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Saturday 10 April 2021

An elderly man has suffered a serious arm fracture after being assaulted in Leatherhead.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on Linden Pit Path on Tuesday 6th April at around 10:15am.

The man was involved in a verbal altercation with a passing cyclist and was then thrown to the ground at great force.

The suspect fled the scene on his bicycle towards Ottways Lane, Ashford.

He is described as a white man, around 40 years of age, of a heavy build with grey hair and a short grey beard.

At the time of the assault he was wearing dark clothing, black cycle helmet and grey cycling breeches.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says it's been a big week of learning for him at Stamford Bridge.

He watched his side lose for the first time last weekend - being thrashed 5-2 by Premier League strugglers West Brom.

They then went on to secure an impressive away win in the Champions League at Porto.

Ahead of today's match with Crystal Palace, Tuchel knows he has more to find out about his players.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Firefighters are urging smokers to ensure they discard of their cigarettes carefully after a rooftop blaze in Kensington.

They believe the fire at the mid-terraced house on Ifield Road was caused by a cigarette.

Around half of the external wooden decking on the flat roof of the four-storey building was damaged by fire.

Two people left the property before the Brigade arrived.

No injuries were reported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Crystal Palace host fellow Londoners Chelsea in the Premiere League later today.

Leaders Manchester City are facing a big test in today's first Premier League fixture.

They're 1-nil down at home to Leeds.

Aston Villa travel to Liverpool this afternoon.

Celtic can secure second place in the Scottish Premiership by beating Livingston at Parkhead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Philip Hammond who was the conservative MP for Runnymede and Weybridge until 2019 has paid his respects to the late Prince Philip.

He has described the Duke of Edinburgh as “commitment to public service” and “a source of inspiration to all of us”. 

He tweeted “Those who had the privilege to have met him will miss him greatly and remember him fondly.”

He has sent his condolences to the Queen and all the Royal Family.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

41-round gun salutes have been fired up and down the UK, to mark Prince Philip's death.

They've also been heard in Gibraltar and on board Royal Navy ships.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died yesterday aged 99, encouraged faith leaders to unite.

Lord Singh of Wimbledon is the director of the Network of Sikh Organisations UK.

He says the duke was always very welcoming - and open-minded.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

MPS joins the nation in mourning following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Statement from Commissioner Cressida Dick:

"Today the Metropolitan Police Service and I join the nation in mourning following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

"I send my deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the entire Royal Family, as well as all those affected personally by his death.

"Prince Philip undertook his unique role as Consort to The Queen with a constant strength and loyalty, and a dedication to duty that is an inspiration to us all.

"Among his many contributions to British society was the founding of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award which has helped millions of young people achieve their potential, including many of our cadets.

“Throughout his life, Prince Philip has been a great supporter of the Met, the policing family and the wider emergency services. Many Met colleagues will have worked closely with him during their service across many decades.

"His legacy is a lifetime of public service that commands respect across policing."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

The leader of the Lib Dems says we must pay tribute to Prince Philip, safely.

Kingston and Surbiton’s MP Sir Ed Davey says he would not have wanted to jeopardise our recovery from the Covid pandemic.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Friday 9 April 2021

People in Surrey who have had their dog stolen are being urged to check with Sussex Police after a number were rescued

Officers seized 10 dogs during a search warrant at an undisclosed location in Surrey on March the 16th.

They want potential owners to take a look at the photos on their social media to see if they recognise their pet. 

The dogs, a mix of Lurchers and Spaniels, continue to be cared for at a secure location.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills looks back on the Duke's life:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Foreign leaders have been sending their condolences to the Royal Family after Prince Philip's passing:

Australia's prime minister, Scott Morris, led the tributes saying the Duke of Edinburgh embodied a generation we will never see again.

Jucinda Arden, New Zealand's prime minister, also said this is a profoundly sad time.

US President, Joe Biden, says Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK and the Commonwealth, saying his legacy will live on.

The Danish Monarch has sent personal condolences to Queen Elizabeth, sharing a portrait of Prince Philip on Instagram which shows him wearing the Danish Order of the Elephant.

While Ireland's President Michael Higgins recalls how welcome the Duke of Edinburgh made him feel on the first State Visit by an Irish Head of State to the United Kingdom in 2014.

The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says she was saddened to hear of the Duke's passing.

And German Chancellor Angela Merkel says his straightforwardness and sense of duty will not be forgotten.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau says the Duke always sought out the best in people and challenged them to strive for greater heights.

Russian state leader Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to The Queen wishing her courage and mental fortitude.

The Maldives PresidentI, brahim Mohamed Solih, says Prince Philip was a staunch exemplar of public service.

Turkish President Erdogan says he shares the sorrow of the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.

While George Vella, Malta's President, says the news of the Duke passing came with deep sorrow.

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu says his country stands with the people of the United Kingdom during this difficult time of loss and mourning.

Pakistan's Imran Khan says Britain has lost a wise elder who was imbued with a unique spirit of public service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

A house in Hammersmith has been searched in connection with an investigation into people smuggling

It centres on the alleged supply of small boats to cross-Channel people smugglers.

A 33-year-old woman from Hammersmith was detained last night at a location in Glasgow and released this morning under investigation.

Two other people remain in custody in connection with the ongoing investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

An eyewitness has told how armed police officers 'forcibly stopped' the car of a man suspected of killing a multi-millionaire

The 34 year-old was arrested in Chiswick after he'd been tracked from the Dorset home of hotelier SirRichard Sutton, who was stabbed to death on Wednesday.

A woman who was also injured remains in a critical condition.

It's believed the suspect was known to the victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

An elderly man has been attacked in Ashtead.

The incident occurred at around 10.15am on Tuesday after a verbal altercation with a passing cyclist.

The victim has then been thrown to the ground at great force, causing a compound fracture to the arm.

The suspect has then fled the scene on his bicycle towards Ottways Lane.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 40 years of age, of a heavy build with grey hair and a short grey beard.

At the time of the assault he was wearing dark clothing, black cycle helmet and grey cycling breeches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Flags are flying at half mast across South West London in tribute to Prince Philip

Flags are flying at half mast across South West London.

Wandsworth Town Hall and Tooting Police are among those who have lowered theirs in tribute.

Wandsworth council has also sent a letter of condolence to Buckingham Palace.

The Duke reopened the renovated Battersea Park bandstand in 2004.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

It’s emerged a man suspected of killing one of the UK’s wealthiest hoteliers was tracked 100 miles to Hammersmith

The 34-year-old was arrested after Sir Richard Sutton was attacked alongside a female victim in Dorset on Wednesday night. 

The 83-year-old was declared dead a short time later and the woman, believed to be his wife, was airlifted to hospital. 

According to detectives, the arrested man and the victims were known to each other.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh outside Downing Street

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The Duke of Edinburgh - Prince Philip - has died

Buckingham Palace has made the announcement.

He was 99-years-old.

The Duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years - dedicating his life to serving the nation at the monarch's side.

He officially retired in 2017.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

10 leading British sporting bodies have given their backing to the use of a Covid certification scheme to bring a return of capacity crowds.

Wimbledon, The Premier League and the RFU are among those who've signed a letter to the Prime Minister and other MPs.

The group wants a certification process to "get more fans safely back at grounds as quickly as possible".

Spectators who do go to Wimbledon this year will have their movement around the grounds restricted, as part of infection control.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A diabetic alert dog has been stolen in Feltham.

Chester, the Cocker Spaniel, can sense when his owner has low blood sugar, so he can alert her to seek treatment.

He was taken on the 4th of March near Pevensey Road.

Dog thefts have been rising during lockdown, and people are being urged to be vigilant towards anyone taking an interest in their animals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Jet 2 is suspending all flights and holidays until late June.

The company says it’s over a lack of clarity from the Government about its plans to restart international travel.

We don't know yet which countries will be graded green on the new traffic light system, meaning arrivals won't need to quarantine.

Everyone coming into England will need a PCR coronavirus test, though; there are concerns about the cost of that.

John Holland-Kaye is the boss of Heathrow Airport.

John Holland Kaye

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Three years on, with no arrests, police are renewing appeals for information about a Russian man found dead in New Malden.

68-year-old Nikolai Glushkov was attacked at his home in Clarence Avenue in March 2018.

Since then, detectives have contacted nearly 2,000 witnesses.

They’ve also watched 2,200 of CCTV footage and collected 1,200 exhibits, but haven’t interviewed a single person under caution.

The force is particularly interested in a black Volkswagen van seen in the area.

Commander Richard Smith, head of the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, said:

 “This has been a hugely complex, challenging investigation from the outset. Officers have taken hundreds of statements and collected a large amount of evidential material, but so far no arrests have been made.

“Three years have passed and we are again asking the public, particularly people who live in or visit the New Malden area, to cast their minds back to 12th of March 2018. Did you see a black Volkswagen van in or around Clarence Avenue that day? Did you see anything that in retrospect was unusual or suspicious? Anything you can recall might be crucial to our investigation.”

Since the investigation was launched, detectives have contacted over 1,800 witnesses and taken more than 420 statements.

Officers have also viewed 2,200 hours of CCTV footage, and 1,200 exhibits - including forensic samples, as well as physical items - have been collected as part of the investigation.

Detectives have made no arrests during this investigation, nor has anyone been interviewed under caution."

Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 789 321 quoting Operation Bulblet. 

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Mr Glushkov was a retired financial director who had lived at the address in Clarence Avenue for two years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Mark Bosnich hopes his former club Chelsea stick with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz following their difficult starts at Stamford Bridge

Both German internationals have struggled to make an impact in their first season in England.

Ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Bosnich says they have the quality to become key players - but have to start showing it soon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

No cases of the South African variant of Covid-19 were found among the 11,000 tests carried out in Merton in February and March

Two programmes were launched as a precaution after two individual cases of the variant, with no link to recent travel, were found.

One was in Pollards Hill and the other in the Wimbledon Park area.

The exercise did find positive tests for COVID-19 in general; in Pollards Hill it was 1.5% and in Wimbledon Park it was 0.3%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Thursday 8 April 2021

A murder investigation's underway after one of Britain's richest men was stabbed to death in Dorset

 83-year-old hotelier Sir Richard Sutton was attacked at his home in Higher Langham, near Gillingham, last night.

A woman, who was also stabbed, remains critically ill.

A 34 year-old man - who knew the victims - has been arrested in the Hammersmith area of London.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

The Post Office in Kingston is to move to the Bentall Centre

The current branch on Eden Street will close on Saturday, as the area is to be redeveloped and its lease has expired.

The new branch will be operated by the same person

During the transfer, alternative branches include:

Richmond Road Post Office, 109 Richmond Road, Kingston, KT2 5BX

Hawks Road Post Office, 46 Hawks Road, Kingston, KT1 3EG

Surbiton Post Office 2-3 Victoria Road, Surbiton, KT6 4JU

The relocated Kingston Upon Thames branch will have the same operator.

There will be five Post Office serving positions at the relocated branch; three full-screened, and one open plan in a dedicated area of the store, plus a Post Office counter alongside the retail counter.

A Post Office spokesman said:

"Our priority is to safeguard Post Office services to the local community in the longer term and the relocation of Kingston Upon Thames Post Office will enable us to maintain a Post Office service to our customers in the local community. We will soon be seeking feedback on the planned move in terms of access into and within the building."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

A nine-storey tower block near Kew Gardens has been approved by the housing secretary

There have been concerns that it would harm the setting of the World Heritage site, which the planning inspector agreed with.

However, he says the impact would be outweighed by improvements to the high street and the delivery of affordable homes.

Robert Jenrick agreed with this analysis and has given permission for the 193 home development.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Repairs to a burst watermain in Sutton will continue for another few days

The main in Stonecott Hill ruptured over the bank holiday.

Transport for London is responsible for the road, with Sutton and East Surrey water fixing the leak last night.

However, road resurfacing works are expected to continue into the weekend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

The mother of a 19-year-old killed after a night out in Kingston has spoken about his death

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

It’s believed that an electric bicycle battery exploding caused a fire at a hotel in Teddington

The brigade were called on Saturday to Station Road, where around 40 people had left the building before crews arrived.

The occupant of the room heard a “loud bang”, and saw a fire at the end of the bed where the battery was charging.

People are being reminded to unplug batteries once charged, and not to cover them with anything.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes his old club can go all the way and win the Champions League this season

Last night's 2-nil victory over Porto puts them in a strong position ahead of the second leg of their quarter-final next week.

Bosnich says new boss Thomas Tuchel's tactics could see Chelsea claim Europe's top prize for a second time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

St George’s Hospital in Tooting has been revealing how some of the money gifted to it by Captain Sir Tom Moore is being spent

The 100-year-old who died in February, raised over £30 million for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden.

One of the projects funded at St George’s is the Wellbeing Garden.

The area outside the Atkinson Morley Wing is a place for staff to sit and relax between shifts filled with walkways and plants.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

A foreign correspondent at The Times was killed by a drunk motorcyclist on Battersea Bridge, a court has heard

34-year-old Melissa van der Klugt was killed in the crash in 2019, as well as the driver, 40-year-old Christopher Perry.

Ms van der Klugt’s parents will argue that it was an unlawful killing, when the full inquest begins.

The Assistant Coroner will look at the “effect the condition of the person driving was in before, anything that happened in the journey, and what happened immediately after”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

It's claimed more than a third of teachers in the UK don't see themselves in the profession in five years' time

A poll by the National Education Union's found more than half say their work-life balance has worsened during the pandemic.

The government says it's invested millions in mental health charities to support teachers.

Alex Richardson, a teacher in South Croydon, says he's under much more pressure since the outbreak began.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

A mum from Earlsfield has launched a line of baby blankets hand-stitched by mothers in Bangladesh

Khushi Kantha are made using the Bengali tradition of repurposing old cotton saris to create soft, multi-layered blankets.

It translates as “happy blanket”.

Each blanket bought supports the mother who made it to help her provide for her children.

Laura Rana says the project took on a whole new meaning once she became a mum herself.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

A children’s charity in Tadworth is urging people to lobby the Department for Education on behalf of disabled youngsters

The Disabled Children’s Partnership is a coalition of over 80 charities including the Children’s Trust.  

Its research has revealed that over 60% of disabled children have been severely socially isolated over the last year.

The charities want a recovery plan that provides support for burnt out families suffering from poor mental health.

They say the plan also needs to make up for the absence of therapies which has impacted on their physical development.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Wednesday 7 April 2021

A drug dealer has now been jailed, after failing to appear at Isleworth Crown Court for his first trial.

22-year-old Khalid Aden was first arrested in 2019, when he seemingly dumped cash and drugs on the ground while fleeing police in Hillingdon.

A search of his home address found over £3,000 worth of drugs.

Hounslow Police tracked him down after he went missing for the first trial date, he’s now been sentenced to 56 months behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Heathrow is reportedly putting up their car parking charges for employees by nearly £1000 a year.

The airport has also suspended the public transport free travel zones in the area.

The GMB Union says their members are “in uproar” and they’re “penalising low paid workers”.

Heathrow says that staff parking has fixed costs which are largely outside of their control, such as business rent and rates.

It adds that demand for passes was low last year, resulting in a £7m shortfall that was factored into this year’s prices.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

TV’s Dec Donnelly and his family have reportedly been targeted by burglars at their house in Chiswick.

A source told The Sun that they tried to force open the iron gates  in the early hours, but failed and fled before police arrived.

Forensic investigators were seen in the area , and plain clothes officers inspected the CCTV and knocked on neighbours’ doors.

There have been no arrests, and a spokesman for Donnelly declined to comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police are investigating incidents of trees being cut down in Weybridge and Walton.

There have been around 20 reports over the last few weeks, with Elmbridge Borough Council also launching a probe. 

Officers are calling the incidents “mindless damage” and dangerous because of the risk posed to motorists by obstructing roads. 

The council has issued a statement;

“On 28 March it was reported that a number of trees were cut down by chain saw around the Cowey Sale area of Walton-on-Thames.

“Since that time, Surrey Police and Elmbridge Borough Council have identified at least 20 other instances of trees being cut down in Walton and Weybridge. This is concerning to both Surrey Police, Elmbridge Borough Council and residents.

“Surrey Police have issued appeals for information and would like to thank residents for passing on information and sharing these posts. We would like to reassure the local community that we are following up all relevant information and the investigation remains ongoing. Patrols will also be carried out in the areas which have been targeted.

“Elmbridge Borough Commander Inspector Bert Dean said: “I do not underestimate the impact this mindless damage has on the local community as well as the risk it has posed to motorists by obstructing roads. We are looking at every opportunity to identify who is responsible for this and will continue to work closely with Elmbridge Borough Council to tackle this issue. If you have any information which could help, and you have not already got in touch, please contact us. ” 

“You can report any information to us If you have any information which could help, including CCTV footage, please contact us quoting incident reference number PR/ 45210028887."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

It’s believed that an unattended candle caused a flat fire in Chiswick that left two people hospitalised.

Crews were called just after 5.30am on Monday to Bridgman Road, where an end of terrace house was damaged by fire.

The brigade says that it’s a “timely reminder” to have working smoke alarms, as the residents were asleep at the time of the fire.

You should never leave a candle unattended, and keep them away from curtains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The ancient Japanese pastime of forest bathing is coming to Kew Gardens.

The relaxation process simply means being calm and quiet amongst the trees.

It’s one of a number of wellbeing events coming to the historic gardens in the wake of Covid-19. 

There will also be yoga in the Victorian Glasshouse, Pilates in the Nash Conservatory and Tai Chi in the Mediterranean Garden.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are appealing for further information after a fatality during a fight between three men in Croydon on Tuesday the 30th March.

 23 -year-old Reece Young was stabbed in Alpha Road. Officers and paramedics attended but Reece was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men aged 32 and 33 years left the scene and presented themselves at a hospital with stab wounds where they were arrested.

One suspect was discharged and taken into custody whilst the other assaulted police officers and staff and forced his way out of hospital.

He was returned to custody after being found the next day.

Both men have since been bailed to return on a date in late April 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Six men, including one from Mitcham, have appeared in court charged in relation to the seizure of 450kg of MDMA.

The drug was hidden in an excavator that was shipped to Australia in March last year.

The men were all charged with conspiring to export Class A drugs after officers at the Port of Brisbane made the discovery. 

The excavator had been lined with lead to mask 226 packages of MDMA concealed inside.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A 12-year-old has been taken to hospital following a collision with a cyclist in Richmond Park.

Police were called to Roehampton Gate just before 3pm.

Both the cyclist and child have been taken to hospital where their injuries are not thought to be life threatening or changing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A waterfront estate worth over £18 million has gone on the market in Teddington.

A waterfront estate worth over £18 million has gone on the market in Teddington. 

The 21-bedroom house was owned by Sir Donald Gosling who was chairman of NCP car parks.

Sir Donald was also a British Vice-Admiral, a benefactor to naval charities and a close friend of the Royal Family.

The Leander estate comprises four separate riverside homes with an additional staff cottage and three acres of grounds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The man behind the failed Parsons Green tube attack has refused to attend court after being charged with assaulting a prison officer.

Ahmed Hassan is accused, alongside the Manchester Arena bomber’s brother Hashem Abedi, of assaulting the man at Belmarsh Prison.

He suffered a cut to the head, bruising and hearing problems during the attack in May last year.

Abedi and Ahmed refused to attend the videolink room for the case and  hearings have been relisted for tomorrow. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man’s been assaulted and had his electric scooter stolen in New Malden

The theft happened in Green Lane Rec last Tuesday at around 4pm.

It’s one of a cluster of crimes that have been reported to police in a part of New Malden over the last few weeks.

Several vehicles have also been stolen, including a Ford Fiesta from Park View and a Mercedes E-Class from Kingston Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Business owners in Richmond are being encouraged to sign up for twice weekly Covid testing.

Companies with more than 10 employees are eligible to order the new workplace test kits.

The programme uses Lateral Flow devices that can detect the virus in 30 minutes.

Anyone testing positive will be asked to self-isolate and apply for a further PCR test.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A third coronavirus vaccine is being rolled out in the UK today

An unpaid carer from Carmarthen in Wales has become the first person to receive the Moderna vaccine this morning.

The government's bought 17m, that's enough for 8.5m people.

The small business minister and Sutton MP Paul Scully has revealed it'll be rolled out in England sooner than expected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

It appears that Chelsea tractors really are prevalent in Chelsea

A report's calling for new rules on ads for SUVs, after finding three quarters of those sold in the UK last year were registered to urban addresses.

The London borough of Kensington and Chelsea's been named the Range Rover capital, the cars account for one in ten new purchases there.

They’re also popular in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The New Weather Institute think tank says misleading advertising is persuading families they need bigger, more polluting vehicles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A man has died at South Wimbledon station

Emergency crews were called on Monday at around midday, following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The air ambulance was dispatched in order to help with the effort.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

British Transport Police has stepped up patrols at Clapham Junction

Officers have been targeting so called County Lines criminals on the railway network between London and Hampshire.

The operations has generated nine arrests, a series of investigations for low level offences and four people were “safeguarded.”

They’ve been looking for signs of activity as part of Operation Tremmor, as Sergeant Dan Millar explains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Blood plasma can be donated in England for use in medicines again, for the first time in more than 20 years

14 centres are opening today, after the practice was banned in 1998 as a precautionary safety measure.

There's been a reliance on imports from other countries since then, mainly the US, but the world's now facing a supply shortage.

It can be donated at centres including Croydon and Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Brentford have condemned racist abuse aimed at their striker Ivan Toney following their goalless Championship draw with Birmingham

Toney highlighted a message sent to him on Instagram which included the word "monkey".

The west London club says they "stand with Ivan, and all those who continue to suffer abuse online."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Tuesday 6 April 2021

West Ham are now a point clear of London rivals Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot, with eight games to go.

They’re up to fourth in the Premier League thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win over Wolves.

Manager David Moyes says his side will give it a "real go" to qualify for Europe's top club competition - even if that wouldn't have seemed possible this time last season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Kingston Council has delayed the introduction of a £15 charge for new of replacement bins.

It was postponed due to concerns over the quality of the new containers.

The charge was meant to be introduced on the 1st April as part of the council’s bid to help businesses recover from the pandemic.

It doesn’t feel it is appropriate to introduce the new charge until the issue can be resolved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 pm  

Construction has started on an 11-acre site in Tolworth which has been vacant for almost 20 years.

The King George’s Gate development will provide homes, a bus stand, cycle hub and a café restaurant centered around a public square.

The first 211 homes in phase one will be affordable homes for shared ownership.

The wider development will comprise one, two and three bedroomed apartments and duplexes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Surrey police have recovered a stolen car.

Officers stopped a vehicle in Bagshot as part of their nighttime patrols.

It turns out the vehicle had been stolen from Camberley a short time before.

The driver was already disqualified, he also had a knife in his pocket and a set of false plates ready to stick on the car.

He was arrested at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

A man has been jailed at Isleworth Crown Court for 3 years

48 year old Hussein Shah was charged with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

On the 23rd of February, officers spotted him involved in a drug deal and when stopped he attempted to discard the class A drugs.

A search revealed 32 individual wraps of heroin and 2 individual wraps of crack cocaine with a total street value of nearly £700. 

Hussein pleaded guilty to all charges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm  

A man has been arrested for dangerous driving in Egham

The driver of a Jaguar smashed into the kerb at speed on Great South West Road, causing significant damage to all four alloys.

The driver had taken the vehicle without permission, was uninsured and only has a provisional licence.

He also refused to provide a breath sample.

A Labrador that was in the back of the vehicle at the time has been safely returned its owner.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

A second man has been charged with the murder of 21-year-old Renato Geci in Hounslow.

37 year old Jason Sebran was arrested on Friday and appeared at Court on Saturday charged with murder and wounding with intent and burglary.

On the 22nd March police were called at around 03:20am to Granville Avenue where they found Renato suffering stab wounds.

He sadly died an hour later.

Sebran was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Royal parks are reminding visitors to Bushy and Richmond Parks not to feed the deer.

Feeding wild deer is unnecessary and dangerous as there’s plenty of natural foods better suited to their nutritional needs.

They’re asking that you show the deer respect by leaving them alone and keeping a minimum of 50 metres away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says they'll keep fighting for a place in Europe until the end of the season.

A 1-all draw with Crystal Palace leaves the Merseysiders five points adrift of the Champions League spots.

But they do have a game in hand on fourth placed West Ham in the Premier League.

Speaking last night, Ancelotti made it clear he wants to make the most of that fixture.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A number of coronavirus testing sites offering rapid tests have opened across Kingston for people without symptoms.

They are available to people who leave home to work, families, childcare bubbles and staff of primary and secondary school pupils.

These tests give results in 30 minutes without the need for laboratory processing.

They are available at sites including Kingston university, Pearl Chemist in Tolworth an PSM in Surbiton, among others.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is pleased with the desire Michy Batshuayi has shown to force his way back into the team.

The striker came on to score the equaliser in last night's 1-all Premier League draw at Everton.

Batshuayi told journalists it was a relief to be with Belgium last week having not played for Palace since February.

Hodgson tells us, he wasn't surprised by the comments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Police are looking for witnesses after a deceased cat was found in Addlestone.

They would like to speak to anyone with private CCTV or video doorbell footage between last Monday and Friday on New Haw Road.

The cat was found on the driveway of a property between the White Hart roundabout and Eaves Close on Friday.

The animal was taken to a vet and injuries deemed as suspicious.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A man has been arrested in Kington for a bladed article and for fraud.

The man was stopped whilst displaying someone else's disabled badge.

He was searched for articles connected to the fraud but officers found a lock knife in the vehicle.

He was arrested for points, the knife and for fraud.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Surrey Police are reminding dog owners heading to the countryside to keep their pets under control as lambing season approaches.

At this time of year there are increased reports of livestock worrying.

This happens when a dog worries or attacks farm animals such as sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, goats and horses.

Sheep are particularly sensitive to this and often die from the shock as a result of being worried or chased.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 5 April 2021

Surrey Road cops have arrested someone for drink driving.

Officers caught the driver weaving in and out of lanes at speed on the M25.

They stopped him and when they opened the car door they found a hand axe in the door pocket.

The driver was detained and then arrested after providing a positive breath alcohol reading over twice the limit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police have recovered a knife from Richmond Riverside.

Yesterday, officers were called to a large gathering of youths breaching COVID regulations and displaying anti-social behaviour.

Upon arrival the youths threw fireworks and then they all dispursed.

A knife was found discarded and a Section 35 dispersal order was put in place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Fulham boss Scott Parker thinks his team need to learn how to win dirty after they were beaten 3-1 by Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The west London club had been leading 1-nil in the match - and a victory would have lifted them out of the relegation zone.

Parker tells Sky Sports News, they showed poor game management.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A couple from Chessington have donated over 700 Easter eggs this weekend.

Claire Chapman and Tony Osborne collected the eggs from friends, family and businesses that donated to the cause.

They delivered them to Kingston Hospital and Care homes across Chessington which took them three days.

Tony explains how they managed to keep everything Covid safe and how the staff reacted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A litter picking group from Tadworth has received a new consignment of equipment.

It’s come from Raven Housing Trust which provides social housing and manages over 7,000 homes across Surrey and Sussex.

Clean up Tadworth has now expanded its litter picking to the Preston Estate area which is a particular rubbish “hot spot."

Armed with their new litter pickers, hi-vis vests, gloves and bag hooks, the group is looking for volunteers to join.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A so called “county lines controller” from Croydon has been jailed for four years.

26 year old Lashah Scott was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs this week.

He was arrested in October after investigative work by Surrey and the Met Police’s specialist county lines team.

County lines involves urban drug dealers expanding their activities into smaller towns and rural areas, primarily to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A couple from Chessington have been delivering Easter eggs this weekend.

Tony Osborne and Claire Chapman collected more than 700 chocolate eggs after setting up a Facebook campaign calling for donations.

They delivered them to staff and children at Kingston Hospital and to several care homes across Chessington.

Tony told us what inspired them to do this.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

The man known as the “Rowing Marine” has visited a Pilates studio in Teddington to try out a unique piece of equipment.

Lee Spencer lost part of his right leg helping a motorist in 2014 and is planning to do the 3 Peaks Challenge this month for charity.  

John Kennett, who developed the HiFIm to maintain bone density for astronauts in space, thinks it will be a useful rehab tool for veterans.

Lee had this to say after his workout.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

A campaign to raise awareness of road safety has been launched today.

According to Surrey Police 606 serious road traffic collisions occurred last year, in Surrey, which resulted in either a fatality or serious injury.

The focus of the campaign, named #2WheelOperation, will be on enforcing road traffic regulations.

It will run from today until April 18th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

A church in Balham was shut down after breaching national lockdown restrictions on Good Friday.

Met police said some worshipers at the Christ the King Catholic church were not wearing masks or social distancing.

The police are liaising with church authorities about the incident.

Communal worship is permitted currently, as long as guidelines are followed. 

No penalty notices were issued.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Sunday 4 April 2021

A couple in Chessington have collected more than 700 Easter eggs after setting up a Facebook campaign calling for donations.

Tony and Claire delivered the chocolate eggs to staff at the ICU unit and Sunrise ward at Kingston hospital as well as to a number of care homes in Chessington.  

Tony, who contracted Covid-19 in March last year, wished to thank NHS staff for their hard work during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

£10,000 has been donated to Kingston Hospital’s Charity by the borough’s Korean community.

The cheque presented to staff this week is in addition to £22,000 donated last year.

In total, the Korean communities, including the London Full Gospel Church, have contributed over £62,000 since the pandemic started.

The money, which is a “thank you”, will help support staff and those affected by Covid-19 at the hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport in connection with alleged burglaries after being extradited from Italy.

 23 year old Jugolav Jovanovic was arrested on Good Friday. 

Jovanvic who is originally from Milan has been charged with conspiracy to commit a number of offences including burglary and money laundering.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Pupils at Ewell Castle school have donated more than 200 Easter eggs to the Children’s Trust.

Based in Tadworth, it’s the UK’s leading charity for young people with a brain injury.

40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness every year. 

Pupils have been collecting Easter eggs to donate to the charity for the last few weeks, in the end, they managed to 250. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Easter Sunday is looking very different once again this year.

Small choirs are allowed to perform in churches across England today as buildings are starting to open for public worship, although most services being held virtually.

Nathan Larkin is the Youth Minister at Christ Church New Malden.

He has this special Easter message for anyone feeling isolated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

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