Man arrested after mother and baby injured in Woking robbery
A man’s been arrested after a mother and baby were injured in a robbery in Woking.
The 35 year old woman was punched in the face by a mugger – causing her nine month old son to be knocked out of his buggy.
The incident took place after she crossed the Basingstoke canal bridge just before half past two on Wednesday.
After punching the woman and breaking her nose – the robber stole the woman’s handbag.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested and is on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm
The UK's biggest warship has officially been named by the Queen at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife.
Defence Secretary, and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond was also at the official naming ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
There's an earlier start for Centre and Number One Courts to cram six Wimbledon quarter-finals in today.
Defending champion Andy Murray has a tricky looking match against Grigor Dimitrov second on Centre - who's the Queen's Club champion.
Starting things off now are two ladies' quarter-finals, as Simona Halep faces Sabine Lisicki and Eugenie Bouchard takes on Angelique Kerber.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal's conqueror Nick Kyrgios play later. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am
Mum of five turns life around to raise money for charity
Mum of five, Heidi Sedgeman from Chessington, is planning a year of ‘ultra challenges’ to raise money for Surrey based charity, Harrison’s Fund.
Harrison’s Fund is named after seven year old Harrison Smith from Surrey who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic condition which affects the muscles, causing muscle weakness.
The charity’s goal is to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne.
The 52 year old housekeeper and nanny, who is originally from Molesey, decided to undertake the challenges after a rocky start to the year.
She has already undertaken her first event, Britain’s hardest half marathon up and down the Surrey Hills, starting and ending at Box Hill.
Her next event is The Hurt on Saturday – a short but hard off road 10km in Surrey Hills.
This will be followed by, The PrudentialRideLondon, Isle of Man Mountain Ultra, Tough Mudder, MudMan, TrailMan, IceMan, WildMan, The Mighty Deer Stalker and finally a ride from ‘Rome to Home’ from April- May in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
Invictus Tickets On Sale
Tickets for the opening ceremony of Prince Harry's inaugural Paralympic-style games for wounded service personnel have gone on sale.
People can now buy tickets to the ceremony that marks the start of the first Invictus Games, set to take place in London in September.
More than 400 servicemen and women - serving and veteran - from 14 nations will compete in four days of sport. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am
Youths Carrying A Machete In Sutton Are Sentenced
Two men have been sentenced after carrying a machete in Sutton High Street – thanks to the vigilance of members of the public.
19 year old Ali Ahmed Ali and a 17-year-old youth were seen shouting abuse at three men outside McDonald’s in the High Street.
Police received a number of calls about the men wielding a two foot blade and after a search they arrested them in Benhill Avenue.
Ali Ahmed Ali was jailed for 6 months for having a machete in a public place and the younger man received a youth rehabilitation order for 9 months.
Cyclists' Tyres Punctured With Pins
Several riders had to abandon Saturday's Redhill Cycle Club road race after pins placed on the road punctured their tyres.
Nobody was injured but at least three people had tyres wrecked and repairs could cost in excess of £100 each.
Roads in Surrey have become increasingly congested with cyclists – especially in the areas used during the London Olympics, such as Box Hill.
Surrey Police said it would prosecute anyone who deliberately put dangerous items on the road. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am
QPR confirm departures
QPR have confirmed the departures of Andrew Johnson, Aaron Hughes and Stephane Mbia from the club.
Ex-England defender Luke Moore, along with Hogan Ephraim, Angelo Balanta and Tom Hitchcock are also heading through the exit door.
5 players, including goalkeeper Rob Green and striker Bobby Zamora, are in talks about new contracts ahead of the R’s return to the Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am
Purley Police Officer was "singled out and targeted" for her race and sex
An employment tribunal has found that the Metropolitan Police discriminated against a black female officer because of her race and sex.
35 year old Carol Howard, from Purley, was “singled out and targeted” for almost a year.
She had worked as a firearms officer for the Diplomatic Protection Group.
Her lawyers will now seek compensation from the force for injury to feelings and aggravated damages.
The Met said it was “disappointed” by the findings of the tribunal. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 am
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Amanda Knox incriminated over the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher?
The alibi of Amanda Knox, convicted of the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher in Italy, has come under fresh suspicion.
This is after her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, also convicted of the crime, said there are anomalies in her story.
Knox has always claimed that they spent the evening of the 2007 murder together at Sollecito’s flat.
However he now says that “for the entire first part of the evening, they were not together”.
The pair originally served 4 years for the murder, before being released in 2011.
In January, an appeals court reconvicted them of the murder of Kercher, a verdict they are again appealing. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 pm
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Jessie J's revealed she's working with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj on a new song
The singer posted a teaser image on Twitter, suggesting the title of her new single is 'Bang Bang'.
She added that the track will premiere on 29th July.
Jessie will be appearing in concert at Sandown Park in Esher on the 7th of August. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm
CCTV images after assaults at Worcester Park and Motspur Park
British Transport Police have released CCTV images of two men after two assaults on on the rail network at Worcester Park and Motspur Park.
The London Waterloo to Dorking train was pulling into Worcester Park when a man in his 50s tried to unchain his bicycle, but was pushed to the floor.
He got off the train, but was followed by the two men who pushed him, so got back on the train, but was followed by them again.
They later got off at Stoneleigh.
A 23-year-old was later assaulted as he waited for a train at Motspur Park.
Judi Dench announced as patron of Surrey Wildlife Trust
Dame Judi Dench has been announced as Surrey Wildlife Trust's new patron.
The Oscar-winning actress is specifically backing a project aimed at securing the future of Nower Wood, as an "outdoor classroom".
The ancient woodland, in Leatherhead, serves as a wildlife and environmental education site for pupils from primary to A-Level.
Dame Judi who’s a local, says she’s delighted to be supporting Surrey Wildlife Trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm
Hounslow invests in cemeteries
Hounslow Council is investing almost £450,000 on local cemeteries.
It’s in preparation for the expected increase in visitors to official war graves over the next four years as people commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
The money will be spent on improving footpaths across eight cemeteries including Bedfont and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
Crime preventing digital radio link now in Staines
A new digital radio link to help prevent crime has gone ‘live’ in Staines.
Spelthorne Council has funded a replacement for the radio system linking retailers, pubs and restaurants with Police and the town’s CCTV.
The new link will enable shop staff to warn each other about suspicious behaviour and the presence of known shoplifters in the town centre.
It will also enable staff in bars, restaurants and pubs to communicate with each other about any ongoing or potential incidents.
Around 75 shops, pubs and restaurants have signed up to the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm
World War Two bombs found in Battersea
Two suspected World War Two bombs have been dug up by builders in Battersea.
Police were called to Battersea Church Road at 10.20 this morning.
Along with an army disposal team and fire crews they declared the area safe by midday, before discovering a second device just after,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm
New deal for Chelsea goalkeeper
Mark Schwarzer has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea.
The former Australian international goalkeeper's original deal ran out this summer.
He made 12 starts and one substitute appearance in his first season at Stamford Bridge, covering for first choice Petr Cech.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am
Police Renew Appeal After Fatal Accident In Laleham
Police have renewed their appeal for information following a fatal crash in Laleham.
53 year-old Gordon White was riding a white MV Agusta on Saturday June the 14th when he was in a collision with a white Iveco lorry in Ashford Road.
Mr White of Upper Halliford, died in St George’s Hospital in Tooting six days later.
The funeral will be held at Woking Crematorium on Monday July the 14th posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am
Baggage Problems At Heathrow
A computer glitch at Heathrow has meant some air passengers have still not been reunited with their luggage - days after a problem started.
It began on Thursday at Terminal 5 and has affected departing British Airways passengers.
A spokeswoman for the airport has apologised and says they’re working round the clock with airlines to reunite passengers with their bags as quickly as possible. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am
Strike On London Underground
Power control staff on London Underground, are due to begin a strike later after talks failed to resolve a row over pensions and working conditions.
Members from three unions - Unite, Transport Salaried Staffs' Association and Rail, Maritime and Transport union - will walk out from 8pm for 8 days.
The RMT said the dispute was an "all-out attack" on power control workers.
London Underground said the strike would have "no visible impact".
Indian Gold Stolen From Sutton
Police are asking members of the public to be on the lookout for items of jewellery that have been stolen from a home in Sutton.
Intruders forced open a gate and French doors of the house in Poplar Road on Monday the 9th of June and stole many valuable pieces made of Indian gold.
The hallmarked jewellery includes necklaces, bangles, rings and earrings – items received as gifts by the owner over many years.
22ct hallmarked bangles carved with leaf and petal motif design - each bangle measured at 0.5cm width posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am
UKIP campaigners refused service at Purley pub
The owner of a pub in Purley has made an apology after one of its barmen refused to serve a group of UKIP election campaigners.
Local candidate Georgina Guillem and five of her supporters decided to go for a drink at The Rectory during the run up to May’s local elections.
But a barman at the pub told her “You are UKIP, you are disgusting,” and refused to serve them drinks.
They complained to owner of the premises - Stonegate Pubs - which offered them a free meal as well as an apology. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am
Monday, 30 June 2014
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Police release CCTV of knife-point robbery in Cobham
Surrey Police officers have released CCTV footage as part of an appeal to help track down a man who stole a van at knife-point in Cobham.
The incident took place in the car park of the Old Bear public house, off Riverhill, at around 4.20pm on Wednesday, the 14th of May.
The victim, a man in his twenties, was driving his white Volkswagen Caddy out of the car park when he was approached by a man who stopped the vehicle and asked the driver if he would be able to do some building work for him.
The victim then parked the van so he could get the details and as he did so the man approached the driver's side door and attempted to take the keys out of the ignition before threatening the driver with a small knife.
The passenger in the van, another man in his twenties, got out of the vehicle and the driver then followed him out of the passenger side door.
The offender then got into the van and drove it away towards Cobham High Street.
The van was recovered four days later in the Effingham area.
The man who stole the van is described as being white, of slim build, in his thirties or forties, balding with dark hair and was wearing a green top and dark trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm
More delays at T5
A technical fault with the conveyor belts at Heathrow has led to five hour delays for some passengers.
The problem happened at Terminal 5 on Thursday when the belts became paralysed by a computer glitch.
Airport bosses said the baggage system was working normally today.
They have said though, that it will take several more days to reunite thousands of air travellers with their luggage.
Passengers have been advised to put all essentials in hand luggage as a precaution against further breakdowns. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Adults behaving like big kids is costing the taxpayer thousands
Firefighters across England were called to assist calls of almost 200 teenagers and adults stuck in children's play equipment over the past five years – 10 of them in Surrey.
The fire service said each instance costs taxpayers about £300, meaning the mishaps have cost at least £60,000 in total.
Most of the playground rescues involve getting people out of swings designed for babies or children.
A Brigade Spokesperson said calling out fire crews is a serious matter as it can mean they are not available to deal with a life threatening situations. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm
Tennis: Correct at 4pm
Andy Murray is just starting his fourth round match at Wimbledon.
The defending champion is playing South African 20th seed Kevin Anderson for a place in the quarter-finals.
The roof is being opened on Centre Court.
Eugenie Bouchard played under it, and she's into the last eight - having seen off Alize Cornet.
Sabine Lisicki is into the last-16 after beating Ana Ivanovic - a match which started on Saturday but was twice called off for bad light and rain.
(Stay tuned for up to the minute scores).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecent assault charges
A jury's convicted the 84 year old entertainer of all 12 counts against him.
They relate to offences against four girls, all aged under 14.
The assaults took place between 1968, and 1986, the year he appeared in panto at Richmond Theatre.
Jenny Hopkins, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS in London, said;
Rolf Harris used his status and position as a world famous children's entertainer to sexually assault young girls over a period spanning 18 years.
The victims in this case have suffered in silence for many years and have only recently found the courage to come forward. I would like to pay tribute to the bravery they displayed in coming to court and giving evidence. That bravery and determination has seen Rolf Harris brought to justice and held to account.
Each victim, unknown to the others, described a similar pattern of behaviour; that of a man acting without fear of the consequences.
The prosecution of sexual offences is often difficult and complex, perhaps even more so when the allegations are from some years ago. We will continue to consider cases and wherever there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest, we will work with police and victims to build strong cases which can be put before a court.
I hope today's verdict provides other victims with the courage and confidence to come forward no matter who is alleged to have carried out the abuse and when.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Big in Japan
The owner of Alton Towers and Thorpe Park has announced a deal to build a new Legoland theme park in Japan.
It'll cost £185 million to build - and will open in three years' time.
The Japanese amusement park market's thought to be the second biggest in the world - worth £4-billion annually. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm
Roaming costs to fall
Watching a film or reading emails on your phone abroad used to be pricey, but costs are finally coming down.
From the 1st of July using email and the internet will cost about 20 pence per megabyte.
Making a call in another European country will cost 19p and texts will cost 6p.
London MEP Seb Dance says he hopes the gadgets we are now used to can remain handy wherever we are.
Three suspicious fires in Surrey linked by Police
Fires at three sports clubs in Surrey over the past week have been linked by police.
The Horley Lawn Tennis Club was set alight on the 22nd June, Churchfields Bowls Club in Reigate was on fire on Thursday and a blaze in the early hours of yesterday morning damaged the Old Reigatian Rugby Club in Reigate.
Local sports clubs have been advised to be on their guard and report any suspicious activity. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm
New bedtime for Feltham's young offenders
Feltham Young Offenders has come in for more criticism – this time over bedtime for the inmates.
New rules announced by the Justice Secretary means teenagers at Feltham prison will have to be in their cells with lights out by 10.30 pm.
There have been reports that in the past the young men were able to stay up all night watching TV.
Last month statistics were released showing that the institution in Bedfont Road had seen the highest number of assaults in England and Wales – officers were having to deal with an average of two violent attacks each day. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Surrey police searching for missing man
Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing man from West Byfleet.
56-year-old Ian Taylor was last seen in the Woking Road area on Thursday.
He is described as white, of a slim build, with short, greying hair.
Ian was last seen wearing black jeans, a short black leather jacket and white trainers.
If you’ve spotted him then call the police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm
Vicar of Baghdad speaking in Esher
The Vicar of Baghdad will be celebrating his 50th birthday today with a sermon at an Esher Church.
Canon Andrew White currently spends much of the year with his congregation in the Iraqi capital.
The Vicar, who suffers from MS, has dedicated his life to improving people’s situations in conflict zones.
He will be speaking in the Cornerstone church at Sandown Park racecourse at 10:30 and 6:30. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am
Thief nabs number plates in Sutton
A night-time thief specialising in number plates has struck in Sutton.
What’s more the registration mark menace strikes near or on the weekend from Thursday to Saturday.
Now detectives in Sutton are urging driver to use anti-tamper screws for their number plates.
12 vehicles in the borough have been hit in the last two weeks.
The thief then uses the car to get petrol and then drive off without paying and - to avoid tax and insurance. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am
Youth assaults police officer with weapon near Kingston
A teenager is in custody following an assault on a police officer in Coombe Vale near Kingston.
The Special Officer had been threatened with a wooden pole.
The youth is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am
Guildford pub bomber funeral
The funeral has taken place of Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the Guildford IRA pub bombings.
Mass for Conlon was held in St Peter's Cathedral in west Belfast.
An investigation into the 1974 case found serious flaws in the way Surrey Police handled the investigation.
No-one was ever convicted for the Guildford bomb attack. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 am
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