Crime & Court

Friday, September 13, 2019

The mother of a brain-damaged five-year-old girl at the centre of a High Court life support treatment dispute has said she would want to stay alive if she were in her daughter's position.

A judge must decide whether a brain-damaged girl in a minimally conscious state has any quality of life, a lawyer representing the youngster has said.

Two east London MPs are among scores of leading Westminster politicians demanding that Parliament be recalled after the Scottish Court of Session ruled today that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending it.

A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an incident on Monday in which a teenager appeared to be deliberately dragged under a car.

A 50-year-old paedophile who enticed schoolgirls to his home in Bethnal Green for sex games has been jailed for grooming offences and making indecent images of children including a one-year-old baby.

Detectives have dropped an investigation into alleged grants fraud at scandal-hit Tower Hamlets Council saying there is "insufficient evidence to support criminal proceedings".

Almost 400 arrests have been made and 170 East End properties raided in a war on drugs and organised crime, a Tower Hamlets annual survey has confirmed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an officer was pushed in front of oncoming traffic on the A13.

A High Court judge has expressed "discomfort" about the demolition of three Victorian workers' cottages on the Isle of Dogs - but has dismissed a council appeal.

A former Met Police borough commander broke down in court while giving evidence about a corruption probe in the council service he used to oversee.

A man was arrested following a police pursuit that saw officers call in a helicopter over the Isle of Dogs last night.

Police have appealed for help to find a man who is alleged to have pretended to be a cop in order to carry out two robberies.

The ringleaders of an organised crime network estimated to be worth more than £1million have been jailed.

A police officer has been dismissed without notice following a gross misconduct hearing.

The police are appealing for help finding a man wanted on suspicion of committing a string of burglaries.

An ex-forensic investigator for Tower Hamlets Council has delivered a blistering account of how his work in the borough's youth service was, he said, subject to a "cover up to avoid political embarrassment".

A retired resident in a block of flats run by Eastend Homes is squaring up to the chance of being made homeless in a matter of weeks.

A coroner has called for better road safety measures following the death of a man who was hit by a car.

The gauntlet has been thrown down to drug dealers by the new Met Police borough commander for Tower Hamlets.

A cafe has been raided and £20,000 worth of cannabis seized after worried neighbours triggered a drugs bust.

A 79-year-old woman has been told she could be sent to prison over a gate she has had in front of her property for 30 years.

A fraudster who pretended to be the nephew of a dead man in a bid to take over his council home has been given a two year suspended prison sentence.

A man who punched a Tube passenger then racially abused the police officer who arrested him has been handed a suspended sentence.

A youth from Bow is due in court in Southend today charged with another teenager following a man being attacked in a knife incident in the street on Saturday night.

An estate agent who conned six victims into handing over cash as for deposits to rent properties in east London which he wasn't entitled to has been jailed for 13 months.

A man has been charged with attempted murder after an attack at All Saints DLR station.

A drug dealer who illegally sold medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction including Viagra has been jailed for almost three years.

A receptionist who shielded patients when a knifeman stormed the waiting room at a doctors' surgery in Bow has been praised for her "remarkable" courage.

A conman who was jailed for duping pensioners out of thousands was caught in Bexley.

Detectives are appealing for the public's help in identifying two men who they believe are connected in an unprovoked assault on board a train in Upminster.

Fraudsters who persuaded pensioners to put their life savings into bogus investment opportunities have been ordered to pay back more than £370,000.

The NHS and Public Health England have released their top 10 tips for keeping cool in the heat this week as the country prepares for what might be a record-breaking day scorcher tomorrow.

A family's fight to take their seriously ill daughter to Italy for treatment after doctors said it would be in her best interests to be allowed to die will be heard at the High Court in September.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

A man who stabbed his wife more than 50 times after she challenged him about his gambling addiction has been jailed for life for her murder.


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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