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Woman arrested after moped rider injured

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop after a moped rider was seriously injured in a collision this morning.

Police were called at 6.35am to a collision between a moped and a car on East Dulwich Road, near the junction with Worlingham Road. The driver of the car, a black Renault Clio, did not stop at the scene.

Officers and the ambulance service attended and the moped rider, a man aged 41, was taken to hospital suffering leg injuries. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The black Renault Clio was later found abandoned in Lapse Wood Walk, SE23 having sustained significant damage at the front.

We are appealing for any witnesses to, or anyone with any information about, the collision to contact us. We are also keen to hear from anyone who would have seen a significantly damaged car being abandoned in Lapse Wood Walk, SE23.

– Detective Sergeant Matt Austin, Metropolitan Police, Serious Collision Investigation Unit

A 20-year-old woman was later arrested at an address in Sydenham on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. She remains in custody at a south London police station.

Nine arrested after fight in high street

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Nine people have been arrested following reports of a large fight in Borough High Street.

Police in Southwark were called shortly after 3.30am today and found a group of men fighting.

London Ambulance Service crews also attended. Nine people are being treated across various south London hospitals as a result of injuries sustained during the incident. None of the injuries are understood to be life-threatening.

Nine people have been arrested and police in Southwark are continuing to investigate.

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Lest We Forget - memorial to Fusilier Lee Rigby revealed

The memorial in Middleton. Credit: ITV News.

The memorial for murdered Middleton soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby has been revealed.

The bronze drum, placed on a plinth marked Lest We Forget, sits in front of a plaque and a memorial wall where Lee is commemorated.

The names of other soldiers will be added to the memorial in the future.

Lee Rigby's family will attend the unveiling ceremony. Credit: ITV News.
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Lee's wife Rebecca "let this be a celebration of his life'

Rebecca Rigby, the wife of murdered soldier Lee Rigby at the trial of his killers. Credit: Press Association.

“I am pleased this memorial is being unveiled in Middleton. It should be seen as a celebration of his life because that is what he would have wanted.

"People will be able to come here in peace, remember Lee and reflect."

– Rebecca Rigby, Lee’s wife


Murder inquiry launched after man dies in fight

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A man has died following a fight at a house in East Ham. Another man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 7.20pm yesterday to a house in Compton Avenue.

A man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still working to find out who he was.

A post-mortem examination will be held tomorrow at East Ham Mortuary.

Detectives believe the man died following a fight at the house that evening.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene. He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

Both the deceased and the man arrested are understood to be Eastern European and are known to each other.

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