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Man to be sentenced in UK's first cyberstalking case

Andrew Meldrum had three separate victims. Credit: PA

A man is due to be sentenced today in the country's first cyberstalking case.

Andrew Meldrum, 30, remotely filmed a woman using software he installed on her laptop.

Meldrum has admitted three counts of unauthorised access to computer material and was found guilty of two counts of voyeurism after a trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

Labour retain control of Greenwich Council

Labour has retained control of Greenwich Council after passing the winning post of 26 seats, with one gain from the Tories so far, after nine of 17 wards declared.

Labour has retained control of south east London borough council of Southwark.

Labour has recorded victories in 47 of the 63 seats that have so far been declared. There is just one ward, containing three seats, left to declare.

The Liberal Democrats have 11 seats while the Conservatives have two.

Peter John, Labour's current leader of Southwark Council, described it as "a rejection absolutely of the coalition parties in this borough" and of negative campaigning.


Wrestler Hulk Hogan travels by cable car to The O2

Wrestler Hulk Hogan squeezed his way onto the Thames cable car yesterday as he made his way to the WrestleMania Revenge Tour. The event features WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, John, Cena and Randy Orton.

Hulk Hogan was joined in the car by his entourage. Last year the service came in for criticism after it emerged only four people regularly use the service, which connects Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.

Blackwall tunnel fire extinguished

A huge fire that destroyed a motorcycle repair workshop in Greenwich- closing the Blackwall tunnel - has now been put out.

London Fire Brigade sent six fire engines and 35 firefighters to the scene to tackle the blaze. They said crews will stay on site overnight trying to cool down gas cylinders that became overheated and risked exploding.

No one was injured in the incident.

Blackwall Tunell re-opened

The Blackwall Tunnel has now re-opened, but TfL say there may be still be further closures on the southbound carriageway.

A large fire at a motorbike workshop is still being tackled by firefighters. London Fire brigade say 6 fire engines are still at the scene and they are trying to cool down gas cylinders that can explode when exposed to heat.

Blackwall Tunnel fire: in pictures


Fire at Blackwall Tunnel

Drivers are being advised to avoid the Blackwall Tunnel after a fire erupted at a nearby workshop that is still being tackled by firefighters.

The tunnel is currently closed northbound.

London Fire Brigade said they had set up a hazard zone around the fire and would be on site all day. The fire is being brought under control but there are still concerns cylinders at the workshop could explode.

Appeal after motorcyclist killed on the A2

Police are asking for information after a motorcyclist was killed last night in a crash on the A2 in Greenwich.The bike collided with the central reservation close to the Kidbrooke interchange, on the Kent-bound carriageway just before 17.30 yesterday evening.

The 42 year old motorcyclist, from Sevenoaks, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not thought he hit any other vehicles before the crash.

Both carriageways of the A2 were closed following the collision but have now re-opened.

Teenage girl, who calls herself 'Matthew', goes missing

A 16-year-old girl - who sometimes refers to herself as 'Matthew' - has gone missing in South London. Aphrael Heightley was last seen on Tuesday morning leaving her home in Plumstead.

Aphrael Heightley, who sometimes calls herself 'Matthew' Credit: Metropolitan Police

Aphrael has short black hair and has two piercings on her lips. She may also be wearing her black thick rimmed glasses. Police say she is known to travel across the country and has she has previously been to Derbyshire, Kent and Leicestershire as well as a number of locations across London.

Any information to the Missing Person Unit at Greenwich on 101.

Is this the worst place in London to have a picnic?

As you'll know by now, London is set to be hotter than Ibiza this weekend. But the sun has already started shining and Londoners are making the most of it - including this group in Greenwich. They had a picnic this lunchtime in a parking space in Greenwich.

They even used a traffic cone to help keep cars out. Is this the worst place to have a picnic?

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