Crime & Court

A gang of thugs robbed burly gym-goers walking through Finsbury Park - threatening to stab them if they didn't hand over their phones.

A scaffolder has been suspended after he shoved a man at a Crouch Hill bus stop yesterday and made crude gestures as the W7 drove off.

Comedian Calum Ross quite rightly wasn't amused when a hit-and-run driver mounted the pavement and ran over his foot on Friday night.

Seven males have been convicted for their roles in a "territorial dispute" between "weapon-wielding gangs" in St John Street in October.

Transport police want to speak to this man after someone spat in the face of an officer at Archway Tube station.

A Holloway man who stabbed a mother in front of her toddler in a "motiveless, senseless and gratuitous act of violence" has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Police have arrested three people in Hornsey Lane on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance in relation to operations at Heathrow Airport tomorrow.

Jeremy Corbyn is "shocked and saddened" by the violent crime rate in Islington North and says making its streets feel safe is a top priority.

A paedophile who made two Islington children watch him having intercourse with their mother and sexually abused them has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

Heartless vandals destroyed a much-loved community garden in Hornsey Rise on Monday evening.

British Transport Police (BTP) want to trace this man after a woman was punched in the chest aboard a train at Farringdon Station on Tuesday last week.

Identical triplets have been jailed for firearm offences and will join their Islington accomplices behind bars.

Arsenal fans sang a homophobic song and hurled Antisemitic abuse at Orthodox Jewish men outside a Finsbury Park pub during the north London derby, according to a member of the Gay Gooners.

Two teens were stabbed off Essex Road last night.

Three men have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Hornsey Rise yesterday.

An Islington councillor was arrested on Saturday while protesting against Boris Johnson's plans to suspend Parliament ahead of the UK's exit from the European Union.

A homeless woman feels she narrowly escaped death when her tent in Newington Green was torched this afternoon.

Police armed like "paramilitaries" this afternoon tasered a man in Drayton Park, in scenes resembling the "Wild West".

The safer neighbourhoods base in Goswell Road will soon close with officers being relocated to Islington Police Station, the Gazette can reveal.

Police have arrested three men in connection to an attack on left-wing activist Owen Jones in Pentonville Road on August 17.

A man was "slashed" and robbed in Finsbury Park this afternoon.

A long-running radical bookstore in Caledonian Road was burgled by thieves who scaled roofs to gain entry on Wednesday night.

Police recovered £3,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis and a machete during dawn raids in Finsbury Park yesterday.

Prisoners at Pentonville have spoken of their traumatic knife crime experiences and offered advice to gang imperilled young people in a new podcast.

Violent incidents in Pentonville prison have spiked by more than 50 per cent and the use of force by officers has "risen significantly" since 2017, a report states.

A man was jailed for life on Friday after beating his girlfriend with a bin and leaving her "close to death" in a Camden Road hotel.

A King's Cross cafe owner pleaded guilty to eight food hygiene offences at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court last month and was billed £8,760.

A 19-year-old is in hospital after he was knocked off his moped by a car being chased by police in Canonbury.

Police are appealing for information after Guardian columnist Owen Jones was attacked by four thugs outside a Pentonville Road pub on Saturday.

Police investigating the killing of an Islington teen in Camden on Monday night have confirmed he was chased by a "number of suspects" and stabbed "a number of times".

Councillors met in private on Tuesday to discuss the future of a Hornsey Rise pub that was recently a crime scene - and were unable to reveal new conditions regarding its operations.

A teen who was beaten up and robbed with a "10in combat knife" claims cops didn't pull over to help him after the attack near Islington Police Station.

Police have charged a man in connection to the huge fight in Finsbury Square in the early hours of Tuesday last week.

Police have charged a man with the murder of a "lovely" 60-year-old from Hornsey Rise who died of head injuries in hospital on July 31.

An Islington letting agency that tried to dodge tenancy laws through a "membership club scam" has been billed more than £40,000 in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.

A man was injured in a fight near the Stroud Green Road Tesco on Thursday afternoon.

"Vigilante" neighbours are fighting to save Finsbury Park's famous topiary elephants from being cut down, the Gazette can reveal.

A genetics professor died after a van driver opened his door without looking and knocked her "under the wheels of a black cab" as she cycled, an inquest heard today.

Councillors have suspended two Islington businesses' booze licences, after they were caught selling drinks to minors.

A pub on the Elthorne estate could lose its licence over the alleged failure of a staff member to call 999 when a man was attacked and left unconscious on the street outside.

A heartless conman exploited his mother's murder to fleece friends in the Arsenal community out of their life savings.

Three men were stabbed and another nearly lost his finger during a huge fight in Finsbury Square last night.

An Islington child abuse survivor has been left unable to access support services set up by the council two years ago - because she cannot secure care for her severely disabled son.

Police arrested a man for possession with intent to supply when they raided a Finsbury Park flat this morning.

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