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  1. Westminster attack 'We saw a policeman down on the floor' 22 March 2017 Image gallery In pictures: 'Terrorist incident' at Westminster 22 March 2017 'I heard shouting and saw people bundled away' 22 March 2017 Video Aerial views of Houses of Parliament 22 March 2017 A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police. The attacker had struck several pedestrians as he drove a car on the bridge, before crashing into railings. Police said there were "a number of casualties... including police officers" and a "full counter-terrorism inquiry" was under way. Prime Minister Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later. Met Police Commander BJ Harrington said he was unable to confirm details of casualties. Speaking outside Scotland Yard he urged the public to stay away from the area around Westminster to allow emergency services access. London Ambulance said it had treated at least 10 people on Westminster Bridge. Live coverage Eyewitness accounts How the news broke Video: Aftermath on the bridge 'Terror incident': In pictures Junior doctor Colleen Anderson from St Thomas' Hospital confirmed the death of the woman and said a number of other people were hurt - some with "catastrophic" injuries. She said she also treated a police officer in his 30s with a head injury, who had been taken to King's College Hospital. She said the woman had died at the scene.There were people across the bridge. There were some with minor injuries, some catastrophic," she added. "Some had injuries they could walk away from or who have life-changing injuries. There were maybe a dozen [injured]." MPs said they had heard three or four gunshots and staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices. Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs the "alleged assailant was shot by armed police". Shortly after the incident, a Downing Street source confirmed that Mrs May was safe. The prime minister was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during the incident. Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: "There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere." Press Association political editor Andrew Woodcock witnessed the scenes unfolding from his office window overlooking New Palace Yard. "I heard shouts and screams from outside and looked out, and there was a group of maybe 40 or 50 people running round the corner from Bridge Street into Parliament Square. "They appeared to be running away from something. "As the group arrived at the Carriage Gates, where policemen are posted at the security entrance, a man suddenly ran out of the crowd and into the yard. "He seemed to be holding up a long kitchen knife. "I heard what sounded like shots - I think about three of them - and then the next thing I knew there were two people lying on the ground and others running to help them. "Armed police were quickly on the scene and I heard them shouting to people to get out of the yard." 'Mowed down' In eye witness, Radoslaw Sikorski, a senior fellow at Harvard's Centre for European Studies, posted a video to Twitter showing people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge. He wrote: "A car on Westminster Bridge has just mowed down at least 5 people." Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on the bridge amid reports of several people injured. Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the police's request, and buses diverted. Mr Lidington said: "It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police. "An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties. "There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it'd be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39355940
  2. A man was spotted by police officers attempting to drive his car while its front passenger-side tyre was clamped. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/man-stopped-by-police-after-unknowingly-driving-while-clamped-a3495276.html
  3. PC Bryan Moore and Andrew Munn were killed while on police duty Two widows of policemen who were killed 15 years ago want the government to change its rules on police pensions. Leicestershire Police officers PC Andrew Munn and PC Bryan Moore were killed when a drunk-driver hit their car during a high-speed chase in 2002. Both widows received their pensions, but PC Munn's wife Allison Charlton remarried before a change in the scheme in 2015 and lost her payments. Mrs Charlton said: "I want it to be fair for everybody." Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach says it should be reinstated. PC Moore's widow Sarah Everitt benefited from the pension as she remarried after the rule change. Since 1 April 2015, any police widow is treated as if the officer had opted for a "lifetime widow's pension". 'Fair for everybody' Leicestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lord Willy Bach wants pensions to be reinstated to people whose partners died in the line of duty, regardless of when they remarry. He said the rule change was unfair on Mrs Charlton, who remarried in 2009. "The fact that PC Andrew Munn and PC Bryan Moore were both killed as a result of the same crime on the same day simply accentuates this unfairness of this disparity," he said. Lord Bach is set to raise the issue in the House of Lords later. Mr Munn left behind his wife and their two children, aged nine and three, while Mr Moore's left his wife and their three children aged 13, 11 and 10. The Home Office said: "Any pensions already surrendered before 1 April 2015 will not be reinstated." A spokesman added the government was "committed to ensuring that public service pensions are affordable, sustainable and fair". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39333566
  4. A married police officer has been sacked for having a sexual relationship with a vulnerable victim of domestic abuse whose case he had worked on. PC Christopher Lintern began the secret affair in 2015, six weeks after the police investigation ended, a force misconduct hearing was told. It found he abused his position to establish an "improper relationship" which amounted to "serious corruption". The victim said she was a "willing and equal partner in the relationship". During the hearing, held on Friday, the panel heard Mr Lintern sent the woman a picture of his penis taken from a toilet cubicle while on duty at Bristol Crown Court as a witness in an attempted rape trial. Panel members saw written evidence from Mr Lintern, who did not attend, in which he claimed the relationship was not an abuse of his position but a "workplace affair". He said the woman, named only as X, "was not vulnerable" at the time when they met, and while he accepted his action was misconduct he denied it amounted to gross misconduct. The panel concluded that while X did not regard herself as vulnerable, the officer had enough information "to reach a proper assessment that she was a vulnerable victim". The report added: "The improper relationship with PC Lintern and subsequent investigation has caused X significant setbacks. "While she was not aware of the impropriety of his actions and the certainty that they would lead to investigation if discovered, PC Lintern was, or should have been." The woman's violent partner was later convicted and had a restraining order imposed on him. Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Morgan said: "I welcome the decision of the independent misconduct panel to dismiss Christopher Lintern with immediate effect. "He has betrayed the trust placed in him by the public and exploited a vulnerable victim of crime. There is no place for him in policing. The panel resolved to dismiss PC Lintern without notice due to gross misconduct. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-39332636
  5. London’s emergency services are struggling to meet a new crackdown on emissions from Sadiq Khan, it can be revealed. There are more than 800 police, fire and ambulance vehicles that will breach the ultra low emission zone rules if the Mayor presses ahead with plans to introduce it by 2019. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/emergency-services-struggling-to-meet-new-emission-crackdown-rules-a3494071.html
  6. A police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home - including a huge amount of cocaine in his washing machine - was a "criminal masquerading as a police officer", his force has said. http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2017/03/18/inspector-who-stole-drugs-from-police-station-facing-jail/
  7. Motorists caught speeding could face fines of up to £2,500 following new changes to the law. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/why-getting-caught-speeding-could-cost-you-£2500-from-next-month/ar-BBypw5n
  8. Anti-terror police held a major training exercise on the River Thames today in preparation for the potential hijack of a tourist boat. Emergency services were being tested on their ability to handle a terror attack on a cruise boat in which dozens of hostages are taken. More than 200 police officers and emergency services personnel including paramedics, firefighters and RNLI workers, were involved in the training. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/counterterror-police-hold-major-training-exercise-on-river-thames-to-prepare-for-tourist-boat-hijack-a3493546.html
  9. Two moped thieves snatched 18 mobile phones from pedestrians in one afternoon in London before leading police on a 90 mph chase which ended after officers closed the M11 motorway. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/shocking-moment-moped-thieves-ride-wrong-way-down-motorway-during-90mph-police-chase-a3492006.html
  10. A young mother accused of staging her baby’s death on a London bus sat calmly on her mobile phone while a commuter tried desperately to save the child’s life, a court has heard. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/mother-sat-holding-mobile-phone-as-commuters-tried-to-save-dead-baby-court-hears-a3491996.html
  11. A man who attacked a police officer and stole his car in east London has been jailed. Tony Turner, 36, was approached by the officer after he was spotted near the scene of a BMW which had crashed into a hedge in Chigwell. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/jailed-man-who-headbutted-police-officer-before-stealing-his-car-a3492971.html What a pity the police dog did not have a bite of the scumbag .
  12. D-Day veteran Lord Bramall is set to receive up to £100,000 in compensation from Met Police over its handling of an investigation into historical child sex abuse allegations. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/met-police-to-pay-lord-bramall-100k-over-failed-sex-abuse-probe-a3493066.html
  13. Steven Campbell, 28, created a fake ex-girlfriend to abuse his real partner via social media and email A policeman who waged a "sinister" stalking campaign against his then girlfriend has been jailed. St Albans Crown Court heard Steven Campbell, 28, even created a fake ex-girlfriend to abuse his real partner via social media and email. British Transport Police officer Campbell, of Harpenden, admitted aggravated stalking and was jailed for 18 months. Judge Jonathan Carroll said it was the worst psychological abuse he had seen. Campbell invented "Nicola Cole" as a fake ex-girlfriend in 2014 and posed as the fictitious character to send messages to himself which went from saying Campbell was a "great guy" to sinister images of the inside of the victim's home to pornographic photographs. Campbell showed the messages to the victim, who contacted "Nicola", asking her to leave them alone. 'Driven to utter despair' Before Christmas 2014, "Nicola" messaged the victim saying she had worn out Campbell while having sex at the couple's home while his girlfriend was out. She said she liked the wreath on the front door, but not the victim's Christmas tree. Image copyright sbna Image caption The victim "was petrified and felt physically sick when she was sent a photograph of the wreath on the front door from Nicola Cole", the court heard Andrew Howarth, prosecuting, said: "The woman was petrified and felt physically sick when she was sent a photograph of the wreath on the front door from Nicola Cole." Judge Carroll told Campbell: "You engaged in the most malicious, nasty, manipulative form of controlling psychological abuse that I have come across. "Undermining and insulting words were being used about your victim. "There was also another sinister element. The messages were designed to make the victim believe she was being watched at home and at work by this fictitious character. "She was driven to utter despair by your behaviour." Nick De Freitas, mitigating for Campbell, said: "It started because he wanted to make his girlfriend jealous. He wanted her to know how good he was. To say it spiralled out of control is an understatement. " http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-39303487
  14. A man sparked a bizarre police chase after driving away from a south-east London building site in a digger. Police were called to the industrial site in Bexley just after 1am on Monday to reports that a JCB had been stolen. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/bungling-thief-sparks-bizarre-jcb-police-chase-through-south-london-a3488581.html
  15. Two officers were hurt and another man was rushed to hospital after a car was allegedly driven at police in west London. The driver attempted to plough into the officers before driving off after officers approached his vehicle at about 2.50am on Monday near Holland Park roundabout, police say. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/holland-park-crash-three-injured-after-car-driven-at-police-officers-in-west-london-a3488191.html