LAST year London experienced a decade high as the murder toll went over 130. But how many murders have there been in the capital so far this year? Here's what we know... What is London's murder rate? As of February 10, there have been at least eight murders in London so far in 2019. Two people were fatally stabbed in separate knife attacks in the capital, in the first six hours of 2019. The first knife murder victim of the new year was Charlotte Huggins, 33, who died in Camberwell, London, just after 4am on January 1. A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been bailed to return in mid-January. The second person to be killed was a Romanian bouncer, Tudor Simionov, who was stabbed to death by gatecrashers outside a New Year's Eve party in London's exclusive Mayfair area. He was attacked while working as a doorman at a £12.5million central London townhouse. On January 8 a Jayden Moody, 14, died after being stabbed in … [Read more...] about London murder rate 2019 – how many murders have there been this year so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?
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LUCY Mecklenburgh and boyfriend Ryan Thomas looked loved up on holiday in New York, just weeks after cheating claims. The former Towie star and her 34-year-old beau put on a very romantic display during their trip to the Big Apple. The couple were pictured walking along arm in arm beside one another. The pair - who started dating in the summer of 2017 after meeting on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls - later made their way to a Starbucks in the city, where they continued to cosy up to one another. Lucy, 27, and Ryan put an end to speculation their relationship was on the rocks as they kissed one another in public in the coffee shop. The former Coronation Street actor and his girlfriend were inseparable during their outing and were very tactile when they ordered at the bar. Lucy Mecklenburgh’s ‘mystery man revealed as millionaire sports nutrition boss Adam Rossiter’ Lucy looked as glamorous as ever for the romantic date as she donned a pair of denim flares, a black … [Read more...] about Lucy Mecklenburgh kisses Ryan Thomas in New York in first display of affection after cheating scandal
Susan Miller USA TODAY Published 11:26 AM EST Dec 31, 2018 As revelers sandwiched into New York City's Times Square sway and swoon to old acquaintances they don't want to forget Monday evening, there will be a new acquaintance on hand: a tethered drone towering on high. The police drone will be keeping an observant eye over the nation's most iconic New Year's Eve celebration that is expected to draw up to 2 million people, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. The drone will be flying in a cordoned-off area long before the confetti rains down – but will never soar directly above the crowd so it won't be a risk to partygoers, said Terence Monahan, chief of department for New York City Police. Security for the celebration has continued to evolve in recent years. About 7,000 police officers will man the square this year, including counterterrorism teams with long guns and bomb-sniffing dogs. Sand-laden sanitation … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve: Times Square drone will watch over crowd
COPS in New York will tonight deploy drone-killing robots during the Times Square New Year's Eve celebrations amid fears of a terror attack. The flying cameras will hunt for "hostile" drones as one million revellers gather to watch the famous ball drop. It comes just days after ISIS issued a chilling threat to plague the US and the EU with drone attacks. The image circulated among sympathisers showed a photoshopped image of a drone with a box flying over Manhattan island in New York, with the tag: "Sender: The Islamic State." Tonight will be the first time New York Police Department has used its collection of drones for a big event. They will join a network of more than 1,200 cameras as security is cranked up for the celebrations. The gadgets will watch for trouble in the crowd while also wielding "counter-drone technology to keep potentially hostile vehicles at bay," reports engadget.com. NYPD chief Terence Monahan said at least one of the devices will be tethered to the top of a … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve – New York police will deploy drone-killing robots over Times Square ball drop for first time amid fears of ISIS attack
JOAQUIN Guzman's trial began in November and is taking place in Brooklyn, New York. Here's the latest on what we know about the alleged Mexican drug lord's trial surrounding his activities and £11 billion fortune. Who is El Chapo? Joaquin Guzman is a Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo - which means "shorty" in English - due to his short stature. The 61-year-old headed the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organisation named after the Mexican Pacific coast. El Chapo became the country's top drug lord in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cardenas of the Gulf Cartel. He was considered the "most powerful drug trafficker in the world" by the United States Department of the Treasury. What is the latest on his New York trial? Day one of the hearing was delayed due to a jury member being excused. Although the trial has some of the strictest security measures, one of the 12 anonymous jurors was excused due to alleged anxiety. So far in the trial, which began on November 5, the … [Read more...] about El Chapo trial – what have we learned so far from Joaquin Guzman’s New York City trial?