28/12/2017 London News


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Good evening, welcome to BBC

London News, I'm Claudia-Liza Armah.

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More details now of the woman found

dead in a north London park.

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Police say she was

22-year-old Iuliana Tudos.

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She'd been missing since

Christmas Eve when she was last seen

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heading for a bus home from Camden.

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Tolu Adeoye reports

from Finsbury Park.

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Flowers and cards have been left

here outside Finsbury Park

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for 22-year-old Iuliana Tudos,

whose body was discovered

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here yesterday afternoon.

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Iuliana was reported missing

on the 24th of December,

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but it was only yesterday at around

4:30 that a member of the public

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found her body inside

an outbuilding

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next to the sports pitch

here in Finsbury Park.

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Officers and the London

Ambulance Service were called,

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but she was pronounced dead

at the scene.

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Now, the park has been open

for much of the day,

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but a significant area

was cordoned off.

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We've seen forensic teams working,

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and the police tent

is still up this evening.

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We don't know how

Iuliana was killed,

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but this is being

treated as a murder investigation.

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A postmortem was due to take place

today at Haringey mortuary.

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Police are keen to speak to anyone

who may have seen anything

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suspicious over the holiday period.

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They say they are trying to piece

together a timeline of events

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and work out a motive

for this attack.

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So they are appealing for anyone

who's seen anything to come forward.

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Tolu Adeoye reporting there.

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A great-grandmother says she's been

unable to leave her flat for seven

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months after the lift

in her block broke down.

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Bernice Grant and her daughter say

they have been offered a new place

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but they may have to pay

for it to be made suitable

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for the 81-year-old, who's disabled.

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Emma North reports.

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For seven months, Bernice Grant

hasn't left her flat.

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I miss going out.

To see people and talk to people.

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I want to go places.

Go to the day centre, to service.

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But now I can't go anywhere.

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The lift in her block in Penge

broke down at the end of May.

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It is still broken.

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Arthritis stops Mrs Grant

from moving very far,

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and the four flights up to her flat

are well beyond her.

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She relies entirely on her daughter.

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Thank you very much.

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My daughter, she has done her best.

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She sees that I have something

to eat and drink

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in the days while she is away.

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She keep in touch

with me all the time.

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And she comes home in the evening,

I am so glad to see her.

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The housing association which

owns the block said

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replacing the lifts takes time

and isn't straightforward.

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It also says two other

properties have been offered

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to Mrs Grant and her daughter.

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Mrs Grant needs a wheelchair

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and says they had to turn one down

because it was on a steep slope.

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The other, her daughter says,

was uninhabitable.

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A spokesman for Affinity Sutton

said, "Whenever we make

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an offer to a tenant,

we ensure we are satisfied

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the property meets the whole

household's needs in terms

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of accessibility and location."

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Mrs Grant and her daughter

have been offered

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and have said yes to a new flat,

but they have been told it is not

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suitable for someone who is disabled

and there is no money to pay for any

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changes - they may

have to foot the bill.

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I am blessed, she's my mum.

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She done a lot for us

when we were young and growing up.

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It's payback time.

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Just take our time,

being together is the main thing.

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The main thing is, once we have

somewhere to call our home again,

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that it what we want,

that is what we need.

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Both Mrs Grant and her daughter say

they can't wait for next year,

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they want things to get better

whatever the cost.

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Emma North, BBC London News.

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A woman has been left

with life-changing injuries

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after she was sprayed

with acid in East London.

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The 36-year-old had been walking

alone on Westferry Road

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near South Quay station

at around seven o'clock last night

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when she was attacked.

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She was taken to hospital with burns

to her face and leg.

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A new crowdfunding website

has been launched

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to try and help

the capital's homeless.

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It's called Beam, and the idea

is that people donate money online

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to individuals who are homeless

to help them get training

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and qualifications to do

the job they want to do.

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People can simply go to the website,

which is wearebeam.org.

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They can meet homeless people,

read their stories,

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individuals who are referred

by homelessness charities.

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They can read their career

aspirations and contribute

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to the funding of those campaigns.

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It might be an individual becoming

a plumber, electrician or teacher.

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These are all different

employment pathways

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Alex Bushill will be here tomorrow

morning with Breakfast.

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I'll leave you with

the weather from Phil Avery.

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Hello, I'm afraid

it's going be one of those starts

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to the day on Friday,

quite a bit of rain with us,

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and on the cold side as well.

quite a bit of rain with us,

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The rain clears away and then it's

a mix of sunny spells and showers.

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The early rain through the night

will be falling onto pretty cold

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surfaces, so just watch out for ice

if you are on the move

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first thing on Friday,

and for a time we might just be

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on the southern fringe of all

the snow that you will have heard

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about through the bulletins of late.

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Once that rain has gone,

a mix of sunny spells and showers,

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the showers urged along

by a noticeable westerly breeze,

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temperatures never better

than about eight or nine

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in the centre of town.

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And it's a wet start

to Saturday as well,

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though thankfully that moves away

on quite a noticeable

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southwesterly breeze,

and then we get a wee bit

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of brightness following

on through the afternoon

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and look at those temperatures,

12 or 13 degrees or so,

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and we keep a similar sort of thing

going as we get on through Sunday,

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a fraction cooler on Monday.

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Here's Ben with the national

weather picture.

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