News File image: A Police firearms officer is in hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg

The incident happened when the officer was alone in a police building in Putney, south west London

Man held over attempted murder of police officer in Battersea

A man armed with a knife has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer.

A father and son stand trial in Eltham, London on child sex offences

Father and son stand accused of ‘raping eight-year-old girl together’

David and Sam Brennan, from Eltham in London, face total of 32 child sex offence charges

Michael Gove: he has cited the Harris Academy as an example to follow in raising standards

Insider claims top academy 'inflated grades'

Flagship school accused over 'gross discrepancy' in internally marked English GCSE coursework

Two men denied killing Lee Rigby

Drummer Lee Rigby murder trial: Suspects Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale deny Woolwich killing

Suspects appeared in court via videolink from prison

Boy, 16, held after stabbing murder in Croydon

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death.

Man charged over hit-and-run death of Sutton policeman Andrew Duncan

A man has been charged over the death of a police officer who was killed in a suspected hit-and-run collision, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Bites reported across London and Kent as south east sees influx of Britain's most poisonous spider

Rising temperatures are forcing false widow spiders up north

The submarine car used in the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me is up for auction

James Bond's Lotus submarine sells for more than £400,000 less than expected

The submarine car used in the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me fetched £550,000 at auction .

Bromley teenager George Verrier dies after mass brawl

A 17-year-old has died from head injuries after refusing hospital treatment following a fight involving about 20 people.

Jonathan Trott, far left, is congratulated after taking the wicket of Australia’s Brad Haddin

Kevin Garside on the Ashes: England must weather this storm then look to clouds on the horizon

Australia will be feeling an awful lot better about the return Down Under

Murder victim Stephen Lawrence

GCSE results: Closure threat fails to dent motivation at Stephen Lawrence school

The threat of closure has failed to dent the motivation of pupils at the school where murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence was taught as they achieved record results in their GCSE exams.

Green eyes and green fingers: did envy lead to arson attack on award-winning allotments?

Four years of hard work destroyed in a few hours, say grandfathers

Green eyes and green fingers: did envy lead to arson attack on award-winning allotments?

Four years of hard work destroyed in a few hours, say grandfathers

Mr Rees-Mogg spoke at the dinner organised by the Traditional Britain Group

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s after-dinner speech to group calling on Doreen Lawrence to ‘go home’

Conservative MP says he is ‘shocked’ by the views of the Traditional Britain Group

Murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp

Neighbour of Tia Sharp's grandmother convicted of wasting police time

Paul Meehan told detectives he saw her walk past his home, after she had died

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