Search for missing teen tourist

The family of a 17-year-old tourist who went missing in the West End on 10th June have made a desperate appeal for help in finding her.

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Police appeal over £500k West End robbery

The police are appealing for witnesses and information following an armed robbery in the West End.

Officers were called around 5:30pm on Thursday to reports of an armed robbery at Watches of Switzerland on Oxford Street.

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No arrests have yet been made in connection with the raid. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Three men entered the store, one armed with a handgun, and threatened staff members.

The other two men were armed with hammers and they proceeded to smash a display case.

The men stole a quantity of watches worth an estimated £500,000 from the shop before fleeing on foot.

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It is believed the men fled down Duke Street in the direction of Grosvenor Square. Credit: Metropolitan Police
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The suspects were described as all wearing dark clothing, with hooded tops and had their faces covered. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Gunmen 'make off with £500k' worth of watches

Gunmen held up a jewellery store in Oxford Street and escaped with more than half a million pounds worth of luxury watches yesterday evening, according to the Evening Standard.

The newspaper reported that a Scotland Yard spokesman said three men with guns entered the Watches of Switzerland store, threatening staff before escaping with bags filled with luxury watches.

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Busy day predicted on London's high streets

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Shoppers on Oxford Street in central London Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire

1.59 PM this afternoon is set to be the busiest and the most stressful time on London's high streets as people rush to get their shopping done before Christmas, according to new research.

The research, which polled the views of 2,000 British consumers, also revealed that over a quarter of Londoners will suffer from bouts of 'pavement rage' this Christmas as a result of over-crowded streets.

Mother leads social media search for toddler's rabbit

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@oxfordstreetw1 my little girl lost her Rabbit on Oxford street on SAT night, anychance its been handed in? http://t.co/jyEmOGTgmV

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We've had a few leads but none are 'OUR' rabbit... HUGE thanks to all those looking, your amazing! #findmrrabbit

Twitter and Facebook hunt to find toddler's missing toy

Thousands of Twitter and Facebook users have joined the hunt for a girl's soft toy which went missing in Oxford Street. The bunny, named Mr Rabbit, has not been seen since a family trip to London at the weekend.

The lost rabbit belonging to 3-year-old Ruby Stewart Credit: Twitter/Zoe Stewart

The image of the rabbit was tweeted by Zoe Stewart from Edinburgh. Her daughter, Ruby was given the toy when she was a day old. Over 2,000 people have seen the picture on Facebook and it's also had hundreds of re-tweets.

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Selfridges raid suspects due in court

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All of the men arrested have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Credit: ITN

Five men will appear in court today charged in connection with a smash and grab raid on Selfridges in June.

Jewellery and watches were stolen from the Oxford Street store.

Today's hearing comes after officers carried out dawn raids on eight addresses in Islington yesterday.

The arrests are also linked to a robbery in Berkshire in April.

VIP Christmas shopping day on Oxford St to be scrapped

An annual car-free day for shoppers on Oxford Street is set to be scrapped this year.

The street has been pedestrianised for one day each December for the last 7 years.

But Christmas shoppers will now have to contend with buses and taxis as usual.

The New West End Company - which represents the area's retailers - says it's putting all of its energy into the Christmas lights switch-on instead.

'Far too early' as West End sees first Xmas decorations

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@itvlondon Far too early - the beginning of December is early enough. No decorations doesn't stop those who want to shop early from doing so

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@elthamron @itvlondon @johnlewisretail was there any point in taking them down!It's October and I can't tell if its a pumpkin or Xmas lights

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