sentence on former Eton master
A former Eton College classics master was given a
suspended prison sentence yesterday after he admitted hoarding
pornographic images of teenage boys on his computer.
Ian McAuslan, 58, stored the images at his Eton
lodgings and at home in Southampton. They were found after he gave a
computer to the college's information technology department for an
upgrade. He resigned after his arrest.
More than 2,000 pictures of boys, some engaged in
sexual activity, were found. McAuslan admitted downloading them.
Nadia Chbat, prosecuting, told Reading Crown Court the images
included boys in erotic poses and children having sex with
McAuslan, who had an unblemished 33-year career in
teaching, admitted two counts of having indecent pictures of
children and 14 of making them. He received a nine-month jail
sentence, suspended for two years, and was put on the Sex Offenders'
Register for seven years.
No specific order was made banning him from working
North Sea will close to save fish
experimental closed areas in the North Sea to protect endangered
fish stocks and wildlife will be announced in a few months, Ben
Bradshaw, the fisheries minister, said yesterday.
Mr Bradshaw was responding to a proposal by the
environmental group Greenpeace that 40 per cent of the North Sea
should be made off-limits to fishing, dredging or oil and gas
Greenpeace's proposals have alarmed fishermen, who
say that they would just lead to an increase in fishing pressure in
the other 60 per cent of the sea, but they have a basis - though not
a precedent for their size - in some of the international
obligations that Britain has signed.
Mr Bradshaw agreed with Greenpeace's claims that
management of fisheries by the European Union had failed to protect
fish stocks or the marine environment.
But he said that this would be dealt with by fish
recovery plans agreed as part of the reforms of the Common Fisheries
Policy in 2002.
arrest of 007's son
The adopted son of the James Bond star Pierce Brosnan
has been arrested in connection with the theft of mobile phones from
a London nightclub.
Christopher Brosnan, 32, was held by security staff
Police arrived at the nightclub at 3am yesterday and
took the film producer to a central London police station. He was
held in custody after it was found he had failed to answer bail
following his arrest in April for theft and handling stolen goods at
Victoria coach station.
Yesterday afternoon he was taken to Kennington Road
police station in south London and released on bail. He was ordered
to return on Aug 12.
Christopher and his sister Charlotte, 30, were
adopted by Brosnan after he married their mother Cassandra Harris,
who died of cancer in 1991.
child die in fall
A man and a child were found dead next to a
multi-storey car park in Wolverhampton last night.
Witnesses said a man and a girl, believed to be about
three, fell from the top floor.
Roller drink charge
Les McKeown, the lead singer of the 70s pop group the
Bay City Rollers, will appear before Thames Magistrates in east
London today charged with driving with excess alcohol, failing to
stop at the scene of an accident and driving without insurance
following an incident on July 8 in east London.
A spokesman for his solicitors said: "Mr McKeown
regrets the situation and will make a full statement on the matter
after the court hearing."
The Bay City Rollers had hits with Bye, Bye Baby and
Shang-A-Lang and were followed by screaming fans.
A woman who twice won the world clay pigeon shooting
championship killed herself with her own shotgun two weeks after
seeing her boyfriend in a nightclub with his ex-wife, an inquest
Joanne Marsh, 26, shot herself in the head in
November after plunging into a deep depression brought on by the
incident and also the stress of moving house. Her "on-off"
boyfriend, Graham Pope, said she told him the doctor had given her
The inquest in Wells, Somerset, heard that Miss
Marsh's body was discovered at Marshes Peat Supplies, in Sharpham,
near Glastonbury, Somerset, the family business.
Tony Williams, the East Somerset coroner, recorded a
verdict of suicide.
fights ectopic condition
Women can lower their risk of endometriosis by eating
more fresh fruit and green vegetables, but eating red meat and ham
seems to increase the risk of the disease, says research.
The ectopic condition, affecting about one in five
women of childbearing age, occurs when tissue usually found in the
lining of the womb develops outside the uterus and reacts to the
menstrual cycle, causing bleeding, discomfort, pain and sometimes
infertility. The findings, published in Human Reproduction, come
from a study of the diet of 1,000 Italian women.
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