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2008-07-19 00:00:20

A police computer expert has been giving evidence at the trial of four men alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to defraud the NHS. DC David Hodge told Plymouth Crown Court a PC and laptop computer were seized by police investigating an alleged fraud by Fort Hyperbaric, a company based at Fort Bovisand, Plymouth. He said information was copied from the computers' hard drives onto discs for him to analyse. This was better than working with the original hard-drives, he said,...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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