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Sixteen months in jail for two sexual assaults on Central line

Sixteen months in jail for two sexual assaults on Central line

A Shoreditch man has been jailed for 16 months and faces a ban from the tube after twice sexually assaulting the same woman on the London Underground. Mohibur Rahman, 35, put his hand up the victim’s skirt and touched her bottom on two separate occasions during her journeys from Holborn…

“Londoners, give up your guns”: Metropolitan Police announce two-week firearms surrender

“Londoners, give up your guns”: Metropolitan Police announce two-week firearms surrender

The Metropolitan Police have launched a firearms surrender across London as gun crime in Hackney increases. The Twitter hashtag #giveupyourgun encourages Londoners to hand in any guns or ammunition to their local police stations. The scheme started yesterday and will end at 11:00pm on November 23. In particular the surrender focuses on…

Hooded gang’s firework attack on police caught by CCTV

Hooded gang’s firework attack on police caught by CCTV

CCTV footage of the moment a mob attacked Tower Hamlets police with fireworks emerged online today. A 15-strong hooded gang launched rockets at an oncoming police car on Bruce Street, Bow in the early hours of November 2. Worried residents called police to the scene after the group set a…

Lives not Knives founder has big plans for the future

Lives not Knives founder has big plans for the future

Last year she was named “Young Star” at The Women of the Future Awards. Since then she has climbed Mount Snowdon, been listed as one of BBC’s 100 Women of 2014 and spent another year developing her widely renowned organisation, Lives Not Knives. At 21 years old, Eliza Rebeiro has…

Catford student cleared of murder after year-long ordeal with “frustrating” Greek legal system

Catford student cleared of murder after year-long ordeal with “frustrating” Greek legal system

A Catford student has been acquitted of a murder in Greece, after spending more than a year in jail and following a two month trial which is said to have revealed “manifest problems” in the country’s legal system. Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, 20, who was arrested for the murder of Tyrell Matthews-Burton,…

Attackers jailed for stealing £5,000 from 75 year-old

Attackers jailed for stealing £5,000 from 75 year-old

  A footballer and his friend have been found guilty of robbing £5,000 from a man aged 75, after knocking him over and dragging him into oncoming traffic. The semi-professional footballer, Rishi Nankani, is an ex-Carshalton Athletic player. Nankani and student, Daniel Emifeoluwa, were jailed on October 31 for assaulting…

“Divisive” clean-up results in immigration arrests

“Divisive” clean-up results in immigration arrests

A “clean-up” operation in Catford last week has been called “divisive” by the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network after it resulted in the arrests and reporting of six individuals for immigration offences. There were 14 premises visited on October 28 resulting in three arrests for immigration offences, three reports for immigration…

Hit and run driving incidents highest in borough

Hit and run driving incidents highest in borough

  The number of hit and run driving incidents is higher in Tower Hamlets than any other London borough, new data shows. Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request by the London Assembly Green group have revealed the number of offences in Tower Hamlets has increased for four years in…

Terrorism arrest: man bailed

Terrorism arrest: man bailed

A man suspected of aiding terrorism has been released on bail after being arrested in a dawn raid. The 21-year-old will return to a south London police station in late December of this year, after police have finished searching the east London property. He was arrested yesterday after police were…

Hackney terrorism dawn raid 21 year old arrested

Hackney terrorism dawn raid 21 year old arrested

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in east London, on suspicion of helping another in a terrorist act. The suspect was held down by counter-terrorist police at a residential address in Hackney at around 6am Today (Wednesday). He was arrested on suspicion of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism,…