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Student protest police officer cleared of baton attack

Image caption About 10,000 people marched through London as part of the student fees protest in 2010 A police officer accused of hitting a student over the head with a baton during a protest nine years ago has been cleared of misconduct. A panel concluded on Thursday that an...

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Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and...

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London bus attack: Teens admit threatening women who refused to kiss

Image copyright Melania Geymonat Image caption Melania Geymonat (right) and her date Chris needed hospital treatment Three teenage boys have admitted threatening two women who refused to kiss each other on a bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her date Christine Hannigan were pelted with coins on a Camden night...

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Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder could return against Southampton – Unai Emery

Xhaka has been at Arsenal since 2016 Unai Emery says Granit Xhaka could return to the Arsenal team against Southampton on Saturday, despite recently claiming he was unsure if he would play for the club again. Xhaka, 27, was stripped of the captaincy following his angry confrontation with Gunners...

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Alfie Lamb car seat death: Man jailed for crushing boy to death

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Waterson admitted the manslaughter of his girlfriend’s son and gross negligence prior to his retrial A man who crushed a three-year-old boy to death with a car seat has been jailed for more than seven years. Stephen Waterson, 26, inflicted irreversible brain injuries...

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TfL announces ‘urgent review’ of London minicab drivers

Image caption Minicab drivers must sit mandatory exams to get a licence from Transport for London Transport for London has announced an “urgent review” after the BBC found thousands of London minicab drivers may be working fraudulently. Drivers must sit mandatory exams at TfL centres or authorised private schools...

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Croydon tram crash driver Alfred Dorris will not be prosecuted

Image caption Seven people were killed when a tram derailed near to Sandilands tram stop in November 2016 The driver of a tram that crashed in Croydon and killed seven people will not face prosecution. More than 50 people were injured when the tram derailed near Sandilands tram stop...

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Zoe Orton: Deptford murder inquiry after body find

Image copyright Google Image caption Police officers were called to Zoe Orton’s home on McMillan Street on Monday A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of a woman’s body in south-east London. Police were called to an address on McMillan Street in Deptford on Monday morning after...

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Knife crime reaches new high, police figures show

Image copyright Getty Images Knife crime in England and Wales has increased again, according to the latest figures from police forces. In the 12 months to the end of June 2019, knife crime offences rose by 7%, reaching a record high. But the picture on knife crime is mixed...

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British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo were interviewed by the BBC in August 2018 Two of the so-called “IS Beatles” have been taken out of Syria to “a secure location controlled by the US”, President Donald Trump has said. El Shafee Elsheikh...

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