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Richard MacKenzie, who went missing on Wednesday

Family fears over uncharacteristic disappearance of King’s Cross man

The family of a 29-year-old King’s Cross man who has been missing for four days are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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Acting borough commander Supt Richard Tucker addresses the public meeting at St Stephen's. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Camden’s top policeman says some officers are ‘appalling’ at jobs

Camden’s top police officer has apologised for letting people down in Hampstead – as he admitted some members of the force are “appalling” at their jobs.

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Annetta Brezinska, 34, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Tottenham in August 2014. Ref # EWMS 01YR/440058

PICTURES: Police reveal Haringey’s most wanted

Police have today released images of nine men and one woman wanted in connection with burglaries across the borough.

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The attack took place in Belsize ParkTube station just before midnight on Saturday

Two men knifed in Belsize Park Tube brawl discharged from hospital

Two people have been discharged from hospital after being knifed in a brawl on a Tube train at Belsize Park station.

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The night of Neda Mirshahi's death was one of the first times she had ever taken heroin. Picture: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Inquest hears domestic abuse victim with PTSD died from lethal heroin dose

A “wonderful and innocent” domestic abuse victim who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder died after taking heroin, an inquest has heard.

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Weapons sweep: Knives seized by police during a crack down on gang crime in Camden

Pictures: Samurai swords and knives seized in Camden gang crime crack down

Over 100 weapons have been seized in Camden in a police crack down on gang crime.

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Fazer on stage at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at Wembley Arena in 2012. Picture: PA/Ian West

Prosecutors drop driving offence case against N-Dubz star Fazer

A former member of hit pop group N-Dubz is in the clear after a charge of driving his Audi Q7 while disqualified was dropped.

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Greg Ripley-Duggan, executive producer in the new foyer at Hampstead Theatre. Picture: Polly Hancock

Hampstead Theatre plotting to become one of world’s leading playhouses, top producer declares

Hampstead Theatre’s top producer has declared his ambition to establish the playhouse as “one of the world’s leading theatres” – and pledged to relaunch an education programme following another triumphant year.

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The attack took place in Belsize Park tube station just before midnight on Saturday October 12[Photograph by Sunil060902]

Double stabbing in ‘horrific’ fight at Belsize Park tube station

Two men have been stabbed in a massive brawl on a Tube train at Belsize Park underground station.

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Campbell will be sentenced on October 31. Picture: PA Wire.

Man, 42, admits anti-Semitic abuse on bus between Muswell Hill and Golders Green

A 42-year-old man has admitted hurling anti-Semitic abuse on a bus between Golders Green and Muswell Hill.

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Buy 2 Save International Supermarket. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Home Office probes supermarket bosses caught hiring illegal Afghan immigrants

Bosses of a Golders Green supermarket repeatedly caught employing illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan are facing a Home Office probe.

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Kyriacos Phantis was apprehened in Cyprus after an international manhunt

Taxi driver who took knife gang to murder Kentish Town student caught after international manhunt

A minicab driver who ferried a knife gang around as they hunted and brutally murdered an innocent Kentish Town student has been jailed after an international manhunt.

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CCTV captured two helmeted individuals on a motor scooter at the time Penrose Care was burgled

Video: Hapless moped burglars target Hampstead organisation caring for disabled and elderly

An organisation providing care to disabled and elderly residents was the victim of a burglary at its offices in Hampstead on Sunday night after being targeted by two thieves on a moped.

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2 Ivor Street. Picture: Fortean Times

Book tells gruesome story of double murder of mum and baby in Camden Town

It is an attractive but unremarkable terraced house in a quiet Camden Town backstreet, with nothing much to distinguish it from the neighbours.

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Wood Green Crown Court

Man charged after gold Rolex stolen in Belsize Park hammer attack

A man has been charged with robbery in connection with a hammer attack in the street in Belsize Park.

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Thieves on mopeds are targeting homes in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Picture: PA Wire/Metropolitan Police.

Moped robbers strike again in botched ram-raid on Hampstead home

A moped rider attempted to smash his way into a Hampstead house by ramming the front door in broad daylight, in the latest scooter-enabled crime to hit the area.

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Andreea Petrovan

Bank card fraudsters fall for police trap at King’s Cross Tube station

A pair of would-be bank card fraudsters who were snared after covert police officers staked out a Tube station ticket machine have been jailed.

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Burglary victims Suzy Goodall and fiancée Nick Jamison who had about £3,000 worth of her grandma’s antique jewellery stolen. Picture: Dieter Perry

Police to Highgate burglary victims: ‘Try and solve crime yourselves’

Police have allegedly told a burglary victim to try to solve the crime herself after £3,000 worth of her grandmother’s antique jewellery was stolen from her Highgate home – including her mother’s wedding ring.

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Vale of Health sign

Police probing spate of stolen Range Rovers dumped in Vale of Health

Police are investigating a “trend” of stolen luxury cars and 4x4s being dumped in the same spot on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

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Gennadij Raivich

Scientist who sexually assaulted client of his artificial insemination service spared jail

A former academic who claims to have fathered 58 children with his “one-stop shop” artificial insemination service has been spared jail after sexually assaulting one of his clients.

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Man stabbed in brawl outside Acland Burghley School

A man has been stabbed in a mid-morning brawl outside a secondary school, while children studied metres away.

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Police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was attacked with a metal rod in Camden Town

Witnesses sought over metal bar attack on cyclist in Camden Town

Police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was attacked with a metal rod in Camden Town.

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High Court bailiffs began seizing council-owned TVs, computers and printers at Camden Town Hall

Chaos at Camden Town Hall as High Court bailiffs seize council computers to repay debt to resident

Officers from Camden Council were left red-faced after High Court bailiffs gained entry to the town hall and began seizing thousands of pounds worth of council-owned TVs, computers and printers to repay money owed to a resident.

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A 42-year-old man was charged yesterday.

Man charged over anti-Semitic incident on bus between Golders Green and Muswell Hill

A 42-year-old man has been charged with racially aggravated harassment following an anti-Semitic incident on a bus between Golders Green and Muswell Hill.

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The man is being questioned at a police station in south London

Man arrested under the Terrorism Act in north west London

A man has been arrested under the Terrorism Act at his home in north west London this morning.

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A 28-year-old woman was arrestred and released on bail

Staffie bites off baby’s nose in Archway flat

A baby is still shaken up after a dog attack in Archway in which part of her nose was ripped off.

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Skid marks on the Shepherd's Hill road show where the collision occurred

Man arrested after woman seriously injured during police car chase in Highgate

Police have arrested a man after a woman was hospitalised in a collision with a stolen car during a police chase in Highgate.

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Kyriacos Phantis, who has been convicted of helping the murderers of Mohammed Abdullahi, is on-the-run amd may have fled to southern Cyprus. Picture: Metropolitan Police

International arrest warrant issued for on-the-run cabbie who helped Kentish Town murderers

An international arrest warrant has been issued for an on-the-run minicab driver after he was convicted of helping the murderers of a student from Kentish Town.

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£9.5million of heroin seized in East Finchley

Detectives recovered heroin with a street value of almost £10million and arrested three men after swooping on a car in East Finchley.

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Vandals threw a brick through the window of the Archway charity shop

Vandals throw brick through Archway charity shop window days before grand reopening

Vandals threw a brick through a charity shop window just days before it was due to hold a grand reopening to celebrate its extensive refurbishments.

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Education See all

Schoolchildren from St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Primary School mark World Porridge Day with associate headteacher Greg Donohue and Mim McCulloch from charity Magic Breakfast. Picture: Polly Hancock

World Porridge Day goes down a treat at West Hampstead primary school

Children at a West Hampstead primary school have celebrated World Porridge Day by tucking into big bowls of one of Britain’s best-loved breakfast dishes.

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High Speed 2 See all

Andrew Marr will be speaking about his new novel. Picture: Doug Peters

Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

An evening with broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, a tour giving a history of London Zoo’s architecture and the Belsize Festival are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

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Obituaries See all

Lynda Bellingham at the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival in 2010. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Former Crouch End and Muswell Hill resident Lynda Bellingham dies after losing cancer fight

Actress and Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham, who was battling cancer, died yesterday in her husband’s arms, her agent has confirmed.

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