Friday 8 July 2005

By Simeon Brody and Derren Hayes

The Times

Milly suspect held

A man aged 36, from West Drayton, Hillingdon was arrested by police
in connection with the murder of Milly Dowler.

Milly, then 13, disappeared on her way home from school in
Walton-on-Thames in March 2002.

Source:- The Times Friday 8 July 2005 page 29

Police accused over race brawl

Seven white police officers, including a woman, have been arrested
and bailed over their alleged roles in a racially motivated brawl
in Wimbledon on Tuesday night.

The officers were arrested with five Asian men. A fight took place
leaving one of the Asian men injured in hospital. A Scotland Yard
spokesperson said the officers were off duty at the time.

Source:- The Times Friday 8 July 2005 page

Bedsharing increases risk of cot death eight times

Babies up to eleven weeks old are eight times more likely to die
from cot death if they sleep in the same bed as their parents,
according to researchers.

Source:- The Times Friday 8 July 2005 page 34

Chaos at the maternity unit where women died

A maternity unit where 10 mothers died in fewer than three years
was overstretched with staff trying to work with inadequate
equipment, according to a report by the Healthcare

Patients received too little information about their treatment and
conflicting information from staff, the report into Northwick Park
Hospital in London revealed.

Source:- The Times Friday 8 July 2005 page 34

Boy clear of murder bid

An 11-year-old boy who stabbed his baby nephew after child’s
screaming disturbed his Playstation game was cleared of murder

The court heard the family, from Lincolnshire, had been under great
strain because the boy’s mother was looking after the baby
while its mother had been sectioned under the Mental Health

The baby made a good recovery in hospital after the attack and the
jury will continue to deliberate on the lesser charges of wounding
with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and wounding.

Source:- The Times Friday 8 July 2005 page 35

Gang kills father for his worthless bike

A gang of “yobs” kicked to death the father of a
teenage boy so they could steal his battered mountain bike.

Ian Corfield, 42, was attacked in Higher Broughton, Manchester,
where a series of assaults led police to complain of “feral
youths” running wild in the streets.

He was ambushed outside a newsagent’s shop by a gang of up to
five youths and men aged between 16 and 25. A 16-year-old boy has
been arrested.

Source:- The Times Friday 8 July 2005 page 37

The Guardian

Doctors cleared over Shipman forms

Three doctors who signed cremation forms for serial killer Harold
Shipman were cleared of professional misconduct.

The doctors were accused of failing to notice “extraordinary
coincidences” between the timing of Shipman’s home
visits and patient deaths.

Source:- The Guardian Friday 8 July 2005 page 16


Muslims told not to travel as retaliation fears grow

The Islamic Human Rights Commission has issued the extraordinary
advice to Muslims not to travel or got out unless strictly
necessary for fear of reprisals following the London terrorist

Source:- The Independent Friday 8 July 2005 page 27

Scottish news

MSPs ask for rethink on Family Law Bill

MSPs have asked ministers to think again about whether a proposed
reform of family law goes far enough on giving rights and
responsibilities to grandparents.

The Scottish executive is being asked to review the last major
reform in 1995 in relation to how it affects grandparents and
step-parents who want to assume parental rights and

The bill proposes new legal safeguards making it easier to
“disentangle” the lives of cohabiting couples when relationships
end; automatic parental responsibilities and rights for unmarried
fathers; and shorter separation periods for no-fault

Source:- The Herald Friday 8 July.

Morning-after pill sales do not encourage unsafe

Allowing women to buy the morning-after pill in chemists does not
encourage unsafe sex, according to a new study.

The results suggest that the predicted rise in unsafe sex has been

Since January 2001, emergency hormonal contraception (EHC), or the
morning-after pill, has been available without prescription across
Britain to women aged 16 or over at a cost of £20 to

Source:- The Scotsman Friday 8 July


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