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government can do anything about? Join me now on BBC Two.

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Welcome to BBC London News with me, Riz Lateef.

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Police have appealed for information after a jogger appeared to push

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a woman into the path of a bus on a bridge in London.

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The bus driver had to swerve to avoid her.

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Officers are searching for the man after the incident was captured on

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CCTV. 7. 41, the man jog on Putney bridge

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and then this. The quick-thinking of the bus driver

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saved the woman's life. The police believe the jogger

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deliberately pushed her. When you look closely, you see him raise his

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hands and make contact. The woman's head and shoulders are

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then on the road in the path of the bus.

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15 minutes later, the jogger came back across the bridge here running

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straight past the woman he previously knocked over. She tried

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to talk to him. He, just ignored her. Passers-by, as well as those

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who got off the bus, helped the injured woman. The police say she

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was shocked and upset but was not seriously hurt. It's very small

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margins. If it hadn't been for the good reflexes on the part of the bus

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driver or the level of force was such to push her even further into

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the road, almost certainly this could have ended in a fatality. The

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investigation is focussed on finding this man, the mysterious jogger.

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Detectives say they have received a number of useful calls, including

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other people reporting similar incidents elsewhere in London. Those

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leading the investigation stress they believe this was an isolated

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incident. But struggling to understand why anyone would

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deliberately push someone into the road during the morning rush hour.

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The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has told the BBC that tackling hate

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crime and Islamophobia is one of the best ways of combating

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It comes as Home Office figures show hate crime in the capital has risen

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Nusrat and her family know what it's like to be

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Last year, they were the victims of hate crime.

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It happened around the time of the EU referendum.

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One day I left my window open by mistake and when I came

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kg tomatoes on window, kitchen shelf, floor

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Three kilogrammes of tomatoes thrown through your kitchen window?

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Yes, yes, then they started calling my husband names by his beard,

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They called your husband Osama bin Laden because he had a beard?

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They smashed my car, they break car's windscreen...

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Her husband had to install CCTV to capture the intimidation.

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After presenting the evidence to police, the boys

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Over the last five years, there's been an upward trend

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in the number of reported hate crimes across England and Wales.

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In London last year there were more than 15,000 reports of racist abuse

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For many the fear of becoming a victim is very real.

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I can hear swearing coming out or you can hear someone saying get

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out or you can hear someone saying leave our country.

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It's why police are patrolling on foot around east London,

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a visible presence to reassure the community.

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Superintendent Waheed Khan is responsible for clamping down

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on this type of crime in the capital.

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Hate crime can take many forms and all of them

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Whether it be online and increasingly we are seeing

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But it can happen equally anywhere, it can happen on a bus,

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The war against hate crime on the internet is being fought

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It was launched in April by Mayor Sadiq Khan and works

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closely with social media sites to identify and prosecute offenders.

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The police hope that this combined approach of street and cyber patrols

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will help to reassure London's diverse communities that they can

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Charlotte is here now. We heard from concerned east Londoners there. The

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Commissioner has been vocal about tackling hate crime. As we heard,

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after recent attacks in London there was a sharp rise in reports of

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so-called hate crime in London, particularly amongst the Muslim

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community. The Commissioner said today that trend has now fallen off

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but it is still something they're hugely concerned about. She said The

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Met needs to work doubly hard to achieve confidence in the Muslim

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community at New Scotland Yard today she took part in an hour-long radio

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show with the BBC's Asian network and answered calls from listeners

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and made the point that if The Met was seen to be tackling Islamophobia

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that would then lead to confidence within the Muslim community which in

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turn would help them to tackle extremism and terrorism.

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One of the ways that we can tackle extremism together

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is to ensure that Muslims, for example, feel protected

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and feel properly protected and that we are taking hate crime

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And I think if you look at the terrible

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attack at Finsbury Park, a British Muslim and a proud

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British man, we treated it as a terrorist incident,

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it's charged as that, that is about extremism.

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So basically it's about getting the community on board? Well, yes it

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really is. That's really the key here. She said if you would start to

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see progress when Muslim communities felt that they were able to

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influence the police and also when they started joining the police. The

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hope would be then that if you achieve a level of confidence within

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the community then it would give you that extra opportunity should

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someone perhaps suspect a friend or a neighbour, they would then be more

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confident in getting in touch with the police and really expressing

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their concerns. Thank you. A row over airport parking charges

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that has left some holidaymakers Some have been leaving their cars

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in residential streets near Luton airport, only to return from holiday

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to find them vandalised. The council says it is

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consulting about introducing The bond between London and Paris

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hasn't been affected She's been speaking

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candidly to BBC London about her view of the UK leaving

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the European Union. Here's our Brexit reporter

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Katharine Carpenter. When Sylvie Bermann was posted

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to the Embassy here in London three years ago, colleagues warned her it

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would be boring after Well, I think it has been

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an historic period because I arrived just before the referendum

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on Scotland and then I had two general elections and of course

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the Brexit and Brexit is kind Around 100,000 French people living

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in London voted in the French election earlier this year

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but they had no say in the UK's Some have already left,

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not a huge number of people, but some decided to leave

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because they feel maybe less welcome in the city now and again the main

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problem is uncertainty. You have talked about the Brexit

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negotiations as being Do you still think

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that's a good analogy? Well, that was a funny analogy

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and I hope in the future there will be no losers,

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I am not sure it's Does she think the City will be

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one of those losers? I think that London will remain

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a very important financial centre but at the same time,

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some people and some activities will be relocated

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as a consequence of Brexit, Generally speaking we have a policy

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of strengthening the attractiveness of Paris.

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If she's keen to play down any rivalry between Paris and London,

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she's equally keen to talk up the friendship between what she

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It's close, it's always been so and also we suffered terrorist

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attacks and so while there was a lot of displays of solidarity

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I was very touched also when I was invited to Wembley

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and the Prime Minister and the Prince of Wales

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It's understood she's off to Russia next, so what will she miss?

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I like the culture and the sense of humour as well.

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So I really enjoy my time in London, it's a bit too short

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And I'll leave you with Lucy Martin for a look at the weather.

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Umbrellas tomorrow, I gather? Yes, unfortunately, it's not looking too

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summery yet. Today we managed to miss the majority of those showers.

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A lot of dry weather across London today. But as we move into tomorrow

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we don't look so lucky, heavy rain in the forecast and we actually have

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a yellow weather warning in place because some of that rain could be

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heavy, heavy outbreaks and one or two showers that could cause

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localised flooding and tricky driving conditions.

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As we move through tonight a fair amount of cloud, a few showery

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outbreaks of rain. You can see that rain feeding in from the north-west

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into the early hours. Overnight lows of between ten and 13. Some dry

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intervals to begin first thing, particularly the further south and

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east you are. But that rain feeding in from the north-west, some heavy

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bursts in there and thunder and lightning could be seen.

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Temperatures struggling with highs of between 15 and 18.

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We will start to see things improving as we move into Thursday.

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A ridge of high pressure means we will see sunny spells into the

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afternoon. I will leave you with the outlook.

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afternoon. I will leave you with the outlook. It's certainly wellies at

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the ready tomorrow. Up next the national forecast.

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I hoped to be starting the show with a temperature league and trying to

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avoid saying what a scorcher. Instead these are the rainfall

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totals. Showers in the south-west,

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underneath that cloud

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