Man jailed over sexual assault in Croydon
A man who was arrested in Croydon as he sexually assaulted a woman has been jailed today.
37 year old Morgan Towner from Addiscombe, was sentenced to seven years in jail and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Towner met the victim - a woman aged in her 50s - in the Claret pub in Addiscombe on the evening of Saturday the 9th of February 2012.
She had been refused service because she was drunk, and Towner escorted her outside.
But, some 300 yards down the road, he pushed the victim over a garden wall in Outram Road and assaulted her in a garden.
A resident called police and officers arrested him in the act. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm
Special screening in Kingston
Tiffin Boys’ School in Kingston will get two very special visitors tonight.
Actor Jeremy Irons and MP Zac Goldsmith will be hosting a one off screening of Irons’ new documentary Trashed.
The film reveals the devastating human and environmental cost of the billions of tonnes of non - biodegradable waste we generate every year.
The pair will watch the film with students before taking audience questions.
It all starts at 7.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm
Appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist seriously injured on M25
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a man suffered suspected life-threatening injuries when he came off his motorcycle on the M25 this afternoon.
Officers were called to the clockwise stretch of the motorway between junction 12 for the M3 and junction 13 at Staines at around 12.20pm.
The man, in his 40s, has suffered what are believed to be life-threatening injuries and is being taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.
The M25 has been closed between junctions 12 and 13 while an investigation is carried out.
The slip road at Junction 2 of the M3 has also been closed for traffic heading towards Heathrow on the M25.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes wherever possible.
Stay tuned for full travel reports throughout the afternoon on 107.8fm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm
40 tonnes of waste left by flytippers treating ‘green spaces with contempt’
Flytippers who dumped more than 40 tonnes of rubbish on two sites in Sutton are being pursued by council enforcement officers.
Investigators have already found more than 20 clues which could lead to the detection and prosecution of offenders and they are still sifting one of the sites for further evidence.
The clean-up of 26 separate tips on Roundshaw Park, which measures more than 80 metres, has already started and council workers will start clearing a second site on Rose Hill once the search for clues which will point towards where the rubbish came from is complete.
The rubbish on Roundshaw Park, largely made up of builder’s waste but also containing bonded asbestos, was found against a fence and also hidden deep inside a wooded area, making it more difficult to clear.
A fingertip search turned up envelopes with addresses, a parking permit with a licence plate number and packaging for a kitchen with an address on it - all of which could prove to be vital clues in tracking down the dumpers.
It is still too early to precisely price the cost of the clean-up, but the cost of landfill alone is £80 a tonne and the cost of the labour to physically lift and move the waste and repair damage afterwards will mean the final bill runs into thousands of pounds.
In addition to the criminals who actually dumped the rubbish, enforcement officers will also be seeking out commercial waste producers and householders who hired them.
Builders and commercial waste producers have a full duty of care when transferring waste and a contractor failing in this duty can receive an unlimited fine.
They are required to keep detailed records of the transfer and to prevent their waste being unlawfully dumped.
Householders also have a duty of care which requires them to only transfer waste for disposal to a registered waste carrier.
Householders must make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the carrier is properly registered and could be fined up to £5,000 in a magistrates’ court or face an unlimited fine in crown court if they fail to do so.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
Woking cemetery re-opens
The American military cemetery in Woking has reopened.
It was closed as a result of the US government shutdown – but is now open once again after a budget agreement was made.
The cemetery, along with 23 others around the world, is maintained by the US government-funded American Battle Monuments Commission. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Kingston's Mayor asks for volunteers for Poppy Appeal
The Mayor of Kingston is calling on people to come forward and help with this year’s Poppy Appeal.
Councillor Penny Shelton says the current campaign will focus on helping those who’ve been involved in or affected by the Afghan conflict.
A record total of over 36-point-8 million pounds was raised last year.
Anyone over 16 can volunteer – the appeal gets underway from next Thursday.
Details of how to apply are on the Royal British Legion website - britishlegion.org.uk posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am
''Slang'' debate rages on in Croydon
The debate is continuing over whether a school in Croydon is right to ban certain words from the premises.
The Harris Academy, which replaced a former failing secondary school, says so called slang words like innit and bare are inappropriate for every-day use.
Teachers claim youngsters don’t know when to stop using these words, which could affect their future job prospects.
Jonathan Green is a lexicographer - a dictionary maker, specialising in slang.
Radio Jackie's Lucy Mayer has been debating whether some of the words used by youngsters today, actually qualify as slang at all.
Wimbledon winger out for two months
It’s been confirmed that Wimbledon winger Chris Arthur will be out of action for at least 8-weeks after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his ankle.
He suffered the injury during last Saturday’s 1-all draw against Accrington Stanley.
The Dons are away to Morecambe tomorrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am
Man charged with Fulham murder
A man will appear in court today charged with murdering a 49-year-old man in Fulham.
The man was stabbed during a disturbance in Stephendale Road on Wednesday and died in hospital yesterday morning.
50-year-old Danny O’Gorman will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 am
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Hounslow Man's Shooting Review
The policeman who shot dead 24 year old Azelle Rodney from Hounslow has been refused permission for a review of the inquiry which found that the shooting was not warranted.
Former judge Sir Christopher Holland had concluded that the shooting in 2005 in Edgware had ‘no legal justification’.
Today Mr Justice Wyn Williams rejected claims that the findings were "irrational" and an allegation that procedures had not been properly followed.
The officer known as E7 shot Rodney six times during an operation against suspected armed robbers who police believed had an automatic weapon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm
Daffodils For Surbiton
Up to 1,500 Daffodils will be planted around the Alpha Road Estate in Surbiton this Sunday.
The flowers will be accompanied by a plaque in memory of Councillor Frances Moseley who died last Christmas at the age of 67.
Carshalton Athletic manager steps down after abuse
Carshalton Athletic's chairman has hit out at some fans after the resignation of their manager.
Ian Hazel has decided to step down after receiving what he describes as “vile, obscene and personal” abuse in Carshalton's defeat to Lowestoft last Saturday.
Chairman Paul Dipre says it appears the sole purpose of the abuse was to make Hazel resign and to damage the club.
Two people have been suspended from attending the club at any time while an investigation into the abuse is ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm
Missing man from Kingston Vale found
Police have found an elderly man missing from Kingston Vale.
76-year-old Charles Robertson disappeared yesterday.
Officers say he’s safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm
Police question man over Fulham murder
Police are questioning a man on suspicion of murder in Fulham.
Officers were called last night to reports of a disturbance at an address in Stephendale Road and found two men suffering stab wounds.
A 49-year-old man died in hospital this morning.
Police say they believe they know the identity of the deceased, but are awaiting formal confirmation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
A woman has been rescued from a house fire in Isleworth
Firefighters were called to a semi - detached house in Park Avenue just before 7 o’clock last night.
An elderly woman was rescued from a rear room by the Brigade and treated for smoke inhalation.
A small part of the ground floor was damaged by fire. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm
Road closures in place this weekend
A number of full road closures are back this weekend.
In Raynes Park, the Flyover will be shut again. It was meant to be closed last weekend, but heavy rainfall prevented work taking place.
It’s the third weekend it has been closed causing heavy delays on the surrounding routes.
And in Hampton, the Upper Sunbury Road is to be closed all day Sunday by Thames Water.
We’ll keep you fully updated in travel bulletins throughout the weekend.
For more traffic information stay tuned live to Jackie, or follow us @Jackie_travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
Battersea helps champion racing jockey Pat Eddery search for missing pet
Champion racing jockey Pat Eddery has appealed to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to help find his lost dog, Henry, a one year old Siberian Husky who wasn’t microchipped.
Pat’s much loved dog went missing in March near his farm in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Henry ran off in the early evening, believed to be chasing a small animal in the dark, and hasn’t been seen since.
Mr Eddery was planning to get Henry chipped after that week and is hoping that his own experience will help highlight the importance of microchipping, and he is calling on other dog owners to chip their dog so they can successfully be re-united with their pets should they go missing.
Pat Eddery said, “We’re appealing to anyone who may have seen Henry, or might know anything about his whereabouts and I am so thankful for the kind support we’ve had from Battersea in Henry’s search. I hope that one day we will be reunited again.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Heathrow Drugs Ring Foiled
Police say they've smashed an international drug-smuggling ring involving cargo handlers at Heathrow Airport.
11 people were arrested, and pure cocaine worth millions found, in dawn raids in and around London.
Police say the drugs would be flown in from Mexico City, before being distributed to a network of criminals.
Council leader gives rally cry for poppy appeal volunteers
The leader of Sutton Council is calling on residents to help the borough remember the lives lost during the First World War and subsequent conflicts by volunteering to sell poppies.
Cllr Ruth Dombey is giving her backing to the Royal British Legion’s appeal for Sutton’s residents to sign up and become volunteers for this year’s poppy sale ahead of November’s Remembrance Day on Sunday the 10th.
And to show her commitment, Cllr Dombey will join other volunteers to sell poppies herself in the borough on Saturday the 26th of October.
In previous years, poppy selling only started two days before Remembrance Sunday, but this year sales will start three weeks before the day.
The money collected will go to serving men and women of our armed services and their dependants and to all those that have served in the armed forces and their dependants in the past.
London women picky when it comes to online dating
Men in London have some of the lowest chances of securing a date online.
That’s according to research from a dating website, which found women from Birmingham and London were the pickiest in the country.
In contrast, women in Liverpool and Manchester are much more likely to respond to an online message.
The research also discovered that the line “where are you from originally?” was most likely to secure a reply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
London fraud arrest
A man’s been arrested in London in connection with bank related scams targeting people in Woking and Guildford.
Victims were conned into handing over their bank cards and cash.
The 20 year old was picked up by officers in Shoreditch.
He’s been bailed to return in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm
Police make unexpected cannabis find
A call to the police has led to the discovery of a cannabis factory in Carshalton.
On Sunday, a member of the public reported a disturbance at the flat in Wrythe Lane, and two men running away.
Officers found ten cannabis plants at the property.
Enquiries are continuing, and police are appealing for information about the occupants of the address.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Appeal to trace wanted man in Wallington
Police are appealing for help to trace a man who’s wanted in connection with a theft from a van in Wallington.
29-year-old Jordan Cleary is thought to have connections in Sutton, Bromley, Southwark and Lewisham.
Anyone who see's him is being urged to call 999 rather than approach him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am
Surrey Police transcripts reveal Savile "boasted that he had to fight off girls like 'midges' "
Jimmy Savile boasted that he had to fight off girls like 'midges' in an interview with Surrey Police.
The disgraced broadcaster was questioned at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 2009, following claims from three girls at Duncroft children’s home in Staines.
Transcripts have just been released. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am
Postal strike looms
A national strike's in prospect at the newly-privatised Royal Mail.
The Wimbledon based Communication Workers' Union has balloted 115-thousand members on issues connected to the privatisation.
The results are out this afternoon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Richmond handed a GOLD award
Richmond has grabbed gold in the national gardening awards.
The borough received Gold in the City category meaning judges believe it has a high standard in all of its parks and open spaces.
To add to the glitter Twickenham’s Diamond Jubilee Gardens won the Sustainable Landscaping Award. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm
Nursing home to told clean-up its act
The company running the kitchen of a nursing home that endangered the health of its vulnerable residents was hit with a £7,000 fine.
Mr Anoop Kumar Joshi - director of Sweet Homes Ltd, the food business operator of Carshalton Nursing Home – appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to five food hygiene offences.
Carshalton Nursing Home can house over 30 elderly people including those with dementia.
The prosecution stems from three visits by one of the council’s Environmental Health Officers in December 2012 and January 2013 who found a host of hygiene offences. These included a lack of hand washing facilities, broken and dirty preparation equipment in use, and the kitchen in need of a deep clean.
The company was fined £1,200 for each offence and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and a victim surcharge of £120 resulting in a total fine of £7,120.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Community groups in Richmond can take pride after receiving £60,000 this year.
It’s after the Civic Pride Fund provided the groups the finance to improve and deliver for the local area.
Those benefited include, the visually impaired Society of Richmond, The Richmond Society and The Friends of Cambridge Gardens. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
Gatwick Express is to close over Christmas.
The route, which links the airport with London Victoria, will shut down from December the 26th and not reopen until January the 2nd.
It so maintenance work can be carried out between Redhill and Purley.
People will be able to use Southern services instead but some of those between Victoria and Battersea will be affected by signalling work.
We’ll keep you fully updated in travel bulletins throughout the period. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
X Factor under fire
Some viewers have turned to social media to vent their dismay about some of the contestants picked for this year's show, after articles appeared in the press over the weekend about finalists Rough Copy, from Croydon (pictured above without Kazeem Ajobe).
The Clink uncovered
A BBC programme will go behind the scenes of one of the UK’s most unusual restaurants tonight.
The Clink, based at High Down prison in Sutton, is frequented by politicians and celebrities, and has a very long waiting list.
However, all the staff working there are convicted criminals, serving sentences at the prison.
Tonight’s programme, airing on BBC 1 at 10.35, will focus on the hunt to recruit new chefs and waiters. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am
Chance to get your pet microchipped for free
Sutton’s Metro Bank will play host to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s free dog microchipping events taking place this weekend between 11am and 4pm on Sutton high street.
The world renowned animal charity has joined forces with Metro Bank for the past two years, taking some of its dog rehoming or free microchipping services into London’s communities.
Battersea is supporting the Government’s announcement from earlier this year that all dogs in England must be microchipped by April 2016.
The move will help dog owners be reunited with their lost pet quickly and easily.
At present more than 65% of all dogs arriving at Battersea are not microchipped, making it difficult and sometimes impossible to successfully reunite lost dogs with their owners. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am
Surrey Police officer up for bravery award
A Surrey response officer who single-handedly disarmed a man with a knife will find out on later this week if he’s won a bravery award.
33 year old Daniel Parker was nominated for the Police Federation award for the courage and determination with which he pursued the man in December 2012.
He was on duty when reports were received of a man in possession of a large knife causing a disturbance at a location in Woking.
He deployed a Taser to disarm and secure the man.
It later emerged that the suspect was wanted in connection with an armed robbery which had taken place earlier. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
Toddler's death could have been avoidable
A coroner has ruled that the death of a two-year old girl, who was treated at three south west London hospitals, could have been avoided.
2-year old Alice Mason successfully underwent an operation for a brain tumour in 2011, but died two months later after developing fluid on the brain.
Her care was split between Kingston Hospital, the Royal Marsden in Chelsea and St George’s in Tooting.
An inquest at West London Coroners Court found Alice’s illness was “undiagnosed and untreated” and that she’d died “prematurely”.
Kingston Hospital say all-three hospitals have carried out an investigation and they’ll “look closely” at the coroner’s report. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am
Police make appeal after Croydon assault
Police in Croydon have released an image of a man they would like to identify in connection with a serious assault.
It took place last month in London Road, near the junction with Fiveacres Road.
The two victims, a woman in her fifties, and a man in his sixties, are believed to have come into contact with the suspect when they petted his dog.
He's alleged to have approached the victims 10 minutes later, and punched them both in the face.
The female victim was found to have a fractured cheek-bone. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am
Monday, 14 October 2013
Hounslow Cyclist Inquest
A coroner has described one of the first cycle superhighways as an accident waiting to happen.
The hearing is continuing into the death of 58 year old Brian Dorling from Hounslow.
The surveyor was killed in a collision with a tipper truck at Bow roundabout as he rode to work on the Olympics site in October 2011.
Mary Hassell told Poplar Coroner’s Court it seems like cyclists were guided into the place where they are most vulnerable.
H&F Police Investigate Miranda Theft
TV comic Miranda Hart has offered a reward for the return of her laptop which was stolen from her home in Shepherds Bush.
Thieves broke into her house on Friday night and the 40-year-old actress has taken to Twitter to make her desperate plea.
The stolen laptop contains new material for her comedy sketches.
Her message has been re-tweeted by more than 1,500 fans.
Hammersmith and Fulham police have confirmed they are investigating the theft. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm
The MP for Battersea has launched a crackdown on builders' bums.
Jane Ellison has pledged to change the image of builders as bottom baring and overweight after being appointed Minister of Public Health.
The Tory MP says that the construction industry is a vital part of the economy and she's launching a new campaign to get the workforce fit. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm
Drugs gang members jailed after discovery in Staines
Members of a drugs gang caught red-handed with cocaine worth more than £5 million have been jailed for a total of over 50 years.
The huge haul of the drug was discovered at a property in Staines in February.
Officers raided a property in Wraysbury Road where they found three of the group in possession of 21 packages each containing a kilogramme of white powder.
Ringleader, 35 year old Matthew Lawless from Egham, was jailed for ten years.
44 year old David Walton from Surbiton, and 54 year old Leigh Pole from Staines, were sentenced to nine years, and four years and eight months respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm
All England Club redevelopment under way
The planned redevelopment of the All England Club in Wimbledon has started today.
The centre piece of the project is a new roof that will be built over No. 1 Court.
The renovations are taking place across the 42-acre site, with one pavilion also being completely demolished.
The work is expected to be fully completed in 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm
Surrey police launch robbery prevention campaign
Surrey Police have launched their annual campaign to educate residents on what they can do to protect their home from opportunist burglars during the autumn and winter months.
The six week campaign aims to help householders get into the mind of a burglar and understand what they look out.
Traditionally, there’s a rise in offenses at this time due to darker nights and increased spending over the Christmas period.
As part of the campaign, Police will be carrying out additional operational activities targeting high risk areas which include locations in all sides of the county.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm
Woking teen needs surgery after attack
A 16-year-old boy will need surgery on a fractured eye socket after he and a friend were attacked by four men in Woking.
They were assaulted at the Wheatsheaf recreation ground in Chobham Road on Friday night.
It’s believed they met the suspects at the Big Apple venue.
The other victim, a 17-year-old boy, suffered a suspected broken nose.
Surrey Police say the attack was "violent and unprovoked" and was carried out by four men who were Asian, and aged about 20 years old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm
Woking, Sutton United and Hampton & Richmond find out opponents
Woking have been drawn at home to Luton Town in the pick of the ties from the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round.
Sutton United travel to Hemel Hempstead, while Hampton & Richmond face an away tie to the winner of the replay between Gloucester City and Yate Town.
The games will be played between the 25th and the 27th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Fulham owner backs underfire manager
Fulham owner Shahid Khan has admitted he's not happy with the Whites' start to the season.
But he told the Daily Mail that manager Martin Jol is safe in his job for now.
He says it's still very early in the season and you can't make rash decisions after seven games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Appeal for witnesses after Carshalton assault
Police in Sutton are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a 52-year-old man in Carshalton.
A man entered the Co-op store in Wrythe Lane on the 13th September and a hit security guard in the face, leaving him unconscious.
The suspect ran off shortly after, in an attack that’s believed to be unprovoked.
The victim remains in care in hospital.
The suspect is described as being a white man, aged 28 to 35.
He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood up and a baseball cap underneath.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sutton Police station on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm
Dowson signs contract extension at Kingstonian
Kingstonian are up to fourth in the Ryman League
table this morning.
In yesterday’s action they ran by Thamesmead 4-1 at
Meanwhile the club has announced that manager Alan
Dowson has agreed a 1-year extension to his current contract.
He’ll be with the K’s until 2015.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am
Energy secretary promises Chinese investment
UK’s energy sector is on the verge of securing billions of pounds in investment
from countries such as China and Japan.
According to Energy Secretary and MP for Kingston
& Surbiton Ed Davey significant progress had been made during a recent
visit to China.
Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday Mr Davey said a
strong flow of investment in nuclear and other technology would help meet the
UK’s future power demands.
He also revealed that a deal to build new reactors
at Hinkley Point in Somerset was close.
Tomorrow sees the launch of Richmond's Get Online Week.
A number of events will take place at The Library in the Old Town Hall in Whittaker Avenue. The sessions are open to everyone no matter how old or inexperienced with the internet you are.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Hampton Town Square opening
workshop, dance show and an exhibition of local art await residents of Hampton
today, at the opening of a new town square.
Richmond Council says a total of £800,000 has been
spent on the creation of a large public open space with a garden area, water
feature and play facilities.
The square will be officially opened just after
midday by actress Samantha Bond, star of James Bond and Downton Abbey.
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