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Road reclosed after motorcyclist comes off bike

A road has been closed for a second time after a motorcyclist came off his bike in south east London.

Shooters Hill Road, in Charlton, was originally closed after the crash this morning.

The driver of the motorbike was taken to hospital with serious injuries but he has since deteriorated and they are now classed as critical.

Police have now reclosed the road as a result to take evidence from the scene.

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Former goalkeeper 'in intensive care in a coma'

The club were saddened to learn this morning of a serious car accident which has involved George Howard.

The latest news we have is that George is in intensive care in a coma on life support in a hospital in South Africa.

George has reportedly been in hospital for six days and remains in a critical condition.

The thoughts of everyone at Gillingham FC are with George and his family.

– Gillingham FC statement


Chairman speaks out on Charlton takeover

Staprix NV, owned by Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet, have successfully completed the takeover of Sky Bet Championship club Charlton.

Chairman Michael Slater, Tony Jimenez and Martin Prothero will step down from the club's board of directors.

"In every important respect we leave the club in a far better state than when we took over three years ago, but now is the time to pass the baton to Roland who has a proven track record of success in business and football.

We believe we have found an investor with extensive knowledge of football who is well placed to stabilize the club in the Championship and help the club to develop on a sensible commercial basis."

– Chairman Michael Slater

Takeover at Charlton completed

Roland Duchatelet Credit: PA

Staprix NV, owned by Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet, have successfully completed the takeover of Charlton Football Club.

The company, who own four football clubs including Belgian side Standard Liege, are to acquire 100 per cent of the club's shares.

Richard Murray will become the Addicks' non-executive chairman and he told the club's official website:

"I look forward to using my long experience in English football to continue to represent the club that has been my passion for many years.

"Charlton can benefit from Roland's experience in many different ways."

Appeal to find missing teen

Zakaria Khalifa. Credit: Met Police handout.

Police are appealing for help in finding a 16-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in South-East London.

Zakaria Khalifa was last seen at home in Hornfair Road, Charlton, on Thursday 12th September.

Police think he might be in Islington, Kilburn, Hammersmith, Notting Hill Gate or Harlesden.

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