Man Charged with Stockwell Shooting
Detectives investigating a shooting in Stockwell have charged the man they arrested yesterday.
19 year-old Anthony McCalla from Streatham will appear in court tomorrow charged with 2 counts of attempted murder.
The incident left a 5 year old girl and 35 year old man seriously injured.
A 14 year old boy was also arrested this afternoon as part of the Police investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm
Police investigate stabbing in New Malden
A stabbing has been reported outside Currys in New Malden.
The incident happened just after four this afternoon, on Kingston Road.
A man was taken to hospital with puncture wounds to the arm, but the injuries are not said to be life threatening.
Police are investigating but no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm
Concern over a missing man from Epsom
Police are concerned for the safety of a young man after open bottles of alcohol and boxes of paracetamol were found discarded near a pond at Epsom Hospital.
A receipt was found with the items which officers traced back to a Sainsbury's supermarket on Kiln Lane.
CCTV showed a man who they believe bought the items leaving the store yesterday afternoon.
Police are carrying out an extensive search of the area -you can see the picture on radiojackie.com/news
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Arrest in shooting
Trident detectives investigating a shooting in Stockwell that left a five-year-old girl and a 35-year-old man critically injured have arrested a man this afternoon, Thursday 31 March.
The 19-year-old man was arrested in south London on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody at a south London police station whilst enquiries continue.
Officer's also today confirmed that one of the youths they were seeking, as a possible intended target, has come forward.
In addition, Crimestoppers in association with the Association of Convenience Stores, is offering a reward of up to £50,000 for crucial information leading to an arrest and conviction in relation to the shooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Plans to ensure the whole of Surrey gets broaband gets underway
A survey of internet coverage is being carried out as attempts to ensure the whole of Surrey receives broadband by 2013.
The leader of Surrey County Council, Andrew Povey, says the research would help identify areas with poor access.
The questionnaire is being filled in by residents from the county's 84 parish and town councils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm
Sarah's Law takes effect in Wales
Wales' four police forces are now able to release details about sex offenders, if child safety concerns are raised.
The Home Office's Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme is known as Sarah's Law, after the murder of Sarah Payne.
Eight-year-old Sarah was kidnapped and murdered in 2000 by convicted paedophile Roy Whiting in West Sussex.
After the murder, Sarah's mother Sara Payne from Hersham called for the law to be changed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Fire in Surbiton
Police are investigating after a fire broke out in Surbiton this morning.
Emergency services were called to St Andrews road just before 8 o’clock to tackle the blaze.
A body of a man was found inside and was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Man dies after collision with train in Wimbledon
A man has died after being hit by a train at Wimbledon station.
He was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision just after 7 o’clock last night.
British Transport Police are investigating – though they say the death is being treated as non-suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Brentford prepare for big cup match at the weekend
Brentford are gearing up for one of the biggest games in the club's history.
On Sunday they take on Carlisle in the final of the Johnstone's paint trophy final at Wembley.
Captain Kevin O'Connor says he's really looking forward to the big game:
Zac Boards the Big Green Bus
Zac Goldsmith MP boarded the ‘Big Green Bus’ when it stopped in Richmond to raise awareness for climate change week. The bus, which is covered in astroturf and run on recycled cooking oil, parked in Richmond between 7.30am and 8.45am on Friday March 25th.
The event was organised by ‘PC Power Down’ which produces energy-saving software able to turn off computers and other electrical equipment. The tour, covering all London boroughs, has been organised to raise awareness of the financial benefits of environmental action and is targeting businesses, schools and local authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Former blues boss talks about his spell at the Bridge
Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scholari has revealed he had trouble controlling the dressing room during his ill fated spell as manager at Stamford Bridge.
Scholari managed the Blues between 2008 and 2009.
He told a Brazilian TV station he had a poor relationship with some members of his squad and wanted to sell Didier Drogba.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Investigations into cause of fire in Worcester Park
Investigations are underway into a fire in Worcester Park on Tuesday morning.
A woman had to be led to safety from the first floor of a two-storey house on Ebbisham Way.
Part of the first floor was damaged – while the woman was taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am
Police make new appeals over Addlestone murder
Detectives investigating the murder of an Addlestone man are appealing to his friends and acquaintances to contact them.
They would also like to hear from anyone who knew of or had met 56 year old John Dowling, especially if they saw him over the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of February.
Police launched a murder investigation when his body was found at his home address in Abell Court in Brighton Road.
A post mortem examination later revealed he had sustained multiple injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am
Driver seriously injured in Woking
A van driver's been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Woking.
The accident involving a car and van happened this morning in Egley Road.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Police investigate after suspected hit and run in Staines
Police are investigating after a pedestrian was found with serious leg injuries in Staines.
The 49 year old man was discovered in the middle of road yesterday lunchtime and is now in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
He was located at the junction of Gresham and Laleham Road just before 1.
Police are trying to work out what happened – but are keen to trace a black vehicle seen in the area at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Gang sentenced for kidnap in Streatham
A gang have been jailed for nearly 35 years for their part in the kidnap and torture of a hostage in Streatham.
The victim who has learning difficulties was bundled into a car and held while ransom demands where made to his family.
He was freed when armed police raided a flat in Hopton Road.
Two men from New Addington 21 year old Kareem and 23 year old Andre Rickets were jailed.
Also 20 year old Jeremiah Clarke and 22 year old Daniel Gagliano from Brixton were sentenced for kidnap,blackmail and ABH.
19 year old Taylor Harris from Croydon was also convicted for his part in the plot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Anger at Clapham Common campsite
Councillors in Wandsworth have expressed dismay at a decision by Lambeth Council to grant permission for a giant campsite on Clapham Common.
It's for visitors to next month’s royal wedding.
Lambeth announced its approval for a private company's plans to fence off a large part of the common and turn it into a three day campsite.
Around 4,000 campers will each pay £75 to pitch their tents on the common, while up to 5,000 others are expected to visit the organiser's "entertainment zone".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am
Heathrow beats Gatwick
Heathrow is ranked 99th - behind Calcutta and Moscow - in international airport rankings.
But figures from Airports Council International also show passenger's perceptions about Heathrow are better than Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt - mainly because of recent investments.
It also ranks higher than Gatwick (106th) and Stansted (109th).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Police dawn raids across London
Dozens of suspected offenders have been arrested during a series of dawn raids across London.
'Operation Connect' is a major new initiative launched by the Metropolitan Police to crack down on violence driven by gang culture.
Seven boroughs were targeted including Wandsworth, Kingston and Croydon.
21 males were arrested for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Lewis hits the big screen
Lewis Hamilton is to be immortalised on screen when he is depicted in a film.
He will appear in the Disney Pixar film Cars 2, which is released in the summer.
The Woking based driver will appear as a race car in the follow-up to the original Cars film.
Hamilton who was second in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, voices his own character.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Man jailed for crashing stolen car in Knaphill
A man who crashed a stolen car into an estate agents in Knaphill near Woking has been jailed.
22 year old Luke Curtis from Englefield Green hit another car and ploughed into the office in the Broadway last November.
The crash caused extensive structural damage.
He pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking,handling stolen goods, driving without a licence and insurance.
Police say his actions were reckless and irresponsible and he was sentenced to 17 months
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm
Power cut continues in Sutton
Hundreds of residents in Sutton are still without electricity after a massive power cut overnight.
Over a thousand people lost power at 2.30 this morning.
Around 900 are still waiting for electricity to be restored.
British Red Cross volunteers are currently helping elderly and vulnerable homeowners in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm
Big investment for London's transport network
London's Mayor has pledged the greatest investment in the capital's transport network in 80 years.
"Staggering" savings and efficiencies of 7-point-6 billion pounds have been identified.
Boris Johnson says over the next four years three Tube lines will be fully upgraded, new trains will be delivered to five lines, and major progress will be made on the Crossrail project.
But the RMT union says "these new cuts will drag the Underground even deeper into the spiral of decline".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Elderly woman rescued from fire
An elderly woman has been rescued from a flat fire in Wallington.
Fire fighters were called to Stag Court in Stanley Park Road just after 4 o’clock this morning.
The woman’s two sons managed to escape the blaze. She suffered minor burns.
The fire, which was confined to her bedroom, is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Images released of a string of robberies in Streatham
Police have released still CCTV images of a suspect wanted in connection with a series of robberies in Streatham.
On 6th of February the suspect walked into a newsagent in Mitcham Lane [pictured] with a bag and a large kitchen knife. He demanded the shopkeeper hand over money from the till. When the shopkeeper hit the panic button the suspect fled from the scene.
On 14th of February the suspect entered an off-license in Leverson Street. He pulled out a large knife, threw a plastic bag on the counter and demanded money from the till. The cashier handed over the cash and the suspect then left with the money and knife but left the carrier bag behind.
On 16th of February the suspect went into a food and wine store in Thrale Road. While purchasing a bar of chocolate, when the till was open, the suspect pulled out a large kitchen knife and handed the shop keeper a plastic bag and demanded cash. The shop keeper hit the panic button and the suspect fled the scene.
Anyone with information regarding the robberies or the suspect should call police on 0208 247 8016 or alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am
DNA lands sex offender in jail after 20 years
A man who raped a teenager after offering to give her a lift to Banstead has been convicted twenty years after the attack took place.
36 year old Andrew Riley from East London has been jailed for six years.
He and another suspect drove the victim from Stockwell before carrying out their attack.
Riley was caught after advancements in DNA technology.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am
Monday, 28 March 2011
Stand by your hen houses!
Grey Court school in Ham took delivery of a number of feathered friends on Friday.
A welcoming committee assembled to meet and greet 40 hens and settle them into their new accommodation, so that they can start the important job of laying free range eggs for the Grey Court Community.
Four fox-proof enclosures have been built with the help of students and supporters and the school has been busy collecting egg boxes in anticipation of the first dozen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Police appeal for witnesses after Epsom assault
Police have released a CCTV image of three men suspected of an assault in Epsom.
Its after two men were attacked outside the Element night-club on the High Street last month.
They were approached by four suspects who began punching them – before two passers by intervened and they ran off.
One victim received a black eye and broken arm, while the other had his nose broken as well as a fractured wrist and bruised ribs.
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