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Defenceless 90-year-old subjected to horrific attack

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Detectives are appealing for information following a violent assault on a 90-year-old woman in Brent that has left her hospitalised with serious injuries.

Iris Warner was discovered by her son at around 12:45hrs on Monday, 4 June in her house where she has lived for decades in Brampton Road, NW9.

She had been severely beaten and was slipping in and out of consciousness. London Ambulance Service were called and Iris was immediately rushed to hospital where she currently remains.

At first Iris was deemed to be in a critical condition and her life hung in the balance. Although her condition has improved, she remains seriously ill. She has also recovered consciousness but requires ongoing and intensive treatment.

Jeffrey Warner, 60, who found Iris, and Iris’ sister Lesley Tranter, in her 70s, have today (Friday, 8 June) released shocking photos of their mother in her hospital bed, which reveal the terrible bruising she has been left with all over her face and down the entire length of her body.

The family hope that the images will prompt the public to come forward with information that will help police catch her attacker.

Jeffrey said in a statement: “We are shocked and appalled at the violence used against our mother Iris, better known as Anne to her friends and family – a defenceless 90-year-old-woman. It has left us feeling stunned and sickened. We appeal for anyone with information that could assist police in their investigation to come forward. The person responsible must be brought to justice.”

Her family said Iris is highly independent and uses the bus to travel to do her regular shops at nearby supermarkets. She also visits the local newsagent every day, and is particularly fond of doing crosswords.

Officers believe Iris was attacked at some point between midday on Saturday, 2 June and midday on Monday, 4 June. As Iris has been unable to provide a definitive account of events, police cannot be more specific at this time.

Iris, who is a mother-of-two, grandmother and great-grandmother, has told officers that she does remember being woken up in bed by a man standing over her who she believes struck her in the face multiple times with some kind of instrument. However, she cannot provide any further description of her assailant.

The bedroom had been left in a messy manner indicating the man had conducted a hurried search for items but at this time it has not been established if anything was stolen.

While such crimes are statistically very rare, police in Brent have acted quickly to provide extra patrols in the vicinity of Brampton Road in order to reassure the public – and are urging residents to remain aware, but not alarmed.

Detective Inspector Saj Hussain, from Brent CID, said: “This was a horrific attack carried out on a very vulnerable elderly woman in her own home, and must have been absolutely terrifying for Iris. She has various medical complications on top of the injuries sustained in the assault that are likely to keep her in hospital for a very long time.

“Her family are desperate for any information from the public that could help us catch this man. We would like the public to think back to last weekend into Monday 4, June about what they might have seen in the Brampton Road area.

“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in that location between midday on Saturday and midday on Monday, or did you see Iris herself at any point during this time in the area? It is important not to dismiss any information you might have as unimportant – it could prove vital to our investigation.

“Please contact us as soon as possible if you know anything about this appalling crime or the person who may have committed it. Any information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

“Finally, I’d like to remind the public that crimes of this nature are incredibly rare, so we do not want the public to be alarmed. It always pays to be vigilant about anyone acting suspiciously that you see and to ensure that your home is as secure as you can make it. There is comprehensive advice on the Met Police website with a checklist and tips on what steps to take to help protect your home.”

Anyone with information can contact Brent CID on 07747 476161. Alternatively call police via 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting ref: CAD 3347/4June. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Kingsbury Shooting three taken to hospital

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Three people have been injured following a shooting outside of a busy London Tube Station.

Daily violent headlines about london’s out of control bloodbath are hitting the headlines.

Emergency services rushed to the incident on Kingsbury High Road, Brent at around 9:45pm.

The incident is not terror related and is being treat as a gang related incident.

Twitter was flooded with reports and images of a shooting at the location.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service were alerted at around 2145hrs on Monday, 20 August, to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, NW9.

“Officers from Brent attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.

London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.43 to reports of an incident on Kingsbury Road.

“We dispatched a number of resources including the London Air Ambulance by road.

“Three patients were found at the scene and they were taken to hospital.”

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Rude note left on Ambulance while paramedics deal with an emergency

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Paramedics have returned to their Ambulance to find a rude note on the windscreen claiming they waited 45 minutes for their drive to be unblocked.

If you need to leave your house urgently please come and knock on the door of the house where the emergency is happening, and if we can we will move the Ambulance.

Have you been angered by an emergency service vehicle blocking your drive?

The Paramedics returned to their ambulance in Leicester and were urged to “have some consideration when parking?

Surely that is the last thing going through a Paramedics mind dealing with a 999 call out, oh let’s wait a moment while we park this Ambulance more considerately while someone is laid moments from death on the floor when minutes matter in a life or death situation.

Paramedics dealing with an emergency in Leicester were left a note urging them to “have some consideration” about their parking.

The note “Please have some consideration where you park the ambulance!” the note said. “This is not the first time.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust criticised the “rude” note and said the crew parked as “considerately as possible” in the early hours of the morning.

Lee Brentnall, paramedic and ambulance operations manager for Leicestershire, said: “It is so disappointing to see that a rude note has yet again been left on one of our ambulances.

“This upsets our dedicated ambulance crews when they are trying to help our patients and do their job.

“Leaving a note will not resolve the situation as we are unlikely to see it until we are leaving in the ambulance to take the patient to a hospital or to go to our next job.”

Mr Brentnall added: “Our crews are approachable. If you genuinely need to leave your house urgently and we are blocking your access, please come and knock on the door where the emergency is taking place.

“Sometimes we will be able to move the vehicle, for example, if we are treating a patient but they do not need both of us there at the time.

What did our Twitter followers say? 

Karen Canner tweeted Police Hour saying “We moved our car and invited an ambulance to park on our drive to easier reach our neighbour who was in need and had a skip on her driveway. would anyone be angry at a person having a medical emergency being helped? i just don’t get it.”

Silent Running said I cannot understand the mentality of people complaining, i’m sure they’d be all for it if they were the ones being saved, the selfish, non-empathetic bastards

You can block my entrance or back passage anytime

Rachel said “Erm yeah no I havnt and wouldn’t even if my car was stuck I’d wait they’d not do it unless they had no choice”

Well to be fair what kind of person would actually be angered by an ambulance blocking them in, Have we really lost the basic ability to communicate.

 

 

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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