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A discharged army officer who groomed and formed relationships with underage school girls online has been jailed for seven years.

Police have warned the public to dial 999 immediately if they spot a John Howard Centre patient who absconded from the medium secure unit four days ago.

A man has been charged with murder, after a Polish man in his 60s was stabbed to death in Upper Clapton.

A murder investigation is underway following a fatal stabbing in Upper Clapton last night.

A judge at the Old Bailey has apologised to the family of Tashaûn Aird, after sentencing of the three teenagers found guilty of killing him was delayed today because the probation service has still not completed a report into one of them who is said to be a victim of "modern slavery".

Gang police are investigating a shooting in Lower Clapton that left two people in hospital last night.

Police and councillors are urging women to report sexual harassment in Blackstock Road so they can stop it from happening.

Students are leading the way in vital research to improve police relations and tackle knife crime in the UK.

Two males have been stabbed in Finsbury Park.

Dozens of traffic wardens in Hackney have voted to strike over pay and working conditions - after two workers had dogs set on them in the last three months.

A "greedy" manager at contractor Lakehouse who funded his extravagant lifestyle by taking £800,000 in bribes from sub-contractors in return for securing them work with Hackney Homes, has been jailed for six years.

A teenager is on trial for the murder of Kentish Town man Sadiq Mohammed in Chalk Farm two years ago after being extradited from France.

Detectives investigating a shooting at a New Year's event in a Dalston nightclub last year have released an image of a woman they want to track down.

Homerton rapper Unknown T knifed an engineering student to death at a house party near Old Street after a row over a female guest, a court has heard.

A 16-year-old boy from Hackney has been jailed for 18 years for murdering Joseph Williams-Torres as he sat listening to music in a van.

A Finsbury Park nightclub has had its licence suspended after a bouncer "attacked a customer with a metal pole" in the early hours of Christmas Day.

Cops have carried out 11 dawn raids on 11 homes across London and Kent as part of an operation to tackle the supply of drugs in London's West End.

Thieves have targeted businesses in Hackney more than 2,500 times in two years - but just a tenth of offences are leading to any action.

The son of an MP has been charged with a string of assaults - including at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and Homerton Hospital.

Three men were arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning after an attempted break-in at a suspected cannabis factory in Stoke Newington.

A candle-light vigil following the anti-Semitic daubings on a synagogue in north London on the last night of the Jewish Chanukah 'festival of light' drew parallels with the 1936 Battle of Cable Street which stopped Mosley's Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel.

Two teenagers were stabbed during a fight in Shoreditch High Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police in Lower Clapton seized 27 suspected stolen bikes last week in a "chance find".

A Dalston man has been charged with murdering a 24-year-old in Walthamstow.

The 92-year-old victim of a hit-and-run was left disgusted after the speeding moped driver who "ruined his life" walked free from court with a community order and a £300 fine.

Three teenagers have been found guilty of killing 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird, after allegedly setting out to attack rival gang members.

Two teenage boys handed themselves in to cops on Monday to help them with their investigation of an antisemitic attack on a senior rabbi in Stamford Hill.

One of the boys accused of the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird denies being at the scene - despite his two co-defendants insisting he was there.

Almost two decades after his original conviction for the East Finchley murder of pensioner Leonard Harris was quashed, Hackney man Michael Weir has been jailed for that murder and that of another woman at the Old Bailey.

Police investigating a vile antisemitic attack on a senior rabbi in Stamford Hill have released new CCTV images of two men they want to speak to.

Officers investigating a hate crime attack on a bus in Stamford Hill have arrested a 48-year-old man.

A panicked woman called police claiming she had seen a man with a gun at an illegal rave in Seven Kings where Hackney 24-year-old Akeem Dylon Barnes was fatally stabbed, an inquest revealed today.

Police have released CCTV footage of a man wanted over attacks on three workers at a Stoke Newington pub last month.

Two teenagers - including a male who murdered Nashon Esbrand - have been sentenced after a shotgun was fired in a Stoke Newington takeaway in 2017.

A High Court judge has questioned the lawfulness of Hackney Council's planning policy, calling it "absolutely extraordinary and utterly unrealistic".

Hackney's pioneering gang unit should strike up a partnership with the NHS mental health trust to support the youngsters it works with, councillors say.

Two boys have been charged over a string of knifepoint robberies of cyclists on the River Lea towpath last week.

A man will appear in court today charged with murdering Hackney man Exauce Ngimbi in Lower Clapton.

The man stabbed to death in Lower Clapton yesterday has been named as Exauce Ngimbi.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Lower Clapton this afternoon.

Police chiefs have expressed their horror that a "trusted" police officer plundered thousands of pounds from the homes of the recently deceased.

Police investigating a vile antisemitic attack on a senior rabbi in Stamford Hill have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to.

A third teenager has been charged with the murder of Homerton man Josuha White, who was stabbed to death on the Frampton Park Estate in April.

Hackney Council has launched a campaign to challenge long-held myths surrounding sexual harassment and get people to "Reframe the Night" rather than blame the victim in the run up to Christmas.

One of the youths accused of murdering Tashaûn Aird has denied orchestrating the fatal attack, claiming he was only at the scene because he wanted to make a move on a girl.


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