A man has been stabbed to death in an attack on a street in north London.
The 30-year-old was found with serious injuries in Houndsfield Road, Edmonton, shortly after 20:10 BST on Saturday. He died at the scene less than an hour later.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody.
Police said the victim’s family has yet to be informed and efforts are continuing to formally identify the dead man.
A man has been charged with the murder of another man who was shot dead outside a shop in north-west London.
Craig Small died in hospital after he was shot in Harrow Road, Wembley, on 5 July.
Courtney Ellis, 34, has been charged with murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and perverting the course of justice.
Mr Ellis, of Mafeking Avenue, Brentford, is due to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Two other men – Horaine Nicholas, 29, of Crawford Avenue, Wembley, and Christopher Kyei, 32, of Craig Mount, Radlett, Hertfordshire – have been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear at the same court.
A 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession of a prohibited firearm has been released under investigation.
A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death on a street in central London.
The teenager was found with multiple injuries after police were called to Edgware Road near the junction of Church Street just before 14:00 BST.
He was taken to hospital but died at 19:30. His next of kin have been informed, the Met Police said.
No arrests have been made and a Section 60 order, giving police additional stop and search powers, has been enforced in the area until 05:00 on Wednesday.
Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge said the victim’s family had been “left heartbroken” by the boy’s death.
“We are keen to hear from anyone with information that can help us build a clearer picture of what took place,” he said.
Reigning Women’s Super League champions Arsenal got the new season off to a winning start start as they narrowly beat a spirited West Ham.
Beth Mead put Arsenal ahead with a fine 18-yard strike into the bottom corner.
Debutant Jill Roord made it 2-0 as she fired the ball in first time from Mead’s clever lay-off.
But the Hammers hit back through Martha Thomas’ header while France striker Kenza Dali twice hit the woodwork in a tense final 10 minutes.
The Gunners were without last season’s top scorer Vivianne Miedema, who was nursing a slight hamstring injury, with Mead occupying her role at the point of the Arsenal attack.
Having had the better of the first half Arsenal’s Danielle van de Donk swept the ball over the bar from five yards out seconds after the restart as Arsenal, who now face Fiorentina in the Champions League on Thursday, looked as though they would dominate.
But West Ham got back into the game after Thomas scored and could have been level by the end.
Dali had a free-kick strike the post after deflecting off the wall with 12 minutes to go, while a mix-up between Katie McCabe and goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger saw the Austrian pick up the Irish defender’s pass and Dali struck the crossbar from the resulting indirect free-kick.
The match also saw the return of Jordan Nobbs as the England and Arsenal midfielder came on in the second half for her first competitive game since suffering a serious knee ligament injury last November which forced her to miss this summer’s World Cup.
She almost marked her appearance with a goal when her effort from the edge of the box drifted just wide.
|Betfred Super League|
|Hull Kingston Rovers (6) 16|
|Tries: Dagger, Atkin, McGuire Goals: Shaw 2|
|London Broncos (14) 20|
|Tries: Gee, Lamb, Pitts Goals: Dixon 4|
London Broncos won a breathtaking contest as they came from behind to beat Hull KR at Craven Park and take the Super League relegation battle to the final day of the season.
Broncos led 12-0 early on with tries from Matt Gee and Brock Lamb.
Rovers bounced back to lead 16-14 through scores from William Dagger, Chris Atkin and Danny McGuire.
But skipper Jay Pitts scored in the 77th minute, and Kieran Dixon landed his fourth kick to seal the win.
Broncos, promoted back to Super League a year ago, were within three minutes of being relegated. But they now carry the season on to next weekend with all four bottom clubs locked on 20 points.
Huddersfield have the first chance to secure survival if they win at home to Catalans next Friday night.
But then, on the Sunday, Rovers go to top three hopefuls Salford, while Broncos face another crunch away match at ninth-placed Wakefield.
To add to all the drama on a supercharged night of high emotions, referee James Child was asked to put on report an allegation of a racist remark made against Rovers forward Mose Masoe.
Great finish and dream start for Broncos
If the finish was exciting, Broncos got off to the start of their dreams when Australian half-back Lamb inspired them to a 12-0 lead inside nine minutes.
First it was his brilliant pick-up from ankle height and offload to set up Gee for the first try on four minutes before then scoring himself, both converted by Dixon.
Rovers repaired half of the damage by the break when Dagger got over in the right corner, then had the presence of mind to stay on his feet and get round close to the posts for Ryan Shaw to kick the goal.
But Shaw then had a try disallowed before Rovers ended the half with two men lost from their 17-man squad.
After losing Dean Hadley, there was then a 10-minute delay when Masoe steamrollered into an attempted tackle which ended up laying out his own team-mate Jimmy Keinhorst, who had to be taken off on a stretcher.
It was roles reversed after the break as Rovers this time made the electric start.
Atkin’s converted try brought the hosts level for the first time before Dagger’s offload allowed the overlapping McGuire to go in at the right corner.
In his understandable excitement, McGuire went for a spectacular trademark diving finish when he too could have got round closer to the posts – and Shaw missed the touchline conversion.
Dixon then kicked wide for Broncos with his penalty attempt after Joel Tomkins and Rob Butler had clashed, not for the only time on the night.
But it was the visitors who had the last word when they finally made the most of their late pressure.
Hull KR: Hall; Dagger, Crooks, J Keinhorst, Shaw; Drinkwater, McGuire; Mulhern, Parcell, Murray, Tomkins, Hauraki, Hadley.
Interchanges: Garbutt, Trout, Masoe, Atkin.
London Broncos: Walker; Dixon, Morgan, Kear, Williams; Abdull, Lamb; Battye, Cunningham, Butler, Pitts, Gee, Yates.
Interchanges: Fozard, Mason, Hindmarsh, Armitage.
Referee: James Child (RFL).
Reeco Hackett-Fairchild’s stoppage-time strike earned unbeaten Bromley a point against Dagenham & Redbridge.
Angelo Balanta’s flicked header from James Dobson’s cross found the bottom corner to get Peter Taylor’s Dagenham side off to the perfect start after two minutes.
Hackett-Fairchild had Bromley’s best chance of the first half, hitting the outside of the near post with a fierce strike from the left of the penalty area in the 27th minute.
After the break, Daggers goalkeeper Elliot Justham did well to keep out a swirling free-kick from Frankie Raymond which had eluded everybody, while at the other end, Joan Luque should have made it 2-0 but lifted the ball over the crossbar.
Dagenham’s Mitch Brundle drove a shot inches past the upright after head tennis in the area and Justham pulled off a stunning save to tip over Hackett-Fairchild’s curling free-kick as it looked like the visitors would be denied.
But, in the fourth minute of time added on, Hackett-Fairchild turned smartly on Adam Mekki’s through-pass and drilled a shot past the unlucky Justham.
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Danish Superliga leaders FC Midtjylland have signed Brentford striker Emiliano Marcondes on loan until 31 December.
The 24-year-old has failed to score in 30 league appearances for the Bees since joining from Nordsjaelland in January 2018.
“Emiliano has had 18 very unlucky months with us due to the two major injuries which he picked up,” boss Thomas Frank told the club website.
“This move will be good for him to get his rhythm and confidence back.”
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Derby County manager Philip Cocu criticised his team’s ‘arrogance’ after their one-sided 3-0 loss at Brentford.
County were blown away by an excellent first-half show from the Bees, who could have added to Bryan Mbeumo’s opener and Ollie Watkins’ double.
Derby have not won since the first day of the season and are in 19th place.
“I’m mostly disappointed about the attitude we had in the first half. There was some arrogance that was based on nothing,” Cocu told BBC Radio Derby.
“You see the difference how Brentford went into the game and how they sprinted to get the ball deep, how they defend and in the transition, I think it’s a big difference to what we showed,” the Dutchman continued.
“Some of our players have to realise it’s not only about having the ball and some touches, in this league you have to step up every game and show the best attitude and character on the pitch.”
Cocu’s Rams did not register a single shot on target and have now failed to win a league game since beating bottom side Huddersfield Town on the opening day of the season.
The defeat followed a 3-0 Carabao Cup loss at fierce East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest in midweek and the game was effectively decided by two goals in two minutes early in the first half.
Mbeumo netted the first from close range after Watkins’ effort was denied by Richard Keogh’s goalline clearance, before Watkins struck the second from 10 yards out thanks to Mbeumo’s pass.
Brentford – who leapfrogged Derby into 14th place – saw their chances mount up after going two goals ahead as Kelle Roos made a fine save from Said Benrahma, Rico Henry blazed over from 15 yards and had a penalty claim turned down despite the ball looking like it hit Keogh’s arm.
But Watkins took advantage late in the half as he followed up his own shot which was blocked on the line by team-mate Henrik Dalsgaard to heap the pressure on the Rams.
While Derby did not concede after the break they could have gone further behind – Watkins had another two good chances, while Canos narrowly missed the target.
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank:
“It clicked in terms of creating opportunities and giving zero things away. We played so quickly with intensity and tempo that Derby couldn’t get in the game.
“This new team needs time and there are still things we can do to reach maximum performances but that was the best 45 minutes I’ve seen in my time here.
“We could have killed it off in the second half – we had five or six situations where better decision-making should have led to goals.
“Ollie Watkins could have had a hat-trick and you don’t get many chances for those, but he is on a scoring streak now which will do his confidence good.”
Arsenal manager Unai Emery expects midfielder Mesut Ozil to stay at the club – but says Nacho Monreal could leave.
Ozil, 30, who has not featured yet this season due to safety concerns and illness, has been heavily linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium.
Real Sociedad are interested in signing defender Monreal, 33, and Emery believes a transfer is a “possibility”.
But he said: “We are not speaking about the possibility for Mesut to leave.”
The transfer window for Premier League arrivals closed on 8 August but it is open across Europe until 2 September.
“We finish here our transfer window and in Europe it’s going to finish on Monday,” added Emery.
“We cannot sign another player, but we have the possibility [for players] to leave in the next four days. Yes, [Monreal] is one possibility.”
The Gunners take on Tottenham in the North London derby on Sunday and German Ozil could be in contention for the first time.
“This week he is physically better and he is training and doing normal work with us,” said Emery. “He is going to be closer to us and he will be available on Sunday,”
Iran’s judiciary says it has sentenced a British-Iranian dual national to 10 years in prison for spying for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency.
Anousheh Ashouri was also handed a two-year term for illicitly acquiring money and fined $36,600 (£29,850).
An Iranian citizen, Ali Johari, was also jailed for 10 years for allegedly passing information to Mossad.
The UK Foreign Office confirmed it had been supporting the family of a British-Iranian man detained in Iran.
“Our embassy in Tehran continues to request consular access,” it added.
“The treatment of all dual nationals detained in Iran is a priority and we raise their cases at the most senior levels. We urge Iran to let them be reunited with their families.”
Iran has detained a number of dual citizens and foreign nationals in recent years, many of them on spying charges. They include Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian project manager for the Thomson Reuters Foundation who was sentenced to five years in prison in 2016.
The Iranian authorities do not recognise dual nationality for Iranian citizens and do not grant consular access for foreign diplomats to visit them in detention.
Iran’s judiciary also confirmed on Tuesday that an Iranian woman employed by the British Council had lost her appeal against a 10-year sentence for spying.
Aras Amiri, who had been working for the UK cultural organisation in London, was detained in Iran in March 2018.
Last week, her fiancé told the BBC that she was being used as a “bargaining chip” by Iran’s government. James Tyson said the UK needed to “get on the phone” to Iran and “say this can’t happen”.
He added that Aras Amiri was being held in the same prison as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and that the two women were “close” and “very supportive of each other”.
Relations between the UK and Iran have been strained in recent weeks by a row over the seizure of two oil tankers.
On 4 July, an Iranian tanker was seized off the coast of Gibraltar with the help of the Royal Marines on suspicion of breaching EU sanctions on Syria.
The vessel was released on 15 August, but Iran is still holding a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf on 19 July for breaking “international maritime rules”.
Correction 27 August 2019: An earlier version of this article identified Anousheh Ashouri as a woman in line with reports from local and international news agencies.