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Dalston Lane was closed off and an entire block of flats evacuated in the early hours this morning, after a suspected grenade was found during a police raid.

Detectives have released E-fit images of two men sought over two distraction burglaries which saw cash stolen from elderly victims who were told there had been “explosions”.

An elderly man in Stoke Newington was targeted in a “brazen” robbery after withdrawing cash.

Police have been given blanket powers to stop and search anyone in Hackney tonight, after shots were fired in London Fields this afternoon.

A man suffered a head injury in a fight near Finsbury Park and had to be taken to hospital.

Residents are being urged to “be vigilant” after a 70-year-old Clapton resident fell victim to a property scam.

More than a 100 bikes believed to be stolen and worth over £30k have been seized in Hackney after they were found advertised for sale online.

Police in Hackney are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man in connection with a sexual assault.

The inquest into the death of television presenter Caroline Flack has resumed at Poplar Coroner’s Court this morning.

A police officer was hit on the head with a bottle while on patrol near Shoreditch Underground Station.

Two men have been arrested, after two men were stabbed and shot in Lower Clapton.

Eye witnesses reported seeing a gang of 20 youths armed with machetes and large knives running around Broadway Market last night, as another person was stabbed in the area in the space of 24 hours.

A 15-year-old boy is in hospital after being stabbed in his head and back in London Fields in the early hours this morning.

A man who killed his colleague in a drunken rage at the house they were renovating has been found guilty of murder.

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on the 48 bus have issued the image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

A robber from Stoke Newington has been jailed for five years for an attack on a security van driver as he was delivering cash to a bank.

A police sergeant has been charged with sexual assault at one of the Met’s police premises in Hackney.

Ten people have been arrested in dawn raids this morning (Thursday), in a police operation designed to tackle gang violence and drug supply in Hackney and Haringey.

A teenage boy was stabbed in the back of his head with what police have described as a “metal object” in Clissold Park yesterday evening.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Stoke Newington yesterday.

Two teenagers have been sentenced and given a curfew after launching a racist attack on a rabbi in Hackney.

Two youths have been charged with assaulting emergency workers when police tried to break up an illegal block party in Manor House on Friday night.

Police have release eight images of people “suspected of being involved in violence and disorder” at an unlicensed Hackney music event on Friday night (July 17).

Two officers were injured last night as canisters, bottles, bricks and even a bicycle were thrown at them as riot police tried to wind up an illegal rave attended by hundreds on the Woodberry Down Estate.

Activists held a rally outside a Hackney police station to protest against police brutality and section 60.

Two men have been charged with possession of a firearm, after officers seized a gun in Southwark.

A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in Stamford Hill last night.

The founder of a Hackney charity has reportedly been forced to fight off a mugger while on a working trip to Spain.

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man in connection with two sexual offences.

Three members of a Stoke Newington gang supplying crack cocaine and heroin - which is thought could have made as much as £646,000 in six months - have been jailed.

A 13-year-old boy who kicked two police officers during an alleged group attack which was filmed and shared on social media has been handed a referral order.

An action plan to tackle anti-social behaviour around Finsbury Park is in the pipeline.

Another man and woman have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Oluwamayowa ‘Samson’ Adeyemi on the Nightingale Estate.

A 20-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed in Upper Clapton.

A serving police officer is among five people including men from Redbridge and Stratford to be charged with conspiracy to criminally acquire cash.

A man who stabbed his victim four times in a “brutal” Hackney attack has been jailed for 14 years.

Racist graffiti was scrawled outside a Turkish Family’s home in Hackney on Whiston Road.

Detectives have charged five youths from Hackney over the stabbing of a teenager on Green Lanes Walk in Manor House on April 6.

A man in his 20s is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed in Clarence Road yesterday afternoon.

A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a university student while he was wearing a dress and a silver wig.

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed in Hackney.

Two teenage brothers have been convicted of attacking a rabbi who had been visiting the UK from Israel.

Another man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Oluwamayowa Adeyemi on the Nightingale Estate.

The Met Police has referred themselves to its professional watchdog after a video of a teenage cyclist being forcibly handcuffed on the floor in Hackney emerged.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after parked cars on the Morningside Estate were hit by bullets.

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