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Mafia boss: 'I'm not going back, they will kill me'

A fugitiveMafia boss wanted by the Italian authorities told officers who arrested him"I'm not going back, they will kill me", a court heard.

Domenico Rancadore, 64, was denied bail for a second time at Westminster Magistrates' Court after being arrested earlier this month at his £360,000 family home in Uxbridge.

He is wanted in Italy to serve a seven-year jail term for his role as "a man of honour" in the Cosa Nostra.

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Fugitive Mafia boss back in court

A fugitive Mafia boss arrested in a west London suburb is due back in court today.

Domenico Rancadore, 64, is wanted in Italy to serve a seven-year jail term for his role as "a man of honour" in mafia group Cosa Nostra.

Domenico Rancadore was on the run from Italian authorities for almost two decades. Credit: Reuters

Westminster Magistrates' Court was told earlier this month that he was a leader in a murderous gang that "spread terror in Sicily".

In recent years he had been living in Uxbridge with his English wife and daughter, going by the name 'Marco Skinner' and working in a travel agency.


Trio to face court over shooting

Three men are appearing in court today charged with the murder of a 21-year-old who was shot at his flat, police said.

Reece Menzies was found dead at his home in Bournemouth on July 25th.

Dorset Police said three London men, aged 22, 24 and 33, had been charged with murder and would appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court today.

The victim was found dead at his flat, at the junction of Roumelia Lane and Sea Road in Boscombe.

The three charged men were arrested in addresses in London and the Folkestone area of Kent on Tuesday.

Ali Dizaei sacked for a second time

Ali Dizaei at Southwark Crown Court in 2010 Credit: Reuters

Corrupt police chief Ali Dizaei has lost his job at Scotland Yard for a second time.

The 49-year-old, who has twice been jailed for corruption, was dismissed from his post as commander after an internal disciplinary tribunal.

The dismissal came after he was found guilty of misconduct and perverting the course of justice at a retrial in February.

He was sentenced to three years in prison but that was cut by the time he'd already spent behind bars after a conviction in 2010 was quashed by the Court of Appeal.

He won his job back at the Metropolitan Police but was suspended on a full salary pending disciplinary action.

Today, a spokesman for Dizaei said: "His case against the Metropolitan Police Service and his conviction is not over."

Dizaei is appealing the conviction and plans to go to take the Met to an employment tribunal next year.

Scotland Yard Officer Charged With Child Sex Offence

A serving Scotland Yard officer has been charged with trying to meet a child on the internet for sex.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that 32-year-old Christopher Exley will appear in court tomorrow.

He's accused of planning to arrange a sex offence.

He has been suspended from duties but will appear in court on bail.

Two men guilty of killing stranger after fight in McDonald's queue

Two men will be sentenced on Monday for shooting a stranger dead after a row in a queue at McDonald's.

Horace Campbell,28, and Liam Douglas-O'Callaghan, 18, were found guilty of murdering DevonScarlett, 32, in Brixton in April last year.

The Old Bailey heard Campbell and Mr Scarlett were involved in a row at the restaurant.

They were escorted outside by security guards, but the argument carried on and they agreed to meet in a nearby street for a shoot-out.

Campbell called Douglas-O'Callaghan to bring his gun.

He then followed Mr Scarlett down a street and fired three shots, two of them hitting the victim.

Mr Scarlett died a few hours later in hospital.

Campbell and O'Callaghan both denied murder.

"Horace Campbell was determined to avenge the perceived lack of respect that DevonScarlett showed him.

"Devon Scarlett acted with foolish bravado, behaving like a tough guy, but whatever he said and did, he was not armed."

– Bobbie Cheema, Prosecutor
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