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Teen facing 15 charges in connection to London acid attacks

Teen facing 15 charges in connection to London acid attacks

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A teenager is facing multiple charges in connection to five linked acid attacks in north and east London earlier this week, police said today. Authorities charged a 16-year-old male on Saturday evening with 15 offenses, including multiple counts of robbery and grievous bodily harm (GBH), according to London’s Metropolitan Police. The teen was arrested Friday after he was identified near the scene of the attacks, which took place on Thursday, in surveillance video. The suspect has been remanded in custody and will appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday. A 15-year-old male was also arrested at an address in the Stoke Newington neighborhood of north London on Friday morning, also on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery, police said. He was released on bail Saturday morning
London fire: Stars gather to record charity single

London fire: Stars gather to record charity single

Entertainment
Stars including Emeli Sande, Pixie Lott, and Stormzy have gathered to record a Grenfell Tower charity single.The cover of Simon and Garfunkel's hit Bridge Over Troubled Water was organised by Simon Cowell.Other stars including Rita Ora and Leona Lewis recorded parts for the song on Saturday.Sande said: "It's really inspiring to see people come together. It gives you hope in humanity."'It's an honour'Cowell, who lives in the same London borough as the now burnt-out tower, called the blaze "heartbreaking".At least 58 people are believed to have died and hundreds more made homeless.Those taking part in Sunday's recording at Sarm music studios, close to the tower in west London, included singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos and the show's 2015 winner Louisa Johnson.Tower trage...
London mayor: Grenfell Tower fire 'preventable,' caused by official 'neglect'

London mayor: Grenfell Tower fire 'preventable,' caused by official 'neglect'

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June 18 (UPI) -- London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday said the Grenfell Tower fire in which dozens died was a "preventable accident that didn't need to happen" caused by the "consequence of mistakes and neglect" from officials.The blaze occurred early Wednesday and later engulfed all floors above the second in the 24-story building that contained about 120 apartments in north Kensington. Up to 70 people are believed to have died, BBC News reported.The national and local government, including the local council called the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, have been sharply criticized for the response to the fire and for the alleged neglect that led to the massive fire.During a speech after attending a service for victims, Khan said the community affected by the fire is resilient but also...