UPCOMING TRIALS AND INQUESTS

INFORMATION ON UPCOMING TRIALS AND INQUESTS, INCLUDING MURDER OF RIKKI NEAVE (pictured)

CHRISTMAS EVE MURDER LINKED TO SCANDINAVIA

Trial pending at Southwark CC on 22 Nov 2021. Set to last 3 weeks. 

Anis Fouad Hemissi, 23, allegedly gunned down record producer Flamur Beqiri, 36, as he returned home with his wife and young child on Christmas Eve 2019. Beqiri’s sister Misse appeared in  Real Housewives of Cheshire. The murder is believed to be linked to organised crime in Sweden. Others on trial.

KENT PCSO MURDER TRIAL

Trial at Maidstone Crown Court on 29 Nov 2021

Callum Wheeler, 21, from Aylesham, is accused of murdering Julia James, an off-duty PCSO who was walking her dog in Akholt Wood, Snowdown, near Dover, Kent.

SABINA NESSA MURDER TRIAL

Trial at Old Bailey in 2022. PCMH on 16 Dec 2021.

Garage worker Koci Selamaj, 36, allegedly attacked 28-year-old Sabina Nessa as she walked through Cator Park in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on her way to meet a friend on September 17, 2021.

It is claimed her attacker used a 2ft long weapon to strike her repeatedly before carrying her away unconscious. The body of Ms Nessa, who taught a year one class at Rushey Green Primary School in Catford, was found nearly 24 hours later covered with leaves near a community centre in the park.

The case was high profile as it occurred shortly before Wayne Couzens was jailed for the murder of Sarah Everard.

LONDON NIGHTCLUB CORRUPTION TRIAL

Trial pending in 2022. First appearance at Westminster Magistrates on 21 Dec 2021

Eight people, including a former sergeant in the Metropolitan Police, have been charged with bribery offences following an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards Anti-Corruption Command.

The follow ing people have been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery:

Former Sergeant Frank Partridge, 48 (28.05.73) of Wing, Buckinghamshire

Ryan Bishti, 41 (16.03.80) of Exhibition Road, SW7

Pamela Bishti, 66, (2.10.55) of Outram Road, Croydon

Hassan Serdoud, 54 (2.1.67) of Fellows Road, Camden

Anna Ginandes, 44 (25.05.77) of Fellows Road, Camden

Terry Neil, 55 (20.8.66) of Kimbers Drive, Slough

Soraya Henderson, 55 (10.01.66) of Glenmore Close, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe

Eamonn Mulholland, 54 (31.5.67) of Florence Street, Islington.

The charges follow a long-running investigation by officers from the Anti-Corruption Command examining allegations of corruption by police licensing officers in Westminster, and inappropriate relationships between police officers and people running local businesses.

A file was initially passed to the Crown Prosecution Service in December 2017 and following further work, eight people have now been charged.

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE INQUIRY

First phase is over. Second phase under way.

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.

NORTHAMPTOWN TOWN LOAN ELECTORAL OFFENCES TRIAL

Trial pending at Northampton Crown Court in 2022. First up on 6 Oct 2021

Seven people are charged with electoral offences by police investigating a missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town Football Club.

  • Nutan Bhimjiyani, 60, and Sharad Bhimjiyani, 65, both of Headstone Lane, Harrow
  • Nirav Vinodray Sheth, 47, of Uppingham Avenue, Stanmore
  • Gary Platt, 65, of West Drive, Harrow
  • Alan Mayfield, 64, of Hill Farm Road, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross
  • Leonard Western, 70, of Holmside Rise, South Oxhey, Watford
  • Parekh Brijkumar, 65, of Broken Gate Lane, Denham

It is alleged that they “without reasonable cause, being the principal donor of a donation of more than £500 to a registered party, namely Northampton South Conservative Association, failed to ensure that, at the time when the donation was received by the party, the party was given all such details in respect of the person treated as making the recordable donation as were required by virtue of paragraph 2 or 2A of Schedule 6 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000″.

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RIKKI NEAVE MURDER TRIAL
Trial at the Old Bailey on 4 Jan 2022 before Mrs Justice McGowan.
Rikki Neave, 6, vanished after leaving home to walk to school at about 9am on November 28, 1994. His naked body was found the following day, a few minutes’ walk from his home in Welland, Peterborough. He had been strangled. Rikki’s uniform was found dumped in a nearby bin. His mother Ruth Neave was originally tried and acquitted in 1996. In 2020 James Watson, 38, was charged with Rikki’s murder. He would have been 13 years old at the time of Rikki’s death.

FORMER FOOTBALLER FACING FRAUD TRIAL

Trial pending at Southwark Crown Court T2019 0279. Delayed by coronavirus. Now due to start on 4 Jan 2022. Could be at Prospero House Nightingale court.

Richard Rufus, who played 288 games for Charlton Athletic in the Premier League before retiring due to injury, has been charged with fraud relating to an alleged £16m “Ponzi-style” scheme which left investors almost £9million out of pocket. City of London police have been investigating the scheme for almost four years. Rufus, 44, is alleged to have orchestrated a scheme involving almost 100 unsuspecting investors – including family, friends and congregations of churches. Much of the money was invested by the trustees of the Kingsway International Community Centre church in London

SCIENCE SUPPLY TEACHER FACES TRIAL FOR FACEBOOK SPEECHES ABOUT ZIMBABWE

Trial at Old Bailey on 10 Jan 2022

Zimbabwe-born William Chinyanga, 50, has formally entered not guilty pleas to four counts of encouraging terrorism. Chinyanga, who lives in Archway, north London, is said to have made a series of speeches in English and his native Shona on Facebook in early December 2019. One of the speeches was entitled: “Anyone in his right mind to open gun fire on a gathering of people, it’s terrorism.” Another was entitled: “The strategy to remove Zanu-PF.” A third count related to a speech which went by the title of “Do you know what is gorrila (sic) war, gorila war?” The final count related to a speech under the title “Ngazviitwe”, a Shona phrase meaning “let it be.”

IMMIGRATION SCAM TRIAL

Trials pending at Southwark Crown Court on 10 Jan 2022. Earlier trial was hung and retrial collapsed due to coronavirus.

T2015-0351

(Defendants are Khan, Moody, Rashid and Bashir)

Three judges and five other lawyers accused of a scam involving £12.6million from the legal aid system 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.

INCEL REBELLION VAN MASSACRE TRIAL

Sentencing in Toronto pending on 11 Jan 2022.

In April 2018a van was driven into crowds of shoppers on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Sixteen people survived. Alek Minassian, 25, has been charged with murder and is due to go on trial in Feb 2020. A Facebook post later emerged which seemed to suggest Minassian, a software developer, hated women. The post in question first surfaced on the message board 4Chan, where someone anonymously shared in an image of a mobile phone showing Minassian’s alleged manifesto. “Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please. C23249161,” it reads. “The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!” Elliot Rodger killed six people in a stabbing and shooting spree in Isla Vista, California, in May 2014. Before he turned the gun on himself, the 22-year-old posted a “retribution” video to YouTube and emailed a lengthy autobiographical document to almost two dozen people he knew. An online community known as the “involuntarily celibate”, or incels, who blame women for their sexual failings, fastened upon the document

PLOT TO KILL PAKISTANI BLOGGER

Trial at the Old Bailey on 11 Jan 2022. 

Muhammad Gohir Khan, 31, awaits trial for conspiracy to murder Ahmad Waqass Goraya, one of five activists who vanished in Pakistan in January 2017. Goraya was freed after nearly a month along with at least three others and swiftly fled back to the Netherlands, where he has lived for the past decade. Goraya, who like the other activists criticised religious extremism and the military establishment in Pakistan, accuses the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency of threatening his life.

PAKISTAN POLITICIAN FACES TERRORISM CHARGES OVER ONLINE SPEECH

Trial pending at Old Bailey on 31 Jan 2022. 

Altaf Hussain, exiled leader of the MQM political party from Pakistan, faces terrorism charges over an online speech he made. MQM politician Imran Farooq was murdered in Edgware, London, in 2010. Hussain has not been charged with ordering Farooq’s murder.

ENCROCHAT CONSPIRACY TO MURDER TRIAL

Trial pending at Old Bailey on 31 Jan 2022.  T2020-7378. Mention on 11 June 2021. 

Frankie Sinclair, 32, (01.12.87), from Wales, has been charged with Conspiracy to murder,

Conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, three counts of possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition for a firearm when prohibited for five years, two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely heroin and cocaine, possession of criminal property, namely a large amount of cash

The charges relate to a conspiracy to murder investigation via the use of an EncroChat device from March 2020.

HACKNEY GANG FIGHT

Sentencing at Harrow Crown Court on 7 Feb 2022

Five men have been convicted after a gang fight – with knives – broke out in Broadway Market in Hackney, east London. The incident was so frightening members of the public ran away in fear for their own safety and 22 eye witnesses rang 999. Some even thought it was a terrorist attack.

The fight took place at 23:23 on Thursday, 30 July 2020.

The five were Kyle Taylor, 26, from Hackney, Courtney Paul, 24, from Tottenham, William Guy, 18, and two juveniles.

Montel Asiedu, 25, was acquitted by the court at the start of the trial.

DRILL RAPPER GANG MURDER TRIAL

Trial at Old Bailey on 21 Feb 2022 

Aaron Youngsam and Courtney Ellis, are accused of murder of Craig Small, aka Smallz, in Wembley in July 2019. Ellis is also accused of attempted murder of Serge Mukendi on the same night. Christopher Kyei, aka Skrapz, is accused of perverting the course of justice, as is Horraine Nicholas. Both are alleged of helped to destroy the blue Mini getaway car. The murder is thought to be linked to feud between Usual Suspects Gang (USG) from Stonebridge Park and the Ice City Boyz. Small was a member of USG.

Anthony Orchard QC prosecuting

JERMAINE BAKER PUBLIC INQUIRY
Pending in late 2020 or early 2021
A public inquiry will be held into the death of a man who was shot by a police marksman during an attempt to free a prisoner. Jermaine Baker, from Tottenham, was shot dead by an armed officer during a foiled a break-out attempt near Wood Green Crown Court in December 2015. Criminal charges against the marksman, known as W80, were dropped in 2017. The inquiry will be led by Judge Clement Goldstone QC.
EMILIANO SALA INQUEST
Inquest due in Feb 2022, with four pre-inquest reviews to be held at Bournemouth Town Hall.
Emiliano Sala, a footballer who had just agreed to join Cardiff City, died when a light aircraft crashed into the English Channel on its way from Nantes. The pilot, David Ibbotson, also died.

TRIAL: SHOOTING OF BLACK LIVES MATTER ACTIVIST AT SILENT DISCO

Trial pending at Old Bailey on 7 March 2022. PCMH on 5 Nov 2021.

Sasha Johnson, a founder of the Taking the Initiative Party, was in a critical condition after being shot at a silent disco in Peckham, south London. She was an outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter.

Four men have been charged with conspiracy to murder.

They are Prince Dixon, 25, Troy Reid, 19, Cameron De Riggs, 18, and Devonte Brown, 18.

Four black men barged into the back garden of a house in Peckham, south London, where a silent disco was being held and fired a number of shots, one of which struck Ms Johnson, 27.

MP MURDER TRIAL

Trial at Old Bailey on 7 March 2022

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, has been charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts in connection with the killing of Sir David Amess, Tory MP for Southend West, who was stabbed to death at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in October 2021.

ENCROCHAT GANG 
At Old Bailey on 7 March 2022. Mention on 30 Sep 2021
A gang of drug dealers who used the secretive messaging app EncroChat to run their criminal empire are facing jail. Leo Gray and Constantin Metodiev, both 29, planned a knife attack on an unknown rival on 13 June last year. Philemon Ghezzehey, 35, Caspar St-James, Levi Blades, 30, and Mohammed Sabek, 35 appeared at the Old Bailey via video link and spoke only to confirm their identities. Gray and Metodiev also attended via court via video link and admitted conspiracy.

SKYSCRAPER DEATH INQUEST

Inquest pending on 4-14 April 2022, Inner West London Coroner’s Court

Damilya Jossipalenya, 24, died on June 3, 2017, a week after her then boyfriend Alessio Bianchi had threatened to send embarrassing intimate videos of her to her family. CCTV near her London apartment showed Ms Jossipalenya falling ‘like a brick’.She had written a suicide note to her Kazakh parents in ‘very poor English’.

he Kazakh student’s family will ask jurors to consider whether she suffered an unlawful killing. Jurors will also consider her right to life and whether the police met their safeguarding obligations given the background of violence in the relationship.

In April 2018, Bianchi was spared jail after admitting disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress and one count of assault by beating. He was handed a 12-week suspended sentence, ordered to carry out a rehabilitation activity requirement and made to pay £250 costs.

MITCHAM BODY ON FIRE MURDER TRIAL

Trial at Old Bailey on 11 April 2022. T-2020 7313

At 6am on 17 September 2020 Loeike Guei, 23, from Thornton Heath, was found on Commonside East in Mitcham, south London. His body had been set on fire. Joseph Kokkinos, 30, Raphael Kokkinos, 33, Sophia Kokkinos, 69, from Clapham, Aaron Williams, 28, from Thornton Heath, and Michael Brain, 27, from Weybridge, and Benoni Thomas, 36, from Cambridge, have all been charged with murder and await trial.

CHILD ABDUCTION TRIAL

Trial pending at Harrow Crown Court on 25 April 2022

Jawwad Akram, 54, from Edgware, north London, awaits trial on charges of child abduction and modern slavery.

His co-defendant Daniel Carneala from Dundee, also denies same offences.

Two teenage girls – cousins – went missing from their homes in Kent and London were found in Scotland in October 2021.

REGENCY HOTEL WEIGH-IN SHOOTING (KINAHAN-HUTCH FEUD)

Trial pending in Dublin on 3 October 2022. 12 weeks.

In February 2016 David Byrne was shot dead at a weigh-in for a boxing match at the Regency Hotel in Dublin. The target had been Daniel Kinahan, but he escaped.

The shooting was allegedly in revenge for the murder of Gary Hutch in Spain in Sep 2015.

Kevin ‘Flat Cap’ Murray was the only member of the five-man gang not to wear a disguise or mask. He later died.

It was claimed a man wearing a wig and dressed as a woman, who entered the hotel with Murray, was Patrick Hutch, Gary’s cousin. But he denied the charge and the case collapsed in February 2019 after the lead Detective Superintendent Colm Fox, was found dead in his office at Ballymun Garda Station in February 2018.

Gerry “The Monk” Hutch – Gary’s uncle – was arrested in Spain in August 2021, extradited to Dublin and will go on trial along with Jonathan Dowdall, 43, a former north inner city Sinn Fein councillor, from Cabra, and his father, Patrick Dowdall, 64.

Paul Murphy, also from Cabra, is charged with supplying logistical support to a six-man team suspected of carrying out the murder.

Jason Bonney, 50, from Portmarnock, charged with involvement in the murder by providing vehicles.

NORTHAMPTOWN TOWN LOAN ELECTORAL OFFENCES TRIAL

Trial pending. First up at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on 20 August.

Seven people have been charged with electoral offences by police investigating a missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town Football Club.

  • Nutan Bhimjiyani, 60, and Sharad Bhimjiyani, 65, both of Headstone Lane, Harrow
  • Nirav Vinodray Sheth, 47, of Uppingham Avenue, Stanmore
  • Gary Platt, 65, of West Drive, Harrow
  • Alan Mayfield, 64, of Hill Farm Road, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross
  • Leonard Western, 70, of Holmside Rise, South Oxhey, Watford
  • Parekh Brijkumar, 65, of Broken Gate Lane, Denham

It is alleged that they “without reasonable cause, being the principal donor of a donation of more than £500 to a registered party, namely Northampton South Conservative Association, failed to ensure that, at the time when the donation was received by the party, the party was given all such details in respect of the person treated as making the recordable donation as were required by virtue of paragraph 2 or 2A of Schedule 6 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000”.

SABINA RIZVI INQUEST
Inquest pending at Old Bailey in late 2020. Hearing on 5 June cancelled.
In 2003 Sabina Rizvi was shot dead outside a London police station after being interviewed about a stolen car. One of her killers was jailed for life but the others have got away with it. Her family are still seeking the truth.

OPERATION ARBACIA (NEW IRA) TERRORISM TRIAL

Trial pending in Northern Ireland in 2021

Several people, accused of being members of the New IRA, are awaiting trial following an MI5 investigation, codenamed Operation Arbacia.

They include: Issam Basalat, 62, a GP, from Edinburgh, who is accused of preparation of terrorist acts in relation to his attendance at an alleged meeting of the New IRA at an address at Buninver Road in Omagh, Co Tyrone, on 19 July 2020.

David Jordan, 49, of Cappagh Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, who is accused of belonging to a proscribed organisation between February 8 and July 20, directing a terrorist organisation, and preparation of terrorist acts through attending the same meeting at Buninver Road in Omagh, as well as attending a meeting in Sixmilecross on February 9.

Also charged: Sharon Jordan, 45, of Cappagh Road in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Kevin Barry Murphy, 49, of Altowen Park, Coalisland, Co Tyrone, Damien McLaughlin, 44, of Kilmascally Road, Dungannon, Amanda McCabe, 49, of Ailsbury Gardens in Lurgan, Co Armagh, Gary Hayden, 48, of Tyrconnell Street in Londonderry, and Joseph Barr, 32, of Cecilia’s Walk in Londonderry, Shea Reynolds, 26, of Belvedere Manor in Lurgan, Co Armagh, and Patrick McDaid, 50, of Magowan Park in Derry.

UPMINSTER AGGRAVATED BURGLARY TRIAL

Trial at Snaresbrook pending. Application to dismiss on 10 September 2021.
In April 2020 a 10-year-old boy was shot at a house in Upminster, Essex. A man suffered minor injuries.
Antony Lascelles, 32, from Romford, has been charged with aggravated burglary, possession of an offensive weapon (knife) and disqualified driving. Christopher Sargent, 26, from East Ham, has been charged with aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon (a knife). Adian Muirhead, 32, from Romford, was charged with assisting an offender.

HACKNEY GANG MURDER CONSPIRACY TRIAL

Trial at Snaresbrook on 15 Nov 2021.

Jeffrey Gyimah – 19 (12.12.01); [B] Jardel Jones – 20 (21.11.00) and [C] Ahmed Salem – 18 (05.04.02) are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

The charges relate to an incident in Pownall Road, E8 on 31 January. The investigation is led by officers from the Central East Gangs Task Force.

GUN CHARGE AND ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL
Trial pending at the Old Bailey in 2021
Jamie Reid, 31 (22.10.1998) of Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent and possession of ammunition in connection with a shooting in Barking, east London, on 4 June 2020 (during lockdown). His girlfriend Rushelle McLaughlin, 26 (27.11.93), of Belvue Road, Northolt, has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Her case was going through Snaresbrook Crown Court. In the incident in Wilmington Gardens, Barking, one man was critically injured.

ENCROCHAT-RELATED TRIALS

Trials pending in 2021

Kehinde Mensah, 34, of Greenside Road, Hammersmith, was charged on Friday, 29 January with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine), possession of Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine) with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. He appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 29 January.

Joel Thompson, 34 (18.04.86), of Clements Avenue, Romford, was charged on Friday, 29 January with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (cocaine and heroin), conspiracy to possess criminal property, possession of a Class A drug (MDMA) and two counts of possession of a Class B drug (cannabis). He appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

MONEY LAUNDERING TRIAL 
Trial pending at Southwark Crown Court in late 2020 or early 2021

Dominic Thorncroft, 55, from Orpington, Kent, faces trial for the following alleged offences between 2014 and 2016:

– Conceal/disguise/convert/transfer/remove criminal property (contrary to sections 327(1) and 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002).
– Failure to disclose: regulated sector (contrary to sections 330 and 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002).
– Four counts of retaining a wrongful credit (contrary to section 24A(1) and (6) of the Theft Act 1968)
– Fail to comply a requirement of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (contrary to regulation 45).

LIRIDON SALIUKA INQUEST
Pending at Southwark coroner’s court. In late 2021 or 2022.
Jeton Krasniqi was convicted of murder the murder of Grineo Daka, who was shot dead at the Phoenix Snooker Club in Leyton, east London in July 2019. His co-defendant was due to be Liridon Saliuka, 29, a British national who was born in Kosovo. Saliuka, who hailed from Harrow, was found in his cell at HMP Belmarsh on 2 January 2020. His sister Dita insists he was innocent. She said he was disabled after being injured in a car crash two years ago and had been put in a standard cell without an orthopaedic mattress. 

POLICE OFFICERS ON TRIAL FOR SHOOTING ROBBER

Trial pending at Kingston Crown Court (?)
Brooklyn McFarlane, 23, (12.02.1995) of St John’s Drive, Wandsworth, was shot by police at a house in Laycock Close, Wimbledon. He faced a trial for conspiracy to commit robbery, along with Abdirahman Mohomad Omar, 23 (01.05.1995). McFarlane had been discharged from hospital on 4 December 2018.

  • One officer, only identified as NX1, has been charged with wounding with intent
  • The other, known as MY55, is charged with attempted wounding with intent 

INLA BROTHEL KEEPING TRIAL

Trial pending at Laganside Crown Courts, Belfast

Three people face trial over an alleged INLA-run brothel racket in Belfast.

Brian Gillan, 60, from Lurgan Road, Glenavy, has been charged with blackmail with menace and possessing criminal property. Cristina-Teodora Musa, 22, of Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast, has been charged with keeping a brothel and controlling the prostitution of three women. Florin Ghita, 32, was also charged with concealing criminal property. The charges follow raids in Belfast, Lisburn, Crumlin and Newtownabbey in May 2018.

They are Cristina-Teodora Musa, who is 22, of Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast. As well as brothel-keeping, she was also charged with controlling the prostitution of three women.

Florin Ghita, 32, of Agincourt Avenue, was also charged with concealing criminal property.

WAYNE HURREN INQUEST

Inquest pending in west London

Wayne Hurren, a notorious gangster, slit his own throat in HMP Wormwood Scrubs in March 2019.

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-4504481

Basil Al Jarah, who was Unaoil’s Iraq partner, has admitted making corrupt payments

INQUEST: FIRE IN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

Inquest to take place in Reading in Early 2020

Sarah-Jane Williams died after a fire broke out in her bedroom at Prospect Park Hospital, Reading, on 6 December 2015. Her family’s lawyer, Sefton Kwansnik, told a pre-inquest hearing a doctor had advised that Ms Williams “should not be held” at the hospital. Mr Kwansnik said Dr Rami El-Shirbiny did not believe 36-year-old Ms Williams had been “appropriately placed on Daisy ward” due to a “fire risk”.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GANG WARS (CANADA)

Retrial pending in 2020. Mistrial declared in May 2019.

Jamie Bacon, a leading player in the Red Scorpions gang, is awaiting trial in Vancouver for the murder of Dennis Karbanovec in 2008. Charges against him for his role in the Surrey Six murders in 2007 were stayed by the Supreme Court. His brother Jonathan was shot dead in August 2011 in Kelowna.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS CORRUPTION TRIAL 

Trial under way in Providenciales. Not due to finish until late 2019

Michael Misick, former Prime Minister, and 10 others due to go on trial for corruption.

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.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7851907.stm

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.

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