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this is bbc news at 5pm. i'm christian fraser live in paris, where the city is once again dealing with the aftermath of a suspected terror attack. the gunman who shot dead a policeman on the champs elysees was known to the authorities as a potential islamist radical. as parisians pay their respects, the prime minister declares sunday's election will not be derailed. translation:: the government is fully mobilised so that nothing will stop this fundamental democratic moment for our country from going ahead. in today's other headlines on bbc news at 5pm: theresa may signals the conservatives might drop their commitment to the pensions triple lock, but rules out cuts to the uk foreign aid budget. corbyn ally len mccluskey is re—elected as the leader of britain's biggest union, unite. i'm probably meant to go across the radio to you now, but i'm hanging on in there. the duke and duchess of cambridge
make a surprise visit to radio 1 to raise awareness of their mental health ahead of sunday's london marathon. and will gemma arterton and bill nighy be at their finest? jason solomons will give his verdict in the film review. it's 5pm, our top story: french media say the man behind the gun attack in paris last night had served a lengthyjail term for attempting to kill three men, including two police officers, in 2001. live now to paris and my colleague christian fraser. good evening welcome to paris. there are just six hours of this campaign left before the first round vote on sunday. but the day dominated by events last night on the champs elysee.
and questions already being asked about why this particular attacker was not on a police watch list. he had served 1a years in prison for the attempted murder of three policemen and had been in touch with fighters from so—called islamic state since his release. karim cheurfi was shot dead on the champs elysee last night. the work ongoing is to find out who he had been in contact with, in the days and hours before the attack. we are waiting for an update from the paris prosecutor. we will take you straight to that when it begins. first, here's a report from james reynolds. i tell you what, we will go straight to that press conference. translationz... the to that press conference. translation: . .. the charging to that press conference. translation:... the charging of three individuals who were preparing a terrorist attack and yesterday, on the champs elysees, a police was
killed by a terrorist, i terrorist bullet. this last, dramatic incident marks the humility with which we must always demonstrate despite all the mobility of everybody involved. first and foremost, i should just like to say how moved i am by the death of this police officer on service last night and the, in sympathy with the police force who was with him. a couple of details here, which, as you know, has been interested to the prosecution office of paris. the inquiry has been opened into the assassination and
the attempted assassination of public civil servants and also, the perpetrator being a chief of a criminal circle. at 8. a7, an individual arrived at the scene of the crime in a vehicle and parked along long. he got out and he opened fire with a kalashnikov rifle and killed with two bullets in the head
the policeman, aged 37, who was at the policeman, aged 37, who was at the wheel. the assailant then went round the police van and opened fire ona number of round the police van and opened fire on a number of occasions on the other police officers who were outside of the turkish tourist office. a police officer of 2a was very seriously, severely wounded. and another one was less severely wounded. a by—stander, a passer—by was slightly wounded in the leg. the inquiry has allowed us to identify the perpetrator from the id card which was found in the vehicle and his fingerprints. it is a question of karim cheurfi, who was born in
sienne, 39 years old. there were bullet holes in the vehicle, both front and behind. the id card fell out of his pocket probably together with a message from isis. and another couple of papers were found between two seats in the vehicle with the addresses of a number of police stations. in the boot of the car, a big, black sports car was found with a pump action shot gun, secateurs, other weapons and so on. asi secateurs, other weapons and so on. as i said last night, his relatives
we re as i said last night, his relatives were arrested and his residence was searched and his telephone was looked at. three relatives are in custody at the moment. the identity of the perpetrator of this attack was already known by the police services. that is to say injanuary, 2017, karim cheurfi was trying to obtain weapons, arms in order to kill policemen. in the absence of any kind of radicalisation evidence, the prosecution office, which is responsible for the place where the perpetrator lived, opened an inquiry on the 13th january, 2017, into his
threatened, threatening behaviour. this was finally entrusted to the police force. he was put in custody and his residence was searched. and he had obviously in the internet over the last year been looking into acquiring elements, including knives. this was not, of course, sufficient however to accuse him of the crime, but the prosecutors office therefore lifted the accusation, but an interception of his telephone line and his
telephone, which was confiscated, was investigated but we found no evidence on it. the investigators found no trace of any kind of documentation or consultation or propaganda sites. at this stage of the inquiry, there is no evidence or there was no evidence of any kind of radicalisation. the police record of mr cheurfi and his past career justified pursuing investigation by the office of the prosecutor. that in the framework of an inquiry into terrorist activity and that was on march 9, 2017. he had four convictions. the first one was on 15th of february, 2005, which
carried a sentence of 15 years for attempted murder of a public civil servants. also, an attempt to murder policemen two days later, when he was in custody. 0n policemen two days later, when he was in custody. on 17th policemen two days later, when he was in custody. 0n17th march, 2008, he was convicted by violence towards a police officer or a prison officer, rather. and that was, that was perpetrated on 20th may, 2007. the prosecutors office of versailles condemned him to 18 months imprisonment for aggravated violence. while he was imprisoned.
then on 9th july, violence. while he was imprisoned. then on 9thjuly, 201a, the correctional court gave him four yea rs‘ correctional court gave him four years‘ sentence which was reduced to two for theft, burglary and resale of stolen goods and the theft of a car, which was done in 2013. on 9th april, 2001, he was put in semi—freedom on probation until 2012 and he was imprisoned on 15th
0ctober, and he was imprisoned on 15th october, 2013, though for the crime he committed two days before. the consequences of these crimes were drawn by the office of the prosecutor. karim cheurfi came out of prison having done all these crimes on the 1ath 0ctober, 201a, and since that time, was condemned toa and since that time, was condemned to a further four years and was prosecuted as a consequence. i would like to clarify here that the prosecutors office, after the custody of february 2007 apprised thejudge about
custody of february 2007 apprised the judge about this matter, although the perpetrator had actually gone to algeria in 2007. on the 7th april, 2017, he appeared before anotherjudge the 7th april, 2017, he appeared before another judge and the 7th april, 2017, he appeared before anotherjudge and this judge reminded him of his obligations in front of the law. karim cheurfi actually wasn‘t on the watch list. during his imprisonment of 1a years and throughout that entire period did not show any signs of radicalisation, throughout the entire period of his imprisonment, i repeat. we have tried to determine the exact context of the criminal activity of mr cheurfi and also the conditions under which he acquired his kalashnikov and the conditions
which he could have benefit from by the purchase of such weapons. that is as far as we got with the examination so far. thank you. so thatis examination so far. thank you. so that is the latest from the paris prosecutor. last night at 8. 50pm local time, karim cheurfi pulled up alongside a police van and opened fire ona alongside a police van and opened fire on a 38—year—old police officer, who was sitting in the driver seat of that van. it appears he fired twice at him, and then went around the van and shot the police officers who were outside on the pavement. they‘ve quickly identified him through the identity card in his car. and also the fingerprints, but again, what is operaty disturbing is just the availability of weapons. in the boot of this man‘s car, they had a pump action shot gun, various other weapons, and the kalashnikov that he had used. the questions will
come thick and fast over why he was out on license or probation because he had a long history, as you heard there, of aggravated violence. he opened fire on three police officers as far back as 2001. there seems to bea as far back as 2001. there seems to be a history where he‘s tried to attack the security services. let‘s pick up some of that with our correspondent, james reynolds, also listening in. there are bound to be questions about why this man was not being more closely watched. questions about why this man was not being more closely watchedlj questions about why this man was not being more closely watched. i think there will. i think what the prosecutor was essentially saying was that for many many years the french state saw him as a criminal not a radical. that was a definition that really defined their operations 01’ that really defined their operations or their conduct towards him. he was re—investigated earlier this year. and the prosecutor said in that news conference they saw no evidence of radicalisation. the prosecutors and
the police and so on saw that he was a criminal with a long history of violence and burglaries, but they did not think he was a radical. they‘re still investigating the motive for the attack. there will be a lot of questions about that. james, for the moment, thank you very much. let‘s speak to the counter—terrorism expert who is here with us. of course, there are going to be questions, when you hear a history of violence such as that. 0k, there might not be evidence of radicalisation, we will find out, because there are rumours in the media that he was in touch with fighters in syria. but how is a man like that allowed out on bail? lately, there were even some indications of radicalisation, which a p pa re ntly indications of radicalisation, which apparently haven‘t really been transmitted or not been taken very seriously. but there are reports that say that this person was signalled as a potential radical.
that was 2016. how did a man get out of prison like that — we‘re still living in a democracy. if somebody really sits in prison, is in prison for his full penalty, then he gets out. the huger problem is like, what‘s the follow up of this kind of dangerous people? he has the pathology of violence, until today we don‘t know whether he was a real jihadi orjust somebody who seeks revenge on policeman. there‘s a general problem in france and europe of very high number of people who have been signalled of being potential jihadi have been signalled of being potentialjihadi candidates. this is that list that we hear about. there are 15,000 names on that. what occurs to me, is it‘s ok having a list, if you don‘t have the resources to manage that list and also the people like this that are not on it, what‘s the point of it?
that‘s a major problem. s stands for security. 15,000 people are signalled in france in some way. it might be left—wing people. might be right—wing extremists and a lot of potential jihadi right—wing extremists and a lot of potentialjihadi sympathisers. right—wing extremists and a lot of potential jihadi sympathisers. it‘s ha rd to potential jihadi sympathisers. it‘s hard to treat this information to follow u p hard to treat this information to follow up the resources, to follow one resources, one potential attackers takes up between 12 and 20 policemen. i think no european country has these resources. we need to think about new policies. we need in this overhated climate of fear of jihadism in europe, we need to find more preventive strategies. always the same old issue, why do young french, brits, germans become jihadis. is there economic discrimination, is there a sense of exclusion? why is this ideology so appealing? what happens in the
prisons? this man may have been radicalised in prison. france is very active in this way and trying to find ways to deradicalisise people in prison, it‘s a difficult exercise. france experienced with close quarters in prison to put returners from syria and iraq together — returners from syria and iraq together - keep them away from the prison population because the prison population in france is most likely the highest in europe, we don‘t have official figures because they can‘t be released for legal reasons. it‘s a high risk. separating them for example in prison wasn‘t such a good idea either, because if you put already radicalised people together, you know, some of them, more or less, they might also plot, they might be true radicalised by one charismatic leader. it is a problem and france needs to think about strategies. it‘s doing research in
this direction but it‘s really a long way. fascinating, thank you very much indeed. president hollande had summoned his top security officials this morning for a crisis meeting at the elysee palace. they have mobilised the full force of the security services today and of course, think know how to respond, because they have been here plenty of times before. i‘m been looking back at a long list of french terror attacks. france is hardly alone in the struggle against homegrown islamic extremism. but in recent years it has suffered a disproportionate number of attacks. in 201a, militants attacked the offices of the satirical magazine, charlie hebdo, killing 12. days later, a gunman stormed a jewish grocery store, killing four. in november 2015, 130 were killed in the attacks on paris and the bataclan theatre. and on bastille day lastjuly,
france‘s national holiday, a truck was driven through a crowd of people on the nice promenade. 86 people died. but behind those major terrorist incidents, persistent low level attacks, many of them aimed at the security forces. last year, a police officer and his wife were stabbed to death in their home by anjihadist linked to so—called islamic state. weeks later, two terrorists attacked a church in normandy, killing an 86—year—old priest. more recently, a policeman was stabbed and injured in a suburb of paris before the attacker appeared at 0rly airport, where he was shot dead. translation: over the past few months the government has been calling on national security forces to ensure the safety of our citizens throughout the country. over the next few days, more than 50,000 police officers and military police will be deployed to guarantee the smooth running of the elections. since the attack on the bataclan, the state of emergency
here in france has been extended five times. the police now carry their weapons off duty for their own safety, and they have sweeping new powers to put suspects under house arrest — they can search apartments and computers without judicial warrants. but the list of people they‘re following is enormous. 0ne mp who worked on the terror legislation told me there are 15,000 names on the list that documents that most dangerous. in marseille this week, police say they foiled an imminent attack involving two men — again, one linked to belgium. in the raids that took place, they recovered a haul of semi—automatic weapons and bomb making equipment. europe is awash with weapons. they‘ve come in from the balkans. easy to source, cheap to buy. if you needed evidence of that you just had to listen to the prosecutor
telling us about the weapons in the boot of the car. i am nowjoined by rokhaya diallo — a french journalist and civil rights activist. 0ur our previous guest was talking about how we need to find novel ways of dealing with this terrorism problem across europe. 0ne dealing with this terrorism problem across europe. one of the issues here in france is that the police have no real relationship with young people in the suburbs. is that the major problem? i think it's one part of the problem. because there is a major distrust between the population and the police. since 2003, there is no more, there are no more police officers who are, you know, in contact with the population every day, like it used to be the case before. the only moment when the police have contact with the population is to check identity and more or less, it can be something very violent. is that happening more and more because of the state of emergency and is that rubbing people up emergency and is that rubbing people up the wrong emergency and is that rubbing people 7 emergency and is that rubbing people up the wrong way? i think the state
of emergency really did play a role in that distress. because many people have been arrested, have been home searched and many people feel like the police are, the police officers are here to target them specifically because most of the people who have been the victims of the state of emergency are people from muslim descent. you have many french people who feel that the police officers are not longer here to protect them but to really see them as enemies of the country. and just quickly, because we are tight for time, is that reinforced by the housing, the education, that is provided? i think there is something that we can really connect to the despair of people from the ghettos. but it‘s something that is really home grown. thank you very much. lots of people asking how this is going to affect the vote. 0ne quick line, a snap poll on voting intention, marine le pen is up 1% in that poll. and there‘ll be live coverage
of the results of the first round of voting in the french presidential election. that‘s this sunday at 6.30pm, in france decides on the bbc news channel. the prime minister has ended speculation about possible cuts to the uk‘s foreign aid budget, by promising that it would continue to be at least 0.7% of national income. but mrs may was not so definite when asked about the future of the so—called pensions triple lock. this is the guarantee which dictates that the state pension will go up each year by the greater of either average earnings, inflation, or 2.5%. the guarantee has increasingly been seen by some as over—generous to pensioners. in a moment we‘ll speak to our correspondent paul heaney in cardiff, wherejeremy corbyn is meeting voters, and tojudith moritz who‘s been on the campaign trail in manchester with the lib dems‘ tim farron. i‘m interested because it was a
qualified answer to the question about the triple lock. absolutely. theresa may had pledged to keep the triple lock guarantee until 2020. but of course, now that we‘re having the general election this year, it could get scrapped much sooner. there has been pressure for it to be scrapped with warnings that the costs will become enormous, that it will become unaffordable. 0ur deputy political editor asked theresa may today whether that protection for pensioners would be kept. what i would say to pensioners is just look what the conservatives in government have done. pensioners today £1250 a year better off. we are clear in that we need to support people in their old age and that's exactly what we've done. no direct a nswer exactly what we've done. no direct answer there. but the triple lock becomes a very political issue. pensioners vote in large numbers. no
surprise that it‘s going to be a key issue around election time. now the prime minister was clearer on the commitment to foreign aid spending, saying that there‘ll be no cut in international aid if she wins the general election, saying that it would remain at the 0. 7% of national income. elsewhere, philip hammond hinted he was not a fan of the 2015 manifesto pledge not to raise income tax, national insurance or vat saying that promises not to increase key taxes limited his ability to manage the economy. obviously, the more commitments you make in the manifesto, the less flexibility you have. that means because you are committed to doing certain things, you are unable then to do other things that may appear as higher priorities during the course of a government. that's always the challenge getting the balance right between making clear promises in a manifesto and having enough flexibility to run the
government effectively. we await that tory manifesto when things may become cleaner. now to cardiff. jeremy corbyn was introduced here in the past hour or so by the first minister of wales, carwyn jones. introduced to a crowd of several hundred, maybe even pushing a thousand here who very much liked his mantra that britain should be a place of hope and excitement not fear and misery. he rattled off a number of policy ideas that we‘ve heard from him in the last few days, including raising the minimum wage and crucially, as we‘ve heard earlier, guaranteeing the triple lock on pensions for older people. the theme of today really was pointing out that labour, under ca rwyn pointing out that labour, under carwyn jones here in pointing out that labour, under carwynjones here in wales, have been doing things differently with regards to health, social care and education. mr corbyn criticised the conservative government in england in terms of education as what he‘s
seen as in terms of education as what he‘s seen as being high class sizes. the conservatives say that was an own goal. class sizes in wales have been rising in recent years under the labour—led government, who are responsible for schools and education. of course, there is a liberal democrat education secretary within that labour—led government here in wales. she would point out £36 million has been allocated to look at that issue of classrooms which are perhaps busier than people would like to see. but mr corbyn was quite clear on education that he likes what‘s going on in wales. he would like to see more of that in england in terms of free school meals and free breakfasts for children. here‘s what he said about education. they have seen an increase in sizes a bit in wales. they're working on that. they're also providing children in wales with school lunches and school breakfast because they recognise the need to support children in school. they recognise the need that healthy eating produces better education. reporter: is it fair to criticise the conservatives if a similar thing
is happening in a labour—run area? it's far worse in england. it's far worse because the conservative government is more interested in cutting the funding for schools and at the same time, spending hundreds of millions on grammar schools and some new free schools, whilst at the same time, the rest of the schools having to collect from their parents in orderto having to collect from their parents in order to buy books and equipment for the school. mr corbyn clear that he stood in solidarity with the welsh labour government here and how they‘re doing things different in a number of areas. let‘s go to manchester. tim farron said today he doesn‘t believe he called this election because of brexit. he said it was clear to him she looked across the dispatch box atjeremy corbyn and couldn‘t resist the
temptation to take corbyn‘s labour on at the polls. now although tim farron‘s position has been to say this isn‘t about brexit, his choice of coming here to manchester this afternoon is not accidental. i‘m at thejunction here afternoon is not accidental. i‘m at the junction here between two manchester constituencies of gorton and withington. they‘re both labour seats which have had high numbers of people voting for remain in the european referendum. they are therefore very much the kind of seats that the lib dems are targeting and feel in terms of their position on brexit they have a chance of winning. so he came along here today to make the point that in this election labour will lose dozens and dozens of seats and he said here that, in his opinion, that the only threat that‘s posed to the tories is a threat posed by the liberal democrats the only route through which theresa may has a single thing to be afraid
thatis may has a single thing to be afraid that is by the liberal democrats. she has every reason to be afraid of the liberal democrats because we will stand very clearly on a passionate platform on being in favour, and being a united country where everyone is equal and the ability to make their own choices and decide their ring future, not locked into a hard brexit insular doctorate, as if written by nigel farage. —— their ring future. of course, this seat of manchester gorton was due to be part of a by—election but since the general election was called that has changed. the liberal democrats have come here today and made the point that they are fighting fit and raised half £1 million in the a8 hours since the election was called, they say that they are in great shape. studio: judith mahrez in manchester, to all of you, thank you. len mccluskey has been re—elected as its general secretary of unite.
he beat his nearest rival, gerard coyne, by over 5 and a half thousand votes although turnout in the poll was just 12 %. the result will be seen as a boost forjeremy corbyn as the union is labour‘s biggest donor. gerard coyne said that it had been a close count and the results had some serious messages for unite. this has been a close and hard—fought campaign. i‘m really proud of the message delivered during the election. one that was of change, and trying to change unite for the better. i think during this campaign, ifelt better. i think during this campaign, i felt that the weight of the union machine has definitely been behind the incumbent. and even up been behind the incumbent. and even up to the last minute, in terms of recent events, there has been pressure on me during that campaign. nevertheless, i think in terms of the turnout at 12%, despite the high profile in the media, this is no
ringing endorsement. all of us who have been involved in this election need to learn lessons about what our members have said to us. and the importance they place on a union focusing on them. gerard coyne. our correspondent is in westminster. he has a point, a 1296 in westminster. he has a point, a 12% turnout is not a resounding result for anyone? no, it can hardly be said to have been that, it is down from the last leadership election a few years ago where turnout was just above at 1a% but this has been a bitterly fought campaign. accusations of recriminations flying all over the place. but the stakes were high, this was not a self—contained leadership struggle, it was a roxy battle for the heart of the labour party, unite is a big donor of labour, and len mccluskey has been the staunchest ally ofjeremy corbyn, heavily donating and supporting the direction he is taking the labour party in. gerard coyne has called for unite is to
stop meddling in westminster politics. you heard him there saying the union machine had been against him. especially for his regional official role yesterday, that came out the blue. 12.2% turnout, he says that this is not a ringing endorsement. but, the reality is thatjeremy corbyn‘s endorsement. but, the reality is that jeremy corbyn‘s man endorsement. but, the reality is thatjeremy corbyn‘s man len mccluskey is still in place, whether you think it is a convincing victory or not. and really, should there be another labour leadership election, should labour lose the general election, then len mccluskey‘s presence in that role will be very important. thank you. let‘s have a look at the sport now. england manager gareth southgate has described his friend ugo ehiogu as a ‘colossus‘... saying the former defender‘s death is something that‘s ‘difficult to come to terms with‘. the two played together at both aston villa and middlesbrough...
in a tribute to the former england international released in a statement in the last few minutes... southgate has said: i‘m stunned and deeply saddened by ugo‘s passing and my initial thoughts are with his family. football will be grieving because he was so highly respected by everybody he worked with. we shared highs, lows and won a couple of trophies together and it‘s those memories that i will cherish. former wales international striker dean saunders spent three years alongside a young ugo ehiogu at aston villa... asa as a person, he was... he could have been a doctor or a policeman. one of those characters who is methodical in everything he did. really dedicated. but come on the training pitch, he just dedicated. but come on the training pitch, hejust did not dedicated. but come on the training pitch, he just did not want to play... you did not want to play against him. he was quick, strong and aggressive. and he had a knack of hurting you in training every day! he was a great character, i
cannot believe we are even talking like this. manchester united will face the spanish side celta vigo in the semi—finals of the europa league. united will be away in the first leg on the fourth of may. in the other tie, ajax will play lyon. recommendations aimed at improving athletes‘ welfare have been published as part of a major report into british sport. the duty of care review was commissioned by the government and led by 11—time paralympic gold medallist baroness tanni grey—thompson. the publication comes amid bullying allegations against coaches... mounting concern over the use of medication... and the child sex abuse scandal in football. some newsjust in — former olympic rowing champion dame katharine grainger has been appointed the new chair of uk sport. dame katherine is britain‘s most successful female olympian, winning gold in 2012 and four silver medals. onto events at the crucible theatre in sheffield where former champions ronnie o‘sullivan and shaun murphy are locked in a fascinating second round match at the world snooker championship. o‘sullivan led 6—2 overnight
and then 9—3 this afternoon but murphy, the winner 12 years ago, produced a great comeback to win three frames in a row, reducing his arrears to 9—6. the 16th and final frame of the session was vital, murphy missed a simple green and o‘sullivan was able to take advantage, 10—6 ahead going into tomorrow‘s final session. ellie downie has become the first british woman to win gold in the all around at the european gymnastics championships. she was leading qualifier for this afternoon‘s final in romania... and was in second place going into herfloor routine. her final discipline of four.she beat hungary‘s sofia kovacs into second place. it‘s also the 17 year old‘s first title representing great britain and will compete for medals in all the individual finals too. that‘s all sport for now. olly foster will have more in sportsday at 6.30. thank you. our main story, developments in
paris and the aftermath of last night‘s attacked by a gunman who shot dead a policeman and wounded two others. the gunmen has officially been named as karim cheurfi. the paris prosecutor said that although he was well known to police as a violent criminal he had not shown signs of radicalisation. he was not on a terror watch list as a he was killed at the scene and his body had messages sympathetic to islamic state. frank gardnerjoins us now. islamic state. frank gardnerjoins us now. he was not on a watchlist but was known to police. he had a previous conviction for attacking police. it makes wonder, being on the radar of police or any security organisation, what that means? the radar of police or any security organisation, what that means7m does. this is probably going to be called, in retrospect, an intelligence failure. it‘s one thing to say he was not on the watch list but he turned out to be a terrorist. he was found with evidence of
support for so—called islamic state and had shown evidence in the past trying to kill policeman. more than once. he was able to steal the weapon, a firearm, in prison and wounded prison officer. this guy, yes he was a violent criminal, but if they dug bit deeper they may have found some of his affiliations as well. the problem here is one of numbers. there are a huge number, not just numbers. there are a huge number, notjust in numbers. there are a huge number, not just in france numbers. there are a huge number, notjust in france but in other european countries including britain, people on the fringes of suspicion who have not necessarily showing their hand yet, but in this case, he clearly had, in the sense he had a track record of koeman activity, so he is somebody who needed to be watched regardless of any terror or syrian connections. when you look at the numbers on watch lists in france and in the uk, you wonder what the point is, given that there are so many? it is a science. and it is an imperfect one. it is trying to match up resources
with priorities. it is something police and m15 do daily, and it is a co nsta ntly police and m15 do daily, and it is a constantly changing dynamic landscape. today, a cell of three or four people hanging out together, discussing a possible attack but they do not do more than that, they will want to put them under some sort of observation, if they think they will go active, then it goes to full—time 2a—hour, but the car, buck the phone, follow them... have someone the phone, follow them... have someone changing into different disguises, all of that —— bagh the car, bug the phone. you cannot do that all the time. often people do not show their hand, they stay low, like mohammed sadiq khan, just before the london bombings. he did not show his hand, but he was far more dangerous than they thought. and this is damaging for french security as they are on a state of alert, this is one city in the world which is absolutely understanding what is going on as
far as terrorism is concerned? french intelligence came in for a bee sting after the nice attack in july, and the report coming out afterward said it needed to up its game. they need to improve their intelligence and their response has been rather knee jerk, intelligence and their response has been rather kneejerk, flooding intelligence and their response has been rather knee jerk, flooding the streets with tens of thousands of soldiers, but it hasn‘t stopped little attacks. it may deter people we don‘t know about, attacks we don‘t know about because they never happened. the french problem is profound because you have the suburbs of these cities where you‘ve got hold areas where police do not know what is going on and very high unemployment, especially among the youth. it happens in the uk as well and in other cities like oxenberg and in other cities like oxenberg and german ones as well, but this is and german ones as well, but this is a worry because these are recruiting grounds for which drew mists —— gothenberg. often they get radicalised in prison
and come out as hard and jihadists. frank gardner, thank you. the duke and duchess of cambridge made a surprise visit to radio one earlier and prince william revealed that he‘s a fan of the station. they told dj scott mills about the mental health campaign that they are supporting ahead of sunday‘s london marathon. prince william also said that he sometimes texts in to radio one presenters under a different name: william, someone from around here told me that you were a bit nervous about being on radio one today?” don't know what you are talking about, scott! this is a face of calm! is it true that you listen? occasionally. do you texting?” calm! is it true that you listen? occasionally. do you texting? i have done. and a different name? obviously, i would done. and a different name? obviously, iwould not done. and a different name? obviously, i would not tell you who iwas, i obviously, i would not tell you who i was, i texted adel recently, i was driving to work on the air ambulance shift and she was the only one up at that time. what are you doing texting in your car? i have not texted while driving, it is illegal! i don‘t need to know the name, but
did you get a shout out? yes, from adele on the day. i also got a shout out ages ago from sara cox.” adele on the day. i also got a shout out ages ago from sara cox. i don't think it matters who you are, a shout out on radio 1 is still great! the headlines... paris prosecutors named the gunmen who shot dead a policeman on the shops lose a as karim cheurfi, a convicted criminal. —— champs elysees. cuts are ruled out to the foreign aid budget. jeremy corbyn ally len mccluskey is re—elected as the leader of britain‘s biggest union, unite. non—bbc news, a look ahead to sportsday at 6:30pm tonight. we will set you up for a busy weekend on sportsday, import and football matches coming up in the next couple of days. cup semifinals in england and scotland, including the old firm jim hamilton on sunday, and rory
sees chelsea play spurs. chelsea knocked out manchester united in the quarterfinals and face their title rivals for a place in their title rivals for a place in the final. we look ahead to premier league fixtures this weekend and have the latest from the world snooker championships in sheffield, gymnastics from the europeans in romaniac, athletics from the bahamas and a look ahead to the london marathon. —— mania. and the tragic news that ugo ehiogu died after a cardiac arrest. that‘s coming up on sportsday at half past six but now it is time for the film review.