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    Wanted: Two men for putting anti-Semitic stickers and posters on two synagogues

    On Wednesday, 16 August, the two men were seen apparently placing stickers and posters at the Bevis Marks Synagogue and Sandys Row Synagogue. Officers from Tower Hamlets are working closely with colleagues from the City of London Police and are providing crime prevention and safety advice to the synagogues. Suspect One [ref: 261157] is described […] More

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    Two jailed following fatal Bow Common Lane stabbing

    Two men who killed a man in his own home have been sentenced.  Keith Sinclair, 60, died after being repeatedly stabbed in the chest at his Tower Hamlets home. Patrick Dunn, 25 (06.07.92), of no fixed address and Peter Tutton, 19 (03.02.98), also of no fixed address were convicted on Thursday, 16 November, of manslaughter […] More

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    Three men jailed for kidnap

    Three men who beat and threatened a man after forcing him into a car and kidnapping him have been jailed for a combined total of twelve and a half years.   All three were sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Friday, 1 December, having earlier been found guilty of kidnap and actual bodily harm […] More

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    Tower Hamlets Council pays for 39 more police officers

    Tower Hamlets Mayor, John Biggs, has announced a multi-million pound investment in community safety to increase the number of council funded police officers in the borough to thirty-nine (39). There were concerns that cuts to the police’s budget has reduced the number of police in Tower Hamlets. Mayor Biggs said:“Community safety is an absolute priority. […] More

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    Tower Hamlets has loads of takeaways, research reveals

    The Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) based at Cambridge University has revealed that Tower Hamlets has 1.56 takeaways per 1,000 people. Out of the 1,728 food outlets in Tower Hamlets, 397 are takeaways. Three years ago there were 371 takeaways meaning an increase of 7pc. Dr Thomas Burgoine, CEDAR research associate, said: “This is concerning, […] More

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    Tower Hamlets carers find respite in creativity

    Adult carers who attend The Carers Centre in Tower Hamlets are taking part in a multi-arts project delivered by award-winning arts charity Create, the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts. The workshops, which are led by Create’s professional artists, are giving the participants respite from the pressures of caring, and enabling them […] More

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    Girl, 5, fined £150 for trading without a licence

    A five-year-old girl was fined £150 by a Tower Hamlets Council for selling 50p cups of lemonade to festival goers. The girl’s father Professor Andre Spicer helped his daughter set up the stall in Mile End, while thousands of music fans were on their way to the Lovebox Festival at the weekend. Cups of lemonade […] More

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    Former Tower Hamlets FC youngster confirms Watford move

    Former Tower Hamlets FC and Crystal Palace winger Randell Williams has confirmed he’s set to sign a deal with Watford who play in the Premier League. The youngster who transferred to the Eagles in 2015 was released this summer and had been a free agent. Williams played 45 minutes for Watford’s U23 side in a […] More

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    Mini-cab rapist from Poplar jailed

    A mini-cab driver who sexually assaulted female passengers while they were sleeping, including cutting off one woman’s clothing and raping her in the back of his car, has been jailed for 12 years. Jahir Hussain, 37 from E14 had previously pleaded guilty, on 15 May after one day of his trial at the same court, […] More

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    Tower Hamlets: Bedbug capital of the UK

    Data collected by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has awarded the unenvious title bedbug capital to Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets was found to have the highest ratio of bedbug call-outs made per 1,000 people with a rate of 2.80, representing a 21% decrease compared to the previous year (from 3.53 to 2.80). The figures […] More

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