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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Hounslow man in court accused of double attempted murder

A man from Hounslow has appeared before magistrates charged with two counts of
attempted murder.

Twenty year old Sasha Masamba has been remanded in custody.

He will appear before the Old Bailey on the third of September
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm  

Mo Farah dedicates his medals to his new born daughters
Mo Farah has said he wants to dedicate his two gold medals from the London Olympics his new born babies

His wife gave birth to twin girls this morning.

The former Feltham community college student hasn’t chosen names yet but says he will engrave the medals when he does.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

Friday, 24 August 2012

Parents urged to vaccinate their children against measles
The Health Protection Agency is urging parents to protect their children from measles before the start of the new school year.

It comes after 105 confirmed measles cases have been reported in London, with 6 in Hounslow and 5 in Croydon.

London’s uptake for the MMR vaccination is significantly lower than the national average.

Measles spreads easily and in rare cases can be fatal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

New loan signing for AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon have signed defender Curtis Haynes-Brown on a one-month loan deal from Yeovil Town.

The 23-year-old left-back made 12 appearances last season.

The former AFC Sudbury and Lowestoft Town player joined Yeovil in 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Carshalton home burglary

A police investigation has been launched after several expensive items were stolen in a burglary in Carshalton.

Valuables including a silver table centre ornament and earrings were taken between 6:45PM and 7:10 PM on Tuesday.

The full extent of what was stolen will not be known until the victim returns from holiday.

Police believe the suspects were disturbed as they left a television and DVD player discarded at the side of the house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

PC guilty of dangerous driving after hitting cyclist

A policeman has been found guilty of dangerous driving after hitting a cyclist from Weybridge causing extensive injuries.

Thirty one year old Pepe Belmonte was hit by a British Transport Police van driven by PC David Lynch on March 31st 2011 on a hump-back bridge in Hackney.

The 30 year old police officer was responding to an emergency call at the time but an independent investigation found that he lost control of the vehicle.

Thirty one year old Pepe, a singer songwriter and actor, was in a coma for 9 days after sustaining brain, spinal, knee and facial injuries.

He’s had to relearn how to play the guitar and still suffers problems with his back.

PC Lynch will be sentenced in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Reward offered after horrific Weybridge burglary

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for a vicious burglary in Weybridge.

The victim was tortured inside her own home on a private estate in St George’s Hill, by a pair of masked burglars 3 weeks ago.

The elderly widow was forced to open a safe with the men stealing large amounts of expensive jewellery and personal items valued around a £150,000.

The burglars are black men, about 5ft 7 and are believed to have escaped towards Brooklands Road on foot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Fire in Richmond

A house in Richmond has been damaged by fire.

The blaze broke out on Queens Road just after 8 this morning.

The property was in the process of being renovated and no-one was injured.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Drop in rough sleeper numbers

The number of people sleeping rough in Wandsworth has fallen by more than half.

Wandsworth Council says it along with a number of outreach teams have been striving to identify and help rough sleepers in the area.

Since the end of 2010, the estimated total number of people sleeping rough has dropped from 34 to 15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Londoners urged to plan their travel during the Paralympics
People have been urged to book their train tickets in advance, as visitors descend on London for the Paralympics.

Travellers are also advised to plan their journey and take advantage of ticket deals still on offer.

Those with attending the Paralympics can purchase a special ticket allowing them to change the time they can travel back.

South West Trains are providing more than 400,000 extra seats and re-timing late night trains throughout the games.

Those needing train tickets can get them through www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Lorries and crane stolen in burglary
Police are appealing for help after a break in at a timber merchants in Beddington.

Two trucks and a crane were stolen at around 4am on Tuesday, from the premesis on the Beddington Industrial Estate.

The thieves used the crane to load building materials onto the lorry before driving away.

A 60,000 pound DAF drop-side truck and a 20,000 pound white Ford rigid lorry were also taken in the raid.

Anyone with any information should contact Sutton Police, or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Greening under threat
Ahead of next months expected Cabinet reshuffle, it is rumoured that some ministers and Tory MP’s want Justine Greening to be replaced as Transport Secretary.

They’re arguing that this needs to happen to pave the way for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Ms Greening, the MP for Putney, has led the campaign against expansion at the airport.

Any attempt to move her to another department would cause an outcry from green campaigners and west London residents, opposed to the extenstion for environmental and noise pollution reasons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

21 Arrests In Overnight Operation
A major police operation has been taking place overnight in London to target gang members and other criminals.

Operation Pegasus involved 300 officers being deployed across six London bridges and key train and bus hubs.

Specialist drugs dog units were based at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Tooting Bec mainline train stations.

Mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition units were rotated across Wandsworth, Battersea, Vauxhall, Albert, Chelsea and Lambeth bridges during the operation.

A special mobile custody suite was set up in Battersea to help speed up searches and processing.

In total, 192 vehicles were stopped, and 13 vehicles seized.

21 people have been arrested including a serial sex offender and known gang members.

There were also several arrests for drugs, driving whilst disqualified, being drunk and disorderly, fraud, theft and handling stolen goods.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 am  

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Body found at Heathrow
A body's been found inside a British Airways plane which landed at Heathrow today.

BA says the body was found inside the landing gear bay of a Boeing 747 after it arrived from Cape Town.

The Metropolitan Police and South African authorities are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Surrey Meeting
People across Surrey are being given the chance to hear about how the police tackle issues in the area.

The meeting, taking place in Woking, will reveal how well the police are coping with crime.

Members of the public will also have the chance to raise any issues.

The meeting takes place in Woking borough council on the 6th September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

High rates of cardiac arrest survival in Surrey
New figures show London has the best cardiac arrest survival rate in the country.

During 2011-12, the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate in London was just over 31%. South East Coast which covers Surrey was just over 23%.

It’s the first time all ambulance services in England have measured the survival rate.

The figures were submitted to the Department of Health for collation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Increase in bicycle thefts in Elmbridge
There been an increase in the number of bicycles being stolen in Elmbridge.

Over the last week there have been eight reported thefts of bikes from public areas and gardens of properties in Walton, Weybridge, Cobham and West Molesey.

Three of the thefts were bikes left padlocked to cycle racks near Walton-on-Thames Railway Station.

There have also been a number of reported thefts from sheds and garages in the borough
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Police warn residents about bogus cold callers
Police in Elmbridge are reminding residents to be careful when answering the door.

The advice comes after reports of what could be a bogus cold caller in Walton on Thames.

Surrey police received calls about a man calling on properties in Ryden Gardens.

He claimed to be checking radiators and boilers for an energy company but failed to show any ID.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity in the area should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

No One Officer To Blame Over Sharp Find
The Met Police Commissioner has said the failure to find missing Tia Sharp’s body more quickly, cannot be blamed on any one officer.

Police were at the home of the youngster’s grandmother in New Addington for four days before she was discovered in the loft.

The force has already apologised to the 12 year old’s mother for the delay.

37 year old Stuart Hazell, her grandmother’s partner, has been charged with her murder.

Merton Council is carrying out its own review into the death – Tia lived in Mitcham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am  

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Several memorial plaques stolen in Croydon
More than 30 bronze plaques have been taken from a Croydon cemetery in the last week.

Seven have been taken from the Greenlawn Memorial Park in Chelsham Road in Warlingham.

A further 25 bronze plates were stolen over the week-end.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

New Thames Estuary airport more susceptible to weather conditions
The Met office claims a new airport in the Thames Estuary would be more affected by fog than Heathrow.

Research commissioned by Medway Council, which is opposed to the airport, has been carried out over the last 5 years.

Supporters of the idea claim aircraft technology can overcome foggy conditions.
Between January 2007 and December 2011 there were 762 hours of fog in the estuary compared to 247 at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Epsom man given a curfew for conning a customer
A man who tried to trick an 82-year-old woman in Carshalton out of £80 for some tiling work he pretended to have completed has been sentenced.

32 year old Terry Ridgley from Epsom, pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud by false representation.

He received a curfew and tag for four months.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Family march outside Brixton police station
The family of a man who died in police custody has marched outside Brixton police station to mark the fourth anniversary of his death.

Sean Rigg died of a heart attack there after being arrested in Balham on August 21st 2008 and held in a “prone” position for eight minutes.

Relatives of Mr Rigg last week criticised an IPCC report which concluded that officers had acted 'reasonably' – despite an inquest jury finding that 'unnecessary' force had been used to detain the schizophrenic musician .

It recorded a narrative verdict, condemning a three hour delay in police responding to 999 calls from workers at the care home where he was living.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Purley man guilty of possessing indecent images of children
A child care practitioner has pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court to 12 charges of indecent image offences.

34 year old James Hoffman from Purley was remanded in custody for sentencing pending a mental health and probation report.

Hoffman pleaded guilty to voyeurism and possession of indecent images of children.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Thieves target cigarettes in Claygate raid
Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes from the Co-op supermarket in Claygate.

A group of four men forced open the door of the shop on Hare Lane in the early hours of Friday – before loading the cigarettes into a car.

They then sped away in the direction of Esher – almost hitting a pedestrian.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Man arrested in connection with two attacks in Hounslow
Police investigating two serious attacks on women in Hounslow have
arrested a man in connection with their investigation.

Following a series of appeals an officer on a high-visibility patrol at Hounslow train station detained a man last night.

The 20 year old was taken into custody at a west London police
station, where he remains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Murder investigation starts in Streatham
A man has been stabbed to death in Streatham.

Police were called to Gleneldon Mews just after 7 o’clock last night where they found the 24 year old suffering from stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

No arrests have been made so far – investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Police search for man missing in Hayes
Police are very concerned for the safety of a man who’s missing from Hayes.

48 year old Ian Beaver was last seen around at 1 on Tuesday afternoon at his home. He left without taking his car or motorbike.

Ian is 5ft 10ins tall and has collar length dark brown hair, facial stubble and is slim.

He was last seen wearing a maroon polo shirt with horizontal stripes and an 'Airmax' logo, black plain trousers and black trainers.

He’s believed to be suffering with depression.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

London 2012 Games: Official sponsors play their part
With the London 2012 Paralympics now only one week away, we hear from one of the official sponsors of the Games, EDF.

Darren Towers is Head if Sustainability and Environmental Leadership.  He spoke with Radio Jackie about the company's involvement in London 2012, with a focus on sustainability, education and working with Paralympics GB:

EDF Part 1 - Sustainability:

EDF Part 2 - Education:

EDF Part 3 - Paralympics GB:


Visit the Radio Jackie red button for this week's podcast: Paralympics - A focus on other sports and organisations behind the scenes
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Carshalton officer to face more action
A police officer, cleared of killing newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London, will face force disciplinary proceedings next month.

PC Simon Harwood was acquitted of manslaughter in July after he hit Mr Tomlinson with his baton and shoved him to the ground in April 2009.


A gross misconduct hearing will take place on September 17th and is expected to last up to four weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

Chelsea Boss speaks out
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is backing Edin Hazard to be one of the stars of the Premier League season.

The Belgian played a part in both of the Blues' goals in their 2-0 win over Wigan at the weekend.

Di Matteo says he's pleased that the summer signing has managed to make such a quick impact.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm  

Soldiers brought home
The bodies of three British servicemen killed in Afghanistan have been flown back to the UK.

Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman from Guildford, Lance Corporal Matthew Smith and Guardsman Jamie Shadrake were flown into RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire this afternoon.

After private ceremonies for their families the cortege made its way to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

NHS about to go global?
NHS hospitals are to be encouraged to set up profit-making branches abroad.

The scheme will be launched in the autumn, with the idea that any money raised will be used for patient care here.

But the Patients Association says the plans are a "distraction", at a time of huge upheaval in the health service.

The Royal Marsden, with bases in Sutton and Chelsea, is thought to be one of those considering the move.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

UPDATE: Hounslow fire

The Bath Road remains sealed off because of a tyre fire just off the Bath Road.

Heathrow flights are unaffected.

Residents are told to stay indoors because of smoke.

Stay tuned to Jackie for up to the minute travel reports and news live throughout the night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Fire in Hounslow
Firefighters are tackling a large fire in Hounslow.

It broke out shortly before 4pm just off the Bath Road.

A large amount of car tyres are alight and forty firefighters are now at the scene trying to bring the blaze under control.



Photos courtesy of Darren Graham Photography

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Harlequins extend scrum half contract
A Harlequins Scrum half has signed a 3 year contract extension.

25 year old Danny Care has made over a hundred appearances for them and scored 157 points.

He says that he enjoys being part of a talented squad that is 'playing an attractive and successful style of rugby.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Work to start early to repair on Molesey lock
Work to repair Molesey lock on the Thames will begin a year early after efficiency savings were made.

Repairs will see the lock chamber refurbished between January and March next year.

The work is taking place as part of a 2.7 million pound scheme to maintain 12 Thames locks.

Sunbury New Lock will also close from 21 January to 15 February.

The Environment Agency said work on Molesey Lock had been brought forward by a year after funding became available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Richmond Park to charge for public toilets
Answering the call of nature in Richmond Park could involve dipping into your pocket in future.

Royal Parks has lost around twelve million pounds in Government funding – so it’s decided to charge for those using the parks’ toilet facilities.

The charge would be phased in from March next year and Royal Parks is insisting it won’t make a profit.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Homeless man banned from Spelthorne

A sixty three year old homeless man has been banned from entering Spelthorne.

Surrey Police have said that Robert Borland had caused residents persistent anti-social behaviour, harassment and nuisance.

The anti-social behaviour order bans Borland from Sunbury, Shepperton, Staines and Ashford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Time up for travellers in Tooting

Travellers in Tooting have until two o’clock this afternoon to move from a camp they set up yesterday morning.

The site on Tooting Common in Wandsworth is already subject to action by Wandsworth Council.

The local authority has issued an order meaning the travellers have until just after lunchtime today to move.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Courageous Teddington businesswoman aims to raise £30,000
A courageous entrepreneur and author from Teddington takes part in a fun run today – with the aim of raising thirty thousand pounds.

Charlotte Hogg was just fifteen when she was in a coach crash which saw three of her close friends killed.

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of that crash after which some of the remaining survivors have committed suicide.

But now a successful businesswoman, Charlotte will cross the finish line outside the Popup Britain shop in Kew Road, Richmond at eleven o’clock this morning.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Monday, 20 August 2012

Streatham model jailed

A male model has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of beating up his girlfriend at an upmarket sex party in Soho.

32 year old Patrick Ribbssaeter from Streatham was found guilty of grievous bodily harm to Wachirapom Pod during a fight in October.

She was left with a hemorrhage to her right eye and extensive swelling after Ribbsaeter flew into a jealous rage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Mortuary malfunction at St Helier Hospital

St Helier hospital has launched an investigation after a mortuary fridge broke down.
A technical failure meant it malfunctioned for 36 hours last week.
Carshalton’s MP Tom Brake says that his 'first thoughts are for the families of the 5 deceased children involved’.
He says it should never have happened and additional measures should be put in place to avoid future failures.
The trust has apologised and launched an investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

Paralympics - A focus on other sports and organisations behind the scenes
Over the last few weeks we have been have looking at each of the sports to be featured in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

This week we speak to Andy from Genesis Gymnastics Club in Chessington. Although the sport does not feature in the Paralympics, he explains the benefits of gymnastics to children with a variety of disabilities:


We also hear from one of Britain's first Paralympians Caz Walton, and from Darren Towers, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Leadership at EDF - one of the official partners of the Games.

Paralympics - A focus on other sports and organisations behind the scenes is available on the Radio Jackie red button.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Police in Wallington warn residents of a conman
Police are warning Wallington residents to be aware of a conman operating in the area who claims to work for a bank.

It’s after a 91 year old man was tricked into handing over his bank account details to him last Friday.

The day after he realised that 600-pounds had been taken from his account.
The suspect is black, of ‘robust’ build, aged around 50 and was dressed in a dark suit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Kingston Council to use renewable energy sources
Over the next 3 years, Kingston Council will use renewable sources to power a large amount of the boroughs electricity.

Solar and wind power will be used, following an agreement between the Council and 'green energy' supplier SSE.

The new contract forms part of their commitment to deliver a reduction of 24% in Co2 emissions by 2015.

Councillor Sharon Hartley says that this is just the start of a longer term plan to move towards a greener Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Major collision in Streatham Hill
A man in his 70’s has died following a major road collision in Streatham Hill.

A car collided with three other vehicles, including a lorry and bus, just before 8 o’clock this morning.

The road has been closed by Streatham Hill station – allowing the air ambulance to land.

There are no reports of any other injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

BAA told to sell Stanstead Airport
Airport operator BAA has given up its legal fight to keep Stansted Airport.

They failed to overturn a Competition Commission decision that it should sell Stansted because of market dominance.

The company, which also owns Heathrow, had previously been ordered to sell Gatwick and Edinburgh.

BAA says it has decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Epsom doctor backs review of plastic surgery

A medical director for Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals is backing the government’s review of plastic surgery.

Dr. Ruth Charlton is encouraging people to participate in the review and share their views and experiences of the cosmetic surgery industry.

The review was launched on August 15 and comes after problems with PiP breast implants led to a focus on plastic surgery in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 am  

Sunday, 19 August 2012

CCTV due on Hounslow attacks
The Met Police hope the issue of CCTV footage brings them a step closer to finding the attacker of two women in Hounslow.

The footage should be released in the next 24 hours.

The two women – one 19 and one 26 - had their face and neck cut by a young man aged between 18 and 25.

The most recent attack was in the early hours of Friday on Whitton Road at the junction of Murray Avenue.

The first attack happened on the 7th of August on Hanworth Road near Saint Stephens Road.

Both women were taken to hospital but do not have life- threatening injuries and have been released.

Extra police have been put on the beat in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Richmond Recycling Encouraged
It’s hoped that schools in Richmond will begin recycling more to help them cut the cost of waste disposal.

The government is to start charging for general waste collection but recycling collections will remain free.

The local councils now offering to help schools work out how they can reduce waste and in turn their bills.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Million Pound House Trashed
A Palestinian woman, whose family trashed a 1.25-million pound rented house in Fulham, has been told she faces jail if her children did not curb their anti-social behaviour.

Manal Mahmoud and six of her children are being housed by Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

Residents of the street said doors were broken and rubbish was dumped in the garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

St. George's Closed To New Patients
A waiting list backlog at St Georges Hospital has resulted in GP’s being told to stop referring patients.

The Tooting hospital has exceeded its 18-week waiting time target for 5 treatments.

Patients in need of weight loss surgery, spinal surgery or treatment for gynaecological, gastric or ear, nose and throat problems must now be sent elsewhere.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

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