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Newham mayor: Gambling doing 'bad things to our high streets'

Mayor: Gambling doing 'bad things to our high streets'. Credit: ITV News

Newham mayor Mayor Sir Robin Wales has said the Newham and other councils are not against a "flutter on the horses" but added that he believes sectors of the gambling industry are doing "bad things on our high streets".

We are not against people having a flutter on the horses. We are not against gambling.

What we are against is the sheer scale of money that people can play very easily.

– Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales

16-year-old goes missing after last being seen at bus stop

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Police are appealing for help after a 16-year-old girl went missing after last being seen at a bus stop in east London.

Tayjorn Alleyne was last seen at 10.30pm last night in Forest Lane, Newham.

Her disappearance is being described as out of character and police are concerned about her welfare.

Tayjorn is described as black, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone who has seen Tayjorn is asked to contact officers at Newham via 101.


Man charged with mother's murder

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A man has been charged with murdering his mother in Newham.

Mark Hayes, 36, was charged today with the murder of Phyllis Hayes at their address in Idmiston Road, E15.

He was also charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life at the Idmiston Road address, and with the attempted murder of a man in Tilbury, Essex on Friday, 12th June.

Mark Hayes is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Dead man named in murder investigation

Police investigating the murder of a man in Newham on Tuesday have identified him as 29-year-old Mantius Zieavicius.

He was an agency worker from Lithuania living in the area.

Police were called at around 1.30am on 24th February following reports of a man suffering serious injuries on the Greenway footpath and cycle path near Lonsdale Avenue.

Emergency crews attended, but Mr Zieavicius was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was a stab wound. His family have been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hughes, said: "At this stage I am appealing for the public's help - if you saw or heard anything that night then please get in touch with us. Your information could prove vital in helping us with this investigation."

Enquiries are continuing and no one has been arrested.

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