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E-Fit after girl is assaulted & left bruised on way to school

Police have released an E-Fit image of a man they are trying to trace after a 13-year-old girl was assaulted on her way to school near St Paul's.

E-Fit image of a man police are trying to trace Credit: City of London Police

The victim was walking along Cannon Street towards New Change on Friday 27th September around 8am.

She was grabbed from behind by a man who then tried to drag her off the footpath and up some steps into a small park area. The girl suffered some bruising and was left in a state of shock. She was able to fight him off and made her way to the nearest bus stop.


St Paul's sees visitor numbers double as more people holiday at home

Visitor numbers are up nearly 50 per cent at St Paul's Cathedral compared to last year as financially squeezed families choose to holiday at home. Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions said that nationally numbers at leading attractions were up 22 per cent.

More than 300,000 people have visited the V&A museum to see the _David Bowie is ..... _exhibition which ends this weekend and The British Museum in London has also seen big business.

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Thatcher funeral plans underway at St Paul's

The massive security operation planned for Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday is already being put in place at St Paul's Cathedral.

A lorry with huge steel road barriers waits close to St Paul's Cathedral ahead of Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Huge steel road and pedestrian barriers were among the materials transported to the site today, as construction workers began erecting a ring of security around the site

A fork-lift driver unloads steel road barriers that will be used in the ring of security around St. Paul's for Baroness Thatcher's funeral. Credit: PA

More than 2,000 politicians, dignitaries and celebrities are expected to head to the church from as early as 9am on Wednesday, ahead of the 11am service.


Protesters arrested

Eleven people have been arrested after a day of protest in London saw anti-capitalists from the Occupy movement pitch tents outside the Bank of England.

The arrests were made for public order offences linked to the demonstrations, leading to around 10 tents being set up, City of London Police said.

The protest by around 300 demonstrators was part of a global day of action which also took place in cities including New York, Athens and Madrid.

Several hundred people gather at St Paul's Cathedral

Occupy London protesters at St Paul's cathedral Credit: ITV News

Several hundred people have gathered outside St Paul's Cathedral for an Occupy London rally. It comes more than six months after members of the campaign group were prevented from occupying Paternoster Square.

Police and protesters outside St Paul's Cathedral Credit: ITV News

Instead, activists camped outside St Paul's Cathedral just yards away from the Stock Exchange and remained there for four and a half months. City of London Police say it has a "proportionate" operation in place around today's peaceful demonstration. St Paul's Cathedral remains open to visitors.

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