Birmingham Mail : 2020-09-25

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14 @birmingham_live BIRMINGHAM MAIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 News Gold and Rolex watches worth £500,000 found in safe linked to fugitive Owner in court after his pets fatally attacked smaller dog POLICE say a Rubery pensioner has been charged after two German Shepherd dogs savaged a smaller dog to death. A West Mercia Police spokesman said: “Following an investigat­ion, a man has been By ANDY RICHARDSON the suspicion that it represente­d proceeds of crime The forfeiture order was secured with Ms Kausar’s consent. Liz Baker, Head of the Proceeds of Crime and Internatio­nal Assistance Division, said: “This case reinforces our determinat­ion to use every tool available to us to prevent those who would bribe, cheat and steal from resting easily on their illicit gains.” A listed asset order is a new tool in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 which allows law enforcemen­t to seize, detain and subsequent­ly forfeit ‘listed assets’ which are believed to represent the proceeds of crime or intended to be used for criminal purposes. Listed assets can be precious metals and stones, watches, artworks, face-value vouchers or postage stamps. News Reporter A WANTED Birmingham fugitive whose brother was convicted of a £30 million mortgage scam has had £500,000-worth of jewellery seized – from a safe deposit box. The Serious Fraud Organisati­on (SFO) used new powers to recover gold rings, bracelets and Rolex watches linked to Nisar Afzal, who is believed to have fled to Pakistan. A warrant is out for his arrest. The SFO is conducting a civil recovery investigat­ion into the criminal proceeds of Nisar and his brother Saghir Afzal, both from Edgbaston. Saghir Afzal was jailed back in 2011 for 13 years for securing over-inflated mortgages for industrial sites in Aston, Saltley and Oldbury. Some of the seized jewellery Nisar Afzal, but is judicially separated from him. The jewellery included several opulent necklaces and bracelets, gold, silver and diamond encrusted Rolex watches, a large diamond ring and a gold ring emblazoned with ‘Nisar.’ The SFO seized the jewellery under He was handed an extra 10 years in 2013 after failing to pay back any of the £30 million he defrauded. Now the SFO used new powers, called listed asset orders, to seize £500,000 of jewellery from a safe deposit box, belonging to Shabana Kausar. Ms Kausar is the former partner of charged with two counts of being in charge of a dog dangerousl­y out of control causing injury. “Ronald Tyler from Rednal Hill Lane, was also charged with criminal damage following an incident on August 14 in Beacon View, where two dogs, believed to be German Shepherds, attacked a smaller dog. The injured dog later died. “The 65-year-old is due to appear at Kiddermins­ter Magistrate­s Court on December 22.” Attempted murder probe after man, 31, is stabbed in Oldbury attack Police discovered thousands of nitrous oxide canisters and cannabis, right, in the boot of a car following a collision on the M6 Man charged with test and trace scam A MAN has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Oldbury. Police were called to Kempsey Close after a 31-year-old man was attacked. Officers arrested an unemployed 26-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after officers recovered a knife from the scene. A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Gurvinder Toor, of Latham Crescent in Tipton, has been charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a 31-year-old man in Kempsey Close, Oldbury on Sunday, September 20.” He appeared at Dudley Magistrate­s’ Court this week. Anyone with informatio­n, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact detectives via Live Chat at, 8am to midnight or call 101 anytime. Alternativ­ely to remain anonymous call Crimestopp­ers on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20SW/227601U/20. AN Oldbury man has appeared in court accused of posing as a Covid-19 contact tracer. Martin Payne, 30, is charged with six counts of committing fraud in dishonestl­y purporting to be a contact tracer intending to obtain money. 6,000 NITROUS OXIDE CANISTERS FOUND IN BOOT OF M6 CRASH CAR POLICE discovered 6,000 canisters containing nitrous oxide in a car which involved in a collision on the M6. Traffic officers arrested a man on suspicion of supplying drugs following the crash on Tuesday afternoon, near Corley Services, Warwickshi­re. They searched the car after smelling cannabis. They found a quantity of cannabis, scales and around 6,000 canisters of nitrous oxide inside the boot of the vehicle. They later discovered 15,000 more of the capsules in a Birmingham storage unit. A statement from Warwickshi­re Police said: “Police arrested a man on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply after the car he was driving was involved in a collision on the M6 near Corley Services. “Officers from the Warwickshi­re Police Roads Policing Unit attending the two-vehicle collision yesterday afternoon carried out a search of the car after they smelt cannabis,” it added. “From the boot of the car they seized a quantity of cannabis, scales, around 6,000 canisters of nitrous oxide and parapherna­lia to inhale nitrous oxide, and arrested the 24-yearold. “A further warrant carried out at a storage unit in Birmingham uncovered a further 15,000 canisters of nitrous oxide. “Enquires are ongoing. Anyone with informatio­n can call 101 quoting incident 310 of September 22, 2020. “Alternativ­ely, informatio­n can be provided anonymousl­y to the independen­t charity Crimestopp­ers on 0800 555 111.” The charges relate to alleged incidents in Stafford on Monday, September 21. Payne appeared before magistrate­s in Newcastle and was been bailed to appear again before Cannock Magistrate­s on November 24. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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