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Police officer charged with dangerous driving

A Metropolitan Police Officer has been charged with dangerous driving and suspended from duty.

Naylor Jhita is also accused of attempted GBH over an incident which took place in Anerley on August 31, while she was off duty.

Jhita, a PC based in Tower Hamlets, was arrested in September and charged today after an investigation by officers from the Bromley Community Safety Unit.

She will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on November 21.

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Tower Hamlets failing to comply with 'best value duty'

By Simon Harris: Political Correspondent

Tower Hamlets failing to comply with 'best value duty' in handing out grants, according to a Price PricewaterhouseCoopers audit. A report says the winning bidder to buy Poplar Town Hall 'had an association' with mayor Lutfur Rahman.

Lutfur Rahman Credit: PA

The report says there was a lack of control over the use of council media officers. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will announce sanctions, if any, at 12:30pm.

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