Crime Round-Up

Sabrina Ruffles collates the latest incidents.

Charged with the murder of 15-year-old Joel Adesina, jobless George Phillips of Pitfield Street, Hoxton, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Judge Paul Worsley at the Old Bailey.

At 11pm on 5 December 2014 paramedics were called to Padbury Court, Bethnal Green, where Adesina had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital where he died of a stab wound to the liver.

Phillips was remanded in custody until 7 April. He is due to stand trial on 1 June.

East London dog owners allegedly let a dangerous dog loose on two Transport Police officers during a confrontation outside Shadwell DLR Station. Both officers were bitten – one on the leg and the other on the arm. They had been called to the station to deal with an altercation between a man and a woman.

British Transport Police disclosed that a 41-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place. A spokesperson said: ‘Our officers attended and discovered a man and woman, who had with them a dog on a lead, involved in an argument. Officers worked to resolve the situation, but the dog became aggressive and two officers received bites. Both officers were subsequently taken to hospital for assessment and treatment.’

Travellers suffered some disruption when the incident prompted temporary closure of Shadwell station.

A 70-year-old woman was shot accidentally in what may have been a gang related incident in the Market Street area. The victim was taken to hospital in an ambulance. She was treated for injuries to her arm but has since been discharged. Shots were fired through a window and the victim is not thought to have been the target.