Storms cause commuter chaos

Tens of thousands of commuters were left stranded tonight after lightning caused chaos at two of London’s busiest stations.

Tunnelling halted for a day as probe aunched into cause of accident.

Crossrail hopper collapses at Paddington

The Crossrail scheme has hit a stumbling block, after a hopper fell over when it was loading mud from the new tunnels onto freight trains.

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Appeal over £150,000 handbag theft in Knightsbridge

Police are trying to track down a suspect seen of CCTV whose masked slipped as he left the scene of a robbery in Knightsbridge. £150,000 worth of designer handbags were stolen from Designer Exchange in Knightsbridge last Saturday.

CCTV image from Egerton Terrace in Knightsbridge Credit: Metropolitan Police
Chistopher Gibbs Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officers believe 31-year-old Christopher Gibbs went into the high-end boutique with two other people last Saturday. Detective Chief Inspector Rhys Willis from Kensington and Chelsea Police, said:

"Officers executed a number of warrants today searching for property and the suspect Christopher Gibbs who is now wanted for this offence. Gibbs is a dangerous individual and the public are warned not to approach him but to dial 999 if seen. He is believed to be in the Paddington area of London."

Chistopher Gibbs Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.

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