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Fatal hit-and-run in Redbridge

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A man has died in a suspected hit-and-run in Redbridge.

The victim, aged in his early 50s, was found at Latchford Place at the junction with Romford Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Paramedics attended the scene and the man was pronounced dead at about 3:45am.

Police are appealing for any mechanics who have fixed a car with windscreen damage to come forward.

I would like to hear from anyone who saw a Volkswagen, possibly a Touareg in the area.

Whilst this vehicle may not have been involved in the collision, I am eager to speak with the driver.

I would also like to speak with anyone in the repair industry who has recently been approached by the owner of a vehicle that has frontal or windscreen damage."

– Det Sgt Helen Lambert

No arrests have been made and the victim's next of kin have been informed.

Windscreen smashed with pig’s trotter

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Police have launched an investigation after a woman found her car windscreen smashed with the number 666 scrawled on it and a pig's trotter and three pigs hearts thrown inside.

It was discovered on Monday when she had parked her car in Hemstal Road in West Hampstead overnight.

The previous week she said the windscreen had been smashed with a brick, but didn’t report this to officers at the time.

Police are now investigating but say there is no evidence to suggest it is racially motivated, and are treating it as an isolated incident.


Police trying to track down witnesses after woman injured at protest

The Met are try to trace three men who may have witnessed what happened when a woman was injured at a demonstration in central London.

They are not suspected of any offence but might remember information about what happened.

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37 year old Amy Jowett suffered a serious leg injury during a demonstration in Parliament Square on June 1 2013.

She made a complaint to the Met later that month alleging that a police officer or officers had injured her.

These three men may have seen what happened during the demonstration so I would like to hear from them or anyone who knows them. One of the men, the one in the flat cap, was next to Amy and caught her as she fell to the ground. I'd particularly like to speak to him.

– DC Nicki Jenkins, Directorate of Professional Standards

Anyone who was at the demonstration at around 4pm that day and saw what happened tare being asked to get in contact with police.

Deputy Mayor to face Assembly over policing cuts

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The Deputy Mayor for policing will face questions from the London Assembly later into how Scotland Yard will protect services, as its budget is cut.

Last month the Metropolitan Police Commission said he couldn't rule out cuts to front line policing as they try to find another £800 million in savings.

Two arrested over New Year's murder in Whitechapel

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in the early hours of New Year's Day. Emergency services were called to reports that a man had suffered a serious head injury in Sidney Street in Whitechapel shortly after 1.30am. The 43-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody. A special post-mortem examination, due to the victim's head injury, is due to take place at Poplar Mortuary today. The victim has not been formally identified but next of kin have been informed.


Ex-Officers to hand Hogan-Howe paedophile allegations dossier

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A group of former police officers are to submit a dossier of statements to Scotland Yard which they say is evidence of a cover-up for so-called "VIP" paedophiles.

The ex-officers have agreed to draw up statements on their claims that police operations against paedophiles were closed down, just as they started to uncover child sex abuse by prominent people.

According to the investigative website, Exaro, they plan to deliver them to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.They will also deliver their dossier to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse, which has begun work, despite having no chairperson.

Two ex-Met officers have already come forward to the force on the current wide-ranging investigation into child sex abuse by a network of MPs and VIPs.

Police renew appeal 6 years after Brixton murder

Davion Watt was shot dead in Brixton in 2008. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives are appealing for information on the sixth anniversary of the murder of Davion Watt.

The 26-year-old was shot dead in Brixton in 2008. No murder weapon has ever been recovered.

No one has been prosecuted for the crime and police are renewing a plea for witnesses to come forward.

"Without anyone coming forward we fear that Davion's family may never get the justice they so desperately want. With our anniversary appeal, we hope that the intervening years since Davion's murder have seen the allegiances change of those that may have kept silent. And that those people can now re-examine their consciences and consider doing the right thing and help us prosecute those responsible, bringing closure to the case for Davion's family."

– Acting Detective Inspector Peter Hine, from the Trident Gang Crime Command's Legacy Team
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