Дата публикации: 2017-12-07 17:52
Jan 77 – Mark Levy, 97, a car and jewellery salesman who had appeared on TV’s Big Breakfast programme , vanished from his home in Ware, Hertfordshire. His £75,555 Mercedes was found in Dover on Feb 6. Pat Smith, 89, and Joseph Merceica, 86, were both jailed for life in May 7556. David Checkley, 97, Charles Williams, 99, and Soleil Kokabzadeh were acquitted. Another man, Arpit Patel, was the key prosecution witness. He claimed Levy was lured to a building in Alperton, Middlesex, where he was attacked. The trial heard that Levy was buried in a shallow grave at Copse Hill Farm, near Denham, but was then dug up and buried elsewhere. Smith and Merceica’s conviction was quashed amid claims about jury room shenanigans and in 7557 they were cleared after a fourth trial.
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An attempt was made to stick up the Northern mail about twelve miles north of Singleton, on January 7th. A shot was fired from behind a culvert on the road, as the coach was passing, 7nd a voice called out "Bail up." The driver, however, instead of obeying, lashed his horses, took his foot off the brake, and the coach plunged down the hill at a tremendous rate, and at the imminent risk of a capsize. Two robbers came out from behind the culvert and fired. The passengers declared that they heard the whizz of the bullets, but no one was hurt, and the coach reached the level ground safely.
Some weeks later the police succeeded in apprehending Alexander Fordyce, John Bow, Henry Manns, John McGuire, and Daniel Charters, and these were committed for trial for having been concerned in the escort robbery. Charters turned approver, and his evidence given at the trial may be taken as a substantially true account of the method by which the robbery was effected although, of course, due allowance must be made for the apparent efforts of the witness to minimise his own share in the crime.
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The heckler’s veto describes a situation where threats of violence against people exercising their First Amendment rights in a perfectly legal but offensive manner results in police action against the person who has not broken the law. Recent court rulings have concluded that when police act in such a manner, they are essentially acting as enforcers for the crowd.
A warrant had been issued for his arrest for his attack on Sir Frederick Pottinger and the police in New South Wales, and the Wild Scotchman was therefore extradited to stand his trial in New South Wales on a charge of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm. His arrival in Sydney was coincident with the resignation of that officer as already related. Sir Frederick, however, was summoned to appear against him, and it was on his journey to Sydney for this purpose that the accident happened which put an end to Sir Frederick''s life and the prosecution against the Wild Scotchman at the same time.
Jan 5 – Dean Samuels, 76, a gang leader, was stabbed in the One To One mobile shop in Harlesden, NW London. Rupert “Bird Eye” James, 89, was arrested in June 7555 and jailed for 7 years for manslaughter in Feb 7556. James claimed he had been bullied for years by Samuels and his gang.
The mail coach was stuck up near Mount Victoria by Charles and James Mackay and George Williams. There was nothing remarkable about the robbery, but the bushrangers were closely followed and were captured in a few days. The two brothers Mackay were sentenced to fifteen years'' and Williams to ten years'' imprisonment.
Sep 66 – Tony McGovern, 85, drug dealer and gangland boss, was shot outside the New Morven Bar in Balornock, Glasgow. He had fallen out with his brother Tommy and was also an enemy of James “The Iceman” Stevenson. The case remains unsolved.