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  • Thailand tourist murders: Accused men's bid to access Met report reject …
    Thailand tourist murders: Accused men's bid to access Met report reject … Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The men accused of the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand have failed in a High Court bid in London to gain access to a confidential report prepared by the Metropolitan Police. More »

  • West Ham striker Diafro Sakho arrested for second time for 'threatening …
    West Ham striker Diafro Sakho arrested for second time for 'threatening … Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    West Ham star Diafro Sakho has been arrested for a second time this month after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend at his Essex mansion. The 25-year-old Senegalese star was bailed until September earlier this month after allegedly assaulting the same woman and was questioned by police again on Sunday night (23 August), 24 hours after Sakho and West Ham lost 4-3 to Premier League new boys AFC Bournemouth. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "On Sunday 23 August, officers from Havering arrested a man on suspicion of threats to kill and witness intimidation. More »

  • UK: Police shoot man after seven-hour siege in south London
    UK: Police shoot man after seven-hour siege in south London Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    A man is in critical condition after he was shot by police following an armed siege in Brixton, south London. The Met Police said on 21 August that the 36-year-old man, who has not been named, was shot at 16:46pm outside a residential address in Tilson Gardens. The siege lasted seven hours, beginning at 09:45am when unarmed police and a housing officer attempted to enter the property to evict the man. More »

  • Croydon: Met Police hunt for elderly men after CCTV shows pair stealing cash …
    Croydon: Met Police hunt for elderly men after CCTV shows pair stealing cash … Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The Metropolitan Police has released footage of two elderly men stealing cash from a delivery truck in Croydon, south London. The footage shows two elderly men approaching the truck before one of them pulls out a pair of pliers from his jacket pocket. More »

  • Security Fears Over Police Body Cameras
    Security Fears Over Police Body Cameras Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Three police forces have acknowledged security concerns over their storage of highly sensitive crime videos on computers owned by a private company. The admissions follow a Sky News investigation into the use of body-worn police cameras sold by US firm Taser which connect to privately owned servers. After cyber security experts told Sky News the safety of the system cannot be guaranteed, the Metropolitan Police said it planned to move quickly to using its own computers. More »

  • Rumours fed unrest following St. Louis police shooting - alderman
    Rumours fed unrest following St. Louis police shooting - alderman Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    About 200 people attended a vigil in St. Louis on Thursday near where a black teenager was killed by police a day earlier, sparking angry clashes between residents and officers amid rumours the victim was only 13 years old, a city alderman said. Thursday's vigil was peaceful following a night of unrest on Wednesday, when officers reported they had been targeted with bricks and bottles and used tear gas to disperse angry crowds, said a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman. St. Louis Alderman Antonio French posted images on his Twitter page of people at the vigil holding candles, hugging and making buttons that call for unity in the community. More »

  • Hackney shooting: Two charged after man shot at Ridley Road market, north L …
    Hackney shooting: Two charged after man shot at Ridley Road market, north L … Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Metropolitan Police detectives have charged two men on suspicion of a firearm offence and intending to endanger life after a man was shot at Ridley Road market in Dalston. The man, who is thought to be in his thirties, was shot at Ridley Road, north-east London, on Sunday (16 August). On Tuesday (18 August), Jordan Wakefield, 22 of, Buckland Court, St John's Estate, London and 27-year-old Jonathon Joseph of Montague Road, London, were charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. More »

  • Hackers Send Armed Cops To Mumsnet Chief's Home
    Hackers Send Armed Cops To Mumsnet Chief's Home Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Armed police descended on the house of Mumsnet's co-founder last week as part of an attack on the site by a group called @DadSecurity. Swatting is where a hoax call is made to police in an effort to draw armed officers to a property - stars such as Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber have been targeted in the US. Ms Roberts said "police are investigating both instances" but London's Metropolitan Police was not able to comment. More »

  • Arctic wolf missing in London: Stuffed animal worth £32,000 stolen from Chelsea …
    Arctic wolf missing in London: Stuffed animal worth £32,000 stolen from Chelsea … Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    London detectives are investigating the theft of a stuffed Arctic wolf worth £32,000 from a Chelsea flat early on Monday (17 August). The wolf's owner and her friend returned to her flat around 4am that morning with three men who they met earlier that evening in Soho. The men left about an hour later at 5am, according Metropolitan Police, but later that morning the woman noticed the 6ft long, 3ft high "snarling" stuffed wolf with yellow glass eyes was missing. More »

  • Edward Heath child abuse: Prison officer in North Yorkshire claims former prime …
    Edward Heath child abuse: Prison officer in North Yorkshire claims former prime … Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Sir Edward Heath has reportedly been accused of abusing a prison officer in North Yorkshire but cleared of committing any crimes in the region. The former Conservative prime minister, who died in 2005 aged 89, is accused of sexually abusing children and is said to be one of the figures being investigated under Operation Midland into claims boys were abused by politicians and other powerful men at locations across southern England and in London in the 1970s and 1980s. Five police forces – the Metropolitan Police in London and ones in Wiltshire, Jersey, Hampshire and Kent – launched their own inquiries into suspected child abuse including claims the former Tory leader raped a 12-year-old boy in 1961. More »

  • Search For Man Who 'Keyed Aston Martin' On CCTV
    Search For Man Who 'Keyed Aston Martin' On CCTV Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    Police are trying to find a man who was caught on CCTV allegedly causing £9,000 worth of damage to an Aston Martin by scratching it with keys. The Metropolitan Police, who released footage of the incident, said the man then took out a bunch of keys from his pocket and scraped them down the passenger's side of the car. The Aston Martin's driver had parked it at 10.30am on Friday 19 June in the car park on Morning Lane, Hackney, and left his dashboard camera turned on as he went shopping. More »

  • Survivors Question Role of U.K. Home Office in Child Abuse Inquiry
    Survivors Question Role of U.K. Home Office in Child Abuse Inquiry Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    In an opening statement July 9, Judge Lowell Goddard said she will lead a team that will investigate thousands of allegations of abuse perpetrated by "people of prominence in public life." Cases involve both present and former high-ranking officials in central government, MI5 intelligence and security services, the Metropolitan Police Service's Special Branch and the state-owned BBC. The department that oversees many of those authorities is the Home Office, a catchall ministry that is one of Britain's most potent institutions, in charge of immigration, police, domestic security and MI5. "How can the Home Office investigate themselves?" he asks. More »

  • Muswell Hill assault: 43-year-old woman attacked outside Socialite Bar in H …
    Muswell Hill assault: 43-year-old woman attacked outside Socialite Bar in H … Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    Metropolitan Police detectives continue to investigate a serious assault on a 43-year-old woman outside a bar in Muswell Hill, North London. Officers were called to Muswell Hill Broadway, in Haringey, at about 4am on Sunday (16 August) after a brawl erupted outside the Socialite Bar. London Ambulance Service (LAS) sent an ambulance and emergency car to the scene before rushing the woman to an East London hospital. More »

  • Met Police: Paparazzi targeting Prince George risk 'armed intervention& …
    Met Police: Paparazzi targeting Prince George risk 'armed intervention& … Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    The Met Police have warned that paparazzi trying to take covert photos of Prince George risk armed intervention from officers. "At a time when the national security threat level from international terrorism is at severe, all officers are at a heightened level of readiness," the Met Police said. "Photographers using covert tactics often come to the attention of armed officers who take steps to stop and verify the details of those who raise suspicions. More »

  • Five Family Members Arrested in London on Terror Offences
    Five Family Members Arrested in London on Terror Offences Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Five members of the same family were arrested by police in east London on Wednesday on suspicion of terrorism offences. One 53-year-old women, a 51-year-old man, and three teenage girls aged 19, 17 and 16, are being held for questioning, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed. "All five were arrested on suspicion of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism," a statement released by Scotland Yard read.The 51-year-old man was additionally arrested on suspicion of possessing false identity documents. More »

  • Indianapolis: Police fatally shoot 15-year-old Andre Green during carjackin …
    Indianapolis: Police fatally shoot 15-year-old Andre Green during carjackin … Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers fatally shot a 15-year-old boy late on 9 August following a carjacking. The teenager, who allegedly stole the car along with two other individuals, was identified as Andre Green. Police told reporters that officers followed the car from an armed carjacking around 10.15pm in the 3100 block of Tompkins Square Court, CBS 4 Indy reported. More »

  • London: unexploded 250kg World War II bomb causes evacuation in East End
    London: unexploded 250kg World War II bomb causes evacuation in East End Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Around 150 people have had to be evacuated from an area of east London today (10 August) after a metre-long 250kg (500lb) unexploded bomb was found by builders in the basement of a house they were renovating. A 200-metre exclusion zone has been set up around the property at the corner of Temple Street and Old Bethnal Green Road in Tower Hamlets. A Tower Hamlets spokesman said: "We are taking the advice of the Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade and will follow the council's Emergency Planning procedure to ensure residents and visitors to the borough are kept safe. More »

  • Members of notorious London family detained in Amsterdam over 2013 shooting …
    Members of notorious London family detained in Amsterdam over 2013 shooting … Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Police in Amsterdam have arrested two members of a notorious London family in connection with a shooting in the capital in 2013 in which a man was hospitalised for a month. Patrick and Constance Adams, believed to be part of the notorious Adams family which has been linked to serious crime in the capital for decades, were detained last Friday (7 August) on a European Arrest Warrant on behalf of the Metropolitan Police. It is expected the couple will now face extradition back to the UK to face questioning about the December 2013 shooting of a 51-year-old man as he sat in his car in Islington, north London. More »

  • 'Most Wanted' Briton Arrested Over Shooting
    'Most Wanted' Briton Arrested Over Shooting Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    One of Britain's most wanted men and his wife have been arrested in Amsterdam over an attempted murder in London. Patrick and Constance Adams, believed to be part of an infamous family gang, were detained by Dutch authorities on a European arrest warrant on behalf of the Metropolitan Police. British detectives had issued an appeal in May, saying they wanted to speak to the couple in connection with the shooting of a man in central London in December 2013. More »

  • Jonathan Ollivier: Man held on suspicion of causing death of ballet dancer by …
    Jonathan Ollivier: Man held on suspicion of causing death of ballet dancer by … Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    The driver of a black Mercedes involved in a collision that killed ballet star Jonathan Ollivier is being held on suspicion of dangerous driving. Police, first responders and an air ambulance were called to the scene but Ollivier, 38 from Northampton, was pronounced dead shortly after 12pm. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police serious collision investigation unit are investigating the incident. More »

  • Police urge people to defy Queen bomb plot reports and attend VJ Day events
    Police urge people to defy Queen bomb plot reports and attend VJ Day events Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    The Metropolitan Police has encouraged people to continue with their plans to attend celebrations to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War despite reports that British jihadis are planning to blow up the Queen during the events. More »

  • Notting Hill hit and run: Man dies after Bentley slams into van at 'millionaires …
    Notting Hill hit and run: Man dies after Bentley slams into van at 'millionaires … Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Metropolitan Police have launched a manhunt after a Bentley slammed into a broken down van and killed a man at the exclusive Pembridge Villas in Notting Hill. London Ambulance Service also attended the scene and a man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 1am. It is believed that the van had broken down in Pembridge Villas - where luxury homes are on sale for up to £15.5m - and the driver had got out of the vehicle. More »

  • UK police link 2 terror attacks in Tunisia Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Metropolitan Police say there are strong links between the Tunisian terror attack at the Bardo Museum in the capital, Tunis, and the slayings on the beach in Sousse. More »

  • Tunisia massacres: Sousse beach and Bardo Museum terror attacks 'linked' …
    Tunisia massacres: Sousse beach and Bardo Museum terror attacks 'linked' … Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    There are "strong links" between the massacre on Tunisia's Sousse beach and the killings at the Bardo Museum in the country's capital, British police have said. Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officials told the BBC evidence suggested the two attacks are connected. In the attack on Tunis's Bardo Museum in March, 22 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed. More »

  • Radical UK Preacher Anjem Choudary Charged With Inviting Support for ISIS
    Radical UK Preacher Anjem Choudary Charged With Inviting Support for ISIS Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    Radical British Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary has been charged with inviting support for the Islamic State (ISIS). The Islamist preacher from Ilford, northeast London, 48, has been charged under under section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000 for inviting public support for a proscribed organisation, in this case ISIS, between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015, according to a Metropolitan police statement. Another man, Mohammed Rahman, 31, faces the same charge. More »

  • Sir Edward Heath: Jersey Police becomes third force investigating PM's child …
    Sir Edward Heath: Jersey Police becomes third force investigating PM's child … Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Jersey Police is the third force investigating allegations of child abuse against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath following similar inquiries by Scotland Yard and Wiltshire Police. Metropolitan Police is reported to be investigating Heath failed to pursue allegations made against the former Conservative leader in the 1990s. A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police confirmed it has already received "a number of calls" in response to its appeal for information in regards to the allegations. More »

  • Sir Edward Heath: Met Police to investigate child abuse claims against former …
    Sir Edward Heath: Met Police to investigate child abuse claims against former … Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Former UK prime minister, MP and Conservative Party leader Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by Metropolitan Police as part of their inquiry into historical child abuse by establishment figures, according to reports. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has already announced it is investigating claims that Wiltshire police failed to pursue child abuse claims made against Heath in the 1990s. Since the launch of the investigation against Wiltshire police, an alleged victim has come forward to claim he was raped by Heath in 1965 when he was 12 years old. More »

  • Watch Live: Final Stages Of Litvinenko Inquiry
    Watch Live: Final Stages Of Litvinenko Inquiry Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The counsel for Marina Litvinenko is due to make his closing statements to the inquiry into her husband Alexander's death. It comes after Scotland Yard detectives said they believe Mr Litvinenko had been poisoned twice. The counsel for the Metropolitan Police Richard Horwell QC told the inquiry into the former spy's death on Thursday there was a failed attempt to kill him on 16 October 2006, followed a fortnight later by a successful attempt when polonium-210 was dropped into his tea at the Millennium hotel in London's Mayfair. More »

  • Kids Company Children's Charity In Police Probe
    Kids Company Children's Charity In Police Probe Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Kids Company, a charity that supports vulnerable children, is being investigated over "allegations of crime", police have said. A statement said: "The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has today, Thursday, 30 July, commenced an investigation into a number of allegations of crime involving a children's charity. The charity, founded in 1996, says it provides "practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children, young people and families". More »

  • Litvinenko Killed 'After Second Poisoning'
    Litvinenko Killed 'After Second Poisoning' Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Scotland Yard detectives believe Alexander Litvinenko had been poisoned twice, the counsel for the Metropolitan Police has told the inquiry into the former spy's death. Richard Horwell QC said there was a failed attempt to kill him on 16 October 2006, followed a fortnight later by a successful attempt when polonium-210 was dropped into his tea at the Millennium hotel in London's Mayfair. Mr Horwell, who was speaking as the public phase of the inquiry draws to a close, said police want to see the two prime suspects, Russians Andrei Lugavoi and Dmitry Kovtun, stand trial for murder. More »

  • Teen Dies In Canal After Running From Police
    Teen Dies In Canal After Running From Police Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A teenager who was running away from police officers has died in a canal. But the boy, believed to be Jack Susianta, smashed a window and fled before officers from the Metropolitan Police arrived. At 3.38pm, Hackney Police tweeted: "Jack Susianta, 17yrs missing from E5. More »

  • Indian tycoon seals 110 million pound hotel deal at London's Old Scotland …
    Indian tycoon seals 110 million pound hotel deal at London's Old Scotland … Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Indian tycoon Yusuffali M.A has agreed a 110 million pounds deal to develop a luxury hotel on the site of the original Scotland Yard Police Station in London, as foreign buyers bet on the resilience of Britain's prime property market. Ali, one of India's wealthiest entrepreneurs and head of Abu Dhabi-based retail and hospitality conglomerate Lulu Group International, has signed up Galliard Homes to complete the project at the former home of the Metropolitan Police Force in London's Whitehall. "London undoubtedly is one of the most happening locations in the world especially from the tourism point of view and we have been actively evaluating investment opportunities that both grow our footprint and contribute to the further development of London," Yusuffali M.A said in an emailed statement on Monday. More »

  • Boris Johnson's water cannon farce reveals why he will never be prime m …
    Boris Johnson's water cannon farce reveals why he will never be prime m … Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Future historians will look back on last week as the moment Boris Johnson’s prime ministerial ambitions finally washed away into the muddy waters of the Thames. Theresa May’s demolition of Johnson’s case for bringing water cannon to the streets of London was so comprehensive, so cutting and so utterly devastating for the London mayor, you half expected the Metropolitan police to apprehend her for common assault. With an increasingly meek looking Johnson sat behind her, May explained that the 25-year-old second hand German water cannon Johnson bought without her permission, would “pose a series of direct and indirect medical risks,” to protesters, including “musculoskeletal injuries such as spinal fracture, as well as other serious injuries such as concussion, eye injury and blunt trauma”. More »

  • Pc hopefuls must speak second language in Met Police pilot scheme
    Pc hopefuls must speak second language in Met Police pilot scheme Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Aspiring police constables must speak an additional language to join London's Metropolitan Police under a month-long pilot scheme starting today. More »

  • UK journalists take court action against over police phone spying
    UK journalists take court action against over police phone spying Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    London police were accused on Monday of breaching the human rights of three journalists working for Britain's top-selling newspaper by accessing their phone records in a bid to find the source for a story which brought down a senior minister. Detectives from London's Metropolitan Police used the covert power to discover who had leaked a police report to journalists from the Sun tabloid in 2012 which revealed former minister Andrew Mitchell had sworn at and insulted officers on duty outside Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office. The three reporters have taken their case to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), a body which examines complaints from the public about unlawful use of covert techniques by public authorities The landmark case also comes at a time Britain is wrestling with a high-profile debate over the surveillance powers of the police and spies, and whether they infringe on the public's privacy. More »