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UK News Briefing: Boy, 6, thrown off Tate Modern –  Dam residents refuse to evacuate – Rise in hate crimes in schools & Heathrow strike suspended

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In today’s briefing update,  a six-year-old boy was thrown off the 10th floor of the Tate Modern, he has been airlifted to hospital and is in a ‘critical’ condition. A 17-year-old boy, not thought to know the victim, has been arrested for attempted murder. 

In an update into the Derbyshire dam, reports that some residents in Whaley Bridge have refused to evacuate their homes is causing concern for local police. 

New figures released show a rise in hate crimes in UK schools in the region that was affected by anti-LGBT+ protesters.

Finally, a London teen has gone missing whilst on a family holiday in Malaysia, sources say it’s out of character and the teen is described as having learning difficulties. 

All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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TATE MODERN: BOY THROWN FROM 10th FLOOR

BBC News reports, a 6-year-old boy has been thrown from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern in Tate Modern: Boy thrown from 10th floorLondon. The 6-year-old landed on the fifth-floor roof and was airlifted to hospital. He is said to be in critical condition. The child was on the viewing platform of the famous gallery when he was thrown. A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder police confirmed. There is nothing to suggest the victim and suspect know each other. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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DERBYSHIRE DAM: 31 RESIDENTS REFUSING TO EVACUATE

The Guardian reports local Derby police have said around 31 people in 22 homes in Whaley Bridge are refusing to evacuate their homes putting their lives at serious risk. Local police called the refusal to evacuate was “disappointing” and added if the dam does collapse people will die if they choose to stay in the evacuation zone. Derbyshire dam: 31 residents refusing to evacuate their homes

On Sunday, police officially stopped letting residents go back to their homes to collect essential items such as medication that had been left behind after the emergency evacuation. Police made the decision to stop letting residents briefly return after some residents had refused to leave once back in their homes. 

Read the full story on The Guardian

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RISE IN HATE CRIMES IN REGION AFFECTED BY ANTI-LGBT+ PROTESTS

The Independent reports, a 50 per cent increase in hate crimes in a region that was directly affected by anti-LGBT+ protests in just one year. One of the schools directly at the centre of the row over equality lessons has reported “homophobic” footage and far-right “Islamophobic” mail to the police.Rise in hate crimes in region affected by anti-LGBT+ protests 

The figures come after months of protests from parents and campaigners based outside two schools in Birmingham over the age-appropriateness of LGBT+ lessons. As soon as the school started receiving complaints about the lessons there was a dramatic rise in hate crimes. The figures measure hate crimes from youths aged 17 and under. 

Read the full story on The Independent 

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HEATHROW: MONDAY’S STRIKE CALLED OFF

Monday’s Heathrow strike has been suspended last-minute reports The Sun. According to the paper, despite the strike being called off to allow further discussions, industrial action could start on Tuesday. Unite Union members were due to walk off the job at 1 minute past midnight for 48 hours. The airport had been forced to cancel 177 flights over Monday and Tuesday, however, the disruption would have been far greater if Monday’s strike had gone ahead. 

Read the full story on The Sun

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MALAYSIA: LONDON TEEN GOES MISSING WHILST ON FAMILY HOLIDAY

Sky News reports, 15-year-old Londoner Nora Quoirin has been reported missing whilst on a family holiday in Malaysia. Her parents reportedly discovered she was not in her resort room on Sunday Malaysia: London teen goes missing while on family holidaymorning and noticed her window was open. Sniffer dogs have been brought in to help in the search for the teen. Sources say it’s out of character for Nora to wander off. Nora is described as having learning difficulties. 

Read the full story on Sky News

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UK News Briefing: Boy, 6, thrown off Tate Modern –  Dam residents refuse to evacuate – Rise in hate crimes in schools & Heathrow strike suspended
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