A general view of signage by the main entrance to Snaresbrook Crown Court in Holybush Hill, Snaresbrook, east London.

Sentencing in beating case

Three men who brutally beat a female family member because they thought she was possessed by demons are to be sentenced.

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Six injured after 'horrific' police car crash

We were called at around 1.20pm to reports of a road traffic collision in Poplar High Street involving a car and a motorcycle.

We sent two responders by car, three ambulance crews, two duty officers and London Air Ambulance to the scene.

We treated six patients at the scene. Five patients were taken to the Royal London Hospital.

– London Ambulance Service

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'Horrific collision' involving a police car in east London

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Just witnessed a horrific collision involving a police car and 4 people in Poplar. Shaken me right up. Pray they are ok

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Poplar High Street on lock down. Police Car hit motorbike then hit pedestrian crossing right outside my work! Air ambulance, not good!

Police car crashes with motorcyclist in east London

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Police hope life sentences act as 'deterrent'

Ajmol was an innocent teenager enjoying a summer evening with his friends when they were targeted in an unprovoked attack by a group of young men with knives. This incident highlights the misery that knife crime causes. I hope the sentence acts as a deterrent to those who carry or use knives or associate with others who do so.

– Detective Inspector Julie Willats, Metropolitan Police

'Knife madness must end' after schoolboy murder

During sentencing Judge Judge Martyn Zeidman said: "This knife madness must end. There has to be a change. But cold figures can never sufficiently reflect the tragic sorrow caused by knife crime. In our case there were two totally unprovoked attacks upon 16-year-old boys."

Ajmol Alom

He added: "The first stabbing was to Rob's face but that did not quench your joint thirst for violence. Within a minute or so you were each a party to the second attack, this time upon Ajmol Alom. You each played a part in bringing his life to an end."

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