Crime & Court

Friday, January 18, 2019

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in relation to the night of violence which saw Abdikarim Hassan and Sadiq Aadam Mohamed killed last February.

At first glance, the jewellery looks like north London’s equivalent of the Staffordshire Hoard.

A teenager accused of the “angry and vengeful” murder of Lewis Blackman last February claims he “lost self-control” and “stabbed out” at the Kentish Town man after being stabbed himself, having a precious necklace stolen and then being “taunted”.

Police are calling for information after an argument escalated into a gunfight in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, and left at least one man injured.

A woman who claimed there was a “satanic child abuse ring” in Hampstead has been jailed for nine years over stalking parents and breaching a restraining order.

A teenager chased down former Acland Burghley School pupil Lewis Blackman before stabbing him in the back, the Old Bailey heard today.

Crouch End community pub the Earl Haig Hall has closed pending its sale.

The cost of the work on the Chalcots Estate has rocketed to £89.6million, as Camden Council appointed a contractor to carry out vital work on the tower blocks in Swiss Cottage.

After a man and boy were stabbed last week in Maida Vale, police have appealed for information about the 20-person fight which led to the injuries.

Wednesday evening saw firefighters forced to rescue three people from the upper floors of a Hornsey block of flats after an unattended candle sparked a blaze.

Police are investigating a fight yesterday night which saw a man and a teenager stabbed in Maida Vale.

A policeman who confronted, chased down and arrested a knife-wielding murderer in Camden last September has received a bravery commendation.

The last 12 months have seen heartening tales of community action interspersed with trauma, tragedy and political intrigue. Harry Taylor and Sam Volpe take a look back at the biggest stories we’ve brought you in 2018 – and a couple of the weirdest, too.

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a van collided with her late afternoon yesterday.

Camden and Islington will get their fourth borough commander in just 12 months, with Ch Supt Raj Kohli is set to take over from Det Ch Supt Iain Raphael in January.

A man has described the bizarre scene as 15 men engaged in a mass brawl in the Mossy Well pub in Muswell Hill on Thursday.

Kentish Town teenager Erick Ekam has today been jailed for a minimum of 17 years today for the brutal murder of Mohamed Aadam Mohamed, 20, last September.

A Kentish Town teenager has been found guilty of murdering Mohamed Aadam Mohamed in Mornington Crescent last year.

Daniel Chandler’s beloved violin is home for Christmas – a year after thieves took the instrument during a raid on his Hampstead home.

The family of a Kentish Town man killed by a “dangerous and reckless” driver said they will “never forgive” the driver responsible for the hit and run accident.

Erick Ekam stabbed Mohamed Aadam Mohamed so brutally that the knife snapped off during the attack in Camden last September, the Old Bailey heard as Ekam’s second trial began.

Twelve months on from the brutal murder of a “loving and free spirited” barmaid in Finsbury Park, Haringey Council has at last said it will consider locking the gates at night – next year.

Police do not believe the stabbing on Monday of a 20-year-old man in Kentish Town was “gang-related”.

Police are trying to find Nadia Ellewood, who has gone missing from Belsize Park.

Police chased a Volkswagen Polo across three boroughs on Monday morning after it crashed into a patrol car at low speed.


Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

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