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13-year-old boy missing from his home in Enfield

Police in Enfield have issued an appeal to locate a missing 13-year-old boy. Rafael Gomes is missing from his home in Enfield and has not been seen since early yesterday evening.

Rafael Gomes has not been seen since early yesterday evening. Credit: Police/ family handout.

Rafael is a Portuguese national who has short, spikey dark hair and was last seen wearing grey bottoms and a blue top. He is links to Islington and Brixton, police said.

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Two in court over death of teenager Alan Cartwright

Alan Cartwright died in February this year Credit: Met Police

Two men are due in court over the killing of a teenage cyclist who died in north London as he rode his bike with friends.

Alan Cartwright, 15, was in Caledonian Road, Islington when he was killed in February.

He was stabbed in the chest.

Joshua Williams denies murdering and conspiring to rob and Shaquille Roberts also denies one count of conspiracy to rob.

Man dies in flat fire in west London

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A man was found dead in his flat following a fire in west London this afternoon.

The fire broke out in the five room flat in Sawley Road, Shepherd's Bush and the man was declared dead at the scene.

A woman has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and a number of residents had to be evacuated from the Cleverley Estate .

Fourteen firefighters worked for an hour to extinguish the fire which started before 1.30pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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