Ham&High news round-up: Victims storm out as Hampstead Heath sex attacker sentenced, and Kentish Town men flee to join ISIS
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This week’s front page tells how the family of a woman who was robbed and sexually assaulted stormed out of court as her attacker was sentenced.
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, violently robbed two women before groping them in Parliament Hill.
He bit one victim in the groin and hit a man with a hammer.
The culprit was given a two year sentence in a youth detention centre, meaning he’s likely to be free in a year.
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Also this week, emergency meetings have been held for parents at Torriano Primary School in Kentish Town after it emerged a teacher’s two sons had fled to join ISIS.
Rana Begum said she completely renounces the actions of Thahirul Miah, 23, and brother Khayerul, 21.
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- 2 Hampstead vaccination centre shoots for 1,000 daily Covid jabs
- 3 Kentish Town café fundraises to keep community spirit alive
- 4 Jeremy Corbyn launches Peace and Justice Project with calls to action
- 5 Free Nazanin: Calls for clarity as West Hampstead mum's sentence draws to a close
- 6 'People are scared to come out', say Hampstead coffee shops
- 7 Hampstead families aim to raise £50,000 to feed Royal Free medics
- 8 Joan Bakewell fires legal threat to government over second Covid jab
- 9 Hampstead's Karma Bread thanks Royal Free staff with baked goods
- 10 Maida Vale florist starts weekly subscription to brighten lockdown
This week’s paper also includes an interview with a woman who was raped three times by a violent attacker.
She has called for more support for victims after rapist Patrick Fitzgerald Shaw, 51, of Boundary Road was jailed for life.
We also report that squatters in an empty council building in West Hampstead want to be allowed to serve Christmas dinner for elderly and disabled people.
But Camden Council has started legal proceedings against them.
Politics reporter Rachel Roberts has an in-depth interview with MP Keir Starmer, the first in a series in which we’ll speak to our Parliamentarians six months after the General Election.
We also have reports about a teacher charged with three counts of rape, and an appeal by convicted murderer Robert David Ekaireb to have his sentence overturned.
And London’s first ‘live advent calendar’ is being held in Highgate.
To see all these stories and more, pick up a copy of the Ham&High, on sale now.