Sunday, September 15, 2013
Another charming multiculturalist
A teenager who was smashed over the head with a bottle of champagne after she spurned the advances of a thug in a nightclub has revealed the facial injuries she suffered in the attack.
Monique Henville, 19, was approached by the man while she was drinking with her friends in a nightclub.
He poured champagne over head after she refused to speak to him and then lost his temper when she continued to ignore him. He then smashed the bottle of champagne he was drinking across her face.
Monique was left needing five hours of reconstructive surgery after the force of the blow shattered her teeth and jaw.
She said: 'There was a big chunk out of one side of my jaw and the other side was shattered.
'I had two operations and they had to put a plate in and bolts and a wire for my teeth. 'I couldn’t speak and I couldn’t eat for six weeks and I am not being funny but I love my food.
'I was lucky there are no permanent scars but I have to have a plate in for the rest of my life. I just want the police to catch him before he does it again. It was so scary. 'I don’t go out anymore because of what happened. It is too scary.'
Police have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the assault at 1.45am on Saturday, July 20, in the Ballare club in Cambridge.
PC Fergus Cowley said: 'This was an unprovoked attack that left the victim needing surgery to her face. 'I would urge anyone with information to come forward.'
British swimming pool ordered pregnant mother to remove vest top covering her bump... but let other women stay covered up for religious reasons
A heavily pregnant mother was ordered by bungling lifeguards to take off her vest top in a swimming pool for 'health and safety reasons'.
Amanda Burch, 41, popped the loose top on over her tankini to cover up her 32-week pregnancy bump as she treated her daughter to a day out.
But the self-conscious mother was horrified when lifeguards pulled her aside and told her to take the maternity vest top off for 'health and safety reasons'.
While Miss Burch was forced to remove her top, two other women were allowed to cover up on religious grounds.
Miss Burch, a former lifeguard, said she was humiliated but obeyed so she could stay in the pool with her daughter Sophie, 9.
But she was confused when two other women walked in wearing tops and full-length leggings and were allowed to swim on religious grounds.
Miss Burch, from Havant, Hampshire, said: 'Sophie and I were playing in the pool when a young male lifeguard told me I had to take the top off.
'I was a lifeguard for eight years so when I was told to take the vest off I knew it was nothing to do with health and safety.
'I took it off anyway because I didn’t want to have an argument, but the next moment two other women walked in with vests and full-length leggings. 'I asked another lifeguard why they were allowed and he said it was on religious grounds.
'He said the only way you were allowed to wear extra clothes was on medical or religious grounds. I was 32 weeks' pregnant. 'I complained and put the top back on, but the supervisor said I couldn’t wear it and I had to take it off again for health and safety reasons.
'I felt very humiliated and embarrassed. I don’t want to come across as racist but I don’t see why there should be one rule for them and one for me. 'It's definitely discrimination and I don’t think it’s fair.'
The incident happened at the Pyramids Centre in Southsea, Hampshire.
Gary Milne, the chief operating officer of the Pyramids Centre, said policy only permits swimwear in the pools, except for bona fide medical reasons or on religious grounds.
Mr Milne said: 'In these circumstances, the swimmer is made aware of the potential risks and even in these cases if the lifeguard is not satisfied that it is safe to continue, then they will not permit this. 'The swimmers’ safety is always the first concern.'
But he added that common sense needed to be used and Miss Burch’s situation seemed 'perfectly reasonable' and the incident will be investigated. He added: 'We would like to apologise for any upset caused to Miss Burch.'
Poor people blow money on iPhones and then turn to food banks for meals, claims former Lord Mayor of Liverpool
People who use food banks would rather spend their money on iPhones than feeding their families, a former city Lord Mayor has claimed.
Lib Dem Eddie Clein accused people in Liverpool of always having money for the ‘non-necessities of life’ but then struggled to put meals on the table.
The comments sparked a fresh row about why poor families turn to food banks, after Education Secretary Michael Gove suggested they have only their own bad financial ‘decisions’.
More than half a million people across Britain have turned to food banks to stave off hunger, according to charities.
Mr Clein, a former councillor for four decades and ex-Lord Mayor of Liverpool, said that those struggling financial still found the money for expensive gadgets.
The pharmacist told BBC Radio Merseyside: ‘I go to some of these homes, I do prescriptions for them ... and what makes me feel uncomfortable is they’re all standing their with their iPhones.
‘This is what Michael Gove was talking about. They don’t seem to have a shortage of money for the non-necessities of life, but when it comes to choosing whether to put food on the table or buy some stuff to make some meals ... I don’t know.’
He later added: ‘What I can’t come to terms with is that I see so many people who are claiming poverty, and may well be using food banks, who are standing their using an iPhone, even when you are talking to them.’
But the remarks were condemned by Labour MPs in the city. Luciana Berger said: ‘Eddie Clein’s comments are an absolute disgrace. ‘I have visited several food banks in Liverpool and across the country and had many conversations with people who’ve been forced to turn to them. ‘I vehemently disagree with Eddie Clein that food bank users are making a lifestyle choice. No-one goes into a food bank with their head held high.’
Walton MP Steve Rotheram added: ‘How does he know people haven’t been given these iPhones as Christmas or birthday presents. He’s incredible.’
A furious political row erupted this week after Tory Education Secretary Mr Gove argued that people who find themselves unable to buy essentials, including food and school uniforms have themselves to blame for being unable ‘to manage their finances’.
Speaking in the Commons he said: ‘I appreciate that there are families who face considerable pressures. ‘Those pressures are often the result of decisions that they have taken which mean they are not best able to manage their finances. ‘We need to ensure that support is not just financial, and that the right decisions are made.’
Labour leader Ed Miliband condemned the minister as an ‘absolute disgrace’.
Bride-to-be is jailed for falsely telling police her fiancé had imprisoned her and threatened to stab her to death
A woman who falsely accused her toyboy fiance of taking her prisoner and threatening to stab her while brandishing five knives has been jailed for 10 months.
Sarah Lopez, 32, told police that her 21-year-old partner Russell Crowe gagged and bound her during an attack in Barry, south Wales.
She gave an eight-page statement to officers accusing Mr Crowe of a catalogue of abuse after claiming he had broken into her home and threatened to strike her with a glass. However, after he spent 30 days behind bars awaiting trial, Lopez admitted to Mr Crowe's mother that she had made the whole thing up.
Prosecutor David Pugh told Cardiff Crown Court that the pair became engaged following a whirlwind romance in 2012, but things soured when Lopez called 999 in May to report the alleged break in.
Mr Pugh said: 'She also alleged that two weeks before he had tied her to a chair, gagged her, and put a pillowcase over her head.
'She gave the police an eight-page statement claiming Mr Crowe was controlling and jealous. 'She told officers that during the first incident he had put five knives on the table and said: “Sit down, this is going to get ugly". 'She claimed she was petrified and believed Mr Crowe was going to hang himself.'
Mr Crowe was remanded in custody after being charged with false imprisonment, making threats to kill and assault, until his mother told investigating officers about Lopez's confession. Her statement was withdrawn in June.
Mr Pugh added: 'She was reported to the police and arrested. She admitted she had exaggerated the incident and that Mr Crowe had not hurt her. 'She told officers she was devastated at him being remanded in custody.'
Jailing her for 10 months on Thursday, Judge Neil Bidder branded her actions 'wicked'. He said: 'You made false allegations of serious criminal conduct against your then partner.
'As a result, the police responded to an emergency call in which their time was wasted, and most significantly, Mr Crowe was remanded in custody from May 30 until June 28.
Lopez was said to have convictions for 23 offences, including shoplifting, assault, possessing drugs, deception and harassment.
Sara Griffiths, defending, said Lopez was 'vulnerable' at the time she made the false accusations - and had been drunk at the time.
She said: 'At the time, she was drunk and confused, and accepted that what she did was wrong. 'She wishes to make up for what she did. She has been in custody for 65 days, which was a significant punishment in itself.'
Lopez was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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