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London dominates list of areas targeted by Burglars

More than half of Britain's most burgled postcodes are in London, new figures have revealed.

Twelve London postcodes featured on the list of the top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK.

ITV News' Ruth Banks reports from one of the areas deemed most at risk in South London and finds out what you can do to protect your property:

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London burglary hotspots are still 'nice places to live'

London's burglary hotspots are not unpleasant places to live despite the statistics, the company behind the findings has said.

London dominates the list with 12 postcodes in the top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK.

Residential streets in Muswell Hill, N10 - third on the list Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

"While the M21 postal district in Manchester is the country's most notorious burglary claim hotspot, it is London that dominates the top 20 rankings," Kevin Pratt from MoneySupermarket.com said.

"But just because somewhere is named a claim hotspot, it doesn't actually mean the area in question is not a nice place to live.

"Thieves often target areas with wealthy residents and desirable properties where the rewards are potentially greater or quieter areas where they think there is less risk of being caught red-handed."

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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