London news: Police launch investigation as man and woman found dead in east London | UK | News

The two bodies were discovered in Dagenham this afternoon. The woman in her 30s was found on Whalebone Lane South at 12.50pm today. At 2.50pom, police discovered a man also in his 30s on Gosfield Road. Police now consider the two deaths to be linked.  The police and London Amubalnce Service both attended the scene.  A police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 12.50hrs on Saturday, August 8 to Whalebone Lane South, Dagenham to reports of a person found unresponsive. “Officers and the London Ambulance Service and a female…

London news: Man attacked in central London shopping area – Police on the scene | UK | News

The victim was seen falling to the ground in Market Place near the junction with the famous street shortly after 5.30pm. Photos from the scene show a cordon in place as emergency crews treat the victim. Two ambulance crews and an air ambulance were sent to treat the man and he was rushed to a major trauma centre.  At this early stage the man’s condition is not known.  A Met spokeswoman said: “Officers attended and found a male suffering from a stab injury. “Emergency services remain at the scene. “There…

Belfast police ATTACKED by gang of youths throwing petrol bombs – 26 officers injured | UK | News

The PSNI said 26 officers sustained injuries in the attack in Distillery Street on Saturday afternoon. The force had attended the site to support contractors who were tasked with removing material destined to be burned in a bonfire. Molotov cocktails, masonry and other missiles were thrown at police officers, leaving dozens needing medical treatment.  Superintendent Melanie Jones said the PSNI would review footage from cameras in the are in a bid to track down the culprits.  She condemned the violent incident as “completely unacceptable”.  She said:“During the operation, officers came…

UK beaches issue coronavirus ‘red alerts’ after overcrowding at popular seaside resorts | UK | News

Despite pleas from local authorities to stay away amid the coronavirus pandemic, tourists have descended on popular beaches in Dorset. Due to this, officials in Bournemouth have declared a red alert, meaning social distancing is now not possible. With temperatures soaring across the UK, pictures have shown large numbers of people heading to popular destinations such as Weymouth, Bournemouth and West-super-Mare.  Authorities in Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole have already issued several warnings asking the public to stay a safe distance apart according to Somerset Live.   With such high numbers of…

Surrey wildfires map: Where are fires raging right now? | UK | News

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has declared a major incident as crews continue to battle against the wildfire. The blaze is believed to have started in Chobham Common on Friday, August 7, as temperatures in the south-east of England hit 37C in some spots. The fire service tweeted: “Major incident – Chobham Common, Heath Fire – Relief crews are now proceeding from across surrey to continue firefighting operations. Local roads remain closed by Surrey Police – please remain clear of Chobham Common.” Where are the fires raging right now? The…

PC Andrew Harper: Chief constable backs calls for Andrew’s Law | UK | News

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, of Northamptonshire Police, said those who set out to commit a crime in which an officer is killed should automatically get a wholelife term under “Andrew’s Law”. Mr Adderley said life imprisonment was necessary based on his experience as a chief superintendent at Greater Manchester Police in 2012, when PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were killed by Dale Cregan in an ambush. Cregan is the only police killer in the past decade to have received a whole-life order. PC Harper was caught in a strap…

Britons residing in the EU after Brexit transition ends to get extra free movement rights | UK | News

During a meeting of the EU-UK Joint Specialised Committee on citizens’ rights last week, the Commission agreed British people living in the EU can move to a different country to the one they are residing in for purposes including work and study. However, according to campaigners briefed on the plans, the right to onward movement comes with limitations as people will need to prove five years of continuous residence in the bloc. Since the UK voted to leave the EU back in 2016, Brits living in Europe have been demanding…

East Sussex seaside ‘explosion’: Dozens of fire engines rush as thick smoke fills sky | UK | News

Terrifying footage of a warehouse in East Sussex burning has emerged. In videos taken, huge plumes of black smoke can be seen rising out of a building in Newhaven. The area has now been closed off by East Sussex officials and they have asked for the area to be avoided. The Fire and Rescue Service has sent 12 crews to the scene. East Sussex Fire Control tweeted: “Latest update from the scene in Newhaven… crews working hard… we are likely to be there for some time. “We know it’s hot but…

Coronavirus beaches: What beaches to AVOID – Britain’s busiest beaches revealed | UK | News

Temperatures reached 37C were reported in London, making it the third hottest days of the year so far on Friday. The coastguard dealt with more than 300 incidents that day, which was its busiest day in more than four years. On Friday, the RNLI tweeted: “Our amazing lifeguards in Kent recently rescued 24 people in a single day at Ramsgate beach. “With record-breaking temperatures forecast for this weekend, please think of our lifeguards by maintaining social distance, following their advice and not taking risks at the coast.” Source link

Border Force intercepts dinghy ‘with 12 migrants on board’ after record Channel crossings | UK | News

It comes amid continued fine weather and calm waters in the English Channel as temperatures are expected to soar to 36C over the weekend. Government sources told Sky News the boat was the first of the day to cross the Channel with more expected to make the crossing throughout the day. On Thursday, at least 235 migrants made the dangerous journey in 17 boats, setting a new single-day record whilst more than 130 made it to the UK in 13 boats yesterday, the Home Office said. Sky News reported it…