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News in focus: Spotlight on Newham’s gang culture

Being in a gang isn’t like it is in a video game, is something that Detective Superintendent Andy Mortimer is keen to teach youngsters who are tempted by the seemingly glamourous underworld.

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Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

Royal Docks killer jailed for life for murdering boss

A Royal Docks killer has been caged for life today for murdering his boss over a dispute about cash.

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Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

Royal Docks man guilty of killing his former boss over unpaid debt

A 43-year-old Royal Docks man has been found guilty of abducting and brutally murdering his former boss.

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Evaldas Svolkinas's body was found in Carter's Brook. Picture: Met Police

Victoria Dock man accused of murdering former boss

A man accused of a murdering his former boss allegedly stalked him for several nights before killing him in an attempt to claim money that he was owed, a court heard.

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Dariusz Jakubczyk appeared at court charged with GBH

Man charged with Plashet Park assault

A man appeared in court yesterday charged with an assault in Plashet Park.

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Ashley Latty, 25, from Leyton

Manor Park man charged with murder

A Manor Park man has been charged with the murder of Ashley Latty in Dagenham in May.

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Shah Ahmed

Newham man found guilty of Oxford Street night bus sexual assault

A Newham man who sexually assaulted a woman on a bus in Westminster has been found guilty.

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Afia Begum's injuries

Mugged Manor Park mum urges council to rehouse her

A mum who was mugged in the car park outside her Manor Park flat has urged the council to find her somewhere safe to live.

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£900k pledged to help domestic violence victims in Newham

Almost a million pounds is set to be spent on a new independent service designed to aid high-risk domestic violence victims.

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The Royal Hop Pole pub in Tewkesbury

Plaistow screwdriver stabber jailed

A binge drinker who stabbed a man in the neck with a screwdriver has been jailed for five and a half years.

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Kuntal Patel was cleared of poisoning her mother in a Breaking Bad-inspired plot (Picture:: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)

Kuntal Patel cleared of poisoning her mum in Breaking Bad plot

A love-struck woman who was alleged to have tried to poison her mum in a plot ripped off from Breaking Bad has been cleared of spiking a can of diet coke with a deadly toxin.

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Domestic violence up as other crimes in Newham fall

The number of domestic violence cases reported to Newham police has soared to more than 4,000 incidents in the past year.

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Alice Clinch, Lucy Watts and Emma Dodds chat with Supt Ian Larnder

Newham superintendent meets the public during “sofa gigs”

Relaxing on the sofa is usually a reward after a hard day’s work but Superintendent Ian Larnder had no chance to rest during the second of his “sofa gigs”.

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West Ham's James Tomkins. Picture: PA

West Ham defender fined for assaulting a police officer

West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.

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Attendees face £100 fines

£100 fine warning for Newham car meet racers

A new law should help police stop road races in their tracks, according to superintendent Ian Larnder.

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Breaking: Alcohol ban at Stratford supercasino after security staff allegedly ‘beat up’ punter

Aspers Casino has had its alcohol licence revoked by Newham Council after security staff allegedly “beat up” a punter.

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Francis Olawole was jailed for 16 months (Pic: BTP)

North Woolwich man jailed for DLR sexual assault

Sexually assaulting a woman on the Docklands Light Railway has seen a North Woolwich man jailed for 16 months.

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Jeff Emmanuel was given a 17-month sentence suspended for two years

Manor Park fraudster receives suspended prison sentence

An international bank card fraudster has received a 17-month suspended sentence after he was convicted of having equipment for use in stealing people’s card details from cash machines.

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The teenager was arrested over an assault at Stratford station

Boy, 15, charged with attempted murder after Stratford attack

A 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a man’s face was slashed at Stratford station.

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Officers in Newham have been involved in a policing initiative as part of Operation Lockdown

Ten arrested in Newham as part of Operation Lockdown

Ten arrests were made in Newham for a range of offences after nine east London boroughs were involved in a policing initiative.

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The court heard the plot was inspired by the hit US show Breaking Bad, starring Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston (Picture: UPI/Phil McCarten /LANDOV)

Daughter allegedly tried to poison mum in Breaking Bad-inspired murder plot

A lovestruck daughter tried to kill her ‘controlling and selfish’ mother by lacing her Diet Coke with poison and watching her drink it in a plot inspired by Breaking Bad, a court has heard.

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Atek Hussain was 32 when he was stabbed to death outside his East Ham home

Police appeal 20 years after East Ham dad stabbed to death

Detectives have launched a fresh appeal for answers to help solve the death of a father-of-three 20 years on.

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Javauntee Campbell and Karlton Burton were sentenced at the Old Bailey today

Life for teenager found guilty of market trader’s murder

A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the murder of Queen’s Market trader Rashid Naeem.

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Karlton Burton and Javauntee Campbell will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today

Teens set to be jailed for stabbing market trader over watch

The teenage boys who killed a market trader in Newham after a row over a stolen watch face lengthy jail terms when they are sentenced at the Old Bailey today.

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The man was slashed in the face at Stratford station on Tuesday (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Man slashed in the face on Stratford station platform

A man was slashed in the face in a ‘sustained attack’ on a busy train and Tube platform at Stratford station on Tuesday lunchtime.

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Yasir Ali was jailed for 10 years

Plaistow armed robber jailed for 10 years

An armed robber from Plaistow who targeted betting shops across London was jailed for 10 years today.

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Police are appealing for witnesses over the assault

Racist beating of black man in Newham sparks police manhunt

A black man was beaten unconscious in a racist assault after he asked two men in a children’s playground to keep the noise down.

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Aspers Casino at Westfield Stratford City

Plastic glasses only at Stratford supercasino after assaults

Drunken attacks have led to a glass ban at Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City.

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These two knives were found in Stratford Park

Kitchen knives found during weapon sweeps of Newham parks

Knives with blades of up to ten inches long have been recovered from flowerbeds in Newham parks.

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Stratford banker denies trying to murder mum with poison

A City banker accused of trying kill her magistrate mother by lacing Diet Coke with poison will stand trial on September 22.

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The church porch was badly damaged

Second arson attack on East Ham church causes £50,000 of damage

Vandals set fire to an East Ham church last night, just months after an arson attack damaged another one of its outbuildings.

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Jhosaim Chaudhury was jailed for conspiracy to rob a chemist with a fake gun

Manor Park man jailed for chemist ‘armed’ robbery with help from inside man

A man who held up a chemist with an imitation gun and tried to rob its safe has been jailed for more than nine years.

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East Ham man gets five years on sex offenders register

A man from East Ham has been placed on the sex offenders register for five years after sexually assaulting a woman at West Ham underground station.

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Walthamstow Coroner's Court

Plaistow surgery GP with history of depression ‘took own life’, inquest finds

A GP and father-of-five with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest has heard.

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Amina Bibi was murdered by her husband

Murdered Forest Gate mum hid her family troubles

EXCLUSIVE: A devoted mother-of-two who was murdered by a hitman hired by her husband put a brave face on her domestic troubles, according to her best friend.

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The attack was in Rainham

Suspended sentence for Newham man who grabbed bus driver by throat

A man who grabbed a bus driver by the throat and smashed through a screen after his invalid ticket was refused has been handed a suspended sentence.

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John Arthey received an Asbo after pleading guilty to burglary

Asbo for Upton Park cycle thief

An Upton Park man described as a “prolific cycle thief” has been given a five year asbo.

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‘Unlawful’ Newham Council policy left family of four living on £50 a week

An “unlawful” Newham Council policy left a family of four living on just £50 a week, a judicial review has found.

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Mohamed Ali (left) and Frederick Best have been jailed for life for the murder of Ali's wife Amina Bibi, (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Life sentences for husband and killer he hired to murder his wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife have today been jailed for life for her murder.

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American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria (AP Photo/freejamesfoley.org, Nicole Tung, File)

Stratford man sought by MI6 over James Foley death

A Stratford man is one of three MI6 believe has vital information about the killing of US journalist James Foley.

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News in focus: Spotlight on Newham’s gang culture

Being in a gang isn’t like it is in a video game, is something that Detective Superintendent Andy Mortimer is keen to teach youngsters who are tempted by the seemingly glamourous underworld.

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Young girls encourage Olympic medalist Mark Hunter in the Rowing Challenge at UEL Sports Dock

Pictures: Charity helping to make a splash on the rowing scene

Could you follow in the footsteps of Newham’s Olympic champion Mark Hunter and become the next rowing success?

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Opinion See all

Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick says Palestine needs our support

On Monday, October 13, the Commons voted strongly in favour of recognising Palestine as a sovereign state.

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Features See all

Reporter Freddy Mayhew joins GoodGym Newham on its inaugural run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pictures by: Ellie Hoskins

Feature: Newham GoodGym takes its exercise with a healthy dose of altruism

I confess it has been a full two years since I last laced up my running shoes and made any meaningful attempt at pacing along the pavement in a bid to stay fit.

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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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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