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The Telegraph: Diverted school child mugged as Hammersmith Bridge stays closed

School children are being dangerously diverted through an unlit mugging hotspot due to the closure of a major London bridge. 

Youngsters are also being caught out by the Thames tide after Hammersmith Bridge was closed to pedestrians and cyclists in August, turning what was a short journey to school into a perilously lengthy detour which parents say is risking their offspring’s safety.

After Tory mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey intervened in September, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set up a task force led by Baroness Vere, who asked Hammersmith Council to contribute to the overall bill, with the rest covered by Transport for London (TfL).

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