Crime

Delay for miscarriage of justice appeal

By Jennifer Lipman, May 13, 2011

A man who was jailed 35 years ago for the gruesome murder of a Jewish clothing shop owner is unlikely to have his appeal heard until next year.

Errol Clive Heibner, known as John, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 1976. He was convicted of shooting Beatrice "Biddy" Gold in the storeroom of her family's business, but always maintained he was not guilty.

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Rabbi who groped Israeli soldier sentenced to jail

By Jennifer Lipman, May 13, 2011

The rabbi who was convicted of groping a female IDF officer on a flight to New York will spend two months behind bars.

Father-of-11 Gavriel Bidany was arrested after the woman, 23, accused him of touching her underneath her airline blanket without her consent.

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Car jackers flee as businessman fights back

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

A father-of-two was left "battered and bruised" after fighting off would-be car thieves.

Posing as buyers for the BMW Golders Green businessman Jonathan Marriott was trying to sell online, two men attacked him, spraying a pepper-like substance in his face.

"One of them put his hand over my face and tried to push me, but I resisted" said Mr Marriott, 40.

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Call for vigilance after synagogue burglaries

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

Police in Stamford Hill have stepped up patrols after a spate of burglaries at synagogues.

At least eight shuls have been broken into in the last two months. Small amounts of cash were taken.

Police believe the same group is behind the burglaries after two suspects were caught on CCTV.

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Police looking for Mud Club founder abusers

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2011

Socialite Philip Sallon is recovering after he suffered a fractured skull in an assault.

Mr Sallon was punched, kicked and stamped on after being approached by two men in Piccadilly Circus in the early hours of April 2.

A fixture on the London club scene, Mr Sallon is renowned for his flamboyant dress sense.

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Helping hate crime victims

April 8, 2011

The restorative justice partnership between Greater Manchester Police and the local Jewish community was officially launched this week.

Salford divisional commander Kevin Mulligan addressed the launch of the scheme - enabling hate crime victims to meet the perpetrators to explain the impact of racism - at the Community Security Trust's northern regional office in Manchester.

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Seven years for Israeli convicted of bribery in Georgia

By Jennifer Lipman, April 1, 2011

An Israeli businessman has been sentenced to seven years behind bars in Georgia in a case which a top lawyer has called a breach of human rights legislation.

Rony Fuchs was convicted by a Georgian court and fined about £180,000 for allegedly attempting to bribe a Georgian minister over a breached agreement on the construction of an oil pipeline.

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Noshers hold-up: He battered both of them

By Marcus Dysch, March 31, 2011

A fishmonger has described how he fought off a gunman during an armed robbery at his delicatessen.

Adam Bernholt was working alone at his Noshers Smoked Salmon Company shop in Edgware when two robbers came in, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money.

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Guilty plea for man who harassed the Jewish Chronicle

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2011

A man has pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment against the Jewish Chronicle.

William James Hannaford of Euston pleaded guilty to one charge at the Old Bailey on Monday morning.

During a three month period last year Hannaford phoned the Jewish Chronicle office hundreds of times, shouting about “dirty rotten Jews” and “Jewish cockroaches".

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St John’s Wood alarm shooter sentenced

By Robyn Rosen, March 28, 2011

A multi-millionaire businessman who shot his neighbour's fire alarm to stop it ringing in the middle of the night has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid community service.

Peter Shalson, 53, was investigated by police after a shotgun was fired at the property next to his detached home in St John’s Wood, north west London, in January 2010.

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