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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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Black Wetherspoon’s customer boycotts pub over banana order

Image caption Mark D’Arcy-Smith said he and his friend are now boycotting the Wetherspoon’s pub in Bromley A man has said he will boycott a Wetherspoon’s pub after a banana he did not order was sent to his table. Mark D’arcy-Smith was drinking with a friend at The Richmal...

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Michael Weir guilty of 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Michael Weir was found guilty of two counts of murder at the Old Bailey A jewel thief who beat two elderly people to death in their own homes has been convicted of their murders two decades on. Michael Weir fatally attacked 78-year-old Leonard...

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Saracens salary cap scandal: ‘I don’t think the trophies should stand’ – Danny Care

Danny Care scored a try against Saracens when Harlequins played them at the Stoop in October 2018 Harlequins and England scrum-half Danny Care says Saracens should have their trophies taken away from them. Saracens face being docked 35 points and fined £5.36m after an inquiry into business dealings between...

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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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Ealing Abbey: Paedophile priests acted ‘like the mafia’

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Laurence Soper was jailed for 18 years for abusing boys at St Benedict’s A group of paedophile priests behaved “like the mafia”, abusing dozens of young boys at a west London school over a 50 year period, a report says. St Benedict’s School,...

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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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Extinction Rebellion: Flight delayed as activists vow to ‘shut down’ airport

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExtinction Rebellion protester delays flight An Extinction Rebellion activist had to be taken off a flight at London City Airport, as part of ongoing protests. BBC Newsnight’s Nicholas Watt said his flight was about to take off when a protester refused...

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