Crime

Brighton plaque honours Victorian policeman

By Cecily Woolf, June 2, 2014

A blue plaque has been unveiled by Brighton mayor Brian Fitch to commemorate Henry Solomon, the first chief officer of Brighton Borough Police and the only one to have died on duty.

Mr Solomon was appointed in 1838 and commanded 31 officers for six years but he was attacked with a poker in his office by a petty thief, John Lawrence, on March 13, 1844, and died a day later of his wounds.

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New hope for Duggan mother as she heads to court

By Daniel Easterman, May 29, 2014

The mother of a north London student who died under suspicious circumstances in Germany has taken her quest for justice to the British courts.

Erica Duggan has waged an 11-year battle with the German authorities over the fate of her son Jeremiah.

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Museum bloodbath puts Belgians on terror alert

By Yossie Lempkowicz, Marcus Dysch and Orlando Radice, May 29, 2014

V Five days after a lone gunman shot dead four people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum, the fear and anger is palpable.

“We are in a state of war. The terrorist is still at large. When you see the video images of the shooter, it’s really frightening because he might act again,’’ said Brigitte Weberman, a consultant who works for a local Jewish radio station.

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Hampstead stockbroker and family robbed by motorcycle gang

By Sandy Rashty, May 22, 2014

A motorcycle gang robbed a stockbroker and his wife of watches worth £20,000 as they returned to their car after a family day out at Kenwood House in north London.

Two bikes drew up alongside the VW Tiguan at around 5pm last Saturday. Four men surrounded it and one smashed a hammer into the side of the car.

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Pair held over Nazi salute outside Golders Green kosher restaurant

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2014

A barrister has described how he witnessed a neo-Nazi attack outside a kosher restaurant just hours after Holocaust memorial day.

Two men performed Nazi salutes and shouted “Heil Hitler” during the incident.

Neville Kesselman, 71, was with a group of friends when the pair carried out the attack in Golders Green, north-west London, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Gateshead man cleared of sexually abusing teenage boy

By Charlotte Oliver, May 1, 2014

A member of Gateshead's Orthodox Jewish community has been cleared of sexually abusing a teenage boy.

Jeremy Bernstein, 37, had been on trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

He was accused of touching the boy inappropriately and forcing him to carry out sex acts between December 1998 and December 2003.

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Gateshead man on trial over ‘sex abuse’ of teen

May 1, 2014

A member of the Gateshead Orthodox community went on trial this week accused of a string of historic sex offences against a teenage boy.

Jeremy Bernstein, 37, was accused of touching the boy inappropriately and forcing him to carry out sex acts between December 1998 and December 2003.

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Tribute to Leeds' stabbed teacher Ann Maguire

By Charlotte Oliver, May 1, 2014

Leading figures from Leeds’ Jewish community have sent their condolences to a local Catholic school after a teacher was stabbed to death by one of its pupils earlier this week.

Religious education and Spanish teacher Ann Maguire, 61, died on Monday, shortly after being attacked and repeatedly stabbed by a 15-year-old pupil at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds.

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Police send Lord Janner file to Crown Prosecution Service

By Marcus Dysch, April 30, 2014

A police investigation into allegations of historic child abuse against Jewish peer Lord Janner has moved forward.

Leicestershire Police announced today that it had submitted evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration.

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Victims are hiding abuse, says Nigel Evans’s lawyer

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 25, 2014

The lawyer who helped clear the former House of Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans of a string of sexual offences has highlighted the need for greater assistance to prosecute rape and sexual assaults in the Jewish community.

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