Crime & Court

Officers from London’s new gang-busting squad have questioned the whereabouts of the parents of a 16-year-old boy who was caught with a huge ‘Rambo’ hunting knife down his pants in Hoxton at 11am this morning.

The long-running dispute between the senior coroner for inner north London, Mary Hassell and the area’s Jewish and Muslim communities might be coming to an end, as the decision will be given tomorrow on her refusal to prioritise burials.

Abraham Badru’s mother believes he was murdered as revenge for testifying against a gang of boys who raped a girl on the Frampton Park Estate in 2007.

“When I saw the knife coming at me, there was only got a split second to react,” Pc Trevor Wellington told the Gazette.

A grassroots programme supporting parents affected by knife crime is set to relaunch after being awarded much-needed funding.

Detectives investigating the murder of Abraham Badru in Dalston are returning to the scene one month on as they continue their appeal for information about the killer.

Police found a knife stashed in a bin during a sweep of green spaces on a Hackney estate on Saturday.

A man has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon as murder police continue to investigate the stabbing of 20-year-old Kwasi Anim-Boadu on the Andover Estate.

Police seized more than £2,500 worth of stolen goods from rogue market traders who had set up shop in Kingsland Road.

A 24-year old man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in Hoxton yesterday afternoon.

Police are appealing for information after a 41-year-old woman was knifed in a lift in a block on flats on the Hackney and Islington border.

A “reckless” pair who tried to steal two mopeds in Old Street were arrested all the way out in Essex, after a dramatic chase which saw cops on the ground guided by their colleagues in a helicopter.

Seven Sisters Road was taped off this afternoon after a collision.

Two young moped riders who crashed in Finsbury Park on Tuesday morning are recovering from their injuries.

Homeless hostels are making huge demands on police resources in Hackney with thousands of call-outs for rowdy behaviour, violent assaults and missing people, the Gazette can reveal.

Two moped riders were injured in a police chase this morning after crashing outside Finsbury Park station in Seven Sisters Road.

A man will be sentenced for knife possession after being caught in a proactive police operation in Clapton Common.

A thug who was jailed for assaulting his girlfriend must now tell police whenever he has a new sexual partner in a bid to protect potential victims.

The daughter of the man killed after a fight in a Clapton bookmakers’ last week said he was a “big friendly giant”.

Detectives in Hackney are appealing to trace a man who racially abused and punched a woman in her face in broad daylight.

Police have taped off Upper Clapton Road after a man in his 20s was stabbed.

A con artist impersonating a police officer stole wallets and mobile phones after mugging three men in the space of 24 hours.

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Daniel Frederick near his home in Stoke Newington have now charged four people with murder.

A teenager has been charged with the murder of Israel Ogunsola off Morning Lane last week – but police are still appealing for information about another suspect.

MPs in London have asked for a meeting with Theresa May over the spike in violence that has seen more than 50 people killed in the capital this year – six in Hackney.

A Homerton woman has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after being caught trying to smuggle more than £569,000 of crack cocaine into the UK.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Hackney on suspicion of murdering Tanesha Melbourne-Blake in Tottenham.

Loretta Thomas is a journalist who worked in social care for 25 years, dealing with crime, addiction and young people’s prevention work.

Police investigating the killing of a man in Upper Clapton Street’s Betfred shop have made an arrest.

An 18-year-old stabbed to death off Morning Lane last night has been named as Israel Ogunsola by his father.

Extra police will be on the streets today after a teenager was stabbed to death last night – the second person to be killed in Hackney in a matter of hours.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 53-year-old man died following a fight in an Upper Clapton bookies.

With judges poised to make a ruling after last week’s judicial review, Harry Taylor looks back at the dispute between Mary Hassell and north London’s faith communities –and speaks to the families affected by her ‘cab-rank’ system

A man in his 60s is being treated after a fight in Betfred in Upper Clapton Road.

Police are offering a £20,000 reward for information into the killing of a hero who received a police bravery award.

Police say they have “huge concerns” about a pizza joint’s plans to open until 4am at weekends.

A “jealous and controlling” man from Haggerston who beat a woman so severely that she lost sight in one eye has been jailed.

The heartbroken family of Abraham Badru, who was shot dead yards from his mother’s home in Dalston on Sunday night, say he was the “best son any parent could wish to have”.

A paedophile who told an undercover cop he wanted to swap crystal meth for a 12-year-old girl to rape and torture has been jailed for nine years.

Six police officers fired 13 shots while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect on the Clapton Park estate on Tuesday night, leaving a 21-year-old man in critical condition.

An investigation has been launched after police shot a man during an armed robbery near the Clapton Park Estate late last night.

Police in Hackney are appealing to trace a vulnerable woman who requires medical attention after giving birth in a hospital.

The home office has stepped in to object to a Stoke Newington pizza joint’s efforts to appoint a new licensee because it employed illegal immigrants.

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old father Daniel Frederick in Stoke Newington have charged a second person with his murder.

A gun was fired near the Woodberry Down estate on Friday night after a car crash.


To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

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