Harry Dunn death: US officials say UK’s extradition request ‘highly inappropriate’

Home Offices formal request for extradition of Anne Sacoolas means justice is now a decision for US authorities British officials have formally demanded that the wife of a US intelligence officer charged with causing who has previously insisted she will not return to the UK voluntarily, over the case of the teenager who died in a collision outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August last year. A spokesman for the department confirmed the move on Friday evening, adding: This is now a decision for the US authorities. However, the US state department called the request highly inappropriate. A department spokesman said: The use of an extradition treaty to attempt to return the spouse of a former diplomat by force …

Final scramble for votes in ‘most important election in a generation’

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn stick to core messages in bid to sway wavering voters Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are to embark on a final frantic 24 hours of campaigning as both teams insist the election remains closely fought and that polls giving the Conservatives a lead could be wrong. Both Labour and the Conservatives have branded Thursdays vote the most important in a generation as the two sides have vastly different plans for Brexit and spending on public services. The prime minister was set to crisscross the country from Yorkshire to the Midlands, Wales and London on Wednesday, sending out his core message that the Conservatives need only another 12 seats to win a majority. Meanwhile, Corbyn will …

London Bridge attack: Usman Khan’s family ‘totally condemn’ his actions

Attackers relatives express condolences to victims families as porter tells how he and others tried to stop Khan The family of the Fishmongers Hall attacker, Usman Khan, have said they are shocked and saddened by the atrocity and totally condemn his actions. In a short statement issued through the Metropolitan police, they expressed their condolences to the two victims who died and those who were injured in the violence on Friday. We are saddened and shocked by what Usman has done. We totally condemn his actions and we wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims that have died and wish a speedy recovery to all of the injured. We would like to request privacy for our …

London Bridge attack: Boris Johnson ignores familys plea not to exploit victims’ deaths

Prime minister accused of distasteful attempt to turn London Bridge attack into election issue Boris Johnson has been accused of twisting the facts of the London Bridge terror attack in a distasteful attempt to turn it into an election issue, as he tried to blame Labour for the release of the terrorist who stabbed two people to death. Despite one of the victims families pleading for their sons death not to be used as an excuse for kneejerk political reaction, Johnson claimed that a lefty government was responsible for Usman Khan being freed. The family of Jack Merritt called for the murder of our beautiful, talented boy to not be exploited for political gain, as police as little as 24 …