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Good evening. I'm Alice Salfield.
"An act of pure evil" - that's how the mother of 15-year-old
Quamari Serunkuma Barnes has described the death of her son.
Today, the teenager who chased and stabbed him with a large kitchen
knife outside his school in Willesden has been
locked up for at least 14 years for his murder.
Quamari's parents said he loved school and his life
Alex Bushill has been speaking to them.
Quamari Barnes was just 15 and on his way home
when he was stabbed to death outside his school.
He was clearly adored by his many friends,
some of whom he had just shared a class with.
His killer, another schoolboy of the same age.
I've got more disbelief that someone so young could do something so bad.
Her son was a pupil at the Capital City Academy in Willesden,
and it was outside these school gates his many friends
came to remember him, and through these school gates
Back in January, as he left school, Quamari walked up Doyle Gardens.
Waiting here on the corner was his assailant.
Quamari recognised him, turned on his heels and ran
Moments later, he was stabbed in broad daylight and in
CCTV caught the moment his attacker fled, dressed in black and armed
Later in hospital, as Quamari lay dying, he was able to whisper
And to this day, I cannot reveal his name because of
The judge at the Old Bailey today sentenced the defendant to a minimum
of 14 years detention at Her Majesty's pleasure.
He said the restrictions on revealing his identity
would not be lifted, because there is the chance
What no one in court expected was for the defendant
to suddenly confess, but he did just minutes before
The judge removed two years of his jail term as a result.
Outside court, Quamari's family were not impressed.
Personally, I think he was grabbing at straws,
It was last ditch, trying to save his own bacon.
As for motive, nobody really knows why Quamari was stabbed.
His attacker has only said he was acting out of anger.
He had been looking for another boy who he had quarrelled
with the night before, which is why Quamari's mother has
You should be aware of what your child is doing.
I know a lot of people work, but maybe the community,
we all need to take an active role in how kids are being looked
after and not just left to get on with whatever
That's why for her this was an act of violence
that was as casual as it was fatal, and it cost her her son.
The story of one family's ordeal at the hands of knife crime.
But this isn't the only type of violence affecting
Another family in the capital is dealing with a huge loss today
More on this from Dan Freedman, and this was a 14-year-old
That's right, as we reported yesterday, Corey Junior Davis, known
as CJ, was shot in forest gate, east London on Monday and died in
hospital at about ten the last night. Today, his grandfather has
described him, we can see him here, a few years ago, in his school
uniform, as "A lovely little lad", and says he's got no idea why anyone
would want to kill them. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the same
incident and he received what have been described as life changing
injuries and he is still in hospital in a stable condition. Scotland Yard
that they are concerned about possible retaliation attacks and
they have put extra patrols in this part of Newham as a precaution. They
are asking for information about a light-coloured 4x seen driving off
after the shooting. We know that here in London. -- a light-coloured
4x4. We know knife crime has gone up 22% in the last year and now gun
crime is up 42% so what we see with these cases culminating today, a
knife death and a gun death is that these are both still big problems
affecting young people in the capital. Thank you for joining us.
As we've been hearing, a document detailing
the government's thinking on immigration after
The proposals include an end to unlimited freedom of movement
for EU citizens coming here, new arrivals after 2019 having
to register to stay long-term and tighter rules for lower-skilled
workers in order to prioritise British employees.
But what impact could these plans have on the capital's businesses?
Here's our political editor Tim Donovan.
Brands don't respect borders and here's the latest proof.
Kate Moss, the face of a Polish clothing chain, with 1700
Opening in Oxford Street today, its first attempt to conquer London.
Brexit came too late for second thoughts, here.
The company's been planning this for three years.
Of course it is a little bit worrying because in our case,
we have about 10-15% of people working for us coming
from Eastern Europe but well, we will see.
It is a little bit worrying that the UK will leave the European Union
because we believe that in a global environment, it is better
to be in a bigger family, like the European family.
In retail in London, a fifth of workers are from the EU
but more controls on who comes in was not worrying
There will be someone that wants to start their own business.
Train local people? Yes.
They will have sensible controls of immigration coming in,
People like these guys here, you want them.
They are innovation, they are young and bright
and they can bring that into the country.
But we don't want all the other people, to a certain extent,
who are coming here just to scrounge off the country.
Others are not so sure about the suggestion unskilled EU
workers could only come here for two years.
We need to think about, when people have been here for two years,
have they made their lives, have they settled down and what do
we need to go through to enable them to perhaps stay?
We need to think about our own people wanting to go
It is not just retail watching anxiously.
At this restaurant in Ealing, half the 30 staff are British
As hard as we try, and as much as we try to work with local
universities or colleges, educational bodies, we are just not
So to be honest, short of the government having a complete
rethink about how we position hospitality to young
people as a career option, I can't see how we're
But many people aren't convinced by that and want assurances that
free movement is curtailed as soon as possible.
The Mayor is to spend ?250 million buying up land
City Hall says it's a key part of its strategy to tackle
Opponents say it lacks detail and doesn't set targets.
Our political correspondent Karl Mercer reports.
The mayor was in Tower Hamlets to launch his housing strategy,
his plan for building the homes london needs over the coming years.
his plan for building the homes London needs over the coming years.
This is the sort of development he wants to see more of.
This family moved in just three weeks ago.
All 147 homes on this site are at affordable or council rents.
To be affordable, it means we can stay within the borough and not move
out of London because we were given that thought a few years ago.
But we are lucky enough to stay in Tower Hamlets and have such
a lovely home in a very safe place as well.
This nearby estate is also set to be rebuilt.
Half of its 1500 homes will be affordable.
And the mayor today announced a new ?250 million fund that
City Hall will use to buy land and then sell on to house builders.
We've got to make sure we recognise that actually,
we've got to build more homes but they've got to be the right
But like many politicians, the mayor is fond of a catchphrase.
And when it comes to housing, and the speed at which he can
That's why I always say, it is a marathon, not a sprint.
I've said, it is going to be a marathon and a sprint.
When it comes to homes to rent cheaply, though,
In the last year, your administration have built no
That is because we used the money given by the previous
So for the next year as well, there will be very few council homes
being built because the last mayor didn't give any money.
But you can understand, can't you, why people will be
frustrated when they say, look, someone is coming in, saying,
"This is affordable housing, I am a mayor for all people".
And actually for those at the bottom, they can see nothing
delivered in the first couple of years?
Oh, look, that is why I always say, it is a marathon, not a sprint.
I'm afraid it is going to take some time for Londoners to see some
How many are you going to build, do you think, by the end of your term?
I've been quite clear, I've not set a target
in my manifesto or elsewhere about the number of homes
I will build, for the simple reason, there are too many ifs and buts.
Londoners want him to start taking action on the severe housing crisis.
And it was only since the election that he started to parrot this idea,
"Oh, it's a marathon, not a sprint".
No, Mr Mayor, it's a sprint, because Londoners are homeless now
The mayor's housing strategy is now out for consultation.
It means all Londoners can have their say.
That's it from me so I'll say goodnight and leave
you with the weather with Nick Miller.
-- with Ben Rich. Good evening. The weather is going to take a turn for
the autumnal over the next few days, not really tomorrow, not a bad day
in prospect, some bright spells around and a few showers later,
should stay largely dried through the rest of the night with some
clear spells but I think we will see more cloud streaming in from the
West as the night goes on with temperatures no lower than 12 or 13.
Tomorrow morning, some spells of sunshine. As we go through the day,
more cloud starting to work its way from the West. The chance of one or
two showers into the afternoon. Some of those could be fairly heavy but
many places will stay just about right and temperatures where they
were today at 19 or 20. But Friday is a different prospect, we will see
outbreaks of rain, most likely to be heavily to the south of town with
temperatures at 17 or 18. Into the weekend, showers or longer spells of
rain at times, cool and windy weather. I
rain at times, cool and windy weather. I will leave you with the
National forecast and Nick Miller. Away from Hurricane Irma in the
Caribbean, our weather has probably been the quietest of the week but
things are about to turn more active towards the weekend relatively
speaking. A little bump in the isobars, a ridge of high pressure
keeping most places dry today but low-pressure waiting in the wings
and more to come across the weekend as I will show you. Overnight, more
cloud pushing into western areas and a few outbreaks of rain and showers.
The East will stay mainly dry with clear spells. This is where we will
find the lowest amateurs, into north-east Scotland, into single
figures, most of us around 10-14. Tomorrow, the story turns cloudier
and wetter from the