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Day: February 20, 2020

London Central Mosque knife attack: One arrested
Featured, London

London Central Mosque knife attack: One arrested

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing inside a central London mosque. The victim, in his 70s, was injured in an attack at the London Central Mosque, near Regent's Park, which police are not treating as terror-related. He was taken to hospital by paramedics where his condition has been assessed as non-life threatening. A 29-year-old man was apprehended by worshippers who broke from prayer to restrain him until police arrived. In a statement, the mosque said the injured man was the muazzin, the person who makes the call to prayer, and he had been stabbed shortly after 15:00 GMT during afternoon prayer. Ayaz Ahmad, an adviser to the mosque, said the stabbing would have been life-threatening if it wasn't for the worshippers. Image...
Asylum seekers deported to EU
Europe, Featured

Asylum seekers deported to EU

    A BBC news reporter has been attacked by a stranger moments before going live on air. Lauren Moss, the corporation’s south east political editor, said she was preparing to broadcast from Brighton when a man threw a cup of hot chocolate over her. He is reported to have screamed obscenities about the broadcaster currently the subject of a charged national debate on funding and balance before making off. Describing the incident on Twitter, Ms Moss wrote: “Pretty distressing day in Brighton so far. A member of the public threw a cup of hot chocolate at me and screamed abuse about how he hates the BBC, literally moments before I went on air.”. She added: "Someone may not approve of my work or who I work for but I am a journalist just doing my job. Anti-media feeling li...
Restaurant worker arrested before attended Court to misused another person’s identity in UK
Featured, United Kingdom

Restaurant worker arrested before attended Court to misused another person’s identity in UK

    A Swansea restaurant worker claims he paid a solicitor £2,000 for help to stay in the UK without realising it would mean using the identity of somebody else due to his inability to read or write English, he told a court. Nurul Islam is on trial at Swansea Crown Court charged with obtaining leave to remain in the United Kingdom by deception by using the name and date of birth of a man called Alaur Rahman in an application to the Home Office between May 26 and June 16, 2015. The 39-year-old is also charged with being in possession of an identity document of improper mention a Bangladeshi passport relating to somebody else on May 27, 2015. On day two of his trial, Islam took to the witness box to give evidence, with the assistance of a language translator. He explain...