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Masked gunmen rob Soho hotel

The Dean Street Townhouse in Soho Credit: ITN

Two masked gunmen have stormed a hotel and tied up a member of staff before making off with cash and mobile phones.

Police were called to the Dean Street Townhouse in Dean Street, in Soho at just after 3am today after the two men, said to be speaking in eastern European accents and wearing white hoodies, burst in and demanded money.

They threatened staff at the Georgian four-storey hotel and tied one man up, taking some cash and mobile phones before fleeing the scene.

No shots were fired and no one was injured but one man was treated for shock.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call Metropolitan Police officers in Westminster on 101.

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Berwick Street to host mini music festival

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Artists such as 80's punk pop star Adam Ant will play live performances for the public from midday.

The Museum of Soho on 26 Berwick Street will also be projecting 1967 performances from "live from the Marquee Club", including The Smoke, Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

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Two cyclists fighting for life after separate crashes

Two cyclists have been seriously injured after being knocked off their bikes in two separate crashes. A man in his 60s was taken to hospital in a critical condition after colliding with a car in Regent Street on Tuesday evening.

Just hours earlier, a cyclist in his 20s was hit by a bus in Battersea. Speaking to the Evening Standard, eyewitness Franco Romeo said:

"He was on the stretcher. They kept him there for a long time. I felt very bad because he was not moving at all. He looked in very bad shape. It was very serious."

Police say the drivers in both incidents stopped at the scene, and no one has been arrested.

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