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Waddesdon air crash: Four men killed named by police

Four men who were killed in a crash between a helicopter and a plane have been formally identified by police. Nguyen Thanh Trung, 32, from Vietnam, was on a two-month training programme and was being instructed in the helicopter by Capt Mike Green. Savaan Mundae, 18, and Jaspal Bahra, 27, also died in the crash near Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, on Friday. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating. Thames Valley Police said its “thoughts remain with the families of those involved in the accident”. The helicopter and Cessna 152 ...

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Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims'

A former Scotland Yard chief was aware pornography had allegedly been found on Damian Green’s computer during a 2008-9 police probe, he has told the BBC. Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner between 2009-11, said he was briefed about the claims but regarded them as a “side issue”. The allegations were first made public last week by former Met Assistant Commissioner, Bob Quick. First Secretary of State Mr Green said the claims were a “political smear”. Mr Green, who is Prime Minister Theresa May’s second-in-command, said the police never ...

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Mum wins legal review over police keeping son's naked photo details

The mother of a schoolboy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl has won the right to a judicial review over a police force’s refusal to delete his name from its records. The boy, aged 14 at the time, was not arrested or prosecuted by Greater Manchester Police. His mother said she was concerned police could release the information to potential employers when he is older. The boy sent the naked photograph over social media to a girl at his school. The girl then shared the image, ...

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Catalonia ex-officials surrender to Belgian police

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont and four former advisers have turned themselves in to Belgian police, says a prosecutors’ spokesman. He said an investigating judge would decide by Monday morning whether to execute an EU arrest warrant issued by a Spanish judge on Friday. Mr Puigdemont fled to Belgium after Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalonia following an independence referendum. He has said he will not return to Spain unless he is guaranteed a fair trial. He and his four associates are wanted on charges of rebellion, sedition, misuse of ...

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Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim

Kevin Spacey is being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault. The Sun newspaper said a man, aged 23 at the time, made a complaint on Tuesday about the alleged incident in the London borough of Lambeth. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault on a man from 2008. They would not confirm the allegation was made against House of Cards actor and double Oscar winner Spacey. Spacey said on Thursday that he is seeking treatment after facing allegations of sexual misconduct from a ...

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Theresa May: Take sex abuse claims to police

Theresa May said any allegations about serious sexual abuse in Parliament should go to the police as she promised a new “independent” process to handle complaints. The PM said she was “deeply concerned” by recent reports about alleged harassment and abuse at Westminster. She invited Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders to a meeting to agree a new grievance procedure. Mr Corbyn said trade unions should be involved to support staff. The government has already promised a response “within days” following a range of recent allegations which have included ...

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New York 'attack': Suspect held by police in Lower Manhattan

Media playback is unsupported on your device A suspect has been arrested in New York after people were reportedly shot at and mown down by the driver of a vehicle. Police said they had made the arrest after responding to reports of shooting near the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. They urged people to avoid the area as a major emergency services operation got under way. Witnesses say a man drove at cyclists in a cycling lane before opening fire. At least five people were hurt, news channel PIX ...

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Catalonia independence: Spain strips police chief of powers

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Spanish government has stripped the head of Catalonia’s regional police of his powers, hours after direct rule was imposed on the region. This is the first specific measure taken since the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence. PM Mariano Rajoy has also announced the dissolution of the regional parliament and the removal of the Catalan leader, and called for snap local elections. Demonstrations for and against independence went on into the night. More are expected on Saturday, with a rally “for the ...

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Twitter's plan to police hate speech and symbols

Rose McGowan blocked on Twitter Days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised there would be more aggressive rules coming to Twitter, the company outlined its policy changes in an email to its Trust & Safety Council on Tuesday. The email, first reported on by Wired and obtained by CNN Tech, details where the policy updates stand — including plans to treat hateful imagery and hate symbols on the platform as “sensitive media.” As with adult content and graphic violence on the platform, the content will be blurred and individuals will ...

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