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Saturday, 13 June 2015
Cabaye linked with Palace move
Crystal Palace could be set to smash their transfer record.
That’s according to the Sun which says they’re willing to pay around £11 million for PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
The paper also claims Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could be set to sign for Arsenal, and Fulham could sign Bolton’s keeper Andy Lonergan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm
McLaren star wants to swap sports
McLaren’s Jenson Button says he’s hoping to become world champion again – as a triathlete.
The 35-year-old driver for the Woking-based team has trained with British stars the Brownlee brothers.
The 2009 Formula One champion says he wants to compete properly once he quits racing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm
Kingston Muslim Association 'overwhelmed by support' after mosque fire
The Kingston Muslim Association says it’s been overwhelmed by the support it’s received following a fire at the Kingston Mosque.
St Luke’s and John Bunyan Baptist churches have both allowed the Muslim community to use their sites for prayers.
The mosque is currently without electricity and water, with all of it affected by both smoke and water damage.
It’s currently unclear if there is any structural damage.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm
Labour announce London Mayor shortlist
Six candidates will fight it out to be Labour's candidate in next year's London mayoral election, the party has announced.
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan is considered to be a front runner.
Others on the list are MPs Dame Tessa Jowell, David Lammy, Diane Abbott, Gareth Thomas and journalist Christian Wolmar.
But the bookies’ favourite to succeed Boris Johnson is Conservative MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm
Police warning about Egham rave
Police are urging people to stay away from an unlicensed rave in Egham.
Officers say anyone arriving at the site at Runnymede Eco Village will be turned away.
A statement says the force received information suggesting the potential for increased crime and a threat to public safety.
But the villagers claim the authorities are trying to shut down their ‘Festival of Democracy’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm
Last Brit knocked out of Surbiton Trophy
The last Brit in the Surbiton Trophy has been knocked out.
Naomi Broady has lost in straight sets to Vitalia Diatchenko in their semi-final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm
Chelsea legend could be jailed
Former Chelsea and England striker Kerry Dixon could face jail after being convicted of assaulting a man in a pub.
CCTV showed the 53-year-old confronting a builder after finding him on his bar stool, then punching and kicking him.
The victim, 38-year-old Ben Scoble, suffered tooth damage in the attack in Dunstable last year.
Dixon was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and will be sentenced later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm
Ebden victorious at Surbiton
Australian Matthew Ebden has won the men’s event at the Surbiton Trophy.
He beat American Denis Kudla, as Alex Loveridge reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm
Rodallega to leave Fulham
Hugo Rodallega is the highest-profile name who’ll leave Fulham at the end of the season.
The 29-year-old Colombian scored 19 goals in 75 appearances for the Whites after signing from Wigan in 2012.
The other players who’ve played for the first team who won’t have their contracts renewed are Tim Hoogland, Gabor Kiraly, Chris David, Adil Chihi and Joss Passley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Royal recognition for German teacher in Walton
Also on this year's birthday honours lists is a 76-year-old German teacher Ursula Kent now living in Walton.
She’s been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the Elmbridge branch of the University of the Third Age since she retired 10 years ago.
She’s taught and co-ordinated at the social and education group for retired people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am
Man jailed for conning elderly in Surrey
A rogue trader who conned more than £100,000 from elderly victims across Surrey has been jailed for three years after an investigation by trading standards officers.
51 year old James Saunders charged extortionate rates for repairs to roofs and drains.
He admitted overcharging nine victims between April 2007 and April 2013, including two who lived in Woking and Thames Ditton.
His former wife, Rachel Roberts, was jailed for 21 months after she pleaded guilty to one count of laundering the proceeds of crime and two counts of theft.
The pair now face a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act where trading standards officers will seek to force them to return monies to their victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 am
Surrey Police chief awarded CBE
Surrey Police Chief Constable is to be awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours.
It’s for Lynne Owens’ services to policing and criminal justice.
She says she’s completely gobsmacked to receive such recognition, but says it reflects the outstanding officers and staff she’s worked with since joining the police in 1989.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 am
Friday, 12 June 2015
Police appeal in Shepperton
Police are appealing for information after damage to a Shepperton play park.
It happened last month at the play park at the Greeno Centre, just off Glebeland Gardens.
Sections of the play surface were reportedly ripped up and damaged by two boys.
They’ve been described as white, aged between 10 and 12.
It’s believed one boy was wearing a blue boy was wearing a blue top with writing on it and jeans and the other black top and jeans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm
Croydon South MP calls for higher London minimum wage
The newly-elected MP for Croydon South has called for a higher minimum wage for London.
Chris Philp says the current £6.50-an-hour rate isn’t enough for people in the capital to live on.
He’s asking the Low Pay Commission to recommend ‘significant’ rises in the national rate, but also to consider London having a separate higher rate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm
Teenager stabbed in Hanworth
A teenage boy is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in Hanworth.
Police say they were called to Crane Park just after 7pm yesterday to reports of a 16-year-old boy suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Officers believe the boy was attacked in nearby Watermill Way, but the boy made his way to Crane Park after.
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm
Police spent over two hours coaxing a man off Morden Baptist Church roof earlier.
Officers were called at 11.35am after drivers spotted the man on the roof.
The one way system was closed off and didn’t reopen until 3 o’clock.
The man was talked to safety and isn’t believed to be injured in any way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm
Fire in Balham
Fire crews were called to a house fire on Western Lane in Balham this afternoon.
The fire badly damaged decking at the back of the converted building on the first floor.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Tooting, Brixton and Clapham fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 2.40 and the fire was under control by 3.30.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm
It's the Men's Semi Finals day at Surbiton Trophy Tennis
Dennis Kudla has spoken to our reporter following his semi final victory over Britain's Brydan Klein.
He won the match 6-4 6-4
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm
Croydon Police Challenge Domestic Violence
A man from Croydon who throttled his partner until she was unconscious has been jailed for over 5 years.
50 year old Anthony Stubley of Lower Coombe Street attacked his partner at their home in 20-14.
When she regained consciousness she found she’d been gagged and her hands were tied.
Police are urging anybody in an abusive relationship to take action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am
Body Found In Chertsey
Officers searching for a missing man from New Haw have found a body in Chertsey woodland.
33 year old Phillip Tutton has not been in touch with family or friends since last Thursday.
Police say the body was discovered yesterday close to where Philips car was found 2 days ago.
The body has not been formally identified but his family have been informed.
The death is being treated as unexplained although there’s not believed to be any third party involvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am
Cracking Down on Crime at Heathrow
‘20 thousand pounds’ and ‘50 thousand euros’ are part of a haul seized at Heathrow in a crack-down on the illegal passage of cash thought to be linked to terror related activity.
This week the Border Force, National Crime Agency and HMRC had over 1,000 employees focused on serious organized crime coming into the UK.
They seized over 500 thousand pounds and 50 kilos of heroin at the country's ports.
The National police lead for counter terrorism says it’s vital that protection agencies work together to keep the public safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am
Klein keeps British flag flying in Surbiton tennis
Its men’s semi-final day at the Surbiton Trophy tennis.
Britain’s Brydon Klein takes on 4th seeded American Denis Kudla in one semi.
Irishman James McGee meets Australian Matthew Ebden in the other last-four clash.
In an all British ladies quarter final match Naomi Broady plays Amanda Carreras.
The Brits are also well represented in the mens doubles final where the Skupski brothers Ken and Neal take on the Aussie-Brazilian pair of Marcus Daniel and Marcelo Demoliner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 am
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Frustration Over Tolworth School Expansion
People from Kingston stormed out of a council meeting last night after councillors approved plans for a school to sell its land to pay for expansion.
Tolworth Girls' School will fund the extra wings needed with a 100 new homes.
Residents are concerned about traffic to the development – they say roads are already creaking under the strain of school runs, resident parking and commuter rat-running.
But the headteacher told the meeting the only way to meet the boroughs need for school places is expansion - and the only way to fund expansion is selling the land.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 pm
Images released in connection with Wallington burglary
Police have released two images in connection with a burglary in Wallington.
It took place on the evening Thursday 9th April.
The suspects gained entry through an unlocked back door, threatening a 45-year-old male occupant with a knife and screwdriver before locking him in the toilet.
They stole £1,500 in cash, a laptop and several pieces of gold jewellery, including a gold ring inscribed with the initials TM.
The intruders left by breaking through a neighbour's fence and into an adjoining sports field.
Officers believe they may be connected with a Nissan Navara, which was parked in Link Lane around the time of the incident.
Anyone with information can call on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm
The latest from the Surbiton Trophy
The quarter finals of the Surbiton Trophy Tennis continue this afternoon.
Matthew Ebden’s beaten third seed Ryan Harrison 6-2 6-0.
Brydan Klein is also through to the semi-finals, beating Aussie John-Patrick Smith 6-7 6-1 6-3.
Brit Naomi Broady made it into the quarter finals, beating Petra Cetkovska 6-1 7-6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm
Tributes are being paid to actor Sir Christopher Lee who's died aged 93
He appeared in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, James Bond and the Star Wars films.
The actor is reported to have died on Sunday at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm
UK's new National Bird
The UK has now voted for the first ever "National Bird." Over 200,000 people cast their vote and selected the Robin.
The red breast received 34% of the vote, followed closely by the Barn Owl.
With Richmond Park on Kingston's doorstep, there is a wide variety of wildlife in the area.
So, we took to the streets of Kingston to find out if people agreed with the result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm
Elderly woman in hospital after accident in Epsom
An elderly woman is in hospital with serious injuries after an accident in Epsom.
Police were called to Church Street around 11.30 this morning to reports that an elderly pedestrian had been knocked over by a black Ford Fiesta.
A blue Mazda also collided with the Ford Fiesta.
The woman’s been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Several roads are still closed while emergency services attend the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm
The Ministry of Justice has apologised for understating the level of prison overcrowding as far back as 2008
Research carried out by the Howard League for Penal Reform two years ago estimated almost 20,000 prisoners were being kept in overcrowded conditions.
It showed that three in four men’s jails were holding more people than they are designed for.
The most recent figures revealed Wandsworth as the third most overcrowded at 170% capacity; it was designed to accommodate 943 prisoners but currently holds 1,606.
In light of the research, a written statement was delivered earlier today by the Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation, Andrew Selous.
It conceded figures contained in the National Offender Management service annual report and figures published in the Prison Performance Digest had understated the level of overcrowding in each year back to 2008-9.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
Chelsea boss receives a driving ban
Jose Mourinho has been banned from driving for six months after he was caught speeding.
The Chelsea boss admitted going too fast on the A3 in Esher last September.
He wasn’t required to attend the hearing at Staines Magistrates' Court yesterday.
But he was ordered to pay £910 in costs
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm
Today sees the quarter finals of the Surbiton Trophy Tennis
Denis Kudla has beaten beat Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets to reach the semi finals 6-2 6-1
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
A former Met officer from Leatherhead denies murder in court
A court’s heard how a former Met Police officer from Leatherhead allegedly fired 8 shots at a gang member inside a car he had stopped.
The prosecution’s claimed firearms specialist PC Anthony Long did not act "lawfully when he opened fire" on Azelle Rodney in April 2005.
58 year-old Mr Long was with a group of armed officers pursuing the gang - believed to be on their way to an armed robbery; he denies murder.
The Old Bailey was told Mr Long joined the police in 1975 and had 30 years' experience of handling weapons when he shot the 24 year old.
The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am
The Surbiton Trophy reaches the quarter finals today.
Thomas McIlroy is there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
House fire in Wallington
The ground floor and first floor of a house in Wallington have been damaged after a fire broke out in the early hours.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at the semi-detached property on Sandy Lane South just after 3 this morning.
No-one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am
Christian group fails to get ad ban overturned
A Christian group has failed in a bid to overturn the ban on its London bus adverts which read “Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post-Gay and Proud. Get over it!”
The group, Core Issues argued Boris Johnson, as TfL chairman, had ordered the ban for the "improper purpose" of seeking votes from gay people.
But they were ordered to pay £100,000 in legal costs after the High Court rejected its case.
A spokesperson for the Christian Legal Centre said "This is intimidation. It is an extortionate amount of costs against somebody seeking to do good."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am
Fulham striker signs a new contract
Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow has signed a new contract with the Championship club.
The 20-year-old will now remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2018, while the Whites have the option to extend the deal for a further year.
Woodrow, who joined Fulham from Luton Town in 2011, scored five goals in 34 appearances with them last season.
He has represented England at Under-17 and Under-21 level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Jonny Wilkinson speaks about the Rugby World Cup
Today marks 100 days to go before the start of the Rugby World cup.
Prince Harry's been helping mark the event at Twickenham Stadium.
The tournament trophy will be taken on a tour around the UK and Ireland in the build-up to the first game.
Speaking to 'Talking Rugby' from Twickenham, Wilkinson says the RWC is an event we all need to get behind.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm
James Berry asks Cameron Crossrail 2 question
The new MP for Kingston and Surbiton James Berry has asked David Cameron about the possibility of Crossrail 2 at Prime Minister's question time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Day five of the Surbiton Trophy Tennis at Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club
The action is continuing.
British player David Rice says he’s confident ahead of his second round encounter with American Denis Kudla.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm
Four arrested in Walton over allegations of trafficking
Four people have been arrested by police investigating the suspected trafficking of vulnerable women into Britain for prostitution.
Officers say they have intelligence that women were being brought from Asia and exploited at hotels around Gatwick and across the South East of England.
The arrests in Walton, Esher and Orpington followed raids this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm
Two Kingston schools set for expansion
A £2.5 million plan to expand two schools in Kingston has been agreed by the Council.
The expansion programme will see places added to Alexandra Infant School and St Paul's C of E Junior School.
It was presented by Achieving for Children at the Council's Youth and Leisure Committee last night.
The plans will take effect during the 2016/17 school year intake with both becoming all-through primary schools, catering for 4 to 11 year olds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
St Helier Festival on Saturday
Carshalton residents are being invited to attend the St Helier Festival on Saturday.
The event includes the finals of Sutton's Got Youth Talent - for children aged 11 and over - local heats were held in schools with a semi-final at Sutton United FC.
Wallington singer Charlotte Turnbull will join Lionel Blair, record producer Paul Williams and Sergeant Kathy Morteo on the judging panel.
The festival will be on the green space next to the David Weir Leisure Centre on Saturday, from 12 noon until 5pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Sutton is named one of the least expensive boroughs
Sutton has been named as one of the least expensive boroughs for flat-sharers in London, as well as one of the happiest.
The average monthly cost is just over £600 per person and the borough was rated 7.2 out of 10 on the happiness scale.
New research has also found Kensington and Chelsea to be the most expensive London borough, with the average 3 bed costing almost £1,100.
The flat-share index aims to help identify the best locations for young city workers looking for housing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm
Monty Python’s Spamalot gallops in to Wimbledon Theatre
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle.
It tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
The show features well known tunes including Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail and the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
It's at New Wimbledon Theatre for a week, and had it's opening night last night.
Eric Idle was there to see comedian Joe Pasquale take to the stage as King Arthur.
Joe's son, also named Joe, is starring alongside him in the tour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
A PCSO in Sutton celebrates his birthday in style
A police community support officer in Sutton has received a very special cake for his birthday ten years after joining the Met.
PCSO Colin Allen was presented with a 65th birthday cake by his colleagues on Sutton North Safer Neighbourhoods Team.
Colin could barely believe it when he saw the cake included an edible photo of himself and a Lego model of his CCTV van.
He joined The Met at the age of 55 having served 34 years with the London Fire Brigade first in Croydon and then in Wallington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm
Prince Harry has helped mark 100 days to go until the start of the rugby union World Cup in England and Wales
The event trophy will be taken on a tour around the UK and Ireland in the build-up to the tournament.
Harry handed it over outside Twickenham Stadium earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm
Fresh appeal for information following murder of Vanessa Santillan in Fulham
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following the murder of 33-year-old Vanessa Santillan at her home in Romily Court, Fulham on Saturday,the 28th of March.
Officers were called to the address by London Ambulance Service at 9.30pm. Vanessa was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination held at Fulham Mortuary gave the cause of death as injuries to the head and neck.
Detectives are keen to piece together a picture of Vanessa's movements in the week prior to her death and would like to hear from anyone who has not yet come forward, who may have spoken to or seen Vanessa between Saturday, the 21st of March and the date of her death on Saturday, the 28th of March.
Vanessa had lived in London since January 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm
A serial burglar identified via DNA evidence left on used lager cans he discarded at crime scenes has been jailed.
30 year old Michal Gut from Shepherds Bush, was sentenced to two years' in prisonfor four counts of burglary and two attempted burglaries which occurred between January 2013 and November 2014.
He pleaded guilty.
Gut was responsible for stealing property worth in the region of £80,000.
Officers arrested him in Plaistow in February following an investigation into a linked series of burglaries in Hammersmith and Fulham, Newham and Kent.
All four burglaries occurred at properties that were unoccupied, with Gut forcing rear doors open or entering via open windows.
On two occasions, Gut was disturbed by occupants who were inside their property, at which point he fled empty-handed.
He came to police notice after his DNA was discovered on discarded lager cans left in two gardens at properties he had burgled.
The 'Okocim Mocne' Polish high-strength lager cans were found by burglary victims.
A search of the address where he lived in Newham at the time of his arrest uncovered more than 100 stolen items he had accumulated from his crimes.
PlayStation consoles, video cameras, high value pens and items of jewellery, which included necklaces gilt with one burglary victim's name, were recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm
Decision on expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick needed quickly
An aerospace boss has warned any delay over where to build the UK's next major runway will harm the UK's competitiveness.
Paul Everitt, head of the industry's trade association ADS, says "we need a decision soon" over whether it'll be built at Gatwick or Heathrow.
The announcement's expected this month, but a report in the Financial Times says it could be delayed until Christmas
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am
Five from New Haw found guilty of electoral fraud
Four people have been jailed for electoral fraud after a local by-election in Woking in 2012.
A fifth person was given a suspended jail term following the Maybury and Sheerwater poll three years ago.
Shaukat Ali, was jailed for 15 months; Parveen Akhtar and Sobia Ali-Akhtar both got nine months and Shamraiz Ali received a six month prison term.
Abid Hussain was given a six-month sentence suspended for 18 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Hounslow Academy "needs improvement."
An academy in Hounslow sponsored by Boris Johnson has been told it needs to improve by Ofsted on its first inspection.
Kingsley Academy was taken out of the council's control in 2013.
Under the London Mayor, City Hall has committed £330,000 to the school until 2017 through the London Academies Enterprise Trust.
Inspectors found weaknesses in leadership and teaching and rated it as "requiring improvement".
However, it used to operate as Hounslow Manor Community School, where it was rated "good" at its last inspection in 2011.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm
Former Chelsea goalkeeper not convicted on driving charge
Ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has avoided a conviction for knocking a cyclist off his bike.
The 43-year-old was instead given a 12-month good behaviour bond, a form of probation, for hitting and injuring a cyclist with his car in Sydney.
The Australian, who also played for Manchester United and Aston Villa, described it as an 'error of judgement'.
The cyclist was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his ribs and elbow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is teeming with Lurchers and Greyhounds seeking new homes.
A breed frequently seen at Battersea’s country centres in Kent and Berkshire, it is rare for the London site to have so many sighthounds, with 11 Lurchers and eight Greyhounds currently taking up residence.
This year, Battersea has seen a 40% increase in Greyhounds and almost double the number of Lurchers it has in its kennels, compared to the same time last year.
Head of Dog Rehoming, Rob Young, says: We’re seeing lots of Lurchers and Greyhounds for many different reasons – they might be retired racers, because of an owner’s illness or even a family separation.
Greyhounds and Lurchers make great pets, but they’re often overlooked here at Battersea. People think taking on a sighthound will involve one marathon walk after another, but in reality they like nothing better than a comfy bed or sofa and a warm lap to lay their head on. Short bursts of exercise are what they love – the rest of the time they’re couch potatoes.
If you’re thinking of a rescue dog, don’t discount a Greyhound or Lurcher.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Man jailed for assault on teenager
A 24-year-old man who sexually assaulting assaulted a teenage schoolgirl has been jailed for 15 months and placed on the Sexual Offenders' Register for 10 years.
24 year old Harvinder Singhof Minterne Avenue, Southall, was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to nine months' in prison for sexual assault, and 15 months' in prison for causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
He pleaded guilty to the charges, and the sentences are to run concurrently. Singh has also been placed on the sexual offenders register for 10 years and will be deported to India on completion of his sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm
Man guilty of adopted son's murder
A man has today been found guilty of killing his adopted son after he bundled his lifeless body into a car boot.
Retired Colin McSweeny from Thornton Heath was convicted at the Old Bailey of the murder of Shaun McSweeny and jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 14-and-a-half years.
The jury heard that Shaun, who lived with his parents and five-year-old daughter, had been planning on moving into a flat in November 2014. It is thought his parents were unhappy about his decision.
At 8.30pm on Thursday, the 20th of November Shaun sent his girlfriend a text message about his move; she replied but heard nothing further from him.
The court heard that Shaun was unable to send any further texts - because McSweeny had struck him on the head with an iron bar.
And as his body lay in the garage, his parents entertained a family friend.
McSweeny was arrested in the early hours of the following day after police received a call from a member of the public. The witness reported seeing a man attempting to put a body in the River Thames at Deptford Wharf, Deptford.
Officers responding to the call stopped a black Lexus in nearby Evelyn Street.
When asked whether there was anything in the car, McSweeny replied "a body". The lifeless body of 24-year-old Shaun was found in the boot.
A post-mortem examination cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.
The iron bar was later discovered in the family’s garage, along with Shaun’s wallet and a number of bloodied tarpaulins.
His van was found parked in Denmark Road, Norwood, approximately one-and-a-half miles from the family home. His mobile phone was inside.
McSweeny was charged with murder on the 21st of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
Vandalism in Runnymede
Police are appealing for information following a spate of criminal damage to vehicles in Runnymede.
Wing mirrors were ripped off several cars and bricks thrown through their windows in Chertsey Road, Roakes Avenue and Wheatash Road, on Saturday night.
A police spokesman said the damage done was completely mindless and has put a lot of hard-working people out of pocket.
He added, due to the close proximity of the offences it’s likely they were carried out by the same people and that the vandals were locals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm
Potential new urn for Twickenham Riverside
Proposals to install an 8 foot high urn on Twickenham Riverside will be launched this week.
It will celebrate one of the borough's most famous poet's – Alexander Pope. The urn will have quotations from some of his best work.
The council is looking to install the piece as part of the redevelopment of Champions Wharf.
Residents are invited to have their say on the possible sculpture.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Crackdown on drink driving in Surrey
Thirteen people have been charged in the first week of crackdown on drink and drug-driving related offences in Surrey.
The campaign lasts for the whole month.
The Force says it will be proactively releasing the names of those that have been charged and also Tweeting about those stopped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
Fire in Carshalton
A fire in a garden in Carshalton has been put out.
It’s believed to have started after embers ignited some dry ivy in a bin in a garden on West Street.
Two fire engines and a police car were called to the scene. No- one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm
Cyclist who died in Walton named
A cyclist who died following a collision in Walton has been named.
55-year-old Yvonne Wyeth from East Molesey was involved in a collision with a van on Molesey Road on Thursday morning.
An inquest into her death has been opened and adjourned.
A 34-year-old man from Walton on Thames was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has since been released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm
Former Surrey cricketer says 'wrong choices' led to his jailing
Former England cricketer Chris Lewis says 'wrong choices' led to him being jailed for smuggling drugs.
That's as he's been released from High Down prison in Sutton.
The 47-year-old was convicted in 2009, and served less than half of a 13-year sentence.
He says money concerns led to him attempting to smuggle £140,000 worth of dissolved cocaine into the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm
Accident in Balham
A motorcyclist is in hospital with head injuries following a collision in Balham.
The bike collided with a car at around quarter to seven this morning in the High Road.
The man, who’s thought to be in his early twenties, isn’t believed to have life-threatening injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Streatham.
Officers were called to Streatham High Street junction with Beckmead Road at 5.20 last night to reports of an accident.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a motorcyclist in collision with a truck.
The male motorcyclist suffered fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck stopped at the scene. He was not arrested.
Enquiries are on-going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am
A driver who failed to stop after colliding with a motorcyclist in Croydon has pleaded guilty
25 year old Mohammed Asim from Croydon pleaded guilty to death by careless driving and failing stop at the scene of a collision.
He was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison.
Police were called to London Road, Croydon, at 1am on Monday, the 29th of December 2014, to reports of a traffic collision between a black Lexus which failed to stop at the scene and a motorbike which was being ridden 23-year-old Kamrul Hasan from Barnet.
Kamrul was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Asim's car was found abandoned nearby in St James's Road with the junction of Windmill Road.
That same day officers arrested a 23-year-old woman at an address in Croydon. No further action was taken against her.
On the 30th of December Asim handed himself in to police and was charged with the offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Richmond Park MP launches bid to become London Mayor
The MP for Richmond Park has announced that he plans to stand to be the Conservative candidate for London Mayor.
Zac Goldsmith has told the Evening Standard if picked, policies would include stopping a third runway at Heathrow and cleaning up the capital's environment.
He has already said he would resign as an MP if Heathrow gets the go-ahead, leaving the route to London Mayor open for him.
But he may not be running for sure – he's spending tens of thousands of pounds on a postal ballot giving his constituents the last word on whether he runs or not.
Speaking to us during the election campaign, he said he's never rule anything out.
Zac Goldsmith was born in 1975, and grew up in Richmond where he has lived for most of his life.
He was elected MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston in 2010.
He been voted among the top MPs for engagement with his constituents, and has won a number of awards for his campaigns in Parliament.
Before becoming an MP, Zac directed and edited the Ecologist Magazine for a decade, and received Mikhail Gorbachev’s Global Green Award for ‘International Environmental Leadership’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Gurkhas celebrate 200 years of British service
Hundreds of Gurkhas are due to take part in a pageant - attended by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh - to mark 200 years’ service to the British Crown.
The event, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is the highlight of a year of events marking Gurkha service to the UK.
The evening will feature battle re-enactments and musical performances by the regiment’s band.
The event will also remember those killed in the recent earthquakes in Nepal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
Britain's Rice makes progress at Surbiton Trophy
Britain’s David Rice is through to the second round of the Aegon Surbiton Trophy tennis.
He beat India’s Saketh Myneni 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Also through are fourth seeded American Denis Kudla, the Dutchman Igor Sijsling and Dane Frederik Nielsen.
The Ladies main draw begins today with top seed Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia taking on Australian qualifier Naiktha Baines.
There’ll also be mens and ladies doubles competition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 am
Man missing from New Haw
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from New Haw.
Thirty-three-year-old Phillip Tutton hasn’t been in contact with family of friends since last Thursday.
Concerns were heightened when he didn’t attend work in Camberley the following day, Friday June 5th.
Phillip is about 5-feet-11-inches tall, of medium build with short light brown hair.
He’s believed to be driving a green Ford Focus Saloon and officers say there’s a possibility he’s in Runnymede.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 am
Monday, 8 June 2015
Surbiton Trophy Tennis Tuesday Preview
The Surbiton Trophy returns to Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club tomorrow.
It plays host to the Men's Singles, Ladies' Singles and Doubles.
The highlight of the day will be the all British showdown of Davis Cup hero James Ward taking on Bryden Klein. Rising British star Liam Broady will face American former World 43 Ryan Harrison as the last match on centre court.
Andy Murray's mum Judy will also be on hand offering a coaching clinic.
Stay tuned to Jackie for all the latest action court-side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm
A man from Putney left in a permanent vegetative state as a result of a hospital error, has been awarded £175,000 in damages
Lucy Mayer reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm
Witnesses sought in Osterley
Detectives are renewing appeals for witnesses to a fatal collision and are appealing in particular for a woman who helped at the scene to come forward.
Just before 5am on Sunday, February the 8th, police were called to the scene of a collision on the A4 Great West Road, near the junction with Wood Lane, Osterley.
Officers discovered that a blue BMW had been in collision with a male pedestrian and the driver failed to stop.
London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was 31 year old Janusz Adam Partyka. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a head injury.
A woman using the name Jan stopped her vehicle at the location and assisted with a call for ambulance and police.
She used another witness's mobile handset.
She indicated that she witnessed the fatal collision and was on her way to the airport to pick up her parents.
She also returned to the scene of the collision some days later and left a condolence card that touched the hearts of the family.
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton may be contacted on 020 8543 5157. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 1401661/15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm
A man has been jailed for attempted rape after he ignored a woman's pleas to stop
Unemployed Mamand Bokan was sentenced to four years' in prison for the attack on a 19-year-old woman in 2013.
The 22 year old was arrested and released on bail pending further enquiries.
But last November, following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, he was charged with one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm
Bedser twins remembered in Woking
England’s greatest cricketing twins have been remembered today in Woking.
Sir John Major unveiled the statues positioned either end of the Bedser bridge, which see Sir Alec Bedser bowling to his twin brother Eric.
The former Prime Minister spoke to reporters after the unveiling.
Here is his speech in full.
Sculptor Allan Sly also spoke to reporters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm
The Surbiton Trophy continues today.
Davis cup hero James Ward is in action in the doubles.
Former player Ross Hutchins expects him to do well in all the competitions this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm
Akinfenwa signs new deal at AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has signed a new deal at the club.
The 33-year-old scored 15 goals in 52 appearances for the Dons last season after joining from Gillingham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm
Tennis news: The Surbiton Trophy continues today
Our reporter Julia Morris is at Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club, where the action is taking place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm
Vandals smash child's photo on grave in Teddington
A mother’s begged police to find the people responsible for vandalising the headstone of her son’s grave in Teddington Cemetery.
48 year-old Maxine O’Mara-Roberts has visited Patrick’s grave almost every day since he died in 1994, just before his third birthday.
In May, she found 19 sentimental ornaments had been stolen and a couple of weeks later the child’s photograph on the headstone was smashed.
A spokesman for Richmond Council said they are helping the police with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm
Update on missing Chelsea teen
Police were appealing for help in tracing a missing 15-year-old from Chelsea.
Stephanie Alexandra Almeida Butes was located this morning and is safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am
Main draw at Surbiton Trophy tennis starts today
The Mens' first round play takes the spotlight at the Aegon Surbiton Trophy tennis event this morning.
Italy’s Luca Vanni is the top seed while James Ward is the top Brit.
Australia’s Alex Bolt came through the qualifiers and is hoping to make progress in the main draw.
For more details about the tournament, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am
Surrey Cricket League: Haidar hits 157 for Wimbledon Corinthians
Surrey Seamers ‘A’ kept in close touch with the leaders of Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division following their 4 wicket win over Balham & Tooting on the weekend.
Final scores: Balham & Tooting 204 for 9, Surrey Seamers ‘A’ 205 for 6.
There were also wins for front-runners Old Thorntonians, Old Royalists and Wandsworth.
Surrey Challengers remain top of Division One despite a 6 wickets loss to Clapham Old Xaverians.
In Division Two Matiullah Haidar’s 157 laid the foundation for Wimbledon Corinthians 108 runs win over London Welsh in a high scoring game.
In Division Three Morden ‘A’ 155 for 2 beat Bec Old Boys ‘A’, 154, by 8 wickets to maintain their lead at the top of the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 am
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Fight outside Weybridge bar
Surrey police are appealing for witnesses to a fight in Weybridge.
They particularly need footage from a mobile phone camera of the large-scale fight around 3 in the morning outside the Noir Bar in Heath Road yesterday.
Six men were involved and one was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey with serious head injuries.
Police have asked witnesses to contact them.
Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference number 45150047720, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm
Teddington's Farah pulls out of race
Teddington’s Mo Farah has pulled out of a race in response to allegations of doping.
The former pupil of Feltham Community school and Isleworth and Syon school is to return to the U.S.
He’s withdrawn from today’s Diamond League race in Birmingham at 3 pm.
Farah's coach Alberto Salazar has been in the spotlight in a BBC documentary.
The double gold medal Olympic winner says anyone caught doping shouldn't be allowed to compete.
There's no suggestion he's done anything wrong.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am
Little Tolworth football team with a big heart.
A little club with a big heart in Tolworth is today hosting teams from as far away as France.
Corinthian Casuals stepped in when Westham’s pitch was taken out of action.
Manager of the under 13’s Peter Doherty says the club has the right ethos.
The CISE football tournament is due to start at 10 am at King George’s Field - Queen Mary Close - Hook Rise South.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am
Rollercoaster rides in Surrey and SW London out of action
Attractions at Thorpe Park in Surrey, and Chessington World of Adventures in South West London remain closed.
It follows a student suffering injuries in the Alton Towers rollercoaster.
Victoria Balch has undergone more surgery - she turned 20 yesterday.
She's among four people who suffered serious leg injuries after two carriages collided.
Alton towers theme park is also shut today for investigations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am
Jockey Frankie Dettori enjoys his win at the Epsom Derby
Jockey Frankie Dettori says 'everything went exactly to plan' as he won the Epsom Derby for the second time.
He guided the favourite Golden Horn to victory in the most prestigious flat race of the season, finishing three-and-a-half lengths clear of Jack Hobbs.
Storm The Stars finished third.
Dettori's last win in the race came in 2007, when he rode Authorized to victory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am
Rides remain closed at Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures
A student who suffered potentially life-changing injuries in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has undergone more surgery.
Lawyers for Victoria Balch, who turned 20 yesterday, say she's not in a life-threatening condition, as previously thought.
She's among four people who suffered serious leg injuries after two carriages collided at the theme park on Tuesday.
Alton towers theme park is staying shut today for investigations.
Similar attractions at Thorpe Park in Surrey, and Chessington World of Adventures in South West London also remain closed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 am