Crime & Court

Tue, 18:42

Finsbury Park station and surrounding roads were closed for an hour this evening due to an abandoned vehicle in Station Place.

Hackney has been chosen as the first "priority borough" for a charity project aiming to help kids report crime anonymously.

A courier and a former Stamford Hill Shomrim volunteer falsely accused two boys of robbery and held them captive until the police arrived.

Police are hunting a flasher who may have exposed himself to as many as 30 young girls at the weekend.

Giant, cursive graffiti stating: "The illusion of democracy" has been sprayed on the walls of a posh development overlooking the westbound platform at Dalston Kingsland Overground station.

A senior officer has denied trying to distance himself from the use of CS gas on a man who died after being detained in a police stop.

Gang police are appealing for information after a teenager was shot in his buttocks "by a masked gunman".

An elderly woman who narrowly escaped death when her house was crashed into by a drink driver has been left "devastated" after a court heard she would receive no compensation.

A second teenager has been charged with the murder of Joshua White in Frampton Park Road last month.

The ID card of a young father who died after being detained by police was found along with a 12 inch zombie knife, balaclava and cash in a car, police have claimed.

A man has been stabbed in Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park.

Murder detectives have arrested a second person over the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Stoke Newington.

Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson have made an arrest - nearly 17 years to the day since he was shot in Shoreditch.

A man with a young father on the night he was detained by police before his death tried to free him from officers, an inquest has heard.

Royal Mail is investigating fake stamps bearing Diane Abbott's face that have apparently been making their way around the postal network.

A haul of over 3,500 illegal cigarettes and 3kg of loose tobacco worth £5,000 was seized after a woman was spotted "acting suspiciously" with a full shopping trolley and holdall by Hackney Council's officers in Graham Road.

The father of a man who died after being stopped by police has said the family deserves to know 'the truth' about how he lost his life.

A man caught with £12,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin during a raid at his home on the Woodberry Down Estate has been jailed.

Three men from Goodmayes, East Ham and Leyton have been jailed for conning elderly customers of a Stoke Newington bank out of more than £390,000.

The jury at an inquest into the death of a young father who died after a police stop have been told that one of the main issues which will come up is whether 'unreasonable actions' contributed to his death.

A teenager has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Stoke Newington on Wednesday night.

The family and friends of Abraham Badru made an emotional plea to help trace who killed him as they marched from where he was shot in Dalston to Hackney Town Hall today.

The heartbroken mother of Abraham Badru is calling for others to march with her appealing for witnesses to his murder to mark what would have been his 28th birthday.

Police have deployed an extra seven officers in Finsbury Park as part of ongoing efforts to stamp out rampant drug dealing and antisocial behaviour.

A housing estate squat which was the source of drug use and anti-social behaviour has been boarded up by police, much to the relief of neighbours.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird.

Burglars raided an independent beauty salon in Stoke Newington and stole £7,000 worth of products last week.

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Somerford Grove last night - making him third person to be fatally knifed in the street in Hackney in a fortnight.

A woman was raped in Clissold Park in the early hours of this morning.

Murder detectives have arrested a 12th person over the death of father-of-five Steve Brown in Stoke Newington.

Police will review their decision to make no charges in the case of Bobby Awofeso, who died after being beaten up in an Upper Clapton bookmaker's last year.

Detectives investigating the murder of father-of-five Steven Brown in Stoke Newington have made an 11th arrest.

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed within a few hundred yards of each other in central Hackney this afternoon.

This man is wanted over a string of offences including a serious sexual assault in Hackney four years ago.

Boaters on the River Lea are planning community patrols of the towpath after a spate of terrifying knifepoint robberies over the last few months.

A teenager is in hospital after being stabbed in Well Street last night.

Two men are in hospital after being stabbed in Stoke Newington in the early hours of Saturday.

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of father-of-five Steve Brown in Stoke Newington are renewing their appeal for information after nine people they arrested were all released.

The family of Stoke Newington stabbing victim Steve Brown have paid tribute to him, saying he was a "jolly person who was always laughing".

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Stoke Newington yesterday evening has been named locally as Steve Brown.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 30s was stabbed to death in Stoke Newington this evening.

A Hackney landlord was slapped with an £11,000 court bill after starting a fire in his pub that could have killed three people in the flat above.

A 40-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a motorbike in Green Lanes near the Manor House junction.

"The funding cuts are not good. If the immigration service has to close then what about somebody in the same situation as me? What will that person do?"

Two men were robbed days apart by suspects posing as plain clothes police officers, the Met has said.


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