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Janner judge: 'Even if I have to have him arrested I am going to resolve things today'

Lord Janner's QC Paul Ozin has been told to "stop messing around" by a magistrate, as he made lengthy submissions as to why his client should be allowed to appear in court via videolink.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said she was concerned that Mr. Ozin's approach to proceedings was "timewasting."

"We have to arrange a humane way of getting this man to court in one way or another."

– Deputy Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot

During today's hearing, Lord Janner's lawyers also asked that he be allowed to appear in court via videolink, from 'place of residence' or a police station.

She reminded Mr Ozin of an offer from Wood Green Crown Court to host proceedings this afternoon, which would minimise travel distance.

The court has now risen while Janner's team considers their next step.

She added that in her view Westminster Magistrate's court was "imminently suited" to facilitate entry via a car entrance.


Police appeal after elderly man robbed and attacked

Police want to speak to the two men captured in this CCTV in connection with a robbery on August 3 Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are appealing for information after a 74-year-old man was attacked and robbed in the street.

It happened on St James Street in Gloucester just after midnight on August 3, when two men watched an elderly man withdraw cash from an ATM at Sainsbury’s, then followed him down the street.

The victim was then pushed him to the ground outside ‘Antig Engineering’, punched and kicked in the head, body and legs, then robbed of his wallet, a bank card and a bus pass. The man was left feeling dizzy and shaken, and paramedics took him to hospital for assessment.

Officers want to speak to two men in connection with the robbery. They are described as wearing hoods and scarves around their faces, and were around 6 foot tall.

Tesco make Cheltenham man new voice of self checkout

Tesco have replaced the voice of their self-service checkout counter with a more 'gentle' sounding tone. The replacement voice belongs to a Andy Turvey from Cheltenham.

The change comes after the store responded to shoppers complaints that the original female voice was too abrasive and demanding.

Andy Turvey is a professional voice artist who has featured in over 60 cartoon series around the world. He has also worked with several large companies, including Discovery, Boeing, Sony, Zurich and Microsoft.


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