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New borough commander pledges to tackle gang crime in Newham

Newham’s new borough commander has pledged to tackle gang culture.

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Left to right: Sharon Ritchie, 45, Patricia Moses, 44 and Carole Moses, 50

Video: Family of hit-and-run victim Christopher Ritchie demand justice

The family of a hit-and-run victim are calling for the law to be rewritten as the hunt for his killer continues.

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The aftermath of a rave at Interlink College in Stratford

Renewed appeal to stop Newham illegal raves after three arrests in last month

An appeal for help to stop illegal raves in Newham has been renewed after three people were arrested at raves in the last month.

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Guvnor bar, Canning Town

Owner of closed down Canning Town nightclub hits back - and vows to re-open

The owner of a Canning Town night club has hit back after his licence was revoked.

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Shammi Atwal

Wife of killed Barking businessman Shammi Atwal ‘feared for her life’, court hears

The wife of a shop owner killed following an armed robbery also “feared for her life” during the violent raid, a court heard this afternoon.

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Shammi Atwal

Barking manslaughter trial: Armed gang ‘pushed’ Chigwell businessman Shammi Atwal under wheels of lorry

A shop owner was killed when an armed robber “pushed” him under the wheels of a lorry, a court heard today.

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Murder victim Liam Woodards

Teen convicted of murder over Westfield Stratford stabbing

A Hackney teenager has been convicted of murdering a man in a gang fight at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.

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Stratford Circus to host anti-knife, gun crime project

A project designed to help young people explore issues around guns, gangs and knives will take place in Stratford on Tuesday.

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The gang of five have been arrested to 13 years in jail between them

Five men jailed for more than 13 years after attempted robberies in East Ham and Croydon

Five men have today been sentenced to more than 13 years in jail for their part in violently robbing a security guard carrying thousands in cash and a further attempted robbery.

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Police think many people were sold fake Drake tickets for his O2 show

Were you sold fake Drake tickets at Stratford Tube station?

Police are trying to track down people who were sold fake Drake tickets by scammers at Stratford Tube station when the Canadian star played London’s O2 Arena in March.

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Mark Davis, who absconded from police custody at Newham General Hospital

Man escapes from police custody at Newham General Hospital

Police are appealing for help in locating a man who absconded from custody at Newham General Hospital this morning.

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Mohammed Yasser Afzal, who was killed on Monday evening

Two charged with murder over Stratford man stabbed in the neck

A man and a woman will appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of Mohammed Yasser Afzal, who was stabbed in the neck and killed inside a minicab firm in Stratford Broadway.

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Naomi Oni 10 months after the acid attack

‘I have been part of a game’ – Dagenham acid attack victim Naomi Oni’s victim impact statement in full

Following the sentencing of acid attacker Mary Konye to 12 years behind bars, Naomi Oni has spoken of her struggle to get her life back on track.

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Mohammed Yasser Afzal, 22, of Forest Gate, was stabbed in the neck while working in minicab office (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Man murdered in Stratford named as Mohammed Yasser Afzal

Police have named the 22-year-old man stabbed to death in the neck last night in the Broadway, Stratford as Mohammed Yasser Afzal.

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Mary Konye was jailed for 12 years

Naomi Oni Dagenham acid attack: Mary Konye of Canning Town jailed for 12 years

A student who threw acid in the face of her childhood friend has today been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Brad (left) and James from The Vamps sign autographs. Photo: David Mirzoeff

Picture Gallery: The Vamps sign albums for fans in Stratford

Hoards of screaming girls flocked to Westfield Stratford City to meet teen boyband The Vamps.

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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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