Where have all the gumtree dating gone
‘Within moments Nzeh had taken out the knife he was carrying, opened it to expose the blade and plunged it into Mr Adegbite’s chest.’ The three men are accused of murder and have each committed to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Michael Clare, for Shears, said he was homeless at the time and addicted to heroin: “Heroin has been the ruin of him.”He said Shears needed cash to feed his heroin habit and was not getting any benefits at the time.Stephen Shears, 26, and Jemma Seymour, 29, advertised the stolen bike, along with a stolen child’s bike for £60 on the online advertising site Gumtree, Norwich Crown Court was told.John Farmer, prosecuting, said when police attended the address and carried out a search they found heroin with a street value of £400 and cocaine and cannabis.Mr Clare said Shears was a very low level dealer and sold drugs to a small group of friends to help pay for his own drugs.“He is not some character from Miami Vice. The profits have all gone up his arm.”John Morgans, for Seymour, said she had since the offence turned her life around and was no longer in a relationship with Shears, who was not a positive influence on her life.“She has made real progress.”He said she had got support from her family and said: “She is ashamed to be here.Pietermaritzburg - A 19-year-old Pietermaritzburg mother on Monday pleaded guilty to selling her 19-month-old son for R5 000 in a police trap and admitted that she had submitted the child to the control of another person and advertised him for sale on Gumtree.Detective Inspector Andy Yeats, who is leading the investigation into the killing of knife crime campaigner Michael Adegbite in Enfield, said auction and marketplace websites should be approached “with caution”.
Mr Yeats spoke out amid calls for Gumtree to bring in ID checks for users before they are allowed to answer adverts.
However, this regime has fallen into disrepute because many victims, some of whom have lost huge sums, are never contacted by the police.
‘These sites are an important service for buyers and sellers, but con artists are profiting from them too.
Christopher Nzeh then swung at Adegbite with a knife, the Old Bailey heard.
‘The three defendants had travelled to Enfield to meet Mr Adegbite for the specific purpose of robbing him of that Apple computer,’ said prosecutor Simon Mayo QC.
In 2015, they argued over an issue she could not recall and he demanded they get DNA tests done on the child."All three of us, the child, boyfriend and I had DNA tests."Two weeks later, he SMSed me: "X [he] is excluded from being a biological father of Y [the child]."In September, I placed an advertisement in Gumtree, selling my baby for R5 000.