Apology to family of couple killed by patient

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharles Little said it was a “great pity” it had taken so long to achieve an apology The family of a couple killed by a man with severe mental health issues have received an apology from the top civil servant at the Department of Health. Michael and Marjorie Cawdery, both 83, died in a “frenzied” knife attack in Portadown, County Armagh in April 2017. They were stabbed to death by Thomas Scott McEntee, shortly after he walked out of a hospital emergency department. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly apologised for the health service’s “failings and handling” of his care. Trust ‘responsible’ in Cawdery killings Court told of ‘frenzied attack’ on couple Man admits …

Man shakes friend’s baby, leaving her blind

When they arrived, Bayleigh-Lee was sitting in a chair and appeared to be asleep. ‘Piercing scream’ But the court heard that while Miss Reed was in the kitchen, the baby let out “a piercing scream” and when she picked her up found her limp and lifeless. Doctors found there had been bleeding to the brain. Bayleigh-Lee suffered “catastrophic and life-changing” injuries in the incident on 18 August 2016, the jury was told. Smith, of Hywel Road, claimed Bayleigh-Lee had suddenly fallen ill. He had maintained he was innocent and refused to apologise. The jury heard the two men had been friends and Smith would sometimes help Mr Taylor, a self-employed delivery driver. “She will need medical care for the rest …

BA flight evacuated after smoke filled cabin

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGayle Fitzpatrick filmed the evacuation of the Airbus A321 after the cabin filled with smoke A British Airways flight has been evacuated after smoke filled the cabin shortly before landing. The airline confirmed an “incident” on flight BA422 which departed London Heathrow at 15:10 BST on Monday and has now landed in Valencia. Passenger Rachel Jupp, who was with her children, told BBC News smoke filled the cabin “very quickly” about 10 minutes before its scheduled landing. BA has apologised to passengers on board the aircraft, an Airbus A321. It added that its staff were assisting customers in the airport terminal. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An A321 plane similar to …

Police officer slashed in ‘frenzied’ machete attack

Image Copyright @thehugodesigns @thehugodesigns Report Report The vehicle had initially failed to stop but the driver then suddenly pulled over got out and injured the officer, the force said. Insp Julia James, from North East Command Unit, said: “This was a sudden and brutal attack on a uniformed officer carrying out their duties. “What began as a routine vehicle stop has transformed very quickly and unexpectedly into an unprovoked attack with a weapon.” A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH and taken to an east London police station for questioning. In the wake of the attack, pictures posted on social media showed a heavy police presence in the Leyton area. Police said …

Marines used brute force, says tanker captain

Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained What’s so important about a ship’s flag? UK sends second warship to Gulf The vessel’s captain, an Indian national who asked not to be named, said he was radioed a police request to board his ship and lowered his ladder. But before anyone could board, a military helicopter landed on the ship in a “very dangerous” move, he said. Image copyright MoD The captain agreed to speak to the BBC on condition his name was not used, saying he and his crew had been advised by Indian High Commission officials to remain anonymous while legal proceedings were ongoing. Asked whether he felt there was anything illegitimate about his ship or the cargo, he …

First contact made with tanker crew by owner

Iran releases images of tanker captives Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained GAre we heading for a new tanker war? The firm said the family members of the crew – who are Indian, Russian, Latvian and Filipino – were being kept updated on the latest developments and being offered its full support. Its chief executive, Erik Hanell, said he hoped the phone contact was “a first sign that we will soon see more positive progress from the Iranian authorities”. A spokesman for Stena Bulk said the next step would be to try and get somebody on board to check on the crew, but there was no timeline for when they might be repatriated. A report from Iran’s semi-official Tasnim …

One man killed in garage explosion

“At this moment in time it is too early to confirm whether the death is suspicious,” said a force official. “Emergency services including South Wales Fire and Rescue and South Wales Ambulance are currently on the scene and will remain for the rest of the day. “As there has been significant damage caused to the premises, a cordon is still in place.” Image caption Neighbour Annette Jackson was at home in the street when the explosion happened Neighbour Annette Jackson said it was a quiet street with most people working when she heard the blast. “I was at the back of the house in the garden and I heard a loud explosion and I came running out,” she said. “You …

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

There were 25 personnel on board the Mesdar when it was surrounded by 10 speedboats, Mr Hunt said. Threat level raised for UK ships in Iranian waters Iranian official threatens to seize British tanker Iran says video ‘proves drone not downed’ by US The government’s emergency committee, Cobra, met in Whitehall twice on Friday to discuss the incident. A spokeswoman told the BBC the government is “deeply concerned about Iran’s unacceptable actions”, saying they “represent a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation”. “We have advised UK shipping to stay out of the area for an interim period,” the spokeswoman added. Mr Hunt said the seizures were “completely unacceptable” and “freedom of navigation must be maintained”. “We are absolutely clear …

Women ‘ashamed’ by Match.com serial rapist

‘Very pushy’ They allege being attacked in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire in 2011 and 2012, and came forward after seeing a news report in 2016. Speaking about their first meeting, one of the women, aged 48, said Lawrance texted her one day, saying he was at a building site in the area and “was very pushy” about using her toilet. She said he “forced” himself on her on her sofa and raped her. He then showered before leaving. “I said, ‘No, I don’t want this’, and he said, ‘Shut up, it’s going to happen anyway’,” the woman said. “I felt really ashamed. I felt stupid I had let a stranger in my house.” ‘Kiss and cuddle’ A second woman told …

Two charged over death of girl in ‘hit-and-run’

Image caption The 15-year-old was struck as she crossed Glenburn Road in Paisley Officers confirmed two men, both age 20, have been arrested and charged over the fatal crash. Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash in Paisley A petition has been launched calling for the installation of speed cameras on the route where Robyn was struck. A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Robyn’s family and friends and all affected by this tragic incident. “Road safety is of course of paramount importance to us. Currently the incident is subject to a police investigation – but as with all incidents we will consider any measures that could enhance road safety once …

Warwick University sorry over rape chat scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWarwick University vice chancellor apologises over handling of rape chat scandal Warwick University’s vice chancellor has apologised for the way it responded to complaints from female students targeted with rape threats. Stuart Croft admitted personal and institutional failings, saying there must be “profound changes” to the way the university deals with complaints. An independent review has found a “legacy of mistrust” generated by its handling of the case. Two women are suing the university for discrimination and negligence. One of the women – who was subsequently forced to sit an exam alongside one of the men disciplined in the case – says even though Warwick has apologised, it still has not learned …

Homophobic abuse on Ryanair plane probed by police

Essex Police said the force had been in contact with Ms Muldoon and were investigating the incident. In her original tweet to Ryanair Ms Muldoon said: “It felt like their behaviour was totally out of control and I want your airline to have a think about how situations like this can be avoided in the future, not just for me but for all passengers and staff too.” In response to tweets Ms Muldoon said the comments made towards her were not “banter”. Ms Muldoon has been deluged with support with one person calling her “courageous” for taking the photo. Another person commented: “All airline ground crew should be monitor passengers boarding and alert police/security before potentially disruptive passengers board the …

‘Sonic boom’ caused by military jets

The plane was en route to Dalaman in Turkey when it was redirected back to Stansted, an airline spokeswoman said. Skip Twitter post by @BStortPolice Large number of 999 calls coming in about a loud explosion. We have liaised with @EssexPoliceUK who are confirming that this is a sonic boom from a passing aircraft. — B Stortford Police (@BStortPolice) June 22, 2019 Related Topics Harlow Bishop's Stortford Essex Police Stansted Chelmsford Epping London Stansted Airport Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways