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Eight further people, including a 15 year-old boy,
have appeared in court in connection with an alleged attack on a teenage
The 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian boy is still in intensive care.
As Ayshea Buksh reports, the incident has left
He came to the UK in search of a better life, but is now
in hospital recovering from an alleged violent
17-year-old Reker Ahmed is an asylum seeker who fled
He travelled across Europe and arrived on his own in Croydon
He made friends with Dilshad Mohammed, a fellow Kurd from Iraq.
He was with him at the time of the alleged attack on Friday.
TRANSLATION: We was all wishing to come here,
freedom, college, get visa, working...
But now, after what happened to us, we are not happy
Many asylum seekers have passed through Croydon.
Lunar House is the Home Office centre for processing asylum claims.
Earlier this year, the local Citizens UK group organised
a welcome for unaccompanied children arriving from Europe,
after the so-called Calais jungle was disbanded.
We had children, refugee children from Europe coming to Lunar House
here and just behind me almost every day there were sort of 200 people
out here from local schools, from local churches,
local mosques, just ordinary people from the local community,
out here to say that refugees are welcome.
So I think that is the true spirit of Croydon, that people
On the night of the alleged attack, Reker and Dilshad were on their way
to hang out with fellow Kurds in west Croydon.
Other young Kurdish men I spoke to off-camera told me they have had
some problems with locals before, but never anything this extreme.
Dilshad says he's still shaken up by what happened and wants to go
TRANSLATION: When we was kids, we were hoping
Reker Ahmed is still in hospital with a fractured spine and eye
Fundraising websites have been set up to help in his recovery.
Tonight, a football ground fell silent to honour the police
officer who was killed in the Westminster attack.
PC Keith Palmer was a life-long fan of Charlton Athletic,
and this evening the club and fans paid tribute to him.
Tonight they came to pay their respects, and to say a proper
One of the reasons I'm down here tonight, you know,
to show my respects, and obviously get behind
the team, but do my bit, tip my hat so to speak.
A scarf was left on the seat from where he watched the last
home game against Bradford on March 14th, and so many
Today the scarf was removed and the seat was replaced by a white
one, embossed with PC Keith Palmer's warrant number.
That will stay in place until the end of the season,
at which point a permanent memorial stone will be built
Before kick off, PC Palmer's stepbrother led the teams out.
The players were then joined by 22 of his former police colleagues,
as the entire stadium fell silent in his memory.
These players tonight have played in front of Keith this season.
They are also husbands and fathers themselves, and when they heard
about it, they were moved, because they wanted to send
a message and give something towards a grieving family.
In this corner of south-east London, and indeed throughout the capital,
and the country, PC Keith Palmer will never be forgotten.
Charleton SC paying tribute to PC Keith Palmer. -- Charlton paying
tribute. Drivers could be hit by a new daily
charge under the Mayor's plan He's previously announced plans to
create an ultra-low emissions zone. Today, we learned when its coming
in and how much motorists will pay. You can't see it,
but the air in London, A stark warning from the mayor
to these schoolchildren He compared today's air
to the great smog in 1952, which led to the government passing
the Clean Air Act. If you opened your front door,
you would step out and you couldn't see in front of you,
so it was incredibly visible. This was a smog that lasted not one
day, not two days, but four days, But the really, I suppose
the critical element was that The mayor has put cleaning up
London's air at the heart of his mayoralty and today he set
out a timetable for his plan. On top of the current
congestion charge of ?11.50, from October this year a further
T-Charge of ?10 will hit those But from April 2019 that will become
the ULEZ, and that charge And by 2021, that's to be extended
out as far as the North and South circulars for the most polluting
cars, and it will be charged across the whole of Greater London
for lorries and buses, Nowhere else in the
world has done this. What we're doing is the ultralow
emissions zone for central London by 2019, subject to consultation,
that's the quickest we can go. We're going to go London wide
for lorries, coaches and buses by 2020, subject to consultation,
and the earliest we can do up to the South circular
and North circular is 2021. We've got to give people a chance
to move away from diesel. That's an adjustment
that will be difficult for some business owners,
like Jeremy, who runs this It's going to make a huge
impact to the business, because it means virtually changing
the entire fleet. The five we've changed her body cost
just under ?750,000 and to upgrade the rest of the fleet will cost
about ?2 million. Not the sort of money you keep
in your back pocket. But for green campaigners it falls
short of what the Mayor I was absolutely
expecting much more. We were hoping that heavy
goods vehicles, lorries, buses and coaches would all have
to be ULEZ compliant by 2019. That's been pushed back to 2020,
and that means more people being exposed to more dirty
air for longer. The mayor hopes that introducing
the ULEZ will lead to a 50% cut There will now be a public
consultation on the plans. So as we've heard former
Mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party
following a disciplinary hearing It's not the first time
the outspoken politician has fallen It was 31 years ago that
Ken Livingstone waved goodbye He'd been its leader for five years,
building a reputation on keeping fares down and courting controversy
with some of the company he kept But he wasn't out of power
for long, becoming MP Never far from the headlines,
London's former lead politician decided he'd have a tilt at the top
job again, when Tony Blair's government decided
that capital needed a mayor. Folk hero to some, dangerous
extremist to others, Ken Livingstone's always been
a colourful character. Only Tony Blair didn't
want Ken Livingstone. I think that would be disastrous
for the Labour Party, Frank Dobson was selected
as Labour's candidate, You can say now, are you going
to support me or are you going Ken Livingstone leaving
the Labour Party, to I have been forced to choose
between the party I love and who I've given 31
years of my life to, and upholding the democratic
rights of Londoners. He won easily, back
running London once more. As I was saying before I was so
rudely interrupted 14 years ago... And before long, the Labour
Party let him back in. It looks very much as if red Ken
is having the last laugh. He went on to win the mayoral race
as Labour's candidate the following year, but in 2005
became involved in a high profile anti-Semitism row,
after these comments to a newspaper reporter one
night outside City Hall. It led him to being temporarily
suspended from office a year later, and at the next election he lost
to Boris Johnson. Ken Livingstone was proudly rolled
out as one of Sadiq Khan's early backers when he decided to run
for mayor, but after the outburst that got him into trouble,
Labour's candidate for City Hall I'm disgusted and appalled
by what Ken has been saying. Of course there has to be
due process, but he's Tonight Ken Livingstone's been
suspended from the party for two years, one of
which he's already served. But let's get a check
on the weather with Wendy. Thank you, Mrs T in Brentford
spotted a fleeting glimpse of blue sky today. I think we will see a few
more sunny spells through this week and in those it will feel quite
warm, but not tonight. We are going to have clear skies. Almost clear
completely out there at a moment and the temperature will fall back, 6-7,
a little bit lower for some. There could be a touch of frost in
sheltered spots. A sunny start tomorrow and a common theme in the
next few days, rather more cloudy afternoon. Average temperatures up
to about 14 degrees. This Thursday we'll be chasing some cloud around,
some sunny from time to time and it will take one of those to get
temperatures up to about 15 degrees. Light winds and dry again. On the
outlook, more of the same for Friday and into the weekend it warms up a
bit from the south, so we could