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47,800 tonne cruise ship squeezes through Thames Barrier and past the O2 Arena

A 47,800 tonne cruise ship squeezed its way through the Thames Barrier today as part of a maiden voyage.

Viking Star goes through the Thames Barrier Credit: PA

The ship originally set sail on April 11th from Istanbul, making her way through the Mediterranean and eventually into the Atlantic on her way to be christened in Bergen, Norway on May 17th.

Viking Ocean Cruises of the Viking Star going past the O2 Arena Credit: PA

The Viking Star weighs 47,800 tons, 465 cabins and will accommodate 930 passengers.

Viking Ocean Cruises of the Viking Star going past the Royal Navy College in Greenwich Credit: PA


Third man charged over teenager's murder

A third man has been charged with murder today four years after a teenager was shot in the face in Greenwich.

17 year old Charlie was shot and killed in 2010 Credit: Metropolitan Police

17 year old Charlie Wright was shot at a flat on Calvert Road in 2010 and later died from his injuries.

25 year old Mohammed Ibrahim, of no fixed address, will appear at Bromley Magistrates court tomorrow. He is charged with murder, conspiracy to rob and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Two other men charged with the murder are due to appear at the Old Bailey later this month.

Man arrested after Greenwich petrol station fire

A member of the public put out the fire with an extinguisher. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police in Greenwich say they have arrested a man after a fire was started at a petrol station in the borough.

A 23 year old man from Islington was arrested in the early hours of this morning following the incident at the BP petrol station on Trafalgar Road, which was caught on a CCTV camera.

A member of the public put out the fire, which was started with petrol, with a fire extinguisher.

Tourist attraction open following fire

Fire engines at the Cutty Sark Credit: @greenwichcouk

The Cutty Sark is open to visitors following a fire on the deck this morning. The bookings office told ITV News the vessel was open to the public as normal following a fire shortly after 7.20am.

The 19th Century Ship was devastated by fire in 2007. London Fire Brigade has described today's incident as a "small fire" and said crews had worked quickly to put it out.


Cause of Cutty Sark fire is under investigation

Credit: @greenwichcouk

The cause of a fire at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich is being investigated - fire crews dealt with a small fire on the historic vessel this morning.

Teams from Greenwich, Lewisham and East Greenwich fire stations attended the scene.

London Fire Brigade confirmed four fire engines and 21 firefighters dealt with the blaze. A small part of the ship was damaged by fire.

Firefighters worked incredibly quickly to get this small fire under control and minimise damage. Crews carried out salvage work on the ship.

– George Vost, station manager

Fire crews attend 'small fire' on the Cutty Sark

A small fire broke out in the decking of the Cutty Sark this morning.

London Fire Brigade told ITV News the decking and timbers were on fire on Deck 3. They we called just after 7.20am and the fire is now out.

The brigade tweeted that they had got the blaze under control "very quickly" and had carried out salvage work on the ship.

Residents in Greenwich where the ship is located tweeted pictures of the incident.

Two charged with 2010 murder of student

Charlie Wright was shot in the face in 2010 Credit: Metropolitan Police

Two men have been charged with the 2010 murder of a student in Greenwich.

Hassan Hassan, who's 28, and from Brockley, and Colin Anderson, who's 47 and of no fixed abode will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' charged with the murder of Charlie Wright, a student from Eltham.

Charlie died from a gunshot wound to the face in April 2010.

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