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West Ham's Ravel Morrison due in court later today

Ravel Morrison is due at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court later today.

At about 3.20am on Sunday 27 July 2014, police were called to an address on Alexandra Road, Peel Green, Salford, following reports a 19-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman had been assaulted. Officers attended and established the young woman had also been assaulted outside a bar in Manchester city centre earlier that evening and a 21-year-old man was subsequently arrested at a later date.

– Greater Manchester Police

West Ham have declined to comment on the matter.


Alcohol tagging 'sees impressive results' in the US

Alcohol-fuelled criminal behaviour is a real scourge on our high streets, deterring law-abiding citizens from enjoying our great city especially at night, placing massive strain on frontline services, whilst costing businesses and the taxpayer billions of pounds.

I pledged to tackle this booze culture by making the case to Government for new powers to allow mandatory alcohol testing as an additional enforcement option for the courts.

This is an approach that has seen impressive results in the US, steering binge drinkers away from repeated criminal behaviour and I am pleased we can now launch a pilot scheme in London.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Long delays after crash on the Marylebone Flyover


A501 Marylebone Flyover - closed btwn Northern RBT & Marylebone Rd. Expect long delays on diversion through AM peak.



Binge drinkers face new sobriety tag

Binge drinkers in four London boroughs could soon been given sobriety ankle tags if they continue to commit offences while under the influence of alcohol.

The pilot, in Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Sutton, is the first of its kind and will be used to monitor the alcohol consumption of offenders.

If their behaviour persists they will be brought back before the courts.

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