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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Two men arrested following a stabbing in Worcester Park

Arrests have been made following a street fight that left two young men in hospital with stab wounds in Worcester Park.

A fight, thought to have been between two groups, broke out at around 6am this morning outside a KFC on Central Road.

It is believed the fight spilled down the high street to a bus stop outside the railway station.

So far two men have been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Stabbing in Worcester Park
Two teenagers were rushed to hospital following a stabbing in broad daylight outside a KFC in Worcester Park.

Police were called to reports of a fight, apparently between two gangs, outside the takeaway in Central Road at 6am this morning.

Two 19-year-old men suffered stab wounds to their legs.

They've been taken to a south London hospital and remain in stable a condition.

No arrests have been made yet, although it is understood they are preparing to release a witness appeal shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

South West London football preview
Unbeaten Chelsea will remain top of the Premier League regardless of their result at Sunderland in the 5.30 kick off today.

In the 3 o'clock kick offs, QPR are likely to remain in the relegation zone, even if they beat Leicester at Loftus Road.

If Crystal Palace lose at Swansea, they could join QPR in the bottom three.

In the Championship, 5th-placed Brentford host Wolves, while 17th-placed Fulham could fall into the relegation zone with defeat at Brighton.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon are at home to Cambridge, who've never beaten the Dons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Fulham travel to Brighton today
Fulham travel to Brighton today, hoping to bounce back from defeat to local rivals Brentford.

Three of Brighton’s current squad were on the Whites’ books last season – Darren Bent, Aaron Hughes and David Stockdale.

Manager Kit Symons says he hopes they won’t enjoy the match too much.



You can listen to Kit Symons' pre-Brighton press conference here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Woman pedestrian killed in Streatham
Police are appealing witnesses to a collision last night in Streatham in which a female pedestrian was killed.

The incident happened at the junction of Ambleside Avenue and Mitcham Lane at around 5.20 pm when a bus collided with the woman in her early 60s.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving but has been bailed pending further investigation.

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit or call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 am  

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing Oxshott man
Police searching for an elderly man missing from Oxshott have found a body.

It was discovered at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

A formal identification has not yet taken place, but the body is believed to be that of 73 year old Martyn Pedder.

His next of kin have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 am  

Friday, 28 November 2014

Fetcham couple died of stab wounds
The initial cause of death of a couple found in Fetcham has been established as stab wounds. The full post mortem is due to conclude next week.

Police were called to the house on The Copse around 12.30 on Thursday afternoon after a report of an assault at the address.

The couple, believed to be Patrick and Gillian Kettle, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 30s who was arrested on Thursday morning in Walton on Thames has been released with no further action.

Another man in his 30s who was arrested in Oxshott on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm  

Earlsfield murder investigation is reopened
Police are renewing an appeal after a convicted paedophile was hacked to death in a suspected vigilante attack six years ago.

52 year old Andrew Cunningham was found lying in his own blood with his genitals mutilated inside his caravan parked in Earlsfield, in December 2008.

It happened after Cunningham was allegedly seen with two teenage girls in his caravan the night before.

Police are hoping "allegiances" may have changed after six years and anyone with information can now come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Wandsworth Police officer arrested
A serving police officer from Wandsworth is scheduled to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in December for various offences.

33 year old Mark Toulson is charged with being drunk & disorderly, using threatening behaviour and two counts of assault.

Toulson was arrested in Wimbledon High Street on Thursday 27 November. He was not on duty at the time.

His status as an officer is due to be reviewed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

Serious Investigation launched at St Georges Hospital in Tooting
An investigations been launched after two women had swabs left inside them after giving birth at St Georges in Tooting.

The two incidents, named ‘never events’ because they are so serious they should never happen, occurred in the space of two months.

A large swab was discovered still inside a woman who had suffered a haemorrhage during the birth of her fourth child in September.

A similar incident occurred in July involving another woman.

A full investigation is underway at the hospital as well as a wider review into cases of ‘retained swabs’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

Burglar who stole from priest in Croydon
A burglar from Croydon, who stole alcohol and church collection money from a priest, has been jailed for 3 years.

40 year old William Stanley of Selhurst New Road, broke into a house attached to St Dominic’s church in Violet Lane overnight on June 10th.

Gifts to the priest of Whiskey and wine were taken as well as 80 pounds worth of charity money.

Police arrested Stanley after finding traces of his DNA. He was sentenced at a Central Criminal Court yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Police make appeals after Thames Ditton collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was left with serious injuries following a collision in Thames Ditton.

Emergency services were called to Portsmouth Road on Wednesday afternoon following a collision between a Ducati and a Honda Jazz.

Officers are still trying to establish the full facts of how the collision occurred and are asking for anyone who has any information to contact them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Police investigate assaults in Chiswick
Police are trying to trace a man who’s believed to have carried out three assaults on women in the Chiswick area.

Victims have been targeted recently in Barrowgate Road, Fishers Lane and also Kingscote Lane in Ealing.

The suspect is white, between 25 to 30 and was wearing a grey beanie hat and spoke in a foreign language.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Woking man convicted of sex offences
A man from Woking has been found guilty of historical child sex offences.

78 year old Allan Cundick from Goldsworth Park was convicted of six counts of indecent assault against two girls between 1970 and 1992.

The court had also heard that Cundick admitted to two further counts of indecent assault against a two women between 1994 and 2004.

He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced in January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Cricket fixtures announced
Middlesex will start their 2015 County Championship season with a home tie to Nottinghamshire on the 12th of April.

Meanwhile Surrey start a week later, on the 19th, with a match at Glamorgan.

The T20 season starts in May, with Middlesex travelling to Gloucestershire and Surrey hosting Glamorgan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Four jailed after scam
Four people involved in a scam which conned elderly victims out of over £750,000 by charging them vast sums for unnecessary home repairs have been jailed for more than 14 years.

A number of vulnerable residents were targeted with unsolicited approaches in Surrey, South London and the Thames Valley.

They were each coerced to part with large sums of money by cash and cheque which was laundered through the accounts of third parties.

Two of the victims, who were both in their 80s, lost their life savings after handing over totals of more than £300,000 each for shoddy building work that wasn't needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Appeal for information six years on from Wandsworth murder
Detectives investigating an unsolved murder in Wandsworth are appealing for new information six years after the killing.

52 year old Andrew Cunningham was stabbed to death in his caravan while it was parked at the Windmill Business Centre in 2008.

A post mortem examination revealed he had died as a result of stab wounds.

Cunningham had been on the sex offenders register.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

"Black Friday" not so black for some


There have been fights in shops nationwide among people seeking out Black Friday bargains.

Scuffles broke out at dozens of stores in North and East London early this morning between customers wanting things like cheap TVs.

In South West London, it’s a different story.

Dan Cooke is head of branch at John Lewis in Kingston. He says their shoppers have been very refined.

But he says it is much busier than usual, and he has this advice for shoppers heading to the store this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

National HIV Testing Week continues in Kingston
People in Kingston have been able to take advantage of National HIV Testing Week, which is running until Sunday.

Free on the spot tests have been available in the town centre since last Saturday.

Karen Titterington, from the Public Health Team at Kingston Local Authority, tells us why it's important to be tested.



The next testing event will be on the Young Livin Bus outside Accessorize on Church Street from 10am to 4pm tomorrow.

You can listen to our interview with Karen in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Danny Care to start for Quins at scrum-half tonight
In rugby union, Harlequins have handed a start to Danny Care at scrum-half for tonight's Premiership game at Bath.

But the big talking point of the game is the possible debut of Sam Burgess for Bath, who's been named on the bench.

The 25-year-old arrived in the West Country from rugby league side Sydney Rabbitohs over a month ago but hasn't yet featured after suffering a fractured cheekbone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Police officer from Wandsworth charged with voyeurism offences
A serving Met Police officer has been charged with voyeurism offences.

36-year-old Daniel Williams, who's a Detective Constable in Wandsworth, was arrested last week on three counts of voyeurism.

He's been suspended from duty and bailed to appear in court on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Police point opens at Croydon Hospital
People will be able to talk to police at a new contact point in
Croydon University Hospital.

Safer Neighbourhoods team will be available to talk about crime concerns or give crime prevention advice.

The contact point will be based at the main entrance of the Hospital and will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1 and 4pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Suspected flasher spotted in Richmond
A partially naked driver is wanted for questioning after acting suspiciously in Richmond and Hampton.

The man’s been driving past pedestrians with the lower half of his body exposed.

He was last spotted slowing down and driving close to a woman walking along Hanworth Road on the 18th of November.

The driver of the silver car is white, between 25 and 32 years of age, with short brown hair.

Witnesses are asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Parents of seven-year-old boy killed during flooding calling for inquiry into his death
The parents of a seven-year-old boy in killed during last winter's floods in Chertsey are calling for an urgent inquiry into his death.

Zane Gbangbola was rushed to hospital along with his mother Nicole and father Kye after the basement in their home was flooded.

They're protesting today at the Environment Agency HQ in Westminster as they say the cause of his death has been covered up.

A coroner ruled Zane's cause of death to be carbon monoxide poisoning, but his parents say the pathologists didn't test for hydrogen cyanide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Symons: Morale was low after Brentford defeat
Fulham boss Kit Symons has admitted morale was low after the late defeat at Brentford last Friday.

The Whites went down 2-1 thanks to late goals from the hosts at Griffin Park.

Symons is hoping to bounce back at Brighton tomorrow and says he can take positives from such a painful loss.



You can listen to Kit Symons' pre-Brighton press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Man arrested in connection with Fetcham murders
Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a double murder in Fetcham.

A manhunt was launched yesterday for 38-year-old Lithuanian builder Victoras Bruzas who was stopped in Oxshott last night.

It’s after a stabbing where Patrick and Gillian Kettyle lost their lives in a home on The Copse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 am  

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Four jailed for 'Crash for Cash' fraud
Four men were today jailed for a total of nine years at Croydon Crown Court for their roles in fraudulent insurance claims totaling more than £290,000.

The following defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud against the insurance industry, following a three year investigation and sentenced:

- Malik Manzoor Ahmad (Snr) 54-years-old of Strasburg Road, Battersea - sentenced to three and a half years' imprisonment

- His son, Malik Mazhar Ahmad (Jnr), 26-years-old, of Harbut Road, Wandsworth - sentenced to three and a half years' imprisonment

- Jamal Akbar, 40-years-old, of Blagdon Road, New Malden - sentenced to two years imprisonment

- Mashood Ahmed, 30-years-old, of Stanley Avenue, Bristol - sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to carry out 250 hours unpaid work.

Compensation orders were made in favour of Direct Line Insurance to the sum of £5,694 and Eldon Insurance to the sum of £367 and Metroline Buses to the sum of £3,098.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Man jailed for child abduction



A 26-year-old man from Croydon has been jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of child abduction.

Junior Juba, 26, of Kidderminster Road, Croydon was found guilty following a trial at Croydon Crown Court.

He was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment and was also given a five-year sexual offences prevention order (SOPO).

Police in Croydon were contacted on the 1st of June by the parents of a 14-year-old girl, who had gone missing the previous day.

Officers from Croydon CID investigated the case and during the investigation, they were given a piece of paper with a mobile phone number and the name ‘Aone Mula’ on it, which had been found in the girl’s room.

Detectives carried out checks into the number and name and discovered the phone was registered to Juba’s flat in Kidderminster Road. It also emerged that Juba had set up a Facebook account where he had used the pseudonym Aone Mula.

On the 5th of June, officers went to Juba’s flat, and after he had initially denied having met or seen the girl, officers carried out a search of the area and found her in a communal stairwell in the flats.

When they carried out a further search of Juba’s flat, they found items belonging to the girl and evidence that she had been in there.

Juba was arrested at the scene on suspicion of child abduction.

Despite the fact that the girl refused to speak with officers or make any allegations against Juba, officers charged Juba on the 6th of June with child abduction, under section 2 of the Child Abduction Act 1984.

He was remanded into custody and was eventually found guilty following a trial at Croydon Crown Court and sentenced as above.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Morden tube drivers WILL strike on Monday
Talks aimed at averting a strike by drivers on the Northern Line at Morden Depot have broken up without agreement.

Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members are due to walk out on Monday in a row over the sacking of a colleague who was fired for allegedly being drunk.

We'll have full travel updates throughout the period, or follow us on Twitter @JackieTravel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

UPDATE: Fetcham stabbings
A man wanted by police over the stabbing deaths of a couple in Fetcham, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A man believed to be Viktoras Bruzas, was stopped in a car by officers in Oxshott just before 6pm.

A manhunt for the 38 year old was launched after the bodies of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle were found by a relative, believed to be one of their teenage children, this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Surrey Police update on Fetcham murders
Detective Superintendent Nick May has just made this statement:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Retail magnate Theo Paphitis was in Kingston this lunchtime


He was opening the latest store in his Boux Avenue lingerie chain.

The Dragon's Den star now has 21 across the country and 4 overseas.

Kingston is a hard market to target though – with high rents meaning some shops can’t take the strain.

But Theo says if you do your research, there’s no reason why your business shouldn’t prosper and grow.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

"Skull cracker" update
A professional criminal, who carried out an armed robbery on a building society in Sunbury while on the run from an open prison, has won an appeal against his sentence.

Michael Wheatley, nicknamed 'Skull Cracker', was jailed for life in May following the raid.

Judges have now decided he'll have to serve a minimum of 8 years behind bars before he's eligible for parole - compared to the original 10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Grimmer could make Fulham debut
Fulham manager Kit Symons says defender Jack Grimmer could feature for the first team this weekend.

The right back has been recalled from his loan spell at Shrewsbury after injuries to Tim Hoogland and Kay Voser.

Symons says he’s thinking of giving the 20-year-old his Fulham debut at Brighton on Saturday.



To listen to Kit Symons' press conference in full, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Dogs Trust makes its Christmas appeal to the people of SW London and Surrey


We’ve all heard of the phrase a Dog’s for life, not just Christmas, but how many of us actually heed this advice?

Dogs Trust has launched its Christmas campaign in a bid to stop puppies being bought, and subsequently dumped, over the festive season.

The Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity.

It has come across what it calls some shocking reasons as to why people might abandon a dog. These include; he kept chasing frogs and he barks every morning.

Maria Wickes is rehoming manager at the charity.



To find out more about the charity, search for #ADIFL on Twitter
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Murdered Fetcham couple named
A couple who were murdered in Fetcham this morning have been named.

Patrick and Gillian Kettyle were found with serious injuries believed to have been stab wounds.

Police are trying to trace 38 year old Viktoras Bruzas (below) from Walton as a matter of urgency.

He’s believed to be driving a black Mercedes registration AU11 WJY.



Here's crime correspondent Martin Brunt.



Here's Detective Superintendent Nick May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Protest against cuts in Wandsworth today
A protest will be held today outside Wandsworth Town Hall.

It's being held by protest group Wandsworth Against Cuts and will demand a stop to the proposed £43million of cuts to public spending and services.

The protest starts at 6.15pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Christmas ‘Stress Squad’ helps keep Battersea’s kennels calm with help from players of People’s Postcode Lottery


A newly trained group of volunteers called the Stress Squad will help ensure that there's many a silent night for dogs and cats spending Christmas at Battersea thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery.

The Battersea Stress Squad, which is specially-funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, use a variety of sights, smells, and sounds to help reduce the anxiety felt by dogs and cats waiting for a new home.

The Squad’s specially trained team of volunteers have been given the task of keeping the 400 dogs and 250 cats across its three centres calm over the Christmas period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Police 'investigation practices' are failing in Surrey
A watchdog has found victims of crime are being let down by nearly half of the police forces in England and Wales.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary's annual report says 18 out of 43 forces need to improve the way they investigate offences.

Surrey is one of the forces being recommended for improvement.

Chief Constable Lynne Owens is blaming a reducing budget together with more complex crimes for the failing.

She says increases in issues like cyber-crime and child sexual exploitation are stretching resources.

The force is currently changing its structure and are creating a new joint cyber-crime division with Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Update on the Fetcham double murder
Police are appealing for help to trace a man following a double murder in Fetcham.

The Major Crime Team want information on the whereabouts of 38 year old Viktoras Bruzas from Walton.

Surrey Police were called at 12.30 this morning after a resident at the home on The Copse found a man and a woman with injuries, believed to be stab wounds.

The victims, in their 50s were pronounced dead at the scene.

Senior Investigating Officer, Mark Preston, says we are still in the very early stages of the investigation, but we need to trace Viktoras Bruzas as a matter of urgency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Bodies found in Fetcham
The bodies of a man and a woman have been found at an address in Surrey.

They're both thought to have been in their 50s - and were found with serious injuries in Fetcham just after midnight.

Police are urgently looking for a 38 year-old man - Viktoras Bruzas - who they say is now likely to be in the Sussex area.

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Arrest at Heathrow
A man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terror offences linked to Syria has been charged with stealing a passport.

20 year-old Alex Nash from Walsall in the West Midlands - and his 19 year-old partner - were taken into custody after getting off a flight from Istanbul.

He's due before magistrates in Coventry later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

Fire at Epsom
A track cleaning vehicle caught fire earlier this morning at Epsom Station.

3 fire crews are currently at the scene.

No-one has been injured.

We'll keep you up-to-date on travel delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Speed cameras upgraded in Cheam
Three speed cameras on one of Sutton’s busiest roads - are being upgraded to digital ones.

The new cameras which will be installed on the A217 in the next month will be able to check vehicles 24/7, unlike the old ones which need to be loaded and unloaded.

They’ll be located in Cheam Road, High Street Cheam and Gander Green Lane.

Residents within a 50 metre radius of each camera will be notified when the work is due to take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Sutton starts new recycling service
Sutton Council has launched a scheme to increase recycling in the borough.

Recycling by residents in blocks of flats tends to be lower than normal but the council wants to remove that barrier.

Residents have been given new, re-usable recycling bags designed to make it easier to carry bulky items to the nearest recycling bin.

The scheme became possible after the council successfully got a grant from the London Waste and Recycling Board.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Freerunning comes to Chiswick
The pioneer of freerunning Sébastien Foucan has announced the expansion of his academy into West London.

The Foucan Freerunning Academy has chosen Chiswick School as its base from January 2015.

The James Bond ‘Casino Royale’ movies star says he wants to develop freerunning as an accessible and safe activity for all ages.

The Foucan Freerunning Academy currently holds regular sessions in north London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Cable wants energy boss' bonus rejected
Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged shareholders to vote against an “astronomical” multi-million pounds bonus deal for the new boss of gas company BG.

Norwegian Helge Lund will get a 12-million pound bonus as part of his package.

Mr Cable, who’s also the MP for Twickenham, told the Evening Standard that shareholders have the “power to vote this kind of excessive pay down and they have got to use it”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am  

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Former Wimbledon Champion pops the question
Andy Murray has got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears.

The tennis star's representative has confirmed he's popped the question, and she said yes.

The pair have been dating for 8 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Infants get a chance to question police in Carshalton
Children at a school in Carshalton got the chance to try on police uniforms during a visit by officers.

In a special assembly yesterday Detective Constable Gavin Seeley talked about what police do and how they help keep people safe.

The 90 youngsters were given the chance to try on police public order kit, including helmets and jackets.

They also looked around a police car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

A man is arrested after a fire in Bookham
A 40 year old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at a block of flats in Bookham.

Officers were called to the building on Greathurst End at 8.50 last night after a resident raised the alarm.

Two people remain in hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

He has been released on police bail until Wednesday, 17 December while the investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm  

Men admit attack at Kingston Crown Court
Four men have admitted a savage attack on a university lecturer at his home in Wimbledon.

55 year old Paul Kohler needed facial reconstruction surgery after the vicious assault and burglary in August.

Pawel Honc, and Mariusz Tomaszewski from Mitcham pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent and aggravated burglary.

Two other men, Oscar Pawlowicz, also from Mitcham, and Dawid Tychon, of no fixed abode, admitted to aggravated burglary.

But they denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Man sentenced after Thornton Heath fire
A man from Thornton Heath has been jailed for six and a half years for setting fire to a room in a shared house.

25 year old Przemek Berg was found guilty of arson with intent to endanger life.

In April he set fire to a pair of curtains in his room, before locking the door and leaving the address is Leander Road.

The fire spread and four people had to escape.

Berg had recently been told that he was to be evicted from the property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

The Duke of Cambridge was on duty last night as Royal Patron of charity Tusk


The Tusk Conservation Awards took place at Claridge's.

Launched just last year, the awards aim to celebrate achievement in the field of African conservation.

Prince William paid tribute to all those, who sometimes put their lives at risk, to help save endangered species.



The Duke of Cambridge became Royal Patron of Tusk in December 2005, a UK & US based conservation charity, which aims to secure a peaceful co-existence for Africa’s wildlife and its people.

At last year’s Awards event, The Duke spoke about his deep concern for Africa’s wildlife and the poaching crisis that is decimating elephant, rhino and lion populations as a result of the increasing illegal trade in wildlife.

He has continued to campaign against the illegal trade over the last year.

Since its formation in 1990 Tusk has raised £25m for a wide range of African conservation projects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Missing man from Epsom found
A man who went missing at the end of October in Epsom has been found.

Police say 39 year old Jeremy Durman is safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Doctor from Banstead is sentenced


A 62 year-old doctor from Banstead’s been sentenced to 8 years after he admitted using hidden cameras to film hundreds of patients.

Hearing specialist Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh - based at St Anthony's Hospital in North Cheam - pleaded guilty to several charges, including voyeurism and possessing extreme pornography.

Yeoh, - who filmed hundreds of victims - will serve five years before being released on licence.



Pictured above, is one of the hidden cameras he used to film victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Domestic abuse campaign launched in Surrey
Surrey Police has this week launched a campaign aimed at 16 to 22 year olds who may be experiencing or have witnessed domestic abuse.

Called 'Talk To Us', it will be encouraging survivors of abuse to be confident to come forward and seek help and support.

It's hoped it will help young people to recognise an unhealthy relationship and to get help and repair some of the damage called.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Curbishley unlikely to return to Fulham
Alan Curbishley has turned down a return to Fulham after differences over pay.

That's according to the Daily Mail.

The paper says the 57-year-old had been lined up to become Kit Symons' new director of football at Craven Cottage,

He was appointed the club's technical director last December, but was dismissed after Felix Magath took the manager's job in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Damaged water main closes road in Chipstead
Emergency teams from Sutton and East Surrey Water have worked throughout the night repairing a damaged water main in Chipstead.

Outwood Lane was closed after a telecommunications contractor drilled through a trunk main there yesterday evening while laying new cables.

Up to 40 properties and six shops have been flooded and around 2,500 customers have temporarily lost normal water supply.

The road will remain shut all day while emergency repairs continue - traffic diversions are in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Gang of four convicted after robbery in Chiswick
A gang of violent thieves who targeted a 59-year-old woman on her way home from a night out have been convicted of robbery.

The gang of four from east London read the victim’s credit card pin number by ‘shoulder surfing’ as she used an ATM in Kensington High Street.

They followed her and two of them barged their way into her home in Chiswick, knocking her to the floor and stealing her handbag – they spent over £2,000 on her card.

Detectives used extensive CCTV imagery to catch the gang – they’ll be sentenced in December at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Fire in Bookham
Police are investigating a fire at a block of flats in Bookham.

Officers were called to the building on Greathurst End just before 9 last night.

Two people were taken to hospital for treatment to smoke inhalation but it’s thought everyone is accounted for.

Detectives believe the fire was started deliberately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 am  

MPs will get a taste of Surrey later today.
The county’s top food and drink producers will descend upon Parliament in an effort to support rural business.

Organisers say they intend to smash the impression held by many in Westminster that Surrey is a dull suburban outpost of London.

They’ll present their offerings at lunchtime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 am  

War Medals stolen in Sunbury theft
A collection of war medals has been stolen from a car parked on a driveway in Sunbury.

Thieves broke into two vehicles outside the house on Staines Road East sometime between 13th and 14th of October.

The World War medals are very distinctive and include the Africa star, the George Medal and a DUX Medal which has DMT inscribed on the back.

A sat nav and some change were also taken.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am  

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Street litter and crime levels go hand in hand say Hounslow council
Teams from the police, council and Hounslow Highways were out in force across the borough last week as part of a blitz on crime.

The aim was to tackle burglary, drug dealing, illegal immigration and anti-social behaviour.

The Hounslow Highways crew were looking for fly-tips and rubbish on the streets.

The Council say there’s a link between high levels of litter and crime which is why they’re taking a two-pronged approach to both.

Burglaries have dropped by 34 per cent compared to the previous 12 months and anti-social behaviour is down by almost 25 per cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

Energy Secretary in day long "Tweet-a-thon"


Ed Davey, the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, spent the day on his laptop debating the issues of climate change.

He took part in the #BackClimateAction Tweet-a-thon.

Scientists claim climate change is happening and is one of the most serious threats facing the UK. They're urging us to take action now.

Leading authorities from across food, water, health, business, biodiversity, the natural environment, government, cities, homes and sport took to Twitter to talk about the impacts of climate change and the action that can be taken to tackle it – both in the UK and globally.

Mr Davey claims that without action, the UK will see higher sea levels and heavier storms, bringing greater risk from floods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

Parking charges increase in Woking
Drivers in Woking will be paying more for parking from the 1st of December.

Following investment in parking and sports facilities at Woking Park the council say it is only right to align fees with other areas of the Borough.

Until the 30th of November drivers get 4 hours free parking, but from December this will reduce to 3 free hours.

Councillor John Kingsbury says he hopes users will agree that they’ve created a better parking experience for all with increased parking capacity, improved lighting and new CCTV.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Chelsea away to Schalke
Chelsea attempt to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League tonight, and they'll encounter a club legend.

They take on German team Schalke, who are bossed by ex-Stamford Bridge player and manager Roberto Di Matteo.

He led the Londoners to the European Cup in 2012.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

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Crime prevention advice to shoppers in Sutton
Shoppers in Sutton will be able to pick up crime prevention advice along with their shopping in a new service being launched by police.

Officers will be available for up to six hours a week at the main entrance to the Tesco in Oldfields Road, from next Tuesday.

It’s part of an initiative to make policing services available at places which are convenient.

The scheme will be assessed in three and six months’ time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Firearms surrender


116 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition have been handed in at police stations across South London during the Met's first firearms surrender in six years.

A breakdown of some of the areas where items have been handed down, can be found below;

Croydon

A total of 12 weapons were handed in, with a quantity of ammunition. 6 weapons were live weapons, 5 air weapons and 1 imitation weapon. Live weapons surrendered included a rifle, a shotgun and a walking stick gun.

Lambeth

A total of 16 weapons were handed in, with a quantity of ammunition. 6 weapons were live weapons, 6 air weapons and 4 imitation weapons. Live weapons surrendered included a shotgun and a Winchester rifle.

Merton

A total of 12 weapons were handed in, with a quantity of ammunition. 8 weapons were live weapons, 1 air weapon and 3 imitation weapons. Live weapons surrendered included a 1950's shotgun, a rifle and a revolver.

The surrender gave Londoners the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition, by taking it to a local police station and handing it in.

The surrender started at 7am on the 10th of November, and ended at 11pm on Sunday.

During the two-week period, those surrendering firearms did not face prosecution for illegal possession and could remain anonymous.

All weapons and ammunition were forensically checked for evidence.

Last year 300 firearms were seized as a result of proactive operations and we have seen significant reductions in gun crime offences - financial year 2013/14 was the lowest annual total in six years.

If you have any information about gun or gang crime please contact the police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Man in court over adopted son's death
A retired fireman has appeared in court accused of bludgeoning his adopted son to death.

58 year old Colin McSweeny from Thornton Heath is charged with murdering Shaun McSweeny on Friday.

His body was found by police in the boot of a car near the River Thames the following morning.

Police had responded to a call just before 3am about a man believed to be attempting to put a body in the river at Deptford Wharf.

A date for a plea and case management hearing was set for the 10th of February and a trial has been scheduled to begin on June the 1st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

QPR midfielder facing spell on sidelines
QPR will be without midfielder Sandro until after Christmas.

He picked up a knee injury during Saturday's Premier League defeat at Newcastle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Doctor pleads guilty to filming patients
A 62-year-old doctor's admitted using hidden cameras to film hundreds of patients.

Hearing specialist Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh was based at St Anthony's Hospital in North Cheam.

He has pleaded guilty to several charges, including voyeurism and possessing extreme pornography.

He was found with video clips, containing more than a thousand victims over a three-year period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Drivers have been experiencing horrid delays this week
It’s after part of the road, Castelnau, the route that runs between Barnes and Hammersmith, started to subside at the weekend.

The busy route was closed off on Saturday on the Barnes side of Hammersmith Bridge.

Richmond Council says the road is due to reopen tomorrow, but temporary signals will stay in place.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Jenson Button waits for Woking-based McLaren's decision
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton's thrown his support behind former team-mate Jenson Button as his future with McLaren hangs in the balance.

Button must wait until a board meeting in early December to find out his fate with the Woking-based team regarding next season.

Hamilton's called on McLaren's team principal Ron Denis to do "the smart" thing and retain the former world champion's "star quality" over youngster Kevin Magnussen
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Man from Banstead is charged with fraud
A 49-year-old man from Banstead’s appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court charged with 11 counts of fraud.

Ayaz Ali acquired almost £100,000 from the Carshalton public relations company where he worked as a financial controller.

He’s accused of ‘dishonestly abusing his position to make a gain for himself’ in the period from July to the beginning of this month.

The case is transferred to Croydon Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on the 5th of December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Vulnerable person missing from Brixton



Police are appealing for the public's help to find a vulnerable woman missing from Brixton.

Mersadis Lallite who’s 76, was last seen at around 3.30 yesterday afternoon as she left her daughter’s home in Tulse Hill to make the two minute walk to her own home in Brixton Hill.

It’s strongly believed she did not arrive.

Mrs Lallite is described as black, approx. 5ft 1in tall with a frail build.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

MPs will get a taste of Surrey later today
The county’s top food and drink producers will descend upon Parliament in an effort to support rural business.

Organisers say they intend to smash the impression held by many in Westminster that Surrey is a dull suburban outpost of London.

They’ll present their offerings at lunchtime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

MPs will get a taste of Surrey later today
The county’s top food and drink producers will descend upon Parliament in an effort to support rural business.

Organisers say they intend to smash the impression held by many in Westminster that Surrey is a dull suburban outpost of London.

They’ll present their offerings at lunchtime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Teenagers from Hayes Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter
Three teenagers were convicted of murder and manslaughter today after they attacked a man with an axe and a knife who confronted them over their anti-social behaviour.

Paul Thrower who was 49 years old suffered multiple wounds after the group attacked him as he pursued them for verbally abusing his girlfriend.

Kiro Halliburton from Hayes, was found guilty of murder -- Zakariya Subeir from Uxbridge and Mahdi Osman from Hayes were found guilty of manslaughter.

They will be sentenced on 19th of December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Monday, 24 November 2014

Walton residents upset over camera
A charity has upset a number of residents in Walton, after installing a camera on a tree on public land.

The device was put up by the Walton Charity overlooking a green it owns off Rydens Road.

However, a row has erupted after some said they hadn’t been told why it was there, and it’s breach of privacy.

The charity says the camera, which doesn’t reveal identities, is there in regards to plans to develop the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

Kingston and Chessington urged to look out for rogue traders
Kingston council is urging people to keep an eye out for rogue traders preying on vulnerable neighbours.

It’s after a 79 year old Chessington woman was driven to a bank to withdraw thousands of pounds by a builder who undertook shoddy work.

48 year old Christopher Coyle from Clayton Road, duped the pensioner into paying £13,000 for poor work escalating from a small repair job.

He was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court today to 9 months in custody and to pay his victim £5000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

Woman sets up Matchmaking site in Clapham
A businesswoman, inspired by her father’s struggle to find love after her mother’s death, has started an online matchmaking site.

26 year old Rachael Wardle from Clapham launched site datemy.co.uk - where people can set up their friends, neighbours or family members.

After five years, Mr Wardle was set up with a family friend. The retired sales director and Michelle married three years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

106 tube workers to walk out
Over 100 Northern Line tube drivers at the Morden depot say they’ll strike after a colleague was struck off for allegedly drinking on duty.

Members of the RMT Union say they’ll be staging a walkout on December the 1st in a show of solidarity.

They claim Transport for London has "refused" to hold talks with the union in a bid to avert the strike.

But the transport authority responded by saying the strike "will not influence our decision and will achieve nothing"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Fire in Carshalton closes road


A fire beneath a pavement in Carshalton caused big traffic problems earlier.

Police were called just after 11.30 to Wrythe Lane where they discovered a small blaze in a manhole.

The electricity company was called in to investigate – there were no injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Arrests made in Worcester Park after thefts from vehicles
Drivers in Worcester Park are urged to contact police if their car was broken into last night.

The appeal follows the arrest of two men this morning at 5:30 on suspicion of theft from vehicles.

The men aged 24 and 26 were seen to be acting suspiciously in Lynwood Drive and were tracked on the CCTV system to the station where they were arrested.

A number of items believed to be stolen were recovered - these include expensive sunglasses, a Boss lighter and nearly £100 in small change
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Police are increasingly concerned for missing Feltham Community College girl



Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing girl from the Southall.

14-year-old Ayan Omar was last seen early last Wednesday morning near Feltham Community College.

She is Somalian, of very slight build and often wears a headscarf – she sometimes goes by the name of Yasmin Mohamed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Police appeal for missing girl from Morden


Police are appealing for help to find missing 15-year-old Samantha Hopkins.

She was last seen when she left her home address in Morden at 1pm on Saturday.

She is described as a white female, 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with shoulder length brown hair worn in a bun.

When last seen she was wearing a grey parka type jacked that has a fur lined hood with jeans. She was carrying a small black handbag.

She last spoke with her parents at 5pm telling them that she was in Sutton, an area she is known to frequent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merton Police by dialing 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Fire in Streatham High Road
Twenty two people have been evacuated from flats above a shop in Streatham after a fire broke out.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in Streatham High Road yesterday evening around 8pm.

The basement was damaged in the fire but no-one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Battersea starts 500-day countdown to compulsory microchipping


Microchipping will be compulsory for all dogs in England by the 6th of April 2016.

Three thousand stray dogs arrive at Battersea every year and only 39% have microchips, meaning hundreds of dogs cannot be reunited with their owners.

Ten year old Jack Russell cross Shaw is one of many strays that arrive at Battersea without a microchip.

The terrier is now looking for a new home after spending 76 days at the animal rescue.

Since the Government gave compulsory chipping the green light last year, dog owners have had over three years to ensure their dog is chipped.

Battersea hopes this new positive move will go a long way towards helping to reduce the problem of strays on our streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Man from Chertsey declared fit for trial in Hong Kong
A British banker accused of two murders in Hong Kong has been declared mentally fit to stand trial.

Rurik Jutting - who's undergone psychiatric tests - is charged with killing two Indonesian women, whose bodies were found in his flat three weeks ago.

At a court hearing this morning a judge ruled the 29 year old, who’s originally from Chertsey, is fit to enter a plea, although he opted not to do so.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Sutton and East Surrey Water help out with bills
Sutton and East Surrey Water are offering cash-strapped customers the chance to cut their bills with a new Social Tariff.

So far, 2,000 customers who were struggling to pay their water bills have signed up and are benefitting from a 25 per cent saving.

The discount will increase to 50 per cent for the second year of the scheme.

The pilot year is being fully funded by the Company however in subsequent years it will be subsidised by a £2 contribution from non-eligible customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

First tracks laid on new bridge in Heathrow link
The first section of track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on a new bridge in Hillingdon.

The 120 metre long Stockley Flyover will be used by Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services from next year.

It’s the largest single span bridge to have been installed anywhere on the Great Western railway since the days of Brunel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Surrey needs more money for school places
Surrey County council has called on the Government to provide more funding to deal with an increase in demand for school places.

The council’s schools chief Linda Kemeny says they’ve received 10-thousand-975 online applications for secondary places next September.

That’s an increase of almost 3-hundred on last year.

The increase comes just weeks after it was claimed that the council faces a 215-million pounds funding gap.

It’s predicted that an additional 13-thousand school places will have to be found in the county over the next five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 am  

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hammond says there's focus on nuclear deal
The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says all sides are focused on trying to get a deal in nuclear talks with Iran.

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge is involved in the discussions in Vienna to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions.

Britain and five other countries want assurances that Iran is not trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Mr Hammond says despite tomorrow's deadline, there's a long way to go:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

Lewis Hamilton F1 World Champion

Lewis Hamilton is this year’s Formula One World Champion.

He won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, finishing well ahead of his team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg, who ended up outside the points.

Woking based McClaren finished 5th in the constructors championship, with drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen finishing 8th and 11th respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm  

Shepherd's Bush woman held in Iran for watching volleyball game freed on bail

A woman from Shepherd’s Bush held in Iran after watching a volleyball game has been freed on bail.

25 year old Ghoncheh Ghavami had been jailed for a year sparking an international outrage and a campaign for her release.

She had been protesting outside the game for equal access for women to sporting events. It is illegal in Iran for men and women to interact at sporting venues.

She began a hunger strike on the first of October after being held in solitary confinement for one hundred days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Richmond needs more non-food retail space says report

More space is needed in Richmond borough for non-food retail, according to an independent study.

Almost nine thousand square metres of shopping space is required in Richmond town centre by 2024, the report found.

Another two thousand seven hundred square metres are also required in the centres of Twickenham and East Sheen.

The study took in factors such as expected population growth and spending trends, and surveyed one thousand residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Wimbledon school impresses judges

A school in Wimbledon has been named Sunday Times Independent secondary school of the year.

The paper says: "King’s College is a school with outstanding examination results without the atmosphere of an academic hothouse".

With 154 pupils having been placed at Oxbridge since 2012 and also 52% are gaining A star grades in International Baccalaureate exams.

It’s the second school current headmaster Andrew Hall has led to victory and received a Sunday Times award for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Richmond Scheme for lower earning families

Low income families in Richmond who are at risk of living in fuel poverty are being handed a lifeline by the council.

£60,000 has been set aside for people who are most in need, with grants of up to £85 available.

It's for people to put towards their heating bills this winter.

The scheme was launched last year by the Council and has been used by almost 700 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool today
In the Premier League today, Crystal Palace host Liverpool at 1.30.

Palace haven’t lost to Liverpool at home since December 1997.

When the two sides met at Selhurst Park last season, Palace come from three goals behind to draw 3-3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

England win at Twickenham
England's run of five rugby union internationals without a win has come to an end.

They've beaten Samoa 28-9 at Twickenham in their penultimate match of their autumn series.

Captain Chris Robshaw believes the result is just what they needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 am  

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