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'Cop cut out of car crash' as man arrested for attempted murder - Metro.co.uk
It is understood the police officer had to be cut out of the vehicle, while three colleagues were also injured.
One police officer has been left with serious injuries following the collision in south London (Picture: Sam Francis/BBC) A police officer has suffered potentially life-changing injuries and three others were rushed to hospital after they were involved in a crash with another vehicle. A man, in his 20s, who was driving the other car, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The squad car collided with the other vehicle shortly before 1.30pm on Tuesday, in Southwark, south east London. It is understood an officer had to be cut from the wreckage and was rushed to hospital with three other colleagues. One officer is still in hospital with potentially life-changing injuries, while another remains there with non life-threatening injuries. Two other officers have been discharged with minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to hospital but did not sustain serious injuries and was arrested over the incident. Another man who was also in the car is believed to have fled the scene. Police are continuing to search for him. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Met Police on 101. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our news page.
Humans to be deliberately infected with Covid in UK to speed up vaccine - Metro.co.uk
The UK is set to become the first country to deliberately infect people with the disease in a 'human challenge' trials.
The group of 90 participants will be aged 18 to 30 and will be closely monitored (Picture: Getty Images) Test subjects could be exposed to coronavirus in controlled settings from January in a bid to speed up vaccine development, officials have confirmed. The Government is backing so-called human challenge studies, whereby a small number of participants who have received jab will be purposefully exposed to Covid-19 to assess its efficacy. If approved, the UK would become the first country to deliberately infect people with the disease as part of a vaccination trial. The group of 90 participants will be aged 18 to 30 and will be carefully monitored to assess how the vaccine works and any possible side effects. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live It is hoped trials will start in January, with results expected by May 2021, pending approval from regulatory bodies and ethics committees. The Government announced that it is investing £33.6 million to back the studies in partnership with Imperial College London, hVIVO and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The aim of the research will initially be to discover the smallest amount of virus it takes to cause Covid-19 infection in small groups of healthy young people, who are at lowest risk of harm. It is hoped the human challenge study will help speed up vaccine development (Picture: AP) The studies will be carried out under strict conditions at the Royal Free Hospital in London and will feature healthy young adults, carefully selected by researchers, who will be compensated for their involvement. After the initial study, the volunteers will be tracked for a year. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: We are doing everything we can to fight coronavirus, including backing our best and brightest scientists and researchers in their hunt for a safe and effective vaccine. The funding announced today for these ground-breaking but carefully controlled studies marks an important next step in building on our understanding of the virus and accelerating the development of our most promising vaccines which will ultimately help in beginning our return to normal life. Lead researcher on the human challenge study Dr Chris Chiu, from Imperial College London, said: Our number one priority is the safety of the volunteers. No study is completely risk-free, but the Human Challenge Programme partners will be working hard to ensure we make the risks as low as we possibly can. The UKs experience and expertise in human challenge trials, as well as in wider Covid-19 science, will help us tackle the pandemic, benefiting people in the UK and worldwide. The Governments Vaccine Taskforce chairwoman Kate Bingham said: This research will improve understanding of the virus, the biology of the disease, the signs that a person is protected from infection or developing the disease, the vaccine candidates, and will help in making decisions about research, that it is carried out safely and based on up-to-date evidence. There is much we can learn in terms of immunity, the length of vaccine protection, and reinfection. Englands deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said: First, for the many vaccines still in the mid-stages of development, human challenge studies may help pick out the most promising ones to take forward into larger phase three trials. Second, for vaccines which are in the late stages of development and already proven to be safe and effective through phase three studies, human challenge studies could help us further understand if the vaccines prevent transmission as well as preventing illness. Volunteers would be tracked for a year after the initial study (Picture: Getty Images) It comes after the Governments chief scientific adviser warned it is unlikely that a coronavirus vaccine will stop the disease completely. Sir Patrick Vallance said the only disease to be completely eradicated is smallpox. Giving evidence to the joint Commons and Lords National Security Strategy Committee, he said future treatment of Covid-19 may become more like seasonal flu. Sir Patrick said that, over the next few months, it will become clear whether there are any vaccines that do protect, and how long for. He added that, while a number of candidates cause an immune response, only phase three trials will indicate whether they stop people from being infected. More: UK Last week Professor Van-Tam said a potential vaccine, produced by Oxford University and Astra Zeneca could enter the third stage of clinical trials in December and be rolled out just after Christmas. In a briefing to MPs, he said: We arent light years away from it. It isnt a totally unrealistic suggestion that we could deploy a vaccine soon after Christmas. That would have a significant impact on hospital admissions and deaths. So far the Government has signed agreements for 350 million doses from six different developers, with the Oxford project currently winning the race. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of jabs by Pfizer have already been manufactured at its plant in Puurs, Belgium, according to the Mail On Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of vaccines rolling off a production line in Belgium (Picture:Pfizer) The US pharmaceutical giants UK boss Ben Osborn said: It was great to see the first vial coming off the manufacturing line. It just brought a tremendous smile to my face to see all of this work actually result in a product. Up to 100 million doses could be made available this year, of which 40 million will end up in the UK. The company is reportedly planning to manufacture 1.3 billion jabs in 2021. The jab is currently being tested on 44,000 people. Everyone is expected to need at least two doses. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our news page.
Kylian Mbappe reveals what Paul Pogba told him about 'special' Marcus Rashford - Metro.co.uk
Kylian Mbappe is an admirer of Marcus Rashford (Picture: Getty) Kylian Mbappe says hes wary of the threat Marcus Rashford will pose against his Paris Saint-Germain side on Tuesday night because Paul Pogba constantly raves about the special Manchester United forward. Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side return to Paris for the first time since their famous last-16 win at the Parc des Princes in 2019, which effectively sealed the Norwegians appointment as full-time manager at the Theatre of Dreams. Rashford scored an injury-time penalty in the French capital to seal a 3-1 win in Paris and to overturn a 2-0 defeat in the first leg at Old Trafford. PSG have since reached the Champions League final but their dream of winning the trophy goes on and theyll be hoping to top a tough group consisting of United and RB Leipzig in order to boost their chances. Rashford and co. will be seeking all three points and Mbappe says hes all too aware of the forwards threat because hes been warned by international team-mate Pogba. Rashford scored an injury time penalty in his last game in Paris (Picture: Getty) Hes one of the most dangerous forward players in England, said Mbappe. Paul Pogba has spoken about how special he is and he doesnt talk about players in such a way often. When you take a penalty in that situation, how much practice you have put on the training ground doesnt matter. Its about confidence and hes a player who plays with so much confidence. United will be without Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani after the quartet failed to travel to France. Cavani had hoped to make his debut for the club against his former employers but hes had just two training sessions with the group and is not yet fit enough to feature. Axel Tuanzebe could feature for the first time in 2020 in Bailly and Maguires absence. MORE: Frank Lampard is playing Timo Werner out of position, claims Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Thousands rally across France in tribute to teacher beheaded - Metro.co.uk
Protestors held up placards in support of Samuel Paty, along with cartoons from the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Many have understood the murder to be an attack on French statehood and its values (Pictures: Getty) Thousands of demonstrators today gathered across France to pay tribute to a teacher who was beheaded by a terrorist for showing pupils cartoons of Islams Prophet Muhammad. Samuel Paty, 47, was decapitated on Friday evening after he is said to have shown a class, at College du Bois dAulne in Conflans-Saint-Honorine near Paris, controversial caricatures of the Prophet from satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. An 18-year-old man a refugee from the Russian republic of Chechnya who attacked the history and geography teacher, was shot dead by police after firing an airgun at them. Anti-terrorism officials said the man waited outside the school and asked pupils which teacher had shown the Prophet to them, before repeatedly stabbing Mr Paty. He then beheaded the teacher while shouting Allahu Akbar, or God is Great, according to witnesses. Vigils have been held across France today (Picture: Getty Images) History and Geography teacher Samuel Paty was fatally attacked close to the school on Friday (Picture: Rex) He then posted photographs of the victim to a Twitter account, under the name Abdoulakh A, saying: I have executed one of the dogs from hell who dared to put Muhammad down. On Sunday, thousands took to the streets in tribute to Mr Paty in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux and other major cities many of which are under a government-imposed 9pm curfew. French Prime Minister Jean Castex stood with citizens, associations and unions demonstrating in the capitals Place de la Republique, in support of freedom of speech and in memory of the teacher. Some held placards reading I am Samuel that echoed the I am Charlie rallying cry, after the 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo. A moments silence was held across the square, broken by applause and a rendition of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. Thousands of people gathered at Republique square in Paris (Picture: Getty Images) Protestors were dispersed ahead of the 9pm curfew in many major French cities (Picture: Getty Images) Many demonstrators wore face masks as they gathered waving the French flag (Picture: Getty Images) Many parents also left flowers at the schools gates and said their children were devastated and terrorised by the violence of such an act on their teacher. Police have been investigating whether the killer acted alone or with accomplices and have arrested 11 people in relation to the attack, including at least four of his relatives and a minor. The parents of two of Mr Patys students were also held in custody overnight, including a father who had lodged a formal complaint about the teachers actions and called for protests. Anti-terrorism minister Jean-Francois Ricard said a murder investigation with a suspected terrorist motive has been launched. He said that although the killer was not known to anti-terrorism police, his half-sister had joined the Islamic State group in Syria in 2014. Mr Ricard said he did not know her name or where she is currently located. Muslim leaders have condemned the horrific killing, which has been perceived by many as an attack on French statehood and its values of secularism, freedom of expression and religion. A protestor holds a copy of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (Picture: Getty Images) Many parents have said their children are devastated (Picture: Getty Images) The imam of a Bordeaux mosque told France Inter radio: Every day that passes without incident we give thanks. We are between hammer and anvil. It attacks the Republic, society, peace and the very essence of religion, which is about togetherness. A group of imams in the Lyon region held a special meeting on Sunday to discuss what the group called the appalling assassination of our compatriot by a terrorist who in the name of an uncertain faith committed the irreparable. US President Donald Trump was one of many global leaders to condemn the attack and referred to the killing on Saturday night during a political rally in Janesville, Wisconsin. He told the crowd: On behalf of the United States, Id like to extend my really sincere condolences to a friend of mine, President (Emmanuel) Macron of France, where they just yesterday had a vicious, vicious Islamic terrorist attack. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our news page.
Influencer who thought pandemic was hoax dies after catching Covid-19 - Metro.co.uk
Dad-of-three Dmitriy Stuzhuk warned his fans to take the coronavirus crisis seriously before he passed away this week.
Dmitriy Stuzhuk, 33, warned his followers Covid-19 was not a short-lived disease before he died (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) A fitness influencer who thought the coronavirus pandemic was a hoax has died with Covid-19 at age 33. Dmitriy Stuzhuk urged his one million Instagram followers to take the crisis seriously before he passed away this week. The dad-of-three told his fans: I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone. I was one who thought that Covid does not exist. Until I got sick. COVID-19 IS NOT A SHORT-LIVED DISEASE! And it is heavy. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live The former coronavirus denier caught the virus during a trip to Turkey and tested positive in hospital when he returned to his native Ukraine. He was discharged after eight days but was rushed back into hospital hours later when his condition rapidly deteriorated. Ex-wife Sofia, 25, said he was unconscious and his condition was extremely grave after the virus triggered heart complications. Coronavirus triggered heart problems for the fitness influencer (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) Dmitriy with former partner Sofia (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) The former coronavirus denier leaves behind three children (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) She wrote: Dima (Dmitriy) had problems with his cardiovascular system. His heart is not coping. He suffered clinical death but medics restarted his heart His state is extremely grave. No-one can do anything with this. I did everything I could so the father of my three children lives. But nothing depends on me now. A heartbroken Sofia later announced his death, saying: Only warm memories remain, three beautiful kids and valuable experience. Dmitriy shared three young children with his ex, who he separated from six months ago. After his death, Sofia said: Only warm memories remain, three beautiful kids and valuable experience. God, it is so terrible to realise that he is not with us anymore Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our news page.
Detective who nearly died from Salisbury Novichok poisonings quits force - Metro.co.uk
'I've had to admit defeat and accept that I can no longer do the job.'
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey says he admits defeat (Picture: AFP/Getty Images/REX/Shutterstock) A police officer who fell seriously ill after the Salisbury Novichok attack has quit the force because he can no longer do the job. Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey said on Twitter he had to admit defeat and is leaving the force after 18 years, adding the poisoning in March 2018 took so much from me. He was the first person to enter the home of Sergei Skripal after the Russian former double agent and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned on a park bench in the city. The Wiltshire Police officer was exposed to Novichok after going into the property, where the deadly nerve agent had been smeared on a door handle. In a series of tweets this afternoon, Mr Bailey said: After 18 years in the police force Ive had to admit defeat and accept that I can no longer do the job. I wanted to be a police officer since I was a teenager, I couldnt envisage doing anything else, which is why this makes me so sad. Like most police officers, Ive experienced my fair share of trauma, violence, upset, injury and grief. Mr Bailey said he wanted to be a police officer since he was a teenager and couldnt envisage doing anything else (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) We deal with it, take it on the chin and keep going because thats our job. But were still human and the impact this has shouldnt be underestimated. The events in Salisbury in March 2018 took so much from me and although Ive tried so hard to make it work, I know that I wont find peace whilst remaining in that environment. Policing will remain in my heart and I feel honoured and privileged to have been part of Wiltshire Police. Mr Bailey spent two weeks in intensive care after he was poisoned, during which time his wife and two daughters feared he would die. He made a third attempt to go back to work in June this year, describing how he couldnt deal with being in a police environment after efforts to return in September 2018 and in January 2019. Yulia and Sergei Skripal (pictured) survived the attack, but but the incident later claimed the life of Dawn Sturgess (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock) Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard wished Mr Bailey the greatest success for the future following his retirement, adding that the shocking and unprecedented events changed his life and his familys lives significantly. He added: It is impossible for any of us to fully understand the impact this event has had on Nick and his family, and the sacrifices they made in trying to come to terms with the situation. Nicks commitment to the service has never been questioned and this was further illustrated by him making several attempts to return to full duties. He represents the dedication and determination that all of us want to see in police officers across the country. Wiltshire Police Federation chairman Mark Andrews called Mr Bailey a valued colleague and said he would be missed by every police officer who he has come into contact with through his service. Forensic officers in gas masks investigate the nerve agent poisoning (Picture: PA) He added: What happened to Nick is unprecedented and I hope will never happen to any other police officer or any other British citizen again. I can only hope that one day the offenders will be brought to justice and Nick will be able to rest knowing that. I know both physically and mentally its been tough, but Nick showed the real resilience of an excellent police officer by continuing to fight. The Skripals survived the attack but the incident later claimed the life of Dawn Sturgess after she came into contact with a perfume bottle believed to have been used in the attack and then discarded. Her partner, Charlie Rowley, was left seriously ill but recovered. Two Russian nationals have been accused of travelling to the UK to try to murder Mr Skripal with Novichok. The suspects known by aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were caught on CCTV in Salisbury the day before the attack. Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement, with President Vladimir Putin claiming the two suspects were civilians. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our news page.
Coronavirus UK: Drinkers flock streets as London enters tier 2 - Metro.co.uk
People living in London are banned from mixing households indoors from today but can still meet in groups of six outdoors.
Thomas Partey spotted with first team squad in Manchester ahead of Arsenal debut - Metro.co.uk
The £45million signing trained with his new team-mates on Friday.
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Lancashire 'blackmailed and bullied' into accepting tier 3 lockdown - Metro.co.uk
The county will join Liverpool City region under the most severe coronavirus restrictions from midnight.
Another 1.5 million people in England will be placed under the toughest coronavirus restrictions this weekend as Lancashire moves into tier three (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) Lancashire leaders say they have been blackmailed and bullied into imposing the most severe coronavirus restrictions on residents. The county will move to a tier three lockdown from midnight tonight with towns including Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn joining Liverpool City in the very high category. A deal is said to have been thrashed out with Downing Street last night despite fierce opposition. South Ribble, Preston and Pendle Council leaders resisted Lancashire moving from tier two but claim they were warned their towns would become an island and isolated if they refused to cooperate. But Number 10 insisted it had worked in consultation with councils. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live Preston City Council leader, Matthew Brown, told how he fought to the bitter end for adequate support to be provided by the Government including a more generous job support scheme. But he said ultimately, he was left with no choice. He told Lancs Live: They have bullied us into a position where we have got a poor deal and it would have been even poorer if we stayed out of it. Shoppers in Preston, Lancashire, which moves into tier three from midnight (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) I was told wed be an island where people potentially couldnt travel outside of the city. South Ribble Councils leader, Paul Foster, also slammed the Governments lack of support, claiming the Treasury could easily afford it. They basically said they would place residents into more draconian measures in those districts that didnt agree to a deal. So when we said we couldnt agree to something not in the interests of our community, they basically said: Well you will do, or well do X, Y and Z to you. A parade of shops in Ormskirk, Lancashire, where households must not mix from midnight tonight (Picture: PA) Meanwhile Pendle leader, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, reiterated the bullying claims and insisted the deal would not work. He said: Lancashire leaders have been bullied by 10 Downing Street into accepting a deal that all sides know isnt enough to stop the virus. The decision, announced this morning, will prevent residents from socialising with other households and force hundreds of bars and pubs that dont serve food to close. Leaders fear it will crush the already fragile economy in the region and could leave people destitute. Prime Minister Boris Johnsons spokesperson said council leaders worked in consultation with the Government (Picture: PA) When quizzed about allegations of bullying, the Prime Ministers spokesman said: He (Boris Johnson) is very grateful that those council leaders in Lancashire have worked in consultation with the Government and have come on board. We want to continue to work with local authorities in other areas where we have significant concerns in order to seek to put in place further measures to control the virus. The spokesperson insisted that the Governments approach throughout was to work constructively with local authorities to ensure people received the right level of support. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our news page.