04 March 2007

04 March 07

Paramedic spiked drink

A PARAMEDIC spiked the wine of a woman he met on the internet.

Steven Jones, aged 37, of Sedley Court, Sydenham Hill, slipped a powerful painkiller into her glass while the woman was in the bathroom of her flat. But his plan was foiled when the victim, a police nurse, decided they weren't a match and ended the evening.

Dream comes true at school gig

Jamie Cullum previewed new songs and performed a Justin Timberlake cover at the concert to celebrate the opening of Sydenham High School's £2.5m performing arts centre. The 90-minute show at the school in Westwood Hill, Sydenham, was enjoyed by 500 pupils, staff and parents.

Claims bus death victim was intimidated

A 45-YEAR-OLD man was "crushed" under a bus after he chased youths intimidating him, a witness claims.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in Baring Road, Grove Park, at 9.45pm yesterday evening after he became trapped under the double decker vehicle. Bijal Sha, the manager of Grove Park Pharmacy, claims the victim had come in the store for help minutes before his death.

Pirate DVD factory in London raided

Eight people were rounded up after a raid on a residential premises yielded a huge amount of pirated video material in Deptford, London recently.

The joint operation between Lewisham Trading Standards, Met Police, FACT, IFPI and BPI, conducted on 22 February 2007, was carried out following suspicions that counterfeit DVDs and music CDs were being manufactured and distributed from the premises.

The operation resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of equipment and materials, including 22 DVD burners used for multiple DVD and CD copying, Commercial colour printers connected to commercial printing ink reservoirs, 7,000 completed discs in bags and stored ready for collection and supply, 10,000 blank DVD and CD discs ready for burning and 10,000 sleeves and several sheets of laser copier paper.

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