Shakespeare tutor guilty of teenage sex assaults
Navy sends world’s DEADLIEST warship to Falklands HMS Dauntless:
A DRAMA teacher groped two teenage pupils and begged one of them to have SEX with him as he taught her Shakespeare.
Joseph Kerr, 50, who ran an acting school, denied groping the breasts of a 15-year-old and touching the bottom of another 17-year-old as he gave them private tuition.
But a jury found him guilty of two charges of sexual activity with a child and two of sexual assault.
The older girl told Preston Crown Court how he struck as they practiced a monologue from Shakespeare’s Two Noble Kinsman.
She said: “He told me to bend over and slapped my bottom.
“I was thinking, ‘You just don’t do this, especially not in a Shakespeare piece’.”
The court also heard how he told her: “Just stand up again because your boobs are wobbling.”
Kerr, from Fleetwood, Lancs, also grabbed himself and said: “Look what you are doing to me.”
Judge Jonathan Gibson adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report. Kerr was remanded on bail until Feb 27, and ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders’ Register. JUST in case the hotheads in corned beef land get any ideas about invading the Falklands again, is what they’re facing…
With passions running high in the South Atlantic and the Argentines rattling their puny sabres, the Royal Navy has deployed HMS Dauntless to the region.
And the sight of the world’s most advanced warship coming over the horizon should send Johnny Gaucho heading for the hills faster than a startled llama.
HMS Dauntless could shoot down the ENTIRE Argie air force and has a radar protection system which is able to detect and destroy THOUSANDS of incoming missiles.
The Type 45 destroyer is the best anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic ship in the world, equipped with 48 Sea Viper missiles and the state-of-the-art Sampson radar, which is more advanced than Heathrow air traffic control
The Type 45s can also carry 60 special ops troops into the warzone. And they have a large flight deck which can accommodate choppers the size of Chinooks as well as take on board 700 people in the case of a civilian evacuation.
A Navy source said: “It can shoot down Argentine fighters as soon as they take off from their bases.
“This ship will give Buenos Aires serious pause for thought.
“If need be it can take out ALL of South America’s fighter aircraft, not just Argentina’s.”
Admiral Lord West, the former First Sea Lord and Falklands veteran, said the Type 45 has an “amazing anti-air warfare capability”.
He also sent a warning to the Buenos Aires government...
“Should there be any foolish nonsense from Argentina, Dauntless can sit just off the airfield at Port Stanley and take down any aircraft coming in. It’s a game-changing capability.”
Meanwhile, the government has ruled out bringing in a UK law to ensure the Falkland Islands’ right to remain British.
Tory MP Guy Opperman said legislation would show support for their “unambiguous right to selfdetermination”.
But Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne said existing UN rules offered protection against ongoing territorial claims made by Argentina.
He also announced that he would be visiting the Falklands for the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the end of the war.
Fighting after the Argentinian invasion in 1982 led to the deaths of 649 Argentine and 255 British servicemen.
499ft (as long as 16 double-decker buses) 17.3ft
30+ knots 7,000 miles
November 2010 190 £1billion
48 Sea Viper missiles: Reaches speeds in excess of Mach Four (more than
3,000mph). Eight can be fired in 10 seconds.
4.5in main gun on forecastle. Can fire up to 24 high explosive shells weighing more
a than 80lbs at targets more than dozen miles away. Nicknamed Kryten after the robot on
the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf.
Two 30mm medium calibre guns mounted amidships. Two Phalanx short range machine guns, as a last line of defence. Radar-controlled Gatling gun which
a fires 20mm shells at 3,000 rounds minute. Lynx Mk8 helicopter , capable to taking on enemy ships with
Sea Skua missiles, enemy submarines with Sting Ray torpedoes or depth charges, and smaller surface targets courtesy of machine-gun pods or Royal Marines using sniper rifles.
DAUNTING: Royal Navy’s destroyer delivers state-of-theart death to our enemies PORT IN A STORM: Falklands capital Stanley and ( and Argie yesterday LENGTH: DRAUGHT: TOP SPEED: RANGE: JOINED FLEET: CREW: COST :