Dumped mistress pours paint stripper over lover’s car

September 2, 2010 | by | 8 Comments

A spurned mistress has been given a restraining order after she poured paint stripper over her married lover’s car when he dumped her. Jilted Corinna White, 20, vandalised Michael Blower’s Citroen Picasso after he ended their two-and-a-half year fling. Love rat Michael, 41, confessed to the affair when his wife Claire was tipped-off but the…

Man hitches a ride – on bonnet of drunk friend’s car

September 2, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drink driver faces jail after he was caught careering down a road whilst twice the legal limit – with a friend desperately clinging to the bonnet. Reckless Peter James, 23, had been boozing with mates when he jumped behind the wheel of his BMW in the early hours. CCTV images show his friend climbing…

Incredible double life of builder who became one of Britain’s most prolific burglars

June 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A respectable ‘labourer’ who left for ‘work’ every morning for ten months was actually leading a secret double life as one of Britain’s most prolific burglars – and earned £120,000. Lee Dixon, 35, told his unsuspecting fiancee he was working long days and overtime but was actually carrying out raids on a series of large…

Abuse shouting worshipper walks free from court

June 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A devout church worshipper who disrupted services by accusing parishioners of having affairs has been bound over to keep the peace. Rowdy Jean Gardner-Cato, 51, repeatedly shouted and interrupted proceedings over a four month period at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Horfield, Bristol. She was charged under the rarely-used Ecclesiastical Courts Jurisdiction Act 1860 and…

Christian mum fined after taking kids out of school for bible classes

June 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A woman who took her two daughters out of school to attend a week-long Christian bible conference has vowed she would ”go to prison” rather than pay a £100 fine. The 34-year-old mother, who cannot be identified, appeared in court and denied two charges of failing to ensure her daughters attended school. She admits taking…

Man jailed over Twitter bomb threat

June 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An ex-soldier who threatened to blow up a courtroom on his Twitter page has been jailed for five months. Christopher Villaweaver, 23, posted the threat to blow up Worcester Crown Court using a chlorine bomb. One message – under the username ‘Semtexpetn’ – posted on April 12 at 5.53pm read: ”Just decided that a chlorine…

Magistrate jailed for child pornography offences

June 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A business partner of England rugby star Rory Underwood was jailed for four-and-a-half years after being exposed as a paedophile who ”swapped” indecent images of children with other perverts. Magistrate Martyn Helliwell, 49, set up a successful motivational consultancy firm with former World Cup star Underwood and Gulf War hostage John Peters. But in November…

Death crash driver walks free from court with £100 fine

May 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A grieving father has condemned the justice system as ”ridiculous” after the driver who caused a crash which killed his 17-year-old daughter walked free from court with a £100 fine. Stunning hairdresser Carly Bown was a rear seat passenger in Darren Sargent’s car when he lost control on a bend at nearly 60mph and ploughed…

Low hanging trousers are a human right rule magistrates, even if your underwear is showing

May 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A teenage yob has claimed a victory for hoodies after an ASBO banning him from wearing TROUSERS too low was scrapped – because it breached his human rights. Ellis Drummond, 18, was facing a ban on ”wearing trousers so low beneath the waistline that members of the public are able to see his underwear”. The…

England youth rugby player burgles wrong building in cannabis raid

May 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A former England youth rugby player who tried to burgle a cannabis factory on an industrial estate was arrested when he broke into the wrong building. Hapless Daniel Perrett, 25, and two friends armed themselves with bolt cutters, crowbars and a sledgehammer after receiving a tip-off about the location of a cannabis factory. However, when…

Traveller couple con two million pounds from vunerable pensioners

April 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A married traveller couple who conned vulnerable people out of £1.9million by threatening them with IRA punishment were jailed for more than 11 years. Dennis and Bianca McGinley, 30 and 25, told his terrified victims he represented a ”three lettered organisation” from Northern Ireland. He blackmailed his victims into handing over hundreds of thousands of…

Care home manager Rachel Baker guilty of manslaughter

April 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drug addict nurse sobbed in court after she was found guilty of killing an elderly patient in her care with an overdose of painkillers. Rachel Baker, 44, administered Lucy Cox, 97, with a lethal dose of a drug which she was never prescribed because of a twisted desire to control her ”terminal destiny”. She…

Care home boss Rachel Baker found not guilty of murder

April 8, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A drug addict nurse who stole prescriptions from residents to feed her habit has been cleared of murdering two frail pensioners in her care. Rachel Baker, 44, is accused of administering lethal overdoses of painkillers to Frances Hay, 85, and Lucy Cox, 97, due to a twisted desire to ”control their terminal destiny”. She also…

Jealous boyfriend attacks his lover at swinger’s party

March 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A boyfriend attacked his new lover because she was getting too much attention – at a SWINGER’S party, a court heard. Jealous Anthony Humphreys, 45, took the woman to the sex party but became angry when she started to join in. He got ”upset” when he saw her go to a bedroom with two women…

£35million drug cartel ordered to pay back less than £200,000

March 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The head of a drug cartel which netted £35million in one year has been ordered to pay back less than £200,000 – just 0.5 per cent of the gang’s earnings. Robert Brooks, 63, led a cartel including Olympic judo expert James Waithe which shipped class-A drugs into the country before cutting and distributing them. They…

“I’m having IVF with my late husband’s sperm”

March 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The New Year will bring baby joy for Lisa Wilkinson when she has IVF treatment with the sperm of her late husband who died from cancer just two years after they married. Widow Lisa, 27, tied the knot with husband Gareth, then 27, as he underwent gruelling chemotherapy for an aggressive form of bone cancer….