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The Queen has approved a one-year contract extension for Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, the Home Secretary has announced in a Written Parliamentary Statement.
In response to the announcement Sir Bernard said: "I am proud to continue as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and proud of the confidence shown in the way my officers and staff work day and night to keep London safe and catch criminals."
Police have found a body during their search for a diabetic mum who went on New Year's Day without her medication. 60 year old Bronwyn Davies was last seen walking along the Grand Union Canal after leaving her home in West Drayton. Her family feared for her safety as she suffered from diabetes and asthma but had no insulin or an inhaler with her. The body was discovered in Lake Farm Country Park in Hillingdon. This is currently being treated as an unexplained death.
Eleven people have now been arrested over a double murder in Leytonstone last Saturday. Four of those were arrested yesterday and have now been released on bail.
Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20 were found suffering from fatal stab wounds in a car on Montague Road around 1am on Saturday 1st March.
Ten of those arrested are men, with the youngest 18 years old. A 46 year old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Police are still trying to discover the motive for the murders and are appealing for witnesses.
Robert Richard Fraser has been arrested by police following the murder of London sex worker Maria Duque-Tunjano.
Fraser was arrested last night in the Leicester Square area of London following appeals by the Metropolitan Police. He has been taken to a central London police station for questioning.
Police investigating the murder of a prostitute in West London have released CCTV footage of a man they are trying to track down. The body of Maria Duque-Tunjano was discovered at a flat in Earls Court on Friday.
Police also want to speak to Robert Richard Fraser an attack on another sex worker in Paddington. Fraser is also known as Robert Aleem and Shia Robert Jackson, and Scotland Yard says that anyone who sees him should call 999 immediately.
The CCTV footage was taken in central London on Sunday 2 February, and detectives believe that he may still be in central or north west London.
Detectives hunting a man wanted in connection with a sex worker killing said that it is "imperative" they trace him "as soon as possible".
Robert Richard Fraser is wanted in connection with the death of prostitute Maria Duque-Tunjano and an attack on another woman in Paddington, London.
We have established that Maria was last seen alive on Tuesday, 28 January. We also understand she was in the company of a man and our primary focus is to trace him as part of this investigation.
It is now our belief that this man was also responsible for an attack on another female sex worker in Paddington. It is imperative that we trace him as soon as possible.
We have spoken to organisations with links to those who work in the sex industry to make them aware of this incident and pass on the message that personal safety of sex workers is of paramount importance.
Detectives are hunting for a man suspected of murdering a sex worker in west London.
Maria Duque-Tunjano, 48, who was a British national originally from Colombia, was found dead on Friday in a flat in Earls Court.
She had died after being hit over the head with a blunt object, a post mortem examination found.
Robert Richard Fraser, also known as Robert Aleem and Shia Robert Jackson, is wanted in connection with the murder and police also want to question him about another attack that took place in Paddington.
Police enquiries found that Ms Duque-Tunjano was a sex worker and it is believed she was robbed of a quantity of money during the attack.
Anyone who has information on Robert Richard Fraser's whereabouts is asked to contact 020 8785 8244.
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