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  • Scotland Yard: Minimum of Five Britons Join ISIS Every Week

    10/21/2014 5:49:24 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-21-14 | Ari Yashar
    Britain's most senior police officer revealed shocking statistics on Tuesday, according to which five UK citizens are leaving each and every week to join the brutal Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was quoted by the Huffington Post saying: "the advance of IS across Iraq and Syria...are not just the horrors of distant lands. We know that over 500 British nationals traveled to join the conflict. Many have returned and many will wish to do so in the coming months and perhaps in future years." "We still have an...
  • It's Official: "We Are All Terrorists Now"

    08/21/2014 6:04:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/20/14 | Tyler Durden
    "if you watch terrorism, you're also a terrorist'.
  • Bundled into a police van…just for giving his girlfriend an innocent peck on the cheek…(Scotland)

    03/07/2014 10:57:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:20 EST, 7 March 2014 | Gavin Madeley
    When Robbie Mullen planted an innocent peck on his girlfriend’s cheek over Sunday lunch, he never imagined it would see him bundled into a police van and warned about his behavior. Mr. Mullen’s romantic gesture offended one diner so much that she complained to staff, who then asked the civil engineer and his partner Natalie Potter to move tables. When he refused, the 43-year-old said he was “shocked” to see four police officers arrive and march him outside where he was told he was not welcome in the restaurant. …
  • MI6 spy found dead in bag probably locked himself inside, Met says

    11/13/2013 10:55:59 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Josh Halliday
    The MI6 spy found dead in a bag three years ago probably locked himself in the holdall and died as a result of a tragic accident, Scotland Yard has said. Outlining the results of a three-year investigation on Wednesday, the Metropolitan police said Gareth Williams most likely died alone in his flat. But Detective Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said the police could not "fundamentally and beyond doubt" rule out the possibility that a third party was involved in his death. Williams's naked body was found in the padlocked bag, with the keys discovered under his body, in the otherwise empty...
  • British Intelligence watchdog flies to Washington to demand answers on snooping scandal

    06/07/2013 6:57:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    The Government's Intelligence and Security Committee is going on a week-long tour, when it will meet senior figures from the America’s intelligence agencies. The news came after leaked US documents appeared to show that Britain’s listening post GCHQ has been secretly gathering intelligence from some of the world’s biggest internet firms through America’s National Security Agency.
  • Female SO19 Firearms Officer Shot Woolwich Suspects

    05/23/2013 5:06:09 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 77 replies
    Eliteukforces.info ^ | 23rd May 2013 | Eliteukforces.info
    'The Police Officer who shot the 2 suspects in the Woolwich terrorist attack is one of the few female members of the Met's elite firearms squad, SCO19. [1] It was reported that around 14 minutes after the initial 999 call regarding the horrific murder of an off-duty soldier in the street by Artillery Place, near Woolwich Barracks, London, armed police arrived and confronted the 2 suspects who had seemingly made no effort to flee. Both suspects were brandishing weapons, including knives, a cleaver and a revolver. Both suspects were subsequently shot by one of the armed officers, believed to be...
  • North Africa threat as great as ever, says fomer police chief

    01/21/2013 3:57:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Sean O’Neill, Crime Editor
    Britain must remain alert to a resurgence of the North African terrorist threat at home, a fomer head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard has said. Peter Clarke, who led the Metropolitan Police Counter-terrorism Command when exiled Algerian extremists posed the greatest terrorism threat, said the factors motivating their jihad had not changed over the past decade. Mr Clarke said that the security agencies had to guard against a brand of extremism that led to a series of terrorist conspiracies, including a plot to make poisons and the murder of a police officer in Manchester.
  • Anonymous challenges FBI again

    02/06/2012 7:48:39 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06 February 2012 | RAPHAEL SATTER
    LONDON – Trading jokes and swapping leads, investigators from the FBI and Scotland Yard spent the conference call strategizing about how to bring down the hacking collective known as Anonymous, responsible for a string of embarrassing attacks across the Internet. Unfortunately for the cyber sleuths, the hackers were in on the call, too – and now so is the rest of the world.
  • London eyewitness: Tottenham unrest 'absolutely manic'

    08/06/2011 11:01:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/6/11
    Police cars have been set on fire during a demonstration outside a police station in north London, according to witnesses. Tottenham resident, Maria Robinson, says the disturbance is linked to the fatal shooting of a man during a Scotland Yard operation on Thursday. Dozens of protesters have been gathering on the High Road in Tottenham.
  • Teenage 'cyber terrorist' arrested after attack on CIA

    06/21/2011 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:53 AM on 22nd June 2011 | By Rebecca Camber, Colin Fernandez and Lucy Collins
    A British teenager is suspected of masterminding computer hacking attacks on the CIA, the U.S. Senate and Sony from his bedroom. Ryan Cleary, 19, was arrested at his family’s home in Essex in a dramatic swoop following a joint inquiry by Scotland Yard and the FBI. He was held hours after the UK’s serious crime unit came under online siege from the hacking group known as LulzSec. The group recently declared on Twitter its intention to break into government websites and banks and leak confidential documents.
  • Police make bizarre legal battle to keep Jack the Ripper files secret... 'confidentiality'

    05/15/2011 7:15:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 79 replies
    Mail on Sunday ^ | 15th May 2011
    The Met Police is fighting a legal battle to keep files detailing the investigation into the notorious Jack the Ripper case secret - to maintain confidentiality for Victorian 'supergrasses'. The documents are said to include four new suspects for the serial killings which terrorised Whitechapel in 1888 and have become one of the world's most infamous unsolved cases. The historic ledgers have 36,000 entries detailing police interaction with informants between 1888 to 1912. However, Scotland Yard reportedly believes disclosing the names could hinder recruiting and gathering information from modern informants, affecting terrorism investigations - and even lead to the Victorians'...
  • VDIEO: Romanian Child Trafficking Ring Busted

    04/08/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies · 293+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/08/10 | Friends of Ours
    Scotland Yard and Romanian police have busted 30 suspected mobsters who allegedly ran a child trafficking ring which kidnapped children from poor Gypsy communities and forced them into a life of crime in Britain as reported by the Daily Mail: Police estimate that more then 170 youngsters as young as seven have been trafficked to the UK by the gang. * * * Police say the modern-day Fagins forced their young victims - snatched from poor gypsy communities - to beg in Britain and go on pick-pocketing and shoplifting sprees. Mob bosses set them up with bogus documents and homes...
  • 25 Brits in jet bomb plots (returning Yemen to UK early 2010-await instructions)

    12/27/2009 4:26:08 PM PST · by maggief · 72 replies · 2,884+ views
    The Sun ^ | December 27, 2009 | ANTHONY FRANCE Crime Reporter and ALEX WEST
    COPS fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners. The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen. It was there London-educated Umar Abdulmutallab, 23, prepared for his Christmas Day bid to blow up a US jet. The British extremists in Yemen are in their early 20s and from Bradford, Luton and Leytonstone, East London. They are due to return to the UK early in 2010 and will then await internet instructions from al-Qaeda on when to strike. A Scotland Yard source said: "The great fear is Abdulmutallab is the first of...
  • SCOTLAND YARD WARNS: "Mumbai is coming to London"

    12/19/2009 3:51:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 38 replies · 1,666+ views
    (David Leppard for THE SUNDAY TIMES, December 20, 2009) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Robert on December 19, 2009 3:17 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Security sources said concerns had been raised by "chatter" on a prominent jihadist website two weeks ago."
  • Mother of Dead Afghanistan Soldier Attacks Gordon Brown Over Equipment Failings (Question...)

    11/10/2009 1:17:01 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 1 replies · 341+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6:40PM GMT 10 Nov 2009 | By Andy Bloxham
    Mrs Janes asked why it was possible to save the banks but it was not possible to provide the materiel that could save soldiers' lives. Mr Brown sent her a hand-written note to apologise for her loss but the letter began ''Dear Mrs James'' and appeared to contain other spelling mistakes and a visible correction to her son Jamie's name. After the letter appeared in the press, he made a 13-minute phone call to apologise about the letter of condolence and, on Tuesday, apologised again during a Prime Ministerial press conference. Mrs Janes said he had appeared "humbled" but...
  • Girl, two, investigated by police for vandalism after acused of hitting car with stick.

    10/15/2009 9:30:37 PM PDT · by bogusname · 47 replies · 1,241+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 15th October 2009 | Luke Salkeld
    A two-year-old girl accused of hitting a car with a stick was investigated by police on suspicion of vandalism. The vehicle’s owner called the police claiming the child had deliberately damaged his car...
  • Lohan Investigated in Jewel Theft Caper (Scotland Yard)

    06/15/2009 7:46:17 PM PDT · by tlb · 59 replies · 3,457+ views
    TMZ ^ | Jun 15th 2009 | TMZ
    Lindsay Lohan is wanted for questioning in connection with a jewel heist -- and an expensive one at that. Scotland Yard is investigating the disappearance of around $500,000 worth of jewels -- earrings and a necklace -- that went missing after an Elle magazine shoot ... and guess who was front and center for the shoot? Our freckle-faced friend. Scotland Yard wants to question LiLo ...but they're quick to add others are being investigated as well. Lohan's rep was not immediately available for comment.
  • U.K. sees worst rise in antisemitic incidents in decades, including graffiti threatening jihad

    02/07/2009 9:51:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 654+ views
    (The Observer) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | February 8, 2009 | n/a
    February 8, 2009 U.K. sees worst rise in antisemitic incidents in decades, including graffiti threatening jihad SNIPPET: "Around 270 cases have been reported in 2009, according to figures compiled by the Community Security Trust (CST), the body that monitors anti-Jewish racism, with most blamed on anti-Israeli sentiment in reaction to hostilities in Gaza. Attacks recorded during the first Palestinian intifida of the late 1980s averaged 16 a month. Scotland Yard is understood to have placed prominent Jewish communities on heightened alert, while the Association of Chief Police Officers' national community tension team is responding to intelligence by issuing weekly patrol...
  • U.K.: Counterterror advisor to Metropolitan Police is on Interpol wanted list

    12/15/2008 3:17:34 AM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 826+ views
    TIMES ONLINE via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | December 15, 2008 | n/a
    A man wanted by Interpol for his links to an alleged terrorist organisation has been advising Scotland Yard on countering Muslim extremism, a Times investigation has discovered. Mohamed Ali Harrath has been the subject of the Interpol red notice since 1992 because of his alleged activities in Tunisia, where he co-founded the Tunisian Islamic Front (FIT). Tunisia has accused Mr Harrath, the chief executive officer of the Islam Channel in Britain and an adviser to the Scotland Yard Muslim Contact Unit, of seeking help from Osama bin Laden. It says that the FIT wants to establish “an Islamic state by...
  • OOPS--> Scotland Yard Discovers Adviser is a Terrorist

    12/14/2008 9:33:58 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/15/08 | Yidwithlid
    Scotland Yard had been Using Mohamed Ali Harrath as an adviser on countering Islamic Terrorism, what they didn't realize is that Ali had a bit more knowledge of the subject than they expected. He was one of the founders of the Tunisian Islamic Front (FIT). So while he was advising Scotland Yard, Tunisia says he was trying to get al Qaeda's help in overthrowing the Tunisian government. Of course Scotland Yard is defending their man (and trying to save face).
  • Kitchen knives most common stabbing weapon as police reveal haul of 200 weapons seized in blitz

    05/29/2008 4:47:15 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 62 replies · 389+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05/29/08 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The most common knife used in teenage stabbings is taken from the kitchen, Sir Ian Blair has said. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner unveiled some of the deadly weapons seized during a two-week blitz on knife-carrying criminals at New Scotland Yard. Sir Ian revealed that the majority of those weapons discovered on the streets of the capital were ordinary domestic knives. He said more than 4,000 operations have been undertaken by his officers using arch metal detectors and handheld scanners. As a result, more than 200 people have been arrested and almost 200 weapons have been seized. Speaking hours after this...
  • Bhutto Killed In Blast: Scotland Yard (did not die from gunshot wound)

    02/08/2008 8:19:18 AM PST · by jdm · 22 replies · 77+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 08, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Scotland Yard has concluded that Benazir Bhutto did not die from a gunshot wound, but instead died from the blast of the suicide bomber's explosion immediately afterward. The Bhutto family and her political party have rejected the findings, and they have renewed their calls for a UN investigation: Scotland Yard said in a report released Friday that Pakistan's opposition leader Benazir Bhutto died as a result of a suicide bomb blast, not a gunshot — findings that support the Pakistani government's version of the events. Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party immediately rejected the British conclusion and repeated its demand for a...
  • Scotland Yard: AQ Killed Bhutto

    01/13/2008 7:20:11 AM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 150+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 13, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Scotland Yard experts on the case in Pakistan now believe that al-Qaeda assassinated Benazir Bhutto after reviewing all of the evidence. The Times of London reports from sources inside the organization that the investigators do not see any evidence of a cover-up, but of massive incompetence in the hours after the murder, which led to speculation of government involvement: BRITISH officials have revealed that evidence amassed by Scotland Yard detectives points towards Al-Qaeda militants being responsible for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Five experts in video evidence and forensic science have been in Pakistan for 10 days since President Pervez...
  • US: No need for UN probe into Bhutto slaying (Britain's Scotland Yard on the job already)

    01/02/2008 8:53:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 93+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/08 | Olivier Knox
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday brushed aside calls for a UN investigation into the slaying of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, saying Britain's Scotland Yard now leads the probe and will get "the answers" Pakistan's people deserve. "Scotland Yard being in the lead of this investigation is appropriate and necessary and we don't see a need for an investigation beyond that at this time," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters. "What's most important is that they proceed quickly and in a transparent and comprehensive way, so that the people of Pakistan can get the answers they...
  • (United Kingdom) Police Can Shoot Children With Stun Guns

    09/02/2007 8:59:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 589+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd September 2007 | STEPHEN WRIGHT
    Police can shoot children with stun guns By STEPHEN WRIGHT Last updated at 23:55pm on 2nd September 2007 Police will be allowed to shoot children with Taser stun guns despite concerns they could trigger heart attacks. Officers in ten forces will be able to use the 50,000-volt weapons - which paralyse targets for a short time - against all potentially violent offenders. However campaigners have called for police to be banned from using Tasers on children. The Defence Scientific Advisory Council medical committee told the Home Office that not enough was known about the risks of using Tasers against youngsters....
  • [UK] Al Qaeda fanatics working in police (but they don't dare sack them)

    07/06/2007 9:52:15 PM PDT · by brityank · 17 replies · 1,419+ views
    The Daily Mail [UK] ^ | Last updated at 01:36am on 7th July 2007 | STEPHEN WRIGHT
    Al Qaeda fanatics working in police (but they don't dare sack them) By STEPHEN WRIGHT - Last updated at 01:36am on 7th July 2007 Up to eight police officers and civilian staff are suspected of links to extremist groups including Al Qaeda. Some are even believed to have attended terror training camps in Pakistan or Afghanistan. Their names feature on a secret list of alleged radicals said to be working in the Metropolitan and other forces. Scroll down for more Up to eight police officers and civilian staff are suspected of links to extremist groups including Al Qaeda, headed...
  • Al-Qaida thriving despite war on terror - Yard chief

    04/24/2007 11:59:53 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies · 546+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 25, 2007 | Vikram Dodd
    Al-Qaida thriving despite war on terror - Yard chief · Group still capable of devastating attacks on UK · Call for more information from Muslim communities Vikram Dodd Wednesday April 25, 2007 The Guardian The head of Scotland Yard's counterterrorism command said yesterday that al-Qaida had survived the six-year long "war on terror" launched by President George Bush and Tony Blair, and its central leadership had retained the ability to order devastating attacks on Britain. Deputy assistant commissioner Peter Clarke, the national counterterrorism coordinator, warned in a lecture last night that terrorists "have momentum" and were on an "inexorable trend...
  • Mail Bomb Blast In London

    02/05/2007 3:16:18 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 899+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 5, 2007
    A letter bomb has exploded in Victoria Street in London. Sky News' Home Affairs Correspondent Mark White said the device exploded at 9.40am. A female employee at the office where the letter was delivered was slightly injured - she is understood to have opened the envelope. The main road outside the building, which is just 200 yards from Scotland Yard, was closed off with a cordon set up around the entrance. A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 9.40 this morning to reports of a suspect package at a business address in Victoria Street. "A female employee...
  • England - Anti-terrorism police arrest two men

    01/23/2007 12:19:00 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 23, 2007
    Excerpt - LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested two men in northern England under the country's security laws on Tuesday and were searching five properties. The men, aged 25 and 29, were arrested at separate locations in Halifax at about 6 a.m. by detectives from London's Counter Terrorism Command and local West Yorkshire officers under the Terrorism Act 2000, police said in statement. Police were examining four properties in Halifax and an address in north London. The arrested men are being taken to the capital for questioning later on Tuesday. ~ snip ~
  • Litvinenko Probe Continues Under Russia's Watchful Eye

    12/06/2006 2:54:24 PM PST · by sergey1973 · 2 replies · 304+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | December 6, 2006 | RFERL
    MOSCOW, December 6, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- A team of British investigators today is continuing work on the case of Aleksandr Litvinenko. The former Federal Security Service (FSB) officer died in London last month from poisoning by the rare radioactive isotope polonium-210. Since then, British authorities have literally followed the polonium trail to more than a dozen locations in London, three British Airways jets, and a handful of potential suspects in Moscow.
  • KGB 'try to poison man' in sushi bar

    11/18/2006 7:13:01 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 1,044+ views
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | November 18, 2006
    Excerpt - Scotland Yard is investigating the attempted murder of a top Russian defector poisoned by political enemies in London. Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-KGB colonel who fled the current Russian regime to claim asylum in Britain, is under armed police guard in hospital. Sources have confirmed that the Russian was taken suddenly and dangerously ill on November 1 while investigating the recent murder of dissident Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Mr Litvinenko was poisoned following a clandestine meeting with an associate at a sushi bar in London's Piccadilly. ~ snip ~
  • U.S. picked up the suspects' chatter and shared it with British authorities

    08/11/2006 2:22:03 PM PDT · by laissez- faire · 27 replies · 1,484+ views
    Time ^ | 8/10/06 | Brian Bennet
    Britain's MI-5 intelligence service and Scotland Yard had been tracking the plot for several months, but only in the past two weeks had the plotters' planning begun to crystallize, senior U.S. officials tell TIME. In the two or three days before the arrests, the cell was going operational, and authorities were pressed into action. MI5 and Scotland Yard agents tracked the plotters from the ground, while a knowledgeable American official says U.S. intelligence provided London authorities with intercepts of the group's communications
  • London - Police statement on airline bombing plot - "mass murder on an unimaginable scale"

    08/10/2006 3:00:54 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 441 replies · 17,113+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2006 | Paul Stephenson
    Police statement on airline bombing plot LONDON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of a statement issued by London Deputy Commissioner, Paul Stephenson on Thursday morning: "We are confident that we have disrupted a plan by terrorists to cause untold death and destruction and commit mass murder. The Commissioner has been fully briefed and he is at New Scotland Yard today. He and I want to pay tribute to officers from the Met's Anti-Terrorist Branch and the security services for the work they have undertaken to disrupt these activities. We believe that the terrorists' aim was to smuggle...
  • London protest: Calls for arrests

    02/06/2006 11:52:11 PM PST · by ferri · 22 replies · 1,019+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, February 6, 2006 Posted: 1254 GMT (2054 HKT)
    LONDON, England -- London police were under pressure to arrest Muslim protesters who carried signs threatening death and terrorist attacks at a demonstration over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Scotland Yard received more than 100 complaints after Friday's protest outside the Danish Embassy, the UK's Press Association reported. Police said they would study video of the demonstrators taken by specialist officers, The Sun newspaper reported, and a police spokeswoman told PA that any arrests would be made "at the appropriate time."
  • Video of 7/7 London Bombing ringleader blames foreign policy

    09/01/2005 8:26:24 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 541+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday September 2, 2005 | Vikram Dodd and Richard Norton-Taylor
    The man believed to be the ringleader of the July 7 bombing attacks appeared last night in a video claiming the killing of 52 people was directly linked to Tony Blair's foreign policy and promising Britain would suffer more suicide attacks. British-born Mohammad Sidique Khan, from West Yorkshire, said civilians were legitimate targets because of the policies of the UK government, a reference to Iraq and Palestine. He said: "We are at war and I am a soldier. Now you too will taste the reality of this situation." The video of the one-time classroom assistant was broadcast by the Arabic...
  • London Police Now Licensed To Kill

    07/17/2005 10:10:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,189+ views
    London Police Now Licensed To Kill * Kill Orders Come If Terror Suspect Refuses To Surrender * At Least 55 People Confirmed Dead In Terror Attacks Jul 17, 2005 11:20 am US/Eastern LONDON (CBS) In a country where not all the police carry weapons, elite sniper squads now have shoot-to-kill orders, if there's intelligence that a terror suspect might have a bomb, and he refuses to surrender when challenged by police. That's according to the Times of London, which reported Sunday that the special units are tracking as many as 12 suspects with ties to al Qaeda. The paper said...
  • Text of Scotland Yard Statement

    07/07/2005 8:16:54 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 1 replies · 550+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 7, 2005 | BBC Staff
    Text of Scotland Yard Statement (07-07) 06:10 PDT LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- Here is the official statement from Scotland Yard concerning Thursday's explosions in London: There are four confirmed sites where police are dealing with reported explosions this morning. These are: 1) Russell Square and Kings Cross underground 2) Moorgate, Aldgate, and Liverpool Street underground 3) Edgware Road underground 4) Tavistock Square, where there has been a confirmed explosion on a bus. The emergency services are working together in a co-ordinated response and liaising with hospitals to rescue those injured. The London Underground system has been suspended however the...
  • Eight cases of forced marriages of men surfaces

    03/25/2005 11:05:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,046+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | March 24, 2005 | Vijay Dutt
    So far the police focus was on preventing young Asian girls from being forced into unwilling marriages. But, Scotland Yard is now looking into a series of cases in which Asian men were made to marry against their wishes. Detectives have discovered eight cases of forced marriages involving male victims, but have been unable to bring prosecution because bridegrooms refused to give evidence against their families. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials who investigate 200 to 300 cases of forced marriages every year are toying with the idea of opening a refuge for bridegrooms in enforced marriages. It is said some...
  • Kenyan agent 'tried to kill British detective'

    02/24/2005 8:08:53 AM PST · by propertius · 9 replies · 422+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24th Feb, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield in Nairobi
    The Kenyan government organised an assassination attempt in London against a senior Scotland Yard detective, according to evidence presented to a Kenyan parliamentary inquiry. John Troon handed over police documents describing how a Kenyan agent was despatched to kill him in 1991. The alleged plot was easily foiled: airport police found the would-be assassin's gun and ammunition and promptly arrested him. The detective was, in any case, out of the country at the time. According to Mr Troon, the would-be assassin was an aide of Nicholas Biwott, the most feared politician in the country at the time. The inquiry is...
  • Race cop: PC lot stop us (British policeman tells of climate of fear, being labelled "racist")

    11/24/2004 7:19:53 PM PST · by Stoat · 11 replies · 573+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 24, 2004 | MIKE SULLIVAN
    Race cop: PC lot stop us Commander ... blasted political correctness       By MIKE SULLIVAN Crime EditorA TOP cop who tackles race and gay issues blasted political correctness yesterday for stopping police doing their job. Commander Steve Allen — who heads the Scotland Yard unit dealing with the subjects in the Met — added: “Diversity is not about political correctness, it’s about operational correctness.” Mr Allen, who has a 200-strong team in his Diversity Directorate, added: “Confidence in the police has been damaged by the fear of being accused of racism or sexism. “We have become so...
  • Detectives Reopen Lord Lucan Murder Mystery Case 30 Years After the Crime

    10/16/2004 7:27:51 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 457+ views
    AP ^ | Oct. 15, 2004
    Detectives Reopen Lord Lucan Murder Mystery Case 30 Years After the Crime By Jane Wardell/Associated Press LONDON (AP) - Detectives have reopened an investigation into one of Britain's most famous murder mysteries: the disappearance 30 years ago of the dashing Lord Lucan days after his children's nanny was bludgeoned to death and his wife beaten with a lead pipe. Debate on Lucan's fate has been a popular national pastime since he vanished, leaving behind a bloodstained car near the English coast. Some say the aristocrat drowned himself in the English Channel, others believe he fled abroad to live under an...
  • London models crime unit on FBI

    02/10/2004 1:08:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 168+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2004 | By Al Webb
    <p>LONDON -- The British government, in the biggest shake-up in the nation's crime fighting in four decades, yesterday announced a plan for an elite agency modeled on the FBI.</p> <p>With more than 5,000 agents, the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) will target drug barons, international kingpins in human trafficking, major fraud perpetrators and Mafia-style gangsters.</p>
  • Experts Discuss Shoulder-Fired Rockets

    01/23/2004 5:56:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 195+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 23, 2004 | WILLIAM J. KOLE
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Experts from the FBI, Scotland Yard and international civil aviation agencies met Friday on how to secure airports against shoulder-fired rockets that terrorists are trying to acquire. The closed-door talks at the Vienna headquarters of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe examined how to minimize the threat. "We know that al-Qaida has these weapons, we know that they've used them, and we know that they'll use them again," said Brian Woo, head of the OSCE's anti-terrorism unit. The experts declined to discuss specific measures being taken to safeguard airports and airliners, but credited tighter...
  • Living in a world of unknown unknowns (Mark Steyn Rocks!)

    12/09/2003 9:00:08 PM PST · by Alouette · 12 replies · 153+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 10, 2003 | Mark Steyn
    Last week, Britain's Plain English Campaign announced its Golden Bull Awards for the year's choicest gobbledygook and presented (in absentia) its prestigious Foot-In-Mouth honor to Donald Rumsfeld. This was his winning performance: "Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me," the US defense secretary began, "because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know."...
  • Intelligence Experts Comb Web for Terror Clues

    11/12/2003 7:42:23 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 8 replies · 482+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, November 12, 2003 | By Bernhard Warner, European Internet Correspondent
    LONDON (Reuters) - Cyber investigators are scouring the World Wide Web for clues on any future suicide bomb attacks, deploying satellites and other high-tech wizardry to hone in on suspicious Web surfing activity. Intelligence officials had warned some kind of attack would occur in Saudi Arabia before Sunday's suicide bomb blast in Riyadh after finding evidence on anonymous postings on Arabic Web sites and other forms of Internet chatter. The strike killed at least 18 people and wounded 120 others. "The Internet is a very useful open source for investigators. But as with any unattributable piece of information, tips must...
  • U.K. Police Arrest 5 in Tel Aviv Bombing

    05/03/2003 1:16:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 141+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 05/03/03 | N/A
    U.K. Police Arrest 5 in Tel Aviv Bombing 27 minutes ago LONDON - Police arrested five people in central England in connection with a Tel Aviv suicide bombing believed to have been carried out by a British man, Scotland Yard said Saturday. AP Photo   Officers arrested two men and two women in Derbyshire and another woman in nearby Nottinghamshire on Friday, police said. Scotland Yard said the suspects were charged under the Terrorism Act but did not release their names or any details of their alleged crimes. Three people were killed in the explosion Wednesday at Mike's Place, a...
  • Pete Townshend [of the band' The Who' ] Denies Paedophile Charges

    01/11/2003 6:50:55 AM PST · by ewing · 64 replies · 433+ views
    London Daily Mail and the Ananova News Wire ^ | January 11, 2003 | Ananova News Wire Staff
    Guitarist Pete Townshend has denied that he a paedophile. It follows newspaper claims that police are investigating internet child porn accusations against an unnamed famous rock star. The guitarist for the band 'The Who' said he had studied child pornography for reasearch into a campaign against it and told police what he was doing. The 57 year old said 'I am not a paedophile. I think paedophilia is appaling.' He spoke out after a report in the London Daiy Mail claimed that infornation on an unnamed internationally famed musician had been passed to Scotland Yard detectives dealing with an Amercian...
  • Yard quiz Muslim cleric (YOU'VE BEEN NICKED ME OLD CHINA ALERT)

    10/25/2002 3:40:22 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 8 replies · 189+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | October 25, 2002 | Mark Wilkinson
    A Muslim cleric said to be a key aide to Osama bin Laden is today being questioned by Scotland Yard anti-terrorist police. Abu Qatada, who was based in London and who has been described as "Osama bin Laden's spiritual ambassador in Europe" was arrested in an armed raid by Scotland Yard anti-terrorist detectives and M15 agents. Qatada, who is said to have recruited shoe-bomber Richard Reid, went on the run for 10 months before breaking cover recently to publish a justification of the 11 September attacks. He was seized at a council house in Bermondsey in a joint operation and...
  • Terrorists wanted to hit US frigate (FRENCH SUPERTANKER UPDATE)

    10/11/2002 5:11:29 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 45 replies · 473+ views
    The Times ^ | October 12, 2002 | Adam Sage and Daniel McGrory
    ISLAMIC terrorists blamed for blowing up a French supertanker off the coast of Yemen last weekend claimed yesterday that their intended target was an American warship. As French and American investigators said that they had found traces of TNT on the shattered hull of the Limburg, a known militant group with links to al-Qaeda boasted that it had carried out the suicide attack. The Islamic Army of Aden claimed, however, that it had been aiming for a US Navy frigate off the port of Mina al-Dabah. The claim came after a visit to Yemen by Scotland Yard officers to investigate...