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Two Terror Incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market

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The Met Police have been dealing with a number of separate Terror Attacks across London. Our Emergency services have done a terrific job overnight as we ran from the danager our emergency services ran in.

They very quickly cleared large areas of London knowing that a 5 possible attackers armed with knifes were on the streets. London came together as Taxi Drivers offerered people free lifts to safety Uber and London Taxi drivers quickly stopped people on the streets and got them out of the area for free.

Local hotels and businesses offered to take those caught up in the attack offering a free place of safety for the night. London came together and proved you cannot break humanity.

Sadly there has been reports that a number of people have tragically died, We have intentionally not posted or shared any images relating to this terror attack in London.  It is believed 5 armed with knifes entered the Borough Market area, members of the public attacked them with chairs and glass bottles. The Met Police responded to three incidents across London. Police received reports of a vehicle which had hit a number of pedestrians on London Bridge.

Armed Police and the Ambulance service quickly responded to the incident with reports 15 – 20 people had been hit by a white van.

Very soon after police received reports of a number of people being stabbed in the Borough Market area. Eyewitnesses said they had heard a round of gunfire before police had arrived on the scene.

Armed officers then responded to a third incident in the Vauxhall. Police issued urgent advice to Run, Hide Tell as the incidents unfolded across London.

Police then reassured members of the public to reamin calm, but be alert & vigilant as they are using all the necessary skills and resources at the three locations London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall.

The incident within Vauxhall was quickly resloved and believed not to be linked to the terror attacks. It was confirmed the Vauxhall was a stabbing incident and not linked to the terror incident.

MPS on the Water later confirmed that they were evacuating a number of members of the public on the River Thames.

Tower RNLI were tasked and provided assistance to the police.

Our thoughts are with all of those impacted.

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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Dangerous prisoner fails to return after attending family funeral

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

34-year-old Aaron Johnson was reported missing to police at 11.15pm  last night, Friday 17 August,.

Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral yesterday but failed to return to the prison as arranged. He was last seen in West London.

Johnson is serving a 9 year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault.

He is described as black, 6 feet tall, of medium build, and had a beard. He was wearing a black jacket,  blue jeans, white t-shirt and trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Aaron Johnson or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 480 of 17 August.

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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby

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A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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