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Specialist cutting tools used to rescue trapped people

The London Fire Brigade has said that firefighters used "specialist cutting equipment" to rescue a group of trapped people from a minibus which collided with a tree on Baring Road, Lewisham. In a statement, the service said:

Fire crews attended a mini bus crash on Baring Road in Lee this morning. The mini bus crashed into a tree, leaving eight people injured and three people trapped.

Five people were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service before crews arrived and the others were treated on scene.

Two fire engines and a fire rescue unit went to the scene from Lee, Bromley, and Lewisham fire stations. The Brigade was called at 1003 and crews left the scene at 1119. The road is due to remain closed for a few hours following the crash.


One 'in a serious condition' after minibus collision

Six patients have been treated for injuries after their minibus collided with a tree in Lewisham, the London Ambulance Service said.

Minibus collides with tree injuring eight people

London Fire Brigade has reported that eight people were injured after their minibus collided with a tree on Baring Road, Lewisham.

Police searching for former colleagues of murder victim

It is now two years since Mr Warburton's death. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have worked for him in the weeks or months leading up to his attack.

We appreciate that given the nature of the business Mr Warburton ran people may be concerned about coming forward. We would like to stress that any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

– Metropolitan Police

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4868.


Police appeal for missing woman information

Valeria Roberts hasn't been seen since yesterday morning Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing woman from Lewisham.Valerie Roberts, 56, was last seen at her home address in Amblecote Close, SE12 at approx 10am yesterday.

Police describe her as a white woman, approximately 5ft 4inches tall, of small build with dark, but greying, shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a three-quarter length white puffa coat.Mrs Roberts suffers from a mental health condition which can leave her in an easily confused state.

Man escapes from mental health unit

He was last seen wearing a black hooded top, a long white jump suit or overalls and dark trainers.

Police are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from a mental health unit in Lewisham.

28 year old Marvin Walters was last seen around lunchtime today. Detectives say he is a risk to the public without medication. He may also be in possession of a knife.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Members of the public are advised not to approach Mr Walters but to call 999 immediately."

Rapper Professor Green arrested

Rapper Professor Green has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 29-year old was detained after a police investigation into a report of a robbery in south-east London.

Professor Green. Credit: PA/Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Police were called to Tyrwhitt Road, Lewisham on Sunday November 3rd after a report that a man had been robbed.

But when police arrived at the scene they discovered a Mercedes had been in a crash with a van and arrested the rapper on suspicion of drink-driving.There were no reports of any injuries.

Professor Green, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, was taken into custody at a south London police station and released on bail.

He was arrested again on Monday on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and granted bail.

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