29/12/2017 London News


29/12/2017

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Good evening and welcome

to BBC London News.

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I'm Claudia-Liza Armah.

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With hundreds of thousands

of people heading

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into central London for this year's

New Year Eve firework celebrations,

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the Met Police has confirmed

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there will be additional

armed officers on patrol.

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And it's not just Scotland Yard -

the London Ambulance Service

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is also preparing for its busiest

night of the year.

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Frankie McCamley reports.

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Last year's fireworks display,

watched by thousands in the capital,

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all lining the Thames to take

in the sights and sounds.

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It's one of the biggest

events of the year,

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with preparations well under way.

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But with so many descending

on one area,

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security needs to be stepped up.

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What people see as they come

into the footprint, they will see

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a effective search and secure

regime, they will see

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physical barriers, they will see

uniformed police officers,

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they will see visible uniformed

private security contractors.

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What they won't see is

a number of covert resources

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that are also working alongside us

to keep this event safe.

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The Met says it is learnt lessons

this year following four major

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terror incidents in the city.

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Elsewhere, other

emergency services

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are stepping things

up for the big event.

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For London Ambulance Service,

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New Year's Eve is the busiest

night of the year.

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Dozens of extra staff are going to

be on shift in this call centre.

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They're expecting to take

around 2000 extra calls.

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Everybody likes to party

on New Year's Eve.

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We've got some simple messages

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for everybody who wants

to go out to party.

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Go out and party safely.

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Have a plan, have a bite

to eat before you go,

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drink plenty of water,

have a few drinks by all means,

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but drink in moderation.

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We want you to get home safely,

we want you to be healthy,

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we want you to have a great night,

not have a night that ends up

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in the back of an ambulance

or an emergency department.

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People are being urged

to stay vigilant

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but, most importantly,

enjoy the show.

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Frankie McCamley, BBC London News.

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Heartbroken friends of a woman found

murdered in North

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London have described her as a kind,

fun and life-loving person.

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The body of Iuliana Tudos was found

in Finsbury Park on Wednesday.

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Police believe the 22-year-old,

who was also known as Julie,

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was murdered on Christmas Eve.

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Ayshea Buksh reports.

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She was getting ready

for a Christmas in London

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with her friends.

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22-year-old Iuliana Tudos was last

seen in Camden on Christmas Eve

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after finishing her shift

at a local pub.

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Two days later, she was

found murdered near her

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home in Finsbury Park.

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Much of the park has been closed off

to the public while police

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forensics search for clues.

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She left Camden, left her friends,

and we know that she got transport

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to come back to this area,

and effectively she was going back

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to gather some stuff to go back

to her friend's for Christmas Eve.

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We know her last movement

was at 8:20 on Christmas Eve,

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so the 24th, and she was seen

in the perimeter,

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we know we've got last sighting

in the perimeter of this park.

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She's been described by friends

as a kind and friendly young woman.

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A postmortem today showed

she had a head injury

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and had been stabbed in the stomach.

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It's really important

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that we identify anyone

who may have seen her.

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It was a lively area,

the park is a busy park,

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and indeed the perimeter has got

public houses and other trades,

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shops who may just have seen her,

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she may be a regular

in one of those shops.

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So far, no arrests have been made,

and police say anyone with

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any information should contact

them as soon as possible.

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Ayshea Buksh, BBC London News.

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That's it for now from me,

but let's find out

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what the weather's up

to with Chris Fawkes.

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The weather will be cloudy but mild

tomorrow, temperatures rising

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through the night, and they are at

their lowest at the moment, but as

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we go through the night, this band

of rain will be working in, and

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temperatures, our buy our, will

steadily be rising. By the end of

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the night, temperatures will be into

double figures, would you believe it

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going to be a mild start. Today,

mild but breezy, cloud and misty

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nurse over the Downs and the

children's. The rain is never too

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far away, but it will return towards

evening time. A bit of rain clearing

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away in the early part of the day,

then a brighter day coming up with a

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bit of sunshine, still fairly strong

south-westerly winds and

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temperatures of around 10-12d

Celsius. For the

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