A gunman is today facing a life sentence for killing a man celebrating his birthday in a wine bar.
The disappearance of over 20 house and car keys in a London neighbourhood raised fears of a thief, until the culprit was finally collared.
Aid worker Helen Johnston from Stoke Newington has been rescued in a military operation after being kidnapped in Afghanistan.
Police in Hackney are appealing for information to find 14-year-old Anieka Edwards, who was last seen 2 weeks ago.
Anieka is described as black, 5ft tall and of stocky build with both her ears pierced.She was last seen in Stoke Newington wearing a distinctive brown and white patterned sleeveless top.
Detective Sergeant Paul Ridley said:
"Anieka has been missing for over two weeks. We are extremely concerned over her welfare and I would request that members of the public call us if she is seen so that she can be re-united with her family. She is believed to be using the public transport network."
Picture the scene - you're on a flight when the passenger next to you reaches down into their hand luggage, and pulls out a snake. Well bizarrely that's exactly what happened last week.
So what possessed a man to re-create the film 'Snakes on a Plane', on an Easyjet flight? Toby Sadler went to find out.
A man from east London who took a snake on a plane has described how he took it out of his hand luggage because he thought the creature might be thirsty. One passenger screamed when she saw the snake on the flight from Egypt to London Luton.
EasyJet says it was harmless and those on board were not in any danger.
A woman, who died after being hit by a rail replacement bus in north London at the weekend, has been named as Mrs Wieslava Nowacka, the Metropolitan Police said today.
Police were called to Stoke Newington Road on Saturday were they found the 56-year-old victim. She was taken taken to hospital in a critical condition, but died on Monday morning. Her family has been told. No arrests have been made so far.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may help police with their enquires is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage on 020 8597 4874 or the Police non-emergency line 101.
A woman has died after being hit by a rail replacement bus in north London at the weekend.
Police were called to Stoke Newington Road on Saturday were they found the 56-year-old victim. She was taken taken to hospital in a critical condition, but died on Monday morning. Her family has been told.
Witnesses are asked to call police on 020 8597 4874.
Cyrena Barned said outside court that she was pleased with the 31-year sentence received by Dean Smith, for the murder of her brother Aarron McKoy.
Judge Wendy Joseph said it had been said during the trial that Dean Smith had a loaded gun and was "going to shoot someone".
Cyreena McKoy said the murder had devastated her family. Her brother Lee was "like a lost soul" without his twin.
"Dean Smith had no reason to commit this senseless act," she said in a statement.
The court heard that Mr McKoy became the innocent victim of a long-running feud between two gangs.
He had had friends who were associated with the Holly Street Boys, while Smith was a long-standing member of the rival Lordship Lane Boys.
He arrived with a group at the Clerkenwell House wine bar in central London as Mr McKoy and his friends were peacefully celebrating.
A gunman was today jailed for a minimum 31 years for killing a teacher's son celebrating his birthday in a wine bar.
Aarron McKoy was with his twin brother Lee and it was their 22nd birthday in the early hours of New Year's Day when he was shot three times.
Dean Smith, 26, of Stoke Newington, north London, was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey last week. He was jailed for life and told he would serve a minimum of 31 years.
– Judge Wendy Joseph
It was a true execution of a young man who was utterly defenceless and at your mercy.
Aaron had done nothing to you or indeed anyone else.