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Cycle patrol policeman "deliberately" run over in south London

The 39-year-old officer needed hospital treatment after being struck as he attempted to stop a car as it travelled through Peckham on Wednesday afternoon. Detectives say he was "extremely fortunate" to have escaped without serious harm, although he sustained arm and leg injuries in the collision.

The vehicle appeared to deliberately run over the officer who had got off his bicycle. He was struck by the car and ended up on the bonnet before falling to the ground. "The suspects drove off at speed in the direction of Peckham, via Camberwell Green Road. "The 39-year-old male police constable was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital with leg and arm injuries. He has since been discharged and is recovering at home."

– Police Spokesman


Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of police officer

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer appeared to be deliberately run over in Lambeth. The 39 year old constable was attempting to stop a car on Kennington Park Road on Wednesday afternoon. He was hit and suffered leg and arm injuries. Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.


Police offer £20k reward in murder case

Joy Hewer was killed at her home in Walthamstow in 1995 Credit: Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police are offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person or people responsible for the murder of Joy Hewer in 1995.

Joy's sister Penny Barnes, and her two nieces will appear on Crimewatch on Monday night along with detectives investigating the case. Penny spoke of the family's long struggle, saying: "We've waited so long for answers, but we'll never give up hope. Someone has evaded us for two decades but this latest appeal with the £20,000 reward could finally help us secure justice for Joy."

Joy, a primary school teacher, was 52-years-old when she was murdered at her home in Walthamstow, north east London. Police were originally called to the address by the London Fire Brigade on 17 October 1995, after reports of a blaze at a sixth floor flat.

Two fires had been started deliberately in her bedroom and lounge. A post mortem examination revealed the cause of death to be multiple injuries, including a number of stab wounds.

Detective Inspector Susan Stanfield, who is leading the investigation, said: "Joy was a much-loved daughter and sister and lived a quiet peaceful life. She must have suffered greatly at the hands of her attacker and we hope this latest appeal, coupled with the significant police reward of £20,000, will urge anyone who can help to contact us."

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