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Witness says elderly woman 'lost her grip and fell'

A witness reportedly at the scene where an 92-year-old woman fell off a bus in Twickenham has told ITV London that "she lost her grip".

92-year-old suffers serious injuries boarding bus

A 92-year-old woman has sustained life-threatening injuries while boarding a bus in Twickenham this afternoon, the Richmond and Twickenham Times has reported.

Police were called to reports of an elderly lady falling as she attempted to get on a Richmond-bound 490 bus in King Street, outside WH Smith, at 12.14pm today.

It is believed she fell onto the pavement, where she suffered "very serious" leg and hip injuries.


Woman suffers life-threatening injuries boarding bus

A woman in her 90s sustained "life-threatening" injuries while boarding a bus in Twickenham this afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said.

The elderly lady fell and collapsed as she attempted to get on a Richmond-bound 490 bus in King Street at 12.15pm today.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed she had sustained “very serious” leg and head injuries.

They said she was taken to a nearby hospital and described her situation as “severe” and “life-threatening”.

Police cordoned off the area surrounding the bus and were still on the scene two-and-a-half hours later.

'Unexplained death' as body found in Twickenham river

A body has been found in a river in Twickenham. Police were called to the River Crane on Monday morning near Crane Park Island. The man has been named as 33-year-old Adrian Joseph from Hounslow. His death is being treated as unexplained.

Det Chief Inspector Clare Murray from the Met police said: "We are trying to establish the last movements of Mr Joseph before he was found on Monday.

Following previous enquiries we know he was seen on Friday 13 September at around 18:00hrs in Cross Deep, Twickenham. It is thought he was wearing a hooded top and lycra training shorts.

– Det Chief Inspector Clare Murray, Met Police

Teenager dies after taking toxic 'quick-fix' diet pill

The parents of a healthy, bright teenager who died after taking a toxic diet pill said they were "incredulous" that it is so easily available at the click of a button without any legal comeback.

18-year-old Chris Mapletoft, from Twickenham Credit: PA Wire

18-year-old Chris Mapletoft died after taking 2,4-dinitrophenol, known as DNP. It is a chemical used in pesticides but sold online as a quick-fix diet aid.


Woman's body found in Twickenham church grounds

Police were called at around 7am today to reports of an unconscious female in the grounds of a church in Church Lane, Twickenham.

There officers found a woman who is believed aged in late 20s.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have not yet been informed.

Police say the death is being treated as unexplained and a post mortem has been scheduled to take place at Kingston Mortuary tomorrow.

Enquiries into the circumstances are underway and being carried out by officers from Richmond-Upon-Thames Borough.


Queueing traffic and road blocked due to fallen tree on A316 Chertsey Road Eastbound between B361 Whitton Road / Marlow Crescent (Whitton Road Roundabout) and Marlow Crescent, congestion to B358 Hospital Bridge Road (Hospital Bridge Roundabout).

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