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Student lands 12-month driving ban for drink driving

Student lands 12-month driving ban for drink driving

A man has been given a 12-month driving ban and ordered to take a driving course after pleading guilty to two charges of drink-driving and possessing cannabis. Andre Esty, 23, was arrested on January 1 this year at 4am in Hackney for possessing cannabis and drinking while driving after he…

Man jailed after threatening family with garden fork

Man jailed after threatening family with garden fork

A Portuguese man has received a 14-month prison sentence for threatening his family with a garden fork at his Croydon home in November last year. Vitor Silva Santos Arauja, 59, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday (March 25) after the court heard how he got drunk and angry…

Lewisham man jailed for laundering £20 million

Lewisham man jailed for laundering £20 million

A Lewisham man has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to laundering more than £20 million worth of criminal money. Abdullah Rahim, 34, from Belmont Park, and his three associates, were sentenced to a total of 21 years and two months in prison for laundering millions of pounds…

Organised crime crackdown sees 41 arrested in raids

Organised crime crackdown sees 41 arrested in raids

More than 40 people have been arrested following morning police raids in a crackdown on organised crime. Forty men and one woman were arrested at 53 addresses in Lewisham, Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley on suspicion of a range of offences including conspiracy to burgle, supplying class A drugs, conspiracy to…

Life sentence for man who shot couple 16 times

Life sentence for man who shot couple 16 times

A Croydon man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a young couple 16 times at a home in Purley. Zarak McKoy, 23, of Hambrook Road, will serve a minimum of 10 years behind bars after he was found guilty of two counts of grievous bodily harm with…

Community order for barbershop flasher

Community order for barbershop flasher

A Bulgarian man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order after exposing himself and attacking a hairdresser at a barbershop in Whitechapel. Filip Trifononov, 41, from Llandrindod Wells in Wales, entered the shop during a private event on the evening of April 20 and assaulted the owner, Mark Mason.…

Teenage Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh killer has sentence cut

Teenage Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh killer has sentence cut

A 15-year-old boy jailed for nine years for shooting his girlfriend in the neck on his birthday last year has had his sentence slashed by a Court of Appeal. The teenager shot and killed Urswick School pupil Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, also 15, at an address in Hackney Wick in March.…

Man sentenced for double attack on girlfriend

Man sentenced for double attack on girlfriend

A man from Croydon has been given a suspended sentence for assaulting his former girlfriend on two occasions. Cale McArthur assaulted the woman twice in four days. They had been in a relationship for a year. He punched the victim twice on her right arm, three times on her left…

“I was playing Candy Crush” says murder accused

“I was playing Candy Crush” says murder accused

One of the Lewisham men accused of being part of a honey trap murder, told the Old Bailey that he was playing Candy Crush on his phone on the night of the killing. Professional Poker player, Mehmat Hassan, 56, was murdered in his Islington home on March 24 last year.…

Jail for burglar who lobbed roof tiles at police

Jail for burglar who lobbed roof tiles at police

A burglar who caused £25,000 worth of damage throwing roof tiles at police officers during a nine-hour stand off was sentenced to six years and four months in prison. John Jo Barnett, 26, climbed to the roof of his ex-partner’s house and hurled slates at the police after they were…