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”. […]
After reading this story I just laid my head down on my desk, sighed and then laughed. MADNESS! Via The Independent The sign language interpreter used by the African National Congress during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service at Johannesburg FNB football stadium yesterday was a fake, it has been claimed today. Bruno Druchen, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said the unnamed man seen on television next to leaders such as US President Barack Obama “was moving his hands […]
BBC News reports that South African president Jacob Zuma has announced that Nelson Mandela has sadly passed away. He was 95 years old. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” Mr Zuma said. Rest In Peace Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Freedom fighter.
BBC News reports that actor Paul Walker (40) died yesterday afternoon in a car crash in California. The Fast & Furious star was a passenger in a Porsche sports car driven by a friend – who also died – when it crashed north of Los Angeles. Walker was said to be attending a charity event at the time. … This is really sad and shocking news to wake up to. Rest In Peace Paul Walker.
Felix Dexter’s friends/former colleagues actress Judith Jacob and comedian Angie Le Mar share insights of their friendship with the late star, who died earlier this month following a battle with multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Rest In Peace Felix Dexter.
Police have arrested a man after a young woman was fatally shot in Kilburn while out celebrating her birthday in the early hours of Saturday morning. 24-year-old Sabrina Moss (who was also the mother of one child), from the Neasden area, died in hospital on Saturday morning. Another 24-year-old woman also suffered gunshot injuries and is recovering in hospital. It has been reported that before the shooting Sabrina was talking to a group of people when two black males approached, opened fire and […]