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Jaden Moddie murder trial date moved to November

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Two London men charged with the murder of teenager Jaden Moodie are expected to face trial in November.

The 14-year-old was knocked off a moped and stabbed to death in Leyton on 8 January this year.

Ayoub Majdouline, 18, of Lily Gardens, Wembley, and Yousuf Dubbad, 21, from Leyton, are both accused of his murder.

Mr Majdouline is also charged with possession of a bladed article.

Mr Dubbad appeared for a hearing at the Old Bailey today and spoke only to confirm his name and age and gave his nationality as British.

Judge Richard Marks vacated the original trial date of 8 July for Ayoub Majdouline and directed there should now be a five-week trial provisionally starting on 18 November.

Both are remanded in custody.

Man 'critically injured' after Mitcham stabbing

A man is in hospital with life threatening injuries after a stabbing in Mitcham this afternoon, the Met Police has confirmed.

Officers were called to Lammas Avenue at 12:00 BST to reports of two males fighting - one of the men suffered injuries to his leg and arm.

The Met say a Section 60 order has been put in place throughout different parts of Mitcham while initial investigations are being carried out.

There have been no arrests as yet.

Arrested teen girl 'hit with baton and Tasered'

The Metropolitan Police is being investigated over "the level of force" used to detain a teenage girl in Newham who was hit with a baton and Tasered.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) became aware of the incident which happened on 8 May at about 19:20 on Roman Road.

IOPC's Sal Naseem said: "Having reviewed the complaint and viewed body worn video footage of the incident we decided that this matter requires an independent investigation.

"It is important for everyone involved that we understand the circumstances surrounding this incident."

The Met Police said it made the referral to the IOPC.

Severe accident: A4089 London southbound

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A4089 London southbound severe accident, from Wembley Hill Road to Dagmar Avenue.

A4089 London - A4089 Park Lane in Wembley blocked and queuing traffic southbound from the Wembley Hill Road junction to the Dagmar Avenue junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - bus routes 79, 204 and 297 are being diverted.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Battersea baseball bat murder sentencing delayed

Ian Tomlin
Met Police

The sentencing of two men convicted of the murder a man who was beaten to death and stabbed outside his home in Battersea, has been delayed.

Ian Tomlin, 46, was attacked inside the communal area of his block of flats in October by Gary Beech, 48, and Michael Swan, 45.

Mr Tomlin (pictured) was struck so hard the bat "split", the Old Bailey heard during the trial.

Beech, of Cromwell House, and Swan, from Wandsworth, were due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey today - however Swan has requested a new barrister to represent him.

Judge Rebecca Poulet told the defendant that he would be expected to represent himself if he could not arrange a new lawyer within the next two weeks.

The judge told Mr Tomlin’s family how sorry she was the sentencing could not proceed today.

Beech, of Charlotte Despard Avenue, and Swan, of Enterprise Way, are due to be sentenced on 31 May.

Thanksgiving service to mark 100 years of women in the Met

Women
Met Police

Thousands of serving and retired police officers, police staff, their families and friends will gather at Westminster Abbey today for a special service of thanksgiving to mark 100 years of women police officers in the Met.

This event echoes the service of 100 years ago held at the Abbey to honour the fallen police officers of the First World War.

That service, on 17 May 1919, was the first occasion where female Met officers wore their uniforms in public.

One hundred years ago today, on 17 May 1919, Met Police women appeared in public for the first time at a special service at Westminster Abbey held to honour the losses of officers in the first world war. A century on, in 2019, I am delighted that Westminster Abbey will once again host a unique service and welcome on this occasion not just a handful, but thousands of Met police women, who will represent even more of their colleagues."

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CCTV issued over Tube 'cigarette assault'

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BTP

Detectives investigating an assault at a Tube station, which left a man suffering from head and neck injuries, have released an image of a man they want to speak with.

At around 04:30 BST on 27 April, a man is reported to have been attacked by two men and a woman after refusing to hand them a cigarette.

The victim, a man in his 20s, suffered cuts to his head and neck, and a black eye.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray following the attack.

He has since been released while officers carry out further enquiries.

Officers are now releasing images of another man who they would like to speak to

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Brent Council to splash £20m on repairing pavements

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Brent Council is spending £20m on repairing and improving the borough’s pavements.

Cllr Shama Tatler, who is responsible for regeneration, highways and planning, confirmed that a new programme will start in the summer and is set to run until spring 2021.

It will cover 42 miles of Brent’s streets and locations have been chosen based on road surveys and advice from councillors.

“At a time when council budgets are stretched, we have had to make careful choices about how we prioritise our spending,” said Cllr Tatler.

“There’s still lots of work to do, but this £20m programme represents a significant investment and will set us on the way to improving Brent’s footpaths.”

The council also intends to hire a specialist to tackle some of the borough’s potholes.

It noted that, by using ‘injection patching’, the contractor will be able to repair road defects more quickly and therefore deal with more potholes.

Talks to be held to avoid FA Cup Tube strike

Tube strike
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Talks are to be held in a bid to avert a strike by London Underground workers over the weekend of the FA Cup Final in a dispute over safety.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are set to walk out for three days on 17 May, the day before the showpiece game at Wembley Stadium between Manchester City and Watford.

Thousands of fans would be hit by any disruption to Tube services.

The union has accused London Underground of cutting train preparations, inspections and maintenance which it says threatens safety - however London Underground denies the claims.

Talks between the two sides will be held at the conciliation service Acas on Friday.

The union is planning to hold a protest at City Hall next week urging London mayor Sadiq Khan to intervene.

The RMT said around 1,000 of its members, working on maintenance and other areas, are involved in the row.