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Tower Hamlets schoolgirl stopped by police at Heathrow

Tower Hamlets schoolgirl stopped by police at Heathrow

A plane carrying a 15-year-old girl from Tower Hamlets thought to be travelling to join the Syrian conflict, was stopped by police on a runway at Heathrow earlier this month. It was reported yesterday that the girl, who was returned to her family, had saved money and bought a ticket…

Mysterious posters appear in Lewisham bus stops

Mysterious posters appear in Lewisham bus stops

Fake adverts accusing police of getting away with murder, racism and ignorance have been posted at New Cross bus stops. The posters, which were discovered on Sunday, had been placed behind glass in the space reserved for advertisements, and included claims that that the Metropolitan police had not been held…

Man jailed for shattering business partner’s skull

Man jailed for shattering business partner’s skull

A Croydon man who has been on the run for six years after shattering his business partner’s skull in a violent attack has been sentenced to more than 14 years in jail. The Met police confirmed yesterday that Husamettin Selimoglu, 53, fled to the Netherlands in 2007 after committing the…

Man accused of murder of daughter and ex-partner

Man accused of murder of daughter and ex-partner

A man slit the throat of his 22-month old daughter and killed his ex partner using a machete, hammer and screwdriver after she discovered he was married to another woman, an Old Bailey jury heard. Fifty-three -year-old Roland McKoy is charged with the murder of 45-year-old Valerie Forde and their daughter…

Man arrested in connection to late night rape

Man arrested in connection to late night rape

A man was arrested last night in connection with the violent rape of a young woman in Tower Hamlets on Friday December 5. The 27-year-old man was arrested on Sunday December 7 at an address in E14 Tower Hamlets. He was taken into custody at a central London police station…

Fake footballer attempts £3,000 champagne swindle

Fake footballer attempts £3,000 champagne swindle

It is not unheard of for Chelsea footballers to be seen quaffing champagne off the pitch. However, when a high-end restaurant received a call asking for bottles to be sent via taxi to Lewisham, they were more than a little suspicious. On the week of November 11, a man impersonating Chelsea player…

Man wounded in Thornton Heath shooting

Man wounded in Thornton Heath shooting

A young man was shot in Thornton Heath in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 31-year-old male arrived at Croydon University Hospital at 5:30am on November 30, suffering with gunshot wounds to the back. Medical staff called police to the scene immediately. Police believe the shooting occurred on Brigstock…

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

A suspect has been arrested in connection to Monday’s fatal hit-and-run in Tower Hamlets. Police have arrested a 21-year old man suspected of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. Primary school teacher and father of two Ashad Ahmed, 32, was killed…

Murder suspect arrested after body found in car boot

Murder suspect arrested after body found in car boot

Police are investigating the murder of a young man, after officers found a body whilst searching a car in Lewisham this morning. Detectives believe the man was murdered at an address in Thornton Heath, Croydon. A man thought to be in his 50s was arrested after the body was discovered…

Nitrous oxide no laughing matter for Shoreditch police

Nitrous oxide no laughing matter for Shoreditch police

Police are cracking down on “laughing gas” vendors in Shoreditch, after an anti-social behaviour act gave officers new powers. Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is a legal high inhaled using balloons or canisters, which is named as a result of the temporary “giggling” effect it can produce. Hackney police have described…

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