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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.

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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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Two more teens charged with Battersea murder

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Two more teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Brazilian man who died Battersea.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Thursday after he was arrested and charged the previous day for the murder of Iderval da Silva.

The Metropolitan Police said he has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on 10 July.

The other teenager - a 17-year-old male, who also cannot be named - was arrested and charged with murder on Thursday and is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Mr da Silva, 46, was found by emergency services with a head injury on Charlotte Despard Avenue at about 16:30 on 25 May.

He died in hospital three days later.

Jaden Richards, 19, of Strasburg Road, Wandsworth, was charged with Mr da Silva's murder on 31 May.

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