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Boxing Day shooting: Police appeal to trace two men

Danny Walker (L), Gavin Allen (R)

Police investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a West End nightclub on Boxing Day have released pictures of two people they would like to talk to.

Officers are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Danny Walker, 32, and Gavin Allen, 30.

The public are asked not to approach the men but to call the police on 999 if they see them.

31-year-old Hassan Isman Omer died after being shot several times in Avalon nightclub on Shaftesbury Avenue in the early hours of 26th December.

OAP punched and kicked for telling teenagers to stop throwing sweets

One of the people police would like to talk to in connection with what happened. Credit: British Transport Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 72-year-old man was punched and kicked by a group of teenagers at St Pancras international station.

The attack happened on Thursday 19th December at around 10.30am as a First Capital Connect train arrived on Platform A.

Officers have released three CCTV images of people they would like to talk to in connection with the incident.

The victim, who is from Cricklewood, says he saw a group of four or five teenagers throwing sweets at passengers and asked them to stop.

One of the teenagers then punched him in the face. He was apparently punched and kicked again as he left the train.

CCTV image of someone else police would like to talk to. Credit: British Transport Police
Someone else police would like to talk to about what happened. Credit: British Transport Police


Sam Hallam freed on bail

When a trainee chef Essayas Kassahun was stabbed to death in Clerkenwell almost eight years ago, a teenager was found guilty of his murder, and sent to prison.

But tonight, having spent more than a quarter of his life behind bars, Sam Hallam is a free man.

He'd always protested his innocence. In fact, he claims he wasn't even in the area at the time of the killing.

His lawyers told the Court of Appeal today there had been a "serious miscarriage of justice."

The prosecution said they wouldn't fight the case, and the judge released him on bail.

Lady Justice Hallett said the court would give its ruling in the case tomorrow.

Ronke Phillips has the full, dramatic, story.