Man hospitalized after being stabbed outside UK Home Office in London

British police officers stand on duty at a cordon outside Britain's Home Office in central London on August 15, 2019, following a stabbing incident. A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed, and one man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. (AFP)
Updated 15 August 2019

Man hospitalized after being stabbed outside UK Home Office in London

  • London Ambulance Service said the casualty was treated at the scene and taken to hospital
  • Figures out last month revealed that knife crime in England and Wales over the previous 12 months had soared to a record high

LONDON: A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed Thursday outside Britain’s Home Office interior ministry in London.
One man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, the city’s Metropolitan Police said.
The Home Office is responsible for tackling crime and the government has recently launched a campaign to deter people from carrying blades in a bid to combat a surge in knife crime.
Police said they were called at 1:06 p.m. local time following a report of a man with a knife.
“Officers attended to find one man with knife injuries,” the police said in a statement.
“One man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and taken to a police station.
“Enquiries are ongoing into the exact circumstances of the incident.”
The police initially reported the injuries were life-threatening but later said his injuries were not life threatening.
The London Ambulance Service said the casualty was treated at the scene and taken to hospital.
“We dispatched an incident response officer, a medic in a response car, a motorcycle paramedic and an ambulance crew,” a spokeswoman said.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma center.”
Figures out last month revealed that knife crime in England and Wales over the previous 12 months had soared to a record high of more than 43,500 offenses.
The figures were up eight percent year-on-year.
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his commitment to tackling the “scourge” of knife crime as he took questions from the public live on Facebook on Wednesday.


Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde gestures as he testifies at the resumption of the Senate probe on the release of hundreds of convicts under the shortened serving of their sentence for good behavior, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP)
Updated 56 min 46 sec ago

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

  • Albayalde resigned about three weeks before his scheduled retirement on Nov. 8

MANILA, Philippines: The Philippine national police chief has resigned after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of seized drugs.
Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Monday his decision relinquishing his post was accepted by Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano over the weekend but insisted on his innocence, saying he has never been criminally or administratively charged for the alleged irregularity. Albayalde resigned about three weeks before his scheduled retirement on Nov. 8.
The allegations against Albayalde were the latest dark cloud to loom over the national police force, which has largely been enforcing President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody anti-drug crackdown that has left thousands of mostly petty drug suspects dead.