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Crime up in half of boroughs

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Crime has risen in almost half of London's 32 boroughs in the past year.

The latest Metropolitan Police figures shows the borough of Hillingdon featured the highest crime rise with a 14% year on year hike.

Whilst crime across the capital is still marginally down on the previous year, violent crime has risen 27% over the past year leading to concerns that the most serious crimes are on the rise.

22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman

Police were called to a home in Hillingdon to reports of a woman with stab wound Credit: PA

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a 25-year-old woman died after being repeatedly stabbed.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

A Met Police spokesman said detectives "are not looking for anyone else in relation to the investigation."

Police were called to a home in Pinkwell Lane, Hillingdon after reports of a woman with multiple stab wounds.

Emergency services, ingluding the air ambulance, were called at about 5am yesterday but she was pronounced dead less than two hours later.

The woman's next of kin have been informed but she has not yet been formally identified.

A post-mortem examination started yesterday at Uxbridge Mortuary.


60-year-old woman missing since New Year's Day

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60-year-old Bronwyn Davies from Hillingdon has been missing since New Year's Day.

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She was captured on CCTV walking along the Grand Union Canal in West Drayton that morning, by the John Guest Ltd business premises, but hasn't been seen since.

She regularly walks her dogs along this towpath and is well known to other dog walkers and joggers.

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She has diabetes but doesn't have any insulin with her.

Mrs Davies' daughter has appealed to her mum and anyone with information to get in touch,

"Mum, please contact me or contact 999, just to let us know you are okay. This is the fifth day without knowing your whereabouts. We miss you so much. Please come home mum, we are worried sick about you...

...Mum has been missing since New Year's Day, she has possibly walked to Stockley Park or towards Uxbridge via the Grand Union Canal. People around the canal would know my mum from walking our dog, 'Beth.'"

– Ciara Morgan, Bronwyn Davies' daughter

Dedicated Gurkha burial garden to be unveiled

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A dedicated burial site for the Gurkha and Nepalese community of Hillingdon is being opened today.

It will have space for up to 100 graves in addition to 30 column burial units which will house ashes. A special plaque will also be unveiled at the Peace Memorial Garden in Cherry Lane Cemetery, West Drayton.

Man dies in police custody after West London arrest

A man's died in police custody after being arrested in West London. The 57-year-old, who has not been named, was held by police on Monday on suspicion of criminal damage to a car in Peachey Lane, Hillingdon.

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He was taken to Uxbridge police station and found unconscious by officers early Tuesday morning. An ambulance team was unable to resuscitate him and a post mortem will be carried out later this week. An independent investigation is underway.


Two puppies stolen from parked car in West London

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace two stolen puppies. The Chihuahuas, six-month-old Max and Lilly, were left on the front passenger seat of a parked car. When the owner returned the front passenger window was smashed and the puppies were missing.

Max the Chihuahua Credit: Metropolitan Police
Lilly the Chihuahua Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police looking for man after crash

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at the Road Death Investigation Unit based at Northolt on 020 8842 1817. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The police are appealing for information to trace a man they wish to speak with following a crash in Hillingdon in the early hours of Saturday.

21-year-old Umier Iqbal from Hayes is believed to be in the west London area.

Police were called just after 3am to Shepiston Lane in Harlington following reports of a Mercedes having been in a collision with a tree.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. Three passengers were taken to hospital.

The front seat passenger remains in a critical condition. The driver is believed to have fled the scene.

17 arrested after co-ordinated west London drug raids

More than 200 officers were involved in dawn raids in west London this morning after complaints from residents about suspected drug dealing. Co-ordinated raids took place at 20 properties in Hillingdon. 17 people were arrested for allegedly supplying Class A drugs.

Today's results are the culmination of a meticulously planned operation highlighting the commitment of officers in targeting drug dealing and anti-social behaviour which is adversely affecting the lives of law-abiding residents in Hillingdon.

Their actions have a huge impact on our community as a whole and this operation has stopped them in their tracks.

– Det Chief Insp Richard Turner, Met Police

Autism campaigner's anti-bullying mission

Anna Kennedy (left) with the Prime Minister's wife Samantha Cameron. Credit: PA

An autism campaigner from Hillingdon is helping to raise awareness about the bullying autistic children experience, particularly during school break times.

Anna Kennedy and the Anti-Bullying Alliance have the launched "Give us a break" campaign as part of Autism Awareness month.

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