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Police name man killed in hit and run

Janusz Adam Partyka was pronounced dead after a collision this morning Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 31-year-old man who died after he was hit by a car has been named by police as Janusz Adam Partyka.

The police have appealed for witnesses after the driver failed to stop following the collision in Osterley this morning.

Mr Partyka was born in Poland, but lived in Osterley. The Metropolitan police said he worked as tradesman.

Police were called to the A4 Great West Road just before 5am today.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended but Mr Partyka was pronounced dead at the scene.


18-year-old arrested after stabbing in Hackney

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An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and affray, following a stabbing in Hackney.

He is in custody at an east London police station.

A Hackney resident posted this picture online of the scene after police were called to Chatsworth Road at about 11.30pm yesterday.

Officers were met by a masked mob who threw missiles.

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Police attacked by bottle-throwing mob in east London

A masked mob pelted police with missiles as they attended the scene of a stabbing.

The "volatile" crowd of around 30 people covered their faces and threw bottles at officers during the incident in Hackney last night.

Police were called to Chatsworth Road at around 11.30pm after an 18-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body.

No officers were injured during the trouble, while one pursued and apprehended a suspect "despite continuing threats from a volatile crowd", a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.

Fatal hit-and-run in Redbridge

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A man has died in a suspected hit-and-run in Redbridge.

The victim, aged in his early 50s, was found at Latchford Place at the junction with Romford Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Paramedics attended the scene and the man was pronounced dead at about 3:45am.

Police are appealing for any mechanics who have fixed a car with windscreen damage to come forward.

I would like to hear from anyone who saw a Volkswagen, possibly a Touareg in the area.

Whilst this vehicle may not have been involved in the collision, I am eager to speak with the driver.

I would also like to speak with anyone in the repair industry who has recently been approached by the owner of a vehicle that has frontal or windscreen damage."

– Det Sgt Helen Lambert

No arrests have been made and the victim's next of kin have been informed.

Windscreen smashed with pig’s trotter

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Police have launched an investigation after a woman found her car windscreen smashed with the number 666 scrawled on it and a pig's trotter and three pigs hearts thrown inside.

It was discovered on Monday when she had parked her car in Hemstal Road in West Hampstead overnight.

The previous week she said the windscreen had been smashed with a brick, but didn’t report this to officers at the time.

Police are now investigating but say there is no evidence to suggest it is racially motivated, and are treating it as an isolated incident.


Police trying to track down witnesses after woman injured at protest

The Met are try to trace three men who may have witnessed what happened when a woman was injured at a demonstration in central London.

They are not suspected of any offence but might remember information about what happened.

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Credit: Metropolitan Police
Credit: Metropolitan Police

37 year old Amy Jowett suffered a serious leg injury during a demonstration in Parliament Square on June 1 2013.

She made a complaint to the Met later that month alleging that a police officer or officers had injured her.

These three men may have seen what happened during the demonstration so I would like to hear from them or anyone who knows them. One of the men, the one in the flat cap, was next to Amy and caught her as she fell to the ground. I'd particularly like to speak to him.

– DC Nicki Jenkins, Directorate of Professional Standards

Anyone who was at the demonstration at around 4pm that day and saw what happened tare being asked to get in contact with police.

Deputy Mayor to face Assembly over policing cuts

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The Deputy Mayor for policing will face questions from the London Assembly later into how Scotland Yard will protect services, as its budget is cut.

Last month the Metropolitan Police Commission said he couldn't rule out cuts to front line policing as they try to find another £800 million in savings.

Two arrested over New Year's murder in Whitechapel

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in the early hours of New Year's Day. Emergency services were called to reports that a man had suffered a serious head injury in Sidney Street in Whitechapel shortly after 1.30am. The 43-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody. A special post-mortem examination, due to the victim's head injury, is due to take place at Poplar Mortuary today. The victim has not been formally identified but next of kin have been informed.

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