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London landmarks to pay tribute to Paris terror victims

Tower Bridge is one of the London landmarks that will will display the French colours this evening Credit: PA

London's landmarks will display the French colours this evening in a special tribute to pay respect to the victims of the Paris massacre.

Vigils have already been held in London and all over the world following the death of 17 people after the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices and the subsequent manhunt of Said and Cherif Kouachi, as well as conspirator Amedy Coulibaly.

Tower Bridge will display the flag's colours from 4pm until 5.30pm, after which the bridge will go dark, while the emblem will also be projected on to the National Gallery.

The Trafalgar Square fountains will rotate the colours of the French national flag, while the London Eye will go dark with the red, white and blue projected on to County Hall behind it.


Police renew appeal 6 years after Brixton murder

Davion Watt was shot dead in Brixton in 2008. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives are appealing for information on the sixth anniversary of the murder of Davion Watt.

The 26-year-old was shot dead in Brixton in 2008. No murder weapon has ever been recovered.

No one has been prosecuted for the crime and police are renewing a plea for witnesses to come forward.

"Without anyone coming forward we fear that Davion's family may never get the justice they so desperately want. With our anniversary appeal, we hope that the intervening years since Davion's murder have seen the allegiances change of those that may have kept silent. And that those people can now re-examine their consciences and consider doing the right thing and help us prosecute those responsible, bringing closure to the case for Davion's family."

– Acting Detective Inspector Peter Hine, from the Trident Gang Crime Command's Legacy Team


Is this the most offensive Christmas card ever?

The card has now been withdrawn from sale Credit: ITV News

A Christmas card has been withdrawn by Clintons after it caused outrage on social media.

The card, which had "10 Reasons why Santa Claus must live on a council estate" written on the front, was branded "vile" and "beyond offensive" by people on Twitter.

Reasons given for him being from an estate were "He has a serial record for breaking and entering!" and "He only works once a year".

On Twitter, @valbrown--valb labelled the card "seriously vile", @MikeSegalov wrote "this is beyond offensive" and @SusanABatchelor said it was "Vilifying and stigmatising the poor for corporate gain".

At number four on the card's list was "He's never actually been seen doing any work in his whole life" and number five read "He drinks alcohol during working hours".

The description on the Clintons website said: "This funny card is great for sending at Christmas time."

But customers on the greetings card retailer's Facebook page did not see the humour.

The card has now been removed from the website.

The card has now been taken down from the website Credit: Clintons website

"A card in our range has been withdrawn immediately. It is in no way reflective of our views and we apologise without reservation.

"We are investigating how this offensive card got through our quality control procedures, which we will review and tighten as a result of this incident.

"This was a mistake and we deeply regret the upset that this has clearly caused."

– A spokesman for Clintons

Murder investigation starts after 26-year-old woman dies from 'multiple injuries'

Police remained on the scene this evening Credit: Ellie Hoskins

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a 26-year-old woman died from "multiple injuries".

The woman has been formally identified as Sannah Javid, 26, of Frank Slater House, in Green Lane, Ilford. Next of kin have been informed.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at an east London police station.

Officers were called to the flat on Tuesday and Ms Javid was taken to King George Hospital but died in the early hours of Wednesday.

Police were called on Tuesday evening Credit: ITV News

The murder investigation is being led by Det Ch Insp Tim Duffield of the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Mr Duffield said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard something suspicious on the evening of Tuesday the 2nd of December, to call the incident room."

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8358 0400, or if you wish to remain anonymous, called Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are treating the woman's death as murder Credit: Ellie Hoskins

A police spokesman said: "A post-mortem examination was conducted on Saturday the 6th of December, at Queen's Hospital Mortuary.

"The cause of death was given as multiple injuries. Officers believe the victim knew her attacker."

A man has been arrested Credit: ITV News

Three arrested by terrorist unit on suspicion of supplying forged documents

The three men remain in custody Credit: PA

Three men remain in custody after being arrested by terrorism police on suspicion of supplying forged documents.

The men, aged, 28, 30 and 33, were arrested by officers from the Met Police's Counter Terrorism Command unit.

The men were arrested yesterday and were taken to a central London police station.

A search of two houses in London was also carried out as well as another house in the East Midlands.

The arrests are believed to be linked to a vehicle stopped at the port of Dover in Kent last Sunday.

Have you seen this man? Police appeal after 62-year-old goes missing from Croydon Hospital

Bill Smith went missing yesterday morning Credit: Met Police

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has difficulty breathing after he went missing from hospital yesterday morning.

Bill Smith, 62, was last seen at 11am walking out of Croydon University Hospital.

He is 5ft 5incs tall and was wearing brown shoes, black jogging bottoms and a light coloured t-shirt.

His left forearm was also bandaged and he suffers from a condition which causes him to find breathing difficult.

Mr Smith is known to frequent St Peters Church in South Croydon, West Croydon as well as Croydon Town Centre.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting reference: 14MIS044032.

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