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Teenagers die after falling from a sixth floor balcony

Two teenagers have died after falling from a balcony at at block of flats in south east London. Police say an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, died at the scene in Wharf Street in Deptford after falling from the sixth floor of Knights Tower.

This appears to be a tragic accident and our thoughts go out to the families and those that knew them. They were at a party in the block when this tragedy occurred. I would urge any witnesses to make contact with detectives.

– Metropolitan Police


Detective: 'Key member' of online phishing gang jailed

Detectives said raids in London and Manchester led to jail time for a "key member" of an online phishing gang which targeted students across the UK.

My officers worked doggedly to secure Onikoyi’s conviction. They examined numerous leads to identify members of this phishing gang, of which Onikoyi was a key member.

He played a significant role in the scam by systematically targeting British students and UK financial institutions in order to steal large amounts of money that were then dispersed across numerous bank accounts.

We've had a number of bank accounts and properties connected to Onikoyi restrained under the Proceeds of Crime Act. This is now subject to a financial investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jason Tunn, of the MPS Cyber Crime Unit.

Conmen jailed for online scam targeting students

A conman who targeted hundreds of UK students in a sophisticated phishing scam that used their compromised data to steal more than £1.5 million has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Olajide Onikoyi, 29, has been jailed. Credit: Met Police

Olajide Onikoyi, 29, a Nigerian national of Blackley, Manchester was among a number of cyber criminals who targeted students. They sent them emails inviting them to update details on their student loan account via a link to a bogus website.

Detectives raided addresses in London and Manchester in December last year, seizing computers to identify Onikoyi’s involvement. In June last year, Amos Njoroge Mwangi, 27, of Deptford was sentenced to four years in jail for fraud convictions.

Rev Jesse Jackson tell pupils of the Luther King legacy

The civil rights activist, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, is stopping off at Deptford Green Secondary School today during a three day visit to the UK.

Civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson has arrived to rapturous applause Credit: ITVNews/Ria Chatterjee

Reverend Jackson, was a friend and colleague of Martin Luther King. His visit marks the 50th anniversary of King's 'I have a dream' speech. Jackson will speak about the legacy of that speech and what it means for today's generation to an assembly of around 200 students.

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