Crime

 

Three pensioners, including a 76-year-old second-hand car dealer and his 50-year-old son, are among a group of nine British men who have been arrested by Flying Squad detectives hunting the gang responsible for the daring Hatton Garden jewel heist.









 

Police patrols are disappearing from streets across England, with the number of officers cut by a quarter in the past five years, according to new figures released. The scale of the loss is part of a wider picture of cuts which has resulted in policing being “on its knees,” warned the Police Federation.









 

On the day they killed him, Sofyen Belamouadden got up at seven and went into his mother’s bedroom to get his socks from a drawer the family shared. “Mum, I’m going now,” he said, before catching the bus. Sofyen, who was 15, lived with his brother and two sisters in Acton, west London, and went to Henry Compton School in Fulham, a trip that involved two bus rides.