A man found guilty of murder after stabbing his victim 54 times has been jailed for 20 years. 39-year-old Thomas Kearney was convicted at the Old Bailey of killing 35-year-old David Remmer at the hostel they both lived at in Talgarth Road, West Kensington.
A post-mortem showed the victim had 54 stab wounds to his body, back and head. A large amount of cash - £3,000 - that David Remmer had been planning to take to on holiday to Thailand, was also missing.
A large blood-covered kitchen knife was found at the scene along with shoes Kearney had been seen wearing on the CCTV, also covered in David Remmer's blood.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Liz Baker said: "Kearney’s intent to kill is clear. The trial judge His Honour Judge Wide could not be sure that Kearney had murdered for financial gain.
"However he admitted that his first actions, after David died, was to search his pockets, take all the money that he had on him in readiness for his holiday and leave the building."
The shop targeted in Sloane Square is Gucci's flagship store.
It's thought that the Mercedes used to reverse into the glass doors may have been stolen.
A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car in West Kensington last night.
Police were called at around 9:40pm, with reports that an Audi A3 had been involved in a crash with a Triumph motorcycle at North End Road. The car did not stop at the scene.
The 26-year-old motorcyclist suffered multiple injuries and later died at St Mary's Hospital.
He has not yet been formally identified, but next of kin have been informed.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died after he fell from a window from a block of flats in North Kensington on Saturday morning. 39 year-old Shaka Wilmot suffered a head injury and died later in hospital.
Police are treating the death as suspicious and want to trace two women and a man who are believed to have been in the flat when he fell.
A3220 Addison Road (one way) Southbound closed traffic congestion, long delays due to building fire at a penthouse between Melbury Road and A315 Kensington High Street.
Congestion on A3220 Holland Road to A402 (Holland Park Roundabout), on West Cross Route to A40 Westway (Northern Roundabout) and on A4020 Shepherds Bush Green to A219 Wood Lane.
Twenty people had to be led to safety after a fire broke out at a penthouse flat in Kensington. Unconfirmed reports from residents say the flat was being rented by singer Duffy.
An investigation's underway after a fire at a block of flats in Kensington last night (3 October).
20 residents had to be evacuated from the building after the blaze broke out in a penthouse in St Mary Abbot's Terrace near High Street Kensington.
Nick Myatt of the London Fire Brigade has said the fire in a block of flats is under control.
20 residents had to be evacuated from a block of flats in Kensington this evening after a fire broke out. The blaze started in the eighth floor of the building in St. Mary Abbot's Terrace near Kensington High Street. 60 firefighters were called to the scene which started in a penthouse.
Early on Wednesday morning the Met carried out raids at eight addresses across Kensington, at which five men aged between 18-22, were arrested on conspiracy to commit burglary. They are currently in custody pending further enquiries.
Items seized at the addresses include watches, designer clothes and cash. The raids, which were part of the intelligence-led operation Decker, identified a gang responsible for around 12 burglaries in Kensington, Brent, Ealing and Fulham. Valuable vehicles were stolen from these locations.
This morning’s operation is a clear warning to all burglars that we will do everything in our power to catch and convict them. Operation Decker is a Kensington and Chelsea Borough local initiative to drive down burglary offences and take the fight to the criminals. It illustrates that we will utilise all types of technology available to use in order to identify the activities of criminal gangs.
There is a distinct link between this gang and highly organised criminality.