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  1. London could become the first city in the UK to introduce a pay-per-mile charge on drivers, according to new plans to cut the number of journeys made by cars in the capital by three million a day. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will today set out a wide-ranging strategy to tackle road congestion and pollution.
  2. A man was Tasered by police after he allegedly attacked people while wielding a shoe horn at a London mosque. Scotland Yard said the incident at Regent’s Park mosque is not being treated as terror-related. Police were called at around 1.20am and found the man waving "an item" which turned out to be a shoe horn.
  3. A marauding mob of youths hurled bottles at police after a block party in north London descended into violence. Riot police and armed officers descended on the Stamford Hill Estate shortly before midnight on Tuesday night, while a police helicopter hovered overhead. As the dramatic scenes unfolded the area, in Lynmouth Road, was placed on lockdown and a large cordon was put in place.
  4. A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque. The van struck people after mounting the pavement just after midnight BST outside Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury Park Mosque. A 48-year-old man has been arrested. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said police were treating it as a "terrorist incident". Eyewitness Abdul Rahman said the driver said he wanted to "kill all Muslims". Mr Rahman told the BBC he struck the man and helped subdue him. "When the guy came out from his van he wanted to escape, run away and he was saying 'I want to kill Muslims. 'I want to kill Muslims.' "I hit him on his stomach... and then me and the other guys... we held him to the ground until he couldn't move. We stopped him until the police came." Counter-terrorism officers are at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said. And extra police are being deployed to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said. He also said his "thoughts and prayers" were with those affected by the "horrific terrorist attack on innocent people". "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect." Image copyright Reuters Metropolitan Police's deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the attack began when the van was driven into a man who was already being given first aid by the public on the pavement. "Sadly that man has died. It is too early to state if his death was a result of this attack." All the victims were Muslim and there are currently no-other suspects, he added. The 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 'Justice for victims' Harun Khan, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain said: "Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia, and this is the most violent manifestation to date. "We expect the authorities to increase security outside mosques as a matter of urgency." Many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House after breaking the Ramadan fast. It has appealed for calm, adding that "all of our efforts should be towards getting justice for the victims and ensuring our community stays the diverse, tolerant and welcome place we know it to be". The prime minister will chair a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee later. Mrs May described it as a "terrible incident", adding: "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene Media captionFinsbury attack: 'Muslims don't feel safe' If confirmed as a terror attack it would be the fourth such incident in the UK in four months, after attacks in Westminster, Manchester and on London Bridge. The van driver was arrested after being detained by members of the public at the scene following the collision at 00:20 BST. Police said there were no reports of anyone suffering from knife injuries after speculation at the scene the driver was armed with a knife. Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi said he was among a group of people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down when the van swerved towards them. Video posted online of the aftermath showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured. One man could be seen giving CPR to a victim in the street while another man's head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing. Image copyright PA An eyewitness told how he jumped out the way of the van as it struck. He said: "He just came into all of us. There was a lot of people. We got told to move straight away. "I was shocked, shocked, shocked. There were bodies around me. "Thank God I just moved to the side. I just jumped. Everyone is hurt. Everyone is actually hurt." Image copyright AFP Another who lives in a flat on Seven Sisters Road told the BBC she saw people "shouting and screaming". "Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people'. "There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers finished." She said the road was "backed up" with police cars, ambulance and fire engines. Corbyn 'shocked' Some witnesses at the scene - near Finsbury Park Station and Arsenal's Emirates stadium - said more than one attacker may have been involved. But the Met said: "At this early stage of this investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police, however the investigation continues." Mrs Rudd described it as an appalling incident, and said new funding for security at religious sites had recently been arranged. "We have a places of worship fund which we announced last summer, which is there to protect places of worship like mosques. We will make sure that we do all we can to reduce these sort of attacks." Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the attack was a "disgusting and immoral act". "Words fail me that someone could find it in their heart to behave in this way." Labour leader and Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn said on Twitter: "I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight. "I've been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event." Mr Corbyn also said he would be attending prayers at Finsbury Park Mosque later on Monday with Islington Council Leader Richard Watts. Image copyright AFP Image copyright EPA Labour's shadow home secretary and Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott said on Twitter that police "must urgently review security for all mosques". Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said she was thinking of the community and emergency services, adding: "We will not be divided." Witness Cynthia Vanzella said on Twitter: "Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them. I just hope they did." The MCB said its "prayers are with the victims". ALLSO LINK ON MSN NEWS.
  5. A thug who stabbed a Met police officer twice with a 12-inch Rambo-style hunting knife because he thought he was “staring at my bird” has been jailed for 12 years. Andrew Beadie, 20, attacked the plain-clothes officers in an alleyway beside the Bow Bells pub in Bow, plunging the “fearful” weapon into his abdomen twice after slashing at his arms.
  6. London fire: Man jailed for opening body bag and taking photo of Grenfell Tower blaze victim A neighbour who posted pictures of one of the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze on social media after opening a body bag at the scene has been jailed for three months. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was arrested after images were posted online of what appeared to be a partially-covered body following the fatal blaze on Wednesday morning. Seems he did commit a offence .
  7. Not a nice thing to do after what has happened and the grief and what the poor families are suffering now with the loss of life without some dope who posted photos of a Grenfell Tower victim’s body on social media.
  8. Westminster is on lockdown after armed police arrested a man with a knife outside the Houses of Parliament. Officers were spotted running towards a man outside the Houses of Parliament, before Tasering him at the gates on Friday morning. Police Tasered the man after he reached for a knife when approached by officers, Scotland Yard said.
  9. Police have seized a horror weapon in a chase through south London. Officers said they recovered the sword-like weapon after a man ran from a car. An image taken by officer in Kennington showed an enormous knife with a curved, serrated blade.
  10. A man has been arrested over allegations he posted photos of a Grenfell Tower victim’s body on social media. The 43-year-old was detained at around 6pm on Wednesday near Latimer Road station, close to the scene of Wednesday’s devastating fire, Scotland Yard said.
  11. UPDATE FROM MSN NEWS. At least six people have been killed - and others remain trapped - in a large fire on a west London estate being battled by more than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines. Hundreds of residents in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower have been evacuated from their flats in the burning building, and at least 50 people have been taken to five hospitals in the capital for treatment.
  12. Police commissioner Alison Hernandez spoke to BBC Radio Cornwall A police chief who said she would consider letting gun owners act as armed civilians in the event of a terror attack has found herself at odds with her own force. During a radio phone-in, Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner (PCC) Alison Hernandez said she would "really be interested" in the idea. The force said armed civilians could risk being shot by officers. Ms Hernandez has since said she was not advocating use of guns by the public. Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton said it was "definitely an emphatic 'no'" that people should be arming themselves against such a threat. Conservative Ms Hernandez has since said her comments on Monday were "misinterpreted". 'Marauding gunman' She was elected as PCC, a role designed to hold the chief constable and force to account, in May 2016. Her comments were made as she responded to a caller named Sara, who said she was an "ex-registered firearms dealer" and gun owner living in Bude. She asked: "If there should ever be a terrorist attack close to the town centre... what happens if people like I and others try to defend themselves using those guns?" Gun ownership Dyfed-Powys has the highest rate of gun ownership in England and Wales, with a total of 9,126 per 100,000 people. Devon and Cornwall comes 10th overall out of the 43 police force areas with a total of just under 6,000 guns per 100,000 residents. London has the lowest rate of ownership per head of population with 789 guns per 100,000 people. Privately held guns Figures for Devon and Cornwall 68,575 licenced shotguns 33,712 licenced firearms 31,139 shotgun certificates 10,971 firearms certificates Source: Home Office figures for 2015-16 Getty Images Ms Hernandez replied: "This could be some of our solution..." before being interrupted by presenter Laurence Reed, challenging her on whether she was advocating vigilantes. She responded "I'm just saying... let's officially have a look at that and see what would be the implications of it. "We work with businesses to keep our communities safe. I'd really be interested in exploring that with the chief constable. "If your community was coming under attack, people would do all sorts of things to try to save their community without even thinking. "People will do incredible things without thinking to protect themselves and the community around them." Image caption Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton said tackling terrorists should be left to the police After the phone-in, Ms Hernandez told the BBC: "I think everybody should be thinking about what part they can play in a terror attack." In a further statement released on Tuesday, she said: "For a more comprehensive answer than I was able to give at the time, I suggested that the caller should write to me personally so that I could meet with the chief constable and provide a detailed reply." "To be clear, I am not advocating the use of firearms or other weapons by members of the public in the event of a terrorist incident," she added. Philippa Davey, who stood as Labour's parliamentary candidate for south west Devon, called for Ms Hernandez to stand down. She tweeted that the PCC had made the news "for all the wrong reasons". However, DCC Netherton said: "A marauding gunman... is probably the most challenging situation the police service is facing and our response to that is by highly professional officers as well as firearms officers and special forces and we would not want to public to be involved in that situation, especially with firearms. "As was seen in London, we responded immediately and we don't have time to find out if you're an innocent member of the public or a terrorist. "If you're carrying a gun we will deal with you and deal with you immediately." He urged anyone caught up in a terrorist attack instead to "run, hide and inform us".
  13. The public is giving “lots of support” to police in London over the decision to step up the use of stop and search in their battle to combat knife crime, the Met Commissioner said today. Cressida Dick said that street searches were a “very powerful tool” for officers as she spoke of her deep concern about a surge in knife crime which has led to 37 fatal stabbings in the capital so far this year. She emphasised that Met officers carrying out searches must be “courteous” and “use intelligence” to target prolific offenders.
  14. This is the horrific moment a woman who refused to let go of her handbag is dragged down the street by moped thieves. The video, released by police, shows the woman in her 30s being pulled down Hassocks Road in Wimbledon for yards as the rider speeds off.