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Teen charged with fracturing doctor’s skull with a hammer in unprovoked attack on tube two days before Halloween

7 November, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court A teen accused of fracturing a doctor’s skull with a hammer in an unprovoked attack two nights before Halloween has appeared in court. Jamel Walker, 18, allegedly attacked three passengers with a claw hammer between Walthamstow and Seven Sisters stations just after 8pm on Thursday 29 October. Walker first […]

Accused of selling 100kg of coke

Three alleged drug dealers were caught with more than 100kg of cocaine, a court heard. Scaffolder David Green, 30, Barry Wilkinson, 50 and Darrel Logan, 26 and appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiracy to supply 104kg of the class A controlled drug. District Judge Nina Tempia said: ‘This does appear to be a […]

Estranged husband allegedly put GPS tracker on his wife’s car

An estranged husband allegedly put a GPS tracker in his ex-wife’s car to covertly follow her, a court heard. Rachid Seddat, 50, caused his ex-wife ‘extreme distress’ by allegedly following her to take pictures and send her threatening messages. The ex-husband denies stalking his wife using the tracker, saying it was already on her car […]

Are virtual courts damaging defendants’ right to a fair hearing? Visiting a magistrates’ court with Transform Justice founder Penelope Gibbs

Most accused criminals now no longer go to court, they appear from ‘video booths’ at police stations. They may never meet the solicitor representing them in face to face. The judge deciding their fate sees them on a screen perched on the wall of the court. Virtual justice in the age of ‘social distancing’: no […]

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