12 January 2006

12 January 2006

School shut while police hunt man

A secondary school has been shut while police hunt for a man believed to be hiding in the ceiling cavities. Lewisham Council said teachers at Crofton School, Lewisham, first became suspicious that somebody was entering the school out of hours in December.

On Monday they caught sight of the man after they heard him moving around. The south-east London school will be shut until next week. Year 11 students will study for their GCSEs in a building the man has not accessed.

Boy in plot to kill his family

A BOY of 14 murdered his younger sister and tried to beat his brother to death as he plotted to kill his whole family so he could be adopted "by a rich couple", a court heard yesterday. The boy, of Brockley, South East London, denies murder, attempted murder and arson. See also.

Call to rid roads of speed humps

A CAMPAIGNER who has got the hump with sleeping policemen is urging others to join his crusade against them. Nick Hill, of Birkhall Road, Catford, thinks speed humps are a waste of money which cause accidents and damage to cars "thudding" over them. To see Mr Hill's website, visit www.roadhumpcampaign.org

Extra pool is splash news

A NEW swimming pool for Deptford is expected to get the nod of approval tonight. The 25m, six-lane pool would be built at Wavelengths Leisure Centre in Giffin Street alongside the existing complex. It would provide extra space for swimming lessons and improve fitness facilities, said a Lewisham council report. More people swim than do any other sport in the borough, according to the council.

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