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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

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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.

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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.

Baby fed bleach by woman 'recovering well'

A baby who was given a feeding bottle containing bleach by a woman from south east London has made a good recovery, a court heard today.

The jury heard from Peter Clark, prosecuting, that the incident took place on September 13 last year. He said:

Elaine Joyner, say the prosecution, gave to a complete stranger's baby a feeding bottle that contained a poisonous or noxious substance, a fluid that contained bleach, or something very similar.

The baby, who was 11 and a half months old, took some of that fluid in his mouth and was immediately rendered ill by it. He wretched and vomited over himself and turned very pale.

His grandmother seized it from the pram to prevent further harm. Happily, the baby has made a good recovery with no long term ill effects.

Woman detained over bleach fed to baby

A woman from south-east London who gave the baby of a complete stranger a feeding bottle containing bleach has been given a hospital order.

The 11-month-old boy drank some of the liquid and vomited after being handed the bottle in a branch of McDonald's, Woolwich Crown Court was told.

Elaine Joyner, 53, of Vaughan Williams Close, Deptford, was found to have administered a poison or noxious substance so as to endanger life by a jury last month.

Elderly woman dies in fire in 'vile attack'

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire in south London, which has been described as a "vile attack" by police. Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons said:

As a result of this vile attack an elderly lady has died and a further fatality was only prevented by the heroic work of the London Fire Brigade.

We know one premises is a Vietnamese restaurant and the other a converted cafe that has been turned into residential accommodation.

Giuseppina is of Italian descent and is not connected with the Vietnamese restaurant and it is not clear at this early stage of the inquiry why these premises were targeted.

This attack has left the local community shell-shocked and a family devastated at the loss of their loved one.

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