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Croydon men jailed for owning sawn-off shotgun

Croydon men jailed for owning sawn-off shotgun

Three Croydon men have been sentenced to a combined 13 years in prison for owning and modifying a shotgun. Junior Lewis, 30, and Cornell Burrell, 29, pleaded guilty before Judge Stephen Waller at Croydon Crown Court, while Tony Daly, 47, was found guilty following a two-day trial after denying some…

Rabbi: drunken incident at Ahavas Torah Synagogue in Stamford Hill was not an anti-Semitic attack

Rabbi: drunken incident at Ahavas Torah Synagogue in Stamford Hill was not an anti-Semitic attack

Six teenagers arrested after they drunkenly tried to gain access to a synagogue on their way home from a house party have been bailed. Police are treating the incident at the Ahavas Torah Synagogue in Craven Park Road, on the boarder of Hackney and Tottenham as anti-Semitic, due to remarks…

Double-decker bus destroyed in suspected engine blaze

Double-decker bus destroyed in suspected engine blaze

A double-decker bus was destroyed by a suspected engine fire on Saturday. The route 172 bus was engulfed by flames at around 9:20am near Honor Oak Park in Lewisham. There are no reports of injuries as the bus was out of service at the time of the fire, with only…

Jamie Oliver teaches parents how to cook

Jamie Oliver teaches parents how to cook

Tower Hamlets council has teamed up with Jamie Oliver to help improve parents’ skills in the kitchen. The aim is to train parents to deliver cooking courses to other parents, as part of Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food campaign. The partnership was formally launched during the council’s annual parenting conference…

Unite campaign against benefit sanctions

Unite campaign against benefit sanctions

Only two protesters attended a demonstration outside Poplar Jobcentre plus as part of Unite’s national campaign against benefit sanctions last Thursday. Currently an unemployed person’s benefits can be cut if they arrive late at a job centre, miss an appointment to go to a funeral, or even fail to apply…

“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.…

Five teenage girls from Tower Hamlets banned from travelling to Syria after radicalisation concerns

Five teenage girls from Tower Hamlets banned from travelling to Syria after radicalisation concerns

Five teenage girls from Tower Hamlets have been banned from going to Syria by a High Court judge after concerns were raised by the local council. The girls, two aged 15 and the other three, aged 16 were made wards of court. This means they are legally unable to leave…

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…

Serial rapist who tortured escorts with knives jailed

Serial rapist who tortured escorts with knives jailed

A serial rapist who tortured escorts with knives after booking them online has been jailed for life. Duwayne Shaun Henry, 34, of Elvin House, in Hackney, was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in prison on Tuesday after a three-week trial at Blackfriars Crown court. Henry, who reportedly called…

Plans for 20 mph speed limit in Croydon approved by councillors but major roads will be exempt

Plans for 20 mph speed limit in Croydon approved by councillors but major roads will be exempt

Plans for a 20 mph speed limit on most of Croydon’s roads have been approved this week. In a move to improve safety and curb car use, proposals to tighten restrictions on almost every residential road across the borough were approved by Croydon Council’s cabinet on Monday. The 20mph limit…