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Three teenagers stab and rob man of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ copy

Three British teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who was walking home after buying the blockbuster videogame “Grand Theft Auto V”, police said on Saturday. The 23-year-old victim was attacked in London in the early hours of Tuesday as he made his way home…

British ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ fan hit with brick, stabbed, and robbed of game

A British man who bought one of the first copies of “Grand Theft Auto V” was stabbed, hit with a brick and robbed of the brutally violent new video game on Tuesday, police said. The 23-year-old was leaving an Asda supermarket in Colindale, north London, in the early hours of…

New bomb threats tweeted to female journalists in the UK after Jane Austen banknote controversy

London’s Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after several female journalists received bomb threats via social networking site Twitter. The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman, Independent columnist Grace Dent and Time magazine’s Catherine Mayer were all targeted by anonymous account holders, who tweeted that bombs outside their homes would explode at 10.47…

Autistic London teen wins damages over police restraint

An autistic teenager with epilepsy won damages on Wednesday from the Metropolitan Police after he was forced into handcuffs and leg restraints during a school trip in what the High Court ruled was an “assault”. Police used “wholly inappropriate” restraint in their “over-hasty and ill-informed” response after the young man…

Man stabbed to death during post-Christmas rush in London

A man was stabbed to death on London’s Oxford Street on Monday as bargain hunters crowded into the post-Christmas sales on one of Britain’s busiest shopping thoroughfares, police said. Police made a number arrests after the man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was killed near…

First ‘computer hacking’ arrest in Murdoch paper probe

LONDON — Police investigating the scandal that closed the News of the World tabloid made a first arrest Thursday over alleged computer hacking, extending the probe from phone hacking. Officers from London’s Metropolitan Police arrested a 52-year-old man in Milton Keynes, northwest of London. He was held “on suspicion of…

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