Crime & Court


A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the leg at the BP garage in Finsbury Park last night.

A distraught mum swore revenge on her son’s alleged killer in an Old Bailey courtroom, shouting: “I’m going to kill you for murdering my boy. You’re as good as dead.”

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a seventh arrest.

There are more than two dozen names that could hold the key to prosecutions, and boxes of papers that may contain vital evidence. In the second of our special series on the Islington kids’ home scandal of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, EMMA YOULE asks why police are not bringing the perpetrators to justice

A husband “went blank” and strangled his wife to death, a court heard.

A man who tried to fly drugs and phones into Pentonville Prison has been jailed.

A British Transport Police officer who used excessive force during an arrest has been found guilty of gross misconduct.

A furious mum blasted passers-by who stood and watched as her daughter was attacked.

Strangers have donated thousands of pounds to help the mum whose family was ripped apart by a hammer attack in their Finsbury Park home.

A sixth person has been charged in connection with the incident in Essex Road where a car ploughed into four pedestrians.

The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips is finding it “harder and harder” to deal with her loss as his killer remains at large.

A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm after a huge police incident in the shadow of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Ignoring repeated demands to move tables and chairs that were blocking the pavement has earned a Holloway Road cafe owner a court bill of £1,000.

The dad of murdered Ben Kinsella said “it’s shocking that the kids are doing this” – after finding weapons hidden in an Islington park.

When Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was stabbed to death in Upper Street in February, his friend Shane Yerrell wanted to help a grieving family. Now, thanks to his efforts, JJ’s two little girls – Lexi and Evie – have thousands of pounds for a good future in their daddy’s name.

The widow of an academic stabbed to death outside his home has raised more than £25,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to get “justice for my family and husband”.

Transport police want to speak to this man after a woman had her bottom touched inappropriately at Highbury and Islington station.

An arrest has been made after Victoria Line commuters were harassed by a man carrying petrol during the rush-hour on Friday.

Islington Council “failed” a vulnerable teen who was stabbed to death in the supported housing he shared with his killer. That’s the belief of Lance Scott Walker’s heartbroken family, who saw his killer locked up this week.

Finsbury Park Police are appealing for information after a man was found with head injuries in the Andover Estate on Sunday night.

An off-licence faces being shut down after being caught by police buying booze stolen from Sainsbury’s.

A corrupt former prison officer from Clerkenwell has been sentenced after she was caught smuggling 117 grams of cannabis and four phones into a young offenders’ institution.

A schizophrenic man who stabbed a Holloway teenager to death at their hostel has been given a hospital order after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

A man was stabbed in Essex Road last night.

A man has potentially life-changing injuries after being stabbed near a doctor’s surgery in Canonbury this morning.

A private hire vehicle driver who caused “horrific injuries” to the cyclist he ran over while distracted using his mobile phone has been found guilty of careless and inconsiderate driving.

A leading domestic violence charity has applauded Islington Council’s bold decision to evict a tenant who was seen attacking his ex-partner – even after he was acquitted in court.

Man stabbed in Hornsey Road

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A 21-year-old man was stabbed this afternoon in Hornsey Road.

An Islington couple were given six-month prison terms – over the death of their four-year-old son.

A 70-year-old widow was raped in her Holloway flat.

A team of police officers has been assigned a novel beat – Camden and Islington’s hospitals.

Highbury and Islington station was evacuated after a man was hit by a train this afternoon.

A shoeless burglar crept into a man’s bedroom and took his trousers.

A vulnerable woman has been banned from an Islington mental health charity – after she was seemingly ordered by its chief exec not to report sexual harassment to the police.

Officers seized over £50,000 worth of cannabis in a Hornsey Rise raid this morning.

A Newington Green mum admitted torturing her six-year-old son.

A father, mother and their two-year-old son have suffered burns following an acid attack.

A teenager apparently named after two Arsenal legends has admitted causing £4,000 of damage to a Travelodge.

A professional fraudster posed as a jet-setting businessman to convince people to invest £104,000 in wine packages – and used the cash to fund his champagne lifestyle.

Business owners around Highbury Fields are pleading for more protection from burglars after two independent shops became the latest in the neighbourhood to be hit by raiders.

Two “human” leg bones were left on a Barnsbury pavement for the entire street to see, the man who discovered them said today.

Police are investigating after bones were found in a building site opposite The Crown pub in Cloudesley Square, Barnsbury.

Police are appealing for information after a 44-year-old man was punched in the face and thrown on the pavement in Upper Street.

This is the chilling moment a charity director was bottled after confronting suspected drug dealers outside his Finsbury Park office last night.

Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was given a huge Islington send-off today.

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