INFORMATION ON UPCOMING TRIALS AND INQUESTS, INCLUDING MURDER OF LOEIKE GUEI (pictured), WHOSE BODY WAS SET ON FIRE
DRILL RAPPER GANG MURDER TRIAL (CHURCH ROAD SOLDIERS v STONEBRIDGE)
Trial at Old Bailey under way
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
RIKKI NEAVE MURDER TRIAL
KENT PCSO MURDER TRIAL
Trial at Canterbury Crown Court on 9 May 2022
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.
STOCKWELL DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL
Trial at Old Bailey on 9 May T2020-7107
Daniel-Briceno Garcia accused of murdering two people at the same house in Stockwell, south London, during the first lockdown.
ENCROCHAT CONSPIRACY TO MURDER TRIAL
Sentencing on 27 May at Old Bailey. T2020-7378.
Frankie Sinclair, 32, (01.12.87), from Wales, and Paul Fontaine, from London, have been convicted of 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.
INCEL REBELLION VAN MASSACRE TRIAL
Sentencing in Toronto pending
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
SKYSCRAPER DEATH INQUEST
Inquest under way at 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 underway. 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, on trial for murder. Murder charges dropped against 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.
CHILD ABDUCTION TRIAL
Trial under way at Harrow Crown Court
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.
BELMARSH MURDER TRIAL
Trial at Woolwich Crown Court pending (due to start on 25 April 2022) T2020-7328
Steven Hilden and Terry Jocham, inmates, are charged with murdering Sundeep Ghuman at HMP Belmarsh in 2020.
HACKNEY GANG MURDER CONSPIRACY TRIAL
Trial at Snaresbrook in May 2022. (check)
Jeffrey Gyimah – 19 (12.12.01); Jardel Jones – 20 (21.11.00) and 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.
MODEL ON TRIAL FOR MURDER
Trial at Old Bailey on 18 July.
Suvenca Martis, 31, is charged with murder of Richard Obi, 25, in Elephant & Castle.
Mr Obi’s sister found her brother dead in a hallway and their mother tied up with tape nearby after a mystery caller directed her to the scene. Mr Obi had been stabbed nine times.
NORTHAMPTON TOWN LOAN ELECTORAL OFFENCES TRIAL
Trial pending at Northampton Crown Court in 2022. T2021-0336 and 0352
Seven people were charged with electoral offences by police investigating a missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town Football Club. It is alleged 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″.
- 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
- Leonard Western, 70, of Holmside Rise, South Oxhey, Watford
- Parekh Brijkumar, 65, of Broken Gate Lane, Denham
- Alan Mayfield, 64, of Hill Farm Road, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross has pleaded guilty and been sentenced.
IMMIGRATION SCAM TRIAL
Trials pending at Southwark Crown Court. Earlier trial was hung and retrial collapsed due to coronavirus.
(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.
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.
FORMER FOOTBALLER FACING FRAUD TRIAL
Trial pending at Southwark Crown Court T2019 0279 on 28 Nov 2022. Delayed by coronavirus. 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
DOUBLE MURDER – ARREST ON GRAND UNION CANAL – TRIAL
Trial at Old Bailey on 16 Jan 2023 (three weeks)
Lee Peacock is accused of murdering Sharon Pickles, 45, and Clinton Ashmore, 59, who were found fatally wounded at two different properties near Marylebone on 19 and 20 August 2021. Peacock was arrested on a canal boat in Greenford later that month.
The trial will be heard by High Court judge Mr Justice Murray.
LONDON NIGHTCLUB CORRUPTION TRIAL
Trial pending at Southwark Crown Court on 17 April 2023. For mention on 25 April 2022
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.
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
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.
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).
POLICE OFFICERS ON TRIAL FOR SHOOTING ROBBER
- 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.
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.
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.
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.