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“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…

Man charged on suspicion of murdering University of Brighton student found in burnt out car in West Sussex

Man charged on suspicion of murdering University of Brighton student found in burnt out car in West Sussex

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was discovered in the boot of a burnt out car in West Sussex. Christopher Raymond Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, from Lakeside, Beckenham, originally reported as being from Lewisham, has been charged on suspicion of murdering Janet Müller, a 21-year-old student…

Red paint thrown at house in Borough Hill

Red paint thrown at house in Borough Hill

Red paint was thrown at a house with the word ‘pay’ scrawled on the front door during an incident on Monday morning. Police were called to the two-bedroom terrace house in Borough Hill, Croydon at 2:25am after reports of criminal damage. The word ‘pay’ had been written across the front…

Community service for hammer attack on police car

Community service for hammer attack on police car

A man who smashed a police car with a claw hammer has been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court. Richard Lee Taylor, 20, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years of community service after destroying windows on a police car while officers were present. The court heard that Taylor…

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

A man has been sentenced to a year in prison for dealing cannabis on the streets of Croydon. At Croydon Crown Court, Rasheed White, 18, was sentenced to 12 months in prison last week after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of dealing cannabis. He was arrested in December during…

Woman raped by man carrying a kitchen knife in Lee

Woman raped by man carrying a kitchen knife in Lee

A woman was raped by a man wielding a knife, while walking along a road in Lewisham in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 29-year-old woman was walking along Ashwater Road in Lee at around 2.45am on March 8, when the suspect attacked her. The man threatened her with…

Gang member jailed for 20 years for shooting two men

Gang member jailed for 20 years for shooting two men

A Hackney gang member has been jailed for 20 years for shooting two men with a gun that was later used in the killing of a 15-year-old girl. Andrew Gordon, 27 of Urswick Road, was found guilty of the attempted murder of two men, aged 22 and 23 at the time of the…

Families of missing girls want apology from Met Police

Families of missing girls want apology from Met Police

The families of three missing schoolgirls from Bethnal Green, who are thought to have joined Islamic state in Syria, want an apology from the Metropolitan Police. According to the BBC, the request comes after the Met incorrectly suggested the families had known that a friend of the girls was already…

Takeaway given late licence despite alleged links to crime

Takeaway given late licence despite alleged links to crime

A takeaway on Mile End Road has been granted a late night licence extension despite police objections due to anti-social behaviour and drug related crime. The Spice Hut has been permitted to increase their opening hours from 1:00am to 2:00am following a meeting held on March 3. Tower Hamlets Licensing…