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London dominates UK's burglary hotspots

The top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK have been revealed, with 12 London postcodes in the list.

According to insurance claim figures, people living in the M21 postcode of Manchester are most likely to have been hit, with 45.2 claims per thousand people.

Figures came from where the most people reported having made claims Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

However, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in SE24 in London were close behind with 41.8, and Muswell Hill in N10 chalked up 40.9.

The figures came from 3.1 million home insurance quotes submitted to website MoneySupermarket.com over the course of a year.

The top 20 were derived from the areas where the most people reported having made previous claims for burglary, per thousand people.

Two teens stabbed in Tottenham

Two 16-year-old boys are in hospital with stab wounds after a reported fight on Ruskin Road in Tottenham.

Police say firearms officers and the air support unit were called to the scene after possible gunshots were heard.

One boy is said to be in a critical condition.

Several people have been arrested.

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Boxing Day shooting: Police appeal to trace two men

Danny Walker (L), Gavin Allen (R)

Police investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a West End nightclub on Boxing Day have released pictures of two people they would like to talk to.

Officers are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Danny Walker, 32, and Gavin Allen, 30.

The public are asked not to approach the men but to call the police on 999 if they see them.

31-year-old Hassan Isman Omer died after being shot several times in Avalon nightclub on Shaftesbury Avenue in the early hours of 26th December.

Boxing Day shooting: Third arrest

Police investigating the fatal shooting on Boxing Day in a West End nightclub have made a third arrest.

The 24-year-old man remains in custody at an east London police station.

31-year-old Hassan Isman Omer was shot multiple times at the Avalon nightclub on Shaftesbury Avenue in the early hours of 26th December.

OAP punched and kicked for telling teenagers to stop throwing sweets

One of the people police would like to talk to in connection with what happened. Credit: British Transport Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 72-year-old man was punched and kicked by a group of teenagers at St Pancras international station.

The attack happened on Thursday 19th December at around 10.30am as a First Capital Connect train arrived on Platform A.

Officers have released three CCTV images of people they would like to talk to in connection with the incident.

The victim, who is from Cricklewood, says he saw a group of four or five teenagers throwing sweets at passengers and asked them to stop.

One of the teenagers then punched him in the face. He was apparently punched and kicked again as he left the train.

CCTV image of someone else police would like to talk to. Credit: British Transport Police
Someone else police would like to talk to about what happened. Credit: British Transport Police

Victim of nightclub shooting named

31 year old Hassan Isman Omer died from gunshot wounds Credit: Metropolitan Police

The victim of a fatal nightclub shooting in London's West End has been named as Hassan Isman Omer. The 31 year old man from Poplar was shot at a private function inside the Avalon nightclub on Shaftesbury Avenue in the early hours of Thursday morning.

He was rushed to hospital but died from the gunshot wounds. A formal identification is yet to be made but police have released the victim's name and his next of kin have been notified.

Two men, aged 31 and 34, arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until February, as inquiries continue. Police are urging any witnesses to come forward.

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Inquest set into girl's stabbing death

Met Police handout of Arsema Dawit.

A date has finally been set for the inquest into the death of a 15-year-old girl more than six years after she died.

Arsema Dawit was stabbed around 30 times in Waterloo, central London, by ex-boyfriend Thomas Nugusse in June 2008.

Solicitors for her family say the hearing has been listed for September 1 2014, and is due to last for four weeks.

Teenager kicked 79-year-old in the head in vicious racist attack

Fraser Giles, 17, punched the 79-year-old in the face and kicked him in the head Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.

Ex-police community support officer denies Gatwick thefts

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.

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Police: Unidentified body had been in well for two years

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.

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