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Croydon drug dealer jailed after ‘Planned Met Operation’

Croydon drug dealer jailed after ‘Planned Met Operation’

A man has been jailed after police discovered two kilograms of heroin during a raid at an address in Croydon. Kwame Gyanfi, 31, was sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment by Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs  on 18…

Police trial Body-Worn-Video Cameras in Lewisham

Police trial Body-Worn-Video Cameras in Lewisham

Police in Lewisham and Croydon have begun to wear body-worn cameras as part of a trial across other parts of Greater London. Officers in the borough have been selected to take part in a pilot programme by the Met Police in the use of the new equipment. The teams using…

Michael Wheatley appears in court after arrest in Tower Hamlets

Michael Wheatley appears in court after arrest in Tower Hamlets

The violent robber known as the ‘Skull Cracker’ has appeared in court having been charged with stealing £18,350 in an armed robbery, illegally possessing an imitation firearm and being unlawfully at large. Dressed in a grey t-shirt and flanked by 4 police officers, 55-year old Michael Wheatley spoke only to confirm…

Croydon Council Imposes New Dispersal Areas

Croydon Council Imposes New Dispersal Areas

The Safer Croydon Partnership has agreed extra powers for the police to tackle antisocial behaviour by imposing two dispersal orders one in Croydon town centre, the other in New Addington. The controversial measures, which came into force on Saturday 26 April, allow police to tell groups in the areas to disperse, to…

Staggering rise in cases of rape and domestic violence

Staggering rise in cases of rape and domestic violence

Reported rapes in Croydon have risen by a staggering 33 per cent despite the overall crime rate falling by nearly ten per cent. The increase in rape reports has emerged as the highest within the ELL boroughs: Lewisham has increased by 26 per cent, Hackney by 22 per cent and…

Charity wins £50,000 to reduce knife crime

Charity wins £50,000 to reduce knife crime

A charity in Hackney has received almost £50,000, to fund a project aimed at reducing the level of knife violence in the borough. The Crib, a youth group giving opportunities to young people, will use the £50,000 grant from The Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund, to work with kids, ex-gang members,…

Man charged with the death of mother and baby

Man charged with the death of mother and baby

A man from Hackney has been charged with the murder of a mother and baby last month. Roland McKoy, 53 of Oswald’s Mead, was charged with the murders of Valerie Forde and Jahzarah McKoy yesterday. The 45-year-old mother and her 23-month-old baby, were pronounced dead at a house on the…

Stratford shopping centre stabbing: teenager sentenced

Stratford shopping centre stabbing: teenager sentenced

A teenage footballer from Hackney has been sentenced to at least 18 years for murdering a man at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford just weeks before the 2012 Olympic Games. Shoppers were confronted with a “horrific scene of complete bedlam” when the throwing of a yoghurt pot sparked a…

Hackney police stamp out Smartphone crime

Hackney police stamp out Smartphone crime

Hackney’s theft and handling crimes have seen a significant drop in the last twelve months, according to recent data released by the Metropolitan police. This is following a successful two-pronged attack by a team of 600 police officers in Hackney, committed to increasing awareness of Smartphone theft and limiting opportunities…

Sentenced: 19 months for killing homeless man

Sentenced: 19 months for killing homeless man

A 37-year-old man has been jailed  for 19 months, after being found guilty of killing a homeless man in Hackney last November. Rafal Lewsza, 37, of Leaside Road, Clapton, was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Miroslaw Glaza, a 50 year old Polish man, at Snaresbrook…