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Two people have been arrested over FGM of an 11-year-old

Hackney woman arrested over planned female genital mutilation of 11-year-old

A woman from Hackney and a pensioner from Newham have been arrested over conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

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Javauntee Campbell

Teenagers found guilty of Queen’s Market trader murder

Two teenagers who stabbed a Queen Street market trader in broad daylight after he tried to retrieve a stolen watch have been convicted in connection with his murder.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Manor Park murder victim named

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Manor Park cemetery have released his identity.

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Four Newham men have now been charged with the murder

Stratford man charged with Hendon murder

A fourth Newham man has been charged with murdering a man in Hendon, north London.

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The trial took place at the Old Bailey

Teenager found guilty of murdering market trader Rashid Naeem

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of the murder of market trader Rashid Naeem.

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The officer was summonsed to Westminster Magistrates' Court

Newham police officer receives court summons for misconduct

A Newham police officer has been summonsed to appear at court charged with misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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CCTV images of four suspects police want to trace after attack on bus driver at Stratford on April 27

Police hunt woman and 3 men after attack on east London bus driver

Police are appealing today for help to trace a woman and three men following an attack on a bus driver in east London.

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The man was arrested for incidents on the rail network

East Ham man charged with indecent exposure

An East Ham man has been charged with indecent exposure on a train.

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Launch of the Operation Western Promise operation in Stratford

Operation Western Promise aims to improve public confidence in Newham Police

A police operation to improve public confidence is underway in west Newham.

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Do you know this man? (Picture: British Transport Police)

CCTV appeal over rush hour sexual assault on Stratford to Ilford train

Police are keen to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault during rush hour on a train between Stratford and Ilford stations.

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Ashley Fagan was remanded in custody to await sentence.

Boy accused of trader’s murder had knife “as protection against gangs”

A 15-year-old boy accused of murdering a trader at Queens Market has admitted he carried a knife because of an ongoing “postcode” gang problem.

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Ashley Fagan was remanded in custody to await sentence.

Forest Gate man fined £70 for smoking a cannabis joint in a park

A man from Forest Gate has been fined £70 for being caught smoking a cannabis joint in a park in Barking.

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From top left: Kara, Patel, a teenager, Jada, Mansha and Mohammed were all sentenced

Forest Gate gang jailed today for racist attack that fractured man’s skull

Six people, including four Forest Gate men, have been jailed for more than 36 years for a violent racist attack.

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Khat

Outlawing of stimulant to help ‘rebuild families’ in Newham

The decision to classify khat as a class C drug on June 24 (Tuesday) has been welcomed by health workers.

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Patricia Beckford, 75, was attacked last month Photo: David Mirzoeff

Man in court over East Ham pensioner assaults

A man is due in court today over two assaults on pensioners in East Ham.

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Patricia Beckford, 75, was attacked last month Photo: David Mirzoeff

Man arrested over assaults on two pensioners in East Ham

A man has been arrested after two elderly people were assaulted in separate, unprovoked attacks.

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Trafficking family jailed 66 years total... Top row: Wladyslaw Gil (left), Fabian Gil. Middle: Mateusz Gil, Jan Majewski. Bottom: Anna Gil, Bogumila Mirga, Dawid Gil.

Trafficking gang from same family in Forest Gate jailed 66 years

Seven members of the same family trafficked a couple and another man to Britain from Poland with false promises of jobs and a better life.

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The scene of the stabbing in Queens market

Trial begins for teenagers accused of Queen’s Market murder

Three teenagers accused of murdering a market trader will stand trial today.

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Met Police are investigating the incident

Appeal for witnesses after man, 71, kicked and punched in Upton Park

Did you witness an assault on an elderly man in Upton Park this morning?

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Have you seen Ivor Manton? (Pic: Met Police)

Robber wanted on recall to prison

Police are appealing for help to find a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

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Newham University Hospital

Newborn died after Newham University Hospital blunder

Hospital chiefs have reviewed procedures after a premature baby suffered a heart attack and died after a feeding tube was wrongly inserted.

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Missing 14-year-old Charlotte Powell

Missing girl, 14, found ‘safe and well’

Police have found a missing 14-year-old girl “safe and well”.

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Missing 14-year-old Charlotte Powell

Help police find missing Charlotte Powell, 14, last seen in Westfield, Stratford

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 14-year-old girl from Romford.

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Selena Hall who had a bad experience with a tattoo artist

Warning over home tattooist after Newham friends are left with infections

A woman who allowed a tattoo artist to ink her friends at her home in Beckton – causing two of them to need antibiotics – has urged people only to get tattooed at licensed shops.

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Shammi Atwal was killed on October 14. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service

Shammi Atwal killing: Six men jailed over lorry death of Barking businessman

Six men who raided a Barking cash and carry before pushing its owner under a lorry have this morning been given jail terms totalling more than 70 years.

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Gun found in Hillcrest Road

Beckton man who hid guns in girlfriends’ homes jailed for 18 years

A man from Beckton who hid guns in his girlfriends’ homes has been jailed today for 18 years.

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Foreign Secretary William Hague (centre), Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit at the Excel centre in east London.

Pictures: Brad Pitt joins Jolie at ExCel sexual abuse summit

Brad Pitt added his star power to the fight against ending sexual abuse in war zones this morning.

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The dollar bills were stashed in a box

Bailiffs find bumper haul of $8.5million in cash at Docklands apartment

Bailiffs discovered a massive haul of $8.5million in cash at a flat in Wards Wharf Approach, Docklands, east London.

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Six arrested in dawn raids on human trafficking group

Six people believed to be part of an organised crime group involved in the trafficking of over 100 females were arrested in a series of dawn raids this morning.

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Valentine Deeble pictured after the attack in Plaistow on June 1

Four arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Plaistow incident

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a violent incident in which a man was attacked with a machete.

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Angelina Jolie and Foreign Secretary William Hague. Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: Angelina Jolie opens sexual abuse in war zones summit at ExCel

Angelina Jolie called on the international community to make ending sexual abuse in war zones a priority when she opened the largest ever summit to discuss the issue.

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Angelina Jolie. Pic: Press Association.

Angelina Jolie set to open sexual violence in war summit at ExCel this morning

Angelina Jolie will open a four-day global summit aiming to end sexual violence being used as a weapon in war at ExCel exhibition centre this morning.

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Hassain Ahmed Chowdury was jailed for six years at Snaresbrook Crown Court

Police appeal for more victims to come forward after serial sex attacker jailed for Canning Town assaults

Detectives are appealing for additional potential victims of a serial sex attacker jailed for six years for offences in the Canning Town area over two years to come forward.

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A quick thinking PC reunited a man with his life savings.

Dispersal zone set up in Stratford to curb anti-social behaviour

A dispersal zone has been set up in Stratford to help curb anti-social behaviour.

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Osei Kuffour

Drug dealer jailed for attempted murder of Newham woman

A drug dealer has been jailed for 26 years for the attempted murder of a woman in Newham.

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Exclusive: Newham police sacked three officers for racism last year

Institutional racism is a “continuing problem” within the Newham police force, according to the director of an anti-racist organisation.

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Patricia Beckford,75, was left with two breaks in her jaw and substantial bruising after the vicious attack

Man arrested over East Ham assault on Patricia, 75

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an elderly woman was left with a broken jaw in an unprovoked attack.

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Patricia Beckford, 75, was attacked on Friday. Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pensioner attacked in East Ham in daylight is ‘too scared to leave house’

A 75-year-old woman whose jaw was broken in two places in an attack, says that she is now too scared to leave her house.

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Stratford brothers admit conspiracy to attend Syrian terror training camps

Two brothers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to go to a terror training camp in Syria.

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Two people have been arrested over FGM of an 11-year-old

Hackney woman arrested over planned female genital mutilation of 11-year-old

A woman from Hackney and a pensioner from Newham have been arrested over conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

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The life-sized mechanical elephant parade at  East Ham Market Hall's Enchanted festival.

Pictures: Life-sized elephant stomps into East Ham Market Hall for Enchanted festival

It’s not everyday that a life-sized mechanical elephant stomps down East Ham high street.

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Opinion See all

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman supported the council staff and teachers strike action

Last week many of our council and teaching staff took park in national strike action against the pay freezes imposed by the government. I supported them in that action. Low pay is driving more and more people into financial distress. It may surprise readers to know the majority of those in receipt of benefits are now from working families due to low wages, part-time working and rising living standards. Everybody deserves a decent wage. I was proud that Tower Hamlets was one of the first London councils to introduce the London Living Wage, some five years ago, to support some of our lowest paid staff.‬

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Features See all

Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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