April 5, 2000 |
A 50-year-old man was under arrest in Britain in connection with the theft of a World War II encoding machine, police said. The machine, used by the Nazis to send top-secret messages, was stolen over the weekend from the Bletchley Park estate northwest of London where the code was broken by a team of mathematicians, linguists and chess champions. The machine itself was not recovered. The suspect was being questioned, but charges had not been filed, police said.
March 25, 2000 |
Two 18-year-old boys were arrested in Britain on charges of breaking into e-commerce Internet sites in five countries, stealing information on more than 26,000 credit card accounts and posting some of it on the Web, the FBI said Friday. Many of the credit cards belonged to U.S. citizens, Michael Vatis, head of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center, said. The pair was arrested in connection with intrusions into nine e-commerce Web sites in the U.S.
March 23, 2000 |
Police in London cracked down on racial intolerance, arresting three men in connection with the April 1993 killing of a black teenager, and rounding up 100 suspected racists in separate raids. The slaying of Stephen Lawrence, 18, by a gang of white youths and the failure of the police to investigate adequately prompted a national debate about racism. The arrests came after Lawrence's family appealed on a BBC program for help in solving the crime.
December 31, 1999 |
Former Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison was stabbed in the chest as he fought off a knife-wielding intruder at his heavily secured mansion before dawn Thursday. In a disturbing echo of the assassination of bandmate John Lennon 19 years ago, the attack appeared to be the act of someone obsessed with the group.
November 29, 1999 |
A naked sword-wielding man burst into a south London church Sunday during Mass, attacking members of the congregation. Ten people were injured, three seriously. One man lost part of a hand. The others were hurt in the stampede to get out of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in a London suburb.
July 13, 1999 |
Two Egyptian men suspected of conspiring with Osama bin Laden in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were given away by their fingerprints, a prosecutor said as the two made their first appearance in a London court. The fingerprints of Ibrahim Hussein Abdel Hadi Eidarous, 42, and Adel Mohammed Abdul Almagid Bary, 39, were found on originals of faxes that claimed responsibility for the bombings, the prosecution said.
July 12, 1999 |
Police arrested two men Sunday for allegedly conspiring with Osama bin Laden in last summer's deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, Scotland Yard authorities said. The men were arrested in London on warrants following a request from the United States. They are charged with conspiring with Bin Laden and his network to murder American citizens on or prior to Aug. 8, 1998, police said.
May 15, 1999 |
The parents of Louise Woodward, the British au pair convicted of killing a baby in her care in Massachusetts, have been arrested amid fraud allegations over their daughter's defense fund, news reports said Friday. Cheshire police, who have been investigating allegations against Woodward's parents, said they arrested two people May 6 in connection with the case. Police, however, did not name the two people or say whether they had been charged.
May 3, 1999 |
There was no conspiracy. No links to organized neo-Nazis. Just a 22-year-old engineer with do-it-yourself bombs and some kind of private grudge. That is the portrait Scotland Yard painted Sunday of the man charged with murder and igniting explosions with intent to kill in connection with three nail bombings in London that left three people dead, more than 100 maimed, bloodied and burned, and an entire capital in fear.
May 2, 1999 |
A third victim of a blast at a gay pub in London died Saturday as police continued their search for neo-Nazis who have claimed responsibility for a spate of bombings. One suspect was detained after explosive material was found in his home. London was in a state of tense alert with a heavy police presence in subways, shopping areas and ethnic neighborhoods.