UK Wikinews Shorts: February 22, 2010

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, February 22, 2010.

Man found guilty of murder in east London, England

A man has been found guilty of a murder that occurred in the east of London, England. Kobina Essel, aged 19 and known by the nickname of "Aggro", was found guilty of stabbing 33-year-old Jamie Simpson with a ten-inch kitchen knife at a Matalan shop in the Dalston district on March 22, 2008. The trial was held in the Old Bailey, a famous courthouse in London.

The attack followed a robbery involving a gang of criminals, including Essel. Three other criminals have been found guilty of manslaughter. Two of those have been identified as 20-year-old Anthony Maina and Simeon Jumah, aged 25. Another individual, who is 17, has had his anonymity protected. Several others have been convicted of conspiracy to rob but not of having any role in the killing.

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Woman dies after house fire in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

A woman has died from injuries sustained eight days ago in a house fire in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The victim, who has been identified as 51-year-old Aileen Lindsay, was critically injured in the fire at her house, which occurred in the village of Balloch, near to Loch Lomond.

Lindsay was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where she was given treatment for smoke inhalation and burns. However, she died in the hospital on Sunday, according to a statement from Strathclyde Police. Five other members of Aileen's family who were involved in the fire managed to survive. Police investigations to try and determine the cause of the fire are ongoing.

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