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Andy Murray caught in gun scare

The tennis champion was caught in the midst of a gun scare this week - but it turned out just to be an autograph hunter brandishing a tennis racquet.

Andy Murray was caught in a gun scare this week - that turned out to be a tennis racquet

Police were called on Wednesday evening by a member of the public saying they had spotted a group of men in Swiss Cottage and thought one of them was carrying a gun. They followed the men's car to Chelsea and arrested all four of them on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

However, it turned out two of them had simply been banging on the window of Murray's car with a racquet to try and get him to sign it. A police spokesman said later they had found no trace of a firearm in the car and the men had been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police appeal after woman is raped in Swiss Cottage

Police are appealing for information after a woman was raped in the early hours of Saturday morning in Swiss Cottage. The attack happened in Eton Avenue at around 4:30am. A number of people are thought to have helped the victim following the attack. She is now receiving specialist care.

It is of paramount importance that anyone with any information regarding this incident comes forward and helps us with our inquiries.

I am also directly appealing to the man who assisted this young woman following the attack to come forward as he may be able provide us with vital information.

– Detective Constable Jenny Thrower, Met Police

The suspect is described as, white with slightly tanned skin, aged in his mid 20s to 30s, with dark hair and stubble on his chin.