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Khat to become illegal Class C drug

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Tower Hamlets Council is reminding residents that the drug khat will become illegal from 24th June, under new legislation introduced by the Government. Khat will become a controlled Class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, which means ...

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Don’t fall for courier fraud!

Borough Commander Dave Stringer

Elderly and vulnerable Londoners were warned against falling victim to courier fraud on Wednesday, 4th June as part of Courier Fraud Awareness Day. Between April 2013 and April 2014, Tower Hamlets Police received 43 reports of courier fraud. Borough Commander ...

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Council cracks down on benefit fraud

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Marianne McDonough of Musbury Street, E1, was convicted at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 13th May for failing to declare that she had been working for almost five years while claiming benefits. Ms McDonough was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment, which ...

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Stop fly-grazing


For some time both Barking and Dagenham and Havering boroughs have received concerned calls regarding animals either suffering or being kept on open land owned by the council. For example, Barking and Dagenham received a report of two foals that ...

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Can you help?

FLOWERS Peter Brian

Police continue to seek 40-year-old Peter Flowers (d.o.b 16/02/1974), last known address Stevens Road, Dagenham. Flowers is wanted by police in relation to two thefts from motor vehicles at Stansgate Road and Kemp Road Dagenham on 19th March and for ...

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Attack on Kier Hardy estate


Police were called at 14:26hrs on Wednesday, 14th May to reports of a man attacked on the Kier Hardy Estate, Springfield, E5. The 53-year-old victim was carrying out garden maintenance in the area when a substance was thrown over his ...

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Police appeal: Mark Aylwin

Mark Aylwin

Police are keen to know the whereabouts of Mark Aylwin, aged 27yrs (DOB: 15/11/14), whose last known address is Clifton Road, E15. Police want to trace Mr Aylwin who is wanted for failing to appear on bail for a drugs offence. Anyone ...

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Ajmol’s killers: guilty!

Ajmol's murderers

The jury in the trial of three young men from Poplar accused of killing Ajmol Alom has delivered a “guilty” verdict. Ajmol’s family responded by thanking police and the Crown Prosecution service for bringing Ajmol’s killers to trial. Sixteen year ...

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