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  1. A driver who left two police officers fighting for life after ploughing into to them in his Maserati is facing jail. Mohammed Shaikh pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving after Christopher Appleton and Samantha Clark were critically injured when he hit them in Neasden in the early hours of December 17.
  2. A moped thug has been found guilty of an attack on a police officer that left him unconscious and with a dislocated shoulder. Ayoub Benhammwu, 22, was spotted acting suspiciously by two police officers on patrol in Notting Hill in August 2016. He ran off when he noticed the pair and was chased by one of the officers while another one followed in a car.
  3. Armed police descended on a flat in Clapham and sealed off a road after two men scaled the roof of a building. Locals reported a huge police presence in the south London street as officers attempted to detain the two men.
  4. A police officer has been left with a fractured eye socket after an "unprovoked" attack as he helped an elderly man and his grandson. Three officers were targeted after being called to help an elderly bus passenger who collapsed while travelling through Harrow on Monday. Scotland Yard said the alleged attacker assaulted the sergeant and two constables, kicking and punching them "without provocation".
  5. A disgraced police officer has been sacked for sharing racist posts on Facebook including one describing gypsies as "f * scumbags." PC Jeanette Cadden received once a commendation in 2015 for her actions in saving a suicidal woman who was about to jump from the Avon Gorge. But after posting and sharing a number of racist rants on Facebook, a tribunal decided she could not remain a police officer .
  6. A man was arrested on suspicion of having a gun and another of assaulting an officer during a standoff with armed police in Ellesmere Port. Police were called after reports of a disturbance involving a man with a gun on Westminster Road late in the afternoon of Thursday, January 4. One resident described her fear as armed officers shouted “get down” as they ran towards the incident.
  7. A man was chased down by a gang and stabbed more than 10 times in a “vicious, unprovoked” attack in north-west London. The 20-year-old victim had been spending time with friends in Harrow when he was chased by the group of four or five males down quiet residential streets.
  8. Victims of crime could soon use Amazon Echo technology to report incidents without calling the police. Police want to use voice-controlled Alexa devices to reduce pressure on call centres and even provide daily crime updates to members of the public.
  9. A police officer was rushed to hospital after being knifed while trying to arrest a suspect following a robbery in south London, Scotland Yard has said. The officer was stabbed in the leg while attempting to detain a man outside a High Street pub in Sutton on Tuesday evening.
  10. A police officer who became impaled on a spike while chasing a suspected motorbike thief arrested him after bloodily pulling himself free. Pc Dan Thomas collapsed from "significant blood loss" after he and his police dog Gil found the 22-year-old hiding in a bush, West Midlands Police (WMP) said.
  11. Sadiq Khan has condemned the “horrific” spate of stabbings and warned criminals face the “full force of the law” after four people were knifed to death in one night. The stabbings, which all occurred within hours of each other as most people were enjoying New Year’s festivities, are not believed to be connected.
  12. An elderly couple were left with tears of joy after police bought them a brand new car for Christmas. Officers in south London surprised the husband and wife, both in their 70s, with keys to their new Vauxhall Corsa which appeared on their driveway on Christmas Day morning – plus a cheque for £2,300.
  13. The head of London’s police force has said more resources would be put into combating knife crime if extra funds were available. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she understood all public services were stretched, but knew "exactly" where she would deploy any increased resources.
  14. Eleven people were arrested after a large fight broke out in a busy east London shopping centre during the Boxing Day sales. Two police officers were injured and taken to hospital amid the violent scenes in Westfield Stratford on Tuesday afternoon. Horrified shoppers described how a mass brawl broke out between two large groups, with dramatic footage showing security staff battling to bring the disturbance under control.
  15. A police officer and a 61-year-old woman have died after a head-on crash in Sheffield on Christmas Day. South Yorkshire Police said a BMW patrol car collided with a Citroen C3 travelling in the opposite direction on the A57 at around 8.15pm on Monday evening. The force confirmed the 46-year-old officer driving the police car was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 61-year-old female passenger of the Citroen died in hospital shortly after.
  16. This is the moment thieves stole £1,000 of savings from a pensioner's handbag after distracting her in a lift in an east London shopping centre. The 69-year-old victim withdrew the cash from her account at Lloyds Bank in Ilford on July 26, the Metropolitan Police said.
  17. Hyde Park Corner station was placed on lockdown by police amid reports of a suspicious vehicle on Thursday evening. The roads surrounding the central London tube station were also closed off while police assessed the vehicle.
  18. Navy blue passports will be issued once more after Britain leaves the EU in 2019, the Home Office has confirmed. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis described the return to the traditional blue passport as a “unique opportunity to restore our national identity”.
  19. Police today launched raids on a gang suspected of a series of smash and grab moped robberies in central London. In early morning raids officers swooped on four addresses in south London in an investigation into a number of robberies at high profile stores in central London and the City in recent months.
  20. Buckling helmets and bracing themselves for trouble, this is the police unit who smashed a network of Class A drug dealers in east London. Six people were held as part of a blitz on drug dealing in Shadwell following 10 weeks of surveillance by police and council officials. Crack cocaine and more than £10,000 in cash was seized in the raids on seven addresses early yesterday. Well done to the Met in getting more drug dealers off the streets.
  21. Scotland Yard today announced body-worn video cameras have been given to 21,000 front-line officers in London - the largest deployment of its kind in the world. The Met said it had almost completed a £10 million year-long project to roll out cameras across the force in a bid to increase public trust in the police.
  22. Drug dealers are laundering illicit funds through London's bitcoin ATMs, the Met police have said. Officers said they saw a dramatic increase in the use of about 100 machines across the UK where anybody can deposit sterling in exchange for crypto currencies such as bitcoin.
  23. Armed police stormed a flat and arrested a man during a counter-terror operation in south-east London, witnesses said. Counter-terror officers detained a 21-year-old man at an address in Woolwich on Tuesday afternoon, Scotland Yard said.
  24. Five men have been injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians during a hit and run in south London. Scotland Yard are not treating the incident, which happened between Brixton and Stockwell around 3am today, as terrorism, a spokesman said.
  25. A 14-year-old boy has died after being found unconscious on hard shoulder of a motorway during rush hour when he suffered "unsurvivable" injuries. Police believe the teenager was hit by a grey BMW convertible on the M67 yesterday evening in Greater Manchester.