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Man arrested after cop stabbed in head

Cooks Road in Walworth where the incident took place Credit: Google Maps

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a police officer was stabbed in the head in south London.

Police were called to Cooks Road, Walworth, shortly after 8pm yesterday, where they had been told a violent man armed with a knife had picked up a baby.

When they arrived, the police tried to speak to the man. He put the child down, but then attacked the officers.

One PC, in his 30s, suffered stab injuries to his head and shoulder. He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The attacker was arrested and is currently in custody at a south London police station. An investigation into the incident is underway.

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Man and four-year-old girl found dead by police

Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

A man believed to be in his 40s and a girl thought to be four years old have been found dead at a property in Notting Hill.

Police were called to an address in Colville Square shortly before 8pm yesterday, following concerns for the welfare of people living there.

Officers forced their way in and found the two bodies. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service.

The deaths are being treated as unexplained.

A woman in her 30s has been arrested in connection with the deaths and is currently in custody. Police are not looking for anyone else as part of the investigation. They are in the process of informing family members. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.


Full video appears to show missing British schoolgirls

CCTV footage has been released which appears to show three British schoolgirls, who it is feared have entered Syria to join Islamic State.

The images were released by Turkish news channel A Haber.

The three girls, believed to be Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase, are seen at a bus station in Istanbul in the video.

They can be seen leaving a part of the station in the early hours of the next morning along with other passengers and walking along snow-covered pavements into a busy departure lounge.

In the footage, the girls are shown wrapped up in heavy winter jackets, two with furry hoods pulled up, and carrying packed sports bags and holdalls.

Sunny spells and blustery showers in the north and west

Sunny spells and blustery showers in the north and west Credit: Met Office

Gales in the northeast at first will ease during the day. There'll be sunny spells and blustery showers, especially in the north and west, where they will be heavy and turning increasingly wintry.

Further south over England and Wales this afternoon, a band of heavy, squally showers will spread east and they may turn to sleet and snow over north Wales and northern England. Top temperature 11 Celsius (52F)

William hears harrowing stories of tsunami survivors

The Duke of Cambridge meets crowds of public. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge has heard the harrowing stories of Japanese tsunami survivors during a visit to communities devastated by the disaster.

William toured a coastal area that saw thousands killed and tens of thousands made homeless when the huge wage struck in 2011 after being triggered by an earthquake.

In the city of Ishinomaki he met Hiroyuki Takeuchi, the now-retired former chief reporter at the Ishinomaki daily newspaper which produced handwritten editions when the disaster struck.

The Duke of Cambridge examines the 2011 Tsunami high tide mark. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke was shown a muddy mark 8ft up an outside wall of a museum which showed how high the tsunami had reached in this part of the city.

Next he went upstairs to meet Shinichi and Ryoko Endo, who lost their three children, Hana, Kana and Kanta, all of them under 12. Mr Endo, a carpenter, has been closely involved in the work of reconstruction. They gave William a wooden charm against fire made out of tsunami rubble, including oak, as the national tree of Britain.

The Duke of Cambridge is greeted by Lion Dancers. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire


Model Lily Cole announces she is expecting her first child

Model Lily Cole announces she is expecting her first child Credit: Lily Cole/

British model Lily Cole has announced she expecting her first child with boyfriend Kwame Ferreira.

The 27-year-old took to her own website to announce the news that she was pregnant, saying, "The first known impossible baby is being born!

After working together for a long time Kwame and I fell in love, and I am very happy to share our news that we are expecting our first child together..."

The Cambridge graduate has not confirmed when the baby is due.

British model Lily Cole arrives at the Elle Style Awards in London in February. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment/Hubert Boesl/DPA/Press Association Images

Prince William tours city devastated by tsunami

The Duke of Cambridge is now on his way to China after a three day trip to Japan.

Earlier Prince William visited a Japanese coastal city to learn how communities coped with the devastating 2011 tsunami.

William toured Ishinomaki where more than 3,000 died and around 22,000 lost their homes when the city was deluged by a 28ft wave.

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