Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of "family friend taking him to Germany"

Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of ‘family friend taking him to Germany’ Assim's journey may have lasted three monthsHe is believed to be from central Afghanistan | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 20 December 2012 Anything to declare Undocumented boy is believed to be from the Hazara ethnic group, central Afghanistan A five-year-old Afghan boy has been found hidden in the suitcase of a man getting off a ferry in Venice. Ali Shaker, 35, of Afghanistan, told Italian police after disembarking from a ferry from Greece, that he was a family friend who was taking the boy to see relatives in Germany on behalf of the boy's parents

Court translators who listed a DOG in its staff is fined just 2,200 despite errors that let criminals walk free

Court translators who listed a DOG in its staff is fined just 2,200 despite errors that let criminals walk freeALS was signed up to provide translators for courts in England, but had fewer than a quarter of staff neededCommons Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge said the failings led to 'chaos in the courts'She blasts fine by Ministry of Justice as 'risible' In one case a murder trial went ahead with a beautician translating | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 14 December 2012 'Risible': Margaret Hodge MP said the episode was an 'object lesson' in how not to contract out a public service A courtroom translation firm that had a dog listed on its books has been fined 'a risible' 2,200, despite letting cases collapse and criminals walk free because it could not provide qualified interpreters.