Good evening. Three men have been arrested for race hate offences following reports of a Union Jack flag being set alight in Twickenham amid chants of “Free Palestine”.
Elsewhere, Lord Pickles, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, said police have “lost the plot” over the “woke” handling of the pro-Palestine protests.
Teenagers arrested after burning Union flags and chanting ‘Free Palestine’
Three menfollowing reports of a Union Jack flag being set alight in Twickenham amid chants of “Free Palestine”. The suspects, a 17 year-old and two 18 year olds, were detained in Church Street, shortly after 6pm on Monday. It is understood the flag was removed from outside The Fox pub and no other businesses were targeted. The Metropolitan Police said the group had allegedly .
Police have lost the plot over pro-Palestine protests, says Lord Pickles
Police have “lost the plot” over the “woke”, Lord Pickles, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, has said. Lord Pickles, the former Conservative Cabinet minister, said he feared the police’s “compliant” approach to chants of “jihad” at the protests last weekend could encourage “impressionable” people .
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Released Hamas hostage says she was beaten and made to walk for hours through Gaza tunnels
An elderly hostage who was released on Monday night says she was beaten and forced to walk for hours through. Yocheved Lifschitz, 85, walked free on Monday along with 79-year-old Nurit Cooper. Both were abducted earlier this month from their kibbutz of Nir Oz near Gaza and are now recuperating at a hospital in Tel Aviv. She said that she had been robbed and beaten with a stick by one of her captors. Follow the latest on the conflict .
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North Sea | One sailor has died and four remain missing after a British cargo ship sank in the North Sea after. German maritime authorities say three people who were on board Verity have been rescued after it struck another ship in the German Bight on Tuesday morning.