A 26-year-old man has been critically injured after falling from the back of a moving taxi.
The driver travelled a short distance on Alexandra Avenue in Harrow, north west London, when he realised the rear tailgate was open and a man was rolling on the road behind the vehicle.
Police were called shortly after 1am as paramedics treated the man, who suffered life-threatening head injuries. He was taken to a central London hospital where his condition is critical.
Officers believe he was part of a group of men and women who were close to a Renault Traffic taxi parked outside Domino's Pizza on Alexandra Avenue.
Police say they do not know how the man came to be in the taxi and want to speak with members of the man's group who left the scene by the time officers arrived.
Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne said:
We know this man was with a group of what appeared to be friends or colleagues moments before he was injured.
He is now in hospital in a critical condition and I would urge anyone with information to come forward so that we can establish the precise events.
David Cameron will be campaigning in Harrow today. The Prime Minister will be joining local Conservative candidates for the council elections on the campaign trail.
London Mayor Boris Johnson will join police officers in Harrow today as they give out advice to local residents on how to prevent their homes from being burgled.
The visit forms part of Operation Secure Streets, an initiative designed to cut down on crime and anti-social behaviour in the borough.
Tactics to tackle the issue of theft in the area include the distribution of 'traceable liquid', a substance which can be put on personal property to make it easier to track stolen goods.
A man from Wembley has been found guilty of attempted murder after attacking his girlfriend with a kitchen knife. Donovan Golding stabbed Nicolita Ghete during an argument at her home in Harrow. The court heard she almost died of her injuries, and only the quick response of the police saved her.
Ms Ghete received multiple knife wounds to the hands, torso and neck - the most serious injuries being the ones to the back. She is now paralysed for life from the chest down. Golding will be sentenced on 26 February at Harrow Crown Court.
Sgt Ruby Kadiri of Harrow police, who led the investigation, said:
“I am pleased with the verdict today but my first thought is for the victim in this case who now faces a life with a disability caused by a violent ex-partner who could not accept that his controlling relationship was over.
"He brutally attempted to kill Nicolita and then tried to claim a case of self-defence. I am happy for Nicolita that Golding has been found guilty and I would encourage anybody suffering from domestic violence to have confidence in police and come forward to report it.”
A group of travellers who set up camp in northwest London have been moved on by police. The camp was set in the grounds of the old Kodak factory in Harrow. This afternoon, officers issued a warning to the community, and later returned to ensure they left the area.
The leader of Harrow Council has condemned travellers who have set up camp illegally in the ground of the old Kodak factory in north west London.
Harrow Council are to "back the police" after it was reported that around 15 caravans and up to 50 people set up an illegal traveller site in the grounds of the former Kodak factory in the area.
Leader of Harrow Council, Cllr Susan Hall said in a statement: