Waltham Forest has brought a successful prosecution against two men for spitting in the street, the first of any council in Britain. The Evening Standard reports that Khasheem Kiah Thomas and Zilvinus Vitkas were fined £80 under anti-litter laws.
The judge upheld our definition of spit being waste, which means people can now be issued fixed-penalty notices for spitting, just as they would for littering. To have the judge endorse our position is a phenomenal result.
London Mayor Boris Johnson and Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, paid a visit to a scheme called Enough is Enough in Waltham Forest. It was set up two years ago to tackle the local gang culture by keeping young people active.
Chris Robbins, the leader of Waltham Forest Council, and Mr Duncan Smith explained how the scheme had worked.
The London Mayor Boris Johnson and the Chingford and Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith put their bodies on the line when they paid a visit to a scheme to help young people in Waltham Forest. Two freerunners used them as a hurdle to show off their skills.
Police are asking for help in finding a 44-year-old man, who's wanted on recall to prison.
Claudius Francis was released after serving a sentence for burglary. But, he's since broken his curfew conditions, and has not been seen since.
Officers would also like to speak to Claudius Francis in connection with a burglary.
He has links to Waltham Forest, Haringey and Hackney.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Waltham Forest Police on 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, then please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police in Waltham Forest are searching for three men who stole a four month-old bulldog puppy worth £2000 after pretending to be police officers.
The robbery happened just after midnight on January 17th at a house in Church Road. After an occupant opened the door to the men, the trio attacked her. They also punched another woman who was also in the house.
Apart from the dog, the robbers took two mobile phones and a laptop. Anyone with information is asked to call Waltham Forest Police on 020 8721 5042 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.