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Police investigating alleged rape in Haringey park

The alleged attack took place near to the playground in Ducketts Common Park Credit: PA

Police are looking for two men after a teenage girl was allegedly raped near a playground in Haringey, north London.

The victim, who is in her mid-teens, was allegedly attacked on the 12th March at 9pm near to the playground an exercise equipment in Ducketts Common Park.

One of the men is described as black, of large build with an afro and aged about 18-years-old.

The other man is described as black, also of large build and 18-years-old. It is thought that he was wearing a puffa coat, possibly with a Nike logo on the front.

Huge Kurdish protest blocks streets in North London

Tonight a protest by Kurds in London accusing the Turkish government of supporting IS has closed roads and caused massive delays to traffic between Hackney and Haringey.

Organisers on Twitter claim between 3,000 and 4,000 people are taking part - but police would not give an official estimate.

The Met say officers from the two boroughs are attending the protest but no arrests have been made.

Ceremonial garments stolen in Haringey

Haringey police are appealing for witnesses and any information concerning the burglary of a military supplier in N15 yesterday at 17:50.

An assortment of nine ceremonial garments and two silver Household Cavalry helmets were stolen.

The combined value of these stolen items is in excess of £60,000. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The combined value of these items is in excess of £60,000.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who is offered these items for sale or who has information concerning the theft.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who is offered these items for sale or who has information concerning the theft. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Haringey Police Burglary Unit on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


Concern for missing 66-year-old from Haringey

Brian Playforth hasn't been seen for two days. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of Brian Playforth, a 66-year-old man, who has gone missing from Haringey.

He was last seen on Wednesday, 9 July. Scotland Yard says he likes to walk in parks and open spaces and can easily become confused and disorientated.

Haringey is London's best performer

Price growth is no longer driven by prime central boroughs like Kensington and Chelsea Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Rightmove is also seeing evidence that house price growth in London is no longer being driven by the wealthy "prime central" boroughs.

London's worst-performing borough in March was named as Kensington and Chelsea, where asking prices had dropped by 2.4% on the previous month.

But the average price tag for a home in the borough was still £2.1 million.

The English capital's best-performing borough was found to be Haringey, where prices had surged by 9.5% month-on-month to reach £597,634 typically.

Westminster and Camden, where average asking prices were above £1 million, were also among Rightmove's worst-performing areas in London in March, while Barnet and Hounslow, where prices were around £600,000-plus, were among the best.

London councils spending millions on emergency housing

More than half a billion pounds has been spent by London local authorities on emergency housing since the last general election.

Councils have had to place people in hotels and B&Bs, after they presented themselves as homeless.

  • Haringey Council had the biggest bill of £197 million,
  • Westminster spent £111 million
  • Enfield spent £59 million
  • Kensington and Chelsea spent £53 million
  • Newham spent £35 million
  • and Islington spent £33 million

The total spend in London amounts to £630 million since 2010.

The Labour party has criticised the revelation saying the number of families with children living in such accommodation was at a 10-year high.

Housing charity Shelter also condemned the figures, saying cuts to the housing safety net were a false economy.

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