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Drugs in the mail, McDonald's banning youths and chocolates covered in RAT poo among the top five stories this week

We've rounded up your most read stories of the week

Police seized 70 packets of cannabis in the post

It's been a turbulent week for weather and that has reflected in the stories you chose to click on this week.

As well as an attack on a 65-year-old woman who was defending a woman being sexually abused, you read stories on a drugs bust at the Royal Mail Greenford Mail Centre and a disgusting grocery shop in Harrow, where rats had taken over the shop.

Flooding caused by heavy downpours also caught our reader's attention, as did the McDonald's outlet which has banned groups of young people from entering the store.

Take a look at the top five stories of the week in more detail.

Good Samaritan beaten up by pervert

We reported this week that a 65-year-old woman came to the aid of a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus in Fulham only to be punched repeatedly in the face.

The woman sustained cuts and swelling to her lips and had to be taken to hospital after she was attacked on the No 295 bus travelling along Fulham Palace Road on December 20 2016.

Police have released a picture this week of a man they want to speak with in connection with the incident, which happened at around 4.40pm.

Police are looking to speak to this man after a one woman was sexually assaulted on a bus, and another who stepped in to help the victim repeatedly punched in the face(Image: Met Police)

Other passengers then intervened and the man was forced to flee the bus.

Class B drugs seized from Royal Mail depot

Staff at the Greenford Royal Mail depot sniffed out a drugs plot when 70 packages of cannabis addressed to homes across England, Wales and even Europe were discovered.

Staff at the Mail Centre called Ealing Police, reporting a suspicious smell coming from the packages.

Police seized 70 packets of cannabis in the post

The addressees on the packages won't face any action as they would only have committed the offence once they received the packages of Class B drugs.

Rain in London. No really, a LOT of it!

It rained quite a lot this week, causing flooding in Hammersmith , Ealing and Chiswick and even some spectacular flooding on the A40 near Park Royal.

It is thought two weeks' worth of rain fell down in a few hours and conditions were muggy and humid.

Even the royals weren't safe, as Prince Charles took shelter on his visit to Kew Gardens in Richmond on Wednesday (May 17), to mark the launch of the annual State of the World's Plants report.

It might help to know, however that the Met Office is predicting this upcoming week will be a scorcher.

Motorists warned to take care on the roads after overnight downpours cause flooding in parts of London(Image: TfL Traffic News)

McDonald's bans youngsters from Hounslow outlet

Reader's were not lovin' it when McDonald's in Hounslow banned groups of young people from coming into the store .

The move comes after a string of antisocial behaviour perpetrated by young people at the Bath Road fast food outlet.

A McDonald’s spokesman: said: “We are one of several businesses in the area who have regrettably experienced incidences of antisocial behaviour.

"Following police guidance, we have placed a temporary restriction on those aged under 18 from entering the restaurant in large groups."

The restrictions apply to large groups of two or three below 18.

McDonald's Travellers Friend on Bath Road places temporary restriction on allowing under 18s inside restaurant(Image: Google Maps)

'Vile' grocer stocked chocolate bars smeared with RAT poo

A surprise inspection at a grocery store in Harrow revealed how vermin had run riot over the place.

TSK Cash and Carry, in Rayners Lane was busted, with 'vile' discoveries including sweets covered in rat poo.

The mice had taken it upon themselves to eat through much of the stores sweet stock and left droppings and urine all over the place.

The news comes just a week after a chicken shop in Harrow was found to have mice droppings over the ingredients .

Floors were completely covered in rat droppings(Image: Harrow Council)

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