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Community order for barbershop flasher

Community order for barbershop flasher

A Bulgarian man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order after exposing himself and attacking a hairdresser at a barbershop in Whitechapel. Filip Trifononov, 41, from Llandrindod Wells in Wales, entered the shop during a private event on the evening of April 20 and assaulted the owner, Mark Mason.…

Teenage Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh killer has sentence cut

Teenage Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh killer has sentence cut

A 15-year-old boy jailed for nine years for shooting his girlfriend in the neck on his birthday last year has had his sentence slashed by a Court of Appeal. The teenager shot and killed Urswick School pupil Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, also 15, at an address in Hackney Wick in March.…

Greens: put Southeastern trains into public ownership

Greens: put Southeastern trains into public ownership

The Green Party has launched a petition calling for privately owned Southeastern train services to be brought under public ownership, after months of “wholly unacceptable” disruptions. The petition also urges Transport for London (TfL) to take over the redevelopment of London Bridge Station. Rail users in South East London have…

Man sentenced for double attack on girlfriend

Man sentenced for double attack on girlfriend

A man from Croydon has been given a suspended sentence for assaulting his former girlfriend on two occasions. Cale McArthur assaulted the woman twice in four days. They had been in a relationship for a year. He punched the victim twice on her right arm, three times on her left…

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.…