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Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.
A decade after a Norwegian student
was murdered in London,
her father has told the main suspect
in the investigation that the case
"will never go away"
until he faces justice.
Martine Magnussen was found
strangled after a night out
with friends in Mayfair and was seen
on CCTV leaving with fellow
student Farouk Abdulhak.
He then fled the country,
but for the first time tonight,
his family has given us a response
to the accusations.
Here's Caroline Davis.
Laughing and smiling,
recording a message for her friend.
This is Martine Magnussen,
a Norwegian business student.
She was studying in London
when she was killed ten years ago.
Today her father was in the capital
to lay flowers at the place her body
was found, in the basement
of a block of flats
in Great Portland Street.
This is a place where my life
was turned upside down, my family's
life was turned upside down.
Martine had been partying
at a night club called Maddox.
She left with a friend
and classmate, Farouk Abdulhak.
This CCTV, released today,
shows them leaving together.
It was the last time
Martine was seen alive.
Her body was discovered the next day
partially covered by rubble.
She'd been raped and strangled.
This is Farouk at Heathrow Airport.
He left the country that day
and is believed to be in Yemen.
It's a country the UK doesn't
have an extradition treaty with.
He's refused to return to the UK.
I would ask him to make himself
available for British authorities
and explain what happened to Martine
because we as a family also need
to know what actually happened
there, to give us the opportunity
as a family to have a
closure in this case.
Farouk is the son of a billionaire
businessman, Shaher Abdulhak.
Police believe his family
could be an important part
of getting him back to the UK.
In what's believed to be the first
statement from Farouk's
family, his father said...
This is an international case -
it remains high-profile in Norway.
The family and authorities believe
it's important to keep it
in the public eye around the world
to influence Farouk to come forward.
I appeal that he does
consider his position,
that he takes a responsible
position and returns.
Also, if he has family and friends
who can influence him and tell him
to do the right thing,
I urge them to speak to him
and say now is the time -
ten yeas has passed -
now is the time to come
back and resolve this.
The Met say he would face
charges of rape and murder
if he came back to the UK.
Ten years on, Martine's father says
he will continue to fight.
This case is not going away.
So you still have hope?
I'm convinced that this
case will be solved.
The Government has earmarked
millions of pounds to try and ease
racial and religious tensions,
and the one place in London to get
a share of the money
is in Waltham Forest.
It's supposed to fund ways
of bringing communities together,
although the area already prides
itself on doing just that.
So Karl Mercer has been looking
at how the money might be spent.
It could be a high street
anywhere in London.
Pretty typical scenes,
a pretty typical mix of people,
and a pretty typical mix
of languages spoken here.
Waltham Forest is a borough that
prides itself on the way
its different communities get on.
In fact, just last week
it was announced it would be
London's first Borough of Culture,
this video part of its
bid to win the prize.
What are we doing first?
Today it won something else.
A visit from a government minister
and £3 million to spend on so-called
social integration over
the next three years.
They understand bits of Punjabi,
especially when it comes to food.
The Communities Secretary,
Sajid Javid, talking
about his children, but keen today
to push the need for better
English across the country.
That's part of what they'll spend
the money on here in Waltham Forest.
If you don't understand English,
you're going to not be able
to participate in lots of things.
So simple things like
going to the doctor's,
and if you have to go
with an interpreter,
you might be embarrassed
to describe your symptoms,
or helping your children
who are growing up here and going
to school here with their homework,
or even going to parents' evening.
We caught up with three women
currently taking English
lessons at the centre.
Now I think not very well
but I think my English is good,
I can understand and I can speak
a little bit.
But not very good.
To work at my son's school,
it was impossible to
communicate with others.
It's still hard but I try my best.
Today won't be this week's only
social integration launch, though.
On Friday, London's
mayor has one, too.
Local and national government
talking about the same subject,
but not necessarily
on the same page.
The government funding for ESOL,
across the country, has been more
than halved since 2010,
so it is a bit difficult to believe
the Government saying,
we really think it's an important
thing for social integration,
when the Government has not been
funding that properly.
The Mayor is expected to put money
into a new family fund that
City Hall says will help.
Facebook has banned the pages
of the far-right group Britain First
and those of its leaders.
It said the group had ignored
repeated warnings to remove hateful
and Islamophobic content.
Louisa Preston has more on this.
Yes, Britain First had more than 2
million likes on its Facebook page
and it posted content which Facebook
described as inciting hatred against
Muslims. This came after Twitter
suspended the account of the group,
and the account of the leaders. That
was after they posted anti-Islamic
videos, and US President Donald
Trump then re-tweeted the videos. It
caused headlines around the world.
Also, the two leaders of Britain
first were handed out prison
sentences last week for hostilities
But what about freedom
of speech which Facebook champions?
They said we are an open platform
for all ideas but political views
should be expressed without hate.
Earlier, I spoke to the founder of
Tell Mama who support victims of
There is a
difference between free speech and
hate speech. People can question
anything but this was about hate
speech. It was maligned and targeted
towards a section of our society.
And the leaders of Britain First
have been convicted and we have to
keep that in mind.
The Mayors Sadiq
Khan said there should be tighter
regulations with these big tech
companies. He said Britain First's
intentions to incite hatred within
our society via social media are
reprehensible, and Facebook's
decision to remove their content is
Very strong words from the Mayor of
London. Thank you.
Activists who took over a building
in Central London to help house
and feed homeless people have been
told by a judge they must leave.
The group has been squatting
in what they now call
the Sofia Solidarity Centre.
And last night alone,
over 150 people used it to get help.
Alpa Patel reports.
It was opened up during the cold
snap two weeks ago.
Those who live here say it saves
lives but the landlord says
they have no right to be
here and wants them gone.
We met Mo, who has spent
the last four nights here.
Otherwise, he says,
he would be on the streets.
To be behind doors, you know
that nobody will come
and attack you on the street,
nobody will come and assault
you, nobody going to
come steal your stuff.
You feel like you've got
something inside safe.
Although it's almost empty up
here on the first floor,
we're told as many as 160 people
stayed here last night.
And among the sleeping
bags and tents, there
are photographs and books.
For some people, this place
really is their home.
But local residents are worried.
They've told us they've seen people
urinating outside the building
and are worried about drunkenness
and aggressive behaviour.
But the volunteers say
there are rules in place to try
and minimise the impact
on the public.
We have a no-alcohol policy,
and where possible, it's not policed
but the volunteers are here 24 hours
a day and we try and
keep the place clean.
The landlord would say this
is their building and you have
no right to be here.
This building's been empty 15
years and we have people
dying on the streets.
So have I got a right to be here?
We've created not just a place
for people to sleep and eat,
but to find themselves back
in their true selves and they're
contributing to this as a whole
and it really feels we have created
the biggest family.
But that family will now be broken
up after a judge decided this
evening the squatters must leave.
These are anxious hours
for the squatters of
the Sofia Solidarity Centre.
That's it for now from me, but let's
find out what the weather's up to,
It was a nice day today.
degrees in the sunshine. We will
probably see some sunshine tomorrow
and a few showers. There is the
prospect of some rain in the
morning. The rain is yet to arrive
and it is quite at the moment.
By the early hours of the morning
and tonight we will see the rain
pushing in from the south-west. No
frost. The rain around first thing
for the rush hour but it doesn't
last long. It moves it is way
northwards through the morning it
dries up, brightens up and we get
some sunshine coming through. There
could be so showers later in the
afternoon. They could be on the
sharp side. Not as windy as today.
Still mild on Thursday and into