Tia Sharp Latest
Police are thought to be reviewing whether they missed vital clues in the disappearance of missing schoolgirl, Tia Sharp.
Officers discovered a body in her grandmother's house in New Addington, which had already been searched.
Stuart Hazell, the partner of Tia's gran, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am
Richmond Waster Prosecution
A man’s been fined nearly 12 thousand pounds for operating an unlicensed waste collection service in Richmond.
Andrew Stanford from AS Waste Services, was investigated by the council.
In one case, 2 tonnes of rotting waste was left in a vehicle for 2 months from where it started to leak out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am
Tia Sharp investigation continues in New Addington
A man remains in police custody after a body was found in a house in New Addington.
Police investigating the disappearance of 12 year old Tia Sharp arrested her Grandmother’s partner, Stuart Hazell, last night.
The body is still not confirmed as being Tia’s.
Thirty-seven year old Hazell gave a plea for her to return home on Thursday.
Metropolitan Police Commander, Neil Basu is urging people not to jump to conclusions before all of the facts are identified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am
Friday, 10 August 2012
ARREST UPDATE 9PM: Body found in Tia Sharp investigation
Some breaking news in the Tia Sharp investigation.
Police searching for the missing 12 year-old have found a body at her grandmother's house in New Addington.
Detectives have arrested 37 year old Stuart Hazel.
Crime correspondent Martin Brunt was at the scene earlier: posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm
Chelsea striker goes on season long-loan
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will be going on a season long-loan at another Premier League club - but it won't be Fulham.
That's according to the Belgian's agent.
He had been linked with a temporary move to the Blues west London rivals - but Christophe Henrotay says talks are "progressing" with another top flight club
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
Electoral data reveals growig number of Europeans choose to live in Wandsworth
Electoral data has revealed growing numbers of Europeans choosing to live in Wandsworth.
Since 2004 the number of EU citizens has swelled from over 11 thousand to 23 thousand.
An examination of the electoral role shows an increase in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish and Italian nationals settling in the borough.
Leader of the council Ravi Govindia says with so much to offer it is no surprise Wandsworth is popular with young families and that more Europeans are settling. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
New figures suggest Surrey is the Housewife capital
It seems Surrey is the Housewife capital of England.
Tandridge has the highest number of housewives of anywhere in the country according to new research.
They account for 64 percent of the borough’s population.
Merton came in at 3 in the top 10 table, Reigate and Banstead at 7 and Hounslow at 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm
Charity reacts angrily to BBC Newsnight
Help for Heroes has reacted angrily to last night’s BBC Newsnight.
A report claimed the charity has been mislead by the MOD into funding building projects that aren’t available to veterans –
rather than building prosthetics for veterans.
The charity, which works extensively with soldiers at Headley Court rehabilitation centre, says it is deeply upset as these accusations.
It claims it is up to the Government to provide prosthetics and the charity is a key supporter behind the scenes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
The Mayor of London announces new city event
London Mayor Boris Johnson's announced a new event for the city -
describing it as the "greatest cycle weekend in the world".
The first annual Ride London will take place in August next year - building on the huge success of the sport at the Olympics.
The event will include a 100-mile "Marathon" bike ride across South West London and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm
Surrey Train Robbers Jailed
Two people who carried out a violent robbery on a train between Virginia Water and Addlestone have been jailed.
Twenty Six year old Christopher Chapman and Charlotte Vincent who’s 27 boarded a train at Virginia Water just before midnight on Friday the 20th of January.
They spotted a 25 year old man sitting alone and struck up a conversation.
The incident then turned violent – Chapman head-butted the man and the pair then robbed him of five pounds in his wallet and his mobile phone.
A passenger who tried to intervene was also assaulted.
The pair left the train at Addlestone but were arrested in March after being identified from CCTV images.
Chapman of London Road, Thornton Heath was sentenced to four years for robbery, two months for common assault against the victim and a further two months for common assault against an unknown member of the public.
Vincent of Prairie Road, Addlestone was jailed for three and a half years for robbery.
Missing Tia Sharp - One Week On
It’s exactly a week since Raynes Park High pupil Tia Sharp disappeared.
Twelve year old Tia was last seen at midday on Friday the 3rd at her grandmother’s house in New Addington.
She left the house where she had been with her grandmother’s boyfriend to go to the Whitgift Centre to buy shoes.
But she left without her mobile phone, Oyster card and with only ten pounds in cash.
Since then she has been the centre of a major search operation.
Police have been drafted in from Olympic duties to help with the search and members of the community have been looking for her as well.
The Met have been trawling thorough more than 800 hours’ worth of local CCTV footage, but so far there’s been no sign of her.
There are now 40 detectives and 40 specialist search officers involved.
Search dogs and the air support unit have also been deployed.
Police say they’re following up more than 300 calls to its incident room - 60 of which are reported sightings.
The Met has also been getting advice from officers who investigated the disappearance of Shannon Matthews.
Shannon was eventually found alive and her mother was later charged with her abduction and jailed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Missing Tia Sharp Day Six
It’s now six days since Tia Sharp from Merton went missing.
The twelve-year-old Raynes Park school girl hasn’t been seen since Friday lunchtime last week at her grandmother’s house in New Addington.
Police and residents have been carrying out searches and officers are trawling thorough more than 800 hours’ worth of local CCTV footage, but so far there’s been no sign of her.
Officers on Olympics duty have been re-directed to work on the case. There are now 40 detectives and 40 specialist search officers involved.
Search dogs and the air support unit have also been deployed.
The met police says it’s following up more than 300 calls to its incident room - 60 of which are reported sightings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Nominate A Hero In Woking
Surrey police are looking for someone in Woking.
But rather than a person who’s committed a crime they want to find a man or woman who’s gone the extra mile for the community.
It’s for the Eric Theobald Memorial Award, in memory of a police community support officer who always went above and beyond the call of duty.
Eric lived all his life in Woking and served with Surrey police for 13 years covering Knaphill, Brookwood and St Johns.
If there’s someone you’d like to nominate for the award please send a brief letter naming the person you would like to nominate and details of why you are nominating them to:
Helen Kirkby, Woking Safer neighbourhood Team, Woking Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL or email nominations to [email protected]
Nominations are open to anyone whose work, either paid or unpaid, is carried out in the Woking borough.
The closing date for applications is Friday 14th September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm
Passenger falls on tracks at New Malden
Several South West Train services were severely delayed or cancelled last night after a passenger fell between a train and the platform at New Malden.
The incident happened just after 6pm, after the person allegedly assaulted a guard after being told he could not retrieve his mobile phone which had fallen on to the track.
The passenger did not sustain any serious injuries. The air ambulance however, had to land in nearby Waitrose.
On Tuesday night, a woman died after falling in front of a train at Surbiton, and just hours after the New Malden incident, trains were seriously delayed after a woman was caught dangling her legs over the egde of the platform at Sunningdale.
In January a woman from Walton was killed by a train while trying to retrieve her mobile phone and bag from the track at Wimbledon.
Photo [New Malden incident] courtesy of Sarah Balcomb.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am
Working Work Experience
The borough of Woking has launched a youth employment scheme, which gives work experience in the council offices.
The program offers six-month placements to people aged 18-24 if they’ve been out of work for at least 3 months.
The first three young people to join the scheme started at the end of July.
It’s hoped they’ll gain experience, skills and confidence so they’re better able to get a job.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Croydon Riots: Looking back at August 8th 2011 one year on
The people of Croydon are being urged to be inspired not demoralised, one year on from the riots that almost destroyed the town.
House of Reeves, the furniture store that was burned to the ground after over 100 years in business, has been covered in mosaics to mark a change in attitude.
The mosaics are actually 4,000 pictures of youngsters holding positive messages about themselves.
Just a couple of week's after the riots that devastated the area, Jackie's Lucy Mayer spoke to House of Reeves owner Trevor Reeves.
Tia Sharp News conference update
The hunt for missing Tia Sharp is still very much a missing persons’ inquiry and there are no suspects.
That’s the message from the detective leading the operation to find her, Neil Basu.
He’s been updating reporters at Scotland Yard in the last half an hour.
Tia left her Grandmother’s home in New Addington at midday on Friday without her phone or Oyster card.
So far there have been over 60 sightings, a search of nearby woods and a search of her Grandmother’s home with sniffer dogs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm
UPDATE: Missing Tia
Police have begun searching the house of missing 12 year old Tia Sharp's grandmother in New Addington.
A News conference will take place at 4.30pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm
Police appealing for information after fatal crash in Buckinghamshire
Police are appealing for information after an elderly women from Staines was killed in a crash in Buckinghamshire.
It happened yesterday morning on the A40 Western Avenue near Denham, between a red Peugeot 205 and green Volkswagen Golf.
The driver of the Golf was taken to hospital with minor injuries, but the elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
It's believed she was travelling the wrong way along the carriageway at the time of the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm
Conflicting stories over Tia's last known movements
There are conflicting stories over the last known movements of missing 12 year old Tia Sharp.
The partner of Tia’s grandmother, Stuart Hazel, says he walked her to Addington tram stop on Friday afternoon.
The 37 year old, who says he gave Tia £11 to buy flip flops, says he did not see her on to the tram, but went home instead.
However, Tia’s step father has now claimed that Mr Hazell was at home hoovering and did not leave the house at all.
Police have so far been unable to find any CCTV which suggests Tia, a pupil at Raynes Park High, left the area.
Officers have been searching woodland close to her grandmother’s house in New Addington, and plan to question family and friends today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm
The search for Tia continues in Birchwood wood
More than 200 people, including officers drafted in for the Olympics, have turned out in the search for Tia.
Last night, the team was searching Birchwood wood, near to her grandmother’s house in New Addington.
Some came to help from as far as Swanley after hearing appeals.
A mobile phone and clothes found during a search have been discounted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm
South West Trains defends its Waterloo schedule during The Games
South West Trains has defended its Waterloo schedule for the Olympic and Paralympic games.
A number of people contacted Jackie, unhappy with the fact there seem to be no extra services for the likes of Epsom and Dorking past 12.15am
A spokesman for SW trains told us the schedules were agreed more than two years ago and extra services are running during the day.
He also said the train provider receives a tip off from the Olympic Park if a larger influx of people is expected, and some trains are then held.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Elmbridge Cleaning Team undertakes the borough's largest cleaning operation
Whilst Team GB sweep up the Golds, Elmbridge Street Cleaning Team has undertaken the largest cleaning operation the boroughs ever seen.
The team of ninety swept, litter picked and emptied bins all day and night to ensure a spotless route during and after the 3 days of Olympic Cycling.
Councillor Glenn Dearlove says that the task was completed smoothly, with minimum disruption and congratulates everyone involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Reward for missing Tia
The Sun newspaper is offering a £25, 000 pound reward for information relating to missing Tia Sharp’s whereabouts.
Police have begun searching a wood in New Addington close to where the 12-year-old went missing on Friday.
She has not been seen since leaving her grandmother's home in the Lindens. She went shopping without her oyster card or phone.
Arrest Following South Norwood Murder
Detectives investigating the murder of Umar Tufail from South Norwood have arrested a second man.
The 18 year old is being held at a south London Police Station.
Earlier another 18 year old was arrested on suspicion of murder.
He was bailed pending further inquiries.
25 year old Umar Tufail was shot in the head on Sunday 15 July in his car parked on Wharncliffe Road in Thornton Heath.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm
Woman attacked in Weybridge
An elderly woman in Weybridge has been tied up, tortured and robbed inside her own home.
Francoise Jansen described her ordeal as "sheer hell".
She was held captive for several hours late on Friday night by two masked men who stole 150 thousand pounds worth of jewellery.
The 73-year-old was alone at her six-bedroom home in a gated community on Saint George’s Hill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm
Croydon woman admits fraud
A former boss at Lloyds bank has admitted a 2-point-4 million pound fraud.
Jessica Harper took the money while working as head of fraud and security for digital banking.
The 50-year-old from Croydon admitted one count of submitting false invoices and one count of transferring criminal property over 4 years from December 2007.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
CCTV Of Missing Merton Girl
A cctv image of missing Merton school girl Tia Sharp has been released showing her in the clothes it’s believed she was wearing when she went missing.
Her family have been making appeals for her safe return.
Friends and relatives of the missing 12-year-old, Tia Sharp, have taken part in a candlelit procession in south London.
Tia's not been seen since leaving her grandmother's home in New Addington on Friday.
Meanwhile her uncle, David Sharp, has thanked the public for helping in the search - and again appealed for her to come home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am
Monday, 6 August 2012
Burglary in Weybridge
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious aggravated burglary in Weybridge.
The incident took place at around 11pm on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday at an address in St George’s Hill.
Two masked men forced their way into the property where a 73 year old woman was alone.
They stole a number of high value jewellery items, tied up their victim and subjected her to a serious assault over two hours
Police are urging anyone to come forward who might have seen two men heading towards the Brooklands Road the early hours of Saturday posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm
Carshalton's Golden Post Box
A post box in Carshalton has been painted gold by the Royal Mail to honour Olympic cycling champion Joanna Rowsell.
The Carshalton born cyclist won gold in the women’s team pursuit in the Velodrome on Saturday night along with team mates Dani King, Laura Trott.
MP Tom Brake says ‘Joanna’s Olympic performance should serve as an inspiration to young people and encourage them to pursue their sporting dreams’.
The box is located at the junction of Cambridge Road and Carshalton Road.
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