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Cycle patrol policeman "deliberately" run over in south London

The 39-year-old officer needed hospital treatment after being struck as he attempted to stop a car as it travelled through Peckham on Wednesday afternoon. Detectives say he was "extremely fortunate" to have escaped without serious harm, although he sustained arm and leg injuries in the collision.

The vehicle appeared to deliberately run over the officer who had got off his bicycle. He was struck by the car and ended up on the bonnet before falling to the ground. "The suspects drove off at speed in the direction of Peckham, via Camberwell Green Road. "The 39-year-old male police constable was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital with leg and arm injuries. He has since been discharged and is recovering at home."

– Police Spokesman


Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of police officer

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer appeared to be deliberately run over in Lambeth. The 39 year old constable was attempting to stop a car on Kennington Park Road on Wednesday afternoon. He was hit and suffered leg and arm injuries. Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

Lambeth police warn parents after spate of attempted child abductions

Police in Lambeth have issued a warning to parents after three attempted child abductions took place in the past week.

Detectives are investigating three separate reports of a man or men approaching school children and suggesting the children go with them.

Police say they are are linking the incidents based on the similarities of all three but at this stage do not have an accurate description of any suspects.

  • The first incident occurred on Thursday, 15 January at around 5pm on Sancroft Street, SE11, where a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man.
  • The second incident took place on Tuesday, 20 January at around 07.20am on Kennington Lane, SE11. An 11-year-old girl was approached by two men believed to be driving a white car.
  • The third incident happened today around 08.30am, also on Kennington Lane, where a 16-year-old girl was approached by a man.

Police have increased patrols in the area and say they have been talking to local schools. They are asking parents to be extra vigilant and to report any concerns immediately.

Whilst we do not wish to cause alarm I would ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us.

I understand that the community will be concerned about these recent incidents and I want to reassure parents and carers that we are treating this extremely seriously.

– Chief Inspector Nick Collins, Lambeth Police


Man sought following bus driver assault in Lambeth

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man following an assault on a bus driver in Lambeth on Thursday May 8 around 10.30pm.

A driver of a route P13 bus pulled into a stop on Streatham Hill, when the suspect driving a white van pulled up beside him to shout abuse, before boarding the vehicle and punching the bus driver.

The man made off in the van and the victim was later taken to hospital with swelling to his cheek.

The suspect is described as a black man aged 40-45 years old, wearing a flat cap, dark jeans and a jacket. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The suspect is described as a black man aged 40-45 years old, wearing a flat cap, dark jeans and a jacket. Police believe the suspect may work as a contractor for Transport for London.

Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Andy Barnard on 07785398757 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting ref: 149348.

Eight-year-old girl goes missing in south London

Police in Brixton are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing eight-year-old girl from Streatham. Katrina Carvajal-Zurita was last seen at around 6pm on Tuesday 15 July at Greyhound Lane in Lambeth.

She is described as being of Spanish background, slim build with long brown hair. At the time she disappeared she was wearing white shorts, white trainers, a black t-shirt and a scarf with black and white dots.

Katrina Carvajal-Zurita Credit: Metropolitan Police

Katrina is understood to have been taken by her father Robert Carvajal, without Katrina's mothers' consent. It is believed that Carvajal intends to take Katrina back to Bolivia with him.

Robert Carvajal Credit: Metropolitan Police
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