Investigations continue on M25
Part of the M25 is still closed off following a fatal accident on Wednesday morning.
One lane is closed anticlockwise between junctions 16 for the M40 and 15 for the M4.
It’s after a cherry picker was knocked over, and a man died.
We’re told lane one remains closed so the cherry picker can be dismantled and it’s expected to reopen this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
Update: CCTV Images released following theft of elderly woman’s handbag in Sheppperton
Detectives investigating a burglary in Shepperton have now spoken to two men identified through the release of CCTV and eliminated them from their enquiries.
A public appeal for information, including two CCTV images, was released on Monday.
Officers have received a number of calls since then from members of the public naming the two men pictured.
Police have now spoken to the two men, who are being treated as potential witnesses and not suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm
Death of Russian Alexander Perepilichnyy 'not suspicious'
Surrey Police says it is satisfied that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy.
The investigation into the death of the Russian businessman was launched after he was found collapsed in Weybridge in November.
He died at the scene in Granville Road. Two post mortem examinations, did not establish a cause of death.
Toxicology samples were taken from both post mortems and were used to carry out a full range of tests.
The matter has now been formally passed to coroners and an inquest will be held in due course. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm
Police appeal in Sunbury
A homeowner has been burgled in Sunbury – while they were still in the house.
The robbery happened yesterday evening at an address in Lower Hampton Road.
The occupant, a woman aged in her 50s, heard persistent knocking at the door but didn’t answer it.
She then heard a tool being used to jemmy open a door and gain access to the property.
On the man entering the hallway of the property, the householder confronted him demanding that he leave. He fled empty handed.
He's described as black, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, over 6 foot tall, of slim build, with very short hair. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Appeal in West Byfleet
A cyclist has suffered serious head injuries in a suspected hit-and-run in West Byfleet.
The man collided with a Ford Fiesta as he cycled along Celtic Road just before 8 o’clock last night.
Surrey Police say they are keen to trace the driver of the car.
A spokesman has appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact officers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Paralympians Support Sports Legacy at Prosthetic Clinic
Last Friday Stef Reid (Paralympic Silver Medalist – long jump), John McFall (Paralympic Bronze Medallist – 100m sprint) and Paralympic coach Tim Stevenson, joined nine amputees for a running day hosted by ProActive Prosthetics.
The day, which started with some motivational talks and tips on prosthetic running techniques at the clinic in Elstead, was followed by an afternoon at Charterhouse Club running track in Godalming.
Most of the amputees were new to running, some of them trying running blades for the first time, but several joined the running day with specific goals in mind including Kiera Roche (an above knee amputee) who plans to run in the London Marathon in 2014.
Challenge To QPR Ground In Hanwell
Queens Park Rangers’ planned new training ground is facing a legal challenge from residents in west London.
According to the Hanwell Community Forum Ealing council’s decision to give planning permission for the 30-million pound training facility in Southall is illegal.
They’re planning to challenge the decision in the High Court.
HCF say plans for the Warren Farm Sports complex will destroy the character of protected open land. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am
Man Killed At Heathrow
A motorcyclist’s has died in a crash on the A4.
The 34 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene after colliding with a pickup truck on Bath Road just north of Heathrow airport at about nine o’clock last night.
The 35 year old man driving the other vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving; causing death whilst under the influence of alcohol and having no license. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
Hounslow Council Website Best
According to internet researchers Sitemorse, Hounslow council’s website is the best local government website in the country.
Hounslow topped the ranking along with Enfield.
The survey used a range of criteria to compare website user experience.
It looked at issues such as web standards, performance, links to other websites, spelling and security.
A gang who targeted cash in transit deliveries have been jailed for a total of 84 years after a proactive operation by the Met's Flying Squad.
The Flying Squad started an intelligence led operation - codenamed Espeon - after a series of violent robberies by a gang armed with sledgehammers, hammers and knives, who were attacking cash in transit deliveries at banks, shops and petrol stations across south London.
Five of the gang were arrested on 14th June 2011 by armed officers after robbing a bank in Station Road East, Oxted.
The gang had posted a lookout outside the bank to call them in when the cash delivery arrived and the guards started to fill the cash machine. Four of the gang then stormed the bank, smashing through front doors and attacked the guards with hammers, before trying to escape with £20,000 in cash.
The investigation pieced together evidence that linked the gang to eight robberies. All of which involved a extensive reconnaissance of cash in transit deliveries, and showed the gang in contact with each other, or sited together at the scenes of each of the robberies. In total they stole over £339,000 during the linked series.
The outstanding gang member, Ibrahim, was arrested, in 2011, at his home address after he was indentified as part of the investigation.
All six were charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Sowe, Mirza, Armartey and Seefah pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. Ibrahim and Mensah both pleaded not guilty.
One of the gang, 23 year old Carl Mensah [pictured]of Thornton Road, Croydon, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Banstead's favourite resident heads to Downing Street
Britain’s favourite funny man and ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ supporter, David Walliams joins 100 school children at Downing Street to meet Prime Minister David Cameron and call for his leadership in tackling global hunger.
David Walliams and the children, aged 7-18 from schools across England and Wales, will hand over decorated plates on behalf of UK school children, in support of the ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ campaign.
The event comes ahead of the Nutrition for Growth Summit that the UK Government is hosting in London this Saturday, the 8th of June; a high-level international meeting that aims to secure ambitious commitments from everyone attending to tackle under nutrition in some of the world’s poorest countries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
St George’s hosts first conference on prison sexual health services
The first national conference on sexual healthcare services in the country’s prisons has today been held at St George’s Hospital, Tooting.
The Sexual Health in Prisons event was attended by consultants and representatives from sexual health settings across the country, including the National AIDS Trust, Public Health England and frontline prison, hospital and community sexual health services.
Topics presented for discussion included the provision of healthcare in the prison system and sexual health services for female prisoners.
Bernard Kelly, sexual health advisor for St George’s Healthcare, said: “It is very important that we hold events like this to allow us to provide comprehensive sexual health services to a vulnerable and marginalised group in an often challenging environment.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
Officer based in Chelsea jailed
A Metropolitan police officer has been jailed for two years for selling stories to The Sun newspaper.
Paul Flattley received nearly 8-thousand pounds in payments and was dismissed from the force last year after leaking information on 39 occasions.
A Met spokesman says the officer - who was based in Kensington and Chelsea - did not serve the public, but exploited them instead. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Nasty surprise for homeowner in Sutton
Police were called this morning by a member of the public to a car embedded in a house in Brandy Way in Sutton.
The 4x4 Honda CRV had gone through the side wall of the house and into the living room.
The property was empty at the time of the collision.
The driver, a female, was treated in hospital. Initial reports indicate her injuries are not believed to be serious.
The property’s owners had already been called home from work.
A cat that strayed from his Essex home during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations last June has been reunited with his baffled owner almost a year later at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Four year old tabby Purcival, who decided to mark Her Majesty’s 60th year on the throne by wandering off from his home in Hornchuch, was reunited with his stunned owner Joanna Whaley last month after being brought into the world-renowned animal charity as a stray.
Joanna – who had last seen Purcival on June the 3rd 2012 on the day of the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant - received the unexpected call from the London rescue centre after Purcival’s microchip provided Battersea staff with her contact details.
Police are appealing for information to help trace a Chelsea Pensioner who has been reported missing.
Kenneth Chapman, aged 72, was reported missing from the Royal Chelsea Hospital where he resides. He was last seen at St Thomas' Hospital on Friday where he attended for a routine check-up.
Mr Chapman is described as white, approx 6ft tall and of slim build - when last seen he was believed to be wearing a blue blazer.
Officers are extremely anxious to trace Mr Chapman whose disappearance is out of character. Mr Chapman has very poor eyesight but is able to get around, although he does not have his Freedom Pass with him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kensington and Chelsea Missing Person Unit via 101 or contact the charity Missing People on 116000 - please quote ref: 13MIS017922.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 am
Appeal in Putney / Wandsworth borders
Police are appealing for witnesses following an accident in Putney which injured a cyclist.
At 7.15 am last Friday, police and the London Ambulance Service were called to West Hill, following reports of a collision involving a skip lorry and pedal cyclist.
The collision occurred close to the entrance to an Esso Petrol Station.
The cyclist, a 35-year-old man, was treated at the scene by the LAS and taken to St Georges Hospital where his injuries were treated. He is now at home recovering.
The driver of the lorry, a 34 yr old man, stopped at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Heathrow airport says its new 2-and-a-half billion pound terminal will open to passengers in exactly a year's time.
More than 20 airlines will operate out of Terminal 2, which will eventually serve 20 million people annually.
T2 will open in phases, with six months of testing beforehand. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm
Money raised for Pancreatic Cancer
A charity football match between Sutton detectives and uniformed officers has raised £200 for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
The game at Sutton Football Club was in memory of Detective Constable Scott Allardyce who died last year from the disease.
DC Allardyce joined the force in 2002 and served at Sutton and Belgravia police stations.
His last posting was with Wandsworth Crime Squad.
His widow Nikki is a Detective Constable in Sutton. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Tattenham Sex Assault
Police are searching for witnesses after a report of sexual assault in the Tadworth/Tattenham area.
The incident took place between 9.15 and 9.50pm on Saturday.
The victim, a woman in her 20s, was making her way towards Tattenham Corner railway station when a man claiming to be a taxi driver offered her a lift.
After she refused, the man pushed her to the floor and assaulted her.
The suspect is described as black, with short hair and a muscular build.
At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white t-shirt with a collar and dark trousers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Fatal Crash In Malden Rushett
A man died in a crash in Malden Rushett this morning.
Emergency services were called just after 4.30am to Rushett Lane.
They found a Toyota Corolla that had hit a tree.
The 41 year old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am
Monday, 3 June 2013
Mourinho back on Chelsea
For the second time, Chelsea have confirmed that Jose Mourinho is the club's manager.
The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto coach has signed a 4-year contract.
Mourinho was manager at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2007, when he won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup twice. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm
Jeeves and Wooster are being resurrected on stage
The PG Wodehouse classic characters will return to the theatre with ‘Episodes’ actor Stephen Mangan playing the dim aristocrat and Spooks star Matthew Mcfadyen his butler.
Perfect Nonsense plays at Richmond Theatre in October before heading to the West End. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Man dies after fire in Morden
A man who was rescued from a fire in a block of flats in Morden on Saturday, has died.
The man, who suffered burns and smoke inhalation, was taken to hospital following the blaze on Saturday, but sadly died from his injuries yesterday.
Four fire engines, two from Sutton fire station and one each from Mitcham and Wimbledon fire stations, went to the scene.
Twenty one firefighters and officers tackled the blaze.
The Brigade was called just before 10am on Saturday and the fire was under control within half an hour. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Missing woman found
Police have found a woman missing from Brentford.
Officers were appealing for assistance in tracing Emelia Marfo Badu over the weekend.
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