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Crime & Court

Mon, 09:48

A hit-and-run driver in Stoke Newington left a young man in hospital with a serious leg injury on Saturday night.

A rapper who ran a county lines drugs network out of Hackney has been jailed for 12 years and six months, with four accomplices also facing long stretches behind bars.

Children's artwork was smashed to pieces when vandals trashed an adventure playground in Homerton three times in a matter of days.

Police say a woman who was pinned to the ground in Kingsland High Street on Sunday night was being arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer.

A man was today interviewed by police over the murder of Abraham Badru in Dalston almost 18 months ago.

Police have voiced concern about the dangers of so-called "rape porn" after it was found on the phone of a would-be sex attacker who tried to rape a woman in Shoreditch Park.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with murdering Stoke Newington woman Sandra Samuels.

A man who shouted '1, 2, 3 heil Hitler' and 'go have a sausage sandwich' at a Jewish family has been jailed for 12 weeks for committing hate crimes.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a flat on the Milton Gardens Estate in Stoke Newington.

A homeless woman feels she narrowly escaped death when her tent in Newington Green was torched this afternoon.

Police have appealed for help to find a man who is alleged to have pretended to be a cop in order to carry out two robberies.

A coroner has urged the Met to make officers more aware of the risks of suspects choking on plastic bags after the death of a man who put wraps of Class A drugs in his mouth.

A police officer has been dismissed without notice following a gross misconduct hearing.

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to over an incident of indecent exposure on Hackney Marshes.

A woman has been jailed for robbing vulnerable passengers on buses in Hackney - including an 87-year-old man.

Gang police are appealing for information about three vehicles after gunshots were heard in Homerton last night.

A man was jailed for life on Friday after beating his girlfriend with a bin and leaving her "close to death" in a Camden Road hotel.

A young man is in critical condition after being stabbed at an illegal rave on Hackney Marshes.

Two robbers rammed off their moped by cops within minutes of snatching a mobile phone from a woman in Hackney Road have been jailed.

Gang police have reissued an appeal for a man they want to speak to after a woman was shot in a Kingsland Road nightclub on New Year's Day.

Police fear the opening of a basement venue in Dalston could see crime return to the levels seen when it was a troubled nightclub - and say installing a barbecue would attract street drinkers from Gillett Square.

"Vigilante" neighbours are fighting to save Finsbury Park's famous topiary elephants from being cut down, the Gazette can reveal.

A man has been jailed for 20 weeks after causing criminal damage to the Stamford Hill Library on Tuesday morning.

A teenager was left with a fractured cheek bone and eye socket after being punched in a Shoreditch bar.

A family's cherished vintage car that survived the war was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning near Broadway Market.

A man was charged with criminal damage to the Stamford Hill Library on Tuesday morning.

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend in Homerton had his time behind bars extended by two years after knocking a guard unconscious.

Three men were stabbed and another nearly lost his finger during a huge fight in Finsbury Square last night.

Police want to speak to this man after an Upper Clapton Road shopkeeper was stabbed in the neck by a customer over 80p change.

An emerging rap star who "could not release his grip" on running a county lines route out of Hackney is facing jail along with his partner in crime from Lower Clapton.

A paedophile from Clapton has been found guilty of sexually assaulting young girls he met on social media.

A Stoke Newington community group set up in the wake of Tashaûn Aird's fatal stabbing has held its first panel on how to tackle knife crime.

A police chase started in Hackney and ended when a driver crashed into another car and hurtled into traffic lights in Essex Road last night.

Police are trying to work out whether one, two or three people were injured last night in a reported drive-by shooting at a memorial marking the second anniversary of Rashan Charles' death.

Fed up families in Haggerston say the stretch of Kingsland Road outside their doors has become a "clubbing district" for people leaving Shoreditch in the early hours.

A scam letter demanding money from council tenants is doing the rounds in Hackney.

A Woodberry Down man is among members of an organised crime gang jailed for 30 years for dealing cocaine to City workers.

Homerton drill rapper Unknown T has appeared in court charged with murdering Steven Narvaez-Jara at a New Year's party in Old Street.

A pitbull terrier stolen at knifepoint from school kids seven years ago but returned after an appeal has gone missing again - and her owner fears the worst.

The "evil" man who killed Muswell Hill mum-of-one Cathy Burke a month before murdering Stroud Green woman Iuliana Tudos in Finsbury Park has been handed his second life sentence.

Islington's highest ranking police officer is "acutely conscious" of the violent crime wave gripping Finsbury Park and has pledged do something about it.

Seven Hackney Council workers were sacked last year following fraud probes, with another eight either resigning or leaving while under investigation.

A Haggerston man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman outside Oxford Circus Tube station.

Two licensees have been banned from their own bar on Friday and Saturday nights after a host of violent incidents around closing time.

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