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Police try to trace teenager not seen since Friday

Police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since Friday in central London.

Melissa Attard Credit: Met Police

Melissa Attard who lives in Bexley, was last seen at 4:50pm in High Holborn. She is 5' 4" tall and of medium build. She has brown eyes and long dark brown hair which is dyed blue underneath.

Anyone with any information should call Bexley Police's Missing Persons Unit on 101 or Missing People on 116 000.


Morocco teen death inquest begins

The Atlas Mountains outside Marrakesh, Morocco. Credit: Zoe Jay/EMPICS Entertainment

An inquest into the death of a schoolboy during a trip to Morocco begins today. Samuel Boon, who was 17, collapsed as he took part in a trek in the north African country in July last year. At the time of his death, temperatures in the region were reported to be as high as 49C (120.2F).

The trip included a six-day trek to Amezmiz in the High Atlas foothills.His father Ken said: "Sam collapsed on the second day of the trek and had to wait for two hours by the roadside in extreme heat for evacuation, which came in the form of a minibus rather than an ambulance.

"Whilst the expedition leader and the school staff did everything they could on the ground to try to save him, they, along with our son, were badly let down and we hope the inquest will answer our questions as to why this happened."

Eleven pupils from the Business Academy in Bexley went on the trip, and had raised funds to support the expedition.

They had been due to work on a rural project for seven days after the trek, but the trip was cut short after Samuel died.

Appeal to find missing Erith man

Police in south-east London are appealing for help in tracing a vulnerable 36-year-old man who has gone missing.

At 9.15pm last night, Peter John Devlin left his home address in Erith and has not been seen since.

Peter is between 5"5 to 5"6 feet tall, of slim build, has short dark brown hair and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans, blue checked shirt, grey hoodie and beige trainer type shoes.

Peter John Devlin. Credit: Met Police handout.

Kate Bush to receive CBE from Queen at Windsor Castle

The Bexley-born star is being honoured for her services to music Credit: William Conran/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Kate Bush will be made a CBE by the Queen at Windsor Castle today. The Bexley-born star is being honoured for her services to music.

The musician, whose first hit Wuthering Heights topped the charts and instantly made her a star, was as famous for her videos and her often wild-eyed mime dancing as her voice.

Her albums and singles have graced the charts for more than 30 years but for much of that time she has retained a mysterious persona, rarely giving interviews.


Man jailed for manslaughter in Bexley

A man has been jailed for six years having been convicted of manslaughter at the Inner London Crown Court after he inflicted fatal head injuries on another man following an argument at a kebab shop in Bexley.

Paul Gunner, 32, had been out celebrating his birthday when he was attacked at around 1am on 16 October 2011 in Bourne Road.

Ben Worden, 33, of Wickham Street, Welling, punched the victim at least twice outside the kebab shop, knocking him to the floor, and again shortly afterwards.

Mr Gunner was knocked out cold and hit his head on the floor, and died as a result of his injuries at 2.26am.

Worden, who had been drinking heavily, did not know Mr Gunner and had simply taken exception to him knocking on the window of the takeaway in an attempt to gain the attention of his brother.

Appeal to trace missing teenager

Gemal Wilson Credit: Met Police

Police in Bexley are appealing for help in tracing a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Erith.

Gemal Wilson has been missing since the early hours of Sunday 22nd July.

He was last seen at London Bridge railway station on the evening of Saturday 18 August.

Gemal is of slim build, approximately 5' 7" in height, with brown eyes and short cropped black hair.

When last seen he was wearing a dark blue Adidas jumper, dark blue baggy jeans and black Nike trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bexley Police Missing Persons Unit on 020 8284 9111 or police on 101.

Teenager turns his life around after his best friend is murdered

A 20-year-old from Plumtead has been telling London Tonight how he's used the devastating murder of his best friend to turn his own life around.

Rather than be involved in crime, Timi Jogunosimi is ploughing most of his time into a football project, which is helping other vulnerable young people in South London.

Watch Jamie Shepherd's report:

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