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On the programme tonight. with spells of sunshine.
How to tackle knife crime on London's streets -
after two teenagers are fatally stabbed in 24 hours.
The Met says it's prepared to use more stop and search.
They have been doing stop and search four years round here and that
doesn't go down too well. The Mayor say body worn
cameras will make stop The hunt for a jogger who knocked
a woman into the path of a bus. Police say there's
been a huge response. Despite a personal best -
Watford's Kyle Langford just misses out on a medal in the 800 metres
at the London stadium. Could you be the sound
of the underground? As applications open
for auditions to become the next First tonight: Another young death
on the streets of the capital - the second fatal stabbing in just 24
hours - has once again shone a light on one of the biggest challenges
facing those responsible for keeping When the new Metropolitan
Police Commissioner took office a few months ago -
she made it very clear that knife crime would be a "top
priority" for the Met. So far this year - 13 teenagers have
lost their lives to knife crime - that's more than the
whole of last year. Cressida Dick says "using stop
and search" would help bring We'll talk more about that
in a moment and look First, Sonja Jessup reports
from Thornton Heath. Yet another police cordon in
London, yet another young life lost This one a schoolboy,
just 15 years old. This latest stabbing
happened here in Thornton Police and paramedics
rushed here but could not save the teenager who was dead
just before midnight. Local resident are
sick the violence. This man told me he
was leaving the area. I was speaking to
the man in the cafe the other day and he said there has
been 12 stabbings in the last It is silly what they
do to one another. It is hurtful really
because a lot of it seems like black gangs
and they are fighting The murder of a 15-year-old
comes just 24 hours after another stabbing,
a 19-year-old man killed in Old Kent 13 young victims have
lost their life to knife crime in the capital so far
this year, already more than the previous year when 12
teenagers died. Every month almost 650 young
Londoners are victims of serious violence, most from the poorest
and most disadvantaged communities. It sparked calls for more use
of the controversial stop and search The Commissioner and Home Secretary
say it is a useful tool. In London, about one in three stop
and search results in something positive being found in,
something you should not have so I think that is quite
a high proportion. It is like we're living in the wild
wild West round here. Despite the fear of knife crime,
some residents in Thornton Heath are furious about the use
of stop and search. This woman who does not want to give
her name said they do not They cannot come here
with their stop and search because they have done it
for so many years around here and that does not go down too
well because a lot of the officers who have got that
uniform, they think they are Almighty God and they come in with
their overpowering aggressiveness, The 15-year-old boy who died
here has not been identified but has been locally named
as Jermaine Goupall. Our Political Correspondent Karl is
here, with more on Stop and Search. It's been one of the most pressing
issues for the Commissioner Yes, she addressed that early on
just one week after she took over. She said knife crime, violent crime
is my main priority and I will be judged on that as commissioner. She
also said, stop and search is a tool that I want my officers to use and I
will back them if they use it, as long as they use it correctly. She
said that early on. The day the Home Secretary wrote in the Times saying
yes, she backs that position. We need to do something to get violent
crime down among young people. A similar letter written by Cressida
Dick as well the day. Something of a change the situation from three
years ago when Theresa the Home Secretary, said to police forces,
you need to bring stop and search down. It was not being applied
properly. It went down 60%. There is no move going back the other way.
That is now a move going the other way. What about the near? -- the
London's Mayor ques-mac Nobody is suggesting that we should
have stop and search Nobody is saying there
should be indiscriminate I am saying, I understand,
I have been a critic of disproportionate use of stop
and search on black young Londoners and young lesion
but I want to assure Londoners that the game changer is not simply
better training of police officers but the body camera means
when you encounter a police officer, being recorded by our body video.
That is the biggest roll-out on any police force in the planet. They
have to go through 30,000 officers but the idea is it will give
confidence on both sides so people who are being stopped and searched
will know if the officer Ms Bis -- believes, it will because it on
video but also gives confidence to the police officer in case it is a
complaint made against them, they will have the video to back it up.
The true test will be if the increase in stop and search brings
down the surge in violent crime we are seeing at the moment. Thank you
very much for now. You're watching BBC London News
coming up later in the programme. From shipping to shops -
why container parks like this are receiving a mixed reception
in one part of London. A fantasist who killed a man
in London before fleeing to Italy has been found guilty of a murder
that happened four years ago. 28-year-old Jason Marshall pretended
to be a policeman and secret It was thought the victim had died
in an accidental fire - until a relative stumbled
across a video Our Home Affairs Correspondent Nick
Beake has the story. Our bungalow in a quiet street in
west London, a visitor arrives. He has come to kill. Over the next few
hours were acting as a police officer, he will attack his victim
and leave him for dead. It is all captured on CCTV. Jason Marshall
nearly got away with it. On his way out, he set fire to the property. In
2013 investigators concluded Peter Fasoli had died in an accidental
blaze. Some of Peter Fasoli's possessions, including his computer,
had been recovered from his flat after the fire. They were kept in
storage for more than a year. Then his nephew out of curiosity thought
he would have a look at the hard drives. At that point, he discovered
the video which showed his uncle had been murdered. It is disappointing
that the CCTV was not seen until 18 months later but I am satisfied the
initial investigation into the cause of the fire was sufficient. Again,
there was no pathological evidence to suggest third party involvement.
Marshall had smuggled his victim while classic FM played in the
background. He then drained his bank account and fled the country. Three
weeks later at this flat in Rome, he strangled a 67-year-old Italian man
he had met on the same website. Days later, posing as an official from
the British Embassy, he tried to kill another man. He was caught and
jailed in Italy for both crimes and brought home to stand trial for the
west London killing. In the dock he claimed he had no memory of the
attack. A killer who thought he had covered his tracks and fooled
investigators, but the emergence of this evidence has no brought him to
justice. -- has now brought him to justice.
The London Fire Brigade has drafted in 60 counsellors to help treat
traumatised firefighters who tackled the blaze at Grenfell Tower.
The figure is more than ten times the number who normally
The crew involved in the rescue operation have described seeing
Cladding is to be removed from the Cancer Centre
at Guy's Hospital in Central London over fire safety concerns.
Samples of the rain screen cladding were sent for tests after the fire
However, the Trust says that it's received advice
from the London Fire Brigade that the 14 storey building remains
safe to use because of the extensive fire protection systems in place.
The Cancer Centre opened last September at a cost
Police have thanked the public for their huge response in the hunt
to find a jogger who knocked a pedestrian into the path of a bus.
The incident which was caught on CCTV happened on Putney Bridge.
That's where we can Charlotte Franks who can tell us more.
Police have confirmed they have had a huge response to this appeal and
are following several lines of inquiry. Any people would have seen
this shocking footage which was taking on Putney Bridge behind me.
It shows a woman walking along Putney Bridge and on the opposite
direction and male jogger coming towards her, as he meets her he
appears to push her into the road, into the path of an oncoming bus.
That bus has to swerve very quickly and dramatically out of her way in
order not to hit her. Police say she could have sustained much more heavy
injuries than she did. She only suffered minor injuries. Following
the incident, the bus stopped and many of the passengers got off the
bus and tended to the woman to see if she was oche. 15 minutes later,
that same jogger came back along Putney Bridge and the woman tried to
stop him. But he did not acknowledge her and would not stop. He just
continued jogging. This incident happened on the 5th of May at around
7:40am in the morning, many people would have been driving to work or
walking along the bridge. It is these people the Met police want to
talk to. In a statement they said they were still keen to here from
anyone who has information who has not yet come forward. They have also
issued an image of the man they would like to speak to, he is
described as white, early 30s, short brown here and was wearing a light
grey tee shot and dark blue shorts. Anyone with information should
contact the Putney team at the number below the screen. Thank you
very much indeed. Stay with us. Still to come this
Wednesday evening. So close to medal championship glory
only to miss out, we will be hearing from Kyle Langford about his life.
Coming up, this picture might sum up your day and I will tell you how
Now, whatever the weather - more than six and half million trips
are taken every day on buses here in the capital.
But those journeys are now taking longer than ever,
and passenger number have started to fall.
It's thought congestion is to blame and Transport for London
are being told they must improve traffic in the capital.
Our Transport Correspondent Tom Edwards has more.
Millions use them every day, more use a bus in the capital
than any other form of public transport.
Recently, slower speeds and a fall in reliability put some passengers
off and also meant sometimes more empty buses.
This morning, it was a bit late before I took the 211 to come over
There was a lot of traffic because of the weather.
Sometimes they get bunched up, they have to stop and wait for
Recent figures show passenger numbers have dropped from just over
The average speed has dropped from 9.6 mph in 2014 to 9.2 mph now.
The transport watchdog wants TfL to take action and consider
congestion charges and increasing minicabs which it says are adding
It is serious, people are abandoning the buses because they are becoming
We want to see longer operational bus priorities,
red routes operating 24/7 and renewal of parking controls
on streets the buses operate on and perhaps a congestion charge
Transport for London says it is investing ?20 million every
year on more bus priority measures and that passengers
Why are there are so many empty buses in London?
I promise you most of the buses have a lot of people on them.
People rely on them, 6.5 million people a day rely
on the bus service but we have taken some buses out of the centre
of London, not just Oxford Street but in general across London,
reinvesting the bus miles out in the suburbs.
London buses are a critical part of the transport network,
with congestion, the ongoing challenge is how to keep them
They're better known for transportation than
trendy restaurants - but shipping containers are fast
becoming the new home of shops and businesses in the capital.
The latest temporary development will be in a car
park in Camberwell - where the news has received a mixed
reception, as Gareth Furby has been finding out.
It is a car park in Camberwell but soon it could be filling up with
these, shipping containers and turning into a new restaurant and
retail centre based on a new use for these metal boxes.
If it happens, it will be the fifth in London so is
In Shoreditch where this all started back in 2007,
the businesses inside the boxes seem happy.
tristam pays ?40,000 in rent for two units for his chicken business.
The property scene in London is almost
unattainable at these levels so you can do it
with a little capital as a
For this man, it means he can stop working for
Once you get used to the limited floor space it's absolutely fine.
It is quite exciting what you can do in a shipping container.
But the containers just keep on multiplying.
Here at Elephant and Castle, it could bring consequences?
for the latest container park is just beginning, some high-street
I know they have something similar in Brixton down the road.
It is definitely an up-and-coming area here.
There is always going to be competition in London, it has always
been like that, we thrive on it, it keeps you on your toes.
But some residents who live near the Camberwell
It is ugly, it may be trendy but I think it is
We should have something more aesthetically pleasing.
This youth worker from Brixton says gentrification could end up
segregating people on the high streets based on income.
The speed it is happening in South London and
in areas like Brixton creates separation between
consume new products and those that are not able to consume those
But many who use these places disagree.
The Camberwell project is said to be at an early
stage and there will be further discussions with nearby residents.
That's all that separated Kyle Langford winning a medal
in the 800 metres at the London stadium last night.
Among those cheering him on were his parents who run a fish
Chris Slegg caught up with the 21-year-old who just missed
Terrible weather tonight but has not dampened the enthusiasm of athletics
fans flocking into London Stadium. It has not been our championship in
medical terms to remember, just Mo Farah's stunning gold. Last night,
in the 800 metres Kyle Langford was just a fraction of the seconds away
from the medal. He is with me now. How do you feel? I feel pretty tired
to be honest, I didn't get much sleep. I feel I am on the edge
little bit now. There was a moment watching you on TV when we thought
you had done it, did you think you had done enough for a bronze? I kind
of knew, I crossed the line and I saw... I was praying when I looked
at the screen hoping my name would be third. I knew it was a long shot.
I was a little bit upset but I'm just happy to be on the track
racing. Your mum and dad run their fish and chip shop in Watford and
the promised three fish and chips if you got a medal, do you think they
are gutted or are they happy? I think they would have taken the
medal any day of the week. I think they are just happy that I am
running and made it to the final. Just embracing the hall, everything,
the atmosphere, the crowd have been great and the whole social media,
everything has been good. It has been crazy to try and take it in.
You promised to win a gold at the next Olympics in Tokyo, where you
just speaking in the heat of the moment? No, 100%. I am not here just
to try and come forward, I am trying to win it and be the best. I'm only
21 so I think by the time I get to Tokyo, I will be young but I think a
couple more years training I will have the advantage of these guys,
hopefully. Thank you so much, a pleasure to watch you. Kyle Langford
from Watford, one to watch at the Commonwealth Games next year and at
the Tokyo Olympics in three years. Well done, Kyle Langford.
Now I didn't know this but the opportunity to busk
on the London Underground doesn't come round that often.
Basically you need to apply to Transport for London for a licence -
which you can only do every two years.
If you're short listed - the next step is a public audition.
As Helen Drew reports - they're currently looking to add
to the existing 250 buskers on the underground.
Buskers are only allowed to perform in the London
underground if they are part of the official busking scheme.
26-year-old singer songwriter Nicola Hogg got
It is an amazing opportunity to be playing your music in front of those
Practising, having amazing interaction with people.
Just having an effect on people's day.
There are plenty of commuters to here the
Nearly 5 million journeys are made on London's Underground
every day so musicians can be seen by a much bigger audience.
Part of the application process is to fill
in the form but you have to do a full on addition in a tube station
Do you think it is nice, does brighten up your journey?
It does and especially if it is jazz.
Enough for me to pay my bills and buy food and not to be homeless.
Auditions are only held every two years and applications are open now.
Judges include music industry experts plus the boss
We live and serve the best city of the
It is great to have the arts and the busking which reflects us so
It is so exciting to complement the 250 we already have.
Nicola loves interacting with commuters but
obviously you come across the occasional joker.
I was playing in Charing Cross and someone shouted,
I was like, this is my day job, oh no.
Applications close this Sunday and auditions take place later this
And it was a good day to be underground -
It was a case of avoiding puddles and battling
Highbury and Islington Station was forced to close earlier today
On that note let's get the latest on the weather -
Philip Avery is here with the latest.
I cannot read that look. I am on my dilemma. It is not pantomime season
yet, you see before you the broader picture. That is our weather fronts.
Elsewhere, it truly was a decent day. It was that glorious across
Argyll Bute. Closer to home, do you need reminding? Our weather
watchers believe the conditions and some are still going to work, not
even on holiday. Not made any better by the weather the day. You can see
the clouds and we were in the mix of it all. Some of those pulses really
heavy indeed. 12 spots have seen over an inch of rain over the last
12 hours. Through the night, too late for us, the rain begins to
confine itself east of the capital. Further north, we have quite chilly
start to Thursday. I think the cloud will eventually begin to break up
and it will be a very decent sort of day. Eventually, all of us will turn
dry, not much breeze so you will feel every bit of the 22 degrees and
you may even believe it is the second week of August. If you have
plans for the evening, dry weather continues. This ridge of high
pressure is coming in. Can we get to act IDs in a row? Not quite. -- two
dry days in a row. Our high, call it that if you like, 21 degrees. Does
that set us up the weekend? Thankfully not. Once those weather
fronts have cleared away, this ridge of high pressure follows. No sign of
low pressure so the next 24, 36 hours we have to get rid of that and
it is not looking bad for the weekend. We end on a happy note. It
is the way you tell it. Thank you very much.
17 men and a woman have been convicted of being involved
in the sexual exploitation of vulnerable young girls
and women in Newcastle - over a four year period.
The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has stopped
in Guam after North Korea threatened to strike the island which is home
He said President Trump was right to deliver a strong
Five men, including former senior police officers,
have appeared in court for the first time to face charges in connection
More on the day's stories on our website.
And Katharine Carpenter will back with our late news at 10:30.
From all us here, thanks for watching and have a lovely evening.
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