The fire on Old Malden Lane near Tolworth has been safely put out.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 7:30pm.
Lorry tyres and rubbish were set alight in a skip near to the River Club.
No casualties have been reported.
Police are advising people in the surrounding areas to keep their windows and doors closed, due to the smoke from the fire. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm
Fire in Old Malden Lane
The fire that broke out on Old Malden Lane near Tolworth has been safely put out.
According to Surrey Fire Brigade, a large pile of lorry tyres and rubbish was set on fire in a skip near to the River Club.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 7:30pm.
No casualties have been reported.
Police are advising people in the surrounding areas to keep their windows and doors closed, due to the smoke from the fire. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm
Visitors flock to hidden Richmond park
Visitors to a park in Richmond have gone up by over two thousand per cent.
The stretch from Kneller Gardens park to Langhorn drive in Whitton has been redeveloped after being shortlisted for funding from the Mayor’s big green fund in January of last year and getting support from councils.
In one day in April this year 409 people visited the site 0 over 20 times the amount visiting on the hottest day of July last year. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm
Woman found dead at Weybridge house
The body of a woman in her thirties has been found at a house in Weybridge.
Officers were called to the scene this morning after being alerted by an ambulance crew.
A man, also in his thirties is being treated in hospital after being found with serious injuries.
Neither has been formally identified but the police believe they know their identities, officers are describing it as an isolated incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm
Bike thefts in Surbiton are big business
The security camera at Surbiton station doesn’t work and it’s leading to a clear pattern of theft.
That’s the message from the owner of a bike shop in the area who says bike thieves are making up to forty thousand pounds a day selling stolen cycles.
The owner of Recycles Lee Boyle says the theft of bikes in South West London will continue to rise as long as it’s categorised as petty theft.
Sutton's got swing.
Britain’s Got Talent hopeful Wayne Woodward will be swapping the stage for Sutton high street this afternoon.
The swing singer will be hoping to wow the crowds ahead of his next TV performance.
Wayne started singing as a six year old in his dad’s pub in West Sutton. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am
Windham Croft centre, Kew, gets glowing report
A centre in Kew which provides support to children with disabilities, has received a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission.
Windham Croft Centre has been described as ‘safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well led.’
The staff give short breaks to children aged 0 to 18 who have learning or physical disabilities.
The service is run jointly by Richmond and Kingston Council’s Achieving for Children, which launched in 2014. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 am
Collision on M25 near Staines
A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries following a six vehicle collision on the M25 junction with the A30 near Staines.
It happened around 4 Friday afternoon when the vehicles were travelling southbound.
Four cars and two vans were involved.
One of the van drivers was taken to St. George’s Hospital in Tooting. Three other people were treated for minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or events surrounding it is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am
Friday, 20 May 2016
Missing Walton man
Surrey Police are asking for help to trace a missing Walton man.
26 year old Jack Barker was last seen on Monday at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey around noon.
He’s a white man of medium build, around 5 foot 6 inches tall with dark blonde hair. He was last seen wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms, a black coat and white trainers.
A photo of Jack can be seen on the Radio Jackie website.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 pm
Unconscious motorcyclist in Ashtead
Surrey police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was found unconscious on the A24, Epsom Road, in Ashtead tonight.
Officers found the motorcyclist in the road just before 7 pm.
The driver of the red Honda motorcycle, who’s in his 30s, was taken to St. George’s Hospital in Tooting for treatment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm
Fulham FC sign Michael Madl permanently
Fulham FC have today confirmed that Michael Madl has signed permanently.
The defender initially arrived on loan in January and Fulham have invoked a clause keeping Madl at the Club until the summer of 2018.
He said the fans at Craven Cottage had been amazing and he’s confident he can achieve something special at the club next season. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm
Man was in a life threatening condition after 'fall from height' in Surbiton
A man was in a life threatening condition after what’s being described as ‘a fall from height’ in Surbiton.
Police were called just after 1PM to Pine Gardens near Christ Church Primary School and the man was treated at the scene and taken to hospital.
His condition has since improved and is no longer thought to be life threatening. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm
Hospice "memory day" is interrupted by attacks in #Hampton
Parents attending a hospice to remember their children, had proceedings interrupted by the attacks in Hampton this morning.
Four women were attacked by a man wielding a knife in nearby Sainsbury's car park.
Staff at Shooting Star House, a hospice for youngsters aged up to 18, rushed to the scene of the stabbings just after 10.30am.
The attack took place as bereaved families were at the hospice for a "memory day," where parents and siblings return to the hospice to remember children who have died.
A 66 year old has been arrested in connection with the attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm
UPDATE: Shooting Star Chase staff help victims of #Hampton attack
A 66 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after four women were stabbed in a supermarket car park in Hampton.
One of the victims has life-threatening injuries.
Police say the suspect was holding a knife and chasing people when they arrived in Hampton this morning.
They've praised the bravery of people who rushed to help the women before the emergency services got there.
Staff at Shooting Star House, a hospice for children, were some of the first on scene. They've issued this statement;
"Members of staff from nearby Shooting Star House, heard some screams and rushed outside to see what was going on. The attack was still taking place in Sainsbury’s car park but we led the woman onto our premises, before the nursing team administered emergency treatment.
The staff also ushered members of the public who had witnessed the attacks behind the building’s security gates to prevent further attacks while the man was still in the area.
Staff and families connected to Shooting Star Chase are safe following the incident and our thoughts are with the victims of the attack after such a traumatic event.”
The attack took place as bereaved families were at the hospice for a memory day – where parents and siblings return to the hospice to remember children who have died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm
Final Tooting by-election candidates announced
Nominations have now closed for the Tooting by-election taking place on June 16.
Residents will go to the polls to elect a Member of Parliament for the Tooting constituency.
It is taking place after Sadiq Khan officially stepped down after his appointment as mayor.
The following candidates are standing for election:
ALLIN-KHAN Rosena Chantelle
Christian Peoples Alliance
GLASSBROOK Alexander James
HOPE Howling Laud
The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
JONES Elizabeth Eirwen
UK Independence Party
One Love Party
MALIK Dr Akbar Ali
Immigrants Political Party
MOORE Graham Harry
English Democrats Love England - Leave EU!
OBIRI-DARKO Esther Dede
SAMADANI Dr Zia
Give Me Back Elmo
Conservative Party posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm
UPDATED: questions asked about police action after stabbings in Hampton
Questions are being asked about police action after 4 women were stabbed in a Sainsbury’s car park in Hampton.
A 66 year old man had just been released on bail just prior to the attack.
He’d been arrested in another borough on Thursday on suspicion of being in possession of a knife and for assaulting a police officer.
The attack in Hampton left a 62 year old woman with life threatening injuries.
The man remains in custody.
Kingston police have tweeted praised to the Richmond borough officers who responded to the stabbings.
Previously unseen photographs of the "Boy from Brixton" have gone on display in Los Angeles
The move follows David Bowie’s death earlier this year.
The pictures - by celebrity photographer Markus Klinko - include some taken during the shoot for the singer's 2002 album cover Heathen.
The 69-year-old musician died in January from cancer. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm
A man from Tooting whose heart stopped beating when he was out running, has thanked the woman who saved his life
27 year old Charlie Grocott was given first aid by a woman who was taking part in the same 10km race in Regent’s Park.
Victoria Houston gave him CPR for two minutes until paramedics arrived at the event on March the 26th.
Charlie, who had been running on the behalf of the British Heart Foundation, did not find out until days after. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm
Witness speaks out after multiple stabbing in #Hampton
A woman's in a critical condition in hospital with stab wounds, and three others are injured, after a man carried out an apparently random attack at a supermarket car-park in Hampton.
One witness says he only seemed to be attacking women near a Sainsbury's earlier.
One of the stabbed women managed to make her way to a nearby community support police station to alert officers. She was then airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries.
A man in his 60s has been arrested.
This witness tells us what he saw. Please note, some listeners may find his account distressing.
The car park is owned by Richmond Council , not Sainsbury's, and is shared with the Tangley Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Four women stabbed at a supermarket car park in Hampton
A man has been arrested after four women were stabbed at a supermarket car park in Hampton.
A man in his 60s has been arrested after four women were stabbed in Sainsbury's car park in Hampton.
Police and paramedics were called to the supermarket off The Avenue, at 10.35 this morning following reports of a man in possession of a knife, according to reports.
When officers arrived they found three victims suffering from knife wounds and a fourth woman was located at a property nearby.
Their conditions are not thought to be life-threatening or changing at this time.
But the condition of the fourth woman, who has been taken to hospital, is thought to be life-threatening.
A taser was deployed during the arrest; but it was not discharged.
At this early stage, the incident is not believed to be terror-related.
One witness told us "one woman who was stabbed managed to make her way to a nearby police station and raise the alarm. The attacked seemed crazed."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm
Richmond Council installs safety cameras at White Hart lane level crossing
Cameras have been installed to stop dangerous level crossing misuse in Barnes.
State of the art safety equipment has been fitted at White Hart lane level crossing by Network Rail and Richmond Council.
There are currently between 70-90 incidents of dangerous driving at the level crossing each day.
Evidence provided by the cameras will be used to directly prosecute drivers who fail to comply with stop signals. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am
East Surrey Police up the ante with a little help from Shane Richie #RunningManChallenge
The challenge started out as a recruitment campaign for New Zealand Police, but soon attracted attention from across the globe.
Each force has taken it in turns to nominate another force to take on the challenge.
Nominated by Kingston Police, East Surrey now nominated Thames Valley Police to take on the challenge, and asked that any donations be sent to Shooting Star CHASE hospices.
Filmed at Epsom Downs racecourse, the film also features Surrey favourite, the Dorking Cockrell.
Kingston's force received over a million views on social media for their attempt. Let's see how East Surrey does. Stay tuned to hear more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am
Teacher Lauren Cox is placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years by Croydon Crown Court
A teacher's been jailed for a year for having sex with a 16-year-old pupil she groomed at a school in Bromley.
27-year-old Lauren Cox, from Oxted, has been sentenced after last month pleading guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child.
The relationship lasted for 8 months and the pair would meet up after school and during the holidays.
Cox was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years by Croydon Crown Court. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am
#BGT competitor Wayne Woodward chats to Jackie News about his hopes for the show
From singing in his dad’s pub in Sutton as a child, to appearing on the Britain’s Got Talent Stage, 21 year old Wayne Woodward is hoping his take on old style classics will wow the judges one more time.
He’s hoping he'll make it to the semi - finals of the hit TV show.
Wayne dropped by the Jackie studios to talk about the show, bringing swing back and life after Britain's Got Talent.
Wayne gave us (and his dad) his rendition of one of his favourite songs of all time.
Wayne will be singing in Sutton high street tomorrow from 1pm.
Youngsters at a school in Malden Manor will sleep rough tonight to raise awareness of homelessness
It’s the third annual event that pupils at Richard Challenor will take part in for Kingston’s Joel Community Trust.
They’ll build their tents out of cardboard before bedding down in the playground from 8 o’clock.
Chelsea Ladies loose top of the table clash
Manchester City Ladies are 6 points clear in the Women’s Super League 1 this morning following their 2-nil win over Chelsea at Staines Town's Wheatsheaf Park.
It was the Blues first loss of the current league season.
Birmingham moved up to third after a goalless draw at home to Reading.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 am
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Sutton father accused of killing his daughter denies diverting suspicion towards his partner
A father from Sutton accused of killing his 6 year old daughter has denied trying to divert suspicion towards his partner.
Ben Butler told the Old Bailey he would not blame Ellie’s mother Jennie Gray ‘for anything’.
Mr Butler first phoned Ms Gray and told her to return from work, and then walked the dog before making the 999 call; two hours after Ellie had died.
A transcript of the call showed Mr Butler asking Ms Gray what had happened and saying he’d found Ellie had ‘fallen down’ upstairs.
He denies murder and they both deny child cruelty. The trial continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm
GCSE Pupils at a private school in Esher taught entirely wrong chemistry syllabus
Pupils at a private school in Esher are going to have to relearn their entire chemistry syllabus after being taught the wrong information.
Teachers at Claremont Fan Court school only realised their mistake when the science exams were opened and old questions were discovered.
The headmaster, Jonathan Install Reid, has written to the parents of the 25 year 11 children affected.
Only the first of three papers have been sat, so teachers say they are now putting on extra revision classes for those affected.
Two Walton men jailed after attempted robbery at Leatherhead jewellery shop
Two men from Walton have been jailed for a total of nearly 10 years for attempting to carry out an armed robbery at a jewellers in Leatherhead.
Ryan Valentine, who wore women’s clothes during the incident on Friday 19th February, was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
His accomplice, Raymond Price was sentenced to 45 months. They both admitted charges to having an imitation firearm.
The pair threatened the two staff members then attempted to run away when they refused to hand anything over.
Price was tackled and detained at the scene by staff and passers-by until officers arrived and Valentine was arrested several days later. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm
Motorbike and quad bike riders using the Roundshaw Downs as a stunt ground will be dealt with by police
That’s the warning from Sutton Council following concerns from residents who live near the parkland.
Police have stepped up patrols in the area.
And last weekend, a 39 year old man riding a quad bike, was stopped by police for doing “wheelies” and cautioned. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
Two times lucky for Epsom couple
You may remember hearing on Jackie last year about the health care manager from Epsom who won a McLaren supercar in a competition.
Prash Thurairatnum won the £125,000 car after entering the prize draw with BOTB, which gives away cars every week.
It’s now emerged his wife has also won big on the same competition.
Lakshmi Thurairatnum took delivery of a £95,000 black Mercedes Coupe on Monday.
The company has rejected public criticism it’s a fix or publicity stunt.
It's being reported that debris has been found floating in the Mediterranean Sea 50 miles from where a passenger plane disappeared overnight
66 people were on the flight from Paris to Cairo.
The Egyptian Aviation minister says it's more likely to have been brought down by an act of terrorism than a technical failure.
Foreign Secretary, and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond said:
My thoughts are with the family and friends of all those missing following the disappearance of EgyptAir's flight MS804. We are in close contact with Egyptian and French authorities and have offered the Egyptian authorities our support in their search and rescue efforts.
We know that one British passport holder boarded the flight in Paris and our staff are providing support and assistance to the family at this difficult time. We will continue to help in any way we can.posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm
A man from Kingston may have found the answer to stopping bike theft
A man from Kingston has invented a booby - trap alarm that can be attached to bikes, after his own one was stolen from his garage.
45 year old Yannick Read claims his £49 Bike Mine is the world’s loudest cycle alarm.
When the alarm is tripped, it detonates a 150 decibel noise and emits gunpowder smoke, which will hopefully deter would-be thieves.
The device is attached to the bike using Velcro.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm
Kingston Council’s former Lib Dem leader Derek Osbourne has appeared in court again
He admitted breaching a court order by engaging in pornographic chats and watching obscene films online at Wimbledon Magistrates’ earlier.
He pleaded guilty to entering online sex chatrooms 10 times between September the 27th and November the 9th last year.
He has been released on bail until sentencing at Southwark Crown Court later this year.
Osbourne from New Malden, was sentenced to two years in jail in 2013 after he admitted possessing more than 5,000 indecent images of children posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm
Did you know that a child goes into foster care in the UK every 20 minutes?
Surrey is just one of the areas where more carers are desperately needed.
The County Council's Time to Foster, Time to Care campaign is urging people considering fostering to do it now.
This man, who only wants to be known as Graham, has been fostering children for the last 40 years.
Former Chelsea midfielder and ex-England manager Terry Venables reckons John Terry's new one-year contract may not be his last at Stamford Bridge
The club captain finally ended speculation over his future yesterday.
Venables says that Terry could have a good few years left at Chelsea.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they wish to speak to about a burglary in Burgh Heath
Shortly after midnight on April 4th, a group of men forced entry into a salon where they stole cash from the till and two charity boxes.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am
Residents evacuated in Mitcham
A number of residents on the Phipps Bridge estate in Mitcham have been evacuated after a water pipe burst.
We’re told the rising main burst yesterday and people living in Frensham Court had to leave their homes late last night.
We are awaiting an update from Circle Housing, which is responsible for maintaining the properties.
Jackie Andrews, Director of Housing Services for Merton Priory, which runs Circle Housing, has issued the statement below;
A burst water pipe on Frensham Court on Phipps Bridge has caused flooding to a number of flats on the top floors and both lift shafts.
This means that the power has been turned off to allow repairs to be undertaken.
A large team of staff from Circle Housing Merton Priory is on-hand to help and support residents and undertake a clear-up. This includes offering temporary accommodation for residents whose safety and comfort are top priorities.
Residents are advised to speak to staff on-site or call Beverley Pine, Neighbourhood Officer on: 07775 229 512
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am
A man and a woman were rescued from a house fire in Streatham last night
The Brigade was called to reports of a fire in a two storey terraced house.
Part of the kitchen was damaged by the blaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am
AFC Wimbledon are going to Wembley for the first time since being formed as a result of the old Wimbledon's move to become MK Dons
They beat Accrington 3-2 on aggregate to reach the League Two play-off final - after the second leg finished 2-all following extra time.
Neil Ardley's side will face Plymouth in the decider.
The manager played for the original Wimbledon, he says it's a big achievement for the club.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a woman missing from Ealing
39 year old Nadia Ali Moustapha has not been seen since Friday.
Nadia is of Iraqi descent, 5ft 6 tall and has long dark hair that she often covers with a headscarf. She’s described as being very thin.
She was last seen on Uxbridge Road but is known to frequent Paddington and Croydon.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am
The mother of a killer hacked into police computers to unmask a key witness who helped to convict her son, the Old Bailey heard.
60 year old Diana Lank’s son was jailed after shooting Dacry Austin-Bruce outside Wandsworth Prison in 2009.
Lank was helped by Lydia Lauro, who’s boyfriend had also been convicted of the same murder.
Lauro joined the police as a designated detention officer two months after the pair were convicted and used a colleague’s password to access secure police files.
The trial continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 am
Police say they are increasingly being called out to deal with runaway horses in a part of Walton.
Two of the issues dealt with recently were horses that had died due to neglect, and a horse breaking free into a nearby road.
Officers say loose animals pose a danger to themselves, drivers and pedestrians.
They’ve asked the owner of Fieldcommon Lane to put measures in place to stop the animals escaping.
Police say they’re also working closely with the council and RSPCA, but need any witnesses to report to them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 am
Foster carers are urgently needed in Richmond and Kingston.
With more than 230 children in care in the boroughs, an appeal is going out from the service which runs fostering.
Achieving for Children, was launched in April 2014, to run a combined children’s service for both councils.
It says many of the children that it sees have had difficult starts to their lives.
Some are sibling groups, others are teenagers, or asylum seekers.
Common myths around fostering are being dispelled; you can be single, married, in a partnership, gay or of any age.
The key thing is you must be able to provide a bedroom that is exclusively used for a foster child.
For more info, head to achieving for children dot org dot uk. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am
There’s a top of the table clash in the Women’s Super League 1 this evening as Chelsea host leaders Manchester City at Wheatsheaf Park in Staines
City have scored 13 goals in five games and Chelsea midfielder Drew Spence knows their defence will have to be compact.
Young power boaters are to hit the water next month for the regional final of the RYA Youth RIB Championships
The competition is taking place at the Silver Wing Sailing Club in Staines on June the 19th.
Finalists from regional heats will do battle with the winners in two age groups, 8-12 and 13-16.
The winners of this event will then go through to the national final at the Southampton Boat Show in September.
There, they will be up against other regional finalists from across the UK. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am
The Conservative Party has picked its candidate for the upcoming Tooting by-election.
Local businessman Dan Watkins said he is “hugely honoured to have been selected in an area [he’s] called home for 15 years and where [he’s] proud to be raising [his] family.”
But bookies have made Ms Allin-Khan the comfortable odds-on favourite to hold the seat for the opposition. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am
A busy road near Clapham Junction station was closed off by police last night after reports of a gun being fired.
Officers were called out to Lavender Hill just after 5pm and cordoned off part of the street near the junction with Tipthorpe Road after people reported hearing shots.
There was evidence that a gun had been fired in the area, but Police were unable to find anyone who was injured at the scene and there have been no arrests so far.
The investigation continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am
West London's biggest market is now the UK's greenest too
The Western International Market in Hounslow has been refitted with solar panels.
The council has spent £2m investing in the renewable energy, and says the money should be remade within five years.
The new look market re-opens today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 am
Conmen posing as builders are targeting homeowners across Sutton
Police say they talk their way inside an address on the excuse that they are from a building company working nearby.
There have been two such incidents in the borough in the last few days in Carshalton and Cheam.
The advice from officers is to never let anyone in your home you don’t know, and if you do, ask for ID. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 am
Brixton attacker jailed
A man has been jailed for 12 years after launching an unprovoked attack on a man with learning difficulties.
Damien Pankiewicz, 37, beat the victim unconscious at a bus stop on Brixton Hill on 22nd July 2015. He then dragged the unconscious man into the road to face an oncoming bus, which managed to stop just in time.
Pankiewicz, who is Polish, had only been in the country two days at the time of the attack. He claimed the victim had stolen his phone, but CCTV evidence and property recovered from the victim disproved this claim.
He was convicted unanimously at the Inner London Crown Court and will be deported after serving his prison sentence.
Chelsea Flower Show ticket touts
Tickets are on sale for the Chelsea Flower Show at more than 20 times their face value.
Demand is so high for the annual event, which begins on Tuesday, that touts are asking for more than £1,000 per ticket.
The cheapest tickets are £33 for members of the public, while day passes are currently still available for £100. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 pm
Man from Sunbury charged with driving offences after a collision in East Molesey
A man from Sunbury has been charged with a number of driving offences in connection with a collision in East Molesey earlier this year.
A cyclist suffered serious injuries after being hit on Saturday 13th February at the junction of the A309 Hampton Court Way and Bridge Road.
27 year old Mark Cameron has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of a road collision and failing to report a road collision.
He was also charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and is due to appear at North Surrey Magistrates court on 1st June. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm
Sutton father accused of creating a 'sophisticated charade' to cover up the murder of his young daughter
A Sutton father charged with murdering his six year old daughter has been accused of creating a ‘sophisticated charade’ to cover it up.
Prosecutor Ed Brown QC told the Old Bailey a 999 call where Ben Butler could be heard trying to save Ellie’s life was a ‘truly impressive performance’.
Mr Butler didn’t call an ambulance when he found her lifeless on her bedroom floor because he ‘panicked’.
The jury had previously heard Mr Butler and his partner Jennie Gray had delayed calling an ambulance for two hours after Ellie died.
Mr Butler denies murder and child cruelty.
The trial continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm
Fire in school building in Carshalton
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters were called to a fire in a school building in Carshalton this morning.
Part of the first floor of the two storey building on Harbury Road which is under construction was damaged by the fire.
There were no injuries and 100 pupils and staff were safely evacuated.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm
Mental Health Awareness Week
This is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is Relationships.
The event is to raise awareness of issues people with mental health problems face on a daily basis and to challenge the stigma attached.
The Fircroft Centre in Surbiton is marking the week with some one-off activities.
These include a relationship quiz tomorrow night and on Saturday ‘Kelly’s fitness’ event - details of this are on our local info page. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm
Cats escape blaze in Fuham
A man escaped and firefighters rescued two cats after a blaze broke out in a flat on Waterford Road in Fulham this morning.
A flat on the sixth floor of a 12 storey building was partly damaged by the blaze.
The Brigade was called at 10.03 and the fire was under control by 10.50.
Four fire engines and twenty firefighters from Fulham, Chelsea, Kensington and Battersea fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm
A man who has just finished chemotherapy for breast cancer is warning others that it’s not just a disease that affects women
On Saturday, 58 year old David Talbot took part in the Moonwalk, undertaking the half- moon challenge of 15 miles in 5 and a half hours
Speaking to us as the event got underway from Clapham Common, he explained why men have to have breast cancer on their radar too.
Chelsea captain signs new contract with the club
John Terry has signed a new one-year contract at Chelsea.
The captain's existing deal was due to expire - and he'd announced earlier this year that he didn't think he'd be getting a new one.
Terry says he's looking forward to working with new boss Antonio Conte. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm
Queen's speech means overhaul of prisons, including one of Europe's largest, Wandsworth
Every prisoner will be placed on a bespoke learning programme as part of plans to overhaul the education system in our jails.
The announcement expected in this morning's Queen's speech will also detail how governors will be able to make their own decisions over areas like work and rehabilitation.
Former Justice Secretary, and MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling explains some of the measures expected to be outlined in the Queen's Speech later.
Security has been stepped up ahead of next week’s Chelsea Flower Show
The event is to be attended for the first time by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the Queen on Monday.
A Chrysanthemum on exhibit there has been named after their daughter Princess Charlotte.
Met officers are being increased and anyone attending on the same day as the royal couple, must undergo a police background check. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Maria Sharapova waits to hear if she'll be allowed to play at Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova attends an International Tennis Federation anti-doping hearing in London today, as she waits to find out if she faces a lengthy ban from the sport.
The five-time Grand Slam champion tested positive for banned substance meldonium earlier this year.
The maximum punishment is four years, but it's believed it's more realistic she'd get a 6 to 12 month suspension.
That would rule her out of Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympics. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am
Elderly holidaymaker lost in Battersea Park
Police are appealing for help to trace a missing elderly man who’s in London on holiday.
72 year old Luis Romulo Correa Fazzi was last seen yesterday in Prince of Wales Drive which runs alongside Battersea Park.
He is from Chile, 5ft 3, and of a large build, with greying hair and beard - he was wearing a blue jumper.
Officers are concerned for Luis' welfare as he has dementia. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 am
Southern rail strike
Thousands of rail passengers face disruption to services today because of a 24-hour strike by conductors on Southern Rail.
The RMT union says plans to remove guards from trains threatens jobs, conditions and safety.
The walkout means hundreds of services will be cancelled on some of the busiest routes.
The company says it is "evolving" the role of conductors. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am
Do you have what it takes to be a first responder in #Kingston or #Richmond?
Kingston’s unsung heroes are calling for more volunteers to help them continue their potentially life - saving work.
Community First Responders are often first at the scene of an emergency, offering first aid and medical help before paramedics arrive.
An information evening for new volunteers is taking place on the 1st of June in Kingston’s Canbury Pavilion (see details below).
Alan Pettit, is a first responder with the Kingston and Richmond team.
Booking for the free event on June the 1st is essential. It all kicks off at 7pm at Canbury Pavilion in Canbury Gardens. Please email [email protected] to reserve your place. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am
South London community set to pay their respects to a Berrylands greengrocer
A large gathering is expected to pay their respects today at the funeral of a Berrylands greengrocer.
Charlie Stear served the community from his shop on Surbiton Hill Park for over 50 years. His funeral takes place later.
92 year old Charlie was still working in the store as recently as September before dying peacefully earlier this month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am
AFC Wimbledon's date with destiny has arrived.
AFC Wimbledon could book their place in the League Two Play Off final later against Accrington Stanley.
They will travel to Lancashire with a one goal lead from the first leg.
A draw would be good enough to send the Dons through and face off with Plymouth Argyle at Wembley on the 29th May. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 am
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Three years of drilling are due to start at the home of the Chelsea Flower Show from 2020
A 12-metre-wide access shaft will go 45 metres down beneath the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s grounds.
It’s all part of work for the new Thames Tunnel.
This means the historic show could be affected by noise, but bosses say they have been promised disruption will be kept to a minimum. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm
The man accused of murdering his daughter at the family home in Sutton "delayed calling an ambulance."
The Old Bailey heard that it was because Ben Butler feared being blamed for 6 year old Ellie’s death.
Mr Butler says he found his daughter "unresponsive" in her bed after taking a nap on the afternoon in question in October 2013.
He denies murder and child cruelty. The trial continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm
Driver gets into hot water in Twickenham
A driver has crashed in to a barrier in Twickenham while drinking a cup of tea at the wheel.
The accident happened on Staines Road at around 11am, by the Shell Garage at the junction with Hospital Bridge road.
The driver, a single female occupant, had crashed into the barriers whilst drinking a cup of tea.
She had no injuries and did not require the assistance of London Ambulance Service, but the railings have significant damage and the council has been informed.
Due to her driving standards, she was reported for driving without due care and attention.
Due to the damage of her vehicle, it was not drive-able and was towed to the side of the road.
@MPSRichmond tweeted the story, with the #dontdrinkanddrive
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm
Over half of people questioned in Sutton say they wouldn’t know what to do if they had an allergic reaction to a bee sting
Around 600,000 people in the UK are thought to be allergic to bee venom.
Signs of anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal, include itchy skin, swelling of the mouth and vomiting.
Doctors are warning us to make ourselves aware of how to treat a bee sting and possible allergy as another bank holiday looms. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm
Two men who robbed a group of rugby playing teenage boys at knifepoint in a park in Hampton have been sentenced
19 year old Karim Mansouri and 20 year old Warsarme Farhaan, both from Feltham, have been sentenced for their parts of in the robbery of five 17-year-olds in Tangley Park last August.
A third man, Sahal Farhann, (pictured), failed to attend court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Police were called shortly before 11pm last August the 11th, to Tangley Park, following reports of a knife-point robbery.
The victims, five friend, all stated they had just finished a rugby game and went to the park to socialise.
At around 10.30pm the friends, saw three men enter the park through the entrance close to where they were sitting.
Sahal Farhann was the first to approach the group and stated that he had a knife, telling the group to get their phones out. The group complied but was immediately told by Mansouri to pick them back up after he recognised one member of the group.
Sahal Farhann and Warsame Farhann then noticed that one of the group was in possession of a bike and tried to take it. The victim refused to let go of the bike and as a result one of them held a knife to his side.
Sahal Farhaan then punched the victim in the face leading him to release the bike. They also decided to take his mobile phone and all three men ran from the park.
As Mansouri was recognised by one of the victims, officers were able to trace him and he was arrested along with Sahal Farhann and Warsame Farhann the following day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
CCTV film captures drugs being delivered to Wandsworth Prison
A video has been obtained by the BBC showing a drone delivering drugs and mobile phones to prisoners in Wandsworth Prison.
This package seen in the footage was recovered by prison officers after being spotted on CCTV.
The number of contraband items thrown in to prisons in England and Wales has more than doubled in the last two years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm
Spain chooses its provisional squad for Euro 2016
It looks like Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Manchester United's Juan Mata won't be going to Euro 2016.
They've been left out of Spain's provisional squad for the Championship in France this summer.
Mata's club team-mate David De Gea is included, along with Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Spain are defending champions, having won the tournament for the last two years. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm
Prince William opens new facility at the Royal Marsden
Prince William is officially opening a new breast cancer research centre, named after Ralph Lauren.
The fashion designer donated a large amount to the £3.9 million state-of-the-art facility at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea.
He and the Duke of Cambridge will meet staff and patients, before unveiling a plaque. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am
Witnesses wanted after an assault in Sheerwater
Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Sheerwater which left a pedestrian with serious head injuries.
The unprovoked attack took place on Albert Drive in the early hours of Wednesday the 6th of April as the 20 year old victim was walking home.
He was confronted by two men who spoke in a foreign language – one went to hit him but missed and the second hit him on the side of the head with a blunt object.
The suspects are described as white men, possibly Eastern European, aged about 20 or 21 and were wearing dark clothes.
Motorist jailed after fatal accident in Streatham
A motorist has been jailed following the death of a pedestrian in Streatham.
27 year old Mohammed Islam, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
In July last year the white BMW he was driving hit 59 year old Mohammed Omar Sufi who was crossing the High Road – he died later in hospital.
Islam was sentenced yesterday to three years and seven months imprisonment and disqualified from driving for four years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am
Strike action on Southern Tomorrow
Southern rail conductors due to stage a 24-hour strike in the South East have accused the operator of refusing to take part in talks.
The RMT union said it had made strenuous efforts to get negotiations under way but the company had "point blank refused".
The strike, which is part of a dispute over the role of guards, is due to start at midnight - the action will have a "significant effect" on services all day tomorrow.
Govia Thameslink has said it is open to talks and the strike is unnecessary. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am
People living in parts of London and Surrey are being warned about the return of the problematic Oak Processionary Moth
The caterpillars’ hair can cause health problems including skin rashes, breathing difficulties and eye irritation.
People in areas including Kingston, Epsom and Richmond who think they’ve been affected, are being told to see a pharmacist.
The caterpillars feed on oak leaves, and in the past, have decimated trees.
Photo courtesy of Ralph Parks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Senior Police officer in Croydon faces sack for refusing to allow officers to attend fatal stabbing
A senior police officer from Croydon faces being sacked for allegedly refusing to allow officers to respond to reports of a fatal attack.
Sargeant Kirsten Treasure didn’t didn’t allow officers to attend the scene of 52 year old Andrew Else -who later died after being knifed 200 times.
One officer told the hearing they could have prevented the death if Treasure had allowed the Team at Addington Police Station to attend the frenzied attack.
Sergeant Treasure allegedly also 'made racist remarks' and insulted Mo Farah with a racial slur.
The tribunal continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 am
Richmond motorists warned to remove valuables from vehicles following theft
Motorists in Richmond are being warned to ensure all valuables are removed from their vehicles after a number of thefts took place earlier.
Two suspects on mopeds were last seen heading toward Christ Church in Richmond on a moped.
One suspect is described as wearing a green jacket, while the other is wearing black, with the driver wearing a black helmet.
Anyone with information should call Police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am
Carers in Hounslow called to give views
Hounslow Council is asking for the views of carers’ and their attendance on how more support can be given.
The Government is currently consulting on a new strategy for carers that sets out how more support can be given along with advice and backing on health and financial concerns.
If people are carers or service provider workers, they can go along to the Civic Centre on Lampton Road between 12-14:30. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 am
Monday, 16 May 2016
Renewed appeal to find missing woman from Hampton
Richmond Police are renewing their appeal to find a missing woman from Hampton.
52 year old Gillian Baker has been missing since the 3rd May with her family growing increasingly concernced
Anyone with information is being urged to call Police on 101 ref 16MIS018235.
The Fire Brigade was called to reports of a garage fire on The Drive in Thornton Heath yesterday afternoon
Part of a range of five single storey garages was damaged by the blaze, but no one was injured.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.
The Brigade was called around 2.20pm and the fire was under control just over an hour later. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm
Police are renewing appeals to trace a man who absconded from a mental health unit in Wandsworth
Officers say they are becoming increasingly concerned for 26 year old Abdul Nahar who has been missing for the past three weeks.
Abdul has mental health issues and is a risk to the public and himself. People are being warned not to approach him. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm
George Galloway has pulled out of the running for MP for Tooting
A by-election is being held on June the 16th following Sadiq Khan’s election to London Mayor.
Mr Galloway tweeted that he won’t be standing because “the dangers of a Tory victory are too great.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm
The hunt is on for a man who exposed himself to a teenage girl in Ewell Village on Saturday night
The 19 year old was walking along an alleyway near West Street when the suspect walked passed her, exposing himself as he did so.
Anyone who was in the vicinity of West Street and Lyncroft Gardens at around 8pm, and has information, is asked to call police on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm
The front windows of Nationwide in Wallington were smashed in last night as thieves attempted to steal a cash machine
No money was taken in the attempted raid and no one was injured.
Police are looking for the dark-coloured 4x4 vehicle used during the incident and at least two suspects, both described as white. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
The homeless across Spelthorne have the chance to set up camp in a hotel
Homeless people across Spelthorne are to be given the chance to set up home in a converted hotel.
It’s after the council purchased the run down Harper hotel for just over £2 million.
It has already been placing homeless people at the site in Ashford, for many months, before it went on the market.
There are currently 74 families living in short-term accommodation; the council says many have to be placed outside of the borough. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm
A man from Wallington has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman in her 70s in Purley last week
46 year old Jason Batchelor is also accused of actual bodily harm, after forcing his way into her home on Wednesday morning.
He’s been remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm
Rosena Allin-Khan has been chosen as Labour’s candidate for Tooting's by election on June the 16th
It's after the seat was vacated by new London mayor, Sadiq Khan a fortnight ago.
The mother-of-two is a junior doctor who provided cover through the January junior doctor strikes.
She was chosen at a meeting of the Tooting constituency party, following interviews with Labour’s national executive. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm
Man due in court today charged with murder in Croydon
A man stabbed to death at a secure unit in South Croydon has been described as a “a real gentleman.”
Semi-retired Patrick Clarke was killed at Southleigh Community Hospital in Croydon on Thursday.
The 68-year-olds friends have said he would fill in at the site when they were short staffed.
A 40 year old is due in court this afternoon charged with murder. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm
Incoming Chelsea boss cleared of charges relating to match fixing
Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been cleared of a charge of doing nothing to prevent match fixing in Italy.
He’s always denied any wrongdoing in the case - which goes back to his time in charge of Siena.
In a separate case of failing to report fixing - while he was boss at Juventus - Conte was banned for four months.
He’s due to arrive at Stamford Bridge this summer after leading Italy at Euro 2016. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm
Woman is attacked by a dog in Sutton
A woman has been attacked by a dog as she jogged through a park in Sutton.
The victim in her 30s reported being bitten three times by a German Shepherd in Benhill Recreation Ground on Thursday morning.
The jogger had entered the park by the Harold Road entrance when she was approached from behind by the dog, which was off the lead.
The dog bit her on her legs causing bleeding from the wounds.
The dog walker, who was described as being white and aged in her 60s, was walking two German Shepherds – both of them off the lead. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm
A fifth case of measles has been confirmed in Wandsworth
Health officials say the increase is part of a London-wide outbreak of the disease this year, with adults affected as well as children.
Measles is highly infectious and spread through direct contact with an infected person or through the air via their coughs or sneezes.
One child in ten that catches the disease requires hospital treatment.
The council is urging all parents to make sure their child has the MMR vaccination.
Delays in getting the immunisation can lead to an outbreak.
But it’s thought as many as 24,000 children a year aren’t having the jab because of research published by Dr Andrew Wakefield in the 90s
He claimed there was a possible link between the vaccination and autism – but his views have been widely discredited.
He was struck off the medical register in 2010. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm
Replica grenade found in Clapham street
A street in Clapham was closed this morning after a replica hand grenade was found in a house.
Police were called to Abbeville Road just after 7.30 to reports of a suspicious object.
Officers carried out enquiries for around two hours before it was discovered to be a replica and no danger to the public. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm
It doesn’t look like the row between Donald Trump and London’s new Mayor Sadiq Khan will end anytime soon
Speaking on Good Morning Britain this morning, Mr Trump claimed he wouldn’t forgive Mr Khan for calling him “ignorant.”
It was over remarks he made earlier in his Presidential campaign about having a temporary ban on muslims entering the US.
But Labour MP for Feltham and Heston Seema Malhotra says Mr Khan will be a Mayor who unites rather than divides.
John Terry addressed Chelsea fans at the match earlier
John Terry addressed Chelsea fans earlier on the pitch, about his new contract offer.
He said he wants to remain at the club following their final game of the Premier League season.
He broke the news after their 1-1 draw with Leicester at Stamford Bridge. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm
Police thank a 'Good Samaritan' who helped save woman's life in Barnes
Police are searching for a Good Samaritan who stepped in to talk a vulnerable woman down from a railway bridge in Barnes.
The unknown man helped two police officers to save the woman’s life after she threatened to jump last Sunday.
They said he rushed to help the woman, after hearing her shout out from the bridge.
Met Police would like to thank the passer-by, who left the scene before they were able to get his details. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm
Final football scores - Chelsea and Crystal Palace
At Full Time:
Chelsea have drawn 1-1 with Leicester City at home.
Crystal Palace have lost 4-1 away to Southampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm
Today's football - Chelsea and Crystal Palace
Just after half time, its currently Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City.
Crystal Palace are 1-0 down away to Southampton.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest scores.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm
Richmond Theatre is offering young carers a break by getting involved in a new project
82% of young carers say they miss out on seeing friends because of their duties.
Now, Richmond Theatre is giving them a break by offering them the chance to become more involved with the arts.
Bosses have created a new project for 10 to 14 year olds so they can embark on drama exercises.
The workshops, designed to build confidence and self –worth, are being funded by a charity grant and bucket collections from last year’s panto. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm
Director of Harlequins bows out with defeat in European Rugby Challenge Cup in Lyon
It was an interesting atmosphere in the Grande Stade de Lyon – the location for the Final of the 2016 European Rugby Challenge Cup. Several nationalities sat in the arena, cheering on their respective teams and rugby as a whole.
Twickenham-based Harlequins finished the domestic season in 7th place missing out on automatic qualification to the Challenge Cup next season. A win Friday night would have secured a place in the top tier of European rugby 2016-17 and given the club a piece of silverware.
This trophy would have been a parting gift for their Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea who was heading to sunnier climes in Italy following this game and a dedication to Seb Adeniran-Olule – the 20 year-old Harlequins front row who sadly died in a road collision at the start of the week.
To date, the Twickenham-based side had won every one of their appearances in the Challenge Cup Final. Friday night would make it 4 from 4.
Standing in their way were Montpellier. The two sides had already played each other during the pool stages this season. Harlequins comprehensively beat the TOP 14 side 41-18 when they met at The Stoop; Montpellier repaid the compliment during the return game beating Quins 42-9.
With recent poor performance from Harlequins, not least last Saturday's heaviest home-defeat at the Twickenham Stoop, Quins were not the favourites heading in to this clash.
Before play began an emotional minutes' silence was held by all in the Grande Stade de Lyon in memory of Seb Adreniran-Olule.
Montpellier kicked proceedings underway. Quins cleared their lines and a good follow-up chase by Yarde saw the French TOP 14 side knock-on on the half-way line handing the first scrum of the game to Quins after 1 minute.
This was upgraded to a free-kick and Evans punted it for a line-out just outside the 22. The Twickenham-based side secured the ball and earned a penalty allowing Evans a shot between the posts.
Whistling resonated around the stadium but it did not phase the seasoned fly-half: Harlequins 3 – 0 Montpellier after 4 minutes.
The restart was kicked long and although Quins gathered the ball, Montpellier stole possession and chipped through. Yarde, however, shining already this game won the race back to gather the ball, taking it over his own line. 5 metre scrum to the French side.
This time it was Montpellier who stood firm in the scrum and they earned themselves a penalty. A kick from just outside the 22 was successful and the scores were levelled with just 8 minutes of the game gone: Harlequins 3 – 3 Montpellier.
Evans launched the restart long and a good chase by Quins forced the French side to kick from inside their own 22. Joe Gray received his throwing orders and met his target. The ball made it to the 5 metre line when Montpellier cleared their lines. Quins came again then neither side seemed able to keep possession as the ball was turned over time and again. Eventually the whistle blew for a talk between the referee and the captains. Already the atmosphere was turning tense.
A penalty was awarded to Harlequins and Evans opted for the posts.
This time the posts got in the way, keeping the ball out and handing possession to Montpellier. Quins were also penalised for being off-side and the French side kicked for a line-out still within their own half.
Montpellier gathered and formed a maul. Quins fought back and eventually the French side kicked. Brown, in a rare occurrence, failed to collect the high ball and knocked on handing another scrum to the opposition. Advantage was awarded to Harlequins and Danny Care had the put-in at the reset scrum.
It was fed and reemerged. Quins retained possession and Care box-kicked from a ruck. Montpellier gathered and kicked long. Brown, seemingly having an off-night, gathered but miss-kicked the ball handing a line-out to Monpellier on his 22.
The men in white secured line-out ball and formed a rolling maul. Quins were able to legally disrupt it and Captain Care kicked the ball along the ground forcing Montpellier to back-track all the way into their own 22. They were forced to kick to safety handing a line-out to Quins on the half-way line.
The forwards opted to grab and drive before Care sent it to the wing; Wallace onto Visser. A forward pass halting their progress.
Scrum to Montpellier in their own 22.
This was upgraded to a free-kick with defenders coming in from the side. They kicked for a line-out and play was held briefly while Adam Jones received treatment.
Play resumed and Quins almost intercepted but it was not to be. Montpellier broke and Jesse Mogg (who replaced Benjamin Fall at fallback) crossed for a try, converted: Harlequins 3 – 10 Montpellier after 23 minutes.
In an attempt to break through, Harlequins ran the ball, passing from centre to wing hoping to open up a gap. Roberts made strides but was soon tackled.
The French side earned another free-kicked and placed the ball into touch for a line-out on the Quins' 22.
Again, it was gathered successfully, another maul formed. Another penalty to the men in white. Danny Care heard from the referee, John Lacey, and strolled back to his team to relay the message.
Another three points to the opposition: Harlequins 3 – 13 Montpellier after 28 minutes.
Harlequins were able to reclaim their own restart kick but a lack of support in the ruck handed a scrum to Montpellier. Time off once again as both sides received treatment before getting back to work.
The French side fed the ball but it was the English who came through victorious, setting up Evans for another attempt at the posts as the referee's whistle blew. Straight through the middle: Harlequins 6 – 13 Montpellier after 31 minutes.
The restart was missed by both Montpellier and Harlequins but it was the boys from across the pond who claimed possession. They pushed their way just short of the half-way line before earning another free-kick. Evans placed the ball neatly into touch for a line-out inside the opposition 22.
It was gathered well by Twomey but there was obstruction and the no.5 fell to the ground. The whistle blew as he dusted himself off and Evans added yet another three points to the Quins' tally: Harlequins 9 – 13 Montpellier after 34 minutes.
The restart was gathered by Quins and Montpellier failed to release a tackled player handing Evans another free-kick. Line-out to Quins in the opposition half.
Gray threw, it was gathered by Quins but slapped away by the men in white. Wallace was onto this and gathered but was drawn into touch. Line-out to the French side who successfully gathered and box-kicked long – too long, however, and Evans called the mark allowing him to clear his lines.
Montpellier kicked back and the mark was again called. Free-kick to Harlequins as Evans was tackled after play had stopped.
Montpellier came again but Wallace made an important tackle, stopping the French side from building up momentum. The ball found its way into touch and after a brief line-out, half time was called.
Half Time at the Grande Stade de Lyon: Harlequins 9 – 13 Montpellier
It was the turn of Harlequins to get the second-half underway. Evans kicked into the 22 and a good chase from Quins could not prevent Montpellier gathering the ball. They box-kicked out and Yarde came running straight back. Evans attempted a high-ball but this was simply gathered by the opposition.
On the half-way line the French side were penalised for going to ground. Quins kicked for a line-out just outside the 22. Whistles emanated from the stands as Montpellier stole possession and ran the length of the field chasing a try, despite the referee having stopped play some time earlier for an accidental knock-on.
This simply angered the Montpellier supporters and whilstling again sounded as Evans lined up the posts. The fly-half missed and Montpellier changed their scrum-half (White off for Paillaugue) after 44 minutes.
Montpellier kept pushing but Brown gathered the ball, passed to Yarde who again crossed into the opposition half. He was, however, isolated and penalised for holding on to the ball.
Montpellier kicked for a line-out on Quins' 22. The men in white kept possession and formed a maul. It was powerful and gathered ground. Eventually the new scrum-half released the centres. The Quins defence was being tested. Closer and closer they came, grabbing and driving.
Frantic defence by the Quins boys forced the French side to change tact, chipping over with Mogg beating Visser to the ball. After replays from the TMO (Television Match Official), it was deemed Mogg did not drop the ball on grounding and so the try was awarded. Conversion added: Harlequins 9 – 20 Montpellier after 49 minutes.
The restart was kicked long; Montpellier sent it back finding touch. Sinckler on/Jones off for Quins.
Gray launched the ball and found his mark. Care fed Lowe; another ruck. Care to Evans to Brown; a grubber kick allowed Montpellier to come again. They kicked long and Yarde ran it back into the opposition half. Care, Gray, back inside. Penalty to Harlequins as the French side failed to roll away. Evans kicked for a line-out inside the 22.
Unfortunately the ball was not caught cleanly and it rolled into touch for a Montpellier throw.
They gathered and kicked into touch further up the field. Quins took quick ball but the French side earned a penalty and opted for the posts: Harlequins 9 – 23 Montpellier after 55 minutes.
This Cup Final was now looking to be slipping away from the English side. Substitutions were made: Wallace off for Clifford.
Care was frantically trying to inspire his team but strong defence and quick work from the opposition handed a scrum to the men in white, albeit 5 metres from their own line.
More replacements for Quins as Dave Ward came in for Joe Gray.
A free kick was awarded to Montpellier as momentum ebbed further away from the English side.
Replacement for Montpellier: 18 Kubriashvili on for 3 Jannie Du Plessis.
Montpellier secured line-out ball and cover ground with a driving maul. It collapsed short of the half-way line and the opposition were awarded a free kick. They kicked into touch for another line-out. It was gathered well by the men in white but this time they chose not to get a maul rolling. This allowed Quins to intervene. Marler to Yarde who was then tackled short of the line. The ball was recycled out to Visser but was spilled forward.
Spies off Galletier on for Montpellier after 61 minutes.
Care attempted to disrupt the scrum which followed but the ball was released into Montpellier's hands. They box-kicked to clear their lines.
Ward threw and found his target in the line-out. Twisting and turning the Quins' attempted to find gaps but as play continued, their pace slowed – an attribute which had found its way into the latter stages of their season.
Montpellier had another free-kick awarded to them. They made their way into Quins' territory. From a ruck, their scrum-half kicked high and long – Visser gathered but could not prevent his foot from landing in touch. Instead of an attacking line-out, Quins found themselves defending one. Advantage was then awarded to the opposition 10 metres from the try-line and they opted for the posts.
As the ball split the posts, the rain came down: Harlequins 9 – 26 Montpellier 67 minutes.
A switch at fly-half as Botica came on in place of Evans for Quins.
His first act was to get play going again. He did so and Quins were able to slap the ball backwards to retain possession.
Just a few phases later, however, and a scrum was awarded to the French side who subsequently sliced the ball into touch handing a line-out to Harlequins inside the 22.
Horwill gathered the ball and formed a maul. Montpellier stole and kicked long. Quins came back.
Robshaw gave the fans something to cheer about as he broke through the defence. The ball found Brown who chipped through for Yarde to gather and fall over the try-line. Botica added the conversion but was it too little, too late? Harlequins 16 – 26 Montpellier with just 8 minutes left.
Further replacements for Montpellier as they restarted play. Yarde gathered and kicked long. The opposition scum half sent the ball high and it went into touch off a Quins' player handing the opposition a line-out just short of the half-way line.
A scrum was then awarded to the Twickenham-based side following a knock-on. Both sets of fans suddenly raised their voices in a competition of their own.
Advantage to Quins which then changed to a free-kick. Botica found touch in the opposition 22. Ward found his mark in the line-out; a maul formed. Care urged his team on. Onward it drove; advantage awarded. Care sent it wide to Yarde then back to Roberts. No advantage so Botica was handed the ball and the tee: Harlequins 19 – 26 Montpellier with less than three minutes to play.
Montpellier kicked long; Yarde was waiting and gathered the ball. Quins attempted to run from deep but were forced to kick when progress was lacking. Quins won turnover ball but were then penalised for holding on. Pockets of fights broke out on the field as the referee and touch judges were called in to separate the two sides.
The clock counted down; Montpellier found touch. The line-out was thrown short and Quins regained possession.
In another strange piece of play by the replacement fly-half, Botica again seemed to misread the situation and in a scene reflecting his decision-making back in the Northampton Saints home-game, kicked away possession.
There was horror in the eyes of the travelling fans as Montpellier simply jogged back to gather the ball and kicked into touch to end the game.
Full time at the Grande Stade de Lyon: Harlequins 19 – 26 Montpellier
While the French side celebrated their first ever Challenge Cup silverware, Harlequins rued a missed opportunity to finish the season on a high. Instead they have no silverware to show for a season which started in superb fashion and missed out on qualification to the European Rugby Champions Cup next season.
Chelsea are at home to Leicester City this and Crystal Palace are away to Southampton, both matches kick off at 3pm.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest scores. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm
A takeaway worker was attacked with a knife at a chicken shop in South Lambeth Road last night
The victim, thought to be in his 30s, has suffered a suspected fractured cheekbone and cut across the face.
Police officers and London Ambulance Service were called to the scene at 11.30pm.
A 35 year old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH and possession of a weapon.
The investigation continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm
A man's been charged with the murder of nurse at a hospital in Croydon
68 year old Patrick Clarke was stabbed several times at Southleigh Community Hospital in Brighton Road on Tuesday.
Jimmy Jedson, 40, of Brighton Road, will appear at Bromley Magistrates Court tomorrow.
A spokesman for the hospital said that Patrick Clarke will be deeply missed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the rape of an elderly woman in Purley
The incident happened on Wednesday at the victim’s home address in Russell Hill Road.
The man forced his way in, where he physically assaulted her.
The 46 year old remains in custody while the investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am
Boris Johnson's compared the expansion of the EU to Hitler's attempts to conquer Europe
The former London Mayor told a newspaper Hitler and Napoleon both had similar goals, but used different methods.
'Remain' campaigners responded angrily - saying he's playing a 'nasty game'. Amongst those is the MP for Charshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, who called it a “shameful claim”. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 am
A researcher professor raised the roof as David Bowie at Kingston University’s Ziggy Stardust tribute concert.
The event took place 44 years after the legend himself played on their campus.
University film and cultural studies expert Professor Will Brooker fronted the band at Knights Park bar for a selection of Bowie tracks.
He said he liked to think that the singer would have approved. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am
A woman has suffered a head injury after being hit by a car in Kingston
The pedestrian is thought to be in her mid-50s, and was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon.
Fortunately her injuries are not believed to be serious.
No arrests have been made, and police are urging anyone with information to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am
Labour councillor and junior doctor Rosena Allin-Khan has been selected as the party’s candidate for the Tooting by-election
She was born and raised in the area and now works as an A&E doctor at St George’s hospital.
She’s also the deputy leader of Wandsworth Labour Group.
Jeremy Corbyn praised the choice, saying that Rosena is “committed to defending the local NHS Services.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 am
The prestigious Moonwalk has once again been the focus at Clapham Common overnight.
It’s seen thousands of men and women taking to the streets of London in their bras.
All money raised will go to breast cancer research charity Walk the Walk.
This man who has breast cancer tells us how he would like to raise awareness of the disease.
Surbiton fire fighter nominated in event to mark Queen's 90th
Surbiton fire fighter and Super Green Champion for London Fire Brigade, Simon Jakeman, has been nominated by the World Wildlife Fund to represent the organisation at the Queen's 90th birthday celebration.
Simon has been chosen to attend today's event at Windsor Castle, in recognition of his volunteering work as an Earth Hour ambassador.
WWF's Earth Hour Hidden Hero winner, Simon, has been on the judging panel for eco-friendly competitions run by the charity.
A fire fighter for over 20 years, Simon, who is based at Surbiton fire station, said he was "honoured" to be selected for the historic event.
He said: "It's unbelievable really, it's amazing to be recognised for something you believe in and a great thank you."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Police appeal for a man missing from Ealing
Police are appealing for information to help trace a man missing from Ealing.
33 year Damien Henry was last seen on Friday at around 3.50pm in the afternoon leaving his home in Western Avenue.
He is a black man, 5ft 7in tall of medium build, clean shaven with a shaved head and a birthmark on his wrist.
Police and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am
Sally Lindsay talks to Jackie about her experience of Cancer at the Clapham Moonwalk
The streets of London are alive with Moonwalkers tonight.
Thousands of men and women are walking the streets in their bras to raise money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.
They set off on the 26 mile route from Clapham Common just after 10pm.
Actress Sally Lindsay, best known for her role as Shelley Unwin in Corrie, is really getting in to this year's carnival theme.
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