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Automatic refunds for commuters caught out by 'card clash'

By Simon Harris: ITV London Correspondent

Transport for London says most cases of 'card clash' will be automatically refunded. Pre-launch monitoring of tube and train ticket barriers revealed 2,000 card clashes out of 10m daily Oyster 'taps'.

Millions of commuters will begin the switch to contactless payments today Credit: PA

'Card clash' happens when a an Oyster card and credit or debit card both get charged when a passenger swipes through the barrier.


19-year-old man raped in the toilets of a nightclub

A 19-year-old man has been raped in the toilets of a nightclub in south London. The victim was attacked at Pryzm nightclub in Kingston-upon-Thames, by a man described as of Mediterranean appearance.

CCTV image of a suspect police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are trying to track down a man seen leaving the toilets of the nightclub shortly after the attack.

I am asking the man shown in the image to come forward and speak with me, since he may have information that would assist the investigation.

I also wish to hear from anyone who knows this man's identity, or who has information relating to the incident at Pryzm nightclub on 3 April.

– Detective Sergeant Janet Archibald, Met Police
  • The suspect is believed to be aged in his early to mid 20s
  • Around 5 foot 8 inches tall
  • Of Mediterranean appearance, or possibly a light-skinned

Average price of London property passes £500,000

Property values in London have surged ahead of the rest of the country, recording a 19.1% year-on-year jump and taking the average property price in the capital to £514,000.

Homes up for sale in Lambeth Credit: PA

Nationally prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 on average after rising by 11.7% over the last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Investigation launched after car crashes on level crossing

British Transport Police say they are investigating an incident at a level crossing near Datchet in which a car was involved in a collision with an empty train at around 6am.

The train was not in service at the time and it's understood that there were no injuries to the driver or guard on board.

Trains are not currently running between Windsor & Eton Riverside and Staines and replacement road transport is in operation for passengers. Customers can also use First Great Western services on any reasonable routes. This is expected to continue for most of the morning.

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