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London stabbing horror as woman rushed to hospital with slash wounds after Barking fight

Officers and paramedics found a woman with a stab wound and slash marks across her arms in an alleged fight, which happened on Sunday. Police were called to London Road at around 3.50am. A 32-year-old man was also found with injuries. Police confirmed the injuries were not life-threatening.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Both were taken to a hospital in east London where their injuries were deemed to be non-life-threatening and non-life-changing.”

The woman, who is also aged 32, was arrested on suspicion of affray after she was released from hospital.

A 33-year-old woman, who was also taken to hospital, was arrested on suspicion of affray after being discharged.

Police confirmed her injuries were also not life-threatening.

Both women have since been released under investigation as police urge people to contact them with more information.

Earlier this month, the London borough saw a wave of crime after three men were found stabbed following reports of a brawl in Dagenham.

One man, who was in his 40s, suffered a stab injury to his leg while another had a slash wound to his face.

A third man was also found suffering from stab wounds to his back following the brawl at the corner of Barnmead Road and Fanshaw Crescent.

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“Police cordons remain at the location as a painstaking forensic examination gets underway.

“The victim’s mother has been to the scene and has met with officers.

“She and other family members will be provided with ongoing support, and my heart goes out to her as she faces up to the first day of the rest of her life without her son.

“I can assure her, and indeed all Londoners, of my total commitment to finding the person or persons responsible for this murder and bringing them to justice.”

On Saturday, a 26-year-old man died after being stabbed during an illegal rave in South Bermondsey.

Police were called to Stockholm Road, next to Millwall Football Club, where an “unlicensed music event had been taking place”.

London Ambulance Service also attended the scene and found a man suffering stab injuries but despite efforts from paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 16-year-old boy was also found with head injuries but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

London tornado ravages buildings in Barking sparking mass panic – fire brigade on scene

Barking: Windy conditions seen as ‘tornado’ strikes

Barking residents have shared worrying footage of the extreme weather event on social media on Friday evening. Police officers and the fire brigade have been called on sight by panicked Londoners as properties suffered structural damage.

Howling winds has caused brick walls to crumble, trees to collapse and sent wheelie bins flying in all angles.

Barking and Dagenham Police has confirmed it was called shortly after 7pm to reports of damage caused to roofs, electrical equipment, street furniture and vehicles in Hulse Avenue and surrounding areas.

The force added the destruction was caused by adverse weather conditions, including lightning.


A tornado has caused damaged in east London (Image: FACEBOOK•MOBAROCK ALI)


Storms descended across east London (Image: Mobarock Ali)

In one terrifying video posted on Twitter, swirling winds can be seen rampaging through a back garden with debris flying over high fences.

Menacing dark clouds could be seen closing in as an apocalyptic scene descended over the capital.

The video was accompanied by the caption: “Tornado in Barking, East London. WOW.”

In another clip, a number of collapsed trees are seen being dragged in the middle of a residential street by the strong gusts.


A fence shakes in the swirling winds (Image: Mobarock Ali)

Wheelie bins are also decimated along with the pavements with rubbish being propelled against properties and parked cars.

A resident also captures the shocking moment the powerful winds trigger the front wall of a property to collapse, with broken bricks spread across the footpath.

He can be heard shouting: “The wall broke… the whole wall broke. Oh my god!”.

Sky News’ Kiran Bhangal tweeted: “Just experienced a tornado in Barking east London. Dozens of cars and homes damaged.

“Police and fire crews on the scene. Very scary indeed.”


The storms saw Kent and Essex cricketers at Chelmsford run for cover (Image: KENT CRICKET CLUB)


Menacing clouds gathered over Barking (Image: Mobarock Ali)

One local resident told Express.co.uk the storm had travelled three miles across the capital and heavy rains triggered localised flooding.

They said: “The storm has just got here and it’s coming down. A mate three miles away who got it before us said there was a river running down his road.

“The rain is really hammering down on our roof, it’s almost as loud as our voices.”

Barking and Dagenham Police said in a statement: “Police were called at around 1920hrs to reports of damage caused to roofs, electrical equipment, street furniture and vehicles in Hulse Avenue and some surrounding roads in the Barking area.

“This is a weather related incident, during which there was a lightning strike…”


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Barking: The tornado hit at around 7pm today

Barking: The tornado hit at around 7pm today (Image: TWITTER•LUCASLEVI)

Essex Weather Centre reported no injuries from the tornado.

The group wrote on Twitter: “Reports from the scene in Barking confirm three streets badly affected by the storm.

“Widespread structural damage to roofs, garden walls and cars. Fire service and police remain on the scene, with no reports of injuries.”

Shocked residents were later seen outside the front of their properties, with many holding brooms and helping with the clean-up operation.

The UK storm comes just a day after a tornado struck near the Czech Republic’s border with Austria causing widespread damage and a trail of devastation.

Footage from the Breclav region shortly after the twister struck shows roofs torn off buildings and cars wrecked by the violent torrent.

Austrian Red Cross sent ambulances to help survivors amid reports of five fatalities and 150 people left injured.

Red Cross spokesman Andreas Zenker said: “We have sent twelve ambulances and an emergency doctor vehicle to the area.

“Other units from the Weinviertel have already been alerted.”

The Czech Army was also deployed to the region.

The UK gets an average of 30 to 50 tornados a year according to scientists at the University of Manchester,

The most extreme can last around 10 minutes with wind speeds of around 145mph.

Berkshire is said to be Britain’s tornado hotspot, facing one of the weather phenomenons every 17 years on average.

The biggest most recent tornado in the UK hit Birmingham in 2005 and saw 1,000 trees uprooted and injured 19 people.

The tornado left damage costing around £40million.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

Watch as tornado rips through Barking, London – trees pulled from ground as locals panic

Shocking footage has captured the moment a tornado tore through a residential street in Barking, east London causing widespread chaos and destruction. The rare weather event struck in the area shortly after 8pm on Friday evening causing people to shelter indoors as flying debris damaged cars and homes. 

One shocked resident captured the “twister” on camera with the high winds sending trees flying across the road.

Wheelie bins, rubbish and roof tiles can be seen being hurled about by the force of the gale.

Elsewhere the extreme weather caused garden walls to collapse leaving only piles of bricks still standing.

Sky News’ Kiran Bhangal tweeted: “Just experienced a tornado in Barking east London.”

Barking and Dagenham Police said in a statement: “Police were called at around 1920hrs to reports of damage caused to roofs, electrical equipment, street furniture and vehicles in Hulse Avenue and some surrounding roads in the Barking area.

“This is a weather-related incident, during which there was a lightning strike.”

It comes as thunderstorms and heavy rains have hit northeast London and Kent.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the area with residents advised to expect some flooding and travel disruption.

Tornadoes considered rare in the UK but can occur yearly, according to the Met Office,

The Met Office website states: “Around 30 tornadoes a year are reported in the UK. 

“These are typically small and short-lived.

“But can cause structural damage if they pass over built-up areas.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

‘Barking at the Moon’: Dogecoin skyrockets 300% in a week, sparking bubble fears

Defying all the odds, meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin has risen by a whopping 300% in the last seven days. It has doubled in price in the last 24 hours, adding about $ 19.9 billion, hitting an all-time high of $ 0.29 on Friday.

Dogecoin, which was initially launched as a joke to mock other cryptos, is now a top-10 digital currency with a total market value of $ 34 billion, according to crypto market data site CoinGecko. It has delivered 12,600% in gains in a year and likely created a number of millionaires. 

The digital token’s impressive growth and its latest rally have been attributed by some to tweets by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk. On Thursday, Musk again posted a cryptic tweet saying “Doge Barking at the Moon,” likely in reference to the popular crypto slang phrase “to the Moon.”

Musk has been calling dogecoin his “fav” cryptocurrency and “the people’s crypto.” However, some crypto investors have been raising concerns about Musk’s dogecoin tweets. Nic Carter, co-founder of Castle Island Ventures, warned that retail investors “are going to lose money on dogecoin,” calling it a “vehicle for speculation.”

An analyst at UK investing app Freetrade, David Kimberley, also said that “dogecoin’s rise is a classic example of greater fool theory at play.” He told CNBC that “people are buying the cryptocurrency, not because they think it has any meaningful value, but because they hope others will pile in, push the price up and then they can sell off and make a quick buck.”
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Kimberley added that “when everyone is doing this, the bubble eventually has to burst and you’re going to be left short-changed if you don’t get out in time. And it’s almost impossible to say when that’s going to happen.

“This is doubly the case in the crypto markets where a small group of players often hold a huge chunk of the total number of ‘coins’ in circulation. That means it only takes one person to dump all their holdings for the entire market to tank,” he said.

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