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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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A woman is convincing Highgate residents that she is raising money for a runner with cancer. Picture: Dave Thompson

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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Pic of Cleo, the pitbull terrier. Picture: Central News

Gospel Oak pet owner given curfew as punishment for dog’s ‘shocking’ suffering

A dog owner has narrowly escaped jail after shocked RSPCA inspectors discovered the wretched state of one of his pets.

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Sgt Christopher Scott admitted six breaches of the Computer Misuse Act

Camden police officer remains on duty after admitting computer crimes at court

A Camden police officer has admitted breaking the law by repeatedly logging onto secure police databases and intelligence systems.

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Three Volkswagen cars were broken into in a single street in Belsize Park

Car vandals return to Belsize Park as three Volkswagens smashed in one street

Thieves are reportedly targeting Volkswagen cars after three were broken into in a single street in Belsize Park – but no other vehicles were touched.

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The posters were put up across Golders Green including at the tube station

Man arrested for racism after anti-Israel posters are put up in Golders Green

A man has been arrested on suspicion of putting up a number of posters around Golders Green criticising the state of Israel and calling it a “pious disease”.

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The Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station

Man tried to smuggle cocaine into St Pancras in body months after ‘drug mule’ death

A man has been convicted of ­attempting to import cocaine into the UK in his body after being arrested at St Pancras station.

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Police reconstruction of a moped robbery in 2007: Muggers riding a stolen scooter targeted Hampstead seven times in one day on Saturday. Picture: PA

Moped muggers strike Hampstead seven times in one day: ‘We need our police station back’

Audacious thieves carried out seven terrifying moped muggings in Hampstead in one day, as community fears about a rising crime wave escalate.

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Deputy mayor for policing and crime, Stephen Greenhalgh (centre), during a visit to Hampstead last month, with Cllr Simon Marcus, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, and Cllr Claire-Louise Leyland, leader of Camden Council's Conservative opposition. Picture: Mark Hakansson

London deputy mayor for policing: ‘I’ll discuss Hampstead crime rise at highest level of Met’

The deputy mayor of policing for London has pledged to raise community concerns about a crime rise in Hampstead at the highest level of the Metropolitan Police.

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West Hampstead Pc Saheena Tegally is accused of perverting the course of justice

‘Flirty’ West Hampstead police officer cleared of trying to let off uninsured Porsche driver

A female police officer accused of trying to let an uninsured Porsche driver off the hook after they exchanged flirtatious messages has been cleared of perverting the course of justice.

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West Hampstead Pc Saheena Tegally is accused of perverting the course of justice

Trial hears West Hampstead police officer ‘flirted’ with uninsured Porsche driver

A police officer who allegedly flirted with an uninsured Porsche driver after she pulled him over in Highgate has denied perverting the course of justice, a court has heard.

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Dee Terrett does a self defence move on Matthew Jacobsen. Picture: Dieter Perry

Self-defence classes launched for Hampstead residents after violent crime spree

A self-defence expert is hoping to toughen up her Hampstead neighbours after a wave of violent crime which has left sections of the community reeling.

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A woman is convincing Highgate residents that she is raising money for a runner with cancer. Picture: Dave Thompson

‘Very little’ Waitrose employee praised for foiling mugging of old lady

A Waitrose employee has been praised for her bravery after she foiled two men who tried to rob an old lady in broad daylight.

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A man's ear was partly bitten off during a fight on a 253 bus in Camden Town on Friday night. Picture: Oyxman

Man’s ear partly bitten off during fight on Camden Town bus

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 25-year-old man’s ear was partly bitten off during a fight on a Camden Town bus.

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Allan Young has been cleared of manslaughter following a landmark trial at the Old Bailey

Father in Camden baby shaking trial is cleared of killing newborn son

A man who shook his newborn son, causing catastrophic brain injuries that were said to have led to the child’s death more than a decade later, has been found not guilty of manslaughter following a landmark trial.

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A woman is convincing Highgate residents that she is raising money for a runner with cancer. Picture: Dave Thompson

Highgate residents who hire private security call for police to step up patrols

Highgate residents claim they have been forced to rely on private security firms and not the police for their safety.

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William Chapman-Purchas fell from five storeys up at the Lockhouse flats in Oval Road, Camden Town. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Mother found lawyer son’s lifeless body beneath her Camden Town balcony

A mother discovered the lifeless body of her lawyer son after he fell from her fifth-storey balcony, an inquest heard.

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Education See all

Malcolm Wilson is one of many parents and family member who oppose the plans

Families brand Camden sixth form’s strict new A-level criteria as ‘madness’

Camden’s biggest sixth-form is facing a backlash over moves to bring in stricter A-level entry requirements after concerned families described the plans as “madness”.

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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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