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Two men charged with manslaughter

Rakesh Desoura Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police investigating the death of Rakesh Desoura in Uxbridge have charged two men with his manslaughter. Mr Desoura died after he was assaulted on 18 September.

55-year-old Harkitan Singh Tiwana from Uxbridge and 30-year-old Bikram Multani from Southall appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court earlier today. They were both remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on 6 October.

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The Cheesgrater opens its doors

Queues outside The Leadenhall Building. Credit: ITV News London

The capital's tallest office space, The Leadenhall Building otherwise known as the Cheesgrater is taking part in this year's Open House weekend.

It's the first time this impressive building, with its slanting angle glass sides has been involved in the event.

The Cheesgrater will also be open to the public this Sunday.

Inside The Leadenhall Building. Credit: ITV News London

Police trying to trace stolen ATM

ATM. Credit: Magdalena Mayo/PA Archive

Detectives in Surrey are trying to trace an ATM that was stolen outside a petrol station in Woodhatch early on Friday morning.

Four people arrived in a van at the Texaco station on Dovers Green Road between midnight and 1am. They removed the barriers, then made their way off with the machine.

East Surrey police are trying to establish how much money was in the ATM at the time.

Anyone with information that could help this investigation should ring Surrey Police on 101. Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.

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Man sentenced to 18 years for rape

Jimmy Prospere Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 47-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on 19 September at Woolwich Crown Court.

Jimmy Prospere from Bishopsthorpe Road in Sydenham was found guilty of raping a woman on two occasions, once in January 2013, the other in May of the same year.

Prospere knew his victim and used violence and intimidation over a period of time, threatening her with a knife during the January attack.

Man from Goodmayes missing

Ryan Spencer. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Ilford.

Ryan Spencer, 36 hasn't been seen since 5 September in the Goodmayes area of Ilford. Mr Spencer is described as a white male, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall, clean shaven with sandy curly hair.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a dark blue shirt and black trousers.

Police are urging anyone with information on where he could be to ring 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting Merlin 14MIS031924.

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Fire crews deal with flooding in Essex

Pictures of flooding on the A12 Credit: Mikey Faulkner

Fire crews in Essex dealt with more than 30 flooding incidents in Southend on Friday night after the county was hit by heavy rain.

The Service received more than 100 calls to flooding incidents between 9.30pm and 11.30pm.

Crews were called to flooding in homes and businesses and on the roads.

Three people had to be rescued from the basement of The Cornucopia pub on Marine Parade. A woman and two men were trapped in the cellar of the pub. An ambulance was called for the woman who had suffered a suspected fractured shoulder after falling.

Meanwhile six people were rescued from their cars which were trapped in flood water at the junction of Woodgrange Drive and Thorpe Hall Road.

The Sealife Centre on the Marine Parade was also hit by flooding and the roof of the Pearl Dragon Restaurant collapsed under rain water. No-one was injured.

The Environment Agency is warning of more rain today (Saturday.)

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