Missing Girl From Southall Area
Police in Ealing are appealing for a missing 14 year old girl from the Southall area.
Ayan Omar was last seen on Wednesday near Felthan Community college.
She often visits the Convent Way area of Southhall and sometimes goes by the name of Yasim Mohamed.
Please call the police on 101 if you have any information on her whereabouts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 pm
Saturday Football Roundup
Chelsea have gone 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League after they beat West Brom 2-0 at home.
QPR are now at the bottom of the table, as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle away.
Meanwhile in League Two, it was a goalless draw for AFC Wimbledon who were away at Oxford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm
101 non-emergency number fixed
Technical issues which stopped people from ringing the police for non-emergencies - and the NHS - have been fixed.
The 101 and 111 services were affected this morning for around two hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm
Plans for new look school unveiled
An artist's impression of how a primary school in Addlestone will look once expanded, has been revealed.
Sayes Court will double in size by next September.
Surrey County Council has said it needs to "bridge a £215m funding gap" for 13,000 places across the County. It blames an "unprecedented demand" on its services.
Meanwhile, Esher School is also being completely rebuilt in order to create over 200 places.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm
US Gamer Jailed For Trying To Kill British Teen
An American man who travelled to the UK and attacked a brother and sister with a knife after meeting them through online gaming has been jailed for life.
Police describe Shane Coffey, 20, from Boston, Massachusetts, as a "troubled" man who had planned the assault in Epsom, with "disturbing precision".
He has been ordered to serve a minimum of eight-and-a-half years in prison after he pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court to attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.
Coffey broke into the home of the 19-year-old woman in Hook Road on 18 April and attacked her with a knife before her 23-year-old brother came to her assistance, police say.
Both victims suffered serious stab wounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm
Technical issue with 101 non-emergency number
The Metropolitan Police is currently experiencing technical issues with the 101 non-emergency number. As a result calls are not being received via this route.
The 999 system is unaffected but Londoners are reminded that this should only be used in the case of an emergency.
Non emergency crime can be reported online via www.met.police.uk or at your local police station.
The force says it is working with its service provider to rectify this issue as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm
Suspected terror arrest at Heathrow Airport
Police have arrested a teenager from Coventry at Heathrow on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.
The 19-year-old man was detained as he stepped off a flight from Jordan after landing at the airport on Thursday.
Counter terrorism officers swooped after suspecting he was involved in a terror threat and planned the arrest prior to his arrival back in the country.
Man due in court charged with murdrer of man from Thornton Heath
A man arrested after a body of man was discovered in a car is due in court today charged with murder.
58 year old Colin McSweeney was last night charged with the murder of 24-year-old Shaun McSweeney.
He appears in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Appeal after fail to stop collision in Battersea
Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following a fail to stop collision in Battersea that left a pedestrian seriously injured.
At around 6.30 last night, a car was in collision with a pedestrian on Clapham Common North Side at the junction with Battersea Rise.
Officers and ambulance service attended and the pedestrian, a woman aged in her 30s, was taken to a south London hospital suffering head injuries. The injuries are being treated as life threatening.
The car, believed to be a small white hatchback, did not stop at the scene and is believed to have continued towards Lavender Hill. It is believed to have suffered damage to its front end and windscreen.
At this early stage it is believed the collision occurred as the pedestrian was using the crossing at the junction.
Officers from the South West Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for anyone with any information about the car involved, its driver or the collision to contact them.
Any witnesses to the collision, who haven't already spoken to police, are also asked to contact them.
Anyone who can assist officers can call the dedicated witness line on 020 8941 9011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm
Free grit for Sutton
People living in Sutton can take advantage of a free grit service launched today in the borough.
The council has made 42 tonnes of grit to collect over the coming weekends to use when the cold weather strikes.
Up to 10kilograms of grit can be collected for an address or business.
The council says it will still continue to grit main roads, streets and side roads via gritter trucks and gritting teams.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am
Epsom Hospital administrator wins award
An administrator who works at Epsom Hospital has won at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2014.
Carly Russell was nominated by a number of senior colleagues for the Mental Health Administrator Award.
She was commended for her exceptional customer service skills and her willingness to go above and beyond to help over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
SW London football preview
Chelsea will stay top of the Premier League regardless of the result of their home game against West Brom today.
The Blues will hoping to maintain their 100% home league record though.
Also in the Premier League, QPR could move out of the relegation zone with a win at Newcastle.
And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon could move to as high as eighth in the table with a win over Cambridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am
Friday, 21 November 2014
UPDATE: Balcony collapse
Pic Charles Mieville
Two people have died after a balcony collapsed in central London.
Six others were also hurt in Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge earlier this morning.
Greg Hands, who's the MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has given more details on what happened.
Statement from London Fire Brigade.
Firefighters were called to reports of a structural collapse on Cadogan Square this morning.
When we arrived, we made the scene safe, securing parts of the iron balcony that had broken away in the fall.
Crews assisted London Ambulance Service to provide first aid to those injured in the fall as well as to a number of onlookers who were suffering from shock.
Three fire rescue units from Edmonton, Heston and Croydon fire stations and a fire engine from Chelsea fire station attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 10.06 and the incident was over at 11.37. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
London is recycling less
Rates have dropped in almost half of the Capital’s boroughs including Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Wandsworth.
The largest drop was in Newham, making it the worst performing authority in England.
London is only managing to recycle 33% of waste annually – but the Mayor wants this to increase to 45% next year.
It’s not all bad news though, recycling rates have risen in Hounslow and Waltham Forest. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm
Man missing from Hammersmith
Police are concerned for the welfare of Philip Ogun, 31, who is missing from Hammersmith.
Philip was last seen in Hammersmith at around 6.30pm on Tuesday.
He is described as black, around 5 feet 9 inches in height with short black hair.
When last seen he was wearing a blue Puffa style coat, a green hoodie and blue jeans.
Officers are especially concerned since Philip has suffered from mental health problems and does not have medication with him.
He may become aggressive with members of the public. Anyone who sees him should call police on 101 quoting ref Merlin 041838.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm
Two dead after balcony collapse in Knightsbridge
Two people have died and at least six others have been injured after a balcony collapsed.
The balcony of a building in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, collapsed just before 10am.
At least eight people were treated for injuries with one man dying at the scene and another dying after being taken to hospital.
"Nonchalant" scaffolder fined in Chelsea
A scaffolder has been fined by safety inspectors after tossing equipment and working without harnesses at a house in Chelsea.
35 year old Christopher Harker “nonchalantly” passed gear to his assistant during work on a four storey building in Cheyne Walk in March.
Harker, from C&H Scaffolding, was fined 800 pounds after pleading guilty at Westminster magistrate’s court on Wednesday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 am
Crossrail 2 to run from Wimbledon
Ministers have announced plans to safeguard land for the new Crossrail 2 line.
It will run from Wimbledon through central London to Tottenham Hale if approved.
Land had initially been safeguarded along a Chelsea Hackney Line.
The proposals have now been put out for consultation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am
Esher couple offer reward to find son's killer
The parents of a British hotelier murdered in St. Lucia have offered a reward for information about his killing.
Thirty-eight-year-old multi-millionaire Ollie Gobat was found in his burning Range Rover on the Caribbean island in April.
The former Surrey junior cricketer had been shot in the head.
His parents, from Esher, said the reward - about 60-thousand pounds -was a last ditch effort to help bring their son’s killer to justice. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 am
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Merton officer suspended from duty
A police constable based in Merton has been suspended from duty after being charged with sexual touching.
44 year old PC Irshad Kamal has also been charged with harassment.
The offences happened while he was off-duty.
Kamal will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm
Get today's top stories from the Jackie Pod
Radio Jackie's 15 minute podcast of all the day's news for South West London and North Surrey is now online.
It's updated weekday evenings from 7pm.
Simply click here. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm
Men in court on terror charges
Three men are appearing in court in central London accused of planning a terror attack - in which they'd kill a member of the public.
Magistrates have heard conversations were monitored between the group showing an obsession with beheadings and knives.
Nadir Ali Sayed from Hounslow, Yousaf Shah Syed and Haseeb Hamayoon were charged following raids in London and High Wycombe a fortnight ago. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm
Former officer makes startling claim
The detective who led the investigation into Britain's most notorious paedophile ring, claims there could be many more victims.
The gang was responsible for a number of abductions and murders in the 80s.
Roger Stoodley has told The Times he believes the group could have been linked to Barn Elms Guest House in Barnes.
The site is currently being probed over alleged links to a Westminster paedophile ring.
Mr Stoodley helped expose the murders of three children by the notorious gang during his time with Scotland Yard. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm
Couple's fraud discovered
A couple who deprived Cancer Research of funds by producing fake Race For Life merchandise have been ordered to pay £75,000.
Jason and Natalie Robertson from Sutton sold counterfeit hoodies, baseball caps, wristbands and other clothing on eBay.
They traded under the name Fonfella Ltd, and also made One Direction and Ed Sheeran products without the official trademarks.
Council trading standards officers raided the couple's house after a tip-off and seized a haul with a street value of £10,000. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm
Terror suspects in court
Three men have been charged with intending to carry out terrorist attacks.
They were arrested in raids in Hounslow, Hayes and High Wycombe a few days before Remembrance Sunday.
Mark White says the group - aged between 19 and 21 - are due in court in central London shortly. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
Radio presenter cautioned
BBC Radio 2 Presenter Jeremy Vine has been stopped by police for speeding on his bike at more than three times the limit.
He was caught cycling at 16mph through Hyde Park while on his way to work by an officer with a hand-held radar gun.
Vine, who lives in Chiswick, said he didn’t realise the limit was 5mph. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm
Officers hunt man in connection with Poppy Appeal theft
Police are releasing CCTV footage to try and identify a man wanted in connection with the theft of a Poppy Appeal collection tin at a Fish and Chip shop in Coulsdon.
The theft of the collection tin happened at approximately 4pm on Saturday the 8th of November in The Parade in Coulsdon Road.
Anyone who recognises the person, or has information, should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 163978. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm
Symons interested in bringing in new faces
Fulham manager Kit Symons has refused to rule out bringing any players in before next Thursday’s Football League loan deadline.
The Whites have been linked with moves for former players Chris Baird and Mark Schwarzer.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game at Brentford, Symons says if he brings someone in, he has to be the right fit for the club.
Woman who died after accident in Worcester Park has been named
A woman who died following a collision in Worcester Park has been identified as 39-year-old Louisa Gammie.
She died after the accident involving a van on Old Malden Lane on Saturday the 8th November.
An inquest into her death has been opened and adjourned. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am
Motorists warned after scams in Esher, Byfleet and Sunbury
Police are warning motorists in Surrey to remain vigilant following a spate of scams where people are conned into giving strangers money for petrol.
The suspects flag down drivers and claim they need cash for fuel; they may offer fake gold rings as assurance and hand over a false business card promising to pay back the money.
3 incidents have been reported this month; in Esher, Byfleet and Sunbury.
Suspects have been described as dark-skinned, possibly Arabic around 40 to 50 years old and of a large build – they were smartly dressed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am
Fernando Alonso looks set to join Woking-based McLaren
Fernando Alonso is to leave Ferrari at the end of the season after five years with the team.
The two-time world champion is expected to join Woking-based McLaren for the 2015 campaign.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has been signed to replace Alonso at Ferrari.
The final race of 2014 is in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am
Coach from Twickenham named UK Coach of the Year
A rugby coach from Twickenham has been named UK Coach of the Year at the UK Coaching Awards 2014.
Gary Street, who's the England Women's Rugby coach, was also named High-Performance Coach of the Year.
Under his guidance, the English team has won six consecutive Six Nations, as well as lifting the Women's Rugby World Cup in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Fire in Fulham
The roof of an office block in Fulham has been damaged by fire.
21 firefighters attended the blaze in the two storey building on Sulivan Road yesterday afternoon.
Thirty people evacuated the block before the Brigade arrived.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Police still searching for burglar in Kingswood
Detectives are continuing to search for a male suspect following a burglary in Kingswood last Wednesday.
Officers were called to the house near to Kingswood Golf Course at around 6pm after a man entered allegedly with a gun.
The man then forcibly stole jewellery from three women as well as pocketing high-value jewellery hidden in a safe.
The offender is described as tall, white and of stocky build - and wearing a black balaclava, black jacket and black leather gloves. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm
Sutton's encouraged to give a gift this Christmas
Police and The Salvation Army in Sutton have teamed up to encourage people to buy a gift for a child in care this Christmas.
The appeal invites residents to pick a tag off their Christmas trees on display at Sutton Police Station and the Salvation Army at the bottom of the high street.
Each tag represents a child and gives details of how to pass on a present.
The scheme hopes to provide gifts for more than 400 children in care who may not otherwise receive one.
Man injured after Woking robbery
Police are investigating after a man was left with head injuries following a robbery in Woking.
The 29 year old victim had walked from the Woking train station to Horsell Moor where he was robbed of his mobile and bank cards in the early hours of Saturday.
Officers are keen to speak to a man who’s white with short brown hair, in his late 20s and approximately 5ft 9 inches to 6ft tall.
Police say it was a nasty attack which left the victim with head and facial injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm
Father claims son who disappeared in 1981 was murdered by paedophile ring
A father whose 8 year old son disappeared in 1981 claims he was murdered by a VIP Westminster paedophile ring.
Speaking in the Daily Telegraph retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrota claims he was told his son Vishal was taken to the Elm Guest House in Barnes.
His remains were found a year later in isolated woodland in Sussex.
Last week Police announced as part of a historic child abuse inquiry it was also investigating the possibility of murders linked to the guest house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm
CCTV images released after charity box stolen in Walton
Police have released CCTV images of a man and a woman they would like to speak to in connection the theft of a British Legion Charity box in Walton.
It happened at the Wilkinson store in Bridge Street on Friday afternoon.
A man and woman entered the shop and the woman distracted a member of staff whilst the man has taken the charity box from the customer help desk.
The man is white, around 5ft 9” with brown hair and the woman is white and with dark hair tied back in a bun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Drogba transfer investigated by police
The transfer which brought Didier Drogba to Chelsea more than ten years ago is being investigated by French police.
The striker officially joined Chelsea from Marseille for £28.8 million in 2004, but it's alleged the French club only received £26.3 million.
He's since left and rejoined the Blues.
Marseille president Vincent Labourne was arrested on Tuesday in relation to the purchase of striker Andre-Pierre Gignac in 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm
Assaulted footballer from Wallington faces long wait for retrial of accused
The mother of a footballer from Wallington attacked on a Greek island six years ago is furious the retrial of the four men convicted has been delayed for nearly a year.
Oxford United player Robert Hughes has permanent brain damage after being attacked with a bottle outside a club in Crete, in June 2008.
The men from Horley and Hookwood, were found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm and given suspended jail terms, but appealed.
Maggie Hughes traveled to Crete for the retrial but a three-day strike by lawyers in Greece means the hearing is postponed until September 2015. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm
Police say Mitcham Common death was not suspicious
Police have confirmed the dead body found on Mitcham Common last Wednesday was a man in his 40s.
Officers have examined the circumstances around the incident and are not treating the death as suspicious.
The man’s next of kin have been informed but he has not yet been formally identified. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm
Sutton High Street is on 'the up'
Sutton High Street attracted an average of 2 million shoppers a month in the half year to October, with the biggest increases seen in June and September.
The data, provided by Springboard, also showed that visitor numbers increased by more than 100,000 last month, compared with October last year.
The figures suggest that retail confidence is on a high, as more consumers choose Sutton as their preferred shopping destination. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am
Advice after Ashford burglaries
Police are reminding homeowners in Spelthorne to take all necessary precautions to deter possible high value gold and jewellery burglaries.
That's after burglars broke into three properties in Ashford on Saturday – in Kenilworth Road and London Road.
Gold jewellery was taken from two of the homes.
Police advice is to ensure doors, windows and frames are strong and in working order, and have a burglar alarm to deter a possible intruder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am
McLaren racing director says final race decider is positive for the sport
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says it's positive for the sport that the F1 Championship will be decided in the final race this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton currently leads fellow Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points.
Even if Rosberg comes out victorious in Abu Dhabi, if Hamilton finishes second, he will still seal the title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Mitcham rapper "shocked and appalled" by Band Aid 30 lyrics
A rapper from Mitcham has revealed why he turned down Bob Geldof's offer to take part in Band Aid 30.
Fuse ODG says he was “shocked and appalled” by the content of the lyrics of the reworked version of Do They Know It's Christmas 2014.
He says he couldn't sing “There is no peace and joy in West Africa this Christmas time” as it would be a lie.
He says ignoring that people need help fighting against Ebola but says he's sick of the continent being seen as diseased, infested and poverty-stricken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am
Man arrested after rape in Carshalton
A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl in a park in Carshalton.
The victim has been receiving specialist support since the attack in Grove Park on Saturday at 8.30pm.
A 26-year-old man was arrested on Monday and has now been released on bail.
Police have stepped up patrols around the park since the assault posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am
Welsh Guards move from Hounslow
A £20 million redevelopment of army quarters in Pirbright has been completed in preparation for the arrival of the 1st Battalion the Welsh Guards.
They’re moving from Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow and will officially take over Elizabeth Barracks on the 5th of December.
It’s all part of a wider programme of British Army restructuring.
The Ministry of Defence is relocating 20,000 soldiers by 2020. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am
Accident in the underpass at Tolworth
There’s been a multi-car accident in the underpass at Tolworth.
It’s happened in the last hour on the northbound carriageway and the underpass is closed while police and other services wait to clear the vehicles from the road.
Traffic is being redirected at the roundabout to minimise hold-ups.
We’ve been informed by police that no-one is hurt. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am
Woking is looking for new councillors
Woking is looking for people who are interested in being more involved in their community.
They’re holding a seminar at 7 this evening at the Civic Offices to provide information about becoming a Councillor in the borough.
They’ll be explaining what skills and time commitments are needed and answer questions about the job.
In order to become a Councillor, you’ll need to have qualifying nationality, live or work in Woking for at least a year and be over the age of 18. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am
Death at Ashford Station
A person has died after being struck by a train at Ashford station by the Windsor & Eton train at 9.43 this evening.
An ambulance attended the scene, but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 am
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Download the Jackie News Pod - it's online now!
Radio Jackie's 15 minute podcast of all the day's news for South West London and North Surrey is now online.
It's updated weekday evenings from 7pm.
Simply click here.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm
Carshalton's Joanna Rowsell in GB cycling team for Track World Cup at Olympic velodrome
There's no Sir Bradley Wiggins in Great Britain's cycling team for next month's Track World Cup at London's Olympic velodrome.
He'd previously hinted he'd target the event as part of his build up for the team pursuit at the Rio 2016 Games.
But it looks like he won't return to the track until next year, now.
Five Olympic champions have been selected - including Laura Trott, Jason Kenny and Carshalton's Joanna Rowsell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm
Teenager arrested in Tooting sentenced after fatal stabbing
A 16-year-old boy who fatally stabbed another teenager in a row over a £90 bike has been jailed for life.
Danny Drake from Brixton stabbed Alim Uddin seven times after taking money for a bike which never materialised.
After the killing, Drake went back to his home and ordered a taxi to take him to a relative's home in Tooting, where he was arrested with a bag containing the murder weapon.
He admitted murder and will serve at least 13 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm
Police investigating rape allegation in Wimbledon
A woman has been allegedly been sexually assaulted in a private car park next to a block of flats in Wimbledon.
The victim, who's in her 20s, was attacked in Keble Court on South Park Road.
A Met spokesman has told the Evening Standard it was probing "an allegation of rape" and enquiries were "ongoing".
No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm
Ambulance involved in collision in Surbiton
An ambulance has been involved in a collision with a car in Surbiton.
It happened in Surbiton Hill Road at the junction with Maple Road, just before 8.45 this morning..
The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was taken to Kingston hospital.
The ambulance staff weren't taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm
Around 20% of all crimes go unrecorded
800,000 crimes in England and Wales are going unrecorded every year according to a report from inspectors.
It reveals one in five offences - and a quarter of all rapes - which are reported to officers don't find their way into official crime stats.
Between 1st November 2012 and 31st October 2013, 18% of crimes that should have been recorded weren't by Surrey Police.
In the same period, 19% of all crimes that should've been recorded weren't by the Met.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am
Mother from New Malden sentenced
A woman, who killed her three disabled children at their home in New Malden, has been sentenced to be detained under a hospital order.
43 year old Tania Clarence admitted the manslaughter of 3-year-old twin sons Ben and Max, and daughter Olivia, aged four, due to diminished responsibility.
The judge at the old Bailey said Ms Clarence was of previous good character and had a history of mental illness – he added she was vulnerable at the time.
He said she will not be released from hospital until she is fully recovered.
Lawyer Richard Egan gives a statement outside the Old Bailey - speaking on behalf of Tania Clarence and her husband.
Wandsworth Council denies advocating shooting foxes
Wandsworth Council has denied advising people living in the borough to shoot foxes as a form of pest control.
That's after reports claimed they'd advocated the method, along with using baited cage traps.
But the council says shooting in built up areas is impossible to do safety, and says their advice is to limit the foxes' food supply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am
Man from Esher among four charged with fradulent activity
Four men have appeared in court charged with fraudulent activity following a probe into the sale of Rangers in 2011.
Among them were 50-year-olds Gary Withey from Woking and Paul Clark from Esher.
All four men were detained during dawn raids on Friday before being arrested and charged with a fraudulent scheme.
Mr Withey also faces a charge under the Companies Act 2003, while Mr Clark faces two charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am
Chelsea fans likely to shop at Sainsburys and own a Toyota
Chelsea fans are likely to shop at Sainsburys, own a Toyota and have less than £125 spare cash each month.
That's according to YouGov's new Profile service.
It claims the average Fulham supporter shops at Waitrose, are most likely to have a Mazda and have more than £1,000 spare cash each month.
According to YouGov, Crystal Palace fans often take part in the London Marathon, QPR supporters like Nike and Brentford supporters enjoy listening to Iron Maiden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am
Elmbridge residents are invited to bag their own Christmas tree
People in Elmbridge are being invited to bag their own mini Christmas tree and help local heathland at the same time.
You can join the Council’s Countryside team to pull a few pines on the Commons to make way for the re-growth of heather and other native plants.
The young trees can be taken home to decorate or plant for a future Christmas.
It will take place on Sunday the 7th of December between 1pm and 3pm, in Copsem Lane – you’re asked to bring some gloves and a spade if you have them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am
Murdered Hersham schoolgirl's mother quits Twitter
The mother of murdered Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne has quit Twitter after enduring years of abuse.
Sara Payne's friend and fellow campaigner Shy Keenan's tweeted that she was forced to shut down her account because of 'stalking and harassment.'
The final straw may have been posts referencing Sarah's father Michael, who was found dead last month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am
Family of a doctor from Streatham continue to seek justice
The family of a British surgeon killed in a Syrian prison have said they plan to take the case to the International Criminal Court.
Dr Abbas Khan, a 32-year-old father from Streatham, died in December 2013 while in custody in Damascus.
An inquest jury last month found he was unlawfully killed and did not commit suicide as the Syrian authorities claim.
The family say they will continue their fight to identify Dr Khan's killers and bring them to justice. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am
Wimbledon host York in FA Cup replay
In FA Cup action tonight Wimbledon host York at Kingsmeadow in their first round replay.
Their first meeting ended 1-all.
Kick-off is 7.45pm.
There are eight other first round matches six of which are replays.
QPR midfielder says football saved him from a life of crime
QPR midfielder Joey Barton insists football has saved him from a life of crime.
He’s told The Mirror people he went to school with have ended up in bad places, and that some are in jail and some are now dead.
Barton served 77 days in jail for assault after a drunken fight outside a McDonald’s in Liverpool.
But he says he’s now turned his life around, studying philosophy at the University of Roehampton and regularly captaining QPR.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
Speed control devices to be installed in ambulances across Surrey
Speed control devices are set to be installed in ambulances across Surrey.
It’s in a bid to keep down fuel costs and reduce emissions.
It’s after a trial in Chertsey had suggested the move could reduce fuel usage by 10%.
Vehicles not responding to an emergency would be restricted to 62mph.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm
Brentford fighting litter
Brentford is taking measures to help keep the streets surrounding Griffin Park clean on match days.
Promotion to the Championship has seen the Bees' average attendance increase, which has resulted in more litter being dropped outside the stadium.
15 temporary bins will be placed around the roads near the stadium and staff from Brentford and nearby pubs will carry litter picks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm
Teenager sexually assaulted in Carshalton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Carshalton.
Officers were called at around 8.30 on Saturday evening after the attack which took place in Grove Park.
The victim was taken to a Haven where she is being provided with the support of specially trained staff.
The suspect, who was not known to the victim, is described as a black man, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, of broad build and approximately 5ft 10inches tall.
He was described as wearing a black hooded jacket and shorts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm
Chelsea goalkeeper could move to North London
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could be set for a move across London to join Arsenal.
That’s according to The Sun, which reports the Gunners are willing to spend £7 million on the Czech international.
He’s slipped behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and is understood to be seeking first team action elsewhere.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm
Tooting MP calls for Labour unity
The Labour MP for Tooting has said that his party is experiencing ‘squeaky bum time’.
That’s as a ComRes poll shows Labour has now recovered a four-point lead over the Conservatives.
Sadiq Khan has told fellow opposition MPs to stop complaining and help win the next general election.
He says he doesn’t want the party to wake up on 8th May saying ‘if only we’d been more united’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm
Prison crackdown coincides with release of CCTV image of attack at Feltham Young Offenders' Institute
Inmates in England and Wales who carry out assaults in prison will face tougher punishments under new government measures.
The Ministry of Justice says the updated guidelines will aim to secure more convictions for violent offences in prisons, especially those which involve staff being assaulted.
This crackdown coincides with the release of images to the BBC showing an inmate attacking a member of staff at Feltham Young Offenders' Institute.
CCTV footage shows a male prisoner punching a female guard in the face.
The inmate received a 21-month prison sentence for the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm
Funding for Kingston Riding School
Kingston Riding School has received nearly 24-thousand pounds in funding to refurbish their facilities.
It's from the Mayor of London's Sports Facilities Fund, to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The improvements included installing non-invasive lighting to enable to school to deliver more lessons in both evenings and early mornings over winter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
Man released without charge after terrorism arrests
A 25-year-old man has been released without charge after four arrests on terrorism offences in London and the Thames Valley.
The four men were arrested on Thursday and Friday.
Three of them – a 22-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 27-year-old -remain in custody.
Officers have also now completed searches of addresses across London and Thames Valley including in Hounslow and Hayes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm
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