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Man stabbed to death on 'busy street on a clear day'

This is a busy area for highway traffic and it was a bright, clear day.

I'm certain people driving or walking through the area saw something leading up to and during the stabbing that could be of vital importance to investigators.

I would urge those people to contact us so that we can piece together the events that lead up to this murder.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 020 8358 0200, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Terrified children 'witness stabbing' while walking home from school

According to the Evening Standard, parents were taking their children home from school at the time of the attack. One eyewitness, Jack Brady said:

I heard some screams and loud shouting. There were police and ambulances everywhere.

There was a friend or relative that came through the cordon and stood over him looking distraught.

There were lots of mums coming home from school with their kids that had to be escorted away just after it happened and a few were interviewed.

He must have been stabbed right there in broad daylight in front of people from the sounds of the screams.

– Jack Brady, speaking to the Evening Standard

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London couple accused of keeping slave for 24 years

A couple will appear in court today accused of keeping a man as a slave for 24 years.

Emmanuel Edet, 59, and Antan Edet, 56, were charged yesterday with holding a person in slavery or servitude and assisting unlawful immigration.

The pair were charged as part of an investigation by Scotland Yard's human trafficking unit, and are due to appear at Hendon Magistrates' Court.

It is claimed that a man was brought into the country in 1989 and was denied an education or access to his passport as he was moved around various addresses in England.

The alleged victim came forward to police at the end of last year and is now being supported by specialist charity workers.

London couple in court on slavery charge

A couple will appear in court today accused of keeping someone as a slave.

Emmanuel Edet, 59, and Antan Edet, 56, were charged yesterday with holding a person in slavery or servitude and assisting unlawful immigration.

The pair were charged as part of an investigation by Scotland Yard's human trafficking unit, and are due to appear at Hendon Magistrates' Court.

Travel update: FCC and Southern train delays

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Some lines are now open at #Hendon but major delays are ongoing between London St Pancras and Bedford. Details here http://t.co/Mp2UNDlO7X

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TL: There are no trains between City Thameslink and St Albans. Please use alternatives as listed here http://t.co/E2RckH2svc #Hendon

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. @firstcc will kindly accept our tickets between London and Brighton

Prisoner who absconded in Kent could be in London

Police are trying to track down a prisoner who absconded in Kent, and may have headed to London. 55-year-old Malcolm Parker is known to have links with Croydon and Hendon.

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He left prison on Monday, 6 January on temporary licence, but failed to return. He is described as black, 6ft 1ins tall, of medium build with balding hair. He has a distinctive scar on his left elbow which is between one and two inches in size.

Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8358 1752.

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