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Saturday, 4 January 2014
Fulham Robbery Jail Term
A fourth member of a gang who used taxis to travel around London and commit armed robberies has been jailed for 10 years.
20 year old Russell Aljaf changed his plea to guilty four days into his trial and admitted conspiracy to rob, burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.
During the last week of March, the gang took different mini cabs on journeys around London where they robbed hotels and made the cabbies drive them around as they looked for victims.
They robbed two women in the Fulham area and then had the driver take them to the home of one of them which they burgled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am
Greenford Death Charges
A man will appear in court later charged in connection with the death of a man in Greenford.
Forty year old Grzegorz Roznerski, who lives on The Crescent in Slough is accused of conspiring to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a dead body without lawful excuse.
It follows the discovery of the body of 36-year-old Zbigniew Michniewicz.
Two other people have already been charged with the same offence.
Arkadiusz Majchrazak, who’s 45 and of no fixed abode, and 20 year old Piotr Juszczak, of Greenford Road, Greenford, are currently remanded in custody to appear at crown court at a later date.
Two others arrested on suspicion of murder - a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl - are currently on bail until a date later in January pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am
Friday, 3 January 2014
Fire at Ashtead Park School
Firemen are fighting a blaze at the City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead Park.
They received the call at around 10.30 this evening.
8 fire engines and 2 water carriers are on site tackling the fire in the swimming pool complex which the fire service has said could be in danger of collapse.
No one is reported to have been injured in the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 pm
Body Of West Molesey Man Found
A body has been found in the search for a missing man from West Molesey.
Yesterday lunchtime police in Scotland reported that the corpse of a man had been found in Dumfries.
Although the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of Stevan Spasojevic.
The 49-year-old had last been seen on Saturday the 28 of December.
His death is being treated as unexplained but there is nothing to suggest any third party involvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm
Surrey County Council's Strategic Director of Adult Social Care departs
Surrey County Council has announced that its Strategic Director of Adult Social Care has left.
The Council says Sarah Mitchell made a very significant contribution to both the transformation of health and social care and the delivery of efficiencies in Surrey since her appointment in March 2009.
The decision has been made for personal reasons and by mutual consent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
Missing man from Bisley
Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 66-year-old man who hasn’t been seen for almost 3 weeks.
Miroslaw Wisniewski from Bisley was last seen by a work colleague when he was planning to go out drinking in the local area.
The Polish national hasn’t been at work since and has failed to contact his partner in Poland, which he usually does three times a week.
Officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
Miroslaw is white, 5ft 9” tall and of a stocky build.
He has black dyed hair, a full beard and speaks in broken English.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Missing girl with Chessington links
Police are appealing for information after a girl with links to Chessington went missing.
15-year-old Cherise Barfoot who was last seen at her address in Bishop Cockfield in Durham has family in Surrey.
She’s described as a light-skinned black girl, with shoulder-length blonde hair, 5ft2in tall and of slim build.
She was last seen wearing a black padded jacket with a fur hood, grey tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers with a purple tick logo.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Missing People charity on 116 000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm
Met Police bravery awards
There are only 10 days left to vote for who you think deserves the 2013 Outstanding Bravery of the Year award in the Met Police.
The nominations include PC Daniel Strong who detected and single handedly foiled a 50-thousand pounds armed robbery in Ealing.
The members of C team in Hounslow who confronted and captured a dangerous dog to protect the public from serious harm have also been nominated.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 22nd January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
Policewoman bitten in Battersea
Wandsworth Police have confirmed that a police officer was bitten in Battersea.
She suffered a deep bite to her bicep while on duty on Tuesday night.
It happened after arresting a man for domestic violence in Fontarabia Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
Two New Directors For Croydon NHS
Croydon Health Services has appointed two new non-executive directors to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.
Dr James Gillgrass, a retired GP and Louise Cretton who’s a market research specialist took up their roles with the trust on Wednesday.
They‘ll serve until the end of 2017 and will each receive just over £6,000 a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am
The Met's Advice For Londoners
The Metropolitan police service is reminding Londoners to safeguard their Christmas gifts by reviewing their home security.
Packaging left outside for refuse collection can alert potential thieves to what’s inside your house.
The most common items stolen between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day 2012, were electrical and included computers, mobile phones and games consoles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am
Flood Warning in Old Woking
A Flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Wey at Old Woking.
Flooding is expected at properties around Lower Westfield from later this morning, onwards.
Water levels are predicted to reach a similar level to that seen on Christmas Day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Mitcham Girl Found
A 12-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Mitcham on Tuesday has been found safe and well.
Chanelle Beasley was spotted on a bus in Chadwell Heath.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm
Man released on bail after drugs arrest in Egham
A man from Egham arrested on suspicion of producing class B drugs has been released on bail.
A 23 year old was detained following the discovery of a suspected cannabis factory at an address in Egham.
Officers raided an address in Devil's Lane on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Palace youngsters head out on loan
Four of Crystal Palace's youngsters have secured loan deals to aid their development.
Jerome Williams, David Gregory, Derek Tieku and Ross Fitzsimons have all signed one-month contracts at non-league sides.
Full-back Williams played for Palace's first team in the Capital One Cup defeat at Bristol City earlier this season.
Meanwhile striker Kwesi Appiah has returned to Palace following a loan spell at Cambridge United, where he hit 10 goals in 17 games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm
Assou-Ekotto available for QPR in FA Cup
QPR have confirmed that Tottenham loanee Benoit Assou-Ekotto is available for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Everton.
Spurs have given permission for the Cameroonian full back to play.
But they haven't given permission for fellow loanee Tom Carroll to play in the competition for the R's.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm
Sutton Police advice as children return to school
Sutton Police are asking children to take extra care when using mobile phones and other hand held devices as they return to school.
Children can be targeted by criminals at this time of year if they are seen to be using the latest technology.
Police recommend avoiding using your phone in public especially in busy areas such as bus stops and train stations.
Items that are small and easy to hide can be sold for quick cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm
River Mole flood warning
There’s been more flooding at the River Mole for Leatherhead and Fetcham.
The Environment Agency is advising people to block their doors with flood boards or sandbags immediately.
They’ve also recommended residents turn off their gas, electricity and water if their property is about to flood.
For more information call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
Update: there has been flooding confirmed in Cobham, closing the high street and a number of other roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
River Wey flood warning
The Environment Agency is warning that flooding is possible in Old Woking, Byfleet and Weybridge at the River Wey today.
Locals are being asked to prepare to protect themselves, as well as their families and pets.
Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm
Quins announce team for Saints game
Harlequins have announced their team to play Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow night.
There are three changes to the side that beat Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham last weekend.
Tim Molenaar, Karl Dickson and Tom Guest replace Tom Casson, Danny Care and Luke Wallace who are all injured.
Sam Stuart and Joe Trayfoot have come in as cover among the replacements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Woking man found guilty of housing benefit fraud
A man from Woking has been found guilty of fraudulently claiming nearly £25,000 in Housing Benefit.
Jamshaid Akhtar has been sentenced to four months in prison, with 18 months suspended.
He’s also been given a 28-day electronic curfew and a six-month driving ban.
Akhtar claimed benefits whilst failing to disclose he owned a property in Bradford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Horley hospital escapee found
Surrey police have thanked members of the public after a man who escaped from a secure hospital in Horley was found.
23 year old Luke Elsmore absconded from Farmfield Hospital on Friday morning but was located on Monday in Worthing.
There was concern as he had a history of violence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 pm
Police appeal for witnesses after fatal M25 crash
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a collision on the M25 at Wisley just before 2am this morning.
The crash involving a blue Lexus and white HGV lorry happened anticlockwise between junction 11 Chertsey and 10 the A3 at Wisley.
A female passenger in the Lexus died on her way to St Georges Hospital in Tooting.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm
Flood warning issued for the Hoe Stream in Woking
The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Hoe Stream in Woking this evening.
Although there is no predicted risk to property at the minute, it is possible that low lying areas will become flooded.
The water levels at the stream have risen after heavy rainfall in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Police staff & firefighters stage NYE strikes
Metropolitan Police staff, including some 999 call handlers, are on strike until midnight in a row over pay.
Members of the PCS union are protesting against a below inflation wage rise of 1-per cent.
Members of the Kingston based Fire Brigade Union are also walking out for 6 hours from 6-thirty tonight in an on-going dispute over pensions.
The government have criticised the action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
New Year's Honours in SW London & Surrey
Sutton born actress and Surrey resident Penelope Keith, who’s best known for playing the role of Margot in the TV sitcom The Good Life is now a Dame Commander of the British Empire.
She’s received the honour for her services to the Arts and to Charity.
She’d previously received the OBE and CBE.
Less well known recipients include Anne Cann, Chair of Trustees at Age Concern in Kingston for her service to Older People.
Thomas Drake is recognised for his charitable services through the Rotary Club and to the community in Epsom and Ewell.
The Chief Executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council Christine Frost is made an MBE.
Anne Hoblyn a Civil Servant at DWP also gets an MBE for services to the unemployed and the community in Epsom.
Epsom also sees another MBE recipient: Dr Anna-Maria Rollin a consultant anaesthetist at Epsom and St Helier.
The British Empire Medal goes to Mrs Amarjit Kaur Bakhshi for services to the community in Hounslow.
A British Empire Medal also went to Rosemary Chandler, a play leader at Bolingbroke Playgroup in Wandsworth for services to children.
The BEM also goes to Theresa Fuoco for voluntary services to swimming and the community through the Surrey Dolphins Swimobility in Woking.
Also for services to the community in Woking the BEM goes to Gloria Holmes.
The PA to the Dean of Kingston University Deborah Porter and Kathleen Stephens, for services to the community in Staines both also get the British Empire Medal.
The same honour also goes to Inspector Susan Thomas for service to the community in Croydon.
MP for Croydon South Richard Ottaway gets a Knighthood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am
Warnings of more potentially severe weather for Surrey
The UK is facing yet more storms - with a wave of heavy rain and strong winds set to cause disruption as 2014 begins.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for rain on New Year's Day – with areas of Surrey flooded over Christmas potentially in danger of more problems.
Councils are lining up emergency accommodation in case people are forced to leave their homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am
Wilkins returns to Fulham
Ray Wilkins is back in the Premier League and returned to Craven Cottage.
Fulham’s former manager will work under Rene Meulensteen as assistant head coach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am
Monday, 30 December 2013
BAE New Malden recruitment
Monday 30th December
Defence giant BAE systems says it plans to recruit a record 568 apprentices during 2014 - 181 more than it did this year.
They'll be leaning their trade on the next generation of nuclear submarines.
The company says it needs extra people to meet its largest workload for two decades across its 16 sites which includes offices in New Malden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm
Search continues for man missing from West Molesey
Concerns are growing for the well-being of a man missing from the West Molesey area.
49-year-old Stevan Spasojevic was last seen at about 11 o’clock yesterday morning in West Molesey.
Mr Spasojevic is white, around 6-feet, 4-inches tall with short grey hair.
He suffers mental health issues and requires regular medication.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 am
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Tram for Sutton
A London tram link could boost the number of jobs and bolster Sutton’s economy says the Sutton and Croydon GLA member.
Plans to bring the tram to Sutton are now in the London Mayor’s 2020 plan but faster progress could be made if negotiations with the local council are agreed.
Steve O’Connell says the tram is a great way to improve a towns prospects and sites New Addington as an example of how the high street has benefited.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
People could do more to save St Helier says Tory politician
St Helier could be at risk of losing it’s A&E if people don’t actively support it says Sutton's Conservative Parliamentary candidate.
Doctors, nurses and health professionals are reviewing NHS services as part of The Better Service Better Value initiative.
The scheme aims to effectively combat challenges the NHS are facing like; an ageing population and increased prevalence of long term conditions.
It will mean that some services move from one hospital to another.
Paul Scully says people can make a difference in keeping services by telling their local GPs what they want available.
The GPs, not politicians, are the ones who will vote on the future of the hospitals services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Police prepare for New Years eve
Over three and a half thousand police officers will be on duty in London for New Year’s Eve.
Podiums have been set up to give officers a bird’s eye view of some of the trouble spots.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the city’s firework display.
Police say large crowds are a magnet for thieves and advise people to take extra care of bags, wallets and phones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am
Fire death in Raynes Park being treated as "unexplained"
Police are appealing for witnesses following the unexplained death of a woman in Raynes Park this morning.
Emergency services were called to the level crossing on West Barnes Lane at around one AM after reports of a person on fire.
Despite members of the public managing to extinguish the fire, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 am