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The Rise of Man

In Mammal or Animal on December 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm


The Accidental Tourist

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A police officer and a community support officer have been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Ealing, west London.

In Crime Daily on December 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm

The attack occurred in Ealing Broadway, on Uxbridge Road.

Sky home affairs correspondent Mark White, reporting from the scene, said that the police officer was slashed across the throat after a routine bus ticket examination.

It is understood the suspected attacker was wanted for recall to prison.

A source said that when it became clear he was about to be arrested, the man pulled out a knife and attacked the officers.

Two police officers stabbed in Ealing.

Police blocked off busy Uxbridge Road (Pic: Portia Freno)

He said: “He has gone for the officers. The PCSO has been stabbed and the PC was stabbed in the head and suffered the worst of the injuries.”

The constable was taken to hospital and is serious but stable condition.

The PCSO suffered stab wounds to his head as he wrestled with the attacker and is also in hospital in a stable condition.

The incident took place opposite the Nationwide Building Society branch and outside The Parish Church of Christ the Saviour.

The suspected attacker, who is believed to be in his 30s, was arrested at the scene.

Sky’s crime correspondent Martin Brunt said police sources indicated that the officers were working on a safer transport patrol.

The officers recognised the man as being wanted by police and it appears at that stage he lashed out

Sky crime correspondent Martin Brunt

“The officers recognised the man as being wanted and it appears at that stage he lashed out,” Brunt said.

“Police are now satisfied this was the only man involved in the attack.”

Brunt said the PCSO apparently fought back and suffered defensive wounds during the attack, which occurred at about 3.05pm.

Sky understands the PC’s wounds are no longer considered life threatening.

Photo courtesy of Tom Rayner

Police kept the road sealed for forensic teams

At least ten police cars blocked off Uxbridge Road and major road diversions were put in place as forensic teams scoured the area as darkness fell.

Transport for London said Ealing Broadway station, which operates District and Central Line services, was not closed but buses were diverted.

London mayor Boris Johnson said he was “shocked” by the attack.

“Violence has no place on the streets of London,” he said.

Bailed WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange has to stay in jail

In The Vitriolic Potical Corner on December 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm


Bailed WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange has to stay in jail |

Judge Beatrice Bolton in F-word rant over dog conviction

In The Vitriolic Potical Corner on December 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm


Judge Beatrice Bolton in F-word rant over dog conviction |

Confidence Regained: Cui Bono!

In The Vitriolic Potical Corner on December 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has narrowly survived a no-confidence motion in the lower house of parliament.

Despite the victory, the future of Berlusconi’s centre-right government remains uncertain because his wafer-thin majority will make it difficult for him to pass legislation.

Shares in media company Mediaset, controlled by Berlusconi’s family, recovered ground and turned positive after the initial vote.

After a year overshadowed by corruption and sex scandals and an acrimonious split with former ally Gianfranco Fini that cost him a secure parliamentary majority, a day of reckoning arrived for Berlusconi after two-and-a-half years in power.

The 74-year-old media tycoon has repeatedly defied the sceptics, shrugging off a string of gaffes and scandals to win three elections and transform Italy’s political landscape since gaining power for the first time in 1994.

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