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43-year-old John Keenan suffered a serious head injury at Sidney Street in Whitechapel shortly after 1.30am on New Years Day. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man arrested over the murder in Whitechapel on New Year's Day has been charged.
34 year old Terry Hamer, of Newbold Cottages, Sidney Street in Whitechapel will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged with murder.
A 25-year-old woman also arrested has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in the early hours of New Year's Day. Emergency services were called to reports that a man had suffered a serious head injury in Sidney Street in Whitechapel shortly after 1.30am. The 43-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody. A special post-mortem examination, due to the victim's head injury, is due to take place at Poplar Mortuary today. The victim has not been formally identified but next of kin have been informed.
A delivery driver has been hailed a hero for jumping on a suspected thief during an attempted robbery on armoured security van in Whitechapel.
The have-a-go hero witnessed two robbers on a moped punching a security guard and grabbing a cash box near Algate East station.
just watched an attempted armed robbery thwarted by passers by in aldgate east. guy got a right kicking #ldn
As the robbers tried to getaway, the courier and a colleague jumped out of their van and tackled one of the suspects.
Bystanders watched as the delivery driver pinned him to the floor until police arrived.
The have-a-go hero is described as an Asian man in his twenties. He stayed at the scene where he was congratulated by the watching crowds.
needless to say he's rather incapacitated. police now asking people to stop recording. yeah good luck with that guys http://t.co/5QmWPIcUGB
Detectives investigating the armed robbery of shop in Whitechapel, in which a staff member was assaulted and others threatened with knives and hammers, have released images of South Asian-style jewellery similar to that which was stolen.
Stephen Ward, a director of Pride in London said more relaxed attitudes towards gay people in London could create a false sense of security.
We probably feel more relaxed than we used to about public displays of affection with our partners on the street, on the tube, that sort of thing.
But that can cause a backlash with people who haven't perhaps come as far on the journey to acceptance as the rest of the city and country has done.
The victims, a 23-year-old and a 24-year-old man were verbally abused and then punched and kicked by two youths who were part of a group of 5/6 boys riding bikes.
The victims suffered minor injuries. They did not require medical attention.
This incident is believed to be homophobic.
On 13 June, two 16-year-year old male youths from E1 and E14 were arrested in connection with this incident and taken to an east London police station.
City Hall says London mayor Boris Johnson is working on a new strategy to cut homophobic attacks. Officials are in talks with gay campaign groups and charities including Stonewall and Galop.
In his Police and Crime Plan, launched in March last year, the Mayor made dealing with hate crime, including against LGBT people, a priority and he has already delivered on his commitment to work with the Met to ensure that there is a designated LGBT liason officer for every borough.
The Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime in Stephen Greenhalgh is expected to reveal more when he represents the mayor at the Pride in London parade on Saturday.