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Air Ambulance called to Hackney stabbing

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N end of Frampton Park Rd and Darnley Rd in #Hackney cordoned off by @mpshackney following earlier assault http://t.co/ogUGYelgob

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Air ambulance on scene over 30 mins outside my building in #Hackney due to stabbing http://t.co/mtb9hBIW4G

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Fatal stabbing in Hackney

Police have launched a murder investigation into a fatal stabbing in Hackney. Officers were called at 4pm by London Ambulance Service to reports of a stabbing in Frampton Park Road.

Officers attended and found a man, believed to be aged 19, suffering multiple stab wounds. He received treatment at the scene and was taken to an east London hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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'Hackney Heroine' quits national Lib Dem campaign

A woman who was dubbed the Hackney Heroine for standing up to rioters in 2011 has announced she is stepping down from the race to be Liberal Democrat president over the party's "Neanderthal views on diversity".

Pauline Pearce, 48, posted a video statement on her Facebook campaign page accusing the party of "underhand racism" and claiming senior party figures would not support her because of her criminal record.

She said she would remain in the party but was resigned to remaining "the token person who sits and smiles in the background" rather than being able to take on prominent roles.

The party said it was saddened by the decision and would look into her claims "as a matter of urgency".

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.

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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'

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

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@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

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

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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...

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@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.'

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