Friday 03 September 2004

By Shirley Kumar and Clare Jerrom

Satellite technology to track repeat offenders

The Home Office launched a pilot project using satellite technology
to track repeat offenders.

The technology will sound an alarm if, for example a paedophile
approaches a school.

The 12 month project will involve tagging 120 prolific burglars,
paedophiles and juvenile offenders at the cost of £3m.

Source:- The Financial Times, Friday 3 September 2004,
page 3

Preacher sought for ‘child

Kenyan police have requested an international arrest warrant for
preacher Gilbert Deya in connection with his role in a suspected
international child trafficking ring.

Nairobi CID has applied to begin extradition proceedings against
Deya who is based in London.

Source:- The Independent, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Girl of three left in filth for two years despite her
father’s pleas

Manchester council was ordered to pay compensation to a father and
his three year old daughter, after social services closed a file
despite repeated claims over the welfare of the child.

Social workers ignored claims the child was being sexually abused
and was living in filthy conditions believing the father was
motivated by a custody battle. A local government ombudsman heavily
criticised the council for gross errors.

Source:- The Independent, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Newman turns his cool hand to playing the clown

Paul Newman dressed as a clown made a surprise guest appearance at
Zippo Circus in London to entertain 300 sick and disabled

The children were connected to organisations helped by sales of
Newman’s own products.

Source:- The Independent, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Euthanasia group may have helped 22 Britons die

A Swiss euthanasia group has helped 22 Britons get round the UK ban
on euthanasia in the last two years, reveals Lesley Close, whose
brother suffered from motor neurone disease and was the fifth
Briton to be helped.

Dignitas based in Zurich has 557 members in the UK.

Source:- The Guardian, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Lib Dems driven by radical NHS plan

Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy is pushing for a break up
of the NHS and funding health through social insurance as opposed
to general taxation.

The ideas are contained in a book, the Orange Part, co-edited by
the party’s shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, David

Source:- The Guardian, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Bigger asylum centre rejected

Cherwell district council has refused an application to expand and
modernise Campsfield House in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, causing an
embarrassing defeat to the Home Office.

Campsfield House, a male-only asylum centre, was originally
earmarked for closure, but reprieved following a fire in
Yarl’s Wood centre in Bedford.

Source:- The Guardian, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Terror laws target wrong suspects, says study

Most people convicted under terror laws in the last three years are
non Muslim, despite the fact those arrested were Muslim, said a
report by the Institution of Race Relations.

The report examines all arrests made after September 11.

Source:- The Guardian, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Olympic attacker on sex charges

An Irish priest who leapt on an Olympic marathon runner appeared in
court in London yesterday charged with child indecency.

Cornelius Neil Horan of Kerry, Ireland, denies two counts of child
indecency charges.

Source:- The Guardian, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Woman, 95, can live out life in own home after
daughter’s court victory

Wandsworth council has been overruled by an Appeal Court in its
attempts to place a 95-year-old woman in a care home.

The council has been ordered to review the case to allow a woman to
remain in her self-contained flat with the help of carers.

Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Friday 3 September 2004,
page 12

Abuse deaths are going undetected, says child

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
(NSPCC) has urged the government to introduce a national system for
collating information on child abuse to prevent it going

The charity said GPs were often reluctant to allege maltreatment,
in its report.

Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Friday 3 September 2004,
page 14

Husband ‘killed wife who queried losses on

A husband bludgeoned his wife, Maureen Pearson, to death after she
discovered he had lost all their savings on the stock market.

The couple from Poole, Dorset had just celebrated their silver
anniversary. The trial continues.

Source:- The Times, Friday 3 September 2004, page 7

Detainees moved

Asylum seekers from Cardiff prison have been moved to Colnbrooke
immigration detention centre near Heathrow.

The move has been welcomed by refugee groups. Seven men were moved
at the weekend.

Source:- The Times, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Was knife killer of royal park cyclist a mental

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a cyclist in Richmond Park
believe the killer was a former mental health patient with a
history of psychiatric illness.

It is not yet clear whether he was a care in the community

Source:- The Daily Mail, Friday 3 September 2004, page

Scottish newspapers

Calming the neighbours

A scheme aimed at using mediation specialists to solve disputes
among antisocial neighbours is to be rolled out across

The aim of the free community mediation service is to use the
skills and expertise of trained negotiators to heal disputes
involving neighbours and communities before situations get out of

Source:- The Scotsman  Friday 3 September

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