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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm
Friday, 15 July 2011
Can you help?
Detectives investigating the murder of Carlton Ned in Thornton Heath have released CCTV images of a vehicle they would like to trace.
Officers are appealing for the occupants of a silver car, believed to be a Mercedes Benz E - Class design number W211 seen shortly after the murder, to come forward so they can be eliminated from the enquiry.
The Mercedes is captured on CCTV traveling north up London Road towards Stockwell.
Police were called at 02.43hrs on Friday 1 July to an address in Langdale Road, Thornton Heath.
41 year old Carlton Ned, was treated by paramedics but he died at the scene. A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Officers do not believe Mr Ned was the intended target.
Two men who were armed and had their faces covered had entered the house and fired a number of shots.
A woman in her 50s was taken to hospital with minor injuries and was subsequently discharged.
There were three people at the address at the time of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8733 4212; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 pm
Emergency landing in Bedfont
The air ambulance landed on the Staines Road after a teenage girl collided with a car earlier.
Police were called to the scene just after 4pm.
She was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.
Photo courtesy of Darren Graham Photography.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 pm
The winners of the annual Sutton in Bloom competition have been announced.
The contest seeks applications from residents to find the borough’s most green-fingered gardeners.
Ann Nicholas of Surrey Grove, Sutton, was crowned winner in the Best Front Garden category. Ann said: “I was runner up in Sutton in Bloom last year, so I’ve worked hard on the garden, growing extra plants and adding new varieties. I’m delighted that I’ve won.
Other winners were Linda Fountain of Greenway, Wallington who won Best Community Garden, Joanne Winn of Little Woodcote Estate, Wallington who was awarded Best Wildlife Garden.
Best Allotment Garden went to Mr & Mrs King with Benhill Allotments 31a and 32 a, Best Business Frontage to Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Wallington and Best School Garden was awarded to St Dunstan’s C of E Primary School, Cheam.
The best of this year’s winning entries will go forward to represent the borough in the city-wide London in Bloom competition and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 16 September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
Murdoch to meet hacking victim's family
Rupert Murdoch is meeting Milly Dowler’s family this afternoon.
It comes after former News of the World Editor Rebekah Brooks announced her resignation earlier today.
Murdoch maintains he had no idea the 13 year old's mobile was allegedly hacked after she went missing from Walton in 2002.
She was found dead six months later in woodland in Hampshire.
Her family says when they realised her messages were being deleted, it left them with hope she was still alive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm
A prison officer on trial for sleeping with an inmate at Downview Womens’ prison in Banstead, has been found guilty.
41 year old Russell Thorne from Sutton, was suspended after the allegations surfaced.
He was today found guilty of inappropriate actions towards a prisoner and will be sentenced on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm
Bank manager jailed
A bank manager from Twickenham has been jailed for four years after stealing from the accounts of elderly customers.
The Old Bailey heard 42 year old James Finnigan stole over £600,000 over the space of five years.
The father of two pleaded guilty to 13 counts of fraud involving over forty transactions.
One of the accounts he raided belonged to a 40 year old Downs Syndrome sufferer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm
A change of heart for bosses dealing with Fulham hospital unit closure
A leading hospital has won permission to bring a High Court challenge over what it claims was a "deeply flawed" consultation.
The Royal Brompton in Fulham has slammed the process it says has led to its children's heart surgery unit facing closure.
It's now been granted permission to seek a judicial review.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Children from school in Woking treated for injuries following crash
Police are appealing for witnesses after a four vehicle collision in Bagshot.
A coach carrying eight school children from Woking crashed with three vans on the A322 at the Junction of New Road yesterday afternoon.
Only one child along with the van drivers were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Anyone who was in the area and may have seen what happened are being urged to contact Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Fire Union's warning about 'minibuses'
Union officials claim lives are at risk because firefighters across London are being forced to drive minibuses instead of fire engines.
The FBU says more than 20 stations have recently been given minibuses as replacements for engines.
Some engines are off the road as the Brigade converts its fleet to comply with Mayor Boris Johnson's exhaust emissions legislation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm
New rules imposed for spectators of the Olympic Cycle Event
Spectators of the Olympic Road Race could find themselves being disappointed at the event.
Organisers have decided to place restrictions on key parts of the route, including the zig-zag road on Box Hill.
To see the best bits of the event you will have to apply for a wristband from the local councils.
Security will also be in place to enforce the new rules.
The decision stems from the areas status as a site of special scientific interest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Pensioner tricked by bogus police officers in Carshalton
An 81-year-old woman has been tricked out of £1,500 after two men posing as police officers called at her home in Carshalton.
The woman allowed in the callers last night who flashed ID and claimed they were police officers.
They asked her if she had been shopping and she told them she had been to Sainsbury’s in Morden.
The suspects claimed they'd viewed the store’s CCTV and had seen her pass fake £20 notes and asked to check her money.
They distracted her and stole cash and made off.
One suspect's a white man, aged in his forties and about 6 foot.
The other suspect is also white.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
England star back for Surrey tonight
Jade Dernbach is in the Surrey squad of thirteen to face Kent at the Oval tonight.
The bowler returns from England duty.
The lions have won their last four games, so a win tonight and tomorrow against Sussex would put them in the quarterfinals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Chernobyl children holiday in South West London
Reporter Sarah Onions with 13 year old Alona Sudas and 12 year Stas Dzimitrov from Belarus A group of children from Belarus have arrived in for a holiday in Richmond and South West London thanks to the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity.
Belarus is still suffering the effects of radiation following the disaster which happened 25 years ago.
More than 400 villages and towns were heavily contaminated.
Youngsters from the village of Bobrovichi are staying with host families in Richmond and South West London.
They’re being treated to a range of activities. Among these are visits to local dentists and opticians, to try and help the counter the effects of radiation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm
Fulham sign ex Liverpool defender
Fulham have confirmed the signing of defender John Arne Riise from Roma.
The former Liverpool left-back has agreed a three-year contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
Six injured in Chertsey crash
Six people have been injured in a four vehicle crash in Chertsey.
The accident happened just before 9 this morning on St Peter's Way.
Police say all those involved suffered minor injuries and were taken to St Peter’s Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm
Row over waste plans in Shepperton
A row has broken out over plans to extend the Charlton Lane waste recycling plant in Shepperton.
Plans were approved by Surrey County Council last month.
But Spelthorne Borough Council now says the plant will be hugely damaging for the area.
The upgraded facility is to include a gasification chamber to heat waste and produce gas for energy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Latchmere prison in Ham is axed
Latchmere prison in Ham is to shut.
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke says it will go in September along with Brockhill in the West Midlands.
The move says the Government 5 million pounds a year but loses nearly 400 prison places.
Plans have also been announced for 8 other jails to be privatised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm
Police make new appeals after Cobham robbery
Police have released further descriptions of suspects following a linked aggravated burglary and attempted robbery at a jewellers in Cobham.
Four suspects went to an address in Ockham and threatened the two men inside the property before stealing jewellery.
The pair were then held by the suspects’ overnight and driven to the jewellers in Cobham High Street.
The first is a white man, slim, pale complexion and was wearing a body warmer, The second is a black man who wore black and blue trainers and dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm
Teenagers injured in Hackbridge following accident
2 teenage motorcyclists have been left injured, one seriously after colliding with a BT power box in Hackbridge.
The incident happened on London Road in the early hours of this morning.
Officers believe the motorcycle was stolen and are investigating what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Detectives appeal for information on stolen demo mobile phones
Detectives are appealing for information after burglars stole demo mobile phones, laptops and computer equipment from a shop in Epsom.
The burglary happened last night around 11 when two suspects broke into Carphone Warehouse in the High Street.
The suspects loaded the stolen items from the store into a waiting silver Audi TT.
It’s believed the vehicle escaped along the A24 towards Leatherhead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Police make urgent appeals in Kingston
Police are appealing for three people who may hold vital information about a sex attack in Kingston to come forward.
A woman was raped in a car park near to Albert Road last Sunday.
The suspect's white about 6 foot and spoke with a foreign accent.
After the attack the victim spoke to three people.
A man with a skateboard in Church Road, a woman who was driving a ford KA who she flagged down and a black cab driver who picked her up in Hawks Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm
Rapper cross at Heathrow
Rapper Dizzie Rascal has been turfed off a plane at Heathrow after he allegedly became irate about a delay.
Staff claim he was infuriated after his British Airways Flight was kept waiting on the tarmac for over an hour.
The rapper was due to perform at the Optimus Alive festival in Portugal – however his appearance was cancelled as a result.
Several passengers have denied he was abusive and defended his actions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm
Ham Polo Club to host sponsored 'sleepout'
The posh setting of Ham Polo Club is being used to raise money for the homeless.
Spear – the South West London housing charity is staging a sponsored sleepout in October.
Rugby players swap the ball for a bike
The Harlequins Rugby League Foundation’s “Pedal to Perpignan” team are now entering our last week of preparations before we set off a week today for the sunny sights of Perpignan.
The trip will see 6 members of the Harlequins Rugby League Foundation take on the 900miles from the Twickenham Stoop Stadium to the Gilbert Brutus Stadium in Perpignan by bike, with all the money raised going towards the Harlequins Rugby League Foundation’s physical activity programmes.
To make your donation please visit www.justgiving.com/HRLteam or simply text PERP12£10 TO 70070 to make a £10 donation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Care homes under threat in Weybridge and Croydon
Norfolk House in Weybridge and Oban House in Croydon are among the homes run by Southern Cross and who now face an uncertain future. There's uncertainty for thousands of elderly people after the announcement the UK's largest care-home provider is to close. Southern Cross is now working on plans to transfer ownership of its 752 homes to individual landlords. Trading in its shares has been suspended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am
Monday, 11 July 2011
Speeding hit and run
A man has been jailed after admitting he was high on cannabis when he ran over and killed a teenage girl in New Addington.
35 year old John Page was driving a borrowed car when he ploughed into Lillian Groves in June last year.
The 14 year old had stepped into the road to retrieve a ball when she was hit.
Croydon Crown Court heard how Page had smoked half a joint before the accident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm
Croydon smokers help
A new scheme which offers smokers face-to-face advice on quitting using the internet is being run in Croydon.
The NHS is piloting the service which allows people to log on from their home computers and speak to an advisor using a web cam.
Patients can book an appointment or request an immediate consultation during which healthcare advisers will give support and advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Michael Essien has sustained an injury
Chelsea's Michael Essien has sustained a knee injury in training.
The midfielder will undergo tests over the next few days to determine the extent of the damage.
The 28-year-old Ghanaian was ruled out for more than six months in 2008 when he sustained cruciate ligament damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm
Surrey petrol station raider jailed
A man who raided petrol stations across Sutton, Merton and Kingston has been jailed for 3 years.
Christopher Frederick Jones was caught when detectives found a getaway car – a Ford Fiesta in Motspur Park.
Enquiries led the officers to an address in New Malden when Jones’s girlfriend lived. Jones of Blakes Terrace in New Malden was sentenced in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
McLaren race analysis
McLaren's post race analysis meeting should be a lively affair.
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton might feel rather let down by the team after yesterday's British Grand Prix.
Button was forced to retire after his pit team failed to attach a wheel nut.
Meanwhile Hamilton wasn't given enough fuel to finish, and he dropped back to fourth.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won the Silverstone race.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Record passenger numbers at Heathrow
BAA enjoyed increased passengers numbers at its UK airports last month - with record numbers at Heathrow.
All together, the company's six airports handled a total of 9-point-9 million passengers - up 4-point-4 percent on the June 2010 total.
Heathrow alone handled 6-point-1 million passengers last month, a 6-point-3 percent rise on last year - and the airport's busiest-ever June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Met Police launches new number - 101
The Metropolitan Police has launched a new number for people to call to report a crime that has already happened.
We should dial 101 for incidents like a stolen bike, a vandalised car or to get crime prevention advice.
Hertfordshire, the City of London and Essex forces are also taking part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Titanic memorial to be restored
A memorial to the chief telegraphist on the Titanic is to be restored in time for the centenary of the tragic voyage in 1912.
Jack Phillips, who was born in Surrey stayed at his post as the ship went down, sending messages to a rescue boat.
Phillips Memorial Park’s been granted 335 thousand pounds from the National Lottery for the restoration.
The passenger liner sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg en route from Southampton to New York in April 1912.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am
Missing girl with Kingston and Merton links
Police say a missing girl from Fulham has links to the Kingston and Merton area
13 year old Felicia Samugana was last seen at home last night. She’s described as black of medium build five foot seven tall with shoulder length black hair.
The teenager was last seen wearing a grey 'Everlast' tracksuit, a green jacket and white trainer with pink writing on.
Anyone who may have seen Felicia or knows of her whereabouts is urged to phone 101 and speak to Hammersmith and Fulham CID.
And they should quote reference '11MIS023819'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Family of murdered schoolgirl to visit Downing street
The family of murdered Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler have been invited to 10 Downing Street for talks about the public inquiries into phone-hacking.
Mother Sally and her elder daughter Gemma Dowler will join Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a meeting tomorrow where they will also meet Prime Minister David Cameron later this week.
The News of the World closed last week in the wake of claims including that Milly's phone was hacked after her abduction in March 2002.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 pm
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