Tuesday 2 August 2005

By Simeon Brody and Maria Ahmed

Boy shot in car

A boy aged 8 was peppered with shotgun pellets in what police
believe could be an underworld attack or road-rage incident on a
car in Battersea, south west London.

The boy was in stable condition after the shooting in

Source:- The Times Tuesday 2 August 2005 page 2

Four life terms for sex attacker

Lee Kilty, a youth worker dubbed the “Fulham
strangler”, was given four life sentences at the Old Bailey
for a series of “cool and calculated” attacks on women
walking alone in the street.

Source:- The Times Tuesday 2 August 2005 page 5

Marriage stopped

A mother and father have been banned from taking their daughter to
Pakistan to marry. Mr Justice Sumner said at the High Court that
the woman, 23, who has learning difficulties, would not understand
the implications of an arranged marriage.

He said her parents had a “lack of understanding and

Source:- The Times Tuesday 2 August 2005 page 8

Footballer’s brother is named in search for racist
axe killers

The brother of a Premiership footballer was being sought last night
by police hunting the racist gang that murdered a black

Michael Barton, the brother of the Manchester City player Joey
Barton, is believed to have fled abroad after Anthony Walker, 18,
was left with an axe embedded in his forehead on Friday

Source:- The Times Tuesday 2 August 2005 page 8

School cop patrols flop

The Safer Schools Partnership – in which a police officer was
put on patrol in 400 schools – has failed, a report said

A study by the Youth Justice Board said rates of bullying did not
decrease, but the Department of Education rubbished the

Source:- The Daily Mirror Tuesday 2 August 2005 page

Tory leadership contender calls for tougher line on

David Cameron says the government should consider opting out of the
European Convention on Human Rights so it can tell foreign citizens
who preach hatred that they are not welcome and should be

Source:- Financial Times Tuesday 2 August 2005 page

Teenage drinking “out of control”

About 13 children a day are admitted to hospital suffering from the
effects of alcohol, an increase of 11 per cent since the mid-90s,
according to government figures.

In 2003/4 some 4,647 children were admitted to hospital suffering
from conditions such as mental and behavioural disorders caused by
alcohol, liver disease or the toxic effects of aging, a
parliamentary answer revealed.

Source:- The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 2 August 2005 page

City “field hospital” to treat victims of
drunken violence

Victims of drunken violence in Plymouth are to be treated in a
permanent “field hospital” to relieve congestion in a
hospital casualty unit and to try to improve detection rates. The
hospital will be staffed by police and medical personnel from 11pm
to 4am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Source:- The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 2 August 2005 page

Mystery of loner’s axe killing

A loner who axed an innocent man to death on a busy street was sent
to Broadmoor for psychiatric assessment yesterday.

It was only after his arrest that doctors found he was suffering
from paranoid schizophrenia and delusions.

Source:- Daily Mail Tuesday 2 August 2005 page 25

Welsh news

Taking care of cash

Swansea Council will receive almost £500,000 from the Welsh
Assembly to improve services for carers in the area.

Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot councils will also get cash –
£399,085 and 310,756 respectively. Around 70,000 people in the
three counties are classed as carers who receive no form of

Source:- www.thisissouthwales.co.uk
1 August 2005

New care training success

A new approach to training has resulted in Wrexham social services
having the highest number of qualified home care staff in

The experience of people who have cared for older relatives or
children is recognised as part of qualification.

Source:- www.eveningleadernow.co.uk 
2 August 2005

Extra £4 million will boost region’s child

An extra £4 million is set to be allocated to Powys
children’s services following a critical interim report by
inspectors published in June.

It has been agreed that the service will receive an additional
£2 million during the current financial year with a further
£2 million in 2006/2007.

Source:- www.countytimesnow.co.uk
2 August 2005
Funds needed for vital child helpline

More grassroots fundraising is needed to ensure that North Wales
Childline continues to operate at the times when children need it

Source:- www.pioneernow.co.uk 2
August 2005


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