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Man brutally attacked in own home 'felt utterly stupid'

A burglary victim who was left with life-changing injuries after being beaten by masked men in his home told This Morning he felt "utterly stupid" after the attack.

University lecturer Paul Kohler explained it was not out-of-ordinary for the doorbell to ring at 10pm at his London home as he has four teenage daughters and "the door's always going".

University lecturer Paul Kohler speaks to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford.
University lecturer Paul Kohler speaks to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Credit: ITV/This Morning

Asked what was going through his mind at the time of the attack, he said, "You're totally bewildered of course and you feel totally stupid because your home is where you feel most secure, and suddenly you've let this hostile force into your home".

Mr Kohler, whose wife and children were upstairs when his attackers burst in, said, "You realise these people have started hitting, you know you've got vulnerable members of the family upstairs so you try and fight back."

Watch the full interview on the This Morning website

Police appeal to trace missing 12-year-old boy

Police are trying to trace a 12-year-old boy who went missing from his home more than 48 hours ago.

Rochaan Cookhorn was last seen in the Buckstone Road area of Edmonton, north London, at 6pm on Friday when he left the house with a group of friends.

Scotland Yard said it was "out of character" for him to be missing for so long and officers are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Rochaan Cookhorn
Rochaan Cookhorn Credit: Metropolitan Police

Rochaan is black, 5ft 7ins and has short black hair. When he was last seen, he was wearing a red vest top, blue jeans and black trainers.

Anyone with information on where he may be is asked to call police on 020 8345 3332 or 101.

Find the latest on ITV London.


Football fans arrive in London for ticket price protest

Football fans have begun arriving in London calling for cheaper season tickets after 13 Premier League clubs raised their prices this year.


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Guns stash found buried under garden gnomes

A machine gun, a revolver and gun parts were found hidden beneath garden gnomes in a suburban back garden, in south east London.

The weapons were wrapped in plastic and concealed under a paving slab surrounded by pot plants and the gnomes, Scotland Yard said.

The guns were found buried under gnomes in the suburban garden.
The guns were found buried under gnomes in the suburban garden. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Two men have been charged with three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and will appear in court today, while a woman was arrested and bailed.

Officers found the stash - a MAC-10 machine gun and magazine, a Smith and Wesson .44 revolver and the barrel and cylinder for a Smith and Wesson .44 - when they raided the property yesterday.


Benedict Cumberbatch: Finally I can 'photobomb' myself

Benedict Cumberbatch joked, "Finally I can photobomb myself" after the Sherlock star prepared for his likeness to grace Madame Tussauds in London.

Cumberbatch, who famously "photobombed" stars including U2 on the Oscars red carpet, said it was a "weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of talent already committed to wax".

Benedict Cumberbatch famously photobombed U2 on the Oscars red carpet.
Benedict Cumberbatch famously photobombed U2 on the Oscars red carpet. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

"It's an extraordinary experience," he said after sculptors and technicians took dozens of measurements and photographs for the waxwork.

"Also my agents will be thrilled, they've wanted a clone of me for some time," Cumberbatch added.

Police apology over 'inexcusable' Cherry Groce failings

The country's most senior police chief has apologised 'unreservedly' and said it was 'inexcusable' that it had taken until now to say sorry for police failings which contributed to the death of Cherry Groce, whose shooting by an officer triggered the 1985 Brixton riots.

Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "I apologise unreservedly for our failings.

"I also apologise for the inexcusable fact that it has taken until now for the Met to make that public apology. Sadly this means that the person that most deserved to hear that apology, those words that we are sorry, is no longer here.

"Mrs Groce bore her suffering with dignity, and her story is a powerful reminder to all our officers of our responsibilities where we use force or plan for its possible use."

Read: 'Police failures' contributed to death of Cherry Groce

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