Thursday 6 April

By Simeon Brody, Mithran Samuel and Clare Jerrom

Pensioner attack
Joe Ashendon, 20, a barman from Chelmsford, has been charged with the rape of a 97-year-old at a sheltered housing complex in Essex last Sunday morning.
Source:- The Times Thursday 6 April 2006 page 24

Judges rule out imposing ‘vague’ ASBOs on louts
Two High Court judges have ruled that an antisocial behaviour order preventing a teenager from “acting in an antisocial manner in Manchester” was too vague.
Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice David Clarke said Asbos should prohibit specific behaviour, and set out guidelines for how orders should be constructed.
Source:- The Times Thursday 6 April 2006 page 29

Older people enjoy retirement villages
Living in retirement villages may be the right answer for older people wanting independence and support, according to a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Residents live in self-contained flats but can call in onsite support when needed.
Source:- The Guardian Thursday 6 April 2006 page 14

Man accused of raping bath girl
A 34-year-old man has been charged with the kidnap, rape and indecent assault of a six-year-old girl who was snatched from her bath in North Tyneside last December.
Source:- The Independent Thursday 6 April 2006 page 17

Scottish news

Mother accused of killing baby daughter breaks down in dock
A mother accused of killing her baby more than 20 years ago broke down in the dock at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday.
It had been assumed that Jennifer Liehne’s baby daughter Jacqueline had been a cot death victim. But medical experts who were asked to re-examine the case years later suspected foul play.
Liehne denies charges of assault and culpable homicide.
Source:- Evening News  Wednesday 5 April

Welsh news

‘Image of paedophiles leaves most children unprotected’
A researcher claimed yesterday that the portrayal of paedophiles as loners wearing macs and lurking near schools is leaving te majority of children who experience sexual abuse unprotected.
Jenny Kitzinger says the emphasis on stranger danger in the press meant the main perpetrators of sexual abuse – men who target children within their own families and communities – receive little attention.
Source:- IC Wales  Wednesday 5 April



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