18 October 2005

18 October 2005

Two arrests after man killed, woman critical

A man was killed and and a woman was left fighting for her life after a car ploughed into them as they walked home earlier today.

The couple, both believed to be in their 40's, were mowed down as they walked through Catford in south east London shortly after midnight.

Police say the pedestrians, who have not been named, were in Bromley Road when they were hit by a Rover 620.

An ambulance took them to a south London hospital where the man died shortly after arrival and the woman remains in a "critical" condition.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

They are being questioned at a south London police station.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: "At approximately 12.05am a Rover 620 vehicle was in collision with two pedestrians in Bromley Road, Catford.

"London Ambulance Service attended and the two pedestrians - a man and a woman, both believed in their 40's - were taken to a south London hospital. The male was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The condition of the female is described as critical.

"Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit at Catford Traffic Garage are investigating.

"It appears at this stage that the Rover left the Shell petrol station on Bromley Hill and travelled north in Bromley Road.

"Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They are in custody at a south London police station."

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8285 1574

South London's 'most wanted'

Lewisham police have issued photographs and details of the four men they want to speak to in connection with a violent abduction, two sex attacks and supplying drugs.

Top of their list is Dwayne Callender, wanted in connection with the alleged kidnap and torture of a 25-year-old man.

The victim was grabbed in Musgrove Road, New Cross, on September 1 and taken to an unknown location.

There he was allegedly beaten and tortured for four-and-a-half days.

Mr Callender, from Brockley, is a dark-skinned black man, 5ft 9in tall, with an athletic build and a distinctive gold tooth.

Detectives are also seeking Dwaine St Michael Israel in connection with the supply of class-A drugs in Lewisham.

He is heavily scarred, 5ft 9in tall and of medium build.

Mr Israel should not be approached.

The two other wanted men are Fatah Debeoussi and Hua Yin He.

Police want to quiz Algerian Debeoussi, 32, also known as Nabal Yagoubi, over an alleged rape in Lewisham High Street on April 9.

The 18-year-old victim was waiting for a bus when two men dragged her into an alley next to the Watchtower pub and took turns to assault her.

Algerian Debeoussi is slim, 5ft 8in tall with short brown hair.

He has a scar above his right eye and a tattoo of a red bird and a black eagle on his right arm.

Hua Yin He, 32, Chinese and with dyed blond hair, is wanted in connection with the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman in Brockley on April 9.

Information on either sex attack inquiry to 020 8284 8300, or on the alleged kidnapping to 020 8284 8433.

Leads on Mr Israel's whereabouts to 020 8284 5101.

Mystery of Flat Death Gun Victim

POLICE have released a picture of a man found dead in his flat who still has not been identified.

They are desperately appealing for help in identifying the 30-year-old who is known by at least two different names.

His body was found with gun shot wounds at 10pm on Monday, September 19 after police were called to the flat in Lucas Court in Bell Green Lane, Sydenham.

Detective Inspector Julian Wyard from the Met's Serious Crime Directorate is leading the investigation. He said: 'We believe the victim was known as both Donaghue Dennis and Biggs, however, neither of these are his real name.

"I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who may know the victim's true identity to please contact me at the incident room."

If you have any information call police on 020 8721 4960 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.


THE race to become the next Young Mayor of Lewisham is entering its final stages.

With nominations now closed, 33 youngsters have spent the past two weeks campaigning to succeed Manny Hawks, who is standing down after a year in office.

The Young Mayor will be given a £25,000 budget to spend on youth projects and can also appoint their own mini-cabinet.

The 33 candidates will face their public on Wednesday, with votes being cast at schools across the borough.

All 11 to 17-year-olds in the borough are eligible to vote, either at their school or college or through a postal vote.

Voting will take place on Wednesday and the winner will be announced on Thursday.

For an interview with the new Young Mayor see next week's News Shopper.

For more information, visit the website youngmayor4lewisham.co.uk



WHEN Keith Suttle wanted to expand his real estate business he found the answer was staring him in the face.

Keith, director of Acorn Estate Agents in Brockley, south east London, 42, says: "It suddenly struck me that the dilapidated toilets right opposite us were the perfect property.

"It took a lot of persuasion, but in the end the council sold it to us six years ago for £12,000. Now we've had it refurbished and it's worth £110,000."



DOCTOR Who fans posed with a Dalek at a bookshop's birthday celebrations.

The Dalek invaded Kirkdale Bookshop, Kirkdale, Sydenham, on Saturday.

The idea came to owner Geraldine Cox, 58, when the bookshop had a recent Harry Potter evening.

She said: "We just thought it would be a bit of fun and it seems to have captured everyone's imagination."

Ms Cox opened the shop in 1966 with her father Alec.

They decided to open in Sydenham because there was no bookshop in the area at the time.


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