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A woman was raped in a Hounslow car park after she was pulled into a stationary vehicle.

The 26-year-old victim was assaulted opposite Yates’s bar in Bath Road at around 11.40pm on February 1…..

…..The suspect and the car have still not been traced.

He is described as a black Somalian, around 30 years old, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, and wearing beige trousers, a black jacket and a white T-shirt with a design on the front.

Anyone who has any information should contact 020 8247 6520 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111

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Valentine-Emmanuel-Onyeabor A man from Brent who went to prison for drug dealing has been arrested and sent back to jail for breaching the conditions of his release.

Valentine Emmanuel Onyeabor, 35, formerly of Winchelsea Road, was originally convicted of possession of heroin with intent to supply.

He was jailed for 70 months with a recommendation for deportation at Woolwich Crown Court on December 14, 2006.

Mr Onyeabor was released early on licence on November 14, 2008 but recalled to prison in January 2011 for breaching his licence conditions.

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caroline_bananaCaroline Banana, 40, is accused of failing to notify the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) of her win while continuing to claim £5,000 in benefits.

Claimants must notify the authorities if their bank balance exceeds £16,000 either through a windfall or inheritance.

Zimbabwe-born Banana won £95,000 when she appeared on the Channel 4 show supported by her husband Michael, 48, in November 2011.

Millions of viewers watched as she took out the red box which she did not know contained £75,000, prompting the Banker to offer her £35,000 for it.

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[SWN: Hush with the banana jokes commenters – they can get you in trouble these days]

fgmMidwives could be asked routinely to raise the issue of female genital mutilation with pregnant women from communities where the practice is prevalent.

The Department of Health is looking at gathering data on the numbers who have been illegally mutilated in an attempt to safeguard children and potentially increase the number of prosecutions.

Campaigners applaud the move, pointing out that often women are not examined during pregnancy and so the first time NHS professionals are aware that a woman has been cut is during childbirth, when it may be too late to give her the help she needs.

It is also hoped that collecting the data will help to identify the baby girls at birth who may be at risk in the future.

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[SWN – Note the image the Guardian use to illustrate the story, we’ve reproduced it here. Is FGM a prevalent problem in the white/lighter skinned side of the community then?

“UK communities that are most at risk of FGM include Kenyans, Somalis, Sudanese, Sierra Leoneans, Egyptians, Nigerians and Eritreans. However women from non-African communities that are at risk of FGM include Yemeni, Kurdish, Indonesian and Pakistani women” <<that’s from the Equalities Office Fact Sheet on FGM.

Very pale skinned communities! Could it be a case of the media misleading us again, same as when all those knife, gun crime, and honour violence stories always show whitey in their illustrative images?]

AN ASYLUM seeker has been jailed after he carried out a sustained attack on a housemate who accused him of using his milk.

Yankuba Touray, aged 36, who is from the Gambia, was housed by the Home Office at an address in Chatham Street, Shelton, from last June.

But he did not get on with another resident who found him to be messy, disruptive and anti social and claimed he stole his food.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday heard matters came to a head on November 3 when the other man went into the communal kitchen for some milk.

Prosecutor Heather Chamberlin said: “The defendant was in the kitchen cooking. He swore and punched the other man to the head. The other man ran through the lounge pursued by the defendant who continued to punch at him.

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sorient_sigbaSorient “Freddy” Sigba, 54, was jailed yesterday after being convicted of offering his rich clients the services of east European women at premises in Holborn, central London.

The father of four, whose two older children are studying law and medicine, had worked as a teacher at the Geoffrey Chaucer school in Elephant and Castle, south-east London, before turning to the sex industry.

His clients were picked up by taxi drivers close to strip clubs in nearby Farringdon and taken to the brothel, where scantily clad women lounged on sofas waiting to be chosen. They were charged at least £300 an hour to spend time with the women, plus a £90 fee if they wanted to pay by card.

Sigba was arrested after two Scotland Yard undercover officers known as “John” and “Alex” visited the brothel, which was open between June 2006 and October 2011.

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A benefit cheat who fleeced taxpayers out of more than £7,000 was spared jail today (weds).

Chidi Ukwueze, 38, who arrived in Britain from Nigeria in 2002, lied about his immigration status while making bogus claims for jobseekers’ allowance and income support.

He was given permission to stay in the UK on the condition that he did not claim state funds, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Ukwueze forged five claim forms between December 17, 2009 and November 18, 201

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