Mitcham murder suspect remanded in custody
A man accused of a murder in Mitcham has been remanded in custody.
19 year old Chukwurunim Dexter Ozour appeared at South West Magistrates' Court.
He’s charged with the murder of 20 year old Mahad Mohammed on the Winstanley Estate last July.
He will re-appear at the Old Bailey later this month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Fullers sales down
The Chiswick based brewer Fullers says poor weather has hit sales.
Like-for-like sales were down 1-per cent in the 15 weeks to mid-July - as the rain caused problems for pubs with gardens.
But the Diamond Jubilee and Euro 2012 have helped other parts of the business. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm
Newspapers guilty of contempt of court over Bellfield
The Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror have been found guilty over their coverage Levi Bellfield's trial for the murder of Walton teenager Milly Dowler.
The jury had been considering a charge of the attempted abduction of Rachel Cowles, then 11, in Walton, one day before Milly went missing.
However, the jury was discharged after the newspapers published some "seriously prejudicial" articles, meaning that a fair and balanced trial could not be guaranteed.
The court is now considering what penalty to give the newspapers.
As well as the murder of Dowler, Bellfield is currently serving a life sentence for the murders of Marsha McDonnell, in Hampton, and Amelie Delagrange, in Twickenham. He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, in Isleworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Missing Ewell man found
A missing man from Ewell has been found safe and well.
64 year old Sayad Hawseea, originally from Mauritius, had left his home at 3PM on Monday.
Mr Hawseea, who suffers from health problems, had no medication with him. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Police warn of distraction thefts in Spelthorne
People in Spelthorne are being warned to be extra vigilant following a spate of distraction offences in the borough.
The most recent incident happened in Manor Road, Ashford when a man in his seventies opened his door to a man who claimed to be investigating a water leak.
While they were in the kitchen a second man entered the flat and went into his bedroom.
The occupant realised what was happening and challenged both men who made off but they got away with £400 cash and a watch.
The following security tips are recommended by Surrey Police:
• Keep doors locked and windows secure at all times. Use spy holes to see the caller and if you do open the door, use a door chain if you have one. • If you do let somebody in to your home, close the door behind them – distraction burglars often work in teams, where one will distract you whilst others sneak in through the insecure door. • Don’t keep large quantities of cash at home; put it in the bank where it is safe. • If you suspect a bogus caller is at your door call the police immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm
A 64-year-old man from Epsom is missing
David Machin left home at around 9.15am Monday morning and hasn’t been heard from since.
He’s 6ft 4” tall with black, short wavy hair, broad shoulders, wears glasses and is clean shaven.
Mr Machin was wearing brown cord jeans, a grey and black polo neck top, a navy blue anorak and black and grey trainers.
Anyone who knows where he might be or has seen him in the last 24 hours should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm
Twickenham Studios knight in shining armour named
The saviour of Twickenham Studios has been named.
Twickenham Studios Ltd, run by West London businessman Sunny Vohra, has taken over.
Classics such as Alfie and The Italian Job were produced there. It was also used for the 2011 BAFTA nominated War Horse.
Steven Spielberg, Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen were amongst 4,000 people who signed a petition to save the studios.
It had been due to close in June after falling into administration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm
Sutton police praised
A 53 year old woman from Cheam has heaped praise on the police who came to her rescue- after she broke her ankle falling off a ladder.
She was cutting her garden hedge when the accident happened.
Her cries were only heard after 30 minutes by neighbours, who called police and an ambulance.
Local PC’s Tony Adkins and Louise Jenkins were on scene within 2 minutes, and later visited her in hospital.
She required 3 operations at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, and is now on the mend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Dons swoop for fifth summer signing
AFC Wimbledon have completed the signing of former Brentford defender Pim Balkestein.
The Dutchman made 25 appearances for the Bees after joining on a permanent transfer from Ipswich Town.
But Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has acted swiftly following the defenders release from their London rivals.
Balkestein becomes the Dons 5th summer signing, after Warren Cummings, Stacy Long, Curtis Osano and Louis Harris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Surge in hoax ambulance calls
New figures show the number of hoax or inappropriate calls made to ambulance services in the South East have more than doubled.
South East Coast Ambulance Trust received just over 6 and a half thousand hoax or abandoned calls between April 2011 and March 2012.
That’s up from just under 3 thousand in 2009-10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm
Small businesses in danger in Carshalton?
Small business trade in Carshalton Beeches could be at risk.
It’s after the Office Of Fair Trading approved a deal to sell Total Petrol Stations, including one in Stanley Park Road, to Sainsbury’s.
Liberal Democrat, and local MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, says supermarket chain expansion into convenience stores cuts choices for locals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Surrey police stations sold
Bids to buy both Walton and East Molesey police stations have been accepted by Surrey Police Authority, following a public meeting
But no station will be sold until an alternative provision for neighbourhood teams is put in place.
In Walton a police post is proposed in the former library building which is due to open in 2013.
In Molesey, a new police post is already operational within Environmental Agency premises at Molesey Lock.
The identity of the bidders remains under wraps.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm
Free iPhone app for Olympic Road Cycling
An iPhone app has been launched containing all the information people need to know about the Olympic road cycling events.
The men's race takes place on the 28th of July, whilst the women's is scheduled for the 29th of July.
The route takes in South West London and Surrey.
Anyone can come along and watch the event for free.
To download the app simply search for “Surrey road cycling” in the App Store
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Pensioner missing in Kingston
Police have issued an urgent appeal after a pensioner went missing from Kingston hospital.
The 77 yr old, is described as white, 5'7” tall, slim build, short grey hair, wearing a lilac and purple jumper with light blue trousers.
She has been known to frequent the areas of Ace of Spades, Worcester Park, Asda at Roehampton and the Fountain at New Malden.
If you see Doreen or know of her whereabouts, please call 999 immediately
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
Monday, 16 July 2012
Man guilty of Sutton murder
A man’s pleaded guilty to the murder of a woman in Sutton.
20 year old Reece Ludlow admitted killing 35 year old Louisa Brannan in March last year.
She died from stab wounds. He will be sentenced tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm
Eger leaves the Bees
Brentford defender Marcel Eger has left the club by mutual consent.
The German made 22 appearances for the Bees since joining last summer from German side St Pauli.
However, he hasn’t made an appearance since January after suffering an ankle injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm
Barriers start to go up across Surrey
Roadside barriers will be appearing in the next few days along the route of the Olympic cycle road race.
Surrey County Council says 42 miles of barriers are needed to create "the largest Olympic venue from scratch".
It said they would be stacked and tethered by the side of the road ready for the first race on 28 July.
Staging the Surrey section of the event requires 5,000 cones, 4,000 road signs and 545 road closures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm
London Welsh sign new back
London Welsh have signed versatile back Tom Arscott from Worcester Warriors.
The 24 year old joins the Richmond club after making 36 appearances and scoring 80 points during his time at Sixways.
He’s also been capped by England at Under-19 level and also represented England Saxons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
The population in England and Wales has increased by almost 4 million in the last decade.
It’s now reached over 56 million and is the largest growth shown by a census since 1801.
London has now topped 8 million, a 12 per-cent increase since 2001.
Hounslow has seen a 17 per-cent rise in numbers and Wandsworth 13 per-cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm
Paralympics - A focus on Boccia
Boccia is a target sport which takes a lot of skill and concentration.
It is the focus of this week's podcast ahead of the London 2012 Paralympics.
Ali Lalani, Vice President of the Children's Trust in Tadworth, has represented his country in Boccia at international events, including the Paralympics, and he describes the tactics as those similar to playing chess.
We also hear the views of people playing the sport at grass-routes level at the Rainbow Centre in Epsom.
Marcus is an Execrise Instructor at the Hawker Centre in Kingston. He explains how adaptive and inclusive the game can be:
Listen to the full podcast on the Radio Jackie red button: Paralympics - A focus on Boccia
63-year-old Malcolm Styles, The UK’s oldest full time fire-fighter, will carry the Olympic torch through Felbridge when it comes to Surrey on Tuesday.
Styles, from Redhill, is one of four torchbearers chosen to carry the flame through the village on July 17.
The Torch will return to Surrey on Friday, July 20, when it will go through Godstone, Bletchingley, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Westcott, Shere and Godalming, before reaching Guildford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 am
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