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Knife-selling retailers face prosecution

The Met Police launched Operation Sceptre in July – a project aimed not only at reducing knife crime but at making sure that those selling knives are aware of licensing requirements. During phase two of the operation last week, police ...

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Check your “beauty salon” is A-OK

Residents who use beauty salons in the borough have been reminded to check that the business has a current licence covering any special treatments they offer. The warning comes after the owner of Sapiano’s, a salon on the ground floor ...

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Hallowe’en assault: can you help?

Police are appealing for information following an assault outside a house party in Barking. The 15-year-old male victim was a guest at a party in Crossness Road, Barking, on Hallowe’en (31st October). At around 9.30pm, he confronted a group of ...

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Biggs slates Boris on PCSOs

Labour’s John Biggs has taken time out from his full-time job as mayor of Tower Hamlets to do some work on his full-time job as a Member of the Greater London Authority. Last week he issued a press release condemning ...

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Biggs pays tribute to Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s officers

Labour’s John Biggs has paid tribute to Council staff who refurbished a Council car park earlier this year. It was announced at the start of the month that the car park, situated in Haverfield Road, beside Mile End Park, is ...

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Help us find this thug

Can you help police identify this thug who jumped out and pushed a woman off her bicycle into the middle of the road? Fortunately, the whole incident was caught on a headcam the cyclist was wearing: it should be possibly ...

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Bethnal Green murder: arrest made

NEWS UPDATE:  Just before 2pm this afternoon, Tuesday, Detective Inspector Jason Prendergast from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, appealed for anyone with information to come forward. He said: “We are continuing our investigation and will be conducting house-to-house enquires. ...

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THEO bike patrol leads to conviction

A man who assaulted a Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officer (THEO) has been sentenced by magistrates.  Andrew Laurence Botyville was sentenced to prison for 26 weeks, suspended for 18 months, subject to conditions. He was sentenced following an incident that took ...

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THEOs secure successful result in court

Three men have been found guilty of assault and threatening behaviour towards Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers (THEOs). At two Magistrates’ Court hearings in April and May this year, two were found guilty of assault and threatening behaviour and the third ...

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Police crack down on crime in Bow

Officers from Bow West Safer Neighbourhoods team are urging Tower Hamlets residents to increase their security measures following a recent rise in moped thefts.  As other motor vehicles have become more secure, there has been a significant rise in criminals ...

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