25/01/24

Pro-Palestinian and Israeli protests cost Metropolitan Police £26.5m

The policing of pro-Palestinian and Israeli protests in London has cost the Metropolitan Police £26.5m so far, one of the force's senior officers has confirmed. Assistant commissioner Matt Twist, who is in charge of operations, said 30,000 officer shifts had been spent on the nine pro-Palestinian and three .....

25/01/24

Counter terror cops' fears as 11-year-olds referred to Prevent programme amid Israel-Gaza war

Children as young as 11 are being referred to an anti-radicalisation programme as counter terrorism police say online activity linked to the war between Israel and Hamas is at a level never seen before.Senior officers have expressed concerns at the conflict becoming a "radicalisation moment" as they reveal 3,000 .....

23/01/24

Explosive device found outside Deming, New Mexico, courthouse, police say

Two other suspicious items found in New Mexico turned out to be harmless.Authorities in New Mexico are investigating after an explosive device was found Monday near a courthouse in Deming. The explosive device was found near Luna County Magistrate Court, according to the Deming Police Department. Police added there .....

23/01/24

Tommy Robinson denies charge of refusing to leave anti-Semitism march, after organisers urged him to stay away

Tommy Robinson has denied refusing to leave a march against anti-Semitism last year.The far-right activist, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley Lennon, is accused of not following an order to leave part of Westminster on November 26 last year. Robinson, 40, was arrested near the Royal Courts of Justice in London .....

23/01/24

Gaza war creating a radicalisation moment, senior UK police officer says

The Israel-Gaza war has created a new "radicalisation moment" in the UK with the potential to push more people towards terrorism, the head of counter-terrorism policing has said. Matt Jukes said "extraordinary amounts" of online comment, amplified by misinformation and AI-generated false images, had fuelled the .....

23/01/24

Pro-Palestine group targets Twickenham Stadium with red paint

Red paint was daubed over walls at Twickenham Stadium in west London in protest of an arms conference taking place at the venue, a pro-Palestine group has said. The Met Police said officers were alerted at 01:20 GMT on Monday and four people were seen running from the scene. The paint was sprayed ahead of the .....

23/01/24

UK officials probe Iran generals' antisemitic talks to students

Videos of antisemitic speeches by Iranian generals, given to UK students, are being investigated by the Charity Commission. The regulator is also looking at footage of "death to Israel" chants at an Islamic charity's UK premises. Verified by the BBC, two of the videos show talks by members of Iran's Islamic .....

23/01/24

British man Aditya Verma appears in Spanish court over plane-bomb hoax

A British man accused of public disorder after joking about blowing up a flight has gone on trial in Spain. Aditya Verma made the comment on Snapchat on his way to the island of Menorca with friends in July 2022. The message, sent before Mr Verma departed Gatwick airport, read: "On my way to blow up the plane (I'm .....

22/01/24

Cardiff man jailed for terrorism offences

A Cardiff man has been jailed for more than four years for terrorism offences after sharing extreme right-wing propaganda videos. Kristen Persen, 22, from Fairwater in Cardiff, appeared at Bristol Crown Court on Thursday January 18, where he was handed a four years and eight months sentence. He was ordered to serve .....

18/01/24

U.S. renews terrorist designation of Houthi rebels amid Red Sea attacks

Washington — The Biden administration on Wednesday declared Yemen's Houthi rebels to be a "specially designated global terrorist group," or SDGT, a move that comes amid the militia's continuing attacks against commercial vessels in the Red Sea. The move, announced by the State Department and the .....