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Eyewitnesses lift bus off injured cyclist

Emergency services on the scene following the collision Credit: @jollyjourno/Twitter

A male cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision with a bus in Walthamstow.

An eyewitness told ITV news up to 100 people had helped lift the bus off the injured rider following the incident on Hoe Street just before 6pm.

The 212 bus stopped at the scene. No one has been arrested.


Man admits murdering woman in front of a young child

A man faces being jailed for life after he admitted murdering a 26-year-old woman in front of a young child.

Hatherley Road, Walthamstow Credit: Google Street View

Leighann Duffy was stabbed in the arm and neck at a home in Hatherley Road, Walthamstow, on 1 September last year.

She died in hospital two days later. A six-year-old child also suffered minor injures in the attack, but did not need hospital treatment.

Lloyd Byfield, admitted murder at a brief hearing at the Old Bailey.

At the time of the murder, Detective Chief Inspector Glen Lloyd said police were investigating a motive but it was believed the victim knew her attacker.

Waltham Forest police warn of 'misleading rumours' as they investigate racist incidents

Police in Waltham Forest are investigating two incidents where Asian women had confrontations with white men in the borough. But they have said their investigation is being complicated because of 'misleading' stories circulating on social media.

Police believe the two incidents are not linked. Both happened in the same area near Boundary Road. On the 5th of December, a woman was pushed to the ground by a white male. Five days later, another woman was racially abused by three white men. However, police are concerned that comments on social media could bring people to the area and inflame the situation.

No arrests have been made and police say they are working with local community groups to reassure residents.

Woman stabbed and killed in Walthamstow

A murder investigation has now been launched after a woman died following an attack in Walthamstow. Police were called to a property on Hatherley Road on Monday 1st September.

Officers found a 26-year-old woman suffering from stab wounds to her arm and neck. The woman was taken to an East London hospital where she subsequently died earlier this afternoon.

Detecives say her next of kin are aware and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

A six-year-old child at the address received treatment at the scene for a minor injury and did not attend hospital.

No arrests have been made. Enquires are ongoing.


13 year old girl missing from Walthamstow

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 13 year old girl who is missing from her home in Walthamstow.

Shaquita Semper was last seen at around 7pm on Wednesday, when she left home saying that she would return that evening.

Shaquita Semper has been missing since Wednesday Credit: Met Police

Police say she has not previously been missing overnight.Shaquita has curly black hair which she often wears in a black bandana. When last seen she was wearing a white t-shirt and black leather jacket with black leggings and grey Nike trainers.

Police are asking anyone who might have seen her to contact them.

Woman 'waved at traffic' before falling from footbridge

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Zeba Begun, whose house overlooks the scene where the woman died said:

"She then looked to her left and then to her right and I had no idea what she was going to do, I thought maybe she was joking about, but then about 30 seconds later I heard some beeps from the oncoming traffic which could see her.

"And she just waved at the traffic and then fell down onto the road. As soon as I saw it I called the ambulance and police."

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