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Police release CCTV footage of suspect in Sydenham stabbing

15/07/2022
Police are investigating a stabbing at Westwood Hill which left an 18-year-old man in critical condition, on Monday, August 8. More: https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/crime/watch-police-release-cctv-footage-of-suspect-in-sydenham-stabbing/

Multiple roads across South East London close after 300-litre spillage

09/08/2022
Firefighters have been called to a large oil spillage on the South Circular in the Forest Hill area. A crane lorry has leaked approximately 300 litres of hydraulic oil affecting almost four miles of the South Circular More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/lewisham-oil-spill-live-updates-24713800

Westwood Hill stabbing live: Updates as teenager fights for life

09/08/2022
The man, believed to be in his late teens, was found with stab wounds in the evening. Police were called to Westwood Hill just after 7pm More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/westwood-hill-stabbing-live-updates-24705500

London river find of huge haul of weapons including Uzi submachine gun

08/08/2022
A family’s summer’s day out by a river in south London took a sinister turn when they fished out an Uzi submachine gun and up to 10 other firearms More: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/river-london-linear-park-uzi-guns-b2140318.html

Bell Green Lane Sydenham fire: Carpentry workshop damaged

28/07/2022
The fire broke out in Bell Green Lane just after 11.30pm yesterday (July 27). Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20584796.bell-green-lane-sydenham-fire-carpentry-workshop-damaged/

Angry locals appeal to stop tower block

15/07/2022
Campaigners will appeal the High Court’s decision to back Lewisham Council’s approval of 110 council homes next to the Sydenham Hill Wood nature reserve. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/angry-locals-appeal-stop-tower-24501151

Victorian footbridge set for £700,000 refurbishment

15/07/2022
A 2018 assessment report deemed Cox’s Walk footbridge “hazardous” because its supporting walls were at risk of collapse More: https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/victorian-footbridge-set-for-700000-refurbishment/

Mais House development approved on Sydenham Hill estate

12/07/2022
110 new social homes are set to be built on the estate, replacing a set of garages and a block of flats that have been empty since 2018. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20271377.lewisham-mais-house-development-approved-sydenham-hill-estate/

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