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Hunt for man suffering depression who vanished after leaving hospital

Police are trying to track down a man, known to suffer depression, who vanished after leaving a hospital. 29-year-old Paul Schofield was seen leaving Hillingdon Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. He was heading towards Royal Lane, but has not been seen since.

Paul Schofield Credit: Metropolitan Police

Paul is described as white, approx. 5ft 9ins tall with a medium build and short dark brown hair, he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue coloured jeans.



High Court overturns bail for Italian Mafia boss

The High Court has overturned a decision to grant bail to Italian Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore.

The 64-year-old was arrested in London after evading Italian authorities for 20 years.

The appeal by the Italians against bail being granted was delayed yesterday after judges heard that Rancadore had been taken to hospital with heart problems.

Domenico Rancadore was on the run from Italian authorities for almost two decades.
Domenico Rancadore was on the run from Italian authorities for almost two decades. Credit: Reuters

Today Lord Justice Goldring, said it was clear that Rancadore had a heart problem and it was something which plainly should be borne in mind.

However, the judge said there was "a real risk - indeed a very real risk - that he would abscond if granted bail" therefore the appeal should be allowed.

Read: Italian Mafia boss bail overturned by High Court

Mafia boss arrested in London 'suffers heart attack'

A legal challenge against a decision to grant bail to a Mafia boss in London has been delayed after judges were told he was taken to hospital. It is understood Domenico Rancadore suffered a heart attack.

Court artist impression of alleged mafia boss Domenico Rancadore Credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

Domenico Rancadore evaded Italian authorities for 20 years. He was arrested on August 8 at his home in Uxbridge, where he lived under the false name Marc Skinner with his English wife and children.

Missing boy found

14 year old Semi Suka, from Uxbridge, who went missing on Friday afternoon, has been found safe and well by police.

He had disappeared after school, still wearing his uniform, after telling friends he was going into the town centre.


Dead toddler didn't receive heart test "because it was the weekend"

Dylan Brown died in Hillingdon Hospital in May last year Credit: Cathal McNaughton/PA.

A sick toddler died in hospital after an important heart test was not done because it was the weekend, an inquest has heard.

Dylan Brown died in Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge on May 13 last year after suffering three cardiac arrests.

The two-year-old, who had an underlying cardiomyopathy, disease of the heart muscle, could have had an echocardiogram which uses sound waves to create a picture of the heart.

Dr Nagi Barakat, a consultant paediatrician at Hillingdon, told the inquest at West London Coroner's Court: "It was not done because it was the weekend and they are not normally done at the weekend."

The hospital has apologised to the parents, saying they were not given enough information about discussions involving Dylan.

The coroner Lorna Tagliavini recorded a verdict of death from natural causes.

She said there were no failings in Dylan's care and he was treated "appropriately".

Family appeals for witnesses to teen fall

Thomas Ousby died after a fall from a fire escape at a hotel in Magaluf Credit: Facebook

A family from Uxbridge is appealing for help in finding out what happened to a teenager who fell to his death from a hotel fire escape.

Thomas Ousby, who was 19, died in Magaluf in Majorca on the 1st of August.

He'd been working as a promoter for bars and boat trips. He was not staying at the hotel where he died, and his family say they have no information about why he was there, and how he came to fall from the ninth floor.

A post mortem discovered no drugs in his system, and very little alcohol.

Today, his father John Ousby told ITV's Daybreak: "It is a complete mystery."We know from text messages that he was sending throughout the night that we can actually put him in his apartment at 6am.

"But what made him leave the apartment, we have heard conflicting stories. He was found without shoes and socks...we have a 35-minute window which we just can't account for. We believe that something must have happened either at ground level or within the hotel."

Man dies in outbuilding fire

A man has died following a fire in an outbuilding on Park Road in Uxbridge, during the early hours of this morning.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued the man from the brick outbuilding he was believed to be living in at the rear of a shop. He was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service where he was later pronounced dead.

The brigade was called at 00:25 and the fire was under control by 01:21. Two fire engines, 14 firefighters andofficers from Hillingdon fire station attended the scene. The cause of the fireis under investigation.


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