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£5K reward offered Two-year anniversary of Muswell Hill Arson

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Police are offering a reward of £5,000 as they continue to appeal for information on the two-year anniversary of a fire that destroyed a community centre in Muswell Hill in the early hours of Wednesday 5 June, 2013.
The Metropolitan Police Service is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the fire at the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association in Coppetts Road, Barnet in June 2013.

Officers are also releasing a CCTV image of a light-coloured Toyota Corolla Verso vehicle, which was seen in very close proximity to the centre immediately before the time of the incident, and are keen to identify and trace either the driver, the owner or anyone with information about the vehicle.

Officers will also be handing out appeal leaflets to local residents in the area surrounding the community centre throughout today .

At 03:23hrs, officers were called by the London Fire Brigade to reports of the fire at the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association in Coppetts Road, N10. Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade attended and two properties close to the blaze were also evacuated.

The fire, which is being investigated as arson, completely destroyed the community centre and it has since been demolished. Graffiti reading ‘EDL’ was found on the outside of building and police are treating the incident as a Hate Crime.

Specialist officers from the Met’s Counter-Terrorism Command are leading the investigation into the incident and detectives continue to appeal for anyone with information to get in touch.
They would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Coppetts Road on the evening of 4 June or the early hours of 5 June, 2013 or who may have any information regarding this incident to contact them.

Superintendent Paula Light from Barnet Borough Police said:

“I have been amazed by the calm resolve and positivity that the communities in Barnet have shown in the wake of this incident. The support that people from all different communities, including Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities, have shown each other in the face of such adversity has been truly remarkable.

“We are still determined to identify the person or persons responsible for this act, and I would urge anybody with information to call the incident room or to contact Crimestoppers, which is completely anonymous – it is not too late.”
Anyone who can assist police should call the Incident Room on 020 7230 3046, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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