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Second man arrested over Battersea murder

A second man has been arrested by police investigating the death of 21-year-old Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight.

Mr Hyman-Knight was shot dead on Thursday night on Tennyson Street in Battersea.

A 30-year-old man has been bailed. This evening a 29-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned at a south London police station.

Girls arrested after man bitten in Wanstead

Two teenage girls have been arrested after a 38-year-old man was found stabbed and bitten on Wanstead Flats.

Police and the fire service were called to a football field to reports of an assault and fire.

A man was found with a stab wound in his arm and bite marks. A girl aged 13 and one aged 16 have been arrested and tonight are being questioned in custody by police officers.

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Tall ships finale

Tall ships gather on the Thames Credit: PA

Nearly 50 tall ships will gather for the finale of the Tall Ships Festival in London today. The boats will group on the Thames near Greenwich at noon, before making their way towards Tilbury at around 1.30pm.

Boats gather for the Tall Ships Festival Credit: PA
The view of Greenwich from one of the boats Credit: PA

Helicopter crash: investigation results due

The results of an investigation into a fatal helicopter crash in Vauxhall last year are due to be released today.

The crash site in Vauxhall. Credit: PA

Pilot Pete Barnes, and pedestrian Matthew Wood were killed when a helicopter hit a crane in thick fog last January. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch report is expected to show that fog warnings were ignored.

The crane which the helicopter crashed in to. Credit: PA

Cyclist fights for life after crash

A cyclist is fighting for his life after he was involved in an accident with a bus a Richmond.

The 21-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital this evening after the crash last night.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident which happened on High Street at the junction Richmond Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives on 020 8543 5157

Tower Hamlet Report 'due in days'

The findings of a Government-commissioned investigation into the finances of Tower Hamlets Council will be announced within a "matter of days", Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said.

He told the House that the consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers had finished their report but explained the facts now had to be checked with the local authority which would have the right to respond.

Mr Pickles was replying to a question from Labour's Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse) who asked for an update on the progress.

The minister said: "We are talking in terms of a matter of days. "I understand that the consultants have finished their report, but the facts will have to be checked with Tower Hamlets. "Only when that process has been completed will I be briefed on it. I shall then have to make a 'minded' statement, because Tower Hamlets will obviously have the right to respond before I make a final statement to the House."

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