15/02/2018 London News


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so far. This might be the day they

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Looking forward

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Good evening.

I'm Asad Ahmad.

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Ride-by moped thefts

and robberies on Oxford Street

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are happening at more

than 20 times the rate

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they occurred just a couple

of years ago.

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Figures from the Metropolitan Police

show there's also a sharp rise

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on other well known streets,

with moped thefts being described

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as the "crime of the moment".

Charlotte Franks has the details.

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Mopeds goings on London streets,

brazenly stealing from pedestrians.

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Some going to any length to take

from their victims. Indiscriminately

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they assault and threatening

innocent people. But the capital's

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busiest streets offering them rich

pickings.

I noticed someone moving

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out of the corner of my eye. I

realised it was a mopeds. It hadn't

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Don Dahler me what was happening.

They stashed my phone and rode off.

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It was not helplessness for me.

It

was definitely anger. He was just

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one of many mopeds crime victims

last year. Now new figures obtained

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by BBC London show that mopeds

assisted thefts and robberies in

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shopping hotspots have increased

sixfold over the last two years. The

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data from the Met police shows it is

here on Oxford Street were most

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offences took place last year, with

291 compared to 34 the year before,

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and 13 in 2014 - 15. Regent Street

and Bond Street have also seen that

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increased dramatically since 2016.

The situation is a huge concern to

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criminologists.

It is certainly the

crime at the moment it appears in

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London. And young gang affiliated

boys, for example, will actively

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want these mobile phones because

they can sell them for high value.

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They can be decoded, they can be

reused. There is a profit margin to

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be made.

Earlier this month, a

22-year-old man was stabbed after he

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chased down a morbid passenger who

snatched his mobile phone out of his

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hand on Oxford Street. But police

and said hall saying intensive

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operations and new tactics in the

West End have led to an overall

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decrease in motorbike enabled crime

since October 20 17.

We have been

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working with the Metropolitan police

very hard over the past year to deal

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with mopeds crime and the snatches

and thefts that happened. The money

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the mayor has put into extra

policing and officers on the street

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will have an impact on all crime,

including mopeds crime. We will also

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be working in partnership calling on

mopeds manufacturers to do their bit

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that -- to ensure it is harder to

steal a morbid.

Despite these

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assurances, this man says it is no

surprise he still feels unsafe and

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is always wary when walking alone.

I

do look over my shoulder more than I

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used to. There is a slight feeling

of being on edge because of what

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happened back then.

But that is to be expected.

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Charlotte Franks, BBC London News.

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A protest has taken place

outside Wormwood Scrubs Prison,

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calling upon the authorities

to make it a safe place for inmates.

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Fears have been raised

after the recent murder of

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25-year-old Khader Saleh -

who was on remand -

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and other attacks which have

taken place inside.

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Nick Beake was at the protest.

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We are demanding justice!

Among those calling for justice

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outside Wormwood Scrubs this

morning, a grieving mother. When her

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son was sent to prison after

pleading guilty to supplying drugs,

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she thought he would be safe. But

while awaiting sentence, he was

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attacked and killed.

You can't

describe how very hard it is.

Khader

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Saleh's family fear more prisoners

could be killed unless safety is

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improved.

We don't want this to

happen to anybody else. We lost our

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loved one and we believe if this

carries on in the same way, a lot of

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people will be sitting in the same

position as us, losing their beloved

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one inside the prisons.

Three

inmates have been charged with the

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murder of fortnight ago. Today we

met one mother whose teenage son is

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in sight. She is deeply concerned.

I

was here on the day the fatality

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happened. Wardens were running

around asking for help, quick

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response. It is very sad for this

family today. Obviously macro I have

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grave concerns for my son.

Repeated

inspections have found high levels

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of violence and staff shortages. In

a place which is overcrowded and rat

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infested. The anger you see here is

not just directed against what is

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happening here in Wormwood Scrubs.

Protestors are concerned about the

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safety of prisons across London.

21-year-old Jamal also from a Somali

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background, was stabbed to death in

Pentonville prison in 2016. Three

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men were later cleared of murder.

The Ministry of Justice say they

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have taken decisive action to reduce

violence in prisons and more staff

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are being recruited.

No more prison deaths!

Campaigners

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acknowledge many people would

prioritise funding for schools and

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hospitals ahead of prisons. But the

demand is for basic safety for a

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place where inmates can serve their

time.

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Nick Beek, BBC London News.

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Three large billboards

demanding justice for the victims

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of the Grenfell Tower fire,

have been driven through London,

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taking their inspiration

from a multi-Oscar nominated film.

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The billboards were donated

by an advertising agency,

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and they ask, why there haven't

been any arrests eight

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months after the fire?

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Here's Victoria Cook.

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Three red billboards travelling

outside of St Paul's, London. They

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made their way around the capital

with a powerful message from those

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affected by the Grenfell disaster.

The community say it's time to

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remind the public that the victims

haven't had justice.

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It's about making

their voices heard.

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There's 71 voices

that can't be heard.

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They are not with us today. So it is

making sure that we are fighting

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their cause as well and we are not

letting it go. They are seeking the

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answers, too.

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The billboards may seem familiar -

they're been isnpired by the award

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winning film Three Billboards

Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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I know, cheese, but I think we've

got kind of a problem.

-- chief. I'd

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do anything to catch your daughter's

killer. I don't think those bills

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boards is very fair.

-- billboards.

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Campaigners say these

billboards will put pressure

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on the authorities.

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Not just their calls

for justice, but their plea

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for better support.

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More than 80 families

are still living in hotels,

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waiting for permanent new homes.

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Eight months on here we are, no

redress, no answers. Theresa May

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busy with Brexit. It is like this

whole thing has been forgotten.

This

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is not going to stop. This will

carry on for years. Like me, I just

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want to, I'm not giving up. I just

want to get on with my life for a

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change.

To Hareide advertising bans like

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this normally would cost a lot of

money. But the justice for Grenfell

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campaign group have not had to pay

anything. They have been donated by

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an advertising agency.

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An inquiry into the

disaster is under way.

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Its aim is to establish

the facts and stop the same

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thing happening again.

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It cannot find anyone

criminally responsible.

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Voters in some areas

are going to have to produce

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personal ID at the polling booth

this May, before they're

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allowed to mark their cross

on the ballot paper.

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It's all about

preventing voter fraud.

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Tolu Adayo

can tell us more.

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What areas are affected?

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This will be in four areas. Bromley,

Watford, walking and Slough. There

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are flyers being handed out in

Bromley. Voters will have to go to

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the polling station with a form of

photo ID, a passport, driving

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licence, are two forms of non-photo

ID. That can be a bill. It is to

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stop voter impersonation, which is

essentially people turning up

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pretending to be someone they are

not. That has doubled between 2014

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and 2016.

This is because of what

happened in another part of London?

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Yes, the mayor of Tower Hamlets in

2014, it was found there was a

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electoral fraud involved in the

election. Even though Tower Hamlets

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is not part of this pilot, they are

doing lots to crack down on

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problems. Tighter postal voting,

compulsory training for police

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officers. They will be a police

officer at each polling station.

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Police squads checking on the

election. There will also be checks

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on any home which has more than five

people registered to vote, to make

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sure it is legal. Lots going on in

Tower Hamlets. With this pilot we

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could see a way that might change to

the way we vote.

Thank you.

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City firms, which include

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan,

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have been called on to sign a gender

diversity pledge first

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published in 2016.

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Treasury committee chair

Nicky Morgan has written to 33

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financial services firms

who haven't signed it.

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She's asked the companies to join

or explain why they have decided not

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to do so by tomorrow.

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That's it for now from me,

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But let's find out what

the weather's up to with Tomas.

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But let's find out what

the weather's up to with Tomas.

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Much warmer than of late? Yeah, it

did today. A little bit mild. A

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beautiful way -- Bay away tomorrow.

With the clear skies we have out

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there know it would be a clear

night. A couple of pictures to

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start. A lovely one from Chiswick. I

think that is the evening. I think

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there is a moon. Also, another one

from earlier today from Barbara from

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Bromley. Some crocuses poking

through. Maybe spring is around the

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corner. A chilly morning on the way.

Outside of London it would be minus

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three. You can see where the frost

is in the middle of the city. It

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will be around zero. Friday

basically starts on a beautiful

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sunny note. We keep the sunshine all

the way through. Hardly a cloud in

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the sky. Other than that, clear blue

skies. A beautiful day. 10 degrees

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will be the top temperature on

Friday. Saturday is not looking bad.

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But come Sunday, looks like things

will cloud over and there is some

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rain on the way. Before that, let's

have a look at

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