Tuesday briefing: man charged with murder of Sabina Nessa

Tuesday briefing: man charged with murder of Sabina Nessa

Headline news: Eastbourne man in court

Hello, my name is Warren Murray and here are the stories making the news this morning.

A man has been charged with the murder of Sabina Nessa, the schoolteacher who was found dead in a park near her south London home. Koci Selamaj, 36, was arrested by police early Sunday morning in Eastbourne, east Sussex, just over a week after the body of the 28-year-old teacher was found. He is due to appear before the Willesden Magistrates’ Court today.

Nessa reportedly left her home in Kidbrooke, south-east London, around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 17. Police believe she was heading to the Depot Bar in Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village, to meet a friend, but never arrived. Officers were called shortly after 5:30 p.m. on September 18 after his body was discovered near the OneSpace Community Center in Cator Park, Kidbrooke Park Road, near his home.

Metropolitan Police said in a statement Selamaj was living in Terminus Road, Eastbourne, the scene of police activity in recent days after the arrest. Two other men, aged 38 and 41, who had been arrested by police investigating the teacher’s death have been released under investigation.

Fuel queues continue – Boris Johnson has ordered the military to stay on standby to fill gas stations, as Keir Starmer and businesses called on it to tackle shortages that are spilling over to the economy. Number 10 said army drivers would be ready to help deliver gasoline and diesel at short notice, but stopped ahead of an immediate deployment, though some essential workers were unable to perform their work without fuel. Olaf Scholz, the center-left German politician in pole position to replace Angela Merkel as Chancellor after the election, said Brexit ending free movement had sparked the oil crisis. “We have worked very hard to convince the British not to leave the union… I hope they will handle the problems that arise. “

R Kelly guilty – A jury has found R&B singer R Kelly guilty of being the leader of a decades-long racketeering and sex trafficking program that targeted black women and children. The disgraced singer was found guilty on all nine counts on Monday afternoon in a big #MeToo victory. Numerous witnesses have said that the 54-year-old singer, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, forced them to obey perverse and brutal whims while they were minors in a scheme that dates back more than two decades. He will not be sentenced until next May.

Crime and reprimand – The Labor conference will hear today that the Conservatives have been “lenient on crime, lenient on the causes of crime”. Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds will announce community policing policies – partly based on video doorbells and WhatsApp groups – and a crackdown on anti-social behavior Labor would implement in government. David Lammy, the shadow justice secretary, defended Angela Rayner for calling the Tory government ‘scum’ at the conference, saying Tories should get their house in order before criticizing Labor for their “fruity” language.

Diabetes in jeans – People are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if they can’t fit into the jeans they wore at 21, according to Roy Taylor, a professor at Newcastle University and an expert on the disease. Taylor recounted how study participants with type 2 but with “normal” body mass index (BMI) followed an 800 calorie-a-day diet of soups and shakes. Eight out of 12 managed to “get rid” of their type 2 by losing 10 to 15% of their body weight. Taylor said the results, although preliminary, “show very clearly that diabetes is not caused by obesity but by being too heavy on your own body… If you can’t put on pants the same size now, you carry too much fat and therefore at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even if you are not overweight ”.

Don’t pee on eels – Scientists have found enough illegal drugs in the Whitelake River to harm rare aquatic life from public urination at the Glastonbury festival site. After the 2019 festival, the amount of MDMA was 104 times greater downstream than upstream from the site, and reached levels that could harm the life cycle of European eels, a protected species. The cocaine concentration was 40 times higher downstream, but was not harmful to aquatic life. Ahead of the 2019 festival, Glastonbury organizers launched a campaign, Don’t Pee on the Land, to raise awareness of the environmental damage caused by public urination at Worthy Farm. The organizers said they were happy to continue working with the researchers.

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Lunchtime Reading: Life in the Meat Grinder

Meat companies across Europe have hired thousands of workers through contractors, agencies and bogus co-ops at lower wages and terms, a Guardian investigation has found. Workers, officials and labor experts have described how Europe’s £ 190 billion meat industry has become a global hotspot for outsourced labor.

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The Guardian has uncovered evidence of a two-tier employment system, with workers subject to substandard wages and conditions to meet the meat industry’s needs for a renewable source of hyper workers. flexible at low wages. A floating cohort of workers, many of whom are migrants, earn 40-50% less than staff directly employed in the same factories. Read some of their stories.


The London Marathon could leave the BBC for the first time in its 40-year history after event director Hugh Brasher revealed he was in talks with other broadcasters. Manchester City will imagine their chances of more joy in Paris, with the hosts’ ‘PlayStation team’ yet to become more than a success story. For Brighton supporters who stayed long after the final whistle, it was a night they will surely never forget. Trolling as time passed in the fifth minute of added time for Wilfried Zaha’s fifth goal in his last five games against fierce rivals Crystal Palace, Neal Maupay’s skillful finish with the last kick of the match has somehow saved a point for Graham Potter’s team. In the Women’s Super League, are Manchester United left behind? Eidevall’s plans bear fruit for Arsenal as Brighton’s brief tenure at the top is over.

In the aftermath of a record-breaking loss to the United States, European players were no doubt delighted that there are two years to go before another Ryder Cup. The flip side is that this is a short time to implement a changing of the guard. Steve Stricker’s side, who beat Europe 19-9, had an average age of 26. Europe, at 35, looked geriatric by comparison. The European Super League still represents “a continuing existential threat to the foundations and future of European football,” UEFA warned, as aggressive legal action originally brought by the 12 breakaway clubs continues to challenge its structure.


Asian stocks fell mainly on concerns over power shortages in China and following a mixed finish on Wall Street. Futures trading predicts that the FTSE will open flat a few more points. The pound is worth $ 1,370 and € 1,172 at the time of writing.

The papers

Our Guardian The print edition is leading with ‘Brexit to blame for UK fuel crisis, according to favorite to succeed Merkel’. Below is news from the Labor Conference: Keir Starmer’s shadow employment secretary Andy McDonald was charged with sabotage after he stepped down to protest management’s failure to support a minimum wage of 15 £ an hour, adding a flip that the party was “more divided than ever”. Colleagues said the move was intended to eclipse a £ 28bn green spending commitment.

The Guardian, September 28, 2021

Let’s move on to the fuel crisis and Telegraph a “Priority at the pump for key workers” that the Mirror and Times say must be allowed to “refuel first”. The is says “The military has called to tackle the fuel crisis in the UK”, which could be seen as exaggerating the situation. The Metro keeps the story going quite well with “Britain Comes Aboard” as people turn to trains and buses instead.

The Financial Time proposes “Fuel-buying frenzy puts health services at risk, doctors warn.” “The queue what? ” – it’s the soleil, which says motorists are confused as to what the government is doing about the situation. But let’s not question the Conservative administration – the Express instead, he shames the fuel companies with their high prices, honking aloud, “How dare they make money out of misery”. The Mail continues its smart highway safety campaign with “Boris orders proper investigation” – unintentionally casting some shadow over the newspaper’s own investigation.

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