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Another young life lost on the capital's streets.
The Met name the latest teenager to be stabbed,
Meanwhile, a vigil is being held in Whitechapel for one of the three men
stabbed to death in London last week. The family paid tribute. Never
ever had that kind of situation, or this kind of hard time in our lives.
So we are really, really upset. I don't know how you're going to with
this. -- how we are going to cope with this.
Also tonight: A review of tactics after the Westminster attack.
Firearms officers can shoot terrorists at the wheel of a vehicle
Plus all change for our busiest shopping area.
There will be fewer buses on Oxford Street from the summer? Skema yes,
what effect will that have on how people get from one end to the other
on foot and on buses. And the one important task
for the tens of thousands of marathon runners to do before
they get to the start line. Welcome to BBC London News
with me, Riz Lateef. Police have tonight named
the latest teenage victim to be stabbed
on the capital's streets. 19-year-old Jordan Wright
was attacked in Blackheath News of his murder came on the same
day the family of another young man Syed Jamanoor Islam, who was 20,
was stabbed close to his home Tonight, his family are holding
a vigil in his memory. This vigil has been organised by the
friends and family of Syed Jamanoor Islam, who was stabbed to death last
Tuesday afternoon, a short distance from where I am standing at the
moment, over in my land. It was in broad daylight. He had been speaking
to friends. Just hours later, he became part of a worrying and
frightening statistic. He became one of three men stabbed to death in
London in the space of 24 hours. It has left his family devastated and
our reporter has been speaking to his parents.
His ambition was really big and he tried to do
He was really friendly with everybody,
Syed Jamanoor Islam was killed last week,
He was 20 years old and a business student at Tower Hamlets College.
Speaking for the first time, his parents say the death
of their eldest son has been devastating.
We have never, ever had this kind of situation or this kind
of hard time in our life, so we are really,
I don't know how we are going to cope with this.
And just last night, 19-year-old Jordan Wright
was found dead with stab wounds in Blackheath
Recent statistics from the Met show a significant rise in
Earlier this week, the new commissioner said good use
of stop and search can help police officers
I do think it is a very useful tactic.
It is particularly useful in the fight against knife
crime and I will support my officers if they are using stop search,
Syed was one of three young men stabbed in just 24 hours.
His father is calling for tougher sentences for young people
If the children know if they take a knife in their pocket or are
carrying a knife they will get a more, you know, punishment for that,
so if they are caught with a knife then they will get more frightened
to carry the knife. And he also believes parents need to
take more responsibility to educate their children. This kind of age,
you should advise her children to carry a pen, not a knife, in your
pocket. When I sit down with my children, I explained to them how to
develop their life, how to respect people. Three teenagers have now
been charged with the sun's murder. -- with Syed Jamanoor Islam's
murder. Just an idea of the enormous impact
a death like this has on the family of the victim. I thought it was
particularly poignant than the father said people should be
carrying pen is not knives in their pockets.
It was only are this week that the new Met Commissioner was speaking
about making knife and gun crime a top priority.
That is right. He was speaking 24 hours before Syed Jamanoor Islam was
stabbed to death. She said it was worryingly rising knife and gun
crime. It was a scourge of London and she said her command ship, while
she is in charge of Scotland Yard, will be judged on how she tackles
these two areas. She says she is going to offer specialist officers
more support and is also going to support officers who carry out a
stop and search, as long as they are carried out correctly, as long as
they have the desired effect of bringing knife and gun crime on. She
also said she is going to work with Londoners across-the-board and, by
judging the reaction here this evening, she is not going to have
any fears about getting the support of many Londoners are you really
want to see knife and gun crime falling.
A Metropolitan Police officer has pleaded not guilty to four charges,
including possession of a bladed weapon,
over an alleged attack on a car in North London last year.
PC Joshua Savage and a colleague had been conducting a stop-and-search
Workers on London Underground are to stage a 24-hour strike
in a dispute over the sacking of a colleague.
RMT members based mainly at London Bridge will walk out
The union says a worker was sacked for tackling a fare dodger
said to have attacked other station staff.
London Underground disputes the union's claims.
Police may now have to shoot terrorists at the wheel of vehicles
The national lead for armed policing revealed the change in tactics
following the Westminster attack, as well as those in Nice and Berlin.
Officers were previously told not to shoot drivers of moving vehicles
because of the additional dangers it posed, as Jim Wheble reports.
Neath in France last year. In 19 tonne truck piled into crowds,
killing 86. Westminster last month, three die when hit by a car on
Westminster Bridge. Stockholm, another crushed lorry, for more
dead. Terrorist vehicle attacks, simple, ruthless and being used with
alarming regularity. In terrorism, it is becoming one of the most
pre-eminent tactics. Last year, we recorded data that for the first
time ever more people... There were more casualties caused by this form
of terrorism than any other form of terrorist attack in Europe for the
first time ever. Now, the police themselves are recalibrating.
Previous advice was against shooting at moving vehicles as possible to
avoid collateral damage. The national police chief's council have
now dropped that guidance in perceived terror related incidents.
Now it is about taking aim at the driver, an important new emphasis,
the experts. When you're talking about terrorism and the use of HGVs,
in circumstances like this, there have to be developed tactic to go
with it and there had to be a broader acceptance of what might
occur in those circumstances. Visibly, that is what has gone on
now. But it is not just vehicle attacks. Counterterrorism specialist
firearms officers are being trained to storm tubes and train carriages
in the event of a marauding gunman attack. It is inspiring a
recruitment drive specialist firearms officers. But that is being
jeopardised, according to the police chief's Council, by the way internal
investigators treat armed officers after fatal shootings. An accusation
of thalidomide. I have heard that said but I've not seen any evidence
in terms of the numbers of people are applying, and the number of
people that are being appointed. The other thing that I would say from
our point of view is that no firearms officers should feel that
they have anything to fear from independent scrutiny by the IPCC. Do
you think we will see more of this, then, in Europe? Yes, almost
certainly. It is in this light that they make are increasing their arms
of his account for 600. For many not just a target but a necessity. --
and increasing their firearms officers count to 600 -- by 600.
Now, it hasn't taken long for election talk
to turn to tactical voting and forming alliances.
specifically to combine forces against Brexit
and the Greens are saying they are happy to consider
Let's get more from our Political Editor Tim Donovan at Westminster.
And Tim, of course, the Greens have already put this
In Richmond Park, in the by-election before Christmas, yes, they stood
aside and did not run a candidate and that is credited with helping
the Liberal Democrats win the and a defeat Zac Goldsmith. I am told it
is quite likely that the Greens may not stand in that same seat at this
election. That is starting to questions about whether it is going
to happen elsewhere, next door in Twickenham, a little bit further
away in Kingston. For the Greens to withdraw or sit on their hands would
certainly boost the Liberal Democrats are trying to get back and
defeat the Conservatives there. Of course, this kind of depends on a
lot of local chat and negotiation and I am told Vince Cable, one
candidate, has not been that amenable and the Greens in Kingston
did not like the idea much either. You can see that possibly it is
easier to talk about Progressive Alliance is than make it happen.
Having said that, the Greens are right behind. They have still got to
select a lot of candidates across the capital. They will be doing that
across the next week and tended and you could see other quite
significant gestures. This is absolutely about
locally-driven arrangements We are not expecting this
to happen everywhere, but if there are marginal seats
in particular where by kind of
cooperation we could keep out of parliament,
out of government, an extreme form
of Tory candidate then that, I think,
is a positive thing. Tim, news of another attempt to
rally against the Conservatives? Yes, this is Jean Miller, who many
people remember successfully brought a legal action against the
government over article 30. She is getting involved in a campaign on
tactical voting, or pursuing it, and are starting crowdfunding and so on.
She is promising to back those candidates, apolitical de-icing, who
will put the best case against Brexit. So certainly a kind of sense
of tactical voting building here. It has to be said tactical voting does
not always, have not always, had a great record in the past but we are
dealing that very big issue, emotive issue, Brexit.
And what else have you picked up briefly, people standing than you
did not expect? Karim one person, one Labour MP, current Labour MP,
Jim Dowd, Lewisham, has said that he is not going to be standing again
but all the others, the other 44, Labour candidates are going to be
standing. Anybody wanting to go for other seeds, seats not currently
held by Labour, have until Sunday to put their names forward.
The funeral of a civil rights activist was held in Notting Hill
today. The writer and broadcaster campaigned for black rights for more
than 50 years. Community activists from different generations gathered
at the service to pay tribute. The legacy of doctors cannot be
underestimated in terms of what he has contributed to the black British
identity and experience. All of those things are a contributed to
the legacy that young people have to dig up and move forward because the
struggle is not over yet. -- tributes to Darcus Howe, who died
earlier this month. A young woman has lost sight in one
eye following an acid attack at a nightclub in east London
which injured 20 people. Detectives are still trying to find
a 25-year-old man from Hertfordshire they want to talk to in connection
with the incident What more do we know
about the extent of the injuries? Since the attack in the early
hours of Easter Monday, doctors have been desperately trying
to save the sight of one victim - She was just out with a night for
her friends. But today they announced
that her injuries are so severe We also learnt today that a total
of 20 people were burnt A corrosive substance
was sprayed on dancers during an argument between
two groups of people. Some of the victims are seen
here immediately after the attack The police believe two men
were the main targets. They're aged 24 and 29 and have
suffered serious burns They've been transferred
to to a specialist burns unit in Essex and are said to be
in a stable condition. Is there any news on the main
suspect that police want to speak to?
25-year-old Arthur Collins from Broxbourne in Hertfordshire
who they want to talk to in connection
They also want to find two other men pictured on the club's CCTV.
Three people have been arrested so far in connection with the attack.
The latest was a 33-year-old woman arrested this morning
at an address in Hertfordshire about alleged firearms offences.
Police say the Mangle nightclub incident follows a 100% rise
in acid attacks in London in the last year.
when a man and woman had a corrosive substance thrown at them
OK, thank you very much for that update.
You are watching BBC London News. Also coming up:
Here at XL, the Maritime task before the marathon as thousands of runners
come here to register for the big day on Sunday.
It's one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe
there'll be fewer of these on Oxford Street.
The number of buses will be almost halved
to try to cut congestion and pollution.
So how's the news gone down with passengers and shoppers?
We sent Sonja Jessup and Marc Ashdown to find out.
We are at the start of Oxford Street, Marble Arch about a mile in
that direction. Yes, your bosses, I wonder what
effect that will have on how people get from one edge to the other?
Shall we try it out? Why not? I have a slightly bitter shoes on. It is a
nice day. I guess I will get the boss.
The pavement might be busy but I am straight into my stride. So far so
good. Meanwhile, I was waiting for a bus. I wonder whether my LO
passengers would be happy with your services. No, I use them all the
time when I come to London and go back to Houston, though it is not a
good idea at all. I won't have time for window shopping. It is a good
deal! Do you think it is a good idea? Absolutely. It is quite busy.
Fewer traffic, I don't know about buses. I have got to go! I was on
the move as well. Traffic is not too bad at the moment. The idea of
changing these 23 routes is to cut congestion, to try to make services
quicker and more reliable. There is a boss, is she on that one? Quite
competitive now! Waiting for the lights. How are you you on one of
these buses buses behind me? No, I reckon we're good progress. We got
one straightaway. How are you doing question is be I am at Oxford
Circus. Get your skates on, there is lots of traffic! It is not just
Oxford Street, Regent Street Wolfie gingers do. For your bosses. And of
course, it is also about safety. -- Regent Street Wolfie gingers Oslo,
far fewer buses. Years ago, a man was left in it,
after he was hit on the head by a bus when men are at this junction.
What do you think of having fewer buses on Oxford Street, will it make
it safer? This is something the mayor has committed to in his
campaign. It is hugely important, a 40% reduction in Brussels. You could
not design a more dangerous pedestrian thoroughfare. --
reduction in bosses. It is more attractive for shoppers as well. How
is the race going? We are going to have to walk and talk. Fantastic
news for our businesses and shoppers. Less traffic, Les buses in
the West End and better air quality. Really welcome news. Really good
idea. Why is that? Too much pollution. Too many people getting
in the way. They have to jump on and off of bosses. It is crazy. It is a
circus. Early years! Are you all right down there? I'll have to get
some extra now. Is that cheating? Well, this is all about encouraging
more cycling as well. What to do so on? It is a long way! And I see you
got yourself a bike. It was hardly scientific, but it was good fun. It
was, well done! Listen, I better get this back. See you later. I am going
to get the tube. They did both make it back to the
others. I should say, you can see which bus routes are affected by
those gingers on Oxford Street by heading to our Facebook page. -- by
those changes on Oxford Street. Next, on the one hand
you have a ?3.5 billion regeneration of a town centre, creating thousands
of jobs and homes. it could mean demolishing dozens
of existing properties. some residents in Wood
Green are not happy, Dave bought his ?700,000
house last summer. He knew Wood Green was going to be
redeveloped at some point but he thought his new house
would be safe. he found out it could be
in the demolition zone We have decorated
a few rooms since then and we were very excited over
Christmas, talking about redoing our kitchen,
but in January we found out that there was a threat
of regeneration. We didn't really understand
what that meant but by February, we understood that meant
the destruction of our home Homeowners in the adjoining roads
have realised their houses The first time I knew
about it was when I saw the posters in Dave's window
and it was supposedly... Supposedly there was a consultation
a year ago where they chose The fourth option is the one
they have chosen, but they had not said anything
about demolishing our street, they just said about improving
the area, renovating the area Alfonso and Catherine have lived
in a road nearby Now in their 80s,
they cannot imagine moving. I have been living in my house
for 50 years, that we have to be thrown out
of our homes. The Wood Green plan will see
the complete redevelopment of the town centre, creating nearly
8000 new homes and 4000 new jobs. It is only at consultation stage
at the moment but if the council's
preferred option goes ahead, then Dave and his neighbours
could see their homes demolished. Haringey Council had no-one
available for interview, The consultation has been extended
until the 28th of April. It's been a very busy
day in London Docklands as tens of thousands of runners
taking part in a certain 26.2 mile race this Sunday
register for the Marathon. It's no mean feat,
as you can imagine, and one of the key tasks
is to pick up a kit bag. Yet thousands of people have to come
here before five o'clock on Saturday, that is the deadline to
register, pick up their kitbag. In a happier raise number, timing chip to
tell them how long they will run the marathon in. We have got some
running going on tonight. People are trying out this machine, trying to
run 400 metres at marathon world pace, about 30 mph for a man, 11 mph
for a woman. Rather them than me! Some people will be running the
marathon for the first time. Others have more experience, like my guest.
In marathon coach. Five times or six? Five. What would your advice be
to first timers? Speaker MAG run the London marathon is such a fantastic
experience and most people are nervous with a few days to go so I
would say calm down, just the training, you're ready.
Incredible side, they must start, is that a difficult time for runners
all bunched together? Not really, I think it is something to be enjoyed
and expected with the marathon. 40,000 people running altogether
around London, it is a fantastic experience for somebody to do. We
are quite biased, we think of this is the best in the world. From your
experience, how does it compare? It is the best in the world! It is in
London, such an iconic city. The crowd and supporters are fantastic.
The iconic landmarks on the route is fantastic, the organisation is
impeccable. I am in agreement. Matthew Bradford there is not
running on Sunday, otherwise it might not be good to exert yourself
this Post a marathon. The if I were running for a short period of time.
The incredible thing about this is the realisation just how fast those
elite world-class marathon runners go. This is running really quickly,
at two or three days, just for a short period of time. You will be
all right. Quite incredible to see in jeans! I think he just about did
it and there will be plenty of inspiration on Sunday as well.
Yes, it is always quite a sight. Thank you.
On that note, let's see how the weather's
looking for the Marathon and the next few days.
Yes, it is going to be dry for the marathon. A little warm in the
afternoon. Decent day today, tomorrow could look similar to this.
Beautiful picture from Regents Park, not far away from you. Still got
high-pressure sitting over us. This weather front was very weak today
but didn't threaten one or two showers. We had a line of them are
quite slow-moving. This line has been pushing at way southwards. This
lumpiness in the cloud here could still produce one or two showers,
perhaps across the North. Over the next two hours, they will tend to
fade away overnight as that cloud moves its way southwards and breaks
up later on. Not a complete blanket of cloud by any means but not a cold
night. As we head into tomorrow, maybe some early sunshine. It will
cloud over a bit. Might get a shower but probably will not. I do not
think it will amount to anything and then a bit more sunshine as we head
into the abdomen. Temperatures should be a little higher than
today, despite the fact was to be a lot of cloud around. 17, possibly 18
degrees in the centre of London. Into the weekend, we have got all
the more cloud on the scene, especially to the north and east of
London. Could give us a few drizzly showers. A week weather front
responsible for that, which will tend to fade away and most places
will have a dry day, if rather cloudy. Those of London, slightly
cooler fresher air towards the north. The really cold is yet to
reach of as we head into Sunday for the marathon, still high-pressure
around and it will be dry. It is behind that weather from today that
there is some very much colder. It will arrive probably during the
course of next week, but for a time being it is on the mild side.
Temperatures for Sunday 16, possibly 17 degrees. It starts to get colder
probably through Monday and introduced it. Again, very little
rain at all. Darren, thank you very much indeed.
That is it from us for now. More on our Facebook page and website and we
will be back with a related news. From any and all of the team, thank
you very much for watching and enjoy your evening. -- from myself and all