WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEADLINES: East London Advertiser, July 16
12 ARE CHARGED WITH TEENAGER’S MURDER...SHOCK STAB YOUTH FILMCLIP PUT ON INTERNET...SPITZ FAMILIES SPIT FURY AT LATE MUSIC BID...CHARLES VISITS FAILED’ EAST END SCHOOL...MISSING CLUB BOUNCER IS NOW FEARED DEAD
12 ARE CHARGED WITH TEENAGER’S MURDER
TEN teenagers and two men have been charged in East London today (July 16) following the murder of 16-year-old David Nowak 10 days before Christmas. They appear in court in the morning all charged with murder and violent disorder, some also with attempted murder and possessing offensive weapons. The youngest is 15. David was taken to Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on December 15, but died soon after from a single stab wound, following a disturbance outside a community hall in Stoke Newington. Three others were also stabbed.
SHOCK STAB YOUTH FILMCLIP PUT ON INTERNET
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A SHOCK film-clip aimed at stopping the epidemic of youngsters carrying knives on the streets has been put out on social websites YouTube and Bebo, to get the massage home that those who carry knives are more likely to be stabbed themselves. It depicts a youth being chased through the streets, then stabbed. Both victim and attacker are then revealed as the same person.
—BUT KNIFE MESSAGE NOT GETTING THROUGH’
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...A taskforce has been set up by police to stop and search youths after a senior officer warned the message about carrying knives wasn’t working. Some 20 teenagers have been stabbed to death in London this year alone, which Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson told the Metropolitan Police Authority means “the message isn’t getting through.”
SPITZ FAMILIES SPIT FURY AT LATE MUSIC BID
ANGRY families are preparing to fight plans to transform London’s famous Spitalfields Market into an entertainment venue. Ballymore Properties wants a nightly music license until 11.30pm with an audience capacity of 2,200. The Market Residents Group is objecting.
CHARLES VISITS FAILED’ EAST END SCHOOL
PRINCE Charles came to London’s East End on Tuesday to meet pupils and staff of a failing’ school that only four weeks ago was warned it faced closure. Bethnal Green Technology College was one of 600 schools on a Government hit list’ in danger of closing unless it got 30 per cent of its pupils to pass five good GCSEs or more by 2011.
MISSING CLUB BOUNCER IS NOW FEARED DEAD
DETECTIVES are running an appeal for information about the disappearance of 30-year-old club bouncer Jimmy Harmon 10 years after he vanished from East London. Scotland Yard now fear he may have been murdered back in 1998, but have never found his body. Jimmy was last seen at 3pm on January 24 that year, visiting his girlfriend in Romford.
NOW PEER JOINS OUR BANCROFT’ CAMPAIGN
THE influential Labour peer Baroness Uddin has backed the East London Advertiser’s campaign to block Tower Hamlets council plans to sell the Bancroft Archive Library. The former East End councillor said the Town Hall had a duty to protect the heritage of London’s East End. Too much had already been sold off, she told the paper.