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62 machetes, flick knives, stun guns, batons and martial arts weapons found in the boot of a car

62 machetes, flick knives and combat knives have been found in the boot of a car in West London. Police found the large haul of dangerous weapons while searching two addresses in the NW10 and W8 areas. The weapons also included twelve disguised stun guns, batons and martial arts weapons.

Credit: Met Police

Tackling knife crime is a key priority for the Met. Every week, officers from across London carry out enforcement activity, and educational programmes aimed at prevention are regularly delivered to young people.

The people of London can expect to see lots of coordinated and intelligence-led police activity over the coming week. We will be carrying out a variety of operations including weapon sweeps and stop and search; as well as targeting known offenders.

– Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Haydon, Head of Trident Gang Crime Command
Credit: Met Police

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CCTV released in kidnapping investigation

CCTV shows woman police would like to speak to in connection with kidnapping Credit: Metroploitan Police

Detectives from Charing Cross CID have released CCTV of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with a kidnapping.

It happened at about 7.45 pm on 22 June in Fernhead Road, Westminster.

A 47-year-old woman was hit over the head by another woman and forced into the back of a dark coloured three door car.

A woman who witnessed the assault approached the victim to see if she was okay, but was told by the other woman that she had fallen over and so went on her way.

The victim was bound and hooded and driven around until after midnight when a scheduled payment was credited to her bank account.

The CCTV image shows the female suspect at a cash machine at the BP Petrol Station on Mandeville Road in Northolt at just after midnight.

Cash was withdrawn from the victim’s account. The woman pictured in the CCTV walked away from the cash machine in the direction of Mandeville Road.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the woman in the image or a vehicle matching the description of the car.

The victim was kept in the vehicle throughout the incident, and was eventually released outside the Crown Public House on Ealing Road, Northolt shortly before 2 am.

Two dead after being hit by a train at Ealing Broadway station

Two people have died this evening after being struck by a train at Ealing Broadway station.

The incident happened just after 6pm with a First Great Western train. London Ambulance Service say they sent crews to the station but the victims were dead at the scene.

The station is closed and there are delays on services in and out of London Paddington as a result.

British Transport Police say they are working to try and confirm the identities of those involved.

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