Crime & Court

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A top High Court judge has slammed two local authorities in east London tonight for their “shameful” failure to help a desperate homeless couple and their two children—including one with epilepsy.

Town Hall war on investment scams and [inset] leaflet handed out at Canary Wharf

An operation to clamp down on white collar scams being run from short-term rented office addresses in Canary Wharf in under way by police and trading standards officials.

Police on walkabout in Bow looking at crime issues

Police and local authority officers have been out and about meeting the public again in their continued campaign to tackle street crime and yob behaviour in London’s East End.

Black cab David Perry, 'abused position of trust' when preying on sleeping  passengers

A cabbie who tried to rape a woman in the back of his taxi and sexually assaulted another has been jailed today for 10 years after being tracked down by his DNA some 18 months after his first attack.

Chloe Fawsitt, 16, has been missing for three days.

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a missing 16-year-old girl.

Police gathering evidence of public concerns on street crime walkabout at Mile End

Police officers have been on a walkabout in London’s East End looking for evidence of street crime and anti-social behaviour..

Wanted... Mohhamed Alam for rape and and Anthony Dennis for suspected drug smuggling

A convicted rapist on the run from justice last known to be living in London’s East End has found his way onto the latest list of Britain’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives.

Do you know this man? [Photograph from British Transport Police]

A man exposed and pleasured himself as he made lewd remarks at a woman - then followed her off a train as she tried to escape.

Medics treated the man in Commercial Road (picture: Andy Coleborn)

A man was killed after a collision with a lorry in Stepney this morning.

Joel Adesina was stabbed on December 5 off Bethnal Green Road.

A 20-year-old man this morning denied killing a schoolboy in Bethnal Green.

The man was seen with a knife on the Central Line before moving onto the Jubilee Line (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Jubilee line was brought to a standstill today after passengers reported seeing a man carrying a knife.

Tom Gleed in the ransacked community garden

Wreckers have for the fourth time broken into a people’s community garden in London’s East End which is lovingly tended 365 days a year by the nation’s Greenest Tenant of the Year champion.

Police horse Jamestown was injured by the dog

A dog owner has received a control order after his dog attacked a police horse.

A pensioner was rushed to hospital after she was shot last night through the window of her house.

Scene of the action: Royal Courts of Justice. File picture: PA Wire

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has told a judge his “whole future” is in their hands after being accused of lying in a dramatic High Court hearing.

Michelle Yates jailed after spending more than £15,000 in unauthorised purchases

A former personal assistant from Tower Hamlets has been jailed for spending more than £15,000 using company credit cards on goods including designer handbags and champagne.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman and supporters campaigning last year in Stepney. Picture: Isabel Infantes

Mayor Lutfur Rahman was advised by a lawyer that his human rights might be breached if he answered questions about his “responsibilities”, a special High Court hearing has been told.

The three girls passing through Gatwick security on February 17

Police fear that three missing London schoolgirls have travelled to ISIS-controlled Syria, which is in the midst of a bloody civil war.

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman is accused of election fraud

A voter became suspicious when a council worker offered to “fold” and “post” his voting papers at a Limehouse polling station, a judge sitting at a special High Court hearing has heard.

Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A 12-year-old girl was gang raped by a man and his friends after being plied with drugs and alcohol, a court heard yesterday.

Coins were stolen from a moat at the Tower of London

Four men have admitted stealing £350 intended for the Royal British Legion from the Tower of London’s moat.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman with supporters in Stepney last May

Voters were “clearly intimidated” by supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s party during May’s elections, a Labour candidate has told a High Court judge.

Samad Uddin and Shelim Uddin

Five men who attacked an American student with a bottle in Commercial Road, leaving him scarred for life, were sentenced yesterday.

David Perry pleaded guilty to sexual assaults

A black cab driver who assaulted two women after they fell asleep has pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assaults today.

Returning Officer John Williams (right) signing Protocol for Tower Hamlets local elections in May, 2014

Allegations against Tower Hamlets Election Returning Officer John Williams have been withdrawn at the High Court today.

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