The “Heroine of Hackney”, whose moving speech against the riots was seen around the world after being filmed by Matthew Moore, has been identified as a local jazz singer.
13.35 Photographer Amy Weston - who took the picture of the woman jumping from a burning house in Croydon yesterday
London and UK riots: live
Rolling coverage of the violence that has engulfed London and other cities, as Prime Minister David Cameron returns to chair emergency response meeting.
Britain’s most senior Asian police officer invented a claim of assault, threatened and then falsely arrested an innocent man with whom he had disagreed about a website, a court heard today.
Commander Ali Dizaei, of the Metropolitan Police, had Waad Al-Baghdadi arrested and held for more than 24 hours after the pair got into an argument outside a restaurant in west London, Southwark Crown Court was told.
[via The Independent]