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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.

Police release DJ video as part of stab death inquiry

Elyon Poku DJing
Met Police

Police have released a video of a 20-year-old man DJing at a party as part of a new appeal for information about his killing.

Elyon Poku was stabbed to death at a house party in Stamford Hill, Hackney, on 22 September last year.

Det Insp Rita Tierney said it was "still unclear as to whether this video was taken at the party at which Elyon was killed or another similar event in the months before his death.

“However, we hope this footage reminds people to check through their own phones or social media accounts to see if they have any videos of Elyon at the party on the night he died where we know he spent some of the evening DJing."

Mr Poku's father Tony said his family's lives had been "torn apart" by the 20-year-old's death.

“Nothing can ever bring him back but we are desperate to get justice for our son and will do everything we can to make sure those who are responsible are caught," he said.

Elyon Poku
Met Police

Nine people have been arrested as part of the investigation. Six have been released under investigation while three were released with no further action.

A reward of up to £10,000 has been offered by Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

Met Police announces winners of picture competition

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

MP 'disappointed' over Heathrow masterplan

Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has said he is "disappointed Heathrow Airport is going ahead with a plan to build a third runway."

A "masterplan" published today proposes to the runway by 2026 and complete its expansion by 2050.

The plan includes diverting rivers, moving roads and rerouting the M25 through a tunnel under the new runway.

Heathrow's expansion has faced fierce opposition, but the airport says it has engaged with local communities and other stakeholders.

The proposals are now open to public consultation until 13 September.

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Man arrested over abduction of boy, eight

Crime scene outside Burgess Park
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

Police in Wandsworth

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.