It can cook flesh and burn through clothing in moments – yet super-strength acid can still be bought cheaply, quickly and without any age checks. Investigations journalist Emma Youle hears the arguments in favour of stronger regulation.

Tensions are running high in Dalston as protesters angry about the death of Rashan Charles hours after he was tackled by police have blocked off Kingsland Road with mattresses, wheelie bins, rubbish bags and broken tables.

Angry crowds tonight marched to Stoke Newington police station and then back to the Dalston shop where Rashan Charles was chased and tackled by police hours before his death.

Acid attacks in north London are on the rise because teens trying to prove how dangerous they are can brag about the horrific scars it leaves, according to an ex-Dalston gang member.

Two men from Hackney have been jailed for brandishing a loaded gun in the street – at the shooter who had blasted their friend in the face at close range.

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

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

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

Twelve partygoers were taken to hospital with burns after an acid attack in a London Fields nightclub early this morning, police believe.

The father of two men killed in the streets in two unsolved murders 19 years apart hopes to get answers. This week police announced a forensic review of the first killing, which happened in 1994.

Fines issued for weeing in the streets of Hackney have gone up threefold in the past year – and women are apparently the worst culprits.

Flames erupted from manhole covers outside Hackney Town Hall after two underground electrical explosions this morning.

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a shop worker in Hackney was struck so hard in the head with a metal advertising board in a “savage and unprovoked” attack, that his skull was left exposed.


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