■ Family of Windrush migrant quit inquest
The family of a Windrush migrant who was trying to prove his British citizenship when he died have walked out of his inquest.
Relatives of Dexter Bristol (pictured above), who collapsed in the street and died while caught up in the immigration scandal, had wanted to make submissions to the court about the role Home Office policy might have played in his death.
But coroner Dr William Dolman ruled that the Home Office should not be an interested party in the inquest because its policy was not relevant to the immediate circumstances of the 57-year-old’s death.
After unsuccessfully applying for an adjournment at St Pancras Coroner’s Court for a judicial review, Mr Bristol’s mother, Sentina Bristol, said the family was ‘disappointed’ and fighting for justice.
Speaking after leaving today’s hearing, she said: ‘We want justice, that’s what we’re fighting for — justice. That’s what I would like to see happen.’
■ More than 370 arrests made at Notting Hill Carnival
POLICE made more than 370 arrests at Notting Hill Carnival over the bank holiday weekend.
Last night was ‘marred’ by the only stabbing of the event, with a male receiving non-life-threatening injuries at around 8.10pm in Ladbroke Grove.
Scotland Yard said 30 officers were injured ‘in the line of duty’.
According to the Metropolitan Police Federation, two were spat at in the face and had to be taken to hospital, while in another incident three officers were bitten, one of whom was also taken to hospital.
On both Sunday and yesterday, the carnival fell silent as thousands of people paid tribute to Grenfell Tower victims.
■ Huge blaze at historic Belfast building destroys Primark store
A MAJOR blaze has destroyed a Primark store in a historic building in Belfast.
Flames and thick black smoke have engulfed the entire five-storey Bank Buildings.
The building, which has been in the heart of Belfast since 1787, had recently undergone a multimillion-pound refurbishment.
Primark shoppers and staff were evacuated from the building at around 11am today after smoke could be seen billowing from the roof.
Flames reaching at least 50ft could be seen right across Belfast’s skyline.
The historic clock at the top of the building was engulfed in flames before the fire spread from the roof to the floor below.
Parts of the roof collapsed as thick black smoke and fire then ripped through the rest of the flagship store.
■ School in shock after nine-year-old’s death following ‘bullying’
CRISIS counsellors have met children at a Denver elementary school after a nine-year-old pupil killed himself after he was reportedly bullied for being gay, reports said.
The Denver Post reported that the coroner’s office confirmed Jamel Myles died by suicide on Thursday.
Denver Public Schools spokesman Will Jones said Jamel was a fourth-grader at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School.
The boy’s mother, Leia Pierce, said: ‘My child died because of bullying. My baby killed himself.’
Ms Pierce told the newspaper that her son came out as gay this summer and began wearing fake fingernails on August 20, the first day at school.