Rookie officer convicted of belonging to neo-Nazi terrorist organisation
Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met's Counter-Terrorism command, says he was shocked to discover that rookie police officer Benjamin Hannam was a member of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action.
A rookie has become the first British police officer to be convicted of belonging to a neo-Nazi terrorist organisation.Pc Ben Hannam, 22, was found guilty of membership of banned right-wing extremist group National Action (NA) following a trial at the Old Bailey.
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Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE holds a press conference in Stoke Newington following a ‘violent and brutal’ attack on a pregnant Jewish woman. The 20-year-old victim, who is around 28 weeks pregnant, was taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries following the assault, the Metropolitan Police said. CCTV footage shared online but later deleted by Shomrim shows a man wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark trousers and white trainers and carrying a shopping trolley bag approaches the woman from behind. He can be seen putting a pillowcase over her head before repeatedly punching her, then running away. The Met said detectives are investigating the assault, which happened in Manor Road at around 6.30pm.
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Boris Johnson has said he can “totally understand” why the death of Sarah Everard has triggered a “wave of feeling” on the issue of women’s safety.The Prime Minister told reporters at Queen’s University Belfast: “Like everybody, I’m shocked and appalled about the news from the Met about Sarah Everard.“I think that the whole country will be united in their feeling for her friends, her family and will share their shock and their grief.“I can see, and I totally understand, why this has triggered such a wave of feeling on this issue – on the issue of safety of women and safety of the streets.“And I want to echo very much what Priti Patel said, which is that no woman should walk our streets in fear – every woman should feel able to walk our streets in safety.“As for the proposed vigil, as you know there is a case I think before the courts right now.”
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