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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Amy Winehouse was ''beyond help''

Sources say paramedics could do nothing when they arrived at the singer's house in North Camden, at 3.54pm.

They say the singer was "beyond help"

The house is currently cordoned off as it is being treated as a crime scene. A large group of people have gathered on the street outside to pay their respects.

Amy was born in the Southgate area of north London to a Jewish family who were the source of her interest for jazz.

She was the youngest child of taxi driver Mitch Winehouse, and Janis Winehouse, a pharmacist.

She had an older brother, Alex.

Her inspiration came from her father after he constantly sang around the house, often Frank Sinatra songs. Amy also took to a constant habit of singing to the point that teachers found it difficult keeping her quiet in class.

She attended the prestigious Sylvia Young theatre school. Sylivia has this evening paid tribute to the star.

Amy Winehouse was last seen on stage a month ago during a sometimes shambolic performance in Belgrade.

The show was recorded by one disgruntled fan on a mobile phone:

Showbiz correspondent Lucy Cotter says fans weren't impressed with her last-ever public performance which was in Belgrade.

One fan filmed the event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm  

Amy Winehouse: dead at 27

Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat in north London.

Police found her body, when they were called to the building, believed to be her home, in Camden Town, shortly before 4pm.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her death is being treated as unexplained.

The Back To Black artist cancelled all tour dates and engagements last month after a series of erratic public appearances.

That album won her 5 Grammy Awards.

She had been troubled by drink and drugs problems throughout her career.

Gordon Smart from The Sun says it's really sad news;

Showbiz commentator, Martel Maxwell, says it's tragic news;

Amy's father Mitch was in New York when he was told of the news earlier, he is flying back tonight.

Her family has spoken in the past of how they felt Amy was introduced to drugs by her former husband Blake Fielder Civil and had never touched narcotics before they met. He served time in prison leaving the singer with a number of legal troubles.

Presenters Myleene Klass, Philip Schofield and Fearne Cotton are amongst those paying tribute on Twitter.

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife Sarah has described today's events as tragic.

The singer embarked on a tour of Serbia only last month, but received bad reviews and was booed off stage after she appeared intoxicated. Her managers have received criticism for allowing her to tour.

Island Records is also said to have been unimpressed with her recent 'comeback' work and had no plans to release any of the new material.

The troubled singer made her last public appearance on Wednesday night when she joined her god daughter Dionne Bromfield on stage at The Roundhouse in Camden.

The singer danced with Bromfield and encouraged the audience to buy her album in the impromptu appearance before leaving the stage.

An Inspector is due to make a statement from the scene within the next ten minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

FIFA bribery inquiry update
Mohamed bin Hammam's been handed a lifetime ban from all forms of football.

FIFA's ethics committee has returned a guilty verdict after a two-day hearing into corruption allegations.

The 62-year-old Qatari had been accused of trying to buy votes in the recent FIFA presidential election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

Friday, 22 July 2011

Vandals put childrens lives at risk in Sutton
Vandals have targeted a park in Sutton and put children's lives at risk.

A play area in Dale Park, Carshalton, was vandalised earlier this month when a section of safety surface was removed from under a slide.

As well as causing disruption to families it cost 1-thousand 800 pounds to repair.

A second theft took place in Beddington Park during the same period when 28 goalposts were stolen.

Police have recovered eight of the posts from a local scrapyard and they continue to appeal for information about any of the thefts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Man faces life behind bars after the murder of a man in Addlestone
A man's been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 15 years after pleading guilty to the murder of John Gerrard Dowling in Addlestone.

The 56 year old's body was discovered in February at his home in Brighton Road when a neighbour noticed the front door of the property was open.

A post mortem examination showed the 56-year-old had sustained multiple injuries.

22 year old Shane Walker from Addlestone, pleaded guilty to murdering him at a hearing at Guildford Crown Court.

Police say it was a brutal attack for which Walker had never revealed a motive or shown any remorse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Men charged in connection with Battersea Stabbing
Two men have been charged in connection with a stabbing in Battersea.

18 year olds Jermaine Sawyers and Omar Harrison have been accused of the murder of 20 year old Mahad Mohammed.

They’re to appear at Croydon Magistrates court later today
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

4,000 residents in Byfleet left without telephones or broadband
A high number of people in Byfleet will be suffering with little or no telephone or broadband connections this morning.

Its after thieves stole copper cabling in the area in the early hours.

Its been reported that nearly 4 thousand lines have been cut through.

Engineers are currently on the scene working to get things back on track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Telephone scam hits Kingston
A telephone scam, which has been heard of mostly around Sutton, has made its way to Kingston.

Householders are getting bogus phone calls and told they’re entitled to a rebate on their council tax.

The caller then requests bank details so that a refund can be made – but of course this isn’t true.

Kingston council is urging residents not to give sensitive information over the phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

2 fires tackled in South West London
Firefighters have tackled two house fires in South West London.

They were called to a blaze at a split level maisonette on Maysoule Road in Battersea in the early hours of this morning.

Around half of the property was damaged and two people were rescued.

Crews also dealt with a a fire in a two storey house with a loft conversion on Palewell Park in Easy Sheen yesterday.

Most of the conversion and part of the roof was damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Robbery in Burgh Heath
Police say they shut a road in Burgh Heath this afternoon as part of a robbery investigation.

Reigate Road had to be closed while enquiries were carried out in the Yew Tree Road area.

Police have confirmed there was a robbery at a property in Epsom Lane this morning but haven't yet released any other details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

M25 closes
The M25 was brought to a standstill earlier.

The whole motorway closed at Junction 14 – the Heathrow turnoff – after a motorcyclist collided with three cars.

The air ambulance has left the scene but closures remain in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

A sign in Raynes Park is causing a stir

A "keep off the grass" sign in Raynes Park is causing a stir among some local residents.

It's located on Elm Road on a patch of turf no bigger than two foot by three foot.

Despite being an amusement to some passers-by,the council has defended its decision to keep it on the tiny plot.

A council spokesperson says it's there to deter motorists from rogue parking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Two conned by bogus police officers in Sutton
Bogus police officers have been conning elderly residents in Sutton tricking them out of money.

Two men dressed in police uniforms targeted a 72 year-old woman at her home, saying they had to check her pension money for false notes.

When she told them her husband dealt with the finances, but was in hospital, they told heran officer was at his bedside.

The two then searched the property and made off with over 600 hundred pounds.

The second victim was an 81-year-old from Carshalton, again the pair said they were checking for false notes.

Police are now investigating and warning people to be careful.

The suspects are white, aged around 40, both with moustaches and around 5ft 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Warning issued to shops and garages in Surrey
Police in Surrey are urging shopkeepers and petrol station employees to be on their guard.

It follows two cases where staff have fallen prey to an elaborate scam and been taken advantage of after agreeing to change large amounts of money.

One happened at the Shell petrol station in Send, then at another in Guildford.

The suspect asks the cashier to change £200 worth of £20 notes into £10 notes, confusing the cashier and then making off with £200 leaving only £100 with the cashier.

The suspect's an Asian man, aged 30-35, with black hair and wearing a black and white striped shirt.

Police believe he maybe working with another man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Possible Olympic blow for Tim Brabants
Olympic canoeing champion Tim Brabants has suffered a major blow in his bid to defend his title at next year's games in London.

The 34-year-old has been ousted from the Great Britain team for next month's World Championships in Hungary after being beaten in a race off.

Brabants from Walton was forced into the decider after a run of poor form and illness.

The result means Paul Wycherley is more likely to compete for GB in London in the K1 1000 metre event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Linford Christie guilty of careless driving
Former Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie has been cleared of dangerous driving but found guilty of careless driving.

The 100-metres gold medallist, from Twickenham crashed head-on into a taxi while driving the wrong way down a major road.

He's been disqualified for 15 months and fined 5-thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Man found guilty of rape at Isleworth Crown Court
A man arrested in Sutton has been found guilty of three counts of rape and three counts of robbery.

Isleworth Crown court heard how 31 year old Christopher Shepherd preyed on escorts around Chelsea and Westminster.

He used the false name of “Phillip” to make appointments with escort agencies and hold women at knifepoint.

He will be sentenced in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

Youngsters get their say

Three members of the group attended a ceremony in central London back in May, but Mayor Cllr Gerry Jerome invited the entire group to his parlour on 19 July to personally thank and congratulate them.

The young advisors meet on a regular basis and speak out on issues affecting young people in the borough, including how council services are designed.

Since the group formed last year, they have taken part in a series of high profile events including stunts to encourage young people to vote and fill in their census form.

They have also met with politicians and sports stars, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Care Minister Paul Burstow and Olympic triple jumper Jonathan Edwards.

The Diana Award, named after the late Princess of Wales, is given to young people who have worked in groups to perform outstanding contributions to the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Investigation is launched following fire in Wandsworth
An investigation has been launched after a fire spread in a three-storey maisonette in Wandsworth.

The blaze started yesterday morning on Cicada Road.

Around 20 firemen from across Tooting, Fulham and Clapham tackled the flames.

There were no reports of any injuries
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

3 men charged in connection with cash-in transit robberies
Three men have been charged in connection with cash-in-transit
robberies in West London and Surrey.

George French, Anthony Durham and Stephen Phillips have all been charged with conspiracy to rob.

They've been remanded in custody and will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Chiswick firefighter shot dead on holiday
A fire-fighter from Chiswick has been shot dead whilst on holiday in Venezuela.

28 year old Tom Ossel tackled 5 robbers who burst into his room at a back packers hostel.

The group fire 5 shots and stabbed Tom’s brother, Jack as they fled.

Police investigations are underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Police make new appeals after fatal crash in Chessington
Police are renewing appeals for witnesses and information following a fatal collision in Chessington.

The crash happened on Monday morning in the Leatherhead Road.

A motorcycle was in collision with a traffic island and petrol tanker.

Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction, away from the M25 towards Kingston.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 39 years old and from Guildford.

Police say they believe they know his identity but are awaiting formal identification.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Crackhouse near Woking is shut down
A crack house has been shut down on the outskirts of Woking.

Magistrates have ordered the property in Graylands in Horsell be sealed up for 3 months.

The move follows complaints from neighbours about drug use, noise and fighting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Police quiz man about attacks in Leatherhead
Police are still questioning a man on suspicion of two attacks on women in Leatherhead.

One woman was grabbed in the early hours of yesterday morning near Downsend School, but released when a silver Jeep startled her attacker.

On Sunday a 20 year old victim was approached from behind and pulled into an alley near Bridge Street.

A 28 year old man is currently being held in police custody.

Police are warning people to be vigilant with their personal security.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Teenager appears in court of Fulham murder
A fourth teenager has appeared in court accused of the murder of a man in Fulham.

30 year old Krzysztof Rusek was stabbed in Lillie Road last month.

Three other teenagers have been charged with murder.

All have been remanded in custody and will re-appear in court later in the month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Man from South London arrested for suspected cyber attacks
A 20 year old man from South London is among more than 20 being questioned by police over a number of cyber attacks.

Officers from Britain, the US and the Netherlands are investigating alleged computer hacking.

Investigations began in December after online payment website Paypal reported a breach of security.

At the time, hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Surrey's minerals plan gets the green light
Surrey County Council has approved the county’s new minerals plan.

It's after an independent government inspector concluded it was ‘sound’.

Two smaller sites will be removed from the plan.

These are land north of Thorpe and the extension to Oxted sandpit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Richmond's electoral boundaries to go under the spot light
The constituency of Richmond Park could be lost if plans to change electoral boundaries go ahead.

The aim of the proposals is to save money by merging existing constituencies.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has started a 12 week consultation to see how people would feel about changing.

Under the plans people living in Richmond Park may become part of Merton as Kingston is already over subscribed.

Richmond Park constituency was only created in 1997 from the old Richmond & Barnes constituency.

It was a Lib Demstrong hold until it was sensationally taken from them by the Tories and Zac Goldsmith, at the last election.

For more information on the changes go to the LGBC website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Chessington Police Appeal
Police are renewing appeals for witnesses and information following a fatal collision in Chessington.

The crash happened Monday morning in Leatherhead Road.

A motorcycle was in collision with a traffic island and petrol tanker.

Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction, away from the M25 towards Kingston.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 39 years old and from Guildford.

Police say they believe they know his identity but are awaiting formal identification.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Greene King agree deal for Capital pub company
The Chiswick-based Fullers brewery has been trumped in a bid for the Capital Pub Company.

Greene King made a cash offer of 70 million pounds for Capital which has been agreed.

The new business will have 250 pubs across Greater London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Police make new appeals in Kingston
Detectives are re-iterating appeals for three people, who may hold
vital information to a rape inquiry in Kingston to contact police.

The attack happened in a car park behind a residential premises in Albert
Rd on Sunday July third.

The victim, who was wearing a distinctive bright pink skirt, was on her
way home when she was attacked.

The suspect's a white man, approximately 6ft tall, with a foreign accent.

After the offence took place it is known that the victim, who was in a
visibly distressed state, spoke to a man with a skateboard in Church

The victim then walked into Cambridge Road and flagged down a vehicle,
and spoke to the woman driver.

She then got a black cab from Cambridge Road, near a parade of shops at
Hawks Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Police officer removed from the Milly Dowler case
Surrey police has confirmed that an officer working on the Milly Dowler murder investigation was removed from the case after passing on information.

The unnamed detective constable was taken off the investigation after the inappropriate disclosure of information to a retired police officer.

The force has denied the information was the 13 year old's mobile phone number – but won't reveal what the information was saying its confidential.

A police spokeswoman says the officer received 'words of advice' and was removed permanently from the inquiry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Deputy Mayor speaks of shock
It’s emerged the deputy Mayor of Windsor was one of the first on the scene of the discovery of a body in Feltham.

Police fear the corpse may have been on the Feltham Hill farmland for several months.

Owner of the 100 acre site Colin Rayner says he was alerted to the grim find last Friday by a worker in a combine harvester.

He says at first he thought it was a rolled up mattress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Bad egg alert in Sutton
Health experts have issued an alert about Spanish eggs after discovering a link with salmonella.

The Food Standards Agency has issued the warning after an increase in cases of food poisoning linked to people eating eggs from Spain.

Most cases have been found in the north of England but officials say the eggs have been found being used by cafes in Sutton and on sale in local shops.

The eggs linked with the illness are stamped 3ES4504734A. Caterers buying boxes of eggs should look out for the code 3ES450470000034A on the packaging.

Cllr Simon Wales, Sutton Council’s Executive Member for Communities, Transport and Voluntary Sector, said: “Caterers and the public are advised to check the code on eggs that they are buying. Salmonella can cause serious illness and I’d advise people to take a safety first attitude.”

Anyone using these eggs should ensure that they are thoroughly cooked. You must also wash your hands thoroughly after touching eggs and disinfect any surface that was touched by the egg. Alternatively, you can return the eggs to your supplier.

Salmonella bacteria are killed by thorough cooking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

New police custody suite in Surrey
Police in Surrey have been granted permission to build a new custody suite in the East of the County.

Planning permission was approved yesterday overturning a previous rejection by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council last year.

The current 12-cell custody suite at Reigate Police Station is outdated and inadequate.

A new suite will be based in Salfords an industrial unit in a non-residential area.

Surrey Police has four custody suites, located in Staines, Woking, Guildford and Reigate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Graffitti vandal jailed
One of Britain's most notorious graffiti vandals has been jailed for 27 months.

24 year old Daniel Halpin was arrested after his tags,were identified in London, Glasgow and Bristol.

He sprayed graffiti on buses in Brixton, and rail property in Southfields as well as in Scotland.

He was charged with causing more than £200,000 damage and convicted of seven charges of criminal damage.

Sentencing him the Judge said: "There is nothing artistic about what you do."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Hit and run in West Molesey
Police are appealing for information to help trace a vehicle involved in a hit and run collision in West Molesey.

The victim, a 17-year-old girl was walking down the Walton road with two friends when the vehicle used by the suspects drove past.

Following a brief verbal exchange it turned around and drove at the victim and her two friends as they were crossing the road.

It ran over the victim’s right foot before driving down Walton Road towards East Molesey at high speed.

The vehicle used by the suspects is a silver Vauxhall Corsa with three occupants who were all aged in their late teens or early twenties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Protest march in Hounslow
A march to save a disability centre in Hounslow will take place on Tuesday the 19th of July.

Hounslow Council’s has decided to close the Acorn Centre in New Heston Road.

It’s led residents to protest against the planned changes which will affect some of the area’s elderly and mental health services.

Sue Clarke, whose son attends the Acorn Centre for disabilities, says its closure will dramatically affect her sons’ quality of life.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Sutton's residents urged to complain about helicopter noise
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is encouraging local residents to come forward and voice their complaints about the heavy helicopter traffic over Sutton.

The Department for Transport currently has a consultation on the future foundations behind a greener aviation policy.

Mr Brake said it is a great opportunity for residents to raise their concerns about the high levels of helicopter noise over Carshalton and Wallington.

In 2009 the MP called on London Mayor Boris Johnson to tackle the noise over the skies of Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am  

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sutton Council brands dog's owners irresponsible

The owners of an abandoned dog which was left tied to a lamppost with a note round its neck have been branded “irresponsible and selfish”.

The female black and white Staffordshire bull terrier was found by a member of the public dumped on the Roundshaw Estate in Wallington.

The note round its neck revealed the dog is called “Duchess”, is aged three or four and had been abandoned because her owner has a small child.

If you have any information about Duchess – or could offer her a new home – please contact Sutton Council on 020 8770 5070.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Lampard not worried about lack of new signings
Frank Lampard insists he's not concerned about the lack of transfers at Chelsea this summer.

The Blues are yet to spend big - despite many of their rivals strengthening their squads.

Lampard says there's nothing to worry about.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Union rejects new pay offer
A union has rejected an improved pay offer for workers on the London Underground.

The RMT union wants more than the 4.75% rise, which is 0.25% more than LU's previous offer.

The union also wants a shorter term deal, a flat-rate pay rise for some workers and a cut in working hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Two men remanded over Croydon shooting
Two men have been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of shooting of a policeman in South Croydon.

The officer was injured in the arm on Friday.

21 year old Demar Provan of no address, and 22 year old Adewale Ogunsanya from Streatham, appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court.

They were charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition.

Both will re-appear in court in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Police make appeals after assault in Sutton
Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a shop owner in Sutton.

The 37 year old victim was attacked in Collingwood Road while unloading stock from his van by two suspects who wore ‘monkey type’ masks.

The victim was hit in the head with a heavy object leaving him with restricted his sight in his right eye.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Youngsters in Sutton skate to success

A Sutton school is using skateboards to help students stay focused after their vital end of year exams.

Wallington County Grammar School is setting up a programme of extra classes, events and student groups in a bid to boost concentration, give students a break from academia, and break down barriers between students and teachers, as well as helping to improve self-esteem and motivation.

The new initiative included a day of skateboarding classes, aimed at giving students an outlet for stress and helping them to concentrate in class, as well as having an impact on their time outside school. Other sports will soon be included in the scheme, with plans in place for basketball and table tennis sessions, as well as new playground equipment to help students unwind during break and lunch time.

Teachers hope that extra sports classes and activities will give students the chance to pick up new hobbies, build new friendships and look at the school in a more positive light, as well as rewarding students for diligence and good behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Barn Elms Rally a success despite the weather

Rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio and actress Patricia Hodge were among hundreds of rain drenched Londoners to take part in a demonstration against plans to base a giant construction site on picturesque riverside playing fields.

Barn Elms is one of south London's most popular sports venues and an unspoiled greenfield nature spot. It attracts around 10,000 visits at summer weekends.

Despite its ecological and social value the site has been earmarked by Thames Water as the 'preferred' location for a seven year excavation and waste transfer compound to help build the Thames Tunnel 'super sewer'.

The proposal has sparked a fierce backlash from concerned Londoners. The campaign is now being spearheaded by a coalition of residents, councils, MPs and GLA members called the Save Barn Elms Alliance.

The group, which orchestrated Saturday’s rally, hope that this latest show of strength will help convince Thames Water to rule out Barn Elms as a main drive shaft site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Champagne Charlie conman
Police are searching for a conman known as Champagne Charlie who’s operating in boroughs across London including Kingston.

64 year old John Clugston visits offices and tells victims he has bottles of Bollinger left over from a function.

He poses as a businessman from a neighbouring company and gets away with more than a grand never to return with the bottles.

He’s described as white in his 50’s about five foot ten tall medium build with short dark receding hair. He has blue eyes and a tatoo on his right forearm with the name Sharon. He always wears a shirt and tie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Chernobyl kids holiday in Richnond and Kingston
The Conservative MP for Richmond Park has hit out at the lack of care of the young victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

A group of youngsters have been brought to Richmond and Kingston to have a holiday by the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

They’ve been affected by radiation despite being born 13 or so years after the explosion.

Zac Goldsmith says not enough’s been done.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Sunday, 17 July 2011

West London transport hit by test Olympic route
Transport for London has admitted that roads in West London
will be severely affected by the Olympic cycle test route on the 14th of August.

TFL has issued a precise route after concern was expressed by residents in Hampton Wick that emergency vehicles would be unable to access the area while the event is taking place.

Christina Gore secretary of the Police Liason Group raised concern once the route was announced.

The disruption will also hit access to Heathrow and the M25.

There’s more detail of the race at

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

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