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London Attack Victim Named As Darlene Horton

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Police Investigating the Russell Square attack on Wednesday 3rd August continue to question a 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali ancestry.

He was arrested after police received a calls from members of the public saying a man was attacking people with a knife.

Within six minutes, armed officers were in attendance.

The suspect, who was armed with a knife, was Tasered and detained.

No shots were fired during the incident.

Sadly a female American national was pronounced dead at the scene she has been named as 64-year-old Darlene Horton.

Darlene Horton.

Specially trained police liaison officers have been deployed to her family.

A post-mortem examination will take place on Friday, 5 August, at St Pancras Mortuary.

Five other people were injured during the incident.

A male British national, who suffered a stab wound to his stomach, remains in hospital at this time. His condition is described as serious but stable.

Four other people were discharged from hospital today, Thursday 4 August.

They are:

– A male American national, who suffered a stab wound to his chest.

– A female Australian national, who suffered a stab wound to her back.

– A male Australian national, who suffered a stab wound to his chest.

– A female Israeli national, who suffered a stab wound to her bicep.

The murder investigation is being led by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Officers have searched an address in north London today and will search another in south London.

The number of officers out on the streets has been increased and that will continue for as long as needed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868; or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Two Brothers killed hit-and-run named as Casper and Corey Platt-May

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Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.
Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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Two year old boy killed in hit and run his brother aged six fighting for his life

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A two-year-old boy has tragically died following a hit and in in Coventry.

The baby boy and his six year old brother were hit by a car on MacDonald Road at around 2pm on Thursday February 22.

Both boys were rushed to hospital sadly the boy aged 5two died at the scene.

His older brother is fighting for his life in a critical condition.

Police found a black Ford Focus was found abandoned a short time after the crash.

A 22-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the death.

The road remains closed while emergency services are at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police’s collision investigation unit, said:

“We are still trying to establish how this tragic incident has happened and anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to an officer should call us on 101.

“This is a parent’s worst nightmare and it’s impossible to imagine their grief, but specialist officers will be supporting them as our investigation continues.”

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Hospital turn off life support machine because family couldn’t pay £7k bill

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The family of British man have been left devastated and furious after an Egyptian hospital because staff switched off his life support without their permission.

Despite this the hospital claim Adrian King suffered cardiac arrest however his family have told the local courts it’s because they didn’t have the money to pay a £7k insurance bill.

Adrian aged 39 became ill while he was on holiday with his friend in Hurghada, on Egypt’s east coast.

All of a sudden he fell unconscious and was being treated in hospital, during his time in hospital it was discovered his insurance policy have been voided and they demanded an upfront payment while he laid on his death bed.

The inquest heard how the insurance was void as he had not declared a bacterial infection he had within his stomach two years before his holiday.

Adrian’s dad Charles Bumford told the hearing: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me: ‘The insurance is null and void – you pay now or I switch off the machines.’

“I didn’t have the £7,000 ($9,800) he was asking for at that time. As he walked out of the room he started switching things off.”

Charles added that he tried contacting the hospital ’50 times’ but he never received an answer. The friend Adrian was with at the time, Nicola, was similarly confused by the situation occurring in the medical facility.

“They did the second dialysis and then said that the insurance was voided,” she told the inquest.

“They never said he had a cardiac arrest or anything, they said it was stopping, because the funding was stopped.”

Our thoughts are with the family of Adrian at this difficult time.

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