A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old school girl Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh. Shereka was fatally shot in the neck on Saturday (March 22) at a house in Hackney Wick. The teen will appear today (March 24) at Stratford Magistrates Court. Two 16-year-old boys previously arrested on suspicion of her murder have been released without charge. … This news saddens and sickens me. I have so many questions…… Rest In Peace Shereka-Fab Ann Marsh.
Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce was shot and paralysed from the waist down after armed police raided her home looking for her son. This incident sparked the 1985 Brixton riots . After 30 years the Metropolitan police has grudgingly apologised to the family of Cherry Groce for the shooting. Due to the injuries sustained at the hands of an armed policeman, doctors gave the mother of six 10 years to live. Cherry lived for 26 years and died in 2011. Official documents show that pathologists believe the […]
It has been reported that BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died at his home in London. He was 41 years old. Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme. One of Ghana’s best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said on Twitter that his country had lost one of its finest ambassadors. BBC Global News Director Peter Horrocks […]
The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for “wrongly” telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot dead in 2011. Via BBC News The Independent Police Complaints Commission’s chair Dame Anne Owers met the family of Mr Duggan on Tuesday. The IPCC said it would look into how “police responded to intelligence”. It also promised to interview some “key witnesses” who had previously declined to speak and those whose accounts were “inconsistent with other […]
Via BBC News Tottenham MP David Lammy has said he refused to attend a vigil for Mark Duggan because he did not want to share a platform with “anarchist groups”. He told The Andrew Marr Show he did not want to appear with “people that don’t accept that a jury laboured and reached a decision”. Up to 500 people gathered at Tottenham Police Station on Saturday. On Wednesday, an inquest jury concluded Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot dead […]
Via BBC News Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots in England in 2011, was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has concluded by a majority of 8 to 2. The 29-year-old was shot dead by armed officers in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London. Following the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice, his aunt Carole Duggan said her nephew had been “executed”. Mr Duggan’s brother Shaun Hall said: “We still fight for justice.” There were angry scenes outside the courts, […]
Actor James Avery who played Phillip Banks (‘uncle Phil’) in the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bell Air has died. He was 65 years old. Avery’s publicist told Sky News he died from complications following open-heart surgery in Glendale, California, on Tuesday afternoon. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara, his mother, Florence Avery, and his step-son, Kevin Waters. Rest In Peace James Avery.
ITV news reports the victim of a fatal nightclub shooting in London’s West End has been named as Hassan Isman Omer. The 31 year old man from Poplar was shot at a private function inside the Avalon nightclub on Shaftesbury Avenue in the early hours of Thursday morning. Hassan suffered multiple gunshot wounds and later died in hospital. Two men, aged 31 and 34, arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until February, as inquiries continue. Police are urging any witnesses to […]
The sign language interpreter who appeared at Nelson Mandela’s memorial and was later exposed as being a fake has been named, and claims he suffered a schizophrenic episode on stage that left him unable to do his job properly. Thamsanqa Jantjie told the Johannesburg Star: “There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in”. […]