A former police officer who called Gary Lineker a "c***" and ranted about immigrants on Twitter has been barred for life from a force. Dad-of-one Edward Pitt also commented on sensitive topics such as the Grenfell Tower fire, the Christchurch terror attack, the Windrush petition and a horror crash that killed six people in Birmingham. The former Pc was found guilty of gross misconduct and put on the "barred" list over a series of tweets which were "interpreted as racist and sexist", BirminghamLive reports. He would have been sacked by West Midlands Police following the verdict at a misconduct hearing on Wednesday, but he had already quit. The hearing was held following a complaint from a member of the public about 12 of his 6,000 tweets. Pitts tweets - posted between June 2017 and December 2018 - were deemed to be "evidence of discrimination on the basis of race, religion and sex" during the hearing. After Lineker expressed his support for remaining in the EU, Pitt brought up the … [Read more...] about Ex-police officer who called Gary Lineker a ‘c***’ is banned from force
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Police officers have stopped standing guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is holed up, for the first time in more than three years. Scotland Yard said yesterday that they have removed the permanent guard of officers who have been stationed outside ready to arrest Assange since 2012 - at a total cost of £12.6million The controversial activist has been living in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden over rape allegations. Assange appeared to celebrate the announcement by ordering himself a celebratory pizza, as a £12.99 Domino's order marked for 'J Assange' was delivered to the embassy yesterday afternoon. Scroll down for video Police said they have removed the permanent guard of officers who have been stationed outside the embassy ever since Julian Assange (pictured at the embassy) took refuge there in 2012 in a bid to avoid extradition Scotland Yard said that while they are removing the … [Read more...] about Free to go? Julian Assange celebrates with a £12.99 Domino’s pizza after police end their 24-hour watch at the embassy where he fled three years ago… so will he now walk out?
Three years ago, Chicago visual artist Theaster Gates acquired the gazebo 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed under by a police officer. The object, which Gates describes as “sacred”, has become the centerpiece of a garden, flowers blooming around the site of pain and tragedy. Gates is quick to say he does not want the gazebo. That it belongs in Cleveland, Ohio, where Tamir lived and died. But the city was set on removing the object – now symbolic of the scores of young, unarmed black men killed by our police force – from Cleveland’s Cudell Recreation Center. “Caring for this gazebo felt like my duty as a black man,” Gates said. “But it should not be in Chicago. It’s in Chicago, in some ways, because of the anxiety that mounts when bad things happen [somewhere].” Gates stepped in after Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, reached out to him personally. Over the years, Samaria and Theaster have developed a special bond. … [Read more...] about ‘My duty as a black man’: the artist preserving gazebo where police killed Tamir Rice
The judge who jailed M25 murderer Kenneth Noye has spoken of how he feared Stephen Cameron's fiancée Danielle Cable (pictured with Stephen above) would be killed in a revenge attack, after testifying against him The judge who jailed M25 murderer Kenneth Noye has spoken of how he feared Stephen Cameron's fiancée would be killed in a revenge attack, after testifying against him. Years on from the trial and Sir David Latham has revealed there was evidence Danielle Cable's life had been at risk. Miss Cable has been living under an assumed name and Sir David has now said he will never forgive Noye, who was freed from jail last week, for making the young woman live the rest of her life in fear. He also said that he thinks there is a risk of Noye going back into serious organised crime. Speaking to The Mirror he said: 'There was clear evidence that there were threats to her life for giving evidence. 'I think Noye has friends who are really quite powerful, who were not prepared to … [Read more...] about Judge who jailed M25 murderer Kenneth Noye for life reveals he feared that the gangster’s friends might KILL the victim’s 17-year-old girlfriend after she testified – and says there IS a risk the freed offender will turn back to organised crime
It says something, our times as they are, that a fictional female assassin from the BBC drama Killing Eve is being cited alongside models, actors, royals and influencers as style inspiration this season. Villanelle’s fashion sense is uncategorisable; put her in a box and she will slice straight through it. Clothes mean a lot to her; when Eve laments in the finalé: “I have lost two jobs, a husband and a best friend because of you,” Villanelle replies: “Yeah, but you got some really nice clothes out of it.” Her style is slippery and, as such, her outfits have something for everyone. 1. The trenchcoat We have to assume Villanelle knows her way around Vogue and so she’s aware of fashion’s continuing love affair with the trench. Here she’s opted for Burberry, given a dusky pink twist and cinched in at the waist. Always playing a part, she looks every inch an Insta-influencer in Paris. Villanelle is a character who sees retail as reward … [Read more...] about Killing Eve: six looks to die for from the BBC thriller