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Khat now class C

khat

The police are reminding everyone that the herbal stimulant khat, mainly used by the Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian communities, is now a class C controlled drug. Khat bundles (pictured) are about the size of a bottle of wine. Khat decays ...

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Local con-man jailed

Shariful Alom

After pleading guilty to two counts of fraud, 21 year old Shariful Alom of Iffley House, Arnold Circus, London, E2 has been sentenced to two 15 month terms of imprisonment, to run concurrently. Sentencing took place at Snaresbrook Crown Court ...

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Can you help?

sean spencer cctv

The man shown in the CCTV image is wanted by police in connection with an incident of robbery that took place at the Heathway, Dagenham on 29th April. The victim in this incident, a 27-year-old man, was threatened and then taken ...

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Khat to become illegal Class C drug

town hall

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

town hall

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

HORSES 2

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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