14/02/2017 London News


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Here, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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Welcome to BBC London News with me Alex Bushill.

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Police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at a branch

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The BBC understands that he's been named as Kaden Reddick.

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He suffered serious head injuries in an incident involving

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store furniture and died later in hospital.

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Our Correspondent Duncan Kennedy reports.

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This is Kaden Reddick who was said to have been on the first

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day of his half-term holiday when the accident happened.

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One relative was quoted as saying, he made me laugh and smile.

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These pictures show it shuttered with security guards outside.

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Inside, staff and police officers have been on sight working

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Inside, staff and police officers have been on site working

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It was yesterday afternoon the police and ambulances

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were called to the centre after reports of a ten-year-old

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The police now say the incident involved what they call

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It is not entirely clear what the police mean

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But the boy was taken to hospital with serious head

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Officers say they're supporting the family at what they call this

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Other shoppers at the centre today spoke of their sadness.

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Just feel for his family, I really do.

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Yeah, our thoughts go out to them really.

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I feel quite bad for the parents because my daughter is eight,

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it would be quite - it's very sad actually.

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In a statement tonight Top Shop said.

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Taking place in a shop inside a mall this was an extremely rare incident,

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one that's touched people here as Kaden's family come

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If you've taken a tube or bus home tonight you might have been exposed

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to eight times more pollution than had you driven.

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That's even though motorists produce far more per person.

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A new study has compared how those using cars,

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buses and the underground in different areas of London were

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This piece of kit has been on a long journey.

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It measures the type of pollution and how much we are

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exposed to, and for how long for, depending how we commute to work.

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This green box is measuring the larger particles?

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Smaller particles of matter penetrate the lungs more

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But their content is particularly nasty on the

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We're looking at iron, aluminium, and traces of Salford.

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We're looking at iron, aluminium, and traces of sulphar.

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Car drivers are the biggest pollutants, but because of filters

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in the engine, they are the least exposed.

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It is those of us who get the bus that are exposed to five

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times more pollution because the engines keep running

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But this is the greatest pollutant of them all.

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The polluted air up above is sucked into deep

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tunnels underground, with nowhere to go.

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The deep tunnels on the Victoria and Northern lines are

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It's particularly bad if you're stood next to an open window.

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Tube passengers are exposed over eight times more of the larger

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But to fewer of the so-called tiny pollutants.

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They are considered to be more dangerous.

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Tube passengers also had, on average, shorter journeys,

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It is those travelling on buses who should be

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While exposed to five times more of the larger pollutants

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than cars, but crucially more of the ultra-fine particles.

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What mode of transport we use depends largely on

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The report's authors describe the findings as proof of an

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In the underground, I feel suffocated.

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They need to do something about this.

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The Mayor of London committed to us that he is

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Starting with getting rid of diesel busses.

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Pressure is mounting on the Government.

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An open letter from 220 doctors have warned the Prime

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Minister time is running out to protect the health of a generation

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It's emerged that a nine-year-old boy from West London

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was investigated by counterterrorism officers - after he stood up

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in class and pledged his allegiance to the so-called Islamic state.

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Well, Dan Freedman joins me now and this raises all sorts

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of questions, what exactly do we know?

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Well, these were officers from Prevent and they're the team that

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tried to stop people being radicalised before it's too late.

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They deal with children, teenagers and adults, they've dealt with more

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than 1,000 cases since 2012. This boy was highly intelligent, he

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became curious about so-called Islamic State after the Paris

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attacks at the end of 2015. Soon he was looking online at some of the

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most depraved and violent content of Isis propaganda. His words are

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spoken by an actor. The men were walking and then

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they were hit and they were told to sit down and that's

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when they cut their heads off. So on a weekend like,

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because everyone was going outside and playing, so when they all gone

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and the house was empty I would go and sit freely

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in the living and search up. However, it was when he stood up in

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class and declared his sympathy for so-called Islamic State that an

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intervention was staged. A Prevent officer spent a year with him

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visiting his home regularly, looking at online content with him and

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essentially deradicalising him and after a year she believed he was no

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longer any kind of threat and his case was closed. It is surprising

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there was intervention for someone so young, nine years old.

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Absolutely. In a sense Prevent say that's why he was so vulnerable. If

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he had gone to a chat room online and met with the wrong people he

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could have been even more radicalised than he was having

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already watched this violent content and that's the reason they say it

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was important to intervene at this stage. Thank you very much.

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The death of Anita Szucs, Ben Wales and Karla Roman

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all in London, all last week, has brought into sharp

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focus the dangers of cycling on our streets.

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Today, the husband of Anita Szucs has spoken to this programme

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Tamas and his wife Anita on their honeymoon in Japan last year.

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The couple met at home in Hungary five years ago.

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They moved to London together and were due

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to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in just over a week.

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She was always cheerful, happy and there was really no one

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who wouldn't be affected by her personalitity.

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Last Monday, Anita was killed after she was knocked over

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on her bike in Edmonton in a suspected hit-and-run.

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She had been returning from a late shift at work.

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She always cycled because there were no night buses.

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I mean, she followed all the rules, everything.

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She always had her high-vis vest, lights, helmet,

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I was really worried about her safety.

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Anita was one of three cyclists killed after collisions

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This was the protest on Saturday in Whitehall urging the Government

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Tamas says he is speaking out because he wants all road

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I just don't want this to remain just a story,

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we need to keep this danger in the top of everyone's mind

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Two men who were arrested in connection with Anita's death

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Tamas says he plans to return to Japan, the place where

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he and Anita celebrated their love story to scatter his wife's ashes.

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We were going to go back within one or two years anyway and this way

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That's it from me. I will hand you over to Wendy for the weather.

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Thank you. Not much rain in the forecast over the next few days. The

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little that we get might just be for tomorrow. We are going to get a few

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showers moving across the London region. Despite that it's going to

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be on the mild side once again. A bit of cloud at the moment, that's

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been pushing up from the south-west, low cloud, so misty and murky over

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higher ground and one or two showers into the early hours of the morning.

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It's a mild night, temperatures no lower than seven or eight. You will

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feel the benefit of that first thing tomorrow for your commute T will be

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on the cloudy side. Through the day we will be watching a few showers

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developing. They could be on the heavy side, thunder not out of the

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question. Temperatures are in double figures and winds are from the

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south-west so not too bad a day and it settles down towards the end of

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it. Thursday, a mix of cloud and bright spells, probably a foggy

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start. We have to watch that. Temperatures again will be in double

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figures. A look at the outlook, there will be plenty more of this

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weather into the weekend. A bit of fog around to watch out for.

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weather into the weekend. A bit of fog around to watch out for. Jon

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Hammond with the national forecast now.

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Good evening. There is some rain in the forecast but not a lot. Plenty

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of dry weather to look forward to as we head to the weekend. Cloud

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delivering

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