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Jealous man murdered Hackney friend

HUSEYIN AKKOYUN (47, above) has been found guilty of murdering Mehmet Degerli (49) in Hackney. The two men had been friends – but Akkoyun discovered that Degerli had met up with Akkoyun’s ex-wife and turned violent. Degerli (right) had met ...

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Cop attack was attempted murder

ANDREW BEADIE, 20, of Basildon will appear in Court in April to answer charges of attempted murder. The charge arises out of an incident last November when an undercover police officer was attacked in an alleyway in Bow. A second ...

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Brave police officer foils robbery

POLICE SERGEANT Weeden’s courage has apprehended a street robbery suspect in Hackney. Sergeant Weeden was patrolling along Stoke Newington High Street near the junction with Tyson Street, N16, just after 5.30pm on Wednesday, 11th January. She saw a man conducting ...

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Illegal fags a drag for shop owner

A BURDETT ROAD shop owner has been fined £10,000 for possessing illegal cigarettes – and was ordered to pay Tower Hamlets Council’s legal costs too, estimated at around £3,000. The fine came after the Council prosecuted Oho LT, the company ...

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Life in jail for Hornchurch murderer

JAMES ROBERTS has been jailed for life for the murder of Aidan O’Mahony in Hornchurch a year ago. Roberts, 32, of Ambleside Avenue, Hornchurch, was convicted just before Christmas. On 6th January he was back in the Old Bailey, where ...

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Dagenham man jumps bail

SEAN THAKE WAS just 22 when he died. He was a pillion passenger on a motorbike which collided with a minibus in Wood Lane, Dagenham, last April and died at the scene of the accident. Driving the motorbike was Levi ...

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Hackney mum mugged

POLICE ARE asking the public to come forward with any information about a man who robbed a mother of her handbag in a New Year’s Day attack. The woman was pushing her child in a pram along Darenth Road, N15 ...

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“Chicken King” fined for animal cruelty

WEALTHY business tycoon Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of chicken processing company 1Stop Halal, has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £6,000 costs after the company admitted causing “unnecessary suffering” to 81 chickens which were boiled alive in July 2015. ...

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