28 February 2007

28th February 2007

Spate of lead thefts from roofs

RESIDENTS must be vigilant after a wave of thefts of lead from roofs. Lewisham police are warning Downham residents to be on the lookout after a spate of reports concerning the thefts.

If you have seen anything suspicious or have any information about who is involved in these thefts, call the Downham Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8721 2486 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Busy Day for Firefighters

Seven emergency services vehicles were called to the Malling House tower block in Lewisham Park, opposite Lewisham Hospital, after reports of heavy smoke on the thirteenth floor. Firefighters found rubbish had been set alight in a room containing the building's litter chute.

A family who live opposite the chute were told to remain in their flat while firefighters, using breathing apparatus, tackled the blaze.

Robbed at gun-point

A MUSICIAN was arrested today on suspicion of falsely reporting being robbed at gun-point for £4,000 worth of musical equipment.

Lewisham police received a call this morning from the man, who said he had been robbed while sitting in his car. He told officers a man wearing a grey hood and a black scarf held a gun to his head before emptying the contents of his boot.

The 29-year-old, from Brockley, is helping police with their enquiries.


Badmantra visits Lewisham

Davenport Road Explosion

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