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Eleven arrested after man fatally shot near Belmarsh Prison

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene Credit: Aaron Coe

Eleven people have been arrested after a man in his 20s was fatally shot in the early hours of this morning.

Police responding to the emergency call found a car with three male passengers in Western Way in Thamesmead.

One of them had numerous gunshot wounds.

Police were called to Erebus Drive to reports of shots being fired Credit: Google Street View

The victim was taken to hospital but died two hours later at about 6.30am.

The two other men in the car have not been arrested.

The victim's next of kin have been informed and a post mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

Those arrested remain in custody at a number of south London police stations.

Road closures are in place.

Anyone with any information or enquiry which assist this enquiry to contact police on the non-emergency line 101 or anonymously on 0800 555 111

Murder investigation launched after fatal shooting near Belmarsh Prison

Police were called to reports of shots being fired at 4.30am today Credit: Aaron Coe

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally shot in Erebus Drive in Woolwich.

Police are currently at the scene and no arrests have been made.

Buses have been diverted due to road closures while police investigate.


Woman found with numerous stab wounds dies

A 42-year-old woman who had been repeatedly stabbed has died sparking a murder investigation by police.

Officers were called to a home in Collingwood Road in Hillingdon at about 11pm on Friday night to reports of an injured woman.

London Ambulance Service also attended but the woman died less than 90 minutes later.

Next of kin have been informed but formal identification is yet to take place and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled over the coming few days.

A man, aged 35, was arrested in Hayes a short while later on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a west London police station.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Man in his 30s found dead in street

Police are treating the death of a man found in a street in Wimbledon as "unexplained".

Police were called at 4am on Saturday after an unresponsive man in his 30s was found in Durnsford Road.

He was declared dead at the scene.

The road was closed while police investigated but has since been reopened.

No arrests have been made and enquires are ongoing.

"Enquiries are underway to trace and inform next of kin.

"At this early stage, his death is being treated as unexplained.

"Police in Merton continue to deal with the assistance of the Homicide and Major Crime Command."

– Met Police spokesman

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 721 4805.

Murder investigation launched after 17-year-old stabbed

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 17-year-old in Enfield.

Police were called at about 9.30pm on Friday to reports of a man collapsed on the pavement in Berkeley Gardens.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found the male suffering from stab wounds.

He was taken to a central London hospital in a critical condition but died a short while later.

A 46-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl, together with two teenage boys also aged 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The victim's next of kin have been informed but a formal identification has not yet taken place.

A post-mortem examination will take place over the next few days.

The four people arrested remain in north London police stations.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8345 3775 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

London court considering sterilising mother with learning disabilities

A London court is considering sterilising a mother-of-six with learning disabilities but the barrister representing her insists it has nothing to do with eugenics.

Medics and social services forced their way into the woman's home before restraining her and health authorities have asked for permission to sterilise her.

They say such moves are in the best interests of the woman - who is in her 30s.

She has said she wanted to be "left alone".

Officials acknowledge that the rulings they want are "extraordinary" but say the woman's health - and life - could be at "grave" risk if action is not taken.

Mr Justice Cobb examined the case last week at a two-day public hearing in the Court of Protection in London- where issues relating to sick and vulnerable people are analysed..

The judge told lawyers that he was dealing with a case of "enormous gravity". He is due to deliver a ruling soon.

The judge was told that the woman's children had been taken from her care.

Specialists say she has physical health problems which could put her life in danger if she became pregnant again and that she lacks the mental capacity to make decisions about treatment.

Lawyers appointed by the court to represent her interests are backing the plan put forward by health and social services officials and agree that the woman "lacks capacity" because her mind is "impaired".

And barrister Michael Horne, who is representing the interests of the woman, said the issues raised had nothing to do with "eugenics".

He said sterilisation was "therapeutic" and the most effective way of mitigating "grave risks" to the woman's health and life.

Barrister John McKendrick, who represents a health authority, hospital trust and council involved in the case, told the judge that the nature of the rulings sought was "extraordinary" and involved significant interference with the woman's basic human rights.

"It is right to acknowledge the extraordinary nature of the relief sought in these proceedings. "The relief sought involves significant interference with (the woman's) basic human rights.

"Such interferences are however lawful, and necessary and proportionate given the complex and tragic social and medical background."

– John McKendrick


Brace yourselves! Severe weather warnings in place for the whole week

Ice, snow and sleet means we'll have one of the coldest weeks this winter Credit: PA

Drivers are being warned to take extra care this week after the Met Office issued severe weather warnings for the capital.

Temperatures are expected to plunge to -5 this evening with even central London seeing temperatures as low as -2.

Snow and sleet throughout the day means the ground will be wet resulting in ice when temperatures start to drop this afternoon.

It's certainly going to be very cold. They'll be some snow and sleet in London particularly in east London.

"The ice will start forming from about 3pm and it will be a very very cold night.

"The danger is in the smaller roads where there's a high risk of ice so be careful.

"It's not going to warn up any time soon."


Woman charged with murder of her baby daughter

Police tape Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A woman has been charged with the murder of her baby daughter in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Italian, Federica Boscolo-Gnolo was charged on Friday with the murder of 2 month old Farah.

Ms Boscolo-Gnolo was arrested on Thursday after she reported the baby's disappearance from a hotel in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and, although no body has been found, detectives obtained authority to charge Federica Boscolo-Gnolo with murder.

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