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Friday, 20 February 2009

Cabbie admits lying to Jury at Croydon Crown Court

A cabbie accused of drugging and sexually assaulting his female passengers has admitted lying at Croydon Crown Court.

51 year old John Worboys also admitted sexual activity and making up stories at his trial.

However he denies 23 charges including rape and assault on 14 women.

The prosecution claims Worboys spent 18 months preying on young women he picked up outside nightspots.

One of his alleged victims claims he assaulted her whilst driving her to her home in Twickenham after a night in the West End.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Wandsworth Council tax frozen
Wandsworth's council tax is on course to remain the lowest in the UK.

The authority is proposing £682 for a Band D property.

It’s after the Council announced proposals for freezing its share of the bills for the second year running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Chelsea team news for the Villa clash
Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey is battling to be fit for tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea.

Heskey has an Achilles problem which he aggravated playing for England in Spain.

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is banned for the game,while Alex and Ricardo Carvalho are doubtful.

Ivanovic or Mancienne could therefore partner John Terry, who is back from suspension
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Bankruptcy is up in London
There's been an 18 percent rise in the number of company bankruptcy petitions - to almost 3-thousand 400.

The figures relate to the last three months of 2008, compared to a year earlier.

The regional breakdown shows there was a 66 percent increase in the West Midlands and a 34 percent increase in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Andrew Strauss defends his decision in test match
England captain Andrew Strauss says he doesn't regret his decision not to enforce the follow-on in the third Test with the West Indies.

The tourists needed only one more wicket to win the match when bad light brought an end to proceedings last night.

Strauss who plays his club cricket with Middlesex says he did what was right for the team at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Tooting MP twitters on
Tooting’s MP has defended his decision to use the new social networking phenomenon Twitter.

Sadiq Khan says he has received criticism from constituents who feel he should make better use of his time.

However Mr Khan says it’s another way of keeping in touch with constituents – and the wider World.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Police release CCTV of a burglary in Shepperton
Police have released an image of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary in Shepperton.

He was captured on CCTV in the Esso Garage in Walton Bridge Road and it's believed he could have vital information.

The offender unsuccessfully tried to gain entry to the property in Gordon Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Tooting man fined after flouting planning laws
A man who illegally built a huge extension at his house in Tooting and then tried to rent it out as two flats, has been fined £11,000 for breaching planning laws.

Sunil Tanna built the large extension at the rear of his property in Lynwood Road 3 years ago.

He hadn’t sought planning permission and had not gained approval for the construction under the building regulations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Didier Drogba hits out at former Chelsea boss
Didier Drogba's had a pop at former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

He says he divided the dressing room and believes Guus Hiddink is just the right man to unite them again.

The striker also claims training has intensified under Hiddink.

The caretaker coach holds his first news conference this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Kew family shut up shop
A family has spoken of the horror of finding out they had moved into a former brothel in Kew.

Linden and Karen Bonson and their three daughters thought they were starting a new life –

when they took up residence in a flat in the Kew Road.

However they were plagued by late night callers-

and then discovered their new home had been raided by the Vice Sqaud only months before.
Police told Mr Bonson he should put a sign on the door stating No Business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

Train deaths in Croydon just hours apart, writes Lucy Mayer
A man was killed at Whyteleafe Station yesterday – just hours after a woman died at Thornton Heath.

The accident involving the man happened at 3.30pm.

Neither are being treated as suspicious. Police are awaiting formal identifications.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

Feltham has most Muslim Chaplains

Feltham Prison has the highest number of Muslim Chaplains in the UK.

But Shadow Minister Baroness Warsi says more are needed and has requested the Government addresses the situation.

Six Muslim Chaplains currently operate out of Feltham, and four out of Wandsworth.

That’s in comparison to Winchester and Channing Wood Prisons – who don’t have any.
There are only 197 serving nationally – a number the Baroness wants increased.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Chelsea feels the crunch
Kensington and Chelsea Council is being forced to scrap its weekend parking charges –

in order to compete with the competition coming from the new Westfield Shopping Centre.

Businesses in the borough are losing out because of the new Mall based in Shepherds Bush.

The Centre has four and a half thousand parking spaces on site.


Town Hall bosses are expected to make all 5,000 pay and display bays free on Saturdays for a trial period in April.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm  

Tooting's MP in a twitter

Tooting’s MP has defended his decision to use the new social networking phenomenon Twitter.

Sadiq Khan says he has received criticism from constituents who feel he should make better use of his time.

However Mr Khan says it’s another way of keeping in touch with constituents – and the wider World.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm  

Trafficking victims get cash payout
Four women who were part of a sex trafficking ring have been awarded over 100 thousand pounds in compensation.

The Moldovan women who can’t be named were forced to work in a London brothel by a husband and wife team from Tooting.

Gavril and Tamara Dulghieru are already in jail for their part in smuggling hundreds of women into Britain. They were jailed in 2005.

The money was awarded to the women by a High Court Judge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Surrey cricketer Chris Lewis denies drug charges
Former England and Surrey cricketer Chris Lewis has denied trying to smuggle cocaine.

He and another man were arrested when Border Agency staff found drugs with an estimated street value of 200 thousand pounds following a flight from St Lucia to Gatwick in December.

Both were remanded in custody during a court appearance this morning and were told they face trial in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Kingston man remanded accused of a Mitcham murder
A man from Kingston’s appeared in court and been remanded in custody charged with murder.

47 year old Thaker Kardam Ramanlal is accused of killing 43 year old Varsha Champaclal in Mitcham.

She was stabbed in a storeroom in Majestic Way on Friday afternoon.

He will re- appear at the Old Bailey in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Chief Executive reviews case at Tooting hospital
The new chief executive of the secure mental health unit in Tooting where a patient escaped is to personally review the case.

The body of 37 year old Paul Caesar was later found at Balham railway station.

Judy Wilson, who only joined the Trust the day before, says she’s still getting to know the organisation.

But says it’s clear that one of the challenges facing them is a loss of confidence among local people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Former Fulham player out for the season
Hull's record signing Jimmy Bullard has been ruled out for the rest of the season following knee surgery.

The Tigers bought him from Fulham for 5-million pounds just last month.

Bullard jarred his knee on debut against West Ham and this week travelled to the United States for an operation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Surrey cricketer Chris Lewis in court
The former England and Surrey cricketer Chris Lewis has appeared in court, charged with trying to smuggle 200 thousand pounds worth of cocaine through Gatwick Airport.

He was arrested with basketball player Chad Kirnon, after the drug was found in baggage which had arrived on a flight from St Lucia, in December.

Both men deny the charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Investigation into a fire in Addlestone
An investigation’s started following a fire at flats in Addlestone.

About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze at a two-storey converted house in Woodham Park Road in the early hours of this morning.

No-one was in the property at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Potholes are sorted in Surrey
Surrey County Council's pulling out all the stops to deal with the outbreak of potholes following the severe weather.

The cold causes the roads to become brittle and cracks to form which develop into large holes very quickly.

A big workforce is in place dealing with the damage and residents are asked to report potholes as soon as they see them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

Accident reconstruction in Sutton High Street
A dramatic traffic accident will be reconstructed in Sutton High Street today.

Passers by will witness the simulated aftermath of a high speed collision involving a car and a scooter.

The hard hitting reconstruction has been organised by the emergency services.

It’s part of a campaign to reduce the number of young people killed or seriously injured as a result of speed and red light running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Alec Stewart returns to Surrey cricket club
Surrey and England legend Alec Stewart is to return to the Brit Oval dressing room.

It’s after he agreed to join the Club’s Cricket Management Team.

Stewart, who retired from all cricket six years ago, played 587 times for Surrey during a playing career that lasted from 1981 to 2003.

He will be a specialist coach in batting and wicket keeping.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Heathrow protesters pile on pressure
Two rival groups of Heathrow protesters are piling the pressure on Gordon Brown.

Climate change protesters will be at Downing Street tonight showing their anger at the decision to go ahead with a third runway.

But just up the road in Parliament Square, another demonstration's being held to show support for the expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Kate Moss artwork goes under the hammer
Croydon’s most famous export will be the main highlight at the famous Bonhams Art Sale today.

Six Kate Moss prints by controversial graffiti artist Banksy are going under the hammer.

In October last year, artist Marc Quinn unveiled a £1.5million gold statue of the Croydon clotheshorse, – the biggest of its kind since Ancient Egyptian times - at the British Museum

It’s estimated today's prints will fetch over a hundred thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Putney robber is jailed for 4 years
A teenager behind a wave of harassment, vandalism and intimidation on a Putney housing estate has been jailed by a judge at Kingston Crown Court.

Nineteen-year-old Kevin Ferris was one of the ringleaders of a group of youths who brought misery to residents of the Ashburton estate.

He was sentenced to four years for a robbery and two thefts he committed at a newsagents in July last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Former Hounslow Chief at the Centre of a Race Row
Hounslow’s Former Police Commander is at the centre of a race row involving the Country’s biggest Police Force.

Ali Dizaei launched a claim of racial discrimination against the Met in December.

An Inquiry starting this week is expected to examine the experiences of black and ethnic minority officers –

and will look for solutions to improve current situations.

A Race and Faith review has since been set up at the Force by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Fatal accident on the M25 in Surrey
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision on the M25 in Surrey.

It involved 2 cars and a van on the anti-clockwise stretch of the motorway at Reigate Hill on Sunday night.

The driver of a silver Peugeot 206, a woman in her 20s from Middlesex, was taken Hospital but died as a result of her injuries yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Good news for Zavvi staff in Croydon and Fulham
Nearly 40 members of staff at Zavvi music stores in Croydon and Fulham will keep their jobs after the branches were bought by rival retailer HMV.

They're among 13 stores saved from shutting their doors.

But the remainder of the Zavvi chain has succumbed to the inevitable, facing closure by 20 February, with the loss of 446 jobs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Police investigate a fatal fire in Isleworth
Police are investigating a fatal fire at an address is Isleworth.

Fire-fighters discovered the body of a man in the flat in Mogden Lane in the early hours of this morning.

It's believed the victim is in his early 60s.

The flat - within a purpose built block - was severely damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

On -run killer struck by train at Balham
Killer Paul Caesar is believed to be dead after he was hit by a train while on the run from a secure mental hospital in Tooting.

He was convicted of manslaughter 12 years ago.

The 37-year-old is believed to have committed suicide at Balham railway station 2 hours after he escaped yesterday from Springfield hospital.

His death is further embarrassment for health officials after a number of other getaways.

Last November a suspected murderer and an alleged violent burglar escaped from the mental unit.

5 years ago the institution came under fire after one of its patients, John Barrett, killed a cyclist in Richmond Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Police take action in Spelthorne
Police in Spelthorne are taking to the streets to tackle crime.

A week of action is underway with officers carrying out speed checks, vehicle inspections and targeting graffiti vandals.

I’s all part of a plan to show the public how the law is enforced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Fulham test players ahead of Manchester United game
Fulham will give late fitness tests to Paul Konchesky and Andy Johnson ahead of tonight’s clash with Manchester United.

Both are suffering muscle strains.

Wayne Rooney will be on the bench for Manchester United after missing seven matches with a hamstring injury.

Vidic, Tevez, Carrick and Berbatov all return to the squad after missing the FA Cup win at Derby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Lewis Hamilton admits it will be more difficult this year
Lewis Hamilton admits the raft of technical changes in Formula One will make retaining his title even harder.

The Woking based driver says there are lots of unknowns which makes it even harder to predict once the season starts.

Last year Hamilton won the title in the last race of the season piping Ferrari’s Felippe Massa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Fulham aim for a first
Two of the Premier League's veteran managers go head-to-head when Fulham go to champions Manchester United tonight.

The Cottagers are looking to become the first team to score against United in the league since early November.

Boss Roy Hodgson is dismissing any suggestion opposite number Sir Alex Ferguson should finally retire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Addlestone pensioner strips over lotto ticket row
A pensioner from Addlestone has been banned from Tesco for a day after he stripped to his pants in a row over Lottery tickets.

A shop assistant forgot to give Norman Matthews his tickets and change after he paid £10 - but insisted that she had.

The 68 year old says he did it to prove he had no ticket or change.

The store has now apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Killer escapes from Tooting hospital
Police in South West London are searching for a murderer who escaped from a Tooting mental hospital yesterday morning.

Paul Caesar was held at Springfield Hospital following his 1996 murder conviction.

37-year-old Caesar is described as a light-skinned black man, 5 foot 9, with short, receding hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey cap, trainers, a black zip-up jacket and blue tracksuit bottoms.

If members of the public see Caesar they are being asked not to approach him but to dial 999 immediately and speak to the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Twickenham firm appeals virile ads ruling
A company in Twickenham plans to appeal after 500 complaints were upheld against their controversial advertising campaign –

Aimed at men suffering from impotence.

The medical institute put up billboards with the slogan “Want longer lasting sex?” – in giant letters.

The advertising watchdog describes the campaign as unsubtle and crass.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Kingston man appears in court over murder
A man from Kingston will appear in court this morning charged with murder.

47 year old Thaker Kardam Ramanlal is accused of killing 43 year old Varsha Champaclal in Mitcham.

She was stabbed in a storeroom in Majestic Way on Friday afternoon.

He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates Court
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Time is money for Kingston Hospital
Kingston Hospital has postponed the introduction of an NHS computer system for a second time.

The hospital was due to start using the software last october but this has been changed to April –

following problems at the Royal free Hospital – the first to try it out.

The system is part of a national 12 billion pound IT upgrade that aims to get 50 million patient records onto a database by 2014.

Kingston Hospital has lost half a million pounds because it’s still having to pay IT contractors to maintain old systems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Twickenham's MP talks about inflation figures
The latest inflation figures for January show prices are coming down, and they're expected to go lower.

The Retail Prices Index stands at nought-point-1 per cent - meaning Britain's economy is sinking towards deflation.

Lib Dem Treasury spokesman and Twickenham MP Vince Cable says there are various reasons why inflation's fallen so sharply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Missing Wimbledon millionaire is found
A missing millionaire Sir Peter Lampl has been found safe and well in central London.

The 61-year-old philanthropist, who has been suffering from depression, called the Sutton Trust from Victoria station.

Sir Peter, chairman of the the educational charity, disappeared from his home in Wimbledon two days ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

School vandals may have thought they were stealing Copper

A school figurine has been smashed by vandals in Carshalton.

Staff at St Philomena’s Catholic School were already getting over the loss of the stone statue after it was stolen last week.

But yesterday teachers turned up at the site on Pound Street –

to find the statue of the Virgin Mary badly damaged and abandoned in a wooded path within the school grounds.

Police believe thieves may have thought they were stealing copper as it had been painted green.

Anyone with information should contact Sutton Police on 0300 123 1212
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

Nervous wait for a Kempton Park racegoer
A punter could win almost 3 million pounds at Kempton Park this Saturday.

The man- who remains anonymous - has already accumulated 675 thousand pounds after picking 6 winners.

He now has to pick the winner out of 20 horses in the 3 mile race to scoop the big prize.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Community service for a Sutton toy seller
A woman from Sutton who sold potentially lethal toys and fake Dr Who merchandise has been convicted.

31 year old Kelly Magnus pleaded guilty to 5 offences.

She set up a temporary store in Sutton’s shopping centre before Christmas.

Trading standards found a pushchair that collapsed in testing and a toy doll which wasn’t safe.

Magnus was given 300 hours community service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Croydon flytipper fined
A man from Croydon’s been fined for fly tipping.

23 year old Wayne Hodgson pleaded guilty to dumping 4 car tyres in Beddington.

He was caught on CCTV and fined just over 600 pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Brother of Fulham murder victim speaks out
A man has spoken out amid fears his brother's killer could be sent to an open prison after serving just eight of her 12-year sentence.

Jane Andrews was jailed for life in 2001 after bludgeoning Tom Cressman with a cricket bat- then stabbing him – at their home in Fulham.

She's serving her sentence at HMP Send in Surrey but is expected to attend a parole hearing shortly – at which she could be granted conditional day release.

Rick Cressman is urging the panel to keep Andrews at Send, for the remainder of term.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Surbiton Hospital revamp proposed
Surbiton Hospital could get a 15 million pound makeover.

A fact finding event has taken place involving councillors and Primary Care Trust representatives to look at the possibility of turning the site on Ewell Road into a Polyclinic.

One of the proposals being looked at is extending GP access to seven days a week - one of the main attractions of the so called Super Clinics which could soon replace GP surgeries across London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Grocer cleared of murder: "Questions still need answering"
The Thames Ditton man who was cleared of murdering his wife yesterday says “questions still need answering”

51 year old Martin Hale - who ran his own grocery wholesale business – made the comment outside Kingston Crown Court, after a jury found him not guilty of killing spouse Maureen.

Mrs. Hale disappeared 10-years ago. Her body was never found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

South Africa Airways crew bailed after Heathrow arrests
An aircrew, arrested after 250 thousand pounds of cocaine was discovered on a plane at Heathrow have been released on bail.

Fifteen South African Airways employees were questioned after officers found 5 kilograms of the drug on a flight from Johannesburg.

In January, 15 S-A-A crew members were also arrested after drugs worth 310 thousand pounds were found on a flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Millionaire philanthropist from Wimbledon goes missing
Police have appealed for help in tracing a millionaire philanthropist, whose gone missing from his home in Wimbledon.

Chairman of the Sutton Trust Sir Peter Lampl was last seen on Sunday morning.

The 61-year-old's disappearance is described as "entirely out of character".

Peter is 5ft 8ins tall, with grey hair and blue eyes, and a slight tan.

He was last seen wearing a blue sweater and blue casual trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Monday, 16 February 2009

Coulsdon Murder Trial halted while more evidence is sought
The American woman accused of killing Coulsdon Student Meredith Kercher appeared in Court on Saturday with a massive heart emblazoned on her t-shirt.

Amanda Knox stood in the Court room in Italy wearing the t-shirt which also had the slogan ''all you need is love'' written on it.

The 21 year old is on trial for the murder of Meredith who was found in the apartment they shared in Perugia with her throat slit in November 2007.

Ms Knox and her boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, deny murder.

The trial has been adjourned until February 27th so forensic officers and the Police can prepare to give their evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 pm  

Croydon Tramlink Network taken down for vital repairs
Tram Services through Croydon have been suspended until Saturday.

It's so vital track maintenance work can be carried out with the track at Reeves Corner at the top of the priority list.

There are no trams running between Wandle Park and East Croydon.

Poor tracks mean the trams are having to travel at very low speeds.

A spokesman from TfL said the work was taking place between now and saturday as it was half term.

We'll keep you fully updated with regular travel bulletins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 pm  

Another Cabin Crew is arrested at Heathrow Airport
Another South African Airways Crew has been arrested at Heathrow Airport for suspected drugs smuggling.

It's the second time in four weeks cabin staff have been detained by Police.

UK Borders Agency Staff discovered cocaine with a street value of £250,000 when the plane landed at the West London Airport this afternoon.

Five kilos (11lbs) of the Class A drug were uncovered in a piece of baggage on the flight from Johannesburg.

The 15 members have been granted unconditional bail and instructed to report back to Heathrow police station on 23 March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

Surrey County Council, amongst worst in Country?
A report by the Audit Commission is expected to give Surrey County Council a One Star rating when it's published later this month.

It's thought the Governing Body will announce a drop from three stars when the annual ratings are made public on February 26th.

Four stars represent minimum requirements, whilst one star represents under achievement.

If an area of the Council is rated as poor or inadequate, it automatically receives one star.

Last year's report into Children's Services rated them ''inadequate.''

The news followed the revelation that criminal record checks were not carried out on staff working with children in the County.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm  

Not Guilty verdict for Thames Ditton Millionaire
Martin Hale, the man accused of murdering his wife at their home in Thames Ditton in 1999 has been found not guilty today, reports Lucy Mayer.

The millionaire fruit and veg wholesaler was charged with murder last June –

after police began digging up the garden of his million pound home on Ember Court Road.

42 year old Maureen – mother of five– disappeared from their home at 10pm on June 22nd 1999.

Mr Hale had always maintained they’d had a row and she’d walked out on their marriage.

Today Kingston Crown Court found the 51 year old not guilty of her murder.

During the trial, jurors had heard how he had suffered bouts of depression and dark thoughts about killing her.

They also heard how he had visited a pet cemetry in Weybridge and asked to borrow one of the incinerators.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Husband may be responsible for Mitcham death

Police are questioning a man thought to be the husband of a woman stabbed to death in Mitcham on friday.

43 year old Varsha Champaclal died in the store room of Peacocks on Majestic Way.
A post mortem revealed she died from stab wounds to the neck and chest.

The 47 year old male suspect was arrested yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Woking robbery
A robbery in Woking this afternoon has left staff and customers shaken

The attack on Martins newsagents in Horsell High Street took place just after midday

Two men and a woman came in and demanded money and cigarettes

They then made their escape in a blue car

Police at the scene can’t say if it’s connected with a similar robbery that took place yesterday in St Johns
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

15 year old crashes car into lamppost
There's been a serious accident on The Parkway in Cranford

According to Police a car ran into a lamppost in the early hours

It turns out the driver of the Vauxhall Zafira was only fifteen years old – he’s been taken to hospital and is in a serious condition

There were two other people in the vehicle – another fifteen year old and a seventeen year old – they’ve also been taken to hospital but are not seriously hurt

A police investigation is now underway
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

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