Crime & Court

Friday, February 17, 2017

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lauric Lebato from Manor House.

Police are urging people to call 999 immediately if they spot a man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Manor House.

Hackney police cadets have been advising residents on the devastating effects of distraction burglaries.

A dying man gave evidence to convict a Stoke Newington vicar who had assaulted him as a choirboy in the 1970s and 1980s.

A young man who was murdered in Leicester city centre has been named as Lauric Lebato from Manor House.

Dangerous drivers in Stamford Hill have been getting away with it for too long, police and neighbours say – but the culprits can now finally expect repercussions.

A father-of-four who had his jaw smashed in two places during a terrifying late-night mugging has warned others not to forget about the dangers on Hackney’s streets.

The police watchdog investigating the death of teen moped rider Lewis Johnson wants to speak to a mystery witness who may have vital mobile phone footage.

A man has appeared in front of magistrates charged with 10 robberies or attempted robberies in Stoke Newington targeting victims as young as 14.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after the “citizen’s arrest” of a traffic warden in Upper Clapton.

Two Hackney men have been charged after a series of dawn raids targeting suspected moped-riding criminals.

A haul of weapons including machetes and knives have been seized by police who stopped a car in Hoxton Square last night.

A boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a van in Stamford Hill this morning.

Twelve people have been arrested this morning in dawn raids targeting a moped-riding crime gang.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing in Homerton last week.

A man is in hospital after being stabbed in Dalston on Friday night.

A man was stabbed in Finsbury Park last night, just yards from Woodberry Down Primary School.

Internal fraud investigations at Hackney Council have led to four workers being disciplined in the last three months – with one sacked.

Boxing has long been a tool used to help transform the lives of disaffected youngsters, and a Hackney academy has helped to figure out why.

A man was tonight being held on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was injured trying to stop a moped rider in Balls Pond Road.

A man who was chased and stabbed repeatedly by a gang of thugs is fighting for his life in hospital.

A man was left fighting for his life after he was stabbed in Dalston in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Detectives investigating an alleged rape in Victoria Park last Friday have arrested and charged a man.

A “violent” robber beat his victim about the face, before embarking on a spending spree at a Westfield betting shop with his bank cards “without a care in the world”.

Police investigating a street brawl in Lower Clapton during which a traffic warden allegedly ran over a man’s foot on a moped are appealing for witnesses.

Stamford Hill’s volunteer group Shomrim helped bring eight convictions for anti-Semitic violence last year – thought to represent more than half the prosecutions for the offence in Britain.

Vigilance has been urged, after two sex attacks took place in Victoria Park within the space of two days.

Hackney’s top police chief has praised his officers for their bravery after they had a gun pointed at them last night in Manor House.

A sexual predator who attacked two women while they were on a morning jog in Hackney Marshes is facing years in jail.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly raped in Victoria Park in the early hours this morning.

A jealous husband has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the manslaughter of his wife’s new lover – and his best friend of 20 years.

A jealous husband who killed his estranged wife’s new lover in a Dalston car park is today facing jail after being convicted of manslaughter.

Twenty years following the death of Hoxton lad Guydance Dacres, a fresh appeal has been launched to find his killers. The 16-year-old Cardinal Pole student was partying with friends in now-notorious Chimes nightclub when he was shot in the head in a random attack.

A cat which was found “completely skinned” in Millfields Park is the second animal which is believed to have been mutilated in Hackney within the space of three weeks.

Two “delivery men” found with £49,000 inside a sealed shoebox have been handed jail terms – but one of them has already served more time in prison than required whilst waiting to be sentenced.

This is the horrific moment a violent thug attacked a woman pushing a buggy in Stamford Hill.

A bin collector was deliberately run over by a road rage driver who was angry his lorry was blocking the road.

A rise in clubs holding New Year’s Day parties is creating huge budget pressures for police, according to Hackney’s borough commander.

Three stabbings in as many days over the Christmas period have left two teenagers and a man in hospital.

The so-called “M25 cat killer” is feared to have struck in Hackney after a kitten’s body was discovered missing her head and tail this morning.

Wreaths laid in memory of Hackney’s war dead were chucked across the ground at St John at Hackney church last night in a shocking act of vandalism.

The man accused of killing his estranged wife’s lover had hidden recording devices in her bedroom and lounge, a court heard.

Police on a dawn raid to detain a suspected burglar got more than they bargained for when they discovered what appeared to be a gun inside his flat.

The man accused of killing his aunt’s lover alongside his “jealous” uncle has described how the men had fought in the back of his car hours earlier.

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