It is not true that police chasing mopeds must stop if the riders remove their helmets, a top cop has insisted.

‘Knife sweeps’ in Islington’s green spaces are a key method of taking potentially deadly blades off the borough’s streets. The Gazette accompanied police and church volunteers to Wray Crescent, not far from the Andover Estate.

A teenage boy was today being held on suspicion of murder following a fatal attack in a Seven Sisters Road cafe.

Ian Barker repeatedly sexually assaulted boys he was meant to care for. That is horrendous enough. But it isn’t all he did.

A rugby coach sprinted 50 yards down an Islington cycle track to foil a suspected bike thief.

When Stuart Hazeldine became the latest moped phone snatch victim, he thought there was a good chance of getting the device back when the “Find My iPhone” app said it was in Elia Mews, Islington.

A 40-year-old biker died when his motorcycle crashed outside The Finsbury in Green Lanes yesterday morning.

A paedophile who abused a young girl and then downloaded child porn while on bail has been jailed for 11 years – but police haven’t released his mugshot.

The battle we faced to obtain a police photo of convicted paedophile Robert Wootton is outrageous.

A woman who had her nose broken during a shocking late-night attack in City Road has handed the Gazette clear images of the thug who punched her – after the police failed to.

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

Police today launched an appeal for information on a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Upper Street’s William Hill branch.

Detectives have released images of three men they want to trace following an unprovoked vicious assault on a man in Farringdon that left him partially blind.

A moped gang from Islington who snatched 100 phones in five days have been jailed for a total of 13 years.

Two men face trial for allegedly assaulting police after a large fight on the Mayville Estate.

Two people have been assaulted outside City and Islington College in Goswell Road.

A 16-year-old boy today denied a string of acid attacks on six moped riders in Stratford, Hackney and Islington. He will stand trial in January.

Radical cycling activists brought a major Holloway A-road to a standstill last night.

The top cop in charge of tackling acid attacks in Islington and across the capital this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying it.

There was a far more serious type of drama at a Middlesex game on Thursday – after armed police were called to their County Championship match against Surrey at the Kia Oval – leading to players, officials and spectators being evacuated after a crossbow bolt landed close on the pitch.

He never played for Arsenal, but Alex Morgan – the ‘singing policeman’ – is remembered by Gooners to this day. After he recently died aged 88, son Patrick recalls his legendary dad with the Gazette.

The streets are quiet in August, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

The trial of a cyclist accused of running over and killing a mother-of-two in Old Street begins today.

A late-night argument near Old Street left a man lying in hospital after being stabbed.

Prosecutors are weighing up whether to charge two police officers with driving offences over the death of Lewis Johnson in a chase last year.

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