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Forest Hill sinkhole: Commuters warned to avoid London Bridge

Rail users have been urged to avoid London Bridge or expect heavy delays after a pothole under a track caused travel chaos.

Repair work will continue into the late evening at Forest Hill Credit: PA

Emergency repair works at Forest Hill, the second such incident in a month, caused Thameslink, Southern and London Overground services in south-east London to be delayed or cancelled on Thursday morning.

Southern services are not stopping at number of stations, including: Norwood Junction, Anerley, Penge West, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Brockley, and New Cross Gate.

Commuters were initially warned the disruption could last until 6pm, but have now been told it will last the rest of the day.

Robert Coulson, Network Rail acting director, said engineers would be continuing to fix the problem for the remainder of Thursday.

"I’m really sorry that passengers have had to put up with this disruption today and I know that people are upset and will want to know we are doing everything we can to return their railway to them", he said.

Passengers are advised to use either Victoria or Blackfriars tonight.

Southern tickets are being accepted on London Buses, London Underground, Southeastern and Tramlink between Beckenham Junction and Croydon.

Gang investigation launched after man shot in south London

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An investigation by the police's gang squad has been launched after a man in his 20s was shot in the leg.

Police were called to Brenchley Gardens, Forest Hill, in south London just after 8.30pm yesterday.

The man has since been discharged from hospital and no arrests have been made.

Detectives from the Met Police's Trident gang team are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Missing girl from Lancashire 'could be in London'

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a 15 year old girl missing from Lancashire who is thought to be in London.

Isha Dunbuya has not been seen since 4th August when she went missing from an address in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire.

Isha Dunbuya is thought to be in London Credit: Metropolitan Police

Isha is black, of medium build and approximately 5ft 9 ins tall. She has a piercing on her bottom lip and has straight black hair .

She may have been in the Forest Hill area recently but Isha is also known to have connections to the areas of Hackney, Brixton, and Greenwich.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to dial 101 or Missing Persons on 116 000

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28-year-old missing from Forest Hill

Richard Lee was last seen at home in the early hours of this morning. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police in Lewisham are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 28-year-old from Forest Hill.

Richard Lee was last seen at home in the early hours of this morning.

He is described as 6ft in height, slim build, with short shaven hair, receding at the front. He has tattoos on each Arm which read 'skull', 'animal, and 'Roxy', as well as a drawing of dog.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a charcoal grey knitted jumper, with a hood, dark navy tracksuit bottoms.

Police search for man after attack at Forest Hill station

The British Transport Police released these CCTV images of the man they want to trace. Credit: British Transport Police

The British Transport Police wants to trace a man officers want to speak to after a member of staff at Forest Hill station was assaulted on July 24th.

The victim was knocked to the floor and received a knee injury which will require surgery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Stabbing in Forest Hill

Detectives are appealing for information following a stabbing in Forest Hill.

Police were called around 5pm on Sunday 10th June to Cranston Road where a 16-year-old was found with stab wounds to his shoulder and back.

He was taken to a South London Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. Police inquiries are continuing and no arrest have been made.

It is believed the victim was on his way to visit a friend and when he stopped to speak with three men and then was stabbed.

The suspects are believed to be between the ages of 19 and 20. All were black and dressed in dark clothing.