BORIS JOHNSON: Police called to UK PM hopeful’s flat after reports of screaming

  London, England VIJAY SHAH via Sky News/The Guardian, sources   Police have allegedly been called to attend the flat (apartment) of former London mayor and current British prime ministerial/Conservative Party leader hopeful Boris Johnson, after a neighbour reported hearing … Continue reading BORIS JOHNSON: Police called to UK PM hopeful’s flat after reports of screaming

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

STRATFORD POLICE SELFIE: London police apologise for taking photos at murder scene

London – VIJAY SHAH via ANTHONY JORDAN and Newham Recorder   Officers with the Metropolitan Police Service, the police body that keeps law and order over most of the city of London, have apologised after a police account on social media network Twitter shared a smiling selfie of two cops at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Stratford, east London. Two police officers attached to Forest Gate police station were attending the scene of the attack on Beniamin Pieknyi, 21 years old from Romania, who was ambushed by a group of youths following an argument and murdered this past … Continue reading STRATFORD POLICE SELFIE: London police apologise for taking photos at murder scene

A MOVING TARGET: Met Police starts awareness campaign of mobile theft

London’s Metropolitan Police have launched a leafletting campaign aimed at preventing people from becoming victims of mobile theft. The theft of smartphones in particular is steadily on the rise in London, with some phones selling for as little as £50 on the black market. Stolen phones have been sent abroad to be sold onward, making them more difficult to trace and block. One of the crime prevention leaflets distributed by Met police cadets at Stratford’s bus station. According to the BBC’s news division in London, an estimated 314 mobile phones are stolen on the streets every day, with iPhone models … Continue reading A MOVING TARGET: Met Police starts awareness campaign of mobile theft