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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Evacuation after 'suspicious package' discovered in Ealing Broadway

Earlier on today, shoppers in Ealing Broadway shopping centre were evacuated after reports of a ‘suspicious package’ being discovered.

Officers were called at around 10-past 6 this evening. They then evacuated the shopping centre and closed off neighbouring roads.

Two men and one woman were arrested and remain in custody.

Police say the evacuation was a "precautionary measure," and that the centre is expected to open as normal tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 pm  

The former Conservative MP for Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, has been appointed as the new Downing Street Chief of Staff.

Theresa May announced his appointment following the resignation of Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill earlier today.

Mr Barwell had been the MP of Croydon Central – a marginal seat – for seven years.

He had previously written a book titled ‘How to win a marginal seat’ last year, but lost out by 5,000 votes on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

A British Icon

The four iconic chimneys of the Battersea Power Station are once again gracing the London skyline after being rebuilt using the methods used in their original construction.

Over the past two years, almost 25 thousand wheelbarrows of concrete have been hand poured to make the 51 metre high chimneys.

Two of the original chimneys were built in the 1930s and the other two in the 1950s.

They were demolished as they were deemed unsafe.

Two of the new chimneys will be used for the new energy centre that will provide heating and cooling in the redeveloped power station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

A man has gone missing from Croydon

Gary Stammers was last seen on Thursday in New Addington.

He is white, 6ft 1 tall, of stocky build with short black hair.

Gary was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue Levi jeans and a beige jacket.

He has mental health issues and police believe he may have travelled to the Lower Thames Street area.

If anyone has information please call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Heather Watson through to the Surbiton Trophy Final

British number 2 Heather Watson is through to the final after beating fellow Briton Harriet Dart 6-1, 6-2

She will play Magdelena Rybarikova, seeded 192, in the final tomorrow.

Speaking to Radio Jackie, Heather Watson told us what part of her game she’s been focusing on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Dan Evans has pulled out of the Aegon Surbiton Trophy due to a calf injury

GB’s number four was leading the match against Dustin Brown 6-2, 4-2 when he felt his calf go.

He received treatment beside the court but was unable to continue.

Dan Evans says he will have a scan on Monday and only then will he know how this will affect the rest of his season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Teenager missing from Earlsfield

Police have issued an alert over a missing teenager from Earlsfield near Wimbledon.

15 year old Lachelle Wright has been missing since the end of May.

If the public see her they should call 101 and quote ref no. 17MIS022066.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Met police appeal for witnesses after Croydon murder

24-year-old man's been shot dead in Croydon and a murder investigation’s been launched.

He was in a car in Wellesley Road and was hit when a motorcyclist with a pillion passenger pulled up alongside the vehicle.

A gunshot was fired just after 10 o'clock last night.

The car's driver suffered minor injuries but still drove the victim to hospital to try to save him – he died on arrival.

Local roads have been closed off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Brentford and Isleworth MP anxious about deal with Norther Ireland politicians

Labour's shadow housing minister and Brentford and Isleworth MP Ruth Cadbury says she's really worried about a government alliance with a political party in Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister's expected to finalise her ministerial team later - but she's facing controversy over her potential union with the Democratic Unionist Party.

The Conservatives will need help from the Northern Irish D.U.P to prop up their government.

But the newly re-elected Brentford and Isleworth MP says that’s of concern.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Fatal shooting in Croydon.

A 24-year-old man's been shot dead in Croydon.

He was in a car in Wellesley Road and was hit when a motorcyclist with a pillion passenger pulled up alongside the vehicle.

The shots were fired just after 10 o'clock last night.

The car's driver suffered minor injuries but still drove the victim to hospital to try to save him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

Boy missing from Wimbledon

Sobur Tufail has been reported missing in Wimbledon.

Any sightings please call 101. Ref No 17MIS025281
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Weybridge MP stays on as Chancellor

The Weybridge and Runnymede MP Philip Hammond is to stay on as Chancellor in Theresa May's new government.

He was the subject of a news story in one of the British tabloids.

Mr Hammond was said to be furious after the result of the election.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 am  

Man arrested at Heathrow charged on terror offences

A man arrested at Heathrow will appear in court this morning charged with three terror offences.

23-year-old Minjanul Haque was originally arrested at Heathrow airport.

He was on bail after giving out I.S. training videos which glorified terrorism.

He's also accused of being involved in making extremist comments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 am  

Bike Week comes to Kingston

Kingston Council is encouraging people to get on their bikes for various cycling events being held in the borough for Bike Week which starts today.

The theme for the week is ‘everyday cycling for everyone’ and the Council wants people to change the way they travel around Kingston by improving facilities for cycling and walking.

There will be giveaway items at events which include a public bike ride and maintenance checks.

The schedule of events are:

Go Cycle Event & Dr. Bike -- Memorial Square, Monday 12 June 16:00 - 18:00

Dr. Bike and Bike Breakfast -- Guildhall II, Wednesday 14 June 08:30 - 13:00

Public Go Cycle Led Ride -- Guildhall II, Wednesday 14 June 13:00 - 14:00

St John’s Primary School Fete -- St John’s Primary School, Saturday 17 June 11:30 - 15:30

Dr. Bike -- Town Centre (Opposite John Lewis), Saturday 17 June 11:00 - 15:00

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 am  

Incident at West Molesey school

Surrey police are investigating a suspicious incident at Chandlers Field School in West Molesey.

A 9 year old boy was playing in the school grounds around 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon when two men called him over to the fence.

One of them asked his name before showing him what looked like the handle of a knife.

The boy was not harmed or threatened.

But police would urge people to be vigilant and report any suspicious circumstances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 am  

Friday, 9 June 2017

Labour win seat in Kensington by 20 votes

Labour have won the final seat in Kensington, the Tory seat has been handed over to Labour for the first time in history.

Their count was suspended at around 6 this morning after the second recount proved inconclusive and counting staff became ‘visibly tired.’

The result was announced shortly after 9pm tonight that Emma Dent Coad had won in Kensington by 20 votes.

The constituency voted to remain in the EU and has been Conservative since it was created in 1997.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Man arrested at Heathrow for terrorism related offences is re-arrested

A man from North London has been charged with three terrorism offences, having previously been arrested at Heathrow.

23-year old Mijunal Hague was on bail after his arrest at the airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

After breaching his bail terms, he was today arrested and charged with three offences, relating to Islamic State videos.

He’ll appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray doesn't make final in Roland Garros

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's run at the French Open tennis is over after Britain's world number one missed out on a place in the final.

He lost in five sets to Stan Wawrinka - 7-6 3-6 7-6 6-7 1-6.

Rafael Nadal is on course for a tenth Roland Garros title after winning his semi-final against Dominic Thiem in straight sets - 6-3 6-4 6-love.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Streatham MP says Labour put aside their differences

The Streatham MP won his seat for Labour last night for the third consecutive time.

MP Chuka Umunna thinks differences in the Labour party were put aside during their successful election campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Car fire in West Byfleet this afternoon

There’s been a car fire in West Byfleet.

Fire Crews from Chertsey were called Camphill road around 3.35pm.

There’s been no reports of any injuries.

It’s not yet known what caused the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

MP for Runnymede and Weybridge will keep his role in the cabinet

Downing Street has said Philip Hammond will keep his role as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge regained his seat last night, he’s been representing that constituency since 1997.

The Election ended in a hung Parliament but the Prime Minister has confirmed that the five senior cabinet members will keep their jobs in her minority government.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's deep into the third set of his French Open tennis semi-final with Stan Wawrinka

It's one-set all.

Later, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal takes on Dominic Thiem
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

European judges have told doctors to continue treating terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard from Bedfont until midnight on Tuesday

Parents of the 10 month old boy, who has a rare genetic condition, have lost legal battles in the UK in their fight to take him to the US for care.

They have now asked the European Court of Human Rights to consider their case.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Four teenagers charged with murder following a stabbing in Battersea

Police have charged four men with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Battersea.

17-year-old Mahamed Hassan was fatally knifed in Sullivan Close two months ago.

Brandon Akapea, Kishon Allen from Mitcham and two teenagers from Tooting and Lambeth will appear in Court later today.

One man has previously been charged with his murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Andy Murray prepares for the French Open semi-finals

Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray says he is delighted with how he's done at the French Open as he prepares for today's semi-final.

The world number one's had a poor season so far, but has dropped just three sets going into his meeting with Stan Wawrinka.

He says it's a hugely encouraging turnaround for him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

The number of people who voted in the general election was the highest it's been in 25 years

With one seat, Kensington, yet to declare, more than 32 million votes have been counted.

The current turnout percentage is 68.7 %, the highest since the vote 20 years ago.

The record was 33.6 million votes in 1992.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Tory Zac Goldsmith wins Richmond Park for the party after a night of Labour gains

After dramatically quitting the Conservatives over Heathrow expansion last autumn, Zac Goldsmith's back as a Tory MP in Richmond Park.

He's unseated the Lib Dem's Sarah Olney, with a majority of just 45, which forced two full recounts.

He thanked his team for helping him in such a tight race:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Tory Zac Goldsmith has narrowly taken Richmond Park from Lib Dem Sarah Olney

We will give you more as we get it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Over 100 students at Richard Challoner School in New Malden will “sleep rough” in the playground tonight.

The event is an annual one in support of homeless charity, The Joel Trust.

Teacher Adam Norton will also be taking part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Police have closed off a major road in Belmont following an incident near the California Pub.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Brighton road at 1am.

The victim sustained non life threatening injuries

A man and a woman have been arrested.

Buses are also on diversion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am  

GE2017 Chuka Ummuna holds on to Streatham for Labour

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 am  

Kingston turns yellow as Conservative James Berry is defeated by his predecessor

This was the moment Ed Davey claimed the Kingston and Surbiton back from Conservative James Berry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

Sir Vince Cable regains the seat he lost in Twickenham

Twickenham now has a Sir as its MP.

He has regained the Twickenham seat from Conservative Tania Mathias in a shock win earlier.

He won by over 39,000 votes.

Mr Cable tells Jackie News the Lib Dems will bring some stability to the Brexit process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Chris Grayling chats to Jackie's Steve Mowbray after Epsom win

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

Tory Greg Hands expecting a reduced majority for Chelsea and Fulham

He's Chief Secretary to the Treasury, but tells Jackie's Alex Loveridge he's not expecting an easy ride.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am  

Justine Greening holds on to Putney

Education Secretary Justine Greening narrowly avoided defeat in the early hours.

The Conservative managed to hold on to her seat in Putney with a very small margin, meaning a swing to Labour.

She managed 20,679 votes with Labour hot on her heels with 19,125.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 am  

Labour has held on to Tooting

Dr Rosena Allin Khan has held on to the seat she won at last year's by election after now Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan stood down.

She won this morning's seat by some 34,000 votes, beating Conservative candidate Dan Watkins.

Tooting was the first SW London seat to declare.

This was the moment she clinched victory.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 am  

Labour's Andy Slaughter chats to Alex Loveridge at the Hammersmith count

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am  

Labour's Putney Candidate on the issue affecting voters

Neeraj Patil is Labour's Candidate on Putney and also a Consultant A&E Surgeon and says health has been a major issue for many voters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 am  

Jackie's Alex Loveridge chats with Joyce Onstad of the Hammersmith Lib Dems

She wants to change the voting system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am  

Fire disrupts voting in Richmond Park

Andrew Beasant is Kingston Borough's returning officer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 am  

Three seats up for grabs in Croydon

There's three seats up for grabs in Croydon but one in particular that could hold vital clues for the results ahead.

Here's our reporter Scott McGee who's at the count.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 am  

Hayes and Harlington's John McDonnell gives his reaction so far

The Broadcasters' Exit Poll is predicting that no party will win enough seats in the general election to gain a majority in Parliament.

It suggests the Conservatives will be the largest, but fall 12 short of being able to govern alone - with Labour forecast to win 266 seats.

Shadow chancellor, and candidate for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell says based on that prediction, Labour could look to form the next government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 am  

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Jackie's Alex Loveridge is at the count in Hammersmith where security is tight
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

The refugee crisis is one of the topics that has dominated campaigning in Richmond Park

In 2015, Kingston Council's leader pledged to take in 50 refugees, but has so far only managed 13.

A lack of housing or land for new homes in the constituency is thought to be to blame.

Despite this, Lib Dem Sarah Olney wants us to take in more refugees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 pm  

Two candidates in Richmond Park criticised for not living in the area

Some candidates have been criticised for not living in the area in which they have been canvassing.

In Richmond Park, Labour candidate Cate Tuitt lives in East London while the Ukip candidate Peter Jewell, actually lives in Worcester.

He doesn’t see this as a problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

Richmond Park result expected at around 4am

It's one of the most hotly contested seats, with Conservative Zac Goldsmith hoping to win it back after losing it in December's by-election.

He had resigned over the Heathrow furore, only to lose his 20,000 plus majority standing as an Independent.

However, during the by election in December, the Lib Dems were asked by Kingston Hospital to stop “spreading rumours it was going to lose units.”

Despite this, candidate Sarah Olney still won’t definitively rule out closures at the hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Jackie's Ed Drake looks ahead to Croydon Central

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 pm  

Ballot boxes delivered at the Guildhall in Kingston

Radio Jackie reporter Sarah Onions is currently at the Guildhall in Kingston where election workers are supervising the delivery of ballot boxes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 pm  

The ballot boxes have arrived in Merton

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 pm  

General Election 2017 Live

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

Diego Costa says it looks like he'll be leaving Premier League champions Chelsea this summer.

The Spain international striker claims head coach Antonio Conte sent him a text to tell him he's not in his plans for next season.

These Chelsea supporters speaking outside Stamford Bridge are unsure whether the Italian would be so ruthless.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Hounslow residents will soon be receiving new recycling boxes ahead of the refreshed weekly collection service.

The Council needs residents’ help to recycle food waste, plastics, cans, paper, card and glass bottles.

While 31% of the borough’s waste is recycled each year, £1.3 million a year in landfill costs could be saved if that recycling figure increased to 50%.

To help hit the target every house will receive a red bow for plastics and cans, a blue box for paper and card, along with a box net to use as a cover on windy days.

A roll of 52 biodegradable bags for food waste will be included.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm  

A body recovered from the River Thames in Shepperton has been identified

A body recovered from the River Thames in Shepperton has been identified.

66 year old Alan Jones was found last Friday around 2am near Russell Road.

A man arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the death has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious on the evening of Thursday and the early hours of Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Parent's of terminally ill baby from Bedfont have lost their legal fight at the Supreme Court

The parents of a terminally ill baby from Bedfont have lost their legal fight to take him to America for more treatment.

Judges at the Supreme Court have backed doctors, who say Charlie Gard's life support should be switched off.

But the parents have also been given another 24 hours to take their legal fight to the European Court of Human Rights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

A man’s escaped jail following the death of a cyclist in Streatham

38 year-old Nicky Ntopi was handed a 6 month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty.

John Still was taken to hospital following the collision on Maderia Road in April.

The 67 year-old later died from his injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

A Kingston street pastor is being honoured at a ceremony in Westminster

A street pastor from Kingston is to be honoured at a special ceremony celebrating local heroes.

71 year old Katie Beckett will be awarded a certificate at a national service at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster on Sunday.

Ms Beckett volunteers most weekends, providing comfort and support to clubbers in Kingston on Friday and Saturday nights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

BA passengers are still waiting for compensation following the Bank Holiday computer glitch

Some British Airways passengers say they're still waiting for compensation after the chaos over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

More than 670 flights were cancelled because of a power failure, and customers can legally claim up to 524 pounds and expenses.

Several people say they're struggling to get in contact with the airline.

BA says it'll complete claims within 14 days of getting them.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester were the main airports affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

The parents of a terminally ill baby from Bedfont will take their legal battle to the Supreme Court later

It is after judges ruled his life-support should be switched off.

Experts told the High Court that Charlie Gard, who has a rare genetic condition, should be allowed to die with dignity.

His parents want permission to challenge the ruling, so he can have therapy abroad.

Legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg explains their lawyers' argument.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Police are hunting for a man after a series of burglaries in Addlestone

It’s come after multiple robberies at Giovanni’s Barbers, on Green lane.

A large quantity of electrical items and hair products have been stolen from the shop after it became a target in March.

A CCTV image of a suspect officers wish to identify has been released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Police officers in Hounslow will take to the streets this week wearing Body Worn Video cameras

Emma Adams has the details.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

People head to the polls 104 years to the day since suffragette Emily Davison died for the right to vote in Epsom

Voters across the UK are going to the polls in the General Election people have until 10 o’clock tonight to cast their ballot.

104 years-ago to the day since suffragette Emily Davison died protesting at the Epsom Derby, for women to have the right to vote.

She was struck by King George's horse and seriously injured after steeping out on the track in 1913.

The activist died four days later in Epsom Cottage Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Chelsea's Diego Costa claims boss Antonio Conte has text him to say that he's not part of the Italian's plans for next season

The striker says he'll need to find a new club.

Costa's been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid - but the Spanish side are banned from registering new players until January.

He says not playing club football until 2018 would be difficult - but added he "loves" Atletico and living in Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Four further arrests made over murder of teenager in Battersea

Detectives have made four further arrests over the murder of a teenager in Battersea.

An 18-year old man from Ilford has already been charged with the murder of 17-year old Mahamed Hassan.

Two men from Stockwell and two from Mitcham remain in custody at south London police stations.

A 17-year old male and 19-year old man previously arrested in April have been released with no further action made at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Parents of terminally ill boy from Bedfont go to Supreme Court later

The parents of a terminally ill boy from Bedfont who are fighting to keep him alive take their case to the Supreme Court later.

An urgent sitting will consider whether Charlie Gard's mum and dad can appeal against judgements which have said his life-support should be switched off.

They've raised more than a million pounds to take him to America for experimental treatment - which judges fear is too risky.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Surrey Police are investigating criminal damage to a property in Thames Ditton

Police are appealing for information after criminal damage was done to a property in Thames Ditton.

Last Saturday, the front window of the house on Summer Road was smashed and a smoke flare was thrown in at around 20 past midnight.

A car window had also been smashed and a dark Corsa-type vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.

If you can assist police, they can be contacted on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Missing 14-year old could be in Croydon

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a vulnerable missing girl who could be in Croydon.

14 year old Chloe Dicker was last seen on Monday around 6:30 in the morning in Beckenham, Bromley.

Chloe is white, 5ft 5, with brown hair and blue eyes and she was wearing a black and green camouflage tracksuit jacket and trousers.

Officers believe she may be in the Croydon, Bromley or Tottenham areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

World number one from Oxshott says he's not playing his best

The Wimbledon champion and world number one’s booked his place in the semi-finals of the French Open by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Andy Murray’s won in four sets and will now take on 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros.

Murray says his form's returning - but he's still not at his best.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 pm  

Wimbledon Champ Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals

Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray's through to the semi-finals of the French Open.

The world number one came from a set down to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-1, in the last eight.

He will now face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros.

The Swiss beat Croatia's Marin Cilic in straight sets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

Wandsworth based celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has been hacked by his father-in-law

Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law has been jailed for six months.

He hacked into the, Wandsworth based, chef's computers to steal information.

The Old Bailey heard 68 year-old Chris Hutcheson had a falling out, after being sacked from his role within Ramsay's restaurant empire.

Hutcheson's two sons - Adam and Chris - were given suspended jail terms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

UPDATE: Andy Murray at the French Open

Currey Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray's recovered to level his French Open quarter-final against Japan's Kei Nishikori at 1-set-all.

The world number one lost the opener 6-2 in just over half-an-hour, but hit back to take the second 6-1.

A short time ago, Nishikori led 2-1 in the third set at Roland Garros.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

A teenager from Hounslow has been sentenced to 16 months behind bars following a series of sexual assaults

A teenager from Hounslow will spend 16 months behind bars after sexually assaulting and targeting women in London.

Muhammad Mohsan, preyed on lone females as they travelled on buses across Richmond, Hammersmith and Fulham and Brent.

The 18 year-old targeted 5 victims between March 2015 and January this year.

He pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Criminal damage in Thames Ditton

Police are hunting for suspects after windows were smashed and a smoke flare was thrown into a house in Thames Ditton.

A car window was also destroyed outside the property on Summer Road last Saturday just after midnight.

It was reported that a dark coloured Corsa-type vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

A man who escaped from Croydon University Hospital has been found guilty of murder

A man’s been found guilty of attempted murder after escaping from Croydon University hospital.

Reece Davis, repeatedly stabbed a jogger to death in Crystal palace last May.

He was arrested in Streatham Common, the day after.

The 24 year-old had escaped through a “restricted window” whilst on leave from a psychiatric hospital in Beckenham.
Sentencing will take place next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Four teenagers have been sentenced following an attack in Twickenham

Four teenagers who launched a feral unjustified attack on three people in Twickenham have been sentenced.

The group of youths, who were vandalising cars, viciously punched and kicked the victims as they confronted them.

18 year-old Jordan Laghaney, from Iselworth will spend 40 months behind bars for grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.

After leaving a female victim with serious head injuries on - Powder Mill Lane in January last year.

A girl from Chessington who slashed one of the victim’s across the face will spend three-years in a young Offender’s institution.

A 17 year-old from Kingston, will also spend two years in a young Offender’s institution, after she was found guilty of GBH.

And, another 16 year-old girl from Feltham, found guilty of violent disorder was given a two year youth rehabilitation order.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

UPDATE: murder investigation following a stabbing in Kingston

Police are still questioning three people in connection with a fatal stabbing in Kingston.

A man believed to be in his 30s, died from knife injuries on the Cambridge Estate yesterday evening.

A murder investigation has been launched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

A man arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in Wimbledon remains under investigation, following his release

The 38 year-old was detained on Monday, in connection with a series of robberies in the area since 2006.

Police are continuing with enquires.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Current Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray can feel his confidence growing again ahead of his French Open tennis quarter-final

Britain's world number one takes on Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori this afternoon.

Murray went into the tournament in poor form.

But he believes he's returning to something near his best.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

It’s Volunteers’ Week and children’s charity the NSPCC is looking for more people to change youngsters lives

Amanda Nicoll from Balham, volunteers in various schools across South-West London educating pupils about abuse.

She informs children as young as four about sexual, emotional and online abuse, as well as neglect.

Amanda says the Speak Out -Stay Safe service helps those in need.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

A murder investigation has been launched following the stabbing of a man in Kingston

Police were called to Cambridge Estate at around 6pm yesterday to reports of a disturbance.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was found suffering from stab injuries and later died at the scene.

Two men and women have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken into custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

A man's been arrested at Heathrow Airport in connection with the investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing

The 38-year-old has been detained on suspicion of terror offences, and remains in custody.

He's the 19th person to be held over the attack last month, in which 22 people died.

Seven men are still being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

A Croydon resident, who works in London Bridge, says he won’t let the London’s attackers get to him

26 year old Chris Smith had been out with his girlfriend Lauren Rammell at the Elton John concert in Twickenham on Saturday night.

The couple heard the news on their way back home to Croydon later that evening.

Chris has been telling Radio Jackie what London’s been like over the past few days.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 am  

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

A little girl has donated all of her birthday presents to children at St George's in Tooting

A nine year old girl has donated all of her birthday presents to children in St George’s paediatric wards.

Isabella Lorusso visited the Tooting based hospital with her brother last week to make the delivery.

Her mum Edi, who works at the site, says this gesture is “typical of Isabelle.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

A Croydon resident offered his help and home to the public following the London Bridge attack

A 26 year old from Croydon offered up shelter at his home following the London Bridge attack on Saturday night.

Chris Smith and his girlfriend Lauren Rammell had been at Twickenham to see Elton John earlier that evening.

On their way home they heard the news of the attack and received phone calls from family asking if they were safe.

Later that night, Chris posted online to offer help to anyone who couldn’t make it home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

A man's been arrested following investigations into burglaries in the Wimbledon area

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in Wimbledon.

Officers have been investigating a series of burglaries in the area dating back to 2006.

The 38 year old is currently in custody at a south London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Two men, including one from West Drayton, have been charged with murder

Earlier today two men were charged with murdering a man who was deliberately mown down by a car.

23 year old Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi was hit by a white BMW in Finchley on the 31st of May.

He was taken to hospital by Air Ambulance but was pronounced dead the following day.

21 year olds, Haaris Rama from West Drayton and Yasir Inrahim from East Finchley, were due to appear at Hendon Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Rama was also charged with driving whilst disqualified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

A man in his 60s died in this morning’s crash at Wisley.

Police say a Jaguar and a van smashed into each other just after 5.30 at the Wisley Interchange.

The Jaguar driver died at the scene.

The incident caused delays of around two hours for drivers during the rush hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

World tennis number one and current Wimbledon champ Andy Murray says he's feeling confident that his form's back on track at the French Open.

After an indifferent season so far, he's into the quarter-finals at Roland Garros - where he'll take on Kei Nishikori tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Statement from Richmond Council’s Head of Community Safety regarding the Terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market

I’m sure you will have seen on the news the appalling and tragic incident that took place on Saturday night.

Our thoughts are with all of those affected, those injured and the families of those people who died whilst enjoying a Saturday night out.

We do not yet have full details of the victims.

There was a national minute's silence held today at 11am in remembrance and there is a book of condolence open at Southwark Council headquarters in Tooley Street.

It will move to Southwark Cathedral once the police cordon around the site of the Borough Market attack is lifted.

Many people have stood together in the rain to pay their respects and lay flowers.

We mourn together, and we come together in solidarity and condemnation of the terrorist attacks.

The police investigation still continues, the third suspect has now been named and further arrests have been made.

There will also be police out on patrol in Richmond.

This is a worrying time for people – and we still need your help.

We are asking that you remain vigilant and that if you see anything suspicious, anything at all, or you are concerned about anyone at all, even if you think it is very insignificant, don't hesitate to contact us on the anti-terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321.

Your information could be vital.

We also know that some people in Richmond feel worried and that others may seek to use these terrible circumstances to divide communities.

Police and council staff from the Community Safety Service will be contacting community and faith organisations to see how people are feeling over the next few days.

Hate crime will not be tolerated and all incidents will be treated seriously if you have experienced hate crime please report it as soon as possible.

In an emergency dial 999 or call 101 to report it to the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Strong winds have uprooted trees and caused delays on the roads and rails this morning.

Several train companies and police forces were tweeting updates about weather-related disruption.

A fallen tree on the line at Teddington caused severe delays for SW Trains passengers over the morning rush hour.

A Met Office warning's in place for heavy rain in parts of north-west England and Wales.

The South East is on a Yellow Wind Warning.

It looks like summer won't return for several days, with heavy rain and wind forecast across much of the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Former World Cup alpine ski racer Chemmy Alcott visits pupils in Claygate

She paid pupils at Rowan Prep School a visit to talk about the roles of inspirational women.

Chemmy competed in all five disciplines: downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and combined

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Surrey is on a Yellow Wind Warning.

The Met Office is predicting gales of 50 miles per hour by the end of the day.

This morning, a fallen tree on the line at Teddington caused huge delays for SW Trains commuters.

Southern and Thameslink also reduced their services due to the “adverse weather conditions.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man from Hayes has been jailed for 20 months after being found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

25 year old Majinder Singh injured his three passengers when his Hyundai coupe was involved in a collision with two parked cars.

He made off from the scene leaving two of the passengers trapped inside the car, one of whom received life threatening injuries.

Singh was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man from Epsom has been fined over £500 for littering.

Anthony Nevin was found guilty and sentenced to a fine of £50, a victim surcharge of £30 and legal costs of £455 within 90 days.

It’s after he dropped a cigarette butt on the floor in Sittingbourne High Street.

He was taken to court after failing to pay a fixed penalty notice of £80.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Two men are in hospital following a serious accident in Weybridge.

Two cars crashed at the junction of St George’s Avenue and Queen’s Road this morning.

One man suffered serious injuries and has been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

The second driver, who sustained minor injuries, is in hospital as a precaution.

If you witnessed the collision please call Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Hounslow Council has met with leaders of the borough’s Mosques following the London Bridge attack.

There are 12 in the area including at Ashford and Staines Community Centre.

Police officers have also spoken with Imams to make sure they know how to “ensure the community’s safety.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

There was chaos at the Cobham Services last night after an alarm was activated.

The site was evacuated while a search was carried out by the emergency services.

It’s thought the activation was accidental.

Thousands pass through the service station every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

An accident at the Wisley Interchange delays of around two hours for drivers earlier.

The collision involved a van and a car on the roundabout where the A3 meets the M25 at around 5.30am.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Statement from Malden Manor branch of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association London Bridge

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is deeply saddened and shocked by the brutal and barbaric terrorist attacks in London on Saturday night, resulting in seven people being killed and 50 injured.

Mr Khlail Ahmad, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Malden Manor:

"The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community unequivocally condemns in the strongest possible terms Saturday’s terrorist attack in London. All acts of terrorism and extremism are vile criminal acts that are completely unjustifiable.

We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and pray for a full and speedy recovery of those injured. We also commend the excellent work of emergency services, who responded in a matter of minutes. We are proud of them.

This latest attack follows the horrific attacks at Westminster Bridge and the suicide bombing in Manchester and it is clear that such murderers are bent on sowing the seeds of hatred and division. As before they will not succeed.

Such acts find no hiding place in Islam for it rejects extremism and terrorism in any form and for any reason. We will continue to stand united against extremism and work with all who seek peace to defeat this ideology of hate.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

Strong winds caused a tree to fall on the train tracks in Teddington, sparking major disruption to commuters

According to National Rail, there are still severe delays between Twickenham and New Malden, and services via Kingston are suspended.

Trains are now running as normal between Twickenham and Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

People in Richmond Park are being asked to refrain from what the authorities are calling “stupid behaviour.”

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Parents of premature babies are being encouraged to take the lead in providing their child’s hospital care in Chelsea

It’s part of a new initiative being rolled out Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, and St Mary’s Hospital.

Parents will be taught how to monitor, wash and feed their baby and administer medication under the guidance of health professionals.

About one in 11 babies a year are born prematurely in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

The boss of BA's owner says last month's computer problems which grounded flights were caused by a contractor disconnecting a power supply at Heathrow Airport

I-A-G chief executive Willie Walsh has told an airline conference the damage happened when electricity was restored in an uncontrolled way.

The company's commissioned an independent investigation after 75,000 people were stranded over a bank holiday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

A number of bee nests have been destroyed across Richmond

The UK bumblebee population has been on decline for the last 80 years and efforts are being made to revive them.

Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.

The council says there is no need to destroy nests; they don’t cause structural harm to buildings and they don’t swarm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 am  

A 36-year-old man has been charged with a murder in Ilford

Adil Mahmood, from Mitcham, was charged with murder and arson in Ilford on 29 May.

Enquiries to trace and inform the 54-year-old victim's next of kin are ongoing. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

Mahmood was arrested in Croydon on Sunday, and will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates' Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Pupils from a Richmond school will compete in a national business competition

St. Paul’s School will be represented at the Young Enterprise London final at HSBC’s Canary Wharf office.

The pupils, aged between 15 and 19, created the VenturePad, a durable, waterproof and tear proof notebook.

They aim to win a place in the UK Company of the Year final in London this July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Tributes pouring in for actor Peter Sallis

The Twickenham born actor, who starred in Last of the Summer Wine, died aged 96 on Monday.

Sallis was also the voice of Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit animated films.

Director Nick Park told Aardman Animations Sallis was always his first and only choice for Wallace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Cobham services were closed following the activation of an alarm

Surrey Police were called to the services on the A3 and closed them as a precaution.

Emergency services carried out a thorough search and found no suspicious circumstances.

The services have since been reopened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Former Chelsea youngster puts England in Under-20 World Cup semi-finals

England are in the semi-finals of the Under-20 World Cup, thanks to former Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke.

The 19-year-old scored two minutes into the second half to seal a 1-0 quarter-final win against Mexico in Korea.

England will play Italy on Thursday for a place in the final.

Solanke has agreed a transfer from Chelsea to Liverpool but a fee is yet to be agreed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 am  

Monday, 5 June 2017

Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a bank today

Surrey Police attended an incident on Station Road, Redhill at 3:45pm.

This followed reports a man entered the building before threatening people with a knife.

A customer suffered minor hand injuries and nothing was stolen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

Oxshott based Louise Redknapp is set to make her stage debut

Former pop-star Louise Redknapp will make her stage debut in Cabaret later this year.

She will play iconic character Sally Bowles alongside Will Young in the UK tour of the much-loved musical.

The musical will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre in September and will play at theatres all over the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Chelsea winger will miss the start of next season

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard will miss the start of next season after having surgery on a broken ankle.

The Premier League champions say the operation was a success, and they expect him to be back training in around three months.

He was injured while preparing with Belgium for an upcoming World Cup qualifier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Arrest in Croydon

A 36 year old man has been arrested in Croydon and remains in custody on suspicion of murder.

Last week police were called to reports of a man found unresponsive near a car that had been destroyed by a fire in Ilford.

The 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries to trace and inform the man's next of kin are ongoing and a formal identification has not yet taken place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

Battersea's chimneys are back

The iconic Battersea Power Station chimneys are back.

The originals were demolished three years ago as work began on the new housing development.

The new funnels have been created as exact replicas of the old ones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Wallace and Gromit actor from Twickenham has died aged 96

Peter Sallis, who was the voice of Wallace in the animated Wallace and Gromit films, has died.

The Twickenham born actor was 96.

Sallis also starred in the long-running sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine.

His agents say he passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

An inquest has heard a Russian whistleblower from Weybridge, who may have been poisoned, never feared for his life.

44 year old Alexander Perepilichnyy collapsed and died while out jogging near his home in November 2012.

He had been helping a specialist investment firm uncover a Russian money-laundering operation shortly before his death.

Traces of a chemical linked to a plant-based poison were found in his stomach.

The inquest is expected to last 3 weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Fire broke out at a house in Carshalton early this morning.

The whole of the roof and part of the first floor of a detached house were damaged by the blaze.

Firefighters were called to the scene in Willis Avenue at around 5am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

It's understood Chelsea winger Eden Hazard's having an operation on a fractured ankle.

He's returned to London from the Belgian national team training camp, where he picked up the injury.

It's thought he could be out for around two months, and might miss the start of the Premier League season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek's out of England's under-21 squad for this summer's European Championships in Poland.

He's got a back injury, and so he's not been included in Aidy Boothroyd's cut down 23-man selection.

Patrick Roberts, who's been on loan at Celtic from Manchester City, is another player who's not fit in time.

The squad travel out next week, their first game's against Sweden on the 16th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

A man who went missing from the West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth has been found.

20 year old Jordan Straughan from Hounslow disappeared on the 26th of May.

He presented himself at a police station earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Andy Murray's through to the quarter-finals of the French Open.

The world number one and reigning Wimbledon champ beat Russia's Karen Khachanov in straight sets at Roland Garros.

He won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 and will now face either Fernando Verdasco or Kei Nishikori.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

A fire has broken out at a commercial premises in Chertsey

Picture Credit Adam Vahey

The blaze broke out just after 1 in Guildford Street with plumes of smoke seen rising into the air.

A number of crews are the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Police made 12 arrests at this year’s Epsom Derby.

One was made on Ladies Day for drunk and disorderly behaviour and 11 were made on Derby Day.

Security had already been stepped up due to the attack in Manchester the week before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Today hundreds of youth members from the Ahmadiyya Muslim youth association will take part in vigils across London

Many will gather at London’s oldest mosque in Southfields.

They will be wearing ‘I’m a Muslim ask me anything’ t-shirts and holding ‘love for all hatred for none’ banners.

There will be a one minute of silence in remembrance of the victims of both the recent attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Runnymede Council has seized a truck as part of a clampdown on a fly-tipping hotspot in Chertsey

The vehicle was seized by police on Friday on suspicion of being involved in several recent dumping incidents.

Health officer Duncan Cairns described fly tipping as a scourge on the community.

The owner of the van has 15 days come forward, if no-one claims the truck it will be crushed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

New research has shown the positive effect of drinking fruit juice

That’s according to the British Dietetic Association.

An analysis of 6,000 adults and children has revealed that juice drinkers have a lower BMI and waist circumference.

London was ranked number one in eating fruits and vegetables where on average people ate 4 and a half of their recommended five a day.

One 150ml glass of pure fruit juice is a source of potassium and vitamin C and contains no sugar.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

A fire that broke out in a house in Carshalton is now under control

The whole of the roof and part of the first floor of a detached house were damaged by the blaze.

Firefighters were called to the scene Willis Avenue at around 5am this morning.

One person left the property before the crews arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

An event dedicated to the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox will take place in Hammersmith later this month.

“The Great Together” is a weekend of activities across the weekend of the 17th and 18th, close to the one year anniversary of her death.

The 41 year old Labour MP for Batley and Spen was killed as she made her way to a constituency surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Hammersmith’s hidden charms will be uncovered later this month

Some of the borough’s private green spaces are going to be opened to the public as part of the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend.

The London wide event is into its 20th year, with more than 200 sites available for viewing.

Among the gardens getting involved is Fulham Palace, where guided tours will be on offer through the walled garden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Tributes have flooded in for a man who died in a plane crash after a charity walk.

Anthony Woodward who worked in Bedfont and Robert Archer died when their plane crashed two miles off the coast of Skipness in May.

They had just completed the Ben Nevis walk as a fundraiser for Hampton and Guildford based Shooting Star Chase children's hospices.

The charity has expressed their sincere condolences to the victim’s friends and families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Don De Silva struck 51 to lead Old Royalists to a comfortable 7 wicket win over Wandsworth

In the latest round of Surrey Cricket League’s Premier division.

Wandsworth made 207 for 9; Old Royalists posted 208 for 3 in reply.

In Division One Yusuf Jamali hit an unbeaten 126 as St Luke's beat Economicals by 109 runs to maintain their 100% record.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 am  

This week is Child Safety Week and Wandsworth Council is teaming up with the borough’s fire brigade to put on a series of events to help keep youngsters safe.

The week is the flagship annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

Locations include the Balham Children’s Centre and York Gardens Children Centre in Battersea.

Full details are on Wandsworth council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

The Aegon Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament started yesterday with qualifying for the main draw in men’s and women’s competitions

Ladies first round action will begin today while the men will serve off on Tuesday.

The likes of Dan Evans, Jay Clarke and Katie Boulter will join Heather Watson and Naomi Broady in an impressive British line-up in Berrylands.

British number two Watson told Radio Jackie despite not qualifying for the main draw at the French Open her build-up to the grass court season "is going well."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 am  

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Tolworth has expressed their shock and sympathy after last night's London Bridge attack

They said they express their condolences to the families of the victims and pray for a full and speedy recovery of those injured.

President of the Tolworth branch said that there is no place for terror in Islam as it condemns it.

And that they will continue to stand united against extremism and work with all who seek peace to defeat this ideology of hate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

A Mosque in Sutton has been vandalised in wake of the London Bridge attacks

An Islamic centre in Sutton has been a target of vandalism following the London Bridge attacks.

The police say the graffiti on the Mosque in Oakhill Road was a racially motivated crime.

No arrests have been made.

The police are asking everyone to be vigilant and to report all incidents to 101 or 999 in an emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm  

Surrey cyclist gives out water to hard working police officers at London Bridge

A man from Esher has cycled 21 miles into the capital to give out water to Met Police Officers following the London Bridge attack.

Paul Ashworth left his home to cycle around the area ‘to do what he can’ for the hard working emergency services.

He said: “It’s just to try and give something back. They’re protecting us, saving our lives. We’ve just got to keep together, the whole world has.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Muslim Council of Britain describe London Bridge attack as an 'affront to Islam'

The Muslim Council of Britain has described the London Bridge Terror attack as an affront to the religion of Islam.

The incident took place during the month of Ramadan where Muslims are instructed to refrain from sinful behaviour.

Secretary General of the Council Harun Khan said: “That this would happen in this month of Ramadan, when many Muslims were praying and fasting only goes to show that these people respect neither life nor faith.

“My prayers are with the victims and all those affected.”

Scotland Yard says the investigation is progressing rapidly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Sutton Islamic Centre targeted by vandals in wake of London Bridge attacks

An Islamic Centre in Sutton has been a target of vandalism following the London Bridge attacks.

The Police are asking everyone to be vigilant and to report all incidents to 101 or 999 in an emergency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Full statement by Assistant Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said:

“Since late yesterday evening [Saturday, 3 June], the Metropolitan Police Service has been responding to incidents in the London Bridge and Borough Market areas of south London. We are treating this as a terrorist incident and a full investigation is already underway, led by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

“You will understand that our knowledge of the incident is still growing but what we understand at the present time is:

At 22:08hrs yesterday evening we began to receive reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge.
The vehicle continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market.
The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge. He received serious but not life-threatening injuries. His family has been informed.
Armed officers responded very quickly and bravely, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market. The suspects had been confronted and shot by the police within eight minutes of the first call. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.
“The ongoing operation is led by the Met, working closely with British Transport Police, City of London Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.

“At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police. And at least 20 casualties have been taken to six hospitals across London.

“I'd like to repeat our request for the public to avoid the following areas: London Bridge and Borough Market. This is to allow emergency services to deal with this incident.

“The investigation is being led by the Counter Terrorism Command and we would ask anybody who has images or film of the incident to pass those to police by uploading it at

“Our thoughts are with all those involved and those responding to both incidents. Those who are concerned about a loved one can contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.

“We are reviewing and planning to strengthen our policing stance across London over the forthcoming days, and there will be additional police and officers deployed across the Capital.

“I would like to ask the public to remain vigilant and let us know if they see anything suspicious that causes them concern and dial 999 immediately.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am  

"At least 20 patients taken to six hospitals"

London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, Peter Rhodes said:

"We can confirm we have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge.

We have also treated a number of people at the scene for less serious injuries.

We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other members of the emergency services. Our priority is to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

As we are very busy dealing with this incident, we would ask the public to only call us in a genuine emergency and to call NHS 111 for urgent healthcare advice."

Patients have been taken to:

University Hospital Lewisham

St Mary's Hospital, London

St Thomas' Hospital

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

King's College Hospital

The Royal London Hospital
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 am  

The latest on the terror incidents in London

Police in London are investigating two terror incidents with reports of a vehicle driving into people on London Bridge and a number of stabbings in nearby Borough Market.

Armed Police are at both scenes.

Witnesses say they saw people lying on the ground injured while others reported seeing a man with a knife attacking people in a restaurant.

Video footage has been published showing people ducking for cover under tables in a bar - others were seen with hands on their heads being led away from the area.

British Transport Police say they've received reports of 'multiple' casualties.

In the past few minutes, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has described the incidents as 'deliberate and cowardly'.

The Prime Minister is going to chair a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee later this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 am  

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