Friday 15 August 2003

By Amy Taylor, Clare Jerrom and Alex

Guilty verdict for asylum seeker
A second asylum seeker was found guilty of taking part in a riot
that destroyed half of Yarl’s Wood immigration centre in
Bedfordshire yesterday.
Behar Limani, a 26-year-old Albanian was convicted of violent
disorder at Harrow crown court.
He will be sentenced at the end of the trial after the jury has
reached decisions over the cases of three other defendants.
Source:- Financial Times Friday 15 August page 4
Scottish newspapers
Dungavel ‘is wrong for children’
Children of asylum seekers should be held in detention
centres for no more than a matter of days, according to an
inspection report of Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre.
Dungavel is the only centre in Britain to regularly hold children
for long periods and last week the Ay family were deported to
Germany following more than a year in detention at the
Anne Owers, chief inspector of prisons, said staff were dealing
conscientiously with detainees, but it was still inappropriate to
detain children, except for very short periods.
Source:- The Herald Friday 15 August
Police detain boy in dawn raid
The boyfriend of murdered schoolgirl Jodi Jones was arrested by
police during a dawn raid yesterday and detained at Dalkeith Police
Station for six hours for questioning.
Forensic teams and a sniffer dog entered Luke Mitchell’s
family home in Newbattle, Midlothian, shortly after he was
arrested. It is the second time detectives have searched the
He was released without charge, but Luke’s grandfather Alan
Mitchell said the investigation was putting immense strain on the
Source:- Daily Record  Friday 15 August page 4-5
Nat’s kid porn trial
An SNP politician yesterday denied downloading child pornography
from the internet and having cannabis at his home in Crieff.
The trial of former Perth and Kinross councillor Iain Hunter was
deferred until next year at Perth sheriff court.
Source:- Daily Record  Friday 15 August page 19
Christmas killer mum locked up
A severely depressed mother who bludgeoned her five-year-old son to
death on Christmas day was detained in hospital indefinitely
Alison Gorrie jumped 30 feet into a courtyard after she dealt blows
with a golf club to her son Brendan. He suffered massive head
injuries after enduring at least six blows.
Gorrie suffered crippling injuries from the fall and is now
confined to a wheelchair.
Lord Macfadyen imposed the hospital order after hearing Gorrie had
suffered bouts of chronic depression for many years.
Source:- Daily Record  Friday 15 August page 25
Pervs’ drill thrill
Perverts are using cordless drills to bore spy holes in a swimming
pool’s changing rooms to enable them to watch girls
The technique was revealed after a 10-year-old girl saw someone
peering at her through a small hole in the cubicle wall. Her mother
raised the alarm with staff at Hamilton Water Palace.
A spokesperson for South Lanarkshire council which runs the pool,
said: “Our management team has taken action to catch the
Peeping Toms.”
Source:- Daily Record  Friday 15 August page 37
Readers dig deep to help youngsters
Teenagers across Scotland have the chance of a brighter
future after the public has donated funds to the ‘Daily
Record’s campaign.
The Save our Kids appeal was launched to reduce the appalling
suicide rate among youngsters, and it has been boosted by donations
of £30,000 this summer, bringing the total raised to
Source:- Daily Record  Friday 15 August page 45

Welsh newspapers

5,000 left stranded
A charity that acts as a lifeline for older and disabled people has
been put off the road after vandals wrecked its minibuses.
The vehicles belonging to Voluntary Emergency Transport (Vest) are
used to take people with restricted mobility on trips, to the shops
and to vital medical appointments.
The charity that is based in Cardiff has now had to cancel the
majority of its journeys, and Caroline Walden who runs the Vest
says the incident has been a huge setback.
Source:- South Wales Echo Thursday 14 August page 3
‘The Night Bus Has Changed My

A two-page feature looking at the work of the Cardiff Night Bus
that provides respite for rough sleepers.
The bus is run by Cardiff Council’s outreach team and
provides much needed support for many homeless people in the
Source:- South Wales Echo Thursday 14 August pages 18-19
Appeal hope for 18-year-old refugee
The Welsh foster father of a Kosovan teenager who faces deportation
says he believes there is a good case to appeal against the
Steve Crandon and his wife Julia Gregg have cared for Edmond Pone
for the past four years since he was found aged 14 in the back of a
lorry in south Wales.
Pone was told by the Home Office last week that he would have to
return to Kosova despite no longer having any family there.
Source: Western Mail Friday 15 August page 5

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