Hopes for peaceful end to carnival

Police overseeing Europe's biggest street festival are hoping for a peaceful end to the Notting Hill Carnival today despite stabbings

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Residents given a say in plans for high street makeover

Residents in Notting Hill are being given the chance to have their say on plans for a major makeover of the high street. A council consultation starting today will see three options to improve Notting Hill Gate. The proposals include:

  • The demolition of two buildings known as the "ugly sister" tower blocks
  • Narrowing the road
  • Opening a museum or art gallery in the area

Woman thought to be toddler's mother treated for shock

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in Lansdowne Crescent shortly after 2.25pm on Monday October 29 following reports of an injured infant.

On arrival, officers found a two-year-old girl who was treated by paramedics and taken to a west London hospital. She was pronounced dead at 3.17pm.

A post-mortem at Great Ormond Street Hospital is scheduled to take place in due course.

– Scotland Yard spokesman

The spokesman said a woman, believed to be the toddler's mother, was taken to hospital and treated for shock.

Officers from Kensington and Chelsea CID are investigating the incident. At this stage it is being treated as non-suspicious.


Police probe two-year-old's death

Police are investigating the death of a toddler who was reportedly found dead inside her cot after becoming tangled in a blind cord.

The infant, aged two, was found at a luxury home in west London's Notting Hill on Monday. She was pronounced dead by paramedics less than an hour later.

Scotland Yard said they were treating the death as non-suspicious and that a post-mortem examination was due to take place to establish how the little girl died.

Police release CCTV after attempted Notting Hill robbery

He is described as between 55 and 65 and around six feet tall. Credit: Met Police

Police have released CCTV pictures of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery at a bookmakers in Notting Hill.

It happened at around 7:20pm on Saturday at the William Hill on Golborne Road.

He threatened to shoot the cashier, intimating that he was in possession of a gun. When the cashier refused to hand over money, the suspect made off empty handed.

*Officers from the Flying Squad are investigating. Anyone with information that may assist police should call 020 8247 7948. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. *

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