Leading up to Saturday's Millwall vs Birmingham City match, fans clashed outside London Bridge station. A witness, Doug Simmons, has said: "The scenes were horrifying, especially due to the fact it was all in the name of football." Footage that has been posted online shows what the Mirror has described as a "riot". "we've worked very hard to be trouble-free." According to the Guardian, a number of people have been detained due to the "madness" which resulted in the London Bridge area being on "lock down". At 0:03 seconds Metropolitan police officers are shown being pushed as they attempted to control the crowd of chanting fans. From 0:12 seconds police can be heard to shout "get back" at the fans. Police physically retaliating to the fans can also be seen....
Four Metropolitan police officers have been cleared of any misconduct over the death of an 18 year old man, Henry Hicks in 2014. Henry Hicks died when his moped collided with a minicab down Wheelwright Street, Islington, in December 2014. An inquest has found that he was fleeing two unmarked police cars - a Metropolitan Police disciplinary panel ruled that the four police officers involved were not technically in a police pursuit at the time of the incident. According to the BBC, Hicks was also found to be carrying multiple bags of cannabis, three mobile phones and “had been stopped and searched at least 71 times between 2011 and 2014”. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had previously recommended that the Metropolitan Police officers involved faced disciplina
No matter what social media platform you are scrolling through, the #MeToo campaign, following emerging allegations about Harvey Weinstein, continues to reveal the terrifying magnitude of sexual harassment. And like all good campaigns, it has evolved into other hashtags and movements. France is having its own #MeToo movement. Just as women around the world have taken to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MeToo to share their own stories about harassment, women in France are speaking out too. French women have swamped the internet, tweeting with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc — “expose your pig” —with hundreds of stories of aggression, assault, and harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller, started the campaign with a tweet #BalanceTonPorc, in which she shared her own
Just as we thought the worst of Hurricane Ophelia was over, storm Brian is set to drop a ‘weather bomb’ over Ireland and other parts of Britain. Forecasters warn for potential flooding, power cuts and transport disruption as storm Brian makes its way across the UK. Gusts of over 70 mph were recorded this morning in southern and western areas. The UK Met office has issued seven flood warnings across England and Wales. A yellow strong wind warning is in place for Wales, the south of England and the Midlands. Coastal areas such as Porthleven in Cornwall were hit by aggressive waves this morning. Officials have warned people to “keep away” from seafronts and “be careful” on low-lying lands where coastal flooding is possible. The Environment Agency, in addi