‘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…

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…