A man has been arrested after apparently going on a drive-by shooting spree, targeting African migrants in an Italian town. The shootings took place in the central city of Macerata. At least 6 migrants were shot with at least one of those believed to be in a serious condition in hospital. Police have arrested a man named by authorities as Luca Traini. Luca Traini is believed to have stood as a candidate for the right leaning Northern League party in local elections last year.
The city of Macerata was the scene of a gruesome murder of a 18-year-old Italian woman last week who was killed and dismembered at the hands of a Nigerian migrant. Her body was discovered hidden in two suitcases last Wednesday. Italy has become one of the destinations for migrants travelling to Europe during the European migrant crisis which began back in 2015. Since the crisis begun, over 205,000 migrants from the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa have settled in the country and over 600,000 have arrived in the country by boat over the last 4 years.
Luca Traini’s motives are not immediately clear, but it has been reported that when he was arrested he was wearing an Italian flag around him, leading some to believe that he was inspired by anti-foreigner sentiment which has been a key theme of the ongoing Italian electoral campaign. During his spree, Traini drove around the city for over two hours, shooting migrants in apparently indiscriminate attacks. The attacks begun at around 11am local time after two migrants were shot at, injuring one of them. Shortly after, another migrant and an African woman was shot. The shooting spree came to an end after the man was apprehended in the towns Victory Square. He is believed to have admitted to the attacks.
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A murder investigation has been launched after a body was discovered by officers searching for a missing man in an East London cemetery. Seyed Khan, from Thamesmead in South East London was reported missing from his place of work on the 24th January. Police appealed to the public for information regarding Mr Khan’s whereabouts, stating their grave concern for his welfare as his disappearance was out of character. Mr Khan was last seen at his place of work, A-Z Carpets in Ilford High Road at about 17:00 on January 24th. Mr Khan was not seen since after leaving the store to take a phone call.
On Wednesday, police discovered a body in nearby Ilford Cemetery. Formal identification has yet to take place of the body but the family of Mr Khan have been made aware of the discovery by officers investigating the case. A post-mortem inquiry is due to take place. The cause of death is not known but it is believed that the dead man died of massive head injuries. A murder inquiry is now underway and police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the case.
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A 22-year-old man has died after being stabbed to death in Tottenham, North London. Police were called to St Mary’s Close in the area, close to Hartingtion Park at about 01:30 this morning. Paramedics and medics from London’s Air Ambulance also attended the scene but the man was sadly pronounced dead shortly after. The victims next of kin has been informed and a post-mortem examination is to be conducted in due course. No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.
This murder comes just over one day after a man was shot in the throat in the area and was left fighting for his life in hospital. A 26-year-old man was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound in an address in Bruce Grove on Thursday. The injured man is fighting for his life in hospital. It is not known whether these two incidents are connected or not.
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The eagerly anticipated GOP memo compiled by The House Intelligence Committee has been released just minutes ago. Here are the key points of the memo.
-The salacious Fusion GPS dossier which was brought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC was an integral part of the three FISA warrant applications against Trump campaign team member Carter Page
-Andrew McCabe testified behind closed doors that at least one of the FISA warrants would not have been obtained if it was not for the dossier
-Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier with Russian propaganda confided to DOJ official Bruce Ohr that he was desperate for Trump not to become President of the USA. Steele’s political biases were not disclosed during the FISA applications
-DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele in the summer of 2016 while the presidential campaign was still ongoing
-Yahoo News article cited for FISA application did not corroborate the Steele dossier which was an integral part of the FISA application. Material and relevant information was omitted in request for surveillance for Carter Page
-Christopher Steele lied about his media contacts to the FBI
-Elements of the Special Counsel appear to be compromised. Information gathered by the original FISA warrant on Carter Page was used to obtain a warrant on George Papadopoulos, a former peripheral figure of the Trump campaign
This is a truly shocking revelation. Combined with the anti-Trump bias of FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, it is reasonable to assume from this evidence that there was a conspiracy by high-ranking members of the deep state to keep Donald Trump out of office. I will be writing a full evaluation on the FISA abuse memo shortly.
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A man is fighting for his life after being shot in the throat in Tottenham. The 26-year-old was discovered by paramedics and police at 12:25 on Thursday. The injured man was discovered in an address at Bruce Grove near the junction of Woodside Gardens. The man was rushed to a hospital and remains in a critical condition. Detectives from Trident and Area Command which investigates gang violence in the capital are investigating. No arrests have been made in the case thus far.
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A man has been stabbed during this morning’s rush-hour following a fight on a London Bridge station platform. The stabbing happened at about 06:48. Police were called to reports of a disturbance on the southbound platform of the Northern Line at the major transport hub. One man had received injuries which were believed to be stab injuries but at this point in time his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of affray. London Bridge was the scene of a terror attack last year which saw 8 people killed in a knife and van attack. Today’s incident is not believed to be terror-related.
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