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WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEADLINES: East London Advertiser, Jun-9

PUBLISHED: 22:13 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:26 05 October 2010

POLICE QUELL ANGRY MOSQUE CASH’ PROTEST...

MISSING CLUB BOUNCER IS NOW FEARED DEAD...

POLICE APPEAL IN HUNT FOR ROAD RAGE’ THUG...

BORIS JOINS COPS IN KNIFE HUNT ON TUBE...

—BUT KNIFE MESSAGE NOT GETTING THROUGH’

POLICE QUELL ANGRY MOSQUE CASH’ PROTEST

POLICE were called to the Shahjalal Mosque on Stepney’s huge Ocean Estate when angry protests threatened to boil over following Friday Prayers. Officers moved to calm placard-waving worshippers claiming community Elders were breaking promises to rebuild the mosque and waved placards proclaiming Stop hijacking our mosque land’ and Where has our money gone?’

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MISSING CLUB BOUNCER IS NOW FEARED DEAD

DETECTIVES are launching a fresh appeal for information about the disappearance of 30-year-old club bouncer Jimmy Harmon—10 years after he vanished from East London. Scotland Yard now fear he may have been murdered back in 1998, but have never found his body. Jimmy was last seen about 3pm on January 24 that year, visiting his girlfriend in Romford. His body has never been recovered.

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POLICE APPEAL IN HUNT FOR ROAD RAGE’ THUG

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a road rage attack on a motorist at the Blackwall Tunnel entrance in which other drivers didn’t bother raising the alarm or coming to his aid. An aggressive van driver smashed the window of a car while the terrified motorist was inside, showing glass in his face, on the southbound carriageway of the A12 approach road leading into the tunnel at 3.50pm on June 24.

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BORIS JOINS COPS IN KNIFE HUNT ON TUBE

BORIS Johnson was at Mile End Underground station in East London yesterday (Tuesday) to urge teenagers not to carry knives. The London mayor was there to watch police carry out a surprise check to stop and search youths coming through the ticket barrier with an electronic knife arch’ to detect metal objects...

—BUT KNIFE MESSAGE NOT GETTING THROUGH’

...Now a 75-strong task force has been set up by the Met Police to stop and search youths after a senior officer warned the message about carrying knives wasn’t working. Two more teenagers were stabbed to death in the last few days which Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson told the Metropolitan Police Authority means “the message isn’t getting through.”

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£3M FULL STEAM AHEAD’ FOR SAILING CLIPPER

WORK on restoring of the world-famous Cutty Sark sailing clipper after its devastating blaze last year is going full steam ahead’ after a £3.3m gift from shipping magnate Sammy Ofer. The philanthropist stepped in with cash to secure the future of the world’s most famous rig which has closed the funding’ gap, following the Heritage Lottery’s £10m in January, bringing restoration funds to £23m.

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