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Public offered rare walks through Thames Tunnel

The Thames Tunnel runs from Rotherhithe to Wapping

Transport for London are offering rare walking tours through the London Overground Thames Tunnel this weekend, while trains are suspended for engineering work.

The £18 ticket cost will go to charity - but all 4,000 sold out in just 4 hours.

The tunnel was constructed in the 18th century, and it's only the second time in 150 years it has been open to the public.


Police arrest man over Wapping stabbings

A man has been arrested by police investigating the stabbings of two women in Wapping Woods in east London.

The victims were knifed in two separate attacks.

At lunchtime on Saturday, a 26-year-old was wounded after being forced into bushes and on December the 4th, a 38-year-old was stabbed.

A 32-year-old man is now being questioned by police.

  1. Ronke Phillips, Crime Correspondent

Son who beat mother jailed for one year

Son who beat his mother because he believed she waspossessed jailed for a year. Son in law gets 9 months. The victim's husband, Ahmed Hussain, son Mohammed Kayes Hussain and son-in-law Muhammed Aziz were all found guilty of assault.

The court heard that the victim was tied to a bed and beaten continuously with a walking stick by an Iman who has never been traced.