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Bus driver found guilty of killing two pedestrians

The 67-year-old bus driver has been jailed for 30 months. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A bus driver who drove through a red light and killed two pedestrians has been jailed for 30 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Robert Todd, of Redden Court Road, Romford was found guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 67-year-old was also disqualified from driving for three years and is required to take an enhanced driving test.

Todd was driving a route 252 bus down Western Road at approximately 14:20pm, on 15th November 2013, when the two pedestrians were hit on a designated crossing point, the court heard.

Henry Keller, known as Harry to those close to him, and Colin Graham Hicks, both aged 66, were pronounced dead at the scene.


Men killed in helicopter crash named by police

Two men who died when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed into the sea earlier this week, have been named by police. The pilot was Brian Bridgeman from Canterbury, Kent, and his passenger was John Kent from Romford in Essex.

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They were flying from Edinburgh to Retford in Nottinghamshire when they got into difficulty and crashed into the sea near the cliffs at Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. The bodies of the men were recovered on Tuesday afternoon.

Use the Force - Romford!

Yoda's fans will be out in force Credit: PA

A man who was an extra in the original Star Wars film is hosting his own convention in Romford today. Nick Joseph played a medal bearer in the first film, A New Hope, released in 1977. He has been hosting the conventions so fans of the films can have the chance to meet their heroes.

Darth Vader himself - or at least Dave Prowse who played him - is the special guest at the Harold Hill Community Centre.

Two children mugged in an east London subway

Two children have been mugged in a subway in east London. The victims, aged 11 and 14, were targeted within half an hour of each other in Romford Town Centre beneath Mercury House on June 26.

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Police want to trace a man seen on CCTV after both victims had their mobile phones taken. Anyone with information can call Havering CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 5409451/14.

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