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Flames under control at fire near airport

Smoke from the fire drifting over the motorway Credit: @CloudHQ/Twitter

A fire which started in a storage unit close to Heathrow Airport has been brought under control.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers went to the scene.

Station Manager Tim Frost said: "The fire was in a storage unit and not at Heathrow airport.

He said there had been a lot of thick black smoke at the height of the incident, but firefighters had worked quickly. They had the flames under control shortly before 1.30pm.

Crews will remain at the scene to damp down.

A firefighter at the scene in West Drayton Credit: @LondonFire/Twitter

60-year-old woman missing since New Year's Day

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60-year-old Bronwyn Davies from Hillingdon has been missing since New Year's Day.

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She was captured on CCTV walking along the Grand Union Canal in West Drayton that morning, by the John Guest Ltd business premises, but hasn't been seen since.

She regularly walks her dogs along this towpath and is well known to other dog walkers and joggers.

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She has diabetes but doesn't have any insulin with her.

Mrs Davies' daughter has appealed to her mum and anyone with information to get in touch,

"Mum, please contact me or contact 999, just to let us know you are okay. This is the fifth day without knowing your whereabouts. We miss you so much. Please come home mum, we are worried sick about you...

...Mum has been missing since New Year's Day, she has possibly walked to Stockley Park or towards Uxbridge via the Grand Union Canal. People around the canal would know my mum from walking our dog, 'Beth.'"

– Ciara Morgan, Bronwyn Davies' daughter


Immigrant died in restraints at detention centre

Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, in West Drayton Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

An 84-year-old detainee died while in still restraints after being taken to hospital from Harmondsworth Detention Centre, a report has revealed. The Canadian man, Alois Dvorzac, had been declared by doctors as being unfit for detention because he had Alzheimer's disease.

The interior of a cell at Harmondworth Detention Centre Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Prisons' Inspector said it was one of a number of cases where ''a sense of humanity was lost''.

A statement from private contractor GEO said: "Detainees are not routinely handcuffed when taken out of the centre.

"However, where there is a documented risk of absconding, handcuffs may be used, balanced against a number of factors, including their age.

"Managers have to use discretion to take difficult decisions and we have issued them with additional guidance."