Crime

Man who was 'pillar of the community' jailed for five years over child sex offences

By Naomi Firsht, November 6, 2014

A former company director described as a "pillar of the community" was sentenced to five years 11 months for paying for children to be sexually abused.

Simeon Paul Osen, 53, from Chigwell, Essex, paid adults in the Philippines to find children to perform sexual acts and film them so he could watch online via a Skype link, Harrow criminal court heard.

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‘Charlie Kray was a charmer’

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2014

Every time Jonathan Goldberg QC attends a party, he faces the same question: “How can you defend a man you know to be guilty?”

It’s something he has come to expect, having acted for some of the most notorious murderers, rapists and fraudsters in criminal courts at home and abroad for the past 41 years.

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German butchers sold fake kosher meat 'for years'

By Josh Jackman, October 22, 2014

Two German butchers have admitted to selling 88,000 lb of fake kosher meat to turn a higher profit.

The owners of Frankfurt’s Aviv store made more than £440,000 by peddling cheap cuts of beef and lamb to Jewish individuals, schools and other institutions at marked-up prices.

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Judges praises Shomrim volunteers for nabbing burglar

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2014

A judge has praised a Jewish volunteer security team which helped secure the conviction of a man who attempted to break into a flat.

Gary Mitchell was detained by members of the Stamford Hill Shomrim after he was seen opening a window at the property in Hackney, north London, using a pair of pliers.

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Violent robber who fled to Israel is jailed

By Marcus Dysch, September 5, 2014

A man who fled to Israel after committing a violent robbery has been jailed after he was extradited back to Britain.

Adam Rubinstein skipped bail in 2010 after attacking a couple in their car. He travelled to Israel via Latvia and was eventually tracked down by Interpol.

The 29-year-old, formerly of Bushey, Hertfordshire, was sent back to Britain by a judge in Jerusalem.

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British police working to calm tensions over Gaza

By Marcus Dysch, August 15, 2014

A senior police officer has said forces across the country are working to calm tensions over Gaza that have spilled over into antisemitic incidents.

Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police and a vice-president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said a balance must be found between the right to protest and a risk of serious disruption.

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Jewish suspects ‘confess’ to murder of Arab teen

By Sandy Rashty, July 7, 2014

Three of the six Jewish suspects who were arrested in connection to the kidnap and killing of a Palestinian teenager have reportedly confessed to the crime.

The burnt body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was discovered last Wednesday.

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Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan denies rape allegation

By Marcus Dysch, July 7, 2014

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has said an allegation that he indecently assaulted a woman in the 1960s is “wholly without foundation”.

It has emerged that Lord Brittan was questioned by police last month following an allegation of rape.

The 74-year-old was once one of five Jewish cabinet members in Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government.

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Hendon residents' shock after fatal stabbing

By Daniel Easterman, July 4, 2014

Local residents have spoken of their fear and shock the morning after a brutal killing in the heart of Jewish north London.

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Man fatally stabbed in Hendon

By Charlotte Oliver, July 4, 2014

A man was stabbed to death in Hendon, north London, on Thursday afternoon, just yards from a Jewish nursery.

Emergency services, as well as Shomrim volunteer security group and Hatzola medical service, were called to Parson Street at 4.45pm, following reports that a man had been injured during a suspected robbery. The man was pronounced dead at 5.30pm.

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