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Burglars steal war medals from veteran's widow

A picture of some of the medals Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 90-year-old widow has been robbed of her husband's war medals during a burglary in West London.

Police in Hillingdon are appealing for witnesses and information following the theft. It took place some time between 8th February and 15th February. Cash was also stolen.

During the burglary, six naval World War II medals were taken. Some of the medals have 'W ELLIS 598200' engraved on the edge.

Detective Constable Lisa Coker, from Hillingdon CID, said: "The victim is understandably distraught that her husband's medals have been taken as they mean so much to her. These medals are a reminder of the sacrifice her husband made during the war and the brave man that he was.

"I urge anyone with information, or if you have been offered these medals to buy, to contact me."

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Man in critical condition following quad bike accident in Hayes

A man is in a critical condition following a quad bike collision. Police were called to Lansbury Drive, Hayes, yesterday afternoon where they found a 19-year-old man suffering serious injuries. Police believe the man lost control of his quad bike, crashed into a wall and was thrown from the bike.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to a central London hospital by the London air ambulance. He remains in a critical condition. Police are hoping to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the crash. No arrests have been made.

Tesco puts petrol into diesel tanks in Hayes

Tesco has apologised to customers after petrol was put into diesel tanks at the firm's petrol station in Hayes.

A spokeswoman for Tesco said: "We are sorry to the small number of customers affected by this mistake.

"As soon as the mistake was spotted both tanks were taken out of service and we are working with the affected customers to resolve any problems.”

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Ski lift tragedy: travel company statement

The travel company, which organised the school ski trip in which a teenager died, has released a statement:

"Skibound regrets to confirm that a pupil from Guru Nanak Sikh Academy in Hayes, Middlesex, has been involved in a fatal incident in the ski resort of Claviere in the Piemonte region of Italy.

"The thoughts and condolences of all at Skibound are with the family, school and friends. All our efforts are focused on ensuring they are supported in any way possible through this very difficult time.

"The company's operations centre received notification from the resort manager that a female pupil had been involved in an incident on a chairlift during her morning ski school lesson.

The rescue team from the Italian emergency services arrived at the scene, but unfortunately she was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital. Her next of kin has been informed.

"The company's operations centre team continue to liaise closely with the group in resort and school staff involved as well as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Italy."

– Skibound

Tributes to teenage ski lift victim

Friends of a teenage girl who died after falling from a ski lift in Italy, have paid tribute to her on social networking sites.

The 13 year-old girl, named in reports as Poonam Bhattal from Slough, is said to have fallen 16 feet on to the piste in the Alps resort of Claviere yesterday morning.

She was on a school trip with classmates from the Guru Nanak Sikh Academy in Hayes.

Friends on Twitter described her as "a beautiful girl" who will be "dearly missed".

Police have launched an investigation and are due to question the teenager's classmates, who boarded the lift with her.

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