Guilty findings against a Victorian teacher who molested a teenage boy she claimed to have been in love with during the 1980s made 'no sense', her lawyer has told an appeal hearing. Kathryn Joy Woods was convicted by a County Court jury in August last year on one charge each of indecent assault and gross indecency with a person under 16. But her lawyer, Colin Mandy SC, told the Court of Appeal on Thursday her acquittals on 12 related charges showed the jury must have had doubt about the credibility of her accuser. Mr Mandy said it followed that it made 'no sense' for the jury to find Woods guilty on some charges, but not others, if it had reasonable doubt the complainant was lying, wrong or mistaken. Kathryn Joy Woods (pictured) was convicted by a County Court jury in August last year on one charge each of indecent assault and gross indecency with a person under 16 'If they've got reasonable doubt about whether the complainant is telling the truth ... that doubt about his credibility … [Read more...] about Female child molester who preyed on male student, 14, and called him her ‘boyfriend’ appeals her sentence
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For nearly two hours passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka thought they were going to die because Manodh Marks was threatening to destroy the plane. He had devices with flashing blue lights in each hand as he stood outside the cockpit of the Airbus with 222 people on board and threatened to 'blow the f***ing plane up'. The then 25-year-old was jailed last year for up to 12 years and will have to serve at least nine before he's deported back to his home city of Colombo after pleading guilty to attempting to take or exercise control over a plane. Manodh Marks (pictured) held passengers hostage on a Malaysian Airlines flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka for nearly two hours The then 25-year-old was jailed last year for up to 12 years and will have to serve at least nine before he's deported back to his home city of Colombo after pleading guilty to attempting to take or exercise control over a plane But he's now hoping to have that sentence overturned so he … [Read more...] about Crazed man who held passengers hostage with a fake bomb on a flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka while high on ice appeals his jail sentence
Married at First Sight star Sam Ball has backflipped on claims he was stalked by his ex-girlfriend. The reality TV personality phoned police to his Sydney home in February this year after an alleged domestic violence incident with his former partner Akila Ahmunett. She was then charged 'with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, and enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse'. But Ball has now withdrawn two of the alleged offences 'at the request of the victim', The Daily Telegraph reported. Married at First Sight star Sam Ball (pictured at Downing Centre in April) has backflipped on claims he was stalked by his ex-girlfriend A court document signed by Ball and obtained by the publication stated he wished to 'recant' previous statements. Speaking to the publication on Saturday, Ball said he didn't believe he signed the 'fraudulent' document, adding that the reality show 'destroyed' his … [Read more...] about Bizarre twist in ‘stalker’ ex drama as MAFS star Sam Ball tells court he wasn’t intimidated or harassed by former girlfriend and admits to overreacting because he was tired
UK Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent @BBCDomC on Twitter 24 September 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49663001 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsUnlawful Parliament suspension The Supreme Court has said … [Read more...] about What is the UK Supreme Court?
A bus passenger has been hit with a £476 fine and a criminal record after her iPhone battery died, meaning she couldn't prove she had paid the £1.50 fare. Jemima Kelly tapped in on a London bus in October using Apple Pay on her phone to pay for the £1.50 ticket between zone one and two. Just five minutes after she boarded the bus, the ticket inspector came round to check tickets and the journalist was unable to prove she had paid for the ticket as her phone had run out of battery. In order to prove she had paid the fare she had to give her details to the ticket inspector. She then didn't hear anything from Transport for London (TfL) until December 28. Jemima Kelly was fined £476 and also missed out on a trip to the US because her iPhone battery died Ms Kelly had boarded the bus and paid with Apple Pay, but when the ticket inspector arrived the battery on her phone had ran out She was sent a letter which explained she was being charged with failing to produce … [Read more...] about Woman who bought a £1.50 bus fare with her iPhone is hit with £476 fine and a criminal record after her battery died and she couldn’t prove to ticket inspector that she had already paid