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Please be aware that it is going to
turn bitterly cold.
Welcome to BBC London News.
I'm Katharine Carpenter.
The family of a 20-year-old
stabbed to death in Camden last
night, say they feel
let down by the police.
Sadiq Adan Mohamed was one of two
young men who died in knife
attacks in Kentish Town
within an hour and half.
His brother was killed in September.
Detectives are trying
to establish if there's a link
between yesterday's killings
which took place a mile apart.
Alpa Patel can update us now.
What we know is that four people
were stabbed in Camden last night
within the space of just seven
hours. Two of the stabbings were
One of the men has
been identified to us
as Sadiq Adan Mohamed, who is 20.
He was killed on Malden Road,
and we have been told his brother
was killed in September.
Now his family, who originate
from Somalia, have released a very
strongly worded statement,
in which they say:
We have been in Camden this morning.
We spoke to one youngster.
If I went
out and I wasn't back before dark I
would be grounded. Now it is God to
the stage when I am not -- now it
has got to the stage if I'm not back
before dark there a possibility of
It just crazy.
The Commissioner of the Metropolitan
Police has also spoken today
at the anger she feels
at the senseless waste of life.
Interestingly, the mayor of London
has also spoken. He says immediate
action needs to be taken. He is
urging the Prime Minister and the
Home Secretary to meet with him and
his deputy of policing urgently.
Well, these latest stabbings
come ahead of a meeting
of the London Assembly Police
and Crime Committee this afternoon.
It'll be discussing the issue
of knife crime and how to tackle it,
and we'll bring you the latest
from that meeting on our programme
at 6.30 tonight.
A Norwegian prison governor
has told BBC London
that the pioneering rehabilitation
programmes he uses could help cut
re-offending rates here.
His model sees prisoners offered
drug treatment programmes,
and the chance to work or study
during their sentences.
It's also led to a drop
in crime rates.
As part of our series looking
at prisons, Marc Ashdown has been
to Norway to see how it works.
This man is a truck driver, just
finishing his shift delivering goods
around Trondheim. He is also serving
five years in prison. Towards the
end of their sentence, some
prisoners can stay at this unit and
get a job to reintegrate.
easier when you come out. If you
come from inside and start work the
Inmates have to earn this. All start
their sentences at 143 high security
prisons across Norway. But even here
the rotary obliteration starts
early. Drug offenders like this
young man are often programmed
A few times a week we are outside
the prison playing football and land
hockey. Instead of just sitting
inside and doing nothing.
We work to get back to the
There are courses run by
the local school or training in
mechanics and woodwork.
They get a piece of paper telling
what they have been working at and
what kind of training they have.
Hopefully it will help them get the
Everything about life in
this prison is geared towards
working with the inmates. Giving
them all the support tools they need
to rehabilitate, so when they do get
out of here there is less chance of
them coming back. It has a smaller
population but comparatively Norway
locks up half as many people as
Britain. Crime and offending rates
are lower as well. The government
says it could learn from their
Everybody likes to be in a
community with other inmates.
have a saying in prisons - the only
thing we take away someone's
freedom. But everything possible is
done to help them get it back and
Could teenagers do better
in their exams if they could start
school later in the day?
Well a team of university sleep
experts is carrying out research
to find out and students
from a school in South West London
are among those taking
part in the trial.
Graham Satchell has been speaking
to their head teacher.
Here at Hampton Court High School,
A-level classes start at one
o'clock in the afternoon.
Let's have a quick chat
with a couple of students.
Peter, what difference has it made
to you being able to come
to school much later?
I used to wake up at seven
and I used to have to to cycle
to school to get my heart rate up,
and to make sure that I'm awake
and ready for lessons at 8:30am.
Now that I wake up at,
say, nine, number one,
I'm no longer tired.
Number two, I'm less likely to die
on the road and number three,
I'm way more attentive in lessons.
What difference has it made to you?
A bit less grumpy?
Definitely less grumpy.
I'm less irritable and really just
more focused and awake.
Thank you very much.
The science on this is very settled.
The teenage brain does act
differently to ours.
The body clock shifts
by about two hours.
Guy Holloway is the
head teacher here.
Guy, what difference
would you say it's made
to your students in your school?
It's made an enormous difference,
and to families as well.
We have to...
The difficulty, Graham,
is we are accustomed
to what we are used to and up
and down the country we know that
primary school children,
they come happily into school,
they virtually skip into school,
and yet we have teenagers
and we've all seen it,
we've all seen our teens
make their way to school,
frankly stagger like zombies
towards the bus stop
or the train station.
They are pallid and they look
frankly as though they've come out
of Shaun of the Dead,
and we haven't asked ourselves why.
We now know there's a strong
biological rationale behind this
and I argue that it's incumbent
on all school leaders,
all governing bodies,
to be informed at the very least
about the research and then make
a decision on whether a later
start may be beneficial
for their students, even
a ten o'clock start,
a slightly later start would help
the well-being of the students.
Guy, thank you very much.
New research out today also
suggest GCSE students also
benefit from a later start.
Graham Satchell with that report.
Now let's check on the weather
with Kate Kinsella.
Now let's check on the weather
with Kate Kinsella.
Good afternoon. It is starting to
feel just a little bit colder. This
morning temperatures hovered just
above zero. We did have some cloud.
Some missed as well first thing.
Some decent spells of sunshine. This
afternoon it looks like it will stay
mostly dry. Cloudy with some bright
spells. I say mostly dry.
Potentially we could see some light
showers. Most places of avoiding
them. Temperatures reaching eight
Celsius. That risk continues into
the evening. Maybe some showers.
Codebreaking up more successfully.
Clear skies. Under clear skies
temperatures will drop. A minimum of
between two and zero. Frost tomorrow
morning. A misty start potentially.
Not very widespread. We will see
some sunny spells in the afternoon.
Starting to feel colder still. The
maximum tomorrow between four and
seven Celsius. This cold air is
moving in from the east. With it, a
breeze. An easterly breeze. The cold
air will filter through on Thursday,
Friday and the weekend. As we head
into next week, we're looking at
temperatures really struggling,
especially through Tuesday and
Wednesday, when temperatures may not
get above for Celsius in central
London. The trend is the
temperatures are dropping. Plenty of
dry weather and sunshine.
That's about it from me.
Riz Lateef will be here
with our 6:30 evening programme.
But for now, from us all,
a very good afternoon.