Wandsworth News Weekly Round Up: 27th August – 2nd September

Wandsworth News Weekly Round Up: 27th August – 2nd September


At the end of every week, News Editor Chloe Desave will give you a quick read of some of the latest and biggest news happening in our wonderful borough.


27th August- 2nd September


  • A 16 year old boy was shot in York Road, Battersea just by the Shell Petrol station this morning. Officers along with specialist firearms colleagues were called to the area at 12.45am. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition suffering from gunshot wounds although he is now stable. No arrests have been made so far.



  • A man found guilty of killing his date in a speedboat crash near Putney Bridge has appealed against his conviction, despite still being on the run. Jack Shepherd was sentenced to six years in July for the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown. The Court of Appeal have confirmed that Shepard has lodged appeals against his convictions and sentence. Shepherd left the country prior to his trial back in July. The victim’s family said it was “not fair” Shepherd had not faced justice.


  • Kingston Crown Court has heard that the former director and co-founder of Earlsfield children’s soft play company, Eddie Catz, was found to have spied on dozens of women and children in the toilets and changing rooms at Putney Leisure Centre. Darren Johnson, who’s from Putney, used “peepholes” to film women and children getting changed. Johnson was caught after two 14-year-old girls spotted his phone from under the cubicle next to them and alerted staff. Police seized two computers containing hundreds of images of women in various states of undress. He admitted five counts of voyeurism over a 12 year period however, his barrister said his offending occurred over “a few months” in 2007 and a second period in 2016 and 2017.


  • Earlsfield’s two railway bridges will be getting a makeover to improve the street scene in that part of the borough. Work has now begun as contractors working for Network Rail have started cleaning the bridges ahead of both being repainted in an attractive heritage-style railway green colour. Both bridges will also have the name of the station printed prominently on them to recreate their original Victorian-era appearance. New netting will also be also installed underneath them to improve pigeon proofing.


Copyright Noel Foster


  • Over 100 local residents joined the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Piers McCausland, to mark the 120th anniversary of the Cafe on Tooting Bec Common on Bank Holiday Monday. A historic board giving the history of the cafe was unveiled by the Mayor plus a short walk to the newly renovated fossilised tree by the lake by Chair of the Tooting History Group, Janet Smith. The event was jointly organised by Tooting History Group and The Friends of Tooting Common.


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September 2nd, 2018

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