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Stalker neighbour caught with listening device he planed on woman's bed

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William Nolan, 59, and his wife were trusted with a key to neighbour Leigh Jones' home so they could feed her two cats while she was away.But the 64-year-old was horrified when she found a voice recorder taped under her coffee table - and then another behind the headboard in her bedroom.

Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face

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The French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face on Tuesday during a walkabout in southern France.In a video circulating on social media, Macron reached out his hand to greet a man in a small crowd of onlookers standing behind a metal barrier as the president visited a training college for the hospitality industry.The man, who was dressed in a khaki T-shirt, shouted "Down with Macronia" ("A Bas La Macronie") and slapped Macron on the left side of his face.Two of Macron's security detail tackled the man, and another ushered Macron away.The president briefly remained near the crowd, gesturing to someone on the other side of the barrier, before his security agents moved him away.Two people are believe to have been arrested. The identify of the man who slapped Macron, and his motives, were unclear.Macron was on a visit to the Drome region to meet restaurateurs and students and talk about returning to a normal life after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bungling drug dealers caught with 5kg of cocaine after undertaking police on motorway

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This is the dramatic moment two drug dealers were caught with 5kgs of cocaine after they sped past a police car in their £100,000 BMW i8 on a motorway hard shoulder.Dashcam from the PC’s patrol car shows Simon Pagett undertaking on the M6 near junction 7 near Walsall, West Mids. One of the gobsmacked officers is heard saying “Really?” before setting off in pursuit of the powerful BMW i8 on November 5 last year.Footage shows Pagett, alongside pal Dean Stone, pretending to pull over on seeing the blue lights before accelerating away at more than 100mph.Pagett, 39, even did a lap of Toby Carvery car park in a desperate bid to escape before going off road where Stone jumped from the car and ran off clutching a rucksack.Stone, 40, was arrested trying to get into a taxi nearby, while the rucksack was recovered in bushes.It was found to contain five 1kg slabs of high-purity cocaine with a value of around £500,000.Five minutes later Pagett stopped the car and gave himself up to police.He later claimed he earned £300,000 from dog breeding, cutting trees and running a vehicle recovery business.Both men, of Walsall, admitted possessing drugs with intent to supply with Pagett also pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

Man Jailed For Pointing Fake Gun in Welsh Kebab Shop After Refusing to Wear Mask

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A man who waved a fake gun in a kebab shop after refusing to put on a face mask on in November 2020 was sentenced to 20 months in jail, South Wales Police said on June 1.Officials said 57-year-old Paul Griffiths walked into a kebab shop on Gelligaled Road and tried to order food without wearing a face mask. When the owner of the kebab shop asked him to put on a mask, Griffiths refused, and was then asked to wait outside.Footage shows Griffiths pulling an imitation firearm from his jacket and pointing it at people in the store.Griffiths appeared at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court on May 20 for sentencing after pleading guilty. He was jailed for 20 months, police said on Facebook.

Hyde Park stabbing: Teenager stabbed in mass brawl

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A teenager has been stabbed after a fight broke out in London's Hyde Park.A video posted on social media shows the 17-year-old being chased by a group of males armed with what appears to be large knives.He is then seen falling to the ground before being kicked and stabbed in front of many people who were out enjoying the evening sun.Police said his injuries are not life-threatening and that no arrests have been made as yet.

Chelsea and Manchester City fans clash in Porto ahead of Champions League final

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There have been violent clashes between Chelsea and Manchester City football fans in Porto ahead of this weekend’s Champions League final in the Portuguese city.Footage shared on social media shows fans chanting and fighting in the streets and throwing chairs at one another.Locals were seen attempting to intervene before police eventually broke up the violence. There have been no reports of any arrests.Mayor of Porto Rui Moreira said one person was taken to hospital but their injuries are “nothing serious”.

Police release dashcam video showing moment HGV crashes in bridge and nearly crushes van

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Shocking dashcam footage shows a van hanging in mid-air as it's wedged between a lorry and a railway bridge.The drivers of the two vehicles miraculously escaped unharmed after the crash.Cops arrived on the scene, on the A24 High Street in Epsom, Surrey, to find the tall HGV stuck under the bridge with the smaller vehicle crushed against the side.

Five of the most important moments from Dominic Cummings' testimony

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Dominic Cummings has been giving evidence about the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.Mr Cummings was Boris Johnson’s chief adviser between July 2019 and November last year.Prior to the testimony, Mr Cummings had hinted that there would be explosive revelations at the social care and science and technology committees, held on Wednesday.Here are five of the most important moments from that testimony.

Cummings 'told PM to fire Matt Hancock 15-20 times'

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Matt Hancock should have been sacked as health secretary during the coronavirus pandemic, Dominic Cummings has said.The former adviser to the prime minister said Hancock should have been fired for "at least 15 to 20 things".Cummings gave evidence to MPs on Wednesday about the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.In a blistering personal attack on the health secretary, Cummings accused Hancock of lying to his cabinet colleagues.He said Hancock "should’ve been fired for at least 15 to 20 things, including lying to everybody on multiple occasions in meeting after meeting in the cabinet room and publicly".

Wayward driver repeatedly smashed a car into vehicles while trying to park outside a KFC

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A nightmare parker smashed into two cars while trying to parallel park outside a KFC, all caught on video.It was only a few weeks since Lisa Berry's car was repainted and fitted with a new bumper after it was hit whilst parked in the same place on Margate High Street in Kent.The video captured the motorist's disastrous attempts as the Skoda bashed into two cars outside the fast food restaurant.The driver of the silver estate tried to parallel park between two other cars, but instead mounted the kerb then shunted into the car in front before reversing into Lisa's car behind.After finally getting into the spot, the driver decided it was time to go and drove off without leaving their details.

County Lines cocaine gang jailed after taxi driver they hired recorded their boasts on dash cam

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A County Lines drug gang has been jailed for 40 years after a taxi driver on their payroll accidentally recorded himself boasting about their crimes on his own dash cam.Between March 20 and July 22 last year the gang moved around a kilo of crack cocaine and heroin into Derby.The gang were nailed after they recruited taxi driver Shahid Iqbal, 41, who transported drugs and dealers around the city.He unwittingly kept his taxi dash cam on while ferrying drug runners around and was recorded boasting about their crimes.

Amazing cockpit footage shows UK's Red Arrows display team training in the skies

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Cockpit footage provided a unique view of the Royal Air Force’s aerial display team, the Red Arrows, as they trained in the skies over Greece.Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the group has completed nearly 5,000 displays in 57 countries. The pilots were based at Tanagra Air Base in Greece for five weeks, training in preparation for the summer display season, according to the UK Ministry of Defence.

Scientists create 'third thumb' in robot prosthetic world first

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Study participants who wore an additional robotic thumb, attaching below the pinky finger, adapted so naturally they were even able to complete tasks like building a tower of blocks...blindfolded.The amazing project was the work of researchers from the University College London (UCL) Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and designer Dani Clode, who began developing the device, called the Third Thumb, as part of an award-winning graduate project at the Royal College of Art.

Lorry driver caught watching Formula One documentary on mobile

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A lorry driver was caught on camera watching a Formula One documentary on his mobile phone while driving on the M5 motorway on May 12, police said.The driver was caught as part of Operation Tramline, a HGV road safety project led by Highways England and Gloucestershire Constabulary.This video shows officers in an unmarked lorry filming the lorry driver watching the documentary on his phone. Officers in the video can be heard saying the driver is also not wearing a seatbelt.Police said they gave the driver a ticket for not being in proper control of the lorry and warned him about the potential consequences of his actions.

Police Release CCTV of 'Purse Dipping' Theft in Watford Shopping Mall

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Police in Watford, England, were appealing for information on May 18 as they released CCTV from April 13 showing “purse dipping” in a shopping mall.The footage, filmed inside an H&M store, shows a suspect unzipping a woman’s backpack, using a T-shirt to conceal their hand. The suspect then reaches inside the bag, before walking away.Police said the woman’s purse and mobile phone were taken.

Wild boar corner Italian woman and steal her food shopping

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A herd of wild boar surrounded a woman who had just come out of a supermarket in Italy and stole her shopping. A video posted on social media shows the animals approaching the woman in a car park in the village of Le Rughe. The animals pursue the woman who is forced to drop her shopping bag, which the animals gleefully raid.

Ben Shephard criticises new parent Harry's attack on his dad Charles

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Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard criticised Prince Harry over his latest podcast interview, accusing him of once again "pointing the finger" at his dad Prince Charles.The presenter said: "He's been a parent for five minutes, what's he doing talking about being a parent, telling people - that's the thing I find really, really difficult."

Putin man of the match as his ice hockey team wins

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Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the ice on Monday in a gala match of the Night Hockey League in Sochi.Among the leader's teammates were Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Olympic champion Viacheslav Fetisov.Putin scored at least eight times during the game against an amateur league team, with a final score of 13 points to 9 in favour of Putin's team.President of International Ice Hockey Federation René Fasel also took part in the game as a referee and addressed spectators in Russian.During his 15 years as Russia's leader Putin has frequently taken part in sporting activities, most notably in judo and swimming.

Domestic abuse victim reveals shocking pictures of injuries at hands of ex-husband

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A woman has released shocking photos of her injuries after her ex-husband attacked her with a hammer and a screwdriver.Anna Butt was left bruised and covered in blood after she was assaulted by Alec Butt, 71 on 28 December 2019 in Bristol.He was jailed for seven years and nine months at Bristol Crown Court on Monday.In a personal statement read out in court, Anna said she feared the man she was married to for 18 years would kill her, adding: “I was absolutely terrified.”Domestic abuse can be reported on 101, or 999 if it's an emergency. If you call and don't feel it's safe to speak, dial 55 and the operator will transfer your call to the police.Credit: SWNS

Glasgow Liberal candidate accused of performing ‘Nazi salutes’ at election count

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Derek Jackson, standing for the Liberal Party in Glasgow Southside, was confronted by police after being accused of making anti-Semitic gestures. Mr Jackson denied the yellow star he was wearing was related to the stars Jewish people were forced to wear during the Holocaust, and claimed his hand gestures were ‘love salutes’, not Nazi salutes.

Axe-wielding pair who held up four shop staff are jailed

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Terrifying CCTV footage shows Adam Merkitt, 36, and Andrew Bluck, 37, charge up to the manager of a shop outside the store in Eaton Socon, in St Neots, Cambs., and drag him inside.The footage, captured shortly after 6am on November 9, 2019, then shows the two men, wearing black balaclavas and armed with an axe, grab another three members of staff within a minute.

British Transport Police respond to video of ‘brute force’ arrest of boy, 16, at Kings Cross station

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British Transport Police have said they will be reviewing the arrest of a teenager screaming in apparent pain at Kings Cross station, as concerned passengers filmed the incident.Officers were seen pushing over members of the public who tried to film the arrest of the 16-year-old boy as he got off a train at the busy platform.BTP have said the incident will be “reviewed by a senior officer”.

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