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Deptford Sex Offender And His Daughter Had Limbs Chopped Off After Being Strangled In His Flat.

A child sex offender was strangled and dismembered in his Deptford flat.

Noel Brown, 69, was found dead alongside his daughter Marie Brown, 41, in his flat on New Butt Lane in the early hours of December 4.

Police believe Mr Brown may have been killed late at night on November 30, and that his daughter interrupted his killer dismembering her dad’s body two days later and strangled her too.

“Parts of both his arms and a part of one of his legs have been removed from the scene and those have not been recovered,” he said.

“In my 27 years of policing, I have not seen anything quite like this.”

Detectives are keeping an open mind over the motive, but are investigating whether Mr Brown’s murder was linked to his 1999 conviction for a child sex offence.

News Shopper: Noel Brown and Marie Brown

Ms Brown leaves behind two daughters and her family have said they are still in “shock and disbelief” that anyone would attack her.

In a statement by her family, it said “no one should ever have to feel this pain”.

It read: “As a family we are struggling to put together an appeal because we are still in shock and disbelief.

“Marie was the peacemaker and we cannot understand why this would happen to her.

“Marie was everything and we miss her so much, we are hurting and this is painful and we don’t want this to happen to someone else.

“Marie was a calm peaceful person, slow to anger and quick to forgive, she never got caught up in any sort of fight and avoided feuds with anyone because she didn’t want to be a part of anyone’s upset.

“To know Marie would be to know how much she loved. Her life was her kids and how much she loved them and would do anything for them.”

New CCTV footage released shows a suspect walking towards New Butt Lane on December 2.

News Shopper: CCTV footage of a suspect police would like to identify

The footage shows a man in a dark hooded top walking along Deptford Broadway and Reginald Road around 5am on December 2.

Inspector Harding said: “It is extremely important that we find out who this man with the rucksack is as he is now of very significant interest to our investigation.

READ MORE: Man found strangled and dismembered alongside his daughter in his Deptford home was a convicted sex offender

“We really need the public’s help with this case so that we can bring to account whoever is responsible for this appalling double murder that has left Noel’s family deeply upset and Marie’s two daughters motherless, and the wider family utterly bereft.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the investigation team on the dedicated incident room number – 020 8721 4205, or via 101. You can also tweet police @MetCC. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

READ MORE: ‘There’s a double murderer walking among us’: Fear grips Deptford estate after dad and daughter killed

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Mayor Khan In Bid To Slash Business Rates To Save London Night-time Economy

London mayor has called for the cutting of business rates for night clubs, pubs and bars.

Sadiq Khan wants to save the London night-time economy by cutting business rates many of which have risen by as much as 50% in recent years and causing many businesses to fold up faced by crippling debts and overhead costs

Khan published his economic development strategy this week, and has said the government should shake-up the business rates systems to save London firms, especially businesses in the centre of the capital.

He is calling on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to review its valuations for clubs, restaurants and live music venues, saying he is concerned these businesses faced disproportionately large rises in business rates in this year’s revaluation of the property tax.

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Some properties in central London were saddled with 50 per cent rate rises.

Alex Probyn, president of ratings advisory firm Altus Group, said: “The night-time economy is vital in reinventing and revitalising many of London’s towns centres and in maintaining its draw as a cultural capital.

“Business rates are a blunt instrument for such targeted support, especially if the Mayor is looking for the VOA to take a national approach.”

Top London Store Sells Top Range Designer Bags For Fraction Of Cost Following Online Pricing Error

Many lucky people snapped up luxury designer handbags from Harrods for just a tiny fraction of the price after an apparent website blunder.

The top London department store completely sold out of its cheap Aspinal of London handbags online on Thursday after gleeful shoppers quickly realised the upmarket bags were listed as heavily under-priced.

Fine Italian leather handbags which would have usually cost several hundred pound were listed at under £5.

One £250 pure leather tote bag cost just £2.13, while the brand’s Marylebone tote bag usually costing £950 was on sale for just £8.08.

Pricing gaffe: The Aspinal of London designer handbags were massively under-priced online. (Harrods)

An Aspinal of London Lottie shoulder bag, which usually costs £340, was also being bought by buyers for just £3.61.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes and luck when I saw the handbags,” one delighted shopper told the Standard.

‘Sorry this item is sold out’: The Essential Pebble Tote which usually sells for £250. (Harrods)

“Now I hope that Harrods honour the mistake and I get my £800 handbag for a fiver.”

The pricing gaffe appeared to affect most of the range, although a few handbags remained listed at full price.

The correctly-priced £950 bag with its cheaper version beside it. (Harrods)

By Thursday evening, the entire range of the cut-price handbags were sold out on the Harrods website.

According to one shopper, who said her entire office were quickly buying up the bargain accessories, the last three handbags were bought at just before 4pm.

The customers have called on Harrods to honour the mistake and still dispatch the handbags to the lucky shoppers.

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Police Release Images Of Two Men Accused of Finsbury Park Rape

Police have released CCTV images of two men suspected of raping a woman near Finsbury Park.

The victim, who is in her early 20s, was assaulted after meeting two men at a festival in the park on September 23rd.

The attack took place in a vehicle between 11pm and 1am the following morning – she was then dropped off in the Elephant and Castle area.

One of the suspects is described as black, slim build, with short black hair, a tuft of hair on his chin and slight facial scarring.

 

Watch Police footage of suspects

The second suspect is also described as black, of slim build with a black goatee and short hair.

 

DC Caroline Himsworth from the child abuse and sexual offenses command says “I am appealing to the public to assist us in catching these two dangerous individuals who carried out this horrific attack.”

Anyone with information should contact the Metropolitan Police.

2 LONDON TEENAGERS JAILED FOR LIFE FOR MURDER OF WALTHAMSTOW BOY

Two tenageers have been jailed for life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy in an ambush stabbing.

Ezra Abeka-Soares and Morgan Mockford, both 18, were handed life sentences at the Old Bailey today (Monday, December 4) for killing Elijah Dornelly in Walthamstow High Street on May 7.

The court heard how the pair had ventured “way off patch” to sell drugs on the day of the murder.

Armed with knives, they waited behind a phone box before pouncing on keen footballer Elijah that evening.

The teenager was able to dodge the first blow from Abeka-Soares but was then stabbed in the stomach by Mockford.

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The seriously injured victim, of Higham Hill, managed to run into the nearby Arabian Nights cafe, but suffered massive blood loss and was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later.

Police traced the killers’ movements to a nearby fast food restaurant and they were identified by local officers before being arrested at their homes on May 15.

Mockford, of Randolf Road, Walthamstow, and Abeka-Soares, of Caxton Road, Southall, were found guilty of murder last month by a majority of 10 to two after a three-week trial.

Following the verdicts, Elijah’s mother, Edith Acayo-Ogol, described him a “good” and “helpful” boy who loved playing football.

The single mother-of-four said he got good results in his exams and was hoping for a career as a PE teacher.

She said: “My daughters are both very shocked and have been left without a brother.”

The defendants, who both had previous convictions for carrying knives, were handed life sentences by Judge Andrew Lees QC.

Mockford, who was 17 at the time, will spend at least 17 years behind bars for the killing, with a 30-month sentence for carrying a blade to run concurrently.

Abeka-Soares was jailed for life with a minimum term of 19 years, with four years concurrent for possessing a knife.

This invariably means that half his life is already over.

FOREIGN GRENFELL TOWERS FIRE VICTIMS GRANTED EXTENSION FOR IMMIGRATION AMNESTY APPLICATION

Foreign nationals who lived illegally in the ill fated Grenfell Tower have been given more time to apply for the government’s immigration amnesty.

An extra two months has been given for undocumented residents living in the tower to claim protection from deportation , the Home Office announced on Thursday (November 30).

There are still fears some foreign nationals staying in Grenfell have yet to come forward to access help and support because of fear of reprisals .

A policy on leave to remain outside the Immigration Rules for eligible residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk was introduced in July to ensure victims of the tragedy get the access they need to vital services, irrespective of immigration status.

In October, it was announced that those who qualify under this policy and are granted an initial 12 months’ leave outside the rules will be eligible to have their leave extended and qualify for permanent residence after five years’ leave, subject to meeting security, criminality and fraud checks.

The time period for people to come forward had been due to expire on November 30 , but the Home Office confirmed it will be extended until January 31 2018.

Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis said: “The welfare of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire is a top priority for this government.

“The policy we have introduced will enable those who are eligible to regularise their stay in the UK, ensure there is a firm legal basis for providing support, and enable these victims to assist with the Inquiry in the knowledge that their immigration status is secure.

The remains of Grenfell Tower is being covered by white plastic sheeting (Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

“Pushing back the deadline will give survivors an additional opportunity to come forward if they have not done so already.”

Anyone who has not yet come forward can find out how to do so by calling the Home Office Grenfell Team on 0208 196 4531.

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POLICE ATTEND TO REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED AT OXFORD STREET ON BUSIEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR

Police were called at 16:38hrs on Friday, 24 November to a number of reports of shots fired on Oxford Street and underground at Oxford Circus tube station.

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Police responded as if the incident was terrorist related. Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from British Transport Police.

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Members of the public who are on Oxford Street are being warned go into a building and stay inside until further direction.

They are also advised to avoid travelling to the Oxford Street area.

At this stage police have not located any casualities but are still searching the area.

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