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£100,000 worth of illegal tobacco seized

£100,000 worth of illegal tobacco seized

A Lewisham retailer has been found with more than £100,000 worth of illegal tobacco, in a find believed to be the biggest seizure by trading standards officers in the country. Trading standards, along with a sniffer-dog named Jack, conducted a search of the Lee High Road shop last weekend, where…

Emotional tributes paid to Shareka Ann-Fab Marsh, 15 year old school girl shot dead in Hackney on Saturday

Emotional tributes paid to Shareka Ann-Fab Marsh, 15 year old school girl shot dead in Hackney on Saturday

The family of Shereka Ann-Fab Marsh, the 15 year old girl fatally wounded on Saturday, have released a statement saying that the teenager “was not involved in gangs or violence” and any suggestion that she had links to gangs was “hurtful”. The statement released through local MP Meg Hillier described…

UPDATE: 15-year-old boy to appear in court charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney

UPDATE: 15-year-old boy to appear in court charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead at a house in Eastway on Saturday. The boy, who is 15-years-old, will appear at Stratford Magistrates Court later today Responding to reports of the shooting on Saturday, officers arrived…

Professor Green banned from driving after guilty plea

Professor Green banned from driving after guilty plea

Rapper Professor Green has been banned from driving for a year after admitting a charge of drink driving in Lewisham last year.  The Hackney-born rapper, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court yesterday under his real name, Stephen Manderson, He received a one-year ban and was ordered to pay a £525 fine…

Failed asylum seeker who stabbed wife jailed for life

Failed asylum seeker who stabbed wife jailed for life

Failed Afghan asylum seeker Farhad Safi has been jailed for life for murdering his 21-year-old wife because of fears that a divorce would lead to his deportation. The 22-year-old Safi stabbed his wife, Orina Morawiec, to death at their Lewisham home on August 13, 2013. At the Old Bailey on Friday,…

Thief returns cross to church after being caught on Twitter

Thief returns cross to church after being caught on Twitter

When 32-year-old computer programmer Rowan Laurence Instagrammed a photo of a man carrying a large wooden crucifix on his back under the caption ‘Jesus Lives’ at 12:30 pm last Friday, nobody expected a social networking flurry to ensue. It was only after the people of St. Matthew’s church in Tower…

Couple who glorifed Lee Rigby death on YouTube jailed

Couple who glorifed Lee Rigby death on YouTube jailed

A Hackney couple has been sentenced to jail for glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in videos posted online that were “offensive in the extreme”. Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, recorded and uploaded three videos on the site shortly after the soldier’s murder in Woolwich…

Professor Green charged with drink driving after car crash

Professor Green charged with drink driving after car crash

Hackney-born Professor Green has been charged with drink driving after an incident on the road in Lewisham where he lives. The 30-year-old rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and later rearrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice in November. According to the police,…

Whitechapel robbery gang sentenced to 30 years

Whitechapel robbery gang sentenced to 30 years

  Four men from Whitechapel have been jailed after seizing £340,000 in the violent mugging of money transfer shop staff members. Flying Squad detectives were able to track down the gang after CCTV footage revealed a money transfer shop employee being punched and kicked, on his way to a bank…

Hackney teenagers taunted victims of armed robberies

Hackney teenagers taunted victims of armed robberies

  Two Hackney teenagers have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in jail after committing a series of armed robberies in which they mocked and taunted their victims. Aaron Byrne and his accomplice Daniel Gilbert, both 19, ridiculed and teased their victims while looting their homes for valuables.…