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Three arrested after stabbing in north London

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A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a stabbing in north London.

Three men were arrested after police were called shortly after 10.15am to reports that a man had been stabbed on Portland Rise Estate.

Paramedics and the London Air Ambulance also attended.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101.

Two more arrests in murder inquiry

The disturbance happened near Tower Bridge Credit: Steven Paston/PA Archive

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Southwark have arrested two more people.

A 28-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

No further action will be taken against another man, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder.

Two more men, arrested yesterday on suspicion of gross bodily harm, have been bailed until mid-June, pending further inquires.

Police were called just after 2.30am yesterday to a disturbance on Queen Elizabeth Street, close to Tower Bridge.

Officers and London Ambulance Service went to the scene and found a critically injured man. The man, thought to be 20, was taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3.45am. His relatives have been told.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place today.

Although we are in the early stages of the investigation we believe that an argument involving a number of men and women took place in Tower Bridge Road. This then continued in Queen Elizabeth Street where the victim subsequently died.

The area around Tooley Street has a popular nightlife and I would ask that anyone who had been to a club in the area and may have witnessed the assault to contact us.

A number of night buses also use this route and it is possible that someone travelling to work, or heading home, may have seen something that will assist our investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves, Metropolitan Police


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

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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."

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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