IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
Botched Anti-Terror Police Raid
This is the house that the police raided and shot a man in 2006.
Location: 46 Lansdown Road, Forest Gate, London
Description: On 2nd June 2006, anti-terrorism police raided this house and in making several arrests shot one of the occupants.
The bungled operation headed by MI5 was convinced that the informant had persuasive evidence that a group of men here were plotting to deploy a chemical device in the capital.
Following protests and tension across the capital after recent bomb attacks, the police were forced later to apologise to the occupants.