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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,…

Bethnal Green ‘Syria Girls’ shown waiting in an Istanbul bus station for 18 hours on new CCTV footage

Bethnal Green ‘Syria Girls’ shown waiting in an Istanbul bus station for 18 hours on new CCTV footage

The three missing Muslim schoolgirls from Bethal Green waited in an Istanbul bus station for more than 18 hours before catching a bus that took them towards Syria, new CCTV images reveal. On February 17 they boarded a plane Istanbul, where CCTV footage now shows the girls in a waiting…

Street art by all-female graffiti group vandalised by taggers

Street art by all-female graffiti group vandalised by taggers

Street art by an all-female group of graffiti writers and spray painters was vandalised by “local taggers” in Croydon on Sunday night. The art, completed by women’s movement Femme Fierce in St George’s Walk and the surrounding area, was covered in silver, purple and black “tags”. The street murals were…

UPDATE: Missing girls from Bethnal Green believed to have crossed into Syria with the help of smugglers

UPDATE: Missing girls from Bethnal Green believed to have crossed into Syria with the help of smugglers

The three missing Bethnal Green schoolgirls feared to be looking to join ISIS have crossed into Syria from Turkey, Metropolitan Police say. Kadiza Sultana, 16, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum, both 15, who are all pupils at Bethnal Green Academy, flew from London to Turkey on February 17. The Metropolitan…

Thief jailed for violently assaulting lone shopkeeper

Thief jailed for violently assaulting lone shopkeeper

A young man has been jailed for a violent robbery committed April 2014, when he brutally assaulted a shopkeeper in Catford. Nazim ‘Naz’ McClarren, 18, from Hither Green Lane, was sentenced to four years of imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court on February 23 after pleading guilty to robbery and possession…

Donation to youth charity will help reach thousands

Donation to youth charity will help reach thousands

  An organisation committed to lowering knife crime rates in Croydon has been granted funding by a local shopping centre and property developer. Youth charity Lives Not Knives will receive backing from retail centre Centrale and property developer Hammerson, the organisation announced via Twitter yesterday. The team helps thousands of…