Tuesday, February 27

Day: October 22, 2015

Theresa May says police knife crime claims are simply not true
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May says police knife crime claims are simply not true

    Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is to accuse Britain's top police officer of making untrue claims over the causes of rising knife crime. In a hard-hitting speech to a policing conference, Mrs May will insist it is "simply not true" that incidents involving knives have increased due to Home Office-led changes to stop and search powers. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, announced in June that he was sanctioning renewed use of the controversial powers as he explicitly linked their rationing with a 25 per cent jump in knife crime in the capital. In a rebuke which signals ever-worsening relations between the Home Secretary, Sir Bernard and other senior officers, Mrs May will accuse them of "a knee-jerk reaction on the back of a false link". The Home...
Calais Migrants to Receive Heated Tents as Winter Approaches
ENGLISH, Europe

Calais Migrants to Receive Heated Tents as Winter Approaches

    Calais France Europe Refugees Migrants Women and children at a camp on the outskirts of the French port city of Calais are to be given heated tents by the end of the week as winter approaches, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced on Wednesday. Announcing the doubling in capacity of a shelter for women and children from 200 to 400 on a visit to the camp on Wednesday, Cazeneuve added: "In the meantime, heated tents will be set up... by the end of the week." No woman, no child will remain without a shelter in this city, he told reporters, in quotes carried by the BBC. Cazeneuve added that an additional 460 police officers would also be sent to the camp from Thursday, bringing the total number of officers in the camp area to 1,125. He said that the work of expa...
Former Supreme Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury attacked in London
London

Former Supreme Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury attacked in London

    Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury, a former Supreme Court judge who retired recently, has been attacked in London. His daughter Nadia Choudhury said in a Facebook post that she and her father landed at London's Heathrow airport on Wednesday night. Before heading home, the two drove off to a Durga Puja pavilion in York Hall at Bethnal Green, she said. As the two came out of the pavilion, a person came up to them and asked her father if he was indeed AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury. When he did not reply, the youngman attacked him. Few others joined up and kicked and punched Shamsuddin, his daughter said in the FB post. The attackers snatched his mobile phone as the former judge hit the ground, his daughter said. Despite our screams for help, none came forward, she said. As Choudhur...