WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEADLINES: JUNE 4
PUBLISHED: 21:18 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:20 05 October 2010
COPS HUNT CABLE LOOTER AFTER TRAIN CRASH...
TOWER BOOSTING SECURITY OVER CAR-BOMBS...
TIME TICKS AWAY FOR WARTIME 2,000lb UXB...
PORN DVD MAN JAILED 2 YEARS AFTER RAID...
CLARKSON’S 186MPH LANDS HIM IN HOT WATER
COPS HUNT CABLE LOOTER AFTER TRAIN CRASH
COPS are looking for a man caught on camera taking cable from Liverpool Street main-line when power supplies to the overhead cables had been switched off during last Wednesday evening's rail shut-down chaos. The man was photographed by an Advertiser reader taking copper cable at Bethnal Green, while stranded passengers were being rescued down the line.
TOWER BOOSTING SECURITY OVER CAR-BOMBS
BEEFEATERS are beefing up security at the Tower of London against the threat of car bombs. Tower officials want to install anti-terrorist bollards after the major tourist site was identified in security reports as a potential risk. The royal palace has applied for planning permission for security gates and reinforced stone bollards.
TIME TICKS AWAY FOR WARTIME 2,000lb UXB
RAIL services are back to normal after Monday's discovery of a 2,000lb Second World War German bomb in the River Lea at Bromley-by-Bow. The bomb found alongside the District Line won't be shifted until the weekend, but the Army disposal squad has stabilised it. Police have still cordoned off the area.
PORN DVD MAN JAILED 2 YEARS AFTER RAID
A MAN arrested in an illegal DVD 'warehouse' in Bethnal Green is now behind bars for two years after a raid by police trading standards officers which netted 7,000 hardcore porn and 36,000 pirate DVDs. Officers found fake DVDs and cover sleeves worth £90,000.
CLARKSON'S 186MPH LANDS HIM IN HOT WATER
TOP Gear TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson is in hot water after claiming he sped through the Limehouse Link tunnel at 186 miles-an-hour in a Bugatti Veyron supercar. The show host admitted getting "a great speeding ticket" driving six times more than the 30 mph limit. But a road safety charity later called on the BBC to sack him for "offensive and irresponsible" comments.
PASSENGERS ROUND IN A CIRCLE ON BOOZE BAN
ALCOHOL flowed and punches were thrown as a protest against banning booze on the London Underground got out of had on Saturday night and forced the closure of several stations on the Circle Line. The protest was supposed to be a low key soiree to mark the end of drinking in public on the Tube, but turned nasty and led to 17 arrests.
CITY HALL CHALLENGE OVER PO CLOSURES
CITY Hall has condemned planned closures of 155 post offices across London. Assembly members of all parties unanimously backed a resolution which minces no words in its blunt message to Downing Street calling the decision "a cosmetic consultation where the real views of Londoners were ignored and the results predetermined."
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