A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 24-year-old Romanian woman in Ilford.
Mariana Popa, was stabbed last Tuesday, and died later in hospital. 20-year-old Farooq Shah has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
A ban on filming in court will be lifted for the first time in 90 years later, when cameras record proceedings at the Old Bailey. Cameras will film real cases at the Court of Appeal.
The Old Bailey has been been partially evacuated after a suspect package was found. City of London Police are investigating. One man has been detained while further checks are carried out.
A council worker today admitted having 300 computer discs of terrorist material in his car and home.
London Borough of Hackney revenue officer Khalid Baqa, 48, had one of the discs in his office computer, the Old Bailey heard.
Baqa, of Priory Road, Barking, pleaded guilty to two offences of disseminating terrorist publications. A further seven offences of having material likely to be useful in terrorism were ordered to lie on file.Baqa was remanded in custody for sentencing on April 26.
The court heard the discs included al Qaida's Inspire magazine, 39 Ways to Support and Participate in Jihad and 42 Ways to Support Jihad by Anwar al-Awlaki.
The charges related to between April and July last year when Baqa was arrested in a sweep of suspects before the Olympics in east London.
Andrew Hall QC, defending, said Baqa was storing the material for someone else but was reckless as to whether it would then be distributed.
A burgler has been jailed for life, after he killed a street cleaner who tried to stop him running from the house he'd broken into. The cleaner tried to stop Roger Buckingham with his broom, but was stabbed in the heart.
The judge said Peter Mikey Vitch had paid for his bold actions with his life.Ronke Phillips reports.
Piotr Mikiewicz's sister Anna told the court in a statement that her brother had been living in London for nine years and considered it his home.
– Anna Mikiewicz Olszewska, Piotr's sister
"He was a wonderful man, full of compassion for others. He did not tolerate lies and theft. He was a believer and lived according to these principles."
– Busie Mikiewicz, Piotr's wife
"He was someone who represented everything that is good about decent people and was prepared to fight for what was right.
Anyone who knew Piotr knew he was a truly good and honest person. He had a strong sense of what was right and wrong.He wasn't just a road sweeper, he was part of the community that genuinely cared for him.
Piotr was a truly good person who was immensely proud of the job he did.
A cruel and thoughtless act can take away his life, but not the inspiration that he brought to so many people."
A man has been convicted of the murder of a street cleaner who was stabbed to death for trying to prevent a burglar from escaping.
The court heard how the Polish cleaner, employed by Serco on behalf of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, saw Buckingham fleeing a nearby address clutching a stolen laptop computer.
Mr Mikewicz tried to apprehend Buckingham and used his broom to defend himself as Buckingham was armed with a knife. Buckingham stabbed Mr Mikewicz through the heart.
Despite attempts to revive him Mr Mikewicz died at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington on 30 August 2012.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 27 years for the murder and nine months for burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.
Burglar Roger Buckingham was jailed for a minimum of 27 years at the Old Bailey today for the murder of street cleaner Piotr Mikiewicz who tried to stop him with his broom.
A gunman is today facing a life sentence for shooting dead a man celebrating his birthday in a wine bar.
Aarron McKoy, 26, was beaten, chased and shot on New Year's Day as part of a long-running feud between gangs, the Old Bailey heard.
Dean Smith, 26, of Stoke Newington, north London, was found guilty of murder and will be sentenced next week.
Aftab Jafferjee, QC, prosecuting, told the court Mr McKoy and a friend were drinking at the Clerkenwell House wine bar in central London, when violence broke out.
The club was cleared but the two friends were attacked outside.