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Engineers making emergency resurfing repairs in damaged Blackwall Tunnel

The Blackwall Tunnel has fully reopened this-morning after yesterday’s fuel spillage which led to 10-mile traffic jams in east London.

One of TfL's organised walks along the Embankment, passing the Millenium footbridge [photo: Eleanor Bentall]

Enthusiasts spent the weekend on their feet tramping through East London and the City on tours to mark May as National Walking Month.

River Lea murder under Canning Town Bridge [Google image] showing killer Saulius Urbanavicius (left) and his vitim Vaidas Sakalauskas [Met Police photos]

A homeless man has been jailed for life for the sleeping-bag murder of a fellow rough sleeper whose body was discovered in the water as the tide ran out in the Bow Creek in east London.

Attack on Pc outside Victoria Park Baptist Church [Google image] and knife used [inset, Met Police photo]

A teenager has been jailed for nine years and four months after stabbing a policeman outside a church in London’s East End so brutally that he left him with life-threatening injuries.

Jailed motor-scooter bandits... John Smith (left) and Shemar Williams

Two teenage motor-scooter bandits who carried out a terrifying string of 34 violent robberies across east London—mostly at night—have reached the end of the road and are spending the Bank Holiday and the next five years in jail.

Abdi's police mugshot

A serial rapist who spent six months preying on East End women as old as 75 has been locked up for life.

Moment a door is busted open as police raid a flat on the Isle of Dogs [photos: Isabel Infantes]

This is the moment police bust into an apartment at dawn this-morning in a three-day operation aimed at smashing a violent drugs network in London’s East End.

Police cordon off Weavers Field park in Bethnal Green

Police have cordoned off a large public park in London’s East End following a sexual attack last night.

The attacker was caught at the Tower of London where he tried to jump into a moat (Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A man who believed he was possessed by evil spirits when he stabbed a faith healer to death at a therapy centre in London’s East End which claims to treat ‘black magic’ has been detained in a mental hospital.

The cordon outside Bethnal Green Police Station (Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

A teenage girl was taken to hospital yesterday after she was injured when the car she was travelling in through Bethnal Green was shot at.

Dempsey Nibbs

A Hoxton pensioner has been convicted of murdering his partner after he admitted decapitating her and trying to flush her head down a toilet.

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

Three fraudsters who helped foreigners illegally claim more than £600,000 in housing benefit from Tower Hamlets Council have been jailed.

Anti-corruption activists Angela Moffat and Cathy Holmes

Two women are planning private summonses against former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman in the face of a police decision not to go ahead with criminal action for election fraud and malpractice.

Shohid Miah has been jailed after pleading guilty to rape

A waiter who raped a woman after stalking her through the streets of Whitechapel has been jailed.

Lutfur Rahman at rally in Mile End after being barred from office in April, 2015

The petitioner whose High Court action brought disgraced Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman down for election malpractice has reacted with anger at today’s Scotland Yard claim of “insufficient evidence that criminal offences had been committed”.

2014 election of Lutfur Rahman  as Tower Hamlets mayor was overturned by High Court a year later

The Police probe into allegations of Town Hall fraud and corruption at Tower Hamlets council under disgraced ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman has today declared “insufficient evidence that criminal offences had been committed”.

(Photo: Jake Omer)

Parts of Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street station in the City were shut down for almost an hour this morning after a suspect package was found.

Family snapshot... Domen Simonic with his mother Eva

A distraught mother is desperately searching for her student son who has vanished in mysterious circumstances.

Fears have been raised for the safety of 20-year-old law student Domen Simonic from east London’s Queen Mary University who went missing during a visit to his home in Slovenia.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who recognises this man (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Tower Hamlets police are hunting for a heartless thief who attacked an injured woman to steal her handbag - and her crutch.

Queen Mary law student Domen Simonic... missing in Slovenia

Fears have been raised for the safety of a university student studying law in east London who has vanished during a visit to his home in Slovenia.

Police suspect “an act of crime” involving 20-year-old Domen Simonic’s disappearance, according to friends.

Ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman (inset)... once in power at Tower Hamlets Town Hall, now facing Solicitors Tribunal

Disgraced ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman could face a ban from practising as a lawyer following his removal from office for malpractice and corruption over his now-tainted 2014 re-election.

Detectives from Tower Hamlets Borough investigating a burglary at a shop have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident

Footage has captured the moment an alleged burglar yanked a cash till and a laptop from their sockets at a Shoreditch beauty shop before casually strolling away.

Simpson-Kent was captured in Ghana after fleeing the UK following the death of his partner Sian Blake and their two children (Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

Sian Blake’s partner has been charged with the murders of the ex-EastEnders actress and their two children, police have said.

Police patrol car crash at Polar in 2014 [photo: Kaysar Ahmed/@specialist0027]

A police patrol-car driver who crashed into a motorbike at red traffic lights causing seven injuries—including pedestrians—has been given a 15-month suspended sentence.

Marvin Couson in hospital after he was shot

The murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - will be reconstructed tonight on BBC’s Crimewatch.

Cyclist Alan Neve from Poplar (inset) and protest at Holborn after he was killed [Images: Evo Lucas]

A lorry driver jailed after crushing a cyclist to death has today failed to get his jail sentence quashed.

Barry Meyer, 54, killed music industry executive Alan Neve who was cycling to work in the West End from his east London home at Poplar.

Lutfur Rahman at rally in Stepney Green after his 2015 downfall

Disgraced ex-Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman lost the latest stage of a High Court fight yesterday to reduce the length of his ban from office and to be relieved from paying £500,000 legal bills after declaring himself bankrupt.

Carl Wood, left, and William Lincoln who have been convicted of involvement in the Hatton Garden raid

A man from Bethnal Green has been found guilty of being involved in the £14million Hatton Garden raid – believed the biggest burglary in British history.

Missing with her children... Sian Blake

A search being carried out at the home of missing EastEnders star Sian Blake is now being treated as a murder investigation—after her car was found abandoned at Shoreditch.

Lynwood Care Home, in Beccles Drive, Barking

A 22-year-old man from Bethnal Green will reappear in court next week in connection with a fire at a care home that left a severely disabled woman fighting for her life.

Triumphant Jane Nicholl and protesters take 'revenge on Jack the Ripper' outside controvercial tourist site at 12 Cable-street

Jack the Ripper was back on the streets of London’s East End yesterday hacking to death what appeared to be the latest victim—left slumped on the pavement covered in blood.

The police stood by as ‘the Ripper’ decapitated the body on the pavement in what looked like a gory crime scene outside the controversial Jack the Ripper Museum in Cable Street, near the Tower of London.

Lynwood Care Home, in Beccles Drive, Barking

A 22-year-old man from Bethnal Green will appear in court tomorrow in connection with a fire at a care home that left a severely disabled woman fighting for her life.

2006... Mark Blanco four months before falling from balcony and (right) on life support in hospital where he is photographed by his sister Emma... hours before he dies

A heartbreak mother is pleading for justice for her son on the nineth anniversary tomorrow (Friday) of him plunging to his death from a balcony in suspicious circumstances.

Police still haven’t closed the case in London’s East End on actor Mark Blanco who was “pushed or fell” from a balcony at Whitechapel’s Fieldgate Mansions tenement dwellings where rock star Pete Doherty was having a party on the night of December 2/3, 2006.

Police are appealing for information

A murder probe is underway after the body of a young man was found in east London.

Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman

Deposed mayor Lutfur Rahman has been declared bankrupt ahead of next week’s High Court hearing into his assets following legal costs which haven’t been paid since he was barred from office seven months ago.

The former executive mayor of Tower Hamlets in London’s East End, who was disqualified in April for election malpractice and corruption, is due to return to the Court for a three-day hearing opening next Tuesday.

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