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Man arrested over Leyton murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leyton last night have made an arrest.

Police were called at at around 9.50pm lst night to reports of a man stabbed at the Dolce Vita restaurant in Lea Bridge Road.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene but the man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 10.30pm.

This morning, a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at an east London police station.

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Dangerous sex offender disappears from mental health facility in east London

Police are appealing for information after a dangerous sex offender disappeared from a mental health facility while on escorted leave.

Anthony Abolarionwa Credit: Met Police

Met Police have urged members of the public not to approach Anthony Abolarionwa, who has not been seen since he escaped while on escorted leave from the John Howard Centre.

Abolarionwa was detained for sexual assault, false imprisonment and kidnapping offences at the facility in Hackney, east London. He went missing on Sunday.

He was on escorted leave and was last seen in Chatsworth Road, E9, when he went missing.

He is black, around 6ft 3inches tall and was wearing a khaki T-shirt, navy jumper, blue denim jeans and bright red trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach Abolarionwa and if they see him call 999 immediately.

It is thought Abolarionwa may still be in the east London area.

– Met Police

Firemen rescue horse stuck in the mud the day before the Grand National

London Fire Brigade pulled out all the stops to rescue a horse that fell into a ditch a day before the Grand National.

Cody the horse got stuck in the mud in Belvedere this afternoon Credit: London Fire Brigade
He was quite distressed by the incident but thankfully not injured Credit: London Fire Brigade

Firefighters said the horse, called Cody, was distressed by the accident but didn't seem to have any injuries.

They were called just before 1.30pm this afternoon to Anderson Way in Belvedere, and it took an hour and a half to pull Cody out, who by then was covered head to hoof in mud.

Cody was finally pulled out safe and sound around 3pm Credit: London Fire Brigade

Cody is now back with his owners and being checked over by a vet - but definitely won't be joining in the race tomorrow.

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