Crime & Court


Police have launched an attempted murder investgation after a man was found unconscious in the street with a head injury.

A Whitechapel man has been found guilty of murdering his fiancee in a "vicious and brutal attack" after she threatened to leave him.

A man from of east London arrested at Heathrow airport is to appear in court today charged with a terrorism offence.

A solicitor and former Tower Hamlets councillor has been jailed for a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties while illegally sub-letting his council house.

Phone thieves are disguising themselves as commuting cyclists at rush hour by wearing hi-vis jackets and helmets, police have warned.

Besieged families are facing daily intimidation from drug gangs roaming their neighbourhood with machetes in a "crime bottleneck" of robberies, car-wrecking and even car hijacking at knifepoint.

A man who allegedly beat his fiancee to death made an effort to cut down his cross-dressing habits after fearing she would leave him, a court has heard.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

A psychotic 32-year-old who killed his sister visiting his home on the Isle of Dogs has been detained under a Mental Health order after claiming Satan told him to do it.

A drug addict who strangled a vulnerable mother-of-three to death in her Poplar flat when he feared his secret habit would get out has been jailed for 17 years.

Two drug dealers from Stepney, who were caught following a police pursuit in Kent, have been jailed.

Five men who risked patients' lives by cutting through electrical cables at a hospital have been jailed.

A broken fence two "train surfers" used to get onto tracks before they were electrocuted went unrepaired for two and a half years.

This is the moment a thief snatches designer clothes worth £2,500 through the letter box of a pop up shop.

A man accused of bludgeoning his fiancee to death bombarded two old friends with increasingly erratic messages in the days leading up to the killing, a court has heard.

A cross-dresser murdered his Australian fiancee by bludgeoning her over the head with a metal bar after she told him she would leave him, a court heard.

A man has been sentenced to five years in prison after officers caught him carrying a loaded gun on the London Underground.

A man arrested in Whitechapel after the Regent's Canal fatal stabbing of 25-year-old Zahir Visiter has been convicted of manslaughter.

An outreach charity teamed up with The Big Issue to produce a special edition of the magazine focusing on knife crime.

The decision to strip Islamic State bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship is unlawful, a court has heard.

A Bethnal Green man has been jailed for four years after he jumped from the top floor of Westfield Stratford City and landed on a budding doctor who was left paralysed.

A man has been found stabbed outside Bethnal Green tube station.

Shamima Begum - the Bethnal Green schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State - will begin her appeal against the removal of her British citizenship next week.

The number of specialist youth workers based at the Royal London Hospital major trauma centre (MTC) will be increased through new funding.

A sick five-year-old girl is set to fly out to Italy after her parents won a High Court battle over her treatment.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to bring travel disruption across London today (Monday, October 14).

Police have charged a man with attempted murder after a stabbing in Whitechapel's Turner Street on Saturday (October 12).

Parents who have lost a High Court battle to stop Raine's Foundation closing have accused Tower Hamlets Council of running down the 300-year-old School long before the decision to shut it.

A pupil has lost a legal fight over a consultation on the future of a 300-year-old Bethnal Green school.

A pensioner has been given a suspended sentence after accessing more than 50,000 child abuse images.

Four men have been convicted after a man was held against his will and tortured following a dispute about money.

The mother of a severely disabled girl who won the right to take her daughter to an Italian hospital has called for the law to be reviewed.

The most dangerous roads and junctions in Tower Hamlets have been revealed thanks to figures showing the location of every crash last year.

A man who was arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences has been released on police bail.

A couple given the go-ahead to move their severely disabled daughter to an Italian hospital will not face a further legal fight after the health trust caring for her has said it will not contest the decision.


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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