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Police shoot man and arrest six others in Deptford

Image copyright Google Image caption Police had been called over concerns about a woman inside a property and man with a gun Armed police shot a man and arrested six others after stopping a car in south-east London. The Met was called to Lewisham Road in Deptford just before 04:00 GMT over concerns about a woman’s welfare and reports about a man with a gun. A man in his 20s was shot when officers stopped a vehicle near Blackheath Road. He was taken to hospital in a non life-threatening condition…

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Deptford fire death: Brother of Joel Uhrie was ‘at risk’ before arson

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Joel dreamed of becoming a firefighter, his family said The brother of a seven-year-old boy who was killed in an arson attack was known to be at risk a month before his sibling’s death, the BBC understands. Joel Urhie’s body was found in the bedroom he shared with his mother at the house in Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, on 7 August. Sam Uhrie, 21, was stabbed in a fight outside the property on 11 June. The Met Police shared this information with social…

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Deptford road crash: Cyclist dies

Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened near McDonald’s on Evelyn Street in Deptford, south-east London, at about 10:15 BST A cyclist has died in a collision involving a car in London. The crash happened near the junction of Bestwood Street and Evelyn Street, a busy road in Deptford, in the south-east of the city, at about 10:15 BST. The driver of the car stopped and paramedics attended, but the man died at the scene. The crash comes months after another cyclist died in a hit-and-run on Childers Street,…

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Deptford fire: Two men arrested after boy’s fire death

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Joel Urhie dreamed of becoming a firefighter, his family said Two men have been arrested suspicion of murder after a seven-year-old boy was killed in a house fire. Joel Urhie died in a “very severe fire” at his home in Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, in the early hours of Tuesday. His mother Sophie and sister Sarah jumped to safety from the first floor. The arrested men, aged 21 and 29, have also been held on suspicion of attempted murder and arson with intent…

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Deptford house fire: Murder probe after boy dies

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Joel Urhie’s body was found inside the house after the blaze in Deptford The death of a seven-year-old boy killed in a house fire is being treated as murder, the Met Police has said. Joel Urhie was found after a “very severe fire” at his home in Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, in the early hours. Joel’s mother and sister managed to escape. His father John said: “It’s terrible, the pain we cannot forget.” Det Supt Jane Corrigan said the force has “no idea”…

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Deptford fire: Boy, 7, found dead after ‘suspicious’ blaze

Image copyright Google Image caption The boy was found dead in the house on Adolphus Street in Deptford A seven-year-old boy has died in a “suspicious” house fire in south-east London. Two women had to jump to safety from the first floor of a house in Adolphus Street, Deptford, in the early hours of Tuesday morning. About 35 firefighters were sent to the scene and found a “very severe fire” raging in the property, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. The boy’s body was found inside. Police have launched an arson…

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