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MP calls for ban on rap videos that incite crime

MP calls for ban on rap videos that incite crime

Communities in east London are urging caution after a proposal by a Lewisham MP to give courts powers to suppress online videos that “incite gang violence”.…

Operation Hawk launches ‘war on crime’ as police swoop on hundreds of houses across east London

Operation Hawk launches ‘war on crime’ as police swoop on hundreds of houses across east London

Dozens of homes across South-East London were raided by police today as part of a massive crackdown on drug dealing, petty crimes and anti-social behaviour. At 5pm today the Metropolitan Police reported that 580 operations were carried out, during which there were: 264 premises searched, 278 suspects arrested, 39 weapons…

Third girl found guilty in Thornton Heath attack

Third girl found guilty in Thornton Heath attack

A third accomplice has been found guilty of a brutal “joint enterprise girl gang attack” on a teenage girl in Thornton Heath.…

Thieves target garden sheds in Lewisham

Thieves target garden sheds in Lewisham

Lewisham residents have been advised to take extra care when locking up following a spate of shed burglaries in the area.…

Hackney assault gun is linked to Duggan death

Hackney assault gun is linked to Duggan death

Two Metropolitan Police officers are under investigation after it was disclosed that a gun reportedly found at the scene of the shooting which sparked the August riots may have been used in an alleged assault at a Hackney hair salon a week earlier.…

After the riots: Croydon will “never forget”

After the riots: Croydon will “never forget”

The sky-high flames that engulfed London Road and Reeves Corner, from the Croydon arson attacks on the night of August 8, provided some of the most unforgettable scenes of the London riots. Shops were looted and businesses and homes burnt to ash.…

After the riots: “it could happen again”, says Hackney

After the riots: “it could happen again”, says Hackney

When rioting broke out in Hackney in August, businesses in several parts of the borough became targets for looters and vandals.…

Double fault for fraudster selling Wimbledon tickets

Double fault for fraudster selling Wimbledon tickets

A Croydon man has been found guilty of fraud after making thousands of pounds selling fake tickets to the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships.…

Tower Hamlets police recover footballer’s Rolex

Tower Hamlets police recover footballer’s Rolex

Former Arsenal footballer Laureano ‘Lauren’ Bisan-Etame Mayer flew to London this morning to collect a Rolex watch stolen from him in March 2005.…

Croydon advised to invest more in community

Croydon advised to invest more in community

Croydon will have to invest more in the community if it wants to avoid future riots, said councillors on Wednesday.…