HILLSBOROUGH DISASTER TRIAL
Jury out at Preston Crown Court
Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, match commander on the day of the disaster is charged with manslaughter by gross negligence;
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club Secretary Graham Mackrell is charged with contravention of terms of the Safety at Sports Grounds Act 1975.
NORTHOLT MURDER TRIAL
Trial under way at Old Bailey
Two youths going on trial for murder of Jason Isaacs, 18.
Trial under way at Old Bailey
Gary Hopkins, 36, and Stacey Docharty, 28, will go on trial charged with murdering Abi Ali, 18, perverting the course of justice and preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body.
He, was last seen by his family on 11 December 2017 following a wedding. He was reported missing on 31 December 2017 but it is thought he had been killed on 21 December. His body was discovered in the loft of a house in Enfield. A post-mortem gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and stab wounds to the chest.
RAMBO KNIFE MURDER TRIAL
Sentencing at Old Bailey on April 18
Kerry Donovan, 29, from Southend, allegedly killed her great uncle 66-year-old Leroy Junior Edwards with a Rambo knife in the early hours of August 18. Mr Edwards was found collapsed in the hallway of his flat in Ringstead Road, Catford, south-east London, after neighbours raised the alarm at 4am. He had been stabbed in the neck and chest with a hunting blade, sometimes referred to as a Rambo knife.
Judge Sarah Munro QC is judge.
KENTISH TOWN STABBINGS TRIAL
Trial underway at the Old Bailey.
Abdikarim Hassan, 17, and his brother Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20, were stabbed to death in separate but related incidents in Camden, north London. One brother was attacked near a block of flats on Aldenham Street at about 8pm. Half an hour later Mr Hassan was found with fatal injuries in Bartholomew Road. At 10.15pm officers found Mr Adan Mohamed, dying from his injuries. Isaiah Popoola, 18, and Ben Drummond, 18, have been charged with both murders and also causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and attempted GBH against two other men the same night. Christian Thomas, 18, has been charged with the murder of Abdikarim Hassan. JJ Fatuga, 19, has been charged with the murder of Sadiq Mohammed. Anuoluwa Temenu, 18, has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and the murder of Abdikarim Hassan.
ALBANIAN MURDER FROM 1999
Trial underway at Old Bailey
Sokol Drenova, 40, (27.02.78) awaits trial for the murder of Bledar Mone, who was found stabbed at his home on Fernbank Avenue, Sudbury, north west London on 22 June 1999.
SICK METH KILLERS RAPED, KILLED AND DISMEMBERED CHILD WITH MOTHER’S HELP
- Trial pending in spring 2019
- Victoria Martens, 10, was dosed with meth, raped, killed and dismembered on August 23 – the day after her birthday in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Transcripts now reveal her mom Michelle, 35, initially claimed innocence
- She told cops her boyfriend’s cousin, Jessica Kelley, killed Victoria
- Martens ‘liked watching Victoria being raped’ by her partner and Kelley and ‘did nothing to stop attack, even though her daughter begged’
- Michelle Martens pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in the death of her daughter.
- Jessica Kelley pleaded pleaded no contest to child abuse recklessly caused resulting in death, tampering with evidence and aggravated assault.
- Martens’ boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, is charged with child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence. His trial has been delayed pending a ruling by the New Mexico Court of Appeals. His attorney, Steve Aarons, said his client is innocent and will not take a plea deal.
Obina Ezeoke, 24, is accused.
SUDANESE ASYLUM SEEKER INQUEST
Inquest pending in 2019
Mustafa Dawood died after falling from a roof while fleeing immigration officers raid in Newport, South Wales. The inquest was opened in August 2018 and then adjourned.
WAYNE HURREN INQUEST
Inquest pending in west London
Wayne Hurren, a notorious gangster, slit his own throat in HMP Wormwood Scrubs in March 2019.
CROSSBOW MURDER OF PREGNANT WOMAN
Trial at Old Bailey on 8 April
Devi Unmathallegadoo, 35, died after being shot with a crossbow at her home in Ilford.
Police and paramedics were called to the house in Applegarth Drive at around 7.40am on 12 November 2018.
Ms Unmathallegadoo, also known as Sana Muhammad, was taken to hospital with an abdominal injury.
She was pronounced dead at around 11am.
Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, 50 (01.04.68), of no fixed address, was arrested at the scene. He was charged with murder on 13 November.
MISTAKEN IDENTITY ARSON TRIAL
Trial at Old Bailey on 8 April.
Memunatu Warne, 46, died in a house fire in Greenwich, SE London. She died of smoke inhalation. She was a mother-of-two who ran a business college in her native Sierra Leone and had been due to fly home after a holiday visiting family. A man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s managed to escape the address and were taken to hospital. The attackers, riding a moped, hurled firebombs into the house. It is believed to be gang-related. Police have not charged anyone with arson or murder yet. She was the 100th homicide of 2018. Billy Smith, 26, Kurtis Freeman, 21, from Mottingham, Matthew John, 19, from Shooters Hill, Martin McArdle, 28, from Mottingham, Kyle Kendall, 27, from Lewisham, and Elliott Robinson, 21, from Mottingham, have all been charged with conspiracy to murder and will go on trial at the Old Bailey on 8 April 2019.
BIKER BRAWL TRIAL
Trial at Kingston Crown Court on April 29
Przemyslav Korkus, aka Piwonia, 40, of Penn Road, Slough, faces trial for six counts of wounding with intent after a fight between two groups of men in Blindley Heath, near East Grinstead, E Sussex. Korkus also pleaded not guilty to additional counts of violent disorder, ABH, possession of a bladed article and possession of an offensive weapon.
DOLPHIN SQUARE VIP PAEDOPHILE RING ACCUSATIONS
Murder of James Bond Actor
Trial on May 20 at Old Bailey
Gerald Matovu, 25, of Great Guildford Street, Southwark, is charged over the death of Eric Michels, who was found dead at a property in Bolton Road, Chessington, on August 18.
During the preliminary plea hearing at the Old Bailey criminal court, Mr Matovu pleaded ‘not guilty’ to charges of murder, theft and fraud.
Brandon Dunbar, 23, of Romford Road, Forest Gate, is also facing to four joint charges relating to the incident and pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors allege that Mr Matovu administered a lethal dose of the psychoactive drug Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) to Mr Matovu on August 17.
Mr Matovu was charged with eight further offences including two counts of theft, fraud by false representation, inflicting grievous bodily harm and possession of a class C drug.
Mr Michels was 52 at the time of his death last August. He worked for the energy company SSE.
Mr Michels was also a part-time actor, and appeared in the James Bond film Skyfall (2012).
A care worker has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Lucy McHugh, a schoolgirl who was found stabbed to death in woodland.
Stephen Nicholson, of no fixed address, also entered a not guilty plea at Winchester crown court to a charge of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl in 2012.
Nicholson, 24, was remanded in custody until his trial.
The body of Lucy, 13, was found at Southampton sports centre on 26 July last year. She had left her home in the city at about 9am the previous day.
IMMIGRATION SCAM TRIAL
Three trials pending at Southwark Crown Court.
First one is 1 July 2019 T2015-0351
(Defendants are Khan, Moody, Rashid and Bashir)
Second trial is 7 October 2019
Three judges and six other lawyers arrested over an alleged plot to scam £12.6million from the legal aid system have appeared in court. Part-time immigration judges Kareena Maciel, 46, and Rasib Ghaffar, 48, along with part-time civil judge Razi Shah are accused of making claims in excess of £12.6m. The others charged are legal clerk Gazi Khan, 49, barrister Shahid Rashid, 57 and solicitors Joseph Ameyaw-Kyeremeh, 67, Azhar Khan, 46, Lloyd Moody, 48 and Samira Bashir, 46 and Gazi Khan.
STEROID SMUGGLING TRIAL
Trial pending at Old Bailey in 2019
T2018-7131 (Dhillon) and T2018-7103 (Afzal)
Gurjaipal Dhillon and Mohammed Afzal
Jacob Sporon-Fiedler, 37, a Mumbai-based Danish national, pleaded guilty to import and export a controlled Class C drug. A National Crime Agency investigation was launched in 2014 following the seizure of more than 630 kilos of anabolic steroids and prescription medicines by Border Force officers at Heathrow Airport, destined for an address in Belfast. The investigation, which is ongoing, has so far led to seizures worth an estimated £30 million. His co-defendants await trial
The government has blamed a U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen, for orchestrating the failed coup. Gulen, a former ally of President Erdogan, has denied the allegation and condemned the coup.
- Brig.-Gen. Gökhan Şahin Sönmezateş, Colonel Muharrem Kose and Colonel Tanju Poshor. https://sputniknews.com/military/201708021056110336-turkish-coup-unfair-trial/
TULSE HILL INQUEST
Inquest pending in south London
Justyna Kalandyk, 29, died after being hit by two lorries and two cars as she used a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill, around 6.45am on December 11.
Ms Kalandyk was originally from Poland but had been staying with relatives in Wandsworth.
GRENFELL TOWER FIRE INQUIRY
First phase is over. Second phase may not start until 2020.
Dead included Isaac Paulos, who lived with his family on the 18th floor, was found on the 13th floor, Westminster Coroner’s Court was told.Inquests of Mary Ajaoi Augustus Mendy, 54, Khadija Saye, 24, and Mohamednur Tuccu, 44, were also opened. Dr Fiona Wilcox, senior coroner at Westminster Coroner’s Court, adjourned the inquests until a later date.
PAKISTANI POLITICIAN MURDERED IN LONDON – TRIAL
NEPAL TORTURE CASE (IN UK)
Trial part heard and adjourned at Old Bailey in March 2015.
Colonel Kumar Lama, 46, of St Peters Road, Hastings, is accused of inflicting severe pain or suffering when he was acting in an official capacity. The offences are said to have taken place between April 15 2005 and May 1 2005, and April 15 2005 and October 31 2005, at the Gorusinghe Army Barracks, Kapilvastu, Nepal. Lama, who has served in the Nepalese Army since 1984, was in charge of the barracks at the time, during the Himalayan nation’s decade-long Maoist insurgency. The charges relate to two men, Janak Bahadur Raut and Karam Hussain, and were brought under Section 134 (sub section 1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. Colonel Lama, who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, had been serving as a UN peacekeeper in South Sudan shortly before his arrest last year.
Trial under way in Providenciales. Not due to finish until late 2017
Michael Misick, former Prime Minister, and 10 others due to go on trial for corruption.
BRITISH COLUMBIA GANG WARS (CANADA)
Trial now due to go ahead in Feb 2018
Jamie Bacon, a leading player in the Red Scorpions gang, is due to go on trial in Vancouver for his role in the Surrey Six murders in 2007.
Sophon Sek, a poker champion, is also awaiting trial for manslaughter. He is said to have been a Trojan horse who gained entry for the gang.
Bacon’s brother, Jonathan, was shot dead (possibly in revenge) in 2011. Jason McBride, Jujhar Khun-Khun and Michael Kerry Hunter Jones – have been charged with Bacon’s murder and are due to go on trial in June 2016.
NORTHERN IRELAND TROUBLES LEGACY INQUEST (ROSEANNE MALLON)
Inquest pending at Laganside Courts Complex. 4 weeks.
Roseanne Mallon, 76, was killed by a loyalist death squad (probably Billy Wright and his UVF men) in 1994. She was related to several former republican prisoners and it was part of a dirty war against IRA/Sinn Fein-related families.
British Army allegedly colluded in the killing by turning a blind eye (and possibly giving the address to Wright). Wright was never charged. The killing remains unsolved.
DUTCH TOURIST SERIAL KILLER
Trial pending in Aruba (but not until his release in 2038 from jail in Peru)
Joran Van Der Sloot, a young Dutchman, was jailed in 2012 for killing a Peruvian woman, Stephany Flores, in Lima in 2010.
He is also the prime suspect in the murder of Natalee Holloway, a teenager from Alabama, who vanished on Aruba.