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Police in Hackney will merge with their counterparts in Tower Hamlets later this year as part of a desperate effort to cut £325million from the running costs of the cash-strapped Met.

More than 1,500 offenders were caught for driving offences, including using a mobile phone at the wheel, last week.

The Met Police failed to consider a raft of 27 files of damning corruption evidence against Tower Hamlets ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman over election fraud and malpractice in public office, a solicitors’ tribunal report concludes.

Tower Hamlets has the second highest rate of acid attacks of any London borough in the past three years, new figures have shown.

The Metropolitan Police is reminding people to protect their homes from burglary during the Christmas period.

A gang of bike-jackers are being hunted by police after a cyclist was ambushed and robbed in Victoria Park.

Seafarers past and present stood silent in east London this morning to honour the country’s war dead.

Chancellor Philip Hammond should use next month’s Budget to end policing cuts and put public safety first, the mayor of London has said.

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

Knife crime in London has risen by 20 per cent in the last year affecting communities across the capital including Tower Hamlets, Metropolitan Police figures show.

The top cop in charge of tackling acid attacks in Tower Hamlets and across the capital this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

This is the lethal ‘face melter’ acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

A late-night argument in Shoreditch resulted in a man lying in hospital after being stabbed.

Police have said that an apparently unprovoked attack on teenagers by three men is being treated as a hate crime.

A man is in a critical condition after being hit by a bus near Bethnal Green station.

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A sadistic couple from Bow have been jailed for a catalogue of sexual, physical and emotional abuse on five children over three decades.

Two people have been cut free from their cars in a seven-vehicle crash on the A13.

Thousands of boy racers caused “horrendous” traffic delays and excess noise at a controversial mass car rally on Sunday.

Drivers expected to participate in a “dangerous” car rally through central London this weekend have been urged to stay away by police.

A man who pretended to be the son of a African king in order to groom two teenage girls he later sexually assaulted has been jailed.

“Major failings” by police led allowed electoral fraud Lutfur Rahman to remain mayor as evidence was missed, an investigation concluded today.

The penalty for using a mobile phone whilst driving has doubled today – and a special police patrol is out to catch those who flout this law.

A woman and a child were rescued from a house fire in Whitechapel in the early hours of this morning.

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