Police are investigating claims an officer assaulted a former middleweight boxing champion at Hackney Carnival last month.

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.

Police set up two knife arches in Hackney last month to combat rising levels of knife crime in a coordinated effort with the British Transport Police.

Police officers in full uniform took part in a sweltering boxercise session to get young people at King’s Hall Leisure Centre talking about crime.

People in Hackney are more likely to face stop and search, according to new figures released by the Met.

Drug raids were executed on stalls at Ridley Road Market on Saturday after an “uplift in reports of dealing” – but nothing was found.

This month is the first anniversary of the untimely and avoidable death of Rashan Charles.

The inquest into the death of Rashan Charles started this morning – with press and the public shielded from proceedings by a black curtain.

Officers from London’s new gang-busting squad caught a 16-year-old boy with a huge “Rambo” hunting knife down his pants in Hoxton this morning.

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