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Fri, 12:22

A confrontational approach from the Met is the prime reason behind a 65 per cent reduction in moped crime in Camden and Islington according to the police officer leading the crackdown.

A teenager has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of Nashon Esbrand’s murder in Canonbury last year.

A man was reportedly stabbed by a moped rider in Finsbury’s Brunswick Estate on Tuesday night.

A Cally moped crook has been sentenced to eight years in jail for his part in last month’s Regent Street jeweller’s raid.

A police officer who arrested Timchang Nandap two months before he stabbed Jeroen Ensink to death in Holloway has said he showed no signs of mental illness.

A knife-wielding moped crook struck a busy Upper Street pub last night and stole a man’s Rolex watch.

A cyclist is in critical condition after a crash with a car in Goswell Road this morning.

“I got it wrong. I got it completely wrong. I’m so sorry.”

A young woman who was chased by a masked knifeman in Finsbury Park has warned others to be careful late at night.

A teenager has been arrested after a crash in Hornsey Road between a moped and a car.

A 14-year-old boy from Islington will appear in court this morning charged with the attempted murder of another boy, also 14, in Upper Holloway.

Two boys – aged 14 and 15 – were this morning arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 14-year-old was stabbed in Upper Holloway last night.

A teenager was today jailed for nine years for the horrifically brutal manslaughter of Mohammed Hersi using a chair at a Finsbury Park cafe last year.

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a bike worth about £5,000 was stolen at King’s Cross station.

It is a harrowing reminder of the work to be done. Since Ben Kinsella died 10 years ago today, 27 people have been fatally stabbed in Islington despite efforts to conquer knife crime. James Morris lists each tragic waste of life.

As chief reporter at the Islington Gazette when Ben Kinsella was murdered, Meyrem Hussein had a better insight into Islington’s knife crime problem than most. She recalls how Ben’s death caught the attention of the national press – but says too little has changed in the decade since.

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder. John Sutherland was one of Islington’s top cops at the time. He recalls the effect it had on him, and how the case changed the police’s approach to dealing with knife crime.

A rap artist who grew up on Holloway’s Harvist Estate fell to his death from a four-storey block of flats in Islington earlier this month.

Finsbury Park mum Jessica Plummer lost her son, Shaquan Sammy-Plummer, to a blade in 2015. She tells James Morris why it’s necessary for her to discuss his horrifying story with future generations.

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder. His sister, Brooke, spoke frankly to James Morris about the impact it continues to have on her family and the state of knife crime in Islington in 2018.

A young Islington male has been in and out of custody for a series of violent offences. He’s been indentified by Islington’s Integrated Gangs Team as someone entrenched in a criminal lifestyle. But the team also believes he would turn his back on it all, given the chance.

The High Court has told Camden Council it must pay at least £68,000 in legal fees after senior coroner Mary Hassell lost a court battle over how she treats deaths in Hackney, Islington, Camden and Tower Hamlets.

Nashon Esbrand’s killers were this afternoon sentenced to a combined 54 years for last year’s “ruthless” murder in Canonbury.

Three young men have been charged in relation to two moped smash and grabs after police executed search warrants across Islington, Camden and Haringey.

Islington Police Station in Tolpuddle Street was evacuated this morning after two staff members “fell ill”.

Shocked commuters witnessed a huge road rage punch-up in the middle of Holloway Road this morning – during which a man was attacked with a baseball bat.

Health chiefs say there were “few, if any” signs that could have helped them prevent Finsbury Park man Bidhya Sagar Das from killing his son with a hammer.

Nashon Esbrand’s family has been made to wait a fourth time for justice – after one of his murderers didn’t turn up at the Old Bailey for sentencing today.

The new police chief for Islington and Camden has already launched a taskforce to tackle violence – and said significant reductions are being made in moped crime.

The chapel at Islington’s Trent Park Cemetery in Cockfosters had to close because its windows kept getting smashed – but was able to reopen on Father’s Day.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s senseless murder on June 29. The anti-knife crime trust set up in his name is marking the tragedy with a 10k walk in his memory.

Robbery offences increased by 73 per cent in Islington in the past year, new figures show.

South Islington remains a hotspot for moped crime, and Finsbury Park is a key hub in moving stolen phones out of the country, it was claimed at a public meeting last night.

Do you know this man? Police are appealing for information after a man was hit by a car in Penton Street yesterday.

UberEats and Deliveroo have both ditched delivery drivers for repeatedly ignoring traffic laws and causing anti-social behaviour in two side roads off Upper Street.

A man has been charged with robbery after a gang on scooters raided the Watches of Switzerland jewellery store in Regent Street on Tuesday.

A dad fearing for his daughter’s safety in Canonbury’s Marquess Estate gave her a shotgun for protection, a court heard.

A smuggler from Newington Green who ran an illegal tobacco factory out of a cabin in east London has been spared jail.

A man is beginning a 20-year jail term for raping two women, one of whom he attacked in Stoke Newington while house-sitting.

Loads of cops were called to Whitehall Park in Archway last night after someone thought they saw a firearm – but it was a false alarm.

The grieving family of Canonbury murder victim Nashon Esbrand has been forced to cope with further torment – after the sentencing of his killers was delayed for a third time.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital after being stabbed in Blackstock Road on Saturday morning – in the wake of numerous complaints about gangs of drug dealers in the road.

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preventing a lawful burial after suspected skeletal remains were found in Blackstock Road, Highbury, yesterday.

Islington man Reece Williams has appeared in court charged with the murder of Marcel Campbell in Upper Street last Monday.

A 22-year-old man was today being held on suspicion of murder over the Upper Street stabbing of Marcel Campbell, 30.

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