Showing posts with label U.K News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label U.K News. Show all posts

Friday, June 16, 2017

Indian man jailed for 15 years for raping a 13 year old girl in London

The Southwark Crown Court in England has found 37-year old Indian, Brijeshkumar Barot guilty for  the rape and sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and consequently jailed him for 15 years on Wednesday June 14, 2017.

Monday, March 27, 2017

'London attacker used WhatsApp, the company must help police get access to these terrorists'- British Security services pleads

British security officials have revealed that Westminster Bridge terror attacker Khalid Masood made series of encrypted messages on popular messaging platform, Whatsapp, before carrying out the attack,

Meghan Markle to move into Kensington Palace apartment with Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will soon be moving into a flat next door to his brother Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, according to reports.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Photos From The Scene Of Attack Outside UK Parliament

According to eyewitnesses, a car allegedly mowed down multiple people outside UK Parliament. It is being suspected and linked to terrorist attack, as there was also a stabbing incident...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Zimbabwean boxer who was due for deportation allegedly commits suicide in London

A 42-year-old Zimbabwean boxer who was due to be deported by immigration officials has allegedly committed suicide in south London. Bhekitshe Moyo, who was reported missing on the evening of Monday, March 6, was discovered dead the following day close to Mitcham Common. Moyo, a former bank manager had lived in the UK for more than 15 years before he was ordered to leave by the Home Office.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Royal Air Force bans servicewomen from wearing skirts on parade

In a bid to make service ‘more inclusive to transgender personnel, the Royal Air Force has reportedly banned women from wearing skirts on parade.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Chef sentenced to life in prison after he confessed to delivering the savage blows that killed his heiress girlfriend

Jordan Matthews, 24, a pub chef, has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of his girlfriend, Xixi Bi, who died after being savagely brutalized by him at their flat in Llandaff, Cardiff, UK.

Teenager found not guilty of murdering 16-year-old Nigerian rapper, Leoandro Osemeke in London

A 15-year-old boy has been cleared of murdering a Nigerian rapper who was stabbed to death at a teenage party.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nigerian man delivers get well soon card & flowers to Pres. Buhari in London

A Nigerian man, Akinjide Ajisafe, today delivered flowers and a get well soon card to President Buhari at the Abuja house in London.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Britain's youngest mum who was raped by her brother and had the child taken away after she gave birth at 12 is now pregnant

Remember Britain's youngest mum who gave birth at the age of 12 years old? At that time, her name wasn't revealed to protect her identity. She has since grown up and at 23 years old, she now has a fiance and is pregnant with another child.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Prince Charles was not in love with Princess Diana but felt bullied by his father to marry her, new book claims

A new book has made shocking revelations about the royal family, one of the revelations being that Prince Charles felt threatened to marry Princess Diana.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Ibori receives more delegation from Delta State in London

Ex-governor of Delta state, James Ibori, who was released from a UK prison last week, was pictured with Senator Ighoyota Amori, Delta speaker Monday Igbuya, Hon Michael Diden, Tony Elumelu, at his London residence. The ex-convict is their hero. See more photos...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Female Genital Mutilation practice increases in Britain with nurses flown in for the procedure

Black Health Initiative, a charity organisation, has revealed illegal practices taking place across the UK where girls less than 15 years of age are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation, after which their families throw a party to celebrate.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Edinburgh West MP tells story of how she was raped at 14

UK politician, Michelle Thompson, moved colleagues to tears when she told them that she was raped at the age of 14 by a man she knew.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

'Raped, stabbed and burnt alive' - Woman recalls her traumatic past, as she welcomes a new baby

April Sykes was just 18 years-old when she suffered her atrocious ordeal at the hands of a monster, known as Virgil Samuels.
According to, Samuels had attacked April and her friend Brandon McMinn while they were all travelling in a car.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Photos: Nigerian man survives after tram derailed in Croydon, London, leaving 7 dead and over 50 injured

Seven people died and over 50 were injured after a crowded tram derailed and overturned in Croydon, South London on Wednesday, November 9th.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Photo: African man brutally attacked in Brussels, his eyes gouged out

An 33-year-old African national had his eyes gouged out in an attack in Brussels, on Sunday, November 6th, local media report. The man identified as Liban Moustapha Hassan was taken to a hospital after an eyewitness called police, but his assailant fled, and their identity and motive are still unknown.

Monday, November 7, 2016

12 year old boy prosecuted for raping sister after getting addicted to hardcore porn

 A young boy aged 12 years has pleaded to 6 counts of rape in court after getting hooked to porn and raping his younger sister.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Trans Teen sues School for stopping him for wearing female clothes and using female bathroom and wins

An 18-year-old student at St. Simon Stock Catholic School in Maidstone, Kent, who changed her name to Lily Madigan, announced her transition to the world via Facebook in January. 
Then in March, she wore the mandated female uniform to school for the first time but was immediately sent home by the school Principal.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How a Nigerian girl was incacerated and exploited as a domestic slave by a wealthy family in the UK

26-year-old Cynthia is one of the thousands of modern slavery victims whose suffering has been highlighted in a report published by the University of Hull and YouGov on Tuesday, October 18th, about the lack of awareness of the scale or nature of modern slavery in the UK.

In December 2013, a year after she escaped, Cynthia, then 23, reported the abuse and exploitation to the police. Her case is currently in its final stages. And three years later, precisely last week, she won her asylum case and is now working for a charity alongside her Accountancy studies. 

However, walking away from slavery was terrifying for Cynthia. Enslaved at the age of 13 after being tricked into leaving her home and school in Nigeria for a better life, she had spent a decade incarcerated and exploited as a domestic servant at the hands of a wealthy family in Essex.
"I knew I had to leave," says Cynthia. "But I was very afraid. I didn’t know where I was going or where my future lay. My head was all over the place."
During those 10 years at the mercy of a rich, well-connected and seemingly highly respected family from Nigeria, not a soul batted an eyelid at the young girl in their community who would take other pupils to school, then pick them up, but at no point attend classes herself. In most respects, she was invisible to the outside world.

The study finds that just eight per cent of the UK population understands the true extent of slavery in this country, while more than 55 per cent admit to not being aware of the most common sign. This lack of awareness about modern slavery among the British public is highlighted in Cynthia’s story. 

As a young teenager she would walk the family’s children to school each day and then return home again, without neighbours voicing any concern. When she was 15 she started attending evening classes at the local school, but none of the teachers questioned why a teenager was studying in the evening and not during the school day.
"People didn’t care," Cynthia recalls. "It’s one of the things that really bothers me. I was only 13 years old, but nobody took issue with the fact that I shouldn’t be doing these things. I didn’t speak about it because I was told not to talk, but it’s sad that it took 10 years for anyone to say something."
A report published by Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, recently revealed “chronic weaknesses in modern slavery crime reporting,” pointing to a lack of intelligence reporting and evidence-based action, leading to victims such as Cynthia being failed by the system. In response to Cynthia’s story, Mr Hyland said: 
"There are many girls and women being brought over and working in the shadows. Cynthia was taking the children to school at the age of 13, and people didn’t take notice. She was clearly a child being treated differently from the other children, but no one spoke out or took action. It’s a problem with the law as well. It needs to be dealt with like any other crime of abuse."
Before she moved to the UK, Cynthia was attending school in the village where she grew up in Lagos State, Nigeria. Although she was in school her family was poor, and when the offer came up through a distant family friend for her to move in with a rich Nigerian family in Britain, her parents didn’t want to turn down the opportunity for her to escape poverty and gain access to a better education. But on arriving in the UK Cynthia quickly discovered the reality was very different. 
"The day after I moved here the man of the house threatened me," Cynthia says. "He said I had to wake up at 5am every morning to clean the house. I wasn't allowed to go to school. I had been told I would take the kids to school and then go to my school for the day. But they said after I did the school run I wasn’t allowed to leave the house – just do the chores. That blew my mind."
Cynthia became one of the 13,000 victims of modern slavery suffering in silence in the UK. She realised she had left behind a much happier life in her home country, but she found herself trapped and was unable to break out. She says:
"In Nigeria I had friends and I would play. But when I came here I had to become an adult even though I was a child. I had to take on loads of responsibility. It was a lot to cope with and I had no privacy at all. My bedroom door was always kept open so they could call me at any time. Sometimes at 1am I’d have to get up and work."
As time went on her treatment became worse. Several weeks after her arrival Cynthia wrote a letter addressed to her parents, telling the reality of what was happening, but kept it in a closed notebook. 
"The woman somehow found it," she says. "That’s when I realised I was really afraid of them and I couldn’t do anything. I had to beg her for forgiveness. She wouldn’t talk to me. I became like an enemy in the house. I couldn’t talk to people. I didn’t have anyone to talk to. I tried to tell my family in Nigeria but they didn’t believe what I was saying. The woman told them things that weren't true – that I wasn't behaving."
While struggling with her deep loneliness, Cynthia pined to go to school again. After a year of living in the UK she got another chance at education.
"The family realised I was constantly crying about not going to school," she remembers. "I would have swollen eyes at the end of every day from crying about it. The woman spoke to a friend who worked in a college and I was enrolled onto evening classes." But succeeding in her studies while completing her daily domestic work was no easy feat. "Before going to classes I had to finish all the housework, The woman would inspect it before I went. Sometimes I would be late for school, other times I couldn't go at all. But I couldn’t talk to anyone there about what was happening. I had to pretend everything was okay."
Despite missing a year of classes and studying only in the evenings, Cynthia passed her GCSEs just a year late. After that she was hungry to continue her education.
"I wanted to do a Business qualification, but it was full-time," she says. "The woman said I had to look after the kids, so I couldn’t do it. I had to do evening classes again. Accounting was the only evening class available, so I took that. I had to put so much effort in. I was determined. I had to do the housework too. I had to make sure everywhere was clean before I went to the library or anything."
Despite missing a year of classes and studying only in the evenings, Cynthia passed her GCSEs just a year late. After that she was hungry to continue her education.
"I wanted to do a Business qualification, but it was full-time," she says. "The woman said I had to look after the kids, so I couldn’t do it. I had to do evening classes again. Accounting was the only evening class available, so I took that. I had to put so much effort in. I was determined. I had to do the housework too. I had to make sure everywhere was clean before I went to the library or anything."
At around the same time as she began her college studies, Cynthia met someone who made escaping seem possible.
"I met a woman in town. She was Nigerian but not within the right-knit Nigerian community," she says. "I was sitting in a bench and she came over with her kids and started talking to me. She could see that I was worried. We got talking and she gave me her number. I called her a few weeks later. Gradually I was able to open up to her. She said the best way was to move out of the house. From there I was able to make that choice. I knew it was the right time for me to move."
By talking with someone about her situation, Cynthia eventually grew the confidence to tell the family she was leaving.
"I was very afraid of the future. I didn’t know where I was going," she says. "I made up my mind that I wanted to go, but it was really scary. I had been in there for 10 years."
Cynthia found a room to rent with the help of the woman who encouraged her to leave. The family reluctantly agreed she could leave, but kept her passport. She did not initially report them to the police. She thought she could swiftly move on from what had happened, but soon found the experience was causing her distress, heightened by financial pressures. She recalls: "It was a stressful time, and I found it hard to pay the rent. I would clean for people, I would iron clothes. But I was drained emotionally and physically.  
"I couldn’t sleep for the fear of what was going to happen to me. Then I started hearing voices in my head at night, shouting orders at me. I got to the point where I was sleeping for one hour a night. I thought if everything got that difficult I would pack my bag and go back to my country, but I couldn’t even do that. They still had my passport and I had no visa, nothing. That’s when I decided I had to tell the police what they had done to me."
Cynthia reported the abuse to the police in December 2013, a year after she escaped, and her case is currently in its final stages. Just 28 per cent of modern slavery crimes in the UK that get recorded; despite there being 3,146 potential victims identified by the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in England and Wales last year, only 884 crimes were recorded by police forces.

Three years after escaping from the labour exploitation she was subjected to, Cynthia has just won her asylum case last week and is now working for a charity alongside her Accountancy studies, with plans to work as an account in the future. But her relief and hope for the future are infused with a sense of frustration and sadness in knowing that that there are thousands of other victims in the country who are still suffering in silence. “A lot of people in the UK don’t even know what child trafficking is," she says.
“It saddens me that even though I’ve come out of it there are still thousands of people out there in the position I was in. The victims are kept inside the house. They’re crying but people aren't listening out for their voice."