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Severe accident: A11 London northbound

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A11 London northbound severe accident, at B142 Fairfield Road.

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Drugs raid leads to 24 arrests

Drugs seized
Metropolitan Police

Two drugs raids have led to the arrest of 24 people in south London.

Officers from the Met Police's Specialist Crime unit executed warrants at a total of 25 addresses in Lambeth and Southwark on Wednesday and yesterday.

The early-morning raids led to officers recovering a quantity of class A and B drugs, including 600 wraps of what officers believe to be cocaine and heroin, and over £10,000 at the addresses.

Nine of those who were arrested have since been charged with drug-related offences.

Det Insp Steve Crockett from Met Police, said: “Drug supply and the violence that it often causes is rightly a huge concern for communities, and tackling crime and making the streets safer for law-abiding people is a priority across the Met. “Over just two days, we have visited more than two dozen addresses, taken a number of suspects into custody and seized a large amount of drugs which was destined to be sold on London’s streets to vulnerable people, to generate criminal profits."

Campaign to reopen 100-year-old public East End loo

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Campaigners are trying to raise £25,000 to reopen a 100-year-old public toilet in the East End.

Lorraine Cavanagh has started fundraising to refurbish the island garden toilets next to the railway arches on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets.

The toilets were built just after the First World War, but have been closed for more than a decade.

Tower Hamlets is one of three London boroughs to have no public toilets at all, according to statistics compiled by the BBC last year.

Ms Cavanagh said: “Unfortunately due to the lack of funds over the years to maintain the toilets they were eventually closed to the public and left to deteriorate. There was attempts to get the building listed in order to protect it but [it was] not considered that there was anything special about the building that should be preserved.

“Many islanders would love to see the toilets reopened again, not only as there is no public toilets available anywhere on the island but [because of the] historical memories it holds since the war.”

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Further arrest in Brixton teen murder

A second 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 18-year-old Solomon Small.

Police cordon
PA Media

Detectives continue to investigate his death on Thursday, 15 August.

Mr Small was stabbed in Corrance Road, SW2, and pronounced dead by paramedics at 14:41 BST.

A post-mortem examination on Friday gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the chest, consistent with a knife.

Meanwhile a 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, 15 August has been bailed to return to court in mid-September.