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UK NEWS: PROMINENT BARRISTER AND JUDGE CONSTANCE BRISCOE INVESTIGATED OVER LEAKING OF CASE

Via The Independent A prominent barrister and judge was arrested and dropped as a prosecution witness in the trial of Chris Huhne’s ex-wife after she allegedly lied to police about her role in trying to ruin the career of the former Energy Secretary, a court heard today. Constance Briscoe worked “hand in glove” with her friend Vicky Pryce to leak the story about how Huhne passed his speeding penalty points to his wife but denied in a police statement about having any []

UK NEWS: BRITAIN’S TOP PUBLICIST MAX CLIFFORD ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF SEXUAL OFFENCES

The Guardian reports that Britain’s top publicist Max Clifford has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences. Via The Guardian Max Clifford, one of the best known publicists in Britain, has been arrested by officers investigating sexual abuse claims against Jimmy Savile and others. The Metropolitan police said on Thursday morning that officers working on Operation Yewtree arrested “a man in his sixties” at his Surrey home at 7.04am “on suspicion of sexual offences”. Clifford, 69, is the arrestee. He has been taken []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER JERMAINE PENNANT ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY PUNCHING WOMAN IN THE FACE

Via The Telegraph Jermaine Pennant, the Premier League footballer, has been arrested after   allegedly punching a woman in the face in a nighclub. The 29-year-old Stoke City player is accused of assaulting Jenna Timmis, who   claimed to be a friend of his partner. He is alleged to have clashed with the 31-year-old after she confronted him,   claiming he was flirting with other women at exclusive Circle Club in   Manchester in the early hours on Sunday. A witness told The Sun: “This girl started []

UK NEWS: TEENAGERS ARRESTED AFTER SENDING RACIST TWITTER MESSAGES TO NEWCASTLE UNITED PLAYER SAMMY AMEOBI

First QPR player Anton Ferdinand, then X-Factor contestant Derry and now Premier League player Sammy Ameobi. It’s been a good year so far for the black man. *sarcasm*. Via The Daily Mail Police have arrested two teenagers in  connection with racist abuse posted on a Premier League footballer’s Twitter  account. Sammy Ameobi, 19, who plays for Newcastle United alongside older brother Shola, was called a ‘n****r’ after the footballer  tweeted a photo of a black pair of boots. Ameobi, who broke into the first team at the  []

UK NEWS: BANK TRADER ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF FRAUD NAMED

The banker arrested on suspicion of fraud after he lost £1.3 billion while working at major investment bank UBS has been named. Ghanaian Kweku Adoboli (31) was arrested in a pre-dawn raid earlier today. Click HERE to read more…. *shaking my head* If Kweku is charged I just hope he has a decent lawyer in his corner.

UK NEWS: NEIGHBOURS AT WAR AFTER GOLLIWOG DOLL IS PLACED ON WINDOW SILL

Oh dear… it’s all kicking off in the leafy suffolk countryside. Via The Daily Mail Yesterday, a 65-year-old grandmother was preparing to appear in court charged with a race hate crime after placing the doll in her window. Jena Mason was arrested when her black neighbour, Rosemarie O’Donnell, complained that it was a racial taunt following a long dispute between the two households. Click HERE to read more… A part of me suspects that old Jena Mason knew exactly what she was doing when she []

UK NEWS: HUSBAND ARRESTED OVER WIFE’S DEATH

Via BBC News The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon has been arrested in the UK at the request of the South African authorities, police said. Anni Dewani, 28, from Sweden, was shot after being kidnapped while in a taxi with her husband Shrien last month. On Tuesday, taxi driver Zola Tongo told Western Cape High Court he was offered 15,000 rand (£1,400) by Shrien Dewani, 31, from Bristol, to kill his wife. Mr Dewani was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to []

UK NEWS: DANE BOWERS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SALE OF ILLEGAL PARTY DRUG

Via Yahoo UK Singer Dane Bowers has been arrested by cops investigating the sale of illegal party drug mephedrone. The former Another Level star was taken into custody and quizzed by officers on Tuesday as part of a probe into a drugs bust worth £650,000. According to The Sun, police in Manchester have been involved in a five-month operation to bring down a group of dealers selling the drug at cage-fighting events, which Bowers allegedly promotes. He was bailed until January. Five []

ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS CO-FOUNDER ARRESTED IN MARIJUANA DRUGS RING

Via Yahoo News Raids targeting a wholesale marijuana ring based in New York and Florida resulted in the arrests of 45 people, including one of the founders of the Roc-A-Fella record label, prosecutors said Friday. Kareem Burke, who started the hip-hop label with Jay-Z and Damon Dash in the 1990s, was caught on a wiretap discussing “grow houses” with the ringleader, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said. An employee of High Times magazine also was charged. Burke and the others face 10 years []

REGGAE STAR BOUNTY KILLER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A WOMAN

Reggae star Bounty Killer (real name Rodney Pryce) was arrested and charged with wounding on Saturday after he allegedly beat a woman with a hammer. Via The Jamaican Observer Deputy Superintendent Altermoth Campbell, anti-crime boss at the Constant Spring Police Station, said the entertainer was picked up after a female companion turned up at the station bleeding and reported that he had assaulted her. The incident occurred at his Oakland Apartments residence in St Andrew, police said. “She turned up here sometime after six and said that []