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Increased high-visibility police patrols around mosques in borough

By on June 19, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Terrorism with 0 Comments
Increased high-visibility police patrols around mosques in borough

Police patrols around mosques and other places of worship in Tower Hamlets and the rest of London have been increased in direct response to the brutal attack in Finsbury Park.“Understandably there will be concerns amongst many in the East End following last night’s attack.,” said Mayor John Biggs in a press statement.“This morning my Cabinet Member […]

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London Bridge terrorist attack – do you recognise this pink ceramic knife?

By on June 10, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Terrorism with 0 Comments
London Bridge terrorist attack – do you recognise this pink ceramic knife?

The Metropolitan Police has released photos of one of the distinctive pink knives used during the London Bridge terrorist attack in an attempt to trace their origin.The ceramic pink knives were found on or nearby the three attackers after police shot them dead last weekend.The kitchen knives, each measuring 12 inches, are branded Ernesto and are ceramic, […]

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Body recovered from Thames at Limehouse believed to be Xavier Thomas

By on June 7, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Terrorism with 0 Comments
Body recovered from Thames at Limehouse believed to be Xavier Thomas

Police have been appealing for information about Xavier Thomas, 45, a French national who had not been seen since the night of the terrorist attack on London Bridge.On Tuesday, 6 June at approximately 19:44hours the body of a man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit based at […]

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London Muslim Alliance Silent Peace Rally in Solidarity with Londoners

By on June 6, 2017 in Events, Terrorism with 1 Comment
London Muslim Alliance Silent Peace Rally in Solidarity with Londoners

Update: Due to huge support for this event it has been postponed until Saturday 17th June, 7.30pm, Altab Ali Park. The police told the organisers that they could not deal with a march of such a size on date originally scheduled. The London Muslim Alliance has been set up as a direct response to the London Bridge atrocities […]

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London Bridge attacks – Counter Terrorism police appeal for information

By on June 6, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Terrorism with 0 Comments
London Bridge attacks – Counter Terrorism police appeal for information

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command has now released the names and photographs of all three attackers shot dead by police during the terrorist attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market on Saturday.All three men involved in the attack were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call.The three have […]

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