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Boy attacked on train during row about tomato ketchup

A 13-year-old boy has been attacked on a train during a row about tomato ketchup. Police say the victim was grabbed around the throat and punched in the face between London Bridge to Bexleyheath. The argument was sparked after some sauce ended up being spilled onto a train seat.

  • Police are hunting for a white man in his 40s, with receding black hair, a distinctive walk
  • He is around 5ft 7ins tall and was wearing a grey coloured suit, a tie and a knee length black overcoat
  • The attack happened around 6.40pm on Wednesday, 19 February

Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.

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Police continue search for accomplice in killing of retired businessman

Police continue to try to identify and trace a man for his involvement in the death of a retired businessman.

Gezim Delijah was jailed for 20 years today for killing Ted Syrad in at his home in Bexleyheath.

Ted Syrad was tied up and beaten by Gezim Delijah to reveal where the keys to his safe were kept. Mr Syrad died of a heart attack.

His wife had been tied up in another room by an accomplice, who had an Irish accent.

Man sentenced to 20 years for killing retired businessman

A man has been jailed for 20 years for killing a retired businessman at his home in Bexleyheath during a burglary.

Ted Syrad died from heart failure after being punched and kicked by Gezim Delijah Credit: Met Police

Ted Syrad was tied up and beaten by Gezim Delijah to reveal where the keys to his safe were kept. Mr Syrad died of a heart attack.

His wife had been tied up in another room by an accomplice, who had an Irish accent. Police say they are still trying to identify and trace him.

Burglar to be sentenced for manslaughter

Ted Syrad died from heart failure after being punched and kicked by Gezim Delijah Credit: Met Police

A burglar is to be sentenced for manslaughter, after he killed a retired businessman in his home. Gezim Delijah from Walthamstow punched and kicked 64-year-old Ted Syrad to make him reveal the whereabouts of the key to his safe.

Ted Syrad's house in Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, where he died during a burglary Credit: ITV News London

His wife was tied up in another room and threatened with an imitation gun by an accomplice with an Irish accent, who hasn't yet been traced.

Delijah, who's 41 and originally from Albania, was found guilty of manslaughter and burglary yesterday, and has been warned he faces a long prison sentence.

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Woman found guilty of Bexleyheath murder

Questions are being asked after a woman, who had been detained for the 2005 manslaughter of her own mother, was let free and went on to kill a stranger in the street.

Nicola Edgington was today found guilty of murdering grandmother Sally Hodkin with a knife in Bexleyheath in October 2011 as well as attempting to murder another woman, Kerry Clark.

But hours before the attacks, Edgington had phoned emergency services from a Woolwich hospital and warned them she was dangerous. Ronke Phillips reports.

Edgington left hospital hours before murdering innocent stranger

In the early hours of October 10, 2011, the day of the killing, police were called when she told cab office employees that she needed to be sectioned.She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where officers helped her book in at reception at around 4.30am.

But as they left, Edgington told them she did not feel safe there. She made a series of phone calls and later 999 calls.

In one call, she said: "I'm a very dangerous schizophrenic. If you don't come and help me I'm going end up hurting someone."

Edgington was accepted to the hospital's onsite psychiatric unit Oxleas House, but was not taken there until 6.30am.

But just after 7am, Edgington said she was going to call her care co-ordinator and left. Staff called police.

Edgington calmly took two buses to Bexleyheath, south east London, and bought a large knife from an Asda supermarket, before she attacked her two victims.

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