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LA protester accuses uncle, an LAPD officer, of ordering projectiles fired on him

  • LA protester accuses uncle, an LAPD officer, of ordering projectiles fired on himAsim Jamal Shakir Jr is suing the Los Angeles police department after he was injured during a George Floyd demonstration last May Asim Jamal Shakir Jr was shot with a projectile when he joined protests in downtown Los Angeles on 29 May 2020. Photograph: Courtesy the Shakir family

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  • The Independent

    Andrew Brown’s family says new body camera footage shows he ‘posed no threat’ to police

    Relatives have been pushing for weeks to see full police body camera footage

  • The Guardian

    LA protester accuses uncle, an LAPD officer, of ordering projectiles fired on him

    LA protester accuses uncle, an LAPD officer, of ordering projectiles fired on himAsim Jamal Shakir Jr is suing the Los Angeles police department after he was injured during a George Floyd demonstration last May Asim Jamal Shakir Jr was shot with a projectile when he joined protests in downtown Los Angeles on 29 May 2020. Photograph: Courtesy the Shakir family

  • The Guardian

    Tech playing growing role in UK domestic abuse cases, experts say

    Tech playing growing role in UK domestic abuse cases, experts say Complex cases involve perpetrators using multiple accounts and devices to abuse, control and monitor partners‘It was so terrifying’: one woman’s experience of ‘tech abuse’ Refuge said the average number of complex tech abuse cases for the period April 2020 to May this year were up 97%. Photograph: Andriy Popov/Alamy Stock Photo

  • The Guardian

    NHS in England and Wales treated fewest ever violence-related injuries in 2020

    NHS in England and Wales treated fewest ever violence-related injuries in 2020Lockdown was reason behind sharp fall in number of people treated by NHS for injuries outside the home, say researchers The number of people in England and Wales treated at an A&E or urgent care centre for violence-related injuries dropped from 175,764 in 2019 to 119,111 last year – a fall of almost a third. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

  • The Telegraph

    Lightning kills boy, 9, on Blackpool football field

    A nine-year-old boy has been killed after being struck by lightning on a football field. Police were called to the scene in Blackpool, Lancashire, just after 5pm on Tuesday night to reports a child had been injured. Emergency services attended and the boy was taken to hospital but died a short time later. A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "Although enquiries are still ongoing, at this time we believe the boy had been struck by lightning." The boy's family have been informed and are being supported by officers, the spokesman said. Det Supt Nick Connaughton added: "This is a truly devastating incident and our thoughts are wholeheartedly with the family and friends of the young boy, who has passed away, at this very sad and distressing time." Junior football club Spirit of Youth confirmed the freak accident occurred at their home ground. In a statement the club said they are "heartbroken" by the death of the boy, who they added was not taking part in a club training session. A club spokesman said: "It is with deepest regret that we have to report the news that the young boy who was struck by lightning earlier this evening has sadly passed away. "The tragic incident happened on our home ground at Common Edge playing fields but it was not during a club training session. "As a club, we are heartbroken and we offer our deepest condolences to the boy's family. "Spirit of Youth is a family and we are entrenched in the local community, and we will give whatever support is required to both the family and to those that were with him at the time. "We would ask that people respect the privacy of the family at this most tragic of times. "Rest In Peace young man." Road closures were put in place in the immediate area but were later lifted. Anybody with information about the incident, or who witnessed it and has not yet spoken to police, is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1169 of May 11.

  • The Independent

    Child dies after being struck by lightning on Blackpool football field

    Emergency services rushed nine-year-old boy to hospital, but sadly he died a short time later

  • Evening Standard

    Boy, 9, dies after being ‘struck by lighting’ in Blackpool

    The boy was hit shortly after 5pm on Tuesday at the Common Edge Road area of Blackpool while taking part in a private caching session, the BBC reported. Police officers and emergency services attended the scene, and the boy was taken to hospital. Spirit of Youth Junior FC club secretary Daniel Pack told the BBC three teams had been due to train this evening but the sessions were cancelled due to the storm.

  • The Independent

    Atlanta spa shootings were hate crimes, prosecutor says as gunman could face death penalty

    The accused shooter targeted four women because they were of Asian descent, Fulton County’s district attorney says

  • The Independent

    Businessman shoots and kills dog for stealing his ball on golf course

    Salil Zaveri claims he shot dog in self defence