A 71 year-old man has been killed by a lorry in a ‘hit and run’ crash outside the busy Earl’s Court Tube station.The elderly man was taken to a central London hospital where he died a short time later. Police believe they know the identity of the man, but await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed.
Police were called at about 9.25pm on September 23, to reports of a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian in Earl’s Court Road. Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene.
The lorry did not stop at the scene and it is not known whether the driver was aware that his vehicle had been in collision with a pedestrian.
Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are investigating. They released a CCTV image showing the lorry near to the scene. It is described as a large, white, articulated lorry, with three axles on the trailer and three axles on the tractor unit. The driver of this lorry is urged to contact police.
Sixteen people have been arrested after police received reports of migrants in a lorry on the M1.Police were called at 2.55pm on Thursday with reports of people inside the lorry, which was heading north towards Bedfordshire. The lorry was stopped just before junction 11.
Some of the migrants were taken to hospital before being taken into police custody. Police said none of those arrested are thought to be seriously unwell.
It is not yet clear how the presence of the migrants in the lorry became known.
No details about the migrants’ ages or nationalities have been released and the case will now be handed to the UK Border Agency.
A 13-year-old boy has died after being run over by an “unattended” car.Emergency services were called to the scene in Fowey Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, but were unable to save Kaden Gowers. Police say no-one else was involved in the accident, which happened on Tuesday evening.
A Cheshire Police statement read: “At 8.49pm on Tuesday 20 September emergency services were called to an address in Fowey Close, Macclesfield. The incident involved an unattended car and a 13-year-old boy from Macclesfield. No one else was involved in the incident.
“Paramedics attended the scene but the boy had sustained injuries which later proved to be fatal. Investigations are ongoing to establish the exact cause of the accident. The boy’s next of kin have been informed.”
Cheshire Fire Service sent two fire engines to the scene. “Crews worked with paramedics to extricate the casualty and remained on the scene to help with the investigation,” a spokesperson said.
A family has fled their home after finding dozens of the world’s deadliest spider crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas.Forklift truck driver Ashley Gamble said his partner Sophia Newcombe was unpacking shopping when she noticed a small, white cocoon on the side of the bananas and dropped them in panic. Dozens of Brazilian wandering spiders – among the most venomous in the world – then began tumbling out.
Mr Gamble said he tried to use a hoover to suck up the arachnids – but fears they some may have escaped. “It was like something out of a horror moive,” he told The Sun.
The spider, also known as the Banana spider or Armed spider, can cause long and painful erections in males, followed by death, within a matter of hours. A potent neurotoxin in the venom can also cause abdominal cramps, hypothermia, blurred vision and convulsions.
Mr Gamble, 28, has taken his partner Sophie and their two daughters to stay elsewhere, saying he won’t return until the house has been fumigated. He believes ASDA should pay for the fumigation but believes the company have “fobbed him off”. ASDA told The Sun: “We are sorry for any upset this has caused and are keeping Mr Gamble updated throughout our investigation.”
Britain’s near-record September heatwave may seem like a distant memory but don’t put the barbecues away just yet – another “major” hot spell is on the way.Temperatures are forecast to nudge 86F (30C) within the next fortnight as another blast of hot air sweeps in from the Continent. It comes as official figures reveal September has been hotter than June, July and August with a mean temperature so far of 15.9C (60.62F) – 3.3C above average.
Last week brought hottest day of the year so far, and the warmest in September for 105 years when the mercury hit 34.4C (93.92F) in Gravesend, Kent. Minimum temperatures in the north have also been much higher than average – around 3.8C up on what would be usual for the time of year, according to the Met Office.
Despite thermometers dropping around 10C from last week, experts say another hot spell is just around the corner. It is now likely this month will turn out to be one of, if not the hottest Septembers on record with warmth expected to carry through into October.
Thermometers will start to rise later this week with highs of 21C (69.8F) forecast across the south on Thursday. Temperatures close to 25C (77F) are expected by the weekend – around 10C above average for the time of year.
A terrified nine-year-old boy was grabbed by a stranger in the street while waiting for his mum after school.Police have stepped up patrols in the area after the youngster was approached from behind by the unknown man, who placed both of his arms around him. The boy, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, kicked him in the legs to force him to let go before fleeing the area.
A counsellor is now offering support to the boy, who was left distressed, while parents at Lyndhurst Junior School were sent a warning text message to be vigilant. Special “stranger danger” assemblies have also been held to warn kids of the dangers.
Margaret Beel, principal of Lyndhurst Junior School, which the child attends, said: “I’m surprised because Portsmouth is a built-up area. It just shows that we’ve got to be vigilant for our children at all times, even at peak times during the day. It’s really important we have our sessions in school about keeping safe and stranger danger.”
The man is described as having a grey beard and messy grey hair, which was styled in a bob. He was wearing a light grey T-shirt, trousers and had work-boots and a light-brown flat cap on.
A passenger jet has been isolated at Manila airport in the Philippines, after the pilot was advised that the plane was under threat.Metropolitan Manila’s police chief is heading to the airport, stating there is a “situation” there, local radio reports.
The Philippine civil aviation chief has confirmed the plane was isolated, but provided no further details. The plane is currently positioned at a secluded portion of runway 6.
The plane, identified as SVA 872, landed at Manila airport at 3pm local time. It arrived from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to local ABS-CBN channel, there may be around 300 passengers onboard. Some local reports on Twitter suggest the plane may have been hijacked.
The opening of a new Aldi supermarket could boost the value of local homes by £5,000, research by My Home Move, a conveyancing firm, has found.It found the “Aldi effect” is pushing up the price of homes in locations up and down Britain, where new Aldi stores are popping up. Despite Aldi once being seen as a dowdy and downmarket grocery outlet, it is now the UK’s sixth largest supermarket chain and is widely viewed as a haven for middle-class bargain hunters.
Of the eleven new stores which opened between February and April, nearly all locations saw an increase in property values, with prices in Chipping Norton, the then the constituency of former Prime Minister, David Cameron, rocketing by 133%.
A separate study earlier this year by Lloyds bank found living near an Aldi could help to boost the value of nearby property by £1,333, indicating the supermarket’s credentials may be on an upward trajectory.
Police say a mother handed over her two-year-old son to a homeless woman at a train station – and vanished.Officers have released a photo of the blond youngster in an attempt to identify and locate the woman, who apparently promised she would return but never did. Locals alerted police after she left her son, named Dima, in the care of a woman who lives at the railway station in the town of Noginsk, east of Moscow.
The homeless woman kept the child with her while begging, but locals grew concerned after seeing the boy following her around on the street. He has been taken into care by authorities after they failed to locate his family.
The unnamed homeless woman told Russian media: “She [the mother] came to me, and asked me to take care of her son. Then she ordered the boy to stay on the spot and went away quickly. She never came back. I think she was from Moscow.”
Police have released the boy’s photo hoping someone will recognise him and identify his mother. The boy reportedly has learning difficulties He does not speak and cries often. He was dressed in a clean jumper, pants and shoes and had a cough. After medical treatment he will be placed in an orphanage while police continue the search for his mother.
The US Military Academy at West Point, New York has been put on lockdown.The academy was put on lockdown after reports that the car matching the description of the one belonging to the suspect in New York and New Jersey bombings breached the gates.
Federal authorities posted a lookout notice for Ahmad Rahami, 28, named as the person of interest in the blasts that hit Elizabeth, New Jersey and the New York City neighbourhood of Chelsea on Sunday. The notice says Rahami is driving a 2003 blue Honda Civic, with New Jersey licence plates.
West Point is located about 50 miles north of New York City, along the Hudson River.
On Monday morning, a motorist called the New York State Police to report a car matching the description entering the security gate at West Point, local media reported. State police are now searching the complex.