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Newham mayor: Gambling doing 'bad things to our high streets'

Mayor: Gambling doing 'bad things to our high streets'. Credit: ITV News

Newham mayor Mayor Sir Robin Wales has said the Newham and other councils are not against a "flutter on the horses" but added that he believes sectors of the gambling industry are doing "bad things on our high streets".

We are not against people having a flutter on the horses. We are not against gambling.

What we are against is the sheer scale of money that people can play very easily.

– Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales

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16-year-old goes missing after last being seen at bus stop

Credit: Met Police

Police are appealing for help after a 16-year-old girl went missing after last being seen at a bus stop in east London.

Tayjorn Alleyne was last seen at 10.30pm last night in Forest Lane, Newham.

Her disappearance is being described as out of character and police are concerned about her welfare.

Tayjorn is described as black, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone who has seen Tayjorn is asked to contact officers at Newham via 101.

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