Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Ian Wingfield's statement on the verdicts of the Lakanal House fire.
10 weeks of evidence and over a 100 witnesses involved
Three people were injured in Denmark Hill after a workshop was set on fire by the blast
A 26-year-old man has been arrested after a shot was fired at two police officers as they sat in a marked car. The officers were investigating a burglary in Camberwell and were not injured.
The officers were investigating a suspected burglary in Camberwell at the time of the shooting.
- Police say they are looking for a black man in his 20s
- He was wearing a blue puffa jacket and blue jeans
- A white man, also in his 20s, was with him
- The shooting happened in Knatchbull Road - closures are still in place
A manhunt is under way for a man who fired a shot at two police officers as they sat in their marked car in south east London. The officers were unarmed and not injured when they were targeted at midday in Camberwell.
A man was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of committing a series of knife and gun point robberies over the last week.
Night duty patrols had been paying close attention to the area of Camberwell and Peckham in response to the incidents.
At around 4:20am in the Camberwell Road area officers came across a man being robbed at gun point.
The suspect ran off on sight of police and they gave chase on foot. As the suspect was being pursued the firearm was pointed at the pursuing officers. It was later discovered to be a 'BB gun'.
The 37 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of six robberies but was taken to a south London hospital as he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
Investigations by Southwark Borough officers continue.
– Inspector Richard Auty, Southwark Borough
"This is an excellent arrest by these officers who were actively seeking out a suspect for these offences and once they found him, kept the pursuit going despite being threatened with what appeared to be a firearm, and detained the suspect."
A paedophile who previously avoided a prison sentence for molesting two young girls, including an infant, has been spared custody for a second time after admitting contacting one of his victims and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
21-year-old Thain from Camberwell, south-east London was given a three-year community order in 2010 when he was 18 after admitting assaulting two girls aged under 13, as well as possessing a library of indecent images of children and other extreme pornography.
Thain, who has severe learning difficulties, was given a suspended sentence at the Old Bailey today for calling and texting the girl and a boy he was barred from contacting without permission, including a "Merry Christmas" text message last year, the Old Bailey heard.
A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Jerome Edwards.
23-year old Jerome was found with gunshot wounds at a flat in Camberwell on April 14th.
He later died in hospital.
This afternoon a 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He's been bailed to return pending further inquiries.
One man has already been charged with Jerome's murder.
Detectives have charged a man with the murder of Jerome Edwards. He was shot dead in Camberwell last weekend.
A 26 year old man will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court later today charged with the murder and the attempted murder or another 20 year-old male.
A second man was also arrested in connection with the investigation. The 31 year old man has been bailed to return to a south London police station in late May pending further enquiries.
The London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson has said the Fire Brigade has improved its systems following the inquest into the Lakanal House fire. Six people died in the blaze in 2009.
One of the problems which was highlighted was that staff who answered 999 calls from residents did not have accurate information on the state of the fire. Nina Hossain spoke to Ron Dobson.
Six people died when a tower block in Camberwell went up in flames in 2009.
Today, an inquest was told that lives could have been saved that day at Lakanal House.
The Jury found that Southwark Council had 'numerous opportunities' to carry out fire safety checks inside the building.
The London fire brigade was also criticised for the advice they gave to those trapped inside the flats, and for being 'unfamiliar' with the layout of the block.Paul Brand and Ronke Phillips have our two reports.