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Evening Update 19 Sep

Camera - The ubiquitous use of security camera’s has been called into question by the Commission for Freedom of Information who say there is not enough legislation to control the use of CCTV or cameras mounted on police uniforms. In March the Commission prevented the city of Nice from using an application called Reporty, which broadcast live video of street incidents to police, leading Christian Estrosi to call it a ‘brake in the development of fighting terrorism’.

Murder - The murder trial of Monaco millionaire Hélene Pastor has heard evidence from a witness, who said that she saw the killer bend over Madame Pastors car, put his gun against the window, and shooting. Madame Pastors son-in-law has been accused of paying the shooter €140,000 to commit the murder, while the killer himself has denied all charges.

Bodyguard -President Macron’s former bodyguard has appeared in front of the Senate, where he faced intense questioning over his role in the Presidents inner circle. Alexandre Benalla caused a political scandal when he was video’d beating protesters at a May Day march. Under questioning he denied being Macron’s personal bodyguard, saying that he was responsible for ‘overall security’. The incident fuelled negative perceptions concerning the people around Macron and their attitude to policing, and led to a significant drop in the Presidents public approval rating.

BUSINESS

The CEO of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation. He stepped down following an investigation into €200bn of suspicious payments. Shares in Danske fell 7% in Copenhagen following the resignation.

Qantas has confirmed it’s in discussions with Airbus about a modified A350 which would be capable of flying from London to Sydney non-stop. The airline currently uses Boeings 787 Dreamliner for London to Perth non-stop service.

SPORT

Formula 1 - Monagasque driver Charles LeClerc  who will soon join Sebastian Vettel at the Ferrari team, has just been presented with a brand new Ferrai which he is driving around the principality. It’s the brand new 488 Pista model, with a 720-horsepower twin-turbo V8 which goes from nought to one hundred in 3 seconds, and carries a price tag of €292,000. If you’re looking for it, it’s red with black strips down the centre and a number plate 488P.

Football - Tonights big Champions League game is Real Madrid taking Roma with kick-off at 9pm. Last night, AC Monaco performed better than expected at their Champions League opener against Atletico Madrid at Stade Louis II.  Monaco got an early lead on the visitors, but then Diego Costa converted Antoine Griezmann's excellent pass to level and a second Spanish goal sealed the game at 1–2. In other games last night, Liverpool beat Paris St-Germain 3-2, while Inter Milan scored twice in the last five minutes to beat Tottenham 2-1.

Rugby - Leicester second row Will Spencer has been banned for four weeks, after being sent off for a dangerous tackle in Sunday's Premiership match with Wasps. Tigers head coach claimed rugby has become ‘too PC’ following Spencer's dismissal with a number of other players and coaches also criticising the decision.

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