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Suspended scout leader found dead in Colindale home

A scout leader accused of allegedly downloading images of child abuse has been found dead in north-west London. Nick Dewdney's body was discovered by police at the Colindale home last Saturday. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The 50-year-old was suspended by the Scout Association after he was arrested on suspicion of downloading indecent images of children in April.

The Scout Association says it carries out stringent vetting of all adults who work with young people. "We require our volunteers to work to a strict code of practice outlined in the Young People First Code of Practice."

Police searching for missing Camden man

29-year-old Charlie O'Connell Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for help to find a man who went missing from Kings College Hospital, Camberwell on Friday. 29-year-old Charlie O'Connell was last seen at the hospital after attending a mental health assessment.

He is known to frequent Camden and Highgate. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a blue baseball cap, white t-shirt and blue denim shorts.

Police are advising anyone who sees Charlie O'Connell not to approach him, but to contact police.



15-year-old boy found hiding a knife in his underpants

A 15-year-old boy was arrested today after police found a knife hidden in his pants. The teenager was held by officers as part of a co-ordinated day of action targeting knife crime across the capital.

He was detained by police in Islington during 'Operation Big Wing' involving more than 5,800 officers from London’s 32 boroughs.

Tackling weapon-related violence is a priority for the Met. Operations continually take place throughout the Met - focusing on key times and places where intelligence points to the highest risk.

We proactively target known violent offenders, stopping and searching people to detect and deter the carrying of weapons and to deploy screening arches in locations such as transport hubs.

However we cannot rely on enforcement as the only tool. We work with schools and this engagement forms a very important part of our prevention work. We work closely with some fantastic programmes and groups such as Growing Against Gangs and Violence and speak to children of all ages.

– Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Allison, Head of Trident

Appeal to trace man after serious assault

Police want to speak to Amish Kansagra in connection with a serious assault Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing to the public to trace a man following a serious assault in Brentford.

Amish Kansagra is Asian, 5 feet 9 inches tall with short black hair and a goatee beard. He sometimes wears glasses.

Detectives want to speak to the 28-year-old - who frequents Hounslow, Ealing and Brent - after a woman was found seriously hurt on Sunday.

The 35-year-old was taken to a west London hospital where she's now in a stable condition.

Officers believe the two are known to each other.

Man who went missing from mental health unit is arrested

Anthony Knowles disappeared from a mental health unit in Homerton in East London. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man who went missing from a mental health unit in Homerton in East London has been arrested.

Anthony Knowles had been on escorted leave when he disappeared on Saturday.

Police had warned the public not to approach the 48-year-old. Scotland Yard said that he was detained at an address in Hackney.

Met Police launch road safety operation

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The Metropolitan Police are deploying more than 500 officers at key junctions across the capital during a two week operation to promote road safety. As part of the operation they will focus on younger drivers and those who will be staying up to watch World Cup matches.

Additional policing activity will include a series of events that allow people to sit in the driver's seat of a HGV get a better understanding of what the driver can and can't see, especially in regards to cyclists on the nearside and directly in front of the vehicle.

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