Rescuers honoured at school assembly after saving children from burning mini bus
A driver and a support worker, who rescued a group of disabled school children from a burning minibus, have been honoured at a special school assembly.
Children from Pond Meadow School in Guildford presented their rescuers with inscribed presents at the thank you assembly.
The mini bus started having problems on a school trip and burst into flames once the children had been removed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm
Can you help us find missing barefoot boy from Walton
Surrey Police is appealing for help from the public to trace a 12-year-old boy missing from Walton-on-Thames.
Ijaz Tarakhel was last seen at around 4.30pm yesterday - Friday the 11th of December.
He Afghan and described as having short black hair, 5ft 7 tall, and being of slim build.
He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and jogging bottoms. He was not wearing any shoes or socks.
Please call Surrey police on 101 if you have any information.
Charges for death in Reigate collision
A man has been charged with five offences following the death of a 20 year old man in Reigate earlier this year.
Police were called to Bell Street on the 20th of June with reports of a road traffic collision. Ben Regan was pronounced dead at the scene.
27 year old Jake Polmeer has now been charged with causing death by careless driving, being uninsured and failing to stop at the scene or report the accident.
He’s been bailed to appear at Redhill Magistrates Court on the 11th January.
A 27 year old woman from Horley has been summonsed in connection with the incident for allowing the vehicle to be driven without insurance. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 am
Friday, 11 December 2015
Kingston cycle team, Njinga, deliver Christmas presents to Hampton's Shooting Star Chase Children's charity
Njinga cycling team completed their third annual Santa cycle ride last weekend, raising money for the Children’s shooting star hospice in Hampton.
The team set up the Santa ride three years ago, with 20 riders dressed as Santa delivering presents to the children.
Last weekend, over 60 Santa’s arrived at the hospice, with over 120 presents for the children there.
Togo, the founder and CEO of Njinga told Jackie the group raised £1200 in funds for the Children's Hospice.
He said "We just try to do something really different for the kids at the hospice who don't get a chance to get our at Christmas."
To help Njinga raise more money for the hospice click here. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm
Police appeal after robbery in Egham
Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Egham.
It happened last Friday afternoon near the Proctor and Gamble site.
The victim, a woman in her 70s, was walking along Whitehall Lane when she was approached by a man wearing hooded clothing.
The man grabbed the victim's bag before making off towards Egham in a blue vehicle, believed to be a Renault.
Wimbledon get permission to make Plough Lane return
AFC Wimbledon have been given permission to return to Plough Lane and build a new stadium.
Merton Council gave the club the green light last night to make the move from Kingsmeadow back to the area where they played up until 1991. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Heathrow decision delayed - Zac Goldsmith to say MP for the time being
The long awaited decision on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport has been delayed until the summer at least.
The decision was confirmed at a meting of ministers tonight.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says further research on the environmental impact is needed.
An original response had been due this week.
Conservative MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith, who is against expansion, says the move is the right one if it means more time is given to the debate.
Had expansion been approved tonight, Mr Goldsmith would have resigned as MP, which is the promise he made when he stood in the 2010 elections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm
BREAKING NEWS: AFC Wimbledon "coming home"
A Council meeting has concluded AFC Wimbledon can return to Plough Lane.
Merton Council met earlier to discuss the future of the site, with housing developments among other possibilities.
A return to Plough Lane would be AFC Wimbledon’s biggest victory since reformation, according to chairman Erik Samuelson.
The site was the home ground for Wimbledon when they were a Premier League side before the new club was founded by Wimbledon F.C. supporters in June 2002 - a direct reaction to the decision by an independent three man commission appointed by the Football Association to allow Wimbledon F.C. to relocate to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.
The stadium will initially hold 11,000 with a view to upgrading to 20,000. There will also be a number of houses built on site with a squash centre for the local community to use.
Independent drug-testing body a possibility after Twickenham's Mo Farah in the spotlight.
The International Olympic Committee wants to set up an independent drug-testing body - managed by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The president of the IOC Thomas Bach says any cheating identified by the organisation would be punished by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Earlier this year Twickenham's double Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah was forced to deny he had taken performance-enhancing drug.
It's being reported ministers may postpone an announcement about the future of Heathrow
David Cameron, the Chancellor and key cabinet colleagues will to meet this evening to discuss their response to recommendations for a third runway at the airport.
The Prime Minister's previously insisted that a decision would be made by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
Witnesses sought to verbal abuse after collision in Hersham
Surrey police is appealing for witnesses to a verbal attack on a woman after a road collision in Hersham.
The woman had been driving along Molesey Road in a Ford S Max when she collided with a black Ford Mondeo which had tried to overtake her.
She pulled over but the male driver got out and shouted at her before spitting in her mouth.
The abuse was witnessed by her 15 year old daughter.
Now police want more witnesses to what happened on Tuesday the 1st of December at 8.20 in the evening and the public should contact them on 101.
A man’s been arrested and bailed until January. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
Householders in Kingston face slower response times from London Fire Brigade.
Cuts to London’s fire brigade have led to a slower response time in Kingston.
That’s the message from Labour London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi.
He claims people in seven wards in the royal borough are now waiting more than six minutes for the engine to arrive.
Mr Qureshi is blaming the delays on Boris Johnson’s cuts.
The chair of the London Assembly fire committee Andrew Dismore has an alternative plan to put 13 fire engines back into service and make cutbacks elsewhere.
The mayor is looking for more than six million pounds of cuts. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm
Protestors have gone ape in Battersea Park this morning, over the opening of a new adventure playground
Outdoor Adventure franchise Go Ape has opened in the trees above what used to be the park’s free children’s playground.
Those protesting against the move today say there is now nothing for older children to do, unless they want to pay “extortionate prices.”
It costs around £30 per child.
Some parents say the council should be investing in creating free spaces for children of all ages.
A spokesman for Wandsworth council says a free park remains for those who don’t want to pay to use the new facilities, while a spokesman for Go Ape says they are paying the correct council fees to be there and they hope all children can enjoy what's on offer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
It’s D-Day for AFC Wimbledon.
A decision will be made tonight on whether the Dons can return to Wimbledon.
If they get the go ahead, they’d be bringing with them a new 20,000 seater stadium, 600 homes and a fitness club.
The location they want is the iconic greyhound stadium in Plough Lane, which has been there since the 1920s.
If the stadium is demolished, the annual greyhound Derby could be forced to move to Manchester.
It's not just Love the Dogs that is against the plans; some residents have cited problems with parking and hopes for a new school as reasons why a stadium should not be built on the site.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest from the meeting tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am
Jose Mourinho hasn't given up hope after Chelsea beat Porto 2-0 last night
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his side haven't given up hope of a top-four Premier League finish - to qualify for next season's Champions League.
They put poor domestic form behind them to beat Porto 2-nil - and make it into the knockout stages of this season's competition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am
Man linked to theft from a shop in Mitcham
Detectives investigating a theft from a shop in Mitcham have issued CCTV footage of a man they are keen to identify.
Police were called on Sunday the 6th of September to a report of a man who had entered the Co-op supermarket on Streatham Road on a self-balancing board.
He entered the store at a quarter to 10 in the evening and took a crate of Lucozade from the drinks aisle, making off without making payment.
He is described as a black man and was seen wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting image 192069 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am
Pedestrian critically injured following serious collision in Wandsworth
Police appeal for witnesses after a pedestrian was left critically injured following a collision with a motorcyclist in Wandsworth
Officers were called to Swandon Way junction yesterday evening following reports of a road traffic collision.
A woman in her twenties was found suffering from critical head injuries after colliding with a motorcyclist.
The woman was taken to a south London hospital where she remains in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 am
A deputy head teacher has been charged over possessing child pornography in Ealing
The deputy head of a private Catholic school in Ealing has been accused of possessing child pornography.
Peter Allot has been charged with possessing, showing and making indecent images of children the National Crime Agency said.
The 36 year old appeared before Ealing magistrates’ court yesterday and was remanded in custody.
Mr Allott is next due to appear in court next week. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am
70 year old woman hit by a car in New Malden
A 70 year old woman has sustained life threatening injuries after she was hit by a car in New Malden.
Police and the London Ambulance were called to the Burlington road junction with Belmont Avenue yesterday afternoon.
The woman was taken to a London Hospital in a critical condition.
The driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 am
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Kingston has the lowest car crime in London
Kingston is the safest place to own a car in London, according to new statistics that show 675 vehicles were stolen in the last 4 years.
People in Sutton and Richmond are also unlikely to have report their cars stolen, registering the third and fourth lowest number of thefts.
But it’s less good news for residents of Wandsworth – the Borough recorded the fifth highest figures, with over 4,700 vehicles taken.
More than 60 cars are stolen every day in London, with eight of the Capital’s Boroughs recording a rise in vehicle crime. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm
Woman dies after boat capsizes in Wandsworth
A woman has died after a speedboat she was traveling in with her boyfriend capsized in the Thames during a rising tide.
Lifeboats were called after witnesses heard screaming under Wandsworth Bridge just before midnight yesterday.
They found a man clinging to the upturned boat who reported his girlfriend missing – she was later found face-down in the river at Putney.
Despite attempts at resuscitation she died later in hospital – her death is not being treated as suspicious. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm
The Police make an apology to a man held captive for 15 years
The Met Police have apologised to a Nigerian man held captive for 15 years by a couple in Ealing.
Detectives say it was "really regrettable" that they were unable to intervene in the case of Ofonime Inuk a lot sooner.
His captors Emmanuel Edet a trained Doctor with Surrey County Council and his wife Antan were sentenced to six years each.
The 40 year old was treated like a slave by the couple and made to work up to 17 hours a day. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm
A police pursuit closed part of the M25 earlier
Police received a report of a Ford Fiesta being driven dangerously on the A3 at Petersfield just after midday.
Officers followed the car for around 15 minutes long the A3 and on to the M25, where they closed a lane between Leatherhead and Reigate.
All four occupants of the car were arrested and are currently in police custody while enquiries continue. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm
Surrey Roads Police did the school run this morning
The team came to the rescue by dropping off a young boy at school after his mum’s car broke down on the A3 at Cobham. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm
Morden boxer Lenny Daws to appeal the controversial decision in his European super-lightweight title match
Morden boxer Lenny Daws has appealed the result of his Super Light-weight title clash last weekend when he was controversially disqualified.
Danish referee Freddie Rafn judged Laws, who was leading on points at the time, to have intentionally head-butted Ruben Nieto in the 10th round.
The home crowd at the Westcroft Leisure Centre in Carshalton were left fuming as Nieto's corner celebrated, leading many to say the referee was out of his depth.
You can hear Jackie's Joshua Doherty talking with Lenny Daws about his views on the result and what the future holds.
Richmond Park MP says VW emissions scandal should delay Heathrow decision
London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith says while the case against expanding Heathrow is clear the VW emissions scandal changes everything.
The Richmond Park MP asserts it means previous air quality calculations are now invalid.
So delaying the decision is "legitimate" as it allows both Heathrow and Gatwick to make new submissions showing they can keep within legal air quality limits.
Mr Goldsmith regrets promising to quit as an MP if David Cameron gives the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow – claiming that it would be an act of betrayal by the Prime Minister. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Two robbers from Croydon are jailed
Two Croydon men who robbed a man and then called police claiming he had threatened them with a knife have been jailed.
37 year old Tony Eagling and 54 year old Ray Thorn assaulted their victim on Lansdowne Road in July and stole £30.
As the 49 year old victim was receiving treatment from paramedics Eagling rang the police, saying they had been threatened by him.
The two men were arrested after their version of events was discredited - Eagling was jailed for four years and Thorn for three years and nine months. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm
Water firm says it's helping customers in tough economic times
Sutton and East Surrey Water say they have helped over 3,000 people in financial difficulty this year.
The firm says it’s due to a new water support scheme that offers customers discounted water bills.
It says it aims to help 5,000 customers by March next year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm
Richmond is Putting People First
Richmond Council has approved a 5 year community plan called Putting People First, which aims to make the borough safer, healthier and greener.
The plan was put forward by The Richmond Partnership, which includes a number of the borough's organisations.
Amongst its aims, the Partnership will focus on creating opportunities for young people and supporting businesses and the arts
Richmond Council's leader, Lord True says the plan “is about putting social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the borough at the heart of everything that we do.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Could you open your doors to a lonely person?
Friends of the Elderly is calling upon the people of Surrey to hold Christmas activities so no older person will be alone on Christmas Day.
Around half a million of Britain's Elderly will spend Christmas day alone, with 35% of older people in Surrey affected by loneliness.
There are many ways people can help, including donating your time to local causes, or local business owners encouraging people to 'book alone but not dine alone.' posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm
Putney’s MP is coming under pressure from flood victims in Cumbria who want foreign aid re-directed to their communities
Victims are to be given relief from council tax and business rates as they try to recover homes and shops lost to Storm Desmond.
But the Government has promised £5.8billion to the International Climate Fund over the next five years.
That’s compared to just £2.3billion to be spent on flood defences in the UK.
Justine Greening, who is also the International Development Secretary, says helping poor countries tackle climate change is in our interest. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
Police appeal after accident in Isleworth
There’s an appeal for witnesses after a pedestrian was struck by a police van in Isleworth.
The collision occurred shortly before 11pm last night in London Road, near the junction with Thornbury Road.
A 35-year-old man was taken to a central London hospital where his condition is described as critical.
At this stage, it’s understood the two officers in the van, driver and operator, both PCs, were responding to a 999 call in Brentford. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am
Heathrow Express ordered to drop 'every 15 minutes' claim
Heathrow Express has been ordered to drop its "every 15 minutes" claim.
It's after a customer complaint that the frequency drops to once every 30 minutes late in the day due to Crossrail engineering work.
Heathrow Express says it will respect the ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Trump in hot water with Tooting's MP
Labour’s London Mayoral candidate, says if he takes the post, he would want to visit America’s Mayors to learn from them.
However, Tooting MP Sadiq Khan says if Donald Trump gets his way, he wouldn’t be allowed in the country, as he’s a Muslim.
Mr Trump claims parts of London are so "radicalised" police officers are "afraid for their own lives"
The Republican front runner has called for a total ban on Muslims entering America. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm
Recognising the youngest of lives for World Prematurity Day
New parents, staff and volunteers have gathered in the neonatal department at St Helier Hospital to mark World Prematurity Day.
The Unit provides intensive and specialised care to babies who are born from as early as 23 weeks.
It cares for approximately 350 babies, with some weighing as little as 500 grams (equivalent to just two blocks of butter).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm
A number of people suffer "minor injuries" after bus loses control in North Cheam
Three people have been taken to hospital after an out of control double decker bus ploughed into a number of gardens in North Cheam this morning.
The accident, in Church Hill Road, saw the driver of the 93 appear to lose control before crashing into around 10 parked cars just after 7.30.
The vehicle eventually came to a halt after careering past a front garden.
An investigation has been launched. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am
Molesey man issued a Criminal Behaviour Order
A 48 year old man’s been issued a Criminal Behaviour Order after a long history of violence in the borough of Elmbridge.
Marc Alexander is now banned from any action deemed violent, abusive or threatening in any public place within the borough.
He’s also prohibited from being drunk and from having an open bottle of alcohol on the streets.
Police say Alexander, who’s from Molesey, has caused distress in the community and the order makes clear antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
New senior coach appointed at Fulham
Fulham have appointed former Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray as a "senior coach".
But the Championship club say they're still looking for a new boss to replace Kit Symons.
Gray will take take charge for Saturday's match against Brentford. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am
Surrey footpaths are crumbling
Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council are calling on the Conservative administration to put more money towards improving Surrey's footpaths.
Councillor Stephen Cooksey says Surrey's footways are crumbling and need to be brought up to a decent standard for pedestrians.
He says the most recent condition survey in 2014 showed that one-third of the county’s paths were ‘functionally or structurally impaired’. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am
Married doctor and nurse jailed for keeping a man as a slave
A doctor who worked for Surrey county council has been given a six-year sentence for keeping a man as a slave in at their home in Perivale
Emmanuel Edet was found guilty alongside his wife Antan Edet –who was a senior nurse at Ealing Hospital.
Ofon-i-may Inuk, worked up to 17 hours a day unpaid for more than 20 years.
He cared for the couple's children, as well as cooking, cleaning and gardening. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am
The Met fails tests on policing 'honour' crimes
The Metropolitan Police is among those forces that failed tests on their ability to deal with so-called ‘honour’ crimes.
That’s the name given to offences carried out by people claiming they’re protecting their cultural and religious beliefs.
It includes forced marriages and female genital mutilation.
The Met’s among the 37 forces that are only partially prepared to deal with these crimes - three forces are completely unprepared and just three are fully primed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am
The Moonwalk is one step closer today
Next May, thousands of people will gather on Clapham Common dressed in their finest bras, ready to walk the Moonwalk.
The twilight stroll through London is organised by charity Walk the Walk.
It has been fundraising for various breast cancer beating charities, since it was set up 20 years ago.
Founder Nina Barough, who has also suffered from Breast Cancer, explains how places like the Royal Marsden have kept her driven.
Detectives from Hounslow have released CCTV footage in an effort to trace a man who robbed a 69 year old woman of her handbag.
Police were called shortly after 9pm on Sunday, the 25th of October to River Gardens, by a member of the public following the robbery.
The victim had just crossed the road with her husband and was walking past the petrol station on River Gardens when a man barged between them.
The man grabbed hold of her handbag, described as a green fabric bag with sparkly butterflies on the outside.
As the woman tried to keep hold of her bag, the man pulled her to the ground and dragged her along the pavement.
He eventually managed to wrestle the bag from her shoulder and then ran off along River Gardens away from Staines Road.
The woman was taken to hospital and treated for a fractured shoulder. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm
Courier fraud in Sutton and Cheam
Police are investigating two reports of fraud, one in Cheam and the other in Sutton.
An 89 year old woman was told her bank cards needed renewing and her cash checked for forgeries; more than £300 was stolen.
Later that day a courier collected an 80 year old woman’s cards after a call saying she needed to renew them; over £5000 was taken from her account.
The suspects are white men; one aged around 25 to 30 and the other around 6ft, both of them were slim and wearing a dark jacket. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm
Person hit by a train at Raynes Park
A person has died after being struck by a train at Raynes Park.
Emergency services were called to the station just before 9.30 this morning.
Officers are working to identify the person, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
South West train services are affected between Woking and Waterloo.
The delays were so bad at New Malden (pictured), that commuters left their trains and gathered on the central platform
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
Song by Alice Gross to be performed for charity
A song written by murdered Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross will be performed by a choir whose members have experienced a loved one go missing.
Alice was a talented musician and wrote her own songs before she disappeared in August last year.
Her body was found a month later in the River Brent.
Her song ‘Don't Let It Go Away’ will be sung by the Missing People Choir at a carol service for charity. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
Road closure trial in Hounslow begins today
An 18-month trial closure of a road in Hounslow has started this morning.
Church Street with the junction of North Street is now shut off.
It’s after a public consultation last year and complaints from residents going back decades.
The closure is only a trial though and a monitoring programme will be in place throughout. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am
Croydon police release images of their most wanted people
In the run-up to Christmas Croydon police are calling for the public’s help in finding people who are wanted by the courts or are due to be sent back to prison.
Up until the 24th of December officers are releasing an image every day of individuals they want to identify, or who they’ve been trying to locate.
The seventh image, released today, is of 18 year old James Jones who’s wanted after failing to appear at court in respect of an allegation of assault. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am
AK-47 handed in to police in Hammersmith
An AK-47 assault rifle has been handed into police in London during a 10-day gun amnesty.
The deactivated weapon was given to officers at a station in Hammersmith and Fulham.
The rifle was among 25 firearms handed in during the gun surrender period.
However Scotland Yard says the number of weapons received was lower than expected.
AFC Wimbledon's development squad in Monday night action
AFC Wimbledon’s development squad will be playing at Merstham tomorrow against AFC Bournemouth (7.00 pm kick-off).
The team will be looking for another win after their victory against Southend United last Tuesday, a victory that came thanks to a goal from Egli Kaja.
Under-18 players Dan Ano and Toyosi Olusanya will be offered opportunities just four days before the FA Youth Cup tie at Watford. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm
Tory MP for Surbiton hits back over Crossrail 2
Kingston and Surbiton’s MP is trying to reassure commuters in Surbiton over the proposed fast train service to London.
Conservative James Berry says Crossrail 2 plans are 15 years ahead and the fact that they cannot absolutely guarantee the service should not be a matter of concern.
His comments follow a consultation meeting on Crossrail 2 plans. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm
Heathrow decision imminent
The country's biggest trade union is calling on MPs to support the building of a third runway at Heathrow airport.
Unite says it is "fundamental" to the success of the economy.
They're strongly in favour of recommendations from the Airports Commission that Heathrow should be expanded - a decision is expected to be made within a few days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am
Surrey police looking for drivers still hungover from the night before
Surrey police are out and about this morning on the lookout for drivers still intoxicated from the night before.
The force is positioned at three points as part of Operation Dragonfly.
Drivers will be tested for drink and drugs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am
London Fire Brigade helping with Cumbria floods
And London fire brigade is helping to co-ordinate the rescue efforts in Cumbria.
This is a job the brigade has done before with officers and engines sent to the scene.
As high tide is imminent, a selection of the capital’s officers will remain in the north for the time being. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 am
New Plans for Twickenham Riverside
Over 2,000 people have so far viewed new plans for Twickenham Riverside.
The designs include making the riverside ‘carless’ and improving the link between Diamond Jubilee Gardens and the embankment.
They also include the creation of an amphitheatre for resident or theatre company use.
The plans are based on feedback from a number of public consultations.
Teddington is in the top 20 for burglaries.
In an annual survey on burglary hotspots Teddington appears in the top 20 .
People living in London are the most prone to burglaries with 14 out of the top most burgled postcodes found in Greater London.
Teddington is thought to be a target as it is an affluent area.
The top spot was Dagenham in East London.
The listings were compiled by insurance website Money Supermarket. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am
Harlequins secure 5-try bonus point win over London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop
An overcast and windy day meant a game of ball-in-hand was on the cards. Kicks, in these conditions, were to be kept to a minimum.
4th placed Harlequins welcomed bottom of the table London Irish to the Twickenham Stoop. Even before play got underway the Exiles had their battles: with the traffic and with health.
London Irish Captain Matt Symons did not even step foot onto the pitch. He was out due to illness.
Luke Narraway was promoted off the bench to the starting 15 for today's game and wore the captain's armband. Jebb Sinclair also off the bench in place of Symons' no. 5 position.
Proceedings got underway and the home fans tried to raise the atmosphere. A kick-chase had too much strength behind it for Marler to take full opportunity but Quins started on the front foot. London Irish were forced to kick into touch 10 metres from their own line.
Captain Danny Care recycled the ball quickly to keep pressure on but an attempted cross-field kick was collected by the visitors. Evans opened the scoring with 3 points from the boot off a penalty right in front of the posts with 7 minutes down.
Play resumed and a line-out came Quins' way albeit in their own 22. They collected well but it was not a clean pass on. The situation was resolved and Care box-kicked out. Irish came again. The home side got turnover ball but were pinned just 10 metres from their own line. They were forced to box-kick out but only as far as former Quins' teammate and Irish no. 11 Tikoirotuma who gathered and made strides back into the fray, earning a scrum.
There was concern for the home side as Twomey limped off 11 minutes into the game, Charlie Matthews replaced him.
A strong scrum from both sides and good pressure from Care on his opposite number. The Exiles released the ball and earned a penalty which they chose to take quickly. Quins, however, earned a penalty of their own, allowing Evans to kick for a line-out.
Quins secured the ball and it was passed wide for Lindsay-Hague to make a run down the wing. He made good progress before being tackled. Gently he got back to his feet and it was clear he was in pain but attempted to shake off a limp.
Slowly but with confidence Quins recycled the ball and moved up field. They opted to grubber kick but Irish gathered the ball and sent it back; Brown, celebrating his 251st game for Harlequins, secured the high-ball and the charge began again.
Approaching the half-way line, London Irish earned a scrum. Their scrum-half, Allinson, fed the ball. It exited quickly and they sent it out wide. Quick tackles were made by the home side but they were then penalised for not rolling away. Irish opted to punt upfield for a line-out back in Quins' half.
The Exiles recycled well but Quins spotted an opportunity with an isolated player and stole possession, being awarded a penalty after London Irish held-on.
A good line-out for the home side back in the Irish half and Care made strides through the defence. Irish turned over the ball but with a forward pass handed a scrum to Quins.
The noise level rose and 'Harlequins' resonated around The Stoop.
Another solid scrum by the home side but a knock-on in open play made any advantage short-lived. Irish, however, were forced to punt long after constant pressure from Quins. Brown gathered another high-ball and ran back into battle. An unfortunate miss-kick from Evans, however, handed play to London Irish in the home side's half.
Lindsay-Hague, clearly still struggling from his earleir knock, was replaced by Chisholm after 24 minutes.
The visitors did not perform well in their next line-out and play was handed back to Quins. It was again short-lived as another kick was sliced into touch.
London Irish secured line-out ball on this occasion and piled the pressure on the home side. They recycled well but a strong home defence forced Irish to grubber kick and drift into touch.
Quins won line-out ball and Care box-kicked long. A good chase from the home side pinned Irish in their own half. Continuous pressure allowed for another good steal by the home team.
The ball was recycled out to the wing for Chisholm, fresh off the bench, to sprint towards the try-line. A brilliant tackle by Irish did just enough to drag him into touch before he could ground the ball. TMO (Television Match Official) was called in but it was clear to everyone watching the replays on the screens.
Spurred on by this, the fans were introduced to some fast-paced action as Ward gathered from a line-out and made strides up the field. Staunch defense just metres from the tryline handed a 5-metre scrum to Irish.
The fans once again raised their voices and Care did his best to disrupt the scrum. Quick reactions from the home side forced the visitors to kick, handing a line-out to Quins in the 22.
Patient play by Quins paid off and a cheeky reverse pass from Evans to a speeding Visser saw the number 11 break through the Irish defense for a try in the 36th minute. Evans added the conversion and Quins were 10-0 up.
The home side were spirited and clearly enjoying themselves. Their play was free-flowing, fast and accurate.
A knock-on by The Exiles during an interception attempt handed a scrum to Quins. A high tackle advantage was being played but following a couple of phases, the referee brought play back for Evans to kick to the corner for an attacking line-out. They formed a maul but Irish pushed back. The home side were awarded another advantage and so Quins attempted an up-and-under, only for Irish to gather.
Quins again, returning to the penalty, opted for another line-out. The maul powered on before it collapsed just metres from the line. Time was up on the clock and Quins went into half-time 10 points on the board without reply.
Half Time: Harlequins 10 – 0 London Irish
London Irish got proceedings underway but their no. 15, Ojo, was down injured for several phases. The physio checked on him and he returned to his feet.
A penalty was awarded to Irish and they kicked for an attacking line-out deep in Quins' 22. The decision was reversed, however, following replays which showed Evans had successfully prevented the ball from entering touch.
Quins, unhindered, punted long and chased, meeting attacking Irish on the halfway line.
The home side were awarded a penalty and Evans kicked into touch on the Irish 22.
In one of the few faults of the day, the line-out missfired. The Exiles gained possession and started slipping through tackles. Quins were then penalised for not rolling away and the visitors opted for touch and a line-out in Quins' territory.
A maul formed and the home side won the put-in at the proceeding scrum. This was upgraded to a penalty and Evans found touch in the Irish half. A successful line-out and Quins made strides up the field. Superb passing and linking between the old guard saw Robshaw feed Care allowing him to sprint across the line for a try. Evans added the conversion. 17-0 after 49 minutes.
As substitutions were brought into effect for the visitors, a scrum was awarded to Quins on the half-way line. The ball was fed, Quins drove on and earned a penalty. The right boot of Evans again ensured the ball found touch deep in the Irish 22.
They secured the ball, formed a maul and drove for the line. Penalty, however, went against them allowing Irish to kick into touch, albeit still within their own half.
This time London Irish got a driving maul of their own going. Quins stood firm and earned a scrum.
It was a solid performance from the home side in the scrum; Care fed the ball and then released it out to the waiting pack. They got closer to the line and Easter, so solid at the breakdown, drove on. The ball was sent to the wing but ended up in touch for an Irish line-out.
They secured ball and after passing it to the opposite wing, box-kicked out. It did not travel far allowing Quins to come again.
Although a scrum was awarded to London Irish in their own 22, Quins held firm and earned a penalty. Tempers started to frey but after a moment of handbags play resumed.
The home side kicked for the corner. They secured line-out ball and formed a rolling maul. Visser was released and crossesed the line. The referee went upstairs requesting the TMO check on a suspected double-movement. Momentum was ruled to have carried him over. 2nd try this game for Visser. Evans converted. 24-0 after 59 minutes.
Whether it was the wind or tactics, the ball barely made 10 metres on the restart. The Quins' defensive line was high and as such trouble was on the cards after London Irish made a break. A solid tackle backed-up by Quins, however, allowed for a turnover.
They kicked the ball long and Irish regrouped to begin their attack once again.
The home side, however, were not going to let The Exiles get a foothold and strong defense meant Irish were unable to penetrate the Quins' 22. A scrum was awarded to the home side and Adam Jones received a rapturous applause as he left the field replaced by Collier on 62 minutes.
Another strong drive by the home side in the scrum earned them yet another penalty. A well-placed kick from Evans moved play back deep within the Irish half for a Quins' line-out. Although Quins secured the ball, Irish put on a drive of their own forcing the maul back. Care was forced to send the ball wide. Irish earned a penalty and kicked for a line-out just insde the home side's half.
The Exiles attempted to build momentum but knocked-on. A scrum was awarded to Quins but play was halted while the referee checked a potential dangerous tip-tackle on Brown. Replays confirmed an infringement. A verbal warnng was issued; penalty to Quins.
They kicked into touch for a line-out in the Irish 22.
Robshaw made a break and offloaded to Care who grubber kicked through for Visser to chase. London Irish gathered but the referee, having played advantage, returned possession to Quins who opted for a line-out, searching for a bonus point. Visser crossed but the TMO was brought in to play to see whether he was tackled into to touch.
Again, no try was awarded. A line-out to Irish and they secured the ball. Quins were quick on the tackle and kept the visitors pinned just metres from their own try line.
The Exiles kicked and Quins gathered. The ball was sent from one wing to the other. It again found its way back to Visser who ran for the line and this time checked inside to avoid another touch line incident. He crossed for his third of the match and the 4th for Quins. Bonus point secured. Evans converted 31-0 after 72 minutes.
Buchanan came on in place of Ward who had made his presence felt today.
Following the restart, Quins earned a penalty. Evans chose to send play into the Irish half. Line-out secured and Quins ran the ball. The visitors earned a penalty after the home side failed to release the ball.
A quadruple substitution was then made by Quins. Marler, Wallace, Care and Evans were replaced by Lambert, Clifford, Dickson and Botica. There was a large and rather vocal applause for Care who had put in a commanding performance with an immense work-rate.
London Irish also made a double change with just 7 minutes left.
The Exiles attempted to run the ball but the Quins' defense was equal to the challenge. They drove the visitors back. A knock-on handed play to Quins just inside their own half.
Irish were then penalised in the scrum for not hitting straight. A quick penalty was taken and Robshaw broke through. Support was up with him and the ball was recycled. Line-out awarded to Quins and Cruse was sin-binned reducing Irish to 14 men. A maul was formed following the 5 metre line-out. Clifford dropped onto the ball for a try. Botica added the extra 2. 38-0. 2 minutes left.
The restart was kicked long. Irish earned a penalty in front of the posts but opted for a line-out. They secured the ball and Aulika crossed for a last-ditch try and conversion.
Full time Harlequins 38-7 London Irish
A commanding performance from Harlequins who earned an important 5-try bonus point win over London Irish – a team who played with passion and had nothing to lose.
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