# London

This week
4th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
# London
Britain's Prince Harry would feel ‘injustice’ if phone hacking claims dismissed, court told
Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers over allegations its journalists engaged in unlawful information-gathering activities.
# Royals
Britain's Prince Harry accuses press of having ‘blood on their hands’ in phone hacking trial
Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for damages.
# UK
UK Cabinet Office given until Friday to clarify stance on Boris Johnson's WhatsApp messages
The chairwoman of the Covid inquiry challenged the British government on why it wanted to block material Johnson was happy to submit to the probe.
# Duchess of Edinburgh
Police officer investigated after pedestran killed by escort for UK Royal
An 81-year-old woman was hit by a Met Police motorcyclist providing an escort for the sister-in-law of the UK’s King Charles.
# met police
UK Tory MP charged with racially abusing activist
The London MP allegedly told a man to ‘go back to Bahrain’ and that he was ‘taking money off my country’.
Last month
May 2023
# Downing Street
Man arrested in London after car crashes into gates of Downing Street
Images on social media showed a vehicle crashed into the gates, surrounded by emergency vehicles.
# tiktok
UK teen given criminal behaviour order after entering home for TikTok ‘prank’
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court after he filmed himself entering a stranger’s living room.
# London
Man attacks statue at BBC building with hammer and chisel
The sculpture was made by Eric Gill, who is said to have sexually abused two of his daughters.
# London
London's Gatwick Airport forced to divert flights due to drone activity
12 flights were diverted to surrounding airports including London Stansted.
# met police
Rishi Sunak backs police powers used to arrest anti-monarchy protesters at coronation
He said it was right to give officers the ability to tackle ‘serious disruption’ despite concerns of a crackdown on the right to protest.
# Coronation
Met Police say they 'police proportionately' following outcry over coronation arrests
Among those arrested was Graham Smith, chief executive of the anti-monarchy group Republic.
# London
Limerick criminal Ger Dundon jailed for 15 years in UK after role in blackmail and kidnap plot
The 38-year-old of Hackney in London was sentenced on Friday at Wood Green Crown Court.
# Coronation
Camping out in a thunderstorm: England gets ready for its new monarch
The strangeness of the monarchy is already on full display in London.
# Michael D
President Higgins to meet UK's Charles ahead of tomorrow's coronation
Michael D Higgins will become the first Irish head of state to attend a UK coronation.
# London
Man held under mental health laws over suspected shotgun cartridges at Buckingham Palace
The incident late on Tuesday sparked security concerns ahead of the coronation of the UK’s King Charles.
# Coronation
Anti-monarchy group sent 'intimidatory' letter about new protesting laws ahead of coronation
London’s Met Police said that 11,500 police will be on duty on Saturday and their ‘tolerance for disruption will be low’.
This year
# met police
UK killer escapes from 'secure' hospital in London for second time
Abid, who was convicted of manslaughter for stabbing his cousin to death, had also escaped from hospital in 2019.
# data concern
London City Hall bans TikTok on devices over security concerns
The Greater London Authority (GLA) said the rule was implemented as it takes information security “extremely seriously”.
# London
Nigerian politician and wife facing jail over organ-harvesting plot involving UK hospital
It is the first time defendants have been convicted under the Modern Slavery Act of an organ-harvesting conspiracy.
# UK
Man charged with attempted murder after two people were set alight in Birmingham and London
Mohammed Abbkr is due to appear in court in Birmingham today charged over attacks.
# met police
UK's Met Police is institutionally racist, misogynist and homophobic, damning review finds
A review by Louise Casey found the Metropolitan Police failed to protect the public from police officers who abuse women.
# London
Woman appears in UK court accused of lying about living in Grenfell Tower
Salma Said allegedly received almost £400,000 for lying about being a resident of the tower block on the night of the fire that killed 72 people.
# met police
Victims of serial rapist David Carrick say he was 'a beast' and 'evil'
The 48-year-old was handed 36 life sentences and will serve a minimum term of 32 years.
# Wrap
Cavan and Offaly continue winning ways; McEntee's Sligo overcome McConville's Wicklow
In Division 4, Leitrim and Laois lead the way with two wins from two.
# Cambridge Circus
Man dies after being crushed by hydraulic urinal in central London
The incident took place at Cambridge Circus in central London.
# London
Met Police commissioner apologises after another officer convicted of sex crimes
The Met said 1,071 of its own officers had been or are under investigation for domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.
# Metropolitan Police
Serving London police officer unmasked as serial rapist sacked as chief admits 'horrific' failures
David Carrick, 48, attacked at least a dozen women over an 18-year period and admitted to 49 offences.
# euston
Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after drive-by shooting at London church
The 22-year-old man was arrested shortly before 4pm on Sunday.
# euston
Girl in critical condition and five more injured in gun attack outside church in London
The Metropolitan Police said a number of people were injured in the shooting.
Last year
# London
Murder investigation launched as man dies after being stabbed in heart in London park
No arrests have been made so far.
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood dies aged 81
She died peacefully today, surrounded by her family in South London.
# England
Mother accused of murdering two young sons appears in London court
Kara Alexander, 44, is charged over the deaths of Marley Thomas, aged five, and two-year-old Elijah Thomas.
# Northern Ireland Protocol
Sunak and von der Leyen agree to ‘work together’ to find way forward on NI Protocol
There are hopes that improved relations between London and Brussels could lead to a breakthrough
# London
Security guard is second person to die after Brixton Academy crowd crush
Gabrielle Hutchinson, 23, was one of three people who were badly hurt in the crush.
Woman (33) dies in crowd crush outside London concert venue
Rebecca Ikumelo was one of three people badly hurt when ticketless fans tried to get into the show.
# UK
Neighbour ‘heard scream’ on London road where two young boys were found dead
The Metropolitan Police said a man and a woman, who were arrested after the discovery of the bodies, were known to both children.
# met police
Man and woman arrested over deaths of two young boys in London
The suspects were known to the children who were found at a property in Dagenham, east London, police said.
# London
One arrested and three in critical condition after crush at Brixton Academy in London
Nigerian artist Asake said he was “praying” for those injured during the incident midway through his show.
# London
Sexual predator jailed for murdering Zara Aleena days after prison release
Jordan McSweeney was caught on CCTV following two other women before he targeted the 35-year-old walking home.
# London
Teenager arrested over fatal stabbings of two 16-year-old boys a mile apart in London
The two victims were found with fatal wounds in south-east London on Saturday.