Crime & Court

Fri, 15:37

A Cally gang member who orchestrated the “barbaric” murder of young dad Nashon Esbrand was imprisoned for a minimum of 23 years at the Old Bailey today.

The congregation at Holloway’s Seventh Day Adventist Church, whose members have lost loved ones to knife crime twice in three years, marched to Highbury Corner and back on Saturday in protest.

An Islington man yesterday pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm in connection to a hit-and-run collision that put a 90-year-old in hospital.

The chair of Finsbury Park Mosque was in a “resilient and reflective” mood after speaking at the inter-faith vigil for the Christchurch terror attack on Friday evening, calling on the government to “wake up and see Islamophobia as it is, and actually tackle it”.

Hatton Garden heist ringleader Michael ‘Basil’ Seed has been found guilty of taking part in the £14m safe deposit box burglary.

Police are appealing for help in tracking down a man missing from Islington.

Police have played down fears about a “fake snack bar” being sold to kids in Islington that causes them to be “violently sick and have severe hallucinations”.

A teenager who “orchestrated” the Canonbury killing of Nashon Esbrand in August 2017 has been convicted of murder.

Three people were robbed at knifepoint while cycling through Finsbury Park on Monday night.

Police are issuing a warning to parents in Islington after a primary school pupil was followed into a Canonbury park and chased by a stranger.

A man has been charged with running onto the pitch at the Emirates Stadium and shoving Manchester United defender Chris Smalling during their game against Arsenal yesterday.

An axe-wielding gang of seven moped robbers have been jailed for a combined total of more than 40 years for a string of crimes across Camden, Islington, Westminster and the City – including a £90,000 heist at a handbag store and the terrifying attempted robbery of a West End jewellery shop.

A second inquest into the death of a father-of-three who suffered fatal injuries in a high-speed police pursuit concluded today, with a jury finding the way the chase unfolded contributed to the death.

BT and its partner InLinkUK have temporarily suspended free calls to mobiles from three Finsbury Park telephone boxes due to fears they’re creating “misery” by facilitating drug deals.

Police are investigating after a hit-and-run in Tollington Park left an elderly man fighting for his life on Friday.

The chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque has condemned an assault on Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to promote community relations yesterday.

A former Islington cop who confronted a gun-wielding man in a hospital is one of three officers nominated for the Met’s Bravery Award.

A male was bottled in the head and taken to hospital after a mass brawl between up to 30 young people erupted in Cally this evening.

It’s two years today since Canonbury dad Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was fatally stabbed in Upper Street – and a vigil is being held to honour lives lost to knife crime at St Mary’s Church tonight.

People of all faiths and none assembled outside Highbury & Islington station last night to protest an alleged antisemetic attack against a 69-year-old man the previous afternoon.

Fourteen men have been arrested in a crackdown on domestic abuse.

An anti-racist vigil and protest will be held in Highbury tonight after an elderly man was battered in a horrifying antisemitic attack, leaving Islington reeling.

A teenager who allegedly fled to Spain after the fatal stabbing of a young dad in Canonbury was today accused at the Old Bailey of “orchestrating” the killing.

A racist thug launched a savage antisemitic attack on a defenceless elderly man at Highbury Corner.

This is the shocking moment a man was stabbed in a Caledonian Road supermarket last night.

A man in his 40s is in hospital after being stabbed in a Caledonian Road supermarket.

British Transport Police (BTP) have released an image of a man they wish to trace in relation to an off-duty cop getting thumped in Finsbury Park station on December 3.

Town hall chiefs published a report detailing the extent of county lines crime and other types of modern slavery in Islington this week.

Two men are in hospital after being stabbed near Finsbury Park station last night.

A developer has been slapped with a court bill of £60,000 for demolishing two Victorian villas in the Cally – including the home of Britain’s first female dentist.

Four moped bandits who armed themselves with axes, samurai swords and zombie knives before carrying out a spate of phone snatches and robberies in Islington and Camden were convicted at Blackfriars Crown Court today.

A mother and her son have been sentenced for smuggling drugs into Pentonville prison.

A man who fatally stabbed his “friend” in self-defence after robbing him at knifepoint was cleared of his murder at the Old Bailey today.

Islington Council is going to the High Court in an attempt to ban rough sleeping and begging under the Stroud Green Road bridge in Finsbury Park, the Gazette can reveal.

The man who fatally stabbed his 25-year-old “friend” with a “zombie killer knife” in Tufnell Park wept in court today and said: “He didn’t deserve to die.”

Conservative mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey has sided with Islington’s Labour council in its efforts to lease empty Roman Way flats off the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) – sort of.

Islington’s education chief has slammed the “reckless greed” of a store workers caught selling knives to a 14-year-old, just weeks after another child was stabbed to death in Caledonian Road.

A 25-year-old man died after being stabbed twice with a “fearsome” 30cm combat knife in Tufnell Park on September 18, the Old Bailey heard today.

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a fatal fire at Highgate Mental Health Centre in Dartmouth Park Hill.

Detectives investigating a bottle thrown at a player during the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham on December 19 have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

The youth centre attended three times a week by Nedim Bilgin before he was stabbed to death on Tuesday says traumatised youngsters in the community need more support.

A man was taken to hospital today after being found with “slash injuries” in Green Lanes.

The 17-year-old with a “cheeky little brother grin” who was stabbed to death in Caledonian Road last night has been named in the community as Nedim Bilgin.

A 17-year-old has been stabbed to death in the Cally this evening.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor shared his harrowing experiences with schoolchildren in the Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

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