Crime & Court

Police have launched an investigation after thousands of Stik prints which should have been distributed in Hackney Council’s paper “as a gift for the people of Hackney” were stolen and sold online.

A sexual predator who assaulted a woman in Hoxton has been jailed for two years.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in his leg in Lower Clapton in broad daylight yesterday afternoon.

A week on from the “serious” cyber attack on Hackney Council, many services are still “significantly disrupted” and some could be out of action or in disarray “for some time”.

Gates and a controversial slave trader statue at a Hoxton museum have been vandalised.

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed in Stamford Hill last night.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two suspects riding a moped fired a gun in Lower Clapton last night.

Detectives investigating an alleged rape in South Hackney have released an image of a man they want to speak to, who they believe can help with their enquiries.

The public is being encouraged to report hate crime rather than “suffer alone” as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

The National Cyber Security Centre has been called in to investigate a “serious cyberattack” which is afffecting many of Hackney Council’s services and IT systems.

Detectives from the Met’s specialist crime unit have charged three men and two women over a high value fraud that is said to have spanned continents.

A 24-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after a triple shooting in Homerton High Street last night.

Detectives investigating an allegation of rape in the Finsbury Park area have arrested two men.

A man was hospitalised with stab injuries after a gang tried to rob him as he walked alongside the River Lea towpath.

Detectives have issued an appeal to trace a man they want to speak to about a stabbing in Finsbury Park last year, which left the victim with life-changing injuries.

A sexual predator who posed as a mini cab driver to carry out two sexual assaults has been jailed.

A Hackney councillor has had his life and his family’s lives threatened following controversial road closures and the vandalism of traffic filters.

Traffic filter vandals “with zero respect” have defaced planters and bollards in Hackney.

E-fit pictures and CCTV footage have been released after a “vicious” homophobic attack in Stamford Hill.

“Very clear” CCTV images have been released after a woman was raped in Hackney.

Officers fired a Taser yesterday as they arrested a man, after a woman’s mobile phone was reportedly stolen in Hoxton by a thief on a moped.

A gang has been jailed after they were discovered driving around with two loaded semi-automatic guns, following a police chase.

People from Hackney, Islington, Brondesbury and Muswell Hill are part of a group to be charged after a environmental protest which delayed the printing of national newspapers.

A woman suffered a facial cut during a robbery in Stoke Newington this morning.

Two men have been charged with the murder of Steve Brown who was stabbed to death in Stoke Newington nearly 18 months ago.

Police are trying to locate the driver of a car which “brushed past” an officer following a stabbing outside Manor House tube station in the early hours of this morning.

A man has been charged after an incident in Mare Street.

A Met police officer who died on duty 30 years ago was honoured in a memorial ceremony at Stoke Newington Police Station.

A 53-year-old woman was left feeling unsafe after she was sexually assaulted on a Route 236 bus towards Homerton.

A man was stabbed when he tried to buy a car in Hackney this week.

A man has been sentenced to 18 years in jail after attacking his ex-wife in a jealous rage in Hackney.

A Hackney man is among a group arrested and charged ahead of allegedly planned protests.

Complaints of all-night “car bars” and anti-social behaviour from party-goers in Shoreditch have led to increased police patrols in the area.

A homophobic attack in Stamford Hill has lead to an urgent appeal to find people who witnessed the incident.

Islington and Hackney dealers who were posting packages of drugs all over the globe have been jailed for ten years.

Three knives and a quantity of Class A and B drugs have been seized following early morning raids in Hackney.

A dangerous moped rider who cut through a park to avoid police during a high speed chase has pleaded guilty.

A police officer was knocked unconscious and hospitalised while making an arrest in Hackney.

An innovative identification process has helped jail a female robber who bit an elderly woman’s hand to steal her wedding ring.

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.


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