January 2011 Archives
A 'DEPRESSED' man who claimed he was sleepwalking while he vandalised 28 cars during a one-night wrecking spree has been spared jail.
Michael Rumsey, 56, of Owens Way, Croxley Green, caused more than Â£6,000 worth of damage by scratching cars, slashing tyres and removing windscreen wipers in Rickmansworth and Croxley Green - including many in his own street.
TIPPING the scales at more than 27 stones, Northwood Football Club chairman, Ian Barry, feared he wouldn't be alive to see his son, Jamie, grow up.
And when pupils at 16-year-old Jamie's school made cruel taunts about his father's size, he knew he had to take action.
After more than a decade battling with his weight, Mr Barry (pictured above with footballer John Terry), 41, has now lost eight stones thanks to a healthy eating and fitness regime.
A MAN is due to face trial at crown court after allegedly allowing his dog to become dangerously out of control and cause injury.
Karan Singh, 40, of High Street, Northwood, is charged with the offence after his black and tanned doberman, Jules, is said to have wounded a male victim in an alley way joining the High Street on June 28 last year.
Singh will be tried at Harrow Crown Court on March 11 and the dog must be muzzled in public while the case continues. He has yet to enter a plea.
A PENSIONER who admitted being in possession of imitation guns in public will be sentenced next month.
Frank Richard Hawkins, of Wiltshire Lane, Northwood Hills, had a Japanese manufacture cap firing revolver in Murray Road, Northwood, on September 4 last year.
The 63-year-old also admitted possessing an Umarex Derringerblank firing pistol, a prohibited weapon with a barrel less than 12 inches long, in the same road on the same day.
Hawkins admitted the offences at Harrow Crown Court on Friday (28) and is due to return for sentencing on March 18.
A CAR worth Â£60,000 has been recovered by police just six hours after it was stolen.
The Audi A7 was taken during a burglary in Croxley Green on Saturday, January 22.
The car was discovered in Barnet thanks to a special 'tracking' device and ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) technology, which highlights suspicious and unsafe vehicles.
A TEENAGE boy has been rushed to hospital after a car crash in Mill End today.
The 16-year-old was riding a black Tamoretti motorcycle involved in a collision with a white Ford Kuga car at about 4pm in Pheasants Way.
A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance service confirmed the boy was taken to Watford General Hospital with chest and leg injuries.
A TEENAGER from Rickmansworth has been arrested after an early morning fight outside a London Tube station, which left two men needing hospital treatment.
The 17-year-old boy was one of a group of six men involved in the brawl, which took place on the steps outside Waterloo Station at about 4.45am on Sunday, January 23.
The group were waiting at the Victory Arch entrance for the station to open, when heated words were exchanged with another group of five men, quickly escalating into a fight.
STUDENTS at St Martin's School in Northwood became editors for a day after working with a national children's book publisher.
Nine year five pupils at the school, in Moor Park Road, acted as young consultants for the title, The Mountain's Blood.
The book, written by award-winning author, Larry Don, tells the story of Inanna, a Sumerian goddess, who must battle against a mountain which is poisoning the land.
A GLITZY event to raise money for an international Christian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty will take place in Rickmansworth next month.
The Crystal Ball, in aid of the St Vincent de Paul Society, will include a meal, wine and music by the Blue Rinse, a five-piece outfit who perform rock and pop, disco, funk, and jazz. There will also be a raffle and auctions.
EASTBURY residents have the opportunity to discuss issues of concern with their local neighbourhood police officers.
As part of their regular visits to the town, PC Sharon Hill and PCSO Chris Bignell will be in their mobile police station on Sunday, February 6.
They will be in Westbury Road from 11am - noon, then South Approach from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. For more information, call 01707 354 192.