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2008-10-02 18:00:08

Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigned Thursday under pressure from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Blair said. Blair's announcement came a day after Johnson assumed the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Police Authority, The Telegraph reported. Blair said that Johnson, "in a pleasant but determined manner," told him a leadership change is needed. "Without the mayor's backing I do not think I can continue in the job," Blair told reporters at a news conference. Blair, a graduate...

2008-09-22 12:00:19

Scotland Yard's commissioner is warning London police they could be in for criticism for the 2005 death of an innocent man shot by terrorist-hunting officers. Sir Ian Blair posted a letter on Scotland Yard's Web site addressed to the metropolitan police department's personnel advising them to brace themselves for the force's most "turbulent" period in a decade due to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. De Menezes was shot dead by officers after being...

2008-08-23 09:00:34

By Tim Cornwell SHOOT on Sight, the first British feature film to tackle the July 7 2005 Tube bombings in London and their tragic aftermath, opened yesterday. The film was made on an extremely modest budget of GBP 4 million and its cast comprises a formidable international mix. Naseeruddin Shah, the Bollywood actor best known here for Monsoon Wedding, plays the film's central character, Tariq Ali, a Muslim policeman rolled out as Scotland Yard's very convenient spokesman after the...

2008-08-13 09:00:42

Shoot On Sight, Producer Aron Govil announced today that he will donate a portion of the profits from the UK release of his much anticipated film Shoot On Sight, to the London bombings victims Memorial. On July 7, 2005 four suicide bombers, all British Muslims, blew themselves up in London underground, killing 52 innocent victims and injuring more than 700 others. This was the deadliest attack on London since World War II. A permanent steel columns memorial is planned for the victims...

2008-08-07 12:01:01

Shoot On Sight, the controversial thriller, set to release in UK on August 22 is the first inspired by the July 7, 2005 underground bombings in London. The release date of the much anticipated film, originally scheduled for July 11th was changed to August 22, out of respect to the 7/7 victim's families, This powerful drama is the first movie to tackle the issue of suicide bombings on UK soil and the country's ongoing threat from home-grown terrorists linked to fundamentalist Islam. "Shoot...

2006-07-22 14:45:13

By Talal Malik LONDON (Reuters) - The family of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes lay a wreath and bunches of flowers on Saturday at the London underground station where he was mistakenly gunned down by police last year. In front of a small crowd of supporters a short tribute was paid to the 27-year-old electrician who was shot seven times in the head on an underground train at Stockwell station by police who thought he was a suicide bomber. "This is a day of remembrance, a day of...

2006-07-22 14:33:04

By Talal Malik LONDON (Reuters) - The family of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes lay a wreath and bunches of flowers on Saturday at the London underground station where he was mistakenly gunned down by police last year. In front of a small crowd of supporters a short tribute was paid to the 27-year-old electrician who was shot seven times in the head on an underground train at Stockwell station by police who thought he was a suicide bomber. "This is a day of remembrance, a day of...

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...

2006-07-17 06:21:42

LONDON (Reuters) - British police officers who shot dead an innocent Brazilian in London last year in the mistaken belief he was a suicide bomber will not face criminal charges, state prosecutors said on Monday. Instead, London's Metropolitan Police force will be prosecuted under health and safety laws over the July 22, 2005 shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old Brazilian electrician who was living in the British capital. "There is insufficient evidence to provide a...

2006-07-15 13:21:41

LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors will not take any action against British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber, the Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday. 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 attempted bombings on London's transport system. The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints...


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