Concerns for missing Kingston girl
Kingston police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl who did not return home from school Thursday as expected.
They say this is out of character for Asma Alsubai and are worried for her safety.
She is a Saudi national and described as about 5 foot 6, of medium build and has long black hair.
She was last seen wearing a brown Hijab with green flowers, a black leather biker jacket and brown skinny jeans.
Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call Kingston police on 101 or Missing People on 116 000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am
Police hunt violent Mitcham burglars
Police investigating a violent burglary in Mitcham believe it could be linked to other recent crimes.
Two men forced their way into a home in Commonside East on the evening of the 10th October. They punched a 36 year old woman in the face and threatened to take her 5 year old daughter.
They stole gold jewellery worth around £40,000.
The suspects are black, aged in their late teens or early 20s. One was around 5 foot 3 and wore a brown tweed cap. The other is around 5 foot 7.
Anyone with information should contact Merton CID on 020 649 3118 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 am
Friday, 16 November 2012
Two bodies discovered after fire in Streatham
Fire fighters were called to a fire affecting some wasteland on Streatham High Road in the early hours of this morning.
Two bodies were found at the scene. A third person was injured and is in hospital.
Two fire engines and around 10 fire fighters from Norbury fire station attended the call. The Brigade was called just after 2am and the fire was under control by 4am.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade’s Fire Investigation Unit and the Metropolitan Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm
Sutton saves time and money by joining the London Permit Scheme
Motorists can look forward to a happier new year as Sutton’s roads should flow more smoothly when the London Permit Scheme is introduced in the middle of January.
Currently the council deals with around 20,000 applications a year to dig holes in the roads - which can cause massive disruption to motorists and pedestrians.
But the London Permit Scheme will give Sutton stronger powers to coordinate works so that alternative routes are not blocked off at the same time and companies are not allowed to spend months completing jobs and forcing drivers to crawl through long, frustrating traffic jams.
And Sutton will also save up to £250,000 as it will be able to share the costs of running the scheme with applicants such as utility companies, whereas at the moment the borough must pay all the bills.
Mayor joins foster carers for thanksgiving meal
Foster carers from across Sutton will be joined by the borough’s first citizen next week for a special thanksgiving meal to thank them for the invaluable support they give to local children and young people.
The Mayor, Cllr Sean Brennan will welcome guests to the evening meal celebration – taking place the day after the American holiday of Thanksgiving – where local foster carers will be thanked by the borough for their hard work in giving a stable home to vulnerable children who can’t live with their birth families .
The dinner will see over 80 foster carers take their seats alongside the Mayor at the Holiday Inn restaurant in Sutton; who will express his thanks for the work they have done.
The Mayor will also present awards to foster carers for long service, and dedication to training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm
Outrage as vandalism blights Twickenham’s Riverside
Mindless hooligans have targeted Twickenham Riverside’s recently-opened Diamond Jubilee Gardens over the weekend.
Residents and Councillors have expressed outrage at vandals who pulled numerous plants out of flower beds and borders before throwing them around the gardens.
The incident is the first of its kind following the official opening of the Diamond Jubilee Gardens by Princess Alexandria in June this year.
The gardens, located in a prime spot over looking the Thames, was opened to the public following six months of intensive on-site work to transform the former Twickenham Lido, after 30 years of neglect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
Riding for Disabled families in urgent plea for help
Parents of special needs children, who are members of The Horse Rangers Association at Hampton Court, are seeking help before the end of November to buy a much-needed horse for their Riding for Disabled groups.
The youth charity has two squadrons which specialise in teaching youngsters, who have a variety of disabilities, horse management and riding skills.
One mother says My son is autistic as well as having ADHD and some physical disabilities. He finds life very tricky, particularly social interactions and understanding and managing his own emotions, easily becoming distressed and sometimes verbally and physically aggressive. It’s very hard to find social activities for him and Horse Rangers has been a huge positive influence in his life. It helps him make friends, take responsibility for looking after a horse and to work within a framework rather than just to his own agenda.
The horses play a vital role in the children’s personal development, providing a very calming influence, a non-human focus which eases the social pressure that they can work round.
The discipline at HRA, similar to Scouts or Guides, improves behaviour and provides a vital social experience as well as developing independence. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am
AFC Wimbledon to meet MK Dons in FA Cup
Milton Keynes Dons are to meet AFC Wimbledon for the first time.
The Dons beat non-league Cambridge City 6-1 in their FA Cup first round replay last night, and that means they'll now play the League Two team.
The Dons were formed when Wimbledon FC relocated to the Buckinghamshire town in 2003 - and AFC Wimbledon was set up in response to that.
Could the wind be to blame for noise pollution at Heathrow?
You've heard of the wrong kind of snow - now it's the wrong kind of wind.
Wind direction has been blamed for soaring numbers of complaints about aircraft noise at Heathrow.
Complaints rose alarmingly over the summer, peaking at nearly 1,800 in August. That's in sharp comparison to the amount reported last August - 400.
Airport bosses had confirmed at a public meeting that the rise was due to the wrong kind of wind.
Complaints about noise rose from around 400 last September to over 1,600 this September and from just over 400 in October 2011 to nearly 1,500 last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm
Fourth arrest in Teddington murder case
Detectives have today named a man murdered in Teddington as 20 year-old Patrick Lawless, a physical education student from Twickenham.
Police investigating the incident have so far arrested four people.
A 20-year-old man was arrested last night on suspicion of murder, and currently remains in custody.
Officers were called at around 00.30hrs on Sunday, the 11th of November to reports of a man who had collapsed in the street.
Mr Lawless was taken to Kingston Hospital but died a short time later.
A post-mortem examination took place at Kingston Hospital mortuary yesterday and confirmed cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm
Police drop Clattenburg Inquiry
The Metropolitan Police has dropped an investigation into alleged comments by referee Mark Clattenburg towards Chelsea's John Obi Mikel.
An investigation was launched into alleged comments made during a football match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC at Stamford Bridge on 28th of October
This follows on from a complaint received by the Metropolitan Police Service
Enquires were made and no victims have come forward.
The matter will remain as a recorded incident.
Without a victim and/or any evidence that any offence has been committed, the matter cannot currently be investigated.
If the situation changes and a victim and/or evidence to support an allegation of a crime comes to police attention then further enquiries will if appropriate be made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
AFC Wimbledon in action
There's an intriguing FA Cup first round replay tonight.
If Milton Keynes Dons win at home to non-league Cambridge City, they'll set up a clash with AFC Wimbledon - the club set up after Wimbledon FC departed south London to relocate to the Buckinghamshire town.
There's also an under-21 international between England and Northern Ireland this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm
House fire investigated in Thornton Heath
Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a house fire on Hawthorn Avenue in Thornton Heath this morning.
The fire destroyed a single story extension at the back of the property and caused slight damaged to the first floor of the house.
No injuries were reported.
The Brigade was called at 08.55 and the fire was under control at 10.03. Fire crews from West Norwood, Norbury and Woodside fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 pm
Man cleared of scamming elderly
A 32 year old man from Tadworth, accused of conning elderly people as part of a bank card scam, has been cleared in court.
Mark Packham was one of 11 people charged in connection with bank card fraud carried out across the South East last year and this year.
He denied the charges against him.
A Judge at Guildford Crown Court today ordered the jury to find him not guilty, saying he had no case to answer.
In September, nine other men and one woman were jailed after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.
They had persuaded pensioners to hand over their bank cards and Pin numbers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 pm
Town Centre plans get green light
Work to develop Addlestone town centre could begin as early as 2014, according to Runnymede Borough Council.
Work in Station Road will take place over two phases and include new shops, flats, a park and pedestrianised street, among other improvements.
The council has appointed Bouygues Development as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm
Epsom's MP speaks our over Abu Qatada
Radical cleric Abu Qatada's been released from prison after winning the latest round in his legal battle against deportation.
He was released on bail after judges on an immigration panel decided he should not face trial in Jordan on terror charges.
The government's been attempting to extradite Qatada for more than a decade.
In the Commons, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has been blaming Human Rights legislation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm
The Blues are left feeling blue following latest accusations
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck insists the club are not hypocrites for supporting John Terry and lodging a complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg.
He says they have a duty of care for Terry even if he's done something wrong.
The Blues captain was banned for 4 matches for racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
However, Buck insists they also had to report Clattenburg for alleged inappropriate language towards John Mikel Obi.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm
Kingston's MP pledges firm action
There will be firm action against anyone who's found guilty of trying to rig the UK gas market.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has been promising an investigation into allegations that wholesale prices have been manipulated.
The city watchdog, the FSA, and energy regulator Ofgem are both looking into the claims.
Mr Davey told the Commons he'll support criminal prosecutions, if necessary.
No further action to be taken for pair arrested
A retired police officer and former journalist - arrested as part of the investigation into corrupt payments to public officials - will face no further action.
The two men answered bail at south London police stations and were told that their cases will go no further.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm
Twi hard fans preparing for the finale
Robert Pattinson's admitted to feeling "incredibly strange" at the thought of there being no more Twilight movies.
The actor from Barnes been meeting fans at the Los Angeles premiere of the final instalment of the vampire series - Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Some of them camped out for five days.
Robert says it's something he'll miss.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm
Man jailed for killing pensioner in Hayes
A man has been jailed for 12 and a half years after killing a pensioner while trying to flee police in a stolen car in Hayes.
70 year old Roberto Da Silva was getting out of his car in Murray Avenue when he was struck by a VW Golf in february.
Police had been pursuing the vehicle only minutes before.
39 year old Felix Fletcher [pictured] was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, vehicle theft and burglary. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm
Radio Jackie special report into the forthcoming Surrey Police Commissioner elections
People across Surrey will get the chance to vote for their first Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday.
In a Radio Jackie special report, James Brydges asks how each candidate would deal with the budget.
Appeal for lost Mayoral Badge
Richmond Council is asking all residents to be on the look-out for the Mayoral badge after it was lost recently.
The Mayoral badge is a historical icon worn on the Mayoral chains. It was created in 1890 for the then Richmond Borough. There are other badges, but the Richmond badge is the one most often used by our Mayors.
Following an official Mayoral Engagement at Linden Hall, Hampton on Thursday 25th October, the Mayor travelled to Barnes and the badge appears to have been lost, either near Linden Hall or Barnes Church Street. It is feared that the badge, which features the borough of Richmond upon Thames’ Coat of Arms, fell onto the floor and that subsequently a resident may have found it and has no idea of its historical and sentimental value to the borough.
Richmond Council is appealing to residents to come forward if they have found the badge or have any knowledge of its whereabouts. It is an oval golden colour medallion with an enamel coating on the front, painted with the Arms as shown below. The Council is prepared to consider a reward for its safe return.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Arrest in Fulham murder investigation
The family of a Grandfather stabbed to death in Fulham at the weekend have paid tribute to him.
73 year old Joseph Griffiths was found early on Saturday morning after an attack at his home in Hazelbury Road.
In a statement released his family say "Joe was a husband,
father and grandfather, he was a successful businessman who embraced life and lived it to the full.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information following the murder.
A 20 year old man was arrested this morning in connection with the inquiry. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am
Heathrow Restrictions Sought by Richmond And Wandsworth
20 councils will tell the Government that loosening restrictions on Heathrow’s existing runways would destroy the quality of life for communities.
The all-party 2M group – including Richmond and Wandsworth Councils represents more than five million people close to Heathrow.
It wants a guarantee that ‘runway alternation’ and night flight restrictions will not be sacrificed so the airport can handle more planes.
The councils are now preparing evidence for a new aviation commission.
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