Tower Hamlets Councillor Shelina Akhtar sacked for benefit fraud

An east London councillor has been sacked after being jailed for 16 weeks for benefit fraud.

Tower Hamlets Councillor Shelina Akhtar, 33, of Poplar, who represented Spitalfields and Banglatown, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Last month she admitted three counts of failing to notify a change of circumstances with regards to housing benefits for a rented property

A women who stabbed her husband to death in a row over what to watch on TV

A women who stabbed her husband to death in a row over what to watch on TV was jailed for ten years Dec 6

Leonora Sinclair, 50, repeatedly stabbed husband Lloyd in his leg after he refused to forfeit watching football to let her watch Harry Hill's TV Burp, the court heard.

Mr Sinclair, who was a deacon at the Ministry of Praise in Tottenham, north London, was found by paramedics bleeding heavily at the family home in Enfield, north London, on January 15.

'Disabled' wedding dance man jailed for benefit fraud

A film of him dancing was found at his purpose-built home
A benefits fraudster who claimed he was bed-ridden yet was filmed dancing at a wedding has been jailed.

Mohammed Bouzalim, 37, cheated the authorities out of nearly £400,000, Isleworth Crown Court heard.

He will serve nearly seven years for 11 counts of deception, fraud and assisting illegal entry into the UK.

The court heard he had also falsely claimed asylum saying he was an Afghan who had been tortured by the Taliban when in fact he was from Morocco.

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Baby force-feeding death: Mother Gloria Dwomoh jailed

A mother who force-fed her baby girl who later died has been jailed.

Gloria Dwomoh, a 31-year-old nurse from Walthamstow, London, was sent to prison for three years after being convicted of allowing or causing the death.

The 10-month-old, named in court as Diamond, was forced to take solid foods from the age of six months. She died in March 2010.

The Old Bailey heard Diamond died from pneumonia caused by food in her lungs that had blocked her airways