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A Hackney woman who was drugged and raped has raised more than £22,000 to fund a private prosecution after the CPS dropped her case over a lack of evidence.

Crimes are going unreported because victims and witnesses know police don’t have the resources to investigate them, a community campaigner has claimed.

Victims still dealing with physical and emotional scars after Arthur Collins threw acid on them have called for him to be jailed for life.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

A man who broke into a woman’s Canonbury home before drugging and raping her has been jailed after he was caught using her bank card in McDonalds.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death on the Nightingale Estate in Lower Clapton.

Arthur Collins has been convicted of temporarily blinding two people and disfiguring others after throwing acid on a crowded dance floor at the Mangle E8 nightclub in London Fields.

A decision to demolish an iconic Hoxton photographic studio where Madonna, David Bowie and even Margaret Thatcher were captured on film has been quashed by a High Court judge.

Gang police are investigating a shooting in a packed Stoke Newington fast food joint on Saturday night that has left one man in hospital with serious injuries.

A youth worker shipped in Diazepam from overseas to run a drug-dealing operation from her home in Finsbury Park.

Detectives have offered a reward of £10,000 following a shooting at a party attended by hundreds of people – many of whom were from Hackney.

Do you know this man? Police launched an appeal for information this morning after a man was glassed in an Old Street bar.

A man was attacked leaving Manor House station after he confronted a group of yobs who chucked rubbish at him on the Tube.

Police were forced to change the locks on an empty flat in the De Beauvoir Estate after gang members moved in and kept throwing parties.

A £10,000 reward is being offered to help trace those responsible for the attempted murder of a homeless man who was shot in the back at a children’s birthday barbecue in a park.

Four people have been released under investigation after a gun and knife were found in the car they were travelling in.

Gang police are investigating a stabbing near Hackney Downs yesterday afternoon that left a 21-year-old man in hospital.

A teen gang member who stabbed a 16-year-old boy repeatedly with a “Rambo-style” knife inside a Stoke Newington shop has been jailed for 14 years – but cannot be named.

A man on trial for allegedly carrying out an acid attack with the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann claims he was also burnt by the corrosive substance.

The ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann has told a court that texts referring to “acid” in his car referred to his hair-thickening shampoo.

A rise in crime across Hackney has forced the town hall into a major campaign calling on the government to reverse crippling cuts to police.

Scotland Yard today renewed its appeal for information about the murder of star Hackney Bulls player Ziggy Owusu as he tried to break up a fight.

A man has been jailed for three years over two robberies in Kingsland High Street.

The ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann beat someone up in a nightclub 18 months before the acid attack he is accused of at Mangle E8, a court has heard.

Do you know these men? Police are appealing for information after a victim was floored and repeatedly kicked in the head in a brutal City Road attack.

A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault in City Road that left a man unconscious and a woman with a broken nose.

A prolific wheeler-dealer and his goons staged a scam auction in Dalston flogging his second-rate perfume under the guise of high-end cologne by the likes of Hugo Boss and Victoria Beckham.

Hackney has the highest number of bike thefts in London for the second year running – and the figure is going up.

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man after meeting him in Shoreditch nightclub Cargo.

A woman who had her nose broken during a shocking late-night attack in City Road has handed the Gazette clear images of the thug who punched her – after the police failed to.

The number of young people in Hackney being arrested or convicted for the first time has increased – but less are being given custodial sentences.

Witnesses to a stabbing, a string of burglaries and a shop raid in Hackney say they no longer feel safe – and are worried about further cuts to the police budget.

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

Clubbers dropped to their knees, shielded their faces with clothing, and rubbed ice on blistered skin after acid was thrown over a packed dance floor at the Mangle E8 nightclub, a court has heard.

A delusional man has been locked up indefinitely for bludgeoning his young son to death with a claw hammer in Finsbury Park after becoming obsessed his partner was being unfaithful.

A man bludgeoned his baby son to death with a hammer after telling his partner it was a “special night”, a court has heard.

A woman showered with acid in Mangle E8 nightclub recalled her skin “blistering straight away” after hearing a “hissing sound” like a can of Coke being opened.

Two gang members who threw ammonia at a shopkeeper and a random woman in the street are facing years in jail.

A club-goer has described the moment his breathing stopped when acid was hurled over him on a packed dance floor, injuring 16 people.

A sex predator who followed a woman onto a bus and then tried to kill her in a Stoke Newington street is facing years in jail.

Someone, somewhere, has 15 or so sweaty, smelly football kits belonging to Hackney Wick FC.

The man accused of throwing acid on clubbers at London Fields venue Mangle E8 had confiscated a bottle from another clubgoer in the run-up to the attack, his defence lawyer has claimed.

A man who raped two women near his home in Finsbury Park after pretending to be helping them on a night out is facing years in jail.

The ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, wearing a T-shirt with the word “killer” across the front, threw acid in a London Fields club full Bank Holiday partygoers, a court has heard.

Two men face trial for allegedly assaulting police after a large fight on the Mayville Estate.

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