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Pensioner robbed of holiday euros in 'sickening' attack

A pensioner was seriously injured after being assaulted and robbed of the 4,000 euro (£2,895) he had just exchanged ahead of a holiday.

Police described the attack on the 84-year-old man as "sickening" and said they suspect the person responsible had targeted the victim, following him from the money exchange shop he had just been to.

The 84-year-old had just exchanged 4,000 euro for a trip abroad. Credit: PA Wire

The man remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, the Metropolitan Police said, and is awaiting surgery for a broken leg after the incident at Wades Hill, Enfield, north London on Saturday afternoon.

The suspect, described as an Eastern European man in his mid to late 20s, of medium build with short black hair and a moustache, left the scene in a grey Audi car.

Detective Constable John McCarthy, from Enfield CID, said:

This was a vicious and sickening attack on a vulnerable elderly man who had exchanged money ahead of a holiday with his wife. There is a strong indication that he was targeted and followed by the suspect from the money exchange shop in Oakwood.

– Detective Constable John McCarthy

Met Police officer disciplined over 'joke' Facebook posts

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A police officer has been disciplined after he posted a "joke" on Facebook about sexual assaults by Rolf Harris.

The Metropolitan Police constable was handed a final written warning about his internet activity by bosses last year.

A Freedom of Information response from the force said the officer "posted a joke about sexual assaults on minors by Rolf Harris".

The PC also "openly criticised" the force and posted a status about police community support officers which "attracted a number of negative comments from friends".

Scotland Yard confirmed that a misconduct hearing took place in December in which a Pc faced allegations related to the posting of inappropriate comments on social media.

The panel found an allegation of "discreditable conduct" was proved. The officer, who has not been identified, remains in his post.


Police attacked by bottle-throwing mob in east London

A masked mob pelted police with missiles as they attended the scene of a stabbing.

The "volatile" crowd of around 30 people covered their faces and threw bottles at officers during the incident in Hackney last night.

Police were called to Chatsworth Road at around 11.30pm after an 18-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body.

No officers were injured during the trouble, while one pursued and apprehended a suspect "despite continuing threats from a volatile crowd", a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.

Terror plot suspects face further custody

Four men arrested in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot just two days before Remembrance Sunday will be held for a further seven days.

Counter-terror police detained the men, aged 19 to 27, on Thursday night at locations across west London and High Wycombe in the Thames Valley area, Scotland Yard said.


19-year-old held in counter-terror probe is Yousaf Syed

A 19-year-old man arrested at an address in High Wycombe by counter-terrorism officers is Yousaf Syed, ITV News understands.

He was one of four men arrested across Thames Valley and west London overnight in relation to an alleged Islamist terror plot.

Eight addresses searched in Met's counter-terror probe

Eight addresses across Thames Valley and west London are being searched as part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, Scotland Yard has said.

Searches are taking place at three properties in High Wycombe along with addresses in Greenford, Hounslow, Hayes, Southall and Uxbridge.

Police confirmed four men arrested overnight in relation to an alleged Islamist terror plot remain in custody pending further enquiries.

The Metropolitan Police statement confirmed officers from Counter Terrorism Command were "working closely" with their colleagues in SE Counter Terrorism Unit and MI5.

Window pane seen cracked after terror police raid

A window pane at the door of one of the properties in High Wycombe searched by counter-terror police has been seen cracked after the initial raid.

The property, on West Wycombe Road, was one of two addresses on separate streets in the town being searched after the earlier arrests. Credit: ITV News
The left-hand window pane shows the cracked lines after the door was apparently forced open. Credit: ITV News

Four men were held in Thames Valley and west London in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot.

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