18/07/2017 London News


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First tonight, cracking down on knife crime in the capital.

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The Home Secretary has outlined plans, targeting

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It would force customers to collect them in person,

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enabling shops to carry out ID checks.

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One mother, whose son was killed, welcomes the move but says parents

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She's been speaking to our reporter Tolu Adeoye.

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On the 24th February, my son Jonathan, nicknamed JJ got

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stabbed in the heart outside the Town Hall in Islington.

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They took out his main artery, punctured his heart and punctured

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This CCTV footage shows the chaos as Michelle's son tried to skip

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The 28-year-old father of two was stabbed in the chest would later

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They leave, their faces are not covered up.

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That's how confident they are they're not

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You know, my boy didn't carry a knife.

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JJ's killers still haven't been found.

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Knife crime is on the rise in the capital.

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Between June 2015 and May last year, there were nearly 10,000 offences.

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In the year to May this year, there were nearly

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Just designed to go in and pull everything out, it's horrendous.

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The Home Secretary has been shown the sorts of knive that's have

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been found by police, all handed in in London.

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It's illegal to buy a knife if you're under 18, but some young

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The Government plans to change the law so knives purchased have

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We know from our own experience, from police information that we've

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had, that young people have been able to buy knives who might

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be underage online and we want that to stop.

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The other thing we're announcing is making sure we can

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consult on new legislation, potentially, so that

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knives that are illegal, but are held in private property can

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JJ's mother welcomes anything that will restrict the sale of knives

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but says policing must start at home.

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A lot of these weaponry is coming out of the kitchen drawer.

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As parents, you need to be checking your children's bags before

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Talk to your children, find out who they're hanging out with.

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Because you really do not want to feel like I'm feeling now.

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If you think about someone you really love and close your eyes

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and think you're never going to see them, touch them, feel them,

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even just get a phone call from them, "Mum,

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You know, that's how I feel every moment of every day.

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There were tears tonight from both residents and council

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representatives at a meeting to update the community

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The response team faced questions on support for victims

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and over charity donations not getting through.

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Arriving for answers, armed with questions, many gathered this

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evening for a meeting that, at times, became emotional from all

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sides. I saw everything from the fire, from the beginning to the end.

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From a 17-year-old's side of it, growing up in this community, I

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loved, it I thought, you know, everyone's loving. And this whole

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tragedy has made me see we have no support from you. What are you going

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to do to support us? It's absolutely clear to me that you've been let

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down. APPLAUSE

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And you've been let down by statutory and public authorities.

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For many who feel they don't have the truth, it was heated. I have

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evidences to suggest that you guys are actually lying about the actual

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total fatality. I'm telling you to tread very carefully. Following

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questions surrounding where online and charity donations have been

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going, Barry Quirk had this to say. First of all, there's 700 just

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giving pages, 700. Which is phenomenal contribution for people

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round the country. None of this money is controlled by the

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authorities. It will be controlled by the Charity Commission. After the

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meeting, there was still disappointment from some in the

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community. It's clear that although the council and local services are

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trying very hard, they are still failing to engage with the

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communities and there's a culture of disengagement here in Kensington

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Chelsea. The council has promised change. The investigation says it

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will give answers, whether it will give this community closure is yet

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to be seen. They've been quite public in not

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seeing eye to eye when it comes to travel bans

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and Twitter etiquette. Now the mayor of London has told

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American TV audiences that their president shouldn't be

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honoured with a state visit Whether it was courting the NFL

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at Wembley or trying to woo the new American owner

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of Formula One in the capital last week, London's mayor has been eager

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to roll out the red carpet where lucrative deals

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with the US might be on offer. But now, he's reiterated

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that he won't be doing the same for the American president,

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in an interview with a US Would you be open to a state visit

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by Donald Trump here to the UK? State visits are different

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from a normal visit. At a time when the president

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of the USA has policies that many people in the UK disagree with,

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I'm not sure if it's appropriate for our Government to roll out

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the red carpet for a state visit. It's not the first time the two

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leaders have clashed. Last month, the US president took

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to social media to criticise the mayor's response to the terror

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attack on London Bridge. But now, some of the mayor's

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political opponents What kind of message is that

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to American companies who want to invest in the United Kingdom,

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or indeed, those Americans who've made their home here, that massive

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insult to their country? It's not about the personal spat

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between Don and Sadiq. This is about a relationship

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between two countries. So for him to adopt his own foreign

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policy, I think, is irresponsible and it means he's not

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treating his job very seriously. So far, President Trump hasn't

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responded to Sadiq Khan, at least not through his preferred

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method of Twitter. Did the mayor's comments add extra

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significance this time because they were made

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to an American news network and will be presented

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to a domestic audience there? There are people out there willing

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to, they'll jump on Khan for having said this if they're

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Trump supporters. If they're not Trump supporters

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they'll hold this up as yet another bit of evidence that

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Trump is not doing anything good for US relations

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with the outside world. And yet last weekend,

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President Trump did have The carpet might have been

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blue rather than red, but many have seen this trip

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as a sign of growing closeness Tonight, Sadiq Khan has

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made it clear he too wants a strong alliance,

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but told us the point of having a special relationship with the US

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is that we stand by them through difficult times

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but are not afraid to tell It's been described

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as an archaeological gem, a sarcophagus, believed to be

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an ancient roman relic, has been It's one of only three ever

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found in the capital. For most of these archaeologists

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this is the most significant find of their careers, a building

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site near Boro, once This stone coffin, the last resting

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place for someone very important. They would have been very wealthy

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and they would have had a lot of social status to be honoured in -

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it's not only the sarcophagus. It's the fact that

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it's constructed into But whoever was buried

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here did not rest entirely in peace, because back in the 1700s, this

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grave was robbed. An opportunist person

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uncovered the top of the sarcophagus and pushed the lid

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to the side and took some The treasures may have been

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snatched but the real wealth Lies within the earth under

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the two ton lid, which this morning was being lifted very,

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very carefully. The last time a discovery like this

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was made was 18 years ago. Spittalfield, the woman, as she's

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called, was found in tact, a wealthy Italian who's provided

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a wealth of knowledge. We know from the isotopes

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in her teeth that she was born She travelled all that way

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and is buried in this amazing lead coffin placed within this stone

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sarcophagus, she is just fantastic. It's no wonder they are

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excited about this. It's taken seven months of careful

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digging to get to this point, moving the sarcophagus for

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the first time in 16 hundred years. The sarcophagus is headed

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for the Museum of London, The story of this

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mysterious Roman vip to I'll wish you a very goodnight

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and leave you with Elizabeth Rizzini We could be in for a stormy night

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indeed. Here's the warning signs, some cloud as captured by Helen in

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Hackney earlier. Here is the Met Office weather warning, we see

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torrential down pours in many places overnight. There could be thunder,

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lightning, hail, the lot. Here are the storms just tracking up from the

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south at the moment. Parts of west London have been badly hit. These

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storms could pop up anywhere through the early hours of tomorrow morning.

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We could see very heavy rain within just a short space of time. Tracking

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northwards, it should be a drier picture by tomorrow morning.

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Uncomfortable night's sleep for many. Lows of 18 or 19 degrees.

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Tomorrow should be mostly dry. Thunder storms may pop up through

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the late afternoon. Probably a sunny start. It will feel warm and even

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more humid tomorrow. Clouding over through the afternoon.

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Highs of 27. Here's the outlook: Good evening. There is some dramatic

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weather out there at the moment. Some vicious thunder storms that

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have pushed into southern parts of the country. Earlier on, we saw some

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really torrential rain across the south-west, particularly west

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Cornwall, where we had issues with flooding. Then this evening, storms

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have developed across some other southern areas of England. One

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particularly potent

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