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Hackney man arrested as part of counterfeit medicines gang

Hackney man arrested as part of counterfeit medicines gang

A man from Hackney has been arrested for money-laundering as part of a pan-European police investigation into an organised crime gang behind the multi-million pound sale of counterfeit medicines online. The 62-year-old man was arrested on Monday morning along with another man in Barnet as officers from the London Regional…

Hit and run leaves clubber with life changing injuries

Hit and run leaves clubber with life changing injuries

Police in Croydon are appealing for information following a hit and run on Sunday which has left a man suffering from serious head injuries. The accident took place between 3.10 and 3.30am on Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, where the victim was walking with friends after leaving Crystals nightclub. A car…

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Investigations are taking place after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the junction of Cromwell Road and Whitehorse Road at 4.45pm, after receiving reports of a fight in which a group of men, one armed with a knife, were seen…

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Changes to controversial police stop and search laws will be “a great thing”, Duwayne Brooks told BBC London Radio this morning. Brooks, a Lib-Dem councillor in Lewisham, who ran for Mayor of the borough earlier this year, is the stop and search Advisor to the Deputy Mayor of London. A…

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

Drugs destined for the Notting Hill Carnival with an estimated street value of £300,000 were seized by Lewisham Police on Sunday. Between three and four kilograms of what is suspected to be crack cocaine was found in a suitcase in the basement of a flat on Broadfield Road, during a raid conducted…

Mile End man ran over detective and broke her leg

Mile End man ran over detective and broke her leg

A woman detective was run over after she pulled over a driver on suspicion of drug dealing. Liaquat Ali, 46, left PC Gemma Hale with a fractured lower leg when he drove over her foot in his silver Volvo. He was on licence at the time after serving a prison…

Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder

Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder

Two teenagers are being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Frampton Park Road, Hackney. The victim, who has not been named by police, was found at around 4pm on Monday with multiple stab wounds. Paramedics battled to save him at…

Police raid Tower Hamlets homes to bust ‘courier’ fraud

Police raid Tower Hamlets homes to bust ‘courier’ fraud

 Three eighteen-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a £1m nationwide fraud following raids on separate addresses in Tower Hamlets. The dawn arrests on August 18 were part of a joint operation by Zephyr, the south-west regional organised crime unit and the Metropolitan Police. It follows a three…

Victims of Hackney sex attacker share ordeals to encourage others to report the ‘monster’ photographer

Victims of Hackney sex attacker share ordeals to encourage others to report the ‘monster’ photographer

Two models who were sexually assaulted by a Hackney fashion photographer tell ELL of their ordeals in the hope they may encourage other victims to come forward. Photographer Shaun Colclogh, 40, was handed a seven year sentence for assault at the Snaresbrook Crown Court on August 1, 2014. The two…

Lewisham police operation targets known criminals

Lewisham police operation targets known criminals

Lewisham Police have launched a new operation, code-name Yarra, in which known crime offenders in the borough will be targeted and watched. The operation, which started in July, includes enhanced intelligence-led patrols made up of officers from the Safer Neighborhoods campaign and plain clothes officers using search warrants. So far…