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Saturday, 21 May 2011
Teenager in court over PC stabA teenager has appeared in court charged with stabbing a police officer in Croydon. Alastair Gregson, 18, is alleged to have attacked PC Nigel Albuery in Bute Road on Thursday night. The 34 year old police officer was carrying out a stop and search when he was stabbed several times, according to police. After appearing in Croydon Magistrates Court, Mr Gregson was remanded in custory and will appear at Croydon Crown Court on 2 June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm
More time given for DNA tests in Amanda Knox appealExperts who are reviewing the DNA evidence in the appeal of Amanda Knox have been given a time extension. The US student was convicted last year of killing her Coulsdon roomate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007. Knox is appealing against her murder conviction, as is her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted over Miss Kercher's killing. The court also said it would allow new witnesses to testify at the appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm
Mundays' 5k Fun Run
Solicitors will be taking up a different kind of brief on the 7th of June when they head to Bushey Park for a 5 kilometre fun run.
This is the fourth year the event will be held by Cobham lawyers, Mundays, in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher. It's a double celebration as Mundays have their 50th anniversary this year while the Hospice reaches 25. Entries to take part must be received by the 3rd of June. To register visit www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/event/TheMundays5KFunRun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 am
Charges in Croydon Police stabbing
A man's been charged in connection with the stabbing of a police officer in Croydon on Thursday.
18 year old Alastair Gregson will appear at Croydon Magistrates Court this morning charged with GBH against PC Nigel Albuery. Additionally he will be charged with three other offences relating to alleged incidents last Saturday. Two other 18 year olds who were arrested have been released without charge. PC Albuery was carrying out a stop and search patrol with a group of youths when he was stabbed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 am
Friday, 20 May 2011
Seb Coe visits Box Hill in Dorking
London 2012 organising chief Seb Coe was in Box Hill earlier to celebrate the part it'll play in the games. The area will form part of the course for the men and women's Cycling Road Race The former Olympic Gold medal winner says they have Surrey to thank for it all going to plan so far:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm
Man appeals to Jackie listeners after he escaped death in Wallington
A man from Sutton is counting his blessings today.
Mike Foster was driving along Stanley Park Road in Wallington at five o’clock on Wednesday night when his car exploded. The roofer had lit a cigarette and because he had propane cylinders in the Toyota Prius – it immediately ignited. Mike was pulled from the wreckage with only minor burns – he wants to trace the two men who helped free him. If you were one of the men who helped Mike, please call 0208 288 1078 or email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm
Surbiton photographer shot dead in Libya
An award-winning photographer from Surbiton has been shot dead in Libya.
The family of 41 year old Anton Hammerl says he was killed by Libyan forces. News of his death came from a group of journalists he’d been working with who were released after being taken captive 6 weeks ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am
Missing Kingston woman
Police are trying to find a woman who's been missing from Kingston since this evening.
The 79 year-old woman is suffering from the early stages of dementia and was last seen near Kingston cemetery. She's white, has short grey hair and is wearing glasses, a red jumper and tweed skirt. If you see her please contact Kingston police
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am
Drugs raid in Putney
Police have uncovered a substantial amount of drugs after carrying out a raid on a property in Putney.
Officers uncovered class A drugs including crack and powdered cocaine – as well as a small amount of cannabis at the address on Limspfield Avenue. Two illegal pitbull-type dogs were also seized. One person has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Surrey Police exceed public safety targets
Surrey Police has the highest level of public confidence in the country, new end of year performance figures reveal.
In a public meeting held recently, Surrey Police Authority revealed its lowest ever level of serious crime. The Force passed eight out of nine targets set out in the annual policing plan. They failed to charge 170 suppliers of Class A Drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wimbledon legend Bobby Gould speaks to Jackie ahead of Saturday's play-off final
Saturday sees the biggest game in the history of AFC Wimbledon football club. They face Luton Town for a place in the football league on the Conference play-off final at the City of Manchester Stadium. The team was set up by fans after the original Wimbledon side moved to Milton Keynes in 2004. Radio Jackie's George Alderman spoke to former Wimbledon FA Cup winning manager Bobby Gould
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
Hit and run in Byfleet
A teenager's been injured in a hit and run accident in Byfleet.
The dark coloured Renault Clio was in collision with the 17 year old in Oyster Lane last Friday. He suffered a head injury and bruising to his legs and hip. Police say the suspect is white, around 20 with brown hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Sutton benefit cheat
A benefit cheat who defrauded taxpayers out of thousands of pounds because 'she was saving up to buy her council house' has been caught.
47 year old Naomi Harris White pleaded guilty to 6 offences after claiming nearly 16 thousand pounds in Housing and Council tax benefit. She failed to declare the amount of money she earned and the income earned by her partner. She's been ordered to carry out 250 hours community service and also pay the money back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm
Milly Dowler's friend speaks in court
A court's heard murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler made a half-hearted attempt to cut her wrists after being called names when she started secondary school.
Hannah McDonald - who Milly befriended a year later - told the Old Bailey that the 13 year-old told her she'd used a dinner knife but didn't break the skin. Former bouncer Levi Bellfield is on trial for the kidnap and murder of Milly in Walton, nine years ago - he denies the charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
First time London author gets book made into film
An author from London is celebrating after his first ever novel is being made into a film.
SJ Watson's – psychological thriller 'Before I go to Sleep' – has been critically acclaimed and is being published in 30 different countries. It's the story of a woman who loses her memory every time she goes to sleep. The former NHS worker spoke to Radio Jackie's Rod Bradbury:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Fire-fighters tackle blaze in Feltham
Around 20 firefighters tackled a blaze in a four storey block of flats in Feltham.
It broke out yesterday in Woolridge Close partly damaging an open roof area. The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am
Fire in Norbiton
There’s been a fatal fire in Norbiton.
It happened just after nine o’clock last night on Coombe Road in the parade of shops near to the bridge. The fire and ambulance services attended the incident and brought a man believed to be in his 40’s out of the property but he died at the scene. An investigation is underway to find out what caused the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am
Assault in Chelsea
There’s been another stabbing in West London.
Just after 3 this morning police were called to Shalcomb Street in Chelsea. A man in his 20’s was found with serious knife wounds and remains in hospital. Police have since made 1 arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am
Man from West Byfleet questioned over stabbing
Police are still questioning a man over a stabbing at a petrol forecourt in Guildford.
The 34 year old from West Byfleet was arrested yesterday morning. The victim in his 20’s was stabbed in the neck at the Total garage on Worplesdon road in the early hours of Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
No school places
Lambeth council is warning it can't guarantee a primary school place for every child in the borough by 2015.
The demand for places has risen by 40% in the past four years alone. Residents are being encouraged to write to the Government to appeal for £50 million pounds in funding over the next two years. The Department for Education says it has already given £800m to local authorities for additional places for 2011/12.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm
Firefighters tackle blaze in Brixton
Around 20 firefighers tackled a fire in a three storey house converted into flats in Brixton last night.
All three of the property’s floors in Hubert Grove were partly damaged by fire. It also damaged part of the adjoining property's first floor and around 10 square metres of railway embankment. The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm
Surrey Police crackdown on drug dealing on licensed premises
Police are working with licensees across Spelthorne to crackdown on drug dealing in licensed premises.
Police arrested two people recently on possession of Class A drugs in premises in Staines, Ashford and Sunbury-on-Thames. They also gave cannabis warnings to two people and searched ten others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Sutton police appeal for witnesses after a pensioner is burgaled
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 72-year-old man has become the victim of a burglary in Sutton.
On Friday afternoon, three suspects entered the man’s home in Wallington posing as decorators. Containers of coins along with his wedding band and his wife’s diamond wedding ring were stolen. The three suspects are white, one with an Irish accent, all of medium build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Tonight's Question Time to take place inside Wormwood Scrubs
It’ll be a first for Question Time tonight.
The political debate show is going to be recorded inside Wormwood Scrubs prison. It’ll be the first time the programme has been broadcast from inside a jail, and the audience will include inmates. Wormwood Scrubs is a category B prison. It only accepts men over the age of 21 who don’t require maximum security.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
4th person arrested in connection with the stabbing in Hammersmith
A 4th person has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Hammersmith.
A 14-year-old boy was attacked on the Broadway just before 4 o’clock. The remaining 3 suspects, who are all in their mid-teens have been bailed until June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
Milly Dowler's sister speaks of her fears in court
Milly Dowler's sister has told a court she knew instinctively that she'd been abducted.
Gemma told police that the 13-year-old would not have run away or got into a stranger's car nine years ago. In a statement read to the Old Bailey, Gemma, said she and her parents became alarmed when she failed to turn up from school. Levi Bellfield denies abducting and murdering Milly in Walton in March 2002.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
F1 fans get a real treat
Silverstone has unveiled its new multi-million pound pits and paddock complex. After striking a new 17-year deal to host the race, the British Racing Drivers' Club which owns the circuit, agreed to the redevelopment. The upgraded Silverstone 'Wing' has cost 27 million pounds. Radio Jackie's Steve Mowbray was at the grand opening yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
CCTV image released of Sutton champagne theft suspects
Police have released CCTV images of two men they’d like to speak to in connection with a theft in Sutton. The incident happened on Saturday 30th April when four bottles of champagne were taken from the Co-op store in Stonecot Hill. The suspects picked up the bottles of Moet and walked out of the shop – making no attempt to pay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm
Super Hero Week comes to Shooting Star Chase
This week the crew at Shooting Star Chase Hospice are marking the annual Childrens' Hospice week with a super hero theme. Some of the team popped in to the Jackie Studios earlier to show off their very own homemade masks. [Pictured with presenters Lucy Mayer and Alistair Wright]. For more information click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am
Woman injured by tram in Croydon
A woman's been taken to hospital after being hit by a tram in Croydon.
She suffered a glancing blow near to Bedford Park just after 7.30 this morning. The woman is said to be disorientated by the accident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am
Olympic torch relay route announced
The route for next year's Olympic torch relay has been announced.
It'll start at Land's End a year tomorrow. It’ll come to Wandsworth on Monday the 23rd of July, and Ealing the following day - before it arrives at London's Olympic Stadium on July 27th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am
Body in Thames identified
A man found dead in the Thames at Kingston has been formally identified as Surrey County Council worker Mahesh Kanani.
He was discovered face down in the water near the Queen’s Promenade on April 13th. He’d been missing for a number of days beforehand. A spokesman for the Council says their thoughts are with his family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am
Public consultation over new school in Croydon
A training centre in the middle of Croydon could be the unlikely setting for a new school.
School places in the borough are still extremely limited despite the fact over 200 extra spaces have been created recently. A consultation is taking place to see what people think about turning the Davidson centre into a school. A public meeting will be held at the centre in Davidson road on June 21st between 4 and 6pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am
Pensioners face potential poverty over water bills
Thames Water customers are set to pay an extra £4,000 in water rates in their lifetime to fund a £3.6 billion sewer.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council are calling for cheaper solutions and have warned that pensioners will be driven into water poverty. A £65 per year increase in annual bills will accommodate for the seven-year construction of the Thames Tunnel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Hampton Court package update
Police have revealed that the package pulled from the River at Hampton Court was a large doll made of wood and material.
Officers were called just after mid-day to reports a body could be in the River. Police say they are not treating it as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm
Tests on package found in River at Hampton Court
An investigation is underway after a wrapped package was pulled from the River Thames at Hampton Court.
Police were called just after mid-day to reports a body could be in the River. That's now been ruled out. Tests are being carried out to find out exactly what the package contains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm
150 job losses
Imperial College Healthcare is slashing 150 jobs.
The Trust, which covers Charing Cross, Hammersmith and Chelsea, has to recover 30 million pounds. The Department of Health says it needs to save 20 billion pounds nationwide over the next four years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm
Wandsworth's leader prepares for new job
Outgoing Wandsworth council leader Edward Lister has promised to continue to stand up for the people of Wandsworth in his new role.
He leaves tomorrow to become Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor at City Hall. Lister says it will be a "tremendous wrench" to leave the borough he has served for 35 years, both as a Putney councillor and as leader.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Latest in Milly Dowler case
The mother of Milly Dowler is due to give evidence at her daughter's murder trial.
Milly disappeared from Walton 9 years ago. Yesterday her father Bob Dowler, broke down in tears as a letter the 13 year old had written to her parents was read out at the Old Bailey. 43 year old Levi Bellfield denies Milly's kidnap and murder, and the attempted kidnap of another schoolgirl in Shepperton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm
Police in Surrey issue a warning
Police in Surrey are warning criminals they are risking their lives by breaking into electrical substations.
The warning comes after two cases where thieves entered secured substations, stealing copper cabling and batteries. Detectives are looking into the similarities between the two raids and are working closely with UK Power Networks. Police say it dangerous and unbelievably stupid of people to break into these places, not only risking their own lives but those of others as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
Surrey police teach crime prevention to the rural community
Police in Surrey are reaching out to members of the rural community by DVD.
It's a joint collaboration between five police forces in the South East to spread the message about crime prevention in rural areas. It was produced in response to the theft of nearly 2 thousand tractors and other farming vehicles last year at a cost of nearly 10 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am
Merton Council to offer property loans
Merton Council are hoping to house more families in suitable homes within Merton.
The Empty Property Loan is available for locals who own a residential property, which has been empty for six months or longer. The scheme will offer owners low interest loans as high as £55,000 and will last for up to two years. Merton Council hopes these loans can help to pay for essential renovation and repair works to bring empty homes back to life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am
Police appeal for witnesses in Sutton
A man’s been taken to hospital after he was found with serious head injuries on an estate in Sutton.
The 20 year old was discovered near Compton Court in Ben Hill Wood Road just after 4pm yesterday. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Policeman killed in Twickenham motorcycle accident
Police are appealing for witnesses after an off-duty policeman was killed in a motorcycle collision in Twickenham on Saturday night.
The accident between a Toyota Yaris and a Suzuki motorbike happened at about 9:30pm at the junction of Chertsey Road and Marlow Crescent. The injured man, PC Scott Eastwood-Smith, was taken to St Mary's Hospital where he later died. He'd been travelling to work at Chiswick police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am
Ali Dizaei hopes to return to policing.
Former Metropolitan Police commander Ali Dizaei says he hopes to return to the force one day.
It's after winning an appeal against charges of misconduct and corruption. The 48 year old former Hounslow Borough Commander was freed after 15 months in jail and now faces a retrial. He was accused of making threats, assault, false arrest and faking evidence against Waad al-Baghdadi, over a money dispute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am
Monday, 16 May 2011
Hotel appeal turned down around Hersham
Elmbridge Council says it will continue to protect the green belt following a planning inspector's ruling against a golf course development.
Hersham Golf Course wanted to build an underground hotel with almost 200 bedrooms on the land between Hersham and Esher. The hotel, designed to be underground because of strict planning regulations, was rejected on appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm
Ali Dizaei wins appeal
Former Hounslow Police commander Ali Dizaei has won an appeal against charges of misconduct and corruption.
He was accused of making threats, assault, false arrest and faking evidence against Waad al-Baghdadi, over a money dispute. The Court of Appeal was told that Mr al-Baghdadi was a fraudster who had lied to investigators and at the trial last year. 48 year old Dizaei now faces a retrial and has been bailed
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm
Milly Dowler trial latest
The father of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has told a court that he was the original suspect in her disappearance.
Bob Dowler broke down in tears as notes written by his daughter were read out in court. Mr Dowler told police that Milly had found a bondage magazine in his bedroom and was deeply unhappy. Double killer Levi Bellfield is on trial at The Old Bailey for her murder in Walton in 2002. He denies all the charges and the trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm
A piece of woodland, fencing and a row of sheds have been badly damaged in a fire in Carshalton.
The blaze in Peterborough Road broke out just after 2 this afternoon. One gas cylinder was also cooled down at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm
Police search for woman missing from Streatham
Police are trying to trace an elderly woman missing from her home in Streatham.
86 year old Mary Gordon was last seen yesterday morning. Mary is black, about 5 foot 6 and slim. She was last seen wearing a grey jumper and tracksuit bottoms and green slippers. Police say Mary can become easily confused and are anxious to locate her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am
Could Fulham be on their way to Europe?
England has been granted an additional place in next season's Europa League via the UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking.
An extra Premier League team will appear in the competition's first qualifying round next season. Fulham are most likely to benefit as they lead the Fair Play table – followed by Blackpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am
Four people injured in M4 rush hour collisions
Four people have been taken to hospital after two crashes on the M4 this morning.
Three drivers were injured after a collision at junction 4 near Heathrow just before 8.30. Meanwhile another man is being treated for injuries after a three car pile up between junction 2 Brentford and 1 Chiswick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Court reduces prison term for Croydon man
A 35 year old teacher who stabbed his parents to death at their home in Croydon, has had his sentence reduced.
Daniel Dighton killed Elizabeth and Barry as they prepared to go on holiday in 2009. He was originally sentenced to 15 years behind bars but the Court of Appeal has reduced the term to 12 years. The Judge said the term was just too high.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm