Injured swan taken to sanctuary in Shepperton - after being hit on the M25
A young female swan has been taken to the Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton for treatment after flying into a lorry on the M25 earlier.
The bird was captured by police after it flew onto the motorway between junctions 10 and 11.
The lady who runs the centre said it was given antibiotics and pain relief before having a nap.
Earlier this month, a dog was also injured after it got onto the M25 near Leatherhead, and brought traffic to a standstill. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm
Knife attack in Peckham
A man in his twenties was rushed to hospital this afternoon after being involved in a knife fight in Peckham.
Police were called to the scene after 3pm this afternoon and stated the man had been victim of a ‘slashing injury’ to his arm – but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Paramedics are reported to be looking in the bushes around the scene, and the police are encouraging anyone with any information to call 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm
Police Looking for Witnesses of Hounslow Collision
Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Hounslow in the early hours of this morning.
Police were called shortly after 1 am to the crash between a Ford Galaxy people carrier and a Volkswagen Caddy at the Whitton Road junction with Station Road.
The mini-cab driver, along with two passengers in their twenties, was found injured at the scene and the van driver had to be cut out of his vehicle.
Police would like to speak to the passenger of the van or anyone with any information, please call 020 8542 5157. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm
Sutton Swing Singer Prepares for Tonight's BGT Final
Sutton swing singer Wayne Woodward is preparing for the live final of Britain’s Got Talent this evening.
The bookies have lowered the 21 year old’s odds from 25/1 to 14/1, but Magician Richard Jones currently remains the favourite at 10/11.
Rupert Adams from William Hill said that it all depends on whether or not he can pull out his best performance for the final as Wayne has a large following which could be down to his ‘heartthrob appeal.’
The final gets underway at 7.30pm tonight in ITV. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm
Video Catches Minicab Brawl Near Heathrow
Two minicab drivers have been filmed in road rage incident resulting in a physical fight in the middle of the road near Heathrow airport.
Mobile phone footage taken at around 4pm on Tuesday shows a queue of cars building as the drivers argued.
The two Toyota Prius drivers wrestled on top of a green 4 by 4 before being separated by an innocent bystander.
Mohamed Abdi, who released the footage, said he wanted to highlight the behaviour of unregulated drivers. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Police busy in Croydon on bank holiday weekend
It’s been a busy start to the bank holiday weekend in Croydon.
The Met police has tweeted that a man has been arrested for assaulting his sister and then trying to drive a car while drunk. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am
Wandsworth gets tough over trash
Wandsworth is turning detective to catch people who litter or flytip.
The Council’s team will be out in plain clothes to catch residents, landlords and businesses that break litter laws.
They’ll be working at the times during the day and night when flytippers are more active.
Over the past two years there have been more than a hundred prosecutions for waste offences with more than a thousand on the spot litter fines. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am
Over 200 fawns and calves are born in Richmond and Bushy Parks every year during the spring and summer months
Now, dog walkers are being urged to make sure they keep a closer eye on their pets to prevent injuries.
Female deer protect their young by hiding them in dense cover such as bracken or long grass for a few weeks after their birth.
The mother will often stand nearby, and if a dog or a human gets too close to their new-born they may act defensively.
Dog walkers are being asked to keep a safe distance and not allow their animal off the lead. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am
Clock tower in Merton is re-lit
A Victorian clock tower in Merton can now be seen in an old light after its restored lamps were re-installed Friday.
The clock tower was built in 1898 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee but it’s thought the lamps were removed during World War II.
The refurbishment was part of the council’s Rediscover Mitcham project.
The tower now includes a drinking fountain, electric lanterns and a new weather vane.
The installation comes just as the borough celebrates a Heritage Discovery Day today with a programme of events about local history.
Man sentenced for Heathrow bomb plot
A Vietnamese man who became a British citizen has been sentenced in New York to 40 years in prison for a plot to blow up explosives in an arrivals hall at Heathrow in 2011.
The US Government said that he intended to carry out a suicide mission, but 33 year old Minh Quang Pham said he had not intended to harm anyone.
The Court heard that Pham was directed by an al Qaida leader to carry out the attack.
He was extradited from London to the United States in 2015. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 am
Fatal collision in Chertsey
Surrey police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 60s died following a collision between a motorcycle and a car in Chertsey.
It happened near the Crown Hotel and regulars tried to recussitate the rider for 45 minutes.
The incident in London Street involved a white Kawasaki motorcycle and a white Audi A5 and led to the road being closed.
An air ambulance was called, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone who saw what happened should contact them straightaway on 01483 639922, quoting incident reference P16119459. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 am
Friday, 27 May 2016
Police sergeant attached to Croydon borough dismissed
A woman police sergeant attached to Croydon Borough has been dismissed after a hearing for misconduct.
The hearing heard that Kirsten Treasure made comments about colleagues over a four-month stretch of time which were derogatory – demeaning – racist and homophobic.
It was also alleged that PS Treasure ignored a call to a serious incident when Andrew Else was stabbed in April in 2014 – in New Addington.
She was placed on restricted duties later that year.
The officer has now been dismissed without notice. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 pm
M 25 stuck with jams and now, roadworks at Leatherhead
A series of accidents and a campervan fire caused tailbacks on almost half the entire M25 - as the bank holiday weekend began.
Traffic crawled anticlockwise on the western stretch of the motorway from junction 20 at Watford down to 6 at Godstone.
That covered a distance of 55 miles.
And there’ll be lane closures at Leatherhead at junction 9 of London’s orbital motorway tonight while an uneven road surface is repaired. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm
Prison officer jailed for smuggling drugs and mobile phones into Wandsworth Prison.
A prison officer's been jailed for six years for smuggling drugs and mobile phones into HMP Wandsworth in south-west London.
Southwark Crown Court heard how Kwaku Boakye was stopped at the jail in 2014 with a bag containing restricted items - including diamorphine and cannabis.
A partner of a serving prisoner was also jailed for four years, for her part in the operation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm
Serious collision in Chertsey
There’s been a serious incident in Chertsey.
London street in the town has been blocked.
A motorbike rider and an Audi car were involved – police have tweeted information.
The Air Ambulance was called to the scene. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm
Amanda Holden has posed nude for a charity photo shoot
The 45 year-old is supporting a campaign from the animal rights group PETA, encouraging people to go vegetarian.
The actress, who lives in Richmond, says eating veggie keeps her body trim, gives her energy, and makes her feel happy.
She’s received criticism on social media this week for her barely there dresses, while judging family show Britain’s Got Talent.
PETA claims the poster has not been photo-shopped. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm
Kingston’s controversial new Eden Walk scheme has been approved
The plans include 380 homes, office space, shopping centre, cinema and car parking.
The council says it will suit the needs of the borough’s increasing population, and attract over £400 million of investment.
The original Eden site was built in the 60s.
171 people objected to the plans by the British Land and Universities Superannuation Scheme, citing over-development and the fact there will be no affordable homes included. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm
A man who led police on a car chase through Sutton has been jailed for 20 months
26 year old Tony Grant broke in to two vehicles on the same day in April, making off with a handbag and sat nav.
Police then got a call saying a delivery van had been stolen from a sports centre in Carshalton.
It was spotted by a team of patrol officers who pursued it for 25 minutes as it broke red lights and mounted a pavement
When it eventually came to a halt, Grant was arrested. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm
Footage revealed of shocking collision on the M25 at #Leatherhead
This is the moment two drivers collide on the M25 at Leatherhead.
Recorded on another driver's dash cam, it shows a lorry and Mercedes hitting each other at speed.
It's not believed anyone was seriously injured in the accident on May the 1st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm
#Kingston Council has rebuffed claims that contractors resurfaced a road wrong in #NewMalden
Chestnut Grove was resurfaced at the start of the month after years of “wear and tear.”
But less than three weeks later, residents claim the road is being dug up again.
They say contractors hired to carry out the work confided it’s because the man hole covers were accidentally tarmacked over.
A council spokesman told us this is not true, but a new cost effective method of resurfacing has been deployed.
"A thin layer of tarmac is put on top of the existing road surface.Once this has set, small patches of the road are cut out and ironwork like manhole covers, raised up to the new road level." posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm
Three people arrested in Wallington
Two men and one woman have been arrested during drugs raids on the Roundshaw estate in Wallington this morning.
A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine, a second 34 year-old man was arrested in connection with a shoplifting offence.
Both were arrested at an address in Stirling Avenue.
A 51-year-old woman was arrested in Vanguard Way on suspicion of possession of cocaine.
They have been taken to a South London police station.
The police were acting on information received from the local community.
Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector Ian Hicks said: “These operations are important because they show we are determined to disrupt drug dealing and drug use on the estate. They are also important because they show members of the public that we act on the information we receive from them.
“Please continue to tell us what’s going on and we will put a stop to these activities,” he said.
If you have any information, contact Sutton Police station on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
The former Chelsea boss has agreed a 3-year contract at Old Trafford
Manchester United have confirmed they've appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager.
The former Chelsea boss has agreed a 3-year contract at Old Trafford to succeed Louis van Gaal.
Mourinho's deal includes an option for him to stay at the Premier League club until at least 2020.
In a statement, United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward describes the Portuguese as "quite simply the best manager in the game today".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am
A 26-year-old man has been jailed for 20 months after breaking into two vehicles in Cheam
A man will serve 20 months in jail after breaking into two vehicles in Cheam, and stealing a white delivery van from Carshalton on April the 13th.
26-year-old Tony Grant was caught after a blue light purist through the streets of Sutton. The white delivery van was eventually stopped and he was arrested.
A black Ford Kuga believed to be stolen in Chipstead by Grant was also discovered by police with pinched property inside.
He was sentenced after pleading guilty to numerous charges including; theft of a vehicle and dangerous driving. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am
Richmond Council leader criticises fellow MP for backing Heathrow expansion
Lord True, leader of Richmond Council and Wandsworth’s leader Ravi Govinda are among town hall chiefs who’ve criticised a Lancashire MP for backing a third runway at Heathrow while opposing proposed fracking in his area.
Conservative Fylde MP Mark Menzies has dismissed their criticism and repeated his support for expansion at Heathrow.
Part of the council leaders’ statement on the ConservativeHome website said Mr Menzies was “fracking joking”. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am
Surrey lose opening T20 Blast match
Surrey got off to a losing start in this season’s T20 Blast going down by eight wickets to Glamorgan at the Oval.
The visitors posted 96 for 2 in reply to Surrey’s 94, to seal the win. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 am
Empty council properties rise in Ealing
More than 7,500 council properties across London are lying empty according to new figures.
The Department of Communities and Local Government data show Ealing Council is the worst affected with 1,051 empty council properties in 2015.
The borough says the figures are misleading.
While the overall proportion of empty homes in the capital fell, it rose in Kensington and Chelsea and Lewisham. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 am
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is now the manager of Manchester United
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been appointed manager of Manchester United.
Mourinho apparently met United officials at a London hotel this afternoon, where he signed his contract. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm
The owner of an airport parking business at Heathrow guilty of using customer's cars
A man who ran an airport parking business at Heathrow has pleaded guilty to using his customer’s vehicles for personal use.
Devinder Singh pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.
His businesses, ‘YesParking’ and ‘HeathrowParking24-7’ allowed motorists to leave their car in storage while they were away.
One customer noticed their car was clean, the mileage had changed significantly and there was less fuel- so they complained to police.
He was sentenced to six weeks suspended for a year, a five year driving disqualification and ordered to pay £350 costs and an £80 victim surcharge. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm
Much loved petrol station closes its doors in #NewMalden after fight to keep it open fails
The Shell garage is closing its doors today after more than 20 years in Coombe Road.
The company sold the site to developers saying it isn't used as much as other stations; something residents furiously dispute.
A second consultation took place on the plans to close it earlier this year after Kingston Council failed to notify all residents concerned that it was happening.
Developers want to build flats, officers and retail space, but residents say this will lead to more traffic in the nearby roads, which are already blocked by school traffic and commuters parking for the station.
A number of residents have told Jackie News that Shell's "mantra" that the site is underused is false, and even last night, there were queues for petrol, even though most of the pumps had been emptied.
One resident told us " the traffic situation is already horrendous, we've already seen the death of one child in the Groves last year because so much traffic is using the tiny roads, which can't cope. When will the council listen to us? These roads can't cope with any more traffic."
Another went on to say " we really like the people working there, they don't want to leave, they don't know what will happen to their jobs. For months now, the petrol has been dwindling, and all we're told is that the petrol station is closing."
The planning application on Kingston Council's website says: Consultation in progress. Neighbours and others with an interest can comment on the case. Please note neighbours do not receive letters on all types of planning application (e.g. Lawful Development Certificates).
Poundworld Retail Ltd has been fined £4,000 for selling a knife to a 14 year old, when the legal age is 18
The prosecution came after Croydon’s Trading standards teams visited the store in North End Road for a test purchasing exercise.
The sales assistant, who had only been in the job for two days, failed to ask for ID or challenge the child, and the knife sale went through.
The court heard how the 19 year old sales assistant had been given less than an hour to digest a 40 page training manual. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm
#Frenchstrike causes massive travel disruption
A national day of strike action in France has halted aircraft and trains, with fuel supplies disrupted after days of protests.
Union activists are blockading oil refineries over planned changes to employment law.
One group from Wimbledon, heading to Marbella to celebrate a 60th birthday, told us they were stuck on the tarmac at Gatwick for over three hours this morning.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm
A defect is believed to be the reason why communal water tanks overflowed in the roof of a housing estate in Mitcham
A number of residents on the Phipps Bridge estate were evacuated after a water pipe burst and flooded their flats.
People living in Frensham Court had to leave their homes in the middle of the night last Thursday so repairs could be made.
Circle Housing, which is responsible for the upkeep of the properties, says a faulty commercial ball valve has been replaced.
It also said electricity was restored to all but two tenants by the next day, however, its unknown if the lifts are back working yet.
But some disgruntled residents say poor maintenance by Circle Housing is to blame.
A spokesman refutes this, saying “our water systems undergo regular health and safety inspections carried out by a specialist company we employ to do so." posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm
Man jailed for concealing ammonia in a drink bottle at Isleworth Crown Court
A man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison at Isleworth Crown Court, for concealing ammonia in a drink bottle.
25 year-old Cristobal Abeso, was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon capable of discharging a deadly substance.
Officers discovered the toxic substance after searching his vehicle in Northolt on Thursday the 21st of April.
He also had a lock knife in his pocket as well as class B drugs in his possession. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm
Missing Clapham teenager is found safe and well
A teenager who went missing from her home in Clapham on Sunday has been found safe and well.
Police were appealing for the public’s help to trace, 17 year-old Zaynah Charles. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm
Ex Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is said to signing a new contract tomorrow
It's believed Jose Mourinho will sign a contract to become Manchester United's new manager by tomorrow.
It’s been held up because of some complicated image rights that need to be sorted - but personal terms have already been agreed.
It's understood an issue with the trademark of Mourinho's name - which was owned by former club Chelsea - has now been resolved. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm
A 46 year-old man from Weybridge has been charged with murder and is due to appear in court
A 46 year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Weybridge.
Officers discovered the body of 38-year-old Sonita Nijhawan at a property in Crossfield Place on Saturday.
An initial post-mortem examination revealed she died of head and neck injuries.
Last night Sanjay Nijhawan was charged; he is due to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court today. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am
Manhole fire breaks out in Cobham
A manhole fire in Cobham has reportedly knocked out power in the area.
Fire services have put out the manhole blaze which started this morning.
The incident occurred between Oakdene Road and Anyards Road.
Traffic is being diverted. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am
Tooting by-election to be held after Said Khan resigns
Candidates hoping to be Tooting’s next MP will be quizzed by residents at a hustings event next month.
A by election is to be held on June the 16th, following the resignation of Sadiq Khan.
He was selected as London Mayor at the start of the month.
The hustings will take place on June the 10th at Tooting Market. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am
Labour's Dan Jarvis in Mitcham to explain benefits of staying in the EU
The Labour MP Dan Jarvis was in Mitcham earlier to explain why Britain is safer and more secure in the EU.
He was joined by Actor Ross Kemp and took part in a question and answer session at the Mitcham Poppy Club on St Marks Road.
The former British Army Major spoke about a number of issues, including opportunities for young people.
Police step up patrols to stop motorbike riders on Roundshaw Downs
Motorbike and quad bike riders using Roundshaw Downs as a playground for stunts will face being dealt with by police officers.
Following concerns from local residents, police have increased their patrols, and last weekend, Sutton’s Safer Parks Team police officers carried out an operation on the Downs to disrupt the riders’ anti-social behaviour.
A man, aged 39, riding a quad bike off road and carrying out ‘wheelies’ on Saturday 14th May was stopped and issued with a warning.
Safer Parks Sgt Pat Dolan said: “Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly. We have an array of tactics that the police can use to combat this problem. Parks and Safer Neighbourhoods officers have extra patrols in the area and we are deploying our CCTV van to gather evidence for future prosecutions,” he said.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am
It's a football fairytale for AFC Wimbledon
It’s a true football fairytale: the team founded by former Wimbledon FC fans is on its way to Wembley.
AFC Wimbledon started at the bottom in 2002, and made it back into the Football League in 2011 after achieving 5 promotions in 9 years.
Now the Dons will face Plymouth Argyle at Wembley stadium for the League Two Playoff final on Monday 30th May. The winner will be promoted to League One.
To mark the occasion, the club are opening a pop-up shop in Wimbledon selling merchandise. You can find it on the ground floor of the Centre Court Shopping Centre, from today until Sunday. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Detectives appeal for witnesses following a collision in Ealing
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Ealing.
Police were called at approximately 10am on Wednesday 25th May, to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a flatbed transit van at the junction of Northfield Avenue and Salisbury Road.
Officers, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene.
A 76-year-old male cyclist was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
The male driver of the van stopped at the scene and is currently helping detectives with their enquiries. He was not arrested but is being interviewed under caution.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision which is believed have occurred at around 9:45am.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton on 0208 991 9555
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 pm
A fail to stop collision in Leatherhead has left a pedestrian with a serious leg injury
A man has sustained a serious leg injury after being involved in a fail to stop collision in Leatherhead.
Police were called to the scene in Copthorne Road on Tuesday 24th May at around 5.35pm.
The collision happened on the Leatherhead bypass in busy traffic and involved a black car and a pedestrian, the driver failed to stop. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm
Labour's Dan Jarvis in Mitcham to explain benefits of Britain staying in the EU
The Labour MP Dan Jarvis was in Mitcham earlier to explain why Britain is safer and more secure in the EU.
He was joined by Actor Ross Kemp and took part in a question and answer session at the Mitcham Poppy Club on St Marks Road.
The former British Army Major defended the contribution that the UK makes to being part of the EU.
Carer who glassed a fellow drinker in Purley is spared jail.
A carer, who glassed a fellow drinker in the face at a bar in Purley High Street, has been spared jail.
39 year old Jessica Armstrong, who looks after housebound pensioners, lost her temper while out drinking last October.
She threw a bottle at another woman because she had pushed her way ahead to the exit.
Instead of jailing her, a judge gave her a 20 week suspended sentence, 150 hours of community service and ordered her to pay £600 costs posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm
#BackHeathrow claims a new runway at #Gatwick risks becoming a "white elephant"
The majority of major airlines would prefer to see Heathrow expanded rather than Gatwick according to a new campaign launched in Westminster today by Back Heathrow.
Pro-expansion group Back Heathrow claims that a new runway at Gatwick risks becoming a "white elephant" as the airlines want to use an expanded Heathrow instead.
The campaign, aiming to highlight the risks of expanding Gatwick, was launched in Westminster earlier as a giant inflatable white elephant emblazoned with ‘Gatwick 2nd Runway’ passed in front of the Houses of Parliament, Downing St and toured London before ending the day at City Hall.
The CEO of the UK’s largest airline, easyJet, Dame Carolyn McCall has said that there is no demand for capacity at Gatwick. The airline, which is Gatwick’s biggest customer, supports expanding Heathrow.
Meanwhile, Stop Heathrow Expansion campaign group says the airport’s owners pledge to use British Steel to build a third runway is "desperate."
They say the move will "trick people in areas outside London to support Heathrow’s expansion plans."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm
Police issue an appeal after a vicious assault in Walton
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted for trying to stop someone from setting a cash machine on fire in Walton.
The victim noticed the suspect trying to set light to the cash machine on Church Street in the early hours last Saturday.
When challenged, the suspect responded by punching the victim once to the face, knocking him to the ground and causing him to lose consciousness.
He also lost two teeth in the assault and suffered cuts to his upper lip and the back of his head.
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona doesn't think Jose Mourinho is right for the club.
He says the former Chelsea boss will win trophies for United - but not with the attacking, entertaining football that fans expect.
Mourinho's believed to have agreed personal terms to become United's new boss. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am
The hard man of TV will join forces with a former major in the British army in Mitcham this morning
Ross Kemp, of Eastenders fame, will take to the streets with Dan Jarvis, who is now a Labour MP.
The pair will talk about the benefits of staying in the EU.
They’ll be debating the matter with residents at Mitcham Poppy Club from 10 o'clock.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have been immortalised in street art on a building in Bristol.
The cartoon portrays the US and UK politicians, who are united over desires for Britain to exit the EU, engaged in a kiss. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am
Former leader of Croydon Council chosen as new deputy chair of TfL
London’s new Mayor has chosen the former leader of Croydon Council to head up his transport department.
Val Shawcross, who has also served on the London Assembly for 16 years, will take up the role of deputy chair of Transport for London.
Labourite Sadiq Khan, who has appointed a largely female team, has also asked Lord Adonis to look after Crossrail 2 plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am
UPDATE: Missing man from Bookham has been found
A man from Bookham reported missing has been found safe and well.
Clive Burrill, 57, hadn’t been seen by his friends or family since 9pm on Saturday but has now been located in Sussex.
Police have thanked members of the public for their help. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am
Fulham express interest in signing Bournemouth forward Glen Murray
Bournemouth forward Glen Murray could be on his way to Craven Cottage.
Fulham have expressed an interest in signing him.
The club had their transfer embargo lifted this week. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am
Surrey Police launches action against fly tipping
Over 30 drivers were stopped in a day of action designed to combat fly tipping by Surrey Police last week.
Council officers joined in with the stop and searches on the A22.
35 vehicles were checked in total; four waste carriers were given verbal advice about how to transport their waste legally.
The owners of four other vehicles were dealt with by police officers for various traffic offences.
Two investigations have been launched off the back of the operation, one of which appears to be for fraud. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am
Mother of daughter from Sutton allegedly murdered admits perverting the course of justice
The mother of a six year old girl allegedly murdered by her father in Sutton, has admitted perverting the course of justice.
Jennie Gray is on trial at the Old Bailey charged with child cruelty.
Her partner, 36 year-old Ben Butler, denies killing their daughter Ellie in October 2013 at their home in Westover Close.
He claims she fell off a stool and smashed her head.
Jennie Gray has today admitted lying to paramedics, but denies it was to cover up Ellie’s murder. The trial continues. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 am
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Deputy manager charged for stealing thousands from Betfred in Sutton
A deputy manager, who used his office keys to steal over £5,000 from his workplace in Sutton, has been handed a suspended sentence.
Frank Lubega entered Betfred on the High Street in the early hours of August 12th last year.
He went to the safe at the back of the shop and stole all the money except for around £200.
Lubega was identified when the shop’s CCTV was checked the next day.
He has been handed a 6 month suspended sentence and ordered to pay court costs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm
South Kensington auctioneer fined for selling elephant ivory
Auctioneer Christie’s has been fined for selling elephant ivory without the correct documentation.
The South Kensington auctioneer was summoned to Court after an ivory tusk mounted on silver was offered for sale at one of its auctions in April last year.
The sale breached regulations under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
They were ordered to pay £3,250 plus costs and a victim surcharge.
A woman whose family was ‘thrown into turmoil’ when her brother was diagnosed with leukaemia, says Leatherhead based Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity ‘saved them’ and has chosen to speak out to publicise Volunteers Week running from the 1st to the 12th of June.
27 year old Lucinda Harris was so impressed with the charity, she became a Volunteer Ambassador for Rainbow Trust in 2011.
Her brother Michael was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 1996 when he was four years old.
He has been in remission since 2003, and will celebrate his 24th birthday next month.
The Harris family was referred to Rainbow Trust when Lucinda was seven. Then living in Hampshire, they were assigned to Melanie, a Family Support Worker from the Southampton care team.
Melanie picked up Lucinda from school, which helped them financially because her father could continue working and visit Michael in hospital with her mother.
She also helped with home chores and became a family friend, someone for all of them to talk to.
“I was really scared,” Lucinda said. “I was fretting and worrying about whether my brother was going to die when I should have been listening to the Spice Girls.”
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides expert social palliative care to families when their child has a life threatening or terminal illness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm
A man from Wallington who threatened to punch a female parking warden after she issued him with a ticket, has appeared in court
29 year old Danny Bence had been issued with a £110 ticket for parking on a single yellow line in Bridge Road one day last October.
He followed and pulled up alongside the Civil Enforcement Officer who was walking along the road.
Whilst remaining in his van, he told the officer that if she gave him another ticket in future he would ‘break her nose’.
Bence admitted swearing and verbal abuse but denied threatening her.
He was fined £250 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £25 and costs of £300 – making a total of £575.
Since April, parking attendants have been fitted with body cameras to try and prevent anti social behaviour. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Anti - slavery display scoops gold at Chelsea Flower Show
The gold award at the Chelsea Flower Show has gone to the creator of a garden inspired by the fight against slavery.
Juliet Sargeant’s garden celebrates the day parliament passed The Modern Slavery Act last year.
It features several doors and an oak, representing captivity. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm
Police appeal for information following attempt sexual assault in Cobham
Police are appealing for information following an attempted sexual assault in Cobham.
A woman in her 40s was pulled to the ground by man who attempted to sexually assault her, as she walked down the alleyway which runs between Hamilton Avenue and Coveham Crescent.
The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday.
Police have increased patrols in the area, and an investigation to identify the person responsible is being carried out.
Surrey police urges anybody with information to contact them on 101. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm
UPDATED: Man dies after he was hit by a train in St Margaret's
A man has died after been hit by a train at St Margaret's this morning.
British Transport police were called to the station at 10.15, following reports of a person being struck by a train.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Lines have now re-opened but commuters can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.
Wayne Woodward has seen his odds of winning Britain’s Got Talent dramatically improve after last night’s live semi - final
The 21 year old from Sutton has gone from odds of 25/1 into 4/1, and only Richard Jones is ahead in the betting at 2/1.
Williams Hill says the swing singer was the surprising favourite of the night to get through to the finals.
It’s thought he attracted the female vote, receiving numerous marriage proposals on Twitter. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm
An event aimed at tackling domestic abuse is taking place at Sandown Park in Esher today #BehindClosedDoors
People attending Behind Closed Doors are hearing from victims and experts until around 3 o'clock.
Surrey Against Domestic Abuse says domestic abuse and coercive control "cuts far deeper than physical violence."
Chaos for commuters across SW London and Surrey
A number of incidents on the trains this morning have caused huge delays.
A dog on the loose at Clapham Junction means Southern services are running at reduced speeds. There are already numerous delays and cancellations on Southern because of "conductor sickness."
A man has also died after being hit by a train at St Margaret's. All South West Train lines are blocked. Trains are diverted between Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow, or cancelled at short notice. This is expected to continue until 4pm.
There are delays of up to 15 minutes on Southern Northbound between East Croydon and London Bridge due to a fault with the signalling system at Brockley; that's also affecting Thameslink.
A trespasser on the line at New Malden was affecting Woking bound services on South West Trains out of Waterloo, but that problem has been remedied in the last five minutes.
Services are already delayed out of Waterloo after an earlier signal problem at the station.
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow the travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
Staff at children's hospice in #Hampton recall Friday's horrific scenes
The children’s hospice carers who came to the aid of stabbing victims in Hampton have spoken of the horrific scenes that confronted them.
Four women were attacked in Sainsbury’s car park off The Avenue, just after 10.30am on Friday.
Staff at Shooting Star House, one of the hospices run by charity Shooting Star Chase, which backs on the car park, were some of the first on the scene.
Parents taking part in a "memory day" to remember their children who had died at the hospice, were alerted to the scene by screams.
Sandi Hillery is head of care there. She explains to Jackie's Lucy Mayer how the day unfolded. Please be aware that her interview contains audio some listeners may find upsetting.
62 year old Janet Morsy, who was the most seriously injured of the four women, is now said to be in a stable condition in hospital.
Kingston and Richmond borough commander Chief Superintendent Glenn Tunstall has praised Shooting Star staff and other members of the public. He said : “Their bravery and the outstanding courage of the officers who were first on the scene is worthy of praise.”
66 year old Ethem Orhon, of Deacons Walk in Hampton, appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of an offensive weapon.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court next month
Last British member of IS gang identified as a Londoner from White City
The last British member of Islamic State’s so called “Beatles” gang which included Jihadi John – has been revealed as a former fairground worker from White City.
27-year-old, El Shafee Elsheikh supervised the torture and killing of Western hostages held by the terror group in Syria.
Yesterday he was named as part of the murderous IS execution cell.
Elsheikh, is said to be still living in Syria with two wives and two young children, he is now one of the world’s most wanted men.
He is being hunted by security services on both sides of the Atlantic. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am
Police cadets launch #ChooseALifeNotAKnife in wake of stabbing in Mitcham
An online pledge by Met Police cadets is aiming to get thousands of Londoners to pledge their support to stop knife crime.
Hard hitting posters and a video highlighting the impact of knife crime, designed, shot and produced by cadets from across London were unveiled at New Scotland Yard today.
Fed up with seeing people their own age die from knife injuries, two groups of cadets embarked on campaigns that they felt would speak to people their own age and discourage them from picking up a knife or getting involved in knife crime.
One group, the Met’s Youth Council came up with a poster campaign which they hope to get displayed in schools across London.
A 16 year old boy was stabbed in Mitcham in broad daylight yesterday afternoon. Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am
Appeal following violent robbery in Croydon
A woman in her 40s had her necklace ripped off before being punched to the ground during a violent robbery in Croydon.
According to police she was grabbed from behind before the jewellery was snatched from her.
When she tried to stop the attack, she was punched in the face and fell to the ground.
A man then tried to grab a bracelet from her wrist before running away when she fought back.
The victim was left needing hospital treatment after the ordeal in Sutherland Road - at about 7.45pm on Friday the 13th of May.
The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s and about 5ft7ins tall.
Anyone who witnessed the robbery, or who may have information that could assist the investigation, is asked to call PC Chris Martin at Croydon CID via 101. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Detectives appeal for witnesses after a fatal collision in Croydon this afternoon
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Croydon.
A lorry hit a cyclist just after 1.30 this afternoon (Monday) in St James’s Road at the junction with Lansdowne Road.
The cyclist was a 25-year old woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, next of kin have been informed but officers await formal identification.
The lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop at the scene.
He remains in custody at a South London police station.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or the aftermath should call officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command at Catford on 020 8285 1574.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm
Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Weybridge - update
A man arrested on suspicion of murder in Weybridge remains in police custody.
A woman’s body was found at a property on Saturday morning, and the 46-year man was taken to hospital for treatment.
His condition is described as serious but stable and he is expected to remain there for a few more days.
A post-mortem that took place today revealed that the woman died from head and neck injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm
Police appeal for help to find missing man from Bookham
Surrey Police is appealing for information to trace a missing man from Bookham
57-year old Clive Burrill was last seen at his home address shortly after 9pm on Saturday, 21 May but has not been in contact with friends or family since.
He is described as white, with receding brown hair, and is believed to be driving a silver Audi A3 vehicle with the registration LC64 LWD.
Officers believe Clive may have been in the Leatherhead area this morning. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans, black and white check braces, white trainers and a black baseball hat.
Anyone who has seen Clive, his vehicle or with any information on his current whereabouts should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45160042672, or contact the charity Missing People by calling or texting 116 000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm
Southern Trains drivers vote to strike
Southern Trains drivers have voted to go on strike.
Members of the Aslef union voted 5 to 1 in favour of walking out, with a turnout of over 80%.
They're angry about the planned introduction of driver-only services.
The company, which operates out of stations including Clapham Junction, says it plans to seek an injunction against industrial action.
There are currently severe disruptions to Southern services due to "conductor sickness."
Heathrow British steel promise
Heathrow airport has promised it will use British steel to build its third runway, if the plans go ahead.
The move would be a boost to the UK steel industry as Indian corporation, Tata, is still in the process of selling off its struggling British plants.
Heathrow also announced better UK connectivity and 40 more long-haul routes.
A decision on whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick is expected after the EU referendum on 23rd June. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm
Fresh from her five wins at last night's Billboard Music Awards, Adele has released a brand new track from her latest album
The singer, who started her career at Croydon’s Brit School, is said to be on the verge of signing a £90 million record deal with Sony.
It would be the biggest ever contract for a female artist, beating Arista's £70 million deal in 2001. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm
Esher school closed after "bomb threat"
Cranmere Primary in Esher was one of 21 schools nationwide closed today over threats to staff and students.
Thousands of pupils had to evacuate after a number of anonymous malicious terrorist related phone calls between 10am and midday.
Police say it appears to have been an “organised hoax.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm
Mass audience for Farm of the World garden at Chelsea
From tomorrow, horticulture lovers will have a preview of European Capital of Culture 2018.
The team Farm of the World, project of Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, is one of the participants of the annual Chelsea Flower Show, which opens to the public tomorrow.
In the category Fresh Gardens, Farm of the World displays a dye garden.
The AkzoNobel Honeysuckle Blue(s) Garden is entirely dedicated to historic dye crops.
These plants are in the spotlight due to their contribution to biodiversity and their capability to produce high quality dyes. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm
Drivers with Southern Trains and Gatwick Express have voted to go on strike
Members of the Aslef union voted 5 to 1 in favour of walking out - with a turnout of over 80%
They're angry about the planned introduction of driver-only services.
The company says it plans to seek an injunction against any industrial action.
There are currently severe disruptions to Southern services due to "conductor sickness."
Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow the travel team on Twitter @jackie_travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending their first #ChelseaFlowerShow
A Chrysanthemum on exhibit there has been named after their daughter Princess Charlotte.
Met officers are being increased and anyone attending today will have to undergo a police background check.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are also due to attend the historic show later this afternoon. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm
The full list of candidates for the Tooting by-election has been announced
The seat became vacant after MP Sadiq Khan’s election to London Mayor at the beginning of the month.
The full list of candidates;
Rosena Chantelle Allin-Khan, Labour Party
Dan Watkins, Conservative Party
Christian Des Coke, Peoples Alliance
Alexander James Glassbrook, Liberal Democrats
Howling Laud Hope, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Zirwa Javaid, Independent
Elizabeth Eirwen Jones, UK Independence Party
Ankit Love, One Love Party
Dr Akbar Ali Malik, Immigrants Political Party
Graham Harry Moore, English Democrats Love England - Leave EU!
Esther Dede Obiri-Darko, Green Party
Dr Zia Samadani, Independent
Smiley Smillie, Independent
Bobby Smith, Give Me Back Elmo
Officers have been faced with scenes from a 'Wild West' in Coulsdon
Officers were faced with the unusual challenge of rounding up loose horses in Coulsdon on Saturday.
At 6.30am an off-duty officer noticed unattended loose horses in Winifred Road.
Six officers rounded up the four horses and one foal, blocking their path with a police car and using their outstretched arms to marshal them.
After two hours the officers managed to corral the animals to safety, where they then got assistance from a charity. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm
Teenage boy who disappeared has been named by a High Court judge in an exceptional attempt to trace him
A teenage boy who disappeared with his mother a year ago has been named by a High Court judge, in an exceptional attempt to trace him.
14-year-old Moses John vanished about a year ago from the family home in Northamptonshire.
It’s believed his mother, 46-year-old Pauline Watson, has links to Croydon, Islington, Merton, Sutton, Southwark and Lambeth.
Moses is about 5ft 9 tall, while his mother is about 5ft 7 and the pair are very close, and were rarely seen apart. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm
Man arrested in connection with Weybridge death remains in custody
A man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a woman in Weybridge remains in custody.
The body of Sonita Nijhawan, 38, was found at a property in Crossfield Place on Saturday.
A post-mortem, which took place yesterday, gave the preliminary cause of death as head and neck injuries.
The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment, where he is likely to remain under arrest for at least two more days.
He's in a serious but stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am
Croydon Council warns residents about repeat scamming in the borough
Residents are being warned by Croydon Council’s trading standards team about repeat scamming, after a woman lost £60,000 to conmen.
The 68 year old resident was first targeted in 2014, when builders took more than £40,000 for work they said they’d done to her home.
Three months later she gave £20,000 to a builder, after being told to make the upfront payment by a caller, who claimed to be a trading standards officer.
Last week she remembered the council’s advice and challenged another man who made similar claims. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Sutton is first UK borough to run mental health awareness scheme in pubs and clubs
Sutton has become the first UK borough to run a mental health awareness scheme for pubs and clubs.
18 pubs and clubs across the borough have signed up to an innovative project to promote awareness among their staff.
Staff have been trained by the Sutton Mental Health Foundation charity to assess risk and understand how to talk to someone in distress.
Craig Pretorius, General Manager of the Moon on the Hill Pub, used his training to help a man who told him he was suicidal, getting him the help he needed. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am
Man appears in court charged with attempted murder of four women in Hampton
A man’s appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of four women in Hampton.
Ethem Aydin Orhon, 66, appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Saturday, charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of an offensive weapon.
The incidents took place on Friday, where four women were injured.
Orhon was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 17th June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am
Streatham's MP wants more community unity
A Labour MP says Britain is becoming more ethnically segregated because lessons haven't been learned from race riots 15 years ago.
Former shadow minister Chuka Umunna says there are widening cracks in the UK's communities.
The MP for Streatham was speaking ahead of a meeting of The All-Party Group on Social Inclusion, which he set up in March with the aim of improving social integration. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am
Hiddink to take advisory role at Chelsea
Guus Hiddink has revealed he'll be staying on at Chelsea in an advisory role.
The Dutchman took over from Jose Mourinho this season but will move aside for Antonio Conte in the summer.
Hiddink will be concentrating on bringing youngsters through to the first team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am
Battersea Power Station's Tube bill escalates
Significant design changes have resulted in the bill for the Northern line extension to Battersea Power Station escalating by as much as 240-million pounds.
Transport for London and the Malaysian owned developers of the former power plant are currently in talks about the planned changes for the Underground station and who will cover the extra costs. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am
Sunday, 22 May 2016
A woman who was found dead at a property in Weybridge yesterday has been identified as 38-year-old Sonita Nijhawan
A post-mortem which took place today gave the preliminary cause of death as head and neck injuries.
A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this investigation remains in custody. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm
An appeal has begun to raise money for a memorial to a soldier from Surrey who died in a car crash
20 year old Ben Regan died in Reigate in 2015.
Fundraiser Mandy Jenkins said the money would pay for a bench as well as going towards helping local veterans. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm
Police are appealing for help to find a 14-year-old who’s missing from Ealing.
Naima Abdiaziz was last seen on Saturday just after 9pm on Ealing Broadway.
She was wearing a green khaki coat and black headscarf. She may also be wearing blue jeans, black trainers and a dark black Puma hoodie.
She’s not believed to have travelled abroad and has gone missing before.
Naima is known to frequent Harlesden and has also previously been found in Birmingham.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm
Police are appealing for help to find a missing 14 year old girl
Shannon Williams was last seen on Friday in Wandsworth, and it’s now thought that she might be in Barnes.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm
Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager
16 year old Yasmine Hemmuth-Fuller was last seen on Thursday in Wandsworth.
It’s believed that she might be in Dulwich.
Police are urging anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact them. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm
A man has been jailed for stealing computer equipment from shops and schools.
28 year old Richard Shelley was jailed for five years for committing burglaries between 2013 and 2015.
He targeted schools across London, including Hammersmith and Fulham and Richmond. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm
A five year old girl has been badly hurt after falling from a second-floor window in Camberwell
Police were called to Paulet Road on Saturday evening to reports that a child had fallen from a building.
She was taken to a south London hospital by London Ambulance Service, where her condition is described as serious but stable.
Officers are investigating the incident. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm
Ealing takeaway fined for filthy conditions
A takeaway shop in Ealing has re-opened after being fined just over seven hundred pounds for having filthy conditions.
Inspectors found a widespread cockroach infestation in Chick ‘N’ Spice in Hanwell and the premises were closed after inspectors found the infestation of German cockroaches.
Ealing Council food safety officers discovered the insects around a chest freezer.
The takeaway was closed on April the 18th following a customer complaint and re-opened 4 days later. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm
Britain's most popular underdog visits Sandown Park, Esher.
A national treasure will appear at Sandown Park near Esher this afternoon.
Eddie the Eagle Edwards found fame for his appearance at the Calgary Olympics in 1988.
He didn’t ski very well, wore second-hand ski boots but captured admiration for his pluck.
Eddie – now 52 - will open a new ski ramp this afternoon.
And he’s also the topic of a Hollywood film. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm
Missing man in Hammersmith
Police in Hammersmith are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing homeless man.
53 year old David Middleton, was last seen at four o clock on Friday the 20th of March leaving Charing Cross Hospital.
He is described as white - 5ft 8ins tall - slim with short dark hair.
He spends a lot of time in the Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bec and Tooting common area.
He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, brown jacket, cream shirt, trousers and trainers.
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