A man in his 60s has been stabbed to death in west London.
Emergency services were called to St Mary’s Avenue in Southall at about 18:40 BST on Saturday where they found the man suffering from a stab wound.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed, the Met Police said.
A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in hospital under police guard being treated for minor injuries.
According to a witness who gave the injured man first aid, he was stabbed after leaving a pub.
Raj Grover, who lives near to the victim, said he was getting ready to go to his own birthday party when the man knocked on his front door.
“He was ringing our doorbell,” he told the PA news agency. “He rang the bell and I went out, my son was there, he was shouting ‘Dad, come out’.
“I went downstairs and saw he was full of blood, and then I was running to pick up a towel.
“I put the towel on and I was pressing to stop the blood, then my wife came out, we called the ambulance and the police.”
Mr Grover, who runs a local business, said the victim asked him to call his wife, who then arrived at the house.
“His wife, she mentioned he went to the pub, I don’t know what happened in the pub just around the corner, he came back, was on his way back and somebody stabbed him twice, stabbed him two times with a knife on the stomach and on his side,” he said.
A crime scene and multiple road closures are in place in the area, Scotland Yard said on Saturday evening.
Drivers are being warned of hour-long delays on some roads as traffic builds over the August bank holiday weekend.
Rush-hour motorists in much of the UK awoke to early morning fog, although conditions were expected to improve.
Congestion is expected to build between 11:00 BST and 18:30 as millions take to the roads.
Rail travellers have also been warned to expect delays, with the closure of London King’s Cross and reduced services on parts of the rail network.
The RAC said its survey of 1,900 drivers suggested about 16.5 million journeys would be made for holidays and day trips between Friday and Monday.
23 – 26 August
11:00 – 18:30 Friday
10:30 – 14:00 Saturday
12:30 – 14:00 Sunday
12:00 – 14:30 Monday
Source: RAC/Inrix (times in BST)
Where will it be busiest?
Traffic data company Inrix has said drivers should prepare for delays of about 55 minutes on Friday afternoon on the M25 anticlockwise between J4 at Bromley and J1 Swanscombe.
The M6 north between Chester and St Helens is expected to see similar delays.
Inrix said the M6 north between Cheshire and Liverpool would likely have 21-minute delays on Saturday afternoon while the M25 between Gatwick Airport and the M40 could have a 26-minute delay on Sunday afternoon.
On Monday the M6 southbound between Wigan and Stafford could have delays of an hour, with traffic particularly bad at about 14:15.
Delay forecasts are based on previous summer getaways as well as planned road closures and events taking place over the weekend.
Will there be roadworks?
Highways England said most work would have been completed or lifted with 97% of motorways “free from roadworks”.
But it said more than 50 sets of roadworks would stay in place.
A spokeswoman said: “To help people have smoother journeys we have removed as many roadworks as possible, leaving only essential work in place. However, it is not possible to remove all roadworks due to safety reasons.”
The longest sets of roadworks staying in place between Friday and Monday include:
- M4 J7 to J12 (near Wokingham and Reading) – 32 miles
- M6 J13 to J15 (near Stafford) – 18 miles
- M20 J2 to J7 (near Maidstone) – 16 miles
- M27 J4 to J11 (near Southampton) – 15 miles
- M1 J13 to J15 (near Milton Keynes) – 15 miles
- M6 J2 to J4 (near Birmingham – 14 miles
Is my train running?
Kings Cross station in London will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for planned engineering works.
No trains will run in either direction between the station and Peterborough or Cambridge.
A reduced timetable will be used on the West Coast Main Line because of engineering work near Milton Keynes, with two out of four lines closed.
Virgin Trains services will be down to one per hour on most routes and services between London Euston and Holyhead will run between Crewe and Holyhead only.
On Sunday there will be two trains per hour between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly via Crewe and Wilmslow.
East Midlands Railway services will be replaced by buses between Nottingham and Lincoln and also between Newark North Gate and Lincoln on Saturday and Sunday.
Most LNER trains will be diverted between Doncaster and Peterborough. Replacement buses will run between Retford and Peterborough via Newark and Grantham.
All Grand Central services on Saturday and Sunday will be cancelled and Hull Trains services will be diverted to run to and from London St Pancras International.
More details can be seen on the National Rail Enquiries website.
Police surrounded flats in east London when a man barricaded himself in and threatened to blow up the block.
Nearby residents in Barking were forced to leave their homes after the man also threatened to burn down the building.
Fire and ambulance crews were called to Elsdown House, Wheelers Cross, late on Tuesday, although there were no injuries reported.
A man was later detained and was given medical treatment by paramedics at the scene, the Met Police said.
Evacuated residents, who had been told to go to The Gascoigne Community Centre, in St Ann’s, were later told they could return home.
“The incident is now slowly concluding,” Barking and Dagenham Police tweeted. “The male has been safely detained by police and is now receiving medical attention.”
The son of the UK’s first “successful” heart transplant patient 40 years ago has spoken about how his father “became a celebrity overnight”.
Keith Castle, then aged 52, lived for more than five years after surgery at Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire in August 1979.
His son, Keith Jnr, is meeting the surgeon Sir Terence English, 86, to mark the anniversary.
It signalled a new era for transplants and his father became a regular on TV.
Keith Jnr, who was 29 in 1979, said: “Perhaps that was naïve, but the way we saw it was quite simple, really – without the operation dad would have soon died.
“I remember his first words when he came round were along the lines of ‘did Fulham win on Saturday?’
“Dad became a celebrity overnight, really. People would always stop us in the street to talk about what happened.”
Londoner Mr Castle died in 1985, aged 58.
Retired surgeon Sir Terence said he struggled to get government support for the procedure.
“Before [Keith Castle’s] operation I’d been met with tremendous criticism about heart transplantation, including a letter from the Department for Health at the end of 1978 saying there would be no funding and the moratorium on heart transplantation would be continuing,” he said.
“I thought ‘damn that’ and managed to get approval from the Cambridge Area Health Authority – and we went ahead.”
He carried out a transplant on a first patient in January 1979, who survived for a few weeks, and Mr Castle was his second.
“Keith spent 28 days in isolation following the transplant and his success allowed us to generate more funding to ensure the heart transplant programme in the UK could become what it is today,” said Sir Terence.
Surgeons at Papworth have performed about 1,500 heart transplants, including 45 this year.
The hospital, now named the Royal Papworth, completed its move to Cambridge earlier this year.
A history of heart transplants
- The world’s first human-to-human heart transplant was carried out on Louis Washkansky in Cape Town on 3 December 1967, led by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard. Mr Washkansky, 54, died of pneumonia 18 days later
- The first heart transplant in the UK, on 3 May 1968 was performed by surgeon Donald Ross. The recipient, Fred West, 45, survived for 45 days
- A spate of heart transplants in 1968 and 1969 with short survival rates led to a UK moratorium on the procedure
- Sir Terence English carried out the first heart transplant at Papworth in January 1979. The patient survived for 17 days
- In August 1979, Keith Castle became the first recipient to be discharged from hospital in the UK, living for more than five years
Huddersfield sacked head coach Jan Siewert an hour after losing at home to Fulham, with Ivan Cavaleiro’s superb goal securing victory over the struggling Terriers.
Huddersfield remain winless this season and Siewert had been under growing pressure following Tuesday’s home Carabao Cup defeat by League One Lincoln City.
The visitors had the better of an even first half and took the lead after the break when Juninho Bacuna’s horribly miscued clearance proved to be the perfect cross for Aleksandar Mitrovic to head home.
Town levelled when Karlan Grant’s header from Flo Hadergjonaj’s centre just crossed the line despite the attempts of Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, but Cavaleiro won it with a wonderful curled finish from just inside the area.
Huddersfield, relegated from the Premier League alongside Fulham last season, have not won in any competition since February and have taken just one point from their first three games this season.
Grant’s header, awarded by the referee with the aid of goal line technology, had looked set to give them a second successive 1-1 draw.
But Wolves loanee Cavaleiro was afforded too much time after Town failed to deal with a looped Steven Sessegnon cross and the Portuguese forward showed his class to secure a second successive league win for Fulham.
Terriers goalkeeper Kamil Grabara had earlier made two good saves from Anthony Knockaert and the score would have been worse but for the performance of the Liverpool loanee.
Siewert said after Tuesday’s defeat by the Imps that he did not fear for his job, but his record stood at one win from his 19 matches when his departure was confirmed.
Huddersfield travel to fellow relegated side Cardiff on Wednesday, while Scott Parker’s side host Millwall on the same evening.
Liverpool won the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history by beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.
Goalkeeper Adrian kept out Tammy Abraham’s spot kick to secure victory for the Champions League winners.
Chelsea had taken the lead in the first half through Olivier Giroud’s clinical strike but Sadio Mane scored twice to give Liverpool the lead.
Jorginho’s spot-kick took the game to penalties, where Liverpool triumphed.
The win comes just two months after Jurgen Klopp won his first trophy as Liverpool boss when he led the Reds to a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.
Games between these two sides in Europe have historically been tight affairs, with just one of their 10 previous meetings having been won by a margin of more than one goal.
It was the same again on Wednesday night as the two teams tussled for 120 minutes in a game that did not finish until almost 1am in Istanbul.
In the end, it came down to who could keep their cool in the sweltering heat and after nine excellent penalties, Abraham placed his shot too close to Adrian to hand Liverpool their first silverware of the season.
Fairytale final for Adrian
Two weeks ago Adrian was without a club, having been released by West Ham at the end of last season.
But, following Simon Mignolet’s departure to Club Brugge, Klopp snapped up the 32-year-old shot-stopper to provide experienced cover for Alisson.
Adrian had barely had time to get to know his new team-mates when he was called upon earlier than expected as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper injured his calf in the 4-1 win against Norwich in the Premier League’s season-opener last Friday.
With Alisson facing a spell on the sidelines, Adrian made his full debut against Chelsea. It was his first competitive start since January, but he showed little signs of nerves or rustiness, catching the eye in the first half when he sprung off his line to deny Mateo Kovacic from close range.
There was little he could do about Chelsea’s opener, which was a clinical finish by Giroud, although he did give away the penalty deep in extra time when he took the legs of Abraham.
But that gave him the platform to produce his penalty shootout heroics, which will give him and the Liverpool fans confidence he can be an able deputy during Alisson’s absence.
Two defeats, but promising signs from Chelsea
Chelsea lost 4-0 at Manchester United on Sunday and while this was another defeat for the Blues and their new manager Frank Lampard, there were plenty of positives to be taken from Wednesday night’s performance.
Lampard fielded a young side at Old Trafford but turned to the older heads in his squad for this game. The added bit of experience and quality showed, particularly in a dominant first-half display.
N’Golo Kante was by far the best player on the pitch in the opening 45 minutes as he pulled the strings in midfield, while Giroud showed the clinical finishing that was absent for the Blues at the weekend.
Christian Pulisic also caught the eye on his first competitive start for Chelsea.
The 20-year-old American provided a creative spark, while his movement and vision had more than a hint of Eden Hazard about them.
One moment that caught the eye saw him run onto a through ball in the first half, cut inside before tucking a neat finish inside the near post. However, the goal was ruled out for offside following a VAR check.
If Lampard is able to get the balance of youth and experience right in his first XI, Chelsea could be an exciting team to watch this season.
Frappart impresses in historic appearance
History was made in the game as France’s Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a major European men’s game.
The 35-year-old has officiated matches in the third division of men’s football in France and refereed the Women’s World Cup final in France this summer.
Frappart, who led a team largely made up of female officials which included assistant referees Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O’Neill from the Republic of Ireland, was praised on social media for her performance.
She let the game flow, while VAR was not called upon in the game to overturn any of her decisions.
Man of the match
Chelsea come close again – the stats
- Only Barcelona and AC Milan (5) have won the Super Cup more times than Liverpool (4).
- Chelsea have now lost three consecutive Super Cup appearances (2012, 2013 and 2019) – only Barcelona and Sevilla (four each) have been runners-up on more occasions.
- This was the 11th match between Liverpool and Chelsea in European competition, making it the most-played European fixture between two sides from the same nation.
- With the scores level at 1-1 after 90 minutes, this was the fifth time in the past seven seasons the Super Cup has gone to extra time or penalties.
- Liverpool became the first Premier League club to be involved in two penalty shootouts in the same month since Middlesbrough in February 2007.
- Olivier Giroud has scored 12 goals in 16 appearances in European competition for Chelsea, compared with just seven goals in 49 domestic games for the Blues.
- Liverpool’s Sadio Mane became the first African player to score in the Super Cup since Frederic Kanoute for Sevilla vs Barcelona in 2006.
‘I’ve nothing but pride’ – what they said
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to BT Sport: “It was a very difficult game for both teams. It was all about winning it and we did that in the end.
“Nobody in the stadium wanted extra time, it was a killer. I’m not sure about the penalty but who cares now.
“We started well then dropped off… we could talk about football but it’s too late now. We had to fight and the boys did tonight.”
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard speaking to BT Sport: “I’ve got nothing but pride in the team and the performance, and confidence in what that means.
“It was a tough game against a good Liverpool team that had extra time to recover after the weekend. But sometimes football comes down to little moments of luck.”
Liverpool travel to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday (15:00 BST), while Chelsea host Leicester the following day (16:00 BST)
A man has been stabbed to death in north-west London.
Police officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to Munster Square in Camden at about 23:10 BST on Monday.
The victim – whose age has not yet been released – was pronounced dead at the scene.
A murder investigation has been launched and a crime scene remains in place at Munster Square, Scotland Yard said.
No arrests have been made and any witness or anyone with information has been asked to contact the force.