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The family of murdered schoolboy Jimmy Mizen said they were "determined" that something positive should come from his death.
A 17-year-old has been jailed for eight years for grievous bodily harm following a vicious attack on a 79-year-old man.
The victim - from Uxbridge - was on his way to prayer at a local mosque at about 9pm in July. As he walked alone to the mosque in Cowley Mill Road, Fraser Giles - who was with a number of others, including his father - approached him, making a racist comment before punching him in the face.
He fell to the ground before Fraser Giles began to kick him in the head.
It was then that his father Danny Giles 40, pulled him away and the group fled. The victim was in hospital for several days.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Turner, of Hillingdon Police, said: "The victim is 79 years old and a well respected local man who was subjected to a cowardly and unprovoked attack while walking to his local mosque to worship."
"The perpetrator attacked him out of hatred and a perverse ideology that took no account of how vulnerable a target he was"
Unemployed Fraser Giles of Rufus Close, was sentenced yesterday. His 40 -year-old father, Danny Giles, also unemployed, of Enfield Close, was sentenced to 10 months for assisting an offender.
A former police community support officer (PCSO) has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of theft and one charge of misconduct in public office.
Alexis Scott, who was employed by Sussex Police at Gatwick at the time of the alleged offences, denied the charges at Canterbury Crown Court today.
The 39-year-old, of High Grove, London, is accused of stealing £15,000 from passengers at Gatwick Airport in April.
She was arrested and questioned over the allegations in May, Sussex Police said.
Scott was released on bail and the case was adjourned until Friday when a trial date will be set.
Police investigating a body found in a well in Surrey have established that the victim was bound up before being place in the well by a third party around two years ago.
Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons, who leads the investigation, revealed:
Our enquiries continue to try and establish the identity of this male. These enquiries have included reviewing missing person reports but this process may take some time.
I would like to thank the public for their positive response to our appeals so far and specifically those in the local community who have been supportive throughout the disruption caused by police and media in their neighbourhood.
Given the complex nature of this investigation, it is likely that forensic work at the property will continue for a further month as we attempt to secure all available evidence.
A man is seriously ill in hospital after he was repeatedly stabbed when he confronted burglars inside his home.
Detectives believe the 47-year-old was trying to protect his wife and daughter after they were woken by a noise in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Olivia Paterson has been at the family home in Luton.
A 27-year-old man is critical in hospital after being dragged along by a car on Essex Road in Islington last night.
Police were called to the scene just before 2am.
It is thought the victim was leaning in through the passenger-side front window talking to the driver when the car suddenly drove away.
He was carried along for around 100 yards before losing his grip and hitting the ground.
The 57-year-old driver has been arrested and is currently in custody at a north London police station.
A 47-year-old man is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed by burglars during a break-in at his home in Luton.
Three men are believed to have forced their way into the man's home in Wellfield Avenue, in the early hours of the morning as his family slept.
He was awoken by a noise and went downstairs to investigate.
Bedfordshire Police said the man was stabbed several times when he confronted the burglars at around 3.25am on Saturday morning.
The men then fled on foot.
– Detective Constable Mo Hussain
This was anappalling attack on a family man within his own home and I would urge anyonewith information to come forward and speak with us.
While thevictim has suffered some very nasty injuries, he is in a stable condition andhas responded very well to treatment."
Police said theburglars were believed to be three black males aged around 20 years of age.
Seven men, aged between 21 and 27, will continue to be questioned today after being arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a body in a well in Surrey.
The body was recovered by specialist diving teams yesterday at a large property in Audley Drive, Warlingham.
A post-mortem is due to take place at East Surrey Hospital mortuary today.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 020 8721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
A body found in a well outside a home in Surrey has been removed by police, Scotland Yard said.
The procedure to remove the body was completed this afternoon and seven men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The grim discovery was made by workmen as they were doing cleaning work in the front garden of the large property in Audley Drive, Warlingham.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Specialist officers, including Metropolitan Police divers, attended the scene and the process of recovering the body from the well has been completed."
A post-mortem examination will take place at East Surrey Hospital mortuary tomorrow afternoon.
A body found in a well in south London has now been removed, police say.
The grim discovery was made by workmen at a private house in Warlingham, Surrey, yesterday afternoon.
Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Two men found the body as they were doing clearing work in the front garden of the large property in Audley Drive, which stands in an acre of grounds in an affluent area.
Officers from the Underwater and Confined Space Search Team are attempting to remove the body of an adult from an ornamental well in a garden in Surrey.
Police said the process is likely to take some time as the positioning of the body in the four-foot deep well presents a number of logistical challenges".
Seven men were arrested on suspicion of murder this afternoon and are still being questioned by police.