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Hackney murder victim named

An elderly man, who was murdered in Hackney on Thursday, has been named as Ngoc Giam Dang.

The 75-year-old died due to a head injury.

An ambulance was called to an address in Geffrye Court, N1, In the early hours of Thursday morning.

Mr Dang was taken to the Royal London Hospital but died within a few hours.

A woman was arrested at the scene and later released. A man was also arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed until August 13.

Man who went missing from mental health unit is arrested

Anthony Knowles disappeared from a mental health unit in Homerton in East London. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man who went missing from a mental health unit in Homerton in East London has been arrested.

Anthony Knowles had been on escorted leave when he disappeared on Saturday.

Police had warned the public not to approach the 48-year-old. Scotland Yard said that he was detained at an address in Hackney.

Locals unimpressed by pub's 'apology'


Quite happy to say I'll never be crossing the threshold at @bonnevillee5. May they discover a sense of compassion soon.


@bonnevillee5 bit embarrassed to live in the same area as you. you're right. not a good look for your first week.

Bar apologises for 'insensitive' comments


After last nights events, we would like to apologise profusely for the comments on twitter, which were of course very insensitive and have


now been removed. At approximately 6pm on Saturday 14th June, a young man in is early 20's entered our bar. He had an injury on his upper


Pub tweets stabbing not 'great look' for opening night

The Bonneville pub on Lower Clapton Road - which describes itself on twitter as 'Hackney's latest and greatest bar and restaurant' - angered residents after a series of tweets at the weekend.

It tweeted: 'CSIClapton due to events on Lower Clapton Road this evening, we will unfortunately have to close #WelcomeToHackney'.

In response to a tweet from @dreyfuscafe...


@bonnevillee5 Ugh. Sounds horrendous. Poor kid. And definitely not what you want for your first Saturday evening. Sorry to hear it.

The Bonneville replied 'some kid got stabbed over the road and decided to run into ours. Great look for our first week.'

Police patrol canal to stop Canalival festival

Hackney Police are to patrol the area's canals to prevent revellers from taking to the water this weekend.

Last year the unlicensed Canalival event saw hundreds of people fill the local canals with inflatable boats and travel from Gainsborough studios in Hoxton to the Broadway Market in Hackney.

Local residents say the event caused significant damage to the environment, as party goers abandoned their boats and glass bottles into the canal.

This year's event has been officially cancelled but many residents fear this won't stop the festivities.

Watch: Chaos after Canalival 'snowballed' out of control

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