Burglary In Epsom
Surrey Police is appealing for information following a burglary at a pensioner’s home in Epsom.
The elderly woman disturbed an intruder when she returned to her home on Stones Road, after 10.30 last night.
The man - who had his face covered - threatened the 83 year-old victim and stole some items including two rings, before running off.
The suspect’s described as being around 6 feet tall and of slim build; he was wearing dark clothing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm
Beddington man goes missing
Police need help to find a vulnerable Beddington man who has gone missing.
77 year old Peter Boyer was last seen around 7 Friday night at his home in Harrington Close.
He is in poor health and requires regular medication and police are concerned for his wellbeing.
He’s described as a slim white man with white hair and was last seen wearing a thin jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am
Suspicious incident in Epsom
Surrey Police are looking for witnesses to a suspicious incident in Epsom on Friday afternoon.
It was reported that a man was shouting at a woman near the Tesco on the Ewell Bypass. He then slapped her around the head and grabbed her by the arm before marching her into a small white van and driving away.
The woman is described as olive skinned and 20 to 25 years old. She’s approximately 5 foot 5 inches tall with a slim build and long black hair.
The man is described as white, around 40, and about 5 foot 9, with a medium build and short grey hair.
Officers would like to establish who the couple were and check on the woman’s welfare. Anyone who saw the incident is asked to contact Surrey police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am
Search for Vulnerable Missing Banstead Woman
Surrey police are asking for help to find a missing Banstead woman.
75 year old Elizabeth Nisbet was last seen by a carer at 11 on Friday morning, but has not made contact with anyone since.
She’s believed to have left her home off Manor Way on foot and the area has been searched.
She suffers from Alzheimer’s and has difficulty expressing herself. She’s not dressed for the cold weather and officers want to find her as quickly as possible.
She is white, about 5 foot 8, and very slim with short curly grey hair. She’s believed to be wearing a pink jumper and grey trousers.
Any who has seen her or has information should call Surrey Police urgently on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 am
Friday, 22 November 2013
MEP condemns plans for fracking in Croydon
London’s Green MEP Jean Lambert has called for a complete ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method of ‘fracking’
It’s ahead of plans for experimental drilling in Croydon.
Northdown Energy was given permission to hunt for possible suitable sites in August.
Ms Lambert says fracking is in the interests of big business, not local communities. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm
Veteran loses medal during Remembrance service
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has appealed to residents to help a celebrated war veteran, who served in the British Army, recover his war medal.
Mr Roger Willes was returning from the Remembrance service in Cheam on Sunday the 10th when he lost one of the medals he was wearing.
The lost medal was awarded to Mr Willes by the Malaysian Government in recognition of his services and for fighting in the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation during 1963-1966.
He was one of the last people to receive this military decoration.
If anyone has found the medal or has any information, please call Tom Brake MP’s office on 0208 255 8155 or email [email protected] it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
Croydon police release images of stolen jewellery
Police in Croydon have images of various items of jewellery that officers believe may have been stolen - either during a burglary, theft or robbery.
Detectives are urging members of the public who have had jewellery items stolen over the past few months to check the images and get in touch if they recognise anything.
The items were recovered after police on patrol in Lower Addiscombe Road stopped a man on 29 October. He was seen by officers carrying something underneath his jacket and when they stopped him the found a bag with the jewellery items inside.
The 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has since been bailed to return to a south London police station at the end of November pending further enquiries.
Privatisation plans dropped
Plans to privatise three South Yorkshire prisons have been dropped because of an ongoing investigation into the leading bidder, Serco.
Justice Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling, says the prison service will stay in charge at Hatfield, Moorland and Lindholme.
The Serious Fraud Office is looking into claims Serco vastly overcharged the Government for tagging offenders. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm
The Prince’s Sporting Club in Bedfont has pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter
It’s after an 11-year-old girl died after falling from an inflatable banana boat ride during a birthday party in September 2010.
Mari-Simon Cronje was hit by the boat which had been towing the inflatable. She fell into the water and was hit by the boat's propeller.
Frederick Glen Walker, a director at the firm, was cleared of any offences at Southwark Crown Court.
He had faced a charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act, but the Crown Prosecution Service dropped charges against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Jol happy with Meulensteen arrival
Fulham manager Martin Jol says he's pleased to have Rene Meulensteen on board.
There's been speculation that Fulham's new head coach has joined as an in-house replacement for Jol when he's sacked.
But the current Fulham manager insists Meulensteen's arrival was his idea.
He says given recent bad form, they needed to bring a new face in.
Corner House scoops prestigious award for care of mentally ill deaf children
Corner House, a specialist unit for the care of deaf children with severe mental health problems, has beaten off strong opposition to win a prestigious national award.
The Signature awards celebrate excellent work in helping deaf and deafblind people achieve full access to society and they praised Corner House for its work in helping children and their families to become ‘whole and well’.
Corner House, part of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, is a six-bed inpatient service based at Springfield University Hospital for deaf 8-17-year-olds with mental health, emotional and behavioural problems.
Less than a week after Tolworth Greenway was officially launched, residents and business owners are sad to see the same issues that plagued the area before the grand opening are back.
The Greenway was finally completed after months of work, at a cost yet to be confirmed by TfL and Kingston Council.
But the issue of fly tipping was always a big concern along the back of the Broadway, along Broadoaks Alley.
Residents took it upon themselves to have a mass clean up, after the Council said it couldn't help.
However, as you can see from the picture above, it appears the act of goodwill lasted less than three months.
One resident who spoke to us, but asked not to be named said; It's a shame. The Council is only concerned with making the main road look attractive. But people won't come to the area if they are confronted with the type of disgusting mess that is lurking in its back streets. The fly tippers need to be caught and prosecuted, as the Council's signs dictate, and the shop owners who continually dump their rubbish need to be told to clean up their act
Latest on IPCC investigation into death of a man from Stanwell
Eight Surrey Police officers and two members of staff have been temporarily removed from operational duty as a result of an IPCC investigation into the death of a man from Stanwell.
Terry Smith was detained at Staines police station last Tuesday under the Mental Health Act and later transferred to hospital after his condition deteriorated.
He passed away at St Peter’s in Chertsey around 24-hours later.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the case as gross negligence manslaughter, misconduct in a public office and or offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm
Vintage car from Tooting is the real star of hit TV show
Jackie's Lucy Mayer has been speaking to Warren Rushton of Austin's Vintage Taxi Hire, about everything from keeping it authentic in Downton Abbey, to starring in the Olympics closing ceremony.
Roehampton road death victim named
A woman who died after being hit by a lorry in Roehampton on Friday has been named by police as Claire O’Hanlon.
The 47-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on Danebury Avenue.
The driver, a 27-year-old man, has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm
Police appeal for driver to come forward after 10-year-old injured in Feltham
Police are appealing for the driver of a car which was involved in a collision with a young boy in Feltham to come forward.
The 10 year old was crossing Bedfont Lane on the evening of the 18th of October when he was hit by a red Mercedes A-class.
The driver left his car at the scene and carried the boy to his house – but left before his parents returned.
He’s been released from hospital after being treated for a fractured leg. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Man to be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for making Prince Harry death threats
A Muslim convert who admitted making threats to murder Prince Harry will be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court later.
Ashraf Islam, who was previously known as Mark Townley, was arrested in Hounslow after handing himself in to police.
The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to making threats to kill at an earlier hearing in May. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
Air Ambulance doctor joins typhoon relief effort
A former Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance doctor has flown to the Phillipines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Dr Amy Hughes and Professor Tony Redmond are leading a 12-strong UK medical and surgical team from the UK International Emergency Trauma Register.
They arrived in the capital Manila on Thursday before heading south west to the island of Cebu, the north of which suffered damage from the typhoon.
Dr Hughes is among the first British medics on scene and along with the rest of the team and will be using her specialist skills in emergency medicine to benefit survivors who need treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Power cut hits Feltham residents
Around 60 homes in Feltham are being affected by a power cut.
Scottish and Southern Energy says a fault with its underground and cable network has resulted in the outage.
The properties in the Gatfield Grove area have been without power since 6'o'clock yesterday evening.
Company engineers are on site working to rectify the problem.
SSE says it apologises to customers for the inconvenience and hopes to have the problem sorted out as soon as possible. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am
Body found in Warlingham is a man
Police believe a man whose body was found in a garden well in Warlingham last week had been assaulted.
They’ve also established that the body is that of a white male.
An initial post mortem examination on the remains has proved inconclusive so further tests will be carried out.
Seven men, aged between 21 and 27, arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail until late December.
Higher rate minimum wage
The capital's economy could stand a higher minimum wage, that’s according to a study from the Centre for London and Trust for London.
The research says that a move from £6.31 to £6.75 an hour won’t threaten jobs and competitiveness.
An increase in income would benefit around 175,000 workers by up to £800 a year.
Working poverty has risen by 60 per cent in London over the last 10 year.
Increases to the minimum wage could help reduce the countries in-work benefit payments. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm
Seven men arrested over death in Warlingham
Seven men arrested on suspicion of a murder in Warlingham have been bailed until December.
A body was found by workmen at a property on Audley Drive on Friday afternoon.
A post mortem is taking place at East Surrey Hospital today.
Anyone with information is urged to call either the incident room on 0208 721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Good news for park in Twickenham
A pocket park in Twickenham is set for improvements after Richmond Council’s plans to transform it were approved.
The green area in Garfield Road, used by visitors to Twickenham Library, was subject to a public vote over its future.
The winning outcome was ‘Carnegie Gardens Pocket Park’ over the second option of ‘Carnegie Circus’.
The Council hope the pocket park will brighten up the public square and that visitors will sit back, relax and enjoy the colourful plants.
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