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Appeal to trace missing Hammersmith teenager

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 13-year-old boy from Hammersmith.Elias Chentouf was last seen on Friday at around 5pm in the Ladbroke Grove area.

Elias Chentouf was last seen on Friday

He's 5ft 1inches, of medium build with thick eyebrows and a mole above his lip. Elias was last seen wearing his school uniform of blue trousers, blue top with a black body warmer with black and blue Nike trainers.

Not a Banksy, but it gets the artist's rare seal of approval

At first glimpse you could be forgiven for thinking that artist Banksy had struck again on the streets of London. A distinctive image of a man in a bowler hat, holding a green tea cup, has appeared next to a phone box in Shepherd's Bush.

But Banksy has played down speculation that he's behind the work of art on Wells Road. In a brief and rare statement on Twitter he said: "Not by banksy, but I like it."

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Description of Glastone Pusey, missing since Monday

Glastone Pusey is described as between 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 7 inches in height, medium build. He is originally from Jamaica.

Gladstone Pusey Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are asking anyone who sees Gladstone Pusey or knows of his whereabouts to contact Westminster Police on 101 quoting reference 14MIS005566 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Hunt for pensioner who vanished after getting off a bus

A pensioner has vanished after getting off a bus in north west London. 73-year-old Gladstone Pusey has not been seen early Monday morning. He left home in Queen's Park, and was later seen on CCTV on a night bus in Willesden at around 5:40am. He has not gone missing before.

CCTV image of Gladstone Pusey Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Council: We would keep road open if we could

“These works are simply unavoidable and must be done now, to make sure the road surface holds up for the next decade. Of course, if there was any way we could keep the road open then we would.

“We are doing everything we can to keep disruption to residents to a minimum and we apologise for any temporary disruption this may cause.”

– Cllr Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Hammersmith Bridge closed for urgent repairs

Hammersmith Bridge is closed this weekend for the first of a series of weekend road closures over the next month.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council began urgent repair works to the bridge last week and plans to fully close the bridge in both directions for the weekends of February 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23.

Hammersmith Bridge
Advance warning and diversion signs are up on both sides of the river because of the Hammersmith Bridge closure. Credit: Alex Muller

The restrictions will be from 8am on Saturday to 5am on Monday.

A planned closure on February 1-2 has been cancelled.

The work also means that the bridge continues to be partially closed on weekdays until February 28.

The southbound lane over the bridge (A306) is closed between 7am and 3pm every Monday to Friday to allow essential repairs to the 126-year-old bridge’s wooden decking panels.

The work must be done to make sure that the bridge is fit to carry motorists and cyclists.

There are also several pot holes in the road which have been patched up temporarily and this will allow now be permanently repaired.

However, access is being maintained in both directions over the bridge for emergency vehicles and pedestrians, while the 72, 209 and 609 buses are still running via the bridge during the week.

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