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Former Eastenders actress jailed for 'cocaine' murder

Aformer Eastenders actress, who battered an elderly widow to death for £61 worth of jewellery, has been jailed for at least 24 years.

Karen Williamson attacked 86 year old Pat Jobson with a hammer and heavy glass ornament, at her home in Downham, south-east London.

Judge Paul Worsley QC said the attack was 'sustained and brutal.'

Pat Jobson, despite her age, put up a valiant fight against you as she tried to protect herself from your blows. The evidence against you was overwhelming.

– Judge Paul Worsley QC

The Court heard Williamson was high on crack cocaine at time of the murder.

She stole the victims' jewellery and later sold it at a pawn shop.

The judge said he had concluded this was a 'murder for gain' and deserved a higher minimum term.


Woman critical after car incident

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in the driveway of a property.

Surrey Police were called to Christchurch Road, Virginia Water, Surrey, at about 5.50am on Thursday following reports that a woman in her 40s had been struck by a car.

She was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, with serious injuries, and she remains in a critical but stable condition.

The injured woman is believed to be Belinda Black, 49, the partner of TV scriptwriter Simon Moss, 53, who has worked on The Bill, Casualty and Eastenders, according to the Daily Mail.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

He has since been released on police bail until June 21 while the investigation continues.

– Surrey Police spokesman

Friends of former Eastenders star ask for information on her whereabouts

Eastenders star Gemma McCluskie Credit: Yourview

Gemma, 29, who starred in the soap as Kerry Skinner back in 2001, vanished from Bethnal Green, East London.

Last night 100 friends carried out a search and handed out leaflets.

Her brother Danny, 33, said: "We are all going out of our mind with worry. Her phone has been switched off since Thursday afternoon."

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