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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Man, 26, bailed over Merseyside gangland murder

Liverpool Echo - News - Liverpool Local News - Man, 26, bailed over Merseyside gangland murder: "arrested Jamie Edward Aytoun from Bravery Court, Garston on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of the murder of Paul Pike.
He was last night charged with gun and drugs offences but bailed in relation to the murder inquiry.
Paul, 23, was gunned down as he sat in his van at traffic lights on Crosby Road North, at its junction with South Road, on Saturday June 5.
His killers pulled alongside his red Transit van in a silver Audi TT and sprayed it with bullets.
They drove off only to turn around and come back, opening fire for a second time.
Paul’s girlfriend was sat next to him at the time but managed to escape without being injured.
Thursday’s arrest at Holyhead came after police raided the Bravery Court flat earlier in the day."

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Judge sets bonds in Roma cops' drug smuggling case | mcallen, bonds, roma - Now - TheMonitor.com

Judge sets bonds in Roma cops' drug smuggling case | mcallen, bonds, roma - Now - TheMonitor.com: "Few details emerged Monday from a court hearing in the case involving two Roma police officers who face federal drug smuggling charges.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos granted bond for the six suspects present at the detention hearing in McAllen.
The case came after Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested seven suspects Sept. 13 as part of an ongoing smuggling investigation that stretches from Starr County to Houston.
The arrested Roma policemen, Jose and Roel Roberto Garcia, remain suspended pending a department investigation"

Sleeping King City girl injured in gang-related shooting | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian

Sleeping King City girl injured in gang-related shooting | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian: "gunmen walked up to a residence around 3:10 a.m. on the 200 block of Oxford Avenue and fired several rounds into the residence.Miller said one of Saturday's rounds struck the girl, asleep in the front room at the time, in the lower torso. She was treated for non-life-threatening wounds at Mee Memorial Hospital and remains in stable condition.It's the sixth shooting of the year in the area, which police described as a hot spot for gang activity. One of those shootings included the March 3 homicide of Alonso Chavez. The 29-year-old was shot by a man on a bicycle in front of his home on the 1300 block of Cambridge Avenue.On Saturday's shooting, police said the gunmen ran south on Oxford Avenue, got into a black, compact vehicle and left toward Amherst Drive.Miller said police are investigating the shooting as gang-related."

The Courier - Alistair Thomson given four years in prison for killing brother John Pickersgill

The Courier - Alistair Thomson given four years in prison for killing brother John Pickersgill: "Alistair Thomson (43) stabbed his brother John Pickersgill in the stomach after the pair got into a fight following an evening spent drinking at a house in Cowdenbeath on January 30.
Thomson, formerly of Fairy Fa' in Crossgates, pleaded guilty to a culpable homicide charge last month.
At the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday Judge Lord Tyre said if Thomson had not pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity he would have sentenced him to six years' imprisonment.
Lord Tyre also took into account Thomson's remorse, which he did not doubt was genuine.
The judge said he was also aware Thomson's family, who were in the public benches, remained supportive of him despite this 'tragic incident.'
Thomson wept as his QC told the High Court in Glasgow how their mother was devastated as one son was dead and another was responsible."

Woman castrated man with her nails | Daily Mirror, The; London (UK) Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

Woman castrated man with her nails | Daily Mirror, The; London (UK) Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET: "WOMAN castrated a man with her bare hands after an argument at a Christmas party, it emerged yesterday.
Rebecca Arnold Dawson sank her long nails into the man's groin - and tore off his private parts.
The victim Kevin Russ needed more than 50 stitches after suffering the agonising injury.
Police chief Frank Powers said his officers discovered a 'bloody scene' after being called to the house.
Dawson, 34, has been charged with malicious castration and assault.
The horrific incident took place after Russ and his girlfriend Tanya Gardella, 32, hosted a party on Christmas Eve.
Dawson was among the guests at the house in town of Lillington, North Carolina.
Both women got involved in an argument, and when 38-year-old Russ tried to intervene he was attacked."

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Digger Magazine - Covering Crime and Gangs in Glasgow: Armed robbery at Maryhill bookies

The Digger Magazine - Covering Crime and Gangs in Glasgow: Armed robbery at Maryhill bookies: "Staff in a bookies were left terrified after a masked man threatened them with a firearm.
The hold up happened at the Ladbrokes in Kilfinan Street, Maryhill, just after 08.30pm yesterday evening.
The man who robbed the shop was wearing a mask and brandishing what appeared to be a firearm. He threatened the staff, a male and female worker, before making off with a three figure sum of money.
Police describe the suspect as being: 'A white male in his mid 20's. He is 5'8'' with a thin build. He was wearing a dark grey Nike hooded top and a dark scarf covering his mouth.'
Police are also keen to speak to an oap who was in the shop when the robbery took place."

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