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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me
The Met Chief tells us a clamp-down on Islamaphobia will help
Her comments come with hate crime on the rise.
Swearing coming out or you can hear someone saying "Get out"
or you can hear someone saying "Leave our country."
We join police on special hate crime patrols.
The woman shot and wounded on holiday in Brazil -
her family tells how her partner, an ex-paratrooper saved her life.
Plus find out why this pub needs an inspector
The requirement is that it's sufficiently gay,
which is hilarious, but we don't want sufficient gayness,
we want wholeheartedly, massive queerness.
And a view not seen by the public for 700 years -
how Westminster Abbey is to open a rarely seen part
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has told the BBC
that tackling hate crime and Islamaphobia is one
of the best ways of combating Islamic terrorism itself.
Cressida Dick's comments come after figures show hate crime
has been rising over the last three years.
Now the Met is combining dedicated patrols on the streets of London
with a specialist cyber command to tackle the problem.
Our political editor Tim Donovan is at New Scotland Yard now for us.
Are in tax, and tags in Manchester and London, there was a really sharp
spike in reports of reports of hate crimes, especially reports of verbal
abuse and so on directed against Muslims. The commissioner said here
today that that had fallen off, the trend has abated somewhat, but it
was still an issue but it wasn't just about numbers to her mind
because it was a very important signal to send, to address and make
a priority the issue of hate crime. There are specialist patrols. They
have started in east London where the BBC has been. Charlotte Franks
reports. Nusrat and her family know
what it's like Last year, they were
the victims of hate crime. It happened around the time
of the EU referendum. One day, I left my window open
by mistake and when I came back, there were three kgs
of tomatoes here on the window, kitchen shelf, floor
on the wall, everywhere. Three kilograms of tomatoes thrown
through your kitchen window? Then they started
calling my husband names. By his beard, calling
him Osama bin Ladin. They called your husband
Osama bin Ladin? Yes. They smashed my car,
they broke the car's windscreen... Her husband, Khalil, had to install
CCTV to capture the intimidation. After presenting
the evidence to police, Over the last five years, there's
been an upward trend in the number of reported hate crimes
across England and Wales. In London last year,
there were more than 15,000 reports of racist abuse and over 1500
Islamophobic reports. For many, the fear of becoming
a victim is very real. I can hear swearing coming out
or you can hear someone saying "Get out" or you can hear
someone saying "Leave our country." It's why police are patrolling
on foot around East London. A visible presence to
reassure the community. Superintendent Waheed Khan
is responsible for clamping down on and all of them are
equally unacceptable. I think you can be online
and increasingly we're seeing It can happen on a bus,
it could happen in the street, in a shop, but equally
in the digital world. The war against hate crime
on the Internet is being fought It was launched in April
by Mayor Sadiq Khan and works closely with
social media sites The police hope that this
combined approach of street and cyber patrols will
help to reassure London's diverse communities that they can
live their lives without fear. The Commissioner, Cressida Dick,
knows there is a perception here that needs to be tackled. She said
today that the Met needs to work doubly hard to achieve confidence in
Muslim communities. It is why today in the Fourier of the Metropolitan
Police's headquarters here, she took part in an hour-long interview and
falling with the BBC's Asian network with a big reach, of course, with a
Muslim audience. She was making the point here that if the Met was seen
to tackle and take so seriously the issue of Islamophobia, that was
going to achieve the kind of confidence that then led to help in
tackling extremism, the causes of terrorism.
One of the ways that we can tackle extremism together is to ensure
that Muslims, for example, feel protected and feel properly
protected and that we are taking hate crime very, very
seriously and I think, you know, if you look
at the terrible attack in Finsbury Park,
You know, we treated it as a terrorist incident.
What she said was, you would start to see progress when Muslim people,
news and communities felt they were able to influence their local
police, understand their police and also join the police force. 8% of
the Metropolitan Police currently are Muslim. London's Muslim
communities about 18%. There is a gap there that she wants to achieve.
The hope would then be that, of course, if you achieve that kind of
level of confidence, you would just have that extra opportunity when
somebody suspects or fears or just has a feeling about something that
is not right in their community, a neighbour or a family member, they
would be more confident about getting in contact with the police
and expressing their concerns. OK, Tim. Many thanks. Tim Donovan,
our political editor. On day five of the world athletics
Championships, IM at the club which helped transform Asha Smith into a
sprint sensation. The family of a mother-of-three,
believed to have been shot by gangsters in Brazil,
has told the BBC how her partner, Eloise Dixon was with him
and her three daughters when they accidentally drove
straight into a Rio slum ruled by one of the country's
most notorious gangs. It was a week into her son's family
holiday when Hazel Dixon got His starting was, you know,
"Eloise has been shot. He said that the gunman
had shot the tyres. "It's absolutely riddled
with bullet holes." Eloise Dixon, her husband Max
and three young children, Isabella, Holly and Alice
were driving in the coastal resort of Angra dos Reis, about 90 miles
from Rio de Janeiro. After straying into favela territory
and stopping to buy water, The mother of three was shot twice,
once in the abdomen. Max, a serving firefighter
in Bromley stayed calm in
extraordinary circumstances. He just wanted to get out of it
as quickly as possible, You know, the head man from
the hospital said she was so lucky. The 46-year-old underwent
two hours of surgery and is now in a stable condition,
waiting to be transferred to a private hospital
in Rio de Janeiro. Do you have any messages to other
travellers who might...? Don't take any little
side roads or anything. And all Hazel can do is wait
for her son's next phone call. for travellers using Waterloo
station after a signal failure shut some of the platforms
this afternoon. Ten of the platforms
are already shut for three weeks so the they can
lengthened to increase capacity. Due to the work, Network Rail have
told passengers to try and avoid In an attempt to avoid parking
charges at Luton airport, some holiday-makers are now facing
huge repair bills instead. Some air passengers have been
leaving their cars in residential to find their vehicles
vandalised and graffitied. The problem's got so bad,
the council is considering When the owners of this card
returned from their holiday, this is what's waiting for them. Parked on a
residential streets near Luton airport, for the past weeks. First
came the graffiti, then a few days later, the vandalism. About two
o'clock in the morning, we heard a thud, but out of our bedroom window
and there were two lads, 15 or 16, jumping all over it and running at
it and then they got on their bikes and drove off. Residents we have
spoken to don't condone the vandalism, but they do understand
the frustration. Icy tyres done, little airport parking, windscreen
wipers broken off. I am not going to vandalise anybody's car, but I
understand why it has been done. It is frustrating. We live here. Parked
elsewhere. They are so bold, they move the columns or they push your
card down to you fit. Someone has been writing notices for some time
and it doesn't have gone further than that but then I came out here
and I saw the side window had been done and I thought, well, seeing
what has happened before, I had better get is reported to the
council because once vandals and starts, it escalates. If you turn up
at Luton, long-stay parking charges are ?25 a day for the first date and
?21 a day after that. Pre-booking brings those prices down. Residents
have told us that all of these cars have been here for some time, left
by people with suitcases heading off to the airport and it's led to a lot
of frustration and, in some places, vandalism. We have seen three cars
vandalised here today. The police say they are powerless to do
anything but the council is trying to take some action. The council has
written to residents asking if they want a parking permit scheme. For
less than a pound a week, they will get full coverage, protection and
presents in the area by way of having the enforcement officers out
there. Most residents told us it is unfair that they would have to pay
to park outside their own homes because of airport passengers. Luton
airport says it always advises passengers to park in on-site or
off-site car parks, but with more airport expansion underway, the
number of passengers preferring to par boys parking charges could yet
increase. -- preferring to avoid parking charges.
A scheme creating the illusion of speed bumps on roads to slow down
drivers is being extended across the city.
Transport for London has now painted virtual bumps in 45 locations
to reduce speeds to 20 miles per hour.
is to bring traffic down to speeds of below 20 miles per hour
with the results of the trial showing some success
as average speeds have reduced by three miles per hour.
Over the last decade, nearly two thirds of the capital's gay bars
In Tower Hamlets, an attempt to stop the trend of LGBT venue is closing
down. The council is sending in an inspector as Emma North reports.
The Joiners Arms was an institution. It was called a meeting place for
genuine outsiders. It was a feeling as you walked through the door,
right there, bring it on! Not to forget the tunes as well, because we
didn't want to go out... Kylie. The only signs here are billboards for
nights out elsewhere because two years ago this site was sold and
like most of our city able to be flats. But the council says it must
be home to a new club for the LGBT community and an inspector will
check it is gay enough. What does that mean? I honestly don't know. I
honestly don't know. Cultural things like the music, decor, stuff like
that, nods to the sort of people that go there? Over a decade, almost
two thirds of London's LGBT venues have closed. The redevelopment of
places like Joiners Arms is part of the plan to stop this. But
campaigners say it is not important that the spaces are created, but
what counts is that they are worth going for. At the requirement is
that it's sufficiently gay, which is hilarious, but we don't want
sufficient gamers, we want wholeheartedly, massive queerness.
And if we are talking about sufficient, sufficient on whose
terms? Going out LGBT London has changed. People don't meeting pubs
and clubs but use apps instead. A culture is seen by many as a
mainstream. John sizzle, seen in the leopard-print here, appears on the
South bank. Out of costume, he explains in London's need for LGBT
bars and clubs. People I know that don't look as straight as I do will
get a lot of grief on the streets, you know. They are called names
constantly, they are bullied. People need to come to a place and express
themselves and feel safe during it. The mayor of Tower Hamlets says they
are at committed to celebrating the great diversity...
The council decides tomorrow what will happen to the Joiners Arms. A
space for the LGBT community could be guaranteed for 12 years. What
can't be promised though is the quality of any party.
Restoration work to open up part of Westminster Abbey,
not seen by the public for hundreds of years.
The bond between London and Paris hasn't been affected by
That's the view of the departing French Ambassador to the UK.
As Sylvie Bermann prepares to leave at the end of the month,
she's been speaking to BBC London about the city she's made her home
She's been speaking to our Brexit reporter Katharine Carpenter.
When Sylvie Bermann was posted to the embassy here in London
three years ago, colleagues warned her it would be boring
Well, I think it has been a historic period because I arrived
just before the referendum on Scotland and then I had
two general elections and then of course the Brexit
Around 100,000 French people living in London voted in the French
election earlier this year, but they had no say
in the UK's decision to leave the EU.
Some have already left, not a huge number of people,
some decided to leave because they feel maybe less
welcome in the city now and, again, the main problem is uncertainty.
You've talked about the Brexit negotiations as being
Did you still think that's a good analogy?
Well, that was a funny analogy and while I hope that in the future
I'm not sure it's going to be the case.
So, does she think the city will be one of those losers?
I think that London will remain a very
important financial centre, but at the same time,
some people and some activities will be relocated
It's not our choice and, of course, we take the opportunity
but generally speaking, we have a policy of strengthening
But if she's keen to play down any rivalry
between Paris and London, she's equally keen to talk up
the friendship between what she describes as our twin cities.
It's close, it has always been so and also
we suffered terrorist attacks and so there was a lot of
displays of solidarity and friendship.
I was very touched also when I was invited to Wembley and
the Prime Minister and the Prince of Wales sang the Marseillaise.
It is understood she is off to Russia next,
I like the culture and their sense of humour as well,
so I really enjoyed my time in London.
It's a bit too short, but that's the diplomatic life.
An interesting insight there into the Ambassador's thoughts
Yes, and it's very clear speaking to her that she thinks this is going to
be detrimental to the UK and to London particularly in terms of a
loss of influence on the world stage. Of course, there are many
people in this city who will disagree with that viewpoint, but we
know that to be the French position generally, so it is perhaps a great
surprise. What was interesting during our chat was how little she
felt that would impact on the human relationships between Christians and
Londoners. She said we had a human bond, particularly after the terror
attack she was talking about the -- Parisien 's and London. She said one
thing she was most proud of during her two year terrible setting up the
Anglo Franco Young readers programme, something she hopes will
mean there is a network between people of all backgrounds in France
and the UK, something that will injure. That was something that was
conceived pre-Brexit but she acknowledges it will become more
important now. And of course, we wish her well in
Russia. It's day five of the World
Athletics Championships and among the British medal hopefuls
taking to the track at the London Stadium tonight
in the 200 metre heats will be They're getting ready to cheer her
on at her club in Bromley, which is where we can
join Chris Slegg. Hello. This is Black Keys and
Bromley Harriers. Some discus training is going on behind me. The
200 metres of course, Dina Asher-Smith. A fortnight of training
here a week still. She grew up training here and she will have the
support of so many people down here tonight. Anyone who has seen her
race will know she races with a smile on her face. These pictures
are the last World Championships two years ago. She came fifth then
Budgie has since gone on to become a European champion. She has had a
really tough season after breaking her foot in February. She has
battled back in time for these rock championships. The youngsters behind
me here are going through Sprint straddles here tonight. I could
think to a court here, Ken. How do you think she will be feeling ahead
of these heaps, trying to get it if there's a's semifinals? She will do
OK. She came here 13 years ago to join the Academy and that has been
run by her current coach, John Lackey, who spotted her potential
the same as I did and everyone else did. I remember in the individual
primary school championships she won probably eight years ago now. She
broke a new record in that. I remember a teacher up there saying
to me, who do you think will win? I said the girl in lane for. They
went, no, look at the girl next door, she is twice her size and
younger. I said, just watch and basically, yeah, she ran a fantastic
time and a teacher turned round and said to me, my God, she looks like a
future Olympic champion. She is nearly there! Not far off. Let's
speak to one of these young sprinters. You do heptathlon but 200
metres as part of that. We say a lot in the media, is a cliche, or is she
genuinely an inspiration? Definitely an inspiration. To have a great
British sprinter like Dina on TV competing at the world-class shows
kids like us that if you have the determination and commitment she
has, you could be like her. Definitely an inspiration. When you
see her running, what tips do you take from her? What you learn? She's
really relaxed which he runs, so fluid and that is key especially in
sprinting slaps a great tip. We shall see how she gets on tonight.
Thank you very much. The heat are at 7:30pm, the 200 metres. If Dina
Asher-Smith gets through, semifinals on Thursday night and then fingers
crossed, everyone down here will be cheering her on, hoping she can get
a Friday night's final. We certainly hope so. Thanks very much indeed,
Chris. For more than 800 years
the Abbey has stood a medieval masterpiece,
largely untouched. So imagine the pressure
of being responsible for a multi-million pound project
to build a brand new tower alongside so visitors can access parts
of the Abbey seldom seen before. Victoria Hollins has
been to take a look. This isn't a journey many get
to take and it transports us to a place few get to see -
the top of Westminster Abbey and the hidden project changing
the face of the church. Right here, we can see the roof
of the access tower, so that's the herringbone pattern
of the lead work which we're halfway
through completing. This is the parapet
of the tower going around here. This is the top of the
new 120 foot tower to contain stairs and a lift, a new
build to bring visitors It's very challenging
project to be working on such a prestigious building,
such a prestigious project, but using historic materials
to be tied into the new materials that
we've had to build the actual Do you feel the weight
of history little bit here? It's an honour and a privilege to be
doing it, but we definitely feel It will be a new museum
and gallery allowing 300 objects from the Abbey's history
to go on display for the first time. And this, in building
terms, is the icing on the cake - a finial,
the decorative lead polle matching those that have
sat atop the other towers This is the first
significant change to Westminster Abbey
in nearly 300 years, but it's not just a change
for the building. They will be a big change
for visitors to because this is the rather unique view
they'll get once they reach It's a view that hasn't changed
hugely since the last It's been an architectural challenge
to match old with new. The design intent for
the architects, was to make this as discreet
as possible, so they've glazed it all so
basically you can look through What do you think Wren
would think of all of this? I think the Wren would be
very happy with this. Visitors will get the chance
to decide for themselves when the tower and gallery open
to the public next June. Let's get a check on the weather now
and Lucy Martin has joined us. Not great weather, not feeling
pitifully summery, but here in London we have largely got away with
seeing the better of the weather. We have seen quite heavy, thundery
showers across England today and even a few funnel clouds, Ouschan
was where I was a bit further over to the east as they make their way
up to the north is omitted the day. We have got away with seeing more in
the way of dry weather. Doesn't look like we will be quite as lucky as we
move into tomorrow though with some heavy outbreaks of rain along the
way. Here's what's going on in the charts then. Low pressure moving up
towards the north and then a weather front here that's going to sink a
little bit towards the south-east. The very slowly and as it goes
towards the south-east it will be in the great, bringing heavy outbreaks
of rain. A yellow weather warning in-place valid until midnight
tomorrow, heavy outbreaks of rain and showers could bring local
disruption, flooding and tricky driving conditions. Through this
evening then, some showery outbreaks of rain. A fair amount of cloud
around with temperatures falling to an overnight low of around 10-13dC.
We will see that rain pushing in from the north and west. Starting
off with dry spells in the south and east first thing but the rain
pushing in quite quickly from the north-west and bringing heavy
outbreaks of rain and the odd rumble of thunder and flash of lightning
knocked out of the question. Temperatures reaching a maximum of
15 or 17 degrees is not feeling warm. The yellow weather warning
could mean a localised flooding and tricky driving conditions. A ridge
of high pressure does put in on Thursday and that means we will see
something a bit drier and brighter. The weather front finally pushing
out what the south-east, so a few showers possible in the morning but
sunny spells developing into the afternoon. Temperatures reaching a
maximum of 21 Celsius. That dry weather is still with us first thing
on Friday, but it's not long before we see the rain pushing in from the
north-west later in the day. More outbreaks of rain on the way. I will
leave you with the outlook then. Very unsettled as we move through
the next few days. You will want to have your umbrella at the ready.
Stay indoors tomorrow? I would!
Organisers of the World Athletics Championships
at the London Stadium are trying to limit the spread of norovirus.
It has already affected dozens of athletes and staff.
A woman has escaped serious injury after appearing to be pushed
by a jogger into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge.
CCTV of the incident shows a man appear to shove
The Met Police Commissioner has told the BBC that tackling hate crime
and Islamophobia is one of the best ways of combating terrorism.
Figures show hate crime has risen in the capital
You're always welcome of course to get in touch
And I'll be back later during the ten o'clock news.
Thanks for joining us and have a lovely evening.
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