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Right Said Fred: 'I'm too sexy NOT to get tested'

London band Right Said Fred have launched a campaign to encourage people to get tested for Hepatitis C.

The band, who are famous for the song "I'm Too Sexy", have made a documentary about being tested. In it they discuss how their lifestyle choices have put them at a higher risk of contracting the disease.

The most common cause of infection is the sharing of needles to inject recreational drugs. But the band says there are risks associated with anabolic steroid use, tattoos, piercings or acupuncture which are less commonly known and need to be exposed.

It's estimated that over 60,000 people have been infected with hepatitis C in London.

Police inquiry following Stephen Lawrence corruption

An inquiry into undercover policing will open today. Home Secretary Theresa May ordered the inquiry last year after it was found that police placed someone in the Stephen Lawrence campaign group to spy on the family of the murdered teenager.

Theresa May gives a statement following a report examining the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. Credit: PA

May describes undercover policing as "essential", but says there's a need to restore the public's confidence in the tactic.


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Met Police launches investigation into Lord Sewel

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into allegations of drug use by Lord Sewel and executed a warrant on an address in central London at 6pm, saying no arrests have been made at this stage.

Officers enter a property on Dolphin Square Credit: Pool

The force said one complaint had been received but added the investigation had already begun when this was raised.

An officer leads a police dog out of Dolphin Square Credit: Pool

The Metropolitan Police Service has today, Monday, July 27, launched a criminal investigation into allegations of drug-related offences involving a member of the House of Lords. A warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, was today granted at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The warrant was executed at 6pm at an address in central London by officers from the Special Enquiry Team of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC).

No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

One complaint in relation to this matter has been received. Our investigation commenced prior to this.

– Metropolitan Police statement


Police appeal for schizophrenic man after death in Acton

Police have issued an urgent appeal following the death of a woman in Acton this morning.

Detectives have launched a murder inquiry and are appealing to speak to Michael Meanza, a 74-year-old man who has been missing since.

Michael Meanza has not been seen since early this morning. Police are advising the public not to approach him. Credit: Met Police.

Meanza has been missing from a supported living centre for vulnerable people.

It is believed the women who died was a member of staff at the facility.

Meanza suffers from schizophrenia and requires regular medication which it is believed he does not have with him.

Police say anyone who sees him should call 999 instead of approaching him directly.

He is described as a white man with large build. He may be wearing light trousers, a dark blue hooded top, white trainers and a cap. He may also be carrying a portable radio.

We are the very early stages of this murder investigation, but I am keen to speak to Michael Meanza in connection with the incident.

I would urge anyone who sees him to contact the police immediately and not approach him.

I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone else who may have information about his whereabouts to contact the police. I would like to reassure them that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.

– Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge
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