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Police uncover teenage girl ‘suicide’ Instagram group

Police uncover teenage girl ‘suicide’ Instagram group

Technology
Getty ImagesSocial media groups involving teenage girls that led to "suicidal crises" and "serious self-harm" have been uncovered by police, BBC News has learned.Twelve girls, aged between 12 and 16 years old and from across southern England, were part of an Instagram chat group whose name refers to suicide.The group was discovered when three of the girls went missing and were found seriously unwell in London.Instagram says it found no suicide or self-harm related content in the group. 'Serious self-harm'BBC News has obtained a police briefing about the investigation which discovered the online groups.It says "peer-to-peer influence increased suicidal ideation amongst the children involved to the extent that several escalated to suicidal crises and serious self-harm."How can we protect soc...
US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier

US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier

World
An attack at the US Capitol complex in Washington DC has left one police officer dead and another in hospital with injuries.A car crashed into a security barrier before the driver lunged towards the officers with a knife, police said. The officers opened fire and the suspect was shot dead.Authorities said the attack, which came three months after January's deadly Capitol riots, did not appear to be terrorism-related."Whether the attack was at law enforcement, or whoever, we have a responsibility to get to the bottom of it and we'll do that," Robert Contee, the acting chief of Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department, said at a news conference.Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said it was "with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to h...
UK protesters scuffle with police during rally over new law

UK protesters scuffle with police during rally over new law

World
Police in the English city of Bristol have arrested 10 people during a third night of protest against a new policing lawByThe Associated PressMarch 27, 2021, 9:49 AM• 2 min readLONDON -- Police in the English city of Bristol say they arrested 10 people during a third night of protest against a new policing law.Hundreds of demonstrators against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill staged a sit-down protest outside a police station in the southwest England city on Friday night, and some scuffled with officers in helmets and shields who tried to break up the protest.The Avon and Somerset Police force said Saturday that eggs, bottles and bricks were thrown at officers and a police horse was daubed with paint.The contentious bill, which is currently going through Parliament, gives poli...
Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio on the secret of the police drama’s success

Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio on the secret of the police drama’s success

Entertainment
Jed Mercurio is arguably one of the UK's most bankable TV writers.With credits including Bodyguard and Line Of Duty, the author, director, producer and screenwriter has created some of the 'must see' TV moments of the last decade.But as Line of Duty returns to the small screen for a sixth season, he puts down the show's success to "word of mouth" from the police drama's many fans.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
Rangers: Slavia to file ‘brutal attack’ complaint with police

Rangers: Slavia to file ‘brutal attack’ complaint with police

Sports
Slavia Prague say they have lodged a criminal complaint over a "brutal attack" on Ondrej Kudela at Ibrox.The Czech club claim Kudela was set upon after their 2-0 Europa League win on Thursday.Rangers allege that Kudela racially abused Glen Kamara in the closing stages of the game, which led to an on-pitch altercation.Slavia say their complaint details a list of witnesses, including Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.A statement explains that the Czech Embassy in London will officially file the club's grievance but a Police Scotland spokesperson said: "No reports of criminality have been made by either club in connection with last night's match. "Police Scotland has contacted club officials and assured them that should any allegation be received it will be investigated thoroughly."Slavia assert...