News in Brief

George McGee, Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, Lee Walsh, and Cristina Chitmus  Pic: Hackney Council

Construction begins Hackney Council’s scheme to build 28 new social rent homes

Construction has started on a scheme in Hackney to build 28 new homes for social rent.

The development will include a total of 75 homes at Bridge House on Homerton High Street. In addition to the 28 rental homes, there will also be 39 homes available for shared ownership and eight homes for sale.

The development at Bridge House is part of the council’s 18-site estate regeneration programme, which will provide almost 3,000 new homes.

Police want to speak to the two people pictured Pic: Metrolpolitan Police

Police are searching for man seen with a gun riding on a bus towards Dulwich.

Police are hunting for a man who was reportedly seen on a bus carrying a gun.

They say he was was seen placing a black handgun into a woman’s handbag while on the 12 bus towards Dulwich on August 8 at 5:40pm.

The pair got on the bus together at the Camberwell Green stop, and the woman become verbally abusive to a man in front of her before the suspect placed a gun in her bag. The pair got off the bus at Peckham Rye at approximately 6:25pm. Anyone with information is advised to call the Roads and Transport Policing Command at 101 or tweet @MetCC.

A new community mini-market has launched in Croydon for those in need.

Families on Universal Credit or anyone unemployed living in Fieldway and New Addington can now purchase £20 worth of groceries for just £3.50.

The mini-market is London’s first combined welfare and food club, set up by Croydon Council, a community group, and charities. In return for the discounted groceries, families are then signed up to receive help from the council’s gateway service, which helps support household budgeting, benefits advice and training courses.

The mini market is located at The Family Centre in Field Way. Anyone who lives in Fieldway or New Addington can use the service, however priority is given to those on Universal Credit.

30 affordable homes aimed at first time buyers on sale in Deptford

Thirty affordable homes for first-time buyers are on the market in Deptford.

The homes are all one-bedroom flats on Arklow Road, and all cost less than £250,000. They are targeted towards first-time buyers with an income of under £54,000.

This will be affordable housing company Pocket Living’s second project, following their housing development in Lewisham.

Police want to talk to the man pictured in connection with a robbery  Pic: Tower Hamlets Police

Police seek man seen stealing ink cartridges

Tower Hamlets police are searching for a man who was seen shoplifting in an Asda in east London.

The suspect was caught on CCTV stealing approximately £1400 worth of ink cartridges before running out of the store’s fire exit. The crime took place on Friday September 8  at Asda  on East Ferry Road, E14.

Anyone with information is advised to call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Police on 101.

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