Police in Shacklewell have launched a crackdown on the sale of laughing gas, deploying up to eight officers in unmarked cars to break up groups of night-time users. The drug is linked to anti-social behaviour, police say, with “big groups of young people” standing on street corners inhaling the gas on weekend evenings, sometimes into […]
Police have made no apologies for stop and search tactics that mean more black people are stopped than any other ethnicity in Hackney. They also claimed young people were happy to be stopped if they knew an operation was “intelligence-led”. Speaking at a council meeting on Monday night, Hackney Police’s Chief Inspector of Operations Simon Crick gave figures that […]
A father demanding justice for his son Trevor Monerville has been given fresh hope more than 20 years after his murder. Trevor Monerville, who was murdered in 1994, was at the centre of a spying controversy involving undercover police after he was beaten up in Stoke Newington police station seven years prior to his death. […]
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A three-month-old puppy was left fighting for its life after a frenzied dog launched an attack that left the helpless pup with broken ribs, a punctured lung and abdominal tearing. Jess Hodgson (not her real name), 29, was walking her miniature schnauzer, Bowie, on Sunday in a park near Lea Bridge with her friends when […]
A Hackney councillor has labelled the Metropolitan Police “overwhelmingly white and male” in a serious critique of the London force. Rick Muir, who is also director of the think tank the Police Foundation, told the Hackney Post: “The Met does not reflect the communities it polices at the moment. The fact that they often don’t […]
Child sexual exploitation is not just committed by “gangs of old men” from Rochdale, a police officer has said. PC Joshua Dearsley, Hackney ambassador for Operation Makesafe, a city-wide child sexual exploitation operation, said that the media presentation of exploitation missed the broader problem: “The media definition would be gangs of older men systematically exploiting […]
Police are appealing for help finding a woman last seen at her Hackney home on 5 November. It is believed that Alicja Stawkowski, 37, may have gone to Cornwall. She is thought to be suffering from depression. Ms Stawkowski is described as 5ft 6ins and “white, of slim build, with long hair”. She left home wearing a […]
Hackney Council has launched a petition calling for the return of 100 police officers to the borough as violent crime has increased dramatically. Hackney now has 22 per cent fewer police officers patrolling the streets of Hackney than in 2010, despite violent crime rising by 26 per cent in 2014/15, compared with the previous year.
Armed police arrested two men on suspicion of firearm offences in Stamford Hill on Tuesday night. An eyewitness said he heard a crash and then saw a man being chased by officers armed with submachine guns.
Residents in Lordship Park and Queen Elizabeth’s Walk are unhappy that, despite attempts to tackle prostitution, kerb crawling remains an issue and police are said to be “not interested”. Sex work in the area has been a problem for years, but residents had hoped that following a recent police clampdown such activity would decrease. Temporary […]