Day: September 26, 2020

London anti-lockdown protest sees 16 arrests and nine police officers injured

September 26, 2020

Clashes between police and coronavirus conspiracy theorists in London today left two officers in need of hospital treatment for head injuries. Anti-lockdown demonstrators were pictured with blood streaming down their faces after violence erupted at the rally at Trafalgar Square this afternoon. The Metropolitan Police said 16 people had been arrested and nine officers had […]

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Prince George thrilled with dinosaur-era gift from Sir David Attenborough

September 26, 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge has talked about Prince George’s obsession with dinosaurs in the past – now her eldest son is the proud owner of a shark’s tooth from the time of the prehistoric giants thanks to Sir David Attenborough. In a new photograph released by Kensington Palace, seven-year-old George looked ecstatic as he handled […]

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Police call for tougher stop and search rules after officer’s death in Croydon

September 26, 2020

Police officers believe there needs to be an urgent review of the stop and search protocols used when arresting suspects, following the fatal shooting of Sgt Matiu Ratana. As the Metropolitan police and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launch investigations into the death of the popular 54-year-old custody sergeant, questions remain as to […]

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More firearms finding way on to UK streets, Police Federation warns

September 26, 2020

More firearms are finding their way on to Britain’s streets with devastating consequences, the head of the body representing rank-and-file police officers has warned. John Apter, national chair of the Police Federation, which speaks for more than 120,000 officers in England and Wales, spoke out amid growing concerns about the welfare of frontline officers. He […]

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Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to police officer shot dead in London

September 26, 2020

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has paid tribute to the police officer who was shot dead by a handcuffed suspect in Croydon. Matiu Ratana, a 54-year-old sergeant, was originally from New Zealand, where he had served as a police officer after joining the force in 1991. A friend told how Sergeant Ratana had moved […]

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London protest: Ten arrests and officers injured as police shut down anti-lockdown rally after crowds break social distancing rules

September 26, 2020

Police have arrested 10 people after shutting down an anti-lockdown protest taking place in London’s Trafalgar Square. Four officers were injured in clashes as the Metropolitan Police asked demonstrators to leave the area after they failed to abide by coronavirus regulations during the rally. Thousands of people massed in Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying signs, […]

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Four locations being searched over fatal shooting of police officer in custody centre

September 26, 2020

Four addresses are being searched by detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a police officer in a custody suite in London. Metropolitan Police sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, was killed in the early hours of Friday when a handcuffed gunman opened fire before turning the weapon on himself. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said the 23-year-old […]

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Lockdown inspectors peer through letter boxes to check for illegal speakeasies

September 26, 2020

Lockdown inspectors have been sent out onto the streets of London to check whether pubs and bars are obeying the 10pm curfew.  A team of marshals in blue jackets from Westminister Council were spotted peering into letterboxes  and pub windows late at night, to make sure all venues were fully closed.  The council area covers […]

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Vitamin D 'cuts chance of coronavirus death by half', study finds

September 26, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Patients who take a daily dose of vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from coronavirus, according to a new study in the US. The vitamin was linked to higher levels of immune cells in the […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London on standby after 'watch list' inclusion as local lockdowns hit quarter of population

September 26, 2020

News › UK Passengers wear masks on the London Underground Close The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates London residents are on standby after all the capital’s boroughs were added to the Government’s Covid-19 “watch list” following a record surge in coronavirus rates across the UK. […]

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