A man from Croydon is jailed for multiple offences
A man from Croydon has been sentenced to nine years behind bars after being found guilty of a number of offences.
36 year old Darren Stubbs was today convicted of robbery, assault, occasioning grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving.
It’s after he posed as a car buyer and contacted a woman in Mitcham who was selling her Audi A3.
He arranged a time to view the car and while he was sat inside it, he attempted to drive off, colliding with the owner and another victim.
Both women were left seriously injured following the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm
Man accused of burning Croydon furniture appears in court
The Old Bailey has heard from a man accused of starting the fire that destroyed a 150year old furniture store in Croydon
He had asked other looters to give him a lighter.
33 year old Gordon Thompson is charged with setting a sofa alight at House of Reeves during the riots on the 8th August.
The prosecution alleges Thompson, who denies the charges, watched as others smashed a window and was one of the first into the building.
He also stands accused of stealing a laptop from the building which is now undergoing a 2 year restoration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm
Shots fired in Mitcham
Investigations are continuing after a man shot at police officers in Mitcham last night.
Three officers stopped him on Morden Road, when he pulled out a gun and ran off.
As he was running away he turned and fired a shot at them – though no one was injured.
Anyone with any information is being urged to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
New Player for Hampton and Richmond Borough FC
Hampton and Richmond Borough Football Club are delighted to confirm the arrival of a new player and the return of a previous one.
Neil Jenkins is an experienced left back from Sutton United who began his career at Wimbledon and has had spells with Southend, Kingstonians and Crawley.
Striker Joel Ledgister has rejoined the team on a permanent deal and has the unusual record of scoring both for and against the Beavers this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm
Tributes to former MP for Mitcham
Tributes are being paid to the former MP for Mitcham.
Lord Carr of Hadley passed away recently at the age of 95.
He served as MP for Mitcham from 1950 until 1974.
Leader of the Conservatives in Merton Debbie Shears says he will remembered as a dedicated MP who worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Ewell murder investigation update
A man murdered at his home in Ewell died of multiple injuries.
Police investigating the death of Winston Fernandez say he may have known his killer as there was no forced entry at his home.
The 69 year old was found dead in his house in Longdown Lane North by police last Monday.
Officers say he may have lain undiscovered for at least a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Fake note warning across Kingston
Police in Kingston are warning shopkeepers and traders that a small number of counterfeit £20 and £50 notes are being distributed within the Borough.
Most cases relate to Tolworth and Vale Parade.
Anyone who believes they have been passed a fake note should take it to their local police who will forward it to the Bank of England for analysis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
M25 tour sells out
Sitting on the M25 for four hours sounds pretty miserable to most of us, but a coach tour of the 117-mile road has sold out.
The bus company running the 15 pound-a-head trip says it's adding extra dates to meet the huge demand.
Highlights include visits to Heathrow Airport's Terminal Five, Lakeside Shopping Centre, and the new services being built at Cobham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm
Coroner rules on Croydon soldier
A coroner investigating the death of a Royal Marine who took his own life after returning from Afghanistan said the force did "all they could" to support their troops.
28 year old Dylan Kemp was found dead in his flat in Croydon in September 2009, five months after the end of his tour.
Coroner Roy Palmer recorded a verdict of suicide at the inquest at Croydon Coroner's Court.
He said: "I'm also satisfied that the Royal Marines did all they could do to support their troops."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Warning to pet owners in New Malden
Police in New Malden have issued a warning to owners who regularly walk their pets on Coombe Hill golf club or in the immediate surrounding area.
It follows the death of two family dogs and the illness of a third.
All three were reported with symptoms which reflected possible poisoning and food believed to contain poison was found in Edge Coombe Close today.
Police say it appears that poison may have been put out to deter foxes and unfortunately family pets may have been the victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Mata hopeful of Euro success
Chelsea player Juan Mata is hoping for the semi-finals in the Champions League.
So far Chesea's got five wins in 14 matches this season.
The Blues are playing against Napoli in San Paolo stadium tonight.
Mata says it's a difficult but a winable game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm
Monday, 20 February 2012
Body found in Thames at Sunbury
Police have pulled a man’s body from the Thames at Sunbury.
Officers were called to Sunbury Court Island on Saturday afternoon.
A post mortem and formal identification are due to be carried out but officers have confirmed his next of kin has been informed.
Police are asking for witnesses who may have seen any suspicious behaviour to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm
Fire in Nonsuch Park
A fire's broken out in a care home in Nonsuch Park.
It's believed the blaze started in a laundry room.
Two people have been rescued by firefighters – 30 others managed to escape from the building.
Crews say the blaze is now under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
Investigation after fire in Feltham
An investigation is underway after a fire at a flat in Feltham.
It broke out in the two-bedroom property on Beauclerk Close just before 7 o’clock yesterday evening.
Part of the lounge was damaged.
A woman who escaped from the fire before crews arrived has been treated at hospital for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Increase in the number of dementia sufferers in South East
New figures have revealed an increase in the number of people being diagnosed with dementia in the South East.
The number diagnosed rose by 1000 from 23,000 to 24,000 over the last year.
But the figures have revealed that only 38% of people that are living with dementia have a diagnosis in the South East an increase of 1% in the last year.
It's thought that there are 40,000 people in the region living with the condition but aren’t receiving any of the drug treatments and support that comes from receiving a diagnosis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Fulham defender in Northern Ireland squad
Northern Ireland's manager Michael O'Neill has named his first squad, and Aaron Hughes is a surprise name on the list to play Norway on Saturday.
The Fulham defender announced his retirement from international football less than 6-months ago.
Meanwhile, QPR forward Jamie Mackie has been called up to play for Scotland against Slovenia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Tanker overturns in Chertsey
A tanker reportedly carrying sewage, has overturned on the A320 Guildford Road in Chertsey.
It toppled onto its side just before two o’clock on the roundabout near St Peter’s hospital.
Drivers trying to access the hospital have been asked to use the other entrance in Holloway Hill.
Police have confirmed that the tanker was not carrying any hazardous materials.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm
Businesses in New Malden uneasy over parking plan
An experimental traffic management order in New Malden has sparked a clash between residents and businesses.
Home-owners in Dunbar Road and Beresford Road petitioned Kingston Council for a parking scheme after experiencing difficulty in finding parking spaces.
The council implemented a traffic management order for 9-months.
But shops in Kingston Road argue that the scheme could negatively affect their businesses.
They say it's important that their staff and customers can safely park nearby.
Kingston Council says it will review the plan before making it permanent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 am
Christian takes legal action against Merton Council
A Christian woman is to launch legal action against Merton Council claiming she was forced to resign from her job because she refused to work on Sundays.
57-year-old Celestina Mba provided care for children with severe learning difficulties at the Brightwell children’s home in Morden.
She claims the council pressured her to work on Sundays and threatened her with disciplinary measures.
Miss Mba is a member of a Baptist church where she worships every Sunday and also helps with pastoral support to the congregation.
The case begins at an industrial tribunal today amid growing concern among Christians at the “marginalisation” of religion in public life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 am
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Harlequins stay top
Harlequins are this morning still on top of rugby union's Premiership.
Nick Evans scored all the points for the Quins including a penalty try and 3-penalty kicks in their 16-14 win over Worcester at the Stoop.
Northampton stay third thanks to a 24-17 win in their clash with Sale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am
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