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Met Police Chief's contract extended for a year

The Queen has approved a one-year contract extension for Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, the Home Secretary has announced in a Written Parliamentary Statement.

Met Police Chief's contract extended for a year Credit: Met Police

In response to the announcement Sir Bernard said: "I am proud to continue as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and proud of the confidence shown in the way my officers and staff work day and night to keep London safe and catch criminals."

Body found in search woman last seen on New Years Day

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Police have found a body during their search for a diabetic mum who went on New Year's Day without her medication. 60 year old Bronwyn Davies was last seen walking along the Grand Union Canal after leaving her home in West Drayton. Her family feared for her safety as she suffered from diabetes and asthma but had no insulin or an inhaler with her. The body was discovered in Lake Farm Country Park in Hillingdon. This is currently being treated as an unexplained death.

Eleven arrests over Leytonstone double murder

Eleven people have now been arrested over a double murder in Leytonstone last Saturday. Four of those were arrested yesterday and have now been released on bail.

Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20 were found suffering from fatal stab wounds in a car on Montague Road around 1am on Saturday 1st March.

21 year old Aaron Carriere died from fatal stab wounds last Saturday Credit: Met Police
Josiah Manful, 20, was found in the same car also fatally wounded Credit: Met Police

Ten of those arrested are men, with the youngest 18 years old. A 46 year old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Police are still trying to discover the motive for the murders and are appealing for witnesses.

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