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Eight-year-old girl goes missing in south London

Police in Brixton are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing eight-year-old girl from Streatham. Katrina Carvajal-Zurita was last seen at around 6pm on Tuesday 15 July at Greyhound Lane in Lambeth.

She is described as being of Spanish background, slim build with long brown hair. At the time she disappeared she was wearing white shorts, white trainers, a black t-shirt and a scarf with black and white dots.

Katrina Carvajal-Zurita
Katrina Carvajal-Zurita Credit: Metropolitan Police

Katrina is understood to have been taken by her father Robert Carvajal, without Katrina's mothers' consent. It is believed that Carvajal intends to take Katrina back to Bolivia with him.

Robert Carvajal
Robert Carvajal Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Cyclist 'hit on pedestrian crossing' outside Tube station

Police say the victim was cycling across the pedestrian crossing outside Brixton Tube station when he was hit by a dark or black car.

We need to locate the car involved and speak to the driver as soon as possible. The victim was left lying in the road having suffered very serious injuries.

I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information, regarding the identity of the driver or whereabouts of the car to contact the Hampton Traffic Unit on 020 8941 9011 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Sergeant John Hartfree, Senior Investigating Officer

Cyclist left lying in the road with two broken legs after south London hit-and-run

Police are trying to track down a motorist seen on CCTV after a cyclist had both his legs broken in a hit-and-run in south London. The 44-year-old victim was left lying on Brixton Road on Saturday. He was also left with a fractured neck, and taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

CCTV images of a car police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Man jailed for manslaughter over death of 3-year-old

A man has been jailed for 10 years for the manslaughter of a three-year-old boy at an address in Lambeth, police said today.

On March 11, 2013, police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in Lambeth where a child had been taken ill.

The three-year-old was taken to St George's Hospital where he was pronounced dead after 10pm.

It is believed the child was assaulted sometime during that evening and suffered injuries including a head injury, a number of fractured ribs, a lacerated liver and internal bleeding.

The man was found guilty on January 24 following a trial at the Old Bailey.

London gangs 'spreading wings' to deal drugs

Gangs from London boroughs are increasingly "spreading their wings" to seek markets for drugs in other parts of the country, a Metropolitan Police officer has warned.

The warning came a day after co-ordinated raids in the Thames Valley, Edinburgh, Essex, Bedfordshire and London in which 29 people were arrested in an operation targeting the south London-based GAS gang.

Gangs "spreading their wings" to seek markets for drugs. Credit: PA

But the senior officer who speaks on gangs for the Association of Chief Police Officers said "significant headway" was being made in dealing with gang-related crime, with a decrease in gun and knife crime.

Deputy Chief Constable David Thompson of West Midlands Police told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that gangs had always relocated in search of opportunities to make money or in response to pressure from police on their home turf.

Read: Notorious gang in Lambeth is targeted in Met raids

London gang 'extending network' to get more money

A total of 29 arrests were made in 24 hours. The raids were the latest phase of a police crackdown on the so-called GAS gang - which is based in Lambeth - that has seen a total of 88 arrests.

It's a London-based gang but they're extending their drugs network and finding new markets to ensure they get more money.

They've got their tentacles into Home Counties and further afield because they want to expand the amount of profit they can get.

The reason we target them is that we still get the associated violence in London when they return.

– Detective Chief Inspector Tim Champion, Met Police
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