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Man killed after being hit by cement lorry

A man has died after being hit by a cement lorry in south-east London.

The man, in his late 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Greenwich on Friday.

Police have appealed for witnesses and said the the driver, who stopped at the scene, had not been arrested.

Swedish prosecutors bid to question Assange

Prosecutors from Sweden have submitted a formal request to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, asking his permission to question him in London where he has claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

The prosecutor wants to quiz him and carry out DNA tests in connection with allegations of sexual assault and rape, which Assange denies.

Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy for almost three years Credit: Reuters

The Australian has been hiding inside the South American country's UK embassy for almost three years, in fear of being extradited to Sweden.

He says he believes if he was sent to Sweden, he would then be extradited to the United States where he faces being tried for one of the biggest information leaks in the country's history through his website.

Assange's Swedish lawyer has reportedly welcomed the request to question him, but said he is concerned that the process could take some time, as both Britain and Ecuador will have to give their permission for the interview to take place.

Assange has previously offered to be interviewed inside the embassy, but Swedish authorities had refused until now.

We welcome and see it also as a big victory ... for Julian Assange, that what we have demanded is finally going to happen.

– Per Samuelson, lawyer


Watford fan fights for life following street attack after match

The fan was attacked as we walked away from Molineux stadium. Credit: PA

A Watford supporter is in a critical condition after being attacked in the street after a match.

The 44-year-old from was on his way from Wolves' ground at Molineux to Wolverhampton train station on Saturday when he was assaulted.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said the man was with a group of friends when they set upon. The injured man suffered a serious head injury in the 'unprovoked' attack.

Detective Sergeant Adam Keen said: "The group of friends were completely outnumbered and the victim suffered a severe head injury which has left him in a critical condition in hospital.

"His family have been informed and we are in the process of taking statements from witnesses and locating any CCTV which might have captured those responsible for the attack."

Watford FC expressed shock over the incident on Saturday, saying on the club's website: "The thoughts of everyone associated with Watford FC are with a Hornets' supporter who is now critically ill after an unprovoked post-match attack."

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey said: "We are deeply saddened to hear of this incident and our thoughts go out to the supporter concerned and his family.

"All right-minded football supporters will share in our disgust at this violent incident and I would implore anyone with any information to contact the police."

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Teen murder suspect in court over Alan Cartwright death

A teenager has been remanded in custody by in court, charged with the murder of 15-year-old schoolboy Alan Cartwright.

Alan was stabbed to death in an attack while out riding his bike with friends in Islington.

Alan Cartwright died from a single stab wound to the chest Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police released CCTV footage of the moment Alan was stabbed on February 27.

He managed to carry on riding a short distance before he collapsed, and was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination found that he died from a single stab wound.

Joshua Williams, 18, of Davenant Road, Holloway, was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday. He is charged with murder and conspiracy to rob.

Three other men, aged 17, 18 and 21, have been released on bail while investigations continue.


Two bailed amid cyclist stabbing investigation

Two people who were arrested on suspicion of the murder of teenager Alan Cartwright have been released on bail.

The pair, both male and aged 17 and 21, were arrested on Wednesday in relation to the death of the teenager, who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with friends.

Both have been bailed to return to a London police station in April.

Two other suspects, both aged 18, are still in custody, the Metropolitan Police said.

Fourth arrest made over teen's stabbing death

A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed to death in Islington, north London, as he rode his bike with friends.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder this morning after attending a north London police station, the Metropolitan Police said.

Alan Cartwright was 15 years old when he was stabbed to death. Credit: Met Police

Two other men, aged 18 and 21, remain in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday.

A 17-year-old male, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-April.

Mother and lesbian lover guilty of killing daughter, eight

A mother beat and killed her eight-year-old daughter after her "controlling" lesbian lover convinced her the child should die, a jury has ruled.

Polly Chowdhury, aged 35, was found guilty of the 2013 manslaughter of her daughter Ayesha Ali at their home in Chadwell Heath, London, at the Old Bailey today.

Her lover Kiki Muddar, 43, was also convicted of manslaughter.

Third arrest made over teen's stabbing death

A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed to death in Islington, north London, as he rode his bike with friends.

Alan Cartwright, 15, was stabbed to death. Credit: Met Police

A 21-year-old man was arrested this morning at a property in Camden, the Metropolitan Police said. He is in custody at a police station.

Earlier today an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

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