Category: Breaking News

June 23rd, 2017 by admin

Police are dealing with an incident near HMP Walton and have closed off nearby Aintree Road.

Visits to the prison have reportedly been cancelled.

And cops have confirmed that an investigation is under way.

A statement reads: “Officers attended and found damage to a grey Renault Megane car consistent with a firearm discharge.

“There have been no reports of anyone injured during the incident.

“It is believed three to four offenders ran from the scene on foot in the direction of Hornby Close before getting into a black Audi car before driving away.

“A number of bullet casings have been recovered from the scene and taken for forensic examination.

“A cordon is in place while Crime Scene Investigators carry out forensic examinations at the scene and house-to-house enquiries are underway.

“High visibility patrols will be stepped up in the area and CCTV opportunities in the area will be explored.”

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June 21st, 2017 by admin

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital as a “precautionary measure” for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.

Buckingham Palace said the 96-year-old Duke was receiving treatment in London’s King Edward VII Hospital.

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June 21st, 2017 by admin

The rapper Prodigy, one half of the American hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday at the age of 42.

The MC was found unconscious in Las Vegas, and while the cause of death remains unclear, the group’s publicist sent the following statement to the music website XXL:

“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”

 

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June 20th, 2017 by admin

Belgian officers have “neutralised” a person wearing an explosive belt at a major train station in Brussels, according to reports.

Police have confirmed that an “incident involving an individual” has taken place at Brussels Central – the country’s busiest station – and say the situation is now under control.

The main square has been evacuated, and witnesses have reported hearing explosion-like noises.

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June 20th, 2017 by admin

People were evacuated after police swooped on a packed shopping centre in Essex this morning amid heightened terror fears in Britain.

The Harvey Centre, one of the largest shopping areas in Harlow, was evacuated at around 10am this morning.

Essex Police raced to the scene and were spotted directing customers out of the mall as fire alarms sounded throughout the centre.

Unconfirmed reports suggest officers were called following suggestions of a bomb scare after a suspicious package was discovered in Primark.

An anonymous eyewitness told Essex Live: “I believe that there’s been a fire alarm set off and everyone has been evacuated.

“I can see that there are police standing outside of Primark, but I am unsure about the other entrances.

“I can see a few [police officers], and everyone just seems quite confused really.

“It looks like people are being allowed to go back through into the Harvey Centre now.”

Some people took to social media to find out what was happening after they were escorted out the building.

One Twitter user said: “Yooo the Harvey centre Harlow has been evacuated because of a bomb scare in primark !!! Maudddd.”

Another tweeted: “There’s a bomb scare in the harvey centre and I still have to go to work :/“

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June 20th, 2017 by admin

Armed police raced to a housing estate after a man armed with a knife reportedly drove at children as they played in the street.

Officers rushed to the housing estate on the former Howe Barracks site in Canterbury after terrified locals raised the alarm last night.

Around 15 police vehicles swooped on the military base after witnesses claimed to have spotted a man driving up and down the street waving a knife.

One onlooker claims the man drove up and down the street holding the knife out of the window before driving at a man he is believed to have had an altercation with.

The suspect then drove directly at a group of around 20 children, who scattered screaming as the Honda Civic hurtled towards them.

One witness told Kent Online: “It’s scary to see loads of people trying to stop him. I’ve never seen so many people help protect their children.”

One woman, who was at her sister’s house in St Julien Avenue when she saw two men arguing, said: “One of them went home, or so we thought, but the next thing I heard a car screeching so I ran to my sister’s gate and looked outside.

“I saw a man drive at high speed, stop his car and step out. He told the other guy he was going to stab him with a kitchen knife.

“The other guy pushed the man back into his car and he screeched off again.

“But he then spun the car round and drove rapidly back up the road trying to run this man and all that was around him down. There were children everywhere.”

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June 16th, 2017 by admin

Hamburg airport has closed to all inbound flights due to a due to Lufthansa jet stationary on the runway as fire engines line the tarmac.

There were reports that a cockpit of the jet had ‘filled with smoke’. The plane landed safely and the passengers evacuated.

A spokesman for the airport said: ‘Due to a technical landing, there are temporary restrictions on air traffic at Hamburg Airport.’

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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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