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Man jailed for string of burglaries on the elderly

John Connors, 41, was sentenced for eleven offences Credit: Met Police

A man has been jailed for a string of burglaries targeting elderly and disabled victims, some as old as 92.

John Connors was sentenced to eight years in prison at Isleworth Crown Court. He was found guilty of eleven offences in total across the East Acton and Hammersmith areas.

Mr Connors would trick his way into his victims' homes pretending to be from the 'water board', then distract them while he stole valuables and cash. Many of his victims were pensioners aged over 75 suffering from physical disabilities, including blindness.

Detective Constable Andy Griffin said Connors was a "career criminal" who "preyed" on vulnerable victims.

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Richard Dart's wife to be sentenced

The wife of a convicted terrorist, who pleaded guilty to failing to provide information that might have helped in his arrest and prosecution, is to be sentenced later.

Ayan Hadi, who's 31 and from Acton, is the wife of former BBC security guard Richard Dart, who was jailed in April.

Watch Ronke Phillips' report into the conviction of Richard Dart, from April.

Terrorist's wife to be sentenced

Richard Dart, a Muslim convert, was jailed for six years for preparing acts of terrorism Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

The wife of a convicted terrorist, who pleaded guilty to failing to provide information that might have helped in his arrest and prosecution, is to be sentenced later.

Ayan Hadi, who's 31 and from Acton, is the wife of former BBC security guard Richard Dart, who was jailed in April.

He and two other men had planned to target the town of Wootton Bassett. At their trial, the judge described them all as "committed fundamentalists" who would have been prepared to kill.

See also: Convert faces jail on terrorism charges

Have you seen this woman?

Maria Abreu. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police from Acton are growing increasingly concerned for the safety and welfare of an elderly woman who went missing this morning in the Greenford area.

70-year-old Maria Abreu was last seen at 8:30am on Ridding Lane.

Maria is Portuguese and arrived in the UK in 2012 to spend time with her family. She does not speak any English and appeared in a vulnerable state before she went missing.

She has contacts in both the Greenford and Acton areas.

The grandmother is described as having dark hair and eyes and 5ft 7in tall.

She was last seen wearing a red two-piece suit and carrying a large brown paper bag and a black holdall or handbag.

Anyone who has seen Maria is asked to contact Acton CID on 020 8721 7036.

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