Crime & Court

Thu, 13:04

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

A Ridley Road market trader has been jailed for life for slitting the throat of another party-goer at a St Patrick’s Day celebration, over a trivial dispute about a microphone.

An off-duty police officer sought favourable treatment when he was flagged down for allegedly using his mobile phone at the wheel, a Met misconduct panel has heard.

Police are investigating an alleged rape by the Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve in Finsbury Park.

Senior coroner Mary Hassell has today unveiled the new policy that will dictate how her office decides which deaths to deal with first.

The man accused of stabbing Tyrone Silcott to death claims he saw two men running away from the scene who could have been suspects – but only let police know about them five months after the killing.

A Dalston club that took the council to court for revoking its licence has lost its appeal after another incident involving a knife inside the venue.

A “hugely successful” police operation tackling gang violence and drug dealing in Hackney has led to 35 arrests since January.

A friend of Homerton stab victim Tyrone Silcott today recounted the horrific moment he saw the dad of two bleeding to death beside his alleged murderer.

Drug raids were executed on stalls at Ridley Road Market on Saturday after an “uplift in reports of dealing” – but nothing was found.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following an assault on an elderly woman at Shoreditch High Street train station.

A 56-year-old woman who was struck by a cyclist in Kingsland High Street two weeks ago has died, police have said.

Two girls aged six and nine were “grabbed” and led into a secluded area by a masked stranger in a terrifying abduction attempt yards from Stoke Newington Police Station.

Five teenagers have been found guilty of the brutal killing of father-of-three Daniel Frederick in Stoke Newington – a chilling case of mistaken identity.

A Met custody sergeant has been cleared of misconduct over the strip search of a lecturer at Stoke Newington Police Station in 2013.

Extraordinary levels of fly-tipping coupled with a rogue bin diver are causing chaos for people living in a Kingsland Road housing block.

A man arrested over the cyclist hit and run crash in Dalston has been released under investigation.

A man has been arrested over a cyclist hit and run crash in Kingsland High Street that has left a woman with critical injuries.

Youngsters at risk of sexual exploitation will benefit from a £1million grant awarded to Hackney Council by the Home Office.

A Hackney police officer forcibly restraining a man on the floor of a McDonald’s was kicked in the back as an angry crowd gathered around them.

A 47-year-old man caught with a kitchen knife at Finsbury Park station after getting into an argument has been jailed for four months.

A young man is in hospital after being hit by a car in Lower Clapton Road this afternoon.

Police are questioning whether a new Stoke Newington bistro that wants to sell booze is actually a bistro – because bosses have said no cooking will take place.

Four former friends on trial for murder have turned against each other in the dock at the Old Bailey, with one accused of calling another a “snitch” in graffiti on a prison toilet wall.

Two suspected phone snatchers have been arrested following a police chase through east and south London which ended when their moped crashed with a van.

A businessman was left seething after the front wheel of his bike was stolen from outside his office in London Fields.

A late-running librarian from Stamford Hill who made a “ridiculous” bomb hoax call so he could catch his flight at Gatwick has been jailed.

The family of Rashan Charles are “extremely disappointed” with the results of an investigation into his death by the police watchdog, and are considering challenging it.

Faith groups hold the key to tackling the youth violence epidemic, according to one outreach worker who helps rescue youngsters from a life of crime.

An investigation into the death of Rashan Charles found the performance of the Met officer who restrained him “fell short of expected standards” – but did not amount to misconduct.

Extra security in Hackney’s streets over the Wireless weekend left Islington’s Finsbury Park community having to contend with hundreds of drunk, noisy festivalgoers, the council has said.

Five teenagers killed Daniel Frederick in a revenge attack after a friend was beaten up in prison, the Old Bailey heard today.

A man is fighting for his life after a violent assault in Glenarm Road yesterday afternoon.

Wireless Festival could be forced to bring in ID scanners at future events if it is to stay in Finsbury Park.

Jewish leaders have asked a High Court QC to withdraw his comments about benefit fraud and tax evasion within Stamford Hill’s Haredi community – and issue an apology.

A man was stabbed in Broadway Market on Friday night, police have said.

A moped rider is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run crash in Green Lanes last night.

Tax evasion and benefit fraud are “on the face of it, common practice” in the Stamford Hill Hasidic community and actively encouraged by community leaders, a High Court judge said in a controversial property hearing.

Two Hackney thugs who dragged two men from their car and attacked them with machetes and metal poles outside an Ilford nightclub have been jailed for a total of 11 years between them.

Two boys were found hiding in a Finsbury Park garden after allegedly making off with a man’s mobile.

A nurse has described the horrifying moment she tried to save dying father-of-three Daniel Frederick after he was stabbed yards from his Stoke Newington home.

A 20-year-old man who roamed the streets on the back of a moped, targeting people to steal their mobile phones, has been jailed.

Five teenage thugs launched a “ruthless” attack that killed father-of-three Daniel Frederick yards from his home, the Old Bailey has heard.

This month is the first anniversary of the untimely and avoidable death of Rashan Charles.

A cyclist who died after a crash in Goswell Road has been named as Soren Aarlev, 38, of Haggerston.


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