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Moment bungling robber traps himself inside shop after trying to hold up staff with a snooker cue

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This is the moment a bungling robber trapped himself inside a shop after threatening staff with a snooker cue. Jack Burrell, 19, was high on cocaine when he burst into the Local 4U store in Bulwell, near Nottingham, to grab cash to buy more drugs. However, he damaged the front door of the shop which meant he was unable to open it when he tried to flee after staff refused to open the till. Jack Burrell, 19, was high on cocaine when he attempted to rob a Local 4U shop in Nottingham to steal cash to buy more drugs CCTV shows Burrell almost falling over when he barged his way into the shop at 8pm on December 28 last year. After failing to intimidate staff he fled empty-handed but the footage shows him desperately trying to open the doors. Burrell made several failed attempts to prise open the sliding doors before running into the glass only to fall over. He finally kicked a hole in the glass before shoulder charging his way out which left him sprawled on the pavement. He ran just 50 yard

Fraudsters capitalised on Covid to con Britons out of more than £200 million using authorised push payment scams in first half of 2020 - but a third has so far been returned to victims

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Just over a third of the total amount lost to scams where people were tricked into transferring money to a fraudster was returned to customers in the first half of 2020, according to figures from a trade association. A total of £207.8million was lost to authorised push payment scams between January and June 2020, UK Finance said. Banks and other finance providers were able to return £73.1 million, or around 35 per cent of the total, to customers - made up of £59.9 million returned to personal customers and £13.2 million going to non-personal or business accounts. Some 66,247 APP cases were recorded over the period - a figure 15 per cent higher than the same period in 2019. Within the total, 63,186 related to personal accounts while 3,061 were non-personal or business-related. A total of £207.8 million was lost to authorised push payment scams between January and June 2020, UK Finance said When a customer authorises such a payment themselves, they have no legal protection to cover the

Teenagers as young as 13 'are starting to talk about committing terror attacks' says Met chief as he warns of 'dramatic' rise in right-wing cases

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Teenagers as young as 13 are starting to talk about committing terror attacks, the UK's head of counter-terrorism policing has warned. Met Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu was telling MPs about the terror threat the country faces – describing a 'dramatic' rise in the number of right-wing cases. He told the Commons Home Affairs Committee: 'What I am seeing, particularly in the right-wing terrorism space – and this is anecdotal so it is not academic – but is an increase in lots of young people being attracted to this. 'We are seeing people as young as 13 starting to talk about committing terrorist attacks.' It comes despite revelations this year that 90 per cent' of the 43,000 extremists on MI5's watchlist are Islamist terror suspects. And experts have previously warned an obsession with catching far-right extremists is diverting police and security services away from stopping more dangerous jihadis. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil B

Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts National Trust for not realising 'how wonderful' Winston Churchill was after it included World War Two hero's home on 'woke' list of properties linked to slavery and colonialism

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has blasted the National Trust for not realising 'how wonderful' Winston Churchill was after it included his home on its 'woke' list of houses with historic links to slavery. The Commons Leader called the charity a 'once great organisation' and accused it of 'shamefacedly quietly hiding away, pretending that they are abashed about the greatness that this country has enjoyed over so many centuries'. His remarks came after the National Trust revealed how 93 of the properties it looks after have links to historic slavery and colonialism. Properties with connections to people involved in colonial expansion, including leading figures in the East India Company, or senior figures in administering colonies, including Winston Churchill's home Chartwell, are included in the survey. Jacob Rees-Mogg called the National Trust a 'once great organisation' and accused it of 'shamefacedly quietly hiding away, pretending that they are abash