A house in a Lincolnshire village has been raided by Met police officers investigating yesterday's alleged terror attack in Woolwich.
Officers swooped on the detached house as the name of one of the suspects was revealed on internet forums and Twitter as Michael Adebolajo.
He has been identified as the alleged killer seen ranting on video shortly after the murder of the soldier in Woolwich.
It is understood the men, who are being treated in separate hospitals while under arrest, are most likely to be British citizens of Nigerian descent who have converted to a radical form of Islam.
However, they are not thought to have links to terror groups based in Nigeria, such as the jihadist militant organisation Boko Haram.
This man has been identified on internet forums and Twitter as Michael Adebolajo
The man on the left is believed to be Michael Adebolajo. Both of the killers are thought to be British citizens and one of them is of Nigerian descent
Police today raided a house which is believed to be connected with Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo
Police were today seen outside a £365,000 detached house in a Lincolnshire village where they raided a home where Adebolajo is listed as having lived in the past.
There was no answer at the address believed to be that of Adebolajo's father, named by neighbours as Anthony Adebolajo.
Mr Adebolajo, 56, is believed to be a trained nurse now working in a managerial capacity within the NHS.
The modern property was being monitored by two police patrol cars stationed outside.
Later in the morning, plain clothes officers, thought to be from the Metropolitan Police, arrived at the modern estate and the house and driveway was sealed off with police tape. An officer at the scene described the property as a 'crime scene'.
Mr Adebolajo bought the property in 2002. At one time a woman who wore a burka was thought to live with him.
They believed he had up to four grown up children, although few if any are thought to have stayed at the house for any period of time.
The curtains at the house in Lincolnshire remained closed following this morning's raid
Neighbours said the same family had lived in the house for about a decade
Michael Adebolajo was listed as being a resident there in 2004, shortly after the family moved in.
One nearby resident said: 'I know his family have ties to London, but whoever is at this house is very secretive.
'The curtains are always drawn at the front and the back, I've never seen anybody in the garden, either.'
Neighbours said the house has been home to the same family for about a decade and the blinds at the house were today closed.
A woman lays flowers outside the Royal Military Barracks where it is believed the soldier was stationed
A spokesman said: 'Lincolnshire Police can confirm that the Metropolitan Police executed a search warrant under PACE at an address in Lincolnshire.
'This is in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of a man in Woolwich. The Metropolitan Police are not prepared to discuss the matter further at this stage.'
This morning a group of military wives - some pushing prams, laid flowers at the main gates of the barracks to pay their respects to the dead soldier.
One of the women, in her 20s, who did not want to be named, said: 'We are a group of military wives.
'We live just outside the base. We are all just very numb at the moment - shaken up and very shocked. It could have been any one of our husbands.
'He was a young guy who cared very much about his job, like they all do. I think he was in training. The atmopshere is very quiet. No one really wants to talk. No one knows what to say.
'We are very sad and feeling quite raw at the moment. A lot of our husbands left the country this morning to go to Kenya. I don't believe he was due to leave.
'He was an attachment to our batallion I think. He was in training to start off his life as a soldier. It could have been any person on the street but for it to be someone serving, we all feel targeted. It's not nice.'
After the killing, the man believed to be Adebolajo is alleged to have declared: 'you and your kids will be next'.
The victim lies on the floor (circled left) while the man believed to be Michael Adebolajo is treated by a police officer (circled right)
Adebolajo's accomplice was seen talking to 48-year-old Ingrid Loyau-Kennett as she calmed the men down to keep the peace
In a chilling rant captured on camera, the knife-wielding man declared: 'The only reason we have killed this man today is because Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers.
'AN EYE FOR AN EYE': FULL RANT OF MAN WITH BLOOD ON HIS HANDS
The man with blood on his hands said 'you people will never be safe' as he launched an incredible rant.
In the video footage, obtained by ITV News, he said: ‘We swear by the almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone.
'We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
'I apologise that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you.'
'Do you think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start bussin' our guns? You think politicians are going to die?
'No it's going to be the average guy, like you, and your children.
'So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace.'
The who launched the terrifying diatribe in Woolwich, south-east London, believed to be Adebolajo, who has been identified on Twitter and web forums as one of the arrested men.
He added, in the video obtained by ITV News: 'Remove your governments - they don't care about you. You think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start bursting our guns? You think politicians are going to die?
'No, it's going to be the average guy, like you, and your children. So get rid of them – tell them to bring our troops back so we can ... so you can all live in peace.’
The serviceman was murdered yards from the barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, yesterday.
In broad daylight, an attacker and an accomplice repeatedly stabbed and tried to behead the young serviceman in front of dozens of passers-by.
The attacker, speaking in a clear south London accent, declared in the rant: ‘You people will never be safe. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.’
Throughout the frenzied attack the two killers shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is great’ – then demanded horrified witnesses film them as they ranted over the crumpled body.
The two attackers in their 20s, waited calmly for armed police to arrive before charging at officers brandishing a rusty revolver, knives and meat cleavers.
When the old pistol was shot towards police it backfired and blew the thumb off one of the men.
Moments later they were cut down in a hail of bullets believed to be fired by a woman marksman. Last night both men were being treated in hospital for their wounds.
Before police arrived the man identified as Adebolajo, said: ‘We swear by Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reasons we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day.
Yesterday’s slaughter took place 200 yards from The Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and close to a primary school at 2.20pm.
Witnesses told how the men drove a dark blue Vauxhall Tigra on to the pavement and knocked down the soldier.
Last night the crime scene remained swarming with police and forensic teams who illuminated the road with spotlights as they examined evidence under large tents.
As they worked, more than 100 members of far-right group the English Defence League gathered around the scene, with many draped in St George’s flags and wearing black balaclavas.
Riot police holding shields formed a cordon around the area as the EDL members waved flags and chanted 'no surrender to the Muslim scum', ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘England’.
Leader Tommy Robinson addressed the crowd, saying: 'We have got weak leadership. They have allowed this to happen. People are scared to say the word Muslim. They are scared to offend them.
‘You know what? We are offended. People in this country are angry. They have had enough.’
They marched threw bottles at police before being dispersed by officers by 11pm.
A number of EDL supporters then headed to the local Queen’s Arms pub where they sang nationalistic songs.
Onlookers said a brick was thrown through a mosque window during the march.
There were tense scenes last night as members of far-right group EDL converged on Woolwich
Police formed a cordon around the area as members of the group waved flags and chanted 'no surrender to the Muslim scum'
The EDL marched threw bottles at police before being dispersed by officers by 11pm
A man, who gave his name only as Abdul, said: 'I'm not happy about it. It's a place of worship - a place of God. They have got Islam all wrong. The people who did this are nothing to do with the real Islam.'
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said he was not aware of any arrests at the protest.
Elsewhere, two men were arrested in separate alleged ‘revenge attacks’ on mosques following yesterday’s killing.
A 43-year-old man who reportedly walked into a mosque in Braintree, Essex, with a knife and an ‘incendiary device’ was arrested at 7.15pm on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and attempted arson.
The secretary of the mosque in Braintree, Sikander Saleemy, told Channel 4 News: 'The police said it's too early to try and link it to what happened in Woolwich, but those of us who were here feel that it was some sort of revenge attack. It was clear from the man's behaviour. We absolutely condemn what happened in Woolwich, but it had nothing to do with us.
'It was an appalling act of terror - but it wasn't "Islamic" in any way. I wish it wasn't described like that, because sadly people will now start to blame Muslims.'
And police in Kent arrested a man on suspicion of racially-aggravated criminal damage at a mosque in Gillingham at 8.40pm.
Security chiefs and politicians met this morning to discuss their response to the attack.
Theresa May and Boris Johnson pictured following a meeting of Cobra to discuss their response to the attack
Arriving for a meeting of the Government’s Cobra crisis committee, mayor of London Boris Johnson said it was wrong to link the murder with British foreign policy or the actions of Britain’s armed forces overseas.
Mr Johnson said: 'The fault lies wholly and exclusively in the warped and deluded mindset of the people who did it.'
The mayor also urged Londoners to 'go about their lives in the normal way'.
Others attending the meeting included Sir John Sawers, head of security service MI6. Security was tight this morning at the army barracks near the scene of yesterday’s killing.
Troops in London were advised in the immediate aftermath of the attack not to wear their uniforms outside their bases.
But at the Cobra meeting this morning it was agreed that issuing orders against wearing military uniforms in public would not be the right response to the outrage.
A No 10 source said last night’s advice was an 'understandable reaction' while the circumstances of the attack were still unclear, but Mr Cameron and others at the meeting agreed that 'the best way to defeat terrorists was to continue with normal life'.
Forensics teams were pictured this morning scouring the area around the scene of the killing
As investigations continued and police worked at the scene Cobra met to discuss the attack
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: 'In light of yesterday’s events and the emerging situation, the military chain of command introduced a package of immediate reactive security measures on a precautionary basis.
'Following a review of the situation this morning, a decision has been taken to relax some of these temporary measures imposed yesterday, including advice to members of the armed forces in London not to wear uniform outside of defence establishments.
'The best way we can defeat terrorism is to carry on as normal, and that includes our personnel wearing their uniform.'
Prime Minister David Cameron was briefed by Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on the murder investigation before chairing the meeting of Cobra at 10 Downing Street.
In a message on Twitter, Mr Cameron described the killing as 'sickening'.
Meanwhile, a woman who risked her life to confront one of the killers who murdered the soldier in front of horrified passers by described how she tried to calm him moments after the attack.
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 48, was on a bus heading through Woolwich when she spotted the stricken soldier lying bloodied in the road.
Her bravery - and that of others who tried to reason with the killers - has been praised, particularly in the wake of amateur footage from the scene, which shows one of the killers making political statements about the slaughter while still brandishing weapons.
Cub leader Ms Loyau-Kennett, of Helston in Cornwall, told ITV Daybreak she initially thought the victim had been injured in a car crash.
Soldiers were initially told not to wear uniforms outside their barracks, but Cobra decided this would not be the right response to the attack
She said: 'I went to the guy and when I approached the body there was a lady cradling him. And then (one of the killers), the most excited one of the two, said ‘Don’t go too close to the body’.
'I thought, OK. And because I was down I could see a butcher’s knife and an axe - that’s what he had - and blood. I thought, what the heck? I thought obviously he was a bit excited and the thing was just to talk to him.'
Ms Loyau-Kennett said she tried to reason with the killer to focus his attention away from other potential victims, as large crowds began to gather at the scene.
She said: 'I know it’s big today but for me it was just a regular guy, just a bit upset. He was not on drugs, he was not drunk.
'He said ‘Don’t touch, I killed him’. I said ‘Why?’ He said ‘He’s a British soldier. He killed people. He killed Muslim people in Muslim countries’.
'And I said, OK. So what would you like? I tried to make him talk about how he felt. He said all the bombs dropping and blindly killing women, children...
'More and more people were starting to come. There were so many people around. I just looked around and I found it so daunting.'
Ms Loyau-Kennett said her thoughts were to 'just carry on' talking to the man, while several women arriving at the scene tried to shield the victim.
She said: 'I wanted him to concentrate on me and make sure he doesn’t have a funny idea.
'He (the killer) told me he was a British soldier - he didn’t look like a British soldier to me, he wasn’t in uniform. But I thought if another one passes by, or is in the area...'
Woolwich and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford praised the 'extraordinary' bravery of members of the public who approached the killers.
The men are in separate London hospitals being treated for injuries after they were shot by police at the scene. source: www.dailymail.co.uk
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It's the latest games console from Microsoft, announced at an elaborate event co-hosted in Seattle and London this week. It's the first new Xbox console to be launched by Microsoft since the Xbox 360 launched in 2005.
2. Why is this new Xbox One so special?
Gaming is an important differentiator for Microsoft against rivals Google and Apple. In the gaming world, Microsoft competes against Sony's Playstation and the Nintendo Wii but it has tried to broaden the appeal of Xbox beyond gaming and into the living room – a kind of one size fits all, web-connected device that will connect to and record live TV, play films and TV shows, play Blu-ray HD discs and even allow Skype calls. The jury's out on whether Xbox One would be the best device to do that, or whether you may as well stick to your laptop.
3. Can you still play games?
Call of Duty: Ghosts: will launch on the Xbox One. Photograph: Activision
Gamers would be forgiven for feeling a little disappointed by Xbox One, which seems so focused on being the hub for the living room that there has been little apparent innovation in the games themselves, though no doubt Microsoft is saving the juiciest games updates for E3 next month. Added to that, Xbox 360 games aren't compatible with the Xbox One, so dedicated gamers will have to restock – and re-pay for – their games library, though their Gamerscore will transfer. Microsoft says this is because Xbox One is designed for next-generation games – games that use Kinect's facial recognition and heart-rate sensor features, for example.
4. Does Xbox One have to be connected to the internet?
Xbox One's internet-based services mean that the console does need to get online at least once a day, but doesn't have to be permanently connected. Microsoft says Blu-ray films and TV shows will still play if the connection drops out, though Skype wouldn't work. Games and media are stored in the cloud, so you'd need to connect to access them. Plus Microsoft wants users to be able to synchronise games between different devices as well as share real-time activity between friends, which will only work if those products are online.
5. When can I buy one?
No price has yet been announced, though it is expected to be up to £399 or $600; it is due to launch before the end of the year. As Nintendo's Wii U is already on the market, that just leaves Sony's forthcoming PlayStation 4 to join the party and that might also happen at the end of the year – putting Microsoft and Sony head to head for the lucrative Christmas market.
• 500 GB hard drive
• 8GB memory
• Built-in Blu-ray player
• Kinect as standard with larger field of view, improved gesture recognition, better microphones, 1080p HD camera
• New Wi-Fi connected, improved D-pad controller with tactile feedback
Rihanna has treated fans to a cheeky sneak peek of her new music video.
The 25-year-old posted an extremely saucy close-up of her perfectly toned bare behind, with nothing but a thong covering it, from the set of her Pour It Up clip.
And given her ex Chris Brown has once again been spending time with her love rival Karrueche Tran, the picture might also have also been aimed at him.
'And that's a #WRAP !!!!! #pouritupvideoshoot': This was Rihanna's caption for her provocative image of her bare behind, which she happened to upload in the wake of rumours about her ex Chris Brown reuniting with Karrueche Tran
If Rihanna intended to show him what he was missing out on, she probably hit the mark.
The photo, which appeared to be taken in a make-up room or studio, featured the Stay singer's perfectly toned behind... not an imperfection in sight.
Rihanna wore a pink lacy thong, underneath what was merely the skeleton of a pair of denim shorts.
The shorts were quite literally ripped or cut until they too were nothing more than a thong.
Rihanna refers to 'strip clubs' and 'strippers goin' up and down that pole' in the lyrics to her song Pour It Up, so it's not unlikely that such an outfit may form a part of the daring singer's wardrobe for the video.
Acting the part: Karrueche Tran was on the scene with Chris Brown on Tuesday when he was involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles, taking snaps of the damage on behalf of the rapper
Rihanna's provocative gesture was rather timely, as rumours that her ex has been gallivanting about with Karrueche again have been running rampant of late.
Karrueche lit the fire with a raunchy Instagram upload on Saturday, her birthday: a snap of her thrusting her naked bottom into the Chris' face.
Alongside the candid picture, she wrote: 'TBT my birthday last year. Who's face am I gonna put my ass in this year? Lmao I'm kidding.'
'TBT my birthday last year. Who's face am I gonna put my ass in this year?': It was Karrueche Tran's birthday on Saturday, and this was what she chose to tweet... before adding that she was 'kidding'
Chris responded to her bizarre with the tweet: 'Happy bday @karrueche.'
Karrueche then sent a simple reply of her own, a heart, adding yet further fuel to rumours the pair are thinking of reuniting.
As if that wasn't enough for Rihanna to stomach, Chris was involved in a minor car accident on Tuesday in Los Angeles after he rear ended another car, and none other than Karreuche was seen standing with him at the scene.
She's back in town: Rihanna was spotted in Long Beach on Monday, after a rather long stint in New York
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A massive tornado has torn through Oklahoma City, killing at least 51 people and destroying everything in its path.
The tornado flattened entire neighbourhoods in the southern suburb of Moore with winds of up to 200 mph, leaving buildings on fire and landing a direct blow to an elementary school.
Several children were pulled alive from the wreckage of Plaza Towers Elementary School after the devastating, mile-wide tornado reduced the building to heaps of rubble and twisted metal.
Rescuers were passing the rescued children down a "human chain" to get them to medical personnel for treatment.
Roughly 500 students attend the school in the suburban town of Moore. It is unclear whether any had been evacuated before the twister hit, but local media is reporting some children were taken to a nearby church.
Firefighters were at the scene digging through the school's debris to reach any children possibly trapped inside.
The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the 51 deaths. It is unknown how many of these were children.
Officials at two hospitals said they were treating nearly 60 patients, including more than a dozen children. At least 10 people were said to be in a critical condition.
President Barack Obama spoke to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on the phone and said a federal emergency rescue team was working with authorities in the area.
Ms Fallin told a news conference: "This is a very sad day for the state of Oklahoma - a very hard day and very tragic day.
"Our prayers and our thoughts are with all the Oklahoma families that have been hit hard by this terrible storm.
"We are doing every single thing that we can to assist those that are in need right now."
She said communication was hard with power lines and mobile phone towers hit by the storm.
The governor she had deployed 80 Oklahoma National Guard members to assist search and rescue teams who were "looking under every single piece of debris" to find anyone that might be injured or lost.
The National Weather Service has given the twister a preliminary EF-4 classification - on a five-point scale - with winds up to 200mph.
Weather service meteorologist Kelsey Angle said fewer than 1% of all tornadoes ever reach EF-4 or EF-5 levels.
Moore's hospital was badly damaged, and there were also unconfirmed reports that a second school was destroyed.
Several other tornado warnings were also in effect following the devastating twister.
Monday's mid-day twister came just a day after two people were confirmed killed by a tornado nearby.
Residents of Moore had been urged to take shelter as the violent storm moved through the area.
The broad, dark funnel cloud was on the ground for 35 minutes before dissipating.
KFOR-TV's news helicopter showed huge swaths of buildings and homes completely levelled, with nothing but wreckage left. Some homes were taken down to their concrete slabs.
Sky News US Correspondent Dominic Waghorn described the damage, saying "whole neighbourhoods just wiped off the map, homes literally stripped to their foundations".
Aerial footage showed vehicles crumpled and overturned in piles of debris on the motorway, and buildings that were unrecognisable jumbles of rubble.
Emergency personnel and volunteers had begun going door-to-door searching for victims.
Utility workers were in an urgent rush to shut off electricity and gas to the area to prevent further danger from live power lines or natural gas leaks.
Footage of the storm shows the monster twister slowly moving through the area and the flashes of power lines blowing.
The Oklahoma National Guard was deployed after the storm to help begin the recovery effort.
The huge tornado was the most recent in a series of twisters that has ravaged towns in the midwest US in recent days as a line of violent storms has stretched from the Canadian border down into Texas.
This part of the country is known as "tornado alley" and residents are trained in how to take shelter. Most towns and cities are equipped with storm sirens that can warn of a coming tornado a half hour before it hits.
The same suburb was hit hard by a tornado in 1999. That storm had the distinction of producing the highest winds ever recorded near the Earth's surface of up to 302 mph.
Miguel shocked everyone during the Billboard Music Awards on May 19, when he accidentally landed on two young women during his performance. But the singer did an interview with one of the women after the incident and also took to Twitter to assure fans that no one is badly injured. Miguel is really lucky that no one was seriously hurt when he decided to leap into the crowd during his Billboard Music Awards performance on May 19. The 27-year-old was singing his hit song “Adorn” and decided to heat things up by jumping into the crowd but that’s when things went really wrong.
Miguel Tweets Fan Is ‘Okay’ After Billboard Awards Miguel landed on a fan’s neck and another fan’s head during his performance and everyone was watching it on repeat. It was incredibly shocking and one of the women looked as though her head slammed back onto the stage and the other woman grabbed her head in pain. It was painful to watch. But Miguel took to Twitter to say: “got caught up in moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay.” Phew, we’re glad to hear she’s not hurt but let’s hope he learned a valuable lesson on what not to do during a live performance! Miguel Brings Fan Backstage After Accident Miguel looked very embarrassed and said: “Well, I think it’s kind of clear what happened. But I’m very happy to bring my new friend, Khyati, we just met. Unfortunately we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we’re okay.”
But that’s not all, he tried to explain his reasoning behind jumping into the crowd with his big ass shoes. “The crazy thing is, when you’re performing and you’re just kind of into it,” he said. “You never know where it’s gonna go and where you’re gonna go with it, and how that might turn out,” he said. “So this is one of the less favorable moments.” But Miguel seems to be making a habit of falling off stage.. In the video below too.. We guess practice makes perfect.
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The renowned investigative journalist visits cities such as Miami, Cape Town, Mexico City and Paris, where he falls foul of the Les Bosquets district. Each show highlights the corruption and the ongoing problems each city faces on a regular basis from car-jacking to kidnapping; with Donal risking his neck to get inside access to the perpetrators of these.