Day: July 2, 2020

Rail worker saved man’s bike from thief then waited hours after shift to return it

July 2, 2020

A railway worker who bravely stopped a thief from stealing a bike waited four hours after his shift ended to safely return it to its owner. Abdul El-Gayar, 31, was on his way out from work when he saw a man trying to cut a bike lock with a pair of bolt cutters outside London’s […]

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Investigation launched after black man ‘punched and kicked’ by police in street

July 2, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Metropolitan Police are investigating footage showing a black man being ‘punched and kicked’ as eight officers try to pin him to the floor. The force confirmed a public complaint had been recorded and that the ‘actions […]

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Children ‘screaming in pain’ after being stung by toxic caterpillars in park

July 2, 2020

Two children were left ‘screaming in pain’ after being stung by toxic caterpillars while playing in a park. Caroline Berry and her two children Annie, two, and George, five, developed painful rashes after they came into contact with the caterpillars of oak processionary moths. The children came in contact with the insects, which are covered in poisonous […]

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Mask wearing on Tube and buses to be enforced by TfL staff

July 2, 2020

Public transport workers in the capital have been given new powers to ‘increase enforcement’ of face masks on the Tube and buses. Around 86% of people travelling on Transport for London (TfL) trains and buses last week wore a face covering, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. Face coverings were first recommended for use on public […]

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US sees record daily rise in coronavirus cases as California rolls back reopening of restaurants and indoor venues

July 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The US has seen a record rise in the number of daily coronavirus infections after more than 50,000 new cases were reported in a 24-hour period. Tennessee, Alaska and Texas were among the states that saw their highest daily […]

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Man, 18, charged with murder of two sisters in London park

July 2, 2020

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murdering two sisters in a London park. Sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were believed to have been stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, north-west London, on June 6 after celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday with friends. Danyal Hussein, 18, from Blackheath, south-east London, was […]

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'No obvious source' of Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, report finds

July 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The surge in coronavirus cases in Leicester does not appear to have been caused by a specific outbreak, a report from Public Health England has found. Experts found “no explanatory outbreaks in care homes, hospital settings, or industrial processes” […]

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Statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie destroyed 'by group of 100 people' in Wimbledon park

July 2, 2020

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a south west London park. The incident in Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon, which is being investigated by police, was carried out on Tuesday evening by a group of around 100 people, according to an eyewitness. It appears to be linked to unrest in […]

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School coaches to be laid on to limit risk of infection as pupils return in September

July 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Coaches are to be laid on for pupils to return to school in September so they do not have to take public transport, a minister said today. The Government is seeking to limit the number of people using the […]

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Teenager charged with murder after sisters stabbed to death in Wembley

July 2, 2020

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murders of two sisters in a north-west London park. Danyal Hussein is accused of killing sisters Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, in Fryent Country Park in Wembley in the early hours of Saturday June 6. The women were found stabbed to death on Sunday June […]

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