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Severe disruption: M4 London eastbound

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M4 London eastbound severe disruption, at J2 for A4 Great West Road.

M4 London - M4 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J2, A4 (Brentford), because of a break down.

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

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.

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.

Severe disruption: M4 London westbound

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M4 London westbound severe disruption, from J2 for A4 Great West Road to J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - One lane closed and it's very slow on M4 westbound from J2, A4 (Brentford) to J3, A312 (Hayes), because of a break down.

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

Fire crews tackle house in Twickenham

House fire
LFB

About 40 firefighters and six fire engines have been deployed to tackle a house fire in Twickenham.

London Fire Brigade were called to the property in Sandycoombe Road at 13:540 BST, where most of the ground floor, half of the first floor and half of the roof is alight.

Motorists have been told to avoid the area if possible as local road closures are in place.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Disruption after fatality at Southall

A person has been hit by a train between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington. As a result, all lines are blocked.

Trains between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 16:00.

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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: A316 London westbound

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A316 London westbound severe accident, from A310 London Road to B361 Whitton Road.

A316 London - A316 Chertsey Road in Twickenham closed and it's very slow westbound from London Road Roundabout to Whitton Road Roundabout, because of an accident. Congestion to Hospital Bridge Roundabout Eastbound, St Margarets roundabout Westbound, Whitton Road and London Road as traffic diverts.

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

Severe accident: A312 London both ways

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A312 London both ways severe accident, at B3377 Hanworth Road.

A312 London - A312 Harlington Road East in Feltham blocked, delays and it's very slow in both directions at the B3377 Hanworth Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M4 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 London eastbound severe accident, from J4 for Heathrow to J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - It's very slow on M4 eastbound from J4, Heathrow to J3, A312 (Hayes), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: M4 London eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 London eastbound severe accident, from J4 for Heathrow to J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - One lane closed and it's very slow on M4 inbound from J4, Heathrow to J3, A312 (Hayes), because of an accident.

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.

Chris Kamara reacts to police e-fit 'lookalike'

Football pundit Chris Kamara has posted a tongue-in-cheek response to a "lookalike" police e-fit.

Chris Kamara and efit
Chirs Kamara/Humberside Police

Humberside Police uploaded the suspect image, of a moustached man wearing a hard hat, to its social media accounts on Tuesday.

It received a raft of responses, with many suggesting it resembled the former professional footballer.

In response, Kamara, who played for a host of clubs, including Swindon, Brentford, Stoke and Leeds, tweeted a photo of himself wearing DIY gear and urged people not to be alarmed.

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Portrait of Met Commissioner Cressida Dick unveiled

Portrait of Cressida Dick
Met Police

A portrait of Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has been unveiled to mark 100 years of women in the Metropolitan Police Service.

Ms Dick, who is the Met's first female commissioner, was painted by Frances Bell and the portrait hangs at the Met's Training School in Hendon alongside the paintings of 26 of her predecessors.

Painted in Frances Bell’s studio over more than 20-hours of sittings, the portrait depicts the Commissioner against the back-drop of a map of London - symbolising her long policing career in London and personal affinity with the Capital.

In contrast to other portraits Cressida sat wearing her shirt uniform and no tunic.

Ms Dick said: “The strength of feeling for the portrait surprised me, but I understand and appreciate that it is an important part of the 100 years celebrations, symbolises the nature of the current Met and maybe important in inspiring the next generation of Met people.

"I am very grateful to the artist, Frances Bell, who put me at great ease and made the whole process an interesting and surprisingly enjoyable one.”

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, from J2 for M25 J12 to J1 for A308 Staines Road East Sunbury.

M3 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queues on M3 northbound from J2 M25 J12 to J1, A308 (Sunbury), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from J1 for A308 Staines Road East Sunbury to J2 for M25 J12.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound from J1, A308 (Sunbury) in London to J2 M25 J12 in Surrey, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Hunt for men who hijacked taxi at knifepoint

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are hunting two men who robbed a taxi driver and stole his vehicle at knifepoint.

It happened in West Molesey on 6 July, at around 19:40 BST.

West Molesey taxi theft suspect
Surrey Police
Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to

The driver had collected the men from Walton-on-Thames and driven them to Grafton Way, when one of them produced a knife.

As well as the taxi, the driver's wallet and phone were also taken.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, and has been remanded in custody.