The family of Jean Charles de Menezes yesterday condemned the decision not to charge any of the police officers involved in shooting dead the Brazilian as “completely unbelievable”. Instead, the Metropolitan Police is to be charged with breaking health and safety laws, for which it could be fined.
De Menezes: the real story
Ahead of the report into the London Tube killing, Chris Heath goes in search of the Brazilian mistaken for a terrorist. He found an ambitious young man and devoted son
MASONIC halls throughout Scotland are under covert surveillance by anti-terror police after the outlawed loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) successfully infiltrated the controversial secret society.
David Begg, the grand secretary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, told the Sunday Herald that Freemasons have been advised by police that lodges throughout the country – particularly in the west of Scotland – are under surveillance by officers targeting the UDA. One Fife lodge has been penetrated by loyalist terrorists who used the premises for fund-raising and operational planning. For more than 18 months, UDA member Steven Moffat used the St Kenneth Lodge in Kennoway as a cover for loyalist paramilitary activity.
Death toll from Israeli offensive more than 200
At least 47 people were killed in Israeli strikes in Lebanon on Monday and 10 more bodies were found, pushing the death toll from the Israeli offensive to more than 200 over the past six days. The overall toll now comprises 195 civilians and 12 soldiers killed in Lebanon since Wednesday, medics and police said. Nine of the 12 soldiers were killed on Monday. More than 440 people have been wounded.