Crime & Court


Ten people were arrested in dawn drug raids across Hackney and Tower Hamlets today.

An elderly couple who abused children in Stoke Newington over three decades have been brought to justice – 48 years on.

A dad accused of murdering his one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister at their Finsbury Park home appeared at the Old Bailey today.

As many as 48 mobile phones are being snatched in one single day in Hackney, by thieves on mopeds and bicycles.

A 15-year-old boy was found stabbed after a crash involving a stolen car in Stoke Newington.

A man has been charged with the murder of a one-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a girl of the same age after a “domestic incident” in Finsbury Park.

A pensioner on trial for historic child abuse has dismissed the allegations against him, saying: “It was a very different time back then.”

A drug-fuelled driver who killed a young motorcycle display team instructor in a crash near the Olympic Park has been jailed for seven years.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a one-year-old boy died and his twin sister was critically injured in an attack in Finsbury Park.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 20s was found dead in a block of flats in Hoxton.

Police have released the image of the man they are hunting after a one-year-old boy was killed and his twin sister critically injured in Finsbury Park.

The bereaved family of a 91-year-old gran had a shock when they discovered she was a serial fraudster who had been fleecing the taxpayer for 35 years.

A one-year-old boy has died and a girl of the same age is fighting for her life after they were found with critical injuries at a Finsbury Park flat.

A police commissioner has slammed the artist who put up a sign in Stamford Hill apparently warning people to “beware of Jews”.

Hackney detectives investigating a “despicable” distraction burglary of an 87-year-old woman in the Woodberry Down Estate have this morning released an e-fit of a suspect.

An alleged victim of child abuse at the hands of a married couple described how he was hit with a “working man’s belt”.

A “racist” sign in Stamford Hill apparently telling people to “beware of Jews” has been removed after it was reported to police.

A Hackney police officer has been sacked for failing to declare nine penalty points in order to get an insurance certificate.

A man has been charged with causing GBH and ABH after a late-night attack in Haggerston that left another man fighting for his life.

A vicar who sexually abused a choirboy in Stoke Newington decades ago has been jailed for four years.

The decision to free jailed “torture” rapist Derry McCann in 2015 will be investigated by the Parole Board after his sadistic attack on a woman in Victoria Park.

Two masked thugs were caught on camera savagely attacking a Lower Clapton shopkeeper with a crowbar while trying to rob his store.

A Haggerston man has appeared in court accused of murdering an 80-year-old woman whose body was found in an allotment in Colindale.

A Haggerston man has been charged with the murder of an 80-year-old woman in Colindale.

Hackney’s shoplifting hotspots have been revealed in a survey.

A man told a court today how physical and mental abuse he suffered at the hands of a married couple had scarred him for life.

A serial rapist who savagely attacked a woman in Victoria Park on his own wedding day is facing jail – for the second time.

A man bearing two tattoos about making money is wanted by police in connection with theft and fraud offences.

Crooks who raided a Shoreditch tech company on Valentine’s Day and stole £50,000 worth of mobile phones were caught out by covert CCTV cameras.

A woman abused children by forcing soap down their throat, holding their hands over a cooker and sticking burning paper down their trousers, a court heard today.

Shoreditch High Street was evacuated during rush hour after reports a suspected unexploded bomb from the Second World War had been found.

A public fight involving a “meat cleaver” left a man in hospital with a serious head injury and “pools of blood” trailing up Kingsland High Street yesterday afternoon.

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 13-year-old.

A man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Green Lanes has handed himself in.

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.

A young man was rushed to hospital by air ambulance after he was stabbed in Green Lanes this afternoon.

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.

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