A 23 year-old Kennington man, who became a YouTube hit after he was filmed singing to himself on a Tube train, has revealed that he was suffering from a mental illness. Alika Agidi-Jeffs was filmed by another passenger and the video was viewed almost 2.5 million times after it was posted on the website in 2012.
But Alika was experiencing severe depression, manic episodes and suicidal thoughts at the time. He found that listening to music was one way of coping with his illness. He eventually had a breakdown and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder last year. But he has now made another video with the help of the charity Rethink Mental Illness about his condition:
A 54 year-old man has been banned from entering any Underground station in Zones 1 and 2 for five years after being convicted of theft. Peter Dallip from Bromley stole two purses from women at Victoria and Brixton stations in August and September. He was finally arrested in October after a plainclothes British Transport Police officer spotted him attempting another theft on a Piccadilly Line train.
However, while he was on bail, he stole another purse at Victoria Station in November. He has now been jailed for 14 months at Blackfriars Crown Court.
Surrey Police has asked the public for help to trace a 14 year-old boy who has gone missing. Denis Baran was last seen at his home in Walton-on-Thames on Sunday. He's known to have connections in the Walton and Hersham and often visits fastfood restaurants such as KFC and McDonalds. Anyone who has seen Denis or knows his whereabouts is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45150007022.
This poor fox, which appears to have been covered in a blue liquid, was spotted in the lobby of the Travelodge hotel in Woolwich. It was photographed by hotel guest Scott Farnell who described the incident as 'very distressing'. The hotel receptionist tried to contact the RSPCA before the fox was eventually ushered out using a trail of crisps.
Travelodge have apologised though it is unclear where the liquid came from.
Kylie Minogue will be the headline act at an outdoor show in Hyde Park on June 21st. She will be performing for one night at the British Summer Time event which also has Grace Jones and Nile Rodgers in its line-up. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday.
A 40 year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after a male Underground worker was stabbed in the face on Friday at Lancaster Gate station. Ansar Mahmood, of no fixed abode, has been remanded into custody until next month.
The British Transport Police have released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a blind woman was sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station.
The attack happened on December 3 just before 10am in the Underground station. The woman was getting off a southbound Northern line train when a man offered to help her. But he then sexually assaulted her before fleeing. They believe the man in the CCTV image could have information about what happened.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B6 of 26/01/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.