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Blue superhighway 'ambiguous and leads to confusion'

At the inquest into the death of Brian Dorling at Bow roundabout. Met Police traffic expert has focused on the ambiguity of 'blue superhighways'. Met Traffic Officer Steven Wickenden said: "The use of blue superhighway is ambiguous and leads to confusion to road users."

One of London's 'blue superhighways' Credit: Press Association

Met Police Officer (of the use of of a blue superhighway at Bow Roundabout) "the disadvantages outweigh the advantages".

Arrest made in Bow murder

Detectives investigating the murder of Eric Paul in Bow have today arrested a man.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at an address in Bow on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at an east London police station pending further enquiries.

Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly before 3.00am on Saturday 22 December to reports of a man suffering multiple stab injuries.

Eric Paul, 50, of Matthews House, Burgess Street, Poplar, was found in the street in Devons Road, at the junction with Gale Street, E3.

The Air Ambulance also attended and Mr Paul was treated at the scene before being taken to the Royal London Hospital. He was subsequently pronounced dead at 5.11am.

A post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary gave the cause if death as a stab wound to the chest.

Man sentenced to life for murdering his wife in Bow

A man has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 14 and a half years for the murder of his wife, Rushna Begum in Bow earlier this year.

Sheikh Shahidul Islam, 35, of Newmill House, Devas Street E3, had previously pleaded guilty on 19th November to murdering his wife at their home.

Police were called at 4.20pm on 25th May, following concerns for the occupant of the address in Devas Street.

Officers attended and found the body of a 28-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. She was Rushna Begum, a mother of two young sons.

She was found with three stab wounds; one to the neck and two to her left arm.

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Anti Olympic missile protest in East London

Hundreds of East Londoners will hit the streets later today in protest at government plans to site missiles on local estates as part of security measures for the Olympic games.

The demonstration is calling for the ground to air missile plans to be scrapped.

Protesters will be addressed by councillors, trade union officials and local religious leaders before marching to Bow Quarter - one of the proposed missile sites - from 1pm.

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