Crime

Crime

Policing From East To West

Kay Ayed wanted to find out from serving police officers about fighting crime in East London. But she had to go to America to...

Shakur’s Tale: Prison Works!

Of course it's not always like this, but Sevi Kemal spoke to one ex-con whose life was transformed from the inside. This is the tale...

London Underground’s Most Dangerous Lines Revealed

Delving through the latest Underground crime statistics, Drew Goodsell finds an uneven track record. British Transport Police have released crime figures for the London Underground...

A Knife Of Crime In The Corridors Of Fear

Rudy Omisore spoke to a former prisoner and a present-day prison officer about knife crime BEHIND prison bars. We all know about the increasing use...

Mysterious Disappearance of Beckton’s Boys In Blue

Terry Sorensen would be keen to speak to the police, if only he could find them. On Saturday I decided to swing by Beckton’s local...

Who’s Abusing Whom?

Sevi Kemal thought that the term 'abuse' might be over-used today....until she met someone who has suffered it.                                According to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary...
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Down But Not Out In London

Immigrants continue to define East London, and some of them are illegal. Their precarious legal situation is made worse by an atmosphere in which...

Knife Crime Is A Double-Edged Sword

Rudy Omisore reckons that knife crime isn’t what it’s cracked up to be….not that it’s hunky dory, either. Recorded knife crime in London increased by...

PhDealers?

Rudy Omisore meets a campus dealer who makes a point of selling to a highly educated crowd. Universities generate a lot of opportunities - also for drug...

Small Crime Doesn’t Pay….So Make It Big

Sevi Kemal meets a ‘criminal entrepreneur’ who is aiming to retire before he's 40. “I learned a valid lesson at 15 years old that petty...

‘Because He Had A Knife In His Hands, Everybody Hesitated’

Jayce-Ebony Bell spoke to someone who saw the ‘This is for Syria’ knife attack. Computer technician Leslie Bradstock, 27, witnessed the terrifying scene in which...

Deal Or No Deal?

Rudy Omisore investigates Stop and Sell on the streets of East London. London is not Amsterdam. You can’t just walk into a cafe, sit down, and order...

Man On The Run

Hardened criminal or lost boy looking for consolation? Sevi Kemal's account of the life of 'Tyler', lived in and out of more prisons than...

East End’s Easy Drugs

Never mind the law, Terry Sorensen finds drug use ballooning.  “So, you wanna do a balloon?” “What’s a balloon?” I replied. “It’s laughing gas,” she...
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Unwanted? The Future Of Hover Boards Is In The Balance

Drew Goodsell assesses the future for balance boards now that they have been outlawed. Self-balance boards were briefly one of this year’s most-wanted items. Street-cred...

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