A woman who tried to smuggle two babies into the UK from Nigeria has been given a suspended sentence at Isleworth Crown Court. Ijeoma Udechukwu, who's 51 and from Kennington, was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for two years, after attending the British High Commission in Lagos in possession of passport applications for two babies.
Udechukwu presented two completed applications for the youngsters which she falsely claimed were hers. In fact she was attempting to assist them in gaining illegal entry into the UK.
Staff became suspicious due to her having given birth one week after her arrival in Nigeria in April 2010, and the fact she was unable to produce any ante natal or delivery notes.
A subsequent DNA test revealed she was not the biological mother of either infant and the applications were refused.
On 4 September 2012 officers from what was Operation Paladin attended Udechukwa's address in Kennington, where false Nigerian adoption papers were discovered stating that the children had been found abandoned in the street.
Thames Water has said the A3 in Kennington will remain closed over the weekend, after the road was flooded on Thursday.
There's been major disruption after a 30 inch pipe burst, which then caused a damage to a smaller pipe.
Engineers are still working to clear debris and to find out what caused the problem.
Thames Water has thanked the London Fire Brigade for helping to pump out gallons of water and for distributing sandbags to protect residents
"The scene is now clear of all patients; they have all been taken to hospital," a London Ambulance spokesman said.
Scotland Yard said two passengers still remain trapped on the bus and two uniformed police officers who were travelling on the bus, are among the 30 injured.
London Ambulance Service say 6 people are seriously injured.
Two people have serious leg injuries after the bus crash in Kennington, the London Ambulance Service said.
Press Association reporter James Edgar tweeted:
Two people who were trapped on the crashed bus in south London have now been removed, Press Association reporter James Edgar said.
The tree was embedded in the front of the bus and emergency crews were using cutting equipment to gain access to one side of the vehicle.
24 people with minor injuries have been taken to St Thomas' hospital, a London Ambulance Service spokesperson has said.
Several others in a more serious condition are being treated at the scene of the crash.
Two people, including a 19-year-old girl, are in critical condition after a bus crashed into a tree in Kennington, a police sergeant at the scene has confirmed.