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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Woman jailed for accompanying girls from Nigeria to Heathrow to be trafficked

A woman accused of accompanying 40 young girls to Heathrow to be trafficked in Europe has been jailed for 22 years.

38-year old Franca Asemota – known as the lynchpin of a Nigerian organised crime group had been tricking young women from Africa to work in the sex trade.

Her gang would tell teenage girls from remote villages that education and work in industries such as hairdressing awaited them.

After a four week trial at Isleworth Crown Court, Asemota was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic for sexual exploitation and assisting unlawful immigration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 pm  

Twickenham runner may make a 'Super Saturday' in Rio.

Twickenham’s world-class runner Mo Farah is in action this afternoon in Rio.

Sports fans are hoping he and two other British athletes could make it another ‘Super Saturday’ tonight in Rio.

That would copy Farah’s win with Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford at London 2012 – they all achieved gold on the same evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Weybridge MP and Chancellor tasked with guaranteeing 4 billion of EU funding.

The Weybridge MP and chancellor's setting out commitments to protect businesses who rely on EU funding, following the UK's vote to leave.

Philip Hammond says the Treasury will continue to pay farmers, universities and other projects which currently get cash from Brussels until 2020.

Dairy farmer Mike Gorton is relieved though he says he's not naive and accepts that it's a new era.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Palace fan looks to new season - drawing on experiences in his book

West London side Crystal Palace kick off the new season today against West Bromwich Albion.

One Palace fan who will be paying careful attention is James Howland of Surbiton.

James has written a book about his team called The Palace Addiction.

He’s written in vivid terms about going to every match for a whole season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Buses alight in Hillingdon

Two double decker buses caught fire at a riverside yard in Hillingdon.

The buses were completely engulfed by flames.

Six London Fire engines went to the scene which included an unknown number of cylinders.

The brigade established a cordon of two hundred meters and a water relay was put into place.

And three tons of rubbish was also ablaze.

It happened in Packet Boat Lane.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

Richmond Council reviews its social housing policy

Richmond Council is proposing changes to how it allocates social housing and is asking for feedback from residents.

Currently, applicants for housing must have lived in the borough for a minimum of 6 months to be on the waiting list.

In the future, it’s proposed that residents who have lived in the borough for three years or more and are in greater need will get a higher priority.

Additionally, the Council wants to prioritise those in work who are in need, such as living in poor housing or homeless.

There could also be a queue relevant to their need which will help the Council manage demand for specific types of property.

The consultation runs until the 1st of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

The hunt is on to find a number of items of jewellery stolen during a burglary in Epsom

The gold pieces were taken from a property in Garlic Hill Road, on the afternoon of Sunday, the 3rd of July.

Investigating Officer PC Sorella Staines, says: "The stolen jewellery is unique and extremely identifiable, anyone who has seen it will remember it and therefore I urge them to contact officers with information.

The loss of this jewellery is deeply upsetting for the family involved and we will do everything we can to reunite it with its rightful owner.

The family must be praised for taking the time to collect photographs of their precious belongings, something which will greatly assist the burglary investigation. No-one expects to be a victim of burglary and thankfully most people will never experience this crime first hand, but for those who do, simple actions like this can make a huge difference.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

New service for musculoskeletal conditions in North West Surrey
A new integrated service for musculoskeletal conditions for patients in North West Surrey is to be provided by Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals.

This will include cases such as arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis.

The new service will bring together a range of separate services so that patients receive more holistic and co-ordinated care.

The new service is expected to begin in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 12 August 2016

Mayor of London Repeats TfL Takeover of 'failing' Southern Rail

The Mayor of London has repeated his offer to put Transport for London in charge of "failing" Southern rail.

TfL have claimed they would be able to "get a grip" on the situation.

Passengers have endured months of disruptions from staff shortages and strike action.

Sadiq Khan, the former MP for Tooting, said immediate action was needed and passengers should no longer suffer the appalling level of service.

His previous offer of a temporary takeover by TfL was rejected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Science Teacher Swaps Classroom for Rio Olympics

A science teacher from Orleans Park School in Twickenham swapped the classroom for the Rio Olympics, where she competed in the women’s 10,000m.

Beth Potter came 34th in the main event today, with students cheering her on from their classroom in Richmond Road.

The physics teacher had finished her qualifying race 10 seconds under the Olympic Qualifying Time to secure her place in the squad.

The school tweeted that they were incredibly proud of Beth at her first Olympics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

British Airways loses Former St Mary’s University Student's Luggage on way to Rio

Former St Mary’s University student and Team GB athlete, Elliot Giles, was unable to train after his luggage was lost en route to the Olympics.

The 22-year-old athlete was forced to borrow clothing and had no running spikes, which were crucial for his training.

British Airways has been criticised for losing Elliot’s and other Team GB athlete’s luggage on the way to Rio.

Elliott, who studied in Twickenham, was tipped as an outside chance for a medal in his race - but didn’t qualify in the 800m heat earlier today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm  

A rower from Fulham has won gold at the Olympics

24 year old Constantine Louloudis was part of the men’s coxless 4 team.

His sister Theo says he’s understandably ecstatic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

A man from California has finally been brought to justice for a rape he committed in Thornton Heath 20 years ago.

Pierre Antoine Bate, from Santa Barbara, was extradited in February after cold case investigators made a DNA breakthrough

His victim awoke in the early hours of the 22nd of July 1996, to find the 42 year old in her bedroom staring at her.

He placed his arm across her throat, raped and indecently assaulted her several times until he fled the scene and the victim called police.

A partial DNA profile was recovered but at that time it wasn't enough to identify a suspect.

In 2011 an examination using enhanced DNA techniques took place and a new DNA profile of Bates emerged.

He was extradited, sent to trial and today jailed for 24 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Londoners warned to take care of their pets in face of predicted heatwave

Londoners are set to bask in glorious sunshine but are warned to look after their pets as a heatwave his the capital over the next week.

Temperatures are expected to reach around 31 degrees on Tuesday.

Such soaring heat can be very dangerous for the pet population, even leading to fatal harm to their brains and other organs in some cases.

Vets have advised owners not to leave their animals inside a parked car, conservatory or caravan even if just for a few minutes.

They also say to look out for signs of dehydration and that very hot pavements and roads can cause burns, so to stick to the shade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Detectives are appealing for information following the robbery of a cash machine from a #Heathrow hotel foyer

Police were called to the Renaissance Hotel in Bath Road in the early hours of this morning.

Officers attended and found an ATM had been stolen from the lobby of a hotel after a Black BMW X5 containing a group of suspects rammed through the rear entrance door.

Security staff at the hotel tried to intervene, but were threatened by the suspects who intimated they had firearms. No firearms were seen.

The suspects then stole the cash machine and made off from the scene. Shortly afterwards this BMW X5 was seen and followed by a marked police vehicle.

Another suspect vehicle, a blue Audi RS6, then rammed that marked police vehicle in Hatch Lane, causing the police vehicle to stop.

Two officers sustained minor injuries in this collision. They did not require hospital treatment.

Another marked police vehicle in the vicinity witnessed this collision and attempted to stop the BMW X5, which was carrying the ATM.

Both vehicles collided and the BMW X5 ended up in a ditch.

An occupant from the BMW abandoned the vehicle and made off in the Audi.

The ATM was recovered by police from the BMW. Enquiries continue to establish whether any cash had been taken.

The Air Support Unit then assisted police in tracking this suspect vehicle - the Audi - to Ashford.

Further Met officers in a marked police vehicle located the Audi RS6 in Albain Crescent. This car rammed the police vehicle.

The occupants then decamped from the vehicle and made off from the scene on foot.

Two other officers sustained minor injuries from the other two vehicle collisions. They did not require any hospital treatment.

Two men were detained nearby by officers and arrested on suspicion of robbery.

A 26-year-old man and another man were arrested. They were taken to hospital suffering minor injuries, and have been discharged.

They have been taken to west London police stations where they remain in custody.

The Met's Flying Squad are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

A man has been arrested following the murder of Mohammed Hassan in Battersea

The 26-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

35 year old Mohammed Hassan, known as Bashir, died after being stabbed on the Winstanley estate last Wednesday.

Two other men, aged 35 and 33, also suffered stab injuries.

One flagged down a passing ambulance and the other presented himself at hospital. Both have since been discharged from hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Fulham sign Spanish midfielder

Fulham have signed Spanish midfielder Jozabed.

The 25-year-old arrives from Spanish second division side Rayo Vallecano.

He’s signed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage and could make his Fulham debut at Preston tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Fulham rower aiming for gold in Rio

A rower from Fulham is going for gold this afternoon.

Constantine Louloudis is in the final of the men’s coxless fours.

In 2012 he won a bronze in the men’s eights.

His sister Theo is a journalist with Radio Jackie:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Update: Missing teenager Kirsten Marechal from Epsom found safe and well

A missing Epsom teenager has been found safe and well.

15-year-old Kirsten Marechal was located during the early hours of this morning.

Members of the public are thanked for their help in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Emergency services called to reports of armed robbery in Addlestone

Police are appealing for information following a robbery at a post office in Addlestone this morning.

Officers were called to reports of an armed raid in Woodham Lane at around 8.40am and are continuing to search the scene.

It’s thought there are two male suspects who were dressed in dark clothing at the time, one of whom was carrying a firearm.

It’s not yet known if anything was taken.

An ambulance also attended the scene to treat a man in his 30s who was injured during the incident.

Anyone who has seen anything suspicious which may link to this offence is urged to contact Surrey Police quoting P16181959. Do not approach anyone believed to be involved in this incident but call 999 if it is an emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Sutton residents at risk of being fleeced by mail scams

Sutton residents are being warned not to be victims of mail scams.

It’s after Sutton Council Trading Standards recently found a 90-year-old woman had been conned out of £60,000 over the past decade.

The pensioner had responded to thousands of unsolicited letters and phone calls.

Nearly 750,000 pieces of scam mail have been stopped from entering the UK postal system in the last three months.

Residents should look out for signs such as a foreign return address, requests for personal details, or offers that seem too good to be true.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Plans to improve safety in Hounslow have begun

A new service aiming to improve safety in parks and open spaces in Hounslow has started.

Park patrol officers will be stepping up their presence across the borough for a 12 month period to assist the police and help reduce crime.

They’ll also help improve community safety, tackle anti-social behaviour and other issues including fly tipping and illegal encampments.

The council decided to introduce the idea, as a recent survey showed that safety in parks was among the top priorities for residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

"Croydon Cat Killer" attacks on animals continue across London

Pet owners across the London region are being warned as a widespread series of mutilations continue, with cats, foxes, rabbits and birds found killed in similar fashion.

The charity South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty says the "Croydon cat killer" label is misleading as animals have been attacked within the M25 and outside of it.

In the latest incident last Saturday, a kitten was found beheaded in Staines.

Investigators say there have been over 100 reported animal deaths in the last year.

Jane Keeling operates a professional dog and cat grooming service in Feltham:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am  

Sex offender from Hampton sentenced to 6 years in prison

A registered sex offender from Hampton has been sentenced to six years for breaching an order.

45-year-old Michael Riley used the internet to contact a teenage girl who he thought was 12-years-old.

Ridley was found guilty of attempting to facilitate a meeting with a child under 16 years for the purpose of a child sex offence.

He was also found guilty of breaching his Sexual Offences Prevention Order and possession of indecent images at Kingston Crown Court.

He’s been sentenced to six years with a three year extended licence to protect the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

Hounslow Bookies allow 15-year-old to gamble

Two bookies in Hounslow, which allowed a 15-year-old to gamble, have been given strict licence conditions.

Betfred in Brentford and Jenningsbet in Hounslow allowed an undercover police cadet to enter their shops and bet on machines.

He was only challenged when he approached the counter and asked for change.

Both bookies were given several conditions they must adhere to, including the use of 24hr CCTV and keeping copies of training records.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 am  

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Wheelchair-bound Croydon woman was turned away from a disability assessment as she was unable to climb the stairs

A Wheelchair-bound woman from Croydon was turned away from a disability assessment because she was unable to climb the stairs.

Sandra Hall was told she couldn’t use the lift at Stephenson House because wheelchairs are banned for “health and safety” reasons.

The 37 year old suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and cannot walk unaided.

In a statement the Department for Work and Pensions says, if claimants are unable to use the stairs at Croydon Assessment Centre, they can be booked into centres near Wimbledon or Balham instead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Gary Lineker could present the first Match of the Day of this season in his pants

Bosses have hinted Gary Lineker could present the first Match of the Day of this season in his pants.

The Leicester City fan who lives in Esher, tweeted that if his team won the Premier League title, he would host it in just his underwear.

The 5-thousand-to-one outsiders then shocked the sporting world by claiming the crown.

Now the show's producers have released pictures of the new set with a pair of Y-fronts hanging on a peg with his name on.

Lineker was named Freeman of the City of Leicester in 1995.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Wandsworth

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Wandsworth.

Officers were called to reports of a collision between a car and a motorcyclist on Roehampton Lane at 7.18am yesterday.

A 41-year-old male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin haven’t been informed yet.

The driver of the vehicle wasn’t injured and hasn’t been arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation unit on 0208 543 5157.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Police continue to appeal for witnesses and information, following the serious sexual assault of a woman in Clapham

Detectives from the Met's Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, who are leading the investigation, have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may hold vital information about the assault which occurred in the Clapham Common South Side area.

At 2am on Sunday, the 26th of June, a 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a man on Klea Avenue.

The woman was approached from behind by a man who pushed her into the communal area of flats at the location before attacking her.

The woman managed to scratch him on the face, close to his left eye, with her keys before he ran off.

The man is described as Asian, of medium build, 5ft 5ins tall with short black hair. He spoke with an English accent.

A man was captured on CCTV in the area near to the time of the assault and police would urgently like to speak to him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Police are investigating whether a rising British tennis star was poisoned during this year's Wimbledon championships.

18-year-old Gabriella Taylor had to withdraw from the girl's quarter-finals and was in intensive care for four days.

She had a bacterial infection - which is normally spread by the urine of animals like cows, rats and pigs.

Professor of Microbiology Roger Pickup says it's very rare in humans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Sutton Tennis Tournament is back this weekend

The annual Sutton Tennis Tournament is back this weekend.

Held at Sutton Tennis & Squash Club, it’s the largest British tour event in the UK in terms of standard of entry, size of draw and prize money.

Last year’s main Men’s draw was the first time since the introduction of the British Tour that every entrant held a world ranking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

A cyclist who died after being hit by a car near Mitcham Common is named

A cyclist who died in hospital 11 days after being hit by a car near to Mitcham Common has been named by police.

76 year-old, John Still, from Lambeth, was hit by a blue-coloured Peugeot 307 in Madeira Road in April.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Staggering cost of parking at Heathrow airport

Some airports in the UK are charging six times more per minute to park than to make a mobile phone call home while abroad.

An RAC study says Luton is the most expensive - where the minimum parking charge is 7-pounds for 40 minutes.

Heathrow was also named in the top most costly car parks charging over 12 pence per minute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

Litter louts have had their fines increased by more than 500 per cent

Fourteen litter louts from Isleworth, Brentford, Staines and nearby areas have had their fines increased by more than 500 per cent.

The fine dodgers were taken to court by Hounslow Council and their unpaid £80 fines rose to £270 when they failed to appear.

Seven other trials were withdrawn as they paid before the court date and a further four pleaded guilty at Feltham Magistrates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

British tennis star could have been poisoned at Wimbledon Championships

A British tennis star who was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon this year, might have been deliberately poisoned.

18-year old Gabriella Taylor spent four days in intensive care after becoming very unwell from a mystery illness.

Scotland Yard is investigating allegations that she was targeted during last month's championships.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

39-year old is sentenced to 20 months in prison for an attack in Surbiton

A man has been sentenced for GBH and possession of a bladed article following an attack in Surbiton.

39-year old Hoa Duc Nguyen was arrested in March after he stabbed a 25-year old man in the chest and chased him down Victoria Road.

Kingston police found him just minutes after the incident, standing calmly next to a group of people who had no idea what he had just done.

Nguyen was sentenced to 20 months in prison at Kingston Crown Court on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Grant will be used to improve the station and four neglected areas in Kew

The Kew Society has received funding which will help improve Kew Gardens Station and replace four neglected areas with new planting.

The grant of £3,000 comes from the Civic Pride Fund and they have teamed up with the Royal Botanic Gardens and charity Energy Garden to complete the project.

Funding from Richmond Council is available to individuals or groups who want to organise a project to improve their local area.

Work on the station is expected to start in the Autumn, provided they get the final approval of Transport for London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am  

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

300 Heathrow Staff Suspended over Alleged Scam

Heathrow Airport has suspended 300 catering staff following an investigation into an alleged scam over airside security passes.

Two women were questioned last week on suspicion of money laundering and fraud after money was taken from a bank account.

It's believed detectives are looking into the processing of the passes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Cyclist Dies Following Cardiac Arrest

A cyclist who suffered a cardiac arrest at a busy road junction in Croydon has died in hospital.

The man collapsed after pulling over at the Fiveways junction in rush hour this morning at 7am.

He was rushed to hospital where he later died.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and the incident is not being treated as suspicious, police said.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

Woman uses Pokémon Characters to Sell Flat

A woman from Clapham Junction has jumped on the Pokémon Go craze to sell her house.

Charlotte Williams decided to insert Pokémon characters on to sales photos of her flat in Clapham to attract more potential buyers.

Downloads of the augmented reality game has hit 15 million, prompting Charlotte to add Pikachu, Squirtle and Slowpoke to capture more attention.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm  

Plane Forced to Make Priority Landing at Heathrow

A British Airways plane made a priority landing at Heathrow this morning after a passenger became ill during the flight.

The flight from Denver was brought straight in by air traffic controllers, after pilots made the priority landing request while flying over the Irish Sea.

The flight was met by medical teams at the terminal when it landed at 11:30am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

First Day for new Chief Executive of Kingston Council

The new Chief Executive of Kingston Council worked her first day in the position today.

Prior to her new role, Charlie Adan worked as Chief Executive of the Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils.

Leader of The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames says that having Charlie has on-board will help to secure Kinston’s reputation as being the best place to live and work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Heathrow Airport told to Improve Service for Disabled

Heathrow airport have been told they need to improve the help offered to disabled passengers.

A report by the Civil Aviation Authority says that they must increase measures already in place, to provide a satisfactory service for those with limited mobility.

The UK’s busiest airport had assistance service ratings below average in both the CAA survey and their own user satisfaction one.

The report did however highlight that they are committed to taking the appropriate steps to improve this area of its performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Former Priest who Worked in Wandsworth is given 12 Years for Child Abuse

A former Catholic Priest has been handed 12 years behind bars after admitting over 20 historic child sex assaults.

Philip Temple was also employed as a children’s care home worker in Wandsworth when the assaults were carried out in the 70s.

The 66 year old changed careers to become a Priest, and then abused two alter boys at a Monastery where he worked in Cockfosters.

It was due to one of those victims coming forward that he was sent to trial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Free Boris Bikes for Londoners
Londoners from towns including Vauxhall and Wandsworth will be able to ride Boris Bikes for free this weekend.

It’s to celebrate six years of the cycle hire scheme, which has seen more than 52 million journeys made since its launch in 2010.

There are now more than 11 thousand bikes and 785 docking stations across London.

Mayor, Sadiq Kahn says he hopes that this weekend gets more people enjoying cycling, encouraging us to make it part of our everyday lives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

"Vicious criminal" tasered by Kingston Police is handed jail term

Back in March this, officers were called to Victoria Road in Surbiton, after a number of 999 calls came through reporting a serious incident.

While the units were en route, officers received an update that a 25 year old man had been stabbed in the chest and was being chased by the knifeman along Victoria Road.

Kingston CCTV's team was desperately searching for the man who had been described as wearing a red jacket.

Within seconds they had picked up the suspect standing next to members of the public who had no idea what this man had just done.

Our officers were directed to this location to apprehend the suspect and prevent any further stabbings.

Taser equipped officers arrived on scene first and as they got out of the police car they challenged the suspect and instructed him to put down the knife.

He refused to comply with their orders and raised the knife in the direction of the officers.

PC Cougar fired his Taser at the suspect, however the connection failed and it didn't have the required effect.

PC Shearing then fired his Taser at a different angle and got the required connection. The suspect fell to the floor, dropped the knife and was detained by officers.

He was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Station and after a lengthy investigation by Kingston CID Hoa Duc Nguyen, aged 39, was charged with Grievous Bodily Harm and possession of a bladed article.

Hoa Duc pled guilty to the offences at Kingston Crown Court and has been sentenced to 20 months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

30,000 Muslims from around 100 countries will travel to Hampshire this weekend for a celebration of their faith.

The annual three-day international gathering, known as the Jalsa Salana, is designed to promote the peaceful teachings of Islam.

Farooq Afhtab is a worshipper at the Morden Mosque.

He says the religion is a peaceful one, despite some peoples’ fears.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Detectives will be returning to the scene of a murder in Battersea today, in the hope of tracing new witnesses and information.

35 year old Mohammed Hassan died after being stabbed on the Winstanley estate last Wednesday.

Two other men in their thirties also suffered stab injuries. Both have now been discharged from hospital.

No arrests have been made yet, and police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A man from Croydon who was arrested after climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace has been released on bail.

Police say he'd been drinking when he was spotted on CCTV early yesterday morning.

He didn't manage to get into the palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Drivers and cyclists can see live traffic updates on the back of London buses for the first time from today, as part of a six month trial.

It will run on the 344 route from Clapham Junction and the 415 from Tulse Hill.

Transport for London said the scheme would help drivers avoid congestion - but also stop the temptation of illegally checking traffic updates on their smart phones.

If successful, the scheme could be expanded across the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car in Roehampton Lane this morning.

Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 7am, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers said the driver of the car was not injured and is assisting police with their enquiries.

The motorbike and vehicle collided at the junction with Upper Richmond Road and Clarence Lane.

A Met Police spokesman said the man's next of kin have yet to be informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A range of new courses for adults are being offered by Merton Council.

The newly commissioned schemes cover variety of topics including arts and crafts, childcare, languages, computer skills and public speaking.

They’re being provided in partnership with South Thames College, Groundwork London and Sutton College.

Details of the courses can be found on Merton Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

Southern Railway strike update

Striking Southern Railway workers could suspend their action if the company agrees to urgent talks without pre-conditions.

The RMT union says the offer is an attempt to break the deadlock, and the ball is now in the company's court.

Employees walked out on Monday in a row over the role of conductors on trains, and they are due to stay on strike until Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire in Vale Road, Mitcham last night.

A small fire was discovered in an oven and one person was led to safety by crews wearing breathing apparatus.

The Brigade was called around twenty past six, and the fire was under control within half an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 am  

Heathrow is told it must improve its service for disabled passengers

Heathrow airport have been told they need to improve the help offered to disabled passengers.

A report by the Civil Aviation Authority says that they must increase measures already in place, to provide a satisfactory service for those with limited mobility.

The UK’s busiest airport had assistance service ratings below average in both the CAA survey and their own user satisfaction one.

The report did however highlight that they are committed to taking the appropriate steps to improve this area of its performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Protest against Southern Railway to be held later

A protest will be held later against the longest rail strike in more than a generation.

The Campaign for Better Transport and the Association of British Commuters are angry they're not being considered in the ongoing Southern Railway dispute.

The strike is affecting passengers who travel through or use Clapham Junction in their daily commute.

They'll deliver a giant letter to the rail minister this afternoon - as a five-day strike about who opens and closes train doors continues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

So called Croydon cat-killer has struck again in Staines

A kitten has been found beheaded in a back yard in Staines and it’s thought to be the latest victim of the so-called Croydon cat killer.

5-month old Storm’s owners found their cat’s body dumped in their neighbour's garden on Saturday.

The killing spree of felines is believed to have started last year but decapitated pets have been discovered further afield – in Brighton and Manchester.

South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty believe they are looking for one person due to the ‘similarity of injuries’ on the victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

UPDATE: Southern and the response from ministers

Bosses at Southern Rail have called for new talks aimed at ending the ongoing strikes over the role of conductors on trains.

The company says it'll meet the RMT union 'any time, any place'.

Meanwhile, workers for the company claim ministers sabotaged any deal in their current row, but the government denies the claims.

The transport secretary insists there's "absolutely no excuse" for the strikes.

Chris Grayling's been reacting to the second of the five-day walkout by RMT union members:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Police visit Mosque in Carshalton

The Borough Commander for Sutton Police has advised the Muslim community to work together to keep Sutton safe.

It was Dave Stringer’s key message when speaking at the Muslim Cultural & Welfare Association at Wentworth Hall Mosque in Carshalton.

The force also gave tips on how to improve home security and encouraged children to volunteer for the police cadets, which teaches life skills like first aid.

The visit was partly due to the recent increase in reports of hate crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

A man has died after falling from the roof of a department store in Sutton

A man has died after plummeting from the top floor of Debenhams in Sutton.

Emergency services were called just after 4.15pm and say a man had fallen from height inside the St Nicholas Shopping Centre.

Paramedics tried to save the casualty, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this early stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 pm  

UPDATE: Dozens of firefighters tackle fire in Hammersmith

Crews from Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea fire stations have tackled a large fire at a restaurant and flat in Hammersmith.

6 fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to Fulham Palace Road at around 10.30 this morning after an extraction system caught alight.

The blaze quickly spread to the ground floor of The Hooked Fish Bar and a flat.

The fire brigade responded quickly, but the blaze took around 4 hours to put out and caused damage across the ground floor and basement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Lasers continue to cause problems at Heathrow

Lasers are continuing to cause problems for aircrafts.

It’s emerged a flight coming into Heathrow last night is the latest victim of a beam.

Passengers on board the British Airways flight from Bergen reported seeing a bright light shining on the left hand side of the plane.

Police met the aircraft at the landing gate and spoke to witnesses.

They have now warned that anyone who shines a laser pen at a plane could be charged with endangering an aircraft and given a maximum sentence of life in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

A former children’s home worker and Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to 27 counts of non-recent sexual assault committed against children in his care and two counts of perjury.

66 year old Philip Temple, of no fixed address appeared at Woolwich Crown Court earlier where he pleaded guilty to seven counts of non-recent sexual assault.

He had previously pleaded guilty to non-recent sexual abuse and perjury at Croydon Crown Court in April.

Temple was employed by Wandsworth Borough Council where he worked at Woking Close and Hertfield House between 1972 and 1974.

He was also employed by Lambeth Borough Council between 1974 and 1977 where he worked at Rowan House in Shirley Oaks, Croydon.

Over a five-year period, between those dates, Temple carried out the offences against male and female victims residing in the care homes.

He then changed career path to become a priest and served at Christ the King Monastery, Vita Et Pax in Cockfosters where he abused two alter boys at the church.

One of these victims made allegations that led to two trials during which Temple perjured himself by continually maintaining his innocence.

Temple has since pleaded guilty to perjury in relation to those proceedings.

An investigation was launched by detectives from the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse (SOECA) Command after information was received by officers that implicated Temple in multiple offences. Temple was arrested in July last year.

He appeared at Croydon Crown Court in April where he pleaded guilty to 20 counts of non-recent sexual assault and two counts of perjury.

He pleaded not guilty to five counts of indecent assault.

Temple appeared for trial at Woolwich Crown Court today, where he pleaded guilty to the remaining charges.

He'll be sentenced tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Sadiq Khan has handed the decision over a proposed new AFC Wimbledon ground to Merton council.

Councillors in Wandsworth are fighting against the scheme for a stadium of up to 20,000 seats, a supermarket and 602 homes in Plough Lane.

They say it raises significant concerns about transport, parking and a lack of community facilities.

But Merton Council is in favour of the new development because they think it’ll bring much needed housing for Londoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Cyclists will soon be able to swap the saddle for the driver’s seat in a 9 tonne lorry during a Met Police road safety demonstration in Sutton

The public will see that the driver’s restricted vision makes it very hard to spot cyclists and pedestrians that are too close to the vehicle.

In 2013, there were 62 casualties of cyclists in Sutton, which was up almost 60 % on the previous year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Detectives from the Met’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command are appealing for a man who may have vital information that could help identify a suspected rapist.

At about 10pm on Tuesday the 12th of April, a 26-year-old woman was walking home along Roehampton Lane.

As she neared the junction with Alton Road, she was approached by a man.

The man dragged the woman onto Putney Heath, believed via Ponsonby Road, where he raped her.

Detectives carrying out the investigation have recovered CCTV from the surrounding area. As part of the investigation they have identified a man who was walking nearby at around the time of the attack who may be able to assist the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

A man from Croydon has been arrested following a security breach at Buckingham Palace in the early hours

Officers arrested the 22-year-old on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site after he climbed over a security fence at the Palace.

He was seen by officers who were monitoring CCTV and arrested within a security perimeter.

The man, who had been drinking, did not gain access to the palace.

He was not armed and the breach is not believed to be terrorism-related.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Investigations are continuing as to how a man died on a train at Wandsworth Common.

The 24 year old has been revealed as “railway fanatic” Simon Brown from East Grinstead in Sussex.

He died after leaning out of a window on a Gatwick Express service as it stopped at the station on Sunday afternoon.

It’s believed he lowered an unlocked window to look outside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

A teenager from Tooting accused of murdering an American tourist in a knife attack in central London will go on trial next year.

19 year old Zakaria Bulhan is also charged with the attempted murders of five others who were wounded in Russell Square last week.

He's being kept in police custody until his trial at the Old Bailey in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A University of Surrey graduate has released her first adult colouring book, in the hopes of raising awareness of Meniere’s disease.

Kelly Boyson, who lives in Morden, was diagnosed with the condition two years ago.

She lost 50 per cent of her hearing because of it and now suffers from tinnitus, vertigo and nausea. It’s also left her unable to work.

Kelly spent a lot of time colouring to take her mind off her situation, which led to her making her own book in the hopes of helping others with the disease.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Fire causing traffic chaos in Hammersmith

Fire fighters are tackling a blaze at a restaurant in Hammersmith.

The blaze in Fulham Palace Road broke out in the restaurant’s extraction system and quickly spread to the ground floor of the eatery and a flat, according to the fire brigade, which was called at 10.30.

There are no reports of any injuries.

The road is closed off.Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

An independent investigation has been launched following a fatal collision in #Fulham in the early hours of this morning

At approximately 3.40am, police were called to Groom Crescent near Wandsworth Prison, following reports of a drone being flown near the prison grounds.

Officers arrived and a car was seen to leave the scene; they followed the vehicle and at 3.10am, it was seen to have been involved in a collision in Ashcombe Street at the junction of Wandsworth Bridge Road.

At this stage, it is believed no other vehicle was involved the collision.

The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

One occupant of the car, a woman in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are in the process of informing next-of-kin. Formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The other occupant of the car, the driver, a man believed to be aged in his 20s, was taken to a west London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

There are no other reported injuries. No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

A man has been arrested after police carried out a raid of a flat in Sutton this morning

Officers forced entry to the property in Woodside Road at 6.30.

The man, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A and B drugs after suspected herbal cannabis and heroin was found.

Two cats also discovered at the address are going to be collected put into the care of the RSPCA
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Striking rail workers are going to hold a protest outside the Department for Transport tomorrow.

They claim ministers sabotaged any deal in their current row with Southern trains.

Members of the RMT union are walking out for five days this week after failing to reach an agreement over the role of conductors.

The government denies the claims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Police stormed a flight and arrested a man at Heathrow Airport yesterday after he allegedly became disruptive and loitered near an exit on board.

Police confirmed a male passenger was escorted from the plane when it touched down on the runway after officers were alerted to the incident at 8.30am.

The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital for medical treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

12 people under the age of 35 die every week from heart attacks. 80% of the time, there will be no prior warning.

Now, youngsters are being asked to get checked at a special screening event in Epsom this Sunday.

Dr Steve Cox is Deputy Chief Executive at Tadworth based Cardiac Risk in the Young, or CRY.

He explains the benefits of getting a free test from the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 am  

14 litter louts who failed to pay fines have had the amount they must pay increased more than 500 per cent, after Hounslow Council took them to court.

Initial £80 fines which could have been settled for £50 if paid in within ten days, were increased to £150.

Each fine dodger also has to pay court costs of £100 and a victim surcharge of £20 making the total fine £270.

Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council says they will never apologise for being tough on those who think it’s ok to dump rubbish
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 am  

Crystal Palace have won their final pre-season fixture by beating Farnborough 3-0.

A second half brace from youngster Sullay Kaikai after a Luke Dreher opener saw a young Palace side comfortably win.

New signing Steve Mandanda also made his first appearance since signing earlier in the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 am  

Thousands of commuters are facing difficult journeys again this morning as Southern Rail staff strike for a second day.

More than one thousand services in the south east of England were cancelled because of the action by the RMT union yesterday.

It's in a safety row about who closes the doors on trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Monday, 8 August 2016

Wandsworth Stab Victim Named by Police
A murder victim who was stabbed in Wandsworth has been named as Mohammed Hassan, known locally as 'Bashir’.

The 35-year-old was murdered in the Winstanley estate on the 3rd August at about 6pm; his next of kin have been informed.

Two other men aged 35 and 33 years also suffered stab injuries. Both have since been discharged from hospital.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 020 8721 4205 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

New Speed Humps in Croydon After Motorcyclist Death
A proposal for road humps in a Croydon industrial estate has been unveiled after a motorcyclist was killed there earlier this year.

The plans follow the death of Carl Simpson on 10th July during an illegal display event where he collided with another motorbike.

Croydon Council plans to install the traffic-calming measures along part of Imperial Way in Waddon.

Councillor Stuart King says they hope these measures discourage dangerous gatherings and stops another tragic death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Rio Disappointment for Putney Town Rowing Club’s Charlotte Taylor
There will be disappointment for Putney Town Rowing Club’s Charlotte Taylor and her partner, Katherine Copeland today.

30-year-old Charlotte and reigning Olympic champion, Katherine, finished last in a lightweight double sculls heat in Rio.

It was the first Olympic Games for Charlotte, who took up rowing in 2010 to meet new friends.

The pair have struggled this season despite winning European Championship gold and World Championship silver last year.

However it wasn’t all bad news for British rowing - Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made the semi-finals of the women's pair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

Wandsworth Common train victim identified

A rail passenger who died after putting his head out of a window has been identified as a 24-year-old man from Sussex.

He was pronounced dead after the accident yesterday afternoon, after being hit by another train.

The death is being treated as non-suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

All Delta flights were grounded at Heathrow this morning

It’s after a power cut also meant the company’s fleets had to be grounded worldwide.

The problem in Atlanta affected its computer systems for three hours.

Delays and cancellations are continuing but flights are taking off again.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Prudential Ride London-Surrey ballot opens today

Online registration for places in next year’s Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 opens today.

The cycling ballot will remain open until January 6th 2017 or until 80,000 registrations have been received, whichever is earlier.

It’ll take place between 28th - 30th July but exact routes still need to be confirmed following a review of this year’s event.

A new “Fixing Challenge” also offers mentoring for those trying to turn their lives around who’ll find the challenge particularly tough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

Cyclist in Mitcham raises awareness of abuse on London's roads

A video has emerged of a cyclist being the subject of foul-mouthed abuse as he peddled through Mitcham.

The footage shows the driver of a white Peugeot beeping his horn and hurling a torrent of abuse at 55-year-old rider, John Richardson.

The altercation was recorded on a cycle-cam, and shows the driver growing increasingly angry at him for riding outside of the cycle lane in Commonside West.

John uploaded the video on YouTube to raise awareness of the abuse cyclists sometimes get on London’s roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Wandsworth has highest rate of dog thefts in London

It’s been revealed that Wandsworth has the highest rate of dog thefts across the whole of London.

The new figures from Scotland Yard show that more than 250 pet dogs were stolen last year, with 18 taken from Wandsworth alone.

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are the breed most popular with dog-nappers, making up a third of dog thefts in total.

Chihuahua’s were second most popular, followed by Yorkshire Terriers and Jack Russells.

In some cases several dogs were stolen at once, including six Chihuahuas that were taken in Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove accused of falsely stating the Queen backed Brexit

Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove has been accused of being behind The Sun’s front page story stating the Queen backed Brexit.

Nick Clegg made the claim that he knows "Michael Gove obviously communicated it” in a BBC documentary, which airs tonight.

Mr Gove has previously denied briefing the story, which ran in the run-up to the referendum.

Following a complaint from Buckingham Palace, the Independent Press Standards Organisation ruled the headline as inaccurate.

The Sun has said it had two sources and stood by the story.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Old Pete's ambitions to win Surrey League Cricket Premier Division are checked

In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action, Old Pete’s title ambitions took a knock after a two wicket loss to Old Royalists at Tolworth Court.

Old Royalists successfully chased down a revised target of 203 for the loss of eight wickets.

There were also wins for Abahani and Bec Old Boys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Airport expansion in the South East could make flights more expensive

It’s claimed airport expansion in the south east could make flights more expensive.

The Campaign for Better Transport says the costs of travelling from regional airports would have to be pushed up to meet carbon targets.

Leo Murray is from the group:

Heathrow says it supports the international aviation industry's commitment to carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and that its expansion is compatible with the government’s emissions from aviation targets.

However, Gatwick claims it would deliver the economic boost the UK needs at a fraction of the environmental impact of Heathrow. It also says that because its expansion would introduce more competition, any increased costs from a carbon levy would be offset by the considerably cheaper price tags.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Police appeal for witnesses following murder in Battersea

Police are appealing for witnesses following the murder of a 35-year-old man in Battersea.

The man died at the scene shortly after the stabbing, which took place on the Winstanley Estate at around 6pm on Wednesday 3rd August.

Two other men aged 35 and 33 years also suffered stab injuries. Both have since been discharged from hospital.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them 020 8721 4205 or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Update: Missing woman from Addlestone has been found safe and well

A vulnerable missing woman from Addlestone has been found safe and well.

26-year-old China Maunders was reported missing on 5th July but was finally located yesterday.

Surrey Police thank the public for their assistance with the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

Southern drivers begin longest rail strike in more than 50 years

The longest rail strike in more than 50 years gets underway today on Southern, causing possible disruption for hundreds of thousands of people.

The five-day walkout by RMT members is because of a long-standing row about the role of conductors.

The company and its members met for talks last week but failed to come to an agreement.

Southern says 60 percent of services will be running, but some areas of Sussex will have no trains at all.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Update: Death of train passenger at Wandsworth Common station on Gatwick Express

It's believed a man has died after leaning out of a train window and being hit by another service at Wandsworth Common station.

The Gatwick Express passenger was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident yesterday evening.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is continuing to investigate the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Train passenger killed at #Wandsworth Common

A man has been killed after sticking his head out of a train at Wandsworth Common.

London Ambulance confirmed they were called to the station just after 5.30 this afternoon, where they treated a man for serious head injuries, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: 'Officers from the BTP attended an incident, which was reported to BTP at 17.32pm, and is currently being treated as non suspicious.

The Air ambulance was on scene, but the man could not be saved.

The train involved was a Gatwick Express one.

(Video thanks to A Beard About Town on Twitter).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Appeal re-issued for missing Addlestone woman

Surrey Police have repeated their appeal over a missing woman from Addlestone.

26 year old China Maunders was described as vulnerable when she disappeared at the start of July.

She’s believed to have connection to the Feltham area and may have travelled there.

She’s described as white – slim – about five foot two. She has dyed red hair down to her shoulders and a tattoo on her wrist.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Priory in Roehampton told it "requires improvement."

The Priory clinic in Roehampton has received a damning report.

The inspection, which was carried out by the Care Quality Commission, has branded the site and its safety as needing improvement.

The hospital is popular with celebrities, and has seen stars including Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse stay for treatment.

Among the problems cited in the CQC report are:

* There had been a very high turnover of staff and high use of temporary staff. This impacted on the consistency of care provided to the patients.

** The layout of the hospital and the wards made it very hard for staff to observe patients who were at risk of self-harm. There were ligature risks throughout the hospital. There were a high number of incidents in the last year involving ligatures. Whilst the provider was taking steps to improve the safety of the physical environment there remained a high level of risk to patients’ safety.

*** Incident reports did not include a detailed description of the incident or information about the lessons learnt. This meant that it was hard to monitor the incidents and whether the lessons were being addressed. Whilst there were systems to ensure that learning from incidents took place within each ward, learning was not always shared across wards.

However, it did say that one of the positives was that "Patients said that permanent staff were kind, caring and understanding."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Fires in Fulham and Croydon

A man in his early thirties had to be treated at the scene of a fire in Fulham.

The man had suffered from the effects of breathing in smoke in a flat on the second floor in Darrell Close in Fulham.

And the London Fire Brigade was called to Croydon where flames destroyed half of the first floor of an end of terrace house in Fullerton Road.

All the residents managed to escape before the brigade arrived at 1.30am.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Man charged in West London following Westfield stabbing.

Police have charged an eighteen-year-old man in West London a after stabbing in Westfield shopping centre.

Javarni English appeared in court charged with GBH, affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was arrested along with another man, who has since been given bail for further enquiries.

On Friday at 2pm, police were alerted after a man in his 20s was attacked inside the shopping centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Good Samaritan sought in Epsom

The hunt is continuing today to find a member of the public who managed to break-up a fight in Epsom.

The altercation broke out between three boys outside the Co-op store in Chessington Road on the 18th of July.

The Good Samaritan police are looking for is described as a white boy in his early teens.

Two teenage boys were arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail until the 30th of August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Tooting man aims for nearly seventy thousand burpees in fund-raising drive.

A brave dad has pledged to do over 67,000 burpees in the next year to raise money for the Fetal Medicine Department at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Craig Peters was inspired to raise money after his twin sons were delivered safely, following an operation in the womb which allowed the blood to flow properly.

Without the operation and the expertise of the Fetal Medicine Team both babies could have died.

Craig has raised £2,500 towards the £25,000 needed for the new cutting-edge kit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Collision in Surbiton

Police have been called to a collision on the Ewell Road in Surbiton.

The driver’s wing of a silver Peugeot has been damaged and a nearby bollard has been wrecked at the junction with Ditton Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

Wimbledon begin life in League One with a loss

Striker Lyle Taylor scored a consolation 90th minute goal for Wimbledon as they began life in League One with a 3-1 loss at Walsall.

In the Championship Brentford went down 2-1 at Huddersfield.

In the National League newly promoted Sutton United lost 3-1 at Solihull Moors.

Crystal Palace continued to warm up for the start of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Valencia at Selhurst Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 am  

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