This weeks headline news 9/4/2017

UK 

  • Police are appealing for information after a nine-year-old girl disappeared after being taken out of out hospital by her parents. Mashael Aldosari, who is diabetic, was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Sunday evening after she fell ill. However, she has since gone missing and fears are now mounting over her safety and wellbeing. 
  • A teenager from Plymouth has been praised for his quick-thinking after rescuing a man who had fallen down a hole in Plymouth, Devon. Izaak Eglington-Watts was walking in Plymbridge Woods with a friend when he saw the hole and shouted down, expecting an echo. However, instead he received a reply from James Thompson, 51 who had been missing from his Plymouth home for over a month. Thompson was emaciated, dehydrated and had severely hurt his ankle so could not move. Ellington-Watts quickly called emergency services who were able to pull the victim to safety.
  • Andrea Cristea, the 31-year-old Romanian architect who was thrown from Westminster Bridge in last months terror attack, has sadly passed away in hospital. Ms Cristea was on holiday in London with her boyfriend Andrei Burnaz when they were caught up in ISIS extremist Khalid Mason’s murderous rampage. 

Foreign 

  • At least 14 people were murdered and 50 more injured in a terror attack on a metro train in St Petersburg this week. Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22, who was born in Kyrgyzstan, set off a deadly bomb on a train travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations, although it has not yet been confirmed if he survived or not.
  • Vladimir Putin has this week diverted a warship to protect the Syrian coast and vowed to bolster Bashar al-Assad’s missile defences after US president Donald Trump launched air strikes in Syria. Putin called the US airstrikes an ‘illegal act of aggression’.
  • Egypt’s president has called for a three-month state of emergency this week after at least 44 people were killed and more than 100 more were injured in two Palm Sunday suicide attacks at Coptic Christian churches, both of which were carried out by the ISIS terror group.The first attack took place at  St. George Church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, where at least 27 people were killed and 78 others wounded, officials said. A second explosion was then caused by a suicide bomber at St. Mark’s Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, leaving at least 17 dead, and 48 injured. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *