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Showing 1 - 10 of 71 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "London North"

Man admits 1983 unsolved Cricklewood murder

Anthony Kemp, 58, killed 50-year-old head waiter Christopher Ainscough inside his own home in Cricklewood in December 1983. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Man who punched pregnant woman in stranger attack convicted

Keith Gowers, 59, followed his victim along a street in Hackney before launching the unprovoked attack on her.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Five jailed over dismemberment and disposal of body and murder of man in Hounslow

Emeka Dawuda-Wodu, 19, Simon Emmons, 40, Janayo Lucima, 19, and Marc Harding, 45, were convicted of perverting the course of justice in relation to the dismemberment and disposing of William Algar’s body. Emmons and Dawuda-Wodu along with Zimele Dube, 33, were also convicted of murdering 35-year-old Ebrima Cham in Hounslow.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Man convicted of King’s College student’s murder outside Harrods in Knightsbridge

Student and Omani national Mohammed Al-Araimi, 20, and his friend Nasser Kanoo, then 20, were attacked as they made their way through an alleyway in Knightsbridge close to Harrods just before midnight on 5 December 2019. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Four convicted of David Gomoh murder

Four Newham gang members who killed a NHS worker while on a ‘ride out’ to a rival gang’s area have today been convicted of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Youth crime , CPS, London North News

Ex-boyfriend guilty of throwing acid on former partner

Lucasz Przybyszewski, 37, was convicted of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment, applying a corrosive fluid with intent and causing grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Two jailed over Ilford fire death

Two men who burned down a makeshift hut as its occupants lay sleeping inside, have been jailed after one victim died and another was left with serious burns.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Man convicted of murdering two sisters as they celebrated birthday in park

A teenager who violently killed two sisters in what he claimed was a ‘sacrificial pact with a demon' so he could win the lottery and escape police capture has been convicted of their murders.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

CPS authorises man be charged with murder of Police Sergeant Matt Ratana

Louis De Zoysa, 23, will appear at Westminster mags court tomorrow.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Jealous boyfriend and accomplice guilty of Hounslow murder

Kalid Abdi, 26, and Mohammad Butt, 22, fatally attacked 32-year-old Nathan Mitra inside the flat in Hounslow in the early hours of Thursday, 29 July last year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

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