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  1. Updates on Friday 16 September 2016

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Alexis Sanchez scores twice and misses a penalty as Arsenal comfortably beat 10-man Hull City in the Premier League.

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'Jury out on Luiz'

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Ex-Chelsea striker on the Premier League show

Chelsea have had a good start, I think they will do much better this season. 

With John Terry out, will David Luiz come in and do a job? 

Clearly the jury is out on him. They are looking back to their best going forward but defensively the big question is how will Luiz perform?

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A man pretending to have a gun is arrested after a three-hour stand-off with armed police in central London, Scotland Yard says.

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'I have a crush on Jurgen Klopp'

Chelsea v Liverpool (20:00 BST)

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on the Premier League show

I think it will be one hell of a game. 

I have a crush on Jurgen Klopp and the way he sets his team up. Manchester City and Liverpool have been the two outstanding teams football-wise this season. 

Liverpool’s problem is defensively and they are inconsistent. You just worry about their style of play, can they continue it all season?

You can watch the latest episode of The Premier League Show on the iPlayer from midnight tonight.

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Brian Reader

The oldest member of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid gang fails in his attempt to have his prison sentence reduced.

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Waterloo collapsed balcony: Man arrested for threats to kill

Dozens of people have been evacuated from a block of flats after a man threatened fire crews and police in central London.

Collapsed balconies at the block of flats
Kathy Burke

Armed police and fire crews were called out to the balcony collapse in Windmill Walk, Waterloo, around 09:30 BST. 

They were "threatened by a man" who said he was in possession of a firearm, the Met said. 

Police said the man has been arrested for threats to kill. 

No firearm was seen or recovered.

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Hatton Garden raider fails in appeal to have sentence cut

The oldest member of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid gang has failed to win a cut in his jail sentence. 

Brian Reader

Brian Reader - one of the ringleaders of what is said to be the biggest burglary in English history - was given a prison term of six years and three months in March for his role in the £14m break-in. 

At the Court of Appeal in London two judges were urged on behalf of the 77-year-old to show "mercy" and reduce his sentence following a "dramatic" deterioration in his health. 

 But Mr Justice Flaux and Mr Justice Edis rejected Reader's application for permission to appeal against his sentence. 

 Mr Justice Flaux said: "The sentence passed was not in any sense manifestly excessive."

Reader, of Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary. 

The Hatton Garden gang carried out the meticulously planned crime over the Easter weekend last year. 

 They ransacked 73 boxes at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit after using a drill to bore a hole into the vault wall. 

Valuables worth up to £14m, including gold, diamonds and sapphires, were taken. Two-thirds of them remain un-recovered. 

Afternoon weather: Rain clearing, then sunny spells

BBC Weather

The heavy and thundery rain will clear eastwards this afternoon.

It will then turn drier and brighter from the west with some sunny spells. 

Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F) 

Met statement on south London siege

The Met Police have released a statement relating to the incident in south London:

On Friday, 16 September at about 09:30BST, local police officers were in attendance at a block of flats in Windmill Walk, SE1; where they were assisting the London Fire Brigade with a collapsed balcony. Whilst at the location officers were threatened by a man who imitated he was in possession of a firearm. At this stage a firearm has not been seen. Officers retreated and armed officers have been deployed to the location, where they currently remain. There are no reported injuries and no shots have been fired.

Metropolitan Police spokesman

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Armed police in Waterloo after a man threatens officers and fire crews

Residents evacuated

London Fire Brigade has said that 20 to 30 residents of the block of flats where the balcony collapsed were evacuated before the armed officers moved in to respond to the threats from the man claiming to be armed.

They are unable to say whether the building was completely evacuated however. 

Armed police move in

Armed police in south London
Nick Stewart

Nick Stewart has sent us this picture of armed police moving in on the block of flats.

BreakingArmed police called to south London block of flats

Armed police at Windmill Walk
Tom Smith, Arrow Group

Armed police have been called to a block of flats near Waterloo station in south London.

The Met said police officers along with fire and rescue services initially attended a call to a balcony collapse at the block of flats on Windmill Walk at around 09:30 BST.

But as the officers created a cordon around the area and fire crews began to evacuate the building they were threatened by a man claiming to have a gun.

Armed officers were called in response. The Met said there was not yet any evidence the man is in possession of a firearm but that a police negotiator is in contact with him.

Windmill Walk
Tom Smith, Arrow Group
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Derailment to cause hours of disruption at Euston

Train services in and out of Euston will be disrupted until at least lunchtime, rail operators are warning.

A London Midland train was derailed on the line between Milton Keynes and London early on Tuesday.

Francis Thomas, from London Midland, said nobody had been hurt but this was on the busiest stretch of track in Europe so it would take hours to get services back on schedule.


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Stab victim 'had heart of gold'

The family of a man who died after being stabbed as he left work said he had a "heart of gold". 

Tobi Animashaun died in hospital on Monday after an attack in Anchor and Hope Lane, Greenwich, south-east London the previous evening. 

Tobi Animashaun
Met P:olice

  The 25-year-old was stabbed in the chest and abdomen, post-mortem examination results showed.  

Police said Mr Animashaun was leaving work through a security gate when he was attacked by a group of men and officers have appealed for witnesses.

Paying tribute to him, the victim's family said: "Tobi was a son, big brother, cousin and friend. 

"He had a heart of gold and was protective of everyone in his family, especially the girls.

"It truly saddens us that we have lost Tobi, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We do hope the people who are responsible for this are brought to justice." 

 There have been no arrests in relation to the attack. 

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Train derailed in 'landslide' near Watford Junction

A train derails near Watford Junction in a reported landslide causing delays in and out of London Euston, but no-one has been injured, operator London Midland said.

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Passengers were told about delays on monitors and Tannoy systems across the network
Lansdlide on railway line near Watford

Two hurt as train derailed in landslide

Two people are injured as a train derails near Watford Junction in a landslide caused by heavy rain.

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Man, 64, critical after being hit by quad bike

A 64-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was knocked down by a quad bike.

The pedestrian was struck by the vehicle in Hackbridge, south-west London late on Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Police said. 

Two people riding on the quad bike, a male driver in his 20s and a pillion passenger also believed to be male, were taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

A police spokesman said no arrests have been made.