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Fish purposefully poisoned

A brook in North London was today purposely poisoned in an attempt to kill a non-native speices of fish.

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Cuba flag taxi to go to museum

A London cab painted in the colours of the Cuban flag is to be handed over to a motor museum in Havana - a place its owner has described as its "spiritual home".

Tony Caccavone, 70, said that waving goodbye to his taxi - painted in Cuban colours to show solidarity with the country in the face of US sanctions - will be "like losing part of my family" and said he already feels "naked" without it.

The London cabbie, who was born in Camden, but now lives in Enfield, bought and painted the vehicle in 1997, after Canadian tourists recommended Cuba to him as a place to visit.

Appeal after bike is thrown from bridge onto a train, bringing down power lines

Police have released an image of a bike which was thrown directly at a train near Enfield Lock station, bringing down overhead power lines.

Bike was thrown between between Standard Road and Bradley Road Credit: British Transport Police

The bike was thrown from a bridge on Monday, 30 December between Standard Road and Bradley Road around 5.50pm. Detectives have released pictures of the bike to try and find those responsible.

The cycle was removed by BTP officers to be forensically analysed Credit: British Transport Police

Detective Constable Paul Cudby, the investigating officer, said: "We believe the cycle was deliberately thrown and dropped on to the train as passed through... Trains travelling at high speeds risk being damaged or derailed, putting passengers' and rail staff's lives in danger."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident 296 of 30/12/2013.

Woman, 88, in critical condition after scooter crash

An 88-year-old woman was left in a critical condition following a collision between her mobility scooter and a Mercedes car in Enfield, police said today.

Police were called at 2.35pm yesterday afternoon following reports of a collision in Bullsmoor Lane, at the junction with Hertford Road.

On arrival officers found the woman suffering multiple injuries. London Ambulance Service also attended and the woman was taken to an east London hospital where her injuries have been assessed as potentially life-threatening.


Severely autistic missing teenager 'has mental age of five-years-old'

Met Police say Olivia is described as:

  • Light skinned black female, 5ft 5 inches tall
  • She has long, blond and brown plaited hair
  • She was last seen wearing a dark green hooded coat, a white school polo shirt, black trousers and black shoes
  • She has a mental age of five-years-old

Anyone who has seen her or who knows of her whereabouts should call police in Enfield Borough on 07825832887 or 101.

Man to be sentenced for killing wife in jealous rage

A man will be sentenced at the Old Bailey later after being convicted of killing his wife in a fit of rage and jealousy at their Enfield home.

Minta Adiddo will be sentenced for murder. Credit: Met Police

Minta Adiddo, 37, of Enfield was found guilty at the Old Bailey on December 13, of stabbing to death Akua Agyeman in November 2012.

She later died from horrific injuries on January 2, 2013.

Adiddo had admitted to manslaughter at previous court hearings, but denied murdering the mother of his two daughters.

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