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13-year-old raped after agreeing to meet man in Kingston

A 13-year-old girl was raped after agreeing to meet up with a man in Kingston-upon-Thames.

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The teenager was attacked on 17 May near Barge Walk in Kingston-upon-Thames. She met the suspect the previous day in Camden and agreed to meet again the following day.

I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious or has information to contact us immediately.

In particular, I would appeal to the couple who approached the victim to call us. They may hold vital information about what happened.

– DC Pete Condron, Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command

The suspect is described as Asian, in his early 20s, wearing blue jeans and a dark coloured leather jacket. Anyone with information can call police on 020 8721 4251 or on 101.

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Coroner rules 'catastrophic failure' lead to two deaths because of faulty stairlifts

George Bathmaker died after his stairlift broke. Credit: Bathmaker family

A coroner has ruled that the deaths of two men who died after their stairlifts broke were 'accidental'. George Bathmaker from Mitcham and James Bell from Ramsgate both fell down steps after inadequate welds on the lifts fractured

The manufacturer Acorn Stairlifts has accepted responsibility and has taken steps to ensure the failures cannot happen again.

Heckler interrupts as Cameron insists there's 'still time to shape the future'

David Cameron said today there was "still time to shape the future" as he embarked on a final election push 48 hours before the country goes to the polls.

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The Conservative leader insisted there was momentum behind his party's campaign, but his speech to activists in south west London was marred by a heckler shouting "Come on SNP".

Party faithful booed as Mr Cameron described the choice facing voters and the possible prospect of "chaos" with Labour leader Ed Miliband as prime minister "backed by the SNP".

But a lone male voice shouted: "Come on SNP, I'm feeling racism from you guys in your party."

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