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Murder victims to get help to fight for tougher jail sentences under plan from Tory London Mayor hopeful

FAMILIES of murder victims will get extra help to fight for tougher jail sentences under a new plan from the Tory London Mayoral hopeful. Shaun Bailey will set up a new sentencing unit and tsar in City Hall in charge of helping families fight for justice. 2 Jodie Chesney’s family have called for tougher knife […]

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Scotland Yard introduces facial recognition cameras to hunt ‘watchlist’ of 2,500 suspects

The Metropolitan Police today revealed it will start using ‘Big Brother’ facial recognition technology on the streets of London within the next month after eight major trials since 2016. Scotland Yard says the cameras are a fantastic ‘crime-fighting tool’ with a 70 per cent success rate at picking up suspects – but privacy campaigners believe it […]

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Prince Philip spends third night in London hospital

Image copyright PA Media The Duke of Edinburgh has spent a third night in hospital in London being treated for a “pre-existing condition”. The Queen is at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where she attended a carol service without 98-year-old Prince Philip on Sunday. He remains at the King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London, […]

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‘Do we have to wait to have a London Bridge incident on Wexford bridge?’ – Verona Murphy insists she’s not a racist

Verona Murphy. Picture: Patrick Browne ‘Do we have to wait to have a London Bridge incident on Wexford bridge?’ – Verona Murphy insists she’s not a racist Independent.ie FORMER Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy said she has been called a racist for raising “security issues” and questioned if “we have to wait to have a […]

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Subduing Terrorist on London Bridge, He Was Prepared to Die

LONDON — A woman’s scream was the first sign John Crilly had of a terrorist attack. For a moment, he wasn’t sure it signaled real distress, he said, but then “it got a lot louder, a lot more intense.” It sounded like they were both in the same building, the historic Fishmonger’s Hall on the […]

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Pubgoers spotted on CCTV may hold key to murder of antiques dealer

Pubgoers may hold key to murder of antiques dealer, 50, as police release fresh CCTV three years after she was bludgeoned to death in her own front garden The body of 50-year-old Robyn Mercer was found by a neighbour just after 8am She was found a short distance from front door of her home on […]

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London Fire Commissioner Steps Down After Grenfell Criticism

LONDON — The London fire chief, who has come under intense criticism for her agency’s response to the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, announced on Friday that she would resign at the end of the year. “I feel honored to have served London and I will do all I can to assist the safe […]

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London Bridge terror attack victim’s father lashes out at government

Boris Johnson is facing a backlash from a victim’s father for politicising the London Bridge terror attack today. The Prime Minister has launched a crackdown after 28-year-old convicted terrorist Usman Khan went on a rampage while out of prison on licence. Former University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, were fatally […]

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‘We don’t understand how Usman Khan ended up like this’ | UK news

Outside a small white and green mosque in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, at Zuhr prayers on Saturday lunchtime dozens of men and women in padded jackets, heavy coats and kurtas gathered in the car park, unable to squeeze into the single-storey building for the funeral taking place inside. “One of our community elders has passed. It’s a […]

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London Bridge: Attacker had been convicted of terror offence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat happened in the London Bridge attack? The man who carried out Friday’s stabbing attack at London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted of terrorism offences. The attacker, named by police as 28-year-old Usman Khan, was out of prison on licence at the time of the attack, […]

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