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Police say they are concerned for the safety of a 20-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home.
Linekala Eboh has not been seen since yesterday lunchtime when she was believed to have been in her home in Barking, east London.
She has not been seen or heard from since.
Anyone who sees her, or knows where she is, should call police on 101.
A woman had her purse stolen after rushing to help a stranger who was hit by a car.
The cold-hearted thief took the wallet from a plastic bag which Ilona Alisauskaite dropped by the roadside as she went to help Asha Sadnani.
Ilona, 31, dashed to stop the bleeding after seeing Asha get hit by the car in Barking, east London.
It all happened so fast. The car hit her, and I went to her and phoned the ambulance.
They said I couldn't put the phone down and told me to hold her head to stop it bleeding.
When the police came, I looked around for my plastic bag and a lady said a man had taken it.
Asha, from Barking, escaped with minor injuries and has thanked Waitrose worker Ilona for her help.
She was there for me, she called the ambulance and tried to keep me awake.
I think it's absolutely disgusting that her purse was taken.
A car has been stolen from Barking with a six-year-old inside. Police have issued an appeal:
URGENT APPEAL - White Audi Q7 reg IF76 RIK has just been stolen from ALDERSLEY GARDENS, BARKING - 6yr old child inside. Call 999 if seen.
Police arrested two people and recovered three large knives after a fight broke out at house party in Dagenham.
Somewhere between 200 and 300 people were at the gathering in Oxlow Lane. Police were called shortly after 11pm yesterday after reports of a large fight in the street.
Two youths were arrested at the scene. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. A 15-year old boy was arrested for assaulting police.
Officers also recovered three large knives, scissors and a quantity of cannabis.
The teenagers were taken to an east London police station where they are being questioned. No injuries have been reported.
Police dispersed the crowd after the incident.
Three large knives were recovered by my officers today as they worked to disperse a very large and unpredictable crowd following a private house party. By getting these knives off the street when they did, my officers have helped save lives and prevent another needless tragedy.