Crime

Shomrim called after attempted bank robbery

By Naomi Firsht, May 22, 2015

Jewish volunteer security service Shomrim were called to Lloyds bank in Golders Green on Thursday afternoon after an attempted robbery.

According to police a man walked into the Lloyds at around 3pm on Thursday, told staff he had a knife on him and demanded cash, before walking out empty-handed.

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Jeremiah Duggan did not commit suicide, coroner rules

By Matei Clej, May 22, 2015

Jewish student Jeremiah Duggan did not commit suicide, a coroner has ruled.

Andrew Walker "totally rejected" a ruling by a German court that Mr Duggan had killed himself by running out in front of traffic on a motorway in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2003.

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Jeremiah Duggan's suicide was staged, expert tells inquest

By Matei Clej, May 20, 2015

A forensic scientist has cast doubt on events leading to the death of Jewish student Jeremiah Duggan, suggesting that his suicide was staged.

At an inquest at North London Coroner’s Court, Alan Bayle said he believed Mr Duggan had not killed himself by jumping in front of moving vehicles.

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Todros Grynhaus found guilty of sexual assault

By JC Reporter, May 19, 2015

A Jewish teacher turned businessman is facing a ''substantial'' jail sentence after being found guilty of seven sex abuse charges on Tuesday.

Todros Grynhaus, 50, was convicted of five counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault against the girls when they were aged around 14 and 15.

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Grynhaus jury told to reach unanimous verdict

By JC Reporter, May 15, 2015

The judge in the trial of Todros Grynhaus has told the jury only an unanimous verdict will be accepted.

The panel have begun their deliberations after two weeks of evidence.

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Tony Blair vouches for convict Ehud Olmert in corruption case

By Marcus Dysch, May 6, 2015

Tony Blair has intervened in Ehud Olmert’s corruption case, providing a character reference for the discredited former Israeli Prime Minister.

A letter written by the former British premier in support of Olmert praised the ex-Kadima leader’s efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.

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Teacher 'annoyed at being caught' when sex abuse allegations made, court hears

May 5, 2015

A leading rabbi has told a court that a Jewish teacher was “annoyed at being caught” when confronted with allegations of serious sexual abuse in front of his wife as part of a secret meeting.

Rabbi Shraga Feivel Zimmerman was giving evidence on Tuesday in the trial of 50-year-old Todros Grynhaus, a prominent member of the Charedi community in Salford.

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They are the forgotten heroes of global Jewry. It is our duty to remember them

By Colin Shindler, April 30, 2015

Last week saw the passing of two former Soviet Jewish refuseniks, Vladimir Slepak and Vladimir Prestin, who were not permitted to leave the USSR for almost 20 years. It was only when Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in 1985 that the gates were finally opened for a small group of long-term Moscow activists.

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Girl told to 'enjoy it' by alleged sex abuser

By JC Reporter, April 29, 2015

A woman who claims she was sexually abused as a teenager by a strictly Orthodox teacher burst into tears in court as she described being ordered to “enjoy it” while she was molested.

The woman said she was attacked by Todros Grynhaus when she was aged between 14 and 15.

Mr Grynhaus, the son of a rabbi, was a respected member of the Charedi community in Salford.

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Alleged sex offender Todros Grynhaus had 'demons running through him'

By JC Reporter, April 28, 2015

A respected Jewish teacher skipped bail and fled to Israel using a false passport after being charged with sexual offences against two teenage girls, a court heard on Tuesday.

Father-of-10 Todros Grynhaus, 50, denies five counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault.

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