10 April 2006

10 April 2006

Man accused of murder shot dead

Andrew Wanoghu, 26, died in Brockley, south-east London, on Saturday, when he was shot in the back and heart. Almost two years ago he had been due to stand trial for shooting Damien Cope, 22, outside Browns nightclub in Holborn, central London, in July 2002.

Mr Wanoghu walked free when the case was dropped and Lucy Cope then set up Mothers Against Guns. Mr Wanoghu, of Deptford, south-east London, was found after reports of a shooting in Pendrell Road at about 0130 BST. He had been shot in the back and heart.

Kitchen hanging tragedy

A "HAPPY-GO-LUCKY" taxi driver hanged himself from a kitchen cupboard just as he appeared to have got his life back on track, an inquest heard today. Ray Chapman, 47, was discovered by his flatmate in the early hours of January 3 - two days after he had seen in the new year with his young children.
He had overcome an addiction to drugs, secured a job as a cab driver and seemed happy before he died, Southwark Coroner's Court heard on Wednesday. Mr Chapman was discovered hanging from by an electric cable at his home in Mercator Road, Lewisham.

Eyesore transformed at railway station

Contractor Homegrown Timber (Rail) Ltd has already cleared the site of scrub and a mass of accumulated rubbish that has made the site in Brockley such an eyesore over the years.

Among the litter were hundreds of bottles, which will be recycled. The company is working to a plan put forward by Brockley Cross Action Group (BXAG), which is made up of people who want to turn the land into Brockley Common.

The clearance has altered the look of the site already and contractors are planting a variety of native shrubs and trees, such as hawthorn, hazel and rowan, to encourage wildlife.

1 comment:

obifromsouthlondon said...

what can i say. live by the gun die by it.