Crime & Court


Members of an organised crime gang involved in the sale of counterfeit money, drugs and guns have been jailed.

A man whose driving led to the death of a “beloved” son in a crash on the A12 has been jailed.

Five men have been jailed for a total of 35 years for a firearms conspiracy after police found two loaded semi-automatic guns ready to fire when they approached their car in east London.

Police “scorpion riders” on bikes have made two stings chasing alleged drug-runners and knife-wielding thugs on getaway motor-scooters and mopeds in two separate incidents in Bethnal Green and Mile End.

A silent “assassin” who shot dead a mother-of-nine and her nephew in their own home has been found guilty of the murders following an unprecedented five trials over four years.

A man who mailed white powder and violent images to Theresa May when she was Prime Minister has been jailed for committing a hoax and for making indecent images of children following a police hunt launched in east London.

A partygoer has been cleared of fatally stabbing Barking man Randy Skuse at a party in Whitechapel and injuring three other people.

The man who stabbed Gleb Stalnoy in a brutal attack in broad daylight and left him to die in the park on Poplar’s Lansbury Estate has been jailed for 22 years.

An inquest has been scheduled following the deaths of a woman and her son on the Isle of Dogs.

Complaints of all-night “car bars” and anti-social behaviour from party-goers in Shoreditch have led to increased police patrols in the area.

A teenager dangerously weaving in and out of heavy traffic at speeds above 100mph during the morning rush-hour on the A13 at Rainham lost control of his BMW and killed another driver.

A partygoer fatally stabbed a man in the chest and injured others because he was annoyed during an argument, a court has heard.

Burglars are posing as police officers to trick their way into people’s homes, detectives in east London have warned.

A man has been convicted of murder after a brutal stabbing in broad daylight in Lansbury Estate park.

Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to after a stranger exposed himself to girls on a bus.

Six men have been arrested and suspected Class A drugs seized in a series of police dawn raids on 10 addresses across the East End.

The country’s highest court will consider whether Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge losing her British citizenship.

Police investigating the death of a man in Essex have released pictures of three people they would like to speak to.

A man is due to appear in court in connection with the death of a pedestrian in Bow.

A man has been arrested following a family’s appeal to trace a cyclist after pedestrian Peter McCombie died in hospital following an incident in the Bow Road.

The family of pedestrian Peter McCombie who died in hospital after being struck by a bicycle at a crossing in Bow Road have appealed for the cyclist involved who didn’t stop to come forward.

A 17-year-old boy from Romford was arrested in connection with an alleged assault at Bow Church DLR station.

A paedophile who tried to arrange to sexually abuse a child while waiting to be deported from Australia has been jailed.

Two people have been arrested after a double stabbing in Stepney.

A dealer who tried hiding drugs up his bum has been jailed for four and a half years.

A Poplar man has been charged following two alleged courier frauds on Canvey Island.

Two women from Mile End and a Custom House man will face court after 10 people were arrested in drugs raids across London and Essex.

Shamima Begum, the Bethnal Green schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group, should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship, senior judges have ruled.

The police arrested 10 people in a series of raids across London and Essex targeting organised gangs forcing “vulnerable” people to farm cannabis.

A second man has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing near Crossharbour DLR station.

An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man near Crossharbour DLR station on Friday, July 10.

A teenager and two men have been arrested in armed raids on addresses in east London by counter terrorism police along with a fourth arrest in the Midlands as part of a widespread investigation into “Islamist extremist activity”.

A murder investigation is under way following a stabbing in Poplar.

A banned driver who smashed into four police cars during a high speed chase across east London to escape arrest has been jailed.

Detectives are appealing for information after “rare” designer watches valued at up to £300,000 were stolen from the bck of a delivery van.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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