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02 October 2023

Best of Web: Teacher takes pupil as fourth wife

By Staff & Agencies

Teacher, 52, takes former pupil, 18, as fourth wife


London: Parents were horrified when the father-of-two set up home with their 16-year-old girl while still married to third wife.

A retired religious education teacher has married for the fourth time – to an 18-year-old former pupil, reports Daily Mail.

Jessica’s parents were horrified that she was involved with a man old enough to be her grandfather. However, the pair continued with the relationship, and married in a low-key register office ceremony in Torbay, Devon, in September.

The relationship was uncovered in 2008 when Jessica, who was just months away from sitting her GCSEs, failed to return to home after school.

She sent worried mother Frances Hichens, 41, an e-mail saying she had fallen in love and moved in with her former teacher in the same village, Goldsithney near Penzance, Cornwall, reports the daily.

‘What they are doing may be legal, but it is morally wrong,’ the teacher's third wife told the paper.
Driver caught with passenger on his lap


DETROIT: In a clear violation of traffic law, a bus driver in Detroit was suspended after after being caught driving around with a female passenger sitting on his lap.

Timothy Carpenter, who has an otherwise exemplary record, was filmed by a shocked passenger as he continued on his route with the female passenger partially sitting on his knee, reports Daily Mail.

Carpenter has been suspended for 30 days after the mobile phone video emerged, but authorities are already thinking about making his suspension permanent, the daily was informed.

The video footage - albeit a bit blurry - shows the woman sitting in the driver's lap as he operates the bus, a clear violation of the traffic law.
Patient without a heartbeat brought back to life


LONDON: Three hours and 20,000 chest presses later, a man whose heart had stopped was brought back from the dead.

Arun Bhasin, 53, was found lying unconscious in Croydon in December temperatures of -10C. He was rushed to Croydon University Hospital but suffered a cardiac arrest, reports Daily Mail.

Bhasin was hooked him up to a revolutionary cardiac support machine, which maintained Bhasin's heartbeat for more than three hours while he was stabilised by medics and needed four full batteries to keep going.