Crime

Murder victim was out buying bagels

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 16, 2014

An inquest into how a psychiatric patient released from a secure hospital stabbed a Jewish man to death, opened this week amid emotional scenes.

Michael Kahan, 39, a klezmer violinist from north Manchester, sustained injuries to his heart and stomach when he was stabbed by Jonathan Mills in June 2008 outside a Jewish bakery in Crumpsall. The father-of-three had gone out to buy bagels.

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Callous thief tries to steal Freud’s ashes

By Rosa Doherty, January 15, 2014

Police did not have to order a psychologist’s report to know the mindset of the thief who attempted to steal the urn containing the ashes of Sigmund Freud and his wife.

“Callous and despicable” was the assessment of the burglar who broke into the crematorium in Hoop Lane Golders Green, on New Year’s eve, and removed the urn from the chapel where it was on display.

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Support for hate victims

By Marcus Dysch, January 12, 2014

Extra support will be provided to victims of hate crimes, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.

A new Victims’ Code came into force on Monday, with a focus on helping people from minority communities to deal with reporting crime and the stresses of attending subsequent court hearings.

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Wife murderer Ekaireb gets life

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2014

Jewish property tycoon Robert Ekaireb was jailed for life this week for the murder of his pregnant wife in 2006.

Mr Ekaireb, 39, was recommended to serve a minimum 22 year sentence for the murder of China-born Li Hau Cao, a former lapdancer. Her body has never been found.

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Police probe racist tweets

By Marcus Dysch, January 9, 2014

Police are assessing whether Twitter users who posted a series of antisemitic messages after the FA Cup derby between Arsenal and Tottenham should face criminal charges.

A number of offensive tweets — most referring to the Holocaust — from fans of both clubs were highlighted following the match on Saturday.

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Multi-millionaire who murdered his wife jailed for life

By Sandy Rashty, January 7, 2014

Jewish property tycoon Robert Ekaireb was jailed for life today for the murder of his pregnant wife.

Mr Ekaireb, 39, was recommended to serve a minimum 22 year sentence for the murder of China-born Li Hau Cao, a former lapdancer, in 2006.

The multi-millionaire, who owned more than 50 properties worth over £65 million and a jewellery business in Hatton Garden, was convicted last month.

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Millionaire is found guilty of wife’s murder

By Sandy Rashty, December 23, 2013

A Jewish property tycoon has been found guilty of murder.

Multi-millionaire Robert Ekaireb, who owned more than 50 properties worth over £65 million and a jewellery business in Hatton Garden, was convicted for murdering his Chinese-born wife Li Hua Cao, a former lapdancer.

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Police search Lord Janner's home in child abuse investigation

By Marcus Dysch, December 20, 2013

The home of Lord Janner has been searched by police in connection with allegations of historic child abuse.

Leicestershire Police searched a property owned by the former Board of Deputies president in the London borough of Barnet as "part of an ongoing criminal inquiry".

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Property millionaire found guilty of murdering his wife

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2013

Jewish property tycoon Robert Ekaireb was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey today.

Mr Ekaireb, 39, was convicted of having murdered his wife, former lapdancer Li Hua Cao.

Ms Hua Cao, 27, was believed to have been 22 weeks pregnant when she went missing in October 2006.

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Police arrest two men over antisemitic tweets

By Charlotte Oliver, December 13, 2013

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, after antisemitic comments appeared on Twitter following Tottenham Hotspur's match against West Ham United in early October.

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