The Papers: Lampard stalker case and Visa ‘chaos’

Daily Mirror
Image caption “I’m planning the words on your gravestone” is the rather chilling headline on the front of the Daily Mirror as it reports details of a stalking case in which TV presenter Christine Lampard gave evidence of being targeted over a three-year period. The man accused of sending that threat in a tweet is now facing a jail sentence as he admitted the charge, albeit disputing some of the details.
The Daily Telegraph
Image caption Mrs Lampard’s stalking case also features on the front page of the Daily Telegraph but the paper leads on a report that supermarkets could be banned from selling sweets and chocolate next to checkouts as part of government plans to tackle obesity. The paper also focuses on what it calls the “chaos” caused by Visa’s payment network disruption, which left many unable to use their cards.
Daily Express
Image caption The same “chaos” is the subject of the front page headline on the Daily Express. It says “millions of Britons” were left unable to use their credit and debit cards on Friday. Again, Christine Lampard is the main front page picture as the paper highlights her court statement that she had been left “scared to go out”.
The Guardian
Image caption Visa’s problems lead the front page of the Guardian. The paper also says new light has been shed on the “worst art crime in history” – the 1969 theft of Caravaggio’s Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence.
The Sun
Image caption Real-life heroics from TV star Benedict Cumberbatch are highlighted on the front page of the Sun. The Sherlock Holmes actor reportedly jumped out of a car to come to the aid of a cyclist who was being attacked by four muggers. The paper’s headline has some fun combining the words “sheer luck” and “Sherlock”.
Daily Mail
Image caption The Daily Mail leads on the criticism of cosmetics chain Lush over its shop window displays that drew attention to the so-called UK “spy cops” scandal. The Advertising Standards Authority received more than 30 complaints about the campaign, which says it is highlighting “the ongoing undercover policing scandal, where officers have infiltrated the lives, homes and beds of activists”.
The i Weekend
Image caption A “world trade war” has started, according to the i Weekend. The paper says the UK’s motor industry fears it will be a target for sanctions from the US and President Donald Trump.
The Times
Image caption Mobile phone apps available on the Google Play Store are being used by men to spy on their partners, according to the Times. The paper says tracking apps can be bought online before being installed on people’s phones without them knowing.
Financial Times
Image caption The Financial Times Weekend says those in the UK earning more than £150,000 paid £54.3bn in the last tax year, a 9% rise on the previous 12 months. The paper also notes that financial markets in Spain and Italy have stabilised after both countries appointed new leaders.
Daily Star
Image caption The front page of the Daily Star features an interview with two of the contestants on the upcoming series of Love Island. Continuing its TV theme, the paper also says “Gogglebox star” George Gilbey has been found guilty of assaulting a former girlfriend.

The Times says Google is profiting from the sale of mobile phone apps used by abusive men to spy illegally on their partners.

It claims more than 3,000 “spy apps” are available on Google’s Play Store – and the technology giant gets a cut of up to 30% from all purchases.

The software can provide access to GPS data, call logs and the phone’s camera and microphone – and the Times says a charity has estimated it is used against at least 10,000 women in Britain each year.

The Papers: Lampard stalker case and Visa ‘chaos’
The Papers: Lampard stalker case and Visa ‘chaos’

Police have told the paper the apps are a “dream” for stalkers.

Images of TV presenter Christine Lampard are featured by several front pages, after she told police a stalker had made her afraid to leave the house alone.

The Sun says Christof King faces jail after he admitted one count of stalking. But the Daily Mirror says he has denied sending a series of threatening tweets to Mrs Lampard – including one which allegedly said he was planning the writing on her gravestone – meaning she may have to face him in court on Monday.

The leader column in the Daily Express criticises the tendency to treat stalking as a “trivial matter” – and argues perpetrators should be “punished severely.”

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Image caption Visa customers around Europe were unable to use their cards on Friday

The inability of thousands of Visa customers to use their cards on Friday is highlighted by the Guardian, which says the “unprecedented crash” led the Bank of England to “immediately contact” the credit company, to find out when things would be back to normal.

An IT expert has told the Express the issue proves the “extremely flaky” banking system is a “disgraceful shambles”.

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The Daily Mail says Home Secretary Sajid Javid was among those to condemn the cosmetics chain Lush after it took part in the “Police Spies Out of Lives” campaign.

The paper is also unimpressed, describing the company’s decision to display photos of police officers – under the words “Paid To Lie” – as a “bizarre stunt” and a “vile slur.”

Ahead of the launch of a campaign next week aiming to secure a second EU referendum, the Sun devotes its entire editorial to a damning critique of both Remainers and the government’s negotiating strategy.

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Image caption Home Secretary Sajid Javid was among the critics of cosmetics company Lush

Arguing our exit is “in chaos”, it asks who will stand up for the 17.4m Leavers who are “belittled and ignored by an arrogant elite – both here and abroad”.

It falls to Prime Minister Theresa May to “drag us out of this swamp”, it says, but if she cannot bring her party with her and lead us fully out – with no deal if necessary – then “she must make way for someone who can”.

The front page of the Sun claims the actor Benedict Cumberbatch “fought off a gang of four muggers as they beat up a cyclist”.

An Uber driver has told the paper the Sherlock star was a “superhero” – after he leapt out of his cab to defend the Deliveroo rider near the fictional home of the detective in Baker Street in London.

After the attackers ran off, the victim is said to have told Mr Cumberbatch he was OK, before they hugged each other.

The actor has denied being a hero – and is quoted as saying he did it because he “had to.”

Image caption Benedict Cumberbatch and the victim embraced after the incident

Supermarkets are to be banned from selling sweets and chocolate at the checkouts, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It claims to have seen a copy of the government’s child obesity strategy, which outlines the policy, as well as plans to end two-for-one offers on junk food, and introduce a 21:00 BST watershed on advertising products high in sugar and salt.

The Telegraph says the proposals “could provoke a backlash from retailers” – but the Department of Health has told the paper it is “still in the process of working up an updated plan.”

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