Police station crackdown targets knives and drugs

[news link] Islington Tribune – by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS Published: 29 May 2009 Joint operation: teams at the Tube station targeted men between 16 and 25 Police station crackdown targets knives and drugs POLICE have sent a warning to anyone hoping to bring drugs and knives into Finsbury Park: you will be caught. Last Thursday a…

Shop shooting ‘is linked to gangs’

[news link] Islington Tribune – by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS Published: 22 May 2009 Flowers near the spot Ahmet Paytak was shot Shop shooting ‘is linked to gangs’ Fight two months before death is probed DETECTIVES say the investigation into the shooting of a Holloway shopkeeper is “progressing well” and revealed that they identified sev­eral potential suspects….

One shot and two stabbed in fight

[news link] One shot and two stabbed in fight One man has been shot and two others stabbed in a street fight outside an east London Tube station, police said. Police were called to Manor House station following reports of a “large fight” at about 0330 BST on Monday. Two men, both in their 20s,…

Two dead after ‘chemical incident’ at North London hotel

[news link] Two dead after ‘chemical incident’ at North London hotel Chris Smyth Two women were found dead in a North London hotel yesterday in what emergency officials described as a “chemical incident”.Police believe that the women, one in her 30s and one in her 50s, had committed suicide by taking a “noxious substance”, thought…

Police investigate attempted ATM robbery

[news link] POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery at an ATM machine in Green Lanes in Harringay last Thursday evening at around 9pm (23 April). The victim, a woman in her 50s, was with a friend and stopped to use the ATM at Barclays Bank. She had difficulty inserting her card into the machine so…

New police group to hunt most wanted

[news link] New police group to hunt most wanted nlnews@archant.co.uk 23 April 2009 A NEW unit has been set up to hunt down Islington’s most wanted offenders – and detectives have released pictures of the latest people in their sights. The new police Wanted Offenders Unit was set up this year to investigate cases where…

DAD KILLING: Rare bike could hold the key

[news link] DAD KILLING: Rare bike could hold the key nlnews@archant.co.uk 02 April 2009 A Benelli TNT 1130 motorbike – the model used by the killers A FAST racing motorcycle could prove the key to unravelling who shot a father-of-three and his son. Detectives have now identified the vehicle used by the assassins when they…

Our report to March

Thursday, March 05, 2009 Our report to March Councillors Report for March 09 Budget and council tax 2009/10 The council meeting to set the budget took place last night. As intended, we were able to freeze the Hackney element of the council tax again, for the fourth year in a row. Hackney is the only…

HAVE POLICE LOST OUR CONFIDENCE?

[news link] Islington Tribune – by ROISIN GADELRAB Published: 6 February 2009 HAVE POLICE LOST OUR CONFIDENCE? After three murders in year, survey reveals low approval rating CONFIDENCE levels in police are lower in Islington than anywhere else in London, new figures compiled by the Met have revealed. Police chiefs have been stunned by the…

Boris announces more cops at more stations

[from The London Daily News] Boris announces more cops at more stations Outer London is set to see a major increase in policing at transport hubs. Key routes in the suburbs will get by 50 extra officers hitting 100 stations to tackle crime on the network, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced. Transport for London’s £6…

Parkland Walk robber guilty

[from Haringey Independent] Parkland Walk robber guilty 4:38pm Tuesday 23rd December 2008 By Charlotte Gray  » A man dubbed as the Parkland Walk Robber has been found guilty of a series of robberies just a month after he was let out of prison. Barry Silburn, 42, of Stacey Street in Finsbury Park, was on trial…

Safety fears spark probe of park police shake-up plan

[from Hornsey & Couch End Journal] Safety fears spark probe of park police shake-up plan nlnews@archant.co.uk 03 December 2008 PLANS for a “radical shake-up” of policing Haringey’s parks has been called in by a watchdog committee after concerns about the loss of 10 police officers. Haringey’s Liberal Democrats say they called the issue in for…