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Police release images of 10 ‘Kill the Bill’ riot suspects
Violence erupted in Bristol city centre on Sunday evening and saw a police station attacked, 21 officers injured and vehicles set alight. Avon and Somerset Police released the 10 images of suspects they wished to trace in connection with the disorder.Seven men, aged between 20 and 44, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and have all been released under investigation.A 28-year-old man, from the Bedminster Down area of Bristol, has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon and appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court earlier.He is next due to appear at the same court on June 10.
Belgian police officers trampled park-goers under horses' hooves after revellers refused to leave a prank festival for April Fools Day.
More than 2,000 Belgians rushed to Bois de la Cambre park in Brussels to attend the fake 'La Boum' festival which was announced on Facebook as a joke.
It promised 'eight stages, a hundred DJs and zero coronavirus rules'.
Huge crowds - unperturbed by the revelation that the festival was a hoax - launched into a party on the grass, with speakers blasting music and revellers dancing and singing along.
When they refused to disperse, police on horseback charged into crowds while other officers fired water cannons and used tear gas against rowdy revellers.
Neo-Nazi police officer convicted of belonging to banned terror group
Rookie Pc Ben Hannam was found guilty of membership of National Action following a trial at the Old Bailey in March.Pc Ben Hannam, 22, was found guilty of membership of banned right-wing extremist group National Action (NA) following a trial at the Old Bailey.
Four people were arrested and three police officers were injured in the clashes, the force confirmed.
Last month, Belgium authorities announced a raft of stricter measures to combat a third wave of Covid-19 sweeping through Europe.
Man charged with attempted arson following Kill the Bill protest in Bristol
Ryan Paul Roberts was arrested in connection with a lit item being placed under a police van during a riot outside Bridewell police station.Ryan Paul Roberts, 25, was arrested in connection with a lit item being placed underneath an occupied police van during a riot which saw vehicles set on fire and officers allegedly attacked.
The country has a 10pm curfew in place in most areas and all bars, cafés and restaurants are closed - as are all of Belgium's schools.
Non-essential shops are open but they can only be visited with a pre-booked appointment.
As of March 24, all outdoor gatherings are limited to just four people.
Organisers of the La Boum festival told party-goers that the event was fake several times leading up to April 1.
But even so, police officers were forced to rush in to break up the gathering and clear lockdown-breaching revellers from the park at around 5pm.
Unrest in Newtownabbey amid fears of another night of violence in NI
Police are responding to reports of disturbances in the O’Neill’s Road area of Newtownabbey. Video footage has emerged of cars being burned out and a police van being targeted.The PSNI has appealed for calm in the area and asked anyone with any influence in the community to try to ensure young people do not get caught up in criminality.It comes after eight people were arrested and 27 police officers injured during riots in Belfast and Londonderry on Friday night.Fifteen officers were injured in Belfast, while 12 officers were hurt in Derry after being targeted by mainly young people.
Those who refused to leave began throwing objects - including bottles - at police officers, local paperreports.
It was then that police began using water cannons, tear gas, pepper spray and a drone to break up the party.
Chaotic footage taken at the scene shows police on horseback charging directly into revellers.
Police divers help search for missing 19-year-old student
Richard Okorogheye has not been seen since March 23.Mr Okorogheye, who has sickle cell disease, left his family home in the Ladbroke Grove area of west London on the evening of Monday March 22, and was reported missing two days later.
Earlier this week, mayor of the City of Brussels Philippe Close insisted the event was 'unauthorised and fake' - but warned people may gather regardless.
He said 'police will be present at Bois de la Cambre and will act with discernment in the event of an actual gathering' and urged party goers to consider officers 'who have a lot of work to do and are subject to complex tasks in the context of the pandemic'.
Belgium has a daily infection rate of 420 - making it the tenth worst-hit nation in Europe.
Over the past week, the UK has recorded an average of 73 cases per one million people every day.
This is a lower rate than all 27 EU nations apart from Denmark and Portugal, which have both adopted strict lockdowns.
Hungary - the worst-affected EU nation - has a daily rate of 882 cases per one million.
Hunt for missing Oxford student Richard Okorogheye continue
Police divers have been seen searching a pond in Epping Forest as part of their search effort for missing student Richard Okorogheye, who left his west London home on 22 March.Mr Okorogheye has not been seen by his family since 22 March when he left their home in the Ladbroke Grove area of west London.
In France it is 571, while the rate in the Netherlands is 449 and in Italy it is 334.
As Europe battles a third wave, UK cases, deaths and hospitalisations have fallen to a six-month low.
On Wednesday, another 43 deaths and 4,052 cases were recorded.
Deaths are now averaging 50 a day, down from a peak of 1,284 deaths on January 19. It also marked a 56 per cent week-on-week drop in deaths on last Wednesday.
And today, Britain's daily coronavirus cases dropped by a third in a week and deaths are continuing to fall.
Department of Health bosses posted 4,479 lab-confirmed cases today and 51 deaths — down 20 per cent on the same time last week.
Figures also showed more second vaccine doses (404,922) than first shots (241,906) were dished out for the second day in a row.
Data across the board revealed the virus remains in retreat, prompting experts to claim reopening schools had a 'very small' impact on cases and England was in a 'good position' for the next bout of lockdown-easing on April 12.
The Office for National Statistics estimated 148,100 Britons were infected on any given day last week — the lowest figure since before the second wave spiralled out of control and down almost 10 per cent on the previous seven-day spell.
Belgium has reported over 882,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 23,000 virus-related deaths.
Hospitalizations due to Covid -19 have risen in recent weeks and health authorities have warned that intensive care units could reach a critical level by April 10 if the pace of new infections and hospitalizations does not slow down.
Large crowds have been gathering in Brussels parks this week to enjoy the unusually warm weather.
Another event has been advertised for Friday in a different Brussels park, promoted by a group called the Abyss.
The group said it does not question the government's strategy but fights for citizens' rights to gather outdoors.
Police release more images after Kill the Bill riot in Bristol .
The riot saw around 500 people march on Bridewell police station on March 21.A total of 32 people have been arrested in connection with the incident which followed a peaceful Kill the Bill protest in the city.