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this is bbc news. the headlines at five o'clock. officials confirm that seven—year—old british boy, julian cadman, died in the attack in barcelona — his mother is still in hospital. earlier today the country's king and queen attend a special mass in barcelona to honour those killed in the catalonia attacks. police say the terror cell had collected more than 120 gas cannisters in the house which exploded in alcaner. fraudsters aiming to scam people out their pension could soon face face fines of up to half a million pounds. 500 people are thought to be dead after floods across south asia. the red cross say five million people have been affected in bangladesh alone. and around the world in much more than 80 days. 12 racing yachts set sail from liverpool on their 40,000 mile round the world trip in the clipper world yacht race. the final sprint, the final
chapter... and sir mo farah bids farewell to his final uk track race before switching to the road. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. spanish police say a 12—strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in the country, killing 1a, had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks. police have also confirmed today that seven—year—old british born julian cadman was killed in the barcelona terror attack — he was in the country on holiday with his mother, who is still being treated in hospital. as relatives mourn the dead, the hunt continues for this man younes abouyaaquob, who police believe may have been the driver
of the van that hit dozens of people on barcelona's las ramblas. wyre davies reports. the pyrenean mountain town of ripoll, where eight of those involved or connected with the attacks in barcelona and cambrils came from. in this town ofjust 10,000 people, investigators are asking if this man, abdelbaki es satty, imam of the local mosque, was involved in directing those attacks. one theory being looked into is that the imam was killed in an explosion which destroyed a bomb factory in the town of alca nar last wednesday, prompting the others to carry out the attacks in barcelona and cambrils. today, police said they found 120 gas canisters at the destroyed house, which they think may have been intended to make a massive bomb. the focus of this investigation is now very much on the imam, abdelbaki es satty. this was his tiny flat at the top
of a building in the town. his bedroom has since been emptied of everything by police. now, according to people at the mosque, he left two months ago on an extended trip to morocco, but we know from his flatmate here, who won't be filmed, and from other people in the town, that he was here as recently as last tuesday, when he suddenly left. all that's left here is his small koran and his empty bedroom. this morning i spoke to the devastated father of two of the attackers from ripoll, mohammed and 0mar hychami. he blames the imam for radicalising his sons and the others. translation: i've lost my two sons. i can't forgive them for what they've done, but they've left me and their mother with nothing. what happened to my boys, mohammed and omar? police across the region are still hunting for the main
suspect, younes abouyaaqoub, who is thought to have driven the van that killed so many people in barcelona. this morning, king felipe and queen letizia of spain lead a memorial service in barcelona's famous sagrada familia cathedral. in this often divided country, people are trying to come together to remember those killed in catalonia, support the injured. wyre davies, bbc news, ripoll. our correspondent, gavin lee, is in barcelona. speaking a little earlier he gave me this update on events in spain. julian's mother was here with
julian, they were attending a wedding in spain. the morning after, that message of hope, appealfor information, went worldwide because no information ofjulian, andi think part of the problem is his father is still in hospital with leg injuries and when it comes to the father, andrew who was here yesterday and he went to the mortuary to identify him. i think you are right, for lots of people there has been hope. i have been speaking separately to the spanish authorities, who said all the way through there was no sense of anyone who witnessed the boy's whereabouts and it was a diminishing hope. in the last hour we have had the australian government, the spanish authorities and the british and foreign & commonwealth office saying he has died. boris johnson, the foreign
secretary, said on twitter it is heartbreaking news and full sympathy with the family. we heard the statement a short while ago that the sympathy is with them for this tragedy, but it's the first identified british victim of the attacks. the youngest, a seven—year—old boy. we also know of a three—year—old spanish boy who has not been named who was also killed in the attacks. yes, that loss of life clearly isn't deterring people from continuing with their holidays in spain and locals continuing to shop in the area, in las ramblas, it has been very full in the last 48 hours. yes, you can see behind me, people continuing life and going shopping. after the attacks in brussels, nice, berlin and paris, people talk about defiance being back.
it is quite flighty, if there's a noise a couple of days ago, people run from the square, but at the same time people are coming back, getting on with things, but the authorities are still in the middle of a manhunt. they say there is terror cell of 12 people, four have been arrested, five have been killed and they believe two of them accidentally killed themselves in an explosion when they were testing bomb—making material in a house in alcaner. that is a town 120 miles from here. there are two chief suspects, younes abouyaaquob is still on the run. police say they have identified the driver but at the same time they are not confirming it is this 22—year—old who is still on the run. it is believed to be the driver. one other point at the centre of this, we heard earlierfrom our colleague who interviewed the father of two of the dead suspects. he said his sons were a group
of eight moroccan boys who went to the same mosque where he believes they were influenced and radicalised by the local imam, a man called abdelbaki es satty, who also hasn't been identified but it's14 may be one of the two who died the explosion at the house in alcaner. our correspondent speaking to me earlier. finland has observed a minute's silence this morning for the victims of a stabbing attack in the city of turku in which two women were killed and eight injured. investigators are treating it as the country's first terror attack. one of those injured — a british paramedic, hassan zubier — has described to the bbc how he tried in vain to save the life of one of the victims. iran against him and screamed. he stood up, he ran away, i ran after him a couple of metres. he turned around, showed the knife. he didn't say anything and then he ran away and i looked back at the girl and saw her injuries.
so i ran there immediately, straight to her. i tried to stop the blood coming up. yeah, tried to save her life. four—time olympic champion sir mo farah has just completed his final track race in britain. in the last few minutes he won the 3,000m race at the birmingham grand prix. well let's see the closing stages of that race. he's going to reward them with a victory on home soil. mo farah now enters the home straight, she takes one look behind, he checks there is no danger, he changes through the gears and this is the site everyone
has come to see. the final sprint, the final chapter, the final win for mo farah in britain. john, where do you begin when you start talking about the career of mo farah, which toa about the career of mo farah, which to a huge degree came to an end today? you start with the celebration and outpouring of emotion in the stands from the supporters at the diamond league meeting in birmingham, mo farah‘s last race on british soil. it has been an emotional goodbye. it really began at the world championships when he signed off at the 5000 metres for the silver. the most successful british athlete in history, ten titles to his name, four olympic titles, six world golds. it has been an emotional
farewell for mo farah. you would have to say, it was tinged somewhat by questions that he is faced with his links to alberto salazar, his coach, and he came out quite strongly after winning the silver in the 5000 metres, where he accused the 5000 metres, where he accused the media of trying to ruin his reputation and bring a sad end to his career. it is fair to say, when you saw how much it meant to him, it has been an incredible career. he's been a fantastic ambassador for the sport. and we know he's now going to concentrate on the longer events, the marathon. the celebration will be taking place to mark his achievements, the most successful british athlete in history. john, is this the last we will ever see of him competing in anything? no, he
has won more track race to come in zurich in the 5000 metres in one week, that will be his last race on the track before he concentrates on the track before he concentrates on the longer events, the marathon, the half marathon we think. that is certainly the end of mo farah on the track and he bowed out in style today. he was desperate to win, and he did that. he put on a spectacular show for the spectators. it's been an incredible career on the track. i wonder what success is to follow but mo farah himself will say he's worked incredibly hard through his career and he wants to translate the success on career and he wants to translate the success on the track to the longer events as he moves on to the marathon. he will compete in zurich in the 5000 metres, that is to come but the track will be left behind as he concentrates on the longer events. john, thank you. we are going to hearfrom mo farah now because philjones caught up with him just after he finished his last race. an amazing week. not as tired
this week. a bit of downtime with the family, relaxed, it's been amazing. what were the emotions coming in today? emotion was high, not as high as london but running at the last time at home. support from the last time at home. support from the crowd, which i really enjoyed, and just keep doing what i'm doing. as you are going round, i've taking into this is the last time on the track in this country? no, just thinking about how to tactically get the race right. the spanish guy finished fourth in the worlds and andrew buchard early on. companies selling and arranging pension plans are to be banned from making unsolicited phone calls, and sending emails and text messages to prospective customers. the government says it's trying to tackle pension scams after fraudsters tricked elderly
savers out of nearly five—million pounds in the first five months of this year. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. chas drew lives in the forest of dean. he invested his retirement savings into a fund which did not deliver what was promised. the company has gone bust and he does not know how much of his money he will ever get back. pretty sick. i don't think i'm stupid and yet you think, how could you have been sucked in? rather than having a pension that i knew i could rely on, i have a zero pension right now. what i am doing is managing to cash in one of the investments, the smaller one, but in little bits, which is giving me an income. since the restrictions on how we invest our pension savings were lifted three years ago, allowing people to spend their savings as they wished, 3,000 people have been defrauded by an average of £15,000, much of that arose from cold calls
from bogus companies. £113 million worth of pensioners' funds were scammed since april 2014. that's a significant problem. it's preying on your parents, my parents, on the elderly and vulnerable, and we want to stop it. what the government wants to do is make it illegalfor companies to call you up cold to talk about pensions without prior permission. and even if you do give the permission, it needs to be with an established company with regular, up—to—date accounts, so you cannot transfer money to a bogus entity. but this ban on cold calls cannot and will not apply to foreign companies. age uk welcomes the clamp—down on cold calls, but says the public should remain vigilant. their message is — if in doubt, hang up. joe lynam, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: seven—year—old julian cadman,
with dual british and australian citizenship, has been confirmed as one of the victims to die in the terrorist attack in barcelona. police investigating the attacks that claimed 1a lives say they've seized more than 120 gas canisters in the house which exploded in alcaner on wednesday. fraudsters aiming to scam people out of their pension could soon face fines of up to £500,000, as the government introduces new measures to tackle cold—callers. the prime minister of bangladesh, sheikh hasina, is visiting the northern part of the country to assess damage caused by the worst flooding in almost 30 years. floods in nepal, bangladesh and india are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen. according to the red cross, in bangladesh alone, five million people have been affected, with over three hundred thousand displaced. from there, sanjoy majumder reports. flooding on a scale that bangladesh
has not seen in decades. water where once roads existed, entire villages washed away. people trying to salvage what little can be retrieved. in this case, a mattress floating in the water. when you have nothing left, every little possession is invaluable. this used to be nur hussein's home. he tells me how the water rose without warning at night, swirling through his house. translation: i saved my brother and his wife and came back to get some clothes and blankets, but by then it was too late for me to get away. i had to spend the night on a tree. there's now a sense of desperation among the survivors. aid workers bringing supplies of fresh water are soon surrounded, but there is simply not enough to go around, leaving behind angry and frustrated villagers. those who were lucky enough to escape have ended up in relief camps.
this one is built on a narrow embankment surrounded by water. there are 2,000 people living here along with cattle and the problem is, with most of their homes washed away, they are going to be here a while. with so much water around and people squeezed into every inch of dry land, there's now a fear that disease from contaminated water could spread rapidly among the survivors. sanjoy majumder, bangladesh. a british man has been charged with the murder of a hair stylist in chicago. andrew warren, a former oxford university employee, and us professor wyndham lathem are accused of killing trenton cornell—duranleau. the 26—year—old was found with a0 stab wounds at the end ofjuly. the two men handed themselves in following a nationwide man hunt.
the iraqi army has begun an offensive to retake tal afar — the last major city in the country held by so—called islamic state. the iraqi prime minister, haider al—abadi, said the militants had no choice other than to leave or be killed. sarah corker reports. iraqi armed units head for the city of tal afar, 80 kilometres west of mosul. troops have the area surrounded and for several days, warplanes bombed is positions. so—called islamic state has held it since 2014. in a televised speech, the iraqi prime minister announced the start of the ground offensive to retake the city. translation: i told them to either surrender or die. as we promised before, we promise now, we will continue the liberation process. it's five weeks since the iraqi government declared victory in mosul, iraq's second city, after a fierce nine—month battle. around 2,000 is militants are thought to remain in tal afar. thousands of civilians have fled under the cover of darkness for weeks now. it's not known how many remain.
translation: if they had caught us, they would've given us a bullet to the head. thank god we fled. the situation over there is dire. they have no food, water anything to drink. the un has warned of a new wave of displaced civilians with fighting intensifying, and if the iraqi troops succeed in liberating tal afar, it will be a severe blow to the is presence in iraq. earlier, i spoke to matthew glanville, who's a former adviser to the american military in iraq. he explained why the move to seize tal afar was so significant. it's important because it's the biggest city, now that mosul has fallen, the islamic state still controls in iraq. it also, before the city was surrounded, it enabled the islamic state to operate across the syrian border.
we should be careful, though, with tal afar. it's not the final city that iraq controls, that islamic state controls in iraq. it still controls for example al-qaim, also on the syrian border to the south of tal afar. why... this is something that i know a lot of people are left wondering. why is is so difficult to fight? why do these battles go on for so long, with so much destruction, when you have an iraqi army, trained by the american and british military, with the back—up of the coalition over the years as well? how have they become so armed and so well—trained themselves? they are drawing on the experiences of fighting in urban areas of iraq that go right the way back to 2003—4 in the iraqi civil war and the insurgency against the us and uk forces. so they're using tactics and techniques — the use of ieds, the use of suicide bombers, the use of the civilian population to hide in — that they have 15 years of experience.
and they, much of islamic state's sunni militancy draws on or draws on tactics and troops who were originally iraqi regular army soldiers. so, from that point of view, you're drawing on military experience that goes right back to the iran—iraq war. and the difficulty that the coalition forces have is that they are trying to reduce civilian casualties, fighting an enemy who actively pursues civilian casualties. and, i mean, mosul has been devastated. and if mosul hadn't been devastated, the chances are that there would have been even more civilian casualties, or casualties on the side of the iraqi army. our middle east analyst told me
earlier that there is a desperation on the part of so—called islamic state to try to hold onto its last stronghold in iraq. the dorm offensive from a range of directions by the iraqi army and its various allies, perhaps this is the easier pa rt allies, perhaps this is the easier part of the operation, where these attacking forces are moving through more outlying rural areas, taking control of villages and so on. we will probably only get to see more of the intense fighting when these forces actually penetrate the more built—up areas and engage with up to 2000 militants defending the city perhaps. they have had a long time to prepare their differences. we would expect this to be a long and difficult fight. a lot of terrorism experts say often we see these
attacks in europe as they begin to lose more and more ground in the middle east as well. it's almost like a desperate attack on the people taking that land away from them in the middle east. it tells us they have no regard for the value of human life, and as we know from mosul, unfortunately that may mean the loss of civilian lives and them being used as shields in tal afar. we are grimly well aware of the way these battles play themselves out, in other settings in mosul we saw large numbers of civilians being used, as you say, as human shields, militants herding people into smaller and smaller areas because it is easierfor them to smaller and smaller areas because it is easier for them to fight out of a crowd of civilians. it makes it harderfor crowd of civilians. it makes it harder for the attacking force to pick out the gunmen. at the same time, anybody trapped in the warzone like that is in constant danger of being killed accidentally by the attacking forces, either the iraqi
army or coalition led attacks from the air. as i speak, we are hearing from un sources, other aid agencies, that thousands of civilians are fleeing the area of the war zones. families having to walk up to 20 hours in searing summer heat, temperatures up to 25 degrees and more, to reach safe areas. the aid workers are not clear exactly how many civilians may still be in tal afar. the majority have left us and we are uncertain as to how many people might still be trapped. how much concern is there that islamic state fighters disguised themselves as civilians? re—emerging out some point and rearming themselves? that isa point and rearming themselves? that is a continual possibility and something that continually worries those on the perimeter of this
warzone, those on the perimeter of this wa rzone, as those on the perimeter of this warzone, as they see people filing out in their thousands from tal afar. they will be worried that among them might be fighters who are trying to slip away to fight another day. we are hearing that that causes problems, has been causing problems through the day with a backlog of people being checked and processed. just one more problem, as you try to ta ke just one more problem, as you try to take and again of a city like tal afar. the south african government has confirmed that it granted diplomatic immunity to zimbabwe's first lady, grace mugabe, allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation. president mugabe's wife is accused of assaulting a 20 year—old model, gabriella engels, a week ago at a johannesburg hotel. south africa's department for international relations said the decision to confer diplomatic immunity was not an easy one, but it was imperitive to maintain good relations with zimbabwe. one of the victim's lawyers said he planned to challenge the decision. the north norfolk town of cromer
was reportedly in lockdown last night as disorder forced pubs and bars in the resort to shut. norfolk police said extra officers were on patrol to provide reassurance to the local community. some comments on social media have linked the disorder to the arrival of travellers in the area, although this has not been confirmed by police. earlier today i spoke to the member of parliament for north norfolk, norman lamb. this is one of the lowest crime areas of the country. a beautiful seaside town. never experienced anything like this in the past. and hope it never happens again in the future. but certainly from the people i've talked to in the town today, what happened yesterday was pretty intolerable. and it's really important that the police deal very firmly with the perpetrators of this. what have people been telling you, norman? is it more than just a rowdy crowd drinking too much? did this feel like something that was targeted, organised? yes, quite intimidating.
i mean, i'vejust been in the local indian restaurant, and they were confronted by 30—40 people behaving in a very intimidating way, just taking a drink out of the display fridge, effectively stealing it, including a bottle of champagne and loads of beer. but behaving in a very intimidating way towards the staff and other customers, who were frightened by it. the owner's wife had her arm trapped in the door deliberately by one of the people as they were leaving. they had concerns that there were police nearby who didn't intervene. so that's something i've already taken up with the local police. i've asked to meet with the chief constable to discuss the policing of this incident. but certainly, you know, nobody should be above or beyond the law.
and it's really important that intimidating behaviour of that sort is dealt with very firmly. norman, briefly, who do you think is behind the trouble? there are rumours on social media that it could be for travellers. we know that hasn't been confirmed at all by the police. but there are a new group of travellers in the area. well, i am told that about 30 motorhomes — not caravans, motorhomes — arrived in grosvenor on friday. parked in one of the car parks right on the promenade, staying illegally overnight. and that it appears to have been people who came in those motorhomes who have been causing the intimidating and aggressive behaviour. now, i don't care what we call them, but nobody can behave in this way. and when people behave in a criminal and violent or aggressive way, then the law needs to be very firm with that. and it's not tolerable for a seaside town like cromer to have to put up with this.
firefighters in essex who've been battling a huge fire at a packaging warehouse have managed to bring it under control. around 100 firefighters were called to the fire at the building on festival way in basildon. the warehouse was completely engulfed by the flames and an industrial unit next door was also affected. police say they don't think there are any casualties. the wreckage of a us naval ship, sunk by the japanese towards the end of the second world war, has been discovered in the philippine sea. the uss indianapolis has been located more than three miles below the surface by a search vessel funded by the microsoft co—founder, paul allen. it's almost three months since a bomb struck the manchester arena, killing 22 people. in the days after the attack a memorial of flowers and candles grew in manchester's st ann's square but now thoughts are turning to a permanent memorial
to remember those who died. clare fallon reports. in the days and weeks after the bomb, this is how thousands of people chose to respond. now, almost three months on, attention is turning to a permanent memorial. i had 22 shrapnel wounds. martin is one of many whose lives were changed forever that night. he has been told he will never walk again. it went through my neck. severed my main arteries. his injuries and the manchester tattoo on his back is his own personal reminder of what happened but he wants the public to have a memorial and hopes those who survived and the families of those killed will be involved with the process. i think there would have to be something at the arena, whether it is a plaque or something to show that act of terrorism, violence, however you want to word it, happened there. and then i think something
in the city centre just again because how everybody in manchester came together. the amount of people, the donations to the manchester fund. something just to celebrate being manchester. i get the sense it feels important to you that you feel listened to? for sure, yeah. everyone has an opinion on this so they will have to be sensitive. i don't think it can bejust one thing. so i think maybe a remembrance concert, something like that, where the medical profession, the police, fire brigade, the survivors, the families of the dead, can and alljoin hands and remember. getting it right will be tough. capturing the feelings of grief and remembrance, but also pride and defiance but, while it will be difficult, you just have to listen to martin to realise how important it is. there are days i've not wanted to get out of bed and days
when i've had a wobble, it's kind of coming back to friends and families and strangers and thinking, do you know what, i'm not letting myself down, i'm letting people down, so honestly, the love and attention we've had has been amazing. the clipper round the world yacht race has set off from albert dock in liverpool. 12 teams will spend a year sailing the globe in a 40,000 nautical mile race, featuring 700 participants over eight stages. the first leg of the race is a 35 day voyage across the atlantic to uruguay. our correspondent andy gill was at the docks as the teams prepared to set off and said not all of the crews were experienced sailors. about 40% of the people on the crews have never done any ocean sailing before. of course, they have been trained. with me is the founder of the race. why do people put themselves through this? i think there is a sense
of adventure in people. they want to do something a bit different, a bit special with their lives. they want to do something and say, i've done that, and be proud. you were the first man to sail solo, non—stop around the world. when you see them go out, do you have a hankering to think, i want to do that again? yes but of course, i did it on my own. they have all this crew here, it's slightly different! i see them and think, yes, i would quite like to be going. when they go through the training, do you ever find that people who put themselves forward, do you think, actually, they are not going to make it? yes, we do. it usually turns up in the first week of training. normally they would discover it for themselves, and they say, this isn't for me. there may be the odd person who you have to say to them, best drop out now. what do you think will be the most difficult thing for people who have not done it before to get used to?
living in such a confined space, having to give and take. the discipline of a boat, the teamwork that is necessary. you can't switch channels when the weather gets nasty, you've just got to live through it. the boat is your priority throughout. look after the boat, you will be all right. that's something they have to get used to, and that is what i keep telling them. look after the boat, it will look after you. thousands of people we can see here, this is a very big day for liverpool as well, because of its maritime history? liverpool's special like that. liverpool has a maritime personality. so when you throw an event, anything to do with the sea in liverpool, people come out to watch it. you have great crowds turning up, which is very exciting for the crews, to have that sendoff. and when the crews come back, they will be different people from when they set off, won't they? most certainly.
that inner confidence that comes from taking on nature in the raw, saying, i have been through things that people can't believe. 80—foot waves, things like that. they can say, i've done that. thank you very much indeed. the 12 yachts will be back in liverpool for the end of the race in july next year. and we're all aware of the potential consequences of not paying attention while driving. but a man in china found out in a rather unusual way. a giant sinkhole opened up on a street of guangxi in the south of the country. but for one scooter rider, his interests were focused on his phone rather than on the road causing him to drive straight into the pit. apart from a potential drop in signal and his dignity, the man remained unhurt from the incident. cannot help but smile. let's catch
up cannot help but smile. let's catch up but the weather. looks like temperatures will be slowly rising over the coming days mainly because this system approaching the uk today has some moist tropical air embedded in it, it is the remnants of the horror came and it means there is much more moisture around which is why we are starting to see more cloud pushing from the west, this is weston—super—mare earlier in the day. ahead of the system still some good spells of sunshine we are likely to keep across more eastern areas through until this evening. further south and west it is this band of rain which will be pushing its way across many southern counties, parts of the midlands as well overnight, mist and fog associated with that, mainly driver much of northern england and scotla nd much of northern england and scotland under my overnight than the onejust gone, scotland under my overnight than the one just gone, temp jurors across southern counties could be around 15
01’ southern counties could be around 15 or16 southern counties could be around 15 or 16 celsius. this is the rain tomorrow morning, mist and fog around, draped across england and wales and up and dublin to northern ireland, viz is odd across much of england and wales but continues to northern ireland, pushing into scotla nd northern ireland, pushing into scotland to the afternoon, away from here mainly dry, brakes and mcleod, not many but a slightly warmer feeling. system still with us as we go into tuesday, slight slow—moving, looking at further outbreaks of rain across parts of northern ireland and parts of scotland, more unsettled here, drying up some warm humid air from the near continent, temperatures likely to be higher on tuesday, much of the country away from northern ireland and parts of scotla nd from northern ireland and parts of scotland should be mainly dry, bit more in the way of sunshine will help temperatures up to possibly 26. we hold onto that warmth across eastern parts on tuesday, changes further west courtesy of the cold front, behind it fresher air but more persistent and heavy rain, some
of it may filter down, otherwise a largely dry day, ahead of the cold front temperatures still into the mid to high 20s. this is how the wheat pans out, warmer for a time, driest in the south, the rain most likely in the north. goodbye. the seven—year—old missing since the barcelona attack has been confirmed as one of those who died. julian cadman — who was a citizen of both britain and australia — was sightseeing with his mother when the van ploughed into them. the 14 dead and scores of injured have been remembered today, with the spanish king and queen attending a service in barcelona. police have revealed the attackers planned to use gas canisters as bombs. the father of two of them speaks of his horror at their actions. translation: i have
lost my two sons. i cannot forgive them for what they have done. also on the programme this evening... five million people in bangladesh are now affected by the worst floods for decades. the death toll across south asia has risen to 700. the final sprint, the final chapter. the final win for mo farah in britain. and mo farah bows out of british track racing. good afternoon. it's been confirmed that a seven—year—old boy who'd been missing since the barcelona attack on thursday is among the dead. julian cadman, who held joint british and australian nationality,
became separated from his mother when a van was driven into the crowds on las ramblas. when a van was driven his family said they would remember his smiles and hold his memory dear to their hearts. his smiles and hold his memory 14 people were killed in that attack and a second one in nearby cambrils. today the police revealed that extremists had planned to detonate three huge gas bombs. extremists had planned to detonate ourfirst report is from james reynolds. this morning, barcelona's sagrada familia basilica — monumental, unfinished — gave the city a place in which to mourn all the victims. gave the city a place in renato was one of the first in the queue. it is... first in the queue. no more sadness. first in the queue. it is incredible sadness. first in the queue. because this city is a symbol of freedom. of tolerance. a symbol of freedom.
between religions, races. a symbol of freedom. what is happening is unbelievable. a symbol of freedom. the people of barcelona now realise that they are as vulnerable as everyone else. that they are as vulnerable as and they now face a choice. that they are as vulnerable as change the way their city lives or carry on as before? the archbishop of barcelona asked the city to unite against fear. barcelona asked the and he offered consolation to the bereaved. the cadman family now mourns seven—year—old julian, the youngest named victim of the attack. seven—year—old julian, the youngest he and his mother were together on las ramblas when they were struck. were together on las
in a statement, his family says... were together on las he was so energetic, funny and cheeky. always bringing a smile to our faces. we are so blessed to have had him in our lives and will remember his smiles and hold his memory dear to our hearts. the street in which he was struck has been taken back by residents, visitors and mourners. has been taken back by the ramblas avenue has become its own memorial. james reynolds, bbc news, barcelona. become its own memorial. spanish police revealed today that the attackers had planned to detonate three huge bombs. that the attackers had planned they discovered more than 100 gas cannisters at the men's bomb factory near barcelona. cannisters at the men's bomb the father of two of the men, who were shot dead by police on friday, told the bbc he blames the imam at their local mosque for their radicalisation. the imam at their local mosque our correspondent, wyre davies, reports from the town of rippol, where most of the plotters lived. reports from the town of rippol, ca ptu red
reports from the town of rippol, by cctv and mobi the captured by cctv and mobile phone, the horror and panic of the attack in barcelona. as a white van hurtles down las ramblas. killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. but we 110w and injuring more than 100. but we now know it could have been much worse. if the attackers had carried out their original planned to detonate three massive car bombs. this is the small town of ripple in the foothills of the spanish pyrenees, where at least eight, perhaps all 12, and those accused of being involved in the attacks came from. most were of moroccan origin and prayed at the local mosque. the name of the one attacker still at large, younis abu—yaqub, written on the wall with others who contributed to mosque funding. police are asking if this man, and will buckley sochi, the imam at the mosque, was the cell leader and mastermind of the
attacks. this was his tiny flat at the top of the building in the town. his bedroom has since been emptied of everything by police. according to people at the mosque, he left two months ago to go on extended journey to morocco but we know from his flatmate here and others in the town that he left as recently as last tuesday very suddenly. all that is left here is a small koran and his empty bedroom. today i spoke to the devastated father of two of the attackers from ripoll. mohammed and will maher china. the last time i saw my youngest son, he told me, was at three o'clock on thursday, hours before the attack in barcelona and cambrils. he did not come back. he roundly blames the imam radicalising his sons and the others. translation: he took his young, impressionable minds. messed around
with their brains and now they are dead. my sons and the others, it is all the imam's fault. it is believed the imam was killed in the explosion that destroyed a bomb factory in the town of alcanar last wednesday. it was there that police found 120 large gas canisters, which they say we re large gas canisters, which they say were to be used to make three car bombs. but the explosion at the house forced the gang to change their plans. here in ripoll, whose son is carried out these attacks, there is a determination that however brutal, what happened. be allowed to tear apart as tolerant and peaceful community. wyre davies, bbc news. monsoon flooding in south asia is now known to have claimed more than 700 lives and driven more than a million people from their homes. than a million people large parts of bangladesh, than a million people nepal and india have been affected, with some areas cut off
by the floodwaters. with some areas cut off in bangladesh, the flooding is the worst for 30 years. food supplies are now running low and, as our correspondent, sanjoy majumder reports, the relief effort is being hampered by the scale of the disaster. the relief effort is being hampered flooding on a scale that bangladesh has not seen in decades. water where once roads existed, entire villages washed away. people trying to salvage what little can be retrieved. in this case, a mattress floating in the water. when you have nothing left, every little possession is invaluable. this used to be nur hussein's home. little possession is invaluable. he tells me how the water rose without warning at night, swirling through his house. without warning at night, translation: i saved my brother and his wife and came back to get some clothes and blankets, but by then it was too late for me to get away. but by then it was too i had to spend the night on a tree. but by then it was too there's now a sense of desperation among the survivors. aid workers bringing supplies of fresh water are soon surrounded,
but there is simply not enough to go around, leaving behind angry and frustrated villagers. around, leaving behind angry those who were lucky enough to escape have ended up in relief camps. enough to escape have this one is built on a narrow embankment surrounded by water. there are 2,000 people living here along with cattle and the problem is, with most of their homes washed away, they are going to be here a while. of their homes washed away, with so much water around and people squeezed into every inch of dry land, there's now a fear that disease from contaminated water could spread rapidly among the survivors. sanjoy majumder, bangladesh. among the survivors. police say they have searched nine private care homes in west sussex as part of an inquiry into alleged ill—treatment. detectives say they may be investigating some deaths at the centres operated by the company, sussex health care. companies selling and arranging pension plans are to be banned
from making unsolicited phone calls and sending emails and text messages to prospective customers. and sending emails and text messages the government says it's trying to tackle pension scams after fraudsters tricked elderly savers out of nearly £5 million in the first five months of this year. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. chas drew lives in the forest of dean. he invested his retirement savings into a fund which did not deliver what was promised. into a fund which did not the company has gone bust and he doesn't know how much of his money he will ever get back. and he doesn't know how much pretty sick. and he doesn't know how much i don't think i'm stupid and yet you think, how could you have been sucked in? and yet you think, how rather than having a pension that i knew i could rely on, i have a zero pension right now. i knew i could rely on, what i am doing is managing to cash in one of the investments, the smaller one, but in little bits. in one of the investments,
which is giving me an income. in one of the investments, since restrictions on how we invest our pension savings were lifted three years ago, allowing people to spend their savings as they wished, 3000 people have been defrauded by an average of £15,000. 3000 people have been defrauded much of that arose from cold calls from bogus companies. £43 million worth of pensioners' funds were scammed since april 2014. that is a significant problem. funds were scammed since april 2014. it is preying on your parents, my parents, on the elderly and the vulnerable and we want to stop it. what the government wants to do is make it illegalfor companies to call you up cold to talk about your pension pot without prior permission. about your pension pot and even if you had agreed to the call, it has to be with an established company with regular, up—to—date accounts. so you can't hand over your savings to a bogus entity. this ban on cold calls can't and won't, though, apply to foreign companies. can't and won't, though, age uk welcomed the clamp—down on cold calls but said that the public should remain vigilant. on cold calls but said that
their message is, if in doubt, hang—up. joe lynam, bbc news. if in doubt, hang—up. a british paramedic who was injured while trying to help victims of a terror attack in finland has denied he's a hero and spoke of his sadness that he could not save a woman's life. hassan zubier is in hospital after he was wounded in the attack that killed two woman and injured several others. anna has been speaking to him. this speaking to him. wasn't a typical tourist destination this wasn't a typical tourist destination or a capital city. finland first suspected islamist militant attack brought terror to a market square in drug and chose women as the targets. in two days ago, hassan was strolling on the cobbles. i heard a scream, i really heartbreaking screen. so i turned around and there was a man standing
over her, stabbing her. the father of two was stabbed multiple times as he tried to defend his girlfriend and save a stranger ‘s life. he tried to defend his girlfriend and save a stranger 's lifelj he tried to defend his girlfriend and save a stranger 's life. i ran immediately straight to her. i tried to stop the blood. he tried to stab me andi to stop the blood. he tried to stab me and i kicked him off, he was standing opposite me and i kicked him off and he ran away. he came back and i did not see him. ijust felt that someone get me. and i thought, ok, something has happened, iam stabbed. thought, ok, something has happened, i am stabbed. i told my girlfriend to get away, run off. he then gave me, idid to get away, run off. he then gave me, i did not know if it was one or two stabbings, i went back to the girl but her injuries were too severe. some really bad cuts. yes, we lost. the suspect, an 18-year-old
asylu m we lost. the suspect, an 18-year-old asylum seeker from morocco who arrived in finland last year, was shotin arrived in finland last year, was shot in the late by police and is 110w shot in the late by police and is now in hospital. an attack described by fenland's president as shocking and cowardly has been met with courage and cowardly has been met with courage and defiance. hassan‘s says he would do it again. courage and defiance. hassan‘s says he would do it againlj courage and defiance. hassan‘s says he would do it again. i am not a hero, iam he would do it again. i am not a hero, i am just a person who cannot look away. hassan zubier speaking to oui’ look away. hassan zubier speaking to our correspondent, anna holligan. with all the sport, here's kathi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre. here's kathi gna nasegaram good evening. here's kathi gna nasegaram mo farah has won his final race on the track in this country. after winning gold in the 10,000 metres and silver in the 5,000 metres at the world athletics championships in london, he has won the 3,000 metres at the birmingham grand prix this afternoon. at the birmingham grand prix this our correspondent, joe wilson, reports the joe wilson, reports message of being prepared to carried the message of being prepared to be carried this sentiment was felt
inside the stadium and in the polite queue waiting to get in. he has done a lot for our country, he is a great inspiration for the youngsters. yes. he just represents us so well, everything that britain is. yes, may mean you. 3000 more metres on his farewell tour. for one more time, one last time on a british track, he is there. mo farah will next take to the roads, he will concentrate on marathons. british athletics will look for a new figurehead and that is even tougher. he was pushed in this race, he wasn't going to lose. that nobody as saying it was ever the slightest bit easy. the final chapter. the final win for mo farah in britain. i love what i do and thatis in britain. i love what i do and that is part of it but at the same time, it can get harder when you have so much pressure and you cannot go anywhere. but now on the roads it
will be a new game with a new mind andl will be a new game with a new mind and i am excited. he expressed anger that anyone doubts the credibility of his connection with coach alberto salazar. his reputation is clean. and there is no time to deny it. but this era has to be over. tottenham were beaten 2—1 by champions chelsea in the first premier league by champions chelsea game to be played at wembley. by champions chelsea the stadium will be the temporary venue for spurs' home games while their new stadium is being constructed. but it wasn't the most auspicious start. patrick gearey reports. the most auspicious start. spurs the most auspicious start. are on their way to werr as spurs are on their way to wembley, as they will be every couple of weeks or so. build their new ground, this is home and they had decorated. the last visitors were chelsea in the fa cup semifinal, the blues one that and should have gone one up, but then marcos alonso is a left back and still fancied this free kick. everyone could why. simply
unstoppable. spurs played at wembley in the champions league last season without much success. they needed something to settle them, they needed harry kane and he needed some luck. totten and held the thread but offered strangely little threat until michu bacteria scored one for them. some might want to cling on to them. some might want to cling on to the drop but not the champions, marcos alonso, up from the back, winning at wembley often takes a trophy home, chelsea willjust take the points. patrick kerry, bbc news. great britain have won the gold medal at the european eventing championships in poland. medal at the european eventing they had the lead going into the final showjumping event and went on to secure the gold medal. the british rider nicola wilson also won an individual bronze medal. details of the day's other sports stories are on the bbc sport, website, stories are on the bbc sport, including huddersfiel victory. europe struggling in the solheim cup. and england's men have won their opening eurohockey match. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. we are back with the late news at 10pm.
now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. further east there are some good spells of sunshine and whilst the cloud may build through the afternoon many places away from wales, south west england and northern ireland will stay largely driver much daylight hours, certainly a much improved today across northern ireland and scotland, temperatures 16 or 17 celsius up to 21, 22 for eastern england. outbreaks of rain overnight, parts of wales and northern ireland, mist and fog associated with that, namely driver northern england and scotland and i overnight overall than the one just gone. quite the humid and muggy night further south. this band of rain stretching across england and wales are up into monday night, fizzles out but persists across northern ireland, into western parts
of scotla nd northern ireland, into western parts of scotland are north west england away from their edge be quite warm, highs of 22 celsius. this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers. the headlines at 6pm... officials confirm that seven—year—old british boy, julian cadman, died in the attack in barcelona. his mother is still in hospital. spain's king and queen attend a special mass in the city to honour those killed in the attacks. police say the terror cell had collected more than 120 gas cannisters in the house which exploded in alcaner. here — cold—callers who scam people out of their pension could soon
face fines of up to half a million pounds. 700 people have died in floods across south asia. the red cross say five million people are affected in bangladesh alone. and around the world in much more than 80 days... 12 racing yachts set sail from liverpool on their 40,000 mile round the world trip in the clipper world yacht race.
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