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Olympic torch grab teen in court

A 17-year-old detained after attempting to grab the Olympic torch as it was carried through Gravesend appeared in court today.

He pleaded guilty to a public order offence as well as assaulting torchbearer Anna Skora and a police officer.

The court heard the attempted grab was a prank which had gone too far.

The youth who can not be named for legal reasons received a four month referral order and was ordered to pay £100 in compensation to each victim, and £85 in costs.

Parents of Elliott Turner to be sentenced for helping to cover up murder

Elliott Turner and Emily Longley Credit: PA

The parents of Elliott Turner are to be sentenced today for their part in covering up the murder of Emily Longley.

Turner was sentenced to life in prison for killing his 17 year old girlfriend at the Bournemouth home he shared with his parents.Leigh and Anita Turner have been found guilty of intent to pervert the course of justice.


Boss sexually assaulted teenagers

A restaurant manager at Gatwick Airport who sexually assaulted two teenage colleagues has been sentenced to a three-year community order and made to sign the sex offenders register.

David Hartwell, 26, abused his position to take advantage of the girls between November 2009 and August 2010.

He was found guilty by majority on two counts of sexual assault following a trial at Hove Crown Court last month and sentenced at Croydon Crown Court.

He will sign the sex offenders register for five years.

Hartwell, of Rookwood Avenue, New Malden, Surrey, was also given a six-month curfew, from 9pm to 6am, and he was ordered to pay £1,200 costs.


Hit and run driver jailed

A driver who struck a police officer and then fled the scene has been jailed for seven years.

Stephen John Fahri, 30, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest and dangerous driving.

The incident occurred in Southborough on Dec 9 last year. The officer stood in front of the car, which drove at him, the policeman ending up on the bonnet.

The officer was not seriously injured and hopes to return to duty soon.

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