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7 Jul 2016, 13:12pm
Two boys have been accused of the murder of 17-year-old Folajimi Orebiyi in Notting Hill on Sunday, 3 July.
A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy will appear in custody at Hammersmith Youth Court accused of murder and possession of an offensive weapon on Thursday, 7 July.
Two other boys aged 15yrs and 16yrs arrested on suspicion of murder have been...
5 Jul 2016, 13:09pm
Detectives are appealing for a witness to come forward after a woman was raped in Wembley.
At some point between 20:00 and 20:30hrs on Sunday, 3 July, a woman in her 20s was walking along the towpath from the direction of Ealing Road to Manor Farm Road, when she was approached by a man.
After a brief conversation the man shoved the victim to the ground...
30 Jun 2016, 15:42pm
Two men who admitted giving false evidence at court in a case where a man opened fire at a Police Community Support Officer have been sentenced.
Zeckiyilmaz Ibrahim, 35 of Chigwell Road, E18 and Scott Nelson, 27, of Wharton Road, E15 pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice after lying during a case where three men – including Nelson...
27 Jun 2016, 13:49pm
A teenage boy who arranged for his friends to be held at knife-point and robbed of a £16,000 luxury watch has been jailed for nine years.
The boy, aged 16, from Glenrosa Street in Fulham was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to an extended sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment, comprising of nine years custodial term for two counts of aggravated...
26 Jun 2016, 13:05pm
A woman and three men who kidnapped and tortured a vulnerable 32-year-old man for four days have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison.
All four were sentence at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, 16 June having previously pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing and was found guilty during a trial at the same court.
Poppy Wick, 23 of Lambert...
24 Jun 2016, 13:40pm
Detectives from Newham Borough investigating an assault have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.
On Sunday, 5 June police were called at around 01:20hrs to a report of an assault outside Barclays Bank in High Street North, Newham.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the victim...
19 Jun 2016, 11:59am
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a shooting in a south London pub to come forward and speak to them in confidence.
A reward of up to £10,000 is also being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the persons responsible for the shooting in Whelans Public House in Rotherhithe, Southwark on 20 December...
17 Jun 2016, 19:29pm
A teenage boy found guilty of manslaughter following the death of a man in Kilburn last November has been sentenced.
The 14-year-old boy from Willesden was found guilty at the Old Bailey on 11 May of the manslaughter of 21-year-old Haile Langa.
He was sentenced on Friday, 17 June, to seven years’ youth detention.
On Thursday, 5 November 2015 police...
14 Jun 2016, 15:02pm
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the rape a woman in Finchley.
The offence happened shortly after midnight Friday, 10 into Saturday, 11 June in Long Lane, N3 near the junction with Vines Avenue.
The victim – a woman in her 20s – was dragged from the street by an unknown man into a residential garden and attacked.
12 Jun 2016, 21:31pm
Trident detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a double stabbing on Colindale on Friday night, 10 June.
Police were called at around 23:50hrs that night to a suspected fight in Heath Parade NW9, off Lanacre Avenue on the Graham Park Estate.
Around the same time a 16-year-old boy attended the front office at Colindale Police...
11 Jun 2016, 21:35pm
Police are appealing for assistance to trace a woman following an assault in Bethnal Green.
Aisha Bangs, 32, is being sought by officers following the attack on a woman in her 20s in the stairwell of flats in Ramsey Street, E2 at around 18:30hrs on Friday, 3 June.
Officers were called to the location following the attack.
The victim had just entered...
8 Jun 2016, 13:29pm
A man who carried out an unprovoked knife attack at Leytonstone tube station has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Muhaydin Mire, 30 of Sansom Road, E11 was found guilty on Wednesday, 8 June of one count of attempted murder having previously pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted wounding following the incident on the evening of Saturday, 5...
6 Jun 2016, 16:05pm
Two men arrested following the murder of a man in Camden have been bailed.
A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old man were arrested on 2 June on suspicion of the murder of 37-year-old Romeo Nkansah. They have been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late July.
Officers are still appealing for witnesses who were present in the run up to the murder...
4 Jun 2016, 13:30pm
A man has been charged with fatally shooting Abdi Gutale in Leyton.
Kingsley Harvey, 25 from Leytonstone. He appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 4 June and was remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 7 June.
He was arrested on Wednesday, 1 June in Barking.
Four other men arrested on suspicion...
3 Jun 2016, 16:54pm
A man has been sentenced for three sexual assaults aboard buses after being arrested by police ‘Super Recognisers’ at Camden Road station.
Ilhan Karatepe, 56, of Clarence Way, NW1, appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court today, Friday, 3 June, where he was sentenced for sexually assaulting three women as they travelled on buses.He was sentenced as follows:
3 Jun 2016, 14:56pm
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Camden.
At approximately 01:30hrs on Sunday, 15 May, the two male victims, who are both aged 19, were talking a woman whilst standing beneath the Camden Town blue railway bridge at Chalk Farm Road, NW1. One of the men accidentally spilt his drink on her.
Several minutes later,...
3 Jun 2016, 4:51am
A police officer has been dismissed for a breach of the Met’s Standards of Behaviour.
PC Matthew Broome attached to Lambeth Borough has been dismissed following a hearing concluding on Thursday, 2 June.
The officer faced allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Standards of Professional Behaviour in...
1 Jun 2016, 17:09pm
Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenager was shot in Hounslow borough.
Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at 21:14hrs on Tuesday, 31 May, following reports of a male suffering a gunshot injury in Southern Avenue, Feltham.
Officers, including firearms officers, attended the location.
The 17-year-old male victim...
31 May 2016, 16:08pm
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenage boy was stabbed in Deptford.
Police were called shortly after midnight on Saturday, 28 May, to reports of a stabbing in Payne Street, SE8.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a 16-year-old boy suffering from stab wounds.
He was taken to a south London hospital...
28 May 2016, 16:31pm
Police are appealing for help to catch a pair of heartless distraction burglars who stole the life savings of two elderly victims after tricking their way into their Islington home.
The suspects turned up at the house of the brother and sister – who are in their 80’s – at Hillrise Mansions, Waltersville Road, N19 around 1pm on Thursday,...
28 May 2016, 13:33pm
A man has been jailed for six years after police discovered homemade explosive devices at his address in Rainham.
Ian Michael Shingler, 41, of Plough Court, Broadis Way, Rainham was jailed at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday, 24 May, after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to having explosive substance under suspicious circumstances, contrary to...
25 May 2016, 10:23am
Seven men and two women have been arrested as a result of a major operation to crack down on drug dealing in Thamesmead.
Acting on concerns raised by the community, officers from the Territorial Support Group (TSG), Bexley Police and the Thamesmead East and Lesnes Abbey Safer Neighbourhood Teams carried out a series of dawn raids, with warrants executed...
23 May 2016, 17:32pm
The Met’s Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) has charged a man with three offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
David Gerrard Buchanan, 18 of Vann Road, Haslemere, Surrey was charged on Saturday, 21 May with two counts of causing a computer to perform a function to secure / enable unauthorised access to a programme / data, contrary to section 1 of the Computer...
22 May 2016, 15:07pm
A man has been jailed for stealing computer equipment from shops and schools after the Met combined super recognisers’ skills with computer analysis of the suspect’s t-shirt.
Richard Shelley, 38 of Griffin Manor Way, SE28 was jailed for five years on 5 May at Southwark Crown Court for 11 counts of burglary.
The burglaries were committed...
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