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Saturday, 8 November 2014

New school plans approved in Richmond

It looks like plans for a new secondary school and special needs school will go ahead in Richmond.

The council has agreed to the areas largest ever land purchase.

It`ll cover 4 ½ acres and will also include new facilities for Richmond college and a media firm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Mclaren's Button qualifies ahead of team mate
Mclaren driver Jenson Button will start tomorrows Brazilian Grand Prix in 5th place following todays qualifying session.

Nico Rosberg will start the race in pole position ahead of team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton who qualified in second place.

Mclarens other driver, Kevin Magnusson will start from 7th place on the grid in the penultimate race of the F1 season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Met reassure the public after terror arrest in Hounslow
Counter-terrorism police are continuing to question four men over an alleged Islamist plot on British soil.

The suspects aged between 19 and 27, were arrested at properties in Hayes, Hounslow and Buckinghamshire yesterday.

The timing of the arrests has raised fears the intended target may have been a Remembrance event - and officers at memorial sites this weekend are on high alert.

Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, Mark Rowley, says the public will be protected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

England defeat at Twickenham
It's not been a good start for the home nations in their opening rugby union autumn internationals.

England slipped to a 24-21 defeat in their encounter with world champions New Zealand at Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

School in New Malden gearing up for 60 year anniversary

Coombe Girls' is celebrating 60 years of teaching.

The site in Clarence Avenue, which opened its doors in 1955, was rated outsanding in its last OFSTED inspection.

The state school is consistently oversubscribed for places by two to one.

Coombe became a Leading Edge School in 2003 and now holds triple Specialist School status in Modern Foreign Languages, Training and Leading Edge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Petition to stop Twickenham man being deported
A petition to stop a man with Down’s Syndrome being deported to Lebanon has reached over 65,000 signatures.

44-year-old Wadih Chourey lives in Twickenham, where he’s looked after by his brother.

He came to the UK in 1997 after suffering abuse from gangs in Beirut.

The petition can be found here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Chelsea remain unchallenged at the top
Chelsea have maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a hard fought victory over Liverpool in the Premier League.

The top flight table toppers are now seven points clear of second placed Southampton after securing a 2-1 win at Anfield.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Police warn of Sutton scam
Police are urging people across Sutton to be wary of a money change scam in the borough.

On Wednesday, three incidences were reported to officers of a car pulling up asking for change, only to drive off having taken their money.

The first happened in Leechcroft Road in Wallington, the second in London Road in Hackbridge and the third in Stafford Road in Wallington.

Police are advising against handing over any cash if someone approaches you in this way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Peace address in Morden

The head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community will address a number of dignitaries and the National Peace Symposium later.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad will deliver his keynote speech at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden.

The Mosque is western Europe’s largest.

Mitcham and Morden's MP will also be in attendance, to thank those who have taken part in poppy selling in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Mum from Epsom to find out if she's won award
A mum from Epsom is set to find out if she's won an award to celebrate parents throughout the UK who juggle business with family life.

Karen Fisher has been shortlisted for the Future Stars category of the Mumpreneur awards, which is for businesses which have huge potential.

She launched Childcare Specialists, a worldwide maternity and nanny agency last year.

The mother of one tells us what winning at today's award ceremony would mean to her.

You can listen to our interview with Karen in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

SW London football preview
Chelsea travel to Liverpool this lunchtime, hoping for a repeat of last season’s 2-0 win at Anfield.

Also in the Premier League, Crystal Palace are at Old Trafford to play Manchester United at 3 and QPR host Manchester City at half past 5.

In the Championship, Fulham meet Huddersfield for the first time in thirteen years and Brentford travel to Millwall.

And in the first round of the FA Cup, AFC Wimbledon are away at York.

All three of those matches kick off at 3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

London Scottish looking to bounce back
London Scottish are hoping to recover from a disappointing few weeks in the B&I Cup when they play Moseley in the league this lunchtime.

Scottish lost three consecutive games in the cup, despite their good league record, where they’ve won four of five games.

Winger Matt Williams says they need to bounce back.

You can listen to our interview with Matt in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Egham University choir performs for remembrance festival
The Choir of Royal Holloway in Egham has been chosen to perform at the Festival of Remembrance today at the Royal Albert Hall.

The mixed voice choir will be singing a new piece of music called In Flanders Fields based on the poem of the same name written by Artillery Commander John McCrae during the First World War.

The annual Festival of Remembrance will be attended by the Queen and broadcast on BBC1 this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am  

Rewards offered for information about burglaries
Rewards worth up to £10,500 have been put up to help find a group of burglars who have broken into nearly 100 homes across the south east, including one in Tadworth.

Surrey, Sussex and Kent police forces have each contributed to the fund to pay for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved.

Crimestoppers is offering its own reward of £3,000 and information can be passed on anonymously.

If you have information about the burglaries or shops selling stolen goods, you can contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

Friday, 7 November 2014

A man being monitored by police is missing
A man who is failing to notify Richmond police of his whereabouts on a weekly basis under the Sexual Offences Act has gone missing.

Colin Franklin – who is thought to be homeless – is also wanted on suspicion of common assault after an incident in Sutton in September.

Police say that people should not approach him but call 999 immediately if they see him.

The 49-year-old is known to frequent Brent and Camden and is described as black, slim and about 5ft 11 inches tall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm  

Asian gold stolen in New Haw
An iPad, cash and gold jewellery was stolen from a house in Pinewood Avenue, New Haw yesterday morning between 8 and 2 in the afternoon.

Police think the address may have been targeted because of the high value of Asian gold jewellery.

A man who looked Asian was seen in the area yesterday and officers are keen to speak to him about the incident.

Meanwhile Surrey Police have stepped up patrols and instructed homeowners to keep their property safe to deter offenders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm  

Teenager missing after spending the day at Thorpe Park
A 16-year-old teenage girl is missing after spending the day at Thorpe Park in Chertsey yesterday.

Sanita Muceniece – who also goes by the name of Jessie – went missing at 5 in the evening.

Police believe she may be in Brixton or Croyden.

Sanita is white, about 5ft 6 inches, slim and has long blond hair with a pierced lip and three tattoos on her left wrist.

Anyone with details should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45140093995.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Chiswick Lifeboat rescues youngsters

Chiswick RNLI lifeboat was called to an incident near Barnes Bridge at 3.15pm yesterday after a group of rowers capsized in the River Thames.

On arrival they found 9 young rowers aged 13-14 years clinging to the upturned hull of their coxed rowing eight.

All were swiftly hauled out of the icy water into the lifeboat where the crew gave them blankets to prevent further heat loss.

The boys were swiftly returned to their boat house on Hammersmith Mall and advised to get into warm showers.

RNLI Helmsman Mark Finnis commented: 'We were able to respond very quickly to this incident so the rowers were in the water for a very short space of time before they were recovered and did not require any medical attention.'

Having completed the service at 3:35pm Chiswick RNLI lifeboat crew then returned to the lifeboat station at Cornmey Reach Way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

Property in Hounslow part of alleged terror plot search
Two days before Remembrance Sunday, four men have been arrested over what's understood to be an alleged UK terror plot.

The suspects - aged between 19 and 27 - were detained last night at locations including Hounslow, Southall and Hayes.

Addresses in those areas are still being searched.

All the men remain in custody.

Reporter Tom Parmenter is outside another one of the properties raided – this time in High Wycombe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

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Man jailed after robbery from Kingston jewellery store
A man’s been jailed for stealing £120,000 worth of jewellery from 10 stores across London, including in Kingston.

27-year-old Germain Fofana has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for ten counts of theft and three counts of burglary.

He stole two engagement rings and a wedding ring from Ernest Jones in Clarence Street in May.

He fled the scene but left behind his mobile phone, on which he had an image of himself, which helped police identify him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

It’s been revealed a toddler was rushed to hospital after a fox attacked him in his bed in New Addington
The parents of the two-year-old heard his screams after the fox bit him twice on his heel as he slept last week.

They ran to his room to find the fox sitting at the end of the bed, before it fled back through the broken cat flap.

He was taken to Croydon University Hospital, where the puncture wounds on his heel were treated and he was given antibiotics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Have you seen Alexandra Bentacourt?

The 43-year-old Spanish national left her home in Sherwood, Nottingham, at some point on Monday.

She travelled to London and was seen in the Chelsea/Westminster area on Tuesday but hasn't been seen since.

Extensive enquiries have been made in Nottinghamshire and London, in liaison with the Metropolitan Police, but as yet Alexandra has yet to be located.

She is white, slim and 5ft 3ins tall, with long black hair with brown eyes.

She speaks with a Spanish accent and was wearing a black Superdry jacket. She may be travelling with two suitcases.

If you have seen Alexandra, or know of her whereabouts, call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

PCSO pleads guilty to theft
A 52 year old Police Community Support officer based at Heathrow’s Terminal 4 has pleaded guilty to theft.

Glynn Rogers was arrested in August on suspicion of stealing a wallet, containing nearly £2,500.

The wallet was handed in as lost property whilst he was on-duty, but was not taken to a police station and properly recorded.

Rogers will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Youngsters in Richmond are being given the chance to quiz their council leader
The next Youth Question Time event takes place on Thursday November the 20th.

Anyone under the age of 18 can put their questions on matters that concern them in the borough to Lord True.

The event follows on from local democracy week where 300 school children visited York House to learn about the Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Director of Public Prosecutions investigating after woman from Fulham killed herself before she was due to appear in court
The Director of Public Prosecutions is investigating after a woman from Fulham killed herself shortly before she was due to appear in court charged with making a false rape claim.

23 year-old Eleanor de Freitas, who suffered from bipolar disorder, left notes saying she was frightened of going before a judge.

Heather Harvey works for a charity supporting women who are victims of violence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Symons not fazed by top six aims
Fulham manager Kit Symons says he isn’t fazed by chairman Shahid Khan’s target of a top six finish this season.

The Whites are currently 21st in the Championship, with only four wins from 16 games.

But they’ve only lost one of their last eight league games, and Symons says he’d expect his boss to have high hopes for the club.

You can listen to Symons' press conference in full here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

It’s his livelihood – so it’s little wonder Brian May wants to protect his guitar when he flies
According to The Mirror, The Queen rock star forked out £10,000 for a seat for the instrument when he flew with British Airways to LA earlier this week.

May built the guitar in his father Harold’s workshop at the family home in Feltham 40 years ago.

The Red Special is credited as being a key part of Queen’s success in their heyday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Amanda Lamb thanks players of People’s Postcode Lottery for charitable support

Television presenter Amanda Lamb has thanked players of People’s Postcode Lottery for the £2.9 million donated to the East Sheen-based charity Missing People, for which she is an ambassador.

With 50p of each £2 ticket going to charitable causes, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have so far donated a total of £51.4 million to several organisations, including Missing People.

The £2.9 million donated to Missing People has helped fund services such as publicity and appeal days for missing persons, and the charity’s 24-hour helpline, 116000.

West London resident Amanda Lamb says “As an ambassador for the charity Missing People I am passionate about their work as a lifeline when someone goes missing, so I would like to say an enormous thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for your incredible support”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Staines resident backing education campaign
In the UK we are all entitled to free education until the age of 18.

However, across the globe, millions of children do not have access to education at all.

Nina Wadia, best known as Zainab Masood in Eastenders, is fronting the Soft Toys for Education Campaign.

She has given her voice to a stuffed animal in a new film which tells the story of a child in a developing country supported by money raised through the campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Watch and car stolen in Croydon armed robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses or information following an armed robbery in West Croydon.

It happened on Tuesday of last week, when at about 7.20 in the evening, two men were parked in Mead Place West in a black Mercedes.

There were approached by four suspects, described as black men, wearing dark clothing and in their twenties.

Two of the suspects showed the victims a handgun, before robbing one of the victims’ gold and silver Rolex watch and stealing the car.

The vehicle was found abandoned in Eastney Road a short time after.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Fulham woman assaulted on Tube

British Transport police are appealing for witnesses after a 26 year old woman from Fulham was sexually assaulted on the tube.

The incident took place when the woman boarded the Piccadilly train at Green Park.

The assault continued until Leicester Square station, where the woman managed to get off the train.

It happened on Monday, 27 October officers are asking for witnesses to contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Morden Mosque prepare for a special event
The head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community will address a number of dignitaries and the National Peace Symposium tomorrow night.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad will deliver his keynote speech at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden.

The Mosque is western Europe’s largest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Max Clifford has lost an appeal to have his eight year jail sentence cut
The Court of Appeal has ruled the sentence handed to the former publicist from Hersham was justified and correct.

Clifford was convicted in April of eight historical indecent assaults on women and on girls as young as 15.

His lawyer had argued the sentence was "unfair" and claimed Clifford was not a threat to women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Fulham Chairman says they're heading in the right direction
Fulham chairman Shahid Khan is targeting the Championship play-offs this season.

They got off to a terrible start after relegation from the Premier League - but since Kit Symons took over from sacked Felix Magath, the club have moved out of the relegation places.

Khan says the club can continue moving up the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Hampton Court Horse Rangers to appear in Mayor's Show
Hampton Court’s Horse Rangers Association continues its 60th anniversary celebrations tomorrow when they participate in the Lord Mayors Show.

Four of their horses and 40 officers and rangers will be in the procession which starts at Mansion House at 11am.

The association is a non-profit organisation which provides self-development opportunities to youngsters from all backgrounds and abilities through equine activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

It’s time to light up Broadway . . . . . . Tolworth style

Once again, funds for this year’s Christmas decorations in the town have been refused by Kingston Council.

So, Tolworth’s Broadway Community Group is taking it upon themselves to ring in the festive cheer.

Businesses are being asked to dress their windows – the best one will win £100. Judging will take place on December the 5th.

Andrea Tucker is leading the Christmas Campaign.

To get involved follow @BCGTolworth on Twitter or search for them on Facebook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Court to rule on Max Clifford's prison term
Former publicist Max Clifford should find out later whether he'll have his prison sentence reduced.

The Court of Appeal's due to rule on his eight-year term for several indecent assaults in the 1970’s and 80’s.

His lawyer claims it should be cut - as the 71-year-old, who lived in Hersham, no longer poses a threat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Ed Davey says government has kept energy bills down
Energy Secretary Ed Davey says government policies were keeping household gas and electricity bills down by 90-pounds this year.

Mr Davey, who’s also the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, set out the figures in a statement to Parliament yesterday.

Referring to the predictions of an official report he said millions of households will be paying nearly 120-pounds a year for green energy by 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 am  

Thursday, 6 November 2014

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Clapham comedian banned from performing at university
A controversial comedian from Clapham has been banned from performing at a university after a campaign by students.

More than 700 people signed a petition saying Dapper Laughs shouldn’t be allowed to bring his tour to Cardiff University in February.

He’s been accused of being a misogynist and encouraging men to harass women in public.

The student union decided to cancel the gig after students complained the comedian’s show trivialised rape and unprotected sex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Protestors trying to stop an incinerator being built in Beddington have failed
The campaign group, represented by Ed Miliband’s wife Justine Thornton, also included JLS star JB Gill, who used to live in nearby Croydon.

They claimed Sutton Council had unlawfully acted in approving the waste burner.

But the High Court rejected all grounds of the challenge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Man arrested in connection with 2009 murder
A man wanted in connection with a murder in Vauxhall has been arrested at Heathrow Airport after returning to the UK.

23-year-old Jeffrey Okafor travelled to the country from Nigeria, after being arrested by authorities there in September.

Police had previously appealed to trace him after the murder of Carl Beatson Asiedu in August 2009.

He currently remains in custody at a police station in West London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

UPDATE: Mitcham Bus Fire
A bus fire in Mitcham this afternoon is thought to be the third one in London in the space of a week.

London Fire Brigade was called to Western Road at 12:26 to reports of a vehicle fire. No passengers required treatment.

On Tuesday, a 157 “exploded” in Stafford Road in Wallington, and on Monday a bus caught fire in Barnet.

No one was injured in either incident. Transport for London is yet to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Rokoduguni to start at Twickenham
England have named Semesa Rokoduguni in their starting line-up for Saturday's opening autumn rugby union international with world champions New Zealand at Twickenham.

The Bath winger becomes the first serving British Army soldier to win an international cap for England since Tim Rodber 15 years ago.

His club team-mate Dave Atwood starts at lock, in place of the injured Joe Launchbury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Attempted theft in Ewell
Police are appealing for witnesses after three men attempted to steal money from a cash machine in Ewell using gas canisters.

It happened just before 5am on Tuesday at the ATM on Kingston Road.

Two men were seen acting suspiciously and it’s believed a third man was waiting nearby in a silver estate car.

The offenders were filling the cash machine with gas to gain access when they were disturbed and fled empty handed towards Tolworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Mitcham mother speaks of bed bugs "nightmare"
A mother from Mitcham says she was forced to burn her daughter’s cot and throw out furniture after her home became overrun by bed bugs.

41-year-old Claire Knight and her family have been unable to sleep at night and are covered in bites since the infestation last summer.

She’s told the Daily Mail she called in pest controllers to kill the bugs, but they returned within weeks, making life a “nightmare”.

London and Quadrant, which owns the house, says infestations within the properties are the responsibility of the tenant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Burglaries targeting older people across South East of England
Police are investigating a series of burglaries across the South East of England, including in Ashford, where older people have been targeted.

The 35 offences, which are predominantly distraction burglaries where the victim is older than 70, have been occurring since mid-August.

In the vast majority of cases, the offenders have created a false reason to gain entry to the property to steal, such as investigating a burst pipe.

It’s believed those responsible for the crimes are operating in a team of three or four and have access to a small or medium sized silver hatchback.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

UPDATE: Savile Abuse Inquiry
The number of hospitals investigating allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile has been extended to 41.

The news has been confirmed by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The findings of inquiries at 28 hospitals including the now defunct Queen Mary’s in Carshalton and Hammersmith were published earlier this year.

Reporter Tom Parmenter says the investigation is a hard one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Quins starting lineup revealed
Harlequins have announced their side to play Newport Gwent Dragons in Round 2 of the LV Cup tomorrow.

Charlie Matthews, Kyle Sinckler and Jack Clifford enter in the forward line, while in the backs, Tim Swiel makes his debut.

Matt Hopper has been named at outside centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Button tweets about his future after reports that he's set to retire
McLaren driver Jenson Button says there’s currently no update on his future.

That’s after the Daily Mail claimed the Woking based team is set to replace the 34-year-old with Fernando Alonso at the end of this season.

But Button has tweeted that he’s got no update on his future to share yet, and he’s focusing on having fun at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The MP for Putney receives an award
The MP for Putney’s been named as Runner Up Conservative MP of the Year 2014.

Justine Greening received the Patchwork Foundation award last night for MPs who represent and work well with deprived and minority communities.

David Cameron supports the ground-breaking work of the organisation said he’s happy to see so many Conservative MPs nominated for awards.

Ms Greening also praised the work of The Foundation saying it makes sure that our democracy has a chance to work for everyone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Zac Goldsmith named Parliamentary Newcomer of the Year

The MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston has been named Parliamentary Newcomer of the Year for 2014.

Zac Goldsmith won the award yesterday during the Patchwork Foundation MPs of the Year ceremony yesterday.

It’s to recognise politicians who’ve represented and worked well with underrepresented, deprived and minority countries.

He beat other nominees including Spelthorne’s Kwasi Kwarteng and Croydon North’s Steve Reed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Richmond Park’s MP is one of 100 demanding mandatory CCTV in the UK’s slaughterhouses.
Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

It seems Oyster Card users pay more
Its emerged Oyster card users are paying up to £107 more to travel each week in London compared with contactless card users.

London Assembly Member Val Shawcross said a discrepancy had arisen between the two types of payment.

She said while Transport for London had introduced weekly caps on contactless bank cards, only daily caps were available for the pay as you go Oysters.

TfL has not yet responded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Runnymede Council urge flood-hit homeowners to apply for grant
Runnymede Council is urging flood-hit homeowners to make use of government grants to help them repair their homes.

The county council has extended the repair and renew grant deadline to the 31st of December.

Under the scheme, each home can apply for £5,000 to help pay for flood resilience measures in case of future floods.

A Housing and Community spokesperson said families in Egham are returning to their homes on a weekly basis and just 10 are still waiting for a return date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Baroness Kramer wants tougher checks on taxi drivers
Transport minister Baroness Kramer of Richmond wants Transport for London and councils to ensure enhanced security checks on cab drivers to protect passengers from sex attacks.

The former MP for Richmond Park is urging authorities to make full use of new powers to run background checks on individuals applying for taxi licences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am  

Brentford score emphatic Championship win
Brentford are just two points off the play-off places in the Championship following last night’s emphatic 3-1 win at Nottingham Forest.

Jon Toral, Andre Grey and Alex Pritchard all getting on the score-sheet for the Bees.

At Craven Cottage Fulham had to come from two goals down to earn a 2-alll draw with Blackpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am  

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Crystal Palace boss gets a fine
Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been fined 9-thousand pounds by the Football Association for his post match comments after his side's Premier League defeat to Chelsea last month.

Warnock suggested referee Craig Pawson was "influenced" by Chelsea players when sending off Damien Delaney.

The Selhurst Park boss requested a personal hearing, but the charge against him was proven and he was also warned as to his future conduct.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 pm  

Surrey gritters get a first outing
A fleet of gritting lorries have been working in Surrey tonight for the first time this winter as road surface temperatures plummet.

Surrey county council have been preparing for winter by stockpiling around 16,000 tonnes of salt.

1,800 roadside grit bins have been filled.

The council run 39 hi-tech gritters and they’ve also signed up a number of farmers with ploughs to help out if the weather gets bad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

Croydon Central could vote Labour in 2015
Gavin Barwell, Conservative MP for Croydon Central, could lose his seat at next year’s general election.

A poll's predicting Labour will take a number of key marginal seats from the Tories in 2015.

Research in 12 Conservative-held constituencies found Ed Miliband's party could win nine of them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

U-turn on Heart of Hackbridge
Sutton Council has done a U-turn on a traffic calming scheme in Hackbridge after it emerged it isn’t being followed.

The £1.4 million Heart of Hackbridge was only completed in the summer.

Data taken before work was carried out recorded instances of speeds in excess of 65 mph and 40 near-misses in a six hour period on the zebra crossings.

But Tracey Collins, who has a disabled daughter, is one person who says the scheme has made the roads more dangerous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Officers ask for public’s help in identifying this man

Surrey Police are appealing for the public's help in identifying the man captured in this CCTV image.

Officers want to speak with him in connection with an incident of shoplifting that took place in Ashford.

Items were stolen from Greggs bakery on Church Road, at approximately 4.15pm on Tuesday the 21st of October and a 45-year-old woman was thrown against a wall.

Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV still or with any information of the incident is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140089027

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Dentist who continued to practice after being suspended is jailed

A dentist has been jailed after continuing to practice after being suspended by the General Dental Council.

42 year old Amir Kamburov from South Merton was jailed for 24 weeks at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court after having previously pled guilty to two counts of false representation and one count of unlawfully practising dentistry in October.

He was also required to pay £1,000 compensation to the victim and £400 Court costs.

Kamburov was suspended from practising dentistry by a General Dental Council professional conduct committee for clinical and behavioural misconduct in July 2012.

He was jailed for seven weeks at South West London Magistrates Court in December 2012 when convicted of two counts of making false representation and three counts of practising dentistry when not registered, after he tried to obtain drugs with a prescription written by himself.

He was released from prison on the 21st of January 2013.

Despite his suspension, a week later, a 30-year-old woman was treated by Kamburov at his home practice in Poplar Road South.

She was treated on further occasions between April and October 2013 at the Morden Dental Practice, Crown Lane, Morden.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Siobhain McDonagh questions Prime Minister
The Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden has questioned the Prime Minister during PMQs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Prestigious schools' show back in Battersea this weekend

The longest running and most established exhibition of its type is back at The Evolution Centre this weekend.

The Independent Schools' Show is billed as a 'must attend' event for parents considering private education.

To book your place click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Police seize uninsured cars in Sutton
Police have seized a total of seven vehicles after a campaign in Sutton to stop people driving without insurance.

In yesterday’s operation fixed cameras around the borough were used to capture registration details - which were checked on police databanks.

One woman whose car was seized, was still paying for insurance but had failed to inform her insurers when she changed cars in September.

Drivers without insurance receive a £300 fine, 6 points on their licence and have to pay £120 to retrieve their vehicle from a police pound
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Free football tickets for troops

All twenty Premier League clubs have pledged free tickets to football matches in support of the Tickets for Troops charity.

To mark Remembrance weekend, tickets will be available for a number of matches, including Liverpool vs Chelsea.

The Blues’ captain John Terry says the gesture shows respect for “true heroes” who “give us the opportunity to live our lives the way we do today.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Second man arrested after Surbiton attack
A second 26-year-old man has been arrested after what appears to have been a homophobic attack in Surbiton.

Police found a man with head injuries after responding to reports of a fight outside the KFC on Brighton Road in the early hours of Saturday.

An 18-year-old man who was accompanying him was also left with minor injuries to his face.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Andy Murray wins humanitarian award
Andy Murray has won the ATP Tour's Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the year award.

The former Wimbledon Champion is recognised for taking part in fundraising exhibition matches for cancer, as well as other charity work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Zumba teacher safe and well
A 28 year old Zumba teacher missing from her home in Banstead has made contact with family.

Katie Bell is a teacher at Fiesta Fitness in Morden. Her family raised the alarm after she failed to turn up for work yesterday.

Katie and her family have asked for their privacy to now be respected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Calling all rugby super fans
Rugby’s biggest fans are being sought ahead of next year’s World Cup.

A casting company wants to find a number of superfans to take part in a TV documentary.

They’re particularly keen to hear from people living near Twickenham Stadium – the home of English Rugby.

Katy Moylan explains what they’re looking for.

To find out more email; [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Look out for hedgehogs this Bonfire Night

As Bonfire Night celebrations get underway later, a charity in Leatherhead is warning us piles of wood and old furniture make attractive places to sleep out the winter for hedgehogs.

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) is asking members of the public to be extra vigilant before lighting their bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night tonight.

Hedgehogs are a UK Biodiversity Plan species in need of greater protection as their numbers are in decline due to a loss of habitat, development pressures, loss of food sources and the careless application of slug pellets.

At this time of year the prickly mammals begin searching for a cosy place to hibernate, and the warm dry refuge of an unlit bonfire makes an ideal spot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Fines for drivers using short cut in Wallington
Police have issued around 100 fixed penalty notices to drivers who tried to use a short cut through a ‘No Entry’ sign in Wallington.

Drivers were targeted during the evening rush hour over the last month as they ignored the no entry signs into Derek Avenue at the junction with London Road.

The latest operation was last Friday when 13 tickets were issued and one vehicle seized for having no insurance.

Offenders receive a fixed penalty notice of £100 and 3 points on their licence – most of them are thought to be locals on their way home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Appeal to bikers to form the "ring of red"

Thousands of bikers will once again take to the M25 this Remembrance Sunday in support of our armed forces.

Dressed in red, they’ll converge on the motorway from 1.30pm, hoping to form a giant poppy as they ride the orbital.

Eric Miller is the organiser.

Click here for more info
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Missing teenager is found
Police are thanking the public and Surrey Search and Rescue for their assistance in finding a missing teenager from Woking.

13 year old Harrison Tompkins who disappeared yesterday evening has now been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Probationary officer charged over pornography
A Metropolitan probationary officer’s been charged over extreme pornography.

24 year old PC Jack McGillivray was charged yesterday, with publishing an obscene pornographic image in July this year.

PC McGillivray, who’s a probationary officer in training – has been suspended pending the outcome of his court appearance.

He’s been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court next Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Man from Wandsworth missing

Police are appealing for help in finding a vulnerable, elderly man who’s gone missing from Wandsworth.

87 year-old Roy Wilson who suffers from dementia and schizophrenia, was last seen at his home yesterday at around 9am.

He’s a slim, frail looking black man with stubble – he was wearing a suit, beige coat and a cap.

Mr Wilson has links to the Brocklebank Medical Centre, Garratt Lane, and the Tooting area
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Fire in Carshalton
Firefighters have put out a blaze in Carshalton.

The Brigade were notified at around 5.30 pm yesterday of a garage alight at a terraced town house in Hollymead.

Officers arrived to find the fire had spread and had badly damaged the house - the owners of this and neighbouring homes were evacuated.

No one was injured in the fire and police are treating it as non-suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

The Secretary of State for Education will pay Chessington a visit this morning
Nicky Morgan will talk to staff and students at Chessington Community College.

Ms Morgan has recently launched a campaign to stamp out homophobic bullying in schools.

It’s thought she’ll also try to gauge public feeling on Kingston’s schools, which are some of the most overcrowded in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am  

Chelsea look to advance in Champions League
Chelsea can secure qualification for the Champions League last-16 this evening.

Victory in Slovenia against Maribor should be enough to see them through.

In the reverse fixture a fortnight ago the Premier League leaders won 6-nil.

There are two games in the Championship tonight.

Fulham will look to move further away from the relegation zone when they host bottom side Blackpool at Craven Cottage.

Twelfth placed Brentford travel to Nottingham Forest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Streatham's MP wants boardroom diversity
Labour will launch a review into ethnic diversity among business leaders if it wins next year's general election.

Shadow business secretary and Streatham MP Chuka Umunna says he wants boardrooms to represent Britain.

He's concerned half of all FTSE 100 companies don't have a single non-white director - but he says it's a "fixable problem".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Police crack down on road safety in Sutton
An operation to keep Sutton’s roads safe resulted in 66 drivers being stopped and 7 vehicles being seized last week.

The offences ranged from speeding, driving without insurance and using hand held mobile devices.

Offending drivers were dealt with penalties or even reported for later summons to court.

The operation ran through last week and concentrated on Sutton, Wallington and in St Helier and Wandle Way.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Tooting MP "fully co-operating" with police

Tooting’s MP Sadiq Khan says he'll "co-operate fully" with any police investigation - after being photographed apparently using his mobile at the wheel.

The Labour MP was reported to Scotland Yard by Conservative MP Justin Tomlinson after photos were published online.

Mr Khan was apparently spotted glancing at his phone while driving in London yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Man sentenced to 15 years behind bars for crimes in Runnymede
A 48 year old man has been jailed for 15 years for serious non-recent sexual offences in Runnymede.

Stuart Mortimer of no fixed abode was sentenced to 15 years and a further 5 years extended license at Guildford Crown Court last Friday.

He pleaded guilty to raping 2 girls in the 1990’s, a woman in 2003, a girl in 2004 and the sexual assault of a 10 year old in 2006.

Mortimer, who failed to return on police bail in December 2013, was located as a result of a media and social media appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Can you help find missing Katie from Banstead?

Surrey Police is growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman missing from Banstead.

Katie Bell, 28, was reported missing this morning after she failed to turn up for work.

Katie is described as white, with shoulder length blonde hair, around 5ft 2ins tall and of slim to medium build.

She drives a black Fiat Bravo with the registration number starting in KM09.

Officers are urging anyone who has seen Katie who has links to Epsom, Ewell and Chessington to contact them with information on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Miss Bell is a zumba instructor at Fiesta Fitness, based in Morden, and teaches classes in Chessington.

On her own website, Katie says I started zumba 3 years ago as a student with Fiesta Fitness and have been an instructor for 2 years. Since joining the family my confidence has increased.

She also teaches part time at West Ewell Infants.

Her colleague at Fiesta Fitness, Nicola Mahadeo tonight tweeted Please FF Family, if anyone hears anything let us know. Our beautiful instructor Katie Bell is missing

Katie can also contact officers, friends and family through the charity Missing People by calling or texting 116 000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Bus "explodes" in Wallington

A number of passengers had to be evacuated after a bus exploded in Wallington earlier.

A 157 caught fire just before 2pm in Stafford Road.

The driver managed to pull over and get people off the vehicle before it caught light.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the fire is not believed to have been suspicious.

21 year old Rachel Holloway lives opposite.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Two jailed after theft in Thornton Heath
Two men have been jailed after they stole £5,000 in cash from a 75 year old man in Thornton Heath.

25 year old Rishi Nankani and 23 year old Daniel Emifeolwa will serve six and four years respectively.

They were found guilty of targeting the elderly victim at Thornton Heath Post Office last October.

They pushed him into the street, dragging him into oncoming traffic, and made off with his bag full of cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Man arrested after attack in Surbiton
A 26 year old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged homophobic attack on a man in Surbiton.

Police were called in the early hours of Saturday to reports of males fighting outside the KFC restaurant in Brighton Road.

They found a 21-year-old man suffering a head injury. He has since been discharged from hospital.

A second man with the victim, aged 18, was also found suffering minor facial injuries.

Officers are still looking for a second suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Police have carried out a number of dawn raids across Kingston

Lucy Mayer has the full details.

A 22-year-old man from Kingston was arrested on suspicion with intent to supply class A drugs and cultivation of class B drugs. He is currently in custody.

A 21-year-old man from Kingston was arrested for possession with intent to supply class B drugs as well as being wanted for domestic assault and breaching his bail conditions.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion to supply class A drugs.

A 32-year-old man from Kingston was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. He admitted possession and received a caution.

A 45-year-old man from Kingston was arrested for possession of class B drugs.

A 47-year-old woman from Surbiton was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. She has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 35-year-old man from Tolworth received a cannabis warning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Divers in Brentford to get a course in water safety

Two of the USA’s most experienced dive trainers are to speak in Brentford at the end of the month.

Andrea Zaferes and Butch Hendrick will be guest speakers at a two day seminar starting on November the 27th.

The aim of the event is to provide divers with the confidence and skills to deal with any underwater emergency.

Andrea has also been helping police with their enquiries into water related crime for over 20 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Recognition for theatre in Richmond
The married couple who founded the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond are to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough.

Sam Walter and his wife Auriol Smith started the theatre in a room above the Orange Tree Pub in 1971, before moving the venue to Clarence Street in 1991.

It remains London’s only permanent ‘in-the-round’ theatre where the stage is surrounded by the audience.

As well as championing new plays and neglected works, they’ve also run an education programme for children in the borough.

The pair will be awarded the honour at a special Council meeting in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Rough sleepers moved on in Hounslow
Rough sleepers have left a trail of devastation after they were moved on by a High Court injunction from a shanty town in Hounslow.

The site, under Holy Trinity Church which was used by up to 15 migrants, was swooped on in a joint crackdown by council and police.

Hounslow council workers removed four van loads of furniture and junk including double beds, room dividers, old mattresses, chairs and a microwave.

A police spokesman said the commune presented health and fire risks, and locals felt intimidated by the occupants, who were often intoxicated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

MP for Tooting caught using mobile while driving
Former Labour transport minister Sadiq Khan has been accused of using his mobile phone while driving towards Parliament.

The MP for Tooting - an award-winning road safety campaigner - allegedly looked down at his phone while at the wheel yesterday morning.

A picture sent to the police appeared to show the 44-year-old with his mobile in his hand as he drove a grey Volkswagen car along Albert Embankment.

A witness who took the photograph claims he saw Mr Khan clearly checking text or email messages several times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Monday, 3 November 2014

Bake off comes to Tooting

Budding bakers will get the chance to show off their tasty creations and avoid soggy bottoms this week when St George's gets a taste of Bake Off.

People are being invited to take part in the Bake Off and sale with a medical theme for cakes.

The event on Friday is taking place in the INTO centre in Jenner Wing from 12 till 2pm.

Money raised from the cake sale will go to INTO Giving, a charity that works to support educational projects for children across the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Police investigate alleged homophobic attack in Surbiton
Two men have been attacked in what’s believed to have been a homophobic assault in Surbiton over the Halloween weekend.

Police were called in the early hours of Saturday to reports of males fighting outside the KFC restaurant in Brighton Road.

They found a 21-year-old man suffering a head injury. He has since been discharged from hospital.

A second man with the victim, aged 18, was also suffering minor facial injuries.

At this early stage it is understood both victims were walking along Victoria Road and as they passed a group of two men and three women outside the YMCA they were subjected to homophobic abuse from one of the two men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Did you know the breed of dog you own can reveal the place where you live?

New research released by the Kennel Club, shows dog breeds are often distinct to certain postcodes across London.

For example, the favourite dog of residents in South West London, including Wandsworth and Wimbledon, is the Labrador Retriever.

The breed is more than twice as popular here than in other boroughs.

And in contrast to residents south of the river, the survey revealed people living in North London favour the Smooth Coated Chihuahua over others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport accused of not paying corporation tax
Heathrow Airport hasn’t paid corporation tax for several years despite earning pre-tax profits of £429 million.

That’s according to Robert Evans, a Labour County Councillor for Spelthorne, who says he feels ‘badly let down’.

He thinks even those who work at Heathrow will find it pretty galling to learn that it’s somehow avoiding payment of its due share.

He adds the other 'fly in the ointment' is that the Airport’s not British – it was sold off under Mrs Thatcher and is owned by a consortium of foreign companies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Mum from Wallington continues to fight for justice for her son

A mum from Wallington will head to Greece next month as she continues her fight for justice.

Maggie Hughes’s 31 year old son Robbie was attacked while there on holiday in 2008.

He sustained brain damage, was left in a coma, and is still not fully recovered.

A trial date has been set for the four British men accused of attacking him – but Maggie says she doesn’t even know if they will attend.

She says there has been little help from the authorities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Scrap metal dealer jailed

A scrap metal dealer from Croydon has been jailed for 15 months for taking in stolen metal at his scrap yard.

It included stolen crematorium plaques that he then went on to cut up into small pieces in an attempt to disguise them.

72 year old Joseph Collier from Dulwich was also sentenced for attempting to receive stolen goods.

Police raided his DSM Scrap Metal Yard in Bensham Lane, Croydon, in May 2012 as part of a London-wide crackdown on metal theft.

Officers also discovered a large bronze dragon statue that had been stolen from an address in Teddington, as well as a statue of Christ, which had been stolen from Putney Vale Cemetery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

UPDATE: Woman tests negative for Ebola at St George's in Tooting

Public Health England has confirmed that a woman in Tooting has tested negative for Ebola.

It's believed she recently returned from West Africa and presented at St George's Hospital with a fever last night.

UK officials have tested around 160 people for the virus since June - all have been negative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Police involved in 'Savile abuse claims inquiry' in Staines are investigated
Two policemen who dealt with sex abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile at a school in Staines are being investigated.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has said a constable and retired inspector are under scrutiny.

They were involved in the inquiry into claims Savile abused girls at Duncroft Approved School in the 1970s.

In October last year, Surrey Police revealed they had interviewed more than 100 former pupils of the school, which closed in the 1980s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Man from Chertsey accused of murder in Hong Kong

A British banker has been remanded in custody - accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong whose bodies were found at his apartment.

29 year-old Rurik Jutting who's from Chertsey, resigned from his job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch last week.

The women are thought to have been sex workers from Indonesia.

Mr Jutting's family sold their home in Chertsey and moved to Cobham a few years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Person being test for ebola at St George's Hospital
A woman with links to West Africa is being tested for Ebola at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

The woman’s being closely monitored after arriving with a fever last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Alice Gross tributes to be removed at the request of her family

The flowers placed in Hanwell town centre as a memorial are to be removed.

The move follows a public service for the 14 year old yesterday morning in Greenford.

The teenager's parents told the congregation the "future seems bleak without Alice" and it was the support of friends and the community that kept them going.

The youngster was last seen alive walking along a tow path in Brentford on August the 28th.

Police believe she was murdered by convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, who was pictured on CCTV following her along the path on his bike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

New fitness scheme for Crystal Palace
An organisation that encourages mature people to run for fitness is coming to Crystal Palace.

Silverfit is a volunteer-led charity that runs throughout London boroughs - launched by 71-year-old great-grandmother Eddie Brocklesby.

They’ll hold ‘Silver Tuesdays’ from November the 11th at Cadence Performance to give people aged 45 and over the chance to meet new friends and get fit.

There’ll be a choice of Pilates, indoor cycling or Nordic Walking in Crystal Palace Park and all for only £1 a session.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Hamilton becomes Britain's top F1 race winner
With two races of the season left, Britain's Lewis Hamilton has a 24 point lead at the top of the F1 drivers' world championship.

He won the United States Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Daniel Ricciardo finished third for Red Bull.

Woking based McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen finished 8th while team-mate Jenson Button came in 12th.

It was Hamilton's 32nd victory of his career - which makes him Britain's most successful F1 driver in terms of race wins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 am  

Shepherd's Bush woman jailed in Iran
The family of a British woman jailed in Iran for trying to attend a men's volleyball match say they're shocked and surprised at the decision.

Ghoncheh Ghavami from Shepherd’s Bush has been given a year's prison sentence for it - having been in custody since June.

In Iran, women aren't allowed to go to sporting events where men are present.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Chelsea fan dies after collision in Woking
A 20-year-old man who died following a collision in Woking on Saturday has been identified as Chelsea fan Joe Reay.

His father, Kelvin, is a director at Woking football club.

Joe, who was once at Chelsea’s Academy, was hit by a taxi on Woodham Lane at about 5.20am.

The driver, a 20-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

He’s been bailed until January 8th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 am  

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Hundreds turn out for Alice Gross memorial

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross has spoken of her "outrage and anger" over the killing of her daughter.

Speaking for the first time since the body of the 14-year-old was discovered, Ros Hodgkiss said she had "wracked" her brains for "all the what-ifs" of the day her daughter was killed.

At 11 o'clock this morning, a public memorial took place in Greenford.

The teenager's parents told the congregation for the schoolgirl the "future seems bleak without Alice" and it was the support of friends and the community that kept them going.

The youngster was last seen alive walking along a tow path in Brentford on August the 28th.

Police believe she was murdered by convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, who was pictured on CCTV following her along the path on his bike.
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