London Lite Thursday, 23 July 2009 Thousands still without power MORE than 10,000 homes in south east London are still without electricity four days after vandals caused a blackout. Police said those who started the fire on a cable bridge in Dartford may have been trying to steal equipment. Forgetfulness is adailyproblem MOST adults experience loss of memory at least three times a day, according to a study which found that misplacing keys, forgetting PIN numbers and leaving wet washing in the machine are everyday events for most people. Acid poured down throat of Muslim wifes lover Pairincourtafterhonourattack POLICE have told a married Muslim woman she could be murdered after her lover was allegedly attacked with sulphuric acid in a London street. The 24-year-old victim, who is also a Muslim, is said to have had the acid poured down his throat before allegedly being stabbed by four men in an honour attack. The man is not expected to live after suffering 90 per cent burns. He was blinded, had his tongue destroyed, had stab wounds in his back and signs of being struck with bricks. The Danish man, of Asian origin, is said to have insulted his lovers strictly religious family. Police are discussing how best to protect the woman after Scotland Yard gave her an Osman warning, a formal alert that she is in danger of being killed. Her lover was allegedly attacked at about 2am on 2 July in Marchant Road, Leytonstone. One witness said: I saw four men lashing out and kicking him on the ground. I shouted and they ran off, then one went back and started on him again. The poor man got up and ran straight into a tree, then staggered back to his house, tugging at his clothes and bang- ing on doors shouting for water. Another witness, Kay Dice, 52, added: He was screaming and screaming, but he spoke little English and some people thought he may have just had too much to drink. Honour killings have been recorded among Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian communities but are predomi- nantly in immigrant families from south Asia and the Middle East. Community leader Imtiaz Qadir, of the Active Change Foundation, said: Honour crime happens a lot in our community, but we do try to educate the people. Police have arrested seven men. A teenager and a 25-year-old were due to appear before Waltham Forest magistrates today charged with attempted murder. by bo wilson EContinued from Page 1 H Winehouse was under influence of alcohol On trial: Amy Winehouse arriving at court today with dad Mitch, left, and security guards Sherene Flash, a dancer, at the ball in Berkeley Square last September. If found guilty the star faces up to six months in jail or a 5,000 penalty. Prosecution barrister Lyall Thompson told City of West- minster magistrates court how Ms Flash saw the singer and asked to take her photo. Miss Winehouse appeared reluctant but agreed, said Mr Thompson. The court heard how, without warning, Winehouse struck out, hitting Miss Flashs right eye with her right hand. Mr Thompson said it would be fair to say Winehouse was under the influence of alcohol or another substance. The singer was ushered away and the police were called. Giving evidence Miss Flash said: She punched me forcefully in my right eye. I started crying. I couldnt open my eye for a while. Winehouse, who pleads not guilty, sat in the dock taking notes, with father Mitch in the public gallery. She had told police she only made to push Miss Flash away but Mr Thompson said: There was nothing accidental. She reacted to a polite request with deliberate and unjustifiable violence. The trial continues. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html