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Biker stopped in his tracks by police on horseback after they catch him pulling a wheelie

A biker who thought he'd got away with pulling a wheelie in the square mile was given a dressing down by mounted police officers who caught him red handed.

The rider recorded the whole event on a head camera, which shows him speeding through a 20 mile an hour zone in the middle of the City only to be stopped by an officer who rides his horse into the middle of the road.

When the motorcyclist protests the policeman is having none of it, telling him "I ride one of them - don't give me any of your old flannel".

The biker then asks if he should turn the camera off, to which the police officer replies "No, leave it on - then you can show your friends the big telling off you got from the policeman on the horse".

The biker shared the video on YouTube, where it has now clocked up more than 34,000 hits.

"We intend to make the building even better" says new owner

"We intend to make the building even better" says new owner Safra Group Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

"The acquisition of 30 St Mary Axe is consistent with our real estate strategy of investing in properties that are truly special – at the best locations within great cities. While only ten years old, this building is already a London icon that is distinguished from others in the market, with excellent value growth potential. We intend to make the building even better and more desirable through active ownership that will lead to a range of enhancements that will benefit tenants."

– Safra Group

Building had guide price of £650m

The iconic skyscraper, at 30 St Mary Axe, is known as the Gherkin because of its distinctive shape.

According to the Financial Times, the group - headed by billionaire Brazilian businessman Joseph Safra - paid £726m for the 180m high Norman Foster-designed tower.

The building was put up for sale earlier this year with a guide price of £650m.

The Gherkin: the second tallest tower in the City of London Credit: John Walton/PA Archive

The Gherkin is the second tallest tower in the City of London and the sixth tallest in London.

New Lord Mayor blessed at St Paul's

The new Lord Mayor, Alan Yarrow, has been blessed at St Paul's Cathedral as part of the Lord Mayor's Show - which sees him riding through the City's streets in a golden carriage to celebrate taking over as the head of the City of London Corporation for the next year.

The Mayor is escorted from his carriage Credit: ITV News
Alan Yarrow is blessed as he takes over as the new Lord Mayor Credit: ITV News

The golden carriage is at the end of a huge parade which has been working its way through the city this afternoon - and will culminate in a fireworks display at 5.15pm.

The new Lord Mayor waves from his carriage Credit: ITV News
The Lord Mayor gives a thumbs up to the crowds Credit: ITV News

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Pedestrian killed after being hit by a lorry in the City

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry in the City of London. Police were called to Camomile Street shortly before 11am.

In a statement, London Ambulance Service said: "Our staff treated a pedestrian - a man reported to be in his 20s. He was taken as a priority to the Royal London hospital in a serious condition."

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