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Newham pays highest price in pothole compensation

A car driving over a pothole Credit: Clara Molden/PA Archive

Newham Council paid out the most money in compensation: £188,864.

Kingston had the highest number of injuries: 315, followed by Wandsworth: 256, and Hounslow: 202.

Ealing and Wandsworth spent the most on repairs: £996,175 and £721,375 respectively.

Barnet, Haringey, Hounslow and Wandsworth all had more than a thousand individual complaints about potholes (1,772; 1,766; 1,066; 1,654).


Missing Kingston 13 year old

Eli Gyandon left his home on Wednesday and hasn't been seen since Saturday Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a 13-year old boy from Kingston who has not been seen since Saturday 8 March.

Eli Gyandon left his home last Wednesday but was seen by a family friend on Ham Green in Richmond on Saturday.

Eli is mixed race, 5ft 6" with a slim build, short black hair and brown eyes.

When he was last seen he was wearing a black 3/4 length puffa jacket and light blue jeans. It is believed he was carrying a black tracksuit in a light blue/grey rucksack.

Eli is known to frequent Ham and Kingston.

Officers are asking anyone who has seen Eli or knows where he is to call the police on 101, ref: 14MIS007460 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

PCSO injured in hit-and-run by car used in attempted robbery

A Police Community Support Officer has been injured in a hit-and-run in Kingston, by a car thought to have been used in an attempted robbery. The police helicopter has joined the hunt for the VW Golf.


A PCSO has been hit by a black VW Polo in Tudor Drive #Kingston. The car has failed to stop at the scene. Officer not seriously injured.


@mpsinthesky on route to assist in the search for VW Polo following the vehicle failing to stop after colliding with PCSO in #Kingston.


The occupants of this black VW Golf are believed involved in an attempted #burglary shortly before it collided with the PCSO.

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Roof of bus rips off after 'taking a wrong turn'

A double-decker bus that crashed into a railway bridge in Norbiton had made a "wrong turn", the director of buses for Transport for London said. Mike Weston added:

At around 13:00 an out of service route 131 double deck bus, operated by London United, hit a rail bridge on Coombe Road near Norbiton Station after taking a wrong turn.

The bridge was not damaged and rail services are unaffected. There were no injuries and the incident will be fully investigated.

Roof ripped off double-decker bus at Norbiton

A double-decker bus has crashed into a railway bridge in Norbiton. The roof of the out-of-service 131 bus sheared off after the crash in Coombe Road, according to the Surrey Comet.

Man faces prison after dangerous driving kills police officer

A man from south Norwood - who fatally injured a police officer - facesa prison sentence after admitting death by dangerous driving today.

47 year old father of two PCDuncan was working on a speed enforcement operation, when he tried to stop a speeding car on Reigate Avenuetoward Rosehill bysignalling for the driver to pull over.

The car collided with PC Duncan leaving him critically injured. It was found abandoned nearby.

PC Duncan died two days later.

The driver, 25 year old Gary Bromige, also known as Gary Cody, was uninsured, unlicensed, failed to stop at the scene and failed to report the accident.

He will be sentenced on 7 February at Kingston Crown Court.

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