Detectives post a reward for information regarding a murder in Sutton
Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Sutton have put up a reward.
£5,000 is being offered to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of 18 year old Reece Ludlow.
35 year old Louisa Jane Brannan was found stabbed to death at her flat in Oakwood Court on Monday morning.
Officers have also taken to the streets of Sutton and Mitcham today handing out flyers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm
Chelsea to go head to head with Manchester United
At least one English team is guaranteed a place in the Champions League semi-final.
That's because Chelsea will play Manchester United in the last eight, while Tottenham have a tough draw against Real Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm
Bosses apologise after services are halted in and out of Richmond
Tube bosses have apologised to thousands of travellers hit by delays this morning.
There was disruption on the Jubilee, Victoria, District and Central lines because of power and signal problems.
This weekend engineering works will affect most lines, including a full suspension of the Victoria line.
700,000 commuters use the District line every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm
Prisoner found hanged in Wandsworth
An inmate has been found dead in his cell at Wandsworth prison.
57 year old Colin Varley was found shortly before midday by officers.
Staff attempted resuscitation but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Kate's dress is a winner
The see-through dress which is said to have sparked Prince William's interest in Kate Middleton has sold for 78 thousand pounds at auction.
The knitted gown was originally made for a fashion show for 30 pounds.
A man who is only being identified as 'Nick' from Jersey, is believed to have bought it.
She's now concerned with a more important dress . . . her wedding dress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 pm
Presenter says he's still a regular
Ant McPartlin says being decked isn't going to put him off going to the pub.
The TV presenter was involved in a bust-up at the Barley Mow in Chiswick last week while he was watching the Arsenal match.
But Ant has told a magazine that he can 'handle himself' and he'll carry on drinking where he likes.
Earlier this week, he said he would not be pressing chrges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 pm
Hospital launches legal action
An NHS trust has launched legal action over the potential closure of children's heart surgery on its site.
The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in Fulham has applied for judicial review after a committee said it should no longer be able to carry out paediatric cardiac surgery.
The plans are part of a reorganisation of NHS services across London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 pm
Teenager missing from Ealing
Police in Ealing are appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old boy who has not been seen since the beginning of March.
15 year old Reece Cruz went missing on Wednesday 2nd February leaving his home at lunch time and taking his Xbox with him
He was seen in Hove, Brighton at the beginning of March 2011 in a café and close to Hove Park School but there have been no sightings of him since.
Reece is a light skinned black boy, of slim build with a large afro hair style.
Detective Constable Sharon Porter of the Missing Persons Unit, said " Reece has a lot of friends in the Hove area and it is possible that they he has stayed with some of them. Reece is not in any trouble but we need to know he is safe and well. If Reece is reading this, please contact me so that we can talk about your situation and I can confirm you are not in any danger."
Anyone who has can help us find Reece is asked to call the Missing Person Unit on 020 8246 1040 or Missing Person on 0500 700 700.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 pm
Appeal in Battersea
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Battersea.
Officers were called to a disturbance in York Road at the junction with Mendip Road just before 1.30 today.
A 29-year-old man was found suffering serious injuries to his back. He was taken to hospital where his condition is critical.
A 31-year-old man was arrested near to the scene. He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.
Anyone who witnessed a disturbance in the area is asked to call Wandsworth CID on 0208247 8411. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 pm
Witness to an attack in Byfleet comes forward
A potential witness to a sexual assault in Byfleet has come forward after widespread appeals.
A 16 year old girl was attacked while walking along Woodlands Avenue near the station a week ago this afternoon.
A 19 year old from Woking remains in police custody after he was arrested on Friday.
A woman came forward earlier following appeals by officers to trace her for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm
Night stalker case update
A minicab driver accused of being the Night Stalker rapist has been described as a "fantasist" who'd "stoop to any level to avoid prosecution".
Jonathan Laidlaw - the prosecution QC - has been cross-examining Delroy Grant who denies targeting 18 victims in south London including Croydon and Wallington between 1992 and 2009
Police clueless is so called dog attack
Police in Croydon have called off a search for a so called dangerous dog.
A hunt was started last night after a teenage girl was allegedly bitten by a Staffordshire bull terrier on Waddon Road.
However police say contrary to reports, no one was injured and all they found was a gang of youths congregating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Man jailed in Hayes
A killer who fled to France after stabbing his housemate through the heart has been jailed for life.
27-year old Eineris Olsevicius, must serve at least 14 years behind bars after he was convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering 21-year-old Tomas Lapsevic.
The men, both Lithuanians, had been drinking at their home in Hayes when a fight broke out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Armed robbery in Ewell Update
The hunt continues this afternoon for two armed robbers after a bookmakers was targeted in Ewell last night.
The hooded suspects, armed with guns, walked into Coral on the high street demanding cash just before 9pm.
They were spotted by passers by who tried to apprehend them before calling police.
The pair made off empty handed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm
New director ready for action
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Chrisha Alagaratnam as its new Director of Finance.
Chrisha, who is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, joins after 16 years of working in the NHS. Having qualified as an accountant in 1995, Chrisha quickly rose to become senior financial accountant at Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust and spent six months as the acting Assistant Director of Finance.
Since then, Chrisha has worked for both South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, and Croydon Health Services NHS Trust where she was Acting Director of Finance in 2010. She is currently the director in charge of helping the organisation progress towards achieving foundation trust status.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Boater from Whitton caught out
A man has been fined for using his boat on the Thames without a valid registration.
34 year old Gavin Harwood from Whitton was taken to court by the Environment Agency and fined £327.
He was handed the fine after Environment Agency lock and weir Keeper Peter McLellan spotted the boat, Quadrille Lady, without a valid registration at Teddington lock in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm
Video tribute for teenager
A tribute video and song have been created by friends of a 16-year-old who collapsed and died suddenly at his home in Kingswood.
Tobi Adeyemi was a member of the Sutton Christian Centre.
He was at home with his parents when he suddenly passed out and later died on March 5th.
He was a talented sportsman at the Whitgift school in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm
Dog attacks girl in Croydon
A teenager has suffered injuries tonight after being attacked by a dog.
The girl was walking in the Waddon road area of Croydon when she was attacked by the animal which is believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The incident happened just before 8.30pm.
Police are searching the area for the terrier which was allegedly roaming free.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 pm
Fulham honour Michael Jackson
A statue of Michael Jackson is being unveiled at Fulham football club this weekend.
Fulham chairman - Mohammed Al Fayed - says he wants to honour the "friendship he shared with the legendary performer."
The statue of Jackson was originally destined to stand outside Harrods in Knightsbridge - but after Al Fayed sold the department store, he decided to have it at Craven Cottage instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm
More awards for Ant and Dec
Ant and Dec are riding high after winning the award for Best Entertainment Performance at the Royal Television Society Awards last night.
The duo beat off stiff competition from the likes of Graham Norton for the prize.
Earlier this week, Ant said he wouldn’t be pressing charges after he was attacked in a pub in Chiswick.
He was punched in the face after watching the Arsenal game at Barley Mow last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
Police hunt two men after attack in Kew
Police in Kew are hunting two men who attacked a woman in her 50’s late on Monday night.
The 57 year old was parking her car in Burlington Avenue when she was approached and repeatedly punched in the face.
They made off with her handbag, watch and ring.
The first suspect is described as mixed race, 5ft 6 inches tall, slim and aged in his mid-20s.
The second suspect is Asian, 5ft 5ins, also slim and in his mid-20s. He has dark, curly hair shaved at the sides.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
More money for stuck lift call outs
Businesses in London are to face harsher penalties for calling out the fire service to rescue people stuck in poorly maintained lifts.
Owners will be charged £260 if they call the brigade three times in a year, changing from the current 10 times in 12 months.
London Fire Brigade says firefighters had attended about 10,000 call-outs involving lifts last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Surrey cricket legend passes away
Former Surrey and England bowler Peter Loader has died.
He was 81 and represented England in 13 Tests and was part of the Surrey side which won seven consecutive County Championships in the fifties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
A man from Addlestone set to run in the London Marathon for Support Dogs
Thousands of runners across South West London and Surrey are gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime.
It's now only a month to go until the London Marathon.
Runners will pound round the 26.2 mile course raising thousands for charity.
Andy Gill from Addlestone is running to raise cash for Support Dogs, he explains how his training is going.
Stabbing in Tooting
Police are investigating an alleged stabbing in Tooting.
Officers were called to a fight between a group of men on Mitcham Road just after 3.30 this afternoon.
It's not known how many people were injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm
New report on dementia
Government reforms of the NHS won't tackle the growing demand from dementia sufferers.
That's according to a new study analysing services in London.
The study from the think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research found one in three GPs were unable to diagnose the illness.
The number of people with dementia is expected to soar as the population ages, with more than a million people diagnosed in England by 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Women's England team named for six nations clash
England Women Coach Gary Street has named his side to face Ireland for Friday’s clash with Ireland in the Six Nations.
Richmond hooker Emma Croker has been recalled to the side after being left out against Scotland at Twickenham.
She’s joined in the starting fifteen by Richmond team-mates Rachael Burford, Fran Matthews and Rebecca Essex.
Like the men a win for the ladies will give them a Grand Slam title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Councils reject Olympic ticket offer
Kingston and Croydon are among ten Councils in London who've decided not to accept an offer to buy up to 100 Olympic tickets.
London 2012 says any tickets not taken up would be offered to the public.
Merton Council plans to buy one ticket so the Mayor can go to the opening or closing ceremony.
Olympic tickets went on general sale today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm
Search underway for vulnerable missing man
Police are renewing appeals to find a man who's been missing for 2 weeks.
58 year old Brian Cox left his home in Sunninghill to visit a friend in Leatherhead – but didn't arrive and hasn't been seen since.
He's white about 6 foot 2 with short grey hair and glasses.
He was last seen wearing a black coat and walking boots and is driving a silver Honda estate.
Police say he was on medication for a bad back which has resulted in him suffering depression, loss of memory and disorientation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Crusaders to play Twickenham
New Zealand side Crusaders will play their Super 15 match against the Sharks at Twickenham this month.
The Christchurch-based team asked the RFU about playing in London because their stadium was damaged in February's earthquake.
The match will now form the centrepiece of a Red Cross fundraising weekend for the earthquake appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm
Woman stable after bus crash in Croydon
A woman is in a stable condition after a road accident in Croydon.
The woman who hasn’t been named, was in collision with the 466 bus in George Street just after one o’clock.
She’s recovering at St Georges in Tooting.
Reports she was pregnant haven’t been confirmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm
Fulham chairman committed to club
Fulham chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed says he remains fully committed to the club despite the Cottagers posting a 16-point-9-million pound loss for the last financial year.
Overall losses are up by 10-million, mainly because of increased wages and new contracts.
Their run to last season's Europa League final brought in additional revenue of around 12-and-a-half million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm
Police make arrest in Woking in connection with sexual assault
A man’s been arrested in Woking after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted last week.
The 16-year-old victim was attacked on Woodlands Road in West Byfleet on Thursday afternoon.
A 19-year-old is being held in police custody in connection with the incident.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am
Monday, 14 March 2011
Verdict in in film death case
A special effects expert has been cleared of health and safety breaches relating to the death of a cameraman in Chertsey.
53 year old Christopher Corbould was accused of failing to ensure the safety of Conway Wickliffe when he was leaning out of a car to film scenes for the Dark Knight Batman Movie Longcross in 2007.
The father of two died at the scene from severe head injuries. An inquest had already ruled accidental death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm
Arrest in Woking over West Byfleet assault
Police have arrested as man in connection with a sex attack in West Byfleet.
The 19 year old was detained on Friday night in Woking.
A 16 year old girl was approached near to the station last week and assaulted in Woodlands Avenue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm
A woman from Brentford appeals to change a Supreme Court decision
A petition has been launched against a ruling from the Supreme Court to allow people on the sex offenders’ register to appeal and get themselves off.
Kate Swift from Brentford has taken matters into her own hands an attracted 4 thousand signatures in the space of three weeks.
The petition is going to be delivered directly to Downing Street.
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