Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Assault Witnesses Sought

Police are appealing after a man was seriously assaulted on April 25th 2011 at about 7.15am on Osidge lane, London N14. The victim aged 38 had just parked his car in Manor drive, N14 on his way to work as a gardener. He was apparently waiting to cross Osidge Lane and witnesses might recall he was carrying a hammer and a garden fork in his hands. As he waited to cross a white car has stopped and flashed the car lights to allow him to cross. However as he began to cross the road the white car accelerated and struck the victim knocking him to the ground.
As he lay on the ground he was approached by three males who began a sustained attack. The victim was struck with a sprit level, threatened with blinding and received eye injuries, a broken bone in his leg and serious knee injuries that will require further surgery.
Police have arrested three men on suspicion of causing Grievous bodily harm, however the driver of the car is still being sought. DC Nick Harvey of the Community Safety Unit said "This man received serious injuries as a result of a prolonged assault and being struck by a car. Whoever was driving this car carried out an apparently intentional assault with his vehicle, the driver is dangerous and needs to be found. I would appeal to any witness to this incident to contact police with any information they have, no mater how small, this could be the piece of the puzzle that proves vital."
You can contact police by phoning Tel 020 8733 5808 Or if you do not want to give your name please call CrimeStoppers on Tel 0800 555 111 and quote reference number 2410012/11.

M1 Fire Arrests

Officers from Barnet CID, who are investigating a number of suspicious fires across the borough, carried out early morning arrests today across Barnet and Harrow. Two fires in the Moat Mount Open Space, Mill Hill, NW7; one of which occurred between 14 and 15 April and the other between 15 and 16 April, have been linked to the fire that resulted in wide-scale traffic disruption when a blaze broke out at Apex Metal Recycling, Ellesmere Ave, Mill Hill, London on Friday 15 April 2011.

This fire caused the closure of the M1 motorway, which runs on a bridge directly above the scene of the fire, caused serious damage to the recycling yard, the motorway bridge and extensive traffic disruption.
Five people aged between 14 and 17 were arrested this morning and are in custody at a North London Police Station. A number of items were seized during the operation for forensic examination. DCI Roycroft of Barnet CID said, " Although we are pursuing a number of active leads into these fires we would still ask that anyone who has any information about these crimes contact Barnet police. Your information could be invaluable to the investigation and bringing those responsible to justice".
Anyone with information is asked to call Barnet police on 0300 123 1212 or, if you don't want to give your name, call CrimeStoppers on Tel 0800 555 111

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