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DJ Neil Fox denies nine sex offences

DJ Neil 'Dr' Fox has pleaded not guilty to nine sex offences against six people, including three girls under the age of 16.

The 53-year-old, from Fulham, London, faces seven counts of indecent assault and two of sexual assault dating back to 1991.

Fox has denied the charges Credit: PA

The Magic FM presenter - who has been suspended since his first arrest in November - appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court to enter his plea.

The six complainants were aged between 14 and 36 at the time of the alleged attacks.

Fox is accused of indecently assaulting the young girls between 1991 and 1996, with one assault claimed to have taken place at Chessington World of Adventures.

The other attacks are alleged to have taken place between 2003 and last year.

Fox was granted bail until the next hearing on April 30.


Missing schoolgirl spotted with mystery man on CCTV

Update from police: Evelin has now been found safe and well

A missing schoolgirl was caught on CCTV with a mystery man one hour after she went missing from her home in London, police have revealed.

Evelin Mezei, 12, is missing Credit: Metropolitan Police

Twelve-year-old Evelin Mezei was spotted by a security camera in Romford Road, Stratford, at 10.30pm last night near her home in Grove Crescent Road - an hour after her mother last saw her.

Hungarian national Evelin came to the UK six months ago and police say she has never gone missing before.

Evelin was seen on CCTV with an unknown man Credit: Metropolitan Police

Scotland Yard has urged the man - or anyone who knows him - to come forward to help with the search for Evelin.

At this stage we have no evidence to suggest that Evelin has come to any harm but she is a young girl, new to this country and clearly vulnerable.

We urgently need to find her and, at this time, this man is the last person we know who has had contact with Evelin.

– Insp Lewis Hastie, Metropolitan Police

Evelin is white, with a large build. She was wearing a red jacket and black leggings with white stars on, and was carrying a black and red schoolbag.


Police examining Hatton Garden heist 'CCTV' footage

Police are examining CCTV footage apparently showing a gang of robber pulling off the Hatton Garden gems raid over the Easter weekend.

Images published by the Daily Mirror show at least six men reportedly arriving at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company's building on Thursday night.

The Daily Mirror newspaper has purportedly obtained CCTV footage showing the Hatton Garden robbers. Credit: Daily Mirror

A Scotland Yard spokesman insisted officers were already aware of the footage, along with images captured by other security cameras, before it was published by the paper.

The force has also "not made any links" between the raid and an underground fire in London's Holborn area days earlier which caused widespread power outages and road closures, the spokesman added.

Killed Syrian preacher's family pay tribute to 'peaceful man'

The family of a Syrian preacher whose murder is being investigated by counter-terrorism police have described him as a "peaceful man in a violent world".

Syrian-born British national Abdulhadi Arwani, 48, from west London, was discovered dead with gunshot wounds in a parked car on Tuesday in Wembley.

Police have said they remain open-minded about the motive for the shooting of father-of-six Murhaf Arwani. Credit: Press Association

A family statement said the father-of-six, who was a fierce critic of the Assad regime, "showed so much love to his congregation and to his community as an Imam and a loving father" and was a "British citizen who loved the people of his country".

His son Murhaf Arwani said the family had received hundreds of messages "from individuals testifying to how (Abdulhadi Arwani) had helped them personally".

My father was actively involved in the fight against extremism, campaigning for peace and advocating the importance of democracy and freedom. He loved the idea of freedom for all, regardless of religion, race and background.

He spoke up and out against the crime of terror and oppression wherever he found it. He was an advocate of peace for all and he showed us this in the way he lived his life from day to day.

– Murhaf Arwani and family

The Arwani family said they and the local community were "helping the police to solve this heinous crime" and urged anyone with information to contact counter-terrorism detectives.

72 deposit boxes opened during Hatton Garden raid

Detectives investigating the £200 million raid on Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd in London have said 72 boxes were opened during the audacious Easter weekend theft.

Scotland Yard earlier confirmed it was investigating why the force did not respond to an intruder alarm activated during the raid. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A Met Police spokesperson said officers are looking to contact 56 owners of the deposit boxes, as five of the opened boxes were vacant and 11 were due to be drilled out for non-payment of fees.

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