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Westminster car crash: Salih Khater guilty of attempted murder
A student has been found guilty of attempted murder after driving his car into a pedestrian, cyclists and police outside the Houses of Parliament.

Mental health support boost for Lewisham youngsters

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Lewisham’s children and young people will get two new mental health support teams to work across schools and colleges from 2020, funded by the NHS.

This comes as a new survey finds as many as one in four Lewisham children and young people experience anxiety or depression.

The teams will have a range of clinicians who will focus on issues like anxiety, depression and primary to secondary transition.

They will work between schools and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), and offer support and treatments in schools, including cognitive behaviour therapy.

But the exact details are yet to be confirmed, a council spokesman said.

Severe accident: A20 London westbound

BBC News Travel

A20 London westbound severe accident, at B212 Lee Road.

A20 London - A20 Eltham Road in Lee blocked and queues westbound at Lee Green, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - six bus routes are being diverted.

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

Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A102 London northbound severe disruption, from A2203 Blackwall Lane to A13 East India Dock Road.

A102 London - A102 Blackwall Tunnel in Greenwich closed and queues northbound from the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction to the A13 East India Dock Road junction, because of a broken down motorcycle. Congestion to Woolwich Road Flyover.

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

Severe disruption: A101 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A101 London both ways severe disruption, from A200 to A13.

A101 London - A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel in Limehouse closed and queues in both directions from the A200 junction to the A13 junction, because of a break down and recovery work.

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

Severe disruption: A102 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A102 London northbound severe disruption, from A2203 Blackwall Lane to A13 East India Dock Road.

A102 London - A102 Blackwall Tunnel in Greenwich closed and queues northbound from the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction to the A13 East India Dock Road junction, because of a break down and recovery work.

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

Arrests of Extinction Rebellion protesters

Six people involved in blocking the entrance of a construction site at Bow, east London have been arrested.

The Met Police said three men and three women, aged between 30 and 67 were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing and obstruction of a highway and taken into custody.

The force said Extinction Rebellion protesters have now left the area and have moved back to Waterloo where a policing presence remains in place.

Commander Jane Connors, said: “We absolutely recognise the right for people to protest, however we will continue to take action against those who choose to break the law, to ensure disruption to Londoners is kept to a minimum."

A 63-year-old demonstrator arrested on Monday under the Public Order Act in south east London remains in custody.

Acton fire out and 29 leave building safely

London Fire Brigade have confirmed that a fire at Bromyard Avenue, Acton is now out and "Thankfully, there are no reports of any injuries."

Flat fire
London Fire Brigade

Part of a five-roomed flat on the top floor of a six-storey block was alight.

One woman left the affected flat and a further 29 people left the building before the brigade arrived.

The blaze was brought under control by crews at 13:18 BST and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.

Six crews tackle Acton flat fire

Fire crews are tackling a fire at a block of flats in Acton.

Fire at flat
BBC

Six fire engines and 40 firefighters are at the scene having been called out at 11:48 BST to the flat on Bromyard Avenue.

London Fire Brigade said part of a five-roomed flat on the fifth floor is ablaze.

It has not yet confirmed if anyone has been injured and the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Council branded 'hypocritical' over plastic cup usage

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Lewisham Council bought 144,000 disposable plastic cups in the 12 months ending March.

The figures have been labelled “hypocritical” by Lewisham and Greenwich London Assembly candidate for the Conservatives, Charlie Davis, since the authority last November moved a motion to ban single use plastics and in February declared a climate emergency.

The cups were bought to stock Laurence House, the Town Hall, Civic Suite and Eros House.

The declaration came a month before the FOI period ended.

But Mr Davis said the authority was not moving as quickly as others to change its practices, such as Greenwich Council, which has pledged to remove single use plastics from its buildings by 2020.

Councillor Sophie McGeevor said the council had already made a commitment to end the use of single and short term use plastic in council buildings, offices, schools and nurseries by May 2022.

But the cabinet member for environment and transport said the council had stopped restocking the cups, but much more needed to be done.

Extinction Rebellion activists block concrete works in east London

Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion

Members of Extinction Rebellion are currently blocking the entrance to the London Concrete works near Pudding Mill Lane and by Stratford’s Olympic Park.

Around 50 people, on both foot and bikes, with banners saying "The air that we grieve" and "Silvertown Tunnel No", are blocking both the gates stopping any vehicles and workers from entering the site, with four people currently locked to iron pipes.

Eleanor McAree, 25, from Extinction Rebellion Tower Hamlets said: “Concrete has a huge environmental impact and building another tunnel will only make air pollution across East London worse. The air pollution is already at dangerous levels and is affecting the health of children and adults in the area.

"With the siting of this industry right next to two schools, these children face lifelong negative impact on their health.”

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Snooker hall shooting victim named by police

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting have named the victim as Grineo Daka, 27, from Stratford, east London.

Police said Mr Daka was with two others when he became involved in a row with another group while at the Phoenix Club in Lea Bridge Road, east London and was shot in the early hours of Sunday, 7 July.

A post-mortem examination found he died from a single gunshot wound.

Police said a further two people have been arrested in connection with his death bringing the total number arrested to six including one woman.

Severe disruption: A101 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A101 London both ways severe disruption, from A200 to A13.

A101 London - A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel in Limehouse closed and queues in both directions from the A200 junction to the A13 junction, because of a break down.

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

CCTV images appear to show Eric Michels and Gerald Matovu shopping at Sainsbury's.
Footage is released as Gerald Matovu is found guilty of murdering Eric Michels.

Severe accident: A20 London westbound

BBC News Travel

A20 London westbound severe accident, at A2210 Jerrard Street.

A20 London - One lane closed on A20 Loampit Vale westbound in Lewisham at the A2210 Jerrard Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A11 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A11 London southbound severe accident, from B120 Globe Road to A107 Cambridge Heath Road.

A11 London - A11 Whitechapel Road in Stepney Green closed southbound from Stepney Green Station to Whitechapel, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A20 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A20 London both ways severe accident, from B218 Malpas Road to A2210 Jerrard Street.

A20 London - A20 Loampit Vale in Lewisham closed and it's very slow in both directions from the B218 Malpas Road junction to the A2210 Jerrard Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A102 London northbound

BBC News Travel

A102 London northbound severe accident, from A2203 Blackwall Lane to A13 East India Dock Road.

A102 London - A102 Blackwall Tunnel in Greenwich closed northbound from the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction to the A13 East India Dock Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe congestion: A12 London southbound

BBC News Travel

A12 London southbound severe congestion, at A13 East India Dock Road.

A12 London - Stationary and heavier than usual on A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach southbound in Blackwall at the A13 East India Dock Road junction.

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

Severe disruption: A1261 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

A1261 London eastbound severe disruption, from Upper Bank Street to East India Dock Road Tunnel.

A1261 London - A1261 Aspen Way in Poplar closed and queues eastbound from the Upper Bank Street junction to the East India Dock Road Tunnel junction, because of maintenance work.

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

Police scheme to improve autism interaction

A scheme designed at improving how police interact with people with autism across London is to be introduced.

Those individuals can carry either a Autism Alert Card or a larger "passport" which will identify them as having an autism spectrum disorder.

It will include information regarding the individual’s name and contact details for an appropriate adult.

The Met said cardholders would produce the information when they come into contact with police and "provide officers and staff with the information in order to aid understanding and effective interaction".

The scheme, supported by the National Police Autism Association, is part of a collaboration between the Met, City of London Police and British Transport Police.