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Appeal for witnesses after lorry hits pensioner

Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident in which an 87-year-old woman was hit by a heavy goods vehicle. The accident happened yesterday afternoon on Craven Park Road in Willseden. The injured woman is in a critical condition at a hospital in east London. No one has been arrested.

Transport museum opens Acton Depot to the public

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The London Transport Museum is opening its Acton Depot to visitors this weekend for two days of events and the chance to see more than 320,000 exhibits.

Visitors can take part in a guided bus pit tour, watch live demonstrations of how the emergency response team deals with incidents on the transport system, listen to a talk about secret tunnels and disused stations on the Underground and watch rare films from the Museum's archives.

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18 and 21 year old get life for double Leytonstone murder

18 year old Casey Jones has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 34 years Credit: Metropolitan Police
21 year old Alex Bernard was sentenced to life in prison, serving a minimum of 31 years Credit: Metropolitan Police

Two members of a group who lured two young men to their deaths in Leytonstone last year were jailed for life today.

18 year old Casey Jones and 21 year old Alex Bernard were both given life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 34 and 31 respectively.

Two other members of the group will be sentenced in June.

All four were found guilty of the murders of 21-year-old Aaron Carriere and 20 year old Josiah Manful.

The court heard how in the early hours of 1 March 2014 Aaron and Josiah were ambushed and boxed in as they drove along Montague Road, E11.

Four vehicles with seven passengers travelled in convoy along the Harrow Road. They passed the car containing Josiah and Aaron driving in the opposite direction with Aaron in the passenger seat and were then boxed in by the cars.

The occupants of the vehicles got out and surrounded the car containing Aaron and Josiah and began a frenzied and brutal attack.

Following the attack, Josiah was able to get out of the vehicle and staggered a short distance before collapsing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stay vigilant this weekend, warn police

The London marathon, which takes place this weekend Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive

The Metropolitan Police Service is reminding the public to stay safe ahead of a busy weekend of events across the capital.

London is host to several major football matches, memorial services to remember the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign (Anzac Day) and the London Marathon. In light of recent alleged plans to attack Anzac Day events and police officers overseas the police are reminding the public to be vigilant.

A police helicopter over London Credit: Katie Colllins/PA Archive

While there is no information to suggest a specific threat to these events in the UK - and the current national threat level remains unchanged - we would like to reiterate our long-standing advice to remain vigilant and alert. As ever we would urge the public to get in touch to report anything suspicious by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency by calling 999.

We would like to reassure the public that police forces have reviewed security plans for this weekend's events to ensure they are safe and secure for all those attending or involved, and that the public are encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in these great events."

– Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu
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