The family of a woman paralysed when she was shot by police called for a public apology today. Cherry Groce was accidentally shot in 1985 by officers raiding her home looking for her son. The incident sparked the Brixton riots.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Nine of the London raids took place in Lambeth, one in Southwark, one in Hackney and another in Brent
- The operation targeted what are believed to be "the most senior ranking high harm members" of the gang
- So far they have found 300 rocks of crack cocaine, a large amount of heroin and £5,000 in cash
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.
A notorious gang has been targeted in a series of early morning raids across the UK. Classed as one of the most high harm criminal networks in London, the Guns and Shanks group is involved in drug dealing and serious violence including attempted murder.
Police carried out a series of early morning raids today, including 12 warrants in London and another 11 elsewhere - including two in the Thames Valley, one in Essex, one in Bedfordshire and two in Scotland.
The family of a 78 year old with dementia are appealing to the public for the help in tracing him. James Fuller left his home shortly after midnight last night.
He does not have his medication and was last seen wearing navy blue pyjamas, black slip-on shoes, a brown knee length coat and a grey tweet flat cap and glasses. He is described as black, five feet ten inches tall and frail.