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Teenager who threatened to Taser a baby is jailed

A teenager who threatened to Taser a baby during a burglary in West London has been jailed for six years. 19-year-old Andre Shoy-Stone was part of a gang that broke into a woman's flat in Little Venice in September. She was asleep at the time.

Andre Shoy-Stone Credit: Metropolitan Police

Andre Shoy-Stone grabbed the woman's seven-month-old baby and demanded to be told the address of someone she knew. When she said she didn't know, her daughter was threatened with a Taser.

Detective Constable Nick Howard said: "This was a horrifying incident - there can be nothing more terrifying for a mother than her child being threatened in that way.

"Shoy-Stone was part of the group who ransacked the property but, despite extensive enquiries, other suspects remain outstanding and we would urge anyone with information to come forward."

Police name pregnant woman who fell to her death

A pregnant woman who fell to her death from a building in west London has been named as Georgina Drinkwater. The 30-year-old died last month after falling from the third floor of a building near Paddington. Detectives are treating her death as suspicious.

Even in the early hours of Sunday, Harrow Road, W10 was busy with traffic and people walking around.

I am specifically appealing to any witnesses who may have seen the woman fall from Orpheus House or anyone who was area just after 3am on Sunday, 23 February and witnessed this tragic incident to contact the police.

– Detective Inspector Colette Smyth, Homicide and Serious Crime Command


No reports of injuries in Paddington house fire

A fire has broken out on at a house on Hyde Park Gardens in Paddington, W2. Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers are at the scene.

Parts of the basement, ground floor and first floor are alight. Fortunately, there are no reports of injuries at this stage.

The Brigade was called at 1611. Fire engines from Kensington, Paddington, Euston, North Kensington, Hammersmith, Soho and West Hampstead are at the scene.

– London Fire Brigade

60 firefighters tackle blaze in house at Paddington


Crews continue to tackle the fire at house in Paddington. Part of basement, ground and first floors are alight.


There are now 8 fire engines at the house fire in Paddington.


There are still 8 fire engines, almost 60 firefighters at the #Paddington blaze. Our latest media statement's here:


London delays and cancellations caused by Oxford and Didcot flooding


Fast trains between Didcot and Oxford, and Paddington and Oxford are cancelled. Stopping services are running every 30 minutes.


Flooding between Swindon0Bristol Parkway is causing delays of up to 15 minutes between London Paddington and Cardiff Central. Updates soon.

Mainline out of London Paddington affected by flooding

Rail operator, First Great Western said:

We are still able to operate services between Oxford and Didcot Parkway, however we have had to reduce the number of services in operation and journey times will be extended, therefore an amended train service is in operation on this route.

Services between Bristol Parkway and Swindon. The line between Bristol Parkway and Swindon has also been affected by flooding. Services from Swindon will be diverted via an alternative route, which will mean extended journey times and services from South Wales will be subject to speed restrictions near Bristol Parkway.

– First Great Western

Floods delay hundreds of passengers at Paddington

Hundreds of rail passengers were delayed at London Paddington during this morning's rush hour after parts of the track flooded.

Parts of the line between Oxford and Didcot Parkway ended up under water which meant some services were cancelled and others delayed.


This is the flooding which is causing disruption to our services through Oxford at the moment.

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