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Tower Hamlets election count

Campaigners who exposed fraud during Tower Hamlets elections which led to disgraced mayor Lutfur Rahman being barred from office are calling for a meeting with London’s police chiefs to find out why no criminal prosecutions have followed.

Thefts from fire-stations end in jail for raiders

The last of three thieving conspirators who broke into fire-stations stealing emergency equipment to smuggle abroad for cash has been sentenced today.

.Luthur Edwards... died after being stabbed outside York Hall

Detectives investigating the murder of Luther Edwards on the steps of east London’s York Hall have made a fifth arrest, Scotland Yard has just confirmed.

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary

Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary is facing jail after he was convicted at the Old Bailey of drumming up support for the “Islamic State” along with co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman.

Caught on CCTV... Traffic lights at Bethnal Green where minicab driver was dragged from vehicle and beaten up

Detectives investigating a road rage attack in London’s East End have today issued images from CCTV of two men who dragged a minicab driver from his vehicle after a minor prang and beat him unconscious.

Jailed... Federico Traversa and appartment block where he had sex with boy of 13 [Google street image]

A man who enticed a 13-year-old boy for sex back to his Thames riverside apartment near Canary Wharf has been jailed for nearly five years.

Chris Rawlins and his Charles II Cavalier spaniels Cyril (left) and Ivy

Town Hall bosses have ordered park gates to be kept open with padlocks during the day in London’s East End after two small Cavalier cocker spaniels were badly mauled by a mastiff let off its lead by its owner to run loose in an enclosed green space.

Old Ford Road cordoned off and York Hall is shut following the stabbing

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating a murder outside east London’s York Hall, Scotland Yard confirmed tonight.

York Hall cordomned off after Luther Edwards' killing

A post mortem opens at Poplar Mortuary in the morning into the murder of a 31-year-old man stabbed outside east London’s York Hall.

York Hall

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a murder investigation was launched following a stabbing outside East London’s York Hall last night.

Abdus Kamal Samad... left wife and two little girls when he was murdered in 1997

Kamal Samad warned bystanders to “stay away” in his dying moments while he was being murdered by three masked thugs.

The 25-year-old curry delivery driver had been lured into a quiet turning to be killed—because he refused to get involved in a dispute with a rival delivery business.

Jailed for robbery... Abdul Kalam

A man slammed by a Met Police detective as a coward for stabbing a woman while snatching her handbag in a street robbery has been jailed for eight years.

Cardiologist Elliot Smith leads NHS team in cardiac live broadcast to Florida

A heart operation on a patient has been beamed live by satellite across the Atlantic in a pioneering training session carried out in London at Barts new cardiac centre.

Bolly Flex line-up for Mela

Preparations are under way for the big Mela procession and festival in London’s East End at the end of the month.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick gets his heart checked

Jim Fitzpatrick’s ticker is just fine — according an examination of his heart valve.

Thames Magistrates Courtin Bow Road

A three-month-old baby boy died on the same day his parents were in court in London’s East End accused of assaulting him.

Brick Lane curry house owner Azmal Hussain examines the damage

Wreckers have smashed windows of a curry house in London’s Brick Lane owned by a leading ‘Remain’ campaigner who fears a racist attack.

Police barrier at Frimley Way

Two men have been badly injured in street clashes involving up to 20 men in London’s East End in the middle of the night.

London Assembly's Sian Berry in challenge to government for social housing cash

The London Assembly today has challenged the government for cash to create desperately-needed new social housing in the capital.

Jailed by Snaresbrook crown court for child sex grooming... Samuel David Lopez Florez

A man has been jailed for nine years for child sex offences and possessing fake identity documents after police traced his online sexual messages and video he sent to a 12-year-old girl and her school friends.

Victory ofr The George... Pauline Forster's son Clovis WilsonCopp raises a glass

The Forster family have finally won their nine-year battle to save one of London’s oldest taverns dating back to the late Middle Ages from encroachment by 21st century developers.

Floral tribute to Jo Cox at Wapping

The dockside community of east London is sending its floral tribute up the Thames to Westminster at 2pm today for the mass rally at Trafalgar Square for MP Jo Cox starting at 4pm.

Helal Abbas... calls for head teacher at Ian Mikado to resign

Calls have been made for a head teacher to resign from a special needs school in London’s East End which employs a teaching assistant once convicted of a racist killing in the same neighbourhood.

Flowers in tribute to MP Jo Cox on the deck of her houseboat at Wapping [Archant London photos: Mike Brooke]

Hundreds of flowers strewn the deck of MP Jo Cox’s houseboat on the Thames at Wapping’s Hermitage Moorings following her violent death.

Police want to question Aisha Bangs after incident in Bethnal Green

Police have issued a picture this-morning of a woman they want to question about an attack when another woman in her 20s was threatened with a syringe while trapped in a lift.

The body was found in the water near Wallis Road (Photo: Google StreetView)

A body was found floating in the River Lea near Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, this morning.

Old Flo 'resting' in Yorkshire Sculpture Park and [inset] Henry moore who created it

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture has finally been given back her “East End citizenship” after a four-year legal battle over who owns it.

Suspects caught on phone camera during attack in Spindrift-avenue, Isle of Dogs

Detectives are hunting thugs who carried out a vicious attack with a knife and a hammer on two men in the street in London’s East End.

Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and recovered firearms

An armed police operation is being launched to tackle London’s gun crime in areas like the East End with the highest levels of firearms being used by gangs.

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.

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