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Motorcyclist dies in crash with cyclist

A motorcyclist has died in a crash with a cyclist in Hackney, east London according to reports.

Two men collided as they travelled along Green Lanes, close to Clissold Park, at 4.20pm yesterday, the Evening Standard reported.

The motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service paramedics, was believed to be in his late 20s.


16-year-old Hackney girl still missing

Police in Hackney Borough are continuing to appeal for the public's help in locating a missing teenage girl from Hackney. Detective Sergeant Paul Ridley, from Hackney Borough CID, said:

"Houceline has not been seen now for several days. The weather is becoming much colder. I am extremely concerned regarding her welfare. Her disappearance is out of character. Her family are very worried."

Houceline Nzumba, 16, was last seen at around 16:30hrs on 13 November leaving the BSix Sixth Form College, Kenninghall Road, E5. She is described as a light skinned black girl of Congolese origin. She is tall with a slim build, and has short black hair.

She was last seen wearing black jeans, a black jumper with the word ‘Geek’ written in white writing across the front, light brown Timberland boots, a green waist length puffer style jacket and was carrying a black handbag with a gold crown on it.

Houceline regularly uses the public transport network and has links to Tottenham area.

Anyone who has seen Houceline or who knows of her whereabouts are asked to call the CID on Hackney Borough via 101.

Police hunt man who attacked pensioner with a cricket bat

Police are trying to trace a man who attacked an 84 year old pensioner with a cricket bat in his own home.

Police want to talk to Jonathan Burnham after the attack Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officers want to speak to 44 year old Jonathan Burnham in connection with the assault.

The victim was hit several times with the bat in his home on Lindisfarne Way in Hackney last Friday. He was taken to hospital by ambulance after the attack and is still there.

Police are advising anyone who sees Burnham not to approach him and instead call 999.


Huge Kurdish protest blocks streets in North London

Tonight a protest by Kurds in London accusing the Turkish government of supporting IS has closed roads and caused massive delays to traffic between Hackney and Haringey.

Organisers on Twitter claim between 3,000 and 4,000 people are taking part - but police would not give an official estimate.

The Met say officers from the two boroughs are attending the protest but no arrests have been made.

Female passenger flashed on a busy bus by a woman

A female passenger has been flashed on a busy bus by a woman. The 43-year-old reportedly stripped off and tried to grope another lady passenger on a packed bus heading through central London.

Detectives in Hackney are urging the possible victim and any witnesses to come forward following the flashing on the route 30 bus travelling from Hackney Wick to Waterloo.

We would like to stress that this woman is a potential victim who may be able to assist officers with an ongoing investigation. She is not wanted by police in connection with a crime.

– PC Matt Jolley, Met Police

A male passenger, dressed in a smart suit, intervened and escorted the stunned victim off the bus, at around 2pm on September 24. The driver called police and the 43-year old suspect was arrested for indecent exposure and bailed to return to a police station this month.

Teenage boy guilty of shooting girl dead in east London

A teenage boy has been found guilty of shooting a girl dead after she went to his home to give him a birthday present.

Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh Credit: Facebook

15-year-old Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh was hit in the wrist and neck by a single bullet from a pistol in the bedroom of a house in Hackney in March.

  • A 15-year-old was cleared of her murder at the Old Baily but found guilty of manslaughter
  • He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and was remanded in custody for sentencing on a date to be fixed
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