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Arrests over Richmond murder

Four people have been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a woman.

Officers were called to an address in Sheen Road, Richmond at about 2pm yesterday following concerns for the welfare of a resident.

They found the body of a woman, believed to be 43.The four people held, two men aged 48 and 21, and two women, both aged 27 are in custody at various London police stations.

Report: Murderer John Murch on the run in Richmond

A killer serving a life sentence for murder has been spotted in Richmond town centre and Sheen High Street, according to the Richmond and Twickenham local Guardian.

John Murch

John Murch, 52, who was serving life after killing a man in Liverpool but absconded from Medway Maritime hospital in Kent after he was admitted the previous day with chest pains.

Murch is described as white, medium build, 6ft and has balding hair. He has connections to Liverpool, Hammersmith and Fulham areas.



Parents warned over attempted abduction

Parents have been warned to stay vigilant afterthe attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl.

The child was grabbed in Hampton Hill, Richmond, south west London, yesterdaybut managed to kick her way free.

Detectives are appealing for information and stressed that they are treating the attempted abduction "extremely seriously".A man who was wearing a grey hooded top andjogging bottoms with white trainers and a grey plastic watch struck at around8.30am in St James Avenue.

He grabbed the girl from behind, picked her uparound the waist and carried her towards Park Road.

She managed to kick out, forcing him to let go, and was able to run home.


Anyone with information can contact Richmondpolice on 0208 247 7187 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"I would ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us. I want to reassure parents and carersthat we are treating this extremely seriously. Officers are working hard toidentify the suspect wanted in connection with this attempted abduction andenquiries into this incident continue. We would equally encourage anyone to alert police immediately by calling999 if they are approached. Safer Neighbourhoods Teams are continuing to work closelywith local schools and, where necessary, have increased patrols."

– Chief Supt Clive Chalk, Richmond Police

In training with David Weir

As he prepares for the London Marathon, ITV News has been given an exclusive insight into the training methods of one of the stars of the London Paralympics.

For David Weir, winner of four gold medals at the 2012 games, the hard work takes place on cold winter mornings in Richmond Park.

Rags Martel joined him to find out why the park plays such a central role in his success.

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