Home » Archives by category » UK (Page 2)

Newham police escape: Cheering onlookers condemned

Newham police escape: Cheering onlookers condemned

Media captionThe confrontation and escape were filmed onlookers A police officer has condemned people who cheered a man escaping police after a confrontation which left two officers requiring hospital treatment. The incident on Romford Road, Newham, east London, was filmed and shared on social media with laughter and shouts of encouragement clearly audible. But Supt […]

‘Cowardly’ driver jailed for ‘Papa Smurf’ grandad hit-and-run

‘Cowardly’ driver jailed for ‘Papa Smurf’ grandad hit-and-run

Image copyright GMP Image caption Fuad Ghalib was taken to hospital where he was treated for life-changing injuries, police said A “cowardly” hit-and-run driver who struck a grandfather and left him “for dead” has been jailed. Khalyl Mattis, 22, hit Fuad Ghalib in Moss Side, Manchester, on 1 October 2017 while being pursued by police. […]

Birmingham mosque attacks ‘random criminal damage’

Birmingham mosque attacks ‘random criminal damage’

Image caption Armed police were sent to Masjid Qamarul Islam “Catapult” attacks on two mosques that left worshippers fearing a gunman are thought by police to be random acts of criminal damage. Armed officers were deployed when the sites in Birmingham had windows smashed on Wednesday night. On Thursday, the West Midlands force said the […]

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 2.9 million people in the UK are using e-cigarettes Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by a committee of MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available […]

Body scanners and sniffer dogs to target prison drugs

Body scanners and sniffer dogs to target prison drugs

Image copyright PA Image caption Wormwood Scrubs, Hull, Lindholme and Nottingham (Clockwise from top left) are among the 10 prisons to benefit New body scanners and sniffer dogs are to be introduced in 10 of England’s most “challenging” prisons as part of a clampdown on drugs and mobile phones. The Ministry of Justice said the […]

Manchester mosque sermon ‘called for armed jihad’, say scholars

Manchester mosque sermon ‘called for armed jihad’, say scholars

Media captionHear from the man who ‘called for armed jihad’ at Didsbury Mosque A sermon at the mosque where the Manchester bomber worshipped called for the support of armed jihadist fighters, according to two Muslim scholars. An imam at Didsbury Mosque in December 2016 was recorded praying for “victory” for “our brothers and sisters right […]

Battersea stabbing: Man charged with murder of Britain’s Got Talent nurse

Battersea stabbing: Man charged with murder of Britain’s Got Talent nurse

Image copyright NHS Press Office/PA Image caption Simonne Kerr said she joined the B Positive Choir following the death of her son Kavele A man has been charged with the murder of a nurse who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in an NHS choir. Simonne Samantha Kerr, 31, from Wembley, was found fatally injured in […]

Student with toy gun sparked armed stand-off in Swansea

Student with toy gun sparked armed stand-off in Swansea

Media captionArmed police tackled Filip Nowak after he waved a gun in a park A student triggered a stand-off with armed police after waving a toy gun at people in a busy park. Police were called to Cwmdonkin Park in Swansea after reports of a man pointing a “machine gun”. Filip Adam Nowak, 25, of […]

House of Fraser cancels all online orders

House of Fraser cancels all online orders

Image copyright Getty Images House of Fraser has said it will cancel all online orders and refund customers after a dispute with its warehouse operator meant deliveries were delayed. It follows an outcry from customers who had not received goods ordered online. Its warehouse operator, XPO Logistics, stopped processing orders late last week because of […]

Jeremy Corbyn ‘unaware’ of militant group figure

Jeremy Corbyn ‘unaware’ of militant group figure

Image copyright PALESTINIAN EMBASSY IN TUNIS/FACEBOOK Image caption Maher Taher (pictured wearing a jacket but without a tie, next to Jeremy Corbyn) was a senior figure in the PFLP Jeremy Corbyn has said he did not know that a man he stood next to at a wreath-laying ceremony was a senior member of a militant […]