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Met Police announces winners of picture competition

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Mia Clarke, 13, from Fulham Cross Girls’ School, won the key stage three category

Winners of a schools art competition to celebrate 100 years of women in the Metropolitan Police Service have been announced.

The winner of the oldest age group, Mia Clarke, painted a representation of police women from five different eras, stretching from 1919 to the present day.

She said: “My artwork represents the journey which police women went through.

"They are looking either way at one another as a sign of gratitude and respect."

The other winners were Joshua Dunn and Anna Orphanou for key stage one and two respectively.

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Anna Orphanou, aged nine, from Green St Primary School, won the key stage two category

The contest, which was launched at the start of the year and ran until the end of April, attracted 270 entries from children from 34 schools across London.

Det Supt Jane Corrigan, who led the competition, said: “We were so impressed by the quality and range of entries, which made judging them very tricky."

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Joshua Dunn, aged six, from St. James R.C. Primary, won the key stage one category

London City Airport reveals new animation of future passenger experience

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London City Airport has released a two-minute animation which offers a glimpse of the future plans for the airport.

The video ‘fly-through’, conveys what the passenger experience will be like following a £500m transformation, with new facilities launching in 2022.

Peter Adams, Chief Development Officer for London City Airport, said: “We are building a new and impressive gateway for London in the heart of the Royal Docks, on the doorstep of the city and fast-changing East London boroughs.

"This new animation brings to life for the first time what customers can expect - be they international visitors to London, leisure city breakers or business travellers. London City Airport will offer an amazing modern airport experience while retaining the speed and efficiency that we know our passengers love.”

London Underground: 'A stranger tried to kill me'
Tobias French was nearly killed when a stranger tried to push him in front of an oncoming train.

Man arrested over abduction of boy, eight

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A crime scene was in place in and around Burgess Park on Monday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting an eight-year-old boy in Burgess Park in south-east London and kicking and spitting at the officers who tried to detain him.

Police were called to the park in Walworth after reports of a missing child at about 17:20 yesterday.

When officers found the boy, he was in the company of a man not known to him.

A 24-year-old man who was identified as the suspect, ran from police, resisted arrest and attacked officers by kicking and spitting at them.

He was eventually arrested on suspicion of kidnap, two counts of assault on police, common assault, failing to appear at court and for being wanted in relation to a separate matter outside of London.

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody for questioning. The boy has since been reunited with his family.

London stabbing: 'He was my amazing brother'
Emotional tributes are paid to Cheyon Evans, 18, the 59th person killed in violence in London this year.

Two injured in separate London shootings

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot in Tulse Hill on Sunday night.

Police were called to the Tulse Hill Estate at about 21:40 BST over reports of shots being fired.

Soon after a 17-year-old boy arrived in hospital in a critical condition where he remains.

In Leytonstone, a 28-year-old man was shot in Birch Grove at about 11:30.

He was taken to hospital by paramedics where his condition was assessed as non-life threatening.

Scotland Yard said no arrests had been made over either attack.

Two appear in court charged with Wandsworth stabbing

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Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with the murder of an 18-year-old youth who was stabbed to death in south-west London.

Mohamed Nadir Dafallah, 18, of Wandsworth, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke to confirm their personal details when they appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.

They are charged with the murder of 18-year-old Cheyon Evans who died in Deeside Road in Wandsworth on Friday afternoon.

Mr Dafallah and the 17 year-old were ordered to next appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

A pre-trial preparation hearing was also set for July 15.

Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors and families mark second anniversary
Londoners remember the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire across the capital.

Part-time roles offered to police officers

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New police constable recruits will be able to join the service in a part-time role, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has announced

From November, new recruits will be able to complete their police training part-time and hit the streets of London in a part-time role.

The Met believes it is the first police service in the UK to make this offer and hopes it will make the role more attractive to those who may consider a career in policing but feel unable to because of family or other commitments.

“The case for doing this was clear - we know that one of the obstacles stopping some people from fulfilling their dream of becoming a police officer has been the lack of flexibility in how they have to train and balance their family life. We will continue to break down barriers where we know they exist, as we strive to open up a career in policing with the Met to even more people."

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