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Armed black man and 2 women dressed in black trying to kill 2 officers by car in London

The Metropolitan police said the incident occurred close to Camden market in north London on Sunday morning.

At about 2.30am the officers tried to speak to a man after reports he was in possession of a knife. The man got into a white 4×4 before driving towards the officers and colliding with them, police said. The driver did not stop at the scene and made off on Adelaide Road towards Swiss Cottage.

Police described the driver as a black male, about 6ft tall with a beard, wearing black clothing and a beanie hat. The passengers were described as two black females, with one wearing high-heel black boots, a black leather jacket and red skirt, while the other was wearing dark clothing including a long skirt and black boots, and had her hair in a ponytail.

Source: Police seek 4×4 driver who allegedly drove into officers in Camden

Source: Car mows down two police officers near Camden Market in London

Man sets himself on fire with 2 cans of gasoline outside South London pub in front of horrified crowds

A MAN has been taken to hospital after apparently setting himself on fire in the car park of a south London pub.

Three drinkers and a member of the pub’s security staff came to the man’s rescue and extinguished the flames, a witnesses said.

The man arrived at the Queen’s Head in Chislehurst, south-east London with two petrol cans in his bag then set himself on fire in the car park.

Source: Man ‘sets himself on fire outside South London pub in front of horrified crowds’

Breathing the air in London is like smoking 160 cigarettes

Dust particles and pollution from cars hangs over London, seen from Greenwich (Picture: PA)

Living in some of the UK’s most polluted towns and cities can harm your health as much as smoking up to 160 cigarettes a year.

Campaigners have said pollution is now a ‘public health emergency’ and urged the government to enforce stricter rules to bring it down.

Source: Breathing the air in London is like smoking 160 cigarettes

WATCH: Usman Khan wearing Electronic Tags subdued by bystanders, Shot dead by police after Killing Multiple on London Bridge

The Met has identified the London Bridge attacker as Usman Khan, a 28-year-old man released from prison on a licence (parole) in December 2018 after spending eight years in jail for terrorism offences.

He pleaded guilty in 2012 to offences including planning and raising funds for terror related activities and planned to establish, and train at, a terrorist military training facility in Kashmir. The judge termed his plans a “serious, long term venture in terrorism” and warned he may pose an ongoing risk to the public.

Source: London Bridge attacker named as Usman Khan, 28 – as it happened

VIDEO: London Police Shoot and Kill Stabbing Terrorist on London Bridge, Knife Taken After He Kills 2, Injures Multiple – WATCH

The knife-wielding terrorist who killed two people before being shot dead by police was known to authorities and had connection to Islamist terror groups, sources understand.

He was released from prison about a year ago after agreeing to wear an electronic tag and be monitored by authorities, the Times reports.

The paper said he was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation being held at Fishmongers’ Hall and “threatened to blow up” the building.

Source: London Bridge attacker ‘convicted terrorist on jail release with links to Islamist cells’

The attacker is understood to have been wearing an electronic tag when he staged the attack after being released from prison for terrorism related offences.

He was known to the authorities at MI5 and police because of his previous conviction, sources confirm.

Source: London Bridge: attacker known to police and wearing electronic tag – live updates

‘Running and Screaming’ London theatre ceiling suddenly fall on audience, multiple injured, thousand evacuated

Several people have been injured in a roof collapse during a show at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End.

The venue in Denman Street was packed for a performance of Death of a Salesman.

Screaming was heard from the circle when the partial ceiling collapse happened just before 20:00 GMT. Some theatre-goers left covered in debris.

Over 1,000 people have been evacuated from the venue, the Met Police said.

Source: Several injured in London theatre ceiling fall