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RNLI 'Mayday' appeal

RNLI lifeboat crews in the capital have saved 420 lives since they began operating on the River Thames.

Its national fundraising campaign 'Mayday' kick's off in the capital today with fundraisers collecting at stations throughout the capital.


Waterloo Station delays continue

Delays are expected at Waterloo Station until services end later tonight.

Lines were closed for around two hours after a person was hit by a train at Surbiton. All lines are now open, but delays of up to an our and a half are continuing this evening.

Commuters queue to get into Waterloo Station this evening Credit: ITN

Sexual abuse investigation in Haringey

Specialist officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Investigation Team are encouraging any victims of non-recent sexual abuse in Haringey to come forward.

The team is leading investigations into several allegations of non-recent sexual abuse in connection with three schools in Haringey. There is no link between the three separate investigations or the schools concerned.

The cases being investigated relate to:

• Greenfields School, Coppetts Wood: 1980-1985 • Highgate Wood School: early 1980s • Muswell Hill Primary School: 1966-1970

Each of the schools and the local authority are aware of the allegations and are supportive of police action. Greenfields School closed down several years ago.

DCI John Foulkes of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation & Child Abuse Command said:

“Victims should have the confidence to come forward and report these matters, either to us or the NSPCC. You will be listened to and you will be believed. We have been working with our colleagues from the NSPCC and if you don’t wish to speak to police I would urge you to speak to them to get any support that you need.”

Anyone who wishes to report any information to police regarding these matters should contact the Haringey Child Abuse Investigation Team on 020 8721 6834 (between 8am - 6pm).

Alternatively, the NSPCC can be contacted on 0808 800 5000 or email.


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