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Boy, aged 14, goes missing in east London

A boy, aged 14, has gone missing in east London. Syed Zar Naqvi was last seen on Monday afternoon in Walthamstow. Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for his safety.

Syed Zar Naqvi Credit: Met Police
  • Syed was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and hooded jumper under a black puffa jacket
  • He is 5ft 6ins tall, slim build and of Pakistani background

Anyone with information can call Waltham Forest Missing Persons Team on 0203 2760940, 101, or Missing People on 116000 quoting Merlin reference: 14MIS037658.

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Lorry smashes into a florist in Upminster

A lorry has crashed through a florist in Upminster - reducing the entire shop front to rubble.

The crash happened just before 3pm this afternoon near the junction of Upminster Road and Norfolk Road. The lorry is still stuck there now - and London Fire Brigade said they expect to be at the scene well into the evening.

Ten people were evacuated from neighboring shops but miraculously no-one was seriously injured. The lorry driver suffered only minor injuries and did not need hospital treatment.

Police say they haven't made any arrests and it's suspected the driver lost control while travelling over Upminster Bridge.

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