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  1. This was the terrifying moment a thug squirted acid over an aspiring model and her cousin through the window of their car, causing appalling injuries. University student Resham Khan, 21, and Jameel Muhktar, 37, were left with severe burns after the vicious attack in east London last June. Both needed skin grafts and Mr Muhktar’s injuries were so severe doctors put him in an induced coma. Today at Southwark crown court John Tomlin was facing many years in jail for the assault.
  2. Armed police will be deployed and vehicle barriers installed as the Met ramps up security for the London Marathon this weekend. The Met Police has warned runners and spectators to remain "vigilant" during the race with millions expected to descend on the capital with temperatures as high as 24C.
  3. A sex worker at a London brothel run by an ex-police officer has opened up about her life, stating: “I only do this kind of work because I choose to”. The brothel, in a two-bedroom flat in central London, was the subject of a report by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Its owner, a former detective, told the programme police are choosing to allow some brothels to operate if they offer a safe environment for their workers.
  4. This is one of the deadly weapons seized from gangs in London in a new crackdown on violence. The haul included this a terrifying twin bladed weapon found after a 24-year-old man was arrested after being stopped in Waltham Forest on Monday. The weapons - including a pistol - were recovered in patrols by the Met’s new Violent Crime Taskforce set up to combat the surge in murders and stabbings in London.
  5. A young moped rider and his passenger were injured after smashing into a car outside a busy north London station during a police chase. The crash happened on Seven Sisters Road, next to Finsbury Park Tube station, at about 3.45am on Tuesday.
  6. Airport police dogs have been given their own ID cards offering security advice to passengers. The dogs, based at London Luton Airport, are part of a campaign to encourage people to be aware of what to do in a terrorist incident. The ID cards, which are being handed out to passengers, have information about each dog and a security message.
  7. Scotland Yard today pledged to use modern slavery laws to crack down on gangs using children to run drugs from London to towns and cities around Britain. Police are also working to shut down phone lines fuelling a trade estimated to be worth more than £500 million a year.
  8. Shocking footage released by police shows quad bikers and motorcyclists wreaking havoc during a "dangerous" ride-out in Southend. The bikers rode along footpaths during an unlicenced event called the Southend Shakedown on Monday, April 2, Essex Police said.
  9. Sadiq Khan’s plan to close more than half of London’s police stations to the public has been put on hold following a legal challenge from a university professor brutally attacked at home. The High Court has agreed to hear a crowdfunded judicial review application from Paul Kohler, questioning the legality of the consultation process being used to shut 38 of the 73 police front counters in the capital.
  10. This is the shocking moment a man lunged at a police officer and tried to stab him with two huge knives. The bodycam footage shows Tony Buttigieg bursting through a door after police officers arrived at his flat in Newport, Wales. Despite being Tasered, he launched an attack on PC Rhydian Jones with the two blades. PC Jones, who was protected by body armour, was able to wrestle him to the floor.
  11. Nearly 60 firefighters were tackling a blaze on the thirteenth floor of a tower block in south London. Smoke could be seen billowing out of the upper floors of an apartment block on Winstanley Road in Battersea.
  12. Shocking CCTV footage of the moment a man was fatally punched in Trafalgar Square was released by police as his sister issued an emotional appeal to catch the "cowardly" killers. Scotland Yard today released a horrifying clip of the moment Desmond O’Beirne collapsed outside the National Gallery immediately after a man hit him on the back of his head.
  13. An armed man has been shot dead by police at a petrol station in Romford, east London. The Metropolitan Police said firearms officers were called at 3.50am to reports of a man in his 40s making threats with a gun. When they arrived at the house in Collier Row, the man had left, and was still armed, police said.
  14. Campaigners have called for radical new policies to tackle drug abuse in London as new figures revealed the worst boroughs for heroin and morphine overdoses. The Office for National Statistics revealed previously unseen data on hard drug related fatalities across the UK from 2014 to 2016 earlier this week.
  15. Police have not used stop-and-search powers enough to clamp down on a rising tide of violence in London, one of Britain's most senior police chiefs has warned. Sara Thornton, chairman of the National Police Chiefs' Council, said a backlash against the controversial powers has gone too far while rates of gun and knife crime have surged. It came as Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick insisted her officers have not lost control of the capital's streets
  16. The recent wave of violence to sweep the streets of London has seen two teenagers stabbed in Croydon this evening. Police were called to the Whitgift Shopping Centre in Croydon just after 5pm on Friday to reports of a man being stabbed. When they arrived at the scene they found a man in his 'late teens or early 20s' with stab wounds along with another, 16, suffering similar injuries.’s-violent-crimewave-continues-as-two-more-young-men-are-knifed-at-busy-shopping-centre/ar-AAvyPJm?li=AAmiR2Z&MSCC=1523088173&ocid=spartandhp
  17. UPDATE FROM THE EVENING STANDARD. Grenfell fraudster who pretended to be widowed by fire to claim £19k and be put up in Hilton hotel jailed A fraudster who pretended her husband was killed in the Grenfell Tower fire in order to claim thousands of pounds worth of handouts has been jailed. Joyce Msokeri, 47, posed as a resident of the west London tower and said she had been left a widow after losing her husband in the fire on June 14. In the wake of the tragedy she accepted £19,000 worth of money, accommodation and other donations that was made available to victims.
  18. A shameless conwoman who falsely claimed her husband had died in the Grenfell Tower disaster so she could receive handouts and a free stay at the Hilton is facing years behind bars today. Joyce Msokeri, 47, spun a web of lies and spent weeks posing as a survivor of the inferno so she could scoop up around £10,000-worth of clothes, electrical goods, food, and cash gifts.
  19. Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick today pledged to use “Al Capone” tactics to curb the surge in murders and knife crime. She said a new task force of 120 officers would focus on the most violent gang members and individuals to take them off London’s streets “for any crime”.
  20. Sadiq Khan has blamed the Government’s police budget cuts for the “heartbreaking” recent surge in murders in the capital saying he can't solve the problem "with one arm tied behind my back”. The Mayor of London spoke out about a killing spree that has plagued the city in recent weeks. He said he has attempted to subsidise the police budget through council tax increases but insisted he still needs help from the Government to end cuts on policing resources. “One murder is too many,” he said. “I contacted [Theresa May] and I said this is a national problem that demands national solutions."
  21. Eric Bristow, the self-styled Crafty Cockney, has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack, it was announced on Thursday night. Bristow played a major part in popularising the sport in the 1980s, his good lucks and strident personality making him the poster boy during the start of its boom years.
  22. Two men have died in another night of bloodshed in the capital and police have now launched their 52nd murder probe of the year. A victim in his 20s was killed after being stabbed in Hackney, east London, just hours after a man in his 50s died following a fight outside a bookmakers in nearby Clapton. Officers were called at 4.27pm to the Betfred store after receiving reports of a man who was unconscious in the street.
  23. The best friend of a police officer who was paralysed in the Westminster terror attack has raised thousands of pounds for him as he continues his recovery more than a year later. PC Kris Aves was left with devastating injuries when terrorist Khalid Masood ploughed his 4x4 into him on Westminster Bridge during the attack that left five dead.
  24. London police are ditching guidelines to automatically believe sexual assault complaints, the Met Police Commissioner has said. After heavy criticism over a series of failed sex crimes cases, the force will now put their role as investigators first, Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said.
  25. Thick black smoke billowing into the sky could be seen for miles as dozens of fire fighters tackled a huge fire at a warehouse in east London. Six fire engines and 58 firefighters were at the scene in Hackney on Easter Sunday. Dramatic images posted on social media showed huge plumes of thick smoke billow into the sky above the Olympic park.