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Mourners vent frustration after being turned away from Queen’s lying in state

M ourners who queued for hours through the night without wristbands have vented their frustrations at police after being turned away from the Queen’s lying in state. Dozens of mourners were prevented in the early hours of Monday from advancing any closer to Westminster Hall by police at the entrance to Victoria Tower Gardens next … Read more

King says ‘encouraging’ policing plans for Operation London Bridge are working

T he King has told officers it is “encouraging” that policing plans for Operation London Bridge are working during a visit to a Metropolitan Police base. Charles was given a tour of the Metropolitan Police Service Special Operations Room on Saturday, where he met and thanked emergency service workers for their efforts ahead of the … Read more

Man arrested after ‘rushing towards Queen’s coffin and trying to lift up flag’ in Westminster Hall

A man was arrested by police after he moved out of the queue of mourners and “ran up to the Queen’s coffin” in Westminster Hall on Friday night. Metropolitan Police said the incident occurred around 10pm, as the live feed from inside the hall cut away for a brief period. Witnesses described how the man … Read more

Watchdog to consider whether race was a factor in fatal shooting of Chris Kaba

I nvestigators will consider whether race was a factor in the fatal shooting of Chris Kaba by an armed officer, the police watchdog has said. However the dead man’s family have responded angrily at learning the investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) could take as long as nine months to conclude. Issuing … Read more

Shaftesbury Avenue stabbing: Two police officers stabbed by knifeman in London’s West End

The pair were attacked after being called to reports of a man with a blade near Leicester Square at around 6am. One of the Met officers has suffered multiple serious injuries. The other was stabbed in the arm after they stopped the suspect near the junction of Shaftesbury avenue and Great Windmill Street. Both officers … Read more

Ottawa won’t say if CSIS operative who trafficked teens to Islamic State militants is now in Canada

An operative for Canada’s spy agency who once trafficked three British teens to Islamic State militants has been released from a Turkish prison, and the federal government will not say if he has been relocated to Canada. A source with direct knowledge of the situation told The Globe and Mail that the man, Mohammed al-Rashed, … Read more

People have right to protest against monarchy, police say

P eople “absolutely have a right to protest” against the monarchy following the death of the Queen, police have said. Since the proclamation of King Charles III, a few arrests have been made and protesters were moved on in London, Scotland and Oxford. Senior Tory MP David Davis is among those to have raised concerns. … Read more

People have right to protest against monarchy this week, police say

P eople “absolutely have a right to protest” against the monarchy following the death of the Queen, police have said. Since the proclamation of King Charles III, a few arrests have been made and protesters were moved on in London, Scotland and Oxford. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement following a viral video from Parliament … Read more

Stormzy offers support to family of Chris Kaba during London protest

The Vossi Bop singer, 29, spoke at the march saying: “Chris has a mother, he has a family, he has brothers, he has friends, people who knew him in real life, who for them it’s unbearable.” He said there was no way to “sugarcoat” what had happened to Mr Kaba and urged them to “have … Read more

Protesters march in London after fatal shooting of Chris Kaba – video | UK news

Hundreds of protesters marched through London on Saturday, demanding justice for Chris Kaba after his fatal shooting by a firearms officer in Streatham, south London. Members of Kaba’s family were joined by supporters bearing placards proclaiming “justice for Chris Kaba”, “abolish the Met” and “no justice, no peace”. Protesters gathered in Parliament Square from midday … Read more