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Crime & Court

Friday, July 3, 2015

The community of London’s East End has rallied round to protect a public garden lovingly tended by Britain’s greenest tenant which has been raided by thieves for the fifth time.

Fed up... Britain's 'Greenest Tenant' Tom Gleed's community garden raided by thieves yet again

Thieves have targeted a community garden for the fifth time in London’s East End which is tended every day by pensioner Tom Gleed, who won “Britain’s greenest tenant” title last year.

Police battle against rise in motor-scooter thefts in East London used for getaways in raids

Raiders are turning more and more to powered two-wheelers as getaway vehicles to commit crime, police warn.

Eventually justice at Old Bailey for family of Issachan Nichols (inset), stabbed to death in 2010

The ‘post code’ killer of aspiring teenage rapper Isschan Nicholls—known by his street name ‘Nasty’—has been jailed for 12 years.

Terry Hamer... found guilty of John Keenan murder

A man who lost his ‘cool’ in a heated row about drugs at a family New Year’s get-together in London’s East End has been found guilty by a jury today of murdering his associate John Keenan at the party.

Jailed 10 years... Sivharta Camacho-Valejo

A man who stabbed his ex-boyfriend nine times while turning the knife on himself has been jailed today for 10 years.

Eventually justice at Old Bailey for family of Issachan Nichols (inset), stabbed to death in 2010

The family of a teenager who died after a street stabbing in London’s East End five-and-a-half years ago finally got justice at the Old Bailey today.

Abu killed girlfriend Sannah Javed

A man who beat his girlfriend to death in her home in east London then lied to police that she had collapsed on her bed has finally admitted half-way through his trial to killing her.

Busted concrete security wall at Hatton Garden after Easter weekend heist

Two men from East London are among the eight due in court today charged with the Hatton Garden raid over the Easter Weekend.

The stolen bike

A police appeal has been launched after a disabled person’s bike was stolen in Bishopsgate on Monday.

Alan Neave [inset] and cycle protest soon after his death

A lorry driver has been jailed today for three-and-a-half years for the death of cyclist Alan Neave from East London almost two years ago.

Wayne with his two youngest children

The grieving family of Wayne Stockdale who was gunned down in a “mistaken identity” shooting have this week criticised the £20,000 police reward for witnesses as “too little”.

Aspirting pilot Adam Hird

A nightclub bouncer from London’s East End has been charged with two others in connection with the death of Adam Hird in the street.

Wayne Stockdale

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered by police hunting the killers of a man shot in London’s East End in a mistaken identity.

Scotland Yard probe

New evidence has emerged from 47 allegations originally reported to police about election malpractice in the 2014 polls which re-elected Lutfur Rahman as mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Cleared at the High Court... Tower Hamlets' Election Returning officer John Williams, pictured with former borough Police Commander Dave Stringer

The returning officer caught up in the Tower Hamlets election trial has been cleared today of any wrongdoing.

Bethnal Green Academy school

Teenage girls from London’s East End have been made wards of court because they are thought to be at risk of travelling to areas controlled by the Islamic State terrorists, a judge today has ruled.

Ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman... planning judicial review

Lutfur Rahman has been found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices by a judge after an Election Court trial into last year’s poll at Tower Hamlets which returned him as executive mayor for a second term.

Lutfur Rahman... waiting for verdict [pictures: Joe Lord]

Policians are now preparing for a re-run of last May’s election for Tower Hamlets mayor which has been declared “void” by the High Court today.

Lutfur Rahman

The election that put Tower Hamlets controversial Mayor Lutfur Rahman back in office last May has been declared “void” in the High Court this morning.

High Court QC Richard Mawrey [inset] and verdict on Tower Hamlets election trial

The judge in the High Court looking into allegations of mal-practice and intimidation in last year’s election for Mayor of Tower Hamlets is about to start his deliberations of his verdict this morning.

Lutfur Rahman... waiting for verdict [pictures: Joe Lord]

The High Court makes its long-awaited judgement this-morning (Thurs) on the Tower Hamlets ‘election trial’ of mayor Lutfur Rahman.

Jailed... drug-dealer Mohammed Rahman [inset] with heroin and crack cocaine police found on him

A tip-off to police about drug running led to a drug pusher being arrested on the street outside his home in London’s East End.

Muhammed Tahir is forbidden to use the tube [Photo: British Transport Police]

A middle-aged man has been banned from using the London Underground after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a female passenger.

Tower Hamlets council... slammed by top judge for

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.

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