Metro – FBI trick criminals worldwide, over 800 arrested
Summary of Today's Paper
The Metro’s front page reports more than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using a fake messaging app run by the FBI.
The paper says hundreds of gangsters in Britain are among those who have been arrested in the sting. Detectives spent 18 months intercepting 27 million messages – and huge amounts of cash and cocaine have now been seized.
The Metro says the delay to Freedom Day is estimated to cost the hospitality sector £3bn in lost sales and put 300,000 jobs at risk.
The Metro says the Delta strain of coronavirus should be renamed the ‘Johnson variant’ because of the Prime Minister’s ‘lax’ border measures.
The Metro says Adele has paid tribute to the Grenfell Tower fire victims on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy and has called for the official inquiry to speed up.
The Metro reports the “hottest day of the year” so far as Monday’s temperatures reached a whopping 29C as the lockdown lifting is “put on ice”.
The Metro says the UK is set to see its ‘warmest weekend of the year’ so far with highs of 29C in London.
The Metro says more than 150 lecturers are refusing to teach students at an Oxford University college over its decision to keep a statue of Cecil Rhodes, it has been reported.