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Lutfur Rahman – Met’s criminal investigation gets a whole lot bigger

Lutfur Rahman – Met’s criminal investigation gets a whole lot bigger

Operation Lynemouth, the Met’s criminal investigation into the Lutfur Rahman administration, has unearthed new lines of enquiry involving ‘a broader range of offences’ of a scale and nature that another police force will be required to investigate them.

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Laughing gas canister dealers not bovvered by Council campaign

Laughing gas canister dealers not bovvered by Council campaign

By on June 19, 2018 in ASB with 0 Comments

Photos taken by residents in Wapping show that the Council’s Nitrous Oxide – No laughing matter campaign is just a bit of a giggle to the people selling laughing gas canisters by the box load on our streets.

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School pupil abducted & released by unidentified man in St Leonards Road E14

School pupil abducted & released by unidentified man in St Leonards Road E14

By on June 15, 2018 in Crime & Policing with 2 Comments

At around 08.40 hours on Thursday 14th June 2018 an 11-year old pupil of Culloden Primary School reported that while on their way to school they had been taken against their will by a man in St Leonards Road, E14 and then released nearby after a short time.

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Threat of month-long closure of Victoria Park in summer holidays

Threat of month-long closure of Victoria Park in summer holidays

A key area of Victoria Park looks likely to be closed between 24th June and 25th August, the middle of the school holidays, so that it can be used by Amazon Studios to shoot a feature film.

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22 men charged with drugs offences after police raids across Tower Hamlets

22 men charged with drugs offences after police raids across Tower Hamlets

By on June 8, 2018 in Crime & Policing with 0 Comments

The names of the 22 men who have been charged with various offences relating to the supply of drugs following the police raids across the borough earlier this week have been released. Mohammed Maruf of Broomfield Street was also charged with possession of an imitation firearm.

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