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Thirteen arrested after fireworks from yacht spark forest fire on Greek island | Greece

Thirteen arrested after fireworks from yacht spark forest fire on Greek island | Greece

[ad_1] Greek authorities arrested 13 people on Saturday after fireworks launched from a yacht set off a forest fire on an island near Athens as the country confronts a new season of deadly summer fires. The mayor of the island of Hydra expressed “outrage” after the fire was started late on Friday and vowed legal action against those responsible. Dozens of wildfires in Greece this week have left at least one person dead. The latest blaze was “caused by fireworks launched from a boat and burned the only pine forest on the island in a place that is difficult to access and has no road”, Hydra’s firefighting team said on Facebook. Thirteen people accused of involvement in the fireworks have been arrested after a fire service inquiry and will be presented before a prosecutor on Sunday, said a fire service statement. No details on the suspects were given. Greece has toughened its penalties for arson, with perpetrators now facing up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to 200,000 euros (£169,000). On top …

Suspect arrested over stabbing of four Americans in China

Suspect arrested over stabbing of four Americans in China

[ad_1] BEIJING: A suspect has been arrested over the stabbing of four American college teachers in northeastern China, police said on Tuesday (Jun 11), with Beijing describing the attack as an “isolated” incident. The four were on an academic exchange and worked as instructors at Iowa’s Cornell College, which said they were wounded in a “serious incident”. The attack took place on Monday in a public park in Jilin province, where police confirmed they had arrested a 55-year-old man. “The suspect, named Mr Cui, was arrested the same day (as the attack),” the local police said. Beijing confirmed earlier on Tuesday that “four foreign teachers” had been attacked. “All the wounded were taken to hospital … and received proper treatment. None of them are in danger of losing their life,” spokesman Lin Jian told reporters at the foreign ministry’s regular afternoon press conference. “The police preliminarily judged that the case was isolated. Further investigation is underway.” “China is generally recognised as one of the safest countries in the world,” Lin added. “China … will continue to …

Newark: Eight boys arrested on suspicion of raping teenage girl on playing fields in Nottinghamshire | UK News

Newark: Eight boys arrested on suspicion of raping teenage girl on playing fields in Nottinghamshire | UK News

[ad_1] Four more boys – including a 12-year-old – have been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl in Nottinghamshire. Police received a report that a teenage girl had been attacked in the early evening of 25 May on Yorke Drive playing fields in Newark. Four boys – aged 12, 13, and two aged 14 – have all been arrested on suspicion of rape, Nottinghamshire Police said. They have since been released on bail with strict conditions. Four other boys – two aged 15 and two aged 16 – were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of rape. All four remain on conditional bail, officers said. Follow Sky News on WhatsApp Keep up with all the latest news from the UK and around the world by following Sky News Tap here Several people have helped the force with its inquiries and the “investigation is continuing to move at pace”, said Detective Inspector Amy Revill. She added: “I want to again appeal to the local community and anyone who may have any information to please …

Four more boys arrested on suspicion of rape in Nottinghamshire | UK news

Four more boys arrested on suspicion of rape in Nottinghamshire | UK news

[ad_1] Four more boys including a 12-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of the rape of a teenage girl in Newark. Nottinghamshire police received a report that a teenage girl had been attacked on Yorke Drive playing fields, Nottinghamshire, between 5.30pm and 7pm on 25 May. A boy aged 12, a 13-year-old, and two boys aged 14 have all been arrested on suspicion of rape, police said. They have all been released on bail with strict conditions. Four other teenage boys, two aged 15 and two aged 16, were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of rape and all four remain on conditional bail, police said. DI Amy Revill, of Nottinghamshire police, said: “We have made a further four arrests in this case and our investigation is continuing to move at pace. We are continuing to support the girl and her family with specially trained officers and are doing everything we can to establish exactly what’s happened. “I want to again appeal to the local community and anyone who may have any information to please …

Wigan: Machete gang who triggered town centre shop lockdown arrested | UK News

Wigan: Machete gang who triggered town centre shop lockdown arrested | UK News

[ad_1] Three men have been arrested after reports of a gang armed with a machete in a town centre sparked panic and caused shops to go into lockdown. One suspect was chased by officers through Wigan before being detained with the aid of the public at a bus station on suspicion of being in possession of a bladed article. Two other men believed to be linked to the incident on Thursday afternoon were arrested nearby on Frog Lane on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon. Two knives were recovered and the three suspects are being held in custody. Read more on Sky News:Economy has ‘turned a corner’Thunderstorm warning for large parts of UK Inspector Sam Davies said: “This was a really frightening incident for the public, with local shops making the decision to lockdown for their safety. “Thankfully, no members of the public were injured, and I am pleased to say all of our officers are safe. “They unhesitatingly put themselves in harm’s way, and through their brave actions, all of the …

Two Riposte Alimentaire Activists Arrested After Protest At The Louvre

Two Riposte Alimentaire Activists Arrested After Protest At The Louvre

[ad_1] Two activists from the group Riposte Alimentaire were arrested after staging a protest Wednesday at the 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Video and images from the group (also known as Food Response and Food Counterattack) posted on social media show the activists applied stickers that said “resisting is vital” around the recently restored painting. The two activists, wearing white t-shirts with the words Riposte Alimentaire, chanted slogans about the need for social security for sustainable food while holding up their right hands. Related Articles On its website, Riposte Alimentaire calls for a sustainable supply of healthy food for all through a variety of proposals, including monthly food cards, a transformation of the country’s agricultural model, and a “ensuring a dignified life” for farmers. The group is part of a larger coalition of protest organizations known as the A22 movement; it also includes Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil, two groups with members who have repeatedly made headlines after gluing themselves to artworks or throwing …

Edgware murder: Woman stabbed to death in London as man, 22, arrested for murder | UK | News

Edgware murder: Woman stabbed to death in London as man, 22, arrested for murder | UK | News

[ad_1] A woman was stabbed to death in north London today (May 9). Police were called to Burnt Oak Broadway, close to the junction of Limesdale Gardens, in Edgware around 11.50am today to reports of an incident. A woman, in her 60s, was treated for stab injuries, but sadly despite efforts of emergency services, she died at the scene. Police say they are working to inform her next of kin. A crime scene remains in place at the location. A 22-year-old man has since been arrested in the Colindale area on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a north London police station. Jess Bloom, 24, who was working at a hair salon opposite when the stabbing took place told The Times: “Burnt Oak is always a rough area but I’ve lived here for 17 years and have never seen someone do that in broad daylight. “The salon was busy, there were children here so I stayed in the salon with the kids. The police and ambulance took 20 minutes to come.” Following the arrest, …

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed to death in Edgware, north London | UK News

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed to death in Edgware, north London | UK News

[ad_1] A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in north London.  The “shocking attack” took place at around 11.50am on Thursday, in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware. Officers from the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended but the woman died at the scene. Police believe the woman was aged in her 60s. The suspect was arrested in the Colindale area on Thursday afternoon. He remains in custody. Detective Superintendent Tony Bellis said the arrest was a “significant development” in the investigation as officers are still trying to establish what happened. It is currently unknown if the victim was known to the suspect. “I would urge people to refrain from speculating about the circumstances while this work is ongoing,” DSI Bellis said. “A family has been left devastated by this shocking attack and my thoughts are with them at this unimaginably difficult time.” Follow Sky News on WhatsApp Keep up with all the latest news from the UK and around the world …

Person arrested outside Drake’s home – day after shooting next to mansion | Ents & Arts News

Person arrested outside Drake’s home – day after shooting next to mansion | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] A person has been apprehended after they sought to access Drake’s home. It comes a day after the Grammy-award-winning rapper’s security guard was shot outside his Toronto mansion. Toronto Police said in a statement to Sky News on Wednedsay that “officers were called after a person attempted to gain access to the property”. “The person was apprehended under the mental health act, and they were taken to receive medical attention.” A source familiar with Drake’s property told Sky’s partner network, NBC News: “The man didn’t break in. He was immediately confronted at the gate by security and turned over to the police.” Police said the latest incident has “nothing to do with the investigation from” the shooting. According to NBC, while police wouldn’t specify the exact location of the attempted break-in, they confirmed the incident on Wednesday happened at the same place where Drake’s security guard was shot the day before. The shooting happened early on Tuesday morning, soon after 2am local time (7am UK time). The security guard, who had been standing outside …