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Woman stabbed with scissors in Sidcup

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed with a pair of scissors in Sidcup last night.

The 24 year old victim was at home with her partner when a man entered the property near Cleve Road and attacked her. He then ran off.

This is an appalling crime but I would like to reassure the community of Bexley that my team are actively hunting for the person responsible so that he can be arrested at the earliest opportunity.

I would appeal to anyone who may have seen a male running in the Cleve Road area at around 23:30hrs last night or anyone with information regarding this attack to contact Bexley CID on 0208 284 9257 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes of Bexley Police

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Police urge victims of paedophile to come forward

Former police community support officer Billy Wheatly was jailed for 5 and a half years yesterday

Police are urging victims of a known paedophile from Sidcup to come forward.

Former police community support officer Billy Wheatly was jailed for 5 and a half years yesterday for 18 offences. Officers want to hear from anyone else he may have targeted.

Sidcup restaurant fire

Twenty one people were forced to evacuate their homes this morning after a fire at a restaurant in Sidcup.

It took crews nearly two hours to bring the blaze under control.

No one is though to have been injured.

NHS trust goes into administration

Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup
The trust runs Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich and the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley. Credit: London Tonight

An NHS Trust which is losing a million pounds a week has become the first in the country to be put under the control of a special administrator.

South London Healthcare NHS Trust runs Queen Mary's in Sidcup, the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich and the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.

The government has appointed Matthew Kershaw, a former NHS chief executive, to get the trust back on track following criticism of standards and a defecit of more than 150 million pounds.

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Couple warn against fraudulent solicitors after losing £400k

The Humphris family lost their home in Sidcup Credit: ITV News

A family's warning others to beware of fraudulent solictors after they were left homeless by a lawyer who stole the deposit for their new house. Gary Humphris deposited over £400k with his own solictor to buy the home in Sidcup. He transferred it to the vendor's solictor, who ran off with the money.

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