25/05/2017 London News


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

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The man in charge of the Metropolitan Police

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during the 7/7 bombings has warned there will never be enough resources

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to prevent future terror attacks from taking place.

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Lord Blair said difficult choices will always need to be made in order

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Our Home Affairs Correspondent Nick Beake assesses the scale

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Outside Scotland Yard, they paused to remember the victims

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Among those murdered was a police officer.

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Elaine McIver, off-duty at the concert.

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The Met is the beating heart of the UK's counterterrorism

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network, but today, a reality check from a former boss.

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There just are not enough resources, and there could never be enough

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resources to cover everybody inevitably, and I do think

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the Government is completely right to raise the situation to critical,

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because he cannot have done this alone.

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So what exactly is the size of the threat facing the police

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We are told around 3,500 people are of interest in the UK.

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Among them will be the 200 or so Londoners who have

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been to Syria to fight and have now returned.

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We're also told there are around 500 live counterterrorism investigations

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Many of those will be in and around London.

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The Manchester attack is the first time since 7/7,

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The terrorists have now succeeded again in using explosives.

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In August 2006, the thwarted plan to blow up planes between here

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This was a demonstration for the BBC of what could happen.

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In June 2007, outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub police

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found an explosive device filled with nails and nuts

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Then, another plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.

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And in 2012, a plan to attach an explosive to a remote-controlled

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car and target the Territorial Army centre in Newton was also foiled.

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I think we have some of the best police services

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in the world and they really respect our capability.

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It is a capability that has got better with time and should carry

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It has some of the most talented people in the country doing

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But the Manchester suicide bomber was reported to the authorities.

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Once again, the question of resources and which suspects

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to concentrate on has been brought into focus.

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Well, the controversial Government strategy aimed at stopping people

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from becoming terrorists is called Prevent.

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It's controversial because some communities feel it

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Yet that hasn't stopped sections the Muslim community from attempting

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to tackle the issue of violent extremism head on.

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These two people might look like they are having fun,

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They have been specially trained to spot signs of radicalisation.

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Not talking to people as much as they used to,

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a different atmosphere in their tone, their

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Even the small things make differences.

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The 17-year-old says it is just a matter of speaking

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to people in everyday life, counteracting the tactics groups

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We use the same tactics, get to those people who are vulnerable,

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get them in a safe space where they can speak to us and let

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go of those emotions and make sure those emotions don't stay in them

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and doesn't end up turning into something detrimental to themselves

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This is part of a charity that tries to stop the spread of extremism.

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This man used to work with the Government's Prevent

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strategy, which tries to stop people getting into terrorism,

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Our focus has now moved from intense, effective work

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We need a team that can speak to the experts

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who know what the hell is going on to tackle the problem.

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It is no secret, this strategy has been controversial.

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But the Government says it has reached hundreds of thousands

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of people and stopped many others travelling to places

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But hundreds across the UK have still been radicalised,

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including the three Bethnal Green schoolgirls, Jihadi

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As for Iram, she says she will continue to keep her eyes

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and ears open in the hope of making a difference in her community.

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Well, for the latest I'm joined now by Ayshea Buksh.

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This is now a massive challenge for the police and security services.

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The Met Police know of 3000 people who are of interest to them, they

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cannot follow every lead, they have to prioritise. Counterterrorism

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teams are making at least one arrest a day, and an act which have been

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told that they have arrested a 64-year-old man at an address in

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north London, following the arrest of a 37-year-old man attempting to

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board a flight to Turkey on Tuesday at Stanstead Airport. These arrests

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are not, police insist, in connection to the Manchester

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incident, it is about travel to Syria, but both men are being held

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on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism. Also British Transport

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Police have begun deploying armed officers on the national rail

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network. This is the first time in its history, the first patrol teams

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were seen at Euston Station earlier today. They say it is in response to

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the critical threat level that the country currently has. Armed

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officers have been patrolling on the London Underground since December.

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Accident investigators have found "no evidence" to explain why

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a passenger put his head out of a train window,

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Simon Brown was travelling to Victoria station

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when the accident happened near Balham last year.

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The Gatwick Express train had been travelling

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A post-mortem examination found no traces of drugs or alcohol.

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Advice to keep your eyes off your mobile phone

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because of nearby mopeds has been issued by police in London.

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It comes after the number of mopeds stolen has rocked in the past year,

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with most of them being used to carry out further crimes.

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The opportunists look for unsuspecting pedestrians,

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who then have valuables snatched out of their hands.

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They are fearless and they are aggressive.

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London's thieves are using stolen mopeds more than ever,

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and it is our mobiles they are mostly after.

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Here in Islington last week, 31 phones were stolen in a single hour.

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In just five minutes, we found two people it had happened to.

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There was one guy driving and one guy on the back.

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Just took it out of my hand, split second, didn't

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Your phone just disappears out of your hand and you kind

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of realise what happened, and then you beat yourself up,

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Think about chasing after him, probably don't.

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But police say we are still walking around with our phones in full view.

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We go up to them and they say, "We have already had them stolen

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And we say, "Wow, you are still doing it!"

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What they say, they know somebody who has had their phone stolen

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In the past year 15,000 scooters have been stolen.

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They are then used to commit more crime.

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The man fighting this theft wants us to know just how

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In under 20 seconds he showed us how to steal one.

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The bike like this without a lock on the back wheel, you can just grab

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We can't show you any more of that, sorry.

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But what we can show you is how to keep your mopeds safer.

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The way to do it is put a big chain through the back wheel and put

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When it's at home, put a big hook into the concrete.

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This is one of 22 stolen every day, and the police say they only solve

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about 5% of the crimes associated with mopeds.

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With annual train tickets costing several thousand pounds, but a

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second-hand mopeds around 700, many people are choosing the cheaper

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option. London needs to bricks and habits to stay safe.

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It is getting a little bit uncomfortable for some of us, and it

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is getting hotter. It got up to 27 degrees today. Not an awful lot

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happening, clear sky. In the sunshine the temperatures

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will be shooting up. We could even get to 29 degrees. On

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Saturday there is a change. We anticipate a few storms from the

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south. Quite often they bring fresh weather, but not on this occasion.

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There will be slightly fresher weather as we head into next week.

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You would expect strong sunshine at this time of year, but it has been

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stronger than you would normally expect, and that continues tomorrow.

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It has been the hottest day of the year so far. I suspect we might beat

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