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Man, 60, dies after pub stabbing in east London

The stabbing took place at the JJ Moon's pub in Hornchurch. Credit: Google Street View

A 60-year-old man has died after being stabbed at a pub in Hornchurch, east London.

Police were called to the J.J Moon's pub on Hornchurch High Street on Sunday afternoon, and found the man with a stab wound and head injuries.

The man was taken to an east London hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A murder investigation is now underway, and no arrests have been made at this stage.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cygnets catch a ride on mother's back in east London

An amateur photographer in east London caught the moment a swan let her newborn babies ride on her back.

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The moment was captured by Alison Braun just a day after the seven cygnets were born in Platford Green in Hornchurch, east London.

I try go and photograph them every year but I've never managed to catch them hitching a ride on their mum's back before.

I just stood on the bank and she sat there with her babies - it's fantastic. And they had only been born the day before.

– Alison Braun


Rosemary Shearman family 'relieved' by sentence

Rosemary Shearman's son and daughter, Greg Shrearman and Carol Lewis, said after the sentencing today:

“We feel the sentence is some small justice following the tragic murder of our mother.

We are relieved that the jury reached a guilty verdict and that a very dangerous has been removed from the community.

We pay tribute to the bravery of Ray Lomas, a neighbour of our mother, who went to her aid and helped raised the alarm.

We also thank the murder investigation detectives and prosecution team. Their tireless work helped secure the result at court today.”

– Greg Shearman and Carol Lewis

Gambling addict sentenced over pensioner murder

A gambling addict has been sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of a pensioner he met at a local bridge club.

51 year old Thomas Blazquez will serve a minimum of 18 years for murdering 77 year old Rosemary Shearman at her home in Hornchurch.

Thomas Blazquez will serve a minimum of 18 years in prison Credit: Met Police
77 year old Rosemary Shearman was found murdered at her Hornchurch home Credit: Met Police

Mrs Shearman was found in September last year bound with tape and rope and repeatedly beaten around the head and body. A large handkerchief was also forced into her upper airways.

She was due to go on a cruise to Norway the same day.

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