Police release CCTV footage of Russell Square stabbing attacker Zakaria Bulhan

Police release CCTV footage of Russell Square stabbing attacker Zakaria Bulhan

A man has admitted to killing a US tourist and wounding five people in an attack in London’s Russell Square on 3 August 2016. The attacker, 19-year-old Zakaira Bulhan, carried out the act on August 3 and pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the Old Bailey. He claimed that he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time. Bulhan will be sentenced on February 7. Feb 7, 2017
Fare dodger takes running kick at rail staff over £2.20 ticket

Fare dodger takes running kick at rail staff over £2.20 ticket

Elliot Nash, 32, has been imprisoned for verbally abusing and physically assaulting rail staff, all because he didnt want to pay a £2 fare. He told London Midland revenue protection managers to f**k off” and that he was not going to buy a ticket, before threatening to knock them out on the journey between Kings Norton and Northfield on 11 November 2016. The shocking rant, caught on one of the manager’s body worn video, then turned violent when Nash pushed and kicked one of her colleagues.Police were called and officers identified Nash from the footage, arresting him at his Northfield home just two hours later. He was later charged with common assault and two public order offences against both staff and members of the public. Nash, of Chatham Road, pleaded guilty and on 19 January he was jailed for 15 weeks at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Nash had the audacity to deny the offences initially, only changing his plea when the case went to trial. Feb 6, 2017
Metropolitan Police launch #GiveUpYourGun campaign

Metropolitan Police launch #GiveUpYourGun campaign

Police are asking Londoners to hand in firearms and imitation weapons during a two-week firearms surrender campaign, launched by the Metropolitan Police Service this Monday, 23 November. The surrender will run between 07:00 hours on 23 November and 23:00 hours on Sunday, 6 December and will give Londoners the opportunity to safely dispose of firearms, imitation weapons or ammunition, by taking them to a local 24-hour police station and handing them in. During this two-week period, people surrendering firearms may not face prosecution for illegal possession and can remain anonymous. Each live weapon handed in will be assessed by firearms officers, with some weapons being forensically checked for evidence. Feb 6, 2017