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Two advice lines are launching at the Crib – one set up by an ex-gang member to assure violent crime witnesses they aren’t “snitches”, and another for the bereaved by a mother whose son was murdered. Emma Bartholomew finds out more

A police officer was attacked while trying to break up a fight in Shoreditch in the early hours of Saturday.

A man who sent a deadly letter bomb to staff at a Hoxton Bitcoin company because they refused to change his password has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

A Stoke Newington man has been charged with stabbing a 40-year-old in an Essex village.

A man stabbed multiple times in Hackney Wick has been rushed to hospital in a ‘serious condition’, according to Scotland Yard.

A man in his 50s was one of three men randomly attacked in Shoreditch on Sunday afternoon.

The teenager who murdered Israel Ogunsola off Morning Lane will spend at least 18 years behind bars.

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are fighting a High Court battle against Hackney Council funding cuts.

Hackney boaters have called for more security after a surge in crime reports on canal towpaths.

An 80-year-old grandmother’s neck was broken in a “hot-blooded” attack before she was strangled with a lawnmower cord in a Colindale allotment shed, a court heard today.

A man has been jailed after admitting his role in the death of a Stamford Hill man who was kidnapped and tortured in 2010.

This government is in danger of bringing back one of the worst abuses of police powers, with the use of random stop and search.

Two Hackney men have appeared in an Essex court charged with drug-related offences.

A Hoxton drug dealer has been jailed for three and a half years after cops found him with drugs and a flick knife.

A 43-year-old Stamford Hill man has been jailed for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

A woman was “brutally punched in the face” during a racist attack on a rush-hour Overground train to Canonbury.

A “dangerous” predator has pleaded guilty to a serious sexual assault just two days after the attack, after seeing photos of himself circulating on social media.

A teenager has been found guilty of “hunting” and murdering Israel Ogunsola with a knife in central Hackney.

Hackney’s Sikh community will finally have its own gurdwara after a High Court judge settled a nine-year dispute surrounding a derelict site in Clapton.

Murder victim Abraham Badru’s mother Ronke tells Emma Bartholomew why she is convinced his death is retribution for testifying against gang rapists in court, and why she is angry with police and the council for not helping her family move out of Hackney

A man was stabbed outside Haggerston Overground station on Tuesday night.

A woman battling breast cancer has been left heartbroken after her cherished 1960s vintage Mini was stolen from outside her Dalston home.

Five teenagers who killed father-of-three Daniel Frederick yards from his home in Stoke Newington have today been jailed for 64 years.

Ridley Road Shopping Village is being closed down after enforcment action from police over drug dealing and anti-social behaviour – kicking out long-standing traders with just two weeks’ notice.

Islington Council has withdrawn its representation ahead of today’s Wireless Festival licensing hearing, saying promoters have agreed to their demands.

A man in his 20s was shot by two people on a moped in Amhurst Road last night.

A “cowardly career criminal” who held vulnerable women at knifepoint during a six-week spree robbing shops has been jailed.

Police are appealing for information about a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing from Hoxton.

Police have said there is not enough evidence to continue investigating a rape in Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon and have dropped the case.

Police have warned keyless car owners to protect their fobs after a spate of vehicle thefts in De Beauvoir.

A Hackney police constable has been dismissed without notice after “using his influence” to encourage a teenager to be interviewed without a lawyer present.

A 44-year-old woman was raped in Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon.

A Hackney Council worker claims she was the victim of racist discrimination at her call centre after a manager said to her while she rolled a cigarette: “I hope you are not smoking marijuana in work time.”

A 55-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder over a stabbing on a packed rush-hour Overground train at Hackney Central on Tuesday.

Another two men have been charged with the murders of Abdikarim Hassan and Sadiq Aadam Mohamed in Camden.

The ringleader of a gang who threw ammonia at a Mare Street shopkeeper and a random woman in Homerton has been jailed for 10 years.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a passenger was stabbed on a rush-hour Overground train at Hackney Central last night.

A man was stabbed on board a train during rush hour in Hackney Central this evening, as a “ballistic” knifeman went on the rampage.

Landlords in three problem-hit Hackney areas will need to apply for a licence within the next two months or face a potential fine of £30,000 – or even prosecution.

A pregnant woman was punched in the abdomen on Finsbury Park station’s Victoria Line platform during rush hour last week.

A man who drunkenly attacked and killed an 80-year-old Kentish Town woman in broad daylight at a Camden Road bus stop has been jailed for six years.

Cops have begun to piece together the final moments of Abraham Badru’s life, but still have “gaps in the jigsaw” – including whether or not the shooting victim was seeing a woman who was in another relationship.

A man has been charged with the murder of Kaan Aslan, who was stabbed to death on the Nightingale Estate last year.

Police are cracking down on gang members who face prison for their involvement in lucrative drug empires, but as Emma Bartholomew discovers it’s a harder task controlling the violence as videos on social media fuel gang on gang hatred

A tenant of Hackney Council has been forced to pay nearly £148,000, after an investigation found he had been illegally subletting his property whilst living elsewhere.

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