A Spalding kebab shop owner has been prosecuted after selling vodka containing paint stripper chemicals.

Salaman Pelit, 41, licencee of Zorba 3 takeaway on Winsover Road in Spalding, was found guilty of selling non duty paid and fake vodka at Spalding Magistrates Court on January 30.

Lincolnshire Trading Standards prosecuted on the grounds that both Mr Pelit and Zorba 3 had been gaining financially from crime, after a raid in 2012 when 29 bottles of illegal alcohol were seized.

Tests on the seized alcohol proved that it was not vodka or any type of drinking alcohol and no details of the supplier or evidence that duty had been paid were present.

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A TEEN was given drugs and booze by a child sex exploitation gang while heavily pregnant, the Old Bailey heard.

The witness, known as Girl 3, also told the jury yesterday that while she was underage, the gang told her it was normal to have sex and perform sex acts on men.

Now 20, she claims she was abused by brothers Akhtar and Anjum Dogar, brothers Mohammed and Bassam Karrar, and Assad Hussain between the ages of 12 and 15.

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A 31-year-old man is behind bars awaiting a long jail sentence for raping a woman in a park and trying to abduct a ten-year-old girl.

Khalid Mahmood was warned to expect “a significant custodial sentence” when the level of danger he poses to the public has been assessed.

Mahmood, of Gordon Street, Keighley, was found guilty by a jury at Bradford Crown Court yesterday of raping a woman in Cliffe Castle Park in Keighley on March 21, 2011.

After the majority verdict of 10-2 was delivered by the foreman, the jurors learned that Mahmood had earlier been convicted of attempting to abduct a little girl in Keighley as she played on her scooter.

They also heard that he had four previous convictions for indecently assaulting women. Some jurors were visibly shaken and one woman was in tears and asked to leave the court.

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A woman was raped in a park after her attacker saw she was down on her luck and offered her vodka and cigarettes, a jury was told.

Khalid Mahmood spotted his alleged victim picking up a cigarette butt in the street after she was left penniless when her purse was stolen, Bradford Crown Court heard this week.

Mahmood, 31, of Gordon Street in Keighley, denies raping the woman in Cliffe Castle Park in the town on March 21, 2011.

Prosecutor, Matthew Bean, said she had called at the Job Centre to arrange a crisis loan after losing her purse.

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A BLACKBURN college student was left screaming in agony after her ex-boyfriend jabbed his fingers in her eyes and pushed down sharply.

Blackburn magistrates heard that Mohammed Uzair Ellahi threatened to put naked photographs of his former girlfriend on the Facebook website, and that he made abusive phone calls to her.

Ellahi, 19, of Burnley Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assaulting Angelika Chmielowiec and harassing her.

He was sentenced to 17 weeks in a Young Offender Institute.

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TWO MEN responsible for the drunken and unprovoked attack on a 31-year-old have been jailed for life.

Sade Samanter, 21 and his 34-year-old accomplice Ibrahim Dualeh fatally assaulted Abdullahi Osman, in Ealing, west London, last year. They were ordered to serve a minimum of 11 years and 13 years respectively at the Old Bailey earlier this week.

During the week-long trial the jury heard how officers had attended the scene in Deans Gardens and found Osman, Somali national from Uxbridge, west London, collapsed with head injuries.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where he remained in a critical condition and on life-support for over 24-hours. Despite extensive treatment, Mr Osman’s condition rapidly deteriorated and he subsequently died in the early hours of August 13, 2011.

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A Peterborough menace has had his ASBO increased to include the whole of the city centre for a further two years.

Shepherd Gandi (41) of Kilham, Orton Goldhay, had been banned from threatening, intimidating, insulting or abusive language or behaviour in any public place, being disorderly while under the influence of alcohol in any public place, engaging in shoplifting or theft and being in possession of an open vessel containing alcohol in a public place in Peterborough city centre as part of his old anti-social behaviour order (ASBO).

But on Tuesday, September 4 the order, which was set to run out this month, was extended for a further two years, and now covers the whole of the city boundary.

If he breaches the order, he could face a prison sentence. Since his order was introduced in September 2010, he has been arrested 43 times, and has previously spoken in court about his addiction to alcohol.

PC Gary Johnson said the new ASBO would send a message to Zimbabwe-born Gandi.

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