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Banksy mural saved from US auction up for sale again

The Slave Labour mural was sprayed onto the side of a Poundland store in Wood Green, north London.

A Banksy mural which was withdrawn at the last minute from a controversial auction in Miami earlier this year is set to go under the hammer in London next month.

Slave Labour, which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting, was originally sprayed on a north London wall last May, ahead of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The sought-after street artwork disappeared from the side of the Poundland store in February and soon appeared at the US auction, but was withdrawn at the 11th hour after Haringey Council protested.

To the dismay of local campaigners, the work is now up for sale at an auction at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden on June 2 by the Sincura Group.

Background to the Baby P case

Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, died in August 2007 after suffering a series of injuries during months of abuse.

His mother Tracey Connelly, her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen were all jailed for causing or allowing the death of Peter.

Peter Connelly died in 2007

The 17-month-old boy suffered more than 50 injuries and had been visited by authorities 60 times in the eight months before his death.

In May 2009 Tracey Connelly was jailed indefinitely, Barker was given a minimum of 12-years.

Owen was jailed for 6 years but was released in 2011, halfway through his term.

Man jailed over Baby P death returned to prison

It has been reported that one of the three people jailed over the death of Baby Peter Connelly has been returned to prison.

Jason Owen was released in 2011 halfway through his six year jail term.

Jason Owen has been returned to prison Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: "Public protection is our priority. Offenders released on licence are subject to a strict set of conditions and controls. If they fail to comply with their licence conditions, they are liable to be returned to custody.”


IPCC investigating police chase deaths

Scotland Yard has confirmed that the Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the circumstances of a crash in London which resulted in the death of two men.

The men who were aged 33 and 38 were passengers in a car which collided with a van and a bridge in Haringey, London after it was pursued by police officers.

The driver of the Audi is been questioned on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply class A drugs.

Police statement on North London car chase deaths

The Metropolitan Police have issued a statement after two men died in a collision early this morning on the Seven Sisters road in North London.

Shortly before 0200hrs on Friday, 29 March, Islington officers on routine patrol in a police vehicle became suspicious of a car that appeared to make off at speed when passed in the opposite direction by police.

After several minutes searching for the Audi, the officers sighted it several hundred metres away and they sought to catch up.

The Audi was driven through a red light and a short time later it clipped a white van and subsequently collided with a bridge on Seven Sisters Road near to the junction with St Ann's Road in Haringey.

Two male passengers in the Audi, both believed to be aged in their late 20s or early 30s, were seriously injured.

Officers gave CPR prior to the arrival of ambulances, but both were pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue to establish the identity of the two men.