Day: June 26, 2020

Several London pubs to stay closed next week despite restrictions being lifted

June 26, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Several London pubs have turned down the Government’s call to reopen next week, citing safety concerns. Pubs are allowed to welcome back drinkers next Saturday, with Boris Johnson telling Britons it’s their “patriotic duty” to visit their local boozer […]

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David Whyte named as hero policeman left in 'critical' condition after Glasgow hotel stabbing

June 26, 2020

Constable David Whyte has been named as the hero officer who was stabbed during a knife attack in central Glasgow. A suspect was shot dead by police after six people were injured, including Constable Whyte, during rampage on Friday afternoon. Mr Whyte is said to be in a “critical but stable” condition in hospital. All […]

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Police clash with revellers at illegal street party in Harrow Road after top officer warns: 'You will face the consequences'

June 26, 2020

Clashes broke out between revellers and police officers at an unlicensed ‘block party’ in west London. Footage posted on social media showed scores of young people in a standoff with officers in riot equipment outside a block of flats in Harrow Road on Friday evening. In the video, projectiles are seen being thrown at the […]

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Ireland has new government after parties back historic coalition deal

June 26, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates One-hundred and forty days since voters went to the polls, the Republic of Ireland has a new government after Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party ratified a coalition deal. Green Party members approved the draft programme for […]

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Boris Johnson's handling of coronavirus crisis to be made into TV series

June 26, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson’s response to the coronavirus crisis is set to be made into a TV show, the production companies behind the series have said. The show will be directed by Michael Winterbottom, the British director of films including 24-Hour […]

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Former drug dealer fears London gang ‘war zone’ as anger towards police grows

June 26, 2020

A former drug dealer who has turned his life around said he is worried ‘gang wars’ in the capital could escalate in the wake of growing hostility towards the police. Kevin Robotham, 39, spoke to Metro.co.uk about his experience growing up on estates in west London where he claims gang culture was rife. The Southall […]

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Teenager jailed for 15 years for throwing boy, 6, from tenth floor balcony at Tate Modern

June 26, 2020

An autistic teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the Tate Modern viewing gallery has been jailed for at least 15 years. Jonty Bravery, 18, was sentenced after admitting to attempted murder at London’s Old Bailey. CCTV footage captured the moment he threw the boy, a French tourist, from the tenth floor balcony of the […]

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Jonty Bravery: Teenager who threw six-year-old boy from Tate Modern jailed for life

June 26, 2020

A teenager who threw a six-year-old boy off a Tate Modern viewing platform has been jailed for life. Jonty Bravery, now 18, will serve at least 15 years in prison for attempted murder and may never be freed. A judge said the horror and fear felt by the young victim and his parents, who were […]

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Up to 140 police officers injured during illegal street parties and protests, Met Commissioner says

June 26, 2020

“Up to 140-odd” police officers have been injured while responding to protests and illegal parties in the past three weeks, according to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. Speaking after officers faced attacks in London for the second night in a row, Dame Cressida Dick condemned aggression towards police at illegal parties as “utterly unacceptable”. The Scotland […]

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Police attacked at illegal street party in Notting Hill

June 26, 2020

Objects were thrown at officers attempting to disperse crowds at Colville Gardens, Scotland Yard says Scotland Yard said officers were attacked while trying to disperse a crowd in Notting Hill Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images Officers attempting to disperse crowds at an unlicensed music event have been attacked by revellers in west London, police said. Scotland […]

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