11 March 2007

11 March 2007

Youth banned from driving

A YOUTH has been banned from driving for six months after appearing before magistrates charged with motoring offences. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named, was also ordered to pay £25 costs and received a nine month referral order to attend Lewisham Youth Offending Team.

'Reservoir Dogs' gang in midnight torture raids

...two of the gang - Robert Talbot, a BMW trader, and his younger brother, Adam - also staged a series of at least 15 burglaries, which yielded more than £500,000. Robert Talbot, 29, viewed himself as "middle class". He ran Beema World, a service centre in Catford, south east London, for BMW. He also had at least 20 convictions and put his thoughts on crime on paper, in a book manuscript which he entitled Larging It. In it he claimed he had "no time for bag snatchers" who preyed on the weak but outlined a criminal manifesto which was put into practice in the robberies, which police believe were primarily driven by him....

Lewisham Ex-cop speaks in Luton

Dr David Michael, 53, is a founder member and former chairman of the UK's first Black Police Association. He was the first black cop in Lewisham and was also the recipient of its first Mayor's Citizenship Award.

He has an honorary law degree from the University of Greenwich and was a member of the Newham Child protection team. His work has also involved several high profile murder cases, the criminal justice service and a unit investigating complaints against police officers.

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