Joseph McCann charged with kidnap and sexual assault
Joseph McCann has been charged with kidnap and sexual assault in Watford.
Mr McCann was accused of an attack on a 21-year-old woman who was kidnapped at knifepoint on 21 April.
He has also been questioned over the abduction and rape of a 71-year-old woman in Bury and the abduction and sexual assault of a teenager in Heywood.
A team from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continues to investigate.
Ice cream vans to be banned in London
Ice cream vans are to be banned from operating in some areas of London.
This is already the case in Camden, with vans banned by the Council from operating in 40 streets due to environmental concerns.
Most ice cream vans use diesel, which releases nitrogen dioxide and black carbon.
Reporter Callum Mclean interviewed a working ice cream van owner about how these changes will effect his business.
Liverpool goes through to Champions League final
Liverpool overcame a three-goal deficit against Barcelona last night to reach the final of the Champions League.
Divock Origi opened the scoring for Liverpool in the seventh minute of play after the ball was parried into his patch by Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen.
Liverpool suffered a blow towards the end of the first half as Left back Andrew Robertson was forced off through an injury after an altercation with Luis Suarez.
Gini Wijnaldum came on as a replacement, scoring Liverpool’s second and third goal, levelling the tie on aggregate.
Divock Origi rounded off the scoring in the 79th minute, securing the reds place in the final in Madrid.
Former Atomic Kitten fined for school absence
Kerry Katona has been fined £500 after she regularly failed to send one of her children to school.
The former Atomic Kitten singer was due to stand trial at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday but was notably absent, with a solicitor entering a guilty plea on her behalf.
The court heard that Katona failed to send one of her five children to school between April and November last year.
Ed Fish, defending, claimed that some of the unauthorised absences were down to Katona’s inability to secure sufficient childcare while she was working.
Prosecutor Gareth Jones, who rejected the claim, told the court that the child’s attendance was as low as 48% at its worst point.