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Couple plead guilty after distributing extremist videos

Couple plead guilty after distributing extremist videos

A Hackney couple that distributed extremist Islamic videos pleaded guilty to terrorist offences at the Old Bailey on Tuesday. Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife, Rebekah Dawson, 22, were arrested last August after Counter Terrorism Command police officers searched their home on Ferme Park Road and found extremist footage on…

Dispersal order re-introduced in Broad Green area

Dispersal order re-introduced in Broad Green area

Concerns from residents over anti-social behaviour in the Broad Green area of Croydon has led to the re-introduction of a dispersal order. The initiative by Safer Croydon Partnership was announced Tuesday and will give police the authority to break up groups of two or more people if they believe there…

Gang members jailed for selling false identities

Gang members jailed for selling false identities

Members of a Lewisham gang were jailed for 15 years last Friday, after being found guilty of running a false identity racket. It is thought they produced more than 2,000 fake IDs. The six men were caught creating counterfeit passports at an industrial unit on Lewisham Way last April, during…

Croydon man jailed for life after stabbing wife to death

Croydon man jailed for life after stabbing wife to death

A Croydon man has pleaded guilty and been jailed for life for the brutal stabbing and murder of his wife in December 2012. Bulent Sessacar, 29, from Duppas Hill Terrace in Croydon, pleaded guilty to killing his wife, Rebecca Sessacar, on December 20 2012. According to the Metropolitan Police the…

Hoax caller jailed for making false bomb alerts to police

Hoax caller jailed for making false bomb alerts to police

A 35-year-old man in Hackney has been sentenced to two years in prison for making hoax 999 calls to the police. In a media statement on January 29, the Metropolitan Police said during the calls, Shuhel Miah, falsely claimed there were bombs at three different locations within the London borough…

Croydon police arrest three more youths in connection with stabbing of 12-year-old victim outside Tesco Express

Croydon police arrest three more youths in connection with stabbing of 12-year-old victim outside Tesco Express

Three more youths have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 12-year-old boy in Croydon. Of the three youths, two are 13 years old and one is 14 years old. They have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are currently in custody at a south…

Volunteer Cadet Manager wins at Met Police awards

Volunteer Cadet Manager wins at Met Police awards

A Metropolitan Police officer from Hackney won a prize at the Excellence in Total Policing Awards recognising this week. Jill DiMartino picked up the Police Staff of the Year Award for her work with the young people of Hackney in the Voluntary Police Cadets. Since taking over the struggling cadets,…

Men charged with supply of drugs after death of teenager

Men charged with supply of drugs after death of teenager

Two men have been arrested and charged with supplying class A drugs following the death of 16-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs. The Croydon sixth-former reportedly suffered a bad reaction to ecstasy and died in hospital on Monday after attending a rave at an industrial site in west London. Nicqueel Pitrora, 18, of…

Teenage boy dies after taking ecstasy at industrial site rave

Teenage boy dies after taking ecstasy at industrial site rave

A 16-year-old teenager from Croydon has died after reportedly taking ecstasy at a rave on an industrial site in West London. Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, a student at Archbishop Tenison’s Church of England High School in Croydon, was left fighting for his life after allegedly suffering a bad reaction to the drug.…

Eighteen-year-old man stabbed in Queen’s Road

Eighteen-year-old man stabbed in Queen’s Road

An 18-year-old man has been taken to hospital after suffering stab wounds during a fight in Croydon in the early hours of this morning. Police responded to reports of a fight that broke out on Queen’s Road at Bensham Manor ward at just after 1:45am. Three males, ranging from late…