Is it just me or has this country’s justice system gone ‘harpic’ (clean round the bend)!
She had been referring to the case of Jeremy Forrest, a 30-year-old teacher in Eastbourne, East Sussex, who was arrested in Bordeaux in September and returned to Britain.
Now hold your horses or as I would say it ‘old yer orses’ a few months ago you couldn’t read any national ‘linen draper’ (newspaper) or news internet site without seeing her name or picture plastered all over it. Posters were put up all over France, our local tv even had family and friends speaking about the kid too.
There can’t be too many people in this country who don’t know her name, I expect some people would even recognise her ‘ball and chalking’ walking down the ‘frog and toad’ road.
If you google teacher Jeremy Forrest you get 9,220,000 results naming the schoolgirl and shed loads of pictures too, so why on earth can nobody now speak her name? Will 9 million people also be prosecuted because they haven’t taken down links to web sites that name her.
The thief who should have been deported
An Algerian asylum seeker stole a tourist’s handbag containing her iPhone eight years after he should have been deported. Foud Idira, 29, grabbed Jane Fletcher’s bag at Paddington train station in west London – but he was caught moments later with the help of her ‘Find My iPhone’ app. The thief was refused asylum 12 years ago but was given leave to remain in the UK until 2004. But Government officials have still failed to deport him eight years later, a judge was told this morning (Tues), as he jailed Idira for the theft.
Sham marriage foreigners that can be named
On Friday 16th November 2012, at Nottingham Crown Court, Czech national Karel Pospisil, aged 51, Bramhall Road, Bilborough was found guilty of assisting unlawful entry into a member state while Nigerian national Abiodun Akintelu, 41, Bramcote Street, Radford was found guilty of seeking to obtain leave to remain in the UK by deception.
The convictions came after Border Agency investigated two sham marriages conducted at churches in Nottingham.
The first marriage, in October 2009, took place at St Andrew’s Church, Mapperley/Mansfield Road when Lucie Kristova, a 22-year-old Czech woman, wed Shaikat Hussain, a 24-year-old Bangladeshi man.
The second sham marriage, between Pospisil and Akintelu, took place at St Christopher’s Church, Sneinton in September 2010.
In January 2011, in a series of raids by across Nottingham, Kristova and Pospisil were arrested at Port Arthur Road, Sneinton, Akintelu was arrested at Woodborough Road, Mapperley and Hussain was arrested at Osman Close, Meadows.
Akintelu’s visa expired in October 2010. Following her sham marriage, she submitted an application to remain in the UK on the basis of marriage to an EEA national. Hussain also submitted an application to remain after his marriage. Both applications were refused after the suspected sham marriages came to light.
Kristova pleaded guilty to assisting unlawful entry into a member state at Nottingham Crown Court on 17th September 2012. She will be sentenced along with Pospisil and Akintelu on 17th December.
Nigerian that can be detained
A Nigerian man is in detention after travelling from London to be a witness at a wedding in Falkirk. UKBA officers received intelligence on a wedding scheduled to take place at Falkirk registration office on Thursday 15th November 2012.
The 31-year-old Nigerian man had journeyed from London and the Leicester area with the rest of the wedding party, including the 32-year old Nigerian groom and 25-year old Hungarian bride.
After questioning, the officers arrested the Nigerian man who had planned to act as a witness. He had overstayed his visa, and is being held in detention while steps are taken to remove him back to Nigeria. The wedding did not take place, and after initial questioning, officers are making further enquiries about the prospective groom’s immigration status.
Charity begins at home
A charity worker who owned two flats yet claimed more than £48,000 in housing benefits has been jailed for 12 months. Clarissa Ihenacho, of Pemdevon Road, Broad Green, returned to Croydon Crown Court for sentencing on Friday (16th November) after being found guilty of eight offences of fraud at an earlier hearing.
Ihenacho rented the house from Family Education Helpline UK, I googled that and didn’t find anything, but she failed to disclose to Croydon Council that she held a senior post with the company, that the house was owned by her husband and that she had had a financial interest in it since 2001.
She also failed to declare that she owned another property in Tooting which had been separated into two flats, both of which have been rented to tenants at different times over the period in question.
The 55-year-old mother claimed to be an upstanding member of the community who was involved in charity work with organisations such as the Arrows of God, sound like another Diego Maradona dodgy goal, and Family Education Helpline UK. In reality, she used the Family Education Helpline UK to create a false tenancy agreement in order to perpetrate her fraud.
The court was told that the claim for benefit was false from the start in 2005. A jury found her guilty of eight counts of fraud and the sentences were ordered to be served concurrently.