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Rider 'threatened to shoot Andy Carroll for his watch'

Jack O'Brien, 22, denies attempting to rob the England-capped 28-year-old on November 2 2016. The 6ft 4ins footballer (pictured left today) was returning home from his club's training ground in his Jeep (right) when he was chased by two motorbikes, Basildon Crown Court heard today. Prosecutor Simon Gladwell said one then approached him at traffic lights in Romford Road, Hainault, north-east London and demanded his £22,000 watch off his wrist. The terrified footballer, 28, (right) sped off, did a U-turn, drove on the wrong side of the road, struck about ten cars and then jumped a red light to get away. The panicked star initially called his partner Billi Mucklow's (together inset) father who then urged Carroll to call the police instead. He said in a frantic 999 call played to a jury: 'There's two motorbikes, one's behind me pulling out a gun, I don't know what to do' before telling the handler: 'I'm a Premier League footballer'.

Shane Ridge, 21, from Colne, Lancashire, was issued a letter from the Home Office telling him to leave the country, even though he was born in the UK and has worked and voted here since.

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a British tourist by a taxi driver working in the upmarket Costa del Sol resort of Puerto Banus a day after launching a similar probe in Magaluf.

Former Coronation Street star Paula Williamson, 37, today dismissed any fears that her husband-to-be's genes could just produce another future violent criminal.

Ricardo McFarlane, 30, 'breached an ASBO' when he approached shoppers outside Topshop in Oxford Street. At Southwark Crown Court today, he refused to stand for the judge.

Tower Hamlets council in east London has placed the girl in two Muslim households in the past six months, against the wishes of her family - who asked she be placed with family friends or relatives.

Simone Dyche, from Chaddesden, Derby, thought she was 'going to die' when William Coulter held her already beaten face under water and told her 'you’re not getting out of here alive'.

The Ford Transit driver has been arrested after the fatal crash with a male cyclist in Holloway, north London, just after 6am today. The man was treated by paramedics but sadly died at the scene.

The female owner had caged her dogs inside the parked vehicle for more than four hours and left them so she could visit the annual Newlyn Fish Festival in Cornwall.

Seline Damar was out riding in Woodborough, Nottinghamshire, when she claims a driver in his 70s rammed into the back of her horse Spot, causing blood to gush down his legs.


An article in Money Mail on August 16 cited research which stated that average estate agents' fees are 1.8pc. We are happy to clarify that this figure has been challenged.

U.S. stocks were set to open sharply lower as North Korea's missile test over Japan escalated tensions with the West, and the dollar hit its lowest level since mid-April against the Japanese yen.

Taiyah-Grace Peebles was found on a railway line in Herne Bay, Kent, on July 27, and is thought to have been electrocuted. A month on, her father Paul Butters has been found dead in Kent.

The 23-month-old boy was discovered by police at a semi-detached home in Wythenshawe, Manchester. A woman, 30, believed to be his mother, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Colin Probert, 45, from Swansea, planted the iPhone with a tracking app in his ex-girlfriend’s car boot and attached a long-life battery pack.

Vegan cyclist killed in Manchester hit and run

Vicky Myers, left, pictured with her partner James, right, was killed after she was struck in Timperley, Trafford in Manchester on Sunday morning by a car which did not stop at the scene. Ms Myers and her partner had just completed the 1,000-mile bike ride from Lands End to John O'Groats over a period of 12 days. The couple had been planning further adventures according to her family. Police have charged Gurparthab Ajay Singh, 26, of Wythenshawe has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report a collision. He is due to appear in Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court in the morning.

Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp abused after son dies

The Sheffield United striker's son, Luey Jacob, died just two days after being born in late October 2011 from gastroschisis, which affects around 1 in 3,000 babies in the UK. But a troll posted a repulsive message on the official Derby County Twitter after Sharp scored the first out of two goals for United during a 3-1 victory on Saturday. The Twitter user called Jordan Byrne, believed to be a Rams fan, shockingly wrote ‘dead son’.(top left) This was followed by a string of people hitting out at the sick comment.(bottom left) Also pictured: Sharp with his girlfriend, Jade,(right) and playing for Sheffield United against Derby County(middle).

Emergency services rushed to Knapp House Activity Centre, where the boy was on a trip with his family organised by Devon Narcotics Anonymous but he could not be saved.

As the third round of face to face negotiations continued today, Jean Claude Juncker (pictured) echoed the criticism of chief negotiator Michel Barnier about the UK approach.

The North Korean dictator's wife Ri Sol-Ju allegedly gave birth six months ago, but news of the child have only emerged this week thanks to South Korean intelligence officers.

Jack O'Brien, 22, denies attempting to rob the England-capped 28-year-old (pictured) on November 2 2016 at traffic lights in Romford Road, Hainault, north-east London.

The 73-year-old from Seoul spread an online conspiracy theory that Lee Hee-ho, 94, the wife of late former President Kim Dae-jung was going to marry hip-hop legend Dr Dre (pictured).

A man throwing a stack of $100 bills into the air on the Las Vegas strip outside The Cromwell hotel (pictured) has lead to a crowd of about 1,000 people brawling over the money.

Man believes he is being haunted by a dead child

New Yorker Adam Ellis claims that a terrifying childlike entity named 'Dear David' has crossed from his nightmares into the real world. In a lengthy Twitter thread he recounts a number of strange occurrences including his cats staring at the door at midnight every night and unmarked calls. It's proved a riveting read for many users, and the first tweet of the thread has been shared more than 50,000 times.

Moment father is snared by paedophile hunters in Warwick

Mark Wood thought he had been talking to a 14-year-old boy named John on gay dating app, Grindr. He was unaware that he had actually been communicating with the anti-paedophile vigilante group, Silent Justice. After arranging to meet with 'John', Wood, of Warwickshire, was confronted by the group's founder, Daniel Hurst, who streamed the confrontation live on Facebook. In the video, which was streamed for 45 minutes, Mr Hirst confronts Wood as he is waiting.

Mieczyslaw 'Mitch' Siwak, was killed while working as a container park operator at Portsmouth Dockyard, Hampshire, on Friday, police said.

The scheme is being implemented in a bid to force households to recycle more - under European Union targets Britain must recycle at least half of all household waste by 2020.

The retired footballer took to Twitter to announce the passing of Barry Lineker, who he described as 'a wonderful father'. Bary Lineker was a former fruit and veg seller at Leicester Market.

British student, 23, dies in Thai balcony fall

Police ruled out foul play after Maxine Missick (pictured), 23, was found dead in a hotel room in Hat Yai, southern Thailand, on Friday - but her friends say she was happy and planning for her future. 'We spoke at 6pm on the night before she died,' said her best friend Tom Kayzee, 23. He added: 'She was talking about her plans to return to the UK and be a VIP guest for us at the party.' Maxine, who is originally from the British overseas territories of Turks and Caicos near the Bahamas, had studied Biomedical Sciences in the UK before taking an internship in Penang, Malaysia. was staying at the 33-storey high Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel (inset, her room) on the Saneha Nusorn road in the city

Polish-born 'drink driver', 31, in court over M1 smash

Polish-born Ryszard Masierak, 31, of Evesham, Worcestershire, sobbed in the dock at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court today (right) where he appeared in connection with Britain's most deadly road crash for a generation. Six men and two women travelling in a minibus including its much-loved driver Cyriac Joseph (top left) and IT expert Vivek Baskaran (bottom left) died in the worst tragedy on Britain's roads for nearly 25 years. Their minibus is said to have swerved to avoid Masierak's stationary Scania lorry in lane one only to be 'squashed flat' (inset) as it collided with a second lorry in lane two near Newport Pagnell at 3.15am on Saturday morning. Masierak, whose former flatmate said he is living in his car after splitting with his wife, is accused of eight counts of causing death by dangerous, four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving. Mr Joseph's son Benson, wife Ancy and daughter Bennita prayed for him in church yesterday (bottom right) at a special memorial service in his honour in Nottingham yesterday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, and said the Audi entered the eastbound carriageway between Junction 16 for Swindon West and Junction 17 for Chippenham (file image).

Wilde, who was married with two sons, endured a tempestuous relationship with Douglas, known as a 'Bosie', who was 16 years his junior.

Two men, aged 27 and 26, have been arrested in Leeds on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident after a body was discovered at 3.15pm yesterday.

The light aircraft, thought to be a PA28 - also known as a Piper Cherokee - was forced to make an emergency landing in a farmers field near Parbold surrounded by farm animals.

The teenager as pronounced dead after emergency services were called to a tent in the campsite at the popular music festival in Berkshire shortly before 2am today.

The number of fines handed out by private companies has risen by more than two-thirds in the space of a year, with motorists being threatened with bailiff visits if they fail to pay.

Mother left unable to walk after Lambrini injury

WARNING: Graphic content. Eve Weller, 26, had bought the alcohol just seconds earlier and walking home when the bottle ripped through a carrier bag and shattered on the pavement. A large shard of glass went straight through the back of her ankle and sliced her tendon and down to the bone. Surgeons were able to re-attach the fibres - which connect muscle to a bone - but the mother-of-two has been left in agony and unable to walk. The sales leader from Plymouth, Devon, has hit out at the supermarket for their 'inadequate' bags.

In a clear sign of the impasse which is leaving the negotiations deadlocked, Mr Barnier warned he was 'concerned' about the failure to make progress.

The EU chief negotiator claimed that Britain quitting the European Union would see it excluded from Europol, the European Defence Agency and the council of defence ministers.

Anna Soubry, Conservative MP for Broxtowe (pictured), said that Labour's shift would be troubling for right wing colleagues on her side.

Leslie Castle, situated in Aberdeenshire, was built in the 17th Century and its metre-thick granite walls, towers and turrets reflect the violent nature of the times.

Researchers from Aston University in Birmingham found spouses often remind each other to take their medication, which increases their chances of living through a heart attack.

Researchers from the Netherlands, including the Regional Public Health Laboratory Kennemerland, found the growth of bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' is highest in stainless steel taps.

Thousands take to streets for Notting Hill Carnival finale

The streets of west London are packed with people enjoying the Caribbean music and food on a scorching bank holiday Monday, with the mercury soaring to 84F (29C). And on the main parade day scores of scantily-clad performers are adorned in glitter and feathers, while other revellers have been photographed in the road 'daggering' - a Jamaican dance from that combines dry sex and wrestling. The festivities were put on hold at 3pm to observe a minute's silence in memory of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire. With 155 arrests made on Sunday - more than double the number on the corresponding day the previous year - police will be hoping for a quieter finale than 12 months ago, when 245 people were detained amid scenes of chaos on the Monday.

PC Daniel Graham, who appeared on Britain's Got Talent, delighted carnival-goers at Notting Hill Carnival in west London with his incredible moves where he was on duty yesterday.

The sounds of The Who boomed out as the convoy donned their Fred Perry t-shirts, Harrington and Parka jackets and tassel loafers and revved into the East Sussex town on their Lambrettas.

This weekend saw the 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships taking part in the spiritual home of liquid meat fat, Burnley in Lancashire.

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a statement that he had received Kim Jong-un's message 'loud and clear' after this morning's missile test, and that it signalled ‘contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior’. Trump added that ‘all options are on the table' when it comes to solving the issue with North Korea. It followed a threat by South Korea to 'exterminate' Kim Jong-un if he continues to risk the safety of its population. Within hours of the missile launch, South Korea had responded with 'overwhelming show of force' by bombing a shooting range in Taebaek, Gangwon-do province, near its border to the North as part of a military drill, launching footage which contained a stern warning to Kim Jong-Un. The rocket, reportedly a mid-range ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload, was fired from a region near the capital Pyongyang over Japan. It broke into three pieces off the coast of Hokkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean, around 700 miles east of Cape Erimo, after travelling 1,700m in eight minutes.

U.S. stocks were set to open sharply lower as North Korea's missile test over Japan escalated tensions with the West, and the dollar hit its lowest level since mid-April against the Japanese yen.

The North Korean dictator's wife Ri Sol-Ju allegedly gave birth six months ago, but news of the child have only emerged this week thanks to South Korean intelligence officers.

Professor Robert Kelly called Tuesday morning’s missile launch over Japan a signal that ‘North Korea could retaliate against Japanese civilians, as well as South Korea and the Americans’.

Two million Muslims arrive at Mecca in Saudi Arabia

This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, after a deadly stampede at Mecca killed nearly 2,300 pilgrims in 2016. Four hundred and sixty four Iranians were among the fatalities and the incident was considered the worst catastrophe in the history of the hajj. The pilgrimage also comes at a time where the Gulf is embroiled in its worst ever political crisis, with Saudi Arabia and its allies facing off against Qatar, which they accuse of being too close to Iran and backing extremism. Pictured, thousands of Muslims gather around the Kaaba, at the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca and inset, worshippers visit Mount Al-Noor, also in the holy city in Saudi Arabia.

Rapist Indian guru branded a 'wild beast' by judge

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was revered by his followers but 'acted like a wild beast and did not deserve any mercy', a judge ruled when jailing him for 20 years. Singh was convicted on Friday of raping the two women at the sprawling headquarters of his hugely popular Dera Sacha Sauda sect in the northern state of Haryana, in a case dating back more than 15 years.

Russia unveils its appropriately-named new anti-riot truck

Vladimir Putin has introduced the newest weapon in his arsenal - the enormous Schit machine designed to take his country's crowd control to the next level.  The giant anti-riot vehicle is the work of Russia's largest arms manufacturer and the company behind the Kalashnikov rifle.  The exact specifications of the monster vehicle have yet to be released, but it looks similar to an 18-tonne police vehicle called The Bozena Riot, made in Slovakia, engineered to protect officers from football hooligans, violent mobs, and aggressive political protesters. Russia's model the Schit - which translates to 'shield' - has been built by Kalashnikov Concern, which produces 95 percent of the weapons in the country and supplies arms to 27 nations around the world.

The Kremlin said on Tuesday the large-scale exercise in Belarus would rehearse a purely defensive scenario and that allegations it was a springboard to invade were false.

French President Emmanuel Macron, elected in May on a pro-EU platform, said he wanted to strengthen Europe's single currency union in light of Britain's decision to leave Europe.

Abderrahman Bouanane, 22, who admits to carrying out the attack in Turku but denies terrorism, claimed to be a 17-year-old boy called Abderrahman Mechkah when he arrived in Finland last year.

WARNING: CONTAINS DISTRESSING IMAGES An unknown gunman opened fire on Magomed Askhabov, from south-western Russia’s autonomous Republic of Chechnya.

Images shows Eduard Shishmakov (left) and Vladimir Popov, allegedly both Kremlin military secret service operatives, in neighbouring Serbia in the days after the failed coup.

The Kremlin said on Tuesday the large-scale exercise in Belarus would rehearse a purely defensive scenario and that allegations it was a springboard to invade were false.

Abhishek Patel, 40, grabbed the bomb with his bare hands and ran away with it to minimise damage to the school in of Chitora, Sagar District, Madhya Pradesh State, Central India.