A hoax bomb threat was sent to more than 400 schools across the UK this morning forcing some to evacaute and creating panic among parents.
The hoaxer demanded $5,000 or a bomb which was on the grounds of the school would be detonated.
Dozens of schools in England were evacuated following the
Cops were called to reports of an armed robbery of a vehicle in Hackney, East London, late last night.
A police firearm was discharged and a man was injured after officers attended an address in Mandeville Street, Clapton, shortly before 11pm.
He was taken by London Ambulance Service to Royal London Hospital.
A murder investigation has been launched into the death of Russian dissident Nikolai Glushkov.
His body was found on Monday evening at his home at New Malden in south west London.
A post mortem gave the cause of death as compression to the neck and police say no one has been arrested.
Hundreds of homes have been evacuated in Croydon, south London, after a car reportedly smashed into a gas pipe.
Police and firefighters rushed to the scene after the car hit an energy plant.
No-one has been injured or arrested, but homes in the area are being evacuated amid reports of a gas
The Army have moved into a Dorset town as residents have been told 'not to leave their homes' over the 'investigation into the Russia spy poisoning.'
The north Dorset town of Gillingham is believed to be on lockdown in connection to the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and
None has developed any symptoms so far, Wiltshire’s Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills told a public meeting.
Det Sgt Nick Bailey, seriously ill from exposure after racing to help the two targets, was visited in hospital by Theresa May yesterday.
Mr Mills said he is stable.
The investigation involves 200 military staff, 220
The shocking revelations revealed the glazed fire doors could only withstand a blaze for 15 minutes - not the 30 minutes advertised - in another damning blow to residents.
The Met Police announced the developments as it continues a “comprehensive” investigation into the tragedy which left 71 dead last June.
A 14-year-old boy gunned down outside a London tube station has suffered "life changing" injuries.
Police say the teenage victim was shot near Seven Sisters underground station in north London late last night.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a "stable" condition.
But detectives from the
A woman has died after setting herself on fire outside a school in south west London.
Pupils are believed to have witnessed the fireball horror in Richmond on Monday afternoon.
The woman is believed to have set her clothes on fire before she was engulfed in flames next to Pesthouse Common outside
Medics could not revive the victim, in her 50s, who may have collapsed due to cold temperatures.
Sussex Police investigating the death just after 6am on Saturday in Bognor Regis found nothing suspicious.
She was discovered soon after dawn on Saturday and police immediately launched an investigation.
However, they found nothing to suggest
A smiling knifeman who stabbed his friend to death on the top deck of a London bus after an all-day booze binge has been jailed for over 21 years.
Crazed John Doherty, 39, knifed Archie Sheppard multiple times after he fell asleep on the 189 double-decker in Marylebone early on April
Ex-firearms officer Carol Howard posed with a semi-automatic rifle to promote efforts to protect London in the 2012 Olympics.
She won a £37,000 payout from the Met in 2015 after saying she was bullied as one of two black officers in the 700-strong Diplomatic Protection Group.
The 39-year-old single mum is now
A man has died and his friend is “critical” after a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a four-star London hotel.
The pair - both Spaniards - have been named as Marcos Cervera and Esteban Garcia.
Cervera, the dead man, is understood to be from Majorca.
The hotel has been named in Spain as
A murder probe is underway after a young man was stabbed to death in a "sustained" broad daylight attack in south London.
The 20-year-old was found with serious knife wounds in Croydon, on Monday evening.
He died at the scene, in Albert Road, South Norwood.
Police said the alarm was raised
A murder probe has been launched after a dad and two children were found dead at the bottom of cliffs while a mum was found fatally stabbed more than 80 miles away.
Just before 6pm yesterday, Scotland Yard was called to a property in Twickenham, south west London, where the body
Katie Hopkins has been slammed for a tweet which appeared to connect the placing of an East London mosque with a gas explosion police have already blamed on a faulty fridge.
The Metropolitan Police have insisted a blast in Romford at lunchtime today was NOT terror related -
Police are responding to reports of an explosion in the Harold Hill area of northeast London.
Homes have been evacuated and a large part of the area has been closed off by emergency services after reports of an explosion in a building along a parade of shops.
The incident occurred about 1.30pm
This is the moment a thug repeatedly kicked a McDonald's customer in the head in front of horrified diners and staff.
The victim cowered in a ball on the floor of the restaurant while his attacker mercilessly beat him.
A 30-second clip shows that the pair got into
Two men have died and another five have been injured after a fire tore through flats above two shops.
The blazed ripped through two units in Tolworth, south west London, at around 5am this morning.
Smoke could still be seen rising from the buildings more than three hours
BRITAIN’S leading counter-terrorism cop tonight warned of a twin peril facing the country from neo-Nazis and Islamic-inspired attackers.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley revealed that four terrorist plots involving right wing fanatics have been foiled since the Westminster attacks last March.
It compares to 10 Islamic terrorist conspiracies which
This is the bizarre moment when police hopped on a London bus in pursuit of a suspect trying to escape on foot.
A CCTV camera installed at a convenience store captured the scenes.
A man can be seen in footage charging along a path at night in an unknown part
They are the scourge of the London streets - thieves on mopeds who target people walking along pavements to steal mobile phones and handbags.
They zoom up and down busy streets looking for innocent members of the public whose mind might be elsewhere and then swoop at
One of the teenagers stabbed to death during a night of violence in London had fled to safety in Britain from the Somalian civil war.
Abdikarim Hassan, 17, was murdered on the Peckwater Estate in Kentish town, north London, as he visited a corner shop.
He was killed just hours
Victim's of taxi rapist John Worboys have been forced to crowdfund legal costs years after he was given £166,000 in legal aid.
Worboys was awarded the money to cover his defence costs following his arrest and trial in 2009, official figures reveal.
But his victims have recently failed to qualify
This is the first picture of a 17-year-old stabbed to death in north London last night before a 20-year-old was murdered after being hacked to death in the middle of a street.
Teenager Abdikarin Hassan was stabbed to death as he was playing football near his house.
The teen had
The Metropolitan Police have apologised for failing two of taxi rapist John Worboys' victims after losing a Supreme Court challenge of a ruling which led to the women winning compensation.
The women were awarded £22,250 and £19,000 respectively after the High Court ruled that the Met were liable to
The Financial Times building has been evacuated and Southwark bridge has been cordoned off due a to suspicious package.
Police were called to the scene and a witness said there were sniffer dogs and fire engines at the scene.
A Met Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at
A British Airways engineer killed in a runway smash at Heathrow Airport will be remembered as a "kind, generous and chatty" man, his colleagues said.
John Coles, 44, died after two vehicles crashed on the tarmac at Terminal 5 yesterday morning.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at
A man has died just a few yards from an entrance to the Houses of Parliament.
Police and paramedics were called after 7am today to the scene at Westminster Tube station in central London.
The man was found unresponsive, and later died, in an area of the underpass where rough
A man died after two vehicles crashed on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport this morning.
Emergency services rushed to Terminal 5 at around 6am following reports of an "serious accident" involving two members of staff.
One man, in his 40s, went into cardiac arrest on the taxiway, between the departure