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Shooting in Islington

Police are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in Islington.

Police were called at 10:05am today to St John Street, E1 following reports of a shooting.

Officers, including firearms officers, and the London Ambulance Service attended.

A man aged in his early 50s has been taken to hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.

His condition is described as serious but stable.

The Trident Gang Crime Command has been informed.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact officers via 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.Enquiries continue.

No arrests have been made.


Man killed after being dragged by car is named

A man who died after being dragged along by a car in Islington has been named. 27-year-old Oliver Farrell was talking to the driver of the and leaning in through the passenger-side window, when the car drove away from Essex Road.

Essex Road near the junction of Ockenden Road Credit: Google Street View

After being carried along for up to 100 yards, the victim lost his grip and fell to the ground. He died from head injuries. The driver of the car did not stop at the scene but was subsequently arrested.

Man dragged along by car in Islington

A 27-year-old man is critical in hospital after being dragged along by a car on Essex Road in Islington last night.

Police were called to the scene just before 2am.

It is thought the victim was leaning in through the passenger-side front window talking to the driver when the car suddenly drove away.

He was carried along for around 100 yards before losing his grip and hitting the ground.

The 57-year-old driver has been arrested and is currently in custody at a north London police station.

Selfridges raid suspects due in court

All of the men arrested have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Credit: ITN

Five men will appear in court today charged in connection with a smash and grab raid on Selfridges in June.

Jewellery and watches were stolen from the Oxford Street store.

Today's hearing comes after officers carried out dawn raids on eight addresses in Islington yesterday.

The arrests are also linked to a robbery in Berkshire in April.


Killed by her boyfriend, now her family want the law on sentencing changed

The family of pregnant woman killed by her boyfriend have called for changes in the sentencing of people with mental health problems. Abiodun Ilumoka was stabbed to death by Ben Anabah in their home on Essex Road.

Despite being jailed indefinitely after admitting her manslaughter, he's made several attempts to have his sentence reviewed. Our Senior Correspondent Ronke Phillips reports.

Serious road collision in Islington

A serious road collision involving several vehicles in City Road, Isington yesterday has left a number of people injured.

Police officers, London Ambulance, London's Air Ambulance and the Fire Brigade attended the scene, where a white Vauxhall Insignia hadcollided with a number of parked cars.

The driver of the Vauxhall, aged in his late 40s, and another man, believed to be aged around 40, who was in one of the parked cars, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. They remain at an east London hospital in stable conditions.

Road closures were put in place as a result of the incident and some still remain in place.

At this stage, officers believe the same vehicle was involved in minor collisions in Caledonian Road and Upper Street shortly before the collision in City Road.

Tips to keep your mobile safe

Keep your mobile safe Credit: PA

Register your phone with your service provider

Note your 15-digit IMEI Number

Enable PIN security feature

Never leave your phone in your car

Property mark your phone

Avoid making calls/texting while crossing the road

If making a call in public always do so with your back against a wall to reduce the possibility of being atacked from behind.

If you use smartphone - check on downloading a location finder app

If your phone does get stolen - report it immediately to the police and service provider.

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