Health chiefs urge Lambeth and Wandsworth residents to get tested after outbreak of South African variant

Everyone over the age of 11 who lives or works in Lambeth is being asked to take a PCR Covid-19 test after new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa were found in the borough.  The additional testing being introduced will help quickly identify any further cases and help limit any potential spread.

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Husband and wife sentenced for five years after stealing £87k to fund luxury shopping spree

A couple who used credit cards, cheques and false identities to pay for their luxury lifestyle – then complained about a cop who investigated them – have been jailed for a total of five years. The couple, who lived in Queenstown Road, Wandsworth and Gatliff Road, Chelsea conspired together to commit at least a total fraud of £87,897, using fake documents to buy Rolex watches from luxury West End shops.

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Parishioners warned by police about fines after they were turfed out of mass at Polish church in Balham

Police checked on a Polish Catholic church again today during its Easter Sunday Mass after officers shut down its Good Friday service for breaching Covid rules and threatened worshippers with £200 fines. Officers shut down the religious ceremony at Christ The King church, Balham High Road, at around 6pm on Friday – YouTube footage showed one telling worshippers from its pulpit that the gathering was “unlawful” and that they had to go home.

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Arrests made in connection with human trafficking, modern slavery and drug offences in Wandsworth

Members of a criminal network have been arrested for human trafficking and modern slavery in Wandsworth. A total of 11 alleged members of an organised criminal network (OCN) have been arrested for modern slavery and drugs offences following a pre-planned operation by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

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Wandsworth music charity which helps disadvantated kids had equipment stolen by “professional” burglar

A charity which teaches young people to play music instruments has been raided by a professional burglar, who broke in at 2am and stole thousands of pounds of instruments and recording equipment and cycled off on a Santander bike. The first-floor home of the World Heart Beat Music Academy in Kimber Road, Wandsworth, was plundered in the early hours of March 22, with CCTV footage showing only partial pictures of what the culprit looked like.

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Brazilian gang used Santander bikes to traffic three million pounds worth of ‘chem sex’ drugs

A gang who used Santander bikes to traffic a cocktail of hard drugs have been jailed after cops bagged the largest haul of ‘chem sex’ drugs seized in London. Members of a Brazilian drug dealing ring used lockups in Southwark, Wandswroth, Kings Cross and Hoxton to supply an estimated £3million worth of drugs including what is believed to be the largest-ever seizure of GBL in the capital.

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