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2009-03-06 08:46:20

Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault stemming from an alleged altercation last September, police in London said. People magazine said the 25-year-old Grammy Award winner, who has a history of erratic behavior and substance abuse, has been ordered to appear in court this month to answer for her alleged behavior at the fancy End of Summer Ball in London's Berkeley Square. The singer has been charged. She will appear on bail at City of Westminster Magistrates...

2008-09-12 21:00:13

Craig Meehan's lawyer David Orbaum told Dewsbury Magistrates' Court the case against him on charges of possessing indecent images of children was "truly unusual and extremely bizarre".In his closing speech after a five-day trial, the defence solicitor said there was no proof Meehan had viewed the images found on his computer and mobile phone.Mr Orbaum told District Judge Jonathan Bennett: "The case as a whole simply is not proved and the defendant should be acquitted."Meehan, 22, is charged...

2008-08-26 12:00:55

By DEBORAH McALEESE NORTHERN Ireland's bail laws came under further scrutiny today after a career criminal with over 100 previous convictions for robbery, burglaries and thefts, was granted court bail despite objections from police who fear he may reoffend. And within 48 hours of being given the benefit of the doubt by a court the Belfast Telegraph caught the prolific offender - who has a history of flouting his bail conditions - apparently in breach of bail. When the Telegraph called...

2008-08-07 18:00:41

A NORTH East solicitor arrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice has had his bail extended. Paul Donoghue, 35, was due to answer bail yesterday. Mr Donoghue, a familiar face in magistrates' courts, was questioned in early July by Durham Police who raided his home in Shotley Bridge, County Durham. At the time, a Durham Police spokesman said: "A 35-year-old man was arrested in connection with a long-running investigation into an attempted murder in December 2007." The...

2008-07-05 00:00:10

By Asseem Shaikh PUNE: The police on Wednesday received a severe setback as a magistrate's court granted bail to a gang of five burglary suspects because the chargesheets were not filed within the stipulated period of 60 days by the Deccan and Kothrud police stations. Taking a serious note of laxity shown by the police, judicial magistrate first class A.N. Mare issued notices to the investigating officers seeking an explanation for not filing the chargesheets on time. The gang is...

2006-03-09 13:17:18

LONDON (Reuters) - Rock singer Pete Doherty spelled out his love for supermodel Kate Moss on Thursday, scribbling a message on the inside of his car windshield after another appearance in a London court on drug possession charges. The 26-year-old Babyshambles singer had an on-off relationship with 32-year-old Moss, but the couple are widely reported to have split last year. "I Love Kate 4 Eva," he wrote after running to his gold-colored Jaguar following the hearing, using a heart...

2006-03-09 10:17:15

LONDON (Reuters) - Rock singer Pete Doherty spelled out his love for supermodel Kate Moss on Thursday, scribbling a message on the inside of his car windshield after another appearance in a London court on drug possession charges. The 26-year-old Babyshambles singer had an on-off relationship with 32-year-old Moss but the couple are widely reported to have split last year. "I Love Kate 4 Eva," he wrote after running to his gold-colored Jaguar following the hearing, using a heart...

2005-10-24 07:25:00

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Haroon Rashid Aswat, wanted by the United States on charges he plotted to set up a militant training camp, is due in the dock. But first there is the matter of one Richard Curtis, of no fixed abode, who pleads guilty to begging. Judge Timothy Workman gives Curtis a 20 pound fine and stern advice to "get some help soon." One of the quirks of the English legal system is that extradition cases, however important, are decided at the lowest level of the...


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