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Man arrested over murder of Alan Cartwright

Credit: Met Police

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of today after attending a north London police station.

Alan's family yesterday appealed for witnesses to come forward after the 15-year-old was killed on Friday in what was described as a "senseless" attack.

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Man arrested after fatal hit and run

The collision happened at the junction between Camden Road and Royal College Street Credit: Rebekah Cummings/Twitter

A man has been arrested following a fatal hit and run in Camden, where a pedestrian was killed.

The police were called shortly before 9am today following reports of a collision between a car and a man on foot on Camden Road with the junction of Royal College Street.

The car failed to stop, leaving the pedestrian with injuries.

Paramedics attended, but the victim, a 25-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers on the ground assisted by information from witnesses and the police helicopter were able to trace the car to the Finchley Road area of Swiss Cottage.

A man was later arrested nearby on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop.

He is in custody at a central London police station.

The victim's family have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled later.

The surrounding roads are still closed and motorists are being urged to avoid the area at this time.

Man arrested after cop stabbed in head

Cooks Road in Walworth, where the incident took place Credit: Ruth Zorko/ITV London

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a police officer was stabbed in the head in south London.

Police were called to Cooks Road, Walworth, shortly after 8pm yesterday, where they had been told a violent man armed with a knife had picked up a baby.

When they arrived, the police tried to speak to the man. He put the child down, but then attacked the officers.

One PC, in his 30s, suffered stab injuries to his head and shoulder. He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The attacker was arrested and is currently in custody at a south London police station. An investigation into the incident is underway.

Stabbing victim named by police

Alan Cartwright, 15, who died from a single stab wound Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officers investigating the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Islington have released the victim's name.

Although formal identification hasn't yet taken place, the Metropolitan Police said the dead teenager was Alan Cartwright from Islington.

Police were called to Caledonian Road just after 7.30pm to reports of a boy collapsed in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. The police are continuing to appeal for information.

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Burglars steal war medals from veteran's widow

A picture of some of the medals Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 90-year-old widow has been robbed of her husband's war medals during a burglary in West London.

Police in Hillingdon are appealing for witnesses and information following the theft. It took place some time between 8th February and 15th February. Cash was also stolen.

During the burglary, six naval World War II medals were taken. Some of the medals have 'W ELLIS 598200' engraved on the edge.

Detective Constable Lisa Coker, from Hillingdon CID, said: "The victim is understandably distraught that her husband's medals have been taken as they mean so much to her. These medals are a reminder of the sacrifice her husband made during the war and the brave man that he was.

"I urge anyone with information, or if you have been offered these medals to buy, to contact me."

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