London Lite Monday, 12 October 2009 Armymajoris exposed as a fantasist with job in the City Shoesmithsboasts duringBabyPyear Docs free meat blender girl, 17 A teenAge girls arm became trapped in an industrial meat blender at a restaurant. Surgeons helped free the 17-year-old girl at the Anatolia Restaurant in Mare Street, Hackney, on Saturday. She is still being treated in hospital. Collins strikes gold at Primark gLAMOROUS Joan Collins is abandoning her designer outfits in favour of Primark after being hit by the recession. the Dynasty actress said: I recently had my first sojourn into Primark and I loved it. I found three sweaters for 11. SHARON SHOeSmitH boasted that the year in which Baby P died was hugely productive for child protection in Haringey. the councils former director of childrens services hailed the progress her staff made in the months in which Peter Connelly was tortured and neglected. Her remarks came in a report that praised social services for acting quickly when children were thought to be at risk. Social workers were later condemned for letting 17-month-old Peter die at the hands of his mother tracey Connelly, her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen in August 2007. ms Shoesmith, 56, is challenging her sacking in the High Court over the failure to protect him. in the 2007-08 report of Haringeys local safeguarding children board, which she chaired, ms Shoesmith claimed inquiries into child deaths and abuse cases provided learning opportunities to help staff improve. She wrote: 2007-08 was another hugely productive year. Productive: Shoesmith A CONMAN who pretended to be a doctor when he joined the Territorial Army has been jailed after he left a soldier permanently disfigured. Serial fantasist Craig Colclough, 39, also claimed he was a qualified psychia- trist, and that he had been a major in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He came up with the sham to impress Georgina Miles, a trainee TA officer, whom he later went on to marry. But the bogus medic was exposed when he wrongly treated a broken hand, leav- ing a TA soldier off work for four months and with a permanent lump. Ms Miles later discovered Colclough was working in finance in the City of London, and not as a psychiatrist as he claimed. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how Colclough offered to work as a doctor for the 36 Signals Regiment in Ilford, east London, after attending a Remembrance Day service in a fake military uniform. He went on treat up to 40 recruits over seven months before he was caught. Ms Miles, 30, a government scientist from Wallingford, Oxfordshire, said she left him two days after their honeymoon in 2007 when her sister discovered his past by searching the internet. Ms Miles then searched the couples Thames-side flat and discovered her husband had another wedding ring. It was from his previous marriage to Gail Colclough, with whom he had three children. The court heard that after he was revealed to be a fantasist, Colclough tried to win Ms Miles back by claiming he was suffering from cancer, asking her to stay with him in his last months. A psychiatrists report said Colclough had little empathy for his victims. Colclough, who has previously imper- sonated a fighter pilot and an academic, was jailed for 16 weeks for impersonat- ing a doctor and assaulting a TA soldier by treating his broken hand. He was barred from all military premises and from having contact with any of his former TA unit, including his now ex-wife Ms Miles. Colclough is understood to have served in the RAF for less than a month in the Eighties. by georgina littlejohn Before the truth came out: Craig Colclough and Georgina Miles on their wedding day HH 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html