Two so-called zombie knives and two Rambo-style blades were found at the scene of an attack on a 16-year-old boy, police have said. Five weapons were discovered by officers following the incident on Tuesday evening in Brixton, south London - the other one being a kitchen knife. The boy was repeatedly stabbed and is in hospital in a serious, but stable, condition. Dame Cressida Dick , the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said: "Last night, a 16-year-old boy, having just left home on his bike, as I understand it, was knocked off his bike, it appears, by a car, and then stabbed repeatedly in many different places. "We recovered from the scene two Rambo knives, two Zombie knives, a kitchen knife." Advertisement Under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019, a zombie knife has either a cutting edge or a serrated edge or both, and "images or words (whether on the blade or handle) that suggest that it is to be used for the purpose of violence". … [Read more...] about ‘Zombie knives’ and Rambo-style blades found after boy, 16, stabbed in south London
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An aspiring rapper accused of plotting a terrorist attack using a gladiator-style sword founded an agricultural charity and was studying Alan Titchmarsh gardening videos, he has told a jury. Sahayb Abu has admitted buying the 18in sword, a knife, a combat vest, balaclavas and gloves before his arrest on 9 July last year - but denied he was preparing for a terror strike during the pandemic. The 27-year-old, from Dagenham in east London, told the court the items were "props" for a rap video. Sahayb said he had founded a charity called Islamic Growth to provide irrigation for crops in Somalia and wanted to be a vegetable farmer. But he first needed to become famous in order to get the money and the attention for his cause and was planning to launch a parody drill rap act on TikTok. Advertisement He recorded a rap in which he said: "Allah arrest him, my shank [knife] penetrate ya, got my suicide vest, one click boom and I'll see you later." In … [Read more...] about Sahayb Abu trial: Alleged terror plotter tells court he was studying Alan Titchmarsh gardening videos
The first female has been appointed Scotland Yard Commissioner in the force's 188 year history. Cressida Dick, a former acting Deputy Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, will take over from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who has held the post since 2011. Ms Dick said: "I am thrilled and humbled. This is a great responsibility and an amazing opportunity. I'm looking forward immensely to protecting and serving the people of London and working again with the fabulous women and men of the Met. "It is beyond my wildest dreams. An extraordinary privilege. I am very humbled. "Thank you so much to everyone who has taught me and supported me along the way." Advertisement Ms Dick was one of the UK's most senior female police officers before leaving Scotland Yard to take up a highly sensitive security-related post within the Foreign Office in 2014. Her return to lead the country's biggest police force is not without controversy, as she was the officer in … [Read more...] about Cressida Dick: ‘Beyond my wildest dreams’ to be Met’s first female Commissioner
TRAVELODGE has released over one million hotel rooms for £25 or less at city, countryside and coastal locations across England. Following the Government’s announcement yesterday, the hotel chain is now taking bookings from May 17 with rooms at bargain prices. With family rooms for four people included in the sale, this means a stay will set you back just £6.25 each. It also means couples heading away for a romantic weekend can do so for just £12.50 each. With staycations set to be more popular than ever, the cheap rooms provide a perfect base for exploring more of the UK. Travelodge rooms from £25 per night - book here There are hotels in countryside destinations like the Peak District or the Yorkshire Dales, and 36 hotels in coastal locations like Cornwall , Devon, Scarborough, Brighton , Bournemouth, Blackpool and Southend-on-Sea. City lovers can book a break in London , Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Oxford, Cambridge or York. Our best UK … [Read more...] about Travelodge launches room sale with bargain breaks from £6.25pp at hotels across England from May 17
The symptoms of coronavirus can vary hugely from person to person, but those most badly affected will require intensive care in hospital. Among them is Prime Minister Boris Johnson , who was admitted to ICU (Intensive Care Unit) after his condition worsened. But what are the reasons for moving a coronavirus patient from a ward to ICU? And what sort of treatment do doctors and nurses provide? Sky News has spoken to a number of consultants. What has to happen for you to end up in intensive care? Advertisement Patients end up in intensive care when COVID-19 makes it very difficult for them to breathe, which in worst cases can cause them to develop pneumonia - fluid on the lungs. They also may require sudden access to equipment to aid breathing that is not available on general wards. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: Airlines to burn through up to $95bn this year after restrictions tightened COVID-19: Face masks may not be needed … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why are patients put into intensive care?