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Horror as woman is followed into home and raped by stranger in Croydon
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Horror as woman is followed into home and raped by stranger in Croydon

An investigation has been launched after a woman was followed into her home and raped by a stranger in south London. Police rushed to a residential address in Croydon at 9pm on December 3 after a woman in her 40s reported that she had been sexually assaulted. It is understood that the man had been walking along a street...

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole: Inquest into Thames hero’s death
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Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole: Inquest into Thames hero’s death

Folajimi “Jimi” Olubunmi-Adewole, 20, was on his way home from work at a central London restaurant when he and another man, Joaquin Garcia, entered the water at around midnight on Saturday April 24. The Coastguard and the Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit rescued the woman and Mr Garcia, but could not locate Mr Olubunmi-Adewole. On...

London under siege: Armed gangs force police to deploy special units as violence erupts
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London under siege: Armed gangs force police to deploy special units as violence erupts

A Section 60 stop and search has been authorised in the Wandsworth and Merton area following the terrifying witness accounts. Additional officers have now been deployed in local areas to “provide reassurance”. The Met Police received multiple reports of males armed with weapons in Putney, the Sutton and Croydon Guardian reported. The force said in...

Police ‘feel more let down than anybody’ by Sarah Everard case, says minister
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Police ‘feel more let down than anybody’ by Sarah Everard case, says minister

The police feel “more let down than anybody” about the murder of Sarah Everard, Home Office minister Damian Hinds has said. Speaking to Times Radio, he said: “I think everybody is shaken by this terrible case. It is also really important to take a moment once again to pay tribute to all the men and women who serve in our policing service...

Three arrests following Pollards Hill drug raid
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Three arrests following Pollards Hill drug raid

Neighbours reported hearing loud “banging and shouting” early on Wednesday morning (May 19) as police raided an address in Yorkshire Road. An eyewitness said: “It nearly gave me a heart-attack – all that noise made my heart sink. “The banging and shouting, the police were extremely loud.” Following the incident, a spokesperson for Met Police...

Daniel Morgan: What happened in the case of the murdered private detective?
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Daniel Morgan: What happened in the case of the murdered private detective?

A decision by the Home Office to delay a review into the unsolved 1987 murder of British private detective Daniel Morgan has been described as “a kick in the teeth” by the deceased’s family. The Daniel Morgan Independent Panel was due to publish its findings into the Metropolitan Police’s handling of the investigation into his death on 17 May, only for the government to...

Man ‘broke victim’s arm’ with baseball bat in south London
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Man ‘broke victim’s arm’ with baseball bat in south London

An image released by the Metropolitan Police in Richmond showed the man they are now hoping to speak with brandishing what appeared to be a baseball bat. Without providing a time, police said the incident in question happened on Upper Richmond Road. They said that the man pictured in the image “allegedly fractured a victims...

Met officer faces no penalty after racially profiling Black man during stop-and-search
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Met officer faces no penalty after racially profiling Black man during stop-and-search

A Metropolitan Police Service officer who was found to have racially profiled a Black driver during a stop-and-search last year will face no penalty for their actions. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launched an investigation after a 27-year-old man was stopped after being observed by officers while driving in Old Kent Road in south London, in May...