Thursday October 29, 2009
Hoards of youngsters have been gathering outside the house where the finalists of the ITV show are staying for six days in the hope of catching glimpses of their idols.
Barnet Council said the decision to close the road was to "protect children and teenagers who have been amassing in the road outside the property".
The street in Golders Green, north London, will be closed off by roadblocks at either end until Tuesday next week when the situation will be reviewed.
The council said the road is regularly used as a "cut-through" by drivers.
Councillor Andrew Harper said: "I appreciate the nuisance that this crowd is causing some local residents but our priority has to be to ensure that these young people are safe.
"We have rain forecast for the weekend and I hope that, and the end of half term, will bring an end to the problem.
Jilted boyfriend given life sentence for acid attack and rape of model
01 May 2009
THE jilted ex-boyfriend of a Golders Green model whose face was disfigured with acid has been jailed for life.Danny Lynch, 29, was sentenced this afternoon (Friday) for raping the 25-year-old aspiring TV star and ordering a terrifying attack on her which has left her permanently disfigured.Having raped the woman - who must remain anonymous - following the break down of their relationship, he then ordered his accomplice Steffan Sylvestre, 20, to throw sulphuric acid in her face as she walked along Golders Green Road last March. Sylvestre received an indeterminate stint behind bars for the public's protection, and must serve at least six years in a young offenders' institution.
There was a documetary on the incident this evening on C4 at 9:00pm.
Thought these were quite interesting.