Another arrest in Roehampton inquiry
Another teenager boy has been arrested following the stabbing to death of a man in Roehampton a fortnight ago.
This time a thirteen year old is being questioned by police.
A 15 year old appeared in court charged with murder last week.
Police found 39 year old Martin Thomas in Roehampton on the 22nd April. He had been stabbed in the lung.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am
Pickpocket on London buses
A pickpocket who preyed on elderly bus passengers has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for seven counts of theft. A further 6 counts were taken into consideration.
27 year old Hristova Marinova found her victims on buses travelling across London, including Kingston, Sutton and Wandsworth.
She was arrested upon returning to the UK at Luton airport on the 14th February 2014 when she was recognised from CCTV images.
A co-defendant was convicted of 10 counts of theft in March and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am
13 year old arrested in Roehampton murder
A 13 year old boy’s been arrested in connection with the murder of Martin Thomas in Roehampton.
He’s been taken to a south London police station for questioning.
Police were called to an address in Huntingfield Road at 8.15 pm on the 22nd of April. The 39 year old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death was established as a stab wound to the lung.
A 15 year old boy has already appeared in Court charged with the murder. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am
Wandsworth honours student
An 18 year old student has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award for her campaigning for mental health issues.
Anna Gilleard was presented with a trophy, £500 and an iPad at an awards ceremony.
She’s worked with teachers at Graveney School to develop a programme for mental health awareness. She fund raises for charities, has organised assemblies and lobbied the government for amendments to the Work Capability Assessment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 am
Tackling fly tipping in Chobham
Council and Neighbourhood Watch teams were out in force this week to tackle fly tipping in Chobham.
Forty commercial vehicles were stopped. Five fines were given for waste carrying offences and police issued fixed penalty notices for offences ranging from defective vehicles to not having a valid MOT.
It’s a legal requirement for waste carriers to register and hold a Licence and to keep a record of the waste carried and its disposal.
The action was taken as a response to a spate of illegal dumping in the area. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am
Friday, 2 May 2014
Police need your help after an accident on the A3
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following an accident on the A3 this afternoon.
It’s after a black Vauxhall Corsa travelling northbound left the carriageway and collided with a tree and a sign before turning over.
Two men were taken to hospital – one with serious injuries.
The incident happened around 12.30pm near the Burpham slip road.
Anyone with information should contact Surrey police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm
Chiswick RNLI had a special visit today
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, paid a visit to lifeboat crew members from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution today to learn more about their life-saving work on the River Thames.
The Mayor took time out of his schedule to drop in on the crew based at Chiswick RNLI lifeboat station, to meet with RNLI volunteers and to help shine a spotlight on the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event, London Lifeboat Day.
Boris Johnson’s visit marked the conclusion of the charity’s London Lifeboat Week, a five day period of fundraising, whose highlight was Tuesday’s London Lifeboat Day.
Hundreds of volunteer collectors were out in force in London to collect the public donations that are so vital to keep London’s lifeboats running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm
Two men jailed after stealing cargo at Heathrow Airport
Two men have been jailed today at Isleworth Crown court for theft of cargo at Heathrow airport.
34 year old Kieran McKeown of Ashford, Surrey and 41 year old Paul Embery or Little Hampton, West Sussex were both sentenced to 18 months.
Both men worked at the airport and were arrested last December after a large amount of high value electrical items and other property was recovered. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm
James Blunt has announced a new tour
He'll play eight shows later in the year - supporting the album 'Moon Landing' which he released last year.
Tickets go on sale a week today.
He'll also appear at Epsom Downs on Thursday July the 3rd as part of the annual Epsom Live Concert series.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm
Man arrested by Counter Terrorism officers
Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command have arrested a 21-year-old man at a residential address in Hayes.
The man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the preparation of acts to commit terrorism, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006, after returning to the UK from Turkey.
He has been taken to a police station where he remains in custody.
A number of items were seized from the arrested man.
This arrest was not in response to any immediate threat or risk.
Detectives have carried out searches in connection with this investigation.
Chertsey family could have been affected by hydrogen cyanide
Lawyers acting for a couple whose son died during floods in Chertsey are investigating whether the family's house was affected by hydrogen cyanide.
7 year old Zane Gbangbola died in hospital in February.
His father, Kye remains paralysed from the waist down after a cardiac arrest.
Solicitors Leigh Day have described it as "apparent chemical poisoning".
Lawyer Vijay Ganapathy says it was possible floodwater ran off nearby contaminated land into the house.
A post-mortem examination found no clear cause of Zane's death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm
A British Airways flight from Nigeria to Heathrow has had to make an emergency landing after a passenger went into labour on board.
The 30 year-old woman - who was only 6 months into her pregnancy - was taken to hospital in Majorca yesterday.
She and her baby are said to be in a stable condition. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm
The swans are back . . . as you've never seen them before
Max Clifford is beginning an eight year prison sentence for a series of indecent assaults in the 1970s and 80s.
The 71 year-old former celebrity publicist from Hersham was convicted earlier this week of attacks on women and teenage girls.
Tom Parmenter is outside Southwark Crown Court.
Clifford is on his way to Wandsworth Prison.
Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, said:
"The prosecution in this case has proved Max Clifford's guilt beyond reasonable doubt and the jury in this case decided that they were sure Max Clifford was guilty on eight of the eleven counts brought to court. He has rightly been held to account and sentenced today for his crimes."
"The prosecution was built with evidence demonstrating a pattern of behaviour where unconnected victims told of strikingly similar experiences over a number of years. I would like to thank all the victims for coming forward and giving evidence in difficult circumstances."
"Research is clear that sexual offences are severely under-reported and I want to provide reassurance to any victim that the CPS will continue to make decisions based on the evidence and in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We will work with the police and victims to build strong cases which we can put before the court no matter when the alleged offending took place or was reported. I hope this provides other victims with the courage and confidence to come forward and report abuse that may have happened to them, no matter who is alleged to have carried out the abuse or when."
"The CPS regularly gains convictions in non-recent sexual abuse cases up and down the country which go unreported yet this case, alongside a few others, have attracted much more attention. For the CPS there is no difference - we apply the same tests in every case no matter who the defendant is. That is the criminal justice system working effectively."
"The independence of the CPS means that our decision making is at all times fair, impartial and without prejudice and we will pursue such prosecutions resolutely and robustly no matter who the suspect is."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm
Woking Bandstand to move
Woking Bandstand will up sticks this summer as part of the proposed Victoria Square development project.
Once dismantled, the Bandstand will be fully refurbished before being relocated from the town centre to Woking Park.
A new footpath and benches will be installed to create a relaxing environment to enjoy future entertainment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Men taken to hospital after A3 crash
Two men have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A3 in Surrey.
A car overturned at Burntcommon just after 12:30.
One man was airlifted to St George’s hospital in Tooting suffering serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Police continue appeal following fatal collision in Wimbledon
Police continue to appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision on Wimbledon Bridge.
Police were called on Monday might to Wimbledon Bridge following reports of a lorry in collision with a pedestrian.
The man has been formally identified as 35 year old Liam Roche from Ashford.
The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene. He wasn’t arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Quins announce team to play Exeter
Harlequins have announced their team to play Exeter Chiefs on Sunday in the Aviva Premiership.
Quins will make three changes to the side that played Northampton Saints last week in the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final.
Tom Williams and Nick Evans return from injury to start on the right-wing and fly-half respectively, while Nick Kennedy also starts.
They'll replace Ben Botica, Charlie Walker and George Robson.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
Merger of Surrey hospitals proposed
The boards of two NHS trusts in Surrey have announced that a merger is their preferred way forward.
The merger of Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals and the Royal Surrey County Hospital will take 12 to 18 months to complete if approved.
Christopher Tibbs, Medical Director at Royal Surrey County says it's about enhancing services and doesn't mean patients would have to travel further.
The NHS Trust regulator should make a decision by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm
Sparks fly in the House of Commons
Sparks were flying when MP Tom Brake met the first person to attempt explosive experiments in the House of Commons since Guy Fawkes.
The MP for Carshalton and Wallington, met Dr Hal Sosabowski at an event hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The scientist from Brighton University performed a number colourful chemistry experiments, including a liquid nitrogen shower.
Behind the colourful explosives, the event aimed to promote funding for research and create new jobs in science.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am
Do you know what goes on at the poppy factory, or even where it is?
We all know Remembrance Day is on November the 11th, but did you know over 12 million poppies were produced for last year’s services.
The factory, based in the Petersham Road in Richmond is inviting people to go and see what goes on behind the scenes.
Flood Alert for Putney Bridge and Teddignton Weir
A flood alert has been issued for the Tidal Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.
With low lying land and roads predicted to be affected first.
It’s also believed flooding will affect Thames Bank at Mortlake, Riverside and the Embankment at Twickenham, Chiswick Mall and Friars Lane and Water Lane in Richmond. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 pm
Magath admits to nerves
Felix Magath admits he's nervous as Fulham fight against relegation.
The Whites could go down this weekend if they lose at Stoke and results go against them.
Magath has never been relegated in his managerial career.
Judge found guilty of lying to police
A lawyer and part-time judge has been found guilty of lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal.
The former Cabinet minister - and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce - were both jailed after he passed points he'd been given to her.
Constance Briscoe from Clapham Junction - who allegedly acted as a go-between when Pryce went public with the story - has now been convicted of trying to pervert the course of justice. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
Man shot in Lyne
Detectives are investigating after a man in his forties was shot in the legs in Lyne near Chertsey.
It happened on Sunday night when a 45-year-old man was involved in an altercation at an address in Hardwick Lane.
The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in a stable condition.
Officers are currently investigating whether there’s any link between reports of a vehicle on fire the same evening close to the site of the shooting.
They would like to hear from anyone that saw a white VW Transporter van in the area on Sunday afternoon.
Two men and two women arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder have been released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Deputy PM in Kingston
An inspection of police forces has found that tens of thousands of crimes are not being recorded.
In some cases the reason for the offences not being registered is that officers were "too busy."
The Home Secretary has described it as "unacceptable failings by police".
And this is Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s response while he was in Kingston earlier:
Clifford ditched as hospice patron
Max Clifford has been ditched as patron of children's hospice Shooting Star CHASE.
It's after the publicist from Hersham was found guilty of 8 charges of indecent assault against on women and girls earlier this week.
Woking and Sam Beare Hospices have also confirmed that he is no longer their patron.
The 71 year old will be sentenced on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am
Famous faces pop in for lunch in Petersham
Film fans in Richmond were left pinching themselves on Sunday after the cast of the Avengers film had lunch in the town.
The group, including Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson settled down for a meal at the Petersham Nurseries restaurant.
The manager of the famous restaurant, Charlotte Senn, said it was an “honour and a pleasure” to host the cast. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am
Shocking figures for drug use among children revealed
Children as young as four are among hundreds of youngsters being referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services in the UK.
A four year old had been referred by education and children's services to alcohol and drug specialists in South Ayrshire.
Others include an 11 year old in Wandsworth, while 12 year old's were referred in Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow boroughs.
Treatment experts said the most common reason for children to come into contact with drugs and alcohol is through their parents. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am
Families asked to make nappy switch by Sutton Council
Sutton Council is calling on parents to “keep it real” during this year’s Real Nappy Week.
Parents in the borough are being urged to switch from disposable nappies to cloth ones to help protect the environment.
If all families in Sutton used cloth nappies the council would save up to £300,000 a year in disposal costs.
There is an economic incentive for parents to switch as well, with reusable nappies saving hundreds of pounds in shopping costs.
The council is currently running a nappy cash back scheme, which offers those that change to cloth up to £35 in cash. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 am
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Second teenager bailed following Roehampton murder
A 16 year old boy charged with the murder of a man in Roehampton has been released on bail.
The body of 39 year old Martin Thomas was discovered at a property on Huntingfield Road on the 22nd of April.
A 17 year old boy had previously been bailed in relation to the murder.
Police are also appealing for information to identify 3 individuals seen in the area prior to the incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm
Sentencing after Banstead crash
A man has been sentenced after crashing his car into the side of a house in Banstead.
21-year-old Storm Burger from Morden drove his high performance Audi A3 into the side of the property on Higher Drive last July.
An accident investigator concluded that the Audi was travelling at around 80mph on a 30mph road and that there were no mechanical defects to the vehicle.
He's been ordered to pay a fine of £2,000, or to serve six weeks imprisonment for dangerous driving as well as being disqualified from driving for two years.
He's also been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £300.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
The second annual Kingston business Expo is set to take place
The event plans to help businesses in South West London and North Surrey connect and develop new opportunities.
It’s being held at the Kingston Business School on the 11th of June.
700 people are expected to make an appearance. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm
Richmond one of most popular places for cycling nationwide
Fewer people cycled in England last year than in 2012.
New figures show the number of adults cycling at least once a month dropped from 15-point-3 to 14-point-7 per cent.
Twice as many men got to work by bike than women - with just 3 per cent of adults cycling at least five times a week.
Richmond has fourth highest percentage nationwide of adults cycling at least once a month – 34 per cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Man appears in court after Croydon stabbing
A man has appeared in court today after being charged with the murder of Andrew David Else, from Croydon.
The 52 year old was stabbed on Selsdon Road last Thursday.
23 year old Ephraim Norman, from Thornton Heath, will appear at the Old Bailey for a Plea and Case Management Hearing on the 1st of August.
His trial is due to start on the 6th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Buggy Brigade out in force for St Helier Hospital campaign
You're being invited to take part in a mass gathering to save services at St Helier Hospital.
Although the controversial BSBV review was scrapped earlier this year, services at the site could still be lost because of a funding shortfall.
Anyone wanting to take part should assemble on the green opposite the hospital at 2pm on Saturday May the 10th.
It's a family event, so children are welcome. For more details email [email protected]posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am
TV's "hard man" to take centre stage in Morden tonight
Ross Kemp will be on hand to answer questions from the public on anything from his days in Eastenders, to his time tackling gangs.
The free event is being held at the Lawrence Weaver Institute from 6.30pm.
Ross Kemp is a BAFTA award-winning actor, author and journalist who rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Since 2006, Kemp has received international recognition as an investigative journalist for his critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am
Tube Strike Info
The Prime Minister says it's "unacceptable" millions of people are being disrupted by the London Tube strike.
Members of the RMT union are holding a 48 hour walk out, which started at 9pm last night, over the closure of ticket offices.
It's causing long delays for commuters across the capital.
Stay tuned to Jackie for live updates throughout the strike, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel.
TwitPic: @thegirlwho at Earls Court.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
150 burglaries carried out in Wimbledon Village
Detectives are appealing for information following a Crimewatch appeal after 150 burglaries were carried out in Wimbledon Village.
The burglar who has targeted houses since 2006, wears a trademark ‘fisherman’s’ hat and black clothing.
It’s believed he enters properties via doors and windows left unsecure and may be in possession of a device that picks locks.
He has also been known to drive a dark Vauxhall Astra or Corsa to carry out the burglaries.
Anyone with information should contact Merton police on 0208 649 3159 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 am
Cannabis Factory discovered in Ashford
A cannabis factory has been discovered by police in Ashford.
Officers received a report detailing a strong smell and suspicious activity associated with a property in North Ashford.
A search uncovered approximately 300 suspected cannabis plants along with cannabis making paraphernalia.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the cultivation of cannabis and is currently in police custody. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am
Today is London Lifeboat Day
It’s a chance for the work of the RNLI to be recognised.
Tower Lifeboat Station is the busiest in the country, launching 492 times last year, followed closely by Chiswick.
Jackie’s Lucy Mayer will be out collecting with the crew this afternoon.
The search is continuing for a third night in Tolworth for a missing man.
82 year old John Harding was last seen at around 7pm on Saturday at home on Woodland Way.
Police are particularly concerned because John is diabetic and needs to take his medication regularly.
He often walks around Tolworth and up to Hogsmill River.
John is 5’6 with short white hair and a mole on his forehead.
He’s wearing blue trousers and a three quarter length coat.
If you've seen him in the last 48 hours then please call Kingston Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm
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29 arrests in Croydon in police operation
182 people have been arrested in South London in Met Police's day of action targeting burglary, theft and other related offences.
29 arrests were made in Croydon last Thursday, including a male arrested in connection with an allegation of exposure.
There were more than 7-thousand 5-hundred fewer burglaries in the last financial year, bringing burglary down to its lowest level since 1974.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
In Breaking News
Hersham PR consultant Max Clifford has been found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault and not guilty of two charges.
They could not reach a verdict on the final charge.
The 71-year-old was found guilty of a string of charges over a period of nearly 20 years.
He will be sentenced on Friday, and has been bailed until then.
Michelle Clifford has more.
Peter Watt, Director of National Services at the NSPCC.
"Max Clifford has rightly been unmasked as a ruthless and manipulative sex offender who preyed for decades on children and young women.
Clifford was a rich and influential man who dined with the stars but the way he manipulated and groomed his victims is typical of many sex offenders. He exploited their vulnerabilities, using lies and coercion to get what he wanted.Throughout the court case Clifford has behaved dismissively and arrogantly towards his victims and the suffering he has caused them. He made them go through a long and painful court case and relive their traumatic experiences by not pleading guilty.
Many of his victims innocently came to him hoping he could make their dreams come true, dazzled by his celebrity connections. But he saw women and young girls as sexual objects for his own gratification. Instead of helping their bids for stardom he indecently assaulted them before casting them aside. Intimidated by his power and wealth, many of his victims did not initially speak out. But the courage they have shown in telling police what had happened to them and giving evidence means they have finally got justice."
Carshalton boxer back to winning ways
Carshalton boxer Danny 'Cassius' Connor has returned to winning ways.
He defeated Arek Malek on points on Sunday.
He told us what his plans are now after the victory.
You can listen to our interview in full with Danny here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm
AFC Wimbledon docked points
AFC Wimbledon have been docked three points by the Football League for fielding an ineligble player - but they're still safe from relegation.
Jake Nicholson played and scored in their 4-3 win over Cheltenham last month.
It was his first game for the club, having joined following his release from Scottish side Morton.
Wimbledon have also been fined £5,000, which is suspended until the end of next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm
Third arrest after Roehampton death
A third teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Roehampton.
The 16 year old boy is being held on suspicion of the murder of Martin Thomas.
The 39 year old’s body was discovered at a property on Huntingfield Road last week.
A 17 year old, arrested on Saturday, has been bailed; while a 15 year old is due to appear in court tomorrow after being charged with murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am
Battersea makes dog’s dinner out of 50 tonnes of pet food
Hungry hounds guzzled down almost 50 tonnes of dog food in 2013 – the equivalent weight of four double decker buses, 12 elephants or 660 Great Danes.
42,384 tins of wet food and 28,672kg of dry dog food were used to feed more than 5,000 dogs last year.
Cats took the lion’s share with more than 3,000 cats in 2013 eating their way through 58,944 pouches of cat food and 1,264kg of cat biscuits.
All the food used at Battersea is kindly donated by pet food suppliers Pedigree and Whiskas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am
Quins winger bailed
Harlequins winger Paul Sackey has been bailed after allegedly fighting outside a nightclub.
The 34-year-old former England international was held on suspicion of affray after reports of a fight on Kings Road in Chelsea.
He joined Quins last year after spending 2 years at Stade Français in Paris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
SW6 derby in FA Youth Cup final
Chelsea's senior team are hoping to book a place in the Champions League final this week, but their under 18s are trying to beat them to silverware.
They play Fulham in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup Final at Craven Cottage tonight, before next week's second leg at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were losing finalists last year, while it's the Whites are making their first appearance in a final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am
Further tests carried out on children who died in New Malden
The cause of three children’s deaths in New Malden could be released sometime today.
Further tests had to be carried out after post mortem examinations last week proved inconclusive.
A four year-old girl and 3 year old twin boys were found at a home on Thetford Road on Tuesday.
Their mother, Tania Clarence, has been charged with murder. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am
London faced with more Tube strikes
Richard Tracey, GLA Assembly Member for Wandsworth and Merton has renewed the call for legislation which replaces strike action on the Tube with independent mediation.
His call comes as Rail Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT) members plan to start a 48-hour Tube strike from 9pm tonight.
Transport for London (TfL) says it will hold last minute talks with rail union bosses this morning in a bid to avert industrial action.
Talks have failed to resolve the row over plans to close manned ticket offices.
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