£4.5million worth of heroin seized from van

[news link] £4.5million worth of heroin seized from van nlnews@archant.co.uk 05 March 2010 ONE hundred kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of £4.5million has been seized by police in Finsbury Park. The heroin was discovered in the back of a Renault van, stopped by officers in Upper Tollington Park, at 3.30pm on Thursday….

Burglary rates are falling, insist police

[news link] Burglary rates are falling, insist police nlnews@archant.co.uk 26 August 2009 POLICE insist soaring rates of burglary insurance claims are at odds with the borough’s falling break-in rates in crime-hit streets. Hornsey and Crouch End were named and shamed as the second most risky areas to live in the capital according to the number…

BLAZE at derelict Stoke Newington library sparks fears of explosion

[news link] BLAZE at derelict Stoke Newington library sparks fears of explosion. hg.editorial@archant.co.uk 26 August 2009 A mystery blaze at a derelict library sparked fears of an explosion after gas cylinders were discovered inside this morning . Flames engulfed the former council-run Brownswood Library on the corner of Brownswood Road and Seven Sisters Road, Stoke…

‘Drugs’ shooting shocks estate

[news link] ‘Drugs’ shooting shocks estate nlnews@archant.co.uk 13 August 2009 PAUL DELAPPE outside Fallowfield: “”Estate is bad for drugs A MAN was shot in the head for his BMW and three mobile phones just yards from people’s front doors.Detectives are investigating whether last Thursday’s shooting – during which the victim narrowly escaped with his life…

’30 bullets’ fired into sports store with machine gun

[news link] ’30 bullets’ fired into sports store with machine gun nlnews@archant.co.uk 12 August 2009 MACHINE gun fire rang out across a busy street on Tuesday night as two men sprayed bullets into a shop.Up to 30 shots were fired at a sportswear store with no name in Seven Sisters Road, close to the junction…

‘Unsafe’ festival is axed

[news link] ‘Unsafe’ festival is axed nlnews@archant.co.uk 06 August 2009 A TWO-day fashion and music festival in Finsbury Park has been scrapped just four days before it was set to take place – after police raised “serious safety concerns”. Police claimed organisers of the first ever Africa Caribbean Asia Fashion Week would struggle to cope…

Haringey is London’s top burglary ‘hotspot’

[news link] Haringey is London’s top burglary ‘hotspot’ 5:09pm Thursday 30th July 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » HARINGEY is the worst area for burglaries in London. The break-in rate is now double the London average and the fourth worst in the UK, according to Home Office figures released this week after research by the Conservatives….

Punter robbed in bookies raid

[news info] Punter robbed in bookies raid nlnews@archant.co.uk 23 July 2009 ARMED men burst into a bookmakers, threatened staff and robbed a customer of cash and mobile phones in an early-morning raid.The men hit the Coral bookies in Green Lanes, between Hewitt and Seymour Roads, Harringay, at 8.30am last Wednesday, police said. The men, described…

WOOLWICH: Teenager claims he killed David Cooper in self-defence

[news link] WOOLWICH: Teenager claims he killed David Cooper in self-defence 10:28am Wednesday 8th July 2009 By Court reporter » A FAILED asylum seeker killed a man who was trying to rape him, a court heard. David Cooper was found dead in his flat in Sir Martin Bowes House, Calderwood Street, Woolwich, in November last…

Police urge assault woman: “please make contact”

[news link] Police urge assault woman: “please make contact” 12:20pm Tuesday 7th July 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » A WOMAN heard screaming for help on Friday morning has gone missing. The woman had borrowed a mobile phone from a passer-by to call Haringey police at 6.20am while in Beresford Road, Harringay. She told officers she…

‘Puppy farms’ breeding wild dogs

[news link] ‘Puppy farms’ breeding wild dogs nlnews@archant.co.uk 02 July 2009 PC George Thomson with two pitbulls which had to be destroyed after a raid on a council flat in Finsbury Park ILLEGAL “puppy farms” on Islington housing estates are breeding hundreds of banned danger dogs every year worth up to £8,000 a litter. Two…

Abduction fears after girl, 10, is chased in street

[news link] Abduction fears after girl, 10, is chased in street nlnews@archant.co.uk 02 July 2009 A 10-YEAR-old girl was chased down the street by a man in what is thought to be the fifth case of an attempted abduction since April. Worried parents fear being kept in the dark about the attacks – seemingly carried…