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Shops in London are selling knives, alcohol and tobacco to children as young as 13. Over 2,500 test purchases carried out by London Trading Standards (LTS) revealed the age-restricted items being sold to under-18s. A total of 285 illegal sales were recorded, with 14% of shops selling knives and 12% selling alcohol. The Met Police said it was "unacceptable". There have been 64 fatal stabbings in London since January. Sophie Linden, deputy mayor for policing...
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Eight men have been arrested in raids across east London as part of an operation to tackle moped crime. The Met said the men were held on suspicion of offences including conspiracy to handle stolen goods. Officers executed warrants at six properties in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Havering and found about £30,000 in cash and up to 30 phones, the Met said. Det Insp Steve Brownlee said the operation was "incredibly successful" and the men were all in custody. L...
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A holidaymaker who helped catch a child rapist he saw with groups of young girls said "gut instinct" made him alert the authorities. David Bushell reported Keith Morris, 72, after observing him with groups of 10 to 12-year-olds at a hotel in Kenya. He contacted the National Crime Agency as he believed something was "seriously wrong", he said. Morris, from Hull, was jailed in July for sexually abusing two girls he met during repeated trips to east Africa. D...
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Ministers do not know the impact that funding cuts have had on police forces, the UK's public spending watchdog says. According to the National Audit Office , the Home Office does not know whether the police system in England and Wales is "financially sustainable". It calls the approach to police funding "ineffective" and "detached" from the changing demands faced by officers. A Home Office spokesman said the department had conducted a substantial review o...
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A serial sex attacker's prison release bid has been rejected. Kirk Reid, who roamed the streets of south London, targeting lone women, was jailed in 2009 for 28 offences including two rapes - writes bbc.com He was given a life term, and ordered to serve a minimum seven-and-a-half years behind bars. A panel ruled Reid's sentence could be reviewed again in two years, and that he should not be moved to an open prison, the Parole Board said. Kirk, of Colliers...
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Police arrested a man for jumping the security fences around the Houses of Parliament on Monday. He was detained just a few metres from the main entrance to the building at about 5.40pm on Monday - writes itv.com The intruder was described as white and bald. He was wearing dark glasses, jeans, trainers and a camouflage jacket, the Mirror reported. The incident is not being treated as a terror-related, Met police said. A spokesman for the force said: "At ap...
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Twelve police vans lined a street in Whitechapel amid amassive drugs raid. Stepney Green police said warrants were carried out on three venues in Hessel Street, Whitechapel earlier this week. Six people were arrested after a “large amount” Class A drugs , cannabis and cash was seized by officers. In one photo from the scene on Tuesday, a series ofvans were pictured lining up behind each other in the side street. Photos shared by the Stepney Green officers...
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Serial killer Stephen Port has lodged an appeal against his murder convictions. Port, now 43, was sentenced to a full life jail term in 2016 after being found guilty of four murders and a string of sexual offences against seven living victims. The Court of Appeal confirmed that Port had made an appeal and said it was in the early stages. The families of Port's victims said the appeal "changes nothing". The BBC understands that Port, who is originally from...
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The co-founder of a children's play centre, who filmed people undressing, has been jailed for 16 months. Former Eddie Catz director Darren Johnson used "peepholes" to film women and girls in toilets and changing rooms at a leisure centre for children. The number of victims is not known, but a police officer involved in the case estimated it may be as many as 40. Johnson, 51, from Putney, south-west London, admitted five counts of voyeurism over a 12-year p...
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder after a second lone woman was stabbed in east London. The woman, 57, was knifed at 8.30pm on Sunday in Parnell Road, Bow . She suffered multiple wounds but her injuries are not life threatening. The stabbing was just yards from where a woman in her 60s was stabbed on her way home from buying fish and chips in Chariot Close on Friday evening. Police believe the two incidents may be linke...
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A 22-year-old man has been stabbed to death in south-east London. The victim was found with stab wounds on Creek Road, Deptford, at the junction with Deptford Church Street, at about 23:45 BST on Saturday. He was treated by paramedics and taken to a south London hospital but was pronounced dead an later hour. The Met said they believe the man may have died following "an altercation between two males or a group of males". No arrests have been made. "The vic...
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Police are appealing for information about the "needless" assault. The43-year-old man suffered a bleed on the brain, a broken jaw, eye damage and severe bruising. His 34-year-old partner, meanwhile, had hair pulled out and had bruising after being thrown to the ground. They had been walking along Fairfax Road in Swiss Cottage when they challenged the man for urinating in the street. Three further people, two males and a female, then jumped from a nearby pa...
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A "predatory" sexual abuser who carried out more than 200 assaults on two women over a 25-year period has been jailed. James "Tony" Lee, 67, pleaded guilty to 35 counts of sexual abuse after police found recordings of the crimes, including rape, in a safe in his house in Purfleet, Essex. One victim was seven years old when the abuse began, while the other was under 16, the court heard. Lee was jailed for 20 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 14 August. Be...
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Three people have been injured in a shooting in north London, police have said. The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service were called at about 21:45 BST on Monday to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, Brent, near to Kingsbury Tube station. They found two men and a woman with injuries, who were taken to hospital. None of the injuries was life-threatening and the shooting was "not terror-related", the Met said. The men - aged 18 and 24 - re...
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Police have discovered hundreds of cannabis farms in London over the last few years, official figures show. One cannabis farm is foundevery two days in the capital, according to the Scotland Yard data. The full scale of cannabis farming operationshavebeen revealed in figures obtained via a freedom of information request. The figuresshow that from January 2016 to April 2018, the police uncovered 314 cannabis farms, with instances of more than one farm appea...
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A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two women were critically injured in a hammer attack in south-east London. City worker Ania Gos, 30, and her 64-year-old mother were attacked at Adderley Gardens, Eltham, on Sunday -writes bbc Both remain in a critical condition in hospital, the Metropolitan Police said. Joe Xuereb, 27, of Greenwich, will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. He was arrested in Sidcup following a m...
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Four men have been stabbed and six have been arrested following an incident in Camberwell. Officers were called to playing fields outside Landor House at 5.24pm following reports of a stabbing. According to a Scotland Yard spokesperson, the four men, all believed to be in their teens,"have all been taken to south London hospitals." "Six males have been arrested in connection with the incident." Police remain at the scene. The condition of the four men is n...
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Gang-related violence has plummeted in London since the 2011 riots despite a recent spike in violent crime, according to new figures. There have been 89 violent deaths in London since January and violent crime has risen by 40% since 2010. Gang-related violent crime has nearly halved over the same period, according to Met Police figures obtained by the BBC. But some experts are unconvinced the statistics really show gangs have gone. The Met Police has put t...
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London police are once again appealing to the pubic for help identifying a suspect in an armed robbery at an east-end convenience store a month ago. Police say a man walked into a mini-mart at 750 Lorne Ave., near English Street, July 15 and demanded money and items from the cashier. The man left the store and got in the passenger side of a dark coloured pickup truck. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and property, police said. Police say the...
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A 48-year-old man is dead and a London man is in custody after a suspected hit-and-run in west-end Toronto late Monday. Police were called to the scene — near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington Avenue— for reports of a personal injury collision at 11 p.m. They say officers found the 48-year-old man with life-threatening injuries at the scene, adding he had an undisclosed altercation with the suspect. The 48-year-old man later died in hospital. Police...
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A man has been filmed allegedly stealing money from a betting machine in front of stunned onlookers at a Wetherspoons pub in central London. Footage shared on Twitter showed the man, wearing a black baseball cap and sunglasses, force the front of the fruit machine open using a screwdriver, before removing a metal container apparently containing money - writes independent.co.uk “No way, I can’t believe it,” one witness can be heard saying as a woman asks, “...
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She remains in a critical condition in hospital with "very serious injuries". A woman has been left fighting for her life following a "horrific" sex attack in a Midlands children's playground. The victim was discovered in the play park at 4.45am on Friday, but details have only recently emerged. She remains in a critical condition in hospital with "very serious injuries". The woman was attacked in Cedar Road Play Park, Leicester. Police cordoned off the pa...
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Bicycle thefts are up by nearly 10 per cent in London compared to this time last year and cyclists in the city are turning to social-media channels to help recover their trusty, two-wheeled steeds. Double, triple check those bike locks, London. Bicycle thefts are up by nearly 10 per cent in London compared to this time last year and cyclists in the city are turning to social-media channels to help recover their trusty, two-wheeled steeds. According to Lond...
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Three drug dealers who used a vulnerable woman's home to base their heroin and crack cocaine selling operation have been jailed. Daniel Sang, 29, of Burtwell Lane, South London, his nephew Darrale Sang, 22, of Fir Tree Gardens, Croydon, and Miles Barrett, 23, of no fixed abode, were sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court. The court heard the trio had travelled from London to supply Class A drugs. Daniel Sang was found guilty at a trial while the other two pleade...
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Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick today claimed the surge in violent crime in London has begun to “stabilise” after murder rates have fallen in recent months. The Met Commissioner said there had been five homicides in the capital in June - compared to an average of 15 killings a month at the start of the year. Speaking today she said : “Every death remains a tragedy for us all, and we have no intention of allowing the extraordinary levels of violence we sa...
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There has been a sharp rise in the number of violent offences in the capital over the last year. London saw a 49 per cent increase in the number of murders. Robberies went up by 35 per cent. And the number of people arrested for carrying a weapon rose by 27 per cent. Met Police say they are working in 'challenging' circumstances but insist they are doing their best with the resources they have. It's truly shocking to see these rises in homicides and violen...
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A teenage girl who was killed in Camberwell has been named by police. Katrina Makunova, 17, from Lewisham, was found with a stab wound to the chest on 12 July at a home on Brisbane Street - writes bbc.com Oluwaseyi Dada, 21, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and subsequently charged with manslaughter. He appeared at South London Magistrates' Court on 14 July and has been remanded to next appear at the Old Bailey on 18 July. Read more news of...
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A man has been stabbed to death in horrific scenes near a busy Tube station in north London. Emergency services rushed to the scene in Green Lanes near Turnpike Lane station in Haringey at about 9.45pm on Saturday where they found a "seriously injured" man - writes standard.co.uk Shocked witnesses described how paramedics battled to save the man, aged in his 30s, however he was pronounced dead at the scene. Photos posted on social media show scores of poli...
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A one-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he and his mother were stabbed in a knife attack in Feltham, West London. Neighbours were told by police to lock their doors as officers scoured the streets for the attacker, who police say lived at the home where the attack took place. An air ambulance landed at a school close to the scene, and witnesses said armed officers descended on the estate. The baby boy is said to be critical in hospital while hi...
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A teenager has been charged after video footage appeared to show a cyclist trying to smash a car window with a large knife. The 19-year-old driver of the car attempted to escape, but collided with another vehicle on London Road, Croydon, at about 17:00 BST on 30 May -writes bbc.com Police said there were no injuries. A 17-year-old was arrested on Monday and has been charged with affray and threatening a person in a public place with an offensive weapon. He...
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A forensic tent at the scene in Cathcart Road in Kensington, west London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)Photo: PA Wire/PA Images A police cordon remains in place down a “very quiet” residential street in Kensington and Chelsea, west London, as detectives continue investigating Wednesday night’s fatal stabbing. Police were called to Cathcart Road, SW10 at just after 10.20pm and found a man, who is believed to be in his 40s and has not been formally identified, sufferi...
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Almost one in five Met Police officers have secondary business interests, figures obtained by the Evening Standard show. Hundreds of London police officers are moonlighting as minicab andprivate-hire drivers, the Evening Standard can reveal - writes standard.co.uk More than 300 Metropolitan police officers have declared business interests as drivers or chauffeurs,figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show. In total, 5,395 serving Met police...
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YouTube says it has deleted more than half of the "violent" music videos that the country's most senior police officer asked it to take down. More than 30 clips have been removed so far. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed some videos for fuelling a sur -writes bbc.com She asked YouTube to delete content which glamorises violence. Drill originated in Chicago. Its biggest breakout star is arguably Chief Keef, famous for his 2012 track...
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Peel Region police say 'two suspects attended the scene,' detonated the devices and then fled. MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Fifteen people were injured Thursday night when an explosion police say was caused by an “improvised explosive device” ripped through a restaurant in Mississauga. Ont - writes lfpress.com Peel Region police say “two suspects attended the scene,” detonated the devices and fled the scene. Peel Region paramedic Joe Korstanje said three people suf...
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Two men have been cleared of killing a woman who died after a bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit her. The Old Bailey heard Mohanna Abdhou, 20, known as Montana, was caught in a hail of gunfire from two masked men on bicycles in Kilburn, north-west London, on 26 May 2017 - writes bbc.com Mohammed Tawfik, 19, and Kylann Grannum, 21, were both found not guilty of murder and manslaughter. Kathleen Peddar, 21, was acquitted of two counts of assisting an offen...
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Had the large garbage dumpster been where it could have been emptied, the body of Samantha Richard’s newborn son might never have been found. Instead, a City of London garbage collector only emptied three of the four large bins behind the highrise building at 675 Richmond St. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 after finding one of them was too close to an overhang to be reached - writes lfpress.com Three hours later, a man searching the bins for recycling material...
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A woman has been charged with importing drugs with a street value of £22m into the UK from Mexico inside an industrial fruit-processing machine. Olivia Anton-Altamirano, 32, allegedly smuggled 250kg of cocaine and 9kg of crystal meth hidden inside a specially constructed machine, authorities said - writes bbc.com The Spanish national was arrested at her home in Blackheath, south-east London, the National Crime Agency said. The drugs were allegedly traffick...
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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of defrauding six elderly victims out of almost one million pounds via a doorstep trading scam. The men, aged in their 40s, were arrested following a series of early morning warrants carried out by the Metropolitan Police Service, in partnership with Brent and Harrow Trading Standards and South Wales Police on Wednesday, 9 May - writes brent.gov.uk The early morning warrants form part of a multi-agency operation, w...
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There are signs the increase in violent crime in London is "stabilising", a senior police officer has said. Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Helen Ball told the London Assembly that murder rates in April and May were "considerably lower" than in February and March. More than 60 people have been killed in the capital this year. Assembly members said ahead of their meeting with Ms Ball that the rise in violence was "deeply troubling". Ms Ball said...
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Two teenage boys were rushed to hospital after a double stabbing outside a Cambridge University college. The victims, aged 13 and 16, suffered "serious injuries" after being attacked on Sidney Street, across the street from Christ's College - writes standard.co.uk Police were called to the scene of the attack at 7.40pm on Sunday night. An East of England air ambulance also attended. Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault causing gr...
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The shooting in Harrow district occurred at daylight, on a day off, on a busy street; the boys of thirteen and fifteen years old were injured. With time difference of just two minutes, on May 6th, in the Wealdstone area, Harrow district, there were gunshots and in both cases, juvenile boys were targets for attacks. The first call was received by policemen at 13:17 from High Street. Having arrived on the spot, policemen and paramedics found a fifteen-year-o...
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A 34-year-old London man is facing child pornography charges after a raid at a home in the city’s east end late last week. London police’s internet child exploitation unit and digital forensic team descended on a home on Avalon Street May 4. Officers seized several computers and digital devices. Police arrested and charged a 34-year-old man with possessing and accessing child pornography. His is expected to appear in court Monday. Anyone with information a...
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On early Sunday morning, three young men were doused with pesticides from the upper floors on Kingsland High Street. Hackney District police took a call about a chemical attack at 05:20 on May 6th. Three men at the age of 17, 22 and 27 were doused with acid. Someone poured it from the upper floors of the building. As listed in the protocol, the liquid was "poisonous, but not corrosive", but the exact chemical composition of the liquid is specified. The pol...
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A masked knifeman stormed into a McDonalds and threatened staff before fleeing with a box of Monopoly stickers. Shocking footage shows the hooded man marching up to the fast food counter before going into the kitchen. He grabs the box, containing dozens of promotional Monopoly cards and vouchers, from a tray before waving the knife at a cashier who tries to intervene. Still brandishing the weapon, he steps backwards before turning and fleeing the branch in...
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Shocking video footage and images have emerged of Liverpool fans being attacked with belts outside Anfield on a night marred by violent scenes. It comes as two men from Rome were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 53-year-old Liverpool fan was attacked and left in a critical condition ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final against Roma . Ten minutes before kick-off up to 20 Roma fans reportedly burst onto Walton Breck Road near the g...
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The heiress of the banking empire, Kate Rothschild, reported the burglary committed while her children were sleeping. The London police began investigating the case of burglary from a house in one of the most prestigious districts of the capital. The report was made by Kate Rothschild - the daughter of a banker and music producer, living in an estate with two children at the age of ten and twelve. According to Kate Rothschild, the perpetrators made their w...
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A London man and woman have been charged after a gas bar robbery in the city’s north end earlier this month. On April 15 at about 7:30 a.m. a man entered a gas bar at 1845 Adelaide Street North. Police say he demanded money from the female employee and made threats to shoot her. The store clerk was not injured. The man fled in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash and property. Police say the car used during the robbery was stolen earlier in the wee...
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OPP are warning homeowners to keep their houses and any outbuildings on their properties locked. Perth OPP are probing a theft from an unlocked garage in Perth East Township - writes lfpress.com Sometime overnight last Friday, thieves entered the garage adjacent to a home on Perth Line 46. They removed a set of keys, documents and personal items from an unlocked vehicle. OPP are warning homeowners to keep their houses and any outbuildings on their properti...
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A hairdresser who deliberately infected his gay lovers with HIV has been jailed for life today. Daryll Rowe, originally from Edinburgh, infected five men from the Brighton area and the North East with HIV while five others narrowly escaped contracting the life-changing virus. The 27-year-old was handed a life sentence today and ordered a serve at least 12 years following a first-of-its-kind case. Judge Christine Henson QC, sentencing, referred to his crime...
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A teenager has been stabbed to death in east London. The victim, believed to be aged 18, was found injured in Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, on Monday night. He died at the scene at about 23:30 BST. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination are due to take place. No arrests have been made. The death comes after two people died from stab wounds in London on Sunday. Almost 40 people have been stabbed to death in the capital this year. London Mayor S...
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Police are hunting two men who are wanted over a burglary at a house in north London. The property on South Close in Barnet was broken into on Easter Sunday with a large number of items from the living room and bedrooms taken. The homeowners were away on holiday at the time and police were only notified when their pet-sitter entered the house. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Two men forced entry to the side gate of the address on the same...
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A London man suspected of murder has been named on a list of Europe's most wanted fugitives. Shane O'Brien is the chief suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Josh Hanson, who was killed in an unprovoked knife attack in a bar in Hillingdon, west London, in 2015. Shane O'Brien is suspected of murder Credit: Met Police Europol, which has announced Europe's most wanted, said O'Brien is wanted for murder and grievous bodily injury. A reward of up to £50,000 is a...
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Six pedestrians have been seriously injured following a collision with a car in Essex. It happened on Furtherwick Road on Canvey at around 4:10pm on Saturday afternoon- writes itv.com One person is fighting for their life and another has potentially life changing injuries. All six have been taken to hospital and multiple air ambulances have been at the scene. In a statement Essex Police said: "A section of the road is currently closed while officers and pa...
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A womanwas arrested on suspicion of murder today after a man was stabbed to death in east London. Police were called at 8.26am to reports of a stabbing at a flat in Manchester Road on the Isle of Dogs - writes standard.co.uk. Paramedics gave him emergency treatment but he died at the scene. A woman in her 20s was arrested and taken to an east London police station. Police said they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the death and the couple ar...
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Scotland Yard today pledged to use modern slavery laws to crack down on gangs using children to run drugs from London to towns and cities around Britain . Police are also working to shut down phone lines fuelling a trade estimated to be worth more than £500 million a year. The warning to gangs came as two criminals faced jail today after being convicted under modern slavery legislation in a landmark case. Mahad Yusuf, 20, and Fesal Mahamud, 19, both from L...
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North London rapper Wretch 32 has said he is lost for words following the shooting of a 17-year-old girl in Tottenham. The victim, named locally as Tanesha, was killed in a drive-by attack while she was with friends in Chalgrove Road shortly before 9.30pm on Monday. Her death means the Metropolitan Police have now launched 47 murder inquiries this year. Wretch 32, who was raised in Tottenham and whose real name is Jermaine Scott Sinclair, tweeted: Wish I k...
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Death takes the total number of people killed in the capital to 50. A man in his twenties has died after being stabbed in Hackney , east London ,the Metropolitan Police said. In the same borough just hours earlier a man in his 50s died outside a bookmakers in Upper Clapton Road following a suspected fight, the Met said -writes independent.co.uk The two deaths takethe total number of people killed in the capital so farthis year to 50. Scotland Yard said off...
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Police do not know if the attacks are connected at this stage. A 17-year-old girl has died and a 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition after two shootings within minutes of each otherinnorth London. The condition of another boy taken to hospital with knife injuries on Monday was not immediately clear- writes independent.co.uk Police said they found the teenage girl with a gunshot wound in Chalgrove Road, a residential street in Tottenham, at 9.35pm. P...
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The best friend of a police officer who was paralysed in the Westminster terror attack has raised thousands of pounds for him as he continues his recovery more than a year later. PC Kris Aves was left with devastating injuries when terrorist Khalid Masood ploughed his 4x4 into him on Westminster Bridge during the attack that left five dead. He had been returning from a ceremony in which he received a commendation for his police work, but the day would end...
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CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION — An illegal pot shop on an Indigenous community southwest of London was mysteriously closed during business hours Tuesday after a heavy police presence was reported around the business. Witnesses reported seeing multiple OPP cruisers surrounding the trailer that houses Wild Bear – an unsanctioned marijuana dispensary that sells cannabis products to anyone older than 19 – on Melbourne Road on the Chippewas of the Thames...
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A former boarding school teacher who abused four pupils in the 1960s and 1970s has had his sentence increased. Peter Burr, of south Devon, admitted indecently assaulting boys at Christ's Hospital, Horsham, and was jailed in January at Hove Crown Court  - writes bbc.com Appeal judges increased his four-year term to six years and seven months. After the hearing, Solicitor General Robert Buckland said Burr, now 73, had betrayed his position of trust "in the m...
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A man has been held and items have been seized over the Hatton Garden heist three years ago in which £25m worth of jewellery was stolen. The suspect, aged 57, was arrested after a search warrant was carried out in Islington at 7:30 BST on Tuesday - writes bbc.com Six men were jailed in 2016 for stealing items from the vault of the now defunct Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd. The raid was branded the "largest burglary in English legal history". At a confisca...
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A man stabbed to death in a shopping centre in east London is the 38th person to be murdered in the capital this year - with eight people killed in the last seven days. The 21-year-old victim was attacked at around 9.30pm on Tuesday night - writes itv.com At the Stratford Centre on Tuesday paramedics battled to save his life after he collapsed with knife wounds. Police were called on Tuesday, 20 March at 21:30 hours to reports of a disturbance in Stratford...
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A 33-year-old man has died after being shot Wednesday morning in a confrontation with Windsor police outside a downtown McDonald's. Ontario’s police watchdog dispatched 10 investigators to Windsor Wednesday after police shot and killed a man carrying a butcher block full of knives near a busy downtown intersection - writes lfpress.com Windsor police opened fire on the 33-year-old man shortly after 8 a.m. during a confrontation outside McDonald’s at the cor...
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Officers opened fire on a 21-year-old man 13 times during a suspected robbery, leaving him critically injured, the police watchdog has said. Armed police were called to reports of a vehicle robbery involving guns in Mandeville Street, Hackney, at about 22:50 GMT on Monday - writes bbc.com Six officers opened fire at a nearby property, the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) said. A non-police issue firearm was recovered at the scene. Jonathan Green...
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A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was stabbed to death at an east London shopping centre. The victim, believed to be in his 20s, had suffered multiple stab wounds and despite treatment was pronounced dead at the scene at the Stratford Centre - writes bbc.com Police found him after being called to reports of a disturbance at the centre at about 21:30 GMT on Tuesday. He becomes the eighth person to be fatally stabbed or shot in London in the las...
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Two men have been knifed to death on another night of bloodshed in London . Seven people have now been murdered in stabbings and shootings in the capital since last Wednesday. A man, believed to be in his 40s, was found with stab wounds Walthamstow, east London, at 9.50pm on Monday - writes standard.co.uk. Paramedics battled to save him for over an hour but he was pronounced dead at the scene in Vallentin Road, near Wood Street Tube station, at 10.55pm. Sc...