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Police are appealing for witnesses after a balaclava-wearing gunman fled from the scene

Security guards given police powers

Private security guards are gaining limited policing powers today under a Government scheme to relieve the petty crime burden on forces.

Armed units plan for trains

British Transport Police (BTP) may get armed response units, after the chairman of its officers' federation said it could not rely on receiving firearms support from other forces for long-term terror threats.

Tube shocked by bloodied gun victim

A bloodied gunshot victim left train passengers horrified as he staggered on to a carriage moments after being attacked, police said today.

Investigation after woman killed by train

An investigation is under way after a woman was struck by a train early today.

Police radios branded 'inadequate' before 7/7 attacks

Radios used by police on July 7 were branded "inadequate" two years before the atrocity but nothing was done to upgrade them, an inquest heard today.

7/7 problems 'identified in 1987'

The 7/7 rescue operation was hampered by problems that were identified but not tackled after the King's Cross fire 18 years earlier, an inquest heard today.

Bus teenager stabbed 24 times

A teenager was fatally stabbed 24 times in a frenzied knife attack by a mob of youths who ambushed him at a bus stop, detectives said tonight.

7/7 blast sent up 'chimney' of smoke and body parts

The 7/7 bus explosion sent a massive "chimney" of grey smoke billowing into the air, laden with debris and human body parts, an inquest heard today.

Britons killed in helicopter crash

Two Britons have died in a helicopter crash in the south of France, the Foreign Office said today.

3,000 police face early retirement threat

More than 3,000 of the most experienced police officers could be forced to retire early under a legal loophole, figures showed today.

Lorry crashes on to train leaving seven injured

Police and recovery teams were today preparing to remove the wreckage of a 26-tonne cement mixer that plunged on to a train carriage.

Police officer charged after fare dodger knocked down by van

A British Transport Police officer was today charged with knocking over a fare dodger with a police van.

7/7 officer tells of frustration over firefighters

A senior policeman spoke today of his frustration at firefighters who refused to enter a Tube tunnel to rescue survivors of the July 7 bombings despite being shown it was safe.

Police question woman over man's Tube death

A woman faced more police questioning today over the death of a man allegedly pushed under a Tube train while wearing women's clothes.

Policeman breaks down over 'mayhem' of 7/7 attacks

A senior policeman broke down today as he described his attempts to save lives in the "absolute mayhem" of the 7/7 attacks.

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