Tragic news has dominated the headlines in west London over the last week, with awful deaths in Ruislip, Fulham and West Drayton.
A missing man was sadly found dead in a field, a fatal collision in Fulham resulted in the death of a pedestrian, and a mother and her young son were found dead in their home after the police were called.
Here is a round up of all the biggest news stories from west London this week.
Nathan Doherty found dead in West Drayton
A 27-year-old man who was missing from West Drayton was found dead in a field on Thursday (December 16).
Nathan Doherty went missing at around 7.20am on Thursday and Hillingdon Police put out a public appeal to find him, describing him as “High Risk”.
Sadly, Nathan was found unresponsive in Philpot's Farm near West Drayton High Street at around 12.11pm.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene but he was pronounced dead around 30 minutes later.
The Metropolitan Police said Nathan's death is being treated as non-suspicious.
His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem is due to take place.
Mother and son found dead in South Ruislip
A 37-year-old woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead at their home in South Ruislip on Wednesday (December 14).
Police were called to The Fairway near South Ruislip at around 10.50am on Wednesday where they found the bodies, believed to be those of Sinead Higgins and her son Oisin O'Driscoll.
Post-mortem examinations were held at Uxbridge Mortuary on Friday (December 16) but was unable to determine the cause of death.
But detectives say they are satisfied the deaths are “consistent with a murder and a suicide.”
Formal identification has not yet taken place, but Sinead and Oisin's next of kin have been informed.
No one else is being sought in connection with the deaths.
Shoplifter jailed for shocking attack
A shoplifter from Ruislip has been jailed for 10 years after he brutally attacked an Uxbridge shopkeeper by smashing a bottle over his head and stabbing him with it.
On June 16, John Donovan, 32, walked into the shop in Moorfield Road at around 8.17pm and tried to steal two bottles.
The shopkeeper confronted Donovan, who then set about viciously attacking the 56-year-old with one of the bottles.
Donovan was convicted and sentenced and Isleworth Crown Court on Friday, December 2 to 10 years in prison for the awful attack.
After a public appeal was launched, Donovan was arrested two days after the attack and was charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
The victim suffered a gash just above his eyebrow that only narrowly missed his eye, which medical staff said he was lucky not to lose.
Donovan had smashed one of the bottles over his head, and then continued to stab him with the broken end of the bottle.
Man dies after being hit by a train
A man died after being hit by a train late on Friday night (December 16) at Ruislip Manor station.
Emergency services were called to the station at around 10pm to reports a person had been hit by a train.
The man was rushed to hospital for treatment but sadly died on Saturday morning (December 17).
British Transport Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Pedestrian dies after Fulham crash
A pedestrian sadly died after an incident with a lorry in Fulham on Friday (December 16) afternoon.
Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service were called to New Kings Road junction with Fulham High Street at around 3.30pm.
The male pedestrian was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.
London Air Ambulance also attended, landing in Fulham Palace's Walled Gardens.
Putney Bridge and roads surrounding the area were closed and police had advised motorists to stay away from the scene.
The driver of the lorry involved stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.
It is believed the man is in his 80s.
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