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UK NEWS: “PEACE KEEPERS” ABUSING CHILDREN IN AFRICA AND HAITI

Children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers, says a leading UK charity. Children in post-conflict areas are being abused by the very people drafted into such zones to help look after them, says Save the Children. After research in Ivory Coast, southern Sudan and Haiti, the charity proposed an international watchdog be set up. A 13-year-old girl, “Elizabeth” described to the BBC how 10 UN peacekeepers gang-raped her in a field near her Ivory Coast []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER FOUND DEAD IN PARK, THREE YOUTHS ARRESTED

Amar Aslam was found beaten to death Three youths have been arrested after the battered body of a teenager was found in a park in West Yorkshire. Amar Aslam, aged 17, was found “brutally” attacked in Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury at 1930 BST on Sunday. Mr Aslam, of Dewsbury, was found with head injuries in a walled garden by two members of the public. Two youths aged 15 and a man aged 20 are being questioned by detectives at separate police []

UK NEWS: FATHER PLACES BLAME AT SOCIAL SERVICES DOOR OVER 7 YEAR OLD KHYRA ISHAQ’S DEATH

The father of a seven-year-old girl who allegedly starved to death has called what happened “absolutely disgraceful”. An independent inquiry has been launched into the death of Khyra Ishaq, of Handsworth, Birmingham. Angela Gordon, 33, and Junaid Abuhamza, 29, have been charged with neglect in connection with her death. Ishaq Abu Zaire vowed to find out what happened to his daughter. Birmingham City Council has said Khyra was not in its care at the time of her death. Speaking for the first []

UK NEWS: CHRIS ROCK SET TO BREAK COMEDY GIG RECORD

US comedian Chris Rock is set to enter the record books later for having the largest UK comedy audience. The 43-year-old is due to perform to a crowd of 15,000 fans at London’s O2 arena in the first of two shows. Guinness World Records officials will be there to ensure its rules are met. They will announce if the attempt has been successful after the show.  Continue Reading…

UK NEWS: NEGLECT CHARGE OVER GIRL’S DEATH

A woman and man have been charged with neglect after the death of a seven-year-old girl. Khyra Ishaq, of Leyton Road in Handsworth, Birmingham, was taken to hospital on Saturday where she was pronounced dead. Tests are continuing to find the cause of Khyra’s death. Angela Gordon, 33, and 29-year-old Junaid Abuhamza were charged with neglect at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The pair, believed to be Khyra’s mother and stepfather, were remanded in custody until 28 May. Valerie Frances, the sister []

UK NEWS: VICAR’S DAUGHTER LEAPS TO HER DEATH, TO FLEE BULLIES

Rosimeiri Boxall plunged 30ft to her death A vicar’s daughter leapt out of a window and plunged to her death in a desperate attempt to escape teenage bullies, police believe. Rosimeiri Boxall, 19, fell 30ft as she tried to get away from her ordeal in a bedsit used as temporary accommodation for homeless people. At first police believed the teenager had been pushed or thrown from the third-floor window of the Victorian building near Greenwich, south London, but are now confident she []

UK NEWS: TEENAGERS ARRESTED OVER OXFORD STREET STABBING DEATH / MURDER VICTIM WAS ALSO SET TO STAND TRIAL FOR HORRIFIC RAPE ATTACK

Police say Steven Bigby was stabbed after a drink was thrown Two teenagers have been arrested by police investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in London’s West End. Steven Bigby, 22, was stabbed in the chest soon after leaving a McDonald’s restaurant on Oxford Street with friends on Monday afternoon. Detectives arrested two men aged 18 and 19 in connection with the killing. Police said Mr Bigby died after two groups clashed in a “spontaneous incident”. A knife has been recovered from []

UK NEWS: JIMMY MIZEN – MAN ARRESTED FOR HIS MURDER

The prime suspect in the murder of altar boy Jimmy Mizen is on the run and may have already fled abroad.   Police have issued an all-ports warning to stop the 19-year-old, who is of Turkish origin and is believed to be known to the Mizen family. A warrant for his arrest has been issued to all police forces in the country but it is feared he may already have flown to northern Cyprus, which has no extradition treaty with the UK. []

UK NEWS: OXFORD STREET STAB VICTIM NAMED

A man murdered in Oxford Street, Britain’s busiest shopping district, was stabbed in a row after a drink was thrown, police said. A post mortem examination is being carried out on Steven Bigby, 22, of north London, but “the early indication is that he died from a single stab wound to the chest”, according to the Metropolitan Police’s acting Deputy Chief Inspector Bob Mahoney. The murder took place after two groups of black men clashed in London’s bustling Oxford Street outside a []

UK NEWS: MISSING – TANISHA HARVEY (FOUND!)

Tanisha has been missing from Brockley, south east London, since 23 March 2008. Her current whereabouts remain unknown. There is great concern for Tanisha’s welfare and she is urged to get in touch. Tanisha can call the confidential Runaway Helpline on Freefone 0808 800 70 70 or email seensomeone@missingpeople.org.uk Tanisha is 5ft 6in tall, of slim build with light brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair.  When she went missing she was wearing a blue t-shirt and black jogging trousers. Reports suggest that Tanisha []