8:42 am, Fri 16 Aug 2013
Terrorist's wife 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
9:42 pm, Fri 08 Mar 2013
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.
2:50 pm, Thu 14 Feb 2013
The Court of Appeal has rejected a police bid to overturn a £28,000 damages award made to a severely autistic, epileptic teenager.
In 2008, a 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was restrained by officers after jumping fully-clothed into a swimming pool in Acton.
His father successfully sued on behalf of the boy, claiming that after the incident his son turned into an "upset child".
The Met appealed - claiming that judgment "interfered" with the operational discretion of the police.
But today, the appeal court ruled that nothing could justify the manner in which they restrained the boy.
7:46 am, Mon 24 Sep 2012
A40 Western Avenue into town partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident between A406 North Circular Road (Hanger Lane Gyratory) and A4000 Leamington Park (Gypsy Corner).
1:16 pm, Wed 12 Sep 2012
One lane closed and very slow traffic due to grass cutting on A40 Western Avenue Eastbound between A4000 Leamington Park (Gypsy Corner) and Old Oak Road (Savoy Circus), congestion on A40 to Alliance Road (Western Avenue Retail Park).
7:37 am, Tue 04 Sep 2012
Traffic light failure on A40 Western Avenue at Old Oak Road / Old Oak Common Lane (Savoy Circus).
8:56 am, Thu 16 Aug 2012
Queueing traffic dueto earlier accident on A40 Western Avenue into town after A4000 (Gypsy Corner),congestion on A40 Western Avenue to A4127 (Greenford Flyover). Travel time isaround 25 minutes.