News / UK and world by Press Association June 1, 2018, 4:17 pm Updated: June 1, 2018, 5:41 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A fraudster who claimed his father died in the Grenfell Tower tragedy to get his hands on emergency money and a free stay at a hotel which was meant for victims of the deadly fire has been jailed. Just two days after the tragedy Mohammad Gamoota, 31, had told council officials that he had been living with his father on the 24th floor when the fire ripped through the building last June. Gamoota pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud which had aimed to net him a total of £6,784.36 when he appeared at London’s Isleworth Crown Court. He was jailed for 18 months on each count and the sentences are to run concurrently. Judge Robin Johnson told him: “Looking at your case I am satisfied that any right-minded person would look on your behaviour with utter revulsion. “In the … [Read more...] about Grenfell Tower fraudster who claimed father died in blaze jailed
A bereaved father died by suicide while on holiday, weeks after his young sons were killed by a banned driver in a hit-and-run crash, an inquest heard.Reece Platt-May was discovered at a Greek hotel on May 17, weeks after his sons Casper Platt-May, two, and six-year-old Corey, died while crossing the road in Coventry.At the opening of the hearing at Coventry council house on Thursday, a West Midlands Police officer said the 30-year-old, of Hipswell Highway, Coventry, had been on holiday in the resort of Kavos, on the island of Corfu.Detective Sergeant Catherine Bowler told the inquest: “Mr Platt-May had recently lost his two children, who died following a road traffic accident in February 2018.“He was holidaying with a friend, Sean Smethurst, and was due to return to the UK on May 17.“West Midlands Police became aware of Mr Platt-May’s death when family members contacted the police informing them they had had calls from Corfu.“I believe the calls … [Read more...] about Bereaved father died by suicide after sons killed in hit-and-run, inquest told
DALE Winton’s incredible career in front of the cameras was in stark contrast to his troubled upbringing. Let’s take a look at the late star’s childhood. Who was Dale's mum Sheree? Sheree Winton was a pretty and glamorous actress who had even appeared in a Bond film and she raised Dale alone after his father died. He told The Times: “My mum came from a very poor background, and she dragged herself up by her own bootstraps.” Dale said: “Her showbiz career said less about her than the fact that she did her own divorce. I used to come home and she’d be sitting there with books looking for precedent in legal documents from years gone by! “And I’m thinking: study. So I’ve always been a grafter!” He also kept his sexuality a secret, only coming out as gay at the age of 47, never even confessing his feelings to his mother. The star said he never had to come out to Sheree as she heard him speaking on the phone to his ex, who he … [Read more...] about Who was Dale Winton’s mum Sheree, when was her suicide death and how young was he when his father died?
A "wonderful husband and father" died when he crashed on the A50 while using his mobile phone behind the wheel. Christopher Scott was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown through through the smashed sunroof of his car. The accident, last July, led to the road being closed for more than six hours while the incident was investigated. Mr Scott's car hit the central reservation twice. He was pronounced dead at the scene, his inquest heard. Tests showed he was seven times over the legal limit for cannabis. Mr Scott’s family have paid tribute to the 39-year-old, who had two young sons, and have warned motorists to be aware of the dangers which led to his death. In a statement, the family said: “Despite the obvious lessons to be learnt from the tragic circumstances surrounding Chris's death, he will always be remembered as a wonderful husband and father. “He is remembered by his two boys and he will always be a beloved son, brother, uncle and cousin who will always be … [Read more...] about ‘Wonderful husband and father’ died after texting behind the wheel on A50
0 Comments Crusaders official in poignant return to Scotland after his father died at match in Forfar BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A football fan is preparing to make an emotional return to Scotland for the first time since his father died during a match there. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/crusaders-official-in-poignant-return-to-scotland-after-his-father-died-at-match-in-forfar-36608287.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36609820.ece/71a70/AUTOCROP/h342/ide_w-a-_Read-Only_.jpg Email A football fan is preparing to make an emotional return to Scotland for the first time since his father died during a match there. William Whiteside, known as Billy and a lifelong supporter of Crusaders FC, collapsed on the terraces of Station Park in Forfar during a game against Cove Rangers in the Irn Bru Cup in October. This weekend his son, Crusaders treasurer Tommy Whiteside, is heading back to Scotland for the first time since the tragedy. Billy, … [Read more...] about Crusaders official in poignant return to Scotland after his father died at match in Forfar