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Crime & Court

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Emma Bartholomew spent a night on “vice patrol” with police officers in Brownswood ward. This week, we focus on the women selling sex. Next week, we will look at how the men who buy it are dealt with.

Three men from Tower Hamlets have been jailed for running a ‘drugs hotline service’ where they delivered to the Hoxton area after taking orders over the phone.

A Catholic priest who repeatedly raped and assaulted boys is facing jail.

A rogue Stamford Hill landlord dubbed the “neighbour from hell” has finally been prosecuted over an illegal office built in his back garden.

A man was shot in Hackney last night by what’s thought to be “some kind of ball-bearing gun”.

A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the leg at the BP garage in Finsbury Park last night.

Ravers inflicted 12 hours of “really bad” ’90s techno on neighbours of a derelict Mare Street mansion this weekend.

Two 13-year-olds were arrested after a knife was found in a group of scrapping teenagers outside Dalston’s Petchey Academy.

A convicted child sex attacker who was caught with Chihuahuas – despite being barred from keeping them because he used them to “attract girls” – has received a suspended sentence.

A restaurant “effectively operating as a nightclub” has had its licence taken away after an “overwhelming” number of complaints from neighbours about the loud music and bass emanating from inside.

Gwenton Sloley has come a long way since his days roaming the streets of Dalston with the Holly Street Boys gang. He now teaches Whitehall suits and cops how to talk to kids. He spoke to the Gazette in the wake of 13 fatal stabbings in three weeks across London.

Judith Watt has been told she might have to pay thousands in legal bills – even though she won her planning battle. To make matters worse, she believes the council could have stopped the case before it began. Emma Bartholomew unravels her Kafkaesque journey through the High Court.

Three men and a teenager have been arrested in east London today under the 2000 Terrorism Act.

A convicted child sex attacker barred from keeping Chihuahuas because he used them to “attract girls” was caught breaching the ban – when he complained to police one of them had been stolen.

A minicab driver from Bow is facing jail for raping and sexually assaulting vulnerable women passengers after cutting off parts of their clothes.

A Hackney cycle shop said deals with the aftermath of a bike theft every day – and revealed some of the bizarre scenarios customers have faced.

Armed police were sent to the Stamford Hill Estate after gunshots were heard last night.

A gang of six drug dealers supplying heroin and crack cocaine in a network operating between east London, Norwich and Cardiff have been convicted after a year-long undercover operation involving three police forces.

Dash cam footage has captured the horrifying moment two men smashed up a man’s car with hammers – while he was sitting inside it.

Detectives investigating the death of Kyle Bowen have charged two men with murder.

A 12-year-old boy could be facing a jail term for carrying an eight-inch blade through the Stoke Newington streets.

Strangers have donated thousands of pounds to help the mum whose family was ripped apart by a hammer attack in their Finsbury Park home.

A motorist has been convicted after she pursued a cyclist and left him with internal bleeding in Stoke Newington.

A 61-year-old man is being held by police after a shopkeeper in Stamford Hill was threatened by a knifeman.

A man was arrested in Clapton this afternoon after police received reports of someone armed “with a meat cleaver”.

A 15-year-old boy has been jailed for six years for brutally stabbing another boy his own age on Boxing Day, leaving him fighting for his life.

A plucky grandmother who was pinned down by a group of men while their female friend attacked her has said she “won’t let them frighten her”.

Mothers who have lost children to knife crime led hundreds of supporters on a “phenomenal” march from Islington to Hackney on Sunday, calling to end the “killing that is going on every single day”.

A vulnerable 83-year-old woman will be “haunted forever” after her handbag was stolen from her bedroom by a “callous” burglar, leading her to fall down the stairs as she tried to get it back.

A child abuse victim who watched his now-elderly attackers get jailed for 21 years said they “got off lightly” after ruining his life.

Ignoring repeated demands to move advertising boards that were blocking the pavement has earned a Kingsland Road cafe owner a court bill of £2,000.

An elderly couple were today jailed for a total 21 years over child abuse in Stoke Newington between the 1960s and 1980s.

A “dangerous” Dalston man who carried out two violent burglaries has been jailed for 16 years.

The mother of murdered teenager Marcel Addai will lead a bitter community outcry against knife crime at a huge peace march through Hackney this weekend.

The owner of a family cycling group who received £700 in donations after having bikes and gear nicked was there to see police raid a flat to get it back.

A mindless thug who robbed a stranger at knifepoint in Stoke Newington and then stabbed a police officer has been jailed for four years.

Three teenage girls have been arrested in east London today on suspicion of involvement in terrorism, according to Scotland Yard.

A 47-year-old woman has been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

A man who carried out vicious rape hours before he was due to get married has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Graffiti advertising an event called “No Eye Dear” at the nightclub where two people were left partially blind in an acid attack has caused outrage.

A man in his 30s is in hospital after being stabbed in Queensbridge Road early this morning.

A bereaved daughter is desperately trying to trace a stolen iPhone which had “precious” photos of the last holiday she spent with her late mother - which was last traced to Hackney.

Two men have been charged over last Monday’s London Fields nightclub acid attack.

A man who was spotted by a CCTV operator to be in possession of a gun in Dalston has been jailed for four years.

A second victim of the horrific acid attack in a London Fields nightclub has been left blind in one eye, police say.

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