Category: Breaking News

June 16th, 2017 by admin

A man has been arrested outside the Houses of Parliament on suspicion of carrying a knife.

Pictures showed the individual, aged in his 30s, being detained on the ground near to the Palace of Westminster.

He was surrounded by armed police officers.

Scotland Yard confirmed they had detained the man late on Friday morning.

The Carriage Gates entrance to Parliament is closed. Parliament itself said it was aware of the incident.

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June 8th, 2017 by admin

NHS patients have been evacuated from a hospital amid fears of a bomb on site.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust confirmed the partial evacuation of its Chapel Allerton facility.

On Twitter, the trust attributed the alert to a “suspicious package” and said some patients and staff were evacuated.

Images from the scene show police vehicles crowding the surrounding streets and crowds of people waiting outside the hospital.

One local, posting a photograph from the scene, said the bomb squad were en-route to the West Yorkshire hospital.

Another local, Laura Buckley, tweeted that patients had been told their appointments would be rescheduled.

West Yorkshire Police said it was alerted to a suspicious package in the hospital toilets at 2.57pm.

“A cordon has been put in place and the hospital has carried out a partial evacuation,” a statement said.

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June 4th, 2017 by admin

A major police incident is underway in East Ham, London, with witness footage showing armed officers aiming their weapons and shouting.

Barking Road, East Ham, has been sealed off with the shocking clip showing armed police aiming their weapons towards the roof of a parade of businesses.

They can be heard shouting: “Stand up, show us your hands.”

Officers have now raided a property at the scene, which is located near a Paddypower bookmakers branch.

Despite some reports on social media of a “man on the roof”, the small size of the police cordon indicates this is not the case.

Social media users have described the chaotic scene on Twitter.

One Twitter user said: “Avoid Barking Road high street North area. Police anti terror raid. Full on lock down.”

Another said: “Madness on East Ham Barking Road.”

A third Twitter user said: “Please, if anyone is in & around the East Ham area at the moment – Be Safe. Armed Police & Police Vans have cordoned off the High Street.”

While it has not been confirmed if the incidents are related, it comes after police raided a home in Barking believed to be linked to last night’s London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack.

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June 4th, 2017 by admin

Twenty-one people are still fighting for life after the London Bridge terror attack. 

Seven people were killed when three men drove a van into pedestrians, then got out and stabbed people in Borough Market last night.

At least 49 others were taken to hospital, with still others treated as walking wounded.

More details emerged today about the levels of injuries, with 21 people still in a critical condition according to NHS England.

‘Critical’ is the most severe term to describe a patient’s condition. It means they are still fighting for life and their vital signs are not stable. They are likely to be in intensive care or requiring surgery.

The attackers, wielding long knives, ran down a set of stairs into Borough Market, where there were thousands of people enjoying their nights out in restaurants and pubs.

The attackers stabbed people in several different restaurants, in the attack which lasted around eight minutes before they were shot dead by armed police.

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June 4th, 2017 by admin

Harrowing footage has emerged showing bystanders rushing to save the lives of injured pedestrians on London Bridge as one woman is heard begging her loved on to ‘hold on’ while paramedics fought to save him.

The unnamed woman said: ‘Stay with me, please, I love you. Don’t let those f****** get away with it. Come on, please’, as a paramedic and police office gave him CPR on London Bridge.

He is believed to be one of 48 brutally injured by three crazed men brandishing 12-inch knives who went on a stabbing spree and murdered seven late last night.

Witnesses described seeing ‘bodies everywhere’ after the white van with a B&Q logo weaved across the bridge at around 50mph southbound towards The Shard.

The knifemen then ran through nearby Borough Market, stabbing victims at random shouting ‘This is for Allah’, according to victims.

One woman’s throat was slit while she was eating a meal in a restaurant while others were ran over when the trio ploughed into pedestrians in a white van.

Now a number of video and pictures have emerged showing the devastating impact of the attack in the immediate aftermath.

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May 31st, 2017 by admin

At least 40 people were killed or wounded Wednesday as a massive blast ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital.

Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. However, it was not immediately clear what the target was.

Witnesses described dozens of cars choking the roads as wounded survivors and panicked schoolgirls sought safety, with men and woman struggling to get through security checkpoints to search for loved ones.

“A car bomb” exploded at 8:25 am, Najib Danish, an interior ministry spokesman, told AFP. He said at least 40 people had been killed or wounded, but could not give a breakdown of the casualties.

A health ministry spokesman said more than 60 wounded people, mainly civilians, had been rushed to Kabul’s hospitals, adding: “We don’t know the number of killed yet”.

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May 30th, 2017 by admin

Shocked onlookers claim police carrying firearms rushed to the scene shortly after 6pm this evening.

A police operation took place in the city’s Gobelins district as three men reportedly threatened to blow up a bus.

The area was cordoned off and the nearby metro station was closed.

A suspicious package was then reported on Bus 91 along Saint-Marcel Boulevard as terror cops rushed to calm the situation.

The security forces intervened “as a precaution” and checks are in progress, according to local media.

The men reportedly “uttered threats” as emergency services arrived at the scene.

It was later confirmed that three men were arrested in the incident.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

A female zookeeper was killed by a tiger in a “freak accident” at Hamerton Zoo this afternoon, staff confirmed.

A statement handed out at the gates of the park read: “We are sorry but our staff are too distressed to speak to the media as one of our colleagues was killed at Hamerton Zoo Park this morning.”

Cambridgeshire police added: “A keeper sadly died when a tiger entered the enclosure with her. At no point did the tiger escape from enclosure.”

Terrified visitors earlier described fleeing in panic amid scenes of “absolute chaos”.

Police and the air ambulance had been called to a “very serious incident” the nature reserve this morning.

Victoria Northover Holmes has described hearing someone shout “run” before sprinting for cover – before all visitors were safely evacuated from the zoo.

She and other worried visitors hid in the zookeeper’s office for ten minutes while zoo staff tried to lure the tiger away from the scene.

Victoria, of Corby, Leics, wrote on Facebook: “Well we’ve just had to hide thinking a tiger was loose.

“Something has gone wrong with a keeper and a tiger. Hope things are ok?”

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Two Britons whose car ploughed into pedestrians as they tried to escape police in a Spanish resort appeared to be drunk, say authorities.

Eight people, including a 12-day-old baby and the driver, were injured during the incident in Marbella.

The Civil Guard said the car sped off when officers tried to stop it at a motorway checkpoint on Sunday evening.

It headed into the Costa del Sol city, where it hit pedestrians on a crowded avenue before smashing into other cars.

A police spokeswoman said the driver and the passenger, aged 27 and 28, held British passports and appeared to be drunk.

Spain’s interior ministry said three people had been injured on the street and four others in a crash as the car tried to get away.

The driver of the car was also seriously injured.

Police said they did not think it was a terror-related incident and both men have been arrested.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Major alert in German capital amid fears a parked BMW is rigged up to explode.

Bomb disposal experts are probing a suspicious car found with “cables” and gas canister in the front seat.

Residences in the street have been evacuated, traffic has been diverted and several roads are shut.

A bomb disposal robot is currently on the scene.

Berlin police have tweeted a video of the remote control machine.

The robot is seen pulling up to the BMW and then smashing its window.

A bomb disposal specialist then approached the car.

Police say the suspect car was recently reported as stolen.

Shops, cafes and a nearby Lidl supermarket were cleared and people asked to stand behind a cordon.

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