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Death Driver Feared Lynching

An angry crowd threatened to attack a motorist involved in an accident, which killed a three-year-old boy. The 45-year-old stopped his car immediately as he realised that Harley Huetson, of Clayton, Manchester, had been struck, but as on-lookers tried to give the youngster first aid, a number of them turned on the driver. The driver handed himself into police after being confronted by the angry people, even though he had been prepared to wait for officers at the scene, but instead he drove himself to a nearby police station to report the collision. Officers subsequently arrested him on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Little Harley was knocked down on Hackle Street, Clayton, at about 4.15pm on Wednesday.

Oil Men Face Courts

Two British oil traders have been charged with breaching United Nations sanctions on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Aftab Al Hassan, 65, from north London, appeared at City of London Magistrates on Thursday accused of funnelling $1.6m into accounts controlled by Saddam. A second man, Riad el Tahir, 70, from Esher, Surrey, appeared on 19 August. Neither man has yet entered a plea. Their arrests followed an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into misuse of Iraq's oil-for-food programme.

Dog Death Trial Continues

A man has admitted hitting a neighbour's dog with a garden hoe but denies criminal damage. He is accused of killing a woman's dog following a series of disputes in which he threatened to become the "neighbour from hell", a court heard yesterday. Tricia Wales, 60, is bringing a private prosecution against Neville Hill, 48, alleging criminal damage after he hit her border terrier with a garden hoe. Chichester magistrates were told the blow fractured the dog's skull and it had to be put down.

Teen Sailor Excels

A teenager who has become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, has told the BBC he is delighted with his feat. Mike Perham, who celebrated his 17th birthday while on the journey, crossed the finish line at Lizard Point off the Cornish Coast. He said that although he was confident about beating the record he sometimes questioned what he was doing. After crossing the finish line, Mike was joined by his father to continue sailing back for a homecoming welcome at Portsmouth on Saturday.


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06 August 2013
Govt Proposes New Sentencing For Fatal Dog Attacks
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