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Police hunt for missing 12 year-old boy from Waltham Forest

Erfan Jaffari was last seen on Friday evening. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Waltham Forest police are searching for a 12 year-old boy who went missing on Friday evening.

Erfan Jaffari was last seen playing football in Lloyd Park in Walthamstow. He has never gone missing before and had no access to money or a mobile phone.

Anyone who has seen Erfan or has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Waltham Forest CID on 07785 530686.


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Bin Laden family believed to have died in private jet crash

Family members of Osama Bin Laden are believed to be among four people who died when a private jet crashed at a car auction site in Hampshire.

The Saudi-registered Phenom300 jet was attempting to land at Blackbushe Airport when it crashed on to dozens of cars and burst into flames.

Hampshire Police has tweeted a link to a statement translated by the Guardian by the Saudi ambassador to the UK on the embassy's Twitter account.

The translation of the statement said: "His royal highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz.... offered his condolences to the sons of the late Mohammed bin Laden and their relations for the grave incident of the crash of the plane carrying members of the family at Blackbushe airport".

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Pictures show final moments of doomed private jet

The Phenom 300 comes in to try to land at Blackbushe Airport. Credit: Geoff Pierce

ITV News has obtained pictures of a private jet moments before it crashed into a car auction site, killing all four people on board.

Plane spotter Geoff Pierce was photographing the Phenom 300 when it came in to land at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire.

He said the aircraft touched down around three-quarters of the way along the runway and was going too fast to stop.

Mr Pierce told ITV News: "There's a small embankment at the end of the runway and it careered over that and then carried on and ploughed into the parked cars and vehicles.

"Immediately there was towering black smoke coming up. It was almost surreal how it happened.

"It was going too fast to stop comfortably. We can only assume that the pilot had no choice other than to land it rather than take off and do another circuit."

Onlookers watch as a huge cloud of black smoke goes up in the air after the crash. Credit: Geoff Pierce

Protesters' plans to inhale laughing gas outside Parliament

Hundreds of people are expected to gather outside Parliament and inhale Nitrous Oxide - also known as laughing gas - in protest over new drugs laws.

The Government has proposed the banning of all psychoactive substances except alcohol, nicotine and caffeine - outlawing all so-called 'legal highs'. The protest in Parliament Square will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Discarded Nitrous Oxide canisters. Credit: PA

The protest has been organised by groups calling for the regulation rather than banning of these substances. Demonstrators plan to inhale the gas at 3pm this afternoon.


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Pilot and three passengers confirmed dead in jet crash

Four people - the pilot and three passengers - died when a private jet crash-landed into a car auction site and burst into flames at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire this afternoon, Hampshire Police has confirmed.

We can confirm that there were four people on board, including the pilot.

Sadly, there were no survivors. No one on the ground has been injured and we would urge anyone with any information, including pictures or videos, to contact 101.

– Acting chief inspector Olga Venner

Acting chief inspector Venner said police have launched a joint investigation with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

The airfield has been closed, police confirmed.

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Number of casualties in light aircraft crash unconfirmed

The ambulance service said "the number of casualties is unconfirmed" following a light aircraft crash near Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We are in attendance, we were called out at 3.10pm to an emergency at the airport.

"There are a number of ambulances on scene and we have called the air ambulance to the scene as well.

"At the moment the number of casualties is unconfirmed."

A spokesman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said: "The AAIB are aware and have deployed a team."

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