Latest British police Stories

2006-08-11 13:04:21

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain named 19 people on Friday suspected of an Islamist plot to blow up transatlantic airliners and ordered their assets frozen, as governments scrambled to respond to a threat officials said could have matched September 11. British police were believed to be questioning 24 people they arrested early on Thursday in raids U.S. officials said had foiled by a matter of days simultaneous attacks on up to 10 aircraft flying from Britain to the...

2006-08-10 17:13:39

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspicious package forced an Air Canada flight to the United States to make an unscheduled landing on Thursday with jittery air travelers on high alert after British police foiled a plot to bomb several airlines. The Air Canada flight to Reagan Washington National Airport from Montreal was diverted to Baltimore after the pilot reported a suspicious package on board, U.S. Transportation Security Administration and Baltimore/Washington International Airport...

2006-07-17 04:17:20

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors are to announce on Monday whether British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber will face criminal charges. Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head on a London underground train during a major anti-terrorism operation last July 22, the day after police say four men attempted to bomb London's transport system. The police watchdog, the Independent...

2006-05-24 02:07:19

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested eight people on Wednesday in a major anti-terror operation involving 500 officers across the country. "An extensive operation targeting individuals suspected of facilitating terrorism abroad is under way," a spokesman for police in Manchester, northern England, said. "Officers have arrested eight people and searches are now taking place. About 500 officers have been involved in the action throughout the UK." Britain has been on high alert...

2006-03-21 14:18:35

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Tuesday they were investigating Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor party to find out whether it offered Lordships to wealthy businessmen in exchange for large loans of money. The move was the most dramatic twist yet in a row over party funding which has tarnished Blair's image and increased calls for him to resign. "The Metropolitan Police Service has received three complaints about the Labor party under section 1 of the Honors...

2006-01-31 11:15:00

LONDON -- Supermodel Kate Moss was questioned by British police on Tuesday over allegations she took cocaine in a London recording studio last year. The 32-year-old left the country shortly after the Daily Mirror tabloid published photographs in September of her apparently snorting large quantities of cocaine. Since then she has been in the United States, where she attended a drug rehabilitation clinic, and in France. "A 32-year-old woman has voluntarily attended a London police office today...

2005-12-22 15:26:24

LONDON (Reuters) - British police charged a student on Thursday in connection with the failed bomb attacks in London on July 21, a spokesman said. Adel Yahya, 23, of north London, will appear in court in central London on Friday charged with conspiracy to cause an explosion "likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property," London police said.

2005-09-23 04:58:11

LONDON (Reuters) - An Ethiopian-born Briton appeared in court on Friday charged with attempted murder and possessing explosives as part of the botched attacks by four would-be bombers on the London transport system on July 21. Hussein Osman, also known as Hamdi Issac, was flown from Italy on Thursday with British police officers to a Royal Air Force base at Northolt in west London after failing to have his extradition blocked. Security was tight around the maximum security court in...

2005-09-15 09:47:20

By Madeline Chambers and Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - British police seized seven Algerians as national security threats on Thursday, hours before the government unveiled new plans to hold terrorism suspects without charge for up to three months. Britain said it would deport the men. A Home Office source said the men were all former defendants, accused but never convicted, of involvement in a 2002 plot to manufacture the deadly ricin poison. The arrests at dawn were the latest...

2005-08-23 12:11:11

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Brazil's ambassador to Britain said on Tuesday he saw no evidence to suggest British police had staged a cover-up over the killing of an innocent Brazilian whom they mistook for a would-be suicide bomber. Ambassador Mancel Gomes Pereira said that, at present, he and Brazilian investigators believed police who shot 27-year-old Jean Charles de Menezes on a London underground train a month ago had acted in good faith. "At this point in time, we don't...

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