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Lutfur Rahman charges: “The decision about all of this was made by the police.”

Lutfur Rahman charges: “The decision about all of this was made by the police.”

Below are some of the key elements taken from the official transcripts of the GLA Police & Crime Committee meeting Thursday, 9 February 2017  convened to examine the actions (or lack of action) by the Metropolitan Police Service into tackling allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice in Tower Hamlets.The two transcript documents are over 70 pages […]

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Did Met Police also decide not to prosecute Rahman’s Youth Services?

Did Met Police also decide not to prosecute Rahman’s Youth Services?

Last week’s questioning of the Metropolitan Police by the GLA Police and Crime Committee as to exactly why and how Lutfur Rahman dodged criminal charges has shed some light on what really happened.Only a full external inquiry will provide residents of Tower Hamlets with the truth.The case of Rahman not being prosecuted – or even investigated […]

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Youth Services: No prosecutions due to incorrect ‘packaging’ of evidence.

Youth Services: No prosecutions due to incorrect ‘packaging’ of evidence.

LW can exclusively reveal that there will be no criminal prosecutions of any Youth Services personnel as persons unknown claim that evidence submitted by the Council to the police was rejected as it was ‘incorrectly packaged’.Both the Metropolitan Police Service and Tower Hamlets Council itself have rejected this ‘incorrect packaging’ claim.LW has spent many months trying […]

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First Employment Tribunal case of Tower Hamlets Youth Services worker

First Employment Tribunal case of Tower Hamlets Youth Services worker

What is believed to be the first case concerning a member of the Council’s Youth Services team has started to be heard at the East London Employment Tribunals Service.The hearing is between claimant Jalil Ahmed and the Council. Mr Ahmed worked at Tower Hamlets Council from approximately 2003 as a driver of one of the 7.5t […]

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Rahman’s Youth Service workers employed to authenticate Register of Electors

Rahman’s Youth Service workers employed to authenticate Register of Electors

A little while ago LW published a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking the Council some basic questions relating to the people it employs to check that the Register of Electors is accurate. We decided to publish this request to fully involve both our readers with our investigations. We are now publishing the response.The reason […]

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