Arrest over Piccadilly Circus Barclays bank robbery

Piccadilly circus Officers were called to the scene at Barclays Bank, Piccadilly Circus, on Monday morning

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A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after Barclays Bank's central London flagship branch was targeted on Monday morning.

Cash was taken from the bank in Regent Street, at Piccadilly Circus, with cash holders covered in red dye left scattered on the pavement outside.

Police said no-one was injured during the robbery.

Detectives from the Flying Squad arrested a man now in custody in a west London police station.

Cash holders covered in red dye Cash holders covered in red dye were scattered on the ground outside the bank

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    • A mother and her lesbian partner have been convicted of killing her eight-year-old daughter. Ayesha Ali had more than 50 injuries when she was found dead in her bedroom at their home in east London, in 2013. Polly Chowdhury and her partner Kiki Muddar were found guilty of manslaughter.
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    Pascale Marthine Tayou poses for photographs at Serpentine Galleries

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    15:59: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The top stories at 16:00 on BBC London 94.9:

    • A mother and her lesbian partner have been convicted of killing her eight-year-old daughter. Ayesha Ali had more than 50 injuries when she was found dead in her bedroom at their home in east London, in 2013.
    • Counter-terrorism police have arrested two men in London on suspicion of money laundering.
     
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    15:35: Ayesha was an 'innocent child' Anna O'Neill Reporter, BBC London
    Ayesha Ali

    Ayesha's father Afsar Ali told BBC London 94.9: "I visit her grave often I pray and I'm a religious person and I would pray for her that one day we will meet her in heaven. She was just an innocent child, she didn't deserve to be dead."

    You can listen to the full interview on Drivetime with Eddie Nestor from 17:00.

     
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    15:22: Most wanted foreign criminals sought

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    The force is appealing for help in finding dangerous criminals who are wanted by authorities across Europe.

     
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    15:10: 'Cash-for-Jihad' fraud arrests

    More on the arrests by counter-terror police investigating large-scale fraud linked to UK extremists travelling to Syria.

    Today's arrests are linked to reports of vulnerable and elderly victims being "cold called" over the phone by a suspect impersonating a police officer, who informs them their bank account has been compromised, Scotland Yard said.

    Victims are then tricked into transferring money to an account under the control of the suspect, with one elderly victim losing around £150,000.

    The men, aged 29 and 23, were arrested at addresses in west and east London respectively and are being held in custody in a police station in south London.

     
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    14:58: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

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    Boris Johnson has called on the government to devolve rail services to London following last night's chaos at London Bridge station.

     
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    14:50: 'Extremist' fraud arrests BREAKING NEWS

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    14:45: London Bridge commuter experiences via Facebook

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    Kat Andreakou said: "In general, the last few months in particular have been horrible in terms of the London Bridge station services. Not ONE train I've waited for has arrived on time and there is such traffic in and out of the station that a 15 minute journey can take even more than half an hour. I avoid travelling to/from LB as much as I can nowadays."

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    14:33: M&S 'may pull out of Croydon' Croydon Advertiser

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    14:22: Network Rail 'understands' London Bridge difficulties

    Dave Ward, from Network Rail, said: "I understand how difficult last night was for many of our passengers and they showed great patience and understanding in what was a very tough situation.

    "The railway around south London is so busy that if one train is delayed by just one minute it will delay 17 other services as a result. At peak time, the effect of closing the railway even for 45 minutes has massive effect and we have to manage our stations carefully to help get people home safely. We will as a matter of course be reviewing our plans and the events of last night to see what, if any, lessons can be learned."

     
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    14:10: Mayor: London Bridge 'completely unacceptable'

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson called on Londoners to get more control over the railways after the disruption at London Bridge yesterday evening.

    London Bridge station

    He said: "This chaos must end now. The scenes at London Bridge last night were completely unacceptable. It is a disgrace that Network Rail and the train operating companies have failed once again to get a grip of the situation at London Bridge. The case for giving Londoners more control over their railways is overwhelming."

     
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    13:56: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

    Our top story at 14:00:

    A mother from east London has been convicted of the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter.

     
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    13:46: Call for urgent action over London Bridge

    Unions have called for urgent action after police were called to London Bridge station when thousands of travellers were left stranded as services ground to a halt during last night's rush hour.

    London Bridge Station

    Mick Cash, leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union said: "RMT is sick and tired of the excuses about the continuing chaos at London Bridge which led to horrific scenes at the station last night."

     
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    Aravindan Balakrishnan is said to have kept three women as virtual slaves in his home in Brixton, south London.

    Aravindan Balakrishnan

    He denies 25 offences, which include four counts of rape and one of false imprisonment. He also denies 19 counts of indecent assault and one of cruelty to a person under the age of 16.

    He was arrested in November 2013, with his wife Chanda Pattni - she was released and no further action was taken against her.

     
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    13:12: Video: 'Life will never be the same again'

    The father of Ayesha Ali and former husband of Polly Chowdhury, who has been found guilty together with her lover Kiki Muddar of the child's manslaughter, says life will never be the same again.

    Ayesha's father, Afsar Ali

    Afsar Ali says he will forever replay the moments leading up to the death of his daughter Ayesha who was found dead in her bedroom with more than 50 injuries in east London, in August 2013.

     
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    12:58: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The top stories at 13:00 on BBC London 94.9:

    • A mother has been found guilty of killing her eight-year-old daughter in east London.
    • Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Islington have now arrested three people, aged 17, 18 and 21, on suspicion of murder.
     
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    12:48: Muddar 'groomed' Chowdhury for sex

    Chowdhury thought Muddar was the conduit for her mystery soulmate Jimmy, whom she only knew on Facebook and text, the court heard. There was also a spirit guide called Skyman who encouraged Chowdhury to get close to her and punish her daughter Ayesha, the jury were told.

    It was only after Ayesha's death that Chowdhury realised Muddar had "groomed" her for sex and none of these characters were real. The police investigation revealed the extent of the online contact between the women, which included:

    • 140,000 lines of data from texts, WhatsApp, Viber and emails
    • 40,000 messages on a laptop
    • 1,450 voice recordings from Muddar's phone backed up on a computer
    • 17,000 pages of Facebook messages
     
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    12:42: Police had to 'unpick web of lies'

    The court heard it was not clear when the physical abuse of Ayesha started but on the morning of 28 August 2013 Muddar left the house in Bedwell Court and sent a text to Chowdhury which said: "Has something happened? My hearts going mental?"

    When she returned to the property Muddar had purchased a new shower hose, the police said this inferred the old shower hose had been used to assault Ayesha so a replacement was needed.

    Image of shower hose in Chadwell Heath flat

    Det Insp Donna Convery, from the Met Police, said: "In all my years as a police officer I have never come across a case of this nature. It took us months to unpick and investigate the web of lies that Kiki Muddar had constructed. Through the use of specialist officers we were able to evidence beyond doubt the roles that both these women played in emotionally and physically abusing Ayesha."

     
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    12:30: Ayesha wrote letters about her punishments

    Teachers noticed Ayesha's demeanour started to change from April 2013, five months before her death, the court heard. The psychological abuse ramped up to the extent that Ayesha kept a diary on how she was trying to be good.

    Letter written by Ayesha Ali

    The police investigation found the eight-year-old had to spend hours shut in her room as punishment for perceived bad behaviour.

     
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    12:24: Muddar 'able to manipulate' Chowdhury Rebecca Cafe BBC News

    The court heard Ayesha Ali was caught in the middle of a dangerous relationship between her mother Polly Chowdhury, who suffered from low self esteem, and Kiki Muddar, who had a narcissistic personality disorder.

    Polly Chowdhury(left) and Kiki Muddar

    Kevin Browne, a professor of Forensic Psychology & Child Health, said Muddar was able to manipulate Chowdhury because she was a vulnerable person with a negative sense of self.

    He said: "There were two individuals being cruel, with the dominant one encouraging the cruelty probably out of jealousy as she didn't want the attention on the child and instead wanted it all on her."

     
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    12:19: Killed eight-year-old wrote good and bad lists

    The court was shown a list of good and bad things Ayesha Ali was supposed to have done, partly written in her own handwriting.

    Ayesha's list

    Among her chores, she was required to scrub the toilet - something she was ordered to do twice on the day of her death.

    The jury heard the eight-year-old was severely punished by the women, Chowdhury admitted smacking her and hitting her with a wooden spoon and Muddar had been giving her a cold bath for wetting herself the night she died.

     
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    12:12: Ayesha Ali died from blows to the head

    Post-mortem examinations revealed Ayesha Ali died as a result of damage to the head from a blow or blows.

    Ayesha Ali

    The police said on arrival at the flat in Bedwell Court, Chadwell Heath on 29 August paramedics found Ayesha's lifeless body on her bedroom floor and it was obvious that she had been dead for some time.

     
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    12:03: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The top story at 12:00 on BBC London 94.9: A mother from east London has been cleared of murdering her 8-year-old daughter. But after more than 30 hours of deliberations, the jury at the Old Bailey's found Polly Chowdhury and her lover Kiki Muddar guilty of the manslaughter of Ayesha Ali in Chadwell Heath.

     
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    11:52: 'Complex and unconventional relationship' led to child's death Rebecca Cafe BBC News

    In a case that involved fictional spiritual guides, fake online relationships and pretend illnesses, a mother and her former female lover have both been found guilty of killing her daughter. It was a complex and unconventional relationship that led to the death of Ayesha Ali.

    In 2013 Chowdhury, Muddar and Ayshea moved to Bedwell Court in Chadwell Heath. According to the prosecution, it was here the women started to share a bedroom and Muddar stepped up her manipulation of Chowdhury. She created a fictional online persona who corresponded with Chowdhury through Facebook and text messages.

     
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    11:47: Muddar sent 40,000 messages to lover

    After Ayesha's death, Muddar reacted dismissively when she told a paramedic: "She was a naughty child and mum thought she was possessed by the devil." The court also heard a phone call between Muddar and a friend in which she threatened to kill the eight-year-old girl.

    Muddar sent more than 40, 000 messages to her lover, saying: "Your daughter is evil, you never disciplined her today", "Your daughter will pay", and "You have no right to ever love or like your evil daughter", the jury heard.

     
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    11:42: Pair 'terrorised' Ayesha with scary mask

    Days before the killing, Chowdhury and Muddar terrorised Ayesha in the night by taking it in turns to wear a scary mask, the court heard.

    Police cordon in Broomfield Road

    The jury was told a neighbour heard her screaming, sobbing and then pleading with her mother at their home in Chadwell Heath, east London, saying: "Amah, I don't want to be bad, Amah, Amah I don't want to be bad."

     
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    11:33: Father 'devastated' by daughter's death

    The father of eight-year-old Ayesha Ali has said he will never forgive his former wife for falling under the spell of their "evil" next-door neighbour when she should have been keeping their "perfect child" from harm.

    Polly Chowdhury, 35, and her lover Kiki Muddar, 43, were convicted of manslaughter earlier at the Old Bailey.

    Afsar Ali, the father of Ayesha Ali

    Mr Ali said: "It's completely destroyed my life from now until I die. The reason why I wanted to attend every day was I wanted to relive Ayesha's life, feel the pain. I don't think I can ever imagine what she had to go through. No father wants to bury their child."

     
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    11:25: Relationship between manslaughter pair 'unconventional' BBC News Channel

    Speaking outside the Old Bailey, BBC correspondent Ben Geoghegan said both women would be sentenced on Friday.

    Ben Geoghegan

    He added: "Certainly in evidence presented before the jury it seems to have been a case where Chowdhury had certain beliefs beliefs in evil spirits and that led to the breakdown of her marriage with her husband and Muddar moved in and began this campaign to turn the mother against her own daughter. The prosecution said it would be a gross understatement to say this relationship was unconventional."

     
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    11:19: Mother's lover pretended to have cancer

    During the trial, the jury heard Muddar pretended to have cancer and by using the character of a spirit guide called "Skyman", Muddar convinced Chowdhury that Ayesha had "bad blood" and had to be disciplined to get the "evil spirits" out of her.

    Chowdhury admitted in court that after Muddar had moved in, they had smacked Ayesha and hit her with a wooden spoon on text message instructions from Skyman.

     
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    11:11: Carpet burns and bite marks

    Ayesha was found dead with more than 50 injuries to her body, including carpet burns and a bite mark on her shoulder, the court was told.

    The jury heard Muddar, of Green Lane, Ilford, Essex, created fictitious characters on Facebook and in text messages to seduce Chowdhury, of Broomfield Road, Chadwell Heath, and poison her mind against her daughter.

    Polly Chowdhury (left) and Kiki Muddar (right)

    Muddar and Chowdhury had denied the charges, but the Old Bailey jury found them guilty of manslaughter by a majority verdict.

     
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    11:06: Mother and lover found guilty of daughter's manslaughter BREAKING NEWS

    A mother and her lover have been found guilty of the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter.

    Ayesha was found dead in her bedroom at a block of flats in Chadwell Heath, east London, on 29 August 2013. Polly Chowdhury, 35, and her co-defendant Kiki Muddar, 43, were convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey.

     
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    10:54: Third arrest in Alan Cartwright murder

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    CCTV footage of Islington road

    The 21-year-old man was held at an address in Camden earlier and is in custody at a central London police station. A 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were both arrested on suspicion of murder earlier and remain in custody.

     
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    10:48: 'Plebgate' officer accepts £80,000 damages

    The police officer at the centre of the "plebgate" scandal has accepted £80,000 in damages from MP Andrew Mitchell.

    Toby Rowlands

    PC Toby Rowland accepted the damages in settlement of his libel action against the former Government chief whip, a High Court judge was told.

     
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    10:40: Mugger admits Soho £5 robbery

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    CCTV footage of the robbery

    Bygraves, 29, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty at London's Southwark Crown Court. John Causer, defending, said Bygraves had a lengthy criminal record and a "background of mental health issues and drug issues".

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    10:35: UK government sells Eurostar stake
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    Sophie Stegosaurus

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    09:58: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

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    • A report commissioned by two Labour-run boroughs claims the number of women in London who go back to work after having a baby is 15% lower than the national average.
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    09:45: Camberwell maisonette fire

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    Plants at Kew Gardens

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    09:11: London Bridge commuters 'jump barriers'

    These pictures were taken by The Blower's Son on Twitter last night at London Bridge station. He tweeted: "This is what commuters are forced to do at London Bridge to get to platforms on time."

    Commuters at London Bridge Station
     
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    09:00: Working mothers 'prevented' from returning to work BBC London 94.9 Radio

    A report commissioned by two Labour councils in London suggests new mothers are being prevented from going back to work because of a lack of quality affordable childcare. It also says the number of mothers who return to work in the capital is 15% lower than the national average.

    On BBC London 94.9 after 09:00, Vanessa Feltz discusses the report. Join in the discussion by calling 020 7224 2000.

     
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    08:58: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The top story at 09:00 on BBC London 94.9: Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Islington have now arrested two teenagers - one 17, the other 18, on suspicion of murder.

     
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    08:50: Southampton 1 Crystal Palace 0

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    08:45: Second arrest over teen cyclist murder

    A second person has been arrested in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed in Islington on Friday.

    Alan Cartwright

    Police said a 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Camden and he remains in custody. An 18-year-old was arrested earlier after going to a north London police station.

     
  57.  
    08:37: Firms act on BBC disabled access exposé Ed Davey BBC London News

    Some of the UK's biggest firms have begun urgent improvement schemes after a BBC London investigation exposed failures to serve disabled people.

    Guide dog

    A blind person and a wheelchair user wore secret cameras to document cafes without ramps, missing station staff and minicabs that refused guide dogs.

    More than 100 restaurants are now being audited for accessibility. Training is being launched and equipment installed.

     
  58.  
    08:29: Royal hoax station committed crime

    Australia's High Court has upheld a ruling that a radio station broke the law by airing a hoax call to a London hospital which was treating the Duchess of Cambridge for morning sickness.

    DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian made international headlines in 2012 when a nurse at King Edward VII's Hospital who fell for their prank, later killed herself.

    The High Court overturned a previous decision which cleared 2Day FM.

     
  59.  
    08:25: Man arrested over teen's cyclist stabbing

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 15-year-old who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

    Alan Cartwright

    Police said an 18-year-old man was being held on on suspicion of killing Alan Cartwright (pictured) on Friday.

     
  60.  
    08:19: Problems on the roads Paul Murphy-Kasp Journalist, BBC London

    The A2 is queuing into town from the M25 to the Black Prince Interchange after a van broke down, with lanes two and three blocked.

    And on the A13 eastbound, there is a lane blocked heading out of town just before the Beckton Roundabout after a breakdown.

    For the latest information go to our travel page or follow us on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert.

     
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    08:12: Grosvenor Gardens lane closed BBC London Travel

    In Victoria, Grosvenor Gardens has a lane closed northbound at Beeston Place for repairs.

    For the latest information go to our travel page or follow us on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert.

     
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    08:05: Sunny spells BBC Weather Latest

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    Highs of 9C (48F)

     
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    If you want to contact me with a story, comment or photo email or tweet @BBCLondonNews.

     

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