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Skidmarks on the Shepherd's Hill road show where the woman was hit

Woman in ‘critical condition’ after being hit by car during police chase in Highgate

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman has been left in a critical condition after being hit by a car being pursued by police 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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Shireen Jamil. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Shireen’s law: Victory in sight for campaign to remove time limit on domestic violence prosecutions

An historic change in the law to abolish a time limit on prosecuting cases of domestic violence is set to be considered by the government as a result of a campaign by a Hampstead mother.

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The family of missing 14-year-old Alice Gross from Ealing are appealing for information to find her

Both murder suspects linked to missing Alice Gross, 14, released by police

Two men arrested by detectives investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Alice Gross have been released.

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The child was admitted to hospital from an address in Haringey

Murder investigation underway after Haringey baby dies in hospital

A murder investigation is underway after a 10-month-old baby boy died days after being admitted to hospital.

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Remy McLeod.

Teenage footballer jailed for robbing lone woman of £45,000 jewellery

A promising teenage footballer who was part of a gang of violent robbers targeting lone women at night for their expensive jewellery has been jailed for eight years.

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Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the death.

Murder investigation launched after death of 10-month-old baby

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a baby admitted to a Barnet hospital.

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Police have appealed for anyone who befriended missing 14-year-old Alice Gross on a song-writing course at Camden's Roundhouse to get in contact

Police renew appeal about missing Alice Gross’ time at Camden’s Roundhouse as two men arrested for murder

Police investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Alice Gross continue to appeal for anyone who took part in a song-writing course with her at the Camden Roundhouse to come forward.

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At marshal in Camden Town

High vis patrols to stay in fight against drunks in Camden Town

An army of stewards in high-visibility jackets are helping to win the battle against drink-fuelled chaos in Camden Town.

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Sgt Christopher Scott walks free from Westminster Magistrates Court. Picture: 

Jamie Lorriman/Central News

Camden sergeant who used police database to snoop on lover walks free from court

A sergeant who used the police’s national database to snoop on his new lover and gain unauthorised information during a period of “emotional turmoil” has walked free from court.

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Rare Bengal breed cat Bean pictured here with his brother Kato - who are known as the Beasts of Shepherd's Hill - is missing feared stolen

Cat snatcher feared to have stolen Beast of Shepherd’s Hill from Highgate home

An exotic pedigree cat known as the Beast of Shepherd’s Hill has gone missing from its Highgate home and is feared stolen.

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PCSO Josephine Browne arriving at Southwark Crown Court. Picture: Jamie Lorriman/Central News

Camden PCSO cleared of sexually assaulting her colleague by slapping his bottom

A female police community support officer (PCSO) has been cleared of sexually assaulting a young male colleague by repeatedly spanking his bottom.

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PCSO Josephine Browne arriving at Southwark Crown Court. Picture: Jamie Lorriman/Central News

Female PCSO from Camden on trial for ‘spanking male colleague’s bottom’

A female PCSO has gone on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a young male colleague by spanking his bottom.

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Jozef Dubos (right) and Miroslav Ondurus at their first court appearance. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Man cleared of anti-Semitic abuse charges after friend banned from NW11

One of two men accused of hurling anti-Semitic abuse at diners outside a kosher restaurant in Golders Green has been acquitted after standing trial for the incident.

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The armed police were called after concerned passers-by saw what looked like a machine gun in the property. Picture: Phil Cowan

Armed police swarm home of Hollywood stars Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson after machine gun find

Armed police have stormed the Primrose Hill home of Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson and director Sam Taylor-Johnson after an ex-Iranian soldier saw a machine gun in the celebrity couple’s sitting room.

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Westminster Magistrates' Court

Former solider from Kentish Town in court on News of the World conspiracy charge

A former soldier from Kentish Town has been accused of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, alongside a journalist from the defunct News of the World (NOTW).

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Victim Susanne Suhonen, whose face we have blurred to protect her identity.

Pianist’s life passion stolen after gang break finger in violent Camden mugging

A keen amateur pianist whose finger was broken in a violent robbery outside her home faces the prospect of never being able to play properly again, after one of her attackers was jailed for nine years.

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Images of the men wanted by police

Men wanted by police after serious assault outside Domino’s Pizza in Chalk Farm

Detectives are searching for two men in connection with a serious assault outside a pizza takeaway in Chalk Farm.

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Junior Cooper has been jailed for 12 years

Queen’s Park robber jailed for vicious attacks on women in Westminster, Kentish Town and St John’s Wood

A violent robber from Queen’s Park who throttled two women from behind before snatching their valuables has been jailed for nine years today.

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Darren Innes, CEO of Has My Identity Been Stolen, has urged people to check if their data is exposed. Picture: Polly Hancock

Stolen personal data of 86,000 north Londoners put up for sale on dark web

The personal information of more than 86,000 people living in Barnet, Camden, Haringey and Westminster has been put up for sale on the dark web, according to new data revealing the startling scale of online identity fraud.

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The Steam and Sun in Chalton Street. Picture: Google

Convicted owner of Euston brothel back on trial for ‘reopening sex empire under new name’

A pimp who was jailed for overseeing a multi-million pound sex empire is back on trial – for allegedly reopening the same brothel under a new name.

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Blackfriars Crown Court

Courier fraudster foiled by world-renowned philosopher from Primrose Hill

A fraudster is facing jail after a bungled attempt to dupe a world-renowned philosopher into handing over his bank cards.

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Barnet Council leader Richard Cornelius. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Barnet Council uncovers £9.4m worth of illegally sub-let properties

Barnet Council investigators unearthed £11.9million worth of fraud last year.

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Michael Thomas had been in a critical condition for a week. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Woman targets Highgate residents with Hampstead run club charity scam

A charity scammer who claims to raise money for a Hampstead runner with cancer has targeted residents in Highgate.

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BJ Harrington. Picture: Dieter Perry.

Camden’s top cop: ‘Moped robbers would hit Hampstead even if police station was open’

Camden’s most senior police officer has rejected claims that the closure of Hampstead police station has led to a surge of moped-riding robbers, insisting criminals would rob “whether the police station was there or not”.

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Jewish residents in Golders Green have complained of a rise in verbal abuse recently. Picture: Ian Waldie

‘Shouted at while going to synagogue’: Golders Green residents complain of rise in anti-Semitism

Rabbis, imams and community leaders have united in response to anti-Semitism “spewing forth” across the UK and particularly north London.

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Residents of Quadrant Grove in Kentish Town are defiant over a neighbour's plan to build a basement. Residents from left are Andrew Bache, Nicole Segre, Len Whiting, Khursheed Singh, Lynn Whiting, Barbara Thorndick, Lucinda Sturgis. Picture: Dieter Perry

Tiny Kentish Town street aims to set ‘historic’ legal precedent over basement builds

Residents of a tiny street in Kentish Town could set an historic precedent over the legality of future basement builds after becoming embroiled in a “bizarre” planning war with a neighbour and the council.

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Operation Venice involves Camden, Islington and Westminster officers.

Camden police to tackle moped robberies with tri-borough Operation Venice

Camden police have launched a special operation to tackle moped theft in the borough, following a spree of violent moped robberies.

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Education See all

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne and Amber Van Dam. Picture: Polly Hancock

Trailblazing Highgate schoolgirls to join Emma Thompson and academics at Highgate School mental health conference

Two schoolgirls campaigning to get mental illness onto the ­national curriculum will speak alongside eminent academics and Hollywood actress Emma Thompson at a trailblazing mental health conference.

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High Speed 2 See all

War correspondent Oggy Boytchev was the producer for BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson

MY BELSIZE PARK: War correspondent producer Oggy Boytchev says Belsize keeps him calm

Oggy Boytchev, 59, has enjoyed a long career as a producer working with BBC war correspondent John Simpson. He is now a freelance journalist and TV producer.

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Obituaries See all

Human rights campaigner Helen Bamber who has died aged 89. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Emma Thompson and Colin Firth lead tributes to pioneering human rights activist Helen Bamber

A trailblazing human rights campaigner who has died aged 89 has been remembered as a “beacon of hope for humanity” by family, celebrity figures, charities and Jewish organisations.

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