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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 []

UK NEWS: 16 YEAR OLD BOY MURDERED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

Murdered: 16 year old Jimmy Mizen A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was murdered in a bakers’ shop in Lee (South East London) this morning. Police were called to reports of an assault at the Three Cooks shop at the junction of Burnt Ash Hill and Woodyates Road at 11.50am today (May 10). The victim was a local boy, Jimmy Mizen – believed to have been a pupil at St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School in Foots Cray Road. He was working in the bakery when []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER’S KILLERS SENTENCED!

Two teenagers found guilty of murdering 16-year-old schoolboy Kodjo Yenga have been given life sentences. Kodjo was stabbed in the heart in March 2007 after being ambushed by a gang, including two girls, armed with knives and bats in Hammersmith, west London. Tirrell Davis, 17, from Shepherd’s Bush, west London, and Brandon Richmond, 14, from Hammersmith, were ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years. Three other youths were given 10-year custodial sentences for manslaughter. Michael Williams, 14, from West Kensington, west []

UK NEWS: JAMAICAN SOLDIER SUES OVER ‘RACIST BULLIES’

Kerry Hylton A Jamaican soldier who claims he suffered racial abuse at the hands of superior officers is suing the Army for £50,000. Private Kerry Hylton said he was called a “black bastard” and other racist insults while serving at barracks in Birdcage Walk, near Buckingham Palace. The 33-year-old also claims his wife and children were left in fear after locks at their married quarters were repeatedly superglued shut in a hate campaign. Pte Hylton, of Woolwich, said the ordeal was forcing []