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Three men behind a dodgy letting agency have each been jailed for more than two years after scamming people out of £105,000.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with trespassing on the tracks at Finsbury Park Tube station – an incident which brought service to a halt during rush-hour last week.

Vulnerable children from Hackney and Islington are being groomed to deal drugs hundreds of miles away – and rented out to gangs.

The mother of a murdered Canonbury man compared the justice system to “a snakes and ladders game”, after the inquest into her son’s death due to take place this morning was delayed.

Nine people have been prosecuted for illegally using Blue Badges to park in disabled spaces in Islington.

Stressed and confused by a stack of court fines he had inherited from his late brother, north Londoner David spiralled into ill health and loneliness.

An imam who asked people not to hurt a far-right terrorist after he ploughed his car into worshippers in Finsbury Park has been commended for his bravery in the New Year’s Honours list.

We look back at the last 12 months to bring you the highlights and lowlights of Islington’s year. Tragedies, celebrations, planning battles, Arsene Wenger’s resignation – 2018 has seen it all, and so have we (well, most of it).

A famous jazz musician banned from performing with The Blockheads in Islington after accusations of antisemitism says the saxophonist who appeared wasn’t him – it was Father Christmas.

Detectives have released an e-fit of a man they want to talk to over a sexual assault on a woman in Holloway.

Camden and Islington will get their fourth borough commander in just 12 months, with Ch Supt Raj Kohli is set to take over from Det Ch Supt Iain Raphael in January.

King’s Cross man Reece Williams is beginning a 12-year jail sentence for killing father-of-two Marcel Campbell in Upper Street.

Twelve months on from the brutal murder of a “loving and free spirited” barmaid in Finsbury Park, Haringey Council has at last said it will consider locking the gates at night – next year.

Police were called to reports of “someone having a liquid thrown in their face” outside Angel Station – but it’s now believed to be “non-noxious”.

Any mystery surrounding the death of community stalwart Bobby Martin was cleared up today as a coroner ruled he died of natural causes.

An Islington man says he did the Royal Family a favour by breaking into Buckingham Palace twice and strolling in on the snoozing Queen – because it highlighted their “security flaws”.

The victim of a horrific steak knife attack outside Highbury and Islington Station has spoken of his relief after the woman who stabbed him three times was jailed.

Three men behind a Caledonian Road letting agency that didn’t return tenants’ deposits or pass on rent to landlords have been convicted of fraud.

A drug dealer caught with £800,000 worth of cocaine in the boot of his car has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.

A suspected gunman escaped onto the roof of an estate in Newington Green following a police raid this morning.

Jamaican police searching for a missing Islington woman have found a body, according to a parish police chief.

Islington, Hackney and Haringey launched a joint policing operation to stamp out drug dealing in Finsbury Park yesterday.

Four men have been charged after the North London Derby yesterday at the Emirates.

A man has been arrested after an attempted rape in King’s Cross this morning.

A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of killing a father of two by stabbing him 17 times in Upper Street.

The public has been warned to call 999 immediately if they spot a convicted murderer from Stoke Newington who has escaped from prison.

Cold calling fraudsters and rogue traders are inflicting “misery and upset” on people across Islington, including one householder who was defrauded of £100,000.

A detective working in Islington has been sacked after he admitted stalking someone.

The Met’s gang squad have released CCTV of the chilling moment a gunman gets out of a Jaguar and opens fire off Essex Road.

Reece Williams took Marcel Campbell’s knife from him and stabbed him to death in self-defence, a jury heard.

Police want to speak to this woman over £1,500 worth of damage to a minicab caused by two passengers.

An Islington man has been jailed for his role in the “callous” knifepoint robbery of a rolex watch – but police are still hunting his knife-wielding accomplice.

A teenager was stabbed off the Holloway Road this afternoon.

A young man is in seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times in Homerton this morning.

A Holloway grocer who set up to two bogus companies and stole nearly £120,000 has been jailed.

A man has been convicted over the “senseless” stabbing of a Dutch man in Camden Lock in 2016.

Drug dealers arrested in dawn raids at a Stoke Newington estate have been jailed for a total of 22 years.

A witness broke down in tears as she spoke of the real life “horror movie” that was Marcel Campbell’s fatal stabbing in Upper Street.

An organisation acting for victims and survivors of abuse in Islington children’s homes has responded bitterly to a barrister’s conclusion that there was no evidence “organised” wrongdoing had taken place.

A paedophile who groomed and assaulted a young girl at his Archway home has been jailed for 11 years – and police believe he has more victims.

A man was stabbed off Stroud Green Road this evening – and his attacker remains at large.

A boy was stabbed in broad daylight at an Archway park this afternoon.

A Stoke Newington man has been charged with stabbing a 40-year-old in an Essex village.

A man is believed to have accidentally stabbed himself in the buttock while running with a knife in his back pocket in Finsbury Park.

A young musician fell five floors to his death after losing his key and climbing a drain pipe to get in to his Holloway flat, an inquest determined today.

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