Live updates

Arrest in Kent over 'homophobic' Vauxhall attack

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in Kent over a suspected homophobic attack in which a clubber was sprayed in the face with bleach.

Police investigating an incident which took place in the early hours of Sunday, 8 June where three men were sprayed with a substance, thought to be ammonia arrested a 31-year-old man yesterday (Thursday, 12 Wednesday, 11 June) in Kent on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm (GBH). He is currently in custody at a south London police station.


Clubber sprayed with bleach 'may lose his eyesight'

A clubber attacked with bleach in south London has been told by doctors he may never see again. Speaking to the Evening Standard, one of the victims, who has not been named said:

My face was burning so much, I thought it was acid. I thought I would never see again and my face was melting.

He poured every last drop onto us and then turned around and walked away, like it was mission accomplished.

The chemical burnt the cornea in my left eye and the vision hasn’t cleared since. The doctors said it should hopefully return but there is no guarantee.

My friend’s tongue was swollen and it looked like someone had scratched part of it away. It was horrible.

CCTV appeal after Vauxhall homophobic attacks

Police have issued CCTV images of a man and two younger women they are trying trace following the attacks.

CCTV image of a man police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police
CCTV image of two women police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police

In a statement, the Met Police said: "In the first incident, at approximately 0400hrs, the substance was sprayed at two men outside the Lightbox nightclub in South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall. This followed a verbal exchange between the two men and a group outside the venue.

"Following comments made during the exchange, this incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime."A short time later, police were made aware of a third man who had also been sprayed in the face with a substance in the vicinity of the nightclub.

Men sprayed in face with bleach in homophobic attack

Three have been sprayed in the face with bleach outside a nightclub in Vauxhall in what police are treating as a homophobic hate crime. The attacks happened outside the Lightbox club at around 4am Sunday morning.

CCTV image of three people police are trying to trace following the attack Credit: Metropolitan Police

In the first attack, two men were sprayed with a substance - thought to be ammonia. A third man was attacked a short time later.

Cyclist killed in Vauxhall following collision with lorry

A cyclist has been killed in Vauxhall, south London, following a collision with a lorry this morning.

The cyclist, believed to be 52-years-old, died at around 7am this morning in Parry Street after colliding with a tipper truck.

A Twitter user posted a picture seemingly showing police at the scene of the crash.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the incident. If you witnessed the event contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Painting by renowned artist stolen from office

A painting by renowned artist Sergei Chepik has been stolen from an office in Vauxhall.

'Night Flight' by Sergei Chepik Credit: Metropolitan Police

The work called 'Night Flight' was taken from the office at Westminster Business Square on Durham Street. It was not on display, but kept in a silver art bag and leaning against a wall when it was stolen.

Detective Constable Anne Hogarth, said: "The painting had been on display at the Catto Gallery in Hampstead in February in a retrospective exhibition of the artist's work and had been temporarily stored in the business premises and was to be returned to the owner's home when it was stolen."

MP backs residents to save Vauxhall transport hub

General View of Vauxhall Bridge Bus Station Credit: PA

Hundreds of people including MP Kate Hooey, have backed a campaign supporting saving the Vauxhall Bridge bus station, amid fear that it could be demolished to make the area more cyclist and pedestrian-friendly.

Lambeth Council and Transport for London (TfL) is due to launch a consultation later this year on the future of the Vauxhall Cross gyratory. Ms Hooey said: "The bus station is popular and needed [...] and not negotiable".

According to the Evening Standard, leader of Lambeth Council Lib Peck, said: “We know there is strong opinion in the local community who will have the opportunity to comment, and we are clear that any new scheme has to work for buses.”

Anniversary of helicopter crash in Vauxhall

The scene after a helicopter crashed into a construction crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Today marks one year since a helicopter crashed into St George's Wharf Tower in Vauxhall. The pilot, Captain Pete Barnes, and a pedestrian, Matthew Wood, were killed.

The Civil Aviation Authority said it was the first fatal helicopter crash in central London since records began in 1976.

Five people were taken to hospital and seven more were treated at the scene. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch began an enquiry shortly after the crash which has yet to report.

Northern Line Extension Green Light

After years of campaigning, South Londoners are getting the tube extension they've been hoping for.

The Government is expected to announce that a one billion pound extension to the Northern Line has been given the go-ahead today.

The Northern Line Extension will create two new tube stops in Battersea: one near Wandsworth Road and another next to Battersea Power Station.

It forms wider plans to regenerate Vauxhall and Battersea that also sees news homes and commercial buildings being proposed along the riverfront as well as the new American embassy being built in the area.

Load more updates