Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’ | The girl said she was approached by a man who tried to talk to her before raping her.

Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’

Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’

Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’

Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’

Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’

Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’
Girl, 14, ‘raped in park by man who tried to start conversation with her’
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A manhunt is underway after a schoolgirl was allegedly raped as she walked through a park in north London.

The girl, who is 14, called a relative following the attack which happened when she was approached by a man who tried to talk to her.

They then contacted police to tell them about the alleged rape at Chestnuts Park in Haringey at 7.10pm yesterday evening.

Police set up a cordon around the scene, which remains in place this morning, and are continuing with their inquiries.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 19:10hrs on Thursday, 5 December after a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Chestnuts Park in Haringey.

‘The victim was allegedly approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation before raping her. The victim later alerted a family member who called police.

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‘There have been no arrests. A crime scene is in place and enquiries continue.’

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Student jailed for Facebook post saying Muslims should be ‘wiped off the earth’

Student jailed for Facebook post saying Muslims should be ‘wiped off the earth’

A student who went on a ran on Facebook about Muslim people has been jailed for 18 months.

Louis Duxbury, 22, went on a 17-minute ‘call to arms’ in which he said that members of the faith ‘should be wiped off the face of the earth’.

He made his comments after terror attacks in Westminster, at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park.

He was expelled from York St John University when a fellow sports science student reported him and the police were called.

Duxbury was already known to police after teachers reported him when he was just 15 for comments he posted online following the murder of Lee Rigby.

Judge Sean Morris warned Duxbury that his video could contribute to future attacks on Muslims.

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He said: ‘[The UK] has been a multi-racial and multi-faith island for thousands of years and will continue to be so.

‘We have to live together in harmony because otherwise mayhem follows. I think you are a bit of a sad loner, but you have to go to prison.’

Duxbury denied religious hatred but was convicted by a jury which heard that he refused to take part in anti-radicalisation process Prevent.

He claimed the video was a rant and that he believes in a diverse, multicultural society. He said he was only talking about extremists and terrorists, not Muslims in general, and denied that he was being racist or fascist.

The university said in a statement: ‘Incitement to violence of any kind is abhorrent and there is absolutely no place for racist behaviour or language at York St John University.

‘Whilst we are saddened to see behaviour that does not reflect our commitment to equality and human rights, we know that cases like this are extremely rare amongst our student community.

‘We are pleased that our students identified this behaviour as unacceptable and brought their concerns to us.’

Detective Constable Mike Holden said: ‘I hope this goes to show that people who attempt to stir up tensions between communities will be dealt with robustly.

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‘York and North Yorkshire is a safe place to live and work, and I want communities to be reassured that North Yorkshire Police will always take positive action against people who are threatening towards others because of their race or religion.’

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Katherine Jenkins mugged after stepping in to stop 'vicious' street robbery in west London

Katherine Jenkins mugged after stepping in to stop 'vicious' street robbery in west London

Katherine Jenkins was mugged after intervening in a “vicious” robbery while on her way to rehearsals for a charity concert in London, her agent has said.

The internationally renowned mezzo-soprano witnessed a woman being targeted in the King’s Road, Chelsea, and reportedly stepped in to help the victim.

But the star, 39, was then mugged herself after jumping to the rescue, the opera singer’s agent said following the incident, which unfolded at about 3.10pm on Wednesday.

Jenkins was in the capital to sing at the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Charity Carol Concert at St Luke’s Church. She “miraculously” still managed to perform because she did not want to let the charity down, her agent said.

Describing the dramatic incident, the representative said: “On her way to rehearsal [Jenkins] witnessed an older lady being viciously mugged and intervened to help. 

"As a result of her stepping in, Katherine was then mugged herself.”

The Met Police confirmed officers were called to reports of a robbery in the popular shopping street. Officers attended and arrested two 15-year-old girls on suspicion of robbery.

"A female member of the public had attempted to intervene," the spokeswoman added.

An officer was also assaulted but did not require hospital treatment, the force said. 

The two girls were released under investigation. One was re-arrested on Thursday in connection with the same incident after further information was received and she remained in custody.

Man charged with murder after hit-and-run crash near Essex school

Man charged with murder after hit-and-run crash near Essex school

A man has been charged with murder after a fatal hit-and-run near a school in Essex.

The 51-year-old suspect was also charged with ten counts of attempted murder and dangerous driving following his arrest.

Harley Watson, 12, died in the crash near a school in Loughton on Monday shortly before 3.20pm.

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