RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via RACHAEL BURFORD/Newham Recorder   Police in the east London borough of Newham are considering proposals to require owners of large hunting knives, often known as ‘Rambo’ knives, to have their blades licensed in response to the wave of knife crime currently inundating the capital, local newspaper the Newham Reporter said yesterday. Senior detectives from the Metropolitan Police have begun key discussions with government officials on bringing in a system of ‘licensing or registration’ to keep track of the circulation of hunting knives, many of which are owned by collectors or hunters, but are also a … Continue reading RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

TULSA CHILD KILLING: Killer mother was ‘trying to save’ her children from abusive father

Tulsa – VIJAY SHAH via STEPHEN SORACE, Associated Press and Fox News An American woman who shot dead her own son and tried to kill her two daughters claimed that she did it to free them from their abusive father, according to a report published in Fox News today. Amy Leann Hall, from Tulsa, the capital of Oklahoma state, gunned down her son Kayson Toliver, aged 18. He was hit with a bullet to the head while he was sleeping at his mother’s home early on the morning of Thursday, 1st November, according to police statements. Hall also shot at her … Continue reading TULSA CHILD KILLING: Killer mother was ‘trying to save’ her children from abusive father

MURDERS IN LONDON: Newham had highest rate of killings in 2017-2018

London – VIJAY SHAH via JON KING and Newham Recorder The east London borough of Newham had the highest number of homicides in the last year, with thirteen taking place there, more than in any other borough in the city, according to figures seen and reported in local newspaper, the Newham Recorder, it is said. The borough tops the league for the murder rate according to figures released by the Metropolitan Police, the police force which deals with crime in the Greater London area, which is made up of thirty-two boroughs.   Between the period from April 2017 to March … Continue reading MURDERS IN LONDON: Newham had highest rate of killings in 2017-2018

NORTH TURKEY POLICE ATTACK: Two police officers murdered by unknown assailants

  Trabzon, TURKEY VIJAY SHAH via Ace Worldwide News Group/Dogan News Agency/Hurriyet As Turkey still reels from several bombings in Istanbul and Ankara and an attempted coup by a faction of the armed forces last Friday, more tragedy struck today as a number of ‘unknown assailants’ opened fire on a group of police officers in the Maçka district of Trabzon province in northern Turkey, which borders the Black Sea. Two officers were reported killed, according to the English-language version of the newspaper Hürriyet, via Ace Worldwide News Group and local news organisation, the Doğan News Agency.   The police officers were … Continue reading NORTH TURKEY POLICE ATTACK: Two police officers murdered by unknown assailants

CHARLES MANSON: California state governor rejects parole bid by killer’s follower

Sacramento, UNITED STATES VIJAY SHAH via Fox News and Ace Breaking News The leader of the California state government has rejected a bid for parole by a jailed follower of the Seventies cult leader and murderer Charles Manson, the U.S.’s Fox News service reports today. The state’s governor, Jerry Brown, threw out the parole application for the follower more than forty-six years after Manson and his cult wrecked havoc in southern California, bringing terror to its well-heeled neighbourhoods, a crime spree that still is recounted today. The bid applicant, a Bruce Davis, was originally jailed for the murders of musician Gary Hinman … Continue reading CHARLES MANSON: California state governor rejects parole bid by killer’s follower

SOUTHERN THAILAND: Soldier shoots two colleagues dead

A soldier in the restive south of Thailand has gunned down two of his armed forces colleagues, killing them both, Singapore’s Strait Times reports today. According to the report, received via the international news agency Agence France Presse (AFP), the soldier has now been charged with murder after shooting two other soldiers at an army barracks in the south of Thailand, home to a Malay minority and a religiously and ethnically inspired insurgency that has claimed 6,300 lives over the past decade. The majority of the victims have been civilians. Hundreds of Thai troops have been stationed in the southern areas which have seen the army and police battle against an agitation by rebels in … Continue reading SOUTHERN THAILAND: Soldier shoots two colleagues dead

CHARLIE HEBDO: Protesters torch churches in Niger riots, five people killed

Protesters angered by the publishing of satirical cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad by French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo have reportedly gone on the rampage and set fire to local churches, while five people have been killed, the Huffington Post and Reuters news agency have stated. In the second day of violence in the French-speaking West African nation, five people were killed yesterday as Niger was gripped by religious violence stirred up by the publication of the cartoons in France, which have seen widespread condemnation by Muslim communities across the globe. Charlie Hebdo, a well-known satirical publication that frequently mocks politicians and religions, was the victim of an atrocity last week in which seventeen people, including the … Continue reading CHARLIE HEBDO: Protesters torch churches in Niger riots, five people killed