Saturday 9 July

By Simeon Brody and Derren Hayes


Move to limit backlash against Muslims
The first indications of a possible backlash against British
Muslims came with reports of a suspicious fire at a mosque in Leeds
and a Sikh temple in Kent.
Police said about 70 incidents against minorities had been
Source:- The Guardian Saturday 9 July 2005 page 7
Witchcraft torturers jailed
Three people were jailed for torturing an eight-year-old child they
accused of being a witch.
An aunt and another female relative, Sita Kisanga, 35, of Hackney
were jailed for 10 years at the Old Bailey and a male relative,
Sebastian Pinto, 33, of Stoke Newington was jailed for four years
for aiding an abetting child cruelty.
Source:- The Guardian Saturday 9 July 2005 page 13

Body of girl, 10, discovered
Police launched a murder inquiry after the body of Lauren
Pilkington-Smith, 10, was found in a wooded area near her home in
Leigh, near Manchester. She had failed to return home on Thursday
Source:- The Guardian Saturday 9 July 2005 page 13

Boy convicted over stabbing
A 12-year-old boy, who stabbed his seven-month-old nephew with a
kitchen knife after his cries distracted him from a PlayStation
game, was convicted in Hull of grievous bodily harm.
Source:- The Guardian Saturday 9 July 2005 page

Hunger strike escalates
A hunger strike by detained Zimbabweans against deportation has
escalated, the Home Office said. Of 99 detainees 37 are refusing
Source:- The Guardian Saturday 9 July 2005 page 13

Woman jailed for three years after hate campaign against
friend’s daughter, 6

A mother was jailed for three years for running a hate campaign
against a friend’s six-year-old daughter.
Kathryn Skinner, 40, of Whipton near Exeter, spiked drinks with
antidepressants at children’s parties and blamed it on the
girl and planted razor blades in school bags. The young victim
endured 18 months of misery and was left traumatised after being
punished constantly for things she had not done.
Source:- The Times Saturday 9 July 2005 page 47

Power call for local authorities
The government must give local authorities more power in the wake
of the terror attacks, local government minister David Miliband
told the Local Government Association conference.
He said cities and towns should be given more responsibility and
more rewards for reducing worklessness and must lead the way in
delivering value for money at every stage.
Source:- Financial Times Saturday 9 July 2005 page 4

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