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Man charged with the death of mother and baby

Man charged with the death of mother and baby

A man from Hackney has been charged with the murder of a mother and baby last month. Roland McKoy, 53 of Oswald’s Mead, was charged with the murders of Valerie Forde and Jahzarah McKoy yesterday. The 45-year-old mother and her 23-month-old baby, were pronounced dead at a house on the…

Stratford shopping centre stabbing: teenager sentenced

Stratford shopping centre stabbing: teenager sentenced

A teenage footballer from Hackney has been sentenced to at least 18 years for murdering a man at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford just weeks before the 2012 Olympic Games. Shoppers were confronted with a “horrific scene of complete bedlam” when the throwing of a yoghurt pot sparked a…

Hackney police stamp out Smartphone crime

Hackney police stamp out Smartphone crime

Hackney’s theft and handling crimes have seen a significant drop in the last twelve months, according to recent data released by the Metropolitan police. This is following a successful two-pronged attack by a team of 600 police officers in Hackney, committed to increasing awareness of Smartphone theft and limiting opportunities…

Sentenced: 19 months for killing homeless man

Sentenced: 19 months for killing homeless man

A 37-year-old man has been jailed  for 19 months, after being found guilty of killing a homeless man in Hackney last November. Rafal Lewsza, 37, of Leaside Road, Clapton, was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Miroslaw Glaza, a 50 year old Polish man, at Snaresbrook…

£100,000 worth of illegal tobacco seized

£100,000 worth of illegal tobacco seized

A Lewisham retailer has been found with more than £100,000 worth of illegal tobacco, in a find believed to be the biggest seizure by trading standards officers in the country. Trading standards, along with a sniffer-dog named Jack, conducted a search of the Lee High Road shop last weekend, where…

Emotional tributes paid to Shareka Ann-Fab Marsh, 15 year old school girl shot dead in Hackney on Saturday

Emotional tributes paid to Shareka Ann-Fab Marsh, 15 year old school girl shot dead in Hackney on Saturday

The family of Shereka Ann-Fab Marsh, the 15 year old girl fatally wounded on Saturday, have released a statement saying that the teenager “was not involved in gangs or violence” and any suggestion that she had links to gangs was “hurtful”. The statement released through local MP Meg Hillier described…

UPDATE: 15-year-old boy to appear in court charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney

UPDATE: 15-year-old boy to appear in court charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead at a house in Eastway on Saturday. The boy, who is 15-years-old, will appear at Stratford Magistrates Court later today Responding to reports of the shooting on Saturday, officers arrived…

Professor Green banned from driving after guilty plea

Professor Green banned from driving after guilty plea

Rapper Professor Green has been banned from driving for a year after admitting a charge of drink driving in Lewisham last year.  The Hackney-born rapper, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court yesterday under his real name, Stephen Manderson, He received a one-year ban and was ordered to pay a £525 fine…

Failed asylum seeker who stabbed wife jailed for life

Failed asylum seeker who stabbed wife jailed for life

Failed Afghan asylum seeker Farhad Safi has been jailed for life for murdering his 21-year-old wife because of fears that a divorce would lead to his deportation. The 22-year-old Safi stabbed his wife, Orina Morawiec, to death at their Lewisham home on August 13, 2013. At the Old Bailey on Friday,…

Thief returns cross to church after being caught on Twitter

Thief returns cross to church after being caught on Twitter

When 32-year-old computer programmer Rowan Laurence Instagrammed a photo of a man carrying a large wooden crucifix on his back under the caption ‘Jesus Lives’ at 12:30 pm last Friday, nobody expected a social networking flurry to ensue. It was only after the people of St. Matthew’s church in Tower…

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