Cops hunt park sex attacker who preys on lone women after two victims dragged and assaulted in West London

DETECTIVES are hunting a park sex attacker who preys on lone women after two victims were assaulted in West London. The first woman — in her 20s — was grabbed and dragged into a secluded area of a park on Saturday afternoon. 3One women was attacked in The Gravel Pits in Northwood Credit: Google The Duck Pond, Ruislip, where the other horrific attack took placePolice said he then sexually...

London protests live: Latest updates after 100 arrested at violent right-wing demonstrations in capital

More than 100 arrested as police officers and protesters injuredMore than 100 people were arrested at yesterday’s far-right protest in central London following violent clashes between hundreds of demonstrators and police. Six police officers suffered minor injuries during the demonstration, organised by far-right groups, after protesters took over areas near the Houses of Parliament and...

London New Year’s Eve celebrations: Police warn revellers not to attend River Thames fireworks without a ticket

Police are warning revellers not to attend new year celebrations on the River Thames in London without a ticket, as the UK prepares to see in the start of a new decade. More than 100,000 people have booked to be at Tuesday night’s sold-out firework extravaganza in the capital. But the Metropolitan Police told anyone who had not got a ticket to stay away. Download the new Indpendent Premium app...

London firefighters’ guard-of-honour for Dany Cotton

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Dany Cotton stepped down in the wake of criticism in the Grenfell inquiry London Fire Brigade's commissioner who was forced to retire early following the Grenfell Tower blaze inquiry has had tributes paid on her last day.Thousands of firefighters formed a "guard of honour" for Dany Cotton, the first female LFB commissioner.Ms Cotton was due to retire in...

Subduing Terrorist on London Bridge, He Was Prepared to Die

LONDON — A woman’s scream was the first sign John Crilly had of a terrorist attack. For a moment, he wasn’t sure it signaled real distress, he said, but then “it got a lot louder, a lot more intense.”It sounded like they were both in the same building, the historic Fishmonger’s Hall on the north bank of the River Thames. Rushing to investigate, he saw Saskia Jones, wounded and...

London homicides highest for year since 2008

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The number of homicides has hit the highest number since 2008 when there was 155 The number of killings in London has topped last year's total and is the highest annual number for more than a decade, police figures show. The fatal stabbing of 47-year-old James O'Keefe in Hornsey on Monday took the capital's 2019's homicide rate to 142. The figure, which...

Haringey stabbing: Fourth man knifed to death in five days in London

A man has been stabbed to death in north London, in what is the fourth violent killing in the capital in five days. Police were called to a residence in Haringey where a fight had reportedly broken out on Monday evening. They found a man in his forties suffering from a knife wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the...

Haringey stabbing: Murder probe after man in his 40s knifed to death in north London

A man has died after being stabbed in north London. Police were called to a residential address in Boyton Road, Haringey, just after 6pm to reports of a fight. A man, aged in his 40s, was found suffering from a stab injury. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are informing his next of kin. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course. A man was...