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Stolen Bentley bursts into flames after crashing into a building in Battersea

A stolen Bentley has burst into flames after crashing into a building in Battersea. Police were called to Battersea Bridge Road at 3:59am to find the luxury car on fire. Two men, aged 21 and 27 were arrested at the scene.

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In a statement the Met Police said: "Two men, aged 21 and 27, were arrested for aggravated vehicle taking, and both remain in a south London police station. Enquiries continue."

Northern Line Extension Green Light

After years of campaigning, South Londoners are getting the tube extension they've been hoping for.

The Government is expected to announce that a one billion pound extension to the Northern Line has been given the go-ahead today.

The Northern Line Extension will create two new tube stops in Battersea: one near Wandsworth Road and another next to Battersea Power Station.

It forms wider plans to regenerate Vauxhall and Battersea that also sees news homes and commercial buildings being proposed along the riverfront as well as the new American embassy being built in the area.

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First new footbridge over the River Thames in a decade

London looks set to get its first new footbridge over the River Thames in a decade. Plans are expected to be given the go-ahead for the bridge between Battersea and Chelsea Harbour. The structure would cost £22 million, but be paid for with corporate sponsorship.

Both pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use it, however there will be no segregated lanes.

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. Credit: one-world design
. Credit: one-world design

Eyewitnesses describe Battersea arrest

Firefighters based at the fire station nearby had heard shouting in the street and went out to investigate, where they were confronted and threatened by the man.

The 26-year-old suspect remained hostile and struck the window of one of the first police cars when they arrived.

Eyewitness Jenilee Graham said she was unaware there was a situation developing until a woman stopped her and told her to get away.

The 23-year-old City worker, from south London, said:

"I was coming back from Asda with my mum when we saw a woman who told us to stop where we were going. We didn't know what was happening, but then we saw the man who the woman was talking about pop out from behind a bus. He ran towards us, then he darted down a side street. It was obviously pretty scary."

Man tasered after threatening police in Battersea

Police officers tasered an armed man in Battersea today after he threatened them.

They were called to Falcon Road when members of the public reported a man armed with a knife.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and has been taken to a south London hospital with minor injuries.

One police officer also received injuries during the incident, but did not require hospital treatment. A number of knives have been recovered at the scene.

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