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Appeal for missing teenager

Police would like to hear from anyone who's seen Samantha Hopkins Credit: Met Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 15-year-old from south-west London.

Samantha Hopkins was last seen when she left her home in Morden yesterday afternoon.

When last seen she was wearing a grey parka type jacked that has a fur-lined hood with jeans. She was carrying a small black handbag.

She last spoke with her parents early yesterday evening telling them that she was in Sutton.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merton Police by dialing 101.


Eid celebrations in Morden

Muslims congregate at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Eid celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan.

Around 12,000 worshippers are expected at Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden.

The sermon will be televised worldwide to about 10 million people.

Man charged over betting shop murder

Andrew Iacovou was found dead at a betting shop in Morden Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 21 year old man will appear before magistrates today charged with murdering father of two Andrew Iacovou at a betting shop in south London.

The 55 year old was found dead at the Morden branch of Ladbrokes last Saturday.

Shafique Ahmad Aarij will appear before Camberwell Green Magistrates.

Do you know this man?

Police release CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to after the attack Credit: Metropolitan Police

Scotland Yard has released two pictures taken from CCTV of a man they'd like to speak to about the incident.

Police were called to the incident on Saturday morning Credit: Metropolitan Police

"At this early stage, it appears the deceased was attacked in the shop by a lone male suspect," a police spokesman said."It is not known at this time whether any money was taken."Members of the public should not approach the man and are advised to contact police immediately."

Betting shop murder victim named

Andrew Iacovou, 55, was murdered at a betting shop in South London Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 55-year-old man who was murdered at a betting shop has been named by police as they warned the public not to approach a suspect they are hunting. Andrew Iacovou was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack in Morden, south London, on Saturday.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blunt trauma to the head.

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