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The Rachael Slack Murder ‘Could Not Be Predicted’

The Rachael Slack Murder ‘Could Not Be Predicted’

The Rachael Slack murder ‘could not be predicted’. A serious case review has found that the murders of a mother and her young son could not have been “reasonably predicted”, even though she told police about threats to kill them days before they were stabbed to death.

Rachael Slack, 38, and her 23-month-old son Auden were found with 48 stab wounds at their home in the picturesque village of Holbrook, Derbyshire, on June 2, 2010.

They were killed by Ms Slack’s former partner and Auden’s father, 44-year-old Andrew Cairns, who had a history of mental illness, and was angry that she was in a new relationship, and pregnant. read more

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Police Officer Shoots Himself In The Leg

Police Officer Shoots Himself In The Leg

Police Officer Shoots Himself In The Leg. A police officer has accidentally shot himself in the leg at Putney police station while he was “holstering” a firearm.

The male officer was taken to hospital on Monday morning and remains in a stable condition.

No one else was present when the gun was fired.

The Met Police said in a statement that the officer was injured after his police issued firearm was discharged at approximately 9am on Monday, January 20.

The statement said: “The male officer was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition. read more

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150 Car Pile Up Drivers Face Action In Kent

150 Car Pile Up Drivers Face Action In Kent

150 Car Pile Up Drivers Face Action In Kent. Police say they have enough evidence to prosecute 32 motorists involved in a 150-car pile-up on the New Sheppey Crossing Bridge in Kent.

But officers said rather than drag the alleged offenders through the courts, they will send them on driver alertness courses instead.

The huge crash during rush hour on September 5 last year is believed to have been the biggest accident in thick fog in living memory. read more

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Drug Gang Sells Cannabis To School Children

Drug Gang Sells Cannabis To School Children

Drug Gang Sells Cannabis To School Children. The boss of the south London firm claims the cannabis trade in Britain is “the biggest it has ever been” despite continued police efforts to disrupt the illegal trade.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the man in his twenties said he employs more than 30 workers.

He explained how they had at least three factories supplying people in south London and even claims he exports the class B drug to the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

The boss said: “We have a type of weed over here called ‘English cheese’.”

“It was created over here – in Amsterdam they don’t have that so they try to create that but they just can’t because it is what we make and that’s what they want.” read more

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New London Black Cab, Nissan Ditches Diesel

New London Black Cab, Nissan Ditches Diesel

New London Black Cab, Nissan Ditches Diesel. Diesel engines are to be ditched in a new version of the London black cab, which has been launched by Japanese carmaker Nissan.

The company promised that its new 1.6 litre petrol-engine taxi will be cleaner than the current diesel cabs used in the capital and regional areas.

The new taxi comes with round headlamps, a re-modelled grille and new front-bumper panels. read more

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Aurora Borealis in the UK

Aurora Borealis in the UK

Aurora Borealis in the UK. Scientists say the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, came as low as the M4 corridor last night – and there will be an even better chance to see them tonight.

The natural light display, which usually takes place in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, may have been seen in the early hours by stargazers in southern Britain. read more

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Riot Victims Failed by PM and Mayor

Riot Victims Failed by PM and Mayor

Riot Victims Failed by PM and Mayor. Labour has accused David Cameron and Boris Johnson of breaking promises to more than 130 victims of the London riots who have made compensation claims but are yet to receive a single penny.

The Opposition said of all the claims, less than 16% of the requested cash has been paid out more than two years after violence and looting broke out across the capital.

Shadow home office minister Steve Reed, who uncovered the figures through freedom of information requests to the police, claimed  the riot victims felt “abandoned and ignored by the Government and the Mayor of London”. read more

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