Hostage Drama in Great Bookham
A man’s been arrested after holding 3 people hostage in Great Bookham.
Armed police and negotiators were called out to a house on Proctor Gardens around six thirty this morning.
After trying to talk the man out police forced their way in and used their Tasers.
A 31 year old man arrested at the scene is being held at Reigate Police Station.
The three people being held were all known to the arrested man.
The woman in her thirties, a teenage girl and a baby were unharmed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm
Richmond targets blue badge misuse
Five people have been prosecuted this month by Richmond Council for misusing a family member’s blue badge for their own benefit.
The Council launched a crack down on blue badge abuse earlier this year.
It is a criminal offence to use a fake, lost or stolen badge or to use one belonging to someone else. The maximum fine is £1,000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am
Police need witnesses at Sutton pub
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident at a pub in Sutton which resulted in a 42 year old man being taken to hospital with bruising and cuts.
It happened at the New Town pub on the corner of Lind Road and Greyhound Road on the 4th of August between 4 and 5 pm.
Any witnesses to what happened inside and outside the pub or who can help with the investigation are asked to contact Sutton CID or Crimestoppers anonymously. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am
Missing Kew Woman
Police are concerned for the safety of a missing Kew woman who was last seen around 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.
61 year old Elizabeth Chandra is suffering from the early stages of dementia and police would like to locate her as soon as possible.
She is 5 foot 7 inches tall with blonde, greying short hair. She was wearing a white T shirt and a black and white striped top with black slip on sandals.
Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to ring the police on 101.
Thornton Heath Murder Trial
A 21-year-old man will appear in court on Wednesday the 22nd of August charged with the murder of a salesman who was killed in his home in Thornton Heath last year July.
41-year-old Carlton Ned was shot dead as he defended his family from masked gunmen.
Christopher Thomas of Tulse Hill will appear at Bexleyheath Magistrates Court. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am
Surrey Council to go ahead with volunteer library plan
Surrey County Council is to proceed with its volunteer library plan despite a judicial review into the proposal.
The Tory led council say the plan is now ready for implementation after work to improve it was carried out.
Surrey Libraries Action Movement (SLAM), which brought the judicial review in April this year, said it was disappointed with the decision.
Libraries affected include Ewell Court, Byfleet, Virginia Water and Stoneleigh.
The Council expects 10 libraries in the county to be run by volunteers by next year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Croydon Police appeal for information after death
Road death investigators from Croydon Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was killed in Coombe Road last Thursday morning at around half past seven.
The fifty six year old died when the car she was travelling in was in collision with another car.
A post-mortem gave the woman’s cause of death as multiple injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
Huge support from Wandsworth residents for an annual bike race
A straw poll of Wandsworth residents has revealed huge support for the idea of staging an annual bike race in London based on the route of Olympic road race.
A survey undertaken by the council on the streetlife.com website showed that local people would welcome this type of annual event.
The council's survey was launched a few days before London Mayor Boris Johnson's announcement that he wanted to stage a similar event from next year onwards.
Council leader Ravi Govindia says the event could deliver another lasting legacy from the 2012 Games. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am
A quarter of Surrey School fires started deliberatley
Nearly a quarter of fires in Surrey's schools were started deliberately.
Figures released under the Freedom Of Information Act shows that since 2008, out of 62 fires 14 were started deliberately.
Malcolm Tarling from the Association of British insurers says that some arson attacks are a cover to disguise crimes such as theft.
He also says that the expensive electrical and computer equipment that schools now days hold, are very attractive to thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am
Lib Dems won't support new runways in the South East
A government consultation has been put on hold, after reports that parties cannot agree on how to go ahead in expanding South East airports.
The Liberal Democrats say they will not support new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stanstead.
They are pushing for a new strategy that balances the need for growth, but also takes into account environmental concerns.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson, has accused the government of stalling on airport expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am
A Shepperton chuch is at risk of collapsing
A church in Shepperton that has served the Community for 400 years is at risk of collapsing.
The discovery of one of the walls sinking was made at St Nicholas' during exploratory digging, ahead of some planned refurbishment.
Up to 80 thousand pounds is needed for the work on the grade 1-listed building.
The Church currently has 15 thousand pounds to put towards the repairs, but they will be holding fund raisers and asking business in the area to help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am
Multiple Stabbings in Tolworth
There was a serious fight in Tolworth last night.
Police were called just before 6pm to the Knollmead area where they found 2 men who had been stabbed.
A short time later officers stopped a car on Amberwood Rise in New Malden and found a male passenger who also had stab wounds.
None of the three injured men has life threatening conditions.
Five men have been arrested and remain in custody at South London police stations. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
UPDATE: Prince Philip
The Duke of Edinburgh's back in hospital, for the second time this year.
Buckingham Palace has NOT given a reason for the 91 year-old's transfer by ambulance from Balmoral to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but it's thought to be a repeat of the bladder infection he suffered in June.
His admission is being described as a "precautionary measure".
In June, the Duke went into hospital with a bladder infection and over Christmas he was treated for a blocked artery.
He's had a busy few weeks - attending Olympic events, and most recently appearing at Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm
Two men charged with the murder of Carole Waugh
Two men have been charged with the murder of oil executive Carole Waugh in New Malden.
Her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car at a garage on August the 2nd.
She'd been missing since April.
Rakesh Bhayani and Nicholas Kutner will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
London Welsh reveal sponsor
London Welsh has announced its new main sponsor.
The agreement, which officially starts this month, will see the rugby jersey emblazoned with ‘Brains Beer for the next three years.
The Richmond team, who were recently promoted to the top flight Aviva Premiership, will wear the new kit for the first time when they play Leicester Tigers next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
House damaged in Hampton
The roof of a semi- detached house in Hampton has been destroyed by fire.
It broke out in St James Avenue yesterday afternoon.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
Lampard waiting on contract
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says he’s still waiting to hear if the club will offer him a new contact.
The 34 year old who will captain England in the friendly against Italy tonight is in the final season of his contract with the blues.
He says he would like to end his career at Stamford Bridge.
John Terry has match suspension ban reduced
John Terry has had his three match suspension reduced on appeal.
Chelsea FC’s central defender will serve an initial ban of 2 matches,
but the third will be held over a probationary period of 3 years.
The punishment relates to Terry’s sending off in the UEFA
Champions League semi-final match earlier this year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
St George's launches new initiative scheme for people with dementia
A new initiative aimed at helping raise awareness of patients with dementia in hospital has been launched at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.
The Butterfly Scheme works by identifying patients with dementia that require extra support from healthcare staff.
A sticker with a picture of a blue butterfly is affixed to the notes and name boards of patients with dementia.
The Tooting hospital says it makes staff aware of the patient’s needs and allows the appropriate level of care to be given. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm
Croydon resident becomes victim to cold caller
An elderly woman in Croydon has had over 3 hundred pounds stolen after she let a cold caller into her home.
The man claimed he was working on another house and needed to check the water in her house in Purley on Thursday.
Police are reminding people not to let unknown people into their homes, however plausible their story is. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
G20 post mortem doctor labelled 'dishonest'
A disciplinary panel has labelled the doctor who carried out the first post mortem on G20 riot victim Ian Tomlinson, dishonest.
Dr Freddy Patel claimed the newspaper seller died in 2009 as a result of coronary artery disease – this was later proved to be false.
An inquest jury found Mr Tomlinson was unlawfully killed after being pushed to the ground by Carshalton PC Simon Harwood.
PC Harwood was cleared of manslaughter. Dr Patel is currently suspended. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Paralympics - A focus on Athletics
The Olympic Stadium has seen immense highs and agonising lows over the past couple of weeks.
As London 2012 Olympics came to a close last night, all eyes now turn to the Paralympics.
Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne attended a disability athletics meeting at Kingsmeadow in Kingston.
Lisa Daley is a T13 400 metre sprinter. She spoke to me about her chosen discipline:
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