The Independent London Newspaper
18th August 2017

Crime

    First conviction in Camden Town bong ban 'sets precedent' for more police raids

    Police said court ruling gives them "confidence" to push on with operation

    Published: 2 February, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE have vowed to push on with an operation to make Camden Town a bong-free zone after a shopkeeper was convicted yesterday (Wednesday) of selling thousands of items of drug paraphernalia.

    Police warned that Belsize Park is becoming seen as an 'easy target' for shop burglars

    Published: 26 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE and Camden Council have been told they must urgently get to grips with a wave of break-ins in Belsize Park before criminals begin to view the area as an “easy target”.

    Man charged with murder in Dartmouth Park Hill

    Theodore Johnson appeared in court today

    Published: January 23, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A MAN has been charged with murdering a woman at his home in Dartmouth Park.

    Police say they will no longer punish cyclists riding on pavement in Primrose Hill... to make roads safer

    Sergeant Nick Clarke said it was time to understand what forced cyclists onto the pavement

    Published: 18 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are to stop punishing cyclists who ride on the pavement in Primrose Hill – and instead investigate the conditions that led them to leave the road.

    Teenager guilty of rape and attempted murder of schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery

    Hughes stabbed the girl in the neck in a quiet corner of the graveyard 

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A TEENAGER has been found guilty of raping a schoolgirl in Hampstead Cemetery before trying to kill her so she could not report him to police. 

    More traders in Belsize Park hit by break-ins

    A break in at the Late Late Store which the New Journal reported on last week

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A SPATE of burglaries targeting independent businesses in Belsize Park continued this week with more traders hit over the weekend.

    Brazen thieves target Belsize Village businesses with Christmas raids

    Suspects in motorcycle helmets broke into the Late Late Store

    Published: January 5, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A SPATE of smash-and-grab raids hit independent traders in Belsize Park over the Christmas period, with several businesses losing thousands of pounds to brazen thieves.

    Detectives launch murder investigation after woman is found dead at Dartmouth Park house

    Published: 17 December, 2016

    A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Dartmouth Park.

    Boy arrested over gun murder of man who was 'trying to better his life'

    Yesir Beshira was shot dead in Kilburn High Road

    Published: 16 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of gunning down a man on a busy Kilburn street during rush-hour. 

    Murder investigation launched after fatal shooting in Kilburn High Road

    Friends left tributes to the victim, who was known as "Loopy"

    Published: 9 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    MURDER detectives have launched an investigation after a young man was shot dead during rush hour in Kilburn High Road yesterday. 

    Bong crackdown: Shop owner tells court that he sells the devices are souvenirs

    Police are taking action over the sales of bongs in Camden Town

    Published: 7 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A JUDGE refused to accept the guilty plea of a Camden Town shopkeeper taken to court over the sale of bongs and pipes after he said he believed they were “just a souvenir”.

    Detectives investigate if woman was pushed on to tube tracks at Camden Town

    The woman "felt something from behind", police said

    Published: 5 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are investigating if a woman was deliberately pushed onto the tracks at Camden Town tube station. 

    Two arrests as police drugs crackdown goes on

    Police smash their way into a property during the weekend’s raids

    Published: 2 December, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE have smashed a suspected drug-smuggling operation that was believed to be bringing cannabis into Camden.

    Police hunt thieves who tricked elderly couple out of cash savings

    Can you help detectives identify these men?

    Published: December 1, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE have released CCTV footage of four men who conned their way into a elderly couple's home and before stealing their cash savings. 

    Can you help find man who left pensioner fighting for her life after 'nasty' robbery?

    Stella Magarshack suffered a 'massive stroke'

    Published: 29 November, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    POLICE are hoping the public can help track down a suspect who carried out a “nasty robbery” that left an 87-year-old artist fighting for her life in hospital.