A 21-year-old intern who worked "exceptional" hours at a top investment bank died from an epileptic fit that may have been triggered by fatigue. An inquest heard today how Moritz Erhardt was taking medication for epilepsy, but had not told anyone at Merrill Lynch about his condition.
Moritz Erhardt was about to complete a placement at Merrill Lynch in. His body was found in the shower at his home in August. His father, Dr Hans-Georg Dieterle said: "He was enthusiastic, he really enjoyed it. Both his work and his leisure time and being with friends."
The court heard he did not complain to his parents about his working hours but they noticed from the time his emails were sent - sometimes at 5am or 6am - that he had worked through the night.
We are considering all options to improve Bank junction given the growing demands on this part of the Square Mile.
The increasing number of workers in the Eastern Cluster, Walbrook and Bloomberg Place means that pedestrian routes, cycle safety and improving traffic flows will be a major focus of any changes adopted.
Plans are being considered to pedestrianise some roads around the Bank of England to cut traffic and make the area more cycle-friendly. City Am reports the plan would also help meet the demands of the City's growing workforce and add more green spaces.
A 13-year-old girl has been attacked while walking to school in central London. The victim was grabbed from behind by a man who tried to drag her up some steps and into a small park near St Paul's Cathedral.
The young victim was left bruised and in a state of shock. She eventually managed to fight her way free, and made her way to a bus stop.
Today's most random press release prize is awarded to the City of London Police, who report that one of their police dogs has come second in the 'Cutest Pup' category at the Chinbrook Dog Show.
Quincy is currently living with 'puppy walker' Sergeant Julian Goodchild, who says "Quincy is a lovely little pup who just wants to play ball allt he time, he is very active and likes to chew on everything, chair lets, trousers, hands! He's going to make a great Police Dog"
Quincy will be placed with a police dog instructor in a few months, to begin his full-time training, at which point he will presumably become a lot less cute. He will be trained in crowd control, searching for people and property, and tracking crime suspects.
So, enjoy these photos of cute Quincy, as next time you see him, he will be a fully grown German Shepherd and hard at work fighting crime in the City of London.
A fraudster who attempted to con insurance companies into paying £50,000 for false claims has been jailed for more than two years. City of London Police say 44-year-old Anita Debnath backed up her bogus home and travel insurance claims using police reports obtained from three different forces.
She told officers in London, Leeds and Dublin that she had been robbed of cash, electronics and designer bags before submitting 12 identical claims to 11 insurers. She told officers that thieves had stolen an Asus laptop, a Chloe handbag, a Louis Vuitton purse, and two mobile phones.