Inmates reportedly inspired by soldier's killing attack UK prison guards

Two prison officers have been injured in an attack at a British maximum security jail, officials said yesterday, with media reports claiming the assailants were Muslim inmates inspired by the brutal murder of a soldier.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 3:06am

Britain braced for copycat terror attacks after soldier's killing

Floral tributes for Drummer Lee Rigby at the scene of his killing in Woolwich. Photo: Reuters

Britain is bracing not just for clashes with right-wing extremists but for possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier on Wednesday. London's Metropolitan Police said more than 1,000 officers will be sent to potential trouble spots with armed response units. Only a fraction of Britain's police officers are armed.

25 May 2013 - 4:19am

Style Check: one in the aisle for bridal fee

We hear about China's luxury market all the time, as all eyes are looking East. But things don't always run smooth when doing business on the mainland.

1 Apr 2013 - 10:13am

Time to bring the acid attacker to justice

The acid attacker remains on the loose. Four outrages in a year in two of our busiest shopping areas have injured 107 people and, with the festive season moving into full gear, we would be naive to believe that there will be no more. Hong Kong's reputation as a safe city is threatened and the more it is eroded, the greater will be the personal and economic cost.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

movie watch


Pearl, 9.30pm

5 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Millennium firework fizzer

I was perplexed by Anson Chan Fang On-sang's remarks regarding the Government's decision not to stage any public fireworks on New Year's Eve, saying that 'the SAR should not be a copycat'.

4 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Copycat fears over TV suicide

The capital is in the grip of suicide fever after live television coverage of a woman leaping to her death from a building sparked community outrage and a rash of suspected copycat attempts.

12 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Copycat case

POLICE concerns that copycat robbers might spike cartons of soft drinks so they could steal from dazed victims were shown to be justified when a man was arrested after allegedly tampering with a box of orange juice at a 7-Eleven store. The man, 26, was arrested after being spotted by staff at the Kwun Tong Road shop.

17 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Curb copycat violence

TELEVISION has had a profound impact on all our lives.

TV programmes can exert a very strong influence on people, especially young people.

Their immature minds can be shaped by what they see on the small screen.

4 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Tickets contest in poor taste

YOU ran an article concerning the horrific increase of child-by-child killings (Sunday Morning Post, November 20), a phenomena that parents, the judiciary and media alike abhor. It was then rather surprising to find the Natural Born Killers Contest in the Sunday Young Post.

27 Nov 1994 - 12:00am