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Missing 12-year-old girl from Croydon

Chika Anuonye. Credit: Met Police

Police are trying to trace a missing 12-year-old girl from Croydon.

Chika Anuonye was last seen leaving her home at Gloucester Road in Croydon around midday on 20 September.

Chika is described as a black female, five feet tall, slim build with long black braids. At the time of her disappearance she was seen wearing rainbow pattern trousers.

If you have any information on where she can be, please call 101 and ask for Croydon CID.

Man sentenced to 18 years for rape

Jimmy Prospere Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 47-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on 19 September at Woolwich Crown Court.

Jimmy Prospere from Bishopsthorpe Road in Sydenham was found guilty of raping a woman on two occasions, once in January 2013, the other in May of the same year.

Prospere knew his victim and used violence and intimidation over a period of time, threatening her with a knife during the January attack.

Police charge two men after Battersea shooting

21 year old Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight was shot dead on Thursday Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police have tonight charged two men with the murder of a young father who was shot dead in Battersea last week.

21 year old Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight was found with gunshot wounds on Tennyson Street on Thursday night. He was taken to hospital but died on Friday morning. 30 year old Husnu Ibrahim and 29 year old Steven Pulham will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

19-year-old man raped in the toilets of a nightclub

A 19-year-old man has been raped in the toilets of a nightclub in south London. The victim was attacked at Pryzm nightclub in Kingston-upon-Thames, by a man described as of Mediterranean appearance.

CCTV image of a suspect police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are trying to track down a man seen leaving the toilets of the nightclub shortly after the attack.

I am asking the man shown in the image to come forward and speak with me, since he may have information that would assist the investigation.

I also wish to hear from anyone who knows this man's identity, or who has information relating to the incident at Pryzm nightclub on 3 April.

– Detective Sergeant Janet Archibald, Met Police
19-year-old man raped in the toilets of a nightclub Credit: Metropolitan Police
  • The suspect is believed to be aged in his early to mid 20s
  • Around 5 foot 8 inches tall
  • Of Mediterranean appearance, or possibly a light-skinned


Former teacher jailed for sex offences after grooming 14 year old boy on dating app

A former teacher has been jailed for five years for child sex offences, after using a dating app to meet and groom his 14 year old victim.

Gary Pearce was jailed for five years for child sex offences Credit: Metropolitan Police

40 year old Gary Pearce from Sidcup was caught when the victim's parents contacted police after they found sexual messages on his phone. The victim had been in contact with Pearce through the social networking app 'Grindr' - and despite the boy telling him his age, Pearce met him in a car park and took him back to his home where he committed the offences.

Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Neal Burton said:

"Pearce utilised the internet to manipulate the child into meeting him. This crime again shows the vulnerability of the internet and social media, which is used by paedophiles to meet their victims.

This conviction will provide reassurance that we will relentlessly pursue those who commit these dreadful crimes against children."

– Detective Inspector Neal Burton, Sapphire Command
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