Crime & Court

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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.

Six people including two women were arrested in dawn drugs raids in east London.

A serving police officer is among five people including men from Redbridge and Stratford to be charged with conspiracy to criminally acquire cash.

Murder plots have been foiled and some of London’s most dangerous criminals arrested in a joint operation against a criminal instant messaging platform.

Members of a £5million international car theft gang have been sentenced in court this week following a 14-month police operation where 120 stolen vehicles were traced which had been smuggled abroad.

A drug dealer from Whitechapel who was caught during a crackdown on county lines peddling in Kent has been jailed.

A man has been charged following demonstrations across central London.

Detectives have released images of a man they wish to speak with regarding two separate serious assaults against women.

The death of a woman who fell onto tracks at a DLR station has prompted a call for action to prevent more fatalities.

“We have a heart and desire to stamp out domestic abuse.”

A leaseholder unlawfully renting out his flat on a social housing estate in Spitalfields has had to pay back all the cash he earned from it over four years.

A man was taken to hospital with facial injuries after a substance was thrown at him.

Shamima Begum cannot be “regarded properly at this stage as a victim”, the Home Office’s lawyers have told the Court of Appeal.

Bethnal Green Islamic State schoolgirl Shamima Begum is set to appeal against a ruling that she cannot return to the UK to challenge the removal of her British citizenship.

Police are encouraging people across east London to learn about what to do in the event of a terror attack and how to report suspicious behaviour.

A knife and a sword were found after police were called to reports of gunshots in Shadwell.

A police dragnet has been used to stop and search more than 100 people on the streets across east London during an operation targeting perpetrators in robberies and burglaries as well as drug dealers.

Met police officers covering the East End issued the third highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after a Limehouse station worker was threatened with a knife.

Police have been cracking down on speeding as they have seen a rise in drivers breaking the limit in the capital during lockdown.

Police have arrested 17 people in the East End in a day of action for Operation Continuum today aimed at organised drug gangs in the streets during the lockdown.

A police detective constable has been dismissed without notice after being handed a restraining order for harassment.

Two men are in custody after police seized 5kg of cocaine and around £400,000 in cash.

A woman was spat at by a fellow customer in a “disgusting and frightening” attack at Mile End station.

Police have stepped up patrols in Stepney to clear drug dealers plaguing families living around Arbour Square.

The Met is gearing up for a day of action today (Saturday, May 16) with hundreds of special constables and volunteers hitting the streets to support their local communities.

A loaded gun, thousands of pounds in cash and drugs were among the items seized in a dawn raid in which seven people were arrested including a 15 year old girl.

A man has been charged with a robbery in Whitechapel.

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of offences including attempted murder after a teenager was allegedly stabbed near Stepney Green station.

Two brothers who preyed on lone woman on nights out in bars around Shoreditch and the West End have been found guilty in court of offences between them that include rape and kidnap.

Detectives investigating a “frightening ordeal” where a doctor was followed home and pushed to the ground have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to.

A man has been jailed for four years and eight months’ after he was found with about £30,000 worth of cocaine in the boot of a private hire vehicle he was travelling in following a proactive police stop in east London.

More than 9,000 people have been targeted by “sextortion” scammers threatening to reveal intimate images of their victims in the first weeks of the lockdown, new figures reveal.

A man was slashed in the head in Poplar last night.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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