Military medic monitored for Ebola at Royal Free and two murder inquiries launched

London News Stories 31st January 2015.

  • Military healthcare worker pricked by needle while working in Sierra Leone is being monitored for Ebola at London’s Royal Free Hospital
  • Two separate murder inquiries have been launched by the Met Police after the fatal stabbing of a 17 year-old youth in Enfield and 42 year-old woman in Hillingdon
  • A 31 year old mother from Italy has been charged with murdering her baby daughter in Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Britain’s journalism trade magazine editor says to Met Police Commissioner ‘Earth calling Bernard, come in Bernard.’
  • Man arrested for urinating on London Ambulance Service paramedic and police officer in Hackney
  • Chelsea remain five points clear top of the Premiership


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The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead is monitoring a British military healthcare worker flown from Sierra Leone after receiving ‘a needlestick injury’ while treating an Ebola patient.

The hospital says the medic is likely to have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

But their patient has not been diagnosed with Ebola and does not have the symptoms of the virus.

Murder Inquiries

Met Police Enquiry and operation. Image: Met Police

Met Police Enquiry and operation. Image: Met Police

Two murder inquiries have been launched by the Met Police after two unconnected fatal stabbings in Enfield and Hillingdon.

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of  a 17 year old male youth in Berkley Gardens, Enfield on Friday evening.

He was found on the pavement suffering from stab wounds.

The other murder inquiry relates to the death of a 42 year old woman who died from stab injuries in Hillingdon.

Police were called to a residential address in Collingwood Road, Hillingdon at 11 am. Friday.

A 35 year old man was arrested in Hayes on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody.

Both cases are being investigated by the Homicide and Major Crime Command based at Barking.

Mother accused of murder

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A 31 year old woman from Italy has appeared in court and been remanded in custody for the murder of her baby daughter.

Federica Boscolo-Gnolo from Chioggia is charged with the murder of baby Farah who was born 22nd November last year.

Westminster Magistrates remanded her in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on February 3rd.

Journalism sources

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Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford has  criticised the Met Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, over his position on the surveillance of journalists.

In an editorial entitled ‘Earth calling Bernard, come in Bernard’ Ponsford says:

It is not against the law for a police officer to speak to a journalist on the telephone. In the Plebgate case the Crown Prosecution Service refused to prosecute the officers you sacked for contacting The Sun because it said they acted in the public interest.

The Press Gazette revealed the use by the Met Police of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) to obtain the phone records of journalists in contact with whistle-blowers and sources.

Sir Bernard has stressed that his detectives have been simply collecting evidence of serious crimes and complied with existing law.


Chelsea held Man City to a one all draw at Stamford Bridge in a late evening kick off.

They remain five points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Ambulance outrage

A man was arrested in Hackney late Friday night for allegedly urinating on a London Ambulance Service paramedic and police officer while they were treating a patient.

He has been charged with assault and bailed to appear at Thames Magistrates.

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