility that Farrell has abused other children. We urge any further victims to contact police right away – a specially trained team of detectives are ready to listen to your story and support you.”
+ Anyone who has either been a victim of Farrell’s offending, or who has concerns about Farrell’s offending should in the first instance call a helpline set up by the NSPCC for this case – 0800 101 996, or email email@example.com. Any allegations of crime will be passed to police and reviewed.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.13: Thomas Brabbins, 28, of Cherry Tree Road, Huyton, was sentenced to seven years six months at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 11 March).
Operation Venetic Report: ‘Fifth man jailed after criminal encrochat service cracked: Brabbins used the Encrochat handle ‘coastalsummer’ to manufacture and distribute large quantities of cocaine and cannabis from his Huyton home’
He pleaded guilty to:
• Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs – Cocaine • Conspiracy to Supply Class B Drugs – Cannabis • Possession of Class B Drugs With Intent to Supply – Cannabis • Possession of Criminal Property – Cash & Watches • Possession of Criminal Property – Cash • Possession of Class B Drugs – Cannabis
On Sunday 14 June, officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant and found cash totalling more than £30,000 and two Rolex watches valued at more than £10,000 at Brabbins’ home address. He was arrested, interviewed and later released under investigation.
On Thursday 12 November, Brabbins was seen to be acting suspiciously when officers stopped a car he was travelling on Brodie Avenue. He was found to be in possession of three mobile phones and more than £2,000 in cash. He was subsequently arrested and later charged.
A total of five Merseyside men have been jailed this year after the operation, which has involved European law enforcement agencies working with the NCA and supported across the UK by police forces and Regional Organised Crime Units.
The operation came about after law enforcement officials in Europe managed to crack the ‘encrochat’ service being used by criminals involved in serious and organised crime to carry out their business. Arrests are continuing on Merseyside as part of this operation.
Around 60,000 users of encrochat have been identified worldwide, with about 10,000 of them in the UK – all involved in coordinating and planning the supply and distribution of drugs and weapons, money laundering and other criminal activity.
Detective Sergeant Anthony Meakins said: “The sentencing yesterday shows just how seriously police and the courts take those organised criminals who supply drugs across Merseyside and beyond: Thomas Brabbins was supplying large amounts of illegal drugs and generating vast profits in doing so. He will now perhaps take time to reflect on the risks he took and the harm he caused, while serving his jail time: “ Brabbins thought that by using encrypted devices he could evade justice. He was wrong, and he won’t be last to realise this: “ As part of Operation Venetic, Merseyside Police has so far arrested more than 70 people, many of whom have been charged with serious drug trafficking or firearms offences. This year will see a number of these people continuing to appear before the courts, and we welcome each and every one: “ Merseyside Police, along with law enforcement agencies across the world, will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of those people who think they are above the law: “ Merseyside and many areas of the UK are safer thanks to this operation, and we will continue to target anyone involved in serious organised crime to keep this positive momentum going.”
#AceNewsReport – Mar.13: When the girl’s teacher became suspicious the police were informed and Clarke was arrested in January 2020 after he was identified through phone records: Despite knowing her age they started to exchange explicit photos: Clarke was also given a sex offence prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register:
Warwick man jailed for grooming 14-year-old girl: ‘A man who groomed a teenage girl has been jailed for 20 months: Jason William Clarke, aged 47, of Webb Drive, Warwick started chatting to the 14-year-old online in 2019’
Detective Constable Claire Scott from Warwickshire Police CID said: “Clarke showed typical behaviours associated with grooming. He made his victim feel special to the point where she believed they were in love; in fact he was just grooming her for his own sexual gratification: “ His actions continue to have a huge impact on his victim who has shown great bravery in supporting this investigation.”
What is grooming?
Grooming is when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with someone so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.
Spotting the signs of child grooming.
Spotting the signs of a child being groomed can be difficult. They may include:
Being secretive, especially around their online activity
Having an older boyfriend or girlfriend
Having money or new things such as mobile phones or clothes they can’t or won’t account for
Drinking or taking drugs
Spending more or less time online
Being upset, withdrawn or distressed
Sexualised behaviour not appropriate for their age
Going missing from home.
How to report concern around grooming
If someone is in immediate danger dial 999
If it is not an emergency call police on 101
Visit a police station to speak to an officer in person
Contact the NSPCC to speak to a professional practitioner
#AceNewsReport – Nov.26: The court in Ankara delivered the verdicts against 475 defendants, 365 of whom had been detained: Several former military officials and civilians individually received up to 79 life sentences for their role in the failed coup. A former brigadier general was sentenced to life in prison for providing fuel for F-16 jet fighters flown by the insurgents, while several of his colleagues received a similar sentence for instructing the pilots to strike specific targets in the capital: The pilots were likewise sentenced to life in prison for bombing police sites, the Turkish Parliament building and a state broadcasting company in the country’s capital. In one ruling, a former F-16 pilot received 16 life sentences for killing 15 people near the presidential compound: Another defendant, a former brigadier general, was handed a life sentence for detaining a military police chief during the coup:
Turkish courts previously sentenced 121 people to life in prison for their role in the coup in June and 151 last year.
On July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish Armed Forces tried to seize control over key sites in Ankara, Istanbul and several other locations across the country, but were quickly overpowered. The government accused dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen of staging the coup. Gulen, who has lived in self-exile in the US since 1999, denied the allegations:
The Gulen movement is considered to be a terrorist group by Turkey: Security forces regularly conduct raids against the cleric’s supporters in different parts of the country:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: Kieran Clarke has been sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court: Clarke was sentenced to three years detention in a Young Offender Institution for stabbing a 59-year-old man according to CPS report:
His accomplice, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to battery and criminal damage at Southampton Youth Court in June 2020: He was sentenced to a 12-month referral order, and must pay £50 compensation to the victim:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: Nathan Maynard-Ellis, 30, and his boyfriend, 25-year-old David Leesley, were found guilty at Coventry Crown Court for killing and dismembering Julia Rawson: Maynard-Ellis was also found guilty of four rapes, an attempted rape and a threat to kill:
By chance on 11 May 2019, Julia Rawson met Nathan Maynard-Ellis when she took the wrong bus home and ended up at the Bottle and Cork Public House, New Mill Street in Dudley. They chatted and she went back to his flat in Mission Drive, Tipton, by taxi. At the apartment, Maynard-Ellis and Leesley killed Miss Rawson, dismembered her body and disposed of her remains in black bags in land adjacent to a nearby canal: Later, Julia Rawson was reported missing, police discovered her body parts five weeks later. Police traced her last steps to the defendants’ flat. Forensic evidence placed Julia Rawson at the flat, and both men were arrested for her murder.
During the police investigation, an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis came forward to reveal that she had been raped and sexually assaulted by him many years ago; and he threatened to kill her: The account she gave provided striking similarities in details discovered by the police surrounding the murder, dismemberment and disposal of Julia Rawson, which included a link in time between the date of the break-up of their relationship and her death:
James L Francis of the CPS said: “The details that led to Julia Rawson’s death remain unknown, but the facts support the Crown’s case that Nathan Maynard-Ellis and David Leesley are extremely dangerous individuals and were responsible for her death. They lied many times throughout the investigation to avoid detection for the allegation of murder, but we were able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that both Maynard-Ellis and Leesley murdered Julia Rawson, their conviction will protect others from future harm. I want to pay tribute to the surviving victim in this case for the strength and determination that she has shown to ensure justice was served for her and Julia Rawson. Thanks to her bravery, others will now be protected from these dangerous men.”
While only the defendants know precisely what transpired in that flat on 12 May 2019, forensic evidence supported the prosecution case that Julia Rawson had been murdered in that flat and both men had tried to hide the crime: At the onset of the investigation, police discovered that the defendants’ had removed furniture and replaced sections of the living room carpet. However, washed traces of Julia Rawson’s blood were found on the floor under the new underlay and carpet. When the sofa in the living room was examined, they found staining along one edge of a cushion with blood that had come from Julia Rawson: The defendants also disposed of their clothing in a garden incinerator at the home of Maynard-Ellis’ mother. Blood from Julia Rawson was found on a pair of burnt grey fleece shorts:
The CPS was able to prove the case as a result of the presence of multiple strands of evidence that included details provided by a complaint made by an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis, CCTV footage showing the movements of the victim and Maynard-Ellis, scientific evidence proving the presence of the victim’s blood on floorboards inside the defendants’ flat, expert evidence detailing the examination of the dismembered remains of the victim and admissions made by Maynard-Ellis and lies told by Leesley:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: On 6 November 2020 at Warwick Crown Court, a jury found that Chukwudi Bright Olowo, 30, who had previously been found by a judge to be mentally ‘unfit to plead’, had committed the acts, in a prosecution relating to 10 counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment: The victim attended Olowo’s home but soon realised she did not wish to remain in the property: She attempted to leave but was falsely imprisoned by Olowo who subjected her to an ordeal lasting thirty-two hours during which he raped her numerous times:
The victim had been reported missing by her family as her absence was out of character: While officers were trying to locate the victim, they spoke to a takeaway delivery driver who told officers he had delivered food to Olowo’s address several days earlier and had the door slammed in his face by the occupant after delivering the food and before being paid: Officers accompanied the driver to the door of the address in question and when the door was opened, the victim took her chance to flee and told officers what happened. Olowo was found hiding in a cupboard by police: Olowo denied rape and false imprisonment but was found to have committed the acts. He will be sentenced on 20 November 2020:
Tamina Greaves of the CPS said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the victim for her incredible bravery and courage in helping us bring the defendant to justice. She was the victim of what can only be described as a harrowing experience, which has unsurprisingly had a devastating impact on her life. The defendant is undoubtedly an extremely dangerous individual who poses a serious risk to women, and this finding is the first step in ensuring justice for the victim.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.30: Edwin Taha, 20, of Lavender Way, Norton and Ali Abdulmajieed, 19, of Corvus Drive, Stockton were each sentenced for a charge of affray in relation to an attack on Luke Jobson, whose body was discovered in the river Tees in January of last year. All of the men had been out in Yarm High Street in the early hours of Saturday 26 January when an argument broke out between Luke and another man, who was an associate of Taha and Abdulmajieed:
After a failed pursuit of Luke on foot the pair then returned to a vehicle, which was driven by Abdulmajieed, leading to a further altercation at Yarm School during which Taha sprayed a substance in Luke’s eyes from a bottle he was carrying. The men then drove away leaving Luke Jobson in the grounds of Yarm School, where he was captured on CCTV entering a boathouse some time later. Tragically, Luke’s body was recovered from the River Tees near to the school around 48 hours after these events: Taha was also sentenced for five further charges in relation to the possession and supply of cocaine, MDMA and ketamine.
Chris Atkinson of CPS North East said: “While Taha and Abdulmajieed have been sentenced today for these charges our thoughts remain with the family of Luke Jobson, for whom this will no doubt be a particularly difficult time: ” While we have proved beyond reasonable doubt that both men were involved in an affray with Luke prior to his death, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest any causal link between their actions and the tragic events which occurred after their attack took place.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Michael Green, 31, of Micawber Street in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, had a detailed knowledge of the world of firearms and munitions: He had acquired firearms, ammunition, and items that could be used to construct explosives: Police raids at his home and the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area uncovered rifles, ammunition and materials to make explosives: The raids also revealed equipment that could be used to adapt or engineer weapons, together with books, manuals and diagrams of the same nature: The CPS said that Green was an armourer who had weapons, ammunitions and the wherewithal to make explosives so that he could provide them to whoever wanted them to commit serious crimes: He pleaded guilty three charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition without a certificate and seven charges of being in possession of an explosive substance: Today (19 October 2020) at Liverpool Crown Court, Michael Green was sentenced to eight years in jail.
On 6 July 2018: Police executed a raid on the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area. They found a whole host of weapons in a wardrobe in a locked room at the flat: Green’s fingerprints were on many of the weapons. Police went on to raid Green’s home in Micawber Close and found equipment and materials to make explosives: The man, who was then 52, told police that the room had been locked and used by Michael Green, who was acting as his carer: Green also used the details of the man to make purchases from Amazon and Paypal of items connected to weapons. One of the giveaways that it was Green buying the items was that he also used the same details to buy personalised items for members of his family.
On 15 July 2018: Green attended at St Anne Street Police Station and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate and remained silent. He went on to deny the items were his and blamed the vulnerable male but the overwhelming forensic evidence led to him eventually accepting his guilt:
Senior Crown prosecutor Rachael Barber, of CPS Mersey Cheshire, said: “Michael Green had accumulated a wide range of potentially lethal weapons, ammunition and explosives in order to supply the criminal underworld: “He exploited the vulnerability of the man he was supposed to be caring for by storing these dangerous items in his home: ” Guns, ammunition and explosives bring death, destruction and chaos to our communities. They are the tools of the criminals who also bring drugs and other forms of criminality to our streets: ” Green eventually pleaded guilty, but not immediately. He has now been sentenced for his part in the dangerous and deadly world of organised crime.”
Tamerlan, 26, died later that night after a gunbattle with police and Dzhokhar was arrested on April 19, 2013, when officers found him hiding in a dry-docked boat in a Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard.
He faces the death penalty if convicted of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.29 – An Egyptian court is ready to deliver its verdict in the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, for his role in the deaths of more than 900 people during the 2011 protests that led to overthrow of his rule Chinese CCTV reported.
‘ COURT READY TO DELIVER SENTENCE OF DEATH/LIFE IN PRISON ON RETRIAL OF HOSNI MUBARAK ‘
Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to (death/life in prison) for his role in the killing of more than 900 people in the 2011 protests that led to overthrow of his rule.
86-year-old Hosni Mubarak is accused along with seven of his former police commanders.
He is the first president to be charged and sentenced in the country’s history.
His trial began in 2011. The televised images showed the former strongman — who ruled Egypt for 3 decades — transformed into a man of ill-health who had to be rolled on a gurney into the defendant’s cage.
#AceWorldNews says Civil rights advocates won a major victory Friday when a Pennsylvania judge struck down a contentious voter identification law, ruling that it disenfranchised “hundreds of thousands” of voters who were unable to meet the state’s new requirements.
The 2012 law required voters to present photo identification at the polls, although in the past they could use pay-checks or bills to fulfil that requirement. Judge Bernard McGinley also noted that there was no evidence that the law was passed to help stop voter fraud, a claim lawmakers cited frequently when they voted for it. William Yeoman’s, a former chief of staff at the US Justice Department, said that while the judge’s decision is a step forward, the number of states that still have restrictive voter laws puts a damper on any celebration. “One very important thing is the court seemed to reject the bogus argument that the law was aimed at preventing voter fraud,” he said. “That will have some broader resonance.”
#AceWorldNews says the Manhattan US Attorney’s office announced Thursday the forfeiture of nearly 30,000 bitcoins that were seized from the Silk Road, an on-line bazaar for illicit materials such as illegal drugs and weapons. The FBI shut down Silk Road in October. That amount of the crypto-currency is worth around US$28 million, as of Thursday’s rates, and according to officials represents the largest ever forfeiture of the currency.
“We have not yet determined exactly how the bitcoins will be converted and liquidated,” said Manhattan US Attorney Office spokesperson Jim Margolin. Charges against Silk Road owner and operator Ross William Ulbricht include one count of narcotics conspiracy, one of count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and one count of money laundering conspiracy.