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Man's body found in the Thames at Twickenham

Members of the Met's Marine Policing Unit recovered the body Credit: Metropolitan Police

A body, believed to be that of a man in his 40s, has been found in the River Thames at Twickenham.

Police were called shortly after 9.30am, after a body was found close to Eel Pie Island.

The dead man has not been formally identified and police are currently treating his death as unexplained.

The Coroner has been informed.

Teenager trapped in toilets as man exposes himself

Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police in Westminster have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a 16-year-old girl was followed into toilets in a restaurant.

At about 6.30pm on 15th April, the teenager went to use the ladies loos in Burger King on Praed Street, Paddington. A man followed her into the toilet. After she emerged from the cubicle he stopped her leaving by placing his foot in front of the exit. He exposed himself and made sexually indecent gestures. He then left the restaurant through the fire exit on the first floor.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 30-35 years, of stocky build, 5ft 11ins tall, with short black hair and facial stubble. He is believed to be of eastern European origin.

He was wearing a black jacket with black jeans and shoes.

Detective Constable David Roberts said: "This type of crime is very upsetting to the victim; I am keen for anyone with information to come forward. We will treat all intelligence received in the strictest confidence and will investigate every lead."

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Stay vigilant this weekend, warn police

The London marathon, which takes place this weekend Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive

The Metropolitan Police Service is reminding the public to stay safe ahead of a busy weekend of events across the capital.

London is host to several major football matches, memorial services to remember the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign (Anzac Day) and the London Marathon. In light of recent alleged plans to attack Anzac Day events and police officers overseas the police are reminding the public to be vigilant.

A police helicopter over London Credit: Katie Colllins/PA Archive

While there is no information to suggest a specific threat to these events in the UK - and the current national threat level remains unchanged - we would like to reiterate our long-standing advice to remain vigilant and alert. As ever we would urge the public to get in touch to report anything suspicious by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency by calling 999.

We would like to reassure the public that police forces have reviewed security plans for this weekend's events to ensure they are safe and secure for all those attending or involved, and that the public are encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in these great events."

– Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu
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