Shake­speare tu­tor guilty of teenage sex as­saults

Navy sends world’s DEAD­LI­EST war­ship to Falk­lands HMS Daunt­less:

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By SI­MON DEAN

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 :




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