Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Cops turn to blogosphere/Diane favourite

The Daily Mail says: "Left-wing firebrand Diane Abbott has sensationally topped the first major opinion poll since her shock entrance into the Labour leadership race." However the best odds you can get on Diane winning are 25 to 1 and she's still fifth behind Ed Balls, the Milibands, and Andy Burnham, according to Paddy Power and the odds are even wider at other bookmakers, according to oddschecker.com.
Tottenham MP David Lamy said he had nominated her yesterday but his nomination has yet to be registered on the Labour Party website.


The police sent out a statement earlier today (Tuesday) calling for witnesses after the London Fields shooting. No doubt it went to lots of media organisations (Hackney Hive published it hours ago) but it is the first statement the police have ever sent to Blood and Property unprompted. Could the inclusion of Hackney bloggers in police witness appeals be due to the online response to stories on Hackney Hive (29 comments) and Hackney Citizen (32 comments) following the incident - many of the posts by people who were clearly witnesses?

DS Steve Desmond from Trident said: "We need to hear from witnesses who may have seen people armed with weapons. Anyone with information are asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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