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Man cleared of ‘giant pestle’ murder

Man cleared of ‘giant pestle’ murder

A Vietnamese restaurant worker accused of using a “giant pestle’” to bludgeon a 74-year-old ‘love rival’ to death has been cleared of murder at the Old Bailey. Tran Quang Hung, 38, was charged with beating his former landlord, Ngoc Giam Dang to death on July 3 as Dang slept in…

Man jailed for possessing James Bond’s favourite gun

Man jailed for possessing James Bond’s favourite gun

A man has been jailed for five years after being found with a loaded gun that would be more at home in a James Bond film. James George Simpson, 47, from St Lawrence Way was sentenced to five years at Croydon Crown Court on Monday. Simpson pleaded guilty to possession…

Female cyclist in fatal collision on Amhurst Park

Female cyclist in fatal collision on Amhurst Park

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a 29-year-old female cyclist in Hackney. The collision occurred at the corner of Bethune Road and Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill yesterday morning. The cyclist suffered from critical injuries after the crash with…

Victim sets up free self defence classes for women

Victim sets up free self defence classes for women

A self-defence expert is giving free classes to women in  Hackney to protect them from being assaulted on the streets and at home. Sev Necati, who grew up near London Fields and has lived in Hackney all her life, began learning self-defence after she was attacked by two men in…

Ambulance diversion causes grandmother’s death

Ambulance diversion causes grandmother’s death

Monica Lewis, a 57-year-old Croydon grandmother, died from a heart attack after an ambulance took more than an hour to reach her on Friday morning. Lewis, who suffered from epilepsy was having a severe fit when her partner Harry Smith, 73, phoned for emergency medical attention. Lewis had been classed…

Update: Fourth teen charged with Malenge’s murder

Update: Fourth teen charged with Malenge’s murder

A fourth teenager has been charged with murder after 17-year-old Jeremie Malenge was stabbed to death in Homerton. The 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Stratford Youth Court on Friday. He is due to appear in custody at the Old Bailey today. Three teenagers –…

Watch the shocking moment a man head-butts a Croydon bus driver who allegedly “made him stumble”

Watch the shocking moment a man head-butts a Croydon bus driver who allegedly “made him stumble”

Shocking CCTV footage of the moment a passenger head-butted a bus driver in Croydon was released on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police are appealing for help from the public in identifying a man who they believe assaulted the bus driver in southwest Croydon in November last year. A passenger allegedly hunted…

“Enough is enough” say anti-violence campaigners

“Enough is enough” say anti-violence campaigners

“Enough is Enough” was the slogan of campaigners who marched through the capital in protest against the violent deaths suffered by young people in London.  Anti-violence campaigners have held a rally in Bethnal Green on Saturday in memory of 15-year old Joel Adesina, who was fatally stabbed in Tower Hamlets…

17-year-old girl charged with Jeremie Malenge murder

17-year-old girl charged with Jeremie Malenge murder

A 17-year-old girl, charged with the murder of Jeremie Malenge, also 17, who was fatally stabbed on Homerton High Street last week, will appear in court today. Malenge was discovered with stab wounds on Ponsford Street on the night of January 6. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A…

Whitechapel man charged with New Year’s Day murder

Whitechapel man charged with New Year’s Day murder

A man from Whitechapel, charged with the murder of another, 43-year-old man, will appear at the Old Bailey today. Victim John Keenan, who died from head injuries on New Year’s Day, was assaulted following a New Year’s Eve party. Terry Hamer, a 34-year-old man from Newbold Cottages, Sidney Street, appeared…

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