Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Emails between Peter Blake, Helen Chapman And Neil Billany + 90 Pages Of Emails Between Uber And Chapman.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Are Westminster Council getting ready to pedestrianise Oxford Street, by making one ways, two ways ???
A minicab tout who twice raped a student after plying her with cocaine and alcohol has been jailed for 14 years.
Amos Mbonu, 48, preyed on the victim when she got off the Tube at the Barbican, offering her drugs and then taking her to a party in Leytonstone.
He pounced on her as he drove her home, ignoring her pleas that she had a boyfriend and was not interested in him.
The woman told Blackfriars crown court she has been left depressed, afraid to leave her own home, and unable to enjoy a normal social life after the attack.
Jailing Mbonu for 14 years for the “heinous” crime yesterday, Judge Rajeev Shetty said: “She wanted to do nothing more than get home, but unfortunately through nothing more than bad luck she came across you.
“You enticed her to get into your car with the offer of class A drugs — you saw a female walking at night, probably under the influence of alcohol, and thought it was someone you might be able to take sexual advantage of.”
Warning that Mbonu may continue to be a danger to women, the judge ordered him to serve an extra five years on licence after his release.
In her impact statement, the woman said she was unable to go to university lectures after the attack in October last year and may have to repeat her second year.
She added: “I don’t go out to clubs and bars any more with my friends ...I’m afraid I will never enjoy life again.”
Prosecutor Tara McCarthy told the court the victim, who had earlier been refused admission to a nightclub for being drunk, believed Mbonu was a regular minicab driver when she saw him in his car. He offered to sell her cocaine and drove her to a party in Leytonstone where he plied her with a bottle of wine. He then attacked her in a deserted car park as he drove her home.
He was caught because he gave her his phone number earlier in the evening.
Mbonu, from Bow, denied rape at trial but was found guilty by a jury in July.
He continued to insist he was innocent at his sentencing hearing yesterday, but was also found guilty of supplying cocaine. He had been cleared of a second rape charge in 2001
Taxi Leaks Comment:
Please remember, being drunk is not illegal. RAPE IS...
Source Evening standard, Court News
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
London's Gold Standard Black Taxis have been offering free rides to people caught up in the terror attack at the Parsons Green underground station.
Drivers who had finished night shifts reportedly returned to work to help evacuate terrified commuters.
Parsons Green explosion: BBC's Sophie Raworth describes woman with burns "from top to toe"
London TaxiApp Cabby Gerald Coba said:
"While others seek to profit by increasing their rates (surge pricing) our drivers have again turned out in force to help the public free of charge, it's just what we do.
"We've been doing this for many years. We are London's 4th emergency service and can always be relied on in emergencies such as this.
“Our drivers don't want to make money from other people’s misery, that's not what we do.”
It's been reported that local minicab company Hayber Cars has also been offering free lifts to people undertaking short journeys following the incident.
At least 22 people have been injured by the Parsons Green blast, which Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist attack.
A manhunt has been launched to find the person who planted the suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Other local residents offered to open up their homes to people affected by the explosion.