16/08/2017 London News


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The sister of a 15-year-old schoolboy murdered in south London

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says she doesn't want her brother's death to be in vain.

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Jermaine Goupall was attacked with knives and a machete

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He's the 15th young victim of knife crime in the capital this year.

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Police know some people saw what happened -

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they're urging witnesses not to remain silent.

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A week on, the flowers left here are fading.

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The messages to a sweet, loving young man.

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15-year-old Jermaine Goupall, stabbed to death at this spot.

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He was always smiling, always had something funny to say.

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Jermaine's sister thinks he was attacked as he

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Targeted by three men in balaclavas, armed with knives and a machete.

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Tilisha tells me she spoke to her brother about the dangers

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of knife crime, but never thought he would be a victim.

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You know, if someone was in that lifestyle,

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then you kind of expect it, but when they are not

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There are a lot of "I don't understand" questions.

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That's how we're feeling at the moment.

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Today, two boys aged 16 and 17, and an 18-year-old woman,

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appeared at the Old Bailey, charged with Jermaine's murder.

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Police are struggling, though, to get witnesses to speak to them.

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Earlier, on the same day that Jermaine was attacked,

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on the same spot, there was another incident.

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Some on mopeds, some armed with sticks.

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Police are trying to establish if the two cases are linked.

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This area has unfortunately suffered from an increase in youth violence.

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I know working with the local borough, they're doing a lot

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of work around this, working with local authorities.

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We just want information that is going to help us in this

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enquiry and to try and find out why this has happened to Jermaine.

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It's thought some are too scared to come forward.

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Even some of Jermaine's friends who were with him that

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I understand that they may have fear in terms of making

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But it's important that they do, because I don't want my brother

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to die in vain and what happened to him to be in vain.

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A fundraising page has been setup to help pay for Jermaine's funeral,

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but what his family really want is answers.

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Why their son lost his life and who was responsible.

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A high-end jeweller in Knightsbridge has been robbed

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Footage of the incident, filmed by a witness,

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shows smoke emerging from the Boodles store before

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the suspects make off on bikes, carrying bags of stolen goods.

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Tarah Welsh is here and can tell us more.

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Talk us through what happened. As you said, the raid was all captured

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by a mobile phone from somebody in a nearby building, but that it shows a

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group of criminals pulling up to the jewellers on mopeds is just after

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10:30pm. Two Govind, one has a sledgehammer and they smashed their

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way to the counter displays. Some sort of smoke bomb is less self, you

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can see smoke emerging as getaway driver 's circle outside. Not long

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after they arrived the criminals are wrote and make a very speedy

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getaway. This is just one example of an increasing number of crimes on

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mopeds. There have been smash and grab is like this, acid attacks and

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mobile phone thefts. This is a big problem for the match? Look at the

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figures, last year there were 5647 crimes on motorcycles or mopeds. It

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has tripled this year. 17,897 crimes. It seems to be the vehicle

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of choice for criminals. Scotland Yard said no arrests have been made

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in this case yet, nobody was injured, but you can imagine a

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terrifying experience for anyone involved. Thank you.

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Two people have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter

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after a seven-year-old girl died when the bouncy castle

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Summer Grant suffered serious injuries at a funfair

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Fairground workers Shelby and William Thurston

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from Cambridgeshire, appeared at Chelmsford

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NHS patients are calling for a private ambulance service

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to be stripped of its contract after cancer and kidney

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dialysis patients missed crucial appointments.

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The company involved - P.A.S - has admitted letting down dozens

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It has since apologised and says improvements are being made.

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83-year-old David Gower has a severe neurological condition,

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He's been relying on the Private Ambulance Service to get

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to crucial appointments, but the former railway manager

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has been left waiting at his home in Luton

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I've been let down four to five times.

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I'm asking myself, "What have I done to deserve this?"

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And the last time when I was so badly let down,

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at the podiatry or the foot clinic, I'm afraid I had a stress tremor.

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It lasted for about two and a half weeks.

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Since March, the Private Ambulance Service has been contracted to carry

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out 17,000 patient journeys every month across Hertfordshire

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and Bedfordshire, but in just four months, more than 100 people have

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lodged complaints - including cancer and kidney dialysis patients.

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The company says it hasn't had enough ambulances, and some haven't

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It admits significant delays in picking up

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and dropping off patients, and problems for people trying

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The Luton Clinical Commissioning Group has told the Private Ambulance

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Service that it's now got just a month to dramatically

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improve its performance or it'll face a heavy fine.

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The company says it is very sorry for letting down

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so many sick patients, but it says improvements

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Including increasing the number of ambulances and staff available,

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and improving response times at the company's call

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David Gower says, so far, he hasn't seen any improvements,

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and long queues to get through to the Private Ambulance

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I think their contact should be terminated at the end of this month.

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Westfield's expansion of its White city shopping centre will open six

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months ahead of schedule. The ?600 million extension will open in March

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next year. It will have new shops, restaurants and leisure space,

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including a new flagship John Lewis department store. Westfield is

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trying to counter the rise of online shopping by bringing more of its

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retailers to all of its shopping centres.

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When a team of Sea Cadets left London for a Tall Ships race around

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the seas of Northern Europe, they didn't expect to become

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the first British crew to win the event for 31 years.

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The group of 15 to 17 year-olds were given a triumphant homecoming

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Our reporter Chris Slegg joined them as they celebrated their victory.

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The celebratory return of TS Royalist - surprise winners of this

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year's Tall Ships' Race in the Baltics, beating 77 other

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Today, the Sea Cadets aboard headed up the Thames,

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where Tower Bridge was due to open in recognition

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Around 100 Sea Cadets took turns throughout the Tall Ships' Race,

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with 18 teenagers and six adults on board for two weeks at a time.

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We've got a good crew, so we all get along.

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It's not too bad, you don't notice how long you've been away.

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It still feels like the Monday we joined.

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The Sea Cadets gives opportunities to young people.

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It's supported by the Royal Navy and charitable donations.

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For many of these teenagers, this was their first race

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For the youngsters, it has been an absolutely fantastic trip.

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They've all had the time of their life.

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To mark that history-making moment, at just before 3pm this afternoon,

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the Port of London Authority agreed to open Tower Bridge

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Seeing so many people and having so much support for us.

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We haven't won in 32 years or something?

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31, something like that! That's fine.

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It's really nice to bring home a wining ship.

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TS Royalist - Tall Ships' Race champion 2017.

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That's it for now from me, but lets find out what the weather's

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I certainly have. The next few days will be pretty changeable across the

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UK. As far as those years concerned, for us in the south-east it is a

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mixture of sunshine, showers and quite breezy day on Thursday. At the

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moment we have rain on the way, if you have left your washing out, it

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will get wet. Look at that rain coming through, pretty wet and soggy

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but not cold, temperatures no lower than around about 15 or 16 in the

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middle of the town or out in the countryside towards the North.

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The cloud and the rain might drag its heels in the morning but then it

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should be out of the way and we are left with a breezy day, a few

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showers, some of us will get sprinkles of rain, others won't, it

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is one of those days where almost anything could happen.

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By Friday a better day, but the winds will be stronger and in the

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afternoon we will probably catch some showers around.

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Top temperatures ending the working week at around 22 degrees in London.

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Saturday is looking pretty good, temperatures in the low 20s, but a

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change on the way for Sunday. We have got the remnants of the former

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Harry Kane, but it will bring some cloud and that is it. Let's see what

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Darren Bett is to say. Sunshine and showers for tomorrow, a

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spell of rain moves in from the West and clears away from Northern

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Ireland, just about, but we will see rather ragged rain, heavy at times

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with stronger winds, sweeping into England and Wales but clearing later

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from Scotland, back to Wales on the north-west. Temperatures will dip,

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but under the cloud and rain it will be quite a one night ahead.

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Still some cloud and rain early in the morning across southern and

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eastern England, it

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