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Day: August 11, 2019

Boris Johnson vows to come down hard on crime
Featured, United Kingdom

Boris Johnson vows to come down hard on crime

    Boris Johnson has vowed to come down hard on crime by extending police stop-and-search powers and toughening up prison sentences. The prime minister, echoing the words of home secretary Priti Patel last week, said he wanted criminals to be afraid, rather than the public. He also announced plans to invest £2.5bn to create 10,000 new places to relieve the pressure on overcrowded jails. It follows the government’s announcement that an extra 20,000 police officers would be recruited over the next three years. Mr Johnson revealed the plans for a crackdown on violent criminals in an article for the Mail on Sunday, in which he cited rising knife crime and the recent machete attack on a police officer. We have the impression of a growing culture of insolence on the part ...
Worshipper, 65, took down Norway gunman before he killed anyone
Europe, Featured

Worshipper, 65, took down Norway gunman before he killed anyone

    A 65-year-old man who tackled a gunman who stormed a mosque in Norway is being hailed as a hero. Witnesses said Mohamed Rafiq restrained the terror suspect and held him down with another worshipper before police arrived, despite being injured in the struggle. Mr Rafiq was among three people at the al-Noor Islamic Centre in Bærum in Saturday, when a man burst in with two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. The attacker, who was reportedly wearing a uniform and body armour, broke through a glass door to reach the place of worship, where people were preparing to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha. Speaking to press outside a nearby hotel on Sunday, Mr Rafiq said: I’m thankful for all of the help and support I have received. He told how he held the gunman d...