Sunday, July 30, 2006


EXCLUSIVE: Bomb suspect facing arrest

By Lucy Panton

ANTI-TERROR cops were stunned when their massive raid on suspect bombers in Forest Gate turned into a chilling child porn probe, we can reveal.

Their week-long search of the house uncovered no explosives or chemical weapons—but officers unearthed a haul of vile kiddie sex pictures on the family's computer.

After forensic investigation they now plan to arrest and quiz 23-year-old Mohammed Abdul Kahar, who was shot in the shoulder during the police swoop on his east London home.

The News of the World can reveal that Scotland Yard has already consulted lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service who have recommended charges be brought.

A CPS source said: "This isn't what officers expected to find when they were searching the computer files.

"The child pornography has been graded ‘high level' and the images are extremely disturbing.

"These are very serious offences and will be treated like any other case of its kind."

The computer was found after 250 officers stormed Kahar's family home in Lansdown Road on June 2 following an MI5 tip-off that there was a deadly cyanide bomb on the premises.


At the time we exclusively revealed how police said Kahar was shot when his 20-year-old brother Abul Koyair scuffled with one of the officers and made a grab for his firearm — which then went off.

The officers involved have now officially detailed this to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Both brothers were arrested in the raid, but they were later released when extensive searches of their house and the property next door revealed no trace of any terror device.

Meanwhile the seized computer was being examined by IT experts and forensic teams.

They found the horrifying collection of kiddie porn pictures which have now been handed over to specialists at Scotland Yard's Child Abuse Investigation Command SCD5.

Last night, when asked about this dramatic new twist, an official Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We are not prepared to discuss anyone we may or may not want to interview.

"Whilst there is an ongoing investigation it would be inappropriate to comment on any property seized which continues to be examined by the Metropolitan Police Service."

But a high-level inside legal source revealed: "The files have been closely studied because of the sensitive nature of this inquiry.

"There is strong evidence to support charges."

Officers are expected to question mail worker Kahar in the next few days.

Anti-terror cops are continuing to investigate why the brothers had around £30,000 cash hidden in a bedroom.

During questioning neither would reveal where it came from.

Later in a radio interview one said they had withdrawn the cash as a deposit for a house.

But when their mother was asked why £2,000 cash had been found buried in the garden, she said that it was for a long-planned holiday to Mauritius.

She said they had not used bank accounts for Muslim cultural reasons.

As the inquiries continue and repairs are made to the raided properties, the brothers and the rest of their family are staying at a four-star London hotel — the swish Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury — complete with pool, sauna, spa and Indian restaurant.

And taxpayers are picking up the £30,000-a-month bill.

The family have also issued police with a list of compensation demands including:

# £200 each clothing allowance,
# £10,000 for "contingencies and financial commitments",
# EXTRA cash for a new security system to be installed when they return to their home,
# TAXIS to ferry them to therapy sessions for trauma,
# BOARDING fees for their cat,
# REMOVAL and storage of their belongings, and
# HOTEL expenses for another brother expected to get home leave from prison after serving six years for three armed robberies.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


UPDATE - Greetings from 09 May 2012. This morning George Michael has commented on the article mirrored below. You are invited to read his tweets in sequence here


EXCLUSIVE: Caught 'cruising' in woods

By Neville Thurlbeck

MEGA-RICH pop superstar George Michael this week sank to new levels of depravity—trawling for illegal gay sex thrills in a London park.

News of the World investigators caught the singer red-handed and red-faced as he emerged from the bushes after cavorting with a pot-bellied, 58-year-old, jobless van driver.

When challenged George, 43, was wild-eyed and trembling. Trying to hide his face under a baseball cap, he screamed:

"I don't believe it! F*** off! If you put those pictures in the paper I'll sue!"


Minutes earlier the one-time heart-throb had been lurking in the shadows at the notorious homosexual pick-up spot on Hampstead Heath.

George is a man with the world at his feet. He's on the brink of a lucrative 50-concert comeback tour, which sold out in half an hour.

Yet he ignored all the risks and dangers to pull seedy Norman Kirtland.

The pair kissed and groped each other before going even further. It was all in a public place and totally illegal — just like the day in 1998 when George flashed at an undercover cop in a California park toilet.

After the shock of being confronted by us, George stumbled to his flash Mercedes coupe, retrieved his keys from their hiding place on top of the rear wheel and roared off into the night — back to his world of showbiz, celebs and glitz.


Meanwhile his new buddy Kirtland crept from the undergrowth looking sheepish and rushed to his Ford Transit van. As he opened the door a grubby, stained mattress was clearly visible in the back.

We later tracked him to his home 60 miles away—a squalid flat in Brighton, East Sussex.

Looking gross and dishevelled, Kirtland answered the door naked — pulling on grimy shorts as he invited us in.

The contrast with George Michael's opulent, high-roller rock lifestyle was stark.

George, whose family is Greek-Cypriot, has amassed a £70million fortune from sales of records including I Want Your Sex and Careless Whisper. He owns a £5million London town house and a £4million Beverly Hills mansion.

Kirtland's dingy place just off Brighton seafront, was littered with rubbish, dirty crockery and filthy laundry. His only companion is a 20-year-old cat.

He told us: "I don't even like George Michael. And I didn't recognise him immediately.

"He sort of came up and got close. He looked kind of brown so I said to him, ‘You're not totally English, are you?'

"I told him I'd come all the way up from Brighton and he said, ‘What? Isn't Brighton good enough for this sort of thing?'

"I told him it's highly dangerous at 2am. You'd get your throat cut.

"He told me I could contact him on the Gaydar website and we just started kissing.

"He did it very well. That was one of his major points. Then it was fondling and mutual pleasuring. It wasn't full sex but it was fantastic."

Kirtland's confession then took a bizarre twist as he bragged: "There's a secret that I have which no one knows about. It's a personal thing.

"Most people pull away from it. But George actually seemed to respond.

"When we'd finished he said, ‘I've got to go. I've got to go somewhere and chill out.' And that was that.

"OK, I admit I was there for sex. But I'm astonished a man as famous as George should even think about doing it. It's potentially so dangerous."

George's night of shame began just after midnight on Tuesday when he took a short drive from his Highgate house to the Hampstead home of long-term lover Kenny Goss.

Five minutes later he drove to the nearby heath and spent two hours prowling around before hooking up with Kirtland.

When confronted by our team, a shaken George desperately tried to justify his sordid secret quest for cheap, risky thrills, which friends fear is spiralling out of control and threatening his destruction.

In a sweat, the ashen-faced singer declared: "Are you gay? No? Then f*** off! This is my culture!"

Then he claimed: "I'm not doing anything illegal. The police don't even come up here any more.

"I'm a free man, I can do whatever I want. I'm not harming anyone."

But George's worried pals say the former Wham! frontman is the one being harmed.

After the California cottaging scandal, George escaped a six-month jail term but was sentenced to community service plus sex therapy to curb his habits.

It obviously hasn't worked. In February this year he was cautioned by police for possessing cannabis after being found slumped in his car by London's Hyde Park Corner at 1.50am.

Weeks later we snapped him driving erratically and he appeared to fall asleep at traffic lights.

One friend said last night: "We're really concerned. It's long been known he's a heavy cannabis user but we're beginning to fear the pot may have affected his mind. He's lost his judgment. He must seek professional help or things could end very badly for him.

"He's just asking for serious trouble. One day he'll be attacked in one of these dodgy late-night encounters.

"It's so sad to see a talented guy wasting himself like this."

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sven's new Swede-heart

EXCLUSIVE: Sven subs Nancy for younger WAG

By Neil McLeod

England's failed soccer boss Sven Goran Eriksson is nuzzling up to a girl young enough to be his daughter.

The News of the World has obtained pictures showing the 58-year-old serial love cheat getting close up and personal with the bikini-clad beauty before disappearing with her into a secluded summerhouse in the grounds of his Swedish lakeside home.

They are believed to have spent the entire afternoon in there despite brilliant sunshine outside.


Meanwhile Nancy, 47, was hundreds miles away in Italy after the former England coach:

# DITCHED her following the team's disastrous exit from World Cup.
# BANNED her from accompanying him home to Sweden.
# REFUSED to return to join her at a close pal's wedding this weekend.

On Friday night, during a furious phone row, Sven told Nancy there was NO CHANCE of a reconciliation.

As well as his touchy-feely time with the young brunette, the News of the World can reveal that Sven has also secretly rekindled an old romance with a family friend in her forties.

A source close to Nancy told us: "She was desperate to go to Sweden with Sven but he told her in no uncertain terms he wanted to be on his own. He's determined to be rid of her for good. She's distraught."

Certainly Nancy, right, seemed to be the last thing on Sven's mind last week as he relaxed at his £2 million retreat on Sweden's Lake Fryken—scene of last Sunday's News of the World scoop when we caught Sven gibbering to himself and talking to handfuls of pebbles! Sven was joined by his commercial manager Lars Sternmarker, another girl and the mystery brunette. And Sven only had eyes for her as they spent time chatting and laughing together.

At one stage lusty Sven, in baggy white swim shorts, shared a long, lingering touch with the girl as they held hands. Sven even perched himself on the end of her sun lounger, leaning against her naked legs as they shared a sunbed on the waterside patio.

Mysteriously, a girl looking very much like Sven's new young woman was seen drinking in a bar with Nancy

in England's HQ town of Baden Baden during the World Cup in Germany last month. One onlooker said: "Sven was clearly close to this girl. She seemed to hang on his every word and they shared quite a few laughs.

"And everyone knows he can't resist girls with dark hair and dark skin. He didn't have the look of someone just getting a split with his long-term lover. And he certainly didn't have the look of someone who should be hanging their head in shame over the World Cup farce.

"They seemed very close. When they held hands it was definitely like they didn't want to let go and acted as if there was no one else around." Astonishingly, Sven was once pictured intimately cuddling up to Nancy on the very same sunbed.

A family source also gave us the lowdown on the other new woman in his life. The pal said: "She's an old flame and they've recently been seeing each other again. They really enjoy each other's company but he won't be announcing her as his new girlfriend. He wants to keep it casual.

"He has wanted to end things with Nancy for two years but decided to wait until after he World Cup.

"He hasn't considered it a proper relationship for some time, but regarded Nancy as someone he was obliged to attend functions with from time to time. And he was furious at her when he learned in the News of the World how she'd been tipping off freelance photographers——and had pocketed £27,000 in the process

"He believed that story 100 per cent. Nancy is now absolutely beside herself. She feels she's stuck with him through thick and thin since 1998, including his affairs with Ulrika Jonsson and FA secretary Faria Alam, below, and this is no way to be treated.

"But Sven has totally refused any reconciliation and they had another big row on Friday night. They were due to go to the wedding of Arsenal boss David Dein's daughter this weekend but Sven refused so he could avoid being with her."

Nancy is also upset at the way she was dumped.


After telling the nation he was sorry for England's dismal World Cup exit, Sven jetted off to his lakeside home in Bjorkefors, just outside Sunne in Sweden. But he ordered Nancy, who was with friends in Rome, not to join him. He then told her they were finished.

She repeatedly phoned Sven, begging him to relent but he put his foot down and told her to move on.

Nancy's friend revealed: "She was shocked because she had never heard him so forceful and it left her in floods of tears."

There are bound to be more problems when it comes to dividing up their huge wealth.

Sven earned £25 million from his five years as England boss and over that time made a number of investments with Nancy.

They have sold their £3million mansion near London's Regent's Park for a £400,000 profit and are currently negotiating their shares.

But a source close to the pair said: "Whatever happens Sven just wants Nancy to get on with her life without him.

"He's certainly going to be enjoying life without her!"

Sunday, July 09, 2006


EXCLUSIVE: Crouch's girl bedded builder

By Bethany Usher and Rob Kellaway

Coke-hoovering blonde Abi Clancy watched boyfriend Peter Crouch score a hat-trick for England... then sneaked off for a night of lust with a builder, the News of the World can reveal.

As HE was celebrating the goals against Jamaica with his famous robodance, SHE was plotting a sex session with an ex-lover behind his back.

Wannabe model and singer Abi, 20, confessed her cheating AND her huge cocaine habit to Crouch hours before the vital World Cup game with Trinidad and Tobago.

Rumours emerged that there were pictures of her bingeing on mounds of cocaine at a party, crudely exposing her breasts as blobs of the drug hung from her nose.

Crouch, 25, FORGAVE her, then went on to score the goal that took England through the group stages.

She made a grovelling apology to his father Bruce, who immediately ordered her back to England.

Abi, who'd been bankrolled with thousands of pounds by Crouch to enjoy herself with the other WAGs at their luxury hotel in Baden-Baden, flew home in disgrace.


But within hours, the coke-fiend blonde was cheating on him AGAIN with the same ex-boyfriend.

A Crouch pal said last night: "He expected her at least to behave herself after all that. This new betrayal will be a huge blow."

Abi was seen cheering in the stands with Posh, Coleen McLoughlan and the other WAGs five weeks ago as she watched the 6-0 World Cup warm-up win over Jamaica at Old Trafford, Manchester.

But the next day she rushed to the arms of her lover Ben Lunt, 23, below.

The builder picked her up from her parents' house and took her to his home in Tue Brook, Merseyside, for a night of passion.

Abi emerged around 7.20am the next day and got a taxi home. Friends say Ben had no idea she was also going out with the beanpole Liverpool striker until he read it in a newspaper afterwards.

A close friend revealed: "Ben was gobsmacked.

"He didn't even know Abi had been to the Jamaica game. She had been secretly dating Peter for months, but had done her best to keep it quiet so she could see Ben too.

"She even turned down an invitation to Posh and Becks' pre-World Cup party in case she was photographed with Peter. Ben confronted her after reading the stories but Abi denied it. Then she went to Germany to support Peter at the World Cup. He was devastated."

Abi spent her time partying and shopping with the other WAGs— wives and girlfriends—in Baden-Baden. She was welcomed with open arms by fellow Scousers Coleen and Alex Curran.

But they gave her the cold shoulder after they heard about pictures of her taking cocaine.

Some, snapped two years ago, show the drug around her nose. Others—taken just before she met the Liverpool star—are more graphic.

They show Abi spooning cocaine into her nose with a HOUSE KEY to get high.

In one snap there is cocaine residue on her hand after she's wiped her nose and in another she looks heavily under the influence of the Class A drug.

The pictures were taken at a dance musical festival in Liverpool in August last year. One onlooker recalled: "Abi was really bubbly that night, a real whirlwind.

"Suddenly she had this wrap of cocaine in her hand. There looked like a gram, worth about 60 quid. She was being very open about it, she did not give a t*ss who saw her. She used a key to snort it. I don't know if she realised she was having her picture taken by someone on a mobile phone."

Another source said: "Peter's parents heard about the cocaine and they were furious.

"They were horrified at him being associated with someone who takes drugs and they feared it would distract him from doing his job for England in Germany."

After being sent home, Abi—who is due to star in the next series of Britain's Next Top Model starting on July 24—flew straight to London for crisis talks with her management about how to save her career.

But after a number of photo-shoots she returned to her native Liverpool—and the arms of her former lover Ben.

While Crouch was training and giving interviews to the press in Germany on Thursday, June 22, Abi and Ben met up at a bar where they shocked revellers by kissing and holding hands.

They went for a meal at the Shangri-La Chinese restaurant and karaoke bar before booking a room at Sir Thomas Hotel nearby.

They emerged from the hotel looking dishevelled and in the same clothes at around 11 the next morning. An eyewitness said: "No one could get over the way they were behaving in the bar.

"Everyone knew she's supposed to be going out with Peter Crouch, but she was all over Ben.

"At one point a girl went over and told her she was a slut for messing around behind Peter's back.

"The pair of them started shouting at each other, but Ben went over and rescued Abi.

"They were literally all over each other. She was wearing a little silver dress and he kept rubbing his hand across her back. She looked stunning and the lad couldn't resist her."

Devious Abi, who used to date Ben's twin brother Joe, managed to convince her secret lover that she was not really going out with Crouch after all.


A pal said: "That's why he agreed to see her again. Abi is used to getting whatever she wants.

"She went out with Joe, but it didn't stop her going after Ben. She says she loves Ben, but it didn't stop her going off with Peter.

"Now going out with Peter isn't stopping her sleeping with Ben.

"Abi has always wanted to be famous and she'll do anything to get there. She doesn't care who she hurts.

"Now she's in serious trouble. She is damaged goods and will find it hard to get modelling jobs."

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Flirty Harry tried to do dirty with me

EXCLUSIVE:Night Prince got his hands on masseuse

By Carole Aye Maung

A PRETTY masseuse has told how Prince Harry couldn't keep his hands off her after she gave him a sexy rub-down.

Maya French claims the sozzled prince chatted her up, kissed her on the lips and twice made a date with her in his VIP room at London's Boujis club, only to pass out drunk before she got there.

She told the News of the World: "He tried it on with me. All it needed was the nod from me and I could have been in his bed. He made that plainly obvious."

Harry will be in trouble when girlfriend Chelsy Davy gets her hands on him. She's already smarting over his naughty night out with his ex, TV presenter Natalie Pinkham, and Page 3 girl Coralie Robinson.

Maya, who works as an ‘Ibiza Angel' offering seven-minute massages as a VIP treat, first met Harry two months ago. "Even though he's a prince and I'm a commoner, we just clicked," she said.


And from then on, Harry was very much hands-on with the stunning masseuse.

"He was very touch-feely, stroking my arm. He didn't try to hide the fact he fancied me," said Maya

And soon Harry was asking the 21-year-old for a massage. Maya revealed: "I was really flattered because he had ALWAYS said no to the offer of a massage from other Angels.

"I couldn't believe that I was the first person he wanted to give him one."

Maya started massaging his back before moving on to his shoulders, neck, head, ears and arms.

"He was writhing with pleasure, rolling his shoulders and lolling his head. He told me that it was the best massage he'd ever had. I was pretty chuffed with that."

So chuffed that she decided to give the prince extras—adding three minutes to the usual seven-minute massage."I pushed the boat out for Harry but only because he's a prince," she said.

However the extra time proved too much. Maya said: "When I stopped, he just sat there motionless. My first thoughts were, ‘Oh my God, I've killed him'. I was worried that I had massaged his temples too hard."

But he had just nodded off and when he came to he apologised and fixed it with Maya's boss so she could party with him. They drank champagne and shots—and then he made his move. "He leaned in towards me and kissed me on the mouth," said Maya.

She had to go back to work but agreed to meet Harry later.

Maya revealed: "When I turned up he was passed out in a drunken stupor on a sofa with his mouth gaping wide open. He was SO drunk."

He did the same thing when she met him again at the club three weeks later. Maya says: "True to form, when I turned up there was Harry sprawled out on the sofa, out for the count."

Maya said: "Harry is like a kid in a candy store inside Boujis. He thinks he can have any woman he wants. They queue up outside his VIP room.

"His girlfriend needs to know what he's like. If he was my boyfriend I wouldn't trust him an inch."