The Met Police want to trace a woman who may have witnessed a brutal attack in Wood Green that the left the victim in a coma. Omen Mugaviri was taken to hospital after being found by police officers in Pellatt Grove seven weeks ago. A 43 year-old man has been arrested but police are trying to find a woman who may have seen what happened. She is believed to be between 35 and 45 years old with brown hair and had a sling on her arm.
Mr Mugaviri is still in a coma in hospital and his aunt Priscilla Nyana said: "My family is absolutely devastated by what happened that night and these last few months have been extremely difficult for us. Omen is a good man, and does not deserve what happened to him."
Anyone with information about the attack or who can identify the woman is asked to call Wood Green CID on 020 3276 3078 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A murder investigation has been lauched in Wood Green.
43 year old Dora Matthews was found dead in her flat in Elizabeth Blackwell House, Wood Green on the morning of Thursday December 19th.
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
A 43 year old man attended Tottenham Police Station later that day where he was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was released on bail until February 2014.Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
A Banksy mural which was withdrawn from a controversial auction at the last minute has gone up for sale again.
It was taken from a wall in Wood Green in February. Now it'll go under the hammer in Covent Garden - as Robyn Dwyer reports.
Alexandra Palace has been awarded more than £800,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to help draw up plans to refurbish the historic Victorian Theatre.
Once the proposals have been agreed, bosses will make a further bid for around £16 million pounds to carry out the work.
This is the five-month-old Blue Korat cross found dumped on the doorstep of the animal rescue centre.
Milo was found cold and shivering in the corner of his carrier by staff arriving for work in the morning.
London Centre Manager Katie Wickins said: “We understand that giving up a pet is a hard decision to make but our doors are open daily and there is no excuse for dumping a cat on our doorstep in freezing cold temperatures.
“We now live in a society where pets are not only too accessible to everyone but also too disposable. Anyone thinking of taking on a pet should consider the long term implications and responsibility that comes with owning any animal.
“Milo has been checked over by a vet and is in good health. He is incredibly sociable, very playful and affectionate.”
An animal charity based in north London says its seen a massive increase in the number of pets being abandoned.
Wood Green says it is now looking after 30 percent more stray and abandoned animals than a year ago.
The latest pet to be dumped at the centre is five-month-old cat Milo.
CCTV released by the charity shows the moment he was left on their doorstep, early in the morning last week, by a woman wearing a hooded coat.
Centre staff arrived an hour later to find the cat huddled in the corner of his carrier, cold and frightened.
A Miami auctioneer has defended the sale tomorrow of a mural by the grafitti artist Banksy, which was controversially removed from a wall in North London.
He says it belongs to the owner of the wall and he wouldn't be staging the half-a-million dollar sale if it was illegal.
As Ria Chatterjee reports, a new image has now taken the mural's place in Wood Green.
Auctioneer Frederic Thut, who will auction the 'Banksy' on Saturday (February 23) insists that the artwork was acquired legally from the owner of the wall - but that local laws prevent him from revealing their identity.
He has accused local people of assuming moral ownership of something that is not theirs.
The owner of the wall, on which the artwork was stenciled, remains a mystery to local people in Wood Green.
Retailer Poundland, which occupies the building, is only a leaseholder. They say they do not condone the removal of the painting.
Councillor Alan Strickland says that locals see it as an act of theft:
"The feeling in the community here very strongly is that this is piece of art given freely by Banksy to our community. It belongs to our community, and we've really enjoyed having it here.
"It seems quite wrong to take that out secretively and sell it at auction in Miami for half a million dollars. That seems completely counter to the spirit with which Banksy gave it to us," he said.
An auctioneer in Miami preparing to sell a 'Bansky' street painting taken from a London wall says if anyone can prove the sale is illegal he'll take it off the market.
The 'Banksy' disappeared from a wall in Wood Green earlier this month, and is expected to fetch up to half a million dollars in the sale tomorrow.
Ria Chaterjee has our report:
Police are appealing for more information following the murder of a 79 year old woman in Wood Green. She was found dead on Wednesday with multiple stab wounds. A 31 year old man was arrested at the scene.