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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.


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.


Female passenger flashed on a busy bus by a woman

A female passenger has been flashed on a busy bus by a woman. The 43-year-old reportedly stripped off and tried to grope another lady passenger on a packed bus heading through central London.

Detectives in Hackney are urging the possible victim and any witnesses to come forward following the flashing on the route 30 bus travelling from Hackney Wick to Waterloo.

We would like to stress that this woman is a potential victim who may be able to assist officers with an ongoing investigation. She is not wanted by police in connection with a crime.

– PC Matt Jolley, Met Police

A male passenger, dressed in a smart suit, intervened and escorted the stunned victim off the bus, at around 2pm on September 24. The driver called police and the 43-year old suspect was arrested for indecent exposure and bailed to return to a police station this month.

Driver arrested after Mile End Road hit and run

Police Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive

A 22-year-old driver has been arrested following the death of a male pedestrian in his twenties on Mile End Road.

The pedestrian was hit by a car which didn't stop early this morning. The ambulance service arrived to treat him, but he died at the scene from his injuries.

A short time later the driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been bailed till mid-November.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath on 0208-597-4874 or 0800-555-111. .

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