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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…

Dangerous criminals thought to be hiding in Croydon

Dangerous criminals thought to be hiding in Croydon

Two Polish men who are being sought for extradition over violent crimes they are alleged to have committed in their home country are believed to be in hiding in Croydon, police have revealed. The two men, Krzysztof Malkowski and Michal Ochecki, are among 17 people the Metropolitan Police’s extradition unit…

New Cross man extradited to New York after providing support to Yemen branch of al-Qaida

New Cross man extradited to New York after providing support to Yemen branch of al-Qaida

A New Cross-based web designer is accused of working as an al-Qaida propagandist, and is facing a life sentence in the US after being extradited to New York. Vietnamese citizen, Minh Quang Pham, 32, has been charged with the possession of an AK-47 rifle, receiving military styled training, and providing…

Sexual abuse uncovered by tarot card reader

Sexual abuse uncovered by tarot card reader

A Colombian waiter is facing a jail sentence for the rape of a 12-year-old girl after being identified by a tarot card reader. John Aguiler-Paez, 37, was caught after a fortune-teller told the young girl’s aunt that her niece was being harmed. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that the abuse stared when…

Teenager found guilty of James Hunter murder

Teenager found guilty of James Hunter murder

A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty for the murder of James Hunter, who was stabbed in the heart as he tried to protect a friend from a revenge attack. A jury at the Old Bailey jury have found the south Norwood teenager guilty, referred to as F due to his…

Man sentenced for attacking girlfriend over Facebook password

Man sentenced for attacking girlfriend over Facebook password

A man has been sentenced to life after killing his girlfriend by stamping on her head because she wouldn’t give him her Facebook password. Kane Boyce was yesterday jailed for life, with a recommendation of serving a minimum of 20 years, for murder after hitting and stamping his girlfriend to…

Man sentenced for urinating on paramedic from balcony

Man sentenced for urinating on paramedic from balcony

A man has been sentenced for urinating on both a paramedic and police officer from a 4th floor balcony while laughing. Andrew Whitehead, 22, urinated from a balcony on Shoreditch High Street, on to paramedic Lorna Mcllwaine and an accompanying Police officer as they responded to an emergency call. Mcllwaine,…