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A teenager was fighting for his life today after he was stabbed in broad daylight in west London. Police were called at noon to the attack in Willow Vale, a residential street in Shepherd's Bush - writes standard.co.uk The stabbing was close to a nursery school in the same street, as well as the Loftus Road ground of Queen’s Park Rangers FC. Officers and paramedics found the victim with stab wounds and he was taken to hospital. The Met said he was in a lif...
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a passenger was shoved onto the tracks at a tube station in London.  He remains in custody after the victim ended up on the tracks at London's Barons Court tube station. Police medics and the metropolitan police attended the scene.    One witness posted on Twitter: 'Landed back in London, get on tube to go home, then someone pushes someone else onto the train tracks and run onto our tube.. poli...
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A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been "caught on the battlefield" in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on the government to repatriate two Londoners who have been called the "IS Beatles". The UK says El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey have been stripped of their British citizenship. The government is negotiating for them to face trial in the US. Speak...
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Five teenagers have been jailed for fatally stabbing a man in an unprovoked attack as he returned home from an appointment with his pregnant partner. Daniel Frederick, 34, was knifed repeatedly by the group just yards from his home in Stoke Newington, Hackney. Three teenagers were convicted of murdering Mr Frederick while another two were found guilty of manslaughter. They were jailed at the Old Bailey for a combined total of at least 64 years. Judge Phili...
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A man who threw acid across a packed London nightclub has lost an appeal against his 20-year jail sentence. Arthur Collins, the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, injured 22 people when he threw a corrosive substance in Mangle E8 in April 2017. The 25-year-old admitted throwing the liquid at the Dalston club but claimed he believed it was a date rape drug. In December, Collins, of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, was jailed for 20 years at Wood Green...
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A north London cat with its own Instagram page has been reunited with its owner after police arrested a man on suspicion of stealing the pet. The Siberian Forest cat, called Mr Muk, went missing from Petherton Road in Islington two months ago. Police issued an appeal to find a suspect allegedly seen picking up Mr Muk before boarding a train at Canonbury station. A 22-year-old man was arrested at 23:50 BST on Tuesday, police said. He is in custody at a nort...
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A man has been charged with murdering a woman who was assaulted with a blunt object. Sandra Zmijan's body was found in the back garden of a house in Whittington Avenue, Hayes, west London, on Monday. A post-mortem found the 32-year-old died of a head injury after suffering a "sustained assault with a heavy blunt object", the Met Police said. Wojciech Tadewicz, 26, of Whittington Avenue, will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
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London police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting and choking a woman whom he reportedly met online. London police on Saturday responded to a reported sexual assault involving a woman who says she was slapped and choked by a man she’d met online, police said Monday - writes lfpress.com Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Adam Dabrowski, 28, on charges of sexual assault, overcoming resistance by attempting to choke, uttering threat...
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A gunman has open fired on a north London street, leaving two injured and reported holes in a taxi window. Armed police were deployed to Islington on Thursday evening, at about 9.30pm, after witnesses reported hearing gun shots and people running from the area. The suspect then fled the scene, on Essex Road, police said. Officers found two people – a 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man – suffering from minor injuries. The woman, police added, was taken...
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A man accused of falsely putting a shed up for sale on social media intending to pocket the cash has been charged with committing fraud. Thomas Hopkins is due to appear at Medway Magistrates Court on October 9 over the alleged offence in Gillingham in February. The 25 year old, of Chineham Way in Canterbury, has also been charged with the burglary of a building in Wincheap in March, where cash was reportedly stolen. He has been released on bail and is due...
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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...