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Police at Riddlesdown railway station near Purley, South London where a woman and a young boy, believed to be three years old, died today when they were hit by a main line train in the morning rush hour

Mother and 3-year-old son killed by train at Riddlesdown station in south London during morning rush hour

Witnesses say woman jumped in front of train in Surrey, dragging child with her

Witnesses horror after seeing man plunge 80ft from balcony at Westfield Stratford City and land on unsuspecting shopper

Both people are reported to have suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Royal London Hospital in east London

Investigation launched after man is killed by metal sign that fell from betting shop in Camden Town, North London

Unnamed man was walking past the William Hill bookmakers in Camden Road when the shop's sign fell

Hit-and-run horror as woman struck by two cars near Buckingham Palace dies

Police later traced the vehicle to an address in Hendon and arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop

Two stabbed in mass fight near London's Regent Street

Police are appealing for information after two men were stabbed in a fight involving approximately 20 males.

Shipping tycoon's daughter Alexandra Lucy Hoegh found hanged on blind cord

The two-year-old daughter of one of the country’s richest men has died after becoming tangled in a blind cord. Alexandra Lucy Hoegh was found in her cot by her mother Dana, who witnesses said ran out into the street screaming for help.

Jury rules that falling masonry death at restaurant was accidental

The death of a man killed by a piece of falling masonry as he sat at a restaurant was an accident, an inquest jury has ruled.

12-year-old girl hit by Tube train in Brixton

A 12-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being struck by a Tube train.

London's Greenwich foot tunnel closed after reports of 'unusual smell'

A tunnel under the River Thames had to be shut after seven pedestrians were taken ill following reports of an “unusual smell”.

Cyclist dies after collision with 'Olympic bus' outside the Olympic Park

A cyclist has been killed following a collision with an 'Olympic bus' just metres from the Olympic Park, according to Scotland Yard.

Witnesses describe shock at seeing Tate Modern death fall

Witnesses have described their horror at seeing a man plunge to his death at the Tate Modern.

Mother arrested after two babies found dead in Wandsworth

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two babies.

Four hurt as Kate Moss hoarding collapses in Oxford Street

Four people were taken to hospital after an advertising board featuring supermodel Kate Moss collapsed on London's busiest shopping street.

Man arrested after cyclist is killed in crash

A cyclist has been killed after being hit by a coach a day after government figures highlighted a rise in deaths and serious injuries to cyclists on Britain's roads.

Man stabbed to death in Oxford Street

A teenager has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in a shop as thousands of bargain hunters thronged one of Britain's busiest shopping streets.

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